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Rochester United Methodist Church

217-498-7179
    
P.O. Box 467
555 South Walnut

Rochester, IL  62563
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The light of the eyes rejoices the heart,
and good news refreshes the body.
-Proverbs 15:30
Happening this week at RUMC:

Monday, April 15
7am Gym Walkers
9am Seniorcise

Tuesday, April 16
9am Bible Study in the Chapel
7pm Trustees


Wednesday, April 17
7am Gym Walkers
9 am Seniorcise 
3:30pm Kids ROC 
5:30pm WOW Meal - Sub Sandwiches
6:30pm - Choir practice 


Thursday, April 18
7pm Holy Thursday

8pm Adult Volleyball

Friday, April 19 - Office Closed
7-10:30am Gym Walkers
9am Seniorcise
7pm Good Friday Service

Saturday, April 20

Sunday, April 21 - Easter Sunday
9am Worship 
10am Adult Christian Education
10am Easter Egg Hunt
11am Worship 

Monday, April 22
7am Gym Walkers
9am Seniorcise

Holy Week Worship
Join us this holy week:
Holy Thursday Worship - April 18 - 7pm
Good Friday Tenebrae Service  - April 19 - 7pm
Easter Egg Hunt
All kids in 6th grade and younger are invited to our Easter Egg Hunt this Sunday, April 21 between services.
Layette Items Needed
Church Women United's annual May Friendship Day Celebration will be held on Thursday, May 2, 2019 from 1-3 pm at Fresh Visions Community Church.  Kumler representatives will be there to receive layette items collected by area churches.  These items will be distributed to families served by Kumler throughout the coming year.  All layette items are needed, but hand-crafted items are especially treasured by the families.  Items can be placed in the basket under the UMW bulletin board at the back of the worship area through Tuesday, April 30.
 
All women are invited to attend May Friendship Day on
May 2.  Anyone interested in going should contact Ruth Hicks.
Ronald McDonald House Meal
On May 10 the Missions Team will be preparing a meal for Ronald McDonald House families. Volunteers wanted! Contact April Patek for more information.
Save the Date - Church Garage Sale
We WILL be having a garage sale on May 4, 2019. Please remember that we cannot accept: mattresses, analog TVs, exercise equipment, and damaged furniture. If you are willing to be on the planning committee, call Carole Strick at 217-494-9212. More to come.
Confirmation
Please be in prayer for our confirmands, Hunter Baylor, Chloe McCafferty, and Brooke Davis as they study and prepare to continue the commitment made by others at their baptism and profess their faith for themselves on May 12.  We will have ONE Service on May 12 followed by a brunch.  Please pray also for their parents, their mentors and teachers. For more information please contact April Patek or Pastor Brian
Graduate Recognition
On May 19 we will be recognizing all of our graduates! If you or someone you know is graduating this spring please let April Patek know so that all can be recognized during worship on May 19.
Church Directories
The new directories are in! If you haven’t picked up your copy yet, please stop by the Church to get one.
Vacation Bible School
Save the dates:
June 9-13, 2019
Spring WOW Meals
Thank you to everyone who makes this weekly fellowship possible. If you would like to help with the Spring WOW Meals please see the sign-up sheet in the Gym or contact Joyce Gibbons.

Tuesday Bible Study
We are currently studying from the Women of Faith series, Receiving God’s Love. For more information talk to Sue Endsley or join us Tuesday mornings in the chapel.

Kids ROC
Our after school fellowship for kids in grades K-6 happens most Wednesdays from 3:30-5:15pm. This is a free event for all kids. Contact April Patek for more information. Registration is availble on the Kids ROC page. Friends welcome!
Prayer Concerns
Concerns: Barb, Gloria Utsinger’s former coworker diagnosed with ALS, and her college friend will have surgery on Friday (19), Carolyn Lanham’s sister Alberta following triple bypass; Francie Caughlan’s niece Tracy Hutchings – health concerns.
Joys: Cailyn Whetstone’s 15th birthday and driver’s permit (concern?); Alana Shuman won 2nd place at State Science Olympiad; Tiernan Shuman best personal record in jump, Concert Band best in Show and Jazz band winning 2 first place and 1 second – all music groups at IHSA competitions ; Happy 30th Anniversary to Pastor Brian & Francie Caughlan

Prayer Requests 
Prayer request forms are available in the attendance books. We are asking that you write your requests down so that we don't miss or missell any names that need to be added to the prayer list. 
Service Helpers:
Here's a great way to serve Christ's Church. Sign up to be a Greeter, Usher, Communion Server, or Acolyte! You can sign up on the bulletin board or by clicking a link below:  

2019 9am Service Helpers
2019 11am Service Helpers

 

Missions:

March Alms raised $400 for the Washington St. Mission

April Alms will go to Wooden-It-Be-Lovely


There are boxes outside the office for items for: Sojourn Shelter, Contact Ministries, McFarland Center, and the Sangamon County APL

We collect printer cartridges for recycling. 

Reach, Unite, and Minister for Christ!

Finance - March 

Blessings in:   $30,697.91
Blessings out: $32,052.25
                 
    -$1,354.34

 

Picture of the Week:
Last week Tyler and Elliott showed off their skills on the swings at Kids ROC. Thanks to Pastor Brian for capturing this moment.
The 3 Simple Rules
1. Do no harm.
2. Do good. 
3. Stay in love with God. 

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