Fourth United Methodist Church
Thursday, April 02, 2020
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Pastor Notes


Hi Church Family,


So glad to hear that many of you are following the reading guide for the book of Mark!  We are bound together by God's word in our Lenten journey and that blesses my soul! 


During this Lenten/Easter season we have events that will help us find fellowship and support:

1.  Bible Study on the book of Mark, Wednesdays at 10 am.

2.  Area Men's breakfast series.  Don't forget we host on March 21st at 7:30 am.

3.  Women's retreat on March 27 and 28th.

4.  Community Egg Hunt, April 4th, registration at 9:30 am. (Helpers and eggs


5.  Holy Thursday, April 8th, 7 pm, with Holy Communion.

6.  Sunrise Easter Worship, 7:30 am followed by breakfast.  Worship at 10:30 am.


As you know, I will be leaving the church in June to go into retirement.  Your new pastor will be Matthew Loyer.  Matthew and his wife have four children.  I will be sending more information about their family soon--and pictures.  Let us all be in prayer for them during this time of transition and for each of us as we welcome a new pastor into our family.


I am so pleased to invite anyone who is able to come to a senior luncheon (55 years and up) and program on April 22 at noon in Fellowship Hall.  I'm nicknaming this group the JOY (Just Older Youth) Group.  Please come and let your church celebrate you!  The only thing you will need to do is register, come with an appetite and desire to have fun.


Attached is a reading about a nice way to consider what we might do for others during this time of anxiety over the coronavirus.  Please read Gary Shockley's advice.  Praying that each of your stay well!


As we journey through this time of Lent lets take time to find time to enjoy each other and our relationship to our Lord and Savior.


Be blessed in the love of Christ,

Pastor Jane