April 8, 2019

Dear FPC—

              April Showers—underway!  Check!  It will be interesting to see if we end up with April snow showers!  As you finish Deuteronomy—think about what it means to choose life.  How can we choose life/choose blessing/choose Jesus in our lives today?  How do we turn away from him? 

              We have lots coming up in the life of our congregation:

1)      Troop 4 Centennial Celebration!  This is Saturday, April 27, but we need to register by TOMORROW—Wednesday April 10.  Click here to do that:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/scouts-bsa-troop-4-ogden-utah-centennial-celebrati-tickets-58115666523

2)      Holy Week!  At Easter (April 21) we celebrate the most important, meaningful, hope-filled event in the history of the world.  I hope you will join us—and bring a friend too!  The red carpet will be rolled out for all of us!  We’ll have 2 identical services in the sanctuary at 9:30 and 11, April 21.

As we get ready for Easter, I hope you will join in some of our special Holy Week activities—we are having a Palm Sunday celebration this Sunday.  What does it mean to call Jesus King?  How ready are we for a king?  Then on Wednesday, April 17 we will have our Midweek Prayer and Praise time at 12:30 pm in the chapel—but with a focus on Holy Week.  On Thursday, April 18 we will share a potluck supper together at 6 in Geneva Hall, followed by celebrating communion in our Maundy Thursday service at 7 pm.  On Good Friday, April 19 we will join with our friends at Ogden Christian Church at 4pm, and we’ll celebrate the Great Vigil of Easter on Saturday, April 20 at Trinity Presbyterian at 8:13 pm. 

Phew!  The goal is not to wear yourselves out—just choose the times that work for you to prepare your hearts and minds for Easter. 

 I am grateful for you and excited to share this season with you!

 

Pastor Steve