november, 2018

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Vacation Bible School

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Join us this summer, June 19th-23rd from 1:30pm-5:30pm, for Vacation Bible School! This year’s program will be “Over the Moat; Drawbridge to the King!” We will conclude the week with a special presentation on Sunday June 25th! All children in grades PreK – 5th are invited to come see what The King has in store for them! Each day we will cross the moat with God, Jesus, King David, Finnegan Fox and all our other friends and dive into lessons about King David, compete in games on the battlefield, worship in the courtyard ,create works of art, and enjoy snacks fit for royalty! Call the church office at 325-893-4923 or email Morgan Ramos at children@clydefumc.org for details on how to register! We look forward to sharing this time with your children!

 

Easter ArtWork by Kenneth Wilson

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This year for Holy Week and Easter Sunday, our resident graphic artist, Kenneth Wilson, created two very special images for the First United Methodist Church of Clyde. The first is a drawing of several symbols of Holy Week, all interwoven together. There is a depiction of the three crosses where Jesus and the two criminals were crucified on Good Friday. Above the middle cross hangs a sign which indicates the charge against Jesus: “This is Jesus, the king of the Jews.” Below that is a reminder of the scene we’ll celebrate of Easter Sunday, which is the empty tomb with large stone which has been rolled away. Next to that is a lamb, which is symbolically what Jesus is for us: a sacrifice, slain to cover the sins of all mankind. All of these images are in the context of a picture of a giant Lion, which is another symbol of the nature of Jesus. We are reminded by this image that Jesus is both the conquering Lion of the tribe of Judah and the sacrificial Lamb.

                                                                                            

The second image will be used on Easter, which is a depiction of the inside of Jesus’ empty tomb.

Mr. Wilson had this to say about the imagery:

 

“Satan thought he defeated Jesus by killing him; However, in folding the death cloth, Jesus demonstrates control over the very article which signified his death… Satan clothed Jesus in death, but Jesus took off the clothes that bound him and left them folded on a shelf.”

 

The burial clothes are discarded, but the head dress is neatly folded, signaling that Jesus was finished with death, that he had conquered the grave, but he was coming back.

These images will be proudly displayed on Easter Sunday in the church foyer. Please, stop by and view them before or after our 10:30 UNITY worship service that day.

Blessing,

Jared

Tenebrae Service of Darkness

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Happy Holy Week, Church!

     Last night, we celebrated Maundy Thursday with a communion service led by the choir. Tonight we will be celebrating Good Friday with a “Tenebrae” Service of Darkness. The choir will be leading us through the “Seven Last Words” of Jesus, punctuated by choral anthems and congregational song throughout. This heavily musical Passion service is one you will not want to miss.

 

Hope to see you all there!


Jared

 

Global 6K for Water

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Children in developing countries have to walk on average 6k to fetch water for their families. Dirty water, that claims the lives of around 1,000 children on a daily basis. On May 6, 2017 join thousands of people around the world to change lives and help put an end to this crisis!! It’s simple, you can walk, run, or even push a stroller in World Vision’s Global 6K for Water and provide clean water to one child in need! Come be a part of this global movement and make a powerful difference. The Global 6K for Water is the perfect opportunity for families to work together to fight global poverty! It’s a great teaching opportunity for kids to learn about the water crisis & how they can make a difference. The 6K begins at 8 AM, but arrive early to check in and participate in the opening ceremonies. Registration for adults is $50 and $25 for children 15 and younger. Due to a corporate discount, you can take $10 off of your registration fee if you register by midnight on April 9th!! Please go to Global 6K for Water registration to register today! Contact our church office at 325-893-4923 or by email at office@clydefumc.org, if you have questions or need help registering! We look forward to taking these steps with you, and providing clean water to children in need.

Candlelight Christmas Eve Service

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Clyde First United Methodist Church will hold a Candlelight Christmas Eve service at 8 PM on Christmas Eve. Please join us for this moving service as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! We will not have a regular service on Christmas day, instead we will have come and go communion from 9:30 to 11 AM.

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