Sunday Service, April 19, 2015

In this very special service Aida talks about the power of faith for healing, the choir sings a composition of Tommy Dorsey’s “Precious Lord,’ we hear about an opportunity to ‘Bite Back’ against Lyme disease and there is a wonderful moment of anointing.

 

James 5:14: Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:

March Hope’s Place

We’d like to give a big thank you to Easthampton Savings Bank for being our community sponsors for our Hope’s Place dinner on March 31st.  Not only did they provide financial support for the dinner but a great group of employees came to help out with serving and enjoy a corned beef and cabbage dinner with us.

Hope's+Place+March_1cAfter dinner, we had a great presentation from Statia Cantin on healthy aging.  Thanks for all the great information Statia!

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And then…the Easter Bunny arrived!

The Easter Bunny arrived at Hope UMC after Easter Sunday Worship.  It looks like the adults had as much fun as the children!

A Beautiful Easter Sunday

The flowers were beautiful; the dancers were beautiful and the music was beautiful!

He Has Risen! Easter Service

Holy Week and Easter

What a Holy Week it has been!

Saturday, preceding Holy Week:  Soup Fest for Imagine No Malaria

We gathered to eat delicious soup, chili and stew to benefit our Sunday School mission

Dave soupfestproject.  To top it off we enjoyed some great entertainment from Dave Hamelin (thank you to Dave for filling in at the last minute for Sam who was ill).

Palm Sunday

A wonderful service celebrating Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem with an uplifting message from our new CT/Western MA District Superintendent, Rev. David Calhoun.

Tuesday, Hope’s Place

A delicious corned beef and cabbage meal was served with the help of this happy group IMG_0475from Easthampton Savings Bank.

 

 

 

Dinner was followed by an interesting presentation on healthy aging by Statia Cantin.

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Wednesday, Lenten Study: Renegade Gospel

This has been a challenging study for many of us that has us questioning our priorities in our lives and wondering if we are collecting enough “dust on our sandals” from following Jesus.  Are we truly followers or are we merely volunteers?!

Thursday, Maundy Thursday

Maundy ThursdayA beautiful service of love with the sharing of the bread and cup as Jesus shared it with his disciples on that night of the Last Supper.  Thank you to our chancel choir for their beautiful offerings of music.  The service was followed by our Prayer Vigil with individuals keeping watch throughout the night in a time of prayer and meditation.

Good Friday

The bell tolled at 3:00 PM recognizing the death of Christ. words_from_the_cross_niv We gathered again in the evening for a solemn service with meditations on the Seven Last Words of Christ spoken from the cross.  This was a very powerful and memorable service with individuals speaking from deep in their hearts on what these words mean to them.  We went out into the darkness to await the coming celebration.

 

Join us on Easter Sunday for a Grand Celebration of the Resurrection!

6:00 AM Sunrise Service at the Quabbin Tower

9:00 AM Sunday School classes

10:00 AM  Grand Easter Celebration service in our Sanctuary!The Garden Tomb