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Maybe you missed a sermon...  Maybe you need to know if it's your Sunday to serve...  Maybe you're looking for a special service or an opportunity for your family to fellowship with your church family...  Or maybe you want to get caught up with the good stuff in this month's Newsletter... You're in the right place!

Snapshot of What's Coming Up:


Coming Events:




Wednesday March 21 at 5:30 p.m  Lenten Soup Supper and Slide Show of Pilgrimage to the Holy Lands.  Join Rev. Rilla Barrett and Rev. Dennis Taylor to hear more about their trip!




Beginning Sunday Feb. 18, Adult Formation Will Be Focusing on The Book of Common Prayer during Lent.


Adult Formation:

March 18 - Mike Moore on The spirituality of Abraham Lincoln

March 25 - Palm Sunday - no Adult Formation class

April 1 - Easter - no Adult formation class



March 25th:

10:30 am, Palm Sunday Service


March 29th:

Maundy Thursday Agape Dinner, 5:30 p.m.

Maundy Thursday Service, 6:45 p.m.

This is an annual event. We eat the foods of the Middle East during an Agape Meal. Please bring finger foods reminiscent of a Mediterranean diet (unsliced bread, hummus, olives, cut-up fruit, cheese, wine, etc.) to share.

Our Maundy Thursday service follows at 6:45 p.m.

Prayer Vigil:  From 9:00 pm Thursday, March 29th until Noon on March 30th--(the end of the Maundy Thursday Service to the beginning of the Good Friday Service). Set up a prayer space in your home. Sign up for a time (one hour—or more). Some suggestions for your hour: spend this time in prayer for a special intention, read the Bible, read from the BCP or another book that inspires you on your faith journey. Some books will be available for you to borrow for this vigil. Read the Passion Gospel Mark 14:1-15:47. Sign up for the Vigil on Sunday, March 18 or 25. Note: Service bulletins from the Taize Service are available to use for reading materials during the vigil.

March 30th:  Good Friday Service at Noon:

The Passion and Stations of the Cross


March 31st at 6:30 p.m.:  Holy Saturday: Easter Vigil

Easter morning activity.

Flowering the Cross

Just before the service begins, you will be invited to bring a flower forward to place on a wooden cross. If possible, bring spring flowers from your garden or grocery and bring a few extras to share with visitors. Everyone is invited to participate— one-year old - 99 years old! (See the picture at the end of this email.)


After the service

Easter Day Activities:


Coffee Hour: Each family is encouraged to add something to the coffee hour table on Easter Sunday. Hard boiled eggs (whole or stuffed), cheese and crackers, small cake, veggies, etc., etc.


Children’s Egg Hunt: There is a basket of empty eggs and zip-lock bags in Miller Hall--we invite everyone to take as many as they would like to fill!  Suggestions: small candy, coins, stickers.