Thoughts: Jesus joined some men who were walking the 7-1/2 miles from Jerusalem to Emmaus. Not recognizing Jesus, these men were discussing the news that angels had been seen at Jesus’ empty tomb, and these angels said that Jesus was alive.
Beginning with Moses, Jesus explained the scriptures that prophesied the coming of a Savior. Still, none of the men recognized Jesus.
When they sat down to eat supper together, Jesus took bread, blessed it, broke it, and gave it to them. Then “… their eyes were opened, and they knew him….”
Our sacrament of communion is a sacred reminder of Jesus’ sacrifice for us. “Take, eat, this is my body which is given for you.” “This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the forgiveness of sins.”
“… he was known to them in breaking of bread.”
Discussion: How often should communion be served?
Activity: Memorize the words from the communion liturgy: “For thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, forgive us all that is past; and grant that we may ever hereafter serve and please thee in newness of life, to the honor and glory of thy name, through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Remember in prayer this week Jan Bancroft, Bob Grusnick at 4739 Butler Road, Troy 48085, Vivian Grusnick, Vivian Hansard, Corwin Hanson, Larry Hornbeck, Mildred Parker, and Edith Smith.
TONIGHT AT 7:30PM IN OUR SANCTUARY, THE TROY COMMUNITY CHORUS WILL BE PRESENTING A FREE CONCERT AS A THANK YOU TO THE CHURCH FOR ALLOWING THEM TO REHEARSE IN OUR SANCTUARY WHEN THEIR NORMAL SPACE IS CLOSED. COME AND BE PART OF THE “YOU’RE WELCOME” AS THEY THANK US THIS EVENING.
Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 26th, join us for a Fellowship Luncheon at Camp Ticonderoga at noon. Please reserve your spot with Donna or just show up. Remember free cookies with lunch.
This Sunday is Confirmation and Noisy Sunday. Bring your loose change and be ready to celebrate. HealthPros will also be offering free blood pressure checks.
Sunday night, April 30th, at 7pm, at the Royal Oak Emagine Theatre will be our own Bret Miller introducing his film, “Chasing the Star”, the story of the Magi seeking the Christ child. We will meet at the theatre at 6:30pm to buy popcorn and sit together. Bret Miller will meet and greet Troy First folks following this showing. This movie runs from April 28th through May 4th at the Royal Oak Emagine Theatre if you are not able to join us Sunday night.
Concerns from Sunday, April 23:
Sue Olesen – Daughter of dear friend is gravely ill.
Mary Jo and Dale Johnston – Prayers for our friend Shelly as she deals with a cancerous growth in her mouth.
Kaj Ostergaard – My cousin Jan (Yen) in Denmark has been diagnosed with heart failure. Prayers for him and his family.
Debbie Hagelstein – Ron & Sarah on the birth of daughter born 17 weeks early and weighs 1.7 lbs.
The Dukes – Prayers for Marilyn Therrian in Troy Beaumont waiting results on her back tests. She has been in significant pain recently.
Debbie Hagelstein – My nephew Ryan and his wife Jaime on birth of their son Holden Powell Rouse. 6.1 lbs on 4.18.17. My great nephew.
Randy & Sheila Wilson – Joy for our son Robert’s 32nd birthday today and the opportunity we had to spend Easter with him and our daughter Rachel in sunny California.
Larry & Jo Hornbeck – thank you church family for your concern, prayers, calls, visits, flowers, cards and dinners – thank you! Your prayers were heard and Larry is on the mend. We are humbled by the warmth and love of our church family.
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These are the days that our worldwide United Methodist churches take offerings for special projects for our worldwide church.