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University United Methodist
Church in Salina, Kansas.
Since 1917, University UMC
has been located at 1509
South Santa Fe (map),
adjacent to the Kansas
Wesleyan University campus.
We invite you to come and
visit our prayer garden,
prayerfully reflect upon the
windows, and attend our
worship and fellowship
|Sunday Worship Times
Early Bird Worship
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Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.
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|Greetings in the Name of Christ!
Some of you reading this may remember the beginning of the
old ABC Wide World of Sports television program that showed
a video clip of a golfer sinking a long put and celebrating, as the
audio announcer said “The thrill of victory”… followed
immediately by a video clip of an unfortunate ski jumper
dramatically falling down the ski jump ramp, with the audio
announcer saying, “and the agony of defeat”. It was a powerful
way to pull the viewing audience in each week, and millions of
viewers did just that.
As I consider this most Holy of weeks, I am reminded of that
beginning television program, because if we are to really
experience and understand the fullness of what Jesus has done
for each of us, we must experience the ‘thrill of victory’ and ‘the
agony of defeat’. He definitely experienced the thrill of victory as
he came into Jerusalem during the feast of Passover, riding on
a donkey to the adulation of the palm waving crowd. After that
adulation, Jesus and the disciples (at least in Matthew, Mark,
and Luke’s account) turned the tables of the money changers in
the Temple and then taught there. The thrill of victory again.
However, the ‘agony of defeat’ for Jesus began after the last
supper with his disciples, followed by his arrest in the Garden of
Gethsemane. He would be betrayed, beaten, humiliated, and
then crucified on the cross at a place called Golgotha. Dead, he
was laid in a tomb with a huge stone rolled in front of it after they
took his body down from the cross. Talk about the ultimate
‘agony of defeat’.
But unlike the beginning video of Wide World of Sports, it was
not just the thrill of victory, followed by the agony of defeat.
Because of the goodness of God, the real ‘thrill of victory’ came
on what we know today as the first Easter day when he rose
from the tomb! Talk about the ultimate ‘thrill of victory”!
I want you to join me in experiencing this “theological roller
coaster ride that changes everything” as we celebrate Holy
Week together. Below are the times of the worship services.
Please come as you are able… and bring a friend!
Palm Sunday: April 13th at 8:25 and 10:45 a.m. in the main
sanctuary. Hear the children sing as they praise Jesus with
hosannas as the children of Jesus time and place most certainly
Maundy (Holy) Thursday: April 17 at 7:00 p.m. see the Living
Last Supper and experience what it was like to be a disciple of
Good Friday: April 18th at 7:00 p.m. at 1st UMC-Salina. Join
your fellow United Methodists as we observe begin to
understand the sacrifice Jesus made for us on the cross.
Easter Sunday: April 20th at 8:25 and 10:45 a.m. in the main
Sanctuary of University United Methodist Church. Come and
experience the thrill of the true victory of Christ at our music filled
And don’t forget… Christ has risen! Christ has risen, indeed!
Grace and Peace,
Pastor Mike Rose
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April 16, 5:30 p.m.
April 17, 7:00 p.m.
April 18, 7:00 p.m.
(At First United
April 20, Easter
(8:25 a.m. and