April 8th Service

Holy Humor Sunday

Welcome and Announcements

Praise Song “How Great is Our God” Overhead


In this place, among these people,
God is worshipped, God is praised.
We have seen the signs and wonders;
the lost are found here, the dead are raised.
We are living the Gospel story;
lives are changed, and mountains moved.
Won’t you come and work among us?
You are welcomed, you are loved.

*Call to Worship
One: We gather in the name of the risen Lord.
All: ​Christ is risen! Alleluia!
One: We gather as sisters and brothers of the resurrected one.
All: ​Christ is risen! Alleluia!
One: We gather to share our faith and worship God.
All: ​Christ is risen! Alleluia!
One: We gather to proclaim the good news of Easter!
All: ​Christ is risen! Alleluia!

Gloria Patri UMH #70

Opening Prayer

Humor Time

*Hymn “I Am a Christian” Overhead

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

Children’s Time – “Children Have Humor” – After prayers – Sing the Children out “Jesus Loves Me” Children 5 and under are welcome to remain in worship or go to the nursery at this time.

The Offering of Our Gifts and Ourselves

*Doxology UMH #95

Prayer of Dedication

*Hymn “Lovely Noise” Overhead

First Reading ​Acts 4:32-35 ​Page 888
*Gospel Reading ​John 20:19-31​Page 883

Message “Peace Be With You!” “God loves you and so do I and there is nothing you can do about it!” Pastor Gary


*Hymn “Mighty to Save” Overhead

Humor Time


One: Go now with the love of God, the grace of Jesus Christ, and the​fellowship of the Holy Spirit.
All: ​Christ is risen! Alleluia!
One: Go to share your faith and your lives.
All ​Christ is risen! Alleluia!
One: Go to proclaim the good news of Easter.
All: ​Christ is risen! Alleluia!

Church Life
Sunday, April 8, 2018 – Holy Humor Sunday​
​9:45 am – Sunday School
​10:30 am – Worship

Monday, April 9, 2018
​ 5:30 pm – Movie/Potluck​

Sunday, April 15, 2018
​ 9:30 am – Adult Bible Study
​​9:45 am – Sunday School
​10:30 am – Worship
​11:30 am – Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser for Camp

Email: glpeterson32@frontier.com
Office Telephone 231-923-0573
Office email ClaybanksUMC@gmail.com
Website http://www.claybanksunitedmethodist.com

Pianist​​​​ Megan Schihl
Liturgist ​​ Mark Gaultney
Nursery Joyce Twiss
Ministers All People As We Live the Good News

Important Announcements

Monday night movie/potluck will begin on April 9th, at 5:30 pm. Bring a dish to pass and enjoy the fellowship. All are welcome.


Adult Bible Study begins Sunday, April 15th. We will be studying Hebrews from the New Testament. To be prepared for our first class together please read and be ready to discuss chapters 1, 2 and 3. Please remember that our class is an open class so if you are not able to make a class you are indeed welcome to rejoin at any time. Our plan is to meet for six classes with the final class being on May 20th.


Please plan to join us after the worship service SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2018 for the FAMOUS PANCAKE BREAKFAST FUND RAISER. We are raising funds to sponsor kids in our church family to go to SUMMER CAMP. It’s a very worthy endeavor to allow the kids a chance to learn more about fellowship and fun in JESUS. We thank you for your generous support!! 😊

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