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Ministry

June 28 Service


July Family Connections Newsletter is out!

The July 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/


THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST – June 21, 2020

Bulletin – Father’s Day June 2020

Sermon – Father’s Day June 2020

Devotional – June 22 – 27 2020


June 14 2020 – Ellen Johnson

Bulletin June 14 2020 – Ellen Johnson

Sermon June 14 2020 – Ellen Johnson


Holy Trinity Sunday 2020


Bishop Jung and the Cabinet: Worship Service

Order of Worship:

  • Welcome to Worship: Sue D’Alessio, Director of Connectional Ministry
  • Prayer: Kate Croskery Jones, North East District Superintendent
  • Gospel Reading: Scott Carlson, South West District Superintendent
  • Sermon: Bishop Hee Soo Jung
  • Benediction: Jorge Mayorga, Director of Congregational Development
  • Worship Video Compiler: Gary Holmes, pastor of Sugar River UMC

24 May Worship Bulletin, Weekly Devotionals, , Joys, Prayers, & Concerns

A blessed Saturday 5th Avenue UMC,

I pray that this email finds each of you doing well and especially being safe.

Today was the Homegoing Service for Ms. Helen Rilling. What an amazingly fulfilling life. She will be truly missed. Memorials and cards of condolences can be mailed to Ms. Helen’s cousin, Ms. Sherry McElhatton, 4720 Hillcrest Road, Kewaskum, WI 53040

My sincerest appreciation to today’s worship team.

God bless you and keep each of you in his care,

Pastor Clarissa

 

Bulletin 24 May 2020

Sermon – Glory – 7th Sunday of Easter May 2020

Prayers & Concerns May 24, 2020

Devotions – Nuggets from James – May 2020

 

 

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


Sunday Service 2020-05-24


6th Sunday of Easter

Good evening 5th Avenue,
Bishop Hee-Soo Jung and the COVID-19 Task Team has set clear guidance for United Methodist Churches in Wisconsin related to in-person worship in this Coronavirus era. 
June 21st is the recommended  earliest first Sunday for re-launching of public worship. 5th Avenue will stand up a Reentry Task Team to begin our journey for this long awaited return to in-person congregational worship. 
There are numerous recommendations that will need to be accomplished to ensure safe and praiseful future worship experiences as well as the gathering of our various ministries and community partners in our church. 
Names have been lifted up to work on this team and we pray your response will be yes to serving. 
Along with our devotionals, bulletin, and sermon manuscript is the announcement of the passing of Ms. Helen L. Rilling.
I hope you enjoy this Sunday’s worship service! (faumc.org)
I truly miss each of you. Each of you are always in my thoughts and prayers. 
Continue to check-in with each other! Be safe! Remember – our God is Able!
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

6th Sunday of Easter


“Mother’s Day service” 💒

Pastor Clarissa and Biancha Martinelli. 🤱🏽 ~ John 14:1-14.
“If you ask Me anything in My name, a Mother’s Prayer.” 🙏🏼


Pastor Clarissa Martinelli, First Sunday Sermon and Holy Communion. 🙏🏼🍞🍷 “The Significance of the Miracle of the Loaves.” Mark 6:45-52.


Updates from Pastor Clarissa

Good evening 5th Avenue Family and Friends,
It has been another week filled with concerns, anxiety, impatience.
More countries are announcing plans to loosen restrictions, including, the United States, India and Malaysia, while Australia will consider easing its lockdown early.

Wisconsin’s extended ‘Safer-at-Home’ order began Friday, lifting some of the restrictions previously put in place on non-essential businesses throughout the state.

The governor’s order allows public libraries, arts and craft stores, and other non-essential businesses to re-open and offer curbside and delivery services. Golf courses are also allowed to open under new guidelines.

Strict social distancing rules and essential travel guidelines remain in place until May 26.
The South East District suffered a great loss as my dear friend and colleague, Rev. Timothy Berlew, pastor,  Wauwatosa Avenue United Methodist Church, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, passed away 30 April 2020. After missing meetings, a caring visit was conducted at the parsonage and he was found in eternal rest.
We extend our prayers and condolences to Pastor Tim’s Mother, Family, and the Wauwatosa Avenue Family. May God grant us grace, that in pain we may find comfort, in sorrow hope, in death resurrection.
Our devotional journey finds us preparing the church’s reentry into our “new normal.”  Acts 2:42-47 (The Voice) – The community continually committed themselves to learning what the apostles taught them, gathering for fellowship, breaking bread, and praying.   these things can happen even when God’s people do not meet in large groups.    
The church that endures will be a church that leaves no one behind. It will be a church that promotes the welfare of all its members as well as its community. This church is where the outside world wants to participate in. Our witness to the world will be known by our actions and our love.                 
May God richly bless each of you,
Pastor Clarissa and Bro. Martin

