We are now deep into 2015, our 125th Anniversary Year. We launched our celebration on February 15 with a short film showing the origins of our tradition. On March 8 the Rev. Dick Lucco brought the word, preaching on Zaccheus and our call to be like Jesus in taking notice of others. Holy Week began on Palm Sunday, March 29, featuring a liturgical dance by a team of women and then a song by the children. April 1, missionary Ryan Karp of Chosen People Ministries took us through “The Messiah in the Passover” and led communion. Good Friday and Easter were also special worship times.
The celebrations continue. On April 26 we are holding a “Welcome Baby” shower for Josiah Johnson, born to Pastor Greg and Shannon Johnson. On May 10 our youth are hosting a special Mother’s Day breakfast (FREE) and then are leading worship with Pastor Greg. On May 17 we are having our special “Church in Mission” emphasis with our outreach pastor, Henoch Fuentes. On June 7, Central Conference Superintendent Jerome Nelson will be our guest preacher, along with a guest choir, for the celebration of Pastor Greg’s ordination and Pastor Jonathan’s graduation with a Ph.D. All of these events are on Sunday mornings and open to the public. Come to the party!