The Communicator First United Methodist Church 702 Avenue A Opelika, AL 36801 334-745-7604 www.fumcopelika.org FUMC has WIFI!!! Password is: fumcwifi Easter Sunday, April 5th - Celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ! Easter Joy by Joanna Fuchs Jesus came to earth, to show us how to live, How to put others first, How to love and how to give. Then He set about His work, that God sent Him to do; He took our punishment on Himself; He made us clean and new. He could have saved Himself, calling angels from above, But He chose to pay our price for sin; He paid it out of love. Our Lord died on Good Friday, but the cross did not destroy His resurrection on Easter morn that fills our hearts with joy. Now we know our earthly death, like His, is just a rest. We'll be forever with Him in heaven, where life is best. So we live our lives for Jesus, think of Him in all we do. Thank you Savior; Thank you Lord. Help us love like you! Sunday Services 8:30am – Traditional Worship 9:45am – Sunday School 10:45am – Contemporary Worship 11:00am – Traditional Worship You are invited to bring flowers to decorate the flowering cross. 1Early on Friday, April 3, 2015 8:30am & 11:00am Traditional Services (Sanctuary) “More Beyond” – Rev. Randy Woodham the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. 2So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.” 3Then Peter and the other disciple set out and went toward the tomb. 4The two were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. 5He bent down to look in and saw the linen wrappings lying there, but he did not go in. 6Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen wrappings lying there, 7and the cloth that had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen wrappings but rolled up in a place by itself. 8Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; 9for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must rise from the dead. 10Then the disciples returned to their homes. 11But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb; 12and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had been lying, one at the head and the other at the feet. 13They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.” 14When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was Jesus. 15Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?” Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.” 16Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to him in Hebrew, “Rabbouni!” (which means Teacher). 17Jesus said to her, “Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” 18Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord”;; and she told them that he had said these things to her. John 20:1 – 8 (NRSV) 10:45am Contemporary Service The HUB is an outreach mission of FUMC. “Have You Seen Jesus My Lord?” 13 Pastor Scott Kaak Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. 14They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. 15As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them; 16but they were kept from recognizing him. 17He asked them, "What are you discussing together as you walk along?" They stood still, their faces downcast. 18One of them, named Cleopas, asked him, "Are you only a visitor to Jerusalem and do not know the things that have happened there in these days?" 19"What things?" he asked. "About Jesus of Nazareth," they replied. "He was a prophet, powerful in word and deed before God and all the people. 20The chief priests and our rulers handed him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified him; 21but we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel. And what is more, it is the third day since all this took place. 22In addition, some of our women amazed us. They went to the tomb early this morning 23but didn't find his body. They came and told us that they had seen a vision of angels, who said he was alive. 24Then some of our companions went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but him they did not see." 25He said to them, "How foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! 