Dear Friends,

How I hope that your Lenten season has been richly rewarding spiritually. I am so pleased to share with you the events of the last three weekends which culminate in our Easter Weekend.

Three Weekends of Praise and Joy Coming Up
March 31 – April 1 – April 2
On Friday Night March 31 there is Movie Night – 7:30pm – in Fellowship Hall
A Movie About Our United Methodist Origins
A Heart Transformed Can Change the World
Free Popcorn – Come one! Come all!

On Saturday Night April 1 – A Covered Dish Supper with Bishop Karen Oliveto.
Bishop Oliveto started her Christian Education in this congregation and served it in many capacities. She went on to serve churches in New York, and California and to teach at the Pacific School of Religion. In 2016 the Western Jurisdiction elected her Bishop in many many votes that went long into the night. When Bishop Oliveto was elected, a motion was made seconded and carried that her election be acclaimed unanimously.
6:00pm – Bring a Covered Dish or a Dessert.

THEN – On Sunday Morning – April 2
at 8am – Our Regular Sunday Morning Service
at 9:30am – A Service of Joyful Celebration led by our usual suspects and Bishop Oliveto, the Rev. Kenneth White and the Rev. Ellen Witko.
Former Choir Directors: The Rev. Kenneth White and Julianne Carney will be singing with the choir.
Many former members have checked in that they are coming back for this great day.
at 11am – The Celebration Continues with
A Joyful Hymn Sing led by Kenneth White
Kenneth White and Neil O’Connell will play a piano organ duet.
Ken has written a new hymn for the day.
Come one! Come all! Give Praise.

THEN on PALM SUNDAY – April 9
Services with great music at 8, 9:30 and 11am.
This is a Designated Festival Sunday in the life of the church.
The Services include the distribution of the ashes.
Holy Week – Maundy Thursday, April 13 – Soup Supper and the Communion Service of the Upper Room Soup at 6:30pm – Service at 7:30pm
Good Friday – April 14 – A Service including the Chancel Choir singing Man of Sorrows – 7:30pm

THEN on EASTER SUNDAY – APRIL 16
He is risen! He is risen indeed!
Services with great music at 8, 9:30 and 11am.
“made like him, like him we rise!”

You may be receiving this Newsletter by e-mail at first but when you receive it by traditional mail there will be an EASTER OFFERING ENVELOPE. The church relies heavily on special collections to meet its financial obligations. I hope you will consider making an Easter gift. We are so thankful for your many gifts. Blessings to you.

In Christ’s Love,

Pastor Tom