 

 

 

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

 

 


Pastor Clarissa Martinelli 🙏🏼 Youth Sunday: “On the COVID-19 Emmaus Road.”🦠👣


Weekly Devotionals, Bulletin & Sermon

Greetings on this 3rd Sunday of Easter!
Our lectionary takes us on a familiar and beloved journey –
The Road to Emmaus.
I believe that part of being in God’s family is enjoying the company of friends and family, celebrating His love for us, and growing spiritually through clear Biblical teaching, even through tele-worship!
Continue to “visit” with three family or friends weekly. I hope you will share your story of how you are sharing the love of Christ during your “coronavirus quarantine everyday” living.
I pray you will continue to be safe and prayerful as we all acknowledge our collective anxiety in uncertain times without losing hope.
Pastor Clarissa and Bro. Martin

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

 

 


Second Sunday of Easter,🐇 “His Scars will Never Fade.”🙏🏼

Bulletin 19 April 2020 2020

Sermon 2nd Sunday After Easter Apr 2020

Devotionals and Prayers – A Lesson in the Scars Apr 2020


“The Explosive Power of the Resurrection” and “The Easter Celebration of Communion” 🐇🥚🥖🍷😷


2019 Easter Service


Easter Sunrise Service


Holy Saturday, “The Day In-Between” ✝️ 🛌


Holy Saturday/Sunrise/Easter Bulletins

Family & Friends, greetings to each and every one of you from God our loving heavenly Father and our living Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I hope and pray you are holding up well and are keeping safe in the midst of this new thing we are experiencing right now.

 

Welcome to Holy Saturday. Holy Saturday commemorates the day that Jesus Christ lay in the tomb after his death, according to the Christian bible. It is the day after Good Friday and the day before Easter Sunday.  It is a day of both sadness and joy among Christians in many cultures.

 

Holy Saturday is the last day of Holy Week and ends the season of Lent. It is also known as the Vigil of Easter. The day is traditionally a time of reflection and waiting.

 

Tonight, we invite you to gather in our virtual worship service as we explore “Holy Saturday, The Day In-Between.”

 

We pray to rise early tomorrow morning and witness once again, the tomb is empty, as we “Celebrate the Rising of the Son, S-O-N!

 

With a hearty joyous appetite, we will enjoy a Sunrise Breakfast.

 

“The Explosive Power of the Resurrection” will be our focus for our Easter/Resurrection Worship Service followed by Holy Communion.

 

Sisters and Brothers of our risen Savior, this global pandemic will not stop 5th Avenue United Methodist Church from celebrating together this most important day in our Christian lives.

 

“Ideally, church family and friends, we  would all be physically together, but this year it’s just not responsible or safe.  As our spirits are joined as we meet online, remember the Good News – the resurrection of Jesus, the Easter message,is timeless and applies to everyone. It’s a message of hope and victory.

 

Come just as you are, as we nearing the end of an unforgettable 2020 Holy Week and Resurrection Sunday. All are welcome!

 

Your humble servant Pastor and 1st Mate,

 

Pastor Clarissa & Bro. Martin

 

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

 

-Bulletin Holy Saturday_Resurrection Sunday Apr 2020 (sequential version)

-Bulletin Holy Saturday_Resurrection Sunday Apr 2020 (print version)

-Sermon – Holy Saturday Apr 2020

-Sermon – Sunrise Sunday Apr 2020

-Resurrection Sunday Apr 2020

 


THE LAST 7 SAYINGS THAT JESUS SPOKE FROM THE CROSS

Good evening Faithful Disciples.
Welcome to our Good Friday journey to the Cross.
Let’s spend some time this evening reading and listening to The Last Sayings That Jesus Spoke From the Cross.
These 7 Last Words of Christ from the Cross provide a window into Jesus’ soul, a way to understand through his own last words what is ultimately important to this One who is dying on the cross.
May God add a blessing to hearers and doers of His Holy Word.
(The video will be posted shortly)
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
Good Friday Storytelling – The Last Seven Sayings of Jesus From the Cross. ✝️ Pastor Clarissa


Maundy Thursday

Pastor Clarissa remembers Holy Thursday as a Divine reminder, to serve. 🙏🏼
Maundy Thursday.
Foot/ Hand washing and Holy Communion Worship Service.
🚰🧼🥖🍷
Please join tomorrow evening as we journey to the Cross, on Good Friday. ✝️


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