Worship

SUNDAY MORNINGS AT RUMC

The Schedule

8:30 a.m. Contemporary Praise Worship Service featuring our Northside Chapel Praise Band

9:30 a.m. Grow Hour (Sunday School & Small Groups for Adults)

10:30 a.m. Spirited Traditional Worship Service featuring the Chancel Singers and other choirs, and hymns both traditional and contemporary

We normally celebrate Communion on the first Sunday of the month at both services.

Care for Young Children

Birth – age 5

Our Sunday morning nursery (child care) is staffed by a professional child care worker and an aide from 8:15 am to 15 minutes after the end of the late service.  During the late service, the group comes to the sanctuary for the Children’s Moment portion of the worship service, when the pastor shares a Bible story, life lesson or song that relates to the adult message for the day.

The Grow Hour

  • Sunday School for Children in the Education Building
  • Sunday School and Confirmation Classes for Youth in 308 (The Building to the left of the sanctuary)
  • Bible Study in the first-floor Conference Room in the Chambers Youth Building, 308 Main Street.  Curriculum changes every 6 to 8 weeks.  Led by Jerry McNeiland.

Holy Week 2017

  • Holy Week begins April 9 with Palm/Passion Sunday that will move from celebrating Jesus' Entry Into Jerusalem and turn to a preview of the drama of the whole week.
  • RUMC will observe Holy or Maundy Thursday on April 13 with Communion.  More details to come.
  • Good Friday will be observed in company with the community.  An interactive service of Stations of the Cross will be offered at RUMC in cooperation with the churches participating in the Lenten study and fellowship meals.  The entire community is invited to worship together on this important day.  There will be TWO services on this day:  Noon and 7 PM.
  •    EASTER!  RUMC will celebrate with THREE services on Easter morning, reflecting on Rising with Christ:  
    • 7:30 AM -- an informal gathering with breakfast and music led by the Praise Band
    • 8:30 AM and 10:30 AM - These services will be similar, with music offered by several of our musical groups.

Worship April 23 through May 14, 2017

Prayers in the Bible

When we think of prayer in the Bible, our "go-to" is The Lord's Prayer.  There are many prayers in the scriptures, and we will be exploring several in these four weeks;

  • April 23Thanksgiving for Victory - Exodus 15.  One of the great hymns of Easter is based on the song of victory for the Israelites' deliverance at the Red Sea.  On this Sunday, we will be Singing Our Faith, praising God for the victory of the Resurrection.
  • April 30 - The Prayers of John 17 - This week, Pat Botelle will explore the 3 prayers in John 17 where Jesus prays for himself, for the disciples, and for future believers.
  • May 7 - A Prayer for the Ephesians - Paul offers a prayer for the church at Ephesus
  • May 14Two Mothers' Prayers - Throughout time, mothers have prayed for their children.  Hannah and Mary are 2 biblical mothers whose prayers were statements of deep faith and trust.
  • May 21 - YOUTH SUNDAY!

On the last Sunday in May, a new series Important Conversations will begin, leading us to consider several of the essential, necessary conversations we should have as families so that we are as prepared as we can be for for crises that we may face.

See you on Sunday!

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