Announcements for April 2

Holy Week Worship 

Palm Sunday Cantata, April 9 – 9:30 & 11 a.m. Chancel Choir presents Gabriel Faure’s Requiem

Wednesday, April 12, Lenten Communion Service at 7 p.m.

Holy Thursday, April 13, Observe an ancient service of Tenebrae, known as a service of shadows, at 7 p.m. We progress with Jesus through the evening before his arrest. Holy Communion shall be offered.

Good Friday, April 14, at noon we will host the churches of Liverpool for a community-wide commemoration of the events of Christ’s crucifixion.

Resurrection Sunday, April 16, We will offer a SONRISE Service in Johnson Park at 6:30 a.m., designed and led by members of our Confirmation Class. Our regular services will be held at their normal time and features our choirs and joy of our hope found in the resurrection. 8:15 a.m. in the Chapel, 9:30 & 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary.

New support group to meet Wednesday evenings

A new faith-based support group is forming for people suffering from anxiety or depression. The mission is to give people a place to be able to speak freely about mental health disorders, and to learn about and accept them, as well as to learn coping skills. The group will meet Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. beginning after Easter. Contact the church at 315-457-5180  or lfumc@liverpoolfirstumc.org for information.

April Fool’s Day Pasta Dinner – April 4

The Mission & Outreach Committee will serve an April Fool’s Day Pasta dinner on Tuesday, April 4 (that’s the April Fool’s joke!). Serving  takes place from 5:30 to 7 p.m.  A Free Will offering will be accepted to support our church’s many mission projects (that’s no joke!). Sign-up sheets are posted  in Fellowship Hall if you would like to help cook or serve.

Be the Change – April 29

A weekend of music and service. Help serve: veterans, at risk women, people experiencing homelessness, refugees or families affected by disabilities. Go to beautifulmessministries.com/bethechange and

volunteer to help serve.

Candy donations needed

The Education & Family Ministry needs bags of individually wrapped candy for upcoming events. Please leave candy donations in the labeled box outside the Fellowship Hall. Every bag is greatly appreciated!

Lenten Worship – April 5 & 12

You are invited to Wednesday evening Lenten worship with Holy Communion at 7 p.m. April 5 and April 12. Come and be blessed with this Lenten gift of renewal.

Spring plant sale – May 13

The Mission & Outreach committee is preparing for a plant sale! It will be at Johnson Park on Saturday, May 13,  9 a.m. – 3 p.m. with beautiful hanging plants and geraniums, just in time for Mother’s Day. You may purchase quality flowers while also supporting Mission and Outreach summer projects. Cash or checks are accepted but no charge cards, please.

Senior Ministries events:

The April 18 Movie Night at Spaghetti Warehouse has been cancelled.

The deadline for Saturday, May 20 Skaneateles Lake Cruise, luncheon at the Sherwood Inn & guided tour of the Creamery is Sunday, April 16.

Sunday, June 25 2 p.m. – Syracuse Stage’s production of “Ring of Fire” the music of Johnny Cash. There are 29 tickets available at $32 per person. These will go quickly.

For details on these events and the rest of 2017, please check out our table in Fellowship Hall. Flyers for each event can be found in the binder on the table.

Thank you

The Dinner/Fund-raising Committee thanks all who supported our 2016-17 events.  Many thanks to the 32 members and volunteers who recently baked, cooked, served, cleaned up, and the 200 who attended our Lenten Fish Dinners. We raised a total of $1004 for church ministries! Next up:  Chicken BBQ – June 3 and Summer Drive-Through BBQ – July 27.  Please plan to attend and to volunteer if possible!