Announcements for April 14, 2019

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 Evening Worship
7 pm – Wesleyan Covenant Renewal Service
Led by Rev. Candace Lawrence & organist Bill Young. Renew your commitment to Christ as you prepare for Easter.

April 19 – Good Friday
Noon – Ecumenical Worship at Liverpool First Presbyterian Church, Tulip Street. Rev. Penny Hart from Liverpool First UMC will participate in this community-wide service.
Everyone is welcome to attend. This is organized by pastors from the Liverpool Area Clergy Group.

April 18 – Maundy Thursday
7 pm – Tenebrae Service featuring the Chancel Choir Cantata: “It Is Finished”, accompanied by an instrumental chamber ensemble.

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

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

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. Showing today, April 14: Ruth. 

Please donate spare change on April 28

The Outreach & Missions Committee will take a “Noisy Can Offering” on April 28 to kick off fundraising for the 2020 Red Bird Mission Trip. Half of the collection will support the Red Bird trip and the other half will support local mission activities. Please gather your change to bring on the 28th.

Stations of the Cross – April 15 at 7:15 pm

Rose Rheinheimer will lead participants through the ritual of the Stations of the Cross. 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. Everyone is welcome. Call 315-457-5180 or write to lfumc@liverpoolfirstumc.org to reserve a place so enough chairs are set out.

Easter & Good Friday devotionals available

Pick up these booklets at the Information Table in the main corridor or in the narthex at the back of the sanctuary.

Behold the Beauty of the Lord – A Good Friday Fast – Join Society of St. Andrew staff and volunteers in fasting on Good Friday. This time of prayer and fasting uses our physical hunger as a symbol of our spiritual hungers. It also serves as a reminder of our brothers and sisters who live with real, physical hunger every day.

He is Risen – Ten short reflections from the publishers of Our Daily Bread devotional guides.

A Resurrection Believer – Author Stephen Skelton compares different resurrection accounts in the Bible.

An Easter Disciple – Arthur Benton Sanford’s movie, An Easter Disciple, depicts an eyewitness account of the resurrected Jesus Christ – the chronicle of Quintus the Roman Knight. Includes notes by Stephen Skelton.

Donations needed for Spring Gift Baskets

The Hospitality and Caregiving committees are working together to provide spring gift baskets to our homebound and nursing home residents. Donations are needed: pens, notecards, colored pencils, notebooks and other stationery; small packs of tissues, lotions, combs, razors, toothpaste; and devotionals, activity books such as crosswords, or other small gift books. Items are needed by April 28 to be ready for delivery on May 5. Want to help deliver? See a committee member at the table in Fellowship Hall on April 21 or 28.

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. 

April 7, 2019   9:30 am Worship on YouTube

youtu.be/ShHwijGpCg4 Childrens’ Message Fragrant Offering

youtu.be/R5JaiIZ-V2Q Sermon The Scent of Forgivenes

youtu.be/rBehAK5taK4 Complete Worship Service

Plant Sale – May 11

9 am to 3 pm in Johnson Park

Cicero UMC group invites everyone to join a group trip to Ohio June 10 – 13

The Cicero United Methodist Church Caring Support Group will travel to Ohio’s Amish and Swiss communities June 10 – 13. All are invited. Contact Mary Alice Scheel at 315-699-7181 for information. $595 payment due by May 5.

Gather to attend Franklin Graham’s visit

Franklin Graham will preach at the St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview on May 30 as part of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s Decision America Northeast Tour. If you wish to join members of LFUMC to ride there on the church bus, contact the office at 315-457-5180 or lfumc@liverpoolfirstumc.org to reserve your seat. Visit DecisionNortheast.com for more about the event.

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 15 – bacon & tomato chicken salad on croissant, strawberry feta spinach salad, diced peaches; April 22 – meatball sub, green beans, pineapple.

Women’s Retreat: Be All That You Can Be

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

Senior Ministries 2019 Events Schedule

Details on flyers in Fellowship Hall or contact Sarah Bieling.

May 15 Lunch & movie at Spaghetti Warehouse

May 20-31 Cape May

June 5 Lunch at the Euclid Restaurant and dessert and tour at the Schroeppel Mansion (River Edge B&B). Historians from the towns of Clay and Schroeppel will speak on the history of both areas. Cost is $25 per person.

Buffet menu: Fried chicken, hot roast beef, baked ziti,  chef salad, rolls & butter, coffee & tea

Your own transportation is required (the church bus will transport the most needy if a request is made ahead of time). Arrive at the Euclid Restaurant, Rte 31 Clay at 11:15 am for lunch at 11:30 am. The Town of Clay historian will speak at 12:30 pm. At 1 pm the church bus will shuttle people from the Euclid to the Schroeppel Mansion (1 mile away). The Town of Schroeppel historian will speak at 3 pm. At 3:30 pm the bus will shuttle those back to their cars at the Euclid and bring the ones who rode the bus out back to church. Reservations are being accepted now. Flyers are in Fellowship Hall as well as payment envelopes. Deadline for reservations is Sunday, May 5.

June 23 Dinner cruise on Skaneateles Lake

June 28 Bus to Cortland Theater, dinner at Sherman House

July 13 Bus to Albany for luncheon cruise, tour of USS Slater

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

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

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

September 7 Bus to Lake George for luncheon cruise

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

October 5 Bus 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.