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 lfumc@liverpoolfirstumc.org

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 youtube.com, 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

youtu.be/PrOwJRXdLK0 Chil­drens’ Mes­sage

youtu.be/4tTU82ChTgs Ser­mon Lov­ing A Dys­func­tion­al God

youtu.be/a1CLTuMnDQg 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 campsandretreats.org

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.