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The hands were flying in the air and the refreshments were flying off the plates at our annual ASP Talent/Service Auction this past Sunday night. Many, many thanks to everyone who came out to bid, buy and support our youth. It was a fun night full of laughter, tasty bargains and generous hearts. And the good news is that we raised over $14,000 to help fund this year’s ASP team that will be serving in Appalachia the last week of June. Check out our Facebook page for lots of pictures from the evening.
Join us as a family on Saturday, April 15, from 9-11am for an egg hunt, games, crafts, and treats. Please bring a basket. In the case of inclement weather, all activities will take place inside. We are also in need of lots of Easter Elves to come set up and hide eggs. If you would like to help on Saturday morning at 8am, email Erica.
Rev. Lee preached on the story of the raising of Lazarus this past Sunday and invited all of us to consider the ways that we are bound by our own failures, past, false expectations and the ways that Jesus invites us into new life, too. She also had an awesome quote on family that came from (of all places) the long-running soap opera, “All My Children.” If you send her an email and you’re nice, she might even share it with you :)! This week we move on to John 15: “I am the vine and you are the branches…”
On Good Friday the choir will be leading a special evening worship service at 7:30 pm centered around Christopher Walker’s cantata “The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ According to John.” The work features choir, organ, soloists, and dramatic readings that highlight the Passion narrative. Come enter into the story of Christ’s sacrifice in a powerful way.
Registration is now open for children of volunteers for this summer’s two weeks of Vacation Bible School July 10-15 & July 17-22 – email Erica to get the link! Our VBS serves children ages 3 years (as of September 1, 2016) through those going into 5th grade. Registration for Church Members begins April 3 @ 9am (Closes April 5). General Public Registration is April 10, 9am (Open until all slots are filled).
*Volunteers must be going into 6th grade or older and need to contact Erica in advance to discuss volunteer opportunities. All volunteers must complete our Safe Sanctuary process.