THIS SUNDAY
Sunday, April 7
5th Sunday in Lent
The Final Week with Jesus Series
Preacher: Rev. Taylor Fuerst
Scripture: Luke 22:14-27
Sermon: "The Last Supper"
Capitol 10K Race
The CAP10K race is this Sunday, April 7. Fortunately, the CAP10K does not use any of the streets adjacent to the church and parking will be as usual on Sunday. However, because we are inside the loop of the race, please be aware of limited access to Lavaca Street. Enfield / 15th Street and Cesar Chavez are on the race route and not accessible from Mopac. The race begins at 8:00 a.m. and by 10:00 a.m. many streets will have reopened.  View Race Route .
Churchwide Lenten Study
Sundays, March 31-April 14, 10:00-10:45 a.m., SAN Wesley Hall
Join our churchwide study of Entering the Passion of Jesus: A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week by author, professor, and biblical scholar Amy-Jill Levine. Facilitated by Revs. Karen Vannoy and John Flowers.
Wedding Reception for Cathy and Jeff
Sunday, April 7, 12:15 p.m., FLC Great Hall
Please join us for a reception to celebrate the marriage of Pastor Cathy and Jeff Jackson. These newlyweds love adventure and the outdoors, and are even saving up for a travel trailer to which you can contribute online at their registry at https://registry.theknot.com .
Conversations on Racial Justice
Sunday, April 7, 4:30-6:00 p.m., FLC Garrison Chapel
Join us as we work together on racial justice, seeking to undo racism in ourselves and recognize systemic racism, while working for and supporting work being done to end racial oppression. This group meets on first Sundays to discuss topics through videos, podcasts, and articles. Register at fumcaustin.org/conversations .
NEWS AND EVENTS
FUMP Registration
First United Methodist Preschool is currently enrolling students (ages 2 months - 5 years) for the 2019 - 2020 School Year. The teachers and staff at FUMP strive to create an atmosphere in which each child can develop socially, emotionally, physically, spiritually, and intellectually. FUMP offers an educational experience through a flexible, well-planned program. The basis of the program is that play is learning! If you are interested in learning more or to inquire about openings, please contact our director, Sandy Pennington at preschool@fumcaustin.org .
Vacation Bible School Registration
July 22-25 (4 Days: Monday-Thursday) 
9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
For children 4 years-completed 5th grade.
VOYAGERS, come with us on a journey to Mars and Beyond this summer! The Starship Galaxion needs our help. It's going to be an out-of-this-world adventure as we explore where God's power can take us. Spots fill up quickly. Early bird pricing is $30 before June 1, then $40 until the registration cut-off on July 10. And plan to kick-off the fun at our Launch Party on Sunday, July 21 from noon-2:00 p.m. Register at fumcaustin.org/vbs .
Easter Lily Sale
Order By April 7
FUMC members and friends are invited to place lilies in the Sanctuary on Easter Sunday to the glory of God and in honor or in memory of loved ones. The cost is $12 for each plant. Plants can be picked up after the 11:00 a.m. worship on Easter Sunday. Order Online .
"The Armor of Light" Screening
Tuesday, April 9, 6:30 p.m.
AFS Cinema, 6406 N IH-35 
Presented by Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America , this movie follows an Evangelical minister and Lucy McBath, the mother of a teenage shooting victim, who ask, "Is it possible to be both pro-gun and pro-life?" Suggested donation $10. Adults only, please. RSVP at every.tw/2NTYTQR .
Rescheduled Training for Thursday Women's Ministry
Sunday, April 14, 12:15-2:00 p.m.
FLC Great Hall
This May, we are launching a new ministry with women experiencing homelessness following the “Feed My People” Breakfast on Thursday mornings. All potential volunteers are encouraged to attend training on April 14 or May 5. Please keep this new ministry in your prayers as leaders plan and prepare. Lunch will be provided. Questions? Contact Pastor Cathy Stone at cathy@fumcaustin.org or 512-478-5684 (ext. 215).
Lenten Labyrinth Experience
April 15-21, Murchison Chapel
During Holy Week, a labyrinth, an ancient pattern for prayer, meditation, and contemplation, will be available in Murchison Chapel during church office hours, during the Egg Festival, and on Easter Sunday. FUMC welcomes all members and guests who are downtown during the week to take part in this Lenten practice.
Palm/Passion Sunday Worship
April 14, 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Sanctuary
We wave palms as the people welcome Jesus to the Holy City, and then we continue our journey with Him to the cross.

Maundy Thursday Worship
April 18, 12:10 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sanctuary
Gather with Jesus and his friends in the Upper Room to celebrate the Holy Meal and experience the washing of feet. Childcare for infants and toddlers is provided for the 7:30 p.m. evening service.

Good Friday Family Service
April 19, 10:30 a.m., Murchison Chapel
Experience the stories of Christ’s life through Easter with age-appropriate storytelling of passion week and walking the Labyrinth. Wear socks! Childcare for infants and toddlers is provided.

Good Friday Worship Service
April 19, 12:10 p.m., Sanctuary
We experience Christ’s crucifixion through reading scripture, prayer, and singing hymns.

April 19, 7:30 p.m., Sanctuary
We experience Christ’s crucifixion through Tenebrae, a service of darkness, with special music from the FUMC Choir.  Childcare for infants and toddlers is provided for the 7:30 p.m. evening service.

