Paxtonville UMC. Our Mission: To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

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TODAY’S WORSHIP LEADERS GREETERS Rubillo Family

ORGANIST Kay Kratzer SOUND ROOM Bryan & Emeline Snook

VIDEO TECH Davannah Dunn

PRAISE TEAM Tony Landis, Zach Umstead, Michael Delawder

PRAYER TEAM Nancy Stull/Dennis Yeater

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Palm Sunday, April 14 Scout Court of Honor

Monday, April 15 9 a.m. Monday Morning Mocha 7 p.m. Scouts Tuesday, April 16 7 p.m. Men of Faith @ Trinity

Wednesday, April 17 6 p.m. Grab-A-Bite 6:30 p.m. ROCK Holy Thursday, April 18 May/June Newsletter Deadline

6 p.m. Soup/Bread Meal 7 p.m. Worship

Good Friday, April 19 7 p.m. Worship @ Trinity

Eater Sunday, April 21 7 a.m. Sunrise Service @ the Paxtonville Cemetery with Breakfast to follow 9 a.m. Sunday School & SMASH

10:30 a.m. Worship SMASH –APRIL 21

Students are invited to join us for the Sunrise Service and breakfast. We will meet at the church and will provide transportation to the cemetery. Sunrise Service is typically only about 30 minutes. After the service, we will head back to the church for breakfast. Meet at the church at 6:45 am to be at the cemetery by 7:00 am. We will then return to the church for breakfast followed by SMASH. For SMASH, we will be having a fun competitive egg hunt which will include parts of what we have learned this month.

Paxtonville UMC

Our Mission:

To make disciples of Jesus Christ

for the transformation of the world.

Our Vision:

ENCOUNTER+UNDERSTAND+PRACTICE

GOD’S LOVE

1281 Paxton Street, Paxtonville PA

(570) 837-3158

www.paxtonvilleumc.org

Office Email – paxtonvilleumc@gmail.com

Pastor Brian Lucas - blucas@susumc.org

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The following schedule is of our Holy Week services:

HOLY/MAUNDY THURSDAY, APRIL 18TH AT PAXTONVILLE UMC

6 PM SOUP & BREAD SUPPER; 7 PM WORSHIP GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 19TH AT TRINITY UMC AT 7 PM

NO SOUP & BREAD SUPPER

EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE, SUNDAY, APRIL 21ST

AT PAXTONVILLE CEMETERY 7 AM

BREAKFAST

This year on Easter Sunday, like many years in the past, our master chef (Leta Doersam) will be providing a breakfast for us following our Sunrise service. This meal is given to all who wish to attend free of charge; though a donation basket will be out for anyone willing to

contribute to it. To be sure there is enough food to fill everyone’s stomachs, we have a sign-up sheet on the table in the hallway; if you’re planning to share in this wonderful Easter tradition please sign-up today!

GRAB-A-BITE

This is your LAST CHANCE to be a blessing to our ROCK group. We have one more week of ROCK, this Wednesday, April 17, before their summer break. We are in need of someone to organize this meal for them. Please speak to Colleen Ritter if you would like to help. (570-837-0438).

LAST WEEK’S STEWARDSHIP General Fund $3,182.00 Public Supper 3,050.00 Holiday Flowers 24.00 HUB 75.00 Sunday School 22.00 Missions 10.00 Youth Ministry 10.00

Youth Mission Trip 500.00

SNACK DISTRIBUTION

We have been asked to assist with distributing snacks for PSSA and Keystone testing again this year at the Midd-West High School. We need 4 people for each of the following dates: April 15, 16, 17 April 29, 30 May 1, 2 May 14, 15, 16, 17 May 21, 22 Arrive at the high school office around 7:45. It should only take about 20 to 30 minutes. There is a sign-up sheet on the table in the narthex.

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PALM SUNDAY

April 14, 2019 PERIODIC LITANY (May be used at any time.) L: God is good.

P: All the time. L: And all the time. P: God is good.

(You are invited to stand, as you are able, wherever a “*” is marked. Bold print indicates congregational participation.)

