HUMC Weekly News - April 18, 2019
14005 Stumptown Rd.
Huntersville, NC 28078
(704) 875-1156
Tonight, April 18
7:00 p.m.
Maundy Thursday
John 13:1-20
"A God Who Loves"
Friday, April 19
7:00 p.m.
Good Friday
Hebrews 4:14-16, 5:7-9
John 18:1-19:42
"A God Who Bleeds, A God Who Dies"
Nursery will NOT be available for Maundy Thursday and Good Friday Services.
Maundy Thursday
We gather together to remember this night Jesus spent with his disciples before he dies on Friday. We will share a meal together. Our meal will be served and have symbolic significance. And then, as recorded in John 13, we will remember and reenact what Jesus did in washing his disciples feet. We will hear the words, "for I have set you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you."

The Meal:
Lentils are a traditional mourner’s meal for the Jews. In Jewish tradition, it is said that the lentil stew Jacob cooked (for which Esau sold Jacob his birthright, Genesis 25:29-34) was meant for his father Isaac, who was mourning the death of his father Abraham.
 
Raw celery  represents the bitter herbs reminiscent of the Passover meal. It symbolizes the bitterness and harshness of the slavery the Hebrews endured in Egypt. At the Last Supper, they alluded to the bitter suffering Christ was about to endure on the cross.
 
Applesauce with cinnamon and dried cranberries  is a substitution for haroset, a sweet, dark-colored paste made of fruits and nuts. It represents the mortar used by the Israelites while in bondage in ancient Egypt.
 
Unleavened bread  signifies Christ’s body, which was broken on the cross. Unleavened bread is served during Passover, commemorating the Exodus out of Egypt. Since the children of Israel left Egypt hastily, they did not have time for the bread to rise.
 
Grape juice  represents the blood of Christ, which was shed for the remission of sins. ( https://livingrichonless.com/sample-page/ )
Last Sunday, April 14
Palm Sunday
Matthew 21:1-11
Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29
"A God Who Rides a Donkey" ( video )
This Sunday, April 21
Easter Sunday
Luke 24:1-12
"A God Who is Raised from the Dead"
Reminders for this Sunday
  • The Community Sunrise Service will be held at Huntersville Presbyterian Church at 7:00 a.m. with a breakfast to follow.
  • We will have Worship Services at HUMC at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
  • The Children's Easter Egg Hunt will follow the 10:30 service.
Easter Sunday Flower Cross
Please remember to bring flowers to decorate our cross on Easter Sunday. Our flower cross is a beautiful tradition here at HUMC and will be outside the front entry (inside the lobby in case of rain) for your flower contributions. Someone will be there to assist you in putting them in the cross. This will be the perfect photo op for your family after the service!
Children's Ministry Notes
  • Nursery will NOT be available for the Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services.
  • April 21 - Children's Easter Egg Hunt @ 11:30 a.m.
For more information on everything happening in Children's Ministry, read the Children's Ministry Weekly Newsletter
Praxis (Youth) Notes
  • No meeting this Sunday
  • We will help hide the eggs for the Children's Easter Egg hunt on Easter Sunday.
For more information about other Youth events, read this week's Praxis Newsletter .
Mark Your Calendar!