I hope you had a good week off and are feeling hopeful about the promise of spring.
This Friday, March 29, we will continue our faith topics with “Fellowship and Worship.” Churches talk about “fellowship hour” or coffee hour, and that may bring to mind plates of cookies and donuts and circles of people chatting as their kids cruise up and down the treat table. And that’s a nice picture.
The Bible uses the Greek word koinonia to describe fellowship within the Body of Christ. That word means “participation with others in a common purpose.” The equivalent Latin word is communionem from which we get our word “communion” ― sharing with other believers as well as with God. So fellowship is really everything the church is and does.
And we may not even get to “worship,” which in English was originally spelled “worthship.” Yes, God is totally worth it! Come on Friday with your ideas.
Date Topic Refreshments
March 29 Fellowship and Worship /Donna
April 5 Spiritual Gifts _____________
April 12 Evangelism /Becky
May 3 Obedience /Megan
May 10 God’s Will _____________
May 17 God’s Guidance _____________
Book Group has chosen their next book, with a discussion date of May 7 at 7:00 pm at the church. The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Douglas Carlton Abrams. Becky reports there are library copies available. If you would like her to order a book for you, please let her know. firstname.lastname@example.org
Worship Night ― Saturday, March 30 at 7:00. “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us.”
Community Shopping Expo in the Fellowship Hall Saturday, April 13 from 9:00-2:00. Lots of unique vendors and adventure shopping opportunities.
Easter Egg Hunt - Sunday, April 14 from 2:00-3:30 across the street at Karigon elementary. Activities will be in the gym and in the field. Hopefully the snow will be gone by then! All are welcome.
Patchwork of Love quilting has ended for the season. Quilts will be dedicated during both worship services on Palm Sunday, April 14. If you are finishing up a quilt, please turn it in by April 7.
Happy spring! I’ll see you on March 29 for Friday Morning Moms.
Grace and peace,