What’s Happening this Week

From Rev. Laura Bachmann

Mary Magdalene went, telling the news to the disciples: “I saw the Master!” And she told them everything he said to her. John 20:18

My friends, we have arrived at last at Easter Day – Jesus is risen, and we, too, can say that we have seen the Master. What a glorious reminder this season is of the possibility of life and hope growing from even the darkest depths of despair and discouragement and pain. Our scripture yesterday came from Mark’s gospel, where the original ending does not yet find Mary able to tell what she has seen. In that reading, she stands with fear and trembling in the liminal space between Jesus’ death and his resurrection. As we too stand in a liminal space between our pandemic fear and isolation and the new life and hope represented by our vaccine, perhaps we have a special resonance with Mary in this moment. It is time for us to go out and tell the good news of Jesus’ resurrection, but we may still be finding our new equilibrium of hope following the dark days of our pandemic losses. As we each adjust to the emerging world we hope soon to inhabit, let us look for the places where God’s Spirit has already inspired transformation and new growth. Where can we partner with our community to bring relief to our neighbors who suffer? Where can we lean deeper into our relationship with God to build resilience and energy for the work ahead? Where can we embrace hope as we plan for an unknown future?

This week …

Monday, April 5 7:00 p.m. Mission Team meeting
Wednesday, April 7 6:00 p.m. Bible Study
Thursday, April 8 7:00 p.m. Generosity Team meeting
Sunday, April 11 10:00 a.m. Worship
Fellowship Hour via Zoom
6:00 p.m. Youth Group

Later in April … 

Trustees Meeting:  April 12 at 6:00 p.m.
Deacons Meeting:  April 13 at 6:30 p.m.
Bible Study:  April 14 at 6:00 p.m.
St. Joseph’s Meal Prep (sack lunch):  April 16
St. Joseph’s Meal Delivery (sack lunch):  April 17
Confirmation Class:  April 18 at 12:30 p.m.
Session Meeting:  April 20 at 7:00 p.m.
May Harbinger Due:  April 21
Bible Study:  April 21 at 6:00 p.m.
Mission Food / Personal Hygiene Collection:  April 24 at 11:00 a.m.
Youth Group:  April 25 at 6:00 p.m.
Bible Study:  April 28 at 6:00 p.m.


Guatemala Partners Mission Committee Mother’s Day Hanging Basket Sale

It’s that time of year again for the very popular Mother’s Day hanging basket flower sale to begin!  Here’s the information you need to know:

  • Orders need to be in by April 25th, the last day of the sale.
  • The plants will be delivered to the church for you to pick up on Tuesday, May 4th after 10:00 a.m.
  • This year we are offering the usual – Calibrachoas, Ivy Geraniums, Rosebud Impatiens, New Guinea Impatiens and Petunias.  These plants are $20 each.
  • Fuchsias and Reiger Begonias can be ordered for $25 each.
Additional ordering information & flower order form can be found in the weekly bulletins & email blasts.


Bible Study will continue throughout April on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.

Please refer to the weekly bulletins & email blasts for Zoom connection information.

We invite you to join us for Weekly Fellowship Hour every Sunday, right after worship ends.

Please refer to weekly bulletins & email blast for Zoom connection information.