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HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

April 17:   Maundy Thursday   at 6:00 p.m.
Maundy Thursday service will begin with a "Simple Supper" of apples, bread and cheese served in Fellowship Hall followed by worship and communion as we remain seated around tables.   Rev. Denise Weaver will preach "Do You Know What I Have Done for You?" based on John 13:1-17, 31b-35.

April 18:   Good Friday   at 7:30 p.m.
Rev. Joe Hookey and Rev. Denise Weaver will share in leading the service in the Sanctuary.   The choir will sing, "O Sacred Head, Now Wounded" by Robert Leaf.

April 20:   Easter   at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Rev. Joe Hookey will preach, "A New Day," based on John 20:1-8.   The casual service will be in Fellowship Hall and the traditional service will be in the Sanctuary.   The choir will sing, "Christ is Arisen, Alleluia," by Garry A. Cornell.

Presbyterian Youth Connection Update

We express appreciation and thanks to PYC who participated in leading the worship services during the Lenten Season.   Among those who have served are: Sam Boden, Rachel Boden, Spencer Boden, Drew Borneman, Max Borneman, Caroline Buchheit, Christopher Buchheit, Strater Poindexter, Ally Ross, Ashley Ross and Cassie Shearer.

Upcoming Events and Announcements

Mother-Daughter Choir began Sunday, April 13 after the 10:30 service in the sanctuary.   Weekly practice continues until Mother's Day.   Please join us.   Contact Paul Fenwick for more information.

Vital Signs is performing at Goodwill on April 16th at 10:45 a.m.   Contact Sarah Bugden for more information.

3rd Sunday Mission Project for Easter Sunday!   During Lent, we are called to examine how we might better follow along the path of God's Love.   Since Easter Sunday is the 3rd Sunday, this month's Mission Project is in YOUR Hands!   You are urged to reach out to others.   What holds us back?   Discomfort?   Bashfulness?   Selfishness?   Busy-ness?   Distractions?   Indifference?   Fear?   Whatever it is, this month's project is for you to step up and pick up the phone, write a note, visit a neighbor.   Buy cookies or a nice loaf of bread to take to your neighbor.   Speak to a stranger.   You decide.   Reflect on what it means to, "Love your neighbor as yourself," and Just Do It!   They will know you are a Christian by YOUR love!

Share Your Talents!   Fairmont folks:   It's time to put together our summer list of special music offerings for the 10:30 services in June, July and August.   Please contact Hank Dahlman if you are interested in sharing your talents this summer.

Liturgists Needed!   Would you like to participate in worship as a liturgist (the person who reads the first Bible lesson)?   Or is there a member of the congregation who you especially enjoy listening to read the first Bible lesson?   The Worship Committee is exploring some innovative approaches to delivering the scripture readings each week and needs to gather the names of folks who would be willing to participate in this process.   Please contact Susan Brasier if you would like to be included or if you want to suggest someone.

Spring Cleaning Day — April 26th beginning at 9:00 a.m.   Volunteers are needed to clean both the inside and outside of the building.   There is a sign-up sheet for the event in Fellowship Hall.   Contact Paul Fenwick for more information.

Since 1949, Presbyterians have joined with millions of other Christians through One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) to share God's love with people experiencing need.   Our gifts support ministries of disaster response, refugee assistance and resettlement.   Recognizing that the hope we have in Christ is lived out in our hope for one another, we respond with gifts that help our sisters and brothers around the world find the hope for a brighter future.   Please take the time to read the OGHS inserts that will be in the bulletin through Easter and open your heart to this worthwhile cause.

Men's Lenten Series– March 12 — April 16   Theme: Christian Education.   Programs on Wednesdays, starting March 12 in Fellowship Hall.   (We meet at 8 a.m. for breakfast followed by the speaker and announcements from 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.)   All men and their guests are cordially invited to attend.   Breakfast and Christian fellowship will continue to be a vital part of each program.   Reservations can be taken by signing the attendance pads on Sunday, or calling the church office by Tuesday noon prior to each session.   The cost this year will be $8.00 per session.

  • April 16:   Rev. Joe Hookey — "Lent and Our Preparation for Easter"

The Lenten book study began and continues through Wednesday of Holy Week, April 16th.   No single event in human history has received more attention than the suffering and crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth.   In his book, 24 Hours That Changed the World, author Adam Hamilton guides us through the last twenty-four hours of Jesus' life.   Each chapter is designed to help the reader experience and understand the significance of Jesus' suffering and death in a way you have never done before.   Questions are posed that invite self-reflection, penitence, confession and a deeper understanding of one's self in relationship to Jesus Christ.   Join a study group to retrace the last 24 hours of Jesus' life with us.   The cost of the book is $12.00 and may be purchased in the Fellowship Hall following worship or in the church office.   Small groups will meet:

  • Thursday night, 7pm, at the home of Glenn & Robin Stevens with Rev. Denise Weaver facilitating.
  • Sunday morning, 9:30 am, in the Upper Room with Amber Baer facilitating.
  • Sunday morning, 11:40 am, in the Chapel with Rev. Joe Hookey facilitating.
  • Wednesday, 12noon, in the Fellowship Hall with Harry and Barbara Bradbury facilitating.
  • Wednesday night, 7pm, in Room 109 with Carol Bussey facilitating.

Gangway for Galilee VBS — June 9-13, from 9am-12pm.   Registration is now open for ages 3 through grade 5.   Don't miss the boat!   Set sail with us to sing fun songs, do crazy crafts, eat yummy snacks, play awesome games, and more.   Plus, you'll learn all about Jesus our Savior and His amazing grace!   Can't wait to see you there!   There is NO cost to register this year; we are only asking for a donation.

Connect Children with God's Eternal Good News at VBS!   Every child needs to hear the Good News that Jesus their Savior calls us, teaches us, keeps us safe, saves us, and provides all we need by God's amazing grace through faith.   VBS is June 9-13, from 9am-12pm.   At Gangway to Galilee VBS, you will connect children with the most important message of their lifetime: the miraculous story of what Jesus did for us that we could never do for ourselves.   If you can help full or part time, we have many ways to be involved to suit your schedule and interests.   Check out the sign-up board in Fellowship Hall or contact Rachel Boden for more information.   Join us for an Amazing Grace Adventure!

Preschool Registration for 2014-2015 has begun.  For more information, please contact Coleen Petrello at cpetrello@fairmontchurch.org or 299-3539 ex. 227.  Thank you.

Grow With Me Yoga: Child and Parent takes place in the Pre-School Story Room on Fridays from 9:30-10:00 a.m.  Annie Booth, a Registered Yoga teacher through the Yoga Alliance will teach the class.   There will be a drop in fee of $5 (cash or check only), wear comfortable clothes (no jeans) and check in at the church office before each class.

 

 
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