Don’t forget we will be holding Drive-in worship service at 10am starting tomorrow at Johnson Park. We will not be live-streaming from the park at this time. I will continue to record the sermon on video at home to post on the church facebook page & website.
For those planning on attending at the park here are a few reminders for you….
You will be entering the park from the gravel street on the south end of the park and exiting onto Reynolds Rd. Signs will be posted and there will be a parking assistant to guide you on where to park your car.
Stay in your car or bring a lawn chair to sit in front of your car.
Golf carts – stay in your cart for the service.
We are using a sound system (not FM transmitter) so you will need to have your car windows open to hear
Restrooms will not be available so please use your restroom at home before you come
We will continue social distancing at all times – 6 ft. apart
Bring a mask to wear when talking with each other (all the while practicing social distance)
Do not lean on someone’s car window to talk with them – stand back from the car (social distancing)
Bulletins will not be handed out but you can print the one attached to bring with you if you wish.
No hugs. No handshakes. No physical contact with each other. Waiving works just fine.
We will not take up a collection, but we ask that you continue to mail in your offering or give on-line.
NOTE: We are currently looking for a portable keyboard for Gwen to use in the coming weeks. If you have one, or know of one we could borrow, please let me know.
PALM SUNDAY, April 5, 2020
Monday, April 6, 2020
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
HOLY THURSDAY, April 9, 2020
Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19
GOOD FRIDAY, April 10, 2020
EASTER SUNDAY, April 12, 2020
We’re pleased to present pastor melody’s sermon for this week on our “Sermon” page (under the “Worship” tab).
It is with a heavy heart that the Empire UMC is cancelling Sunday Worship, Bible Study, Choir practice, the Coffee Connection, and all other events for the rest of the month of March as Bishop Bard has requested that no Michigan United Methodist Churches meet in person for worship, events, small groups, or otherwise, through the month of March. We all can still be the church together by keeping in touch by phone, emails, facebook etc.
As it stands right now, we are planning to resume worship services and activities April 5th. (we will keep you updated) We encourage you in supporting the church by continuing your tithing by mailing it to the church or contacting Roy Pentilla for on-line giving.
Our church office will continue to be open Mon., Wed., and Thurs. from 9am to 1pm. Please call us with questions. We care about you and we want to know how you are doing and we want to know if you may need any help during this time. Also please let us know if you hear of someone else who may need assistance (grocery shopping, meals, Dr appts. etc.).
Remember to wash your hands frequently (for 20 seconds), refrain from touching your face, stay away from crowds, see your doctor if you feel feverish, and no handshakes – a nod and a smile goes a long way!
Stay safe and well. I will be praying for all of you.
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Imposition of Ashes
A PRAYER FOR LENT Father God, help us never forget that Jesus knew his time was coming. The rest of us pass blissfully through life knowing we will die “someday.” Jesus knew the time was near, yet he continued to show love and faith. He continually put himself on the line, when most of us would have run away in fear. God, during this time of Lent, give us just one small taste of what it must have been like for him. Help us appreciate the great love your Son had for us — a love that kept him living for others, even when he knew he was going to die. Amen
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