|WEEKLY EMAIL from FIRST REFORMED UCC|
APRIL 15, 2022
PLEASE JOIN US ONLINE SUNDAYS AT 10:30AM
ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE
OR YOUTUBE PAGE
Remember to bring flowers
on Sunday for the Resurrection Cross!
Come early and enjoy some special Easter Music!
Chris, our talented organist/pianist, will begin playing at 10:15!LOOKING TOWARD SUNDAY: A MESSAGE FROM REV. HORTON
Dear Beloved Community,
I hope you can find a few minutes to walk through the Prayer Stations of Holy Week on Friday or Saturday. These stations focus on some of the most powerful moments in the last night of Jesus’ life, giving depth to help us fully experience the transformation of Easter! I am grateful to Rev. June Grubb, Lynn Brown, Smithie Parrish, Alisa Johnson and Mike Price for creating such an amazing way to worship.
Elizabeth SERMON TITLE: “FROM THE TOMB” SCRIPTURE: LUKE 24: 1-12
FLOWERS AT THE FRONT OF THE SANCTUARY
The Altar flowers are to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Buck & Thelma Hedrick and Buck, Jr. & Ronnie Hedrick; given by Martha and Pete Moore & Family.
The plant on the small table on the left side of the Chancel is to the Glory of God and in honor of Sherry Sink Bonner; given by her aunt, Marguerite Leonard.PLEASE PRAY FOR…
Vogen Everhart (recent fall), Jeff Hutchens, Thomas Phillips, Bonita Hooper, Cheryl Walser, Lee Bouchard, Myrtle Latimer
MEMBERS AT HOME AND IN CARE FACILITIES:
Peggy Bates, Sherry Bonner, Ellen Bouchard, Ruth Essick, Pattie Everhart, Gerri Hill, Lib & Jimbo Hinkle, Marguerite Leonard, Deanna Michael, Carolyn Spivey, Adena Wall
Sarah Lovell Biggers (Jerry & Patti Lovell’s daughter, Janice Mullineaux (Cathy Browder’s mother), Charm & Steve Ketner, Marc Frye (friend of the congregation)CELEBRATIONS
APRIL BIRTHDAYS: APRIL ANNIVERSARIES:
18th…Amy Smith Golden 17th…Mike & Laura Perry
20th…Cynthia Crowell Little 21st…Casey & Keri Hartle
22nd…Nadia Freeman BLUE SUNDAY DAY OF PRAYER…APRIL 24, 2022…
FIRST REFORMED UNITED CHURCH OF CHRISTAPRIL IS CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH. Next Sunday we will come together as one to hold up in prayer all those who have been the victim of child abuse. Our church, The Dragonfly House, The Lexington Police Department and other members of the community share in our efforts to raise awareness, hope and healing through prayer. We invite you to join us as we pray for abused children everywhere and those who help rescue them.
During our 10:30 Worship Service, we will have guest speakers…Brandi Reagan, Executive Director of The Dragonfly House Children’s Advocacy Center and Lexington Police Chief, Robby Rummage. Following the worship, members of the congregation and community are invited to participate in a prayer walk from FRUCC to the Lexington square and back to the church green space. Participants are encouraged to walk with a blue flag during this time to symbolize one of 400+ child abuse victims in the community, who were seen at the Dragonfly House last year. Members of The Lexington Police Department will be present to participate in and assist in the event. Chief Rummage will coordinate those staff members who are able to participate. Once at FRUCC green space, we will place the flags in the ground to honor the children.
WEEKLY CALENDAR OF CHURCH ACTIVITIES
SUNDAY, APRIL 17: EASTER SUNDAY
10:00AM Children and youth gather in front of the sanctuary for some Easter Fun
AFTER WORSHIP: Meet outside the front of the sanctuary for Easter Egg Hunt and Social
MONDAY, APRIL 18: Easter Monday…CHURCH OFFICE IS CLOSED
7:00PM NAMI Family Support Group via Zoom
TUESDAY, APRIL 19:
12:00PM Crucial Conversations on Faith and Race (2CFAR) via Zoom
Meeting ID: 873 4191 8684 Passcode: Faith
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20:
6:30PM Choir WILL NOT MEET
Children’s Fun & Activities: Marge Doty & Volunteer Needed
Youth Study: Rev Sieges & Volunteer Needed
THURSDAY, APRIL 21:
4-6:00PM Clothing Ministry Workday
6:30PM PFLAG Meeting (Parlor)
SATURDAY, APRIL 23:
NO SATURDAY LUNCH MINISTRY, BUT THE BLESSING BOX WILL BE FILLED
SUNDAY, APRIL 24:
10:30AM Worship Service for Blue Sunday Day of Prayer
(in person and via YouTube)
Special Speakers: Lexington Police Chief Robby Rummage and Dragonfly House Executive Director, Brandi Reagan
6:00PM Youth Group: Rev. Sieges & Volunteer Needed
MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
SUNDAY, May 1:
Following Worship: Retirement Reception for Paula Lopp & Carolyn Robbins
SUMMER OPPORTUNITY FOR MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Discover 2022 … Catawba College Youth Theological Institute
Register NOW. Registration is now open at www.catawba.edu/discover
High School Session: July 10-15
Middle School: Session: July 17-22Catawba College will welcome middle and high school students to participate in its Youth Theology Institute for the 8th year this July. Check out our website www.catawba.edu/discover or email us at email@example.com.
DISCOVER is a program that challenges youth during this formative time in their lives to engage in careful theological and moral reflection and activity, enabling them to discover God in new ways, especially as incarnational and interactive; discover who they are as children of God; discover how to live out their faith; and discover what they are called to do vocationally.
SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS GRADES 4-12Johns River Valley Camp is making plans to provide Outdoor Ministry opportunities during the summer of 2022. COVID protocols are still being determined but we will put Camper safety first. Camps will be provided for Campers grades 4-12. Church youth groups and others are asked to inquire about our “Hospitality Model” in which you work with our staff to plan and provide a retreat experience which meets your group’s unique needs. We also continue to invite groups to plan Mission Camps involving meaningful projects and ministry opportunities. Please use THIS LINK for a copy of the flyer for 2022 Johns River Valley Camps for the summer. With THIS LINK you will find more information about the camps and can register online.
Ministers: The Congregation of First Reformed United Church of Christ,
104 East Center Street, Lexington, NC 27292
Phone: 336-248-2617 www.frucc.org
Pastor: Rev. Elizabeth Horton (firstname.lastname@example.org, cell/text #336-972-8895)
Minister of Pastoral Care: Rev. June Grubb (email@example.com #336-248-5668)
Director of Children and Youth Ministries: Rev. Evan Sieges (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Choir Director: Ellen Peterson (email@example.com)
Organist/Pianist: Christopher Kiser (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Administrative Asst.: Carolyn Robbins (email@example.com)
Financial Administrator: Paula Lopp (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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