The Third Sunday in Lent



"Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first." St. Luke 11:26

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This Sunday, Mike and Scott gave Fr. Scott a break after his illness last week and led a Morning Prayer Service instead of Holy Communion. Fr. Scott was in attendance and gave the Absolution.


Scott delivered a sermon written previously by Fr. Scott expanding on the Gospel lesson for this Sunday. The sermon discusses the reality of demons and that demons are created creatures able to cause all kinds of trouble in our lives. We need to remember that while evil is real, we can trust in our Baptism which has infused our soul with God's Grace and in the Eucharist where we receive Jesus Christ along with his hard won Grace.


The complete sermon can be found at the following link at the 54 min 40 second mark.


https://www.facebook.com/100069457900098/videos/1605063009871375


Thank you Fr. Scott for writing that wonderful sermon! Thank you Scott and Mike for leading a beautiful Morning Prayer Service!


Rose and Anne waiting expectantly for church to start!

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Fr. Scott continued his series of Lenten Confirmation Classes for those desiring confirmation during the usual Christian Education time. Through out Lent he will use this time for teaching and reviewing the information needed for confirmation. In order to have enough time to cover all the information, Christian Education will start at 9:30 am.

This Sunday he covered the sources of authority (Bible, Creeds, and Councils) and started reviewing the Sacraments.


Please let Fr. Scott know if you are interested in confirmation!

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After services, we enjoyed our monthly pot luck luncheon! Thank you to everyone for bringing so much wonderful food!




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We are opening the church every Friday evening in Lent for a Stations of the Cross service followed by a light dinner. Lynn and Daryl led our weekly Lenten Stations of the Cross service this past Friday. They used a booklet one their sons used as a child at a parochial school. The readings and prayers were for young children but very beautiful and moving. Thank you, Lynn and Daryl for leading the service and sharing the lovely booklet!



Afterwards, Daryl and Lynn provided pizza and Caesar salad for dinner. The Alfredo pizza was wonderful!







And Claudia brought some of her amazing strawberry dessert.


Thank you all for the wonderful service, dinner, and Christian companionship!


The next Stations of the Cross service will be on Friday, March 25 at 5 pm. Teresa and Agnes are leading the service and providing the dinner!




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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.



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The Lenten Devotional created by our local Deanery is available at the Deanery website at the following link:

www.TheDeaneryofAppalachia.com


Thank you to Fr. Rivard for putting this Devotional together and to all the contributors including our own Fr. Scott.




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We received this flier from the APA about the annual Lenten Appeal - please read and consider supporting this worthy cause! Please mark any donation as "Lenten Appeal" and place in the offertory.








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March Activities

Tues., March 22 11:30 Online Prayer Group


Fri., March 25 5 pm, Stations of the Cross

followed by light dinner


Sun., March 27 9:30 am Christian Education, Fr. Scott

11 am Holy Communion, Fr. Scott


Tues., March 29 11:30 Online Prayer Group


April Activities


Fri., April 1 5 pm, Stations of the Cross

followed by light dinner


Sun., April 3 9:30 am Christian Education, Fr. Scott

11 am Holy Communion, Fr. Scott


Tues., April 5 11:30 Online Prayer Group


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

followed by light dinner


Sun., April 10 9:30 am Christian Education, Fr. Scott

11 am Palm Sunday Holy Communion, Fr. Scott

noon - monthly pot luck luncheon

1 pm - Mission Committee Meeting


Tues., April 12 11:30 Online Prayer Group


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

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


Tues., April 19 11:30 Online Prayer Group


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