First United Methodist Church - Wausau Wisconsin
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
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Palm Sunday - On April 9 we will remember Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem with the children processing with palm branches during the 10:00 am service.

Stations of the Cross - On Monday evening, April 10, First UMC, along with other downtown churches will have Stations of the Cross. This will begin at 6:00 pm at St. Ste-phen’s Lutheran Church.

Maundy Thursday - On Thursday evening, April 13 at 6:30 pm in the Parlor we will re-member Jesus’ example of washing the disciples’ feet.

Good Friday - On Friday, April 14, at 7:00 pm we will worship with Wesley UMC in a joint service here at First UMC. The combined choirs will sing a couple of anthems, and there will be scripture readings and hymns recalling our Lord’s crucifixion.

- Then on Sunday morning, April 16 at the 8:00 am and 10:00 am services, we will celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! The Jubilate Bells will be playing, and the choir will be singing with special instrumental accompaniment in the 10:00 am service.


Children in Worship

The children who have been coming to music on Wednesday evenings will be singing in the 10:00 mam worship service on Sunday, April 30

Organ Concert

Michael Hey

Zion Lutheran Church

Sunday, April 30th

3:00 pm

709 Sixth Street, Wausau





Why Bother with Choirs?

Singing in Choir...

Provides a healthy creative and artistic balance to heavily data-based education.

Is therapeutic, giving singers the chance to momentarily put aside their other pressures and concerns.
Is an effective vehicle for developing faith using music and church history.
Develops poise under pressure.

Teaches the value of teamwork.

Develops young people’s sense of culture and sophistication by adding beauty and aesthetic depth to worship.

Teaches the value of careful preparation in reaching goals.

Teaches a sense of responsibility and setting priorities.

Provides the foundation for a lifetime enjoyment of music.

Gives members a sense of pride and self-worth by showing singers that their individual leadership, demeanor and discipline make a significant to the success of the group


Sermon Series: “The season of L(am)ent”

Sunday, April 2

8:00am Morning Chapel with Communion*
10:00am Worship with Communion*
“Great is Thy Faithfulness”
Lamentations 3:19-42; John 14:1-7

Sunday, April 9

8:00am Morning Chapel
10:00am Worship
“A Cross-Section of the Triumphal Entry”
Mark 10:35-45

Monday, April 10 - Stations of the Cross

8:00pm Begin at St. Stephen Lutheran
An Ecumenical Service of Downtown Churches

Thursday, April 13 - Maundy Thursday

6:30pm In the Parlor

Friday, April 14 - Good Friday

7:00pm Tenebrae Service in Sanctuary
A Joint Service with Wesley United Methodist

Sunday, April 16 - Easter Sunday

8:00am Morning Chapel
10:00am Worship
“Joy Comes in the Morning”
Psalm30, John 20:1-2, 11-18

Sunday, April 23

8:00am Morning Chapel
10:00am Worship
“Three Believers”
John 20:1-10, 19-29

Sunday, April 30

8:00am Morning Chapel
10:00am Worship
“The Story of Squirt and the Slave”

* We observe Open Communion. As Christ gave himself for all, we welcome anyone who is seeking Christ to his table.

Lenten Worship in the Parlor Wednesdays at 6:30

This Lenten season we will be joining with other churches of our United Methodist circuit in brief meditations on the betrayals that Christ experienced in his Passion. The services will be held in the Chapel.
March 8
"Betrayal by Denial"
Pastor sue Lee, Wesley
March 15 "Betrayal by Judas"
Pastor Tim Gurlea, Rib Falls
March 22 "Betrayal by the Garden"
Pastor David Vang,Highland
March 29
"Betrayal by the Crowds"
Pastor Stan Bockwoldt, Mosinee

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