“I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he dies, yet shall he live…” – Jesus, John 11:25-26 ESV
Sunday, April 4, 2021
Happy Easter ! He is Risen!
Roger Davis is doing the “Short Devotional” in CUC Sunday. His subject is: “Easter is over – Now what?” The scripture verse is: John 17:20-21. “I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me because of their testimony. My prayer for all of them is that they will be one, just as you and I are one, Father, – that just as you are in me and I am in you, so they will be in us, and the world will believe you sent me.”
CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom
Thank goodness for Zoom! This Sunday will be the 50th Sunday we have met on Zoom.
CUC attendance March 28
In Classroom 18, on Zoom 69, Total = 87
Online Attendance Register for SS Classes
Be sure that you register your attendance – either Zooming or on-site participation online using your personal cell phone or tablet. Class members will initially go online to: http://www.rumc.com/connect-card to register within Ministry Platform. After that, each time you sign-on you will just need to select the event that you are attending to register. When you choose the time that your class normally meets, the system will then automatically connect your attendance to the CUC class.
Easter Sunday Plans
If you are coming to 11:15 Worship on Sunday, you should be in your seats by 11:00. We understand that CUC members, if they have had their shots can sit closer than 8 feet apart. Reservations for seats are full.
A Message from the CUC VP
The seventh-century King Edwin of Northumbria, upon being visited by Christians who wished to share the joy of their faith with him, is said to have challenged them:
“The life of man… is like a sparrow flying through this lighted hall. It enters from darkness without and flits for a moment in the light and warmth and then flies through the casement into the darkness from which it came. But if this new religion can tell us what lies beyond the darkness into which the soul of man passes, speak and we shall hear. For no true voice has yet come to which we can trust.”
The Christians eagerly shared the story of Jesus’s life and his death on the cross and with it the passage from 1st Corinthians 15: 3-8, in which Paul writes: “…Christ died for our sins…and three days afterwards he arose from the grave…He was seen by Peter and the rest of the Twelve…and more than 500 Christian brothers. Then James saw him and later all the apostles. Last of all I saw him…” We have, therefore, said the Christians, come to you to speak for the One who said, ‘Lo, I am with you always’ and ‘Because I live, ye shall live also.’ “
The foundation of our Christian faith – and the faith accepted that day by the king – is not the cross, which is the symbol of His death on our behalf, but rather the Resurrection, the empty tomb, which tells us that He is alive! If the tomb had not been empty, we would have no faith today! A blessed and happy Easter to all!
Excerpted from sermons by Rev. Dr. W. Frank Harrington in “To Comfort To Strengthen and To Guide”
The Fellowship Committee is looking for opportunities for us all to reconnect. Here are our current ideas and we are certainly open to any suggestions from the group at large:
- Pop-up lunches on the Commons to occur when weather permits after Easter.
- Begin Dinners for 8 or 6 or whatever is comfortable for a host – all participants will assumed to be vaccinated.
- Possible gathering for dinner on the patio at Peach and the Pork Chop in May (this would be in lieu of a Patriotic Party this year)
Hope you will share your ideas with us as we move forward and reconnect over the next few months. Garlinn and Mike Story
Support for Our Missions: Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses! Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile. Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst’s school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.
RUMC Weekly “To Go”
From Jacob Crane:
We finished with another great week this week Serving 362 Hot Meals and 267 Frozen Meals! The RUMC Kitchen will be closed the week following Easter.
However, the hospitality team is in need of some volunteer assistance on Easter Sunday. We have volunteer roles to fill for all Services as well as a need for hospitality cart drivers for the Services. Please contact myself or JoAnn Hobbs at email@example.com if you are interested in volunteering. If you would like to volunteer to drive a hospitality cart please sign up via the signup genius below or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a4ba9a822a20-easter1
Thanks so much and we hope to see you all back here the week of April 13th for Hot and Frozen Meals from the RUMC kitchen!
Blessings and Happy Easter to you all
Friends of My Neighbor’s Pantry
From Scotty Brewington :
Monday was the end of MNP until it reopens June 7th in partnership with MUST Ministries. We asked for laundry detergent this week and YOU delivered! As the last family passed through the line, we still had detergent leftover. That was a first. THANK YOU!!
Over the past 10 months, hundreds of families – your neighbors – came here looking for help and you were there for them. Thanks to everyone who has carried us. We could not have done any of this without you.
- Margie Avery – has been undergoing radiation treatment and chemo, but having problems with low blood count which is delaying treatment.
- Jeannie Ehlers as she is continuing with 2 more rounds of chemo
- Don Gay who we understand has been hospitalized
- Edna Smith as she deals with increasing problems with Parkinson’s Disease. She appreciates the cards from CUC. She doesn’t do zoom so calls and cards are her connection.
- George Waite – in St. Joseph’s hospital awaiting results of tests
- Dick Anthony – as he continues to deal with health problems.
- Sister Backus – with continuing back problems and Parkinson’s Disease
- Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
- Betty and Don Gay– at home with daily help of caregiver
- Mary Kay Mills – as she continues treatment of leukemia
- Betty Smith as she continues recovery from a stroke
- Vince Grosse’s sister Deidre Morrison as she continues chemotherapy and The Grosse’s friend Susan Ouzts continuing radiation therapy at the Mayo Clinic for pancreatic cancer. They appreciate your continued prayers.
- Stan Thomason – He appreciates phone calls as he does not use a computer and is alone in an elder care facility.
Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made, especially at this difficult time with the Corona virus! Prayers also for our nation and its people.
- Dave Roberts – April 4
- Gannett Backus – April 4
- Nancy Spence – April 8
- October 10,11,12 – CUC Retreat at Hiawasee
- December 7 – CUC Christmas Party