April 12, 2018

Happy Birthday: Addison Buckler 15th,Kenny Nocus 16th, Luke Vandeventer 16th, Kristi Weiser 17th,

Beth Burcham 22nd, Austin Harrah 23rd, Mae Nocus 27th, Devon Thomas 30th

Happy Anniversaries: April: Austin Harrah & Alicia Holt 9th

Church News/Preview

Full Life Development is selling beautiful flowering potted plants for $18 each. These are great for patio décor or for Mother's Day gifts. Prepaid orders can be sent to the First Presbyterian Church, PO Box 431, Bloomfield, IN 47424. For more information or to order call 812-384-8424. An order form is attached to the bottom of this newsletter or order forms are available on the narthex podium. Flowers will be available for pickup on Friday May 11th and Saturday May 12th at Bradfield's Landscaping. All proceeds from the sale of these plants go to Full Life Development's programs in Thailand.

The second of the Women's Association's pre-tasting dinners will be held on Thursday, April 12th at 6:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. This dinner will feature Vegetables and Desserts, so be on the lookout for those new recipes. After the tasting we will be rating the dishes to help the committee decide which dishes to feature in this year's Tasting Luncheon which will be held on Friday, June 29th. The hostess for the evening will be Becky Noel and Darlene Jolley with devotions being given by Bobbi Vandeventer.

The Session will be having their monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 17th at 6:00 p.m. in the Library.

The Presbytery of Ohio Valley Women's Spring Gathering will take place on Saturday, April 28 at the Charlestown Community Presbyterian Church in Charlestown. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. The cost of lunch will be $8. Reservations need to be in by Monday, April 16th to Donna McCreary at 812-256-2370.

On Sunday, April 29th, the Central Greene County Ministerial association will be hosting a Community Songfest at the First Baptist Church starting at 6:30 p.m. Plan on coming out and enjoying a wonderful evening of music, praise, and fellowship provided by our talented local musicians.

The Worthington Christian Church is excited to announce that the "3rd Row Boys" are returning this year on Sunday, April 29th at 6:00 p.m. to share their ministry of gospel music. Their ministry is truly a testimony to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and those attending will experience blessings beyond measure. A free will offering will be taken with the entire offering going to the group the group to help further their ministry.

We will be having our Senior Dinner after worship service on Sunday, May 6th. This year we will be honoring High School graduate Austin Barnett, and college graduates Megan Gainey, and Devon Thomas. Please bring a covered dish to share.

The Teen Class would like to thank everyone for the donations of candy to fill the Easter Eggs. The children enjoyed the Easter Egg Hunt that was held during Sunday School on Easter Sunday.

The One Great Hour of Sharing offering was collected on Palm Sunday and raised $490. The bulk of this offering goes to support water, hunger, disaster relief, and empowerment programs. Focusing on these four areas allows One Great Hour of Sharing to address some of the root causes of suffering in our world.

Kenny Nocus has been moved to Meadowood in Bloomington. His new address is 2455 Tamarack Trail, Bloomington, IN 47408.

                                                      RevDawn's Reveries!!!!

Christ has Risen! He has Risen indeed!

It's the most joyful of shout in the early morning darkness at the sunrise service Easter morn. Yes Christ has Risen! The tomb is empty and Christ has come again into the world. But once the glorious praises have ended, the chocolate is gone, the eggs have been found, and the Easter wear becomes every day wear. What do we do now? Where is that same joy and excitement for Easter?

Someone shared with me the story that a Pastor always preaches about the Remnant the Sunday after Easter because that’s all that’s left. It was funny, but also sad funny. Because I looked in the sanctuary and it was also true. Easter Sunday was a packed house. The Sunday after not so much. And I'm definitely not in the condemnation zone, more in the curious one, where does the excitement go? What is it that draws folks to the resurrection? But not to the life everlasting?

The resurrection is really, really cool. I get it, I am all in on the amazingness of that resurrection story. It is hands down the coolest thing in the world. But the life? The whole living, breathing life of Jesus Christ? Now that had some radically amazing attributes! There is so much stuff it took for different Gospel writers to cover it from four different angles, and you know what? That’s not even true. There are LOTS more gospels, that’s just what some committee decided they were going to put in. And two of them used the same resource, so that limited information (ask me if you want to know on that one). Check out the Gospel of Mary and the Gospel of Thomas which are pretty amazing. But I digress.

Don't let your life turn into a one and done story. We are complex. Christ was complex. And our stories intersect with Christ in a very complex way. That happens over multiple encounters, not just one. We need more time together to complete the journey. Let the excitement continue. You don't need a new outfit I promise. Jeans and a t-shirt are just fine. Your heart and an open, ready mind are all that's needed. Christ is Risen! Rise again, and come on back on a Sunday, we're still here I promise. Every Sunday, same place same time. New and exciting lessons though. With, really, really cool stories that reflect amazing things on our own lives.


Love and grace,

Rev. Dawn

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