Sunday, April 2
4:00 p.m. Meet in church parking lot to carpool to Oak Lawn UMC to serve at Oak Lawn Community Meal
Tuesday, April 4
6:00 p.m. Young Lives Bible Study
7:00 p.m. Knitting Group
Sunday, April 9
Palm Sunday - Worship with us at 10:15 a.m.
Tuesday, April 11
6:30 p.m. Retired missionary Jean Jacobs and Crossroads Community Services volunteer coordinator Danielle Hanson will lead our April meeting! They will focus on the outreach programs of Crossroads Community Services, which is located on Young Street in Downtown Dallas. You are invited to join us at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for a potluck supper and then stay for the program.
Friday, April 14
Good Friday - Worship with us at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 16
Easter - Worship with us at 10:15 a.m.
Monday, April 17
Church Office Closed
6:00 p.m. Trustees
7:00 p.m. Council
For over a decade, LUMC has participated in Amigos Days. Alongside other area Methodist churches (this year we have partnered with Northaven and Kessler Park), we paint and make minor repairs to the homes of people who are elderly or disabled who cannot afford the repairs. The volunteers for this program have painted and repaired over 400 homes. We need volunteers during the weekends of April 21-22 and April 28-29 to: help with the work (no skill required) and to provide drinks and snacks. If you are interested in helping out, contact Eva at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support Crossroads Community Services!
From now through April 30, the Lakewood United Methodist Women will sponsor a drive to collect socks and underwear for the clients of Crossroads Community Services. Please bring new socks and underwear for men, women, and children. Items collected can be left in the church office during the week, or dropped off near the elevator on Sunday mornings.
If you would like to order Easter lilies, please send the following information to the church no later than Sunday, April 9:
- Your name
- Number of lilies you are ordering ($10 each)
- Name(s) of people you would like to remember, honor, or appreciate - please specify which category for each name
- Payment of $10 for each lily
Hymn Stories from the Choir Loft
Christ the Lord Is Risen Today originally had 11 stanzas, most of which were written by Charles Wesley. The hymn appeared under the title Hymn for Easter Day in Hymns and Sacred Poems by Charles and John Wesley in 1739. Originally written without the “alleluias”, they were eventually added in the early 19th century. It remains a traditional processional hymn on Easter Sunday. Although written by Wesley, the hymn is a variation of an earlier hymn, Jesus Christ Is Risen Today, a 14th-century Latin hymn which had been translated into English and published in Lyra Davidica in 1708. Many hymnals include both hymns separately; our United Methodist Hymnal contains only Christ the Lord Is Risen Today.
Charles Wesley has written a hymn in praise of the power of Christ. The hymn begins with both heaven and earth singing in praise of Christ having won the battle, and defeated death. A striking feature of the hymn is that its text is written in the present tense. "Christ the Lord is risen today" -- not "has risen" or "rose." This is powerful because it places us in community with those who witnessed the resurrection in their own lifetimes and reaffirms our own hope of being set free from death. "Made like him, like him we rise" -- also stated in the present tense -- conveys a hope that brings God's power and new life now, lifting us from our current situation of "death" and into everlasting life.
Sources: Wikipedia and the UMC General Board of Discipleship, Peyton Strouth
Happy Birthday to...
Nancy Fomby 4/3
Andrew Noel 4/6
Grace Robertson 4/7
Jeanne Cherry 4/9
Nancy Quelland 4/10
Francis Shoemaker 4/15
Glenn Kinkade 4/17
Mary Zaby 4/17
Katie Neuroth 4/21
Joan O'Brien 4/25
Joyce Wentz 4/26
Wilma Elrod 4/27
Genie Short 4/27
Martha Williams 4/30
This month we pray for...
Katy Arbour; Gail Baldwin; The Baxter family; Matthew and Hilda Blasius; Michael Broberg; Robin Brown; Lynn Bruce; Rev. Bill Bryan; Linda Castor; Jean Davis; Amy Duncan; Wilma Elrod; Nancy Fomby; Jean Fowler; Erik Galvan; Adelaide Hart; Jan Logan; Rev. W.W. McNeill; Carolyn Miracle; Marie Miranda; Mike Miranda; Barbara Moeller; Forrest Oliver; Susan Price; Elizabeth Raphael; Elizabeth Robbins; Robin Robbins; April Sartain; Linda Simmons; Glen Sims; Alan Smith; Kelly Smith; Travis Smith; Claire and Joel Verinder, their family, and Tayler; The Wade family; Alfred Walker; Betty Watson; Louise Williams; Martha Williams