This week in our streaming service, we will celebrate communion together. As a reminder,

  1. When you go to the grocery store (don’t forget your mask and to social distance), pick up some rolls or bread to use and some grape juice.
  2. Create a little altar to place your bread and your cup of juice on. You can add a candle to represent Christ and the rest of the congregation and/or a little cross, some flowers. You can be as creative or not creative as you want to be.
  3. Say the responses to the liturgy
  4. If you are with your family, serve one another communion.
  5. Say a prayer of thanks or a prayer of need to God after receiving communion.

Also, on Sunday, we will be experimenting with a digital passing of the peace. If you are watching on Facebook, we will ask you to comment with a smiley face or a wave during that time. If you are using the livestream from the webpage or YouTube, you will be asked to text hi to someone even if they are next to you on the couch.

Sunday’s sermon is “Living in community” from Acts 2:42-47. Traditionally, this Sunday is known as Good Shepherd Sunday. Every year on the 4th Sunday of Easter, the Lectionary includes Psalm 23 and John 10:1-10 which describes Jesus as both the good shepherd and the gate through which the sheep are saved. Jesus promises that those who follow him will have life in the fullest, which is beautifully illustrated by Psalm 23. The reading from 1 Peter 2:19-25 reminds us that Jesus is the shepherd who gathers in the sheep who stray. I don’t ever remember not preaching the Good Shepherd theme on this Sunday.

But this year, I decided to do something different. Acts 2:42-47 talks about the very early church as a community. In these days when we were having to reimagine what community looks like for us, what can the early church teach us on how to be community? What were the distinguishing marks of community for the early church? Join me Sunday as we look at and explore these ideas.
Children and Youth Ministries
  • Children, youth and families are invited to join Pastor Kelly every weekday morning at 10:00am for a devotional and activity. We will post the daily video on our website and FaceBook page, with a link to a YouTube Channel.

  • Youth are invited to join Pastor Kelly for a youth zoom meet-up every Thursday at 10:00am. Please contact Pastor Kelly to be included in the zoom youth meet up at kellyb@centraltolife.org.
Adult Ministries
Pastor Greg is hosting a zoom Bible study devotional and check in every Wednesday at 6 PM. Please contact Pastor Greg to be included on the zoom invite at gkennedy@centraltolife.org
Third Space Ministries
Pastor Kelly is providing a weekly 3rd space devotional every Monday morning. Please contact Pastor Kelly to receive this third space devotional at kellyb@centraltolife.org .
This ministry helps keep members in contact with each other by writing notes to
someone in the congregation. If you would like to receive a note from a member of the Circuit Writers or be part of this ministry, please contact Cindy at pwcin1963@gmail.com.
For more information about the ministries of Central United Methodist Church,
email info@centraltolife.org, call the church office at 243-7834
or check out our website at www.centraltolife.org
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For more information about the ministries of Central United Methodist Church,
email info@centraltolife.org, call the church office at 243-7834
or check out our website at www.centraltolife.org
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