Grace and peace be with you, Friends!
Hope that this last week of Lent has been good to you, thus far. Next week is Holy Week. Here's a rundown of our activities:
Today: Yoga at noon
Friday: 5:30PM Soup and Scripture - We are up to Mark chapter 13. You're supposed to read chapter 12 at home. Chapter 13 is called the "Little Apocalypse" so we'll spend a little time on that!
Saturday: PW is meeting at noon - potluck luncheon. We'll discuss the Rummage Sale (May 5-6) and the Presbytery Gathering on May 13th.
Holy Week Activities:
This Sunday is Palm-Passion Sunday. It's a bittersweet day.
6:00PM Maundy Thursday service with Communion. This service is a reminder of Jesus' "Mandate" that we love one another. The service will end with cloaking the sanctuary with darkness, in remembrance of His crucifixion and death, all for love.
Easter Sunday: Worship at 11:00AM. It's an Easter Potluck too, so make sure you plan to bring your friends and family and a dish to share! It will be a Sunday unlike any other. If you have a bell at home, bring a bell on Easter Sunday so we can ring out "He is Risen!"
For Easter - I am seeking out readers and musicians. Don't be surprised if I call on you to share your talents.
What are your prayer requests? We have received a few lately:
Lucille - awaiting MRI results
Joe Russell Rivera (Eric's uncle) - may have to go on hospice soon
Ashley (McClelland) Dana - back
Family of victims in Texas church bus crash - and the young man who was driving the truck http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/29/us/texas-fatal-church-bus-accident/
Jenna Morris - that her pain isn't too much
Gavin (grandson of Patti Dobson) surgery
Tom Dobson - on dialysis
We always are living in the light of the resurrection, but in the shadows of fear and illness. It is a hardship of our faith - to remain in the light. Keep choosing the light, for we are so fortunate to know of God's light and hope, when there are others who do not.
Be blessed this beautiful Spring day, and find joy in knowing it rained a little!
Have a Christ-filled week.