Our weekly digital newsletter
April 14, 2019

The Shueyville Church: Digital Dove
1195 Steeple Ln NE
Swisher, IA 52337

Pastor Brody 
Each of Us

Lead Pastor:
Brody Tubaugh

Director of Finance:
Janan Berstler

Director of Children's Ministries:
Heather Nekola

Youth Pastor:
Mike Jones

Director of Contemporary Music
Josh Payne

Church Secretary:
Julie Perry

All God's Children
Preschool & School Age Care
A ministry
of Shueyville Church 
AGC Program Director:
Maureen Dale Ernst
AGC Assistant Director:
Alison (Ali) Huebner
AGC Office Phone:
(319) 848-2393
Sunday Regular Schedule

Worship 8:00 a.m.
Fellowship  9:00 a.m.
Worship 9:15 a.m.
Fellowship  10:15 a.m.
Worship 10:45 a.m.

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April Giving Items - Easter Baskets
Donations for the month of April are
non-perishable items for Easter Baskets. Cash donations are also welcome for the purchase of fresh fruits and vegetables. Your donations may be left at the back entrance near the Welcome Center. Thank you for your generosity. 

Easter Baskets are being put together this Monday,  April 15 and we are in need of non-perishable foods. These baskets are used to bless families in need. If this is something you would like to help with, drop the food off at the church this week or on Sunday. Thank You!

Holy Week Schedule
Palm Sunday: April 14th
8, 9, and 10:45 services.
We will wave palm branches as we hail Jesus' return to Jerusalem.

Maundy Wednesday: April 17th.
Meal at 6:00 p.m. followed by a blended
Service at 6:45 p.m. in the Family Life Center.
We remember the Last Supper and Jesus' command to "love one another as I have loved you."

Good Friday: April 19th.
Ecumenical Service with St John's Lutheran Church at Ely Presbyterian Church near Ely.
Refreshments at 6:30, worship at 7:00 p.m.
We commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

Easter Sunday: April 21st.
7, 8, 9:15 and 10:45 Services.
Communion served.
We celebrate the risen Lord!
Easter Sunday Volunteers
Holy Week ends with 4 services on Easter Sunday, April 21st :
7:00 Sunrise Service
8:00 and 9:15 Traditional Services 10:45 Contemporary Service

We are usually blessed with many friends and family who will be our guests that day. We pride ourselves on radical hospitality, so to accommodate extra family and friends please consider helping as a worship servant that day.

Greeters: To direct worshipers into the Sanctuary for traditional services and the Family Life Center for the contemporary service.
Ushers: Extra ushers to hand out folders, seat people and take offerings. 
Communion Stewards: Communion will be served at all services. Please consider helping to offer the bread and juice.

If you are interested in helping in any of these areas, please contact the church office, Carol Crisman, or Ann Uthoff Hospitality (baked goods or snacks). Extra goodies will be needed on Easter Sunday! Please contact Sheila Stepanek if you are able to help.
SUMC UM Men's Pancake Super
SUMC Children's Easter Carnival
Join us on Saturday evening, April 13th, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. for the United
Methodist Men's Pancake Supper and Children's Ministries Easter Carnival.
An all-you-can-eat supper of pancakes, eggs, sausage and hash browns for the price of a Free Will Offering. For kids preschool through 3rd grade there will be an Easter Egg Hunt at 5:00 followed by crafts, snack and story time stations from 5:15-6:30. If you would like to donate or volunteer to help with the carnival there are sign-up sheets in the lobby of the church or you may contact Heather Nekola in the church office.
Crandic Marathon,  Sunday, April 28th
Cranadic Marathon benefits Cedar Rapids and Iowa City School's Health and Wellness Programs. This year SUMC will be hosting an Aid Station for the marathon. Volunteers are needed for cheerleaders to give encouragement and to hand out Gatorade and GU Gel to the runners. Volunteers are also needed to help with set-up and tear down. If you would like to help there is a sign-up sheet in the lobby of the church.
Vacation Bible School Registration
  ROAR "Life is Wild...God is God"
Vacation Bible School Registration
June 17th to June 20, 2019, 6-8 p.m.
Shueyville United Methodist Church

