EASTER HOLY WEEK
MARCH 25 PALM SUNDAY
10:00 a.m. Worship
MARCH 29 MAUNDY THURSDAY
6:30 p.m. Agape Dinner
MARCH 30 GOOD FRIDAY
12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sanctuary Open
7:00 p.m. Tenebrae Service
APRIL 1 EASTER SUNDAY
7:00 a.m. Sunrise Service
9:00 a.m. Contemporary
11:00 a.m. Traditional
Join us for Intergenerational Sunday School at 9:00 a.m. and Worship at 10:00 a.m. during our usual services.
Bob B. will be preparing tax returns again this year for seniors on Mondays from 9:00 a.m. until approximately 2:00 p.m. Returns are prepared on a walk-in basis only. Appointments are not accepted. April 9th will be the last day for the tax season.
SOUP OF THE MONTH SUNDAYS
By now, many of you have participated in our soup of the month Sunday. We hope you all enjoyed the Potato Soup. We plan to make a new soup every month for the next few months. We would appreciate it very much if you could return the quarts or pints back to the kitchen so we can reuse them for next month. If you have a favorite soup you would like us to make, let us know and we will see if we can accommodate you. We thank you for purchasing next months’ soups in advance.
Next sale – March 18 with Chicken Noodle.
Joanie K. and Pat S.
CUB SCOUT PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Pack 99 will be hosting a pancake breakfast on Saturday, March 24th from 9:00 a.m. until noon.
The Agape (Greek for unselfish, giving love) meal commemorates the meal Jesus shared with His disciples on Thursday of Holy Week when He celebrated the Passover. This year will be the 37th time we have shared this meal on Maundy Thursday. We will gather in Fellowship Hall and partake of a simple meal. After the meal, we will have Communion around the table served by either a Deacon or Elder. This has always been a wonderful evening to share in Christian fellowship with your church family. A Love Offering will be received to help defray the cost. The meal will be served promptly at 6:30 p.m. on Maundy Thursday, March 29th. Reservations are a must! Reservation forms will be found in Sunday bulletins or you may call the church office at 412 751-8479… indicating your name and number attending.
TENEBRAE SERVICE GOOD FRIDAY
The Tenebrae (darkness) service commemorates the Crucifixion and is a gradual extinguishment of candles. Scripture, music and quiet meditations are based on the last seven words of Christ. The Sanctuary is stripped of all paraments. As each Scripture is read, a candle is put out until the Sanctuary is in complete darkness. This service begins at 7:30 p.m., March 30.
COMMUNITY EASTER EGG HUNT
The Community Easter Egg Hunt is March 31 from 10 a.m. to noon for children age 1 through fourth grade. We need medium size plastic eggs and individually wrapped candy that will fit into the eggs. NO GUM PLEASE. Donations can be placed in the basket outside the Youth Coordinator's office (Ben's office). If anyone wants to donate gifts valued at $10-$12 or a couple dozen cookies, see Carol F. Thank you for your continued support of this community outreach.
SPRING EF PROJECT DATES
EF Project will do its third weekend service project April 20-22. We are hoping to have three work sites where volunteers in middle school through adults can help homeowners who are unable financially or physically to do work at their home. If you know of someone in the Elizabeth Forward area who may be eligible, see Carol F. or a member of the Missions Committee. The cost is $50 for each participant. If you are interested in making a difference in someone's life, prayerfully consider serving. We can make a difference in our community — one soul at a time.
SAVE THE DATE!
Elizabeth Forward Area Community Chorus will presents “Lions, Witches & Over-Stuffed Wardrobes” on May 4th, 5th & 6th at the High School. For more information call the church office or go to www.efacc.org. Hope to see you there!
BIKING FOR VETERANS
I am very proud to announce that my son John C. has committed to bicycling 335 miles for Veterans. The event starts in Pittsburgh on June 30 and finishes up in Washington D.C. on July 4th. Please check out the sites below and hopefully you will be called to help support this program for Veterans by donating to this event or maybe you would like to join his team!
This event will be going right through our community on the bike trail, so it you have nothing to do Friday, June 30th perhaps you can do down to the bike trail in the morning to cheer for the cyclists. They leave Point State Park at 8:30 a.m. and will be in Cedar Creek at noon.
Love and prayers,
John Cindrich with Team BNYM
Each cyclist that participates in 335 Miles for Veterans is raising money for the men and women who come to Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania (VLP) during their critical time of need. Each year, VLP serves more than 2,500 local veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, unemployed or underemployed, or facing an emergency. By connecting them to housing, jobs, and essential services, VLP is helping veterans find a better life for themselves and their families.