Weekly news and events at

Huguenot United Methodist Church

May 2, 2021

 

 

Humor

This week let’s pay attention to the humor in our world. Our world can be a very funny place. Let’s learn to notice it – the discrepancies, incongruities, and the absurdities all around – the crow that walks with a strut like a head waiter, a sheep dog that looks the same coming or going, the child who imitates your walk or voice. Laugh at the funny things in your life – the way you forget names, the squeal you emit when someone surprises you, or your tendency to giggle when you feel embarrassed, or the times you locked yourself out of the house. The word humor comes from the Latin humis, which means earth. So, to be humiliated is to be brought down to earth. That is what the Greek theater thought they were doing when they wrote their plays – they were reminding their audiences that life is common and a bit earthy, and that whenever we think we’re above that, it’s time to trip on a rug or a word that brings us down a peg or two. In other words, humor is about perspective; it is about viewing everything from the vantage point of eternity. When you and I can see the humor in ourselves, our spirits are healthy.

L’Chaim.  Jim Sprouse

 

 

 

 

 

 

        

 

Please Celebrate Sunday’s Message

Huguenot United Methodist Church is inviting you to join our online Sunday Morning Worship Service. We gather every Sunday morning. The service begins at 11:00 a.m. We invite you to join the gathering at approximately 10:50 a.m. to meet and greet other folks and offer virtual smiles, hugs, and handshakes. Please join us and take part in our worship and praise of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

To join by computer, tablet, smartphone, or similar device, please choose either of the following options:

Please go to www.HuguenotUMC.org and click on “ZOOM” near the top of the home page

or click on this link,

https://umcom.zoom.us/j/2293235269?pwd=b2NQcmRDeUhSbUtvT2JJK1NwaTdqZz09
Meeting ID: 229 323 5269     Passcode: 10661

 

To join by telephone, please dial 1 301 715 8592.

The Meeting ID: 229 323 5269. The password is 10661.

 

As a courtesy to the Adult Sunday School Class, if that class is still meeting when you join the Zoom gathering,  please mute your device until the class is finished. Then feel free to unmute and visit with other attendees.   Thank you!

 

Pastor Jim Sprouse will provide us with the message “Every Sunday Is Easter Sunday”.

We hope you will join us!

 

The Worship Bulletin for the May 2nd 11:00 service follows and includes the hymn lyrics :      

 

May 2, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.

Fifth Sunday of Easter

 

Prelude This Is the Feast of Victory Connie Salmeri
Greeting and Call to Worship: Carol Cardwell

 

Leader:                        Let us celebrate the church in the world:

In the work we do this week,

People:                        May the risen Christ teach us. 

Leader:                        In the challenges we’ll face this week,

People:                        May the risen Christ guide us.

Leader:                        Through the people we’ll meet this week,

People:                        May the risen Christ renew us.  

Leader:                        As we respond to the hungers and hurts of the world,

People:                        May the risen Christ strengthen us.  

Leader:                        Give us grace to see in death the gate of eternal life,

People:                        So that in quiet confidence we may continue our journey on earth,

                        Until, by your call, we’re reunited with those who have gone before.

Leader:                        May our lips praise you, our hearts bless you, and lives glorify you, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

People:                        Amen.

 

 

 

Hymn Draw Us in the Spirit’s Tether UMH #632
Statement of Faith In Time of Illness   UMH # 460  Fred Schneider
Prayer and Lord’s Prayer   Chip Woodall
Psalter Psalm 133    UMH # 850 Judge Cardwell
Music In Remembrance of Me Connie Salmeri
Sermon

John 20: 11-18

Every Sunday Is Easter Sunday

Pastor James Sprouse
Hymn In the Garden  UMH # 314
Holy Communion   Pastor James Sprouse
Benediction   Pastor James Sprouse
Postlude Thine Be the Glory Connie Salmeri

 

 

 

Hymns for the Fifth Sunday of Easter

May 2, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.

 

 

 

 

UMH # 632        Draw Us In the Spirit’s Tether

1. Draw us in the Spirit’s tether,
for when humbly in thy name,
two or three are met together,
thou art in the midst of them.
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Touch we now thy garment’s hem.

