News for March 11-17

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Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time begins at 2:00 AM on Sunday, March 11. Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead one hour before you go to bed on Saturday night!

Lenten Sunday Forum

On Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM in the parish hall, we are exploring the nature of suffering and how our responses shape the way we live. On March 11 we’ll be led by Fr. Stuart as we consider spiritual suffering.

The Circle

Mark your calendars and share: The Circle will meet again on 6:30 PM in the Chapel (Washington Street entrance) on March 11, March 25, and April 8. Join us as we explore contemplative practice in a group and have meaningful discussions on what it means to practice contemplative Christianity in the modern world. We will explore practices of prayer, silence, and an openness to God’s presence in our lives and prepare for the community Encounter gathering on April 15.

New DOK Prayer Practice Class

“The desire to pray is God’s gift to us. As we ponder the mystery of God, who talks to and listens to us, the believer realizes an inborn agility to take the leap of faith required to be in communion with God.”
from Prayer Changes Me

Prayer has many forms as unique to us as we are to our Creator. The Daughters of the King are sponsoring a monthly Prayer Practice. We will meet in the Grace Center Conference Room at 10:30 AM on the second Wednesday of each month beginning March 14. Our Sister in Christ, Elizabeth Mavis, will be leading us in this prayer practice. We welcome all women to come and learn with us.

“…Good is the Lord to one who waits for Him, to the soul who seeks Him.” Lamentations 3:22-25

Wednesday Service/Lunch

At noon each Wednesday in Lent, we gather with members of other churches in our community for worship and a light lunch. (Suggested donation is $5.) Community leaders will share reflections during the service. The service will be held at First Methodist on March 14. full schedule of services
Please note that there will be no 12:10 PM service in our chapel during Lent.

Wednesday Night at Grace

Come eat dinner together at 5:30 PM on Wednesday, March 14. Sign up online, at the information station, or call the office by noon on Monday.

• Menu: lasagna, steamed broccoli, garlic bread, caesar salad, cannoli
• Vegetarian Entree: veggie lasagna
• Children: 1/2 portion regular or PBJ, cookies

If you make a reservation and do not attend, you will still be asked to pay for the meal that is ordered for you. Thank you for understanding. Cost is free for kids up to 5th grade, $5 youth (6th-12th grade), and $10 adults. Nursery/childcare (up to 5th grade) is offered from 5:00-9:00 PM. Reservations are necessary and can be made on the same form as meal reservations.

Following dinner, you are invited to the second session of our Final Affairs Fair. Practical advice regarding advance directives and funeral planning is being shared and forms and resources are available.

Upcoming

  • March 18: Cakes & Casseroles
  • March 18: Palm Cross Making
  • March 21: Member Art Show Opening Reception
  • March 25: Palm Sunday
  • March 29: Maundy Thursday
  • March 30: Good Friday
  • March 31: Holy Saturday // The Great Vigil of Easter
  • April 1: Easter Day
  • Full Calendar of Events

This blog post highlights some events and news pertinent to the upcoming week. The primary source of information about what’s happening at Grace Church is our weekly newsletter – for full news and events please subscribe to the e-vangelist

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