Good Morning, Hope you are having a good week! Here are some of the things to keep in mind over the next days. As we enter Holy Week, there are additional services to be aware of. Make special note of those.
Moms and Tots Saturday group will meet at Meg’s home in Foxboro at 11am, pack a lunch, and bring a snack to share! There’s a change in the April Calendar (Meg’s whoopsie!) the Thursday Moms & Tots will be the 27th, not the 20th as printed in the church calendar.
Young Life Capernaum is Young Life’s ministry to teens with disabilities, and it will be sponsoring its annual Talent Night here at the church this Saturday, April 8th. The goal is to raise money for the camp scholarship fund for teens with disabilities and their high school peer mentors/buddies to go to summer camp in Virginia. Tickets are $5. This is a fun night where our typical Young Life High School teens, Capernaum teens, Wyld Life Middle Schoolers, and Young Life leaders all come together for a great celebration, it would be great to see our church well represented as a host location!
As we enter Holy Week, we have several opportunities for you to take part in. The first is this Sunday which is Palm Sunday. A wonderful service is being planned – be sure to be here! Wonderful singing, special music from our choir, Meg & Rachel singing at the offertory, message from Pastor Kevin, handing out of palms, Kids Connection and coffee time. There is also a little one being baptized on Sunday. Sounds like a full morning! Please note that Communion will not be offered this Sunday but will be served at the Maundy Thursday service which is on April 13th at 7:00 in the sanctuary. This is a quieter meaningful time when we remember the last Passover which Christ had with the disciples. I have heard many comments that this Maundy Thursday Service is one of the most meaningful times in our church. Set aside this evening to be here. The sanctuary will be open from 6:00-7:30pm on Good Friday evening for a time of prayer. This is another time to spend in a quiet place and reflect upon the events leading up to Easter.
Don’t forget…look for the Easter plant donation insert in your bulletin this Sunday! Plants are $12.00 and can be given in memory or honor of a loved one.
Young Life meets on Monday evening at 7:27 on the top floor. Meg has videos of Young Life activities on the church FB page – check them out!
Kids Connection Palm Sunday & Easter: We will be offering Kids Connection and Nursery care on our holiday/summer timeline, where kids and little ones may be dismissed to the kids space during the hymn before the sermon, and picked up there immediately following the end of the service. We want families to celebrate these special days in the life of the church together, and will also have special story and craft time for our elementary aged kids each week!
Looking ahead a bit…
WISH Gathering – we are looking forward to the ladies helping out with doing some of the set-up for the Easter Sunrise Breakfast! We may also lend a hand with the decorations for Easter Sunday in the sanctuary.
APRIL 16th – EASTER SUNDAY begins at 6:30am with our Sunrise Service across from the church on the town Common. This is a casual (and often cold time 🙂 when we recall the empty tomb and resurrection of Christ. Come dressed warm and comfortably! Following the Sunrise Service we will be heading to the Fellowship Hall here to enjoy a hot pancake breakfast! This is a great time to invite your friends! Meg prepared wonderful handouts that were in last Sunday’s bulletin. Look for them this week as well…don’t keep them though, hand out to your family and friends! Breakfast should finish up by about 8:15 leaving you plenty of time to get home and freshen up before Easter worship at 10:00. Be sure and STOP by the table in the narthex and sign-up for where you might be able to help out with breakfast!
Check out the bulletin board in the Welcome Center for details on the Meetinghouse Concerts beginning here later this month. First up is The Dixie Echoes on April 23rd at 6:00pm.
I hope you have noticed the sprucing up of many of the church areas! A LOT of painting is being done. Take a walk down towards the offices. Things are looking much brighter! As we get rooms and spaces freshened up, please do your part and keep those areas neat! Sometimes an empty clean space seems like a good spot to leave things – please don’t do that! If you are involved in a ministry and use an area, please be sure it is left clean and neatened up for the next person who goes in there! Thanks for your help. Also, another reminder to not leave any unopened foods anywhere in the church. There are plastic containers in the kitchen that can be used as needed.
Greeter: Dottie Cotter
Ushers: Rich Carter & Steve Carter
Kids: Meg, Deb B., Carolyn, Melanie
Coffee Time: Please Consider coming b a bit early to help set up, bringing a snack with you to share, or staying after to help clean up!
Here’s a link to a video of the new worship song we’ll be singing on Sunday, give it a listen so you’re ready to sing along with a heart of praise! Hosanna- Praise is Rising
That is all for now – looking forward to seeing you on Sunday morning!