The First United Methodist Church of Avalon
Sunday, May 19, 2013
SUNDAY WORSHIP 10:00 a.m.
(INCLUDES CHILDREN'S SUNDAY SCHOOL)
HEALING SERVICES: FEBRUARY, MAY, AUGUST,
(3RD SUNDAY OF THE SECOND MONTH
OF THE QTR)
All are invited to participate in the Service
of Healing, either for oneself or on the
behalf of another. Laying on hands and
anointing with oil play a central role in
the healings recorded in the New
Testament. Jesus often touched
others -- blessing children, washing feet,
healing injuries or disease, and raising
people from death. Biblical precedent
combines with our natural desire to
reach out to persons in need in prompting
us to touch gently and lovingly those who
ask for healing prayers. Such an act is a
tangible expression of the presence of
the healing Christ, working in and
through those who minister in his name.
Anointing the forehead with oil is an act
invoking the healing love of God. The
oil points beyond itself and those doing
the anointing to the action of the Holy
Spirit and the presence of the healing
Christ, who is God's Anointed One.
SPECIAL HOLIDAY WORSHIP SERVICES
Choir's Christmas Program
- Sunday before Christmas, 10:00 a.m.
Christmas Eve Worship
- 8:00 p.m.
Ash Wednesday Supper & Communion
- 6:00 p.m.
- 10:00 a.m.
Holy Thursday Supper & Communion
- 6:00 p.m.
Good Friday Worship
Easter Sunrise Service
- Ecumenical Oceanfront Service
- 10:00 a.m.
Thanksgiving Ecumenical Service
- Sunday before Thanksgiving, 7:30 p.m.
SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION
FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH
Christ our Lord invites to his table all who
love him, who earnestly repent of their sin
and seek to live in peace with one another.
THE LORD'S SUPPER IS:
REMEMBRANCE of Jesus' sacrificial death
and glorious resurrection
A CELEBRATION of God's covenant of
forgiveness, love and hope
A REMINDER of God's presence among us
A SOURCE of grace which helps strengthen
and renew our faith
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM:**
IT'S THE SACRAMENT OF INITIATION INTO THE
BODY OF CHRIST, THE CHURCH, which joins
the new member with Christians
* INCORPORATES new members into the
church,to promote their spiritual
* SIGNIFIES death, rebirth and new life
* IDENTIFIES the recipient as a baptized
* ASSURES us that our sins are forgiven
BAPTISM IS A SACRAMENT ordained by
Christ. It can be received only once, but
its effects are lasting. Any Christian
baptism is recognized by The United
Baptism has great significance, and
responsibilities, for everyone involved
Baptized Adults, Baptized Infants and
Children, Parents, Sponsors, and the
As a professing member in the
United Methodist Church, you will be
* renounce the spiritual forces of
wickedness, reject the evil powers of
the world and repent of your sin.
* accept the freedom and power God
gives you to resist evil, injustice and
* remain a faithful member of Christ's
holy church and serve as Christ's
representative in the world.
* be loyal to Christ through the United
Methodist Church and do all in your
power to strengthen its ministries
* faithfully participate in ministries by
your prayers, your presence, your gifts,
your service and your witness
* receive and profess the Christian faith as
contained in the Scripture of the Old and
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