March 29, 2015

Post date: Mar 25, 2015 5:30:23 PM

Thank you to all who helped with the Soup Suppers during Lent.

Choir will meet after the Maundy Thursday service to practice Easter music.

Our friend in Christ, Glen McLean, died peacefully on March 19th. A memorial service and celebration a of Glen’s life is being planned for Saturday, April 11th. At 2p.m. Blessed be Glen’s memory among us.

Maundy Thursday Passover Seder Meal, April 2nd at 6:00 p.m. Our Worship Service on Holy Thursday this year will be a Passover Seder Meal. We will eat traditional Passover foods such as unleavened bread, lamb, and bitter herbs as we read about God delivering His people Israel from slavery in Egypt. The youth will be helping out by pouring the wine (grape juice) and washing hands. We will conclude the meal with the Lord’s Supper. Please see the sign up sheet in the Fellowship Hall and get your free tickets.

Garrett Snedeker invites members of the congregation to his Senior Piano Recital Saturday, April 4 at 12 p.m. in the CWU Music Building Recital Hall. He will play works of Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy and Kapustin. There will be a reception following.

Attention Thrivent members: As of Jan. 12, 2015, you may have Choice Dollars from 2014 available to direct. These dollars will expire March 31, 2015. Don’t miss this opportunity to recommend where some of Thrivent’s charitable outreach funds go. Direct your Choice Dollars today! You can direct online at, or by phone at 800 847-4836 (say “Thrivent Choice” when prompted).

Thrivent Financial – “Action Teams” New for 2015. Think about an unmet need in your community and how you could help. Apply to lead your volunteer team in a one-time fundraiser, service activity or educational event that can be completed within 90 days. Once your project is approved, you'll receive a Thrivent Action Kit, including: Promotional banner; Invitations and thank-you cards; Thrivent Action Team T-shirts; and A $250 Community Impact Card you can use as seed money to purchase project supplies and create promotional materials.

How often am I eligible? All Thrivent members are eligible to lead a Thrivent Action Team. However, the number of teams each member can lead per year depends on his or her membership type. Benefit members are eligible to lead two Thrivent Action Teams per calendar year, and associate members are eligible to lead one per calendar year (maximum of three). Want to fill out an application? Check at or call Thrivent at 1-800-847-4836 or Contact your Thrivent Congregational Advocate; Mike Krekling (cell 678-493-7300) or

Update: Dude VanTassel is back home and doing well.

Easter Vigil Service: Saturday, April 4th 7p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church. All are welcome.

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS – APRIL 19. “If I told you that Christians across the country intend to send thousands of letters to Congress this year, would you say Count me in?” – Bread for the World

Youth Activities

Thursday - Seder Dinner - meet at the church by 5:30 p.m. We will be taking an active part of the dinner ceremony by assisting with washing hands and pouring "wine" (aka grape juice).

Saturday - Easter Breakfast Set-Up - 10:00 a.m. We need to fill 300 eggs and dye about three or four dozen. Our goal is to be done by 12 p.m. so that we can go support Garrett at his music recital.

Sunday - Easter Breakfast! 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (including clean up) It's not too late to sign up on the board to take on a shift. Lots of hard work, but it's well worth it!

Note: no Youth Swim due to the Easter holiday. We will be swimming again in May!

Holy Week Schedule

April 2nd, Maundy Thursday 6p.m. Passover Seder Meal followed by Lord’s Supper

April 3rd, Good Friday 7p.m. Service of Darkness

April 5th, Easter Sunday: The Resurrection of Jesus

Worship 8a.m. and 10a.m.

Breakfast 7:30-10 a.m.