2. As disciples used to gather
in the name of Christ to sup,
then with thanks to God the Father
break the bread and bless the cup:
Alleluia! Alleluia!
So now bind our friendship up.

3. All our meals and all our living
make as sacraments of thee,
that by caring, helping, giving,
we may true disciples be.
Alleluia! Alleluia!
We will serve thee faithfully.

 

 

 

 

UMH # 314          In the Garden

1. I come to the garden alone
while the dew is still on the roses,
and the voice I hear falling on my ear
the Son of God discloses.

Refrain:
And he walks with me, and he talks with me,
and he tells me I am his own;
and the joy we share as we tarry there,
none other has ever known.

2. He speaks, and the sound of his voice,
is so sweet the birds hush their singing,
and the melody that he gave to me
within my heart is ringing. (Refrain)

3. I’d stay in the garden with him
though the night around me be falling,
but he bids me go; thru the voice of woe
his voice to me is calling. (Refrain)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Life Made Easy!

HUMC Zoom meetings (and church services) can now be joined via the Church web site, http://www.huguenotumc.org/ , by clicking on the new blue Zoom icon at the top right-hand corner of each web page.  No more having to remember Zoom meeting credentials for different meetings!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adult Bible Study / Sunday School

The title of our lesson for the Adult Bible Study/Sunday School on Sunday, May 2, 2021 is “God Declares Who God Is”. The focal passage is Exodus 33:12-23; 34:5-8. The background text is Exodus 33:1-6, 12-23; 34:5-8. The Purpose Statement for this lesson is “To understand who God is in light of God’s revelation to Moses”.

Our Adult Bible Study/Sunday School Class begins at 9:45 a.m. From 9:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. is a time for announcements, sharing joys and concerns, and visiting together. Please plan to join the gathering between 9:45 a.m. and 9:55 a.m. This will allow for a smooth transition into our lesson which will begin at 10:00 a.m.

Here is the information to join our class.

To join by computer, tablet, smartphone, or similar device, please choose either of the following options:

  1. Please go to HuguenotUMC.org and click on “ZOOM” near the top of the home page,
  2. Please click on this link,
    https://umcom.zoom.us/j/2293235269?pwd=b2NQcmRDeUhSbUtvT2JJK1NwaTdqZz09
  3. The Meeting ID: 229 323 5269.       Passcode: 10661.

To join by telephone, please dial 1 301 715 8592.

The Meeting ID: 229 323 5269. The password is 10661.

Please join us!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday Night Fellowship and New Testament Study

Please join us for fellowship and our continuing video series.

 

6:15 – 6:30 pm Sign in

6:30 – 6:40 pm Fellowship & Sharing
6:40 – 7:10 pm  Video: The Creation of the New Testament

7:10 – 7:30 pm Discussion

7:30 Closing

 

To join by computer, tablet, smartphone, or similar device, please choose either of the following options:

  1. Please go to HuguenotUMC.org and click on “ZOOM” near the top of the home page,
  2. Please click on this link,
    https://umcom.zoom.us/j/2293235269?pwd=b2NQcmRDeUhSbUtvT2JJK1NwaTdqZz09
    Meeting ID: 229 323 5269
    Passcode: 10661

To join by telephone, please dial 1 301 715 8592

The Meeting ID: 229 323 5269. The password is 10661.

Shirley  240-1240

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Borrow Books

Huguenot United Methodist Women (UMW) has a collection of books selected from the national UMW Reading Program list. Everyone is welcome to borrow these books!  We now have a new rolling library cart to shelve the most recent books. As soon as we’re able to again meet in person, the cart will be wheeled to our Fellowship Hall when groups gather so you can browse, and perhaps borrow a book. Simple instructions for borrowing and returning books are located on the top shelf. In the meantime, we want you to know that the cart has been placed along on the window wall of the library for your convenience.

