Sisters and Brothers,
We gather tonight for a special service of worship at 6:30pm. On “Maundy” Thursday (which comes from the Latin word for “command”) we remember Jesus’ commandment that we “love one another” and his commissioning of the Eucharist, Holy Communion, the last supper as a commemoration of him in perpetuity “DO this in remembrance of me…”
Join us in person or online www.ringgoldumc.TV at 6:30pm.
Then tomorrow I invite you to participate in a Good Friday reflection from noon to three.
The RUMC sanctuary will be open for anyone who would like to sit quietly, reflect and pray. You can spend a part or all of this time there.
Regardless of where you might be physically I encourage you pause at noon, 1pm, 2pm and maybe finally again at 3pm and think about the suffering of Jesus, the cost of our salvation.
We read in Mark’s account of the gospel that Jesus was crucified at 9am (Mk. 15:25); and, all four gospel accounts report the day’s events start, “early in the morning.”
Jesus has been: falsely accused; lied about; slapped; spit upon; beaten; mocked and humiliated; and tortured, including a Roman scourging. At noon he has been crucified for three hours. Then we read, “from noon until three the whole earth was covered in darkness,” (Matthew 27:45; Mark 15:33; Luke 23:44).
You are invited this Good Friday to pause at least once each hour from noon to three, (during the hours of darkness) to reflect, pray, give thanks, to offer yourself to the Lord.
12pm-1pm Reflection: Isaiah 53 and Luke 23:34-43
1pm-2pm Reflection: Matthew 27:39-43 and Psalm 22
2pm-3pm Reflection: Luke 23:45 and Mark 15:38-46 and Hebrews 10:16-24
Then of course, we celebrate EASTER, the empty tomb, the resurrection of Jesus Christ this Sunday with three worship celebrations each of them in person and online.
“Sonrise” at 7am; Traditional at 9am and Contemporary at 11am.
Who are you inviting to one of our three Easter Worship services?
May the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ be blessed! On account of his vast mercy, he has given us new birth. You have been born anew into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead… 1 Peter 1:3 (CEB)
P.S. We will be celebrating five (5) new members on Easter morning with more coming in the future. RUMC it’s time for resurrection…