Spring Is Coming

Spring Is Coming

First Church Family,
     I pray that you are enjoying seeing March flowers bloom. Spring will be here soon!
     Our Lenten worship theme is “The Bible: Full of Failures”, with a special focus on those who failed Jesus leading up to His Crucifixion.
     All of our worship will be directing us to a powerful experience of Holy Week, beginning on Palm/Passion Sunday, and extending through Easter Sunday, April 17.
     Please put the date of Palm/Passion Sunday, April 10, on your calendars now and try to work around that date with anything else you are planning. On that Sunday, in our Sanctuary, we will present a “Last Supper Tableau”.
     During that program, Jesus will share His Last Supper with His disciples. He will get their attention and announce that one of them will betray Him; and after shock and consternation, each one will share his experience with the Master, through a monologue, asking: “Is it I who will betray You, Master?”
     We have invited Trinity UMC to join us for that service. Several of their men will represent disciples. Trinity’s choir, ushers, and other volunteers will share in leading the worship service and presentation of the program at 10:00AM in our Sanctuary.
     I can’t stress the importance of being present for this experience enough. You, your parents, children, and grandchildren will learn more about the New Testament in one hour than you can imagine!
     We will remember the Last Supper again, later in the week in a Maundy Thursday service. The service will begin at 6:00PM and end with the Celebration of Holy Communion.
     The next day, Good Friday, we have received permission by the City of Lenoir to carry out a “Procession of the Cross” through downtown Lenoir. The procession will begin at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church at 11:00AM and will conclude in-front of our church. Once again, this is an event your will want to plan to be a part of.
     God is good and powerfully alive in our midst. Let’s continue to listen to His voice together.

Blessings and love,

Pastor Dave

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