Sunday, April 24, 2016 (8:30 am and 10:30 am)

Festival of God’s Creation (Earth Sunday)

Sermon: “Being Green”, Rev. Donna Pritchard preaching
Scripture: Psalm 104 (selected verses)
Focus: Thanksgiving, joy

This Week’s Music

8:30 a.m.

  • Prelude: Sunshine and Joy Medley; M. Hayes; Shelly Edwards, pianist
  • Postlude: You Shall Go Out With Joy; G. Andrews; Shelly Edwards, pianist

10:30 a.m.

  • Prelude: Berceuse from Dolly Suite, Op. 56; Gabriel Faure; arr. Sandra Eithun; The Sanctuary Bells; Kris Sparks, director
  • Anthem: Earth Song; Frank Ticheli; The Chancel Choir; Erick Lichte, conductor
  • Offertory: Now All the Vault of Heaven Resounds (All Creatures of Our God and King); arr. Cathy Moklebust; The Sanctuary Bells
  • Postlude: Scherzo Symphonique Pierre Cocheraue; Jonas Nordwall, organist

We extend a special welcome to our visitors. First United Methodist Church of Portland declares that we will be an advocate for peace in our local communities and world. As a Reconciling Congregation, members of this congregation have pledged to welcome and support all who want to worship with us, regardless of race, gender, class or sexual orientation.

Visit the Coffee Hour after worship today for a tasty treat, good coffee, and lively conversation. It is a great opportunity to learn more about the people and programs of First Church.

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