It isn't often that Easter and April Fools Day falls on the same day!
There is something about that which seems to need attention. Something so profound as Jesus' resurrection and so silly as April Fools. I wonder if Mary and Peter and John thought someone was trying to fool with them when they got to the tomb that Sunday morning and found it empty? I wonder if Thomas thought the others were pulling his leg when they told him that they had seen Jesus? The resurrection may well be God's great prank! But it is so much more! It is God's great victory! Because he lives, we too can live- abundantly, joyfully, eternally!
As to being fooled and foolish, remember: "The fool has said in his heart, there is no God." (Psalm 14:1). How often do we say that by our attitude and lack of faith? Also "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom." (Proverbs 9:10). Are we in awe of God?
So don't be foolish! Be in awe of God's majestic plan and power! Jesus has conquered sin and death! And we are set free!
Sundays - Every Sunday: Prayer at 9 am, Worship Service at 10:30 am.
4/1 - Easter Sunday and Communion.
4/8 - Rada Cutlery sale starts. See display in the fellowship room.
4/15 - Coin collection for benevolence fund.
4/22 - Rada Cutlery sale, last day for orders.
Wednesdays - Every Wednesday - Alpha Course - 6:30 PM - Church Basement.
Thursdays - Every Thursday: Explorers - kids program in the church basement - 4:30-6PM.
4/12 - Church Board Meeting - 7 PM - Fellowship Room.
4/26 - Community Dinner - Poplar Grove Church - 5:30 PM - Talk to Sandy Free if interested.
Fridays - 4/20 - Sisters in Spirit and Service party at Independence Village - 1:30 - 3:30 PM.
Saturdays - 4/28 - Church Spring Cleaning - 9 am - 12 noon.
Thanks - Thank you to everyone who provided food for our Maundy Thursday dinner. Also thanks to Sisters in Spirit and Service for providing lunch to 47 people at Carpenters Place on March 20.
Rada Cutlery Sale - Sisters in Spirit and Service are having a spring fundraiser selling Rada cutlery. There will be catalogs and a small display in the fellowship room beginning Sunday, April 8. Orders will be starting that day. The final day for orders will be Sunday, April 22. Please pay when ordering. These make great gifts and are 100% American made! Any questions, please contact Leslie.
Coin Collection - We were challenged back in February to collect our spare change to donate to grow our benevolence fund. The collecting of those jars of coins has been moved back to April 15. Please bring your coins that day and we will gather them in during the service. Not too late to start, if you haven't already!
Coffee/Tea Party - Sisters in Spirit and Service will be hosting a party for our members who now live at Independence Village on Friday, April 20. If you remember Margaret Lamont, Dorothy Snuggs, and/or Doris Lucky, please come join us! We will be there in the second-floor activity room from 1:30 - 3:30 PM. Please let Jennifer know if you plan on coming.
Church Spring Clean up - Our annual church clean up will be Saturday, April 28 from 9 am - 12 noon. Anyone who is available is invited to come and help to spruce up our beautiful church.
Refreshments - Lots of openings to sign up to provide treats, take a moment and sign up for a Sunday. Thanks!