26Did not the Christ have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?" 27And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself. 28As they approached the village to which they were going, Jesus acted as if he were going farther. 29But they urged him strongly, "Stay with us, for it is nearly evening; the day is almost over." So he went in to stay with them. 30When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. 31Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight. Luke 24:13-31 (NIV) FUMC CALENDAR Easter Sunday, April 5 8:30am - Worship 9:45am – Sunday School 10:45am – Contemporary Worship 11:00am – Worship Monday, April 6 Church Office Closed 8:45am – 1:00pm - Sonshine Preschool Tuesday, April 7 8:45am – 1:00pm - Sonshine Preschool Wednesday, April 8 7:00am – Men’s Devotion 5:00pm –- Children’s Agape Choir (3rd floor) Thursday, April 9 8:45am – 1:00pm - Sonshine Preschool On Line Giving Is Here! Simply follow these easy steps: 1. Visit the church website at www.fumcopelika.org 2. Click on the Online Giving button, 3. Click on the Create Profile button, then 4. Follow the onscreen instructions to create an online profile and to schedule your recurring contributions. Save your Campbell's labels! OUR LIFE TOGETHER Palm Sunday, March 29, 2015 Attendance: Sunday School – 185 Worship – 444 (135/53/256) GENEROUS GIVING Designated Funds Given this week: $ 773 Given this YTD: $120,721 General Fund Given this week: $ 14,278 Needed YTD: $312,507 Given YTD: $306,907 Total Debt: $680,635 Wednesday Connection will resume in August FUMC Prison Ministry – Easter Services, Wednesday, April 1st YOUTH NEWS SM Youth every Sunday from 9:45am – 10:30am up on the 4th floor! NO SN Youth on April 5th - Easter SUMMER CALENDARS are here!!! SN YOUTH NEXT WEEK (4/12) Our First Ever FUMC Youth Spring Alumni Softball Sunday! Food, Friends, and lots of Fun out in the country! Everyone meet at the church at 5pm to head out to the softball field! We will get back to the church at 8pm. Bring your friends and bring $ for dinner. If it rains we will switch Softball Sunday with Movie Night. Movie Night at the church is 4/19/15 Earth Day Night is 4/26/15 Over 350 inmates were given the opportunity to hear that we all make choices in our lives! Which thief on the cross do you relate to? Are you living for righteousness? Are you healed today? Do you want a second chance? Pastor Scott presented an Easter message and the inmates joined in singing “I’ll Fly Away”; “Do Lord”, “Amazing Grace – My Chains are Gone”. The inmates were given an Easter goodie bag as they left the service. SAVE THE DATE Vacation Bible School - June 8th – June 11th If you would like to help please contact Drew!!! College Ministry Sunday School this week @ 9:45am @ the HUB! 12 Hours of Silence: April 10th - April 11th Casting Crowns Concert: April 16th at 7pm in Montgomery. Participants do not have to have a workbook but you may purchase a workbook online at www.lifeway.com. Sessions will last approximately an hour and a half. Please call the church office to sign up. This study is for women only and will begin on Wednesday, April 8th, @ 5:45pm. Room TBD Servants in Christ + + + Sunday, April 5, 2015 Greeters: 8:30 – Myles & Payton Tatum; 11:00 – Joe & Lynn Harrington Pre-Service Music: Shannon Cason Crucifer: 8:30 – Tucker Eiland; 11:00 – Adam Cason Acolytes: 8:30 – Shirley Pugh & Martha Pugh; 11:00 – Starr Hollis & Joullian Rowton Banner Carrier: 8:30 – Anna Louise Parker; 11:00 – Will Levins Ushers: 8:30 – John Parker (Captain); Richard Pelham; Chuck Wacker 11:00 – Kenneth Boggs (Captain); H. S. Bence (Co-Captain); Bob Boothe; Newell Floyd; Clay Harper; Richard Shackelford Sound: 8:30 – Andy Snyder; 11:00 - Nathan Goff Media: Peter Elliott Transportation: Bo Bryan; Kenny Wilkes Nurturing Notes: Allison Haynie Welcome Notes: Peggy Dyar Tuesday Flower Delivery: Claud Brown; Nell & Bill Samford Prison Ministry: