“Mary stood outside the tomb crying … she turned around and saw Jesus standing there. But she did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus asked her, ‘Woman, why are you crying? Who are you looking for?’ … Then Mary Magdalene went and said to the followers, ‘I have seen the Lord!’”
John 20: 1, 11, 14-15, 18 (ICB)
Easter is an event, a day more apt than any other to elicit from us our greatest hopes, our deepest dreams, and our most ardent prayers. Yet I wonder if we know enough first-hand of Easter joy and power. Do we know enough from our own lives of the hope and healing power that Easter holds?
I am convinced we all know enough of how hard and heartbreaking life can be. But do we know enough about Easter? Really, truly, the message of Easter is the one we really need, and it can rush in upon you and take hold of you. Mary – do you remember Mary on that first Easter morning -- ran from her garden encounter and said to the disciples, "I have seen the Lord." Dear friends this is all you need to know about Easter, if you can catch Mary's message at its heart -- "I have seen the Lord." – Have you?
Today, as we prepare for Easter, we too can speak of God’s love and new life. As a congregation, we have committed ourselves to mission and ministry in our city, neighborhood and to one another. We are about the business of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. These ministries include, Youth Ministry, FUMC Preschool. We also support FAST, Independence Food Program, CUFF Meal, Prayer Shawl Ministry, Homeless Ministry, UMCOR, Shoes for Kids, Kelly Crowdis our missionary in Haiti, the Community ThanksgivingDinner, and Christmas food boxes.
To help us continue these ministries, please send your gift in the enclosed envelope, or online at www.fumcindy/giving
But most of all, please join us during Holy Week as we celebrate the risen Christ:
• Palm Sunday, April 14 ,2019 @8:30 am Gault Chapel, 10:35 am (Wesley Center) and 11:00 am (Sanctuary)
• Maundy Thursday, April 18, 2019,@ 5:45 pm Soup Supper (Gault Hall), Service @6:45 pm (Gault Chapel)
• Easter Sunday Morning, April 21, 2019
• 9:30 am Brunch (Wesley Center)
• 10:45 am Resurrection Service in Sanctuary
We look forward to seeing you!
Grace and Peace,
Dean Hayse, Finance Chairperson 2019
Earl J. Haggard, Sr. Pastor
Shoes for Kids, April 27th at 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in Wesley CenterChurch in the Park - April 28th at 10:45 am in the 4-H Building. A potluck dinner will follow. All events can be found by clicking on the calendar below .