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The Sunday Scoop Welcome to Fredericksburg United Methodist Church!

Easter Sunday, April 16th 2017


Sunday Scoop is your one-stop-shop for learning

about mission and ministry here at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church! We want to keep you connected to upcoming events, ongoing activities and ministry opportunities in our home. We want you to know that whoever you are, you are welcome here, and we invite you to make

this place your home!

Easter Sunday Schedule 4/16 7:07 a.m.—Sunrise Service in the Memory Garden 9 a.m.—Contemporary Worship in the Sanctuary 10 a.m.—Sunday School for Adults, Youth & Children 11:10 a.m.—Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary 9:30—11:30 a.m.—Agape Hour (coffee and snacks in the Fellowship Hall)

Palmz in the Platz Success! We had close to 450 people (and two dogs!) out at our Palmz in the Platz event worshipping and giving glory to God! A special thank you to all those who attended, and to each of you who helped us haul equipment, prepare the meal, greet and usher, and hide Easter eggs. We can’t make awesome outreach events like this possible without you! You can check out photos and videos from the event on our Facebook page.

What’s Ahead LAST MINUTE HOLY WEEK REMINDERS Thursday, April 13th at 7 p.m. Friday, April 14th at 7 p.m. Hello church! If you’re reading your Scoop a little early, don’t forget we have a Maundy Thursday service led by Pastor Sid on Thursday evening at 7 p.m. Friday evening, join us back in the sanctuary at 7 p.m. to hear our choir and orchestra, under the direction of our music director, Don Doss, present “The Seven Last Words of Christ,” a musical by Theodore Dubois. This week is all about the amazing love

of Christ for His people. We hope you'll join us as we remember His sacrifice and celebrate His resurrection. If you have any other questions, all the details are online at, or you can call the office at 997-7679!

FAMILY FUN NIGHT– BOWLING EVENT Sunday, April 23rd from 5 p.m.– 8 p.m. BB’s Billiards and Bowling (758 S. Washington Street) Cost: $7 for two games and shoe rental Contact: Kenneth Williams ( We invite you to a night of fun and fellowship at BB’s Billiards and Bowling! Sign up a team or as an individual player by emailing Kenneth Williams. Invite your friends and join your church family for a great night, even if you don’t want to bowl!

2016: A YEAR OF FRUITFULNESS Contact: Bud Harris ( Before the new year started, your faithful Church Council Chair, Bud Harris, asked mission and ministry leaders in the church to submit a summary of all the things they accomplished in 2016. Bud has been working hard to put those submissions into a comprehensive report for you! We are excited to share how the Holy Spirit has been moving in all the wonderful and diverse areas of our church, revealing God's expansive love and faithfulness to His people. A Year of Fruitfulness is available online at! Hard copies are available in the church office.

Noteworthy News.. -Don’t forget that our children’s ministry is hosting a petting zoo today! Stop by and meet some furry friends before you leave. -The church office will be closed tomorrow, April 17th. -The March/April edition of the Thread is here! You can check it out right here on Issuu. -FUMC is looking to host a Young Women’s Mini Retreat; and we need your help! We are looking for young women of all talents to help plan this event. The retreat will be a one day event with fellowship, worship, lunch and fun! If you would like more information on how you can be a part of the Retreat Planning Team, email Jeri Neal at -Our UMW is looking for anyone who sells items on Ebay or Etsy (or a similar site). They need to sell some bigger items left over from the Bazaar. If you can help, contact Gwen Kordzik at 830-685-3536. -Our Spring/Summer Programming Guide is available now! Check it out on Issuu, or pick up a hard copy in the foyer or church office.

This Week at a Glance.. Mon., April 17th


Tues., April 18th

-Wonder Workers at 8 a.m. -Prayer Shawl Ministry at 9 a.m. in the library -747 Bible Study at 10 a.m.

Wed., April 19th

-Tree House Kids Club beginning at 3:30 p.m. -Back Porch Youth beginning at 5:30 p.m. -Wesleyan Bell Choir at 6 p.m. -Choir Rehearsal at 7 p.m.

Scripture of the Season 20 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. 2 So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!” 3

So Peter and the other disciple started for the tomb. 4 Both were running, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first.5 He bent over and looked in at the strips of linen lying there but did not go in. 6 Then Simon Peter came along behind him and went straight into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen lying there, 7 as well as the cloth that had been wrapped around Jesus’ head. The cloth was still lying in its place, separate from the linen. 8 Finally the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went inside. He saw and believed. 9 (They still did not understand from Scripture that Jesus had to rise from the dead.) 10 Then the disciples went back to where they were staying. 11

Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb 12 and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot. 13

They asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?” “They have taken my Lord away,” she said, “and I don’t know where they have put him.” 14 At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus. 15

Thurs., April 20th

-Prayer Time in the Sanctuary at 12 p.m. -Kid’s Music Academy beginning at 3:30 p.m. -Praise Team Rehearsal at 6:30 p.m. -747 Bible Study at 7 p.m.

