Our annual church wide rummage sale will be held April 5 from 8:00-2:00 and April 6th from 9:00 – 1:00. A huge thank you goes to Donna Malone who is organizing this event. If you have any donations, or would like to help out in any way, please contact her or leave a message at the church office. NOTE: We are accepting furniture (except couches, mattresses and TVs), all manner of household items, clothing, books and kids stuff. All proceeds benefit the Deacon and Deaconess Fund of the church.
Our annual Easter Celebration for kids and families will be held on Saturday, April 13th, beginning at 10:00 a.m. We’ll have crafts, songs, treats, and stories designed to teach the kids the meaning of Easter, along with our popular Easter basket give-away and, of course, plenty of candy to go around! Please plan to join us and bring your children, grandchildren, neighbors’ children—all are welcome!
The season of Lent continues in April this year, and we will continue with extinguishing the Lenten candles as we reflect on the attributes of Jesus our Savior. The hymn “Beneath the Cross of Jesus” is a wonderful song we sing as we journey toward the cross. The lyrics were written by the Scottish poet Elizabeth C. Clehane in 1868, a year before her death at 39 years old. She was physically frail but was known for her happy disposition, “The Sunbeam” being the name she was given in her community. Her lyrics contain many scriptural references from Isaiah, Psalms, Jeremiah and Matthew. “Beneath the Cross of Jesus” helps us contemplate our Savior and His sacrifice on that cross. The play The Other Wise Man will be presented by several of our congregation on Maundy Thursday. This play focuses on a fictional fourth Wise Man who was left behind by the others following the star to the nativity, and who spends his life seeking the Savior, but is constantly forced to make gut wrenching decisions that prevent him from reaching his goal. Easter is April 21 and since we are, as Louann Bartholomew often says, “Easter people,” we will come together to celebrate the risen Lord with songs, scripture, and the Flowering of the Cross!
Jim Cagle, Minister of Music
CREATION MUSEUM ADVENTURE!
The youth, children, young adults, and anyone else who would like to join in on the adventure will be headed to the Creation Museum on April 13th. Our Easter celebration is in the morning, and then at 2:00 p.m., whoever would like to meet and tour the museum together can hitch a ride in the church bus or carpool. We will meet at the Creation Museum and enjoy two hours together before heading back to the church. I will be posting and sharing an updated flier as the date approaches. The cost per ticket, attractions, parking, and directions can all be found at the Creation Museum website (creationmuseum.org). Please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!