Sunday School – March 25th

SUNDAY SCHOOL – 10:30 AM

Flower Crosses, Reading & Processional
This Sunday the children will hand out the flower crosses they made in class to parishioners and guests to carry in the Palm Procession.

Join us in gathering in front of the church for a reading of the Gospel for Palm Sunday followed by a processional circling Washington Park before returning back to the church.

Heart Classroom – Happenings
Back on campus, children ages (*4-12) will congregate in the Heart classroom of the Smith Educational Building to continue watching a video about the story of Easter and events leading up to this hallowed day beginning with Palm Sunday.

Time will also be set aside to rehearse for those participating in the Easter Vigil on Saturday, March 31st @ 6 PM. Mark your calendars – even if you’d just like to come out and enjoy the festivities! It will be a night of songs and s’mores around the fire on the plaza. It is a wonderful time to hear some of the stories of our faith.

Children will also begin to fill the Easter Blessing Baskets and if anybody can stay after worship service to fill Easter eggs with goodies for the upcoming Easter Egg Hunt, your help is greatly appreciated! Volunteers are also needed to hide eggs on Easter Sunday – let somebody know if you can come out a little earlier next Sunday to help out.

NURSERY CARE*

Nursery Care is available for infants and children (up to 4 years*) during the 10:30 AM morning service with Tina in the Nursery, also located in the Smith Educational Building.

For campus locations, please see Directions and Campus Map.

NEW STUDENTS – FIRST VISIT

Hello Parents and Guardians – if this is your student’s first time with us, please arrive a few minutes early to register your child.

We follow safe church practices, so its important that we know who’s in attendance, have parents(s) or guardian(s) check children in-and-out, and provide us us with any important details including contact info in the event of an emergency. Teachers are happy to help 🙂

Education building doors are locked 10 minutes after church service begins for added security…so give yourself a little extra time this first day. Teachers will be available to offer assistance to parents and children with registration, questions or any special needs – just introduce yourself and they’ll take it from there. Thanks so much and we look forward to meeting you!

READINGS – THE FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT

Psalm 118:1,2,19-29, The First Reading is Isaiah 50:4-9a, the Second Reading is Philippians 2:5-11 and the Gospel is Mark 11:1-11.

MEMORY VERSE

“God bless the one who comes in the name of the Lord!” – Psalms 118:26 (CEV – Contemporary English Version)

UPCOMING EVENTS

MAUNDY THURSDAY, MARCH 29TH @ 7 PM: Maundy Thursday Soup Supper, foot washing, and communion in Cowans Hall followed by the stripping the altar in the church sanctuary for Good Friday.
GOOD FRIDAY, MARCH 30TH @ NOON & 7 PM: Afternoon and evening worship service times offered for Good Friday.
THE GREAT EASTER VIGIL – SATURDAY, MARCH 31ST @ 6 PM: s’mores, songs and storytelling around a campfire on the Plaza.
EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 1ST @ 9 AM: Easter celebration and worship service in Church followed by the annual Easter Egg Hunt festivities on the Plaza.

Check the Parish Calendar and the HOLY WEEK & EASTER SERVICE SCHEDULE Post circulating in the slideshow on the Home Page for more details on upcoming events during Holy Week.

QUESTIONS OR INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING

For questions or interest in volunteering, contact Sue Beckham, Family Ministry Director.

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Sunday School – June 21st

SUNDAY READINGS

The readings for the fourth Sunday after Pentecost are: The Psalm 9:9-20 or 133 or 107:1-3, 23-32, The First Reading is 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23) 32-49 or Samuel 17:57-18:5, 10-16 or Job 38:1-11, The Second reading is 2 Corinthians 6:1-13 and the Gospel of Mark 4:35-41.

LAST DAY OF SUNDAY SCHOOL

This Sunday, classes will be held in the Heart and Treasure classrooms in the Smith Educational Building. June 21st marks the last day of the School year with a short break before the Summer Program kicks-in.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE REMINDERS

Sunday June 28th and July 5th there will be NO SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES due to Independence Day Holiday.

Get ready for The Summer Program beginning the following Sunday, July 12th.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL STARTS MONDAY!

Don’t miss out! – Vacation Bible School begins this Monday, June 22nd through Friday, June 26th. We will meet in the Education Building at 9:30 and will end at Noon.

We will have stories, music, games, create themed snacks, science experiments, and arts and crafts. There’s still time if you haven’t registered yet! The cost for the week is $45.00.

Remember to check the website calendar for upcoming events and class information. Don’t forget to check the weekly slider update the day before!

ACOLYTE TRAINING

During the summer, we will begin training new acolytes for service in the fall. If your child is eight (8) years old or will be by the end of the summer, he/she are eligible to serve as an Acolyte. Those who participate make a commitment to serve once a month at the altar.

VOLUNTEER TO TEACH

If you would like to teach a Summer Sunday, please contact Sue Beckham (see below). You are welcome to share your ideas.

QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions or are interested in acolyte training or volunteering to teach, please Contact Sue.

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