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The Leadership Council decided to name the portable potty: Porta John 3: 16 and the ministry will be called the Relief Ministry. Look for details next week about how to spread the word to your friends. Stop by this weekend or for Easter to take your picture with Porta John 3:16. Early next week, I’ll share details with you about how and when to share with your friends via email, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
I will be on vacation Monday April 12 through Monday April 26. If you have any emergency needs during that time, please contact Pastor Sheri or Elders co-chairs Maria Lancaster and Brenda Staggs. I will be unavailable and will not respond to emails, phone calls or text messages during that time unless I receive an emergency phone call from Pastor Sheri, Marie or Brenda.
GOOD FRIDAY – April 2
A brief Good Friday video will be uploaded on Friday. This service will include Scripture readings and prayers. It is about 20 minutes.
Thank you to Doug Baldridge for our stage prop for the service.
For Easter, we will offer 2 options for worship. There will be a video available for you to view at home on Easter morning. It will be very similar to the in-person service that will be offered at 10:45 am on Easter Sunday morning.
The precautions required will be:
- wearing a mask that properly covers your nose and mouth. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided for you when you arrive at church.
- practicing social distancing.
- pews will be taped off to where you can sit to ensure that you do not sit too close to others
- trays will not be passed for communion or offering.
- attendance will be taken of those who attend in-person so that we know who to call if someone gets sick following the service.
- No singing and no bulletins
You may bring Easter flowers, lilies, tulips, etc, on Easter morning to the service. You may place them at the cross or on the altar. You may take them when you leave. If you are bringing them in honor or memory of someone, please notify the office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call by Friday, April 2 by noon. We will include those honorariums and memorials in the slideshow on Easter morning and print them in the newsletter next week.
Flowers in the sanctuary for Easter in honor / memory of:
Doug Baldridge by Evelyn Baldridge Tom Rambo by Elinor Rambo
Elaine Soward by Brenda and Sterling Staggs
Lola Lee by Brenda and Sterling Staggs
First Christian In the Know
Happy birthday to all who have an April birthday!
** for all Zoom meetings, contact the office for information. **
The next Elders’ Meeting will be Sunday, March 28th at 1:00 pm.
TUESDAY BIBLE STUDY
Please join us for Bible study on Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 pm. There is an optional prayer time at 1:45 pm.
EASTER SPECIAL OFFERING
The Easter Offering, received by most congregations on March 28 and April 4, 2021, supports several of the general ministries of the Christian Church. Your gift supports college students in leadership development programs, global mission partners, health and social service ministries, the formation of new congregations, support for pastors and chaplains, and so much more. Please send your gift to church with a notation that it is for the Easter Special Offering.
PASTOR IN THE PARK
I am watching the weather for Wednesday afternoon. It has the potential to be a good Pastor in the Park day. Mark your calendars. I’ll let you know for sure early next week.
Panorama sent us the nicest Thank You for all of the food donations, it has made a huge impact ❤
Our next book is The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton. We will meet on Sunday, April 18th at 3:00 pm. This may be an in-person / online hybrid meeting. Stay tuned for more details.
A Midday Musical at Trinity Episcopal Church of Covington
Find us through our website, http://www.trinitycovington.org on the day of the concert or later on our website or later on our website or on our YouTube channel. Concerts are always the third Wednesday of the month at 12:15 pm. Please click to join us!
Wednesday, April 21 at 12:15 pm Wednesday, May 19 at 12:15 pm
James Meade, Guitarist Jiao Sun, Pianist
Great American Cleanup Saturdays April 24, May 29, Sept 18, and Oct 23 9a-12p
Great American Cleanup is our largest annual event where we pick up litter, plant flowers, spread mulch, and more at sites all over Covington. This year we want to accommodate our volunteers and keep everyone safe and healthy by spreading the work out over the whole year. You can register your site for one of four Saturdays and we will provide your group with grabbers, tools, trash bags, gloves, masks, hand sanitizer, breakfast, and a give away! To register your site, volunteer, or learn more visit our website.
Come on and Laugh a Little
“Next Thursday, there will be tryouts for the choir. They need all the help they can get.”
“The choir will meet at the Larsen house for fun and sinning.”
“The ‘Over 60s Choir’ will be disbanded for the summer with the thanks of the entire church.”
“Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our Church and community.”
From our own inhouse Comedian….Joe Pro
What kind of music do rabbits like? Hip Hop
What do you call two hippos on a bicycle? Optimists
How do you get rid of a boomerang? Throw it down a one way street.