Worship Preparation

You can prepare for Sunday morning worship in April by reading these lectionary texts:

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(Click on reference to see the verse)

 

 

April 7th 

Fifth Sunday in Lent

April 14th 

Palm Sunday

Isaiah 43:16-21 Luke 19:28-40 OR
       Psalm 31:9-16 (UMH 839)
   Psalm 126 (UMH 847)    Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 (UMH 839) OR
       Philippians 2:5-11
Phil. 3:4b-14   Isaiah 50:4-9a OR
   John 12:1-8   Luke 5: 1-11 OR
    Luke 23:1-49
April 21st 

Easter Sunday 

April 28th 

Second Sunday in Easter 

 Acts 10:34-43  Genesis 45:3-11, 15
 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 (UMH 839)  Psalm 37:1-11, 39-40 (UMH 772)
 1 Corinthians 15:19-26  1 Corinthians 15:35-38, 42-50
John 20:1-18 OR  Luke 6:27-38
Luke 24:1-12  

 

The Easter Season, also known as Eastertide or the Great Fifty Days, begins on Easter Day and ends 50 days later on Pentecost. Focusing on Christ’s resurrection and ascension and the sending of the Holy Spirit (Pentecost), Eastertide is the most joyous and celebrative season of the Christian year. We celebrate the good news that in Christ’s death and resurrection we, and all creation, are continually being made new by God’s love and saving grace.

 

During the Easter season, many United Methodists sing, “Every day to us is Easter, with its resurrection song.” These words open the last verse of “Easter People Raise Your Voices” (United Methodist Hymnal #304) penned by United Methodist pastor the Rev. William M. James. The hymn reminds us that we celebrate renewal every day.

Acts of worship are chosen more because they relate to the scripture readings or theme of the particular day than because they fit the season as a whole.

Click below to hear some of Pastor Mack’s previous message

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From 09/18/2016, Eighteenth Sunday of Advent

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From 09/04/2016, Sixteenth Sunday of Advent

From 08/27/2016, Fifteenth Sunday of Advent

From 08/21/2016, Fourteenth Sunday of Advent

From 08/14/2016, Thirteenth Sunday of Advent

From 08/07/2016, Twelfth Sunday of Advent

From 05/22/2016, Trinity Sunday

By Pastor Mack Strange

From 05/15/2016, Pentecost Sunday

By Pastor Mack Strange

From 05/08/2016, Ascension Sunday

By Pastor Mack Strange

From 04/24/2016, The Fifth Sunday of Easter 

By Pastor Mack Strange

From 04/17/2016, The Fourth Sunday of Easter 

By Pastor Mack Strange

From 04/10/2016, The Third Sunday of Easter 

By Pastor Mack Strange

From 04/03/2016, The Second Sunday of Easter

By Pastor Robert Febo

From 03/27/2016, Easter Sunday 

By Pastor Mack Strange

From 03/20/2016, Palm Sunday 

By Pastor Mack Strange

From 03/13/2016, The Fifth Sunday of Lent 

By Pastor Mack Strange

From 03/062016, The Fourth Sunday of Lent 

By Pastor Mack Strange

From 02/21/2016, The Second Sunday of Lent 

By Pastor Mack Strange

From 02/14/2016, The First Sunday of Lent 

By Pastor Mack Strange

From 02/07/2016, The Transfiguration Sunday 

By Pastor Mack Strange

From 01/31/2016, The Fourth Sunday after Epiphany 

By Pastor Mack Strange

From 01/24/2016, The Third Sunday after Epiphany 

By Pastor Mack Strange

From 01/17/2016, The Second Sunday after Epiphany 

By Pastor Mack Strange

From 01/10/2016, The First Sunday After Epiphany

By Pastor Mack Strange

From 01/03/2016, Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

By Pastor Mack Strange