Entries by Jessica Sapp

New Easter hymn written for coronavirus era

Please see this news from The United Methodist Church website: https://www.umc.org/en/content/new-easter-hymn-written-for-coronavirus-era Just in time for Easter, popular hymn writer Carolyn Winfrey Gillette has written a new hymn specifically for a season in which the Church and its members are dealing with the coronavirus. “This new hymn,” Gillette writes, “is a prayer to be used in […]

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Easter Scriptures and Activities

We missed having our community Easter Egg Hunt this year, but we want you to have fun with Easter Eggs while at home! Attached is a resource full of Holy Week bible stories that you can go through as a family or on your own. Each story has an image that you can draw on […]

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Maundy Thursday Worship Resources

Holy Thursday, or Maundy Thursday as we often call it is the beginning of the trio of services that burst into the resurrection celebration of Easter. This gathering of items to assist you in a family/home worship is an adaptation of materials from Ministry Matters. The Holy Communion liturgy online from Palm Sunday can be […]

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Dear Community of Faith at Worthington UMC,

We are beginning an adventure that few, if any of us, have experienced before;  and none of us desired.  As sporting challenges are cancelled, stores full as if for holiday buying, schools for K-12 closed for at least three weeks, and older students attending online as their professors scramble to figure how that will work, […]

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Next Steps in Lent 2020

Dear Friends and Members of Worthington UMC, In the interest of being good neighbors and following the recommendations of our experts in community health, we will not be holding worship services for at least the next two Sundays (March 15 and 22). There is great resistance to cancelling a worship service at any time, but […]

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Bishop Palmer Calls Church to Action

“People were bringing children to Jesus so that he would bless them. But the disciples scolded them. When Jesus saw this, he grew angry and said to them, “Allow the children to come to me. Don’t forbid them, because God’s kingdom belongs to people like these children. I assure you that whoever doesn’t welcome God’s kingdom like […]

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