Easter Flowers Order Form for Deacons’ Fundraiser
The deadline for ordering flowers for Easter is March 12! If you’d like to order a tulip or lily, please print the form below, fill out, then mail or bring to the church office. Thank you!
EASTER FLOWERS – 2018 BOARD OF DEACONS’ FUNDRAISER
_____ I/We will give $ _______ to the Deacons Fund with the understanding that the flower will be delivered to a special person.
_____ I/We will give $ _______ to the Deacons Fund and would like to take a flower home following the Easter service.
The Deacons pay approximately $18.00 for the tulips and the lilies. You may also want to give an extra gift to the work of the Deacons on top of this.
If your gift is a memorial or in honor of a loved one, please include this below for inclusion in the Easter bulletin.
Memorial/In Honor of (please circle memorial or in honor):
Please sign here: ______________________________________________________________
Lent Wednesday Worship and Lunches
We are once again hosting a Wednesdays-in-Lent series of worship services and luncheons this year, for the entire Paris community. Worship runs from Noon to 12:30 and lunch ($5) is served promptly and quickly, in case you need to return to work or other projects.
The schedule for music and messages is:
February 28: Gail Wiehe will provide the special music, and Rev. Mike Dixon, First Christian Church, will bring the message.
March 7: Kevin and Jeanette Levellie will sing and play for us and Pastor Gary Thomas, First Assembly of God Church, will bring the message.
March 14: Paul Lynch will bring us his Spirit-led songs and our own Rev. Laurie Williams will bring the message.
March 21: Susan Farris will provide the special music and Kevin Levellie, Nevins Christian Church, will bring the message.
Puppet Ministry turns 15!
Sunday, August 20 we celebrated our puppet ministry turning 15!
We enjoyed several rousing songs from a team of 25 puppeteers, propateers, and helpers, honored our director Barbara Bergdolt, and even shared in a yummy birthday cake.
Happy 15th, Sonshine and Sonbeam Puppet teams!
Thank you, Barbara and everyone who makes this ministry happen.
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly 10-15-17 Matthew 22:1-14; Matthew 13: 24-30, 47-49 Rev. Rodger Allen
We had a wedding here last weekend. And a lovely, happy wedding it was. But it was a little different from the wedding described by Jesus in this parable. If our wedding had been like Jesus’, this is what it would have looked like: At about 3:30, half an hour before the ceremony was to begin, picture the bride’s parents sending the ushers and bridesmaids out into the streets to start rounding up the people who had been invited. “OK, we’re ready—everyone’s here. Come on in for the wedding now.” But the guests, to their surprise, don’t want to come in. They ignore the ushers and bridesmaids, and turn away; or even hit them, saying “Leave me alone, you and your stupid wedding.” So the attendants, rather startled, return to the church, reporting that the guests . . . are refusing to come! […]
On May 28, 2017 we honored our high school graduates Brittany Scott and Morgan Jipp, shown here. Brittany attended Terre Haute South High School, and swam on the varsity team for four years. She will [...]