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In a few days we will be celebrating the Risen Christ: Easter Sunday. But we can't get to the empty tomb until we have stood at the foot of the cross. Today, on the day Jesus would be tried, and found guilty, beaten, spit upon, mocked and nailed to a cross; we stop. We must go here individually and collectively to remind ourselves just how great the cost is... Because in seeing the death of our Lord and Savior we also are told of our worth. We mean EVERYTHING to God.

The love of God knows no bounds. The actions of our Savior were that of complete humility and obedience. The hands that helped shape the earth at creation would be scarred for each of us and for all of us. That my friends, is amazing grace!

We begin our prayer vigil at 4pm today. There will be a Good Friday service tonight at 6:30pm. A healing service on Saturday at 3:30pm. And we will gather in person and on Facebook live for Easter Sunday Celebration!

In Jesus' words from the cross,

"Father, forgive them, for they don't know what they are doing."

The words are for those who punished him, for those who betrayed him, for those who ran away and pretended not to even know him and for us. WE are forgiven and free to live a life of hope because of the blood that would wipe away every stain in our lives. Let us honor the gift of the cross by choosing to live lives of freedom today!

Friday April 2:

  • 4:00pm 24 hour prayer vigil begins
  • 6:30pm Good Friday service
  • 7:30pm prayer vigil continues

Saturday April 3:

  • 3:30pm healing service

Sunday April 4:

  • 10am Resurrection Sunday celebration

Tuesday April 6:

  • 6:30pm The Path Gathering

Thursday April 8:

  • 8:45 am Prayer and Praise service

Sunday April 11:

  • 10am Worship
  • START READING DEVOTIONAL FOR SMALL GROUP

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New Small Group beginning! We will be studying the book of Philippians together in worship and in small groups after church on Sundays and on Zoom Monday nights @ 6:30pm. Id # 810 7183 9144 Password 123456

Please note this change

Begin reading on Sunday April 11 in the book- we will be behind one week from the emails if you would prefer to read the materials on your pad or phone. I will begin the sermon series on April 18th ( not April 11)

Mark your calendars now for an upcoming ministry day. Tuesday April 20th @10:30 am we will be working on materials for UMCOR kits. We will be counting and sorting in preparation for some verification days coming up.

April Mission: Heritage Christian Services and Picnic

For the month of April we would like to support Heritage Christian a group who supports and cares for the differently abled in our community.

Their mission is

A living and working environment that reflects the love of Christ in action;
Support and respect for each individual’s gifts, strengths and needs;
Opportunity to mature, to learn and to grow;
A life of dignity, worth and expression to which all are entitled as God’s created children.
This is their rightful HERITAGE.

At this time our dear Laura Delong will be moving into a new home built by Heritage Christian with 5 other young ladies- in June. We would like to show our support and welcome all of the families with a picnic in June or July.

Money donated will allow us to provide the needs for all of the families and their friends to come by and see the house and celebrate with a meal. All of our church family will be invited to stop in so that you can see Laura's new home, and visit her in the future.

Any monies not used for the picnic will be donated to support the work and ministry of Heritage Christian Services.

Pastor Katie Zettle