Worship Info for 4/17/2022

Happy Easter!

This Sunday we will celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus AND finishing our sermon series called “Good Enough.”

COVID Update
The 7-day average for the zip codes around Song of Life is 43, up from 19 the previous week. All indications are, however, that even though the number of cases are up, the number of hospitalizations have not changed significantly. Vaccines work. Boosters work. Pastor Jody got her 2nd Booster shot last Wednesday. We hope all of you are vaccinated and boosted, and if you’re not, that you will be very soon.

Here are the bulletins for tomorrow morning’s services:

To join us for worship online…

Our Traditional (9:30am) and Praise (11:00am) services will be livestreamed as usual tomorrow morning. Join us about 10 minutes before these services when we will “go live.” Here’s the link: Online Worship

Calling All Kiddos!!
Join us for our Easter Egg Hunt at about 12:15 on Sunday (after the Praise Service)

A Tribute to Trina Brown
As most of you probably know, our dear friend and pianist, Trina Brown, recently passed away after battling Stage 3 Cancer. In memory of her, we will play a video of some of her music (recorded at the height of the pandemic) which we will start about 10-15 before each of the indoor worship services. We also received many bouquets of flowers from our church members and friends that are not only a beautiful addition to our Easter decorations, but are a testament to how much she was loved by all at Song of Life. If you would like to bring a bouquet of flowers or a flowering plant to add to our collection, please feel free to do so tomorrow morning before worship. Please make sure cut flowers are in a vase, and if you want the vase returned to you, please make sure it is labeled on the bottom.

We would also like to take any unmarked bouquets to our homebound members so they can enjoy them during this Easter Week. If you are willing to donate your bouquets to this cause, and/or if you are able to transport a bouquet either on Sunday afternoon or next week (starting on Tuesday), please send an email to .

We are still in need of Volunteers at SoL! Please take a look at the list in the bulletin and let us know by sending us an email (see above) indicating the ways you are willing and able to serve!

Pastor Jody on Retreat Next Week
Pastor Jody will be on retreat during the week of April 18 (the week after Easter). She will be available by email, by phone or by text while she is away. Pastor Katharine Keller from Gold Canyon UMC will also be available for in-person visits. To schedule an in-person visit with Pastor Katharine, please contact the office.

Bible Buddies Adult Study Group
Our Bible Buddies Study Group WILL NOT meet this week.

Koinonia Bible Study Group
This Adult Study Group WILL NOT meet this week.

Annual Pledge Campaign
If you have not yet turned in your 2022 Commitment Card, please do so at your earliest convenience.

Midweek Bible Study on Monday @ 1:30pm on Zoom!  
A new schedule for this study group will be sent out when Pastor Jody returns from retreat.

Would you like to give to UMCOR to support humanitarian efforts in Ukraine? Check the bulletins for information on how to give.

Are you a caregiver for someone with memory impairment?
A support group is available to you sponsored by Dayspring UMC in Tempe and facilitated by our church member, Anne Ahland. The group meets by Zoom on the first and third Mondays of each month. Discussions include the successes and challenges of caregiving in a safe, confidential, and caring setting. Please contact Anne at  for more information.

We are also saddened by the passing of our member and friend, Patricia Gay Tillotson. Gay was a dear friend to many at SoL and, like all of our friends who move on from this life to the next, will be dearly missed. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 7 at 11am at Gilbert Memorial Park. More information to follow…

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow…either in-person or online!