Be glad, you righteous, and rejoice in the Lord;
Shout for joy, all who are true of heart.
Easter Flower Sale!
There are forms in the back of the sanctuary, the back of the chapel and outside the church office. Lilies, tulips or daffodils – $10 each. These will be used to decorate the Sanctuary for Easter. You may either take them home with you after the Easter service, or donate them to be planted in the church garden. The sale is sponsored by the Christian Education Committee.
What is very valuable to many people and does not involve money???
If you guessed blood, you are on the money!
Our Blood Drive is just around the corner – April 1 from 1:00 – 6:00 pm. Please consider donating and helping at least 3 people! We have open appointment times. You may schedule on the Red Cross website or call Gretchen to schedule (I am out of town but will catch up with my phone and am still scheduling people )
We had 26 donors in January and would love to exceed that number on April 1.
Time for spring cleaning!
The youth will be having a rummage sale on April 30. They are collecting things now – so if you have anything to donate – feel free to bring it any morning Monday through Friday from 9:00 until noon or bring it with you on Sundays when you come to church.
Hope to see you between services on Sunday in
March 27 – Wendy McCall, Debbie Fallon
April 3 – Brenda Holderman, Joyce O’Brien, Janet Moore
Lent at Grace by the Worship and Music Committee
The theme for Lent at Grace is hands, how God’s hands and Jesus’ hands were used in the Bible.
Services on Wednesdays will be held in the Chapel at both 12 noon and 7 p.m. At the 7 p.m. service the Holden Evening Prayer will be sung – this is such a beautiful service.
On Ash Wednesday we learned how God’s hands are writing: “Behold, I have graven you on the palms of my hands”, Isaiah 49:16. The word graven here means etched, written.
The topics for the remainder of Lent through Maundy Thursday include:
March 23: Lifting hands
March 30: Washing hands
April 6: Saving hands
April 14, Maundy Thursday: Taking, Breaking, Giving hands
Please consider attending one or both Lenten services to prepare for the celebration of Easter!
2022 Easter Egg Hunt
The Grace Easter Egg Hunt was started almost 25 years ago as a small activity for the children that was held in Fellowship Hall. It quickly grew to the point where it was moved to Brenner Hall. As attendance grew, new activities were added.
This ministry became a function of Worship & Music Ministry with the main volunteer base coming from choir support. As the Easter Egg Hunt became more and more popular, involvement expanded to the congregation in general. In 2020 Covid caused us to give this ministry a pause.
Given the event really isn’t the ministry of Worship & Music, the recent loss of several key organizers, the magnitude of effort required, the number of volunteers needed to run the Egg Hunt; it has been decided to cancel this year’s event.
Many feel the Easter Egg Hunt Ministry is important to Grace and the Community, but for it to continue in 2023 and beyond, the congregation will need to increase its support as planners and volunteers. Provided the necessary volunteer base becomes available, Christian Education and the Outreach Ministries, will work together to make it happen.
Planning for the 2023 event will need to begin soon. If you have a heart for the Easter Egg Hunt, please call the office so we can start to develop a volunteer list specifically to help with this event.
Thanks in advance for your consideration,
Connie Thomas – Christian Education
Ron Hiatt – Outreach
To allow families and Sunday School teachers to attend service
on Easter Sunday, April 17,
there will be no Sunday School classes on that day.
This is the day the Lord has made.
Let us rejoice and be glad in it!