Regarding Individuals in the Hospital or Sick at Home
It would be greatly appreciated if you know of individuals or family members in the hospital or sick at home, to kindly inform the pastor, Rev. Harpster.
--Women’s Group - Every Wednesday at 10:00 A.M.
-Executive Committee, April 3, 2019, 7:00 P.M.
-April 7 – Sacrament of Holy Communion
-April 14 – Palm Sunday and Dedication of One Great Hour of Sharing Offering
-April 18 – Maundy Thursday Service, Social Hall, 7:00 P.M.
-April 21 – Easter Service
Offerings and other cash receipts for the week ending March 24 were $1,437.00. On Great Hour $151.00 and Easter Flowers $35.00. The costs for each week are $1,188.00. (derived by dividing the annual budget by 52 weeks).
Linda Alexander will do the Altar Guild duties for the months of March and April.
A time of fellowship following the service of worship is held in the social hall. Coffee, juice and refreshments will be served.
Microphone for Announcements
Several members of the congregation have mentioned that they are unable to hear other members when they make announcements or share prayer concerns.
To address this, the Executive Committee has agreed to use our wireless microphones.
When you wish to make an announcement, please indicate your intention by raising your hand and someone will come to you with a microphone.
To work effectively, the microphone needs to be held very close...within an inch of your mouth.
We are very lucky to have the microphones available so that everyone can hear important announcements. Do not be bashful in using them!
The banner hanging in the front of the sanctuary represents the wilderness, reminding us of the forty days that Jesus spent there, fasting and being tempted by the devil.
The palms are for Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. And the purple, the color of royalty is a reference to Christ the King. The variety of purples and the black lettering remind us of the pain, suffering and passion that we remember as we pray during this season.
Bordering the banner is the color of white that represents the anticipation of the Easter season.
Palm Sunday - One Great Hour of Sharing Offering
Our offering makes the love of Christ real for individuals and communities around the world who suffer from disaster, conflict, or poverty.
One Great Hour of Sharing ministries reach people worldwide, including the United States. Together we provide disaster relief, health care, education, job training, shelter, schools clean water, and food.
Our offering to One Great Hour of Sharing helps meet the needs that make the headlines and needs that headlines ignore.
We dedicate our gifts to this ministry on Palm Sunday
(April 14), but the good work done by our gifts gives life again, and again, and last much longer. An offering envelope is enclosed for your convenience.
Flowers really contribute to the beauty and sacredness of our Church on Easter Sunday.
Donations for Easter Flowers can be given to Anne Oakes.
If the donation is in memory or in honor of individuals, please include a written notation of how you wish it to appear in the Easter bulletin on April 21.
All are encouraged to help to decorate our Church as we celebrate and glorify our Risen Lord.