April 28, 2019 – Second Sunday of Easter


We hope you will join us for worship each week. Here is some information that you might like to have about this week’s worship service.

4-28-2019 Great Commission

Scripture: Matthew 28:16-20 (p. 911, Pew Bible)

Focus Scripture – “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20)

Message: Great Commission

Theme: There will be doubters. What might we learn from them?

Hymns We Will Sing:

*HYMN #298    “Lord, You Give the Great Commission”    (ABBOT’S LEIGH)

          *HYMN #761     “Called as Partners in Christ’s Service”              (BEECHER)

          *HYMN #296           “Go in Grace and Make Disciples”  (WONDROUS LIGHT)

Prayer of the Day: O Lord, sometimes we still question your presence, even when you are right in front of us. Fill us with faith in believing your promises, simply because you are trustworthy. Amen.



2019 Holy Week Plans at FPCU


  • Service of Lessons and Hymns for Palm/Passion Sunday during worship April 14 at 10 a.m. This year our readings focus on the Gospel of Matthew and we will include the singing of many hymns.
  • Maundy Thursday Soup and Bread Dinner with Communion Service at Table, April 18 at 6 p.m. Come join your  friends for a soup and bread dinner provided for you followed by the celebration of communion at table.
  • Good Friday: A Time of Prayer and Reflection, April 19 from Noon – 3 p.m. Our Sanctuary will be open for anyone who would like a quiet place for individual prayer and reflection.
  • FPCU Hosts the TAC Easter Sunrise Service on the shore of Cayuga Lake, Sunday, April 21 at 7 a.m. at the North Point Pavilion at Taughannock State Park of Cayuga Lake. The service is inside the pavilion and there will be a fire but please dress warmly if the weather is cold.
  • FPCU’s Easter Service in Town, Sunday, April 21 at 10 a.m. Our Easter Worship Service here in the FPCU sanctuary will be one of celebration and we hope you will invite your friends to attend with you. We will be taking Easter off from our regular Sunday schedule of weekly Fellowship Breakfasts and Sunday Studies so that we can focus on Easter Worship.

April 21, 2019 – Easter

We hope you will join us for worship each week. Here is some information that you might like to have about this week’s 10 a.m. worship service.

Scripture: Matthew 28:1-10 (p. 911, Pew Bible)

Focus Scripture – Suddenly Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came to him, took hold of his feet, and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.” (Matthew 28:9-10)

Message: Easter: Matthew

Theme: The women claimed their mission from a risen Christ with fear and great joy.

Hymns We Will Sing:

*HYMN #250          “In the Bulb There Is a Promise”                  (PROMISE)

*HYMN #245   “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today!”                     (LLANFAIR)

HYMN #246    “Christ Is Alive!”               (TRURO)                                         


Prayer of the Day: God of resurrection, you fill our grieving, doubting hearts with the light of your new life. Send us forth in joy to proclaim your good news to all whom we encounter, for the sake of Jesus our risen savior. Amen.

2019 Spring Rummage Sale This Week

The FPCU Spring Rummage sale takes place this week and is always a high point of the season.   All manner of household goods, tools, furniture, toys, linens, collectibles, and antiques are gratefully accepted from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Chapel on Wednesday, April 3 & Thursday, April 4 where they will be sorted and priced in preparation for sales to the public on Friday, April 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, April 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

We hope you will come by and check out the many wonderful finds!