March 29, 2020                                        Fifth Sunday of Lent: Liturgical Color - Purple

We will love God, share the good news of Jesus Christ, and serve others.

T O D A Y   A T   FI R S T   C H U R C H

WELCOME TO FIRST REFORMED CHURCH! Jesus promised Martha and us: “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live” (John 11:25).

T H I S   W E E K   A T   F I R S T   C H U R C H :

All worship and activities are canceled until April 7. Please check the church website and Facebook for updates.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1:

6:00 P.M. * Search Team Meeting via video. Team, please check your email for the instructions on how to join the meeting.

PERSONAL ITEMS:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Dean Brackemyer on April 1. Have a wonderful day!

THANK YOU to everyone who sent cards to the Harbor Crest Staff. I’m sure this lifted their spirits.

*** Thank you to Donna Dykstra and family for the gift of $575 in memory of Alfred. This will be used for a future need of the church.

OUR SYMPATHY is expressed to Ed & Irene Charneski. Ed’s brother, Rick, passed away on March 23. The memorial service will be held at a later date.

UPDATE ON THE HOSPITALIZED & PRAYER CONCERNS:

Wilma Foster is in Pleasant View in Morrison. Please keep all the members of our congregation in your prayers.

OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS OF INTEREST:

CHURCH OFFERINGS: During this time of closure, your offering can be mailed to 510 15th Ave., Fulton, IL 61252.

OFFICE HOURS this week will be Tuesday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Some days may be longer, but I will be here for sure during these times.

OUR MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICE is scheduled for April 9 at 7:00 P.M. We will receive communion and a missionary offering.

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY will begin on Tuesday, April 14 at 9:30 A.M. “Nurturing a Heart of Humility” is a character study about Mary, Jesus mother from teen years to adult and will reveal that Mary was a woman with a heart of humility. All women are invited to this time of learning and fellowship. Please give the church a call to sign up so we can order enough books.

THE FOOD PANTRY ITEM for April is Oatmeal or Corn Flakes. Please help support the pantry by bringing a donation to church.

THE FULTON COMMUNITY LUNCH PROGRAM will be canceled at the downtown location. Meals will be served starting April 8 here at church, unless otherwise noted. This will be the new location until further notice. Meals will be served downstairs in the Fellowship Hall.