What’s Going On, Feb. 24, 2012

Our Mission: Knowing, loving, and serving God as growing disciples of Jesus Christ, and connecting others with God’s love.

 Lent is a season of forty days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday.  Lent comes from the Anglo Saxon word lencten, which means “spring.”  The forty days represents the time Jesus spent in the wilderness, enduring the temptation of Satan.  Lent is a time of repentance, fasting and preparation for the coming of Easter. It is a time of self-examination and reflection.  In the early church, Lent was a time to prepare new converts for baptism.  Today, Christians focus on their relationship with God, often choosing to give up something or to volunteer and give of themselves for others.  Sundays in Lent are not counted in the forty days because each Sunday represents a “mini-Easter” and the reverent spirit of Lent is tempered with joyful anticipation of the Resurrection.
For daily devotionals from the Upper Room, visit

http://devotional.upperroom.org/.

During our worship services in Lent, our children will be collecting change to give to Change for Children, one of our Holston Conference ministries.  Each year, churches give loose change to benefit children’s ministries in Holston Conference and in Africa.   And each year, several groups receive that pocket change in the form of grants.  Change for Children grants support new and existing ministries with economically disadvantaged children, from birth to age 12, and their families.  Holston churches and related United Methodist agencies are eligible for these funds.

Greeters:  Tony and Ryan Franklin

WEDNESDAY NIGHT DINNERS begin this Wednesday, 2/29.  The United Methodist Women are hosting this week’s dinner and will be serving soup and sandwiches.  Come enjoy the food and good fellowship.

GRADUATION SUNDAY is Sunday, May 20.  Please let Bobbie Warden have the names of the High School and College graduates by Sunday, April 15.

APPLE  BUTTER.  There are still plenty of quarts of apple butter available.  If you would like to purchase, please see Elaine Good or Joan Williams.  The monies from this go to our Missions Fund.

If you are interested in going on the Czech Mission Trip in July, please talk with Tommy Forrester or Jennifer Skaggs.

 

CALENDAR

SUNDAY, Feb. 26, 2012

8:45 AM  Contemporary   Worship

10:00 AM  Sunday School

11:00 AM Traditional Worship

5:00 PM Contemporary Worship Planning Team – FH

6:30 PM Praise Band Practice

Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012

6:00 PM Wednesday Night  Dinner Hosted by UMW –

Menu is soup and sandwiches

6:45  PM Adult Bible Study

6:45 PM Children & Youth

7:30 PM Choir Practice

Saturday, Mar. 3, 2012

10:00 AM  Prayer Meeting – Sanctuary

SUNDAY, Mar. 4, 2012

8:45 AM – Contemporary Worship

10:00 AM  Sunday School

11:00 AM  Traditional Worship

6:30 PM Praise Band  Practice

WEDNESDAY, Mar. 7, 2012

6:00 PM – Wednesday Night  Dinner is POTLUCK –

Bring your favorite dish

6:45 PM Adult Bible Study

6:45 PM Children & Youth

7:30 PM Choir Practice

THURSDAY, Mar. 8, 2012

7:00 PM Transformation Task Force – FH

SATURDAY, Mar. 10, 2012

10:00 AM – Prayer Meeting –  Sanctuary

 

 

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