Dear Westport Presbies, family and friends!
We send you our greetings in the Spirit of the Living God as we approach Holy Week!
We have some news to share and celebrate!
Carly Simon has passed many tests since her first surgery last fall and then more surgeries early this year. Carly is now able to move out and about and drive a car! We praise God!
Rita-Marie McFadden and Joe Raach are expecting a baby! What wonderful news! Sometime in October. We are so happy for Joe and Rita-Marie and their family! We praise God!
You are invited to join in the palm waving celebration of Palm/Passion Sunday at 10:50 am this Sunday, April 14. Special choir and children’s music will add to the celebration of Jesus entering Jerusalem. During the 9:30 am Sunday School hour, we have a special speaker, Alankar Patel, on working with homeless persons
Thursday, April 18, 6:00 pm is our Passover Seder led by interfaith leader Barry Speert. Dinner is potluck. Avoid milk,flour products, pasta, creamy salad dressings, bread. We dance, sing, read from the Family Haggadah and ask: “How are we still slaves of the Pharoah? What do we need to do to become free?”
Illuminated Good Friday Tenebrae Service is 7:30 pm Friday, April 19. We follow Jesus to the cross in word, hymn, candle extinguishing and art depicting the Passion Story.
Easter Sunday celebration is April 21, 10:50 am. We celebrate our Lord’s Resurrection! If you want to order lilies and remember loved ones, call the church office (816-931-1032) or email by Wednesday, April 17. $10.
Our Shower Ministry is growing in strength and commitment!
The FAITH QUEST 4 YOUTH continues Saturdays 1-3 pm. A great joy!
And soon (May 4-5) we will have training from Anni Brink of God’s Family Art Ministry for a children’s ministry week (heART and SOUL) we are planning for late July/early August. Training will be 9-1 on Sat, May 4, and Anni Brink and I will be joining in a special worship service on Sunday, May 5. Plz pray for and think about making some commitment to this great work we hope to do.
After Easter, on Sunday, April 28, we will celebrate EARTH DAY in worship and also the Sacrament of Baptism of Zack Capps; and there will be a celebration of the marriage of Fred Culver and Rae Peterson, at 2:00 pm at church.
Keep the faith…..Rev Scott