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Easter Morning

Christ is risen from the dead!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Our best news ever, Jesus the Messiah is victorious over sin and death and has promised to be with us always.  I hope you journeyed with him and us through the special worship services of Holy Week and Easter Sunday to fully experience resurrection joy.  No other faith in the world can claim a god that died their death and arose from the dead to give the gift of life to all who will follow.  I pray that we all live in the joy of knowing we have Jesus Christ alive and present with us.

Spring has sprung and we are gearing up for Vacation Bible School this summer.  Please start praying now for God to let you know who you are to bring and how you are to help.  We had fun weeks last year and hope to repeat them and include even more children this year.

Continue to pray for your Vision Team as we consider the next steps to move us into God’s dream for our congregations.  Jesus calls each and every one of us to be His presence in the world.  May we truly hear the call placed upon us and live in joyful obedience to Him.

It has been a joy to travel with the confirmation class over the last couple of months.  We explored scriptures reminding us how God is revealed to us in three persons, learned about our spiritual gifts, the Apostle’s Creed and a bit of Christian and United Methodist history.  We will celebrate some Baptisms and Confirmations during worship on April 15 at both churches.  If you would like to be baptized or renew your Baptism, please get in touch with me.  There will be an additional day when some Confirmations will be celebrated at Clarksville as some of our class members are unable to be present on the 15th.

Most of all, as you live in the world this spring, do it as people knowing that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures, and that he was buried, and that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve  (I Cor 15:3-5). Know that he is with each and every one of us today and every day!  Alleluia!  Amen!

Pastor Debbie

Holy Week Schedule

Holy Thursday on March 29 will be celebrated at Olive Branch with pizza and salad at 6:30pm and worship at 7:30pm

Good Friday on March 30 will be celebrated at Clarksville at 7:30pm.

Clarksville will host an Egg Hunt on March 31 at 12:30pm.

Easter Sunrise on April 1 will be at Camp Joy in the Ficke Pavilion at 7am, followed by normal worship times at both churches.