John 20:1-18 New International Version (NIV)
The Empty Tomb
20 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. 2 So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!”
3 So Peter and the other disciple started for the tomb. 4 Both were running, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. 5 He bent over and looked in at the strips of linen lying there but did not go in. 6 Then Simon Peter came along behind him and went straight into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen lying there, 7 as well as the cloth that had been wrapped around Jesus’ head. The cloth was still lying in its place, separate from the linen. 8 Finally the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went inside. He saw and believed. 9 (They still did not understand from Scripture that Jesus had to rise from the dead.) 10 Then the disciples went back to where they were staying.
Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene
11 Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb 12 and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot.
13 They asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?”
“They have taken my Lord away,” she said, “and I don’t know where they have put him.” 14 At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus.
15 He asked her, “Woman, why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?”
Thinking he was the gardener, she said, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.”
16 Jesus said to her, “Mary.”
She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means “Teacher”).
17 Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’”
18 Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: “I have seen the Lord!” And she told them that he had said these things to her.
Worship Schedule for First United Church
April 21st 8 am - Easter Sunday, Communion
April 21st 11 am - Easter Sunday, Choir Cantata
April 28th 11 am - Baptism
May 5tth 11 am Service led by Men’s Club with Blended Voices
May 12th 11 am Christian Family Sunday
May 19th 11 am 5th Sunday of Easter
May 26th 11 am 6th Sunday of Easter
June 2nd 11 am 7th Sunday of Easter
June 9th 11 am Pentecost Sunday
June 16th 11 am Trinity Sunday
June 23rd 11 am 2nd Sunday after Pentecost
June 30th 11 am 3rd Sunday after Pentecost, Baptism
EASTER CHUCKLE: What happened to the egg when he was tickled too much? He cracked up
Please Join Us in Joyful Celebration
Holy Communion Service - 8 am
Annual Easter Sunday Breakfast hosted by Youth Group - 9 am
Morning Worship Service at 11 am
Information Meeting - May 12th
(after regular worship service)
Are you considering becoming part of the United Church of Canada? Anyone wishing to have their child confirmed or any adult wishing to be confirmed this year are asked to please call the church office over the next week at 368-2194.
There will be an information meeting on May 12th after regular worship service.
On May 9th Florrie Pennell will be celebrating her 99th birthday
Her family will be hosting an
May 5th from 2-4:00 pm in Trinity Hall
We would like for you to come join us as we celebrate this special occasion.
BEST WISHES ONLY PLEASE!
QUILTING GROUP: The next meetings of the Quilting Group is April 22nd. We start at 7:30 pm (location - Multipurpose Room).
BOOK CLUB - April 24th: The next meeting of the Book Club will be April 24th at 7 pm. The book being discussed is ‘They left us everything: A Memoir’ by Plum Johnson. All are welcome. Happy reading!
Dining Out at First United
So ... Want to dine out? You can do just that at First United Church, 221 Park Ave., Mount Pearl. Get your Tickets for the following upcoming events. Contact the church office at 709-368-2194 or email email@example.com
April 21st 9 am - Annual Easter Sunday Breakfast hosted by the Youth Group.
About the Flea Market
The Men’s Club Flea Market is scheduled for Saturday, April 27th. Items can be dropped off at the church during office hours. If you have large items to donate, eg. furniture, in good condition which are too difficult to drop off, please call the church office to arrange a time for us to pick them up. Thank you!
TASTY TURKEY TEAS: We will be having our Tasty Take Out Turkey Teas on May 3rd, 2019. The cost is $12 per plate.
Order forms for places of work are available at the church office or you can download the form here. Please call the church office to provide us with your business name and location. First United will have someone visit your office on April 26th to collect the completed forms and the payment, and the cold plates will be delivered to your business location before lunch on May 3rd.
The UCW is hosting the Annual Spring Afternoon Tea and Bake Sale on May 11th (2pm - 4 pm), Trinity Hall, First United Church Mount Pearl. Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children.
Come on over!
Get your tickets at the door (doors open at 1:30 pm)
Stock up on your baked goods and more!
Have a cup of tea, a cookie, muffin (or maybe both) and enjoy a couple of hours of fellowship!
Want to Contribute Items for the Sale?
If you would like to donate items for the bake sale and other sale tables, we would certainly appreciate it. Just drop the items off at the church on Thursday or Friday, May 9th and 10th from 9 am – 1:00 pm or 7 pm– 8 pm on Friday night.
SAVE THE DATE
More information to follow!
Perhaps you don't do a lot of cooking or baking these days. But perhaps you'd like to. Perhaps you'd like to be standing side-by-side with your grandmother or your great grandmother and prepare some of those traditional meals that take you back to another time. Cooking, baking, the smells of the kitchen are often our triggers of nostalgia.
Well today we received a wonderful recipe for traditional Hot Cross Buns. These would have been served during Lent but most particularly on Good Friday but were also on the table Easter Sunday morning.
Why don't you get your family together and give them a try - mix the old with the new and enjoy!
The recipe is in our collection: Click Here Recipes from our Congregation (on this website: http://www.firstunitedchurchmp.ca/recipes-from-our-congregation/
Palm Sunday 2019
Our children led the worship service. They did a fantastic job.
Food Bank Sunday at First United Church - May 5th: The first Sunday of the month has been designated as Food Bank Sunday. Members of the congregation are asked to bring along any non-perishable food items and place them in the bin in the church vestibule. Envelopes are also available in the church pews if you would like to make a contribution. You can also visit their website, www.bridgestohope.ca, to make a donation online.
BRIDGES TO HOPE AGM: The Annual General Meeting for 2018 for Bridges to Hope, Inc. will take place Monday, April 8th, 2019 at 7:30 pm at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church Hall. Agenda includes Reports, Financial Statements, Elections, and By-Laws. All welcome.
Building Fund Sunday - April 28th: The last Sunday of the month has been designated as Building Fund Sunday. Envelopes are available in the church pews if you would like to make a contribution. Thank you for your continued support.
BRIDGES MOOSEBURGER FUNDRAISER: On Saturday April 13th, 2019 Bridges to Hope will be holding their annual Mooseburger Fundraiser at St. Andrews Church on Longs Hill, from 4:00 – 6:30 pm. The cost will be $6.00 for a Mooseburger or $8.00 for a Mooseburger, water and a bag of chips. The goal is to sell 350 burgers. They are asking people to pre-order to ensure they do not have wastage. You can pre order on a sign-up sheet here at the church, or go to the website: www.bridgestohope.ca
Beverage Container Recycling
Reminder to Support SNAC
SNAC, our Youth Group, Collects Recyclables. The Beverage Container Recycling is an ongoing project for SNAC. They use the proceeds to help fund their activities.
If you would like to drop off your beverage recycling at the church, here’s what can be recycled: aluminum can; plastic containers; glass bottles; steel cans; drink boxes (tetra); mini sips (drink pouches) etc. (Please wash out all bottles and remove all caps before dropping them off.) Please note: we are requesting beverage containers only!
From SNAC to all those who participate - Thank you for your support!
Stay informed with what's going on at First United
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