Terri Knight; Jane Coughlin; Jerry Perkins; Margaret Rogers; Danielle Goff; Pastor Scott Kaak Hospital Visitor: Mon., Apr. 6th – Jo Lovell; Tue., Apr. 7th – Clay Harper; Wed., Apr. 8th – Bob Ingram; Thur., Apr. 9th – Joe Harrington; Fri., Apr. 10th – Lindy White Memorials: A gift has been giving in loving memory of: Margaret Brigandi Martin by Dee Dee Harper. Barnes White by Orrin Brown. Honorarium: A gift has been given in honor of Carole Smith by Mary Helen Brown and Beth Yarbrough. GREEN BAG FOOD PROJECT - The next pick-up for the Food Bank will this Sunday, April 5th, at the church. You may place your bags in the hallway on the 1st floor. Shopping List: (No glass containers, please) Canned Meat & Tuna Mac & Cheese Dried or Canned Beans & Peas Cornbread Mix Shelf –stable Milk Crackers Enriched Rice & Pasta Trail Mix Grains (Oatmeal, Quinoa, Bulgur, Couscous) Granola Iron-enriched & Multi-Grain Cereal Cereal Bars Canned Tomato Products Peanut Butter Canned Fruit in Water or Juice Hearty Soups Low-Sodium Canned Vegetables We will meet on Sunday, April 12th, at 7:15am. You are invited to join us for a wonderful breakfast and a great program. Bruce Shelton will be our guest speaker. Date: Saturday, April 11, 2015 - Time: 9:00 - 11:00 am Walk the Walk, previously Walk-4-Life, is Women's Hope second biggest annual fundraiser. The donations received will help us continue to provide our services free of charge and will help us reach more young women and men in need of our services. Notify Payton Tatum at [email protected] or 256-996-3137 if you would like to make a donation or for information on walking. There will be TWO locations for Walk the Walk on April 11: Auburn: Women's Hope Medical Clinic, 832 Stage Road Opelika: First Presbyterian Church of Opelika, 900 2nd Avenue UMCOR HEALTH KITS The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is in need of health kits worldwide. These kits provide basic necessities to people who have been forced to leave their homes because of human conflict or natural disaster. Bishop Leeland has once again made a plea for health kits to be collected at Annual Conference. The United Methodist Women’s organization (UMW) of our church is promoting a church wide drive for health kits to send with our lay leaders to Annual Conference. The deadline for preparing your kit is Sunday, May 17th. If you would like to participate in this mission project directions for preparing health kits are listed below: HEALTH KITS (value $12) Please follow directions specifically. All items must be new. Remove packaging unless otherwise specified. Since strict rules often govern product entry into international countries, it is important that kits contain only the requested items, nothing more. Items to include: 1 hand towel (15x25 inches to 17x27 inches) kitchen, cleaning and microfiber towels not acceptable 1 washcloth 1 comb (comb should be sturdy and longer than 6 inches) 1 metal nail file or nail clippers 1 bath size soap (3 oz or larger, no Ivory or Jergens due to moisture content, do not remove from original packaging) 1 toothbrush (adult size only, do not remove from original packaging 6 adhesive bandages (3/4 inch to 1 inch size, common household band-aids) 1 gallon Ziploc plastic bag Assembly - Lay out hand towel flat on a table. Lay the washcloth flat in the center of the towel. Place remaining items on top of the washcloth. Fold over the sides of the towel to cover all the items. Fold over one end of the towel so that it covers all of the items. Grasp the bundle of items tightly and roll over the remainder of the towel tightly. Place the tightly rolled bundle in the plastic bag. Remove air and seal the bag. A collection box will be provided in the first floor hallway. It’s A Girl! ! ! Congratulations to Bobbie Hamilton upon the birth of a granddaughter, Megan Grace Hamilton. Megan is the daughter of Russell & Lisa Hamilton. She was born April 1 st weighing 7lbs, 2oz and 191/2 inches long. The Hamiltons live in Spanish Fort, AL. PRAYER