Friday, March 29, 2013

Friday Fives

1. Preaching Series - This Sunday as we celebrate Easter Sunday, we are continuing our preaching series entitled, Ashes to Fire, which we are doing in conjunction with Belleview UMC. Ashes to Fire is an intentional journey with Jesus from Ash Wednesday through Holy Week and Easter and on to Pentecost Sunday - from penitence to praise to power. This Sunday we will seek to understand the mystery that is Easter and the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. I pray this time of reflection will be one that will draw you deeper into your faith journey as we look to the life of Christ and example of love that he modeled for us. I encourage you to invite a friend and I hope to see you there!

2. Easter Tableau - Tonight is the last night of our Easter Tableau. Last night we had 91 cars with 210 people coming to witness our portrayal of those last hours of Christ's life. I am always amazed and so incredibly moved at how this gift touches people. As I stood in the Communion Tent there were stories that were shared with me and lives that were changed because of what these people felt as they witnessed the Easter Tableau. This event helps a great many people begin their Easter celebration in such a meaningful way. I want to encourage all of you to come through tonight and bring a friend with you. This is something you will not want to miss and a wonderful way to mark Good Friday!

3. Easter Morning - This Sunday on Easter Morning we will continue two of our traditions, the Easter Bells and the Flower Cross, and we need your help. We are asking you to bring two things. One, please bring bells to worship so we can ring them together in celebration of our Risen Savior. They can be any type of bell, any size, and any sound. The other thing we are asking you bring are flowers, fresh or artificial, to decorate the cross in front of the Sanctuary. Thank you in advance for helping to make this Easter a truly wonderful worship experience!

4. Church Directory - We are in the process of updating our church directory. If you are not in the currentdirectory and would like to be in this one, or if any of your information has changed since the last directory, please fill out a form so we can include you. The forms can be found in your April Newsletter or in the Narthex of the Sanctuary. We are asking these forms be turned into the church office, or dropped in the offering plate, by April 14th. We need you to make our directory complete!

5. Moving Forward - Losing a loved one is never easy and always incredibly difficult. Linda Hughes and Doris Pitts are beginning a new ministry at Druid Hills for all of our widows called, Moving Forward. This Monday, April 1st at 10 A.M., in the Fellowship Hall, there will an informal “coffee chat” to talk about the nature and beginning of this group. Their purpose is to be a group of ladies to hold each other’s hand for support, love, friendship and Christian faith on a social level. I want to invite all ladies in our church that have lost their spouses to come and be a part of this group. This is a great place to find community, love, and support, from people that understand how you feel. I pray you will take advantage of this opportunity.

Have a great weekend and I will see you all on Easter!

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