HUMC Weekly News - April 11, 2019
14005 Stumptown Rd.
Huntersville, NC 28078
(704) 875-1156
Lenten Series: Behold the Man
Last Sunday, April 7
5th Sunday in Lent
John 19: 28-30
"A God Who Thirsts" ( video )
This Sunday, April 14
Palm Sunday
Matthew 21:1-11
Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29
"A God Who Rides a Donkey"
We will have special music at both services by our Spring Chorale.

The children will participate in a Palm processional at the 10:30 service.
Children's Ministry Notes
  • April 14 - Palm Sunday Family Event - Easter craft and service project @ 9:30 in the Fellowship Hall.
  • 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
The children of Club 3:16 raised $454   for HUMC's Nifty Needles Ministry!
We would like to thank everyone who baked and purchased items in support of this fundraiser.
Praxis (Youth) Notes
  • DNOW was a big success! Thank you to the Markhams and the Kincers for hosting some of our students.
  • This Sunday's meeting: Sports Station Fun Day
  • 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 .
A Note from Pastor Paul on Holy Week
I hope you will be able to join us for two special services next week! They are Maundy Thursday (April 18) and Good Friday (April 19), both at 7:00 p.m.

The Maundy Thursday service commemorates the meal Jesus shared with his disciples and the loving act of service he offered on the night before he died. On Thursday, Jesus gathered with his disciples for a final meal. The Gospel of John does not record this meal as a Passover meal, just an ordinary meal. After the meal, Jesus washed the disciple’s feet and taught them that we should love and serve one another as he has loved and served them. We, too, will gather and share a meal. Thanks to Ann Kincer and the Worship team, we will share a meal that offers a taste of Mediterranean cuisine and offers symbolic significance. After the meal, we will have the opportunity to participate in the service example Jesus shared, either washing others’ hands as we sit around tables, or joining in the washing of feet at a separate space.

On Friday, we will remember through the reading of scripture the events of “Good Friday”, the day Jesus died on the cross. As we read scripture, we will also be joining in the singing of some of the most beloved hymns in our hymnal. Many of these hymns are wonderful expressions of faith that teach us important lessons we learn from the death of Jesus. The setting is called a “Tenebrae” service, and as the scriptures tell the story of Jesus’s death, the worship space grows increasingly dark. We conclude the service in silence and darkness as we reflect upon the meaning of Christ’s death, and ponder the hope of resurrection.

I think you will find a sense of God’s presence and blessing as you come and experience these stories in creative and beautiful ways. 

Grace and Peace,
Paul B. Thompson
The next meeting is Thursday, April 18, 12:00 p.m. at La Unica Mexican Restaurant at 16203 Northcross Dr. in Huntersville. For more information or to RSVP, please call Sandi Hartline at 704-756-7627.
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!
Mark Your Calendar!