Worship Info for 5/2/2021

Happy Easter! (Here’s What You Need for Tomorrow (5/2/21)!
Also Upcoming Worship Info!

Greetings Friends! Included with this email is the information you need for tomorrow morning’s worship. Please note our online worship service meets at 9:45 for one more Sunday.

  • At 8:30 am we will hold our outdoor in-person service. We expect the weather tomorrow morning to be quite warm; sunny with temperatures in the mid- to upper-70s. We also still have space available, so if you’d like to join us, either in the parking lot or in your car, please just come! Here is the 8:30 Service Bulletin. Please either print and bring it with you (and take it home with you as well) or download it to your own electronic device. See additional Tips for In-Person Worship at the bottom of this email.
  • At 9:45 am (PLEASE NOTE THE TIME) we will hold our online worship service. You can access the service using our usual link, live.songoflifeumc.org. Here is the 9:45 Service Bulletin
Holy Communion 
Tomorrow is the first Sunday of the month, and as is our custom, we will receive Holy Communion. If you are joining us in-person, we will have Communion Elements, including Gluten Free, available for you or you can bring your own. Online Worshipers, please have your communion elements ready at the beginning of the service.
Children’s Church
We are resuming a brief Children’s Church on site immediately after the 8:30 in-person service…so starting at 9:15am. Children must wear a mask and will be expected to physically distance and abide by our usual “no touching” rules that apply to the adults as well.
Sunday Morning Meet and Greet – Last Meeting
Our “Meet and Greet” group WILL meet tomorrow morning at 8:30 am by Zoom for the last time. (This group is being discontinued beginning May 9.
Koinonia Adult Bible Study Group
This group WILL meet this week.

Other Online Opportunities This Week

  • Area 412 will meet as usual. Contact Carrie Claypool for login information

We WILL NOT publish a weekly Zoom Group list.

Tips for In-Person Worship
If you are attending our in-person service tomorrow, here are a few tips you might want to consider:

  • Please dress comfortably, bring water, wear sunscreen, and consider bringing or wearing a hat. If you are sensitive to the sun, you might also want to bring an umbrella to use for additional shade.
  • We will take your attendance as you drive into the driveway of the church. We will then direct you toward the parking area or, if you will be part of our Drive-in Church, how to access the Drive-in area.
  • We are also assigning seating areas, so unless you require special assistance, please enter by way of the entrance behind (west of) the Office/Classroom Building. If you do require special assistance, enter by the mailbox (east of the Office).
  • Drive-in Church participants, please park as close to the Sanctuary building as possible. We will not have an attendant to help you park your vehicle this time, so if you have any questions about where to park, please check with one of our volunteers.
  • Don’t forget to bring your own lawn or camping chairs, and wear a mask.
  • If you haven’t already downloaded our Church Center App, you might want to do that before you come to worship to make your attendance registration and check-in’s quicker and easier. You can also accomplish other things as well through the app, such as giving and making future reservations.
  • If you will be part of our Drive-in Church, you’ll be informed what frequency to tune your radio to when you arrive for worship.
  • We will not have paper bulletins available, so if you would like to have a bulletin, either print one at home and bring it with you (we’ll also ask you to take it home with you when you leave) or download it to your personal tablet or phone. If you forget, you’ll be able to access the bulletin from our website.
Upcoming Worship Services
  • May 9 (Mother’s Day) – One Online Worship Service at 9:30am
  • Beginning May 16 we will resume our regular worship schedule and will include in-person worship at 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00 am. The 9:30 and 11:00am services will also be broadcast live online.
Pastor Jody will be on vacation May 3-10. Pastoral Care needs should be communicated to the church office either by phone at 480-641-1200 or by email at 

God bless, and see you tomorrow!!
Your friends at Song of Life UMC