Enews: Sunday, April 11, 2021

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Sunday, April 11, 2021 – 2nd Sunday of Easter

Online & In-Person Worship @ 10:00am

 

There is nothing wrong with us for grieving—it is what we are supposed to do. The resurrection, in all three accounts, doesn’t immediately bring joy, relief, and wonder. It begins with grief, then invokes fear—but the kind of terror that comes when things are not what we expect. That moment before we recognize that it’s a surprise party and the lights have been turned on. Something incredible, amazing, and unexpected has happened. Before we can comprehend it, we are afraid. We are perplexed. Then we remember, and then we rejoice. 

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READINGS:

Acts 4:32-35

The early disciples of Christ bear witness to the resurrection through their generosity and care for one another, ensuring that no one among them had any need.

 

 

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Psalm 133

A song of celebration for the blessing of living in unity.

 

 

 

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John 20:19-31

Jesus appears to the disciples in the closed upper room, giving them a gift of the Spirit, and sending them just as he was sent. Then, Thomas who wasn’t at this appearance, is encountered by Jesus, and his doubts are removed.

 

 

 

Prayer

Everlasting God, we struggle with time. There is never enough, it is always fleeting, and moments we dread still last too long. Help us to understand Your time is not chronos, chronological time, but Kairos time, a time out of time. Help us to live into Kairos moments, where we stop looking at our phones and our watches and instead live into that space, breathing deep Your spirit, being thankful for those present and for what we have.

Call us into Your pace of life, and help us to find Your rhythm, where we let go of busy-ness and instead live into Your sabbath gift. In the name of Christ, who called us to live differently, to become last of all, servant of all, to love one another and to live as Your children, we pray. Amen.

 

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There is still time to register for In-Person Worship this coming Sunday!

Registration closes at noon tomorrow!!

Link to Facebook Live

Order of Worship for Sunday, April 11
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Help us staying connected through our prayer….

Please email Jennifer (jennifer@firstumclombard.org) with any of your Prayer Requests, including joys & concerns.

And once you see our list, please shower them with cards, that’s one way we show our love and care for one another. Nothing brightens your spirit like a card of “thinking of you”.

Thank you!

 

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Monday, April 12th – 6:30pm on ZOOM

Health Team

Tuesday, April 13th  

Staff/Pastor-Parish Relations Committee- 6:30pm on ZOOM

Trustees – 6:30pm on ZOOM

Registration for Sunday, April 18th – In-person Worship Opens.

Wednesday, April 14th   

Study- “Savior” 6:45pm (meeting opens @630pm)

Thursday, April 15th 

 Ministries of Music Rehearsal & Video Recording

Friday, April 16th 

In-Person Registration Closes at NOON

Sunday, April 18th – Third Sunday of Easter

Christian Formation Hour on ZOOM – 8:30am

Children’s Hour on ZOOM at 9:15am

Fellowship Hour- 11:15am on ZOOM

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