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Join us this Easter season as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ and all that means for us today.
SPECIAL EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Worship Service on Sunday, April 13 will be an observance of Palm Sunday, which commemorates Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem when the adoring crowds laid palm fronds on the path in front of him.
On Wednesday, April 16 at 6:30 p.m., all family members are welcome to participate in a "Walk with Jesus", an unforgettable experience during which we'll all join together tracing Jesus' footsteps during his last days on Earth.
Join us on April 18 at 7:00 p.m. for worship on Good Friday, which commemorates Jesus' crucifixion at Calvary.
On April 20, Easter Sunday, we'll have an early Worship Service at 8:00 a.m. followed by breakfast at 9:00 a.m. There will then be a second Worship Service at 10:00 a.m.
CELEBRATION AND PRAISE
Many thanks to all who participated in cleanup activities on Saturday, April 6. We were able to construct new shelves in the garage so that items previously stored in classrooms could be moved out of the way, allowing for more usable classroom space. Many unused items were identified that can now be "re-purposed" for the benefit of others in the community. The playground and landscaping areas were mulched, dead trees were cut down, leaves and debris were cleaned up, new speakers were installed in the sanctuary and many other tasks were completed. Many hands, in fact, do make light work!
Parents, stop by the Harvestland welcome center and look at the books, magazines, games, Bibles, devotionals and tracts that are available. There are great ideas waiting to be used as you share Christ at home.
How important do you think prayer is? Do you believe it can cause miraculous things to happen or even simply make someone’s life a little better? If you have a need for prayer, or know someone else who does, we would love to hear from you. You can call in prayer requests to the church office at 317-933-2595 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each month a group of nimble-fingered souls gathers at the church to fold newsletters for Ed’s Trading Post. For those efforts, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is rewarded with a free advertisement in the newsletter. Join us for lively conversation and camaraderie.
On the third Tuesday of each month a group of church members meets at the church at noon, then travels to Nashville to The Seasons restaurant for lunch before going to the Brown County Health and Living Center to conduct a monthly birthday party for the residents there at 2:00 p.m. The party usually lasts about an hour. If you’re available that day, think about participating in this enjoyable and fulfilling activity.
Volunteers are needed! The fourth Sunday of every month is COTL’s day to cook and serve food at Mother’s Cupboard Community Kitchen in Beanblossom. It’s a great opportunity to enjoy the camaraderie of other church members, learn how to prepare mass quantities of food and just feel good about knowing that 100 to 150 people will have a hot meal to eat that night. We’d love to have some new volunteers join in so that the workload can be spread among a larger number of people. Don’t worry, you don’t need cooking experience – there are plenty of non-cooking jobs to be performed.
Don’t forget that the St. Vincent De Paul Society has a constant need for non-perishable canned and boxed food items, as well as clothing and household items. Please check your pantry and other parts of your home for unused items that you can contribute by placing them in the collection box at church in the Gathering Place. There’s a particular need for packaged, uncooked spaghetti, so bring in all that you can provide.
Quote of the Day: In any museum we will find quite ordinary things - clothes, a walking stick, a pen, pieces of furniture - which are only of value because they were possessed and used by some great person. It is the ownership which gives them worth. It is so with the Christian. The Christian may be a very ordinary person, but he acquires a new value and dignity and greatness because he belongs to God. The greatness of the Christian lies in the fact that he is God's.
Bible Verse of the Day: So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!
Please join us as we continue to seek God’s blessing on the renewal of Church of the Lakes!
Yours in Christ,
Pastors Jon and Tracy Lucas, 417-0784
Elder Chuck Robinson, 878-4590, Cell: 501-9130, E-mail: email@example.com
Elder Pat Blocker, 878-4417, Cell: 503-7753, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Elder Marlene VanDevander, 317/946-2288
Church of the Lakes Website: www.church-of-the-lakes.net
Church of the Lakes Telephone: 317-933-2595
Church of the Lakes e-mail: email@example.com
FREE BOOKS FOR PRESCHOOLERS! Is your preschooler receiving a free book in the mail every month? If not, please join the 450 children in Brown County and Nineveh who are receiving FREE books. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has been sending books to the children in our community since August 2008 and has since mailed books to over 850 children! There is no cost to the families and all that is needed to get those books coming in the mail is to fill out the simple registration form below. The child must be a resident of Brown County or Nineveh and be under age 5. Please share this information with friends and neighbors in the community. For questions, please call Vonda at (317) 727-2749.
Dolly Parton’s IMAGINATION LIBRARY Official Registration Form (One form per child required)
REGISTER A CHILD (The child must be under the age of 5 years.) Please print legibly.
Privacy Statement: This information will not be used for any purpose other than the Imagination Library
Preschool Child’s Full Name_____________________________________________________________
Child’s DOB____/_____/______ Sex: M / F Phone # ( )_______________________________
Child’s Home Mailing
City____________________ County: Brown / Johnson Zip Code___________ *Please notify us if this address changes
Email Address: ____________________________________________________________________________________ “This child is a resident of Brown County or 46164 Zip Code”
Signature of Parent/Guardian__________________________________________________________________
Mail form to: Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, P.O. Box 54 Nineveh, IN 46164
The Lord reigns forever;
he has established his throne for judgment.
He rules the world in righteousness
and judges the peoples with equity.
The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed,
a stronghold in times of trouble.
Those who know your name trust in you,
for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.