Please join us for in-person worship this Sunday, April 10 at 10:00 am! The bulletin for this Sunday is available for viewing HERE.
Sunday, April 10, 2022, 10 am
Join us as we commemorate Jesus’ Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem when people greeted him as their king with waving of palms, singing and rejoicing with “Hosanna! Hosanna in the highest!” But it was short lived as people turned against Jesus through the incitement by religious leaders and when he didn’t meet their expectation of the “worldly” king. Palm Sunday begins the Holy Passion Week of Jesus where he suffers and dies on the Cross. The miracle is when God takes the worst event, the death of the Son of God, and turns into the ultimate good, the Resurrection. Without the Cross, there is no Easter.
Sunday in-person Worship at 10am: *Masks are optional. You can also worship online by going to our website “watsonville1stumc.org” and click Facebook or YouTube. It will be uploaded on Sunday afternoon for your viewing.
This Sunday is In-Person Lego Sunday!
(It will be held every 4th Sunday of the month.)
First, children will be in worship. Following the Special Music, the teacher, Joan Culbertson, will lead our children to the Nursery Room where Lego Sunday will be held.
This Sunday Holly Ota will be accompanying us on piano in place of Marina.
Special Music: Interabiding Chant
We will learn the “Interabiding Chant” that will help us experience the embodied mutual inter-abiding with Christ. It is based on saying of Jesus in the Gospel of John 15:4-5:
“Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me. I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing.”
Message: Jesus as a Template for Transformation: Part 5) “Follow Me”
by Rev. John Song
The Seven Week Lenten Sermon Series continues with Part 6) “Follow Me.” This commendation is the third of three commands that Jesus required of us for transformation. What did Jesus mean when he said, “follow me”? (Luke 9:23) Where is it leading us? What is the outcome? Come and find out.
“Then he said to them all, “If any want to become my followers,
let them deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.”
~ Luke 9:23