Midweek Message – 4/6/17

 

Friends in faith,

Last Sunday, we learned about a diminished rich man—Zacchaeus—whose circumstances were changed after his encounter with Jesus. Whether it was how Zacchaeus saw himself or how the crowds saw him, what ultimately changed the situation of Zacchaeus was how Jesus saw him.

This Sunday we celebrate Palm Sunday, when we remember Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem with a procession of palms at the beginning of the service and a reading of Luke 19:29-44. This Sunday is also known as Passion Sunday, and we’ll remember the Passion of Jesus with a reading of Luke 22 & 23.

We will also collect our One, Great Hour of Sharing offering: our denominational offering that supports hunger relief, disaster assistance, and support for development. Children are invited to bring their fish boxes for the children’s sermon, and there will be envelopes in the bulletins for adult contributions.

This Sunday is also the beginning of Holy Week. We have a rich offering of services in the hopes that you might encounter the breadth and depth of God’s love in this season (see below). Spread the word.

Faithfully,

Pastor Ben

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

 

NEXT WEEK AT FIRST PRESBYTERIAN

Sunday – 4/9

  •        Worship (Sanctuary) – 10am
  •        Food & Fellowship (McKinley Hall) – 11am
  •        Deacons (Library) – 11:30am
  •        Spinners Group (McKinley Hall) – 1pm
  •        Al Anon (McKinley Hall) – 7pm
  •        Disciples Small Group (check with Pastor Ben re: location) – 7pm

Monday – 4/10

  •        Spiritual Classics (McKinley Hall) – 12pm
  •        Alcoholics Anonymous (Library) – 7pm

Tuesday – 4/11

  •        Bell Choir Practice (Sanctuary) – 7pm

Wednesday – 4/12

  •        Mars Hill Discussion (McKinley Hall) – 12pm
  •        Alcoholics Anonymous (Library) – 7pm

Thursday – 4/13

  •        Maundy Thursday Service (Sanctuary) – 7pm
  •        Sex Addicts Anonymous (Library) – 7pm

Friday – 4/14

  •        Alcoholics Anonymous (Library) – 8am
  •        Welcome Table Soup Kitchen (McKinley Hall) – 10am
  •        Good Friday Service (Sanctuary) – 7pm

Saturday – 4/15

  •        Welcome Table Soup Kitchen (McKinley Hall) – 10am
  •        Easter Vigil (Manse Backyard) – 7pm
  •        Alcoholics Anonymous (Library) – 7pm

Sunday – 4/16

  •        Easter Sunrise (Beacon Ferry Dock) – 7am
  •        Easter Service (Sanctuary) – 10am
  •        Food & Fellowship (McKinley Hall) – 11am
  •       Al Anon (McKinley Hall) – 7pm

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