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April 2014


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April 13, Palm Sunday

9:00AM early service
10:30AM main service: Children's Procession of Palms

Legend of the Donkey — Legend tells us that the donkey that carried Jesus into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday followed Him to Calvary. Appalled by the sight of Jesus on the cross, the donkey turned away but could not leave. It is said that the shadow of the cross fell upon the shoulders and back of the donkey. A cross marking found on many donkeys today remains a testimony of the love and devotion of a humble, little donkey.

April 13, New Member Class

We will be having a new member class on April 13, at noon where Rev. Dave will be talking about what it means to follow Christ here at FUMC. New members will be taken into the church membership on Easter Sunday, April 20 during the 10:30AM service.

April 17, Maundy Thursday

7:00PM Holy Communion Service

April 18, Good Friday

Service at Noon

The Legend of the Dogwood — At the time of Christ's crucifixion, the dogwood tree was a large and strong tree. Chosen to serve as the cross, the tree was greatly distressed. Sensing this, Jesus determined that the dogwood tree would never again grow large enough to become a cross. The dogwood tree blooms near Easter. Its blossom forms a cross with Stained "nail prints" on the edge of each petal and a "crown of thorns" in the center of each flower.

April 20, Easter Sunday

Services at 9:00AM & 10:30AM
Easter Egg Hunt after the 10:30AM service

The Legend of the Butterfly — Symbolic of resurrection and eternal life, the butterfly emerging from its cocoon represents the resurrection of Christ from the tomb. Just as the butterfly comes forth with a new body, those who trust in Christ come forth with new life.

Save the date — Annual Church Picnic

July 27, 12:00noon, Church Patio

This event is open to anyone who attends our church. There will be hot dogs, hamburgers and lemonade. Bring a dish to share. Ideas: Salads, Pasta, Fruit, Dessert. Contact Mae Boaz, and Linda Morse to help.

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