Announcements for April 7, 2019

Holy Week Worship Schedule

April 14 – Palm Sunday
8:15 am – Prayer and Holy Communion in the Chapel 

9:30 & 11 am – Worship featuring the Chancel Choir Cantata: “It Is Finished” A Tenebrae Service, by Mary McDonald. It will be accompanied by an instrumental chamber ensemble.

April 17 – Wednesday
7 pm – Evening Worship with Holy Communion
Wesleyan Covenant Renewal Service

April 18 – Maundy Thursday
7 pm – Tenebrae Service featuring the Chancel Choir Cantata: “It Is Finished”.

April 19 – Good Friday
Noon – Ecumenical Worship hosted by Liverpool clergy at Liverpool First Presbyterian Church, Tulip Street

April 21- Easter Sunday
7 am – Sunrise Worship in Johnson Park
(indoors if rain)

9:30 & 11 am – Easter Worship in the Sanctuary

Ecumenical Good Friday Worship – April 19
Begins at noon at Liverpool First Presbyterian Church

Rev. Penny Hart from Liverpool First UMC will participate in a community-wide Good Friday worship service that begins at noon on April 19. Everyone is welcome to attend. This is organized by pastors from the Liverpool Area Clergy Group.

Lenten Communion Services – 7 pm

Join us Wednesday evenings – April 10 and 17.

Led by Rev. Candace Lawrence and organist Bill Young.  The service on April 17 is the Wesleyan Covenant
Renewal Service. It is a great way to renew your
commitment to Christ as you prepare for Easter.

Prayer Room is open for everyone

Everyone may visit the church Prayer Room, located off Fellowship Hall near the Kitchen. Open Sunday mornings and during office hours (9 am to 3 pm Monday-Thursday & 9 am to noon Friday), the room contains prayer guides, devotional booklets, and other resources. Call the church at 315-457-5180 for information.

Sight & Sound movies: Sundays at 12:30 pm

View Biblical-themed musical dramas produced by
Sight & Sound Theatres. Bring a bag lunch and meet in the downstairs gathering area to eat before the movie begins.

Coming up on April 7: Jonah; and on April 14: Ruth.

Prepare Flood Buckets at Mission Hub

The Outreach & Missions Committee needs volunteers to help prepare Flood Buckets (filled with cleaning supplies) at the conference’s Mission Hub in Liverpool. This is a great opportunity to visit this new facility and reach out to those who are struggling with extreme weather conditions throughout the country. 

    Help check buckets to make sure all items are included and that there is no mold damage (from leaky cleaning containers). Also, fill flood buckets and possibly put health kits together. Please consider giving two hours of your time. It means so much to people struggling.

    Meet on April 13 from 9 to 11 am at The Upper New York Conference Center, 7481 Henry Clay Blvd., Liverpool. Contact Eric Holmes and/or sign up in Fellowship Hall on the Outreach bulletin board by April 9.   

Follow the Stations of the Cross at the Olivebranch Women’s Group April program

Rose Rheinheimer will lead participants through the ritual of the Stations of the Cross this week before Easter. She will lead scripture along the Via Dolorosa, the painful way of the cross. There will be opportunities to participate in readings and follow Jesus’ footsteps in the 14 successive incidents during his progress from the condemnation by Pilate to his crucifixion and burial.

    Program begins at 7:15 pm on April 15. Everyone is welcome. Women wishing to attend dinner (appetizers begin at 5:30 pm) should reserve a meal by 11 am on April 12 at 315-457-5180 or

How to connect to LFUMC on YouTube

There are several ways to find church posts on YouTube. One is by entering the links listed here (for a specific post). Or go to, type liverpool first united methodist church in the search box, click the L in the green circle, and then click videos. This brings up all of the church videos. 