Easter Egg Festival
April 20, 9:30-11:00 a.m., West Capitol Grounds
Bring your family and friends to this fun community-wide event with an egg hunt/roll, face painting, games, and, of course, the Easter Bunny! Bring food donations for Caritas of Austin.

Easter Sunday Worship
April 21, 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., Sanctuary
Celebrate God’s victory over the powers of sin, oppression, and death in two identical services with Communion and full choir. Childcare for infants and toddlers is provided for both the 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Easter services.

Butterfly Release
April 21, 10:00 a.m., Capitol Lawn
Enjoy the beauty of resurrection and new life as we release butterflies on the Capitol lawn.
First Steps Class
Sunday, April 28, 12:15 p.m., FLC Garrison Chapel
Are you interested in joining FUMC? Prior to joining, we ask all to come to this class to learn about United Methodist beliefs and the ministry of FUMC, meet the pastors and other members, and ask questions. To sign up, fill out the Connections Card and place it in the offering plate, go online at fumcaustin.org/firststeps , or email Trevor Harper at trevor@fumcaustin.org .
SERVING OPPORTUNITIES
Egg Festival Preparation
Donations Through April 7
The Easter Bunny needs help. We are accepting donations to ensure there are plenty of treats for the children at our Easter Egg Festival on April 20. Here's how you can help!
  • Donate individually wrapped nut-free candy (Lifesavers, Starbursts, and bubble gum) and plastic eggs in the bunny barrels near the entrances to the children's Sunday School wing and the Sanctuary foyer. To help stuff eggs, contact Dustin Goss at dustingoss@yahoo.com.
  • Send egg supplies directly to the church! Purchase from our Amazon wish list and have your donation delivered to the church.
  • Donate money during the offering or online and note “Egg Festival Supplies.”

Volunteer at the Egg Festival
Sign up online for a shift. From greeters to egg organizers, we have a job for you. To volunteer the day of, go to fumcaustin.org/easter-egg-festival .
Habitat for Humanity Build
Saturday, April 13
FUMC will join area Methodist churches for the 2019 Habitat Methodist Build at 7220 Boyle Drive (east Austin off Johnny Morris Road). Our commitment includes a fundraising goal of $7,500, along with providing 10 volunteers for the following Saturdays: April 13 and May 4. If you would like to put your faith into action, sign up at fumcaustin.org/habitat . Donations may be placed in the offering plate (marked "Habitat Build") or made online . For more information, contact Terri Purdy terri.sohn@gmail.com .
CALENDAR
Sunday, April 7

Tuesday, April 9
"Armor of Light" Screening

Wednesday, April 10
Coordinating Team Meeting

Friday, April 12

Saturday, April 13

Sunday, April 14
Palm Sunday Worship Services
Chapel Worship Service
Children's Choir Not Meeting
Women's Program Training Session

April 15-21

Thursday, April 18
Friday, April 19

Saturday, April 20

Sunday, April 21
No Children & Youth Sunday School
Children's Choir Not Meeting
Engage Not Meeting

Sunday, April 28
Manna Bag Sale

Saturday, May 4

Sunday, May 5
ASP Stock Sales Begin
Conversations on Racial Justice
APRIL MISSION EMPHASIS
Easter Offering
At Easter, we celebrate the life-giving Resurrection of Christ. As a response to the new life we've been given, each year we dedicate a special Easter Offering to a ministry or facility need that increases our ability to serve others. This year's Easter offering will directly support ministry with our neighbors through the Emergency Assistance Fund (EAF) and new Thursday Morning Ministry with Women Experiencing Homelessness. Read More .
SERMONS ONLINE
Missed last week's sermon?
Sunday, March 31
Preacher: Rev. Taylor Fuerst
Scripture: Mark 14:3-9
Sermon: “The First Supper”
Other ways to listen? Subscribe to our iTunes podcast or YouTube channel.
PRAYER CONCERNS
Within our Congregation
Health
Sandy Bowles; Gussie Fallon; Marijo Hartman; Paul Hicks; Kathy Morales; and Weldon Wink.

Congratulations
To Curt and Jan Ashmos on the birth of their of grandson, Stetson Bleu Sharpe.

Condolences
To Ann Fields on the death of her cousin, Kathy Scott, and to the family and friends of Jack Nolan Miller who died on March 31.

Other
To the families and friends of the girls who died in Bastrop car accident and to the victims of flooding in our country.
Beyond our Congregation
Jan Ashmos’ mother; Sarah Austin’s grandmother, Betty Williams; Cheryl Bias’ niece, Lauren; Sandy Bowles’ daughter, Carla Bowles; Fay Brown’s sister, Jo Rene Altenburg; Janet Camp’s sister, Nancy Willet; Jimmie Sue Francis’ friend, Diane Whitehead Fojtasek; Curtis Fuelberg’s friend, Randy Wilson; Bob Garrett’s father; Nancy Gillett’s brother, Ted Lester; Daviss King’s sister, Margaret Morse; Delia Peters’ cousin, Michelle Cano; Debbie Rippletoe’s friend, Melvin; Pat Rives’ friend, Susan Tyler; Leslie Story’s father, Neel Richardson; and Dick Young’s nephew, Jeff Young.
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(512) 478-5684 
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