CONCERNS (as of Friday, April 3 rd ) EAMC: Barbara Allen; Joe Earnest (Jenny Galimore’s father) Bethany House: Peggy Allen (Jenny Galimore’s grandmother);; Marie Bass (Michael Bass’ grandmother) UAB (Birmingham): Cullen Conerly (premature son of Ian & Susan Conerly); Louise Dubose (friend of Kathy & David Kastner); Rev. David Warren (Pastor @ Trinity UMC) Home: David Alexander (Marcia Alexander’s husband); Don Allen (friend of Tori Beth Thompson); Dorothy Barnes (Braxton Robertson’s great grandmother);; Caroline Bugg; Marlo Burdette Genevieve Canonica (friend of Leigh & Michael Bass); Willie Chambers (Tiffany Bryant’s father); Beverly Collins; Rossie Culley; Allison Davis; David Eastridge, Jr. (Rhonda Boothe’s nephew);; Edgar Edwards (JoEllen James’ father); Shirley Flora; Jessica Gilmore (friend of Kathie & David Kastner); Dave Gladney (friend of Dudley & Al Cook); Ranell Gouker (friend of Shirley Flora); Donna Henderson (friend of Tina Roberts); Charles Huling; Malcolm Humphries; Terri Knight; Maryella Lewis (Debbie Karcher, Kim Mann, Sherri Meadows, & Beverly McKeever’s aunt);; Loretta Lowery; Sara Martin (Becky Bailey’s mother);; Amanda Mayhall (Sonshine preschool mom); Rex Maynor; Ann Mitchell (Beverly Marlett’s mother); Charles Orange (friend of Gene Smith); Carly Parker; Robert Parkman (Jan Lawrence’s father & Betty Letlow’s brother);; Tina Roberts; John Sewell; Mary Slaton; Fran Smith; Mary Rose Smith; Ileta Sumners (Arbor Springs); Tennie Venters; Merle & Quinton Walton; Alice Williams; Randy Willyerd (friend of David & Ginger Vedder) Out of Town: Bob Bowen (Julia Moreman’s brother-in-law); Sharon Dennis (Sandra Holloway’s sister);; Ned Grove (friend of Jennifer & Clay Harper); Benny Hahn (Sunny Hahn’s husband);; Vernice Hart (Pam Hope’s step-mother); Morgan Hasty (friend of Ginny Gaberlavage); Shigemi Heffernan (friend of the Cherry family); Bryan Hoch (Sue Bentley’s nephew);; Reed Lawrence (Martha Herndon’s cousin);; Sam Lowery (friend of Nell & Bill Samford); Donna Martin (Becky Bailey’s sister-in-law); Frieda & Anthony Meacham (Emily Finck’s parents);; Bob Miller (Sam Bailey’s brother-in-law); Robert Mills (Becky Bailey’s son);; Mary Minton (Kathy Cason’s aunt); Ray Ramage (friend of Joyce Windsor); Kenny Reding (friend of Allen Blythe); Ed Reynolds (Kim Epperson’s father);; Amanda & Logan Richards; Willie Mae Roberts (Lybbi Epperson’s grandmother);; Marian Rogers (Emily Finck’s grandmother);; Jim Royal (Kevin Royal’s father);; Celia Satterwhite (Ruth Meadows’ mother);; Carolyn Sell (Jo Vaughan’s daughter);; Jeff Shipman (Todd Shipman’s brother);; Jim Short (friend of Jerrell Askew); Denise Sweatman (Jolene Clark’s cousin);; Shirley Welch (friend of Lori Kaak); Greg & Skip Wheelus (Ginny Gaberlavage’s father & brother);; Nancy Wilson (friend of Wei Beach); Grover Worth (Bobby Worth’s father); Carla York (Matt York’s sister-in-law) Military: Josh Beasley (Ann & David Canon’s grandson);; Lindsey Cooper (Mary Rose & Albert Smith’s granddaughter);; Cooper Davis (friend of Tina Roberts); Michael Fischer & T J Fischer (friends of Phyllis & Jim Mayfield); Robert Groszmann (Bob Ingram’s nephew);; Garrett Guess (Becky Mills’ nephew);; Samuel Hayes (Sharon & Ron Rooks’ son-in-law); Trey Long (Becky Mills’ nephew); Harry & Jake Meadows (sons of Bill & Tamara Meadows); Chandler Norris (Mary Virginia Norris’ cousin);; Steven Olaveson; Alex Pendergraph (Janet Taylor’s grandson);; Jacob Ramus (Phyllis & Jim Mayfield’s son-in-law); Frank Rielly (friend of Phyllis & Jim Mayfield); Kennard R. Smith (friend of Anne & Sheldon Whittelsey); Ronnie Snyder (Arden & Dave Snyder’s grandson);; Jim Whaley (Beverly Collins’ grandson) Missionaries: Orphanage Emmanuel: Burrows family Orphanage Emmanuel: Abdi Abisai Casco (young son of the driver that takes our team to & from the airport) Christian Sympathy. . . . . .is extended to Mike & Becky Gaston and all of the family upon the death of Mike’s cousin, Leslie Gaston.
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