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Join Us for Holy Week

April 15, 2019

Join Us for Holy Week

• Palm Sunday Service, 10am
• Maundy Thursday, Holy Communion, 5pm Maundy Thursday Service, Hillside UMC, 6:30pm Good Friday Services, Noon and 7pm
• Easter Sunrise Service, 6:10am
• Easter Services, 9 and 11am
• Children’s Easter Activities, 10:15am
• Easter Breakfast, 9:45-11am

230 E Skyline Parkway • Duluth, MN •

Holy Week Opportunities and Schedule Details

Maundy Thursday/Holy Communion: Thursday, April 18

5pm in Three Brothers Chapel. Rev. MaryAnne Korsch will do a brief remembrance of the Last Supper and offer Holy Communion for any church members, Ruby’s Pantry patrons or volunteers who would like to take part. Come any time during that hour.
Full Maundy Thursday service at Hillside UMC – 6:30pm, 1801 Piedmont Ave. This is for FUMC and Hillside UMC congregations. Pastors Jeanine and Cynthia will lead this service together. Members of our choir will join with members of the Hillside choir to provide music.

Prayer Vigil

Matthew 26:40 And he came to the disciples and found them sleeping. And he said to Peter, “So could you not watch with me for one hour?”

You have the opportunity to participate in the annual Holy Week prayer vigil. Sign up for one hour of prayer at church or at home beginning at 8pm after the Maundy Thursday Service (April 18) until the Good Friday Service (April 19). There will be prayer guides and prayer petitions available and a system for unlocking the door throughout the night. Praying can be singing, reading the Bible, meditating, doing yoga, or however you want to spend your time communicating with God. Bring your Bible and enjoy this peaceful, meaningful time with God.

For prayer requests for this vigil, use the box in the Narthex with purple paper. Write the person’s first name and prayer request on a piece of purple paper, fold and place it in the box provided. Prayers may be added during the vigil time as well.

Direct questions to Cindy Hedland or Mike Goodlet.

Good Friday, Friday April 19
Good Friday service – Noon, in the Three Brothers Chapel.
Music, meditation, and walking with Jesus to the cross.
Tenebrae Service – 7:00pm (walking through the last days of Jesus’ life, the service of the shadows) This is a powerful service which includes the Sanctuary Choir and Strikepoint.

Easter, Sunday, April 21
Sunrise Service Easter Morning at 6:10am
Join us in the parking lot for a 20-minute sunrise service as we watch the sun come up over Lake Superior.
Children’s Activities begin at 10:15am. Join us for the Easter Egg Scramble and other activites taking place on the lower level. See Family News on page 3 for more details.
Easter Services Join us at 9 and 11am
Breakfast is served from 9:45-11am in Lakeview Social Hall – Freewill donation

Faith Forum, January-May, 2019

January 1, 2019

This winter’s Faith Forum programs feature presenters who have selected a special hymn. They will then use creative ways to tell that hymn’s story and how it has touched their hearts.

Jan. 6 Hymn: “For All the Saints” Pat Miller

Jan. 13 Hymn:”Amazing Grace” Liz Taylor

Jan. 20 Hymn: “On Eagle’s Wings” Steve Farrell

Jan. 27 Hymn:”The Old Rugged Cross” & “Be Not Afraid” Mike Goodlet

Feb.3 Hymn:”I Love to Tell the Story” Ron Yardley

Feb.10 Hymn:”Lift Up Your Voice and Sing” Lee Ball

Feb. 17 Hymn:”This Is My Song” Tim Robinson

Feb. 24 The United Methodist World: What’s Happening? Pastor Jeanine Alexander

Mar. 3 Hymn:”I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry” Kevin Peterson

Mar. 10 The United Methodist World: What Happened? Pastor Jeanine Alexander

Mar. 17 Hymn: “What Wonderous Love is This” Shelley Gruskin

Mar. 24 Hymn: “Healer of Our Every Ill” Mark Harvey

Mar. 31 Hymn: “Be Thou My Vision” Mark Whitlock

              What’s Happening In Duluth?    

Apr. 7  “What’s Happening at Lake Superior College?” Dr. Patrick Johns

Apr. 14  “What’s Happening at the Center For Changing Lives?” Christine Empanger

Apr. 28  “What’s Happening at the Bethel?” Lisa Rindahl

May 12  “What’s Happening at St. Mark’s Church?” Pastor Tracy Gibson

May 19  “What’s Happening at Union Gospel Mission?” Pastor David Carlson

May 26   TBD

Roadside Cleanup, May 18, 2019

March 30, 2019

Saturday, May 18, 2019, Noon-2:00

First United Methodist Church sponsors one of the Saint Louis County Roadside Cleanup locations, and twice a year, in the spring and fall, schedules a time to make our community a little nicer.

Our cleanup area is a two-mile stretch of Maple Grove Road, from Lindahl Road to Solway Road.

We always need more help to make the workload a little lighter. Please call the church office at 218-727-5021 or contact Bill Alexander at if you are interested.

You should dress for the weather, bring gloves, and wear footwear suitable for walking in ditches. Meet us at the Faith Baptist Church parking lot at Midway and Maple Grove. We will supply beautiful yellow vests and stylish garbage bags.