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Holy Thursday

Good morning on this Holy Thursday,

 

HOLY THURSDAY marks the beginning of the sacred Triduum, or “three days.”Earlier in the day, Jesus had given instructions to the disciples on how to prepare for this most holy meal, which would be His last supper “On the first day of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Where do you want us to make preparations for you to eat the Passover?” (Matthew 26:17) 

 

On this Holy Thursday, we are sorrowfully, physically apart, and apprehensive, but thankfully finding us once again in the upper room with Jesus and the apostles, as we do what they did. Through the ritual of washing feet (John 13:1) of his beloved twelve, we unite in service to one another. Through our celebration of the Lord’s Supper (Mathew 26:26), we unite ourselves to Jesus receiving His Body and Blood as if for the first time, giving thanks to God for this precious gift. After the meal, Jesus and the apostles journey to the Garden of Gethsemane where He asks them to pray while He experienced His agony (Matthew 26:30). Alone with Jesus in the Garden, we pray as He goes through His agony, betrayal, arrest, and being taken to the house of the high priest.(Matthew. 26:47). We end this holy night in silence. 

 

DAY 5. Thursday: The Cup of Remembrance, “when you drink this cup remember me,” Jesus The Cup of the New Covenant. As you drink from your cup today, consider the last supper. Think about Jesus serving his disciples through washing their feet. Picture them around the table celebrating the Passover. What does washing someone’s feet look like in staying apart in 2020? How can you serve someone today? Talk to Jesus about this and then plan and act on it. Do something you wouldn’t normally do for someone in your family or who you cannot be with physically without being asked. As you drink from your cup today, remember that you are called to Love God and Love others as Jesus did. Mediate on John 13:31-35.

 

Be blessed, be safe,

 

Pastor Clarissa

 

Rev. Clarissa Martinelli

Pastor, Fifth Avenue UMC
323 South Fifth Avenue
West Bend, WI
262.334.2059 (W)
847.721.1826 (M)
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. I am a child of God.” marianne williamison

The Greatest Week in History in a Season of Holy Distancing

Good Tuesday morning 5th Avenue Family & Friends,
As Jesus entered Jerusalem during Passover Week, he would spend his last days on earth being beaten, crucified, and buried. Every day was filled a lot of activities.
Sisters and Brothers in Christ, we have all sinned and deserve God’s judgment. God, the Father, sent His only Son to satisfy that judgment for those who believe in Him. Jesus, the creator and eternal Son of God, who lived a sinless life, loves us so much that He died for our sins, taking the punishment that we deserve, was buried, and rose from the dead according to the Bible.
Let us spend The Greatest Week in History in a Season of Holy Distancing together as we are led to the cross with Jesus.
Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice. Become mature, be encouraged, be of the same mind, be at peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you. Amen!
 
Pastor Clarissa
Rev. Clarissa Martinelli

Pastor, Fifth Avenue UMC
323 South Fifth Avenue
West Bend, WI
262.334.2059 (W)
847.721.1826 (M)
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. I am a child of God.” marianne williamison

 


Sheltering in Place Part 1 and Part 2 (Palm Sunday)

 


Celebration of Blessings

A bright sunny yet chilly hump-day family and Friends from Orange Martinelli!
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Even during the requirements of distancing, our  Trustees: Bro. Richard Slade, Bro. Martin Martinelli, Ms. Carol Adkins, Mr. Gerry Goehring, and Mr. Mark Harris have lived into the spiritual gifts and qualifications of United Methodist Trustees:
  • Effective.
  • Christian stewards of property God has entrusted to the congregation.
  • Supervising and maintaining both the physical property of the congregation and gifts made to the congregation so that the ministries of the congregation can be effective and all legal requirements related to the property are satisfied.
Enjoy the attachment that celebrates their spiritual gifts: servanthood, helping, discernment, leadership, administration, and giving, of our Trustees; woven with their effective ministry and active and growing discipleship.
On behalf of your church Family & Friend, “our sincerest appreciation!”
God bless,
Pastor Clarissa

Rev. Clarissa Martinelli

Pastor, Fifth Avenue UMC
323 South Fifth Avenue
West Bend, WI
262.334.2059 (W)
847.721.1826 (M)
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. I am a child of God.” marianne williamison

 


Prayers & Concerns

Good afternoon 5th Avenue,
I pray your Monday is going well!
As we continue orders of “Shelter at Home”,  “Shelter in Place” and social distancing, we have 5th Avenue Family & Friends that are in need of prayer.
As the days have turned into weeks and we are uncertain of a when we will be together again, know that each an everyone of you have been in my thoughts and prayers. I’m continuing to visit via phone so please note the Illinois area codes.
I could also use a phone call, text, or email from you🐸
God bless and keep you is my humble prayer.
Pastor Clarissa

Rev. Clarissa Martinelli

Pastor, Fifth Avenue UMC
323 South Fifth Avenue
West Bend, WI
262.334.2059 (W)
847.721.1826 (M)
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. I am a child of God.” marianne williamison

 


March 29, 2020 Church Service (Recap. Feb 16 2020)

 


