Good Friday Evening to you all!

Jim and I had a wonderful trip to Richmond, Virginia to see our son Joey and his family. You know how some visits with your kids are just better than others? Well, this was at the top of the list! Glad to be home though and looking forward to seeing each and every one of you!

Sunday is the second Sunday in Lent and our scripture is about Jesus’ nighttime visitor Nicodemus. We have so much to learn from him!  Don’t miss worship…… and don’t miss Sunday School either! Beth Destasio is a wonderful teacher, and she will be leading us in our Lenten study on “Luke: Jesus and the Outsiders, Outcasts, and Outlaws,” by Rev. Adam Hamilton. I know you will enjoy this class and that it will enhance your Lent and Easter in so many ways. The class starts at 9:45.

Here are a few things to be looking forward to:  Sunday, March 19:  Jim and Joy’s Amazing Breakfast (Time TBA). Jim and Joy want to cook us breakfast… I know it will be good, and I know the fellowship around the table will be even better! No reservations  necessary.

April 2 – Palm Sunday. (This will be deadline for purchasing an Easter Lily.)     April 6 – Seder “Jesus Meal” ( We will begin reservations next week).     April 7 – Tenebrae Service.  April 9 – Easter Day with Sunrise Service and Breakfast.  Lots coming up!

I hope you are enjoying your Lenten Devotional Booklets as you prayerfully move through the days of Lent.  I think they are all gone, but if you need one, please let me know and I will be glad to print more.

Pastoral concerns center around the Nixon family. Soon after the death of one son, Stevie was injured in an accident. From Amy Williford:  Stevie did have surgery on Thursday. His leg was amputated from the knee down. This is also the one where he had his previous foot injury. He is begging to come home, but will eventually be moved to rehab. If anyone wants to donate gift cards, they need fast food and gas ones. They can be dropped off at City Hall or the PD.

May we continue to pray for the Nixon family during this difficult time.

As a matter of fact, let us continue to pray for one another, for our country, for the world and for the United Methodist Church. Be safe and warm until we meet again. I love you!