First United Methodist Church
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Cleburne, Texas

Your family is very important to this congregation!

8:30 Chapel, 8:30 Vine, and 10:50 Worship  
Season of Lent begins Ash Wednesday, March 5.
Church-wide sermon series will be "The 7 Last Words of Jesus."
March 2 - Father, forgive them . . . Luke 23:32-34
March 9 - Today you will be with me in paradise. Luke 23:39-43  
March 16 - Here is your son . . . Here is your mother. John 19:25-27  
March 23 - My God, My God, why have you forsaken me? Matthew 27:45-46  
March 30 - I thirst. John 19:28  
April 6 - It is finished. John 19:29-30  
April 13 - Father into your hands I commit my spirit. Luke 23: 44-46  

God calls us "to love our neighbor as ourselves" (Matthew 22: 39).  Loving our neighbor includes those closest to us, our spouses, children, parents, friends, and co-workers.  What does it mean to love those closest to us?  How can we grow our relationships with those we see most often?  Join the Vine in February as we explore relationships, making people a priority, planting positive words, and the power of prayer in our relationships.

During the season of Lent the Music Ministry will lead in a Tenebrae Service on Good Friday, April 18, at 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary. This will be a time for reflection on the cross and Pastor Robert's  sermon series on the Seven Last Words. The Tenebrae Service includes the observance of communion. We will meditate on the scriptures. The Sanctuary Choir will offer music of the crucifixion after each reading. The entire service moves toward the darkness of the hour of crucifixion. This service is a time of preparation for the celebration of the Resurrection.
A six-week Vine sermon series kicks off April 27, with a youth-led Sunday. Faith comes through God's Word, so the Word of God  impacts our lives. Together during this series, we will take a look at life principles, based on faith which are found in the book of James.  
April 27 - Faith Acts (Youth-led service)  
May 4 - Faith Endures  
May 11 - Faith Speaks  
May 18 - Faith Submits  
May 25 - Faith Waits  
June 1 - Faith Prays  
 Wednesday Worship  
5:30 p.m. - Worship and Prayer in Chapel  
4:30 p.m. - Weekly Prayer Time in the Prayer Room  
6:30 p.m. - Youth "Fusion" Worship in Youth Center  
Check out our Sunday Worship Opportunities:
8:30 a.m. - Traditional Worship in Chapel
8:30 a.m. - The Vine Service (Contemporary) in Youth Center
9:45 a.m. - Sunday school for all ages throughout the church  
9:45 a.m. - Sunday school for Youth (6th-12th grade) in Youth Center  
10:50 a.m. - Worship  in Sanctuary  
Vacation Bible School
W.O.W. - Workshop of Wonders (Cokesbury)
June 23-27, 2014

 First United Methodist Church Cleburne
Physical Address: 1300 W. Westhill Drive, Cleburne
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 114, Cleburne, TX 76033


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