Easter Egg Hunt Next Saturday (April 13)

Dear Church Family,

We’re more than halfway through our preaching series for Lent called Sunday to Sunday in which we are focusing on the last week of Jesus’ life on earth.  So far, we’ve looked at some of the big events that happened on Palm Sunday, Holy Monday, Holy Tuesday, and Holy Wednesday.
This weekend we turn our attention to Holy Thursday, when Jesus washed the disciples’ feet, celebrated the Last Supper, issued the commandment to love, predicted Judas’ betrayal and Peter’s denial, prayed for his followers’ unity, and agonized in the Garden of Gethsemane. We’ll be examining the last piece of the Holy Thursday story this weekend. The sermon title is “Lessons from Gethsemane.” In the message, we’ll look at several lessons Jesus’ time in Gethsemane teaches us about both suffering and obedience to God.

Since Holy Week is just around the corner, I want to remind of our service times for Holy Week. They are as follows:

  1. Palm Sunday Weekend (April 13/14) – normal weekend services in the sanctuary
  2. Maundy Thursday (April 18) – special service at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary
  3. Good Friday (April 19) – special service at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary
  4. Easter Sunrise (April 21) – special service at 6:30 a.m. outside by the cross
  5. Easter Weekend (April 20/21) – normal weekend services in the sanctuary
Also, don’t forget about our community-wide Easter Egg Hunt on April 13th. We still need more candy donations. So, please, please, please bring a bag of individually wrapped candies when you come to worship this weekend! If you’re not able to attend worship, you can drop off your candy donation at the church building through Wednesday, April 10th. Thank you for your generosity!
Our United Methodist Women (UMW) also need help folding palms into crosses for Palm Sunday and preparing candy bags for the Easter Egg Hunt. If you’d like to help the UMW with these projects, you can join them on Thursday, April 12th from 11:00am – 3:30pm & 6:30-8:00 p.m. or Friday, April 13th from 9:30-11:30 a.m.  I know they’d appreciate the help!  
Finally, don’t forget about our upcoming new membership class on Monday, April 8th at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. If you’re interested in becoming a member of Community of Faith, make sure to attend the class. You can let me know of your plans to attend by emailing me at cjones@communityoffaith.org, or by filling out a Connect Card in worship this weekend and indicating on the back of the card that you’re interested in membership. You can then place the Connect Card in one of our two Joy Boxes. (Woohoo!)

I invite you to check out the rest of this email to get a sense of what else is happening in the life of Community of Faith–especially during this busy time of the year! 

See you this weekend!