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Palm Sunday, pharmacy March 20—Palm branches will adorn our sanctuary while our Choir offers a special service of music, look The Seven Last Days.

Maundy Thursday, March 24—At this 7:00 p.m. service we relive Jesus’ Last Supper with his disciples. The candlelight communion service will be held in our first floor narthex. The room is darkened as candles are extinguished, reminiscent of the Tenebrae service.

Good Friday, March 25: Our first floor chapel will be fitted for self-guided contemplations of “The Way of the Cross.” Masterpiece paintings by such artists as El Greco, Bosch, and Caravaggio will trace Jesus’ journey from the Garden of Gethsemane to the Tomb. You are invited to come any time between 12:00 noon and 8:00 p.m. to spend a quiet, meditative time reflecting on Christ’s sufferings. Easter

Paschal, March 27: At this 8:00 a.m. service we enter the darkened chapel, reminiscent of the tomb. As scripture is read, the light gradually rises until the proclamation; “He is risen!”

Easter Breakfast, March 27: At 9:00 a.m. we will enjoy a full breakfast in our Fellowship Hall. A free will offering will be received.

Easter Worship, March 27: Holy Week comes to a joyous climax as we rejoice in the message of resurrection at our 10:00 a.m. service.
New Stephen inister CommissioningSunday, September 13, 10:00 a.m.Rachael Godinez Wallace is being commissioned as our new Stephen Minister. She has received 50 hours of specialized training in Christian caregiving and joins a team of ten active Stephen Ministers serving our congregation and community. Please pray for Rachael—ask God to bless her ministry and work through her to bring hope and healing to those whom she serves. Pray also for the ongoing ministry of our current Stephen Ministers

Bible Study

Classes for all ages are offered. We hope you will want to start the fall off right by deciding to grow in your understanding of scripture. The following is a summary of our offerings.
Adult Opportunities
Matthew Studies: 9 a.m., Sellers Rm.; Fay Havlick Teacher
Living Waters: 9:00 a.m. in Dining Room. Teacher: Steve Bruner; coffee & cookies!
Pastor’s Class: 11:30 a.m. in Parlor. Teacher: Harry Parker
Youth Opportunities--September to June
Youth Bible Study (6th-9th Grade)--11:30 a.m., Youth Room (in basement); Join Lauren Visser, Minister of Youth and Young Adults, and discover what it means to be a dedicated follower of God. Classes will be interactive, conversational, and hands-on as students discover how the messages in the Bible relate to their everyday lives. Topics last year included Bible study methods and the gospel of Mark, which was chosen by the students.
Children’s Opportunities--September to June
Children’s Church (4 years old and up)—10:10 a.m., 2nd floor; Teacher: Sharon Mullins
Preschool-2nd Grade: 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. in 2nd floor room across from the nursery, Teachers: Neil Lane & Kathy Ogundipe.
3rd- 5th Grades: 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. on 3rd floor; Teacher:s Norma & Amy Gavard. Both classes will use curriculum from Gospel Light and and Christian Book Distributors, and will supplement lessons with activities crafts, videos, and songs. Children will be encouraged to learn memory verses and to master such Bible skills as learning the books of the Bible in order.

Weekly Events


9:00 a.m. Matthew Studies Adult Bible Study Class
9:00 a.m. Living Waters Adult Bible Study Class
10:00 a.m. Morning Worship
10:20 a.m. Children's Worship
10:30 a.m. Latvian Baptist Church
10:30 a.m. India Telugu Church


4:00 p.m. Young Adult Gatjeromg
5:45 p.m. Handbells
7:00 p.m. Sanctuary Choir


7:00 p.m. Al-Anon

March 2016 Calendar

March 1
7:00 p.m. Spiritual Life & Worship Team
March 3
5:45 p.m. Preschool & Kindergarten Board
March 5
5:45 p.m. Cook County Jail Ministry Outing
March 6
10:00 a.m. Worship--Camp Grow Promotion
March 8
7:00 p.m. Stephen Ministry
7:30 p.m. Education Team
March 9
8:00 a.m. Men's Breakfast
March 12
10:00 a.m. The Better Way Class
March 13
Time Changes
11:30 p.m. Service Team
11:30 p.m. Stephen Ministry
March 14
7:30 p.m. Sarah Circle
March 15
5:30 p.m. Property Committee
7:00 p.m. Ministry Support Team

March 20
10:00 a.m. Palm Sunday Worship Service
11:30 p.m. Evangelism Team
March 21
12:00 noon Tower Tidings Deadline
March 22
7:00 p.m. Stephen Ministry
March 24
7:00 p.m. Maundy Thursday Candlelight Communion Service
March 25
12:00 noon - 8:00 p.m. Good Friday The Way of the Cross
March 27
8:00 a.m. Easter Paschal Service
9:00 a.m. Easter Breakfast
10:00 a.m. Easter Worship Service
11:30 a.m. Stephen Ministry

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