Our Holy Week Schedule
Please join the congregation at RUMC for our usual Holy Week schedule. On Palm Sunday, April 9th, our chancel choir will perform its annual Easter Cantata.
Pastor Merritt is calling for Wednesday, April 12th to be a day of Prayer and Fasting. There will be no Wonderful Wednesday events scheduled for that day.
Thursday, April 13th will be Maundy Thursday. A Maundy Thursday service will be held at New Hope United Methodist Church (formerly First Brandon UMC) on 120 N. Knights Avenue in Brandon, beginning at 7:30 PM.
Friday, April 14th will see the Good Friday Service at St. Andrews UMC on 3315 S. Bryan Road in Brandon, starting at 7:00 PM.
Sunday, April 16th will be Easter. We will have two services on that day. Our annual “Sonrise Service Down by the River”, will be held on the parsonage grounds with a lovely view of the Alafia River. Lay Pastor Norma Encarnacion will be preaching at that service, and the parsonage itself will be open before and during the service. Come early to see what is new at the parsonage and to have some coffee and rolls before the Sonrise Service.
Our regular Easter service will be held in the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM, with Pastor Merritt Waters officiating. Between the two services, the Care Committee will be serving Easter brunch in the Fellowship Hall.
We sincerely invite everyone to spend some time in worship at RUMC during Holy Week. If it has been a while, maybe it’s time to get reacquainted with our Savior in Riverview this year.
Prayer Warriors Wanted
Are you—or someone you know—in need of special or extra prayer? If so, the Connect and Prayer Card, an insert into your weekly bulletin, may be for you. Written prayer requests are collected during the weekly offering, and they are prayed on immediately after the service in Sunday school room #8. A group of prayer warriors spend an intense 15 minutes lifting individual prayer requests up to God.
If you want to join our Prayer Warrior team, please come to room #8 immediately following next Sunday’s worship service.
RESTORE Movie Night
RESTORE, RUMC’s food pantry and thrift store, will be sponsoring their first Movie Night on Friday evening, April 21st from 7:00 to 9:30 PM. We will be showing the inspirational movie “Heaven Is for Real”—an experience suitable for the whole family. Ice cream and popcorn will be served. Friends and family are invited—see you at the movie!
Manly Man Yard Sale in May
The United Methodist Men are planning to hold their annual Manly Man Sale on Saturday, May 6th. Once again, we are looking for donations of tools, yard tools, hardware, sporting goods, and small appliances. As you are cleaning out your yards and garages this month, remember to donate your unwanted tools to RUMC. You can coordinate your giving by calling the church office, contacting Joe Cornell, or by notifying any UMM Member. Thanks for your ongoing support.