March 31, 2019   9:30 am Worship on YouTube Childrens’ Message Sermon Loving A Dysfunctional God Complete Worship Service

Outreach & Missions Committee
encourages all to support InterFaith Works

Members of the Outreach and Missions Committee met with InterFaith Works in March and obtained an understanding of the wonderful things this organization does. Their mission is: “InterFaith Works, through education, service, and dialogue, affirms the dignity of each person and every faith community and works to create relationships and understanding among us.” They specifically focus on helping refugees transition to their new life in the Syracuse area. Outreach is planning to support one or more of the activities of InterFaith Works. More information will be forthcoming. Background on InterFaith Works is posted on the Outreach Bulletin Board in Fellowship Hall. You are invited to read the material. We hope you will get involved to suport their work in the near future.

Women’s Retreat: Be All That You Can Be

Saturday, May 4 – hosted by the United Methodist Women.

PEACE senior luncheon – Mondays at noon

Call PEACE, Inc. at 315-470-3331 to reserve meal.
Suggested contribution, $3. For senior citizens age 60 and older (spouses & guests under age 60 welcome for suggested $6). Menu: April 8 – grilled chicken salad, minestrone soup, sherbet.

Sophie Graze College Scholarship program 

Applications for the Sophie Graze College Scholarship program are due May 15. Any active church member who is graduating from high school this June may apply. Applications are available from the church office. Call 315-457-5180. Questions can be answered by Karen Gloyd.

Let us know if you need a meal
If you are recovering from illness, surgery, or injury you may appreciate home-cooked meals. To receive meals from church volunteers, contact the church at 315-457-5180.

Register for UMC summer camp

Registration is open for summer camps in the Upper New York Camp & Retreat Ministries. Call 1-855-414-6400 or visit

Thank you for contributions to Vera House

We extend a huge “Thank You!” to all those who responded to the special appeal on behalf of Vera House. Due to your generous donations we will send Vera House a check for $1,257 to support their mission of serving victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse.

Blessings in a Backpack: fruit cups

Blessings in a Backpack is collecting fruit cups, any variety, during March and April. Liverpool BIB provides weekend food for qualifying students in Syracuse. Information is at the collection bin in the church hallway.

Would you like to purchase 

Easter lilies, mums, or azaleas to adorn the sanctuary for Easter? 

You may pick them up after the 11 am worship service on Easter Sunday, or during the week. 

Please return this form along with payment to the church office by Sunday April 14. 

Name: ___________________________________

Phone Number: ____________________________

Lilies ($9): ________

Mums ($9): ________

Azaleas ($10):  ________

                     Total: $________

In Memory of: ___________________________

In Honor of: ______________________________

Please Circle One:  Pick up     Donate 

If flowers have not been picked up or arrangements made with office staff by May 1, they will be
distributed to nursing home or homebound members.

Senior Ministries 2019 Schedule

Reservations policy returns to its original format – you may send checks/reservations for events at any time. If it is a hardship to book far in advance, contact Sarah Bieling.

May 15 Lunch & movie at Spaghetti Warehouse

May 20-31 Cape May

June 5 Euclid Restaurant Lunch & Schroeppel Mansion

June 23 Dinner Cruise on Skaneateles Lake

June 28 Motor Coach to Cortland Legally Blonde & dinner at Sherman House

July 13 Motor Coach to Albany for luncheon cruise 

& tour of the USS Slater

July 31 Motor Coach to Merry Go Round Theater to see Grand Hotel & dinner at Lasca’s

August 10 Motor Coach to Merry Go Round Theater to see South Pacific & lunch at Sunset

August 24 Motor Coach to Cooperstown for Glimmerglass cruise, lunch at Otesaga & stop at Fly Creek

September 7 Motor Coach to Lake George for luncheon cruise

September 18 Motor Coach to Elma to the Made In America Store & Hidden Valley Animal Adventure – Joint trip with St. Joseph The Worker Seniors

October 5 Motor Coach to Old Forge for train ride from Thendara Station, lunch at Van Auken’s Inne & stop at Old Forge Hardware

November 7-9 Visit Lancaster to see Miracle of Christmas, Joy to the World, and more

December 18 Christmas luncheon

Syracuse Stage performance of Beauty and the Beast to be added when available.

We have 6 seats left for our lunch & movie at Spaghetti Warehouse on Wednesday, May 15.  Pick up a flyer in Fellowship Hall today.
All ages are welcome.