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Come and visit.  Experience our excellent adult and children's programs.  Sunday School has changed since I was a child.  Children want to come and they have fun learning about God.  God wants us to be joyful in his Word.  Come and experience for yourself the joyfulness that comes with being part of a family.  Here you can find your spiritual path and your church home.

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Holy Week Schedule

Experience the events that changed the story of humankind, and be transformed!

Palm Sunday - April 13: 8:00, 9:45, & 11:30 AM:  Hosanna! At our worship services, we will honor and celebrate Jesus' Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem. To fulfill the prophecies of old, Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey, as the people cheered, "Hosanna in the highest!" They waved palm branches and honored Him. Only He knew what the rest of the week would bring…

Passover Seder and Last Supper Re-Enactment - April 17: 6:30 PM:  On this special night, come to worship and experience an authentic Seder Meal, as Jesus and His disciples lead us. Save the date for this family-wide event. It’s free, but you must RSVP (by Tuesday, April 15, by noon) by calling our reservation line at Ext. 245.

Good Friday Reenactments - April 18: Noon & 6:30 PM: There will be two opportunities to experience the re-enactment of Christ's crucifixion. At noon, on the steps of City Hall in downtown Tampa, the processional will begin and then proceed to Lykes Park. At 6:30 PM, on our church grounds in Lutz, the re-enactment will move into our sanctuary with worship through Word and song to acknowledge the love of our Savior and His sacrifice. Please feel free to come dressed in period costumes.

Guarding of The Tomb - April 18 to April 20: Around the Clock:  Jesus’ body will be laid to rest in a tomb on our church grounds and guarded by Roman soldiers. This is a striking reminder throughout the weekend of Jesus’ death and the despair that gripped the early disciples prior to the good news that He rose from the dead.

Jelly Bean Jamboree - April 19: 2 to 4 PM: Children, ages 0 – thru 5th Grade, will enjoy a fun day celebrating the resurrection of Jesus! Kids will enjoy a FREE afternoon of games, food, fun, bounce house, prizes, and 1,000s of eggs for our Easter Egg Hunt (with separate age-specific areas in which your little ones can hunt), and, of course, lots of candy! Invite your friends, and bring an empty Easter basket. We'll have fun celebrating the real reason of the season!

Easter "Sonrise" Service - Sunday, April 20, 7 AM: Join us for a beautiful lakeside service. The fog on the lake dissipates, and nature is the first to celebrate the resurrection of our risen Lord. Head to the southernmost point on the Church property to the lake behind the cottage.

Pancake Breakfast - Sunday, April 20 - Between Services: Come support our Youth Group while enjoying a delicious Easter breakfast with your family. A donation box will be available.

Living Cross – Easter Sunday, April 20 - All Services: Bring fresh cut flowers to adorn our cross, signifying that new life comes only in and through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Easter Celebration Services - Sunday, April 20: 8:00, 9:45, & 11:30 AM: Join us at our regular times for exciting Easter worship. Let’s celebrate His resurrection together!

In The Word

“For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit.”- 1 Peter 3:18

Putting Christ First
First United Methodist Church of Lutz  * 960 Lutz Lake Fern Road  * Lutz, FL 33548813-949-1751
Office Hours: Tuesday - Friday 9 to 5 (Closed for lunch 12-1) 
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  8:00 AM          Chapel Service (Traditional)
  9:45 AM          Blended Service
  11:30 AM        Contemporary Service 

* Study groups are offered for all ages during the 9:45 & 11:30 AM services. Please see "Ministries" page for more information. 

**Child care available during all services & study groups


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Think you are not good enough for God?  Come and worship with us anyhow. We are not a perfect people but we serve a perfect God. 

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