Thoughts: John 17 devoted to Jesus’ prayer. This prayer comes between the Last Supper and Jesus’ betrayal by Judas. Did John hear Jesus praying and jot down the words, or did he think these are the words Jesus might have said?
Jesus is facing his betrayal by Judas, his trials before the high priests, Herod, and Pilate, hideous pain, a gruesome death on the cross. Most of us would have been reduced to gibberish. But Jesus prays for the people God has given him that they may know God’s love.
Discussion: If we were faced with betrayal and anguish, what would we pray?
Activity: In every prayer, ask for a blessing for a certain person.
Remember in prayer this week Joyce Bauman, Martha Blair, Francis and Megal Corera, Brian Drake, Jack Gill, Bob and Vivian Grusnick and Vivian Hansard.
Please note that all children from age 3 through 5th grade should go directly downstairs for music this Sunday so they will be ready to sing during worship.
This Thursday we will be meeting at 7pm in the lower level CLC kitchen and preparing meals for our Young Adults as they travel to Tennessee to do mission work. We will also be discussing a fundraiser for Connections.
Shakespeare comes to life this week in our CLC with the REACH Drama performances of “Two Noble Kinsmen.” Four performances are available. Thursday, May 5th, at 7:00pm, Friday, May 6th, at 1:00pm and 7:00pm and Saturday, May 7th, at 1:00pm. You are sure to enjoy this theatre in the round.
Sunday we will be consecrating our Young Adults for their Mission Trip to Henderson Settlement in Kentucky. It’s also the final Handbell Sunday for the season.
Sunday will still be sign-ups for the CROP Walk which is May 15th and sign-ups for the pictorial directory. Dates and times for photography sessions are Tuesday-Friday, June 7-10 from 2 to 8:30pmand Saturday, June 11th from 9:30am – 4pm.
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UNITED METHODIST SPECIAL SUNDAYS:
These are the days that our worldwide United Methodist churches take offerings for special projects for our worldwide church.