COME AS IMPERFECT AS YOU ARE TO OUR LENTEN LIFE GROUPS

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Open To Grace

LEARN HABITS AND ATTITUDE THAT LEAVE SPACE

FOR GOD'S GRACE TO WORK 

When life goes off the rails, we can begin to believe that we are the problem. But sometimes circumstances out of our control rob us of the perfect life we had so carefully planned.

 

 A diagnosis.

 A broken heart.

 A lost opportunity.

 

We fall short. We have to learn to live with the reality that we cannot make life perfect. Perfection is impossible to achieve. But transformation is possible in our imperfection. We experience transformation in the space we leave open for God’s grace to work in us.

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE @ 10AM

WEDNESDAY NIGHT SOUP SUPPER @ 5:30PM 

Lent  at  EPUMC

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ASH WEDNESDAY

Feb. 22nd

6:15pm

We need a regular reminder to look for God.People will be encouraged to find a “rule of life” (regula) that fits them and helps them come closer to God.We don’t need a perfect habit, or to live it perfectly. We just need one that leaves room for God’s grace.

 

Join us for dinner before the service at 6:15pm

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PALM SUNDAY

April 2nd

10am

We are created for interdependence. So all our hiding and pretending that we are “perfectly fine” all on our own just won’t work. You know it’s when we are vulnerable that there is space for God’s grace to be poured out into our lives.

 

Children will perform during the service.        Click here for rehersal schedule.

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HOLY WEDNESDAY

April 5th

6:15pm

Through scripture, story and wondering questions, children and adults will explore The Last Supper and the command to love as Jesus loved.

 

Worship will be in the Fellowship Hall following Soup Supper. 

 

Communion will be given near end of worship.

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GOOD FRIDAY

April 7th

7pm

The Service of the Nails includes extinguishing of light. The drama in this service comes near the end of the service. A life-sized rough wooden cross with suitable bracing is erected in the sanctuary into which worshipers will hammer a nail they receive as they enter worship.

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SERVICES AT 8 & 10AM

Easter

To be an Easter person is to see Christ and think, Gardener, not as a mistaken identity, but a prophetic one. The seed in the ground, the body in the tomb–this is a picture of defiant hope. Alleluia, indeed!

 

Holy Communion will be served at 8am service.

 

"Halleljuah Chorus," will be performed at 10am service

 

 

Easter Offering

Your offering during Lent will go to PROP (People Reaching Out to People) and their mission to feed, nourish, and strengthen our community. We will also be giving to UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) and their work following the February earthquakes in Syria and Turkey

PART OF OUR IDENTITIES AS PEOPLE OF FAITH IS 

Found in Community

On Wednesday nights our doors are open. Come, enjoy a meal, conversation and connection. Then stick around to grow in your faith!

5:30pm-Soup Dinner

Bring soup, bread or dessert to share

 

6:15- Imperfect Prayer Time
Learn to pray in a variety of ways that may not be perfect, but will be imperfectly done together as we deepen our relationship with God. Prayer practices accessible to children, youth and adults.

 

6:30-Programming

Lenten Life Group, Kids Programming, Choir Rehearsal

 

 

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"the ones who don't have it all together are exactly who God is inviting into the kingdom."

Recent Services

Regula

 

Ash Wednesday Worship begins our Lent series "Open To Grace." The message for this service will focus on Matthew 6:1-6 &16-21 We need regular reminders to look for God. We don’t need a perfect habit, or to live it perfectly. We just need one that leaves room for God’s grace.

Shiny Things

 

“Shiny Things” What is idolatry except beautiful things that do not transform us. People will be asked to consider what their lives are pointing to and whether or not that thing will transform us or help us live our “shadow career.”

Exodus 32 (parts of) Luke 4:1-13

When Good Things Become Burdens

The point of spiritual practice is not simply carry more, try harder, do better. It fits. It's easy. As Jesus says, "It's light, I swear." How is the regular you have taken on fitting? Is it leaving space for God's grace to transform you?

Matthew 11:28-30

For the Exiles

 

Jesus’ touch brought healing and restoration and hope to people who felt like they didn’t belong. But he didn’t just bring them into the fold. God’s grace moves the center of the kingdom there–with the left out Matthew 25:35-40

#blessed

 

We are going to "bless the crap out of you," during this service. In the #blessed culture, we mistake glamour, adventure, and excess with being blessed. Jesus turned the idea of what makes us blessed upside down, inviting us into a countercultural understanding where God's grace is at work and we are truly #blessed. There will be Holy Communion during worship. Matthew 5:1-12

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SUNDAY, APRIL 2ND | 3-4PM

Easter Festival

A fun family event for all ages. Travel through EPUMC and learn the story of Easter. There will be games, crafts and an egg hunt at 3:45. Please register and let us know you are attending.