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PASTOR'S CORNER

Friends, 
Three days. Three days is all it took for Jesus to eat his last meal, be betrayed, beaten, crucified, and laid in a tomb. They sealed his grave with a stone, assuming his life was finished. They thought it was the end. But 2,000 years later, we know a different ending to the story of Jesus of Nazareth. 

I hope you will participate in our Holy Week services as we journey to the cross. Tonight, on Maundy Thursday, we will take Holy Communion and remember the Last Supper of Christ. Tomorrow we will gather on Good Friday to hear scripture and sing songs and remember how we tried to extinguish the Light of the world. Then we will join together on Sunday for a celebration! The stone was rolled away and the tomb was empty! Christ is risen! He is risen, indeed! Jesus commanded us to follow him. Make sure you check out our Easter worship schedule below, and join us as we take the journey of Christ together this week at Elm Springs UMC!
 
Grace and Peace, 
Pastor Jennie 

COVID-19 Worship Update:
 We have reopened our Sanctuary for worship services. Masks are required at all times inside the building, and distancing protocols will be maintained.
Here is our typical Sunday Worship schedule:

Modern Worship | Parking Lot | 9 AM
Classic Worship | Sanctuary | 11 AM

Let's continue to live out our mission to Be Disciples who Make Disciples who we share the love of Christ with our little corner of NWA and beyond!
WAYS TO ENGAGE:
Easter Sunday, April 4th
Alleluia! We are ready to worship our Risen Savior! We hope you will join us for one (or more) of our Easter Worship services:

7:00 AM | Sunrise Service | Basketball Court
8:45 AM | Parking Lot Worship | Main Parking Lot
9:45 AM | Modern Worship | Sanctuary* or Online
11:00 AM | Classic Worship | Sanctuary* or Online


*Let us know you're planning to worship with us by registering for our 9:45 or 11 AM services by clicking the button below:
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Tonight - Maundy Thursday, April 1st | Sanctuary or Online | 6 PM
Join us for worship in the Sanctuary or Online this Maundy Thursday at 6 PM as we remember Christ’s last meal with his disciples and our call to love one another and live out the promise embodied in Holy Communion.
Good Friday, April 2nd | Sanctuary or Online | 6 PM
We invite you to a modern service of Tenebrae where we will commemorate the passion, or suffering, and death on the cross of Jesus Christ this Good Friday at 6 PM.
Help us keep our Food Pantry stocked! Our Soul Food Pantry item of the week is:
Microwave Popcorn
 
Bring your item of the week with you to Parking Lot or Sanctuary Worship, or drop in the grey tub or in the donation station outside the Main Entrance any time during the week. Click here for more information about serving. Thank you!
AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support our church every time you shop on Amazon, at no cost to you! Through AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from eligible items. 

To support ESUMC through Amazon, click here.
Our church needs YOU! Sign up today to use your gifts to serve God by volunteering for a project on our church campus, such as: painting, general clean up, tree trimming, power washing, renovating the smoker, gardening, and miscellaneous office work. Without the generous help of volunteers, ministry wouldn't be possible at ESUMC. We ask that you sign up so that we can ensure social distancing to keep you and your household safe. Click here to sign up.
The Free Neighborhood Pantry is open! Take what you need. Leave what you can. The pantry is located in the parking lot, east of the sanctuary.
It's the last week to donate to our Youth Ministry!
Your gifts will go towards the general fund for our youth ministry. Choose an envelope for the amount you wish to donate - you can even pick more than one if you want! Each number correlates to that dollar amount (Ex: Envelope 67=$67). Not able to make it in-person to choose an envelope? You can give online to the Youth Ministry fund at the link below!
To give online, visit: https://www.elmsprings.church/give.html

Questions? Contact Brooke Hobbs, our Youth Coordinator, at youth@elmsprings.church.
Click here to view the ESUMC Calendar
MEMBERSHIP NEWS
Please hear Bishop Mueller’s response to the end of the mask mandate in AR. Under Conference guidelines, we will continue to require masks at all events.
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Click here and let us know how we can pray for you this week!
WAYS TO GIVE:
Online: Click here to give online, secured by Vanco. 
Mail: Elm Springs UMC, P.O. Box 8, Elm Springs, AR 72728.
In Person: On Sundays during worship or at your convenience in our lockbox at the main ESUMC entrance.
Automated Clearing House (ACH): Automatic payments from your bank account. To get complete information, please call the church at 479-248-1290 with routing and account numbers. There are no fees incurred by the donor or the church with ACH.

OFFERING 3/28/21
General Fund: $3,172.00
Designated Fund: $965 ($550 - Soul Food; $270 - ATAP*; $125 - Youth; $20 - banners)

*All Things Are Possible (ATAP) was a capital campaign that began June 2019 to pay down our mortgage note, which was around $1.3m. Since then, through your generous contributions, we have reduced our mortgage to $767,919.94! 
Thank you for your faithful support!
Not ready for in-person worship? Worship online with us!!


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