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For this Sunday, we’re reading Chapter 31 of We Make the Road by Walking: “The Choice is Yours”
Thank You! Bo and CJ would like to thank everyone for their prayers, meals, and financial and emotional support during CJ’s recovery.
Good Sam We’re starting something new! On the Fifth Sundays (like this Sunday), our spare change offering will go towards our Good Samaritan Fund, to be used for those in need within our neighborhood. The fund is currently empty, so please be generous.
Fifth Sunday Game Night This Sunday from 4:00 – 6:00 pm, gather in the Fireside Room for card and board games, potluck snacks, and great fun!
Photo Directory We will continue to take photos on Sunday mornings through Easter, just in case you have a CEO (Christmas and Easter Only) family member. You may also email a photo to the church office, if you prefer.
UMCOR Sunday This Sunday we have the opportunity to donate to the United Methodist Committee On Relief (UMCOR). UMCOR responds to emergencies and disasters all over the world; see more at http://www.umcgiving.org/UMCOR. Please mark your additional giving with UMCOR in the memo field.
All Church Work Party Saturday, April 6, is our last work party before Easter. Let’s spruce up our beautiful church and grounds for visitors! We’ll gather at 10:00 am and be done by lunch. There’s something for everyone to do.
SW Hope Food Drive This annual event benefits the emergency food pantry at Neighborhood House. Cash donations are particularly appreciated, since they can purchase four pounds of food for every dollar given. Checks may be made out to VHUMC with SW Hope in the lower left corner. Learn more at http://www.nhpdx.org/SWHope/SWHope.html
Tulip Farm A literal “field” trip to Woodburn, OR, to see acres of gorgeous tulips. We’ll leave after church on Sunday, April 7. Bring a sack lunch, beverage, and shoes/boots for muddy conditions. RSVP to familyVHUMC@gmail.com.
Auction News May the Fourth Be With You! Our biggest fundraiser of the year needs your donations for a vibrant and successful event. For an easy donation, consider buying gift cards through our scrip program on April 14. To donate or learn more, contact Janet Zimmerdahl at 971.303.1641 or email@example.com.
BrainStorming with Bo Join us at 9:00 am in the Fireside Room — and discover just how much fun Sunday School can be!This Sunday’s topic is “P is for Perichoresis (and panentheism).”
ImBible Study Our feisty, fantastic bible study group is exploring the book of Esther. Join us on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm in the Fireside Room, with an optional second act at the pub afterwards.
Talk N Thought The “dynamite” ladies of TnT are beginning a new book, “Educated: A Memoir” by Tara Westover. Join them every Tuesday at 1:00 pm in the Fireside Room and share in great conversation, snacks, and reading/discussing insightful books.
Prayer Chain Please email your prayer requests to PrayerVHUMC@gmail.com. If you do not have access to email, you may call Linda Miller at 503.699.8628. The ‘Prayers of the People’ is crafted each week from this information; please indicate if your prayer is private.
Thank you to all those who have volunteered their service:
Liturgist: John Espy
Projectionist: Elizabeth Brown
Storyteller: Carlye Jesch
Ushers: Linda Miller
Coffee: Pat Crawford
Apr 7 Pam Yuzon
Apr 14 –Open–
Mark your calendars now for some upcoming dates and events:
Mar 31 Fifth Sunday Game Night
Apr 1 Church Council meeting
Apr 2 Connexions Team meeting
Apr 6 All Church Work Party
Apr 7 Tulip Farm
Apr 8 Staff Meeting
Apr 14 Scrip Sunday
Apr 14 Second Sunday Spiritual Practices
May 4 Annual Auction!
Holy Week Schedule
· Sunday, Apr 14, 10:30 am Palm Sunday Service. Children and youth will be participating in the palm processional so be sure to attend
· Wednesday, Apr 17, 7:00 pm Maundy Wednesday service with music and a meal
· Friday, Apr 19, 7:00 pm Good Friday service, The Last Seven Words of Christ, a powerful hour as we journey towards the cross
· Sunday, Apr 21, 9:00 am Easter Breakfast will be served until 10:00 am
· Sunday, Apr 21, 10:30 am We celebrate! Invite your friends to join us!