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READ, LISTEN, WATCH
To read or to listen to Jason’s latest sermons, click here. To watch video of our worship services, click over to the church Facebook Page here. Sunday school meets at 9:45 a.m. – click here to learn more.
WORSHIP WITH US ONLINE
For an overview of AUMC’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, visit annandalechurch.com/cvresponse.
Our services and activities are currently online-only due to the coronavirus pandemic. Our goal in this difficult time is not to replicate our in-person services – not have our pastors in an empty sanctuary preaching at the video camera or our music director lead us in singing a hymn none of us can hear all together. Instead we’re going to try something a bit different.
For the Sunday “sermons,” we will be joined by esteemed guests engaging in a conversation about the scripture texts, including Will Willimon, Fleming Rutledge, and Dr. Ruben Rosario Rodriguez. There will be a musical offering from one of our own soloists or an outside guest, We will also pray together and for another (submit prayer requests – “Joys and Concerns” – for the service on the FB Page itself or by emailing Rev. Chenda Lee: firstname.lastname@example.org). Prayer, praise, and proclamation… just in a different format that’ll feel more natural online.
Our service will stream live at 11 a.m. on Sundays at https://www.facebook.com/annandaleumc/
No, you don’t need to have a Facebook account to access it – just click the “Not Now” button when Facebook asks you to log in. And you don’t need to catch it live to access it – scroll down our Facebook page to see recent sermons and posts, or check for weekly links lower down this page under “The Jesus Story Year.”
All services are online and accessible from our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/annandaleumc.
- Palm Sunday, April 5, 11 a.m. – worship service featuring Rev. Kenneth Tanner, pastor at the Church of the Holy Redeemer in Rochester Hills, MI. Click here to view.
- Holy Thursday, April 9, 7:30 p.m. – a short service with a meditation and special music
- Good Friday, April 10, noon – 3 p.m. – “The Seven Signs at Calvary” with homilies and music released every half-hour. The signs are Pilate’s Wife’s Dream, The Darkness at Noonday, The Temple Veil, the Rocks Cry Out, the Earthquake, the Open Tombs and the Centurion’s Confession.
- Easter Eve, April 11, 7:30 p.m. – an Easter Eve service that follows the liturgy in the Book of Common Prayer. Music by Pat Vaughn.
- Easter Sunday, April 12, 11 a.m. – worship service featuring Dr. Johanna Hartelius, author of The Rhetoric of Expertise. Jason is also planning to record a separate, stand-alone sermon.
Online Worship for All Ages
Although we’ve suspended activities in person because of the outbreak, Meredith has created an online Children’s Corner with Bible-based games, arts and crafts projects, educational resources, and more. In lieu of pre-k through Kindergarten Sunday school, there will also be a weekly prerecorded video with a story/message posted to our Facebook page, with a link available at our Children’s Corner. The prerecorded videos are for everyone but especially geared toward families with children pre-k-kindergarten, and will be emailed to parents with children in this age group. Contact Meredith for a transcript. We will have “Sunday school” online where children ages 1st grade-5th grade will be able to interact and participate via a secure zoom connection. For safety and security reasons, this link will not be posted to Facebook but rather sent directly to the parents; contact Meredith at email@example.com if you have not been added to the mailing list.
For updated youth content (Peter’s Bits) during the coronavirus season, visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AnnandaleUMCYouth/ For smaller and shorter content, check out our Instagram page at https://www.instagram.com/annandaleumcyouth/
Our sermons for the remainder of 2019 and into 2020 will focus on the story of Jesus — from the Old Testament to the New Testament. Starting in January, we’ll walk forwards from Emmaus, exploring how the gospels and epistles testify to the king who calls us as his particular people in the world. We’ll call it the Jesus Story Year, and it will take us from September through May. Our hope is that by the end of the series, you’ll be like those on the way to Emmaus, knowing how every story whispers the name of Jesus and knowing, too, how that whisper is actually the call of a talkative God who never rests from recruiting subjects into the cause of his kingdom.
- Jan. 5 – Christ the Stranger. Ruth 1:6-18; Matthew 2:1-12. Bulletin, contemporary service, and traditional service.
- Jan. 12 – Christ Our Sin: “Salvation by Baptism Alone.” Exodus 14:10-31; Matthew 3:1-6, 13-17. Guest preacher David King. Bulletin, contemporary service, and traditional service.
- Jan. 19 – Christ Our Sign. Isaiah 62:1-5, John 2:1-11. Bulletin, contemporary service, and traditional service.
- Jan. 26 – Christ our Salvation: “The Dead Don’t Make Decisions.” Numbers 21:4-9; John 3:14-23. Bulletin, contemporary service, and traditional service.
- Feb. 2 – Christ our Telos: “The International League of the Guilty.” Matthew 5:1-12; Romans 5:6-10. Bulletin, contemporary service, and traditional service.
- Feb. 9 – Christ our Compass: “Militant Grace.” 1 Corinthians 2:1-12; Matthew 10:1-16. Bulletin, contemporary service, and traditional service.
- Feb. 16 – Christ our Sustenance: “Bread from Heaven.” Exodus 16:1-5; John 6:22-35. Bulletin, contemporary service, and traditional service.
- Feb. 23 – Christ our Priest and Prophet: “Mensch on the Mountain.” 2 Peter 1:16-21; Matthew 17:1-9. Bulletin, contemporary service, and traditional service.
- March 1 – Christ our Brother: “Old Adam, New Adam.” Guest preacher Bishop Will Willimon. Romans 5:12-19. Bulletin and single service.
- March 8 – Christ our Love: “Syntax of Salvation.” Genesis 12:1-4a; Romans 4:1-5, 13-17. Bulletin, contemporary service, and traditional service.
- March 15 – Christ our Life: John 4. Our first online-only worship featured a dialogue between retired Bishop Will Willimon and Rev. Jason Micheli. Click here to view.
- March 22 – Christ our Caesar: 1 Samuel 15:1-13. Guest speaker: Rev. Fleming Rutledge. Click here to view the worship and here to view the message from Rev. Rutledge.
- March 29 – Christ our Substitute: Ezekiel 37:1-14; John 11:1-45. Guest speaker: Dr. Rubén Rosario Rodríguez. Click here to view.
- April 5 – Palm Sunday: Matthew 21:1-11. Guest speaker: Rev. Kenneth Tanner. Click here to view.