LENTEN WORSHIP SERVICES
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February 18, 25; March 4, 11, 18: Sundays in Lent, Worship services at 10 am
March 25: Palm Sunday service at 10 am
March 29: Maundy Thursday service
March 30: Good Friday service at UMC of Rancho Cordova
April 1: Easter Sunday service at 10 am
JUST A CLOSER WALK WITH THEE:
LENTEN SOUP GATHERINGS
February 14 starts the 2018 Lenten Season. Is it that time already? Yes, yes it is. Join me this year in walking with Jesus. We have borrowed the hymn “Just a Closer Walk with Thee” for our Lenten theme. This year we will be exploring the final journey of Christ. We are going to work our way along the Way of Sorrows. In 2018 there will be more opportunities for fellowship during the Lenten season. Lenten Soup Gatherings will be held on both Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons. Saturday gatherings will begin February 17th at 3:45 pm, except for March 3 when there will not be a gathering to make room for the annual Chili Feed. Most Thursdays will be held in the Sanctuary and will start at 5:45 pm. On March 1, our gathering will be held in Wesley to make room for a Cub Scout activity. As usual, we will share a meal of soup, bread and peanut butter sandwiches. We then will be able to spend some time in devotional fellowship. Volunteers are needed for set up, clean up, bread, and soup. Please contact Kathy Glass to sign up.
LENTEN SOUP GATHERINGS
THURSDAYS 5:45 pm in the Sanctuary unless otherwise noted.
SATURDAYS 3:45 pm in the Sanctuary unless otherwise noted.
EASTER LILIES FOR THE CHANCEL
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Help beautify our Sanctuary on Easter Sunday by ordering Easter lilies now. The cost is $10 per plant. Please place your order by filling in this form and placing it, along with your payment, in the offering plate or mailing it to the church. Orders are due Palm Sunday, March 25, 2018. Lilies may be taken home after the 10 am worship service on Easter Sunday, April 1. (Lilies will be de-pollinated before the Easter Sunday service.)
LENTEN SMALL GROUPS BEGINNING FEB. 14
Wednesdays 2-3:30; Saturdays 11-12:30; Sundays after worship
This year we have a delightful opportunity to “field test” our pastor’s work on dealing with grief. His focus was death from traumatic circumstances but we can broaden that to helping ourselves and others deal with the passing of those near and dear in any circumstance. That involves all of us eventually and repeatedly. We seek ways to comfort others directly affected. We seek useful advice for dealing with reality and the challenges it places on our faith. Pastor Jeong’s book will be our study guide through 6 sessions before Easter. We plan to form 3 small groups as before: Wednesdays 2-3:30 (begins Feb. 14 with Loretta Dodge facilitating), Saturdays11-12:30 (begins Feb. 17 with Pastor Jeong and Sharon Jackson facilitating); and Sunday after worship (begins Feb. 18 with Mary McCollum and Joan Mayberry facilitating). All groups meet in the library. We’ll hand out books on February 4 and collect $10 for each then. Contact: Mary McCollum