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HOLY WEEK

Holy Thursday Communion Service
Holy Thursday, April 18, 2019 @ 12:15 p.m.

     Join us at 12:15 p.m. in the Sanctuary for a special Maundy Thursday Communion Service. We will prepare our hearts for the coming days as we remember the suffering, death, and resurrection of our Savior. The Community is welcome to attend.

Walk With Jesus
Holy Thursday, April 18, 2019 Tours departing every 15 minutes from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

     EVERYONE is invited to this powerful, interactive, multi-sensory event that will guide you through Jesus' last week on earth on Maundy Thursday, April 18, 2019 starting at 6:00 p.m. in upper Wesley Hall. Use door B on Chicago Street to enter the building.  Designed especially for family members to experience together, this event will help all of us discover Easter in a new and unforgettable way.

     Families will gather in upper Wesley Hall and be taken in small groups to 1.) travel to Jerusalem for Palm Sunday; 2.) Sit down to witness the Last Supper; 3.) Pray in the garden of Gethsemane; 4.) discover the sacrifice of Good Friday, and 5.) Celebrate freedom from sin at the empty tomb on the first Easter morning! join us as we bring Jesus' last week to life! Tours depart every 15 minutes, with the final tour embarking at 7:30 p.m. The final stop of each tour is the Walk with Jesus Cafe in Fellowship Hall for snacks and fellowship.

     Each station includes powerful activities and you'll take home a special keepsake to continue family discussions of Jesus' tremendous sacrifice and love for you. Discover the powerful emotions and sacrifice of Jesus' last days, and experience the joy of His resurrection! The community is invited.

Good Friday Choral Cantata
Good Friday, April 19, 2019 7:00 p.m.

     Plan on attending a special Good Friday presentation on Good Friday, April 19, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. "The Seven Last Days", cantata will be presented by the Valpo FUMC Adult Choir. This amazing and meaningful Tenebrae worship service features readings and choral anthems to lead us through a musical journey depicting the events of Jesus' last seven days as described in the book of Matthew. The community is welcome!

Easter Sunday Services
Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019

     Celebrate the resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019 at 8:00 a.m., 9:15 a.m., & 11:00 a.m. Staffed nursery (children age 3 and younger) available during all services. The two most celebrated events of the church worldwide are the birth and resurrection of our Savior, Jesus. Is this something to celebrate? You bet it is! Easter Sunday gives us the incredible opportunity to celebrate with other Christians that Jesus conquered death, is risen, and still lives today! The community is always welcome!

 

Game Night - Epic Battle of the Genders!
Saturday, April 27, 2019  5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

     Local Missions has scheduled another fun GAME NIGHT on Saturday, April 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Tower Chapel. They ask that you bring your favorite game and a snack to share. Water and lemonade will be provided.

     But OH! It is so much more! You see, a missive was received from Keith Kirkpatrick, the president of United Methodist Men. It seems the men are taking this Epic Battle VERY seriously! Here is what he had to say:

Last week in the newsletter, the gauntlet was thrown down. The women are saying that they will trounce the men at the Game Night on April 27. As president of the United Methodist Men, let me say, "hold your horses (or dogs or sheep or cats) ladies, the boys are bringing it on". We will not be humiliated by a bunch of girls. (I hope by now you realize this is all trash talking' for fun). So, guys, let's rally and have a great turnout. We need these women to understand the WE ARE the superior gender and WILL NOT settle for second place. SHOW UP and GET YOUR GAME ON!!! 

     Ladies, "ARE YOU READY TO RUMBLE????" Click here. We need to talk about how we're going to pounce those men! The men are all, "We are manly men. We have muscles. We are superior". I think not, fellas! You guys might think you are all that, but us women will leave you men crying like little girls by the time the night is over! Right ladies? Bottom line is this - CLICK HERE. Got that, guys? I hope our custodian has a GREAT BIG BROOM because us women are going to leave you men in the dust on Game Night!

     All good-natured kidding aside, EVERYONE, men and women, boys and girls, muscle up and come on out on Saturday, April 27 and let's see who will earn the title of Champion! Champion? CLICK HERE.