March News & Announcements

Holy Week Worship Services 

March 20-27

20th- Palm Sunday

24th- Maundy Thursday: This service observes the night when Jesus ate with the disciples before he was crucified and he instructed them to remember the meaning of his death through bread and wine. This service will include celebrating the Lord’s Supper together.

25th- Good Friday: Community Service, 8 pm (see below)

27th- Easter

Sunrise Service: 6:45 am, with a brunch to follow at St. Mark’s Lutheran church. Directions to the service will be on the Table.

Worship Service: 11 am.

–   –   –

Invitation from Russ-
An Ecumenical Good Friday Service will be held again this year with the local clergy and an Ecumenical Choir.  Rehearsals for the choir will be Sunday afternoons from 2 – 4 at the Reformed Church.  The rehearsals will start February 21st. The past 3 years wonderful singers have attended and produced some excellent musical moments.  However, more singers are needed. This is and excellent opportunity to come work together for only 5 weeks. If you have any questions call Russ at 827-4093.

Ridder Team Sharing
Discovery of Discipleship March 4th, 6:30-7:30pm. The Ridder Team is sharing about discipleship, what it looks like and how we engage with it.

Weekly Update & Prayer List

The weekly news bulletin includes news and new prayer requests.  To sign up go to our website ( and on the front page is a form to add your email. Don’t worry If you don’t do email, the Sunday bulletin and monthly News & Announcement sheets contains the same information. Though there are sometimes extra goodies included.

March Neighbors Eating Together (NET Dinners)
2nd: Reformed Church
09:  Our Lady of the Valley
16: Middleburgh Untied Methodist Church
23: No Dinner
30: Pot Luck at Our Lady of the Valley

Bible Study Thursday: 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Marian Lynes’ house, studying the book of 1 Peter. See Pastor Jeff for a study guide.

Directory- Copies of the directory are on the table in the foyer. If you have any updates or would like to be added, let Pastor Jeff know.

Nursery helpers needed- If you would like to help attend the nursery, sign up in the foyer. The story and activity will be set up for you- all you have to do is read and help the kids!

Help Clean the Sanctuary– there are plenty of months available to clean the sanctuary. Sign up in the foyer.

Camp Fowler- Registration for Camp Fowler is open! the Table has the summer schedule- or find it online:

And Billy Brown Scholarship Fund is available for campers going to any Christian camp they choose.  Application forms are also on the table in the foyer. Applications are due May 29th.

Operation Christmas Child
    Thank you to everyone who has purchased gifts for our 2016 shoeboxes or donated Christmas cards!  The suggested gift to purchase in March is washcloths.  Please continue to lift up in prayer the children who are now receiving shoeboxes and the leadership teams in the countries of distribution.  Pray also for the children who will be guided through The Greatest Journey, the discipleship course that follows shoebox distributions.

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Jesus Christ to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.  Ephesians 2:10

Food Pantry

See Russ Ryan if you would like to know about opportunities to serve in this ministry to those in need in our community.  Donations of non-perishable food are always welcome.  Thank you for your support.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *