Memorial United Methodist Church
Sunday, November 19, 2017
God's Love Grows Here!

Worship

 
Early Worship
Our first service on Sunday mornings runs from 8:30 - 9:30 am in the Sanctuary.  It is a casual service highlighted by music, prayer, scripture, and a sermon by Pastor Russell.  Early Worship is less formal than the 11:00 am service and people enjoy the friendly atmosphere.  Holy Communion is celebrated the first Sunday of each month.  Worshipers can enjoy coffee and breakfast following this service in Legacy Hall…what we call “Holy Grounds.”
 
Traditional Worship
Our second service on Sunday mornings runs from 11:00 am - noon in the Sanctuary.  It is a little more formal than the early service, but is still warm and inviting.  Worship features include lots of music, prayer time, scripture reading, and a sermon by Pastor Russell. The choir or hand bells usually do special music at this service and Holy Communion is celebrated the first Sunday of each month.
 
Children’s Church
Early in the 11:00 worship service, children ages K-6 are invited to leave the Sanctuary for Children’s Church.  Parents of fidgety children appreciate the opportunity to worship peacefully while the kids are engaging in their own learning environment.  Parents can retrieve their children at the end of the worship hour.
 
"20/20 Vision"
A special worship service for the young and young-at-heart takes place the first Thursday of every month at 6:30 pm in Legacy Hall (adjacent to the main church building).  Planned and lead by the young adult Sunday school class (Lost 'n Found), the service encompasses music and prayer, a personal testimony or lesson, followed by a fun activity like basketball or volleyball.  PTL!
 
Holy Communion
The sacrament of Holy Communion is very important to the people of MUMC.  We celebrate Holy Communion (aka: Eucharist, Lord’s Supper) at both services on the first Sunday of each month.  We normally “receive the elements” of bread and juice in one of two ways: 1) while kneeling at the Communion rail, each person receives a cube of bread and a small cup of juice; or 2) by “intinction” whereby a person receives a piece of bread from a common loaf and then dips it in a common cup of juice.