Worship with us online March 19, 2023

Posted By EmmanuelUMC on Mar 24, 2023 |

Welcome to our worship service on March 19, 2023! We hope it will be a blessing to you.  The order of worship can be found here.



     *Throughout the month of March, we are encouraged to join with other UMCs across the world in supporting the annual UMCOR Sunday Offering, which supports the vital ministry of our United Methodist Committee on Relief. March Communion Offerings, as well as additional gifts received for UMCOR through March 26 are designated for this offering. When disaster strikes here or around the globe, UMCOR is present, providing humanitarian aid to hurting people. Since UMCOR does not receive any funding from church apportionments, the UMCOR Sunday offering provides support for UMCOR’s administrative costs, so that every penny given for designated disasters throughout the year can go for its intended purpose. Our “UMCOR Sunday” offering buckets will remain in the Sanctuary through March 26 to receive your gifts. Please use your communion offering envelope, or clearly mark your gift for UMCOR Sunday. Your generosity is appreciated.

*The Chancel Choir and Worship Team look forward to presenting the The Living Last Supper:A Dramatic Musical and Worship Experience for Holy Week by Ruth Elaine Schram on Maundy Thursday, April 6 at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free and a love offering for local community missions will be collected. The choir will rehearse the musical portion of the program each Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. A costuming and read-through rehearsal for Jesus and the Disciples is scheduled for Sunday, March 26 at 5 p.m. Dress rehearsal with the choir is Wednesday, April 5 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

     *Easter Donations to the Capital Improvement Fund: Please use the purple insert in your bulletin to honor and remember loved ones with an Easter Donation to our Capital Improvement Fund. Forms and donations are due to the church office no later than April 2. Please see the insert for details and thank you for your generosity.

     *Anyone wishing to help provide individually portioned/single serve/labeled meals for Pearl and Charles Clark may contact Beth Gamble to volunteer. (Home: 434-946-7657; Cell: 434-941-1559; Email: bethgamble3girls@gmail.com).

*An online schedule to provide meals for the Ruggles family has been set up through “Meal Train” If you wish to help out, please visit this link: https://mealtrain.com/ly6v0d

     *Throughout the Lenten season, you are invited to join us for “Sacred Space” for Lent each of the remaining Wednesdays of March (22, 29) from 6:00-6:45 p.m. in the Sanctuary. The time includes brief silent meditation, a devotional thought, prayer and holy communion. All are welcome.    

     *Seder Meal on Palm Sunday, April 2, 4:00 p.m. in the Social Hall: Come and participate in a Passover Meal to learn and experience this sacred tradition of the Jewish faith, a ritual that Jesus and his disciples would have observed with their families throughout their lives. This “meal” will not be a full dinner, but a worship experience that includes a sampling of traditional Passover foods and an exploration of the important parallels between the Passover observance and its fulfillment in the coming of Christ. Reservations are required by Wednesday, March 29. You may reserve by calling or emailing the church office (434-946-7624; office@emmanuelamherst.org) or by using the back of the blue “Connect with Us” form in today’s bulletin.

      *Habitat for Humanity welcomes volunteers to assist with their new construction across the street from our church. If you wish to volunteer, please email Robert Habel at habelrf@gmail.com to be added to the emaillist. Robert sends out a volunteer email every Sunday evening about the work for the upcoming week.


Words of Thanks

*Dear Friends, Thank you for being a Sponsor for our Scleroderma Walk, 3/4. Because of your generosity, we were able to raise over $16,000, all of which will be designated for research. We greatly appreciate your support in our efforts to find a cure.

Sincerely, Margaret Ann White, Amherst Woman’s Club