ENCOUNTER GOD’S LOVE

ENTRANCE OF THE LIGHT OF CHRIST

SPECIAL MUSIC Beautiful Things

WELCOME & DISCIPLESHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS SHARING JOYS & CONCERNS

PRAISE SONGS Shout to the Lord

*PROCLAMATION OF THE ENTRANCE INTO JERUSALEM

*HYMN of PRAISE #277 Tell Me the Stories of Jesus

*PRAYER OF PRAISE (Unison)

UNDERSTAND GOD’S LOVE

(Please join in singing Jesus Loves the Little Children as the children come forward.)

CHILDREN’S MESSAGE

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION

SERMON “O Praise Him”

Rev. Brian Lucas, Pastor SERMON NOTES: ___________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________

GUIDING PRINCIPLES REVIEW

It is the Governing Boards intention to do an annual review of PUMC's

Guiding Principles every May. If you have suggestions or particular items you would like us to take a look at, please let us know. Thank you, Mike Howell

MISSION TRIP

At a recent meeting, the Missions Team put some finishing touches on our planned mission trip. It was decided to participate with C.R.O.S.S. Ministry in Charleston, WV. This Christian mission group focuses on repairing/renovating homes for the needy, the elderly and veterans in the Kanawha Valley. They work closely with several other non-profits that expand our service

opportunities to also include working in a community garden, community lunch program, or transporting elderly to appointments and stores. C.R.O.S.S. Ministry will supply our meals, give us suggestions for ways to appreciate the local culture in the evenings, and help arrange for a half (whole?) day of fun on our last day in town. Depending on the number of people who sign up, costs per person should be around $50.00 because of our profits from the fall public supper and our VIM scholarship fund. We will be leaving on Sunday, June 9th

and returning on Saturday, June 15th. This trip is multi-generational, meaning it

is open to anyone 13 and older! We LOVE the idea of seeing youth and adults working side-by-side, and we will conscientious of safety and security by making sure a sufficient number of adults have clearances and “Safe

Sanctuaries” training. Anyone wishing to go, or wanting more information, is asked to speak with PB.

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April 14 - 20

CIRCLE OF PRAYER" CHURCHES,

Bishop Jeremiah Park,

Rev. Larry Leland, District Superintendent

Liverpool UMC, Liverpool, Milroy UMC, Milroy,

Lincoln Chapel UMC, Laurelton, Forkston UMC, Forkston Township, CrossWords UMC, Mount Wolf

This is the end of this round of Circle of Prayer Churches. We will resume the week of April 28 - May 4, 2019.

WE PRAY FOR OUR FAMILY & FRIENDS

Goldie Womer, Scott, Gavin & Amy Keerans, Sarah & Trent Reichenbach, Denny & Lyn Levan, Guy Kerstetter, Jennifer Ritter, Paul Snyder, Ben Keiser,

Kofi Ata, Peggy Rearick, Donna Harner, Trina Eia, Donna Neidig, Diane Shamory, Ray Colestock, Harold Snook, Dave Middleswarth,

Amy McClellan, David Hinds, Paul Kratzer, Carolyn Hassinger, Chandis Klinger, Tombodu UMC & Pastor Jonathan Kellie, Keith Martin, Anna Reigle, Sue Portzline, Byron Hassinger, Matthew Keister, Sara Seebold,

Lettie Siska, Ralph Miller, Steve Wagner, Martha Herman

ACTION STEP: Based on what I ENCOUNTERED in today’s worship

experience, one thing I can do this week to ENCOUNTER, UNDERSTAND, and PRACTICE God’s love is:

____________________________________________________________________ PASTORAL PRAYER

PRAYER OF DEDICATION THE LORD’S PRAYER

SPECIAL MUSIC “Most Fair & Holy Lord”

Katrina Hunsberger & Adam Dietz

PRESENTATION OF OUR LIVES AND OFFERINGS SERMON “TEXT”

PRACTICE GOD’S LOVE

*HYMN of PARTING #278 Hosanna, Loud Hosanna

*PARTING BLESSING

*TAKING THE LIGHT OF CHRIST INTO THE WORLD *POSTLUDE

Portions of today’s liturgy come from The United Methodist Book of Worship copyright ©1992 by The United Methodist Publishing House and from The

Abingdon Worship Annual 2019 Edition copyright ©2018 by Abingdon Press.

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April 28th – Youth Sunday

Student will be having practice during SMASH for youth Sunday and all kids will be included in the service.

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