        VBS Sunday
 Sunday, June 23, 2019
     9:15 a.m. Service
     Family Life Center
For children who have completed pre-school - 4th grade
College Care Packages
If you have a son or daughter that would appreciate a finals care package please submit their name, address and school by April 21st to at  Sue Slattery There will also be a sign-up sheet at the Welcome Center in the church  lobby.  Financial donations to help  offset the cost of the postage are  always appreciated and may be placed in the offering or dropped off at the office.

Lawn Mowing Volunteers Needed
Trustees are looking for volunteers to mow grass this spring and summer. If you are looking for a way to support our church and see immediately what you have accomplished, this is a way you can do that. Sign up to mow the church lawn for a week, a couple of weeks, or whatever time you can provide to this need. Sign-up sheets will be in the church lobby. Trustees can show you what to mow and how to run the mower. There are two mowers available so bring a friend or spouse and complete the job in half the time! If you are not able to mow, sign up to donate $100 toward hiring a lawn service to mow for you. Contact a trustee if you have questions.
                           Thanks, Rick Less
Save the Date for SUMC's Garage Sale
Saturday, May 4th
As you do your spring cleaning this year, please consider donating your gently used household, garage, yard and clothing items to the church garage sale. All proceeds will go to Missions. Watch the Weekly Dove and the Digital Dove for more details. If you have any questions, please contact Carol Crisman, Jim or Sandy Hynek.
Notes of Gratitude
Thank you so much for the recycled cards and materials that have been left at the church for me. I appreciate it very much. Keep them coming.
              Kitty Brink
SUMC and Social Media
Facebook-Shueyville Church
Twitter- @shueyvillechrch (notice there is not a "u" in church due to space limitations). Please like and share us with your family and friends. The more exposure we have, the better. 
This Week's Calendar
Item not listed? Please make sure you've contacted Julie with your 2019 meeting schedule.

Sunday, April 14
Nursery Care offered from 9:15 through end of 10:45 service.
8:00 a.m.
Traditional Service in the Sanctuary
9:00 a.m. Fellowship
9:15 a.m. Traditional Service in the Sanctuary
9:15 a.m. Children's Sunday School
10:15 a.m. Fellowship
10:45 a.m. Contemporary Service in the FLC
3:00 p.m. Basketball Sunday
6:00 p.m. Venture Scouts

Monday, April 15
6:00 p.m. AGC Board Meeting
7:00 p.m. Church Council Meeting

Tuesday, April 16
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Church office hours
6:00 p.m. Tiger Scouts
6:30 p.m. Scout Parent Planning Meeting

Wednesday, April 17
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Church office hours
6:00 p.m. 380 Kids 
6:30 p.m. Choir Practice
6:45 p.m. Maundy Wednesday Service

Thursday, April 18
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Church office hours
No activities

Friday, April 19
Office Closed
7:00 p.m. Ecumenical Service At Ely Presbyterian

Saturday, April 20
Office Closed
No activities

Sunday, April 21
Nursery Care offered from 9:15 through end of 10:45 service.
7:00 a.m. Easter Sunrise Service
8:00 a.m.
Easter Traditional Service in Sanctuary
9:00 a.m. Fellowship
9:15 a.m. Easter Traditional Service in Sanctuary
10:15 a.m Fellowship
10:45 a.m Easter Contemporary Service in  FLC
Coordinating Our Building Use
Are you needing a place at the church for a committee meeting or event? Please note that ALL scheduling of the building's use must be cleared and scheduled through Julie in the church office. This is not a "permission" issue, but we do need this central location for keeping track of the building's activities (we are thankful to be able to host a growing number of Boy and Girl Scouts this year!). Just drop an email or phone the office (848-7213), so there are no surprises. Thank you!