We continue with the Easter Season, the time according to the United Methodist Church that: …also known as Eastertide or the Great Fifty Days, begins on Easter Day and ends 50 days later on Pentecost. Focusing on Christ’s resurrection and ascension and the sending of the Holy Spirit (Pentecost), Eastertide is the most joyous and celebrative season of the Christian year. We celebrate the good news that in Christ’s death and resurrection we, and all creation, are continually being made new by God’s love and saving grace.
Last Sunday our new sermon series Lessons of Easter kicked off with part one called “Doubting Thomas.” This week Pastor Steve continues with part two: “Meeting the Risen Christ.”
Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them; but they were kept from recognizing him. Luke 24:13-16
All are welcome to attend our 9 AM traditional service or our 11 AM Contemporary Service featuring the music of our Praise Band.
Pastor Marcela Jarmon leads the Spanish language service in the sanctuary at 10 AM. Also at 10 AM our adult Bible studies, fellowship coffee, and mission ministry will be occurring throughout the church. A schedule of activities and locations is available in the bulletin and on the screen in the lobby.
Also this weekend the Sunday school classes will be learning a little about gardening and growing vegetables to feed those in need. DeShong’s Gift Back; a non-profit organization whose mission is to supply fresh vegetables to food pantries, shelters, and churches like Sterling United Methodist Church, will be preparing the soil and planting the seeds for what will be this year’s beginning crop of vegetables on Saturday and Sunday in the raised beds behind the church. The beds will be weeded and prepared on Saturday starting at 9 AM and the green beans and swiss chard seeds will be planted on Sunday starting at 10 AM. The vegetables from this ministry support Sterling United Methodist Church’s GRACE Ministries effort as well as other local food distribution locations in the general Sterling community area. Volunteers are welcome to help this weekend and throughout the season to maintain and harvest.
On Friday from 5 to 7 PM Sterling UMC’s pre-school, Kids Under Construction, will host an art exhibit displaying artworks of the young and talented artists in the hallways, classrooms, and fellowship hall.
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