Manhattan Christian High School choir and band will be joining us next Sunday, April 9, for our Palm Sunday worship service. This 50-member group from Montana, under the direction of Anna Kalfs, will be performing for the prelude, offertory, special music piece, and postlude in addition to leading in congregational singing.
Lent is a forty-day preparation period for Good Friday and Easter which begins on Ash Wednesday and continues through the Thursday before Easter, not counting Sundays. In this penitential season, Christians around the world renew their commitment to prayer (right relationship with God), fasting (right relationship with self), and giving (right relationship with others). These spiritual disciplines slow us down, help us to see the world and our faith in a new way, and hopefully lead us toward greater shalom and justice.
We use the color purple in the sanctuary during Lent. The color symbolizes both the pain and suffering leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus but it is also the color of royalty, and so anticipates through the suffering and death of Jesus the coming resurrection and hope of newness that will be celebrated in the Resurrection on Easter Sunday.
A group of people from our church are planning to go on Mexico Mission Trip March 8 – 13 to build and help install wood burning cooking stoves with The Little Chapel by the Lake in Ajijic, Mexico.
Please help us by donating children’s tennis shoes and sandals (new or used if they are in good condition) and underwear in toddler through sizes for a 4th grader. There is a basket in the foyer in which you can put your items. If you prefer to make a cash donation, please put in in the offering and designate it for the Mexico Mission trip. We would like to have all donations in by Sunday, March 5.
Thank you in advance for your generosity!