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					                    THE HIGHLIGHTER
First United Methodist Church                                                            April 22, 2012
      Office Hours
   Monday – Thursday
                                   Native American Ministries Sunday
 9am – Noon & 1pm-3pm               Native American Ministries Sunday recognizes and supports the
                                   contributions of Native Americans to the church and society. The
    Contact Information
         658-3213                  observance, approved by the 1988 General Conference, is one of six           special churchwide Sunday offerings, The funds collected will allow The
                                   United Methodist Church to partner with existing native ministries and
To reach Pastor Tim after hours:   create programs on
     484-4444 (home)
      484-7865 (cell)              behalf of Native           Americans. Money
                                   collected also supports
        This Week…                 seminary scholarships
                                   for United Methodist
Wed., Apr. 25                      Native Americans.
4:30pm Wesley Choir                  Fifty percent of the
5:30pm Carillon Bells
6:30pm Praise Band
                                   offering remains in the
                                   annual conference to
Thurs., Apr. 26                    develop and
6:15pm Heritage                    strengthen local Native
6:15pm Bond Bells
7:15pm Chancel Choir               American ministries.
                                   The rest of the funds
                                   are then distributed
                                   equally between the
                                   United Methodist
                                   Board of Higher
                                   Education and Ministry
     Looking Ahead…                to provide scholarships
Sun., Apr. 29                      for American Indians
 Fine Arts at First                attending the church's
    Music of Dance and             schools of theology
        Reflection                 and the Native
                                   American Urban
                                   Initiative of the
                                   General Board of
                                   Global Ministries.
                            Let’s Celebrate!
                            Edith Wheeler is very excited and happy to be celebrating her 100th
                            birthday on May 10th. Let’s join the fun and swamp her with birthday
                            cards! Send your card to:
  Hospitality Team                Edith Wheeler
    for Sunday                    Grand Prairie Health and Rehab Center, Room 212A
   April 29, 2012
                                  10330 Prairie Ridge Rd.
Worship Assistant (8:00)          Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158
Helen Dahl                  Even if you don't know Edith, send her a card and join in this momentous
Worship Assistant (10:30)   event of one of our most faithful members!
Cliff Metaxa

Greeters/Ushers (8:00)
                            Old Testament Tales from the Backside
Kathy Nuzzo, Harriet        We are meeting in the lounge from 9:15-10:15.
Wilson                      April 22- Scott Kappeler, Ch 11
Ushers (10:30)
                            April 29- Laura Fernando, Ch 10         VACATION        BIBLE SCHOOL
Joe Rip, Kate and Roger
                            May 6- Bob Nuzzo, Ch 7
Field                       May 13- Mark Valentine, Ch 9
                            May 20- TBD, Ch 12
Greeters (10:30)
Carl and Dorothy Stanton,
June Nelson                 Youth Programs - Ellen
                            April 22- High School Sunday School-         July 23-25, 2012
Welcome Desk
June Pitcher
                            during 10:30 Service                        More info coming soon!
                            May 5- One Big Day of Serving, Youth
                            May 6- Youth Group, 5-7 pm
                            May 13- High School Sunday School- during 10:30 Service
                            May 20- Confirmation, end of program year celebration and potluck
                            sponsored by the Education Committee

                            Celebration Singers and Ringers - June 11-12
                            Our church will be hosting this touring youth group from Cincinnati who
                            will be performing here on Monday, June 11. We are looking for homes for
                            the kids to stay over night. They have 35-40 singers and ringers, ages 13-18
                            and 8 adults. Homes must be able to accommodate at least 2 kids per
                            home and provide breakfast the next morning. They will arrive sometime
                            in the afternoon of the 11th and depart from church the next day after
                            breakfast. If you are willing and able to help accommodate some of them
                            please sign up at the reception desk or see Ellen.
Sunday               Monday    Tuesday                Wednesday               Thursday            Friday   Saturday
22                   23        24                     25                      26                  27       28
8:00am Worship                 Highlighter Deadline   4:30pm Wesley Choir     6:15pm Heritage
9:15am Sunday                                         5:30pm Carillon Bells   6:15pm Bond Bells
school                                                6:30pm Praise Band      7:15pm Chancel
10:30am Worship                                                               Choir
Noon Confirmation

