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Weekly Update for Sunday, April 18, 2021

This Wednesday at 6:30 pm in our Bible Study series Getting to Know the Bible Better we will be looking at the book of Jonah. Our weekly prayer time will follow.

There will be a short Compassion International presentation, “a call to HOPE” on Compassion Sunday, April 25, 2021. This is an opportunity for church members to sponsor a child in poverty. Sponsorships provide the child with Christ centered physical, emotional, and spiritual care through churches in their communities.

April OCC Items: Toys

Weekly Update for Sunday, April 11, 2021

There will be a brief Special Business Meeting at the close of the worship service this Sunday morning. This Special Business Meeting will be for the sole purpose of accepting or rejecting the City of Linton’s offer of remuneration for a right-of-way across the front of our property. No other business will be conducted at this meeting.

This Wednesday at 6:30 pm in our Bible Study series Getting to Know the Bible Better we will be looking at the book of Obadiah. Our weekly prayer time will follow.

There will be a short Compassion International presentation, “a call to HOPE” on Compassion Sunday, April 25, 2021. This is an opportunity for church members to sponsor a child in poverty. Sponsorships provide the child with Christ centered physical, emotional, and spiritual care through churches in their communities.

Weekly Update for Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021

Easter Sunday: we will have a Sunrise Service at 6:30 AM. Breakfast will follow in the Fellowship Hall. Our 9:00 AM Sunday School classes and the 10:00 AM Worship Service will follow. There will be no evening service.

Our midweek Bible Study will be Wednesday at 6:30 pm. Our weekly prayer time will follow.

Awestruck one day ladies conference: April 10, 8-4:00-virtual, here at the church. Tickets are $25.00 which includes lunch. Sign up at the Welcome Center and Rae Anne Tyra will collect the registration fee.

There will be a brief Special Business Meeting at the close of the worship service April 11. This Special Business Meeting will be for the sole purpose of accepting or rejecting the City of Linton’s offer of remuneration for a right-of-way across the front of our property. No other business will be conducted at this meeting.

There will be a short Compassion International presentation, “a call to HOPE” on Compassion Sunday, April 25, 2021. This is an opportunity for church members to sponsor a child in poverty. Sponsorships provide the child with Christ centered physical, emotional, and spiritual care through churches in their communities.

April OCC Items: Toys

Time

It seems a little unreal that it’s already Easter time again. This last year has been a strange and trying one with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and all the restrictions and shutdowns. A year ago, I was crushed to realize that we wouldn’t be able to hold our usual Easter services. As the weeks rolled by, Sundays seemed strangely quiet. We continued to put on a service with music and a message for the radio broadcast and the podcast for our website. But it was with a “skeleton crew”, just a handful of people to help us continue our radio presence.

Now here we are at Easter time again, and we want people to come back and worship and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus in person at church again. But we also know that there are still many who have fears and concerns about the virus. So, like many churches, we are going ahead with Easter services, but it’s not “full steam ahead.” We’re forging ahead even as we acknowledge the lingering reluctance of some. Please join with us again when you feel that you can.

When I came down with the virus after Easter last year, time seemed to pause. I had a relatively mild case, for which I am very thankful. But every day was the same: I felt tired and achy, and I slept a lot, more than 20 hours out of 24 on some days. I woke up, ate breakfast; slept, ate lunch; slept, ate supper; then went to bed early. For days, the routine never varied. I told my wife I got sick and tired of being sick and tired.

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Weekly Update for Sunday, March 28, 2021

Our midweek Bible Study will be Wednesday at 6:30 pm. Our weekly prayer time will follow.

There will be a brief Special Business Meeting at the close of the worship service this Sunday morning, for the sole purpose of accepting or rejecting the City of Linton’s offer of remuneration for a right-of-way across the front of our property. No other business will be conducted at this meeting.

Easter egg hunt: Today, following the morning service.

