Praising & Despising
Here are the two sides of our Lord’s Passion Week which begins this Sunday – “…the large crowd who had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, took the palm branches and went out to meet Him, shouting, ‘Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel.’” (John 12:12-13). “Who has believed our message? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? For He grew up before Him like a tender shoot; and like a root out of parched ground; He has no stately form or majesty that we should look upon Him, nor appearance that we should be attracted to Him. He was despised and forsaken of men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; and like one from whom men hide their face. He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.” (Isaiah 53:1-3)
Good Friday & Easter Services
Please plan to bring the whole family to worship together at our Good Friday service on April 3, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. On Easter Sunday, April 5, we will meet in our regular Sunday morning schedule – 9:30 a.m. for worship and classes, and 11:00 a.m. for worship and children’s classes. If you or your teen are available to serve in the children’s classes, please contact Regina Gossage (email@example.com).
Youth & Parents Together – April 1st
All parents of youth group students are invited to a parents meeting during youth group this week. Come and enjoy worship and fun, and hear about plans and opportunities for the summer.
Spring Church Work Day
Please join the fun at our annual spring work day on April 11. Sign up on The City to help on projects inside and outside of the building. The biggest priority is distributing mulch, so please bring rakes, gloves and wheelbarrows if you want to join that team. There are tasks for all ages and abilities. Come for as much of the day as you can. All help is greatly appreciated! Lunch will be provided. For info contact Steven Jessberger (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Our study in Nehemiah continued in Chapter 8 with Revival: How It Begins. The only True God has given us His Truth in His Word. That amazing truth should draw us to His Word and His covenant community to worship Him together with joy!
Weekly giving needed for FY2015 budget – $18,573.00
Total giving to budget through online giving only on 3/22/15 – $12,347.83
March 29 – Covenant Membership Class 4
March 29 – Palm Sunday & Communion (our wafers are gluten free
April 3, 7:00-8:00pm – Good Friday Service
April 5 – Easter Sunday (normal schedule)
April 7 – Congregational prayer with the elders
April 11, 8:30-3:30pm – Spring Church Work Day
May 5 – Congregational prayer with the elders
May 10 – Mother’s Day
May 17 – Baptism
May 17 – Newcomers Lunch
June 21 – Father’s Day
August 2-7 – Joni & Friends Camp (contact David Watson, email@example.com)