Meeting reminder—The next Parish Council meeting is Sunday, April 7 at noon in Dan Wilson Hall.
Easter Flowers – Special envelopes will be available in the pews Sunday April 7 and April 14 to contribute to our floral display at Easter. Messages will be printed in the Easter Sunday bulletin.
Men’s Group spring breakfast—Join the members of the Men’s Group on Saturday, April 13 at 8:00am for their annual spring breakfast. This year the breakfast will be held at Mo’s Restaurant, 467 Speers Road. If you plan to attend please sign up on the sheet in the Narthex.
Palm Crosses – The Altar Guild invites everyone to join them in the Feeney Room to make Palm Crosses Saturday April 13 at 9:30 am. It’s fun and lessons will be given to those who haven’t done it before.
Holy Week service schedule—Please note the following Holy Week service dates and times:
-Mid-week Eucharist - Wednesday April 17, 10am.
-Maundy Thursday Eucharist, Foot Washing & Stripping of the Altar - Thurs., April 18, 7pm.
-Good Friday Liturgy - Friday, April 19, 10:30am. -Easter Sunday - Sunday, April 21, 8:30 & 10:30am.
Lenten Program: How Firm A Foundation— Please join the Rev'd Lou Hays and your fellow parishioners on Wednesday evening from 7 to 8:30pm as we continue our exploration of the foundational issues of our faith. This week's topic is the Bible: truth or myth? Did God dictate the Bible? Is it still relevant? How do we read, understand and use the Bible? The evening begins with refreshments, a presentation by Lou, and then sharing and questions. Come for fun, fellowship and learning.
Office hours—Please note some temporary changes to the church office hours over the next two weeks. The office will be closed all day Friday, March 22. Regular hours are in effect Tuesday, March 26. From Wednesday, March 27 through Friday, March 29 the office will be open and staffed by volunteers from 10:00am—12:00pm. If you have a pastoral emergency during this time please call Reverend Lou at 412-841-1722.
Festival Choir—Love to sing? Then join our festival choir in celebrating the glory of God with a special anthem on Easter Sunday. We supply you with sheet music and a recording of your vocal range part. You just need to listen, sing along, and rehearse with us on Thursdays in April from 7:45—8: 30pm in the church sanctuary. Interested? Please let the Music Director know.
Think spring!—Believe it or not, spring is coming and so is the Epiphany Extravaganza. Save the date: Saturday, May 25 from 9:00am - 2:00pm.
Weekly message from the Interim Pastor
Jesus reminds us in our Gospel for this Sunday that we are all sinners who need to repent and return to God. Jesus also reminds us that our God is a God of compassion and mercy, patiently waiting us to return. This message reinforces our desire to connect or reconnect more deeply with God as part of our Lenten journey.
On Saturday morning we will step away from Lent and fast forward to Easter. I hope you can join us at 11 am as we celebrate the life of our beloved parishioner George F., and his new life in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. See you in church.