On Good Friday, April 2 at 7:30 pm we will have a Tenebrae Service here in the church sanctuary. A Tenebrae Service is a candlelight “service of shadows” with Scripture readings about the cross. Communion will be part of the service.

On Easter Sunday, April 4 we will have a Sunrise Service at 6:30 AM. Breakfast will follow in the Fellowship Hall.

On Easter we will have our 9:00 AM Sunday School classes and the 10:00 AM Worship Service. There will be no evening service.

April OCC Items: Toys

Weekly Update for Sunday, March 21, 2021

This Sunday in the morning service Mr. Tim Moody will present the work of the Gideons during the announcement time. A special freewill offering for the Gideons will be taken at the close of the service.

Our speaker for the Sunday morning service will be Mr. Paul Bertsch of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, and Rev. Roger Bear will be speaking in our evening service.

This Wednesday at 6:30 pm in our Bible Study series Getting to Know the Bible Better we will be looking at the book of Joel. Our weekly prayer time will follow.

Easter egg hunt: Palm Sunday, March 28, following the morning service. Any children here that day are invited to participate in a little surprise during morning service. See Anna Jackson with any questions.

On Good Friday, April 2 at 7:30 pm we will have a Tenebrae Service here in the church sanctuary. A Tenebrae Service is a candlelight “service of shadows” with Scripture readings about the cross. Communion will be part of the service.

On Easter Sunday, April 4 we will have a Sunrise Service at 6:30 AM. Breakfast will follow in the Fellowship Hall.

On Easter we will have our 9:00 AM Sunday School classes and the 10:00 AM Worship Service. There will be no evening service.

March OCC Items: Hygiene items. (See listings or contact Tammy Hart.)

Weekly Update for Sunday, March 14, 20201

This Wednesday at 6:30 pm Ted Wagner will be teaching our Bible Study. Our weekly prayer time will follow.

The C.E. board is in need of individually wrapped candies for our Easter egg hunt on Sunday, April 4 following the morning service. Donations must be in by March 28 and may be brought to the church office or the young adult S.S. classroom. The eggs will be packed on March 28 during Sunday School. There is plenty of room in the sanctuary for families to worship in person and still socially distance. Therefore, if there are children in attendance on Palm Sunday, March 28, the C.E. board invites them to participate in a little surprise during morning service. See Anna Jackson with any questions.

On Good Friday, April 2 at 7:30 pm we will have a Tenebrae Service here in the church sanctuary. A Tenebrae Service is a candlelight “service of shadows” with Scripture readings about the cross. Communion will be part of the service.

On Easter Sunday, April 4 we will have a Sunrise Service at 6:30 AM. Breakfast will follow in the Fellowship Hall.

On Easter we will have our 9:00 AM Sunday School classes and the 10:00 AM Worship Service. There will be no evening service.

March OCC items: Hygiene items. (See listings or contact Tammy Hart.)

Awestruck one day ladies conference: April 10, 8-4:00-virtual, here at the church. Tickets are $25.00 which includes lunch. Sign up at the Welcome Center and Rae Anne Tyra will collect the registration fee.

Gifts intended specifically for our lighting project may be designated “Sanctuary Lights”.

Weekly Update for Sunday, March 7, 2021

This Wednesday at 6:30 pm in our Bible Study series Getting to Know the Bible Better we will be looking at the book of Hosea. Our weekly prayer time will follow. Copies of previous Wednesday Bible Study notes are also available.

The C.E. board is now accepting donations of individually wrapped candies for our Easter egg hunt on Easter Sunday, April 4 following the morning service. Donations will be collected from today through Sunday, March 28. They may be brought to the church office or the young adult S.S. classroom. There will be a later announcement on the packing day for the eggs. Any questions can be directed to Anna Jackson.

Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday, March 14, please set your clocks forward one hour Saturday March 13.

March OCC items: Hygiene items. (See listings or contact Tammy Hart.)

Gifts intended specifically for our lighting project may be designated “Sanctuary Lights.”