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Pastor's Note

Comments from Rev. Larry J. Edmonds

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Sisters and brothers in Christ, Grace and peace to you in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

We are in the midst of the Lenten Season and we look to the third week of the month of April that will be Holy week for us this year. In the past I have asked that we have worship services every night of Holy Week because this is the week that Christians can show the world how much we love and glorify God and we will do so again this year.

We will begin the week with Palm Sunday and that evening let's join together for a covered dish dinner and watch the movie, The Encounter.

Monday night will be our night of gathering for prayer. Tuesday night will be a hymn singing.

Wednesday night will be a service of Self-examination based on our Lenten study of the Essential Practices of the Christian Faith. Please note there will be no dinner served.

Thursday night will be the traditional Maundy/Holy Thursday service of foot washing and Holy Communion.

Friday night will be a journey with Jesus in the last 24 hours of his life.

Finally, we will celebrate Easter on Sunday, April 21. Again, like in the previous years we will have a sun rise service at 7:00 a.m. followed by the United Methodist Men hosting the breakfast.

In the Easter Sunday 11:00 a.m. service we will have the flowering of the Cross. Don't forget to bring live cut flowers to help with the flowering of the Cross. If you want to bring Easter lilies you may do so. All of the supermarkets and other stores will have individual plants of lilies for sale.

Bishop Sharma Lewis has been granted a six month medical leave until September 2019. The Southeastern Jurisdiction Council of Bishops has appointed retired bishop Peter Weaver from the Northeastern Jurisdiction to serve as our interim bishop until Bishop Lewis returns.

Happy Easter

To God be the Glory,
Pastor Larry