Tryon United Methodist Church

Events and Announcements

Lent

March 10        First Sunday in Lent   

God’s Promises:  Blessing the Good Gifts

March 17        Second Sunday in Lent

God’s Promises:  Covenant

March 24  Third Sunday in Lent

God’s Promises:  Invitation

March 31      Fourth Sunday in Lent  

God’s Promises:  New Food

April 7     Fifth Sunday in Lent     

 God’s Promises:  New Direction

 

Holy Week

April 14 Palm Sunday/     Passion Sunday

          A King on a Donkey

April 18 Maundy Thursday Service

          6:30 p.m., Sanctuary

April 19 Good Friday        Community Service

          12:00 p.m., Sanctuary

Hosted by the Thermal Belt          

   Ministerial Association

April 21 Easter Sunday

§  6:30 a.m.    Ecumenical Sunrise Service at

Tryon Fine Arts Center Amphitheater

April 21      Easter Sunday, continued

§  7:30 a.m.  Community Breakfast at

Tryon First Baptist Church

§  11:00 a.m. Easter Sunday Worship at TUMC

Worship

·         11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary

·         5:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall

There will be no 5:30 p.m. service on Easter Sunday.

What is Lent

Early Christians observed with great devotion the days of our Lord’s passion and resurrection, and it became the custom of the Church that before the Easter celebration there should be a forty-day season of spiritual preparation. During this season converts to the faith were prepared for Holy Baptism.

It was also a time when those who had committed serious sins were reconciled by penitence and forgiveness and restored to participation in the life of the Church. In this way the whole congregation was reminded of the mercy and forgiveness proclaimed in the gospel of Jesus Christ and the need we all have to renew our faith.

In this season, we desire to turn our hearts more fully toward the Divine.  We will use these next 40 days to examine our lives and work to eliminate habits that distract us from the holy, or to embrace habits that point us toward the holy. We pray that in these days ahead we will turn more fully toward Christ so that our hearts are aligned to our treasure

 

Please sign up for the Prayer Vigil for Kairos #50 at McCormick Correctional Institution on the sheet outside the church office.  From Thursday, March 14 at 8:00 am through Sunday, March 17 at 3:00 pm, you will be praying during each hour for the 42 residents/participants.  The prayer may be as long as you wish or you can pray multiple times during the hour.

Please sign up for the hour(s) you’d like to pray during this Kairos Weekend.

 

Faithful Families: Eating Smart and Moving More!

Classes continuing every Thursday through April 4, from 5:30 p.m.—7:00 p.m., at TUMC Fellowship Hall.

Want to learn more about how you and your family can eat smart and develop healthier habits?  Join us to learn how to:

·         Plan, shop for and prepare healthy meals

·         Get some easy, great and healthy recipes

·         Get tips on ways to be more active every day

·         Talk about the connections between food, physical activity and faith

Free Meal Served Each Week / Child Care Available

Call the church office at 859-9218 to RSVP.

 

 

EVENTS/ANNOUNCEMENTS

3/17/2019

 

Please See your Purple insert for the Lent and Holy Week Schedule.

 

SIS Italian Dinner is coming up Saturday, April 4 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. Come join us for our SIS Italian Dinner, with your choice of a variety of baked pasta entrées - served with salad, bread, cheesecake for desert, and beverage.

 

Tickets are $12/adults and $8/children and are available from the church office or one of our Sisters in Service members.  You are encouraged to purchase your tickets ahead of time.  Please call the church office at (828) 859-9218 to reserve your seat.  Proceeds will go to Local Missions.

 

On Wednesday, March 27th, at 2:00 pm, in the church library, the Page Turners book discussion group will talk about Old Filth by Jane Gardam.  Sir Edward Feathers has had a brilliant career, from his early days as a lawyer in Southeast Asia, where he earned the nickname Old Filth (FILTH being an acronym for Failed In London Try Hong Kong) to his final working days as a respected judge at the English bar.  Yet through it all he has carried with him the wounds of a difficult and emotionally hollow childhood.  Now an eighty-year-old widower living in comfortable seclusion in Dorset, Feathers is finally free from the regimen of work and the sentimental scaffolding that has sustained him throughout his life.  He slips back into the past with ever mounting frequency and intensity, and on the tide of these vivid, lyrical musings, Feathers approaches a reckoning with his own history.  Not all the old filth, it seems can be cleaned away.

 

Faithful Families: Eating Smart and Moving More!

Classes continuing every Thursday through April 4, from 5:30 p.m.—7:00 p.m., at TUMC Fellowship Hall. All are welcome!

Want to learn more about how you and your family can eat smart and develop healthier habits?  Join us to learn how to:

·         Plan, shop for and prepare healthy meals

·         Get some easy, great and healthy recipes

·         Get tips on ways to be more active every day

·         Talk about the connections between food, physical activity and faith

Free Meal Served Each Week / Child Care Available

Call the church office at 859-9218 to RSVP.

EVENTS/ANNOUNCEMENTS

3/17/2019

 

The Finance Committee will be meeting this week on Thursday, March 21, at 3: 00 pm in the Library/Conference Room.

 

The Church Council Meeting will take place Tuesday, March 26, at 6:30 pm in the Library/Conference Room.

 

The Nurture Committee will be meeting on Tuesday, March 26, at 2:30 pm in the Library/Conference Room.

 

 

Please Contribute to HUNGER POTS

It’s easy.  Please drop your donations in the Hunger Pots as you enter the church or Fellowship Hall. Your donations will contribute to the food pantry at Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry. Our monthly goal is $166 in order to reach our commitment of $2,000 annually

 

Bible Studies at Tryon UMC

·         Sunday Morning Bible Study with Pastor Lynnette.

 9:45 a.m.—10:45 a.m. - in the Parlor.

·         Starting 3/31/19: Sunday Afternoon Bible Study with Alan and Cyndi Blanchard - Library, 4:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m.

·         Sunday Morning Children’s Bible Time with Adam Palmer. 
9:45 a.m.—10:45 a.m.  Fellowship Hall/Classrooms.

·         Ladies Study - Fridays - Library, Friday, at 9:00-10:30 a.m.

 

Fresh Start Service 5:30 PM

Reminder, our new contemporary praise and worship fellowship led by Pastor Lynnette and TUMC’s praise band, Broken Bread, is at 5:30 p.m. every Sunday, preceded at 5:00 p.m. by food, and fellowship.