Enews: Sunday, April 25, 2021

Sunday, April 25, 2021 – 4th Sunday of Easter

Online & In Person Worship Celebration  10:00AM

The teaching of Christ to lay down one’s life for another is the greatest act of love: to set aside our own desires to meet the needs of others. 1 John 3 teaches us we cannot be faithful to Christ if we do not meet the needs of others who are suffering. The love from Christ is meant to be an example in how we love one another. Our faith is lived out, “not in word or speech, but in truth and action” (1 John 3:18).

Jesus’ love for us not only saves us in his laying down his life and dying for us, but in that it transforms us to do the same for others. If it doesn’t transform us, then it is meaningless.



Link to Facebook Live

Order of Worship for Sunday, April 25



Psalm 23:

David celebrates God as his shepherd who provides for him, cares for him, protects him, and in whose house he will live forever.




John 10:11-18

Jesus proclaims himself as the good shepherd who lays down his life for the sheep, and takes it up again.

God of Love, we mistake many things in this world for love. We still worship idols, believing that having more is a symbol of blessing and love. We envy the wealthy, believing they have all happiness. We look to those who are famous, believing if they take notice of us, it is love. Call us into the truth of love: the heartbreaking work to make sure one another’s needs are met. For if we all lay down our lives for one another, not a one will be forgotten and left out. If we all love one another, all needs can be cared for. If we all love one another, we know Your love is present with us. Fill us with Your love and call us into this work of mutual care and understanding. Amen


Tuesday, April 27th  

Registration for Sunday, May 2nd – In-person Worship Opens.

Thursday, April 29th   

Ministries of Music Rehearsal & Video Recording       

Friday, April 30th   

In-Person Registration Closes at NOON

Sunday, May 2nd – Fifth Sunday of Easter 

Service of Holy Communion –

Christian Formation Hour on ZOOM – 8:30am

Children’s Hour on ZOOM at 9:15am

Fellowship “Coffee” Hour- 11:15am on ZOOM



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!


Registration closes at noon tomorrow   

Please remember …

Wear Masks

Maintain 6 feet of distance

No conversations on the hallway

Stay home if you are sick or have been in contact with anyone who has Covid

Encourage people to get vaccinated

News from the Health Team….

Up to 12 person max can gather in the Chapel for meetings, following the applicable

restrictions… socially distancing, mask on, checking temp, etc…

You need to request the space at the office, per our cleaning crew only Mondays & Wednesday’s are available.

Have a blessed week! 





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