Blessed are they who gets the joke.
This is an unusual year. This year Ash Wednesday, fell on Valentines Day, which is very appropriate because
on Ash Wednesday we celebrate the greatest love the world has ever know, or as John put it, "For God so loved the world
that he gave his only Son that whoever believes in Him might not die, but have eternal life."
Easter this year Falls on April Fool's Day, which also has a kind of appropriateness to it. Paul tells
us in I Corinthians 3, "If anyone thinks he is wise in this age let him become a fool, for the wisdom of this world is
foolishness with God ... therefore let us be "fools for Christ's sake."
Our life on this planet is like a good news and bad news joke. The bad news is the God was crucified on a cross one
black Friday afternoon. The good news is that Jesus was raised from the dead and that all who believe in him will never die,
and that trumps it all. Blessed is he or she that gets that joke!
is the schedule for the remaining Sundays in Lent and for Holy Week.
March 7: The Power of Forgiveness
14 :Why It's a Small World After All
21: The Trideum, Three Days that Changed the World This service will include prayers for healing.
(Please be thinking about who you might invite to come with you.)
Thursday March 29: Maundy Thursday
Services, 10am and 6pm will include an abbreviated
"taste of" the Seder Meal.
A free full meal will immediately follow
the evening service. Please RSVP to the church or sign up on the narthex sign if
you intend to stay for the free congregational meal.
Good Friday morning
there will be a children's event and an egg hunt at 10 am. Sign up on the poster at church and invite your friends!
Friday March 30: Good Friday Tenebrae services at 1 pm and 7
Sunday April 1: Easter celebration. Regular
service times of 8 and 10. Please think about who you might invite to come with you.
brother in Christ,
PS Please make a note on your
calendar to reserve Friday evening and Saturday April 13 and 14 to participate in our church wide long range planning event.
We will be discussing and setting direction for the next 5 years of our church. I know you will want to give your input and
be a part of this important event in the life of our church.
Your brother in Christ