He asked her, “Woman, why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?” Thinking he was the gardener, she said, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.” 16

Jesus said to her, “Mary.”

She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means “Teacher”). 17

Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” 18

Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: “I have seen the Lord!” And she told them that he had said these things to her. —John 20:1-18

HELP NEEDED– MEALS FOR MINISTRY Christian Job Corps of Gillespie County 501c3’s first classes have begun! This allvolunteer ministry provides job and life skills training, including Christian education, free to the participants. An important part of the program is a meal together. You can help! The women meet T-W-Th from 11 a.m.—2 p.m., so lunch is needed. The men meet T-W-Th from 6-9 p.m., so a light dinner is needed. We are asking for volunteers to provide a healthy meal for 5 each of these days through May 25th. If your Sunday school class, small group or individuals can help with a meal please call Connie Cowan, the Women's Site Coordinator, at 830-456-8234, or Arlie Lammers, the Men's Site Coordinator 830-285-5238 It would be extremely helpful if you could choose a day and sponsor the meal for the next 8 weeks on the day you choose (ie: each Tues noon, or Wed evening etc). Thank you!


Ongoing Ministries

Sundays at 10 a.m. We have six adult Sunday school classes available each Sunday morning. Choose Life meets in Room 6-8, Encouragers meets in Room 7-9, Inquirers meet in the Family Room. The Family meets in Room 11, Searchers meet in Room 10, and Thee Bible Class meets in Room 2. To learn more about each class, visit the Welcome Desk, or call the church office at 997-7679.

MUSIC MINISTRY Our vibrant music ministry is under the direction of Don Doss, who leads the Chancel

Choir and Contemporary Praise Team. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. on Wednesday evenings in the Sanctuary, and Praise Team rehearses on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Our Praise Team leads contemporary worship at 9 a.m. on Sundays (sound check at 8:15), and our Chancel Choir leads the traditional service at 11:10. To get involved with these groups, contact Don Doss at, or call the church office at 997-7679. We also have a

Wesleyan Hand Bell Choir that

rehearses at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Sanctuary, under the direction of Deborah Agnew. To join this joyful ministry, contact Deborah at 997-5339, or

Sunday School for Youth and Children

We have Sunday School classes in the Children’s Wing for kids in K-5, and for youth fr contact children’s director Lisa Davis at, or youth Director Joel Griff

TREE HOUSE KIDS’ CLUB Wednesdays after school beginning January 18th Contact: Lisa Davis ( Cost: None Kids k-5 are invited to Treehouse Kids’ club each week for a fun afternoon of discovering the Truth of God's word. Transportation from school is provided, along with an after school snack. Contact Lisa for more information about the program or to get involved as a volunteer at or 997-7679. Registration packets are available in the church office.

NEW DAY KMA Thursdays after school Contact: Don Doss ( or 997-7679) Cost: General music education free, contact Don for special instrument instruction tuition Our Kid’s Music Academy is now on THURSDAYS! That means we’re offering a whole afternoon of music instruction for kiddos in our community! To register your child, or to get involved as a volunteer, get in touch with our Music Minister, Don Doss! Registration packets are available in the church office.

BACK PORCH YOUTH MINISTRY Back Porch Night, Every Wednesday from 5:30-8 p.m., Back Porch Contact: Joel Griffin ( Cost: None Middle school youth starts at 5:30 p.m., and high school youth starts at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings in the youth room (back porch). And don't forget youth are invited for Sunday school every week at 10 a.m. For more information about any of our youth events, contact Joel Griffin at

rom 6th-12th grade, as well as a nursery for kids 4 and under. For more information, fin at

If You are Checking us out on Issuu.. CLICK HERE for this week’s suggested daily prayer guide. (also

available in the bulletin and at

CLICK HERE for our full google calendar. (also

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Some Quick Details. . We are located at 1800 N. Llano Street, Fredericksburg, TX, 78624. Our regular Sunday Schedule is contemporary worship at 9 a.m., Sunday school for adults, children and youth at 10 a.m., and traditional worship at 11:10 a.m. Our regular office hours are Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m.– 5 p.m. (closed from 12-1 p.m. for lunch). You can reach the office at 997-7679.

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