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Join us for worship this Sunday at 10 a.m. or at our new Varied Worship service at 5 p.m.
Donate, volunteer, share your gifts of time & talents.
Children’s Palm Parade ((Kids meet at 9:45 a.m. in Fellowship Hall to get ready for parade.)
Sermon “Unbroken” by Co-Pastor John Sawyer
Scriptures: Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 & Mark 11:1-11
OR worship at our Varied Worship Service at 5:00 p.m.
Scriptures: Philippians 1:1-11 & Philippians 4:4-9
Sharing our 2015 Confirmation Class’s Statements of Faith
Dear Church Family and Friends,
I was talking with a good friend the other day and she remarked how weary she was from this winter. Maybe spring has not “sprung.” My friend said was tired of saying “ I’m fine” when people asked her, “How are you?”
She went on to say she was clearly “not fine” as she wanted to scream and shout and raise her fist, yelling out “Enough with the cold and the snow!” Then she really went on a tear when she started talking about how much the TV, media, internet, offered up so many lame things that constituted happiness, and well-being. You know what she was talking about, things like if you drive the right car you will be euphoric, if wear the right deodorant you will walk the sunny side of the street, if you buy the right furniture you will peaceful and mellow, if you stay connected you will be loved, and if you buy and eat some sorta frozen yogurt you will be “Zen.” She said in no uncertain terms, “Right now happiness for me constitutes no more snow and temperatures above 50 degrees for a whole week!” Who is with her? I know I am! This winter does seem to be never ending!
Although we cannot do much about the weather, that is in God’s hands, we can try during Lent to be more discerning about what the “world” says about wholeness, happiness, and love. We turn instead to the time honored Lenten practices of devoting ourselves to listening to the call of God through worship, meditation, prayer, scripture reading, selfless acts of service and sacrificially giving with hopes of drawing closer to the Lord and each other.
I, for one, am looking forward to this Sunday night’s potluck and enrichment hour, the Children’s Palm Sunday Parade, the Confirmation Class’ Worship service next Sunday night 3/29 at 5:00, Maundy Thursday Service at 7:00 pm, and of course our Saturday Children’s Easter Event and three very different Easter services: 8:30 am, 10:30 am, and 5:00 pm. I hope you will join in one or all of the above programs or worship hours.
Until I see you again, may our Lord bless and keep you and end this snowy, cold madness!
Co-Pastor Karen Hagy
LENT: Learning, Enriching, Nurturing, & Turning
All to the Glory of our God!
Lent is the 40 day period of time that is focused on repentance and renewal for Christians preceding Easter. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday Service and ends with our celebratory Easter Services on April 5. Lent is a special time for prayer, study, devotion, and penitential practices that increases our understanding of the sacrifice Christ made for his people. This is when we recommit ourselves to Jesus and the Christian life. We have planned three special morning and evening Lenten opportunities for you to learn, to be enriched and nurtured in your faith so that you may turn towards your God in deeper devotion. Join us for one or all of these Lenten opportunities for spiritual growth!
Tickets for Dinner and Concert:
$20 per person, $75 per family of 4 or more, buy a table for 8 for $150
All proceeds from this kick-off event will be used to purchase materials and supplies for the
“603” Mission Trip beginning Monday April 27.
Tickets can be purchased at the Mission Table in Fellowship Hall during coffee hour.
Tickets are a must for the dinner portion of this event and cover the cost of the dinner and concert. If you just want to hear great music, come for the concert portion where a free-will offering will be taken.
Worship at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. with the Confirmation Class leading 5:00 p.m. worship in the Sanctuary
7:00 p.m with Senior Choir in the Sanctuary
Afternoon-2:30 p.m. Prayer Service at Birch Hill (off Hackett Hill Road in Manchester, NH) in the first floor Manor Activity Room. Join us in prayer and worship with our members who reside at Birch Hill.
Join us 10-11:30 a.m. for fun, song, story, crafts, cookies and an egg hunt. Bring your Easter baskets! RSVP to Michelle in the church office 472-5841 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
8:30 a.m. - Family Easter Service with the Confirmation Class being welcomed and our Cherub Choir in the Sanctuary
10:30 a.m. - Traditional Easter Service with Senior Choir and Hill Top Ringers in the Sanctuary
5:00 p.m. Intergenerational Evening Easter Service with Communion in the Fellowship Hall. This evening we will experience the story of the “Road to Emmaus” (Luke 24:13-35) through the eyes of the two disciples that encounter Jesus on the road. You will find yourselves seated at tables with light mid-eastern refreshments reminiscent of first century Palestine. Meet Cleopas and his friend as their eyes were opened by witnessing the real meaning of the scripture. Come worship through live narrative.
Help spread joy this Easter season by becoming a Deacon for a Day!
The Deacons are looking for volunteers to help deliver Easter Lilies to shut in members of our congregation. If you can help us with this special mission meet at the front of the sanctuary after the Easter service on Sunday, April 5. Any questions please contact, Barbara Sofield at 472-8152.
Co-Pastors Karen Hagy and John Sawyer