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,
Rev. Clarissa Martinelli
- 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.
Rev. Clarissa Martinelli
Also not: ALB Leadership Board News letter is also available!
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
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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.
9am – Noon
All are welcome to join in sewing, fellowship and fun.
Bring a sewing machine if able.
Help support Missions!
There will be two Christmas Candlelight Services held on
Tuesday, December 24.
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.
Reminder: The Family Connections Newsletter, Calendar, & Pastor Clarissa’s Lilly Pad
Are available Online!
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.
Sponsored by Fifth Avenue United Methodist Women
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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 (firstname.lastname@example.org 262.334.2059).