APRIL 13, 2022
On Easter Sunday, Dayspring will once again be filled with beautiful spring flowers. Each flower is given as a memorial to or in honor of a special loved one or friend. In addition, gifts may also be made to UMCOR, the United Methodist Committee on Relief, in lieu of a flower. Both of these gifts will be listed in our Worship Bulletins, projected before services on Easter and shared online. 

The cost per plant (tulips, Gerbera daisies, Easter lilies, etc.) is $20.00 and the flowers may be taken home after the Easter services. This would also be a good guideline for your gift to UMCOR, though any gift would be welcome. The deadline is TODAY, April 13. Order HERE.
Join us at 6pm tomorrow, April 14, for our Maundy Thursday communion service. This service will be both in-person in Tempe and streamed online HERE. Free professional child care is available during the service.

According to Ask the UMC, Maundy Thursday is an alternate name for Holy Thursday, the first of the three days of solemn remembrance of the events leading up to and immediately following the crucifixion of Jesus. The English word “Maundy” comes from the Latin mandatum, which means “commandment.” As recorded in John’s gospel, on his last night before his betrayal and arrest, Jesus washed the feet of his disciples and then gave them a new commandment to love one another as he had loved them (John 13:34). While John’s gospel does not record the institution of the Lord’s Supper among the events of this night, the other gospels do. This is why Christians have traditionally observed this night at the Lord’s Table (Holy Communion).
Dayspring Arcadia will host an interactive, experiential time of reflection based on the popular Stations of the Cross Lenten devotion. We will be offering 1-hour curated walks through the Arcadia campus at 12pm and 2pm this Friday, April 15. Please sign up as space is limited.
Gabriel Fauré, among the most prominent French composers of the late 1800s, originally wrote his Requiem in 1877 for modest forces: small choir, organ, and perhaps a few instruments to enrich the texture. He later arranged it for large chorus and orchestra, but in its original conception, it was a chamber work. It is remarkable among Requiem settings for its focus on consolation and redemption. Other settings, most notably the Requiems of Berlioz (1837) and Verdi (1874) tend to highlight the dark vision of the Day of Judgment. While those Requiems make much of the Dies Irae, the dramatic and fearsome portrayal of judgment, Fauré omits it altogether.

The Dayspring Chorale will sing the original version of the work, accompanied only by organ. We first planned a performance of the Fauré Requiem for Good Friday 2020, but COVID-19 had other plans. We are grateful to sing it at last on Good Friday in Tempe at 6pm. Watch onine.
We host another Borderlands this Saturday, April 16, from 5:30 to 10am in the Arcadia parking lot. Volunteers are needed to help pack and distribute approximately 70 pounds of fresh produce. We would love to see you there if you can make it! It’s a great way do some outdoor community service, enjoy the cool mornings, and help with environmental and food justice work in our community. Email Amy for more information.
Join us this Sunday, April 17, for festival celebrations with brass and choirs at 9:00 and 10:30 in Tempe or online. Arcadia’s celebration begins at 11:00am and is followed by an Easter Egg Hunt in the park at noon.
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