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Passion Sunday Followed By A Very Busy Week!

"For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: how much more shall the blood of Christ"

Hebrews 11:13-14


Fr. Scott's sermon on Passion Sunday discussed why all the events surrounding Jesus' death and resurrection had to happen. He focused on answering the question of why did the Son of God come down to earth, take on human flesh, spend 33 years walking the earth, and ultimately die on the cross. Fr. Scott started with sin entering the world and the resulting separation of God and His creation. How does God solve this problem and heal a broken world?

Please listen to his sermon at the following link starting at the 22:35 minute mark as he discusses God's plan:

Thank you Fr. Scott for the interesting and enlightening sermon!


Fr. Scott concluded his series of Lenten Confirmation Classes during the usual Christian Education time. Through out Lent he used this time for teaching and reviewing the information needed for confirmation. This Sunday he reviewed the layout of the church, the setting up of the altar for Holy Communion, and the vestments worn by priests.

Christian Education will resume at 10 am on Sunday May 1. Christian Education classes are NOT scheduled for the remainder of April due to Palm Sunday celebrations (April 10), Easter Sunday celebrations (April 17), and the Bishop's visit (April 24).


After services Claudia, Rose Marie, Deborah, and Teresa served a wonderful lunch of BBQ meatballs, baked beans, several cheeses with crackers, salad, hoagie sandwiches, and Claudia's homemade German Chocolate Cake!

Thank you so much for all the wonderful food!!


Earlier this week Matt, Mike, and Taylor erected the post for our new sign in front of the church. The post hole was five feet deep and the post was cemented in place!

View from the other side. I can't wait to see the completed project with a painted post and erected sign! Thank you all so much for all your hard work!


We are opening the church every Friday evening in Lent for a Stations of the Cross service followed by a light dinner. Diane and I led our weekly service this past Friday. We used a version of the Stations of the Cross from the Diocese of Ossory in Ireland. The readings included a description of the events at each station, thoughts on how these events can be seen in today's world, and a short prayer.

Diane and I served a light dinner of navy beans, corn bread, salad, and Diane's extra good oreo/vanilla pudding dessert!

We have one more Stations of the Cross service scheduled on Friday April 8 at 5 pm followed by a light meal. Fr. Scott will lead this last service.


In preparation for the events coming up during Holy Week, on Easter and during the Bishop's visit, we have scheduled two cleaning days:

Indoor cleaning, April 7, 10 am

A thorough and deep

cleaning of both upstairs

and downstairs!

Outside yard work, April 9, 10 am

-spring yard work (weeding,

hedge trimming, etc)

-trash pickup around property

On this day we will also decorate for

Palm Sunday & fold palm crosses.

All help is welcome! Please join us as we prepare our beautiful church!


Fr. Scott and the Mission Committee have completed the schedule for April including Holy Week and Bishop Jones' upcoming visit. What a busy month!

Palm Sunday, April 10, 11 am

No Sunday School

Liturgy of the Palms

Narrative Gospel reading

Hot Cross Buns after service

Maundy Thurday, April 14, 6 pm

Institution of the Eucharist

Foot washing

Stripping of the Altar

Altar of Repose

Good Friday, April 15, 3 pm

Prayers for the World

Veneration of the Cross

Mass of the Presanctified

Easter Vigil, April 16, 9 pm

Blessing of the New Fire

Blessing of the Paschal Candle

Easter Prophecies

Blessing of the Font

The Great Alleluia

Ringing of the Church Bells

(incense will be used)

Easter Sunday, April 17, 11 am

No Sunday School

Low Sunday, April 24, 11 am

Episcopal visit by Bp. Chad Jones

1 Baptism & 5 Confirmations!!

no Sunday School

Meal after service with the Bishop

(more info to come)


Also, please remember Sue continues to lead our weekly online prayer group on Tuesday at 11:30. Thank you so much Sue for taking the time each week to lead our prayers! If you have a special prayer request but cannot join us, please send your request to Sue. Please contact me (Rosalind) if you would like to join us on Discord.


April Activities

Tues., April 5 11:30 Online Prayer Group

Thur., April 7 10 am, indoor church cleaning

Fri., April 8 5 pm, Stations of the Cross

followed by light dinner

Sat., April 9 10 am, outdoor church cleaning

decorate for Palm Sunday

Sun., April 10 11 am Palm Sunday Holy Communion, Fr. Scott

(cash plate to Fr. Scott’s discretionary fund)

noon - Hot Cross Buns with coffee & tea

1 pm - Mission Committee Meeting

Tues., April 12 11:30 Online Prayer Group

Thur., April 14 6 pm Maundy Thursday Service

Fri., April 15 3 pm, Good Friday Service

Sat., April 16 9 pm, Easter Vigil

Sun., April 17 11 am Easter Sunday Holy Communion, Fr. Scott

Tues., April 19 11:30 Online Prayer Group

Sun., April 24 11 am Holy Communion, Bp Jones & Fr. Scott

noon - lunch with the Bishop

Tues., April 26 11:30 Online Prayer Group


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