First United Methodist Church
Monday, March 27, 2017
To Know God and Make God Known
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The church is located at the corner of Nall and Eugene Streets
(1826 Nall St. Port Neches, TX 77651).
We are three blocks north of Magnolia (FM 366) on Nall. Parking is located
in the back of the building.
The church office is open Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm and closed for Lunch 12-1pm.
Fridays we are open from 8am-12pm.
CONTEMPORARY PRAISE & WORSHIP AT 9:00 AM
TRADITIONAL WORSHIP AT 11:00 AM
From the Pastor
“Then (Jesus) began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.” – Mark 8:31
Dear Church Family,
We just finished the Third Sunday in Lent which means that we are about halfway through the Season of Lent. In a few weeks we will celebrate Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, we will experience the Last Supper with our Lord on Maundy Thursday, we will sense the agony of the crucifixion on Good Friday, and then we will joyfully praise Jesus’ resurrection on Easter Sunday. It’s a busy, and important time of the year as followers of Jesus Christ – a time to really engage with God on our walk as disciples. I would like to give you a rundown on all the upcoming activities at FUMC, Port Neches so that you can be prepared to join with us on this journey of faith. We are starting a little early this year with our Praise Band’s annual service of music on April 2nd. I’m going to do something that might be a little uncomfortable for you…I’m going to invite you to come to BOTH services on that day. You will get an amazing experience of music from our Praise Band in the first service and then you can catch another installment of our sermon series on Jesus’ final 24 hours before his death on the cross during our second service. The bonus is…Communion twice! On April 9th we will celebrate Palm Sunday with our traditional procession of the palms, but we will do it differently this year with just one service. We will gather at 10:00 for a service that will focus upon our choir’s annual cantata and then we will get to come together for a meal following worship. The last time we had one service with a meal was awesome and I hope you make sure that you are with us as we come together for worship and fellowship (and food) once again. Maundy Thursday is on April 13th and we will hold a service at 6:00 that evening which will culminate with Holy Communion. This service focuses upon Jesus’ Last Supper and is an excellent opportunity to prepare yourself for the cross of Jesus. On the next night, April 14th, we will come together again at 6:00 for our Good Friday service. The Good Friday service is called a Tenebrae service, which means “darkness,” and candles are extinguished throughout the time of worship as we enter into the darkness of Jesus’ death. It’s a powerful and important reminder of God’s love bared out on the cross, and it is a time of darkness that we must go through before we can get to the light of Easter morning. Easter Sunday is on April 16th this year and we will start the day with the annual community Sunrise Service at the park that morning – a great way to begin the celebration of the new life we find in Christ. FUMC, Port Neches will hold their regular Easter celebration services at 9:00 and 11:00 on Easter and we have a special treat in store for the young (and young in heart) with an Easter Egg hunt in between services, along with our Bunny Breakfast complete with the Easter Bunny. We invite you to join us (and brings lots of family and friends) as we come together as a community of faith.