April 2018 Newsletter
Maundy Thursday, March 28
Grace Chapel Methodist will join us here at our facility for Maundy Thursday worship at 7pm. Come as we journey back in time to the last supper our Lord shared with his disciples.
Good Friday, March 29th
Amazing Grace will join Grace Chapel Methodist for Good Friday Worship at their facility. The service will begin at 7pm. Let's have a good showing of our people at Grace Chapel
on this meaningful night so long ago that our Lord gave his life for ours.
Easter, April 1st
There will be no Early Service or Sunday School.
Our Easter festivities will begin with our traditional Easter Breakfast at
9am. Come fellowship for a bit before we begin our celebration of the
resurrection of our Lord.
There will be an Easter Egg Hunt at 9:30am for all the children.
Festive Easter Worship and Communion will begin at 10:30am celebrating our Lord's
Church Council will meet April 9 at 7pm.
Women of the ELCA
Women of the ELCA will meet April 15 following worship.
Golden Agers will meet April 12 at 11:30AM at Amazing Grace.
Messages from the Outreach Team
The Outreach Team would like to say, "Thank you!" to all who brought food, clothing and other items for donation to Living Waters ELCA. These items will be distributed to our neighbors in the Cherokee area. This important ministry serves approximately 1400 people per month. Whenever you have goods that you would like to donate to this cause please connect with Deborah or Sunday to assist in coordinating delivery to the church.
We have had several people offer lumber to extend our raised garden beds out back of the church. We are now looking for some assistance with soil, extending the structure of our beds and planting plans. If you can help in any way with our project please see Bobby Lail. More help will be needed in many areas as we plant, water, trellis as needed, weed and gather thru the season. Thanks to all as we begin a venture to
feed more people with fresh local produce.
Please don’t forget the Box Tops for Education collection. There is a container in the kitchen window for those box tops. These are distributed to local teachers. See Paula if you have questions.
Thank you in advance for bringing items for the Urgent Need collection we are doing on Palm Sunday for SCCM. Having learned that the food shelves were almost bare, our council suggested that we do this short term, urgent response to assist our neighbors. This type of response will get food items to them quickly. If you have other suggestions that we might implement when faced with an immediate local need, please share those ideas with someone from outreach.
The first load of socks has arrived! They are in several different sized boxes. Many need a quick wash before being paired for distribution. We’ve had members offer to store some boxes at their house while we continue to receive and donate to others. Thanks to our friends in the community for sharing new clothing items.
Items gathered for the Teacher’s Supply Closet have been delivered. Thanks for your donations of paper, new book bags, pens, construction paper, Kleenex, etc. to help our teachers with these needs. If you find supplies like these and would like to contribute, please bring them by the church and we can get them delivered.
Anyone who might like to join Al Mullen and company singing at the resident homes is welcome to connect with this lively group. All voices are welcome and it’s a great way “to share God’s love with all people.”
Our Christian love and sympathy is extended to Peggy and Gifford Poe and family at the recent death of his mother Rachel Poe. May the comforting presence of our Lord Jesus be with you and yours.
Gerald and Judy Pope would like to thank their friends at Amazing Grace for their prayers and cards. They hope to be back to church soon.
Thank you to the Fellowship Ministry Team for planning and hosting our covered dish lunch on Palm Sunday.
Thank you to Amber Bolick for working with the youth in making crafts on Palm Sunday.
Thank you to everyone who participated in our Lenten Bible Study and to all our Ministry Teams for hosting and preparing our suppers.
Caldwell Hospice Volunteers: Making a World of Difference
Volunteers are vital to our hospice. They come to us from diverse backgrounds and fill a variety of needs. Each one is unique, but they all have one desire in common—to make a difference.
We are currently seeking:
Volunteers to visit with patients in their homes or long-term-care facilities
Volunteers willing to provide caregiver relief
Volunteers willing to provide transportation or run errands
Volunteers who are veterans to visit and make Veterans Honoring Veterans presentations to patients who are veterans
You can make a difference in the lives of patients and their families in our community!
Adult Volunteer Training, April 17 & 19 - 8am – 4pm
McCreary Family Professional Center, Meeting Room A 526 Pine Mountain Road, Hudson, NC.
For more information or to register, please call 754-0101or email email@example.com.