Holy Week Connection

An email this morning had the subject line:  “The Empty Cross is Full of Hope”

Good to think about as we remember the final days of Christ’s earthly life.

Here are the opportunities to keep in mind over these next few days of Holy Week: Details can be found in the previous post: Holy Week 2016

Join us in the sanctuary this evening for a time of quiet reflection and meditation as we remember Maundy Thursday.   Communion will be offered.  You are welcome anytime between 6:30 and 8:00.

Our Good Friday service begins at 7:00 tomorrow evening.  Scripture, music and meditation as we remember the sacrifice of Christ.

All of this leads us to Resurrection Sunday!  Our Easter service begins at 10:00 on Sunday morning.  Be sure and be here as we celebrate our risen Savior!  Wonderful music is planned, a great message from Pastor Kevin, a time to share our prayer needs and our answered prayers!  Coffee time follows in Veno Hall.  Why not bring a friend with you?

I want to remind you that prior to worship each Sunday, you are welcome to meet in the church parlor for a time of prayer.  Please speak to Yuniya Simms with any questions.   Prayer is vital to us both as individuals and as a church.  Please take advantage of this quiet time and spend some time in prayer prior to worship.

The ladies Book Study will meet on Saturday morning at 9:00 in the Ruth Room across from the office.  Please read Chapters 5&6 in preparation.  Here’s a funny quick clip to enjoy as we think about sharing our Easter joy!  Awkward Easter Invite

A Celebration!  Thank you to the members of our former Diaconate who have faithfully supported our Compassion Child for many years both in funds, prayer and letters.  We received a letter from Compassion that Roberth has completed all of the activities available to him at the student center and is no longer in the sponsorship program.  Thank you for your faithful support of Roberth for all these years.  If you are interested in sending him a final gift or card/letter, please give me a call and I can let you know how to do that.

If anyone is still interested in ordering a plant for Easter, give a call to the office.  It’s not too late!

A reminder…you should have received a special Easter offering envelope in the mail last week.  As mentioned on Sunday that can be used to support our church needs here or to support Michelle as she heads to China.  Please make note on the memo line – “church” or “Michelle”  Envelopes are also available on the Resource Tables.  Thanks you for your support.

A Season of Prayer – a time devoted to prayer for our church, beginning the day after Easter and continuing until Pentecost Sunday, May 15th.  You are encouraged to spend time privately each day in prayer for our church.  Pastor Kevin will mention this on Sunday as well.

“Thank you for the wonderful surprise birthday and 25 years of ministry party.  And it was a surprise!  Great job at keeping secrets!  I was moved greatly by your expressions of love.  God bless you all.  Pastor Kevin

Serving on Sunday:

Greeters:  Marie, Amy, Sydney Ushers:  Bev Alty, Marie Pierre

Kids Connection: Meg

Coffee Set-up:  ??   Coffee Clean-up:  Janna & Shannon  Snacks:  Janna, Rachel, Shannon

Hope to see you at some of these services over the next few days and on Easter Sunday at 10:00. Thanks!

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