News and Events for March 25

Our regular Church Council meeting is rescheduled from March 25 to Sunday, April 15  at 4:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall.  Council members are: Nancy Forrester (Chair), Betty Malone, Tony Lundin, Lelia Perry, Lana Butler, Jane  Bellamy, Kim Lundin, Bobbie Warden, Mike Miller, Carole Miller, James Altman, Valerie Altman, Jin Lane, Priscilla Keene,  Betsy Carrier, Dan Perry, Jack Hurlbert,  Michael Forrester, Joan Williams, Herman Carrier, Bruce Stewart, Dan Gray

 Leadership & Vision Team meets Tuesday, March 27 at 6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall.  Team members are: Lelia Perry, Mike Miller, Dan Gray, Nancy Forrester, Lana Butler, Carole Miller, Jane Bellamy,  Dan Perry, Michael Forrester,  Bobbie Warden, Valerie Altman, Herman Carrier, Priscilla Keene, Kim Lundin.

 Arrangements for Dolores Williams:

Visitation, Sunday, 3/25, 6-8 PM, Morris-Baker Funeral Home,  Johnson City
Memorial Service, Sunday, 3/25, 8 PM, Morris Baker Funeral Home,   Johnson City
Graveside Service, Monday, 3/26, 10 AM, V.A. Mountain Home  Cemetery, Johnson City

 Lent is a season of forty days, not counting Sundays, which began on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday before Easter Sunday. 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 Sunday worship services in Lent, our children will be collecting change to give to Change for Children , one of our shared Holston Conference ministries. Each year, churches give loose change to benefit children’s ministries in the 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.

On Easter Sunday, there will be a chicken-wire cross on the front lawn.  Everyone please bring fresh flowers, branches from flowering shrubs/trees, even greenery to put in the wire and make the cross “happy.”

Join us for Holy Week :

  • Wednesday, March 28 church activities are on our regular schedule.
  • Maundy Thursday Worship Service, 7 pm, Sanctuary
  • Good Friday Worship Service, 7 pm, Sanctuary
  • Easter Sunday Sunrise Service, 7 am, Morning View Cemetery
  • Easter Sunday Community Breakfast , 7:45 am, Fellowship Hall
  • Easter Sunday School, 9:30 am
  • Easter Sunday Worship Service, 10:30 am , Sanctuary

 

 

 

 

 

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