Prayers were said during our worship service for continued recovery and healing for Bob Mucha, Paul’s Aunt Dorothy, Andy Valenta and Henry. Prayers of comfort for the families of Ann-Marie Haendiges, Al Deyo, Frank Welsh, Ken Fountain, Sylvia Pyzocha, Curt Davis’s Mother, Gary Vickers, John Czaja, and those killed in Atlanta.
1– Kim Sikorski 2– Barbara Rhodes 2- Keith Hooton 3– Laurie Cole 5– Marsha Piepho 6– Phil Christensen 6– Marquis Cole 7– Caren Les 7– Martina Buchman 8– Paige Venneri 9– Norma Brodeur 10– Dorothy Lech 11– Henry Piepho 11– Laurie Desjardins 16– Marilyn LeCours 17– Beth Zelazo 21– Joan Kowalski 22– Gary Desjardins 22–
3– Len & Barbara Hooton (69 Years!!) 6– Alan & Laurie Cole (32 Years!!) 13– Steve & Cindi Dykstra (32 Years!!) 18- Scott & Vicky Knolton (30 Years!!) 25– Michael & Linda LaValley (35 Years!!) 28– David & Rhonda Kachinski (38 Years!!)
10:00 a.m. Lord’s Day Worship Scriptures: James 3:1-12 Mark 8:34-38 Sermon: “A Weighty Cross” Lay Reader: Denise Summers Flowers: TBA Dedication: This Sunday’s broadcast is sponsored by Karen Piepho. *This service will be broadcast on May 9th on The Valley’s Classic Hits 1250 AM, 97.7 FM at 8:00 a.m. and on M-Pact at 7:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. Lord’s Day Worship Scriptures: Psalm 130 Mark 3:20-35 Sermon: “Family Fun” Lay Reader: Denise Summers Flowers: The Flowers on the Altar are Given to the Glory of God and In Loving Memory of Ruth, Bill and David from Marilyn LeCours and her family. Dedication: This Sunday’s broadcast is sponsored by Karen Piepho. *This
The Executive Council met on April 8. Noted here is information that is new from previous meetings. Christian Education is planning activities to re-engage children in coming to the church (safely). Financial Affairs shared updates on changes in church investment accounts. Property Affairs submitted an estimate for landscaping which was referred for further consideration. Stewardship
Church School is beginning, May 2nd, on weather permitting days! All must wear masks and stay 6’ apart so please bring a blanket to sit upon. Children will be greeted outside so as not to enter the building. Each Sunday, we will be rotating outdoor activities with school classes on the lawn. May 2nd –
Thank You We would like to acknowledge Maryniski Flower Shop for donating the palms for our Palm Sunday Church Service. They have been donating the palms for many years and we thank them for their continued generous support.
For those making reservations to attend worship service, please contact Denise DeCoteau at 413-539-1783 from April 16th-April 24th as Marsha will be away. Please leave a voice mail during the day.
The word “polarized” ought to be retired. It’s been used for years to describe the state of American conversation about a lot of different things. One side thinks one way, the other side thinks another way, and in between is a gap that cannot be bridged. We have an opportunity to learn how to begin