...The True Vine John 15:1-8 April 2, 2017 Reverend Rodney Whitfield

Apr 2, 2017 - Holy Week at Faith. ◊ April 9: Palm Sunday. Sunday School at 9:00. Worship and CREW at 10:30. **Easter Egg Hunt for kids thru 5th grade ...
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Vacation Bible School (VBS) Kickoff Party Join us TODAY for our VBS Kickoff "party" at 4:00 p.m. There will be fun, snacks, and information about all the ways you can get involved with Hero Central this summer! For info contact [email protected] or make a note on your Connection Card.

VBS is the week of June 19-23 from 6-8:30pm.

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April 9: Palm Sunday Sunday School at 9:00 Worship and CREW at 10:30 **Easter Egg Hunt for kids thru 5th grade following worship** April 13: Maundy Thursday Worship at 7pm (childcare available) April 14: Good Friday Worship at 7pm (childcare available) April 16: Easter Sunday Sunrise Service at 7:00am Worship at 9:00 and 10:30 No Sunday School or CREW on Easter Nursery available for children 0-4yrs

Godspell Performance– April 30 The music group ELATION of St. Stephen UMC in Mesquite will perform the musical Godspell here at Faith at 6:30pm on Sunday, April 30 - admission is free! ELATION is composed of 30 youth ranging in age from 12 to 18. The group was formed in August of 1999 and has shared Godspell with over 185 congregations in 38 states and Canada throughout the past 17 years.

...The True Vine John 15:1-8 April 2, 2017 Reverend Rodney Whitfield Faith United Methodist Church “Making new disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world”

Discipleship Hour at 9:00 Contemporary Worship at 10:30 Communion celebrated the 1st Sunday of each month

Faith is collecting NEW books for McNair Elementary’s Birthday Book Club. Each student celebrating a birthday will have the opportunity to take home a book of their own. We give away an average of 50 books each month! Drop books off at the Mission Matters table.

[email protected] 940.535.2267 @TryFaithUMC

Sermon Notes

Order of Worship

Gathering Song You Are Good Praise I Know Who I Am Prayer Remain In Me I Am The Vine Welcome Sacrament of Baptism Bethany Hope Blankenship Alyssa Faith Blankenship Scripture Reading John 15:1-8 Suggested Readings: John 15:18-27

Message I Am...The True Vine

John 16:1-15 John 16:16-33 John 17:1-26

Offering of Tithes and Gifts Leading Us Home Children will return from CREW for communion.

John 18:1-24 John 18:25-40

Sacrament of Communion The Table is open to all.

Remembrance (The Communion Song) Questions to consider as you read and as you reflect on the sermon: Read Psalms 80:8-18 and Isaiah 5:1-7. How do these passages shed light on what Jesus is saying about himself in John 15:1-8? How do you remain in him? What does this look like in practice for you? When have you felt like you were on the receiving end of God’s pruning knife?

Closing Song Life You’re Living Commissioning of Juarez Mission Trip Sending Forth Children are always welcome in worship at Faith. If preferred, a nursery is available for children ages 0-4, and C.R.E.W. is available for kids ages 4 thru 6th grade.