Morning has broken like the first morning; blackbird has spoken like the first bird. Praise for the singing! Praise for the morning! Praise for them, springing fresh from the Word!
Sweet the rain’s new fall sunlit from heaven, like the first dew fall on the first grass. Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden, sprung in completeness where His feet pass.
Mine is the sunlight! Mine is the morning born of the one light Eden saw play! Praise with elation, praise every morning, God’s re-creation of the new day!
God’s re-creation of each new day, new season, new opportunities, new calling, new hopes, new dreams, new visions, etc. is a blessing beyond measure. Spring is a time of new-ness and of renewal as it holds all the promises of ‘resurrection’, through the amazing love of Jesus as He stretched out His hands and willingly died on a cross, for you and me to be free from sin and reconciled into a personal relationship with our God. Therefore, I invite you and encourage you to join us for our Holy Week Services.
We will begin with Palm/Passion Sunday celebrating the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. On Thursday we will have our Maundy Thursday service where we enter into the remembrance of the Passover meal Jesus shared with His disciples and partake in the Sacrament of Holy Communion. We will gather on Friday for our Good Friday service where we have an opportunity to find our-selves at the foot of the cross. My beloved brothers and sisters, there is NO resurrection without the cross. Please make sure that some-time between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday that you encounter the cross. The fullness of the resurrection is missed if you do not. And finally, we will gather on Easter Sunday to celebrate the empty tomb—the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Easter Sunday is but the first day of the Season of Easter which lasts 40 days and is a feast season. The season of Lent and fasting is over. It is now a time of celebration and feasting.
April is definitely going to be filled with opportunities to encounter God through Jesus Christ and celebrating Easter and all its promises. God invites you to receive and participate in His blessings.
May the Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace. (Numbers 6:24-26)
United Methodist Church
300 W Second Ave, Lenoir City, TN 37771
Matthew 28:18-20 “And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age."
Trinity - a Five-Star Church
Sunday School/Small Group 9:45
Choir Rehearsal 10:30
Love in Christ,
Large enough to serve, Small enough to care
My Beloved Brothers and Sisters in Christ!
Lenten Studies: Wednesday Morning and Evening , Through April 17
Spring Sale!! April 5, 9 am - 5 pm; April 6, 9 am - noon
Presenting Wendel Werner - A Concert for Peace - May 19, 6 pm