May 4, 2014 – Third Sunday of Easter

Luke 24:1-12 But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb, taking the spices that they had prepared. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in, they did not find the body. While they were perplexed about this, suddenly two men in dazzling clothes stood beside them. The women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be handed over to sinners, and be crucified, and on the third day rise again.” Then they remembered his words, and returning from the tomb, they told all this to the eleven and to all the rest. Now it was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them who told this to the apostles. But these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them. But Peter got up and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths by themselves; then he went home, amazed at what had happened. Luke 24:13-35 Now on that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and went with them, but their eyes were kept from recognizing him. And he said to them, “What are you discussing with each other while you walk along?” They stood still, looking sad. Then one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answered him, “Are you the only stranger in Jerusalem who does not know the things that have taken place there in these days?” He asked them, “What things?” They replied, “The things about Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people, and how our chief priests and leaders handed him over to be condemned to death and crucified him. But we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things took place. Moreover, some women of our group astounded us. They were at the tomb early this morning, and when they did not find his body there, they came back and told us that they had indeed seen a vision of angels who said that he was alive. Some of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said; but they did not see him.” Then he said to them, “Oh, how foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have declared! Was it not necessary that the Messiah should suffer these things and then enter into his glory?” Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them the things about himself in all the scriptures. As they came near the village to which they were going, he walked ahead as if he were going on....

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Announcements Week of May 4, 2014 – Bourne

THIS WEEK IN THE LIFE OF THE PARISH Sunday, May 4th: 11:00 AM Worship and Church School Monday, May 5th: 1:00 PM UMW Meeting Wednesday, May 7th: 10:30 AM Bourne Women’s Club Thursday, May 8th: 1:00 PM Bible Study at Bourne UMC  7:00 PM Joint SPRC @ Bourne UMC Sunday, May 11th: 11:00 AMWorship and Church School SPECIAL OFFERING: We will receive an offering on Mother’s Day (May 11) for the United Methodist Church initiative “Imagine No Malaria.” Every dollar we give on Mother’s Day will be matched dollar-for-dollar by The United Methodist Foundation of New England. It has been documented that it costs about ten dollars to save a life through the simple preventive health measures that are funded by this initiative. Please give generously. We are also invited to a breakfast at 9 am on Saturday May 10 for the benefit of Imagine No Malaria, at the West Falmouth United Methodist Church on Rt 28A. Suggested contributions of at least $6 per person. UMW MEETING MAY 5TH: Join us at 1:00pm for a program presented by Samantha Gray, park ranger for the Army Corps of Engineers, about the history of the Cape Cod Canal, and information on the upcoming Canal centennial celebration this summer. Please call Joan Davis/Connie Soper if you need a ride: (508) 759-2104. See you there! Seeking ride: A 19-year-old needs a ride to his E. Falmouth landscaping job, must be there by 7am daily, M- F. Lives near County Rd and Beach St. in Bourne. Able to pay up to $10 per day. If you can help, please call his mother, Krsana Henry, 774-238-6565 or email krsana@comcast.net WESTMINSTER CONCERT HANDBELL CHOIR: The Concert Bell Choir from Westminster Choir College, will be performing a concert at the John Wesley United Methodist Church on Thursday, May 22nd at 7:30pm. Suggested donation of $20. Ian Good is a member of this choir. MAILING LIST: If you are not on our mailing list (email or hard copy) to receive newsletters, and other church news, please fill out a card in Crain Hall. Also, if your address has changed, please let us know!  ...

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