A Rainy Morning in Orangeville

Good morning 5th Avenue Family & Friends,
The brilliant streaming lightening and booming thunder started this last Saturday of March 2020. Time truly does not stand still.
Bro. Martin and I are venturing out early this morning to replenish supplies – as Mr. John Abuya remarked, “This Stay in Place order is allowing us to eat healthier and more often.”
I have enjoyed visiting with many of you through text, emails, and especially on the phone. I’m hopeful that many of you have reached out to one another and have received amazing blessings and joy from staying connected.
Attached are this week’s devotionals and newsprints.
Even though we are physically apart, spiritually we are together like “peanut butter & jelly!”
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Your humble Pastor-servant-leader and First Mate,
Pastor Clarissa and Bro. Martin

Rev. Clarissa Martinelli

Pastor, Fifth Avenue UMC
262.334.2059 (W)
847.721.1826 (M)
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. I am a child of God.” marianne williamison

 


April Family Connections Newsletter is out!

The April Family Connections Newsletter, Calendar, & Pastor Clarissa’s Lilly Pad are out!

Also not: ALB Leadership Board News letter is also available!

If you did not get one or prefer a digital version, please visit our resources page. https://faumc.org/resources/


March 22, 2020 Church Service

 

 


Church Announcements & Updates

Hello Everyone

With the fast changing times as of late and in the interest of everyone’s health we are moving our next few Sunday Services to be On-Line on faumc.org (https://faumc.org/online-services/). We will continue to connect with the congregation through various means. The Church Office will have reduced hours – please call before visiting. We are continuing to monitor the situation with Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and will provide updates as things progress. We look forward to in-person greetings when we return to Regular Sunday Services & programs.

 

GOD’s peace, grace to you

 

Questions or comments: 262.334.2059 or church@faumc.org

Ecumenical Wednesday’s

Lenten Prayer Services: 12:15 – 12:45pm

Theme: Speak Lord, Your Servant is Listening

March 4th at Trinity Lutheran Church
March 11th at Holy Angels Catholic Church
March 18th at St. James Episcopal Church
March 25th at Cedar Ridge
April 1st at 5th Avenue United Methodist Church
Offering to the Volunteer Center of Washington County.


Sewing Day – Sat. Feb 22

9am – Noon

All are welcome to join in sewing, fellowship and fun.

Bring a sewing machine if able.


Noisy Sunday – Feb 9

Help support Missions!


Christmas Eve Service

Christmas Eve Service

There will be two Christmas Candlelight Services held on

Tuesday, December 24.

4 pm

7 pm

 


Pancake Breakfast – December 15th, 8am

Pancake BreakfastMen’s group is hosting Breakfast !

December 15th,  8:00am – 9:15am in the fellowship hall.

Menu: Pancakes, egg dish, sausage, applesauce, coffee, milk, juice and all the fixings.

We have a special guest for the youngsters and the young-at-heart.

Afterwards, you’ll be just in time to attend the 9:30 Christmas Program service.

Proceeds for the Men’s Ministries.

Available Online!

Reminder: The Family Connections Newsletter, Calendar, & Pastor Clarissa’s Lilly Pad

Are available Online!

Please visit the resources page (https://faumc.org/resources/) to view or download electronic versions.


Holiday Cookie Walk

Come and join us on November 9th 2019 for our annual church Cookie Walk. The profits from this event will enable us to complete our mission pledge.

Sales will be from 9am to 11am – OR – sooner if cookies are sold out.  Price per pound is $7.

    We will have a wide variety of homemade cookies, as well as a variety of specialty items including  homemade candies, jellies, jams and breads.  If you need a morning ‘pick-me-up’, delicious cinnamon rolls and coffee will be for sale.   Thank you for  your patronage.

Fifth Avenue United Methodist Church, 323 S. 5th Avenue, West Bend, WI

Sponsored by Fifth Avenue United Methodist Women


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Trunk or Treat – Oct 11 from 5-7pm


Upcoming events we are involved in

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Church Announcements and Upcoming Events

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FAUMC Maxwell Street Market Aug. 8

Here is a small article about the history of the market as well as our location at the market this year.

FAUMC Maxwell Street Market Article Aug 2019

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FAUMC Maxwell Street Market Article Aug 2019

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July Family Connections Newsletter is out!

The July Family Connections Newsletter, Calendar, & Pastor Clarissa’s Lilly Pad are out!

If you did not get one or prefer a digital version, please visit our resources page. https://faumc.org/resources/


Articles and updates June 26, 2019

Attached is an update of recent and upcoming events for us.

Be advised change made to document format in case you had difficulty opening attachment before.

Website Articles 26 Jun 2019


June Family Connections Newsletter is out!

The June Family Connections Newsletter, Calendar, & Pastor Clarissa’s Lilly Pad are out!

If you did not get one or prefer a digital version, please visit our resources page. https://faumc.org/resources/


Bell Choir Needs You!

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The Bell Choir is in need of at least four additional members. If you played an instrument in Jr. High or High School think about using those musical skills again. New member assistance/support is available at 5:30 – 6:00 PM on Wednesdays or as arranged. The Bell Choir practices every Wednesday from 6:00 to 7:00 PM in the Sunshine Room. Bell Choir tries to play once a month during the school year. Practices will start Wednesday Aug. 21. If you would like more information or to give ringing a try contact Kathy Schneider or the church office (church@faumc.org 262.334.2059).