Sunday               Monday    Tuesday                Wednesday               Thursday            Friday   Saturday
29                   30        1                      2                       3                   4        5
8:00am Worship                 Highlighter Deadline   Noon Second Fifty                                    Youth:Day of Service
9:15am Sunday                                         4:30pm Wesley Choir     9:30am UMW Board
school                         Stephen Ministry       5:30pm Carillon Bells   6:15pm Heritage              Pastor Tim’s Birthday
10:30am Worship                                       6:30pm Praise Band      6:15pm Bond Bells
11:30am Sunday                                                                7:15pm Chancel
school teacher                                                                Choir
meeting in Great
Noon Confirmation

6                    7         8                      9                       10                  11       12
8:00am Worship                 Highlighter Deadline   4:30pm Wesley Choir     6:15pm Heritage
9:15am Sunday                                         5:30pm Carillon Bells   6:15pm Bond Bells
school                                                6:30pm Praise Band      7:15pm Chancel
10:30am Worship                                                               Choir
Noon Confirmation
5:00pm Youth Group

At the Welcome Desk
    Devotionals– Upper Room Daily Devotionals and Disciplines are available for purchase.
    Equal Exchange Coffee – A wide variety of regular, decaf, and flavored coffee, teas, and hot cocoa are
    available. All proceeds benefit the Janecke mission in Bolivia.
    SuperValu receipts - Please continue to save your validated SuperValu grocery receipts.
    Campbell Soup Labels –The logo and UPC code should be clipped and brought in for submission.
    General Mills Box tops –Proceeds benefit Frank Elementary
    School.                                                                  Second Fifty Day Trip
    Church Directories –Please call the office with any corrections.
    Highlighter – In case you miss a Sunday, back issues of the               The Dancing Horses
    Highlighter (Weekly News) are available.                                Dinner Theatre & Lake
    Sponsor a Sunday Bulletin - Would you like to honor someone or         Geneva Animal Gardens
    celebrate a special occasion? For just $5.00 you can sponsor a
                                                                               Delavan, Wisconsin
    bulletin. Pick up a form at the Welcome Desk.
    Food Pantry Collection – Bring your nonperishable food items and             June 20, 2012
    deposit them in the collection baskets at the sanctuary entrances
    each Sunday. Food is donated each week to the Salvation Army.
                                                                             Details available at the
        Endowment Information – Details about gifting to the church
through your will, trust, or other endowment is available at the                 Welcome Desk.
welcome desk.
Acts 3:12-19
  When Peter saw it, he addressed the people, “You Israelites, why do you wonder at this, or why do you stare
at us, as though by our own power or piety we had made him walk? The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and
the God of Jacob, the God of our ancestors has glorified his servant Jesus, whom you handed over and rejected
in the presence of Pilate, though he had decided to release him. But you rejected the Holy and Righteous One
and asked to have a murderer given to you, and you killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead.
To this we are witnesses. And by faith in his name, his name itself has made this man strong, whom you see
and know; and the faith that is through Jesus has given him this perfect health in the presence of all of you.
  “And now, friends, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did also your rulers. In this way God fulfilled what
he had foretold through all the prophets, that his Messiah would suffer. Repent therefore, and turn to God so
that your sins may be wiped out.”

Psalm 4
  Answer me when I call, O God of my right! You gave me room when I was in distress. Be gracious to me, and
hear my prayer. How long, you people, shall my honor suffer shame? How long will you love vain words, and
seek after lies? But know that the Lord has set apart the faithful for himself; the Lord hears when I call to him.
When you are disturbed, do not sin; ponder it on your beds, and be silent. Offer right sacrifices, and put your
trust in the Lord. There are many who say, “O that we might see some good! Let the light of your face shine on
us, O Lord!” You have put gladness in my heart more than when their grain and wine abound. I will both lie
down and sleep in peace; for you alone, O Lord, make me lie down in safety.

1 John 3:1-7
  See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are. The
reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we
will be has not yet been revealed. What we do know is this: when he is revealed, we will be like him, for we will
see him as he is. And all who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.
  Everyone who commits sin is guilty of lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. You know that he was revealed to take
away sins, and in him there is no sin. No one who abides in him sins; no one who sins has either seen him or
known him. Little children, let no one deceive you. Everyone who does what is right is righteous, just as he is

Luke 24:36b-48
  Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” They were startled and terrified, and
thought that they were seeing a ghost. He said to them, “Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in
your hearts? Look at my hands and my feet; see that it is I myself. Touch me and see; for a ghost does not have
flesh and bones as you see that I have.” And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet.
While in their joy they were disbelieving and still wondering, he said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?”
They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it and ate in their presence.
  Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you—that everything
written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled.” Then he opened their
minds to understand the scriptures, and he said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Messiah is to suffer and to
rise from the dead on the third day, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name
to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things.”

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