Director of Music: Ledford Wilson                                                           Organist: Betty Winslow

Church Secretary: Susan Coard                                     Nursery Worker: Rebecca Burcher Jones

Directors of Youth: Andy Barnard & Ginny Owens                              Sexton: Michael Colbert

Director of Children’s Ministry: Cindy Williams & Doris Carawan

Acolyte: 8:30 Luke Williams     11:00 Grace King

   Next Week: 8:30 Carson Tortone     11:00 Henry Boswell

Children’s Church: 8:30 Cindy Feldman  

   Next Week: 8:30 Lois Thomas   11:00 Pam Davis

Offering Counters: Trip Cofield & Kim Schorr   

   Next Week: Melissa Cofield & Sharon Nichols   


     C H U R C H   C A L E N D A R


3:15-4:00 p.m.

Autumn Care Nursing Home Visit


6:00 p.m.

Mature Men’s Basketball


7:00 p.m.

Disciple I


7:00 p.m.

Disciple II


7:00 p.m.

Maundy Thursday Service at Good Hope UMC


7:00 p.m.

Good Friday Service


*Holy Week Services – Mon.-Fri., 4/10-4/14, 12:15 pm, at Great Bridge Presbyterian Church




The pastor is available in his office on Wednesday and Friday mornings subject to emergencies.  Please feel free to call the Pastor at any time on his cell phone (287-8420) or the church office (421-2778) and an appointment can be arranged.



Hickory United Methodist Church Mission Statement:

 “To live and proclaim the Gospel, seeking, encouraging and equipping all to become disciples of Jesus Christ.”



(This bulletin contains a Palm Cross.  Please pin it to your apparel and wear it as a reminder and witness of Jesus Christ, King of Kings and Lord of  Lords.)


Welcome to Hickory United Methodist Church!  We hope today is a blessing and invite you to

worship with us again soon. The Pastor, Staff and people of Hickory will be glad to share with you about opportunities for Christian growth. Please call the church office for more info.  You may also email the church at or visit our website at  On Facebook: 




If you need help hearing today’s service, hearing aids are available.  Please see an usher.




The flowers on the altar are given in thanksgiving for God’s gift of hope by the Bryant Family.



Next Sunday you are invited to join in a Hickory tradition of flowering the center cross in front of the sanctuary.  Please bring fresh cut and/or artificial flowers to decorate our cross before and after worship services.   



Easter Lily Order forms are in the bulletin.  Please turn in completed forms in the box in the Welcome Center.  Today is the last day to order lilies.    



Upcoming Easter Services:

Holy Week Services at Great Bridge Presbyterian, Mon.-Fri., 4/10-4/14, 12:15 pm.  Pastor Tom preaching on Methodist Monday.

Maundy Thursday Service – 4/13, 7 pm, at Good Hope UMC

Good Friday Service – 4/14, 7 pm

Easter – 6:30 am Easter Sunrise Service, Worship Services, 8:30, 9:50 & 11:00


Immersion Baptism: Pastor Tom will conduct immersion baptisms on Saturday, April 23rd, at 4 pm, at Hickory Ridge Community Church.  Anyone who has never been baptized and would like to participate, please contact Pastor Tom.    




A big THANK YOU to all the ladies who helped make, decorate and box chocolate Easter eggs.  Whether you helped for an hour or many hours, your help was appreciated.  You are “eggstravagantly” wonderful!!    



Offering Counters: Help is needed on our Counter Team.  If you are interested in helping to count the offering on Sundays after the 11 am service, please contact Greg Moyer (377-1866).  Thank you.

The Flower Chart for 2017 is in the Welcome Center.  Payment is due when you sign up.  Please make your check payable to HUMW and put it in the UMW box in the Choir Room or give your check to a member of the UMW.  Please do not put your check in the offering plate. 



New Pew Seat Upholstery, Seat Back Cushions, and new Communion kneeling cushions:   Work will begin after April 19th.  Thank you for your generous donations.




Wesleyan Covenant Association: We have been asked to provide information about the newly formed Wesleyan Covenant Association.  Information about this association is available on the table in the Welcome Center.





Youth Mission Trip: July 30- August 4th, Raleigh, NC, the cost is $650.00 per person, Ages 11- 18 are welcome to join us, we have 8 slots available.  If you would like to go with us to Raleigh or you want more information, please contact Ginny Owens 757-621-8135, Andy Barnard 757-235-1989 or email us at  We have Participant Informational and Release forms for those interested. 



Something amazing is happening this year: Angie Smith is going to be at London Bridge Baptist Church in Virginia Beach for a women's conference on May 5 & 6! For more information on the event, to register, or to see how you and the women of your church can get involved, please visit:  The price for the conference is $30.



Prayer Requests for a Praying Church

New Requests for Members
New Requests Beyond our Congregation
Members with Continued Concerns

Steve Barnes                Tanzania Mission Trip

Bev Warburton             Linda Emerson             Colby Higgerson          Ralph Nichols             

Andy Barnard               Bill Furlough                Dave Feldman              Dave McCullough       

Donna Mishler             Chuck Fryer                 Harry Faircloth             Josh McClanan

Marty Hutto                 Carolyn Harrell             Alma Hooper               Wilanna Alexander        