-Wenda Singer for Huguenot Unit of UMW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Habitat for Humanity

Richmond Habitat for Humanity is inviting us to assemble a team for one of their work projects this spring. Check out the dates below. Work time is 8 am to 3 pm. There is also an opportunity to help with Chesterfield Restore, it’s located at 1201 Mall Drive, Chesterfield Town Center.
Let me know what you think.     Jim Sprouse

  • Friday, 5/14 – 8 spots
  • Friday, 6/4 – 6 spots
  • Friday, 6/11 – 6 spots
  • Saturday, 6/12 – 6 spots

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Communion Elements

We will celebrate virtual Communion this Sunday, May 2nd. A covered box had been set up outside the front door at the church for you to pick up the communion elements.  They’ve already been consecrated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dresses and Pillowcases Project

Here are two opportunities to bring some joy to children, locally and across the globe. One is the Dress a Girl Around the World program, which provides handmade dresses for needy girls in 80 countries. The other is making colorful pillowcases for patients at the local Children’s Hospital. Both projects require basic sewing skills and a sewing machine. The kits are available from Molly Sprouse; contact her at mollysprouse@gmail.com for more information. It’s a fun way to bring some sunshine into a child’s life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contribution Reminder

Many thanks to those who have responded and participated!!  We are current on all our bills.  Don’t stop.  Please continue to mail your contributions to the church office.                      -Bud Westerhouse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lectionary Readings for Sunday, May 2 – Saturday, May 8

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Old Testament Acts 8: 26-40
Psalter Psalm 22: 25-31
Epistle 1 John 4: 7-21
Gospel John 15: 1-8

                               


Lectionary Readings for Sunday, May 9 – Saturday, May 15

Sixth Sunday of Easter                                                                                        

Old Testament Acts 10: 44-48
Psalter Psalm  98
Epistle 1 John 5: 1-6
Gospel John 15: 9-17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amazon – Charitable Donation

If you shop at Amazon you may now have .5% of your annual purchases sent as a charitable donation to Huguenot United Methodist Church. Thanks to the efforts of Bud Westerhouse this opportunity to buy from Amazon and support your church is now available to you.

Login to your Amazon account and look for Amazon Smiles. Click the link and type in Huguenot United Methodist Church in the search field. We’ll pop up. You may choose your charitable donations to go to either the church or the pre-school. Enjoy! With all our members and friends signed up, every little bit will help. Thank you for your participation.

-Jim Sprouse

 

 

 

 

 

Jen Foley

Sue Ellen Hresan (Sue Cutler’s daughter)

Dan Salmeri  (Connie’s husband)

 

Moving forward, in an effort to keep the prayer requests current, names posted will be removed after 30 days unless requested otherwise.

Thank you for making us aware of all prayer needs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Metro Richmond At Prayer

We pray for the criminal justice system in Metropolitan Richmond:

For all who are incarcerated in jails and prisons, their families, and their loved ones.

 

 

Where the World Meets to Pray

Copies of the May-June edition of The Upper Room are now available on the console under the mail slots.  Please consider making a donation in the labeled box.

 

 

 

 

 

Joys & Celebrations                                           

Birthday
Judy Anderson 5/5
Wayne Taney 5/6
Anniversary

 

If we missed your birthday or anniversary, please leave a note or send an email to Elaine so she can include you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sunday,  May 2 – Fifth Sunday of Easter and Communion Sunday

9:45 a.m…       Adult Sunday School  (Zoom)

10:50 a.m…     Worship  (Zoom)

4:00 p.m…      Confirmation Class (Zoom)

 

Wednesday,  May 5

6:30 p.m…      Wednesday Night Fellowship and New Testament Study (Zoom)

 

Thursday,  May 6

10:00 a.m…     Women’s Bible Study

 

 Friday,  May 7

9:00 a.m…       Library Work Session

 

Sunday,  May 9 – Sixth Sunday of Easter

Mother’s Day

9:45 a.m…       Adult Sunday School  (Zoom)

10:50 a.m…     Worship  (Zoom)

4:00 p.m…      Confirmation Class (Zoom)

 

 

 

NEW Church Directory

Please let Elaine know if there are changes/additions that need to be made prior to the next update.  Also, if you would like a printed copy, please contact Elaine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Church Office Hours

Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

If you have an article for the next week’s pulse,  please email it to Elaine by Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.

 

 

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(804) 272-6820 HuguenotUMC@gmail.com
Website: HUGUENOTUMC.org