Mt. Vernon Register-News


March 23, 2013

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West Salem Trinity United Methodist ChurchThe confirmation class at West Salem Trinity United Methodist Church, located on the corner of 42nd Street and Broadway in Mt. Vernon, will be baptized and confirmed into the church during the 10:30 a.m. worship service. During the service, the members of the confirmation class will be participating in the worship service.Deb Bryant will be the worship host and Anastasia Hayes will be leading the congregation in the call to worship. Izy Graham and Damien Ehrman will be the acolytes. Sierra Benedict will be sharing in the opening prayer and Gunner Silliman will be leading the reading of the scriptures from Luke 3:21-22 for the time together.The West Salem Trinity Praise Team will be leading the time of worship with the choir sharing the offertory special music.The door greeters will be Rick and Donna Hayes. Nancy Bradford and Victoria Moore will be staffing the nursery and Rodney Wert and Sam Totten will be in the prayer room.Pastor Brad will be leading the time of baptism, membership and reaffirmation of baptism, and sharing about baptism and the meaning it has for our lives and sharing a theme of "The Family of God."The prayer team will meet at 7:30 a.m. for prayer on Sunday morning in the worship center.There will be a time of fellowship in the Christian Activity Center beginning at 8:45 a.m., followed by Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. with classes for all ages.The West Salem Trinity UMC will be leading the time of worship for the Grapevine Cluster Service to be held at West Salem Trinity at 6 p.m. The celebration will be surrounding the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem as we celebrate the theme of Palm Sunday. Deb Bryant will be the worship host. Ann Hinds will be sharing in the prayer time and Brad Boyd will be sharing the scriptuer, Luke 19:28-40 with the message title being, "A Symbol of Peace." The volunteer servants for Sunday night will include Phil and Barb Poe, parking lot greeters, Roger and Penny Jacobs as door greeters. Rick and Kammy Goostree will be staffing the nursery and Robin Bethard and Therese Melena will be in the prayer room.The theme of the service will be "Peace."There will be no KIDS Club on Wednesday evening, but we will have Bible study at 6:30 p.m. followed by choir practice and Praise Team practice.On Thursday evening, there will be a time of celebrating the Lord's Supper as we share in the Maundy Thursday experience.Three will be a prayer time from 8 a.m. to noon in the sanctuary of the church and that will be followed by a community Good Friday service at First Presbyterian Church beginning at 12:15 p.m. The Kaskaskia River District will be hosting an all-youth Good Friday event from 3 to 6 p.m. at West Salem Trinity. The Rev. Matt Henson will be leading and sharing in this time together and we are excited that Matt Vollmar, lead singer of Great Romance, will lead our worship time together. The cost is $2 and will include a time of pizza.The Easter Eggstravaganze will be held from noon to 2 p.m. on March 30 at the church. Registration will be from noon to 12:30 p.m. and then registration will be closed as we start activities. There will be carnival games, prize drawings and of course, the Easter egg hunt. This is for those kids ages birth to 11 years of age.The Easter sunrise service at West Salem Trinity UMC will be at 6:30 a.m., followed by a breakfast at the church. We will then have our regular services of Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. on Easter day.If you have questions or need more information on the events and ministries at West Salem Trinity UMC, please call the church at 242-4755 or e-mail us at

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