Carolyn Rittenberry      Hulda Sorey                 Alice Jarman                Stephanie Stahler
Continued Concerns Beyond our Congregation
Randolph Nichols         Scott & Melissa Rummel
Debbie DeLorme          Donna White                Wanda Weston             Stephen Taylor
Al Antaki                     Jennifer Tunney            Bobby Lockett              Harry Blevins              
Annika Jersild              Rebecca Ireland            Terri Cumbia                Susan Rittenberry
Alvah Grimes – Celia White’s stepfather
Mary McChesney – Rachel Burns’ friend         Lindsey & Virginia Gardner - Ginny Owens’ parents
David Brown – Eva Delfenthal’s son                 Dolores Bulger – Kellie Swasey’s mother
Charlie Minehart – Cindy Feldman’s friend        Billy Gagnon – Margaret Norfleet’s brother

Ralph Munsey – Cindy Feldman’s friend           Angela Smith – Patricia Powers’ daughter

Jeanie Little – Phyllis Nix’s cousin            Keith & Betty Jean Edwards – Carolyn Everton’s friends
Bill Kellner – Ledford Wilson’s uncle               Ginger Hoyos – Tim Mizell’s sister  
Don Erickson – Bill Reed’s friend                     Cynthia Anderson Brock – Cindy Holland’s friend
Ethel Davis – Debbie Cowling’s neighbor          Jim Anderson – Kim Schorr’s father
Margie Cannata – Elaine Hutto’s aunt                Kathy Auguis – Elaine Hutto’s cousin
Connie Carpenter – Susan McKee’s cousin        Rebekah Burke – Stephanie Stahler’s friend
Kathy Woolard – Pearl Weston’s friend             Todd Winstead – Marj Barnes’ friend   
Chris Grant – Kathy Moyer’s brother                 Doris & Gene Bryan – Cindy Feldman’s parents

Tamara Emberton – Alan Foster’s sister             Donna Ward – Stephanie Stahler’s cousin            

Rachel Gordon – Craig Robertson’s niece          Miles Brown – Stan Best’s cousin                    
Our Deployed Military -Send a note of thanks to military overseas, go to .

Our Friends in Continued Care                      Bobbi Heath – Lake Taylor

Anne Tate – Currituck House                            Jim Powell – Currituck House

Nina Curling – Autumn Care                             Autumn Care Residents

Kenny Hobbs – Chesapeake Healthcare             Marilyn Pratt – Chesapeake Healthcare 

Our congregation hears all prayer requests during Sunday services.  Please feel free to voice your request during the service.  Please indicate your request on the Prayer Request cards found in the pews or call the church office (421-2778). On the Prayer Card, please list the person’s name you would like to add to our Prayer List, their relationship to you, and the prayer concern.  Place the card in the offering plate or the Prayer Request box on the organ.  Names will remain on the List for 4 weeks unless otherwise requested. 


Order of Worship

+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +    8:30 & 11:00 a.m.    + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +




THE BRINGING IN OF THE LIGHT                                                                       Acolyte

THE CALL TO WORSHIP       “To God Be the Glory” (No. 98)                 Congregation


*PRAISE SONGS (8:30)         “All Hail, King Jesus”                                       see bulletin

                                                        “He Is Exalted”


*THE AFFIRMATION OF FAITH (8:30)  “The Apostles’ Creed, Ecumenical Version”

                                                                                                                                    No. 882


THE ORGAN INTERLUDE (8:30)                                                            

Please register your attendance by using the form found in the red folder on each pew at the middle aisle.  Visitors are asked to please include your complete address and phone number.  Please print.                 




Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.  Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread.  And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever.  Amen 

                                                           “On Eagle’s Wings”

            And God will raise you up on eagle’s wings, bear you on the breath of dawn,

            make you to shine like the sun, and hold you in the palm of His hand.   


SPECIAL MUSIC (8:30)                                                                                   Susan Vitale



(In addition to your offering, the person on the center aisle is asked to hand the attendance sheet

     from their row to the usher. Thank You.)

            The Organ Offertory   

            *The Doxology and Prayer of Dedication


THE CHILDREN’S MESSAGE (8:30)                                                                       Pastor

   (During the singing of the hymn, children, preschool-2nd grade may go to Children’s Church.)



*HYMN (8:30)                          “The Old Rugged Cross”                                     No. 504




THE SCRIPTURE READING (8:30)                                                      Matthew 26:14-56

                                                                           In blue pew Bibles page 985




MESSAGE (8:30)                     “LIVE Spelled Backwards”                                     Pastor


*THE HYMN OF CELEBRATION AND COMMITMENT (8:30)                                No. 715      

                                                                    “Rejoice, the Lord Is King”




*THE CHORAL RESPONSE      “O How He Loves You and Me”                            All

               Oh, how He loves you and me, Oh, how He loves you and me. 

He gave His life, what more could He give?

               Oh, how He loves you; Oh, how He loves me; Oh, how He loves you and me.


*THE TAKING OF THE LIGHT INTO THE WORLD                                          Acolyte


                            *Denotes the Congregation Standing


Memory Verse:

            Name Above all Names                                   Philippians 2:9-11 (NIV)

9 Therefore God exalted Him to the highest place and gave Him the name that is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,

11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.        



Praise Songs:                       ALL HAIL, KING JESUS

All hail, King Jesus, all hail, Emmanuel.  King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Bright Morning Star.  And throughout eternity I’m going to praise Him, and forevermore I will reign with Him!


All hail, King Jesus, all hail, Emmanuel.  King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Bright Morning Star.  And throughout eternity I’m going to praise Him, and forevermore I will reign with Him!




He is exalted, the King is exalted on high, I will praise Him.  He is exalted, forever exalted and I will praise His name!  He is the Lord, forever His truth shall reign.  Heaven and earth rejoice in His holy name.  He is exalted, the King is exalted on high!