Weekly Announcements, March 22

YOUTH GROUP meets tonight at 6:30 p.m.

THIS IS CHURCH CLEANING WEEK.

A LENTEN STUDY focusing on the four Gospels and what each of them highlights concludes this Wednesday. Join us for worship at 6:30 p.m., followed by the study.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS are held at 6:00 p.m. each Friday during Lent. Walk with Jesus down the road to Calvary on The Way of the Cross, a powerful devotional liturgy that follows Jesus through His passion and death. At each station a meditation, versicle and response, and prayer is read.

ALTAR GUILD meets at 10:00 a.m. this Saturday to prepare palms.

A CHRISM EUCHARIST will be held at the Cathedral of St. James in South Bend at 10:00 a.m. this Saturday. Please sign the poster in the narthex if you plan to attend.

NEXT WEEK IS PALM SUNDAY, when we remember the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. At the 10:15 service we assemble at the outdoor crucifix and process into the church carrying palm branches, while singing the traditional hymn All Glory Laud and Honor.

YOUTH CHOIR will meet following the 10:15 service on the Sundays of March 29, April 12 and April 19.

DURING HOLY WEEK services are held every evening. Worship with us at the major services on Maundy Thursday (7:00 p.m.) and Good Friday (Liturgy 9:00 a.m., Stations of the Cross Noon & 6:00 p.m.). Also join us for the simple Eucharist services on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.

AN ALL NIGHT WATCH follows the 7:00 p.m. Maundy Thursday service on April 2 and continues until the Good Friday Liturgy at 9:00 a.m. We are invited to keep watch on this night even as Jesus asked His disciples to keep watch with Him in the Garden of Gethsemane as He prayed about His impending crucifixion. Please sign the poster in the narthex.

ENVELOPES FOR EASTER FLOWERS must be returned today to have information listed in the bulletins. You may contribute any amount. Please note whether you would like the flowers in thanksgiving for an important event in your life or in memory of a loved one.

LENTEN COIN FOLDERS AND MITE BOXES should be returned on Easter Sunday.

30 HOUR FAMINE donations will be received after the 8:00 service and before and after the 10:15 service today and next Sunday. Please make all checks payable to World Vision. Our youth have set a goal of $500 and appreciate your support in any amount to help us do our part. If you have any questions please contact Cindy Spice at 348-7061.

WE ARE SEEKING applicants for our church secretary positon, with the intent to start training on May 1. If you know of anyone who might be interested, please have them contact Fr. Layden. The secretary must be proficient with Windows 7, Word 2010, Excel 2010, and Adobe Acrobat, and should have prior experience with computerized financial programs. Good language skills are also required.

OPEN DATE for Sanctuary Candle is March 29.

ATTENDANCE last Sunday was 86.

REMEMBER IN PRAYER Kathy Bromley, Bonnie Camp, Audrey Clark, John & Phyllis Diver, Dick Donnelly, Elizabeth Donnelly, Susie Foley, Ian Fox, Cheryl Frid, Glen Grate, Larry Hade, Evelyn Jones, Nevada Jones, Tom Kurtz, Theron & Mary Lansford, Jerry & Toni Leaman, Larry Link, Arthur Longecore, Alicia McLimans, Carol Newell, Debbie Nolan, Anita Randolph, Rev. Sandy Ritchie, Lisa Schanhals, Phillip Scribner, Cindy Spice, Rich Spice, Rick Spice, Rita Townsend, Jim Trueblood, Wesley Stath-Tracy, Bob Wise, Andrew Wiseheart

Military: Kaylee Collins, Sean Collins, Daxton Demorest, Jeremy Faux, Dylan Frick, Adam Johns, Eric Lamberty, Derek Palmer, Ty Sumner

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