Morning Worship, 10:30 AM, in the Sanctuary or Charter Chapel
Dr. Brian Lee will conclude the sermon series: "Easter Questions" with his message titled "Why Are You Weeping?" based on John 20:1-18.
Musical offerings will include the Sanctuary Handbells' joyful prelude, "Alleluia" and the combined Sanctuary and Youth Choirs presentation of "Low in the Grave He Lay," leading into the triumphant congregational hymn "Christ, the Lord Is Risen Today." The Sanctuary Orchestra will join the combined choirs in presenting "Hallelujah! Christ Is Risen" as the offertory.
All ages will gather in the Sanctuary for the 10:30 AM worship service; at a designated time, Fours will be guided to Preschool Worship in Room 125; KIDS IN CHRIST WILL NOT MEET this Sunday. FIVES through Grade 5 will worship with their families in the Sanctuary.
Podcasts of previous messages are available on our website. Click on "Media" to access.
"Easter Questions" Sermon Series
Sunday Mornings -10:30 AM
Answering Easter Questions: A Personal Journey of Response to Jesus
Wednesday, April 16, you are invited to the Sanctuary for a time of reflection (approximately thirty minutes). The Sanctuary will be open during the following times: 6:30 AM-8:30 AM, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM, 4:00 PM-6:00 PM
Good Friday Service - April 18, 7:00 PM
Come to the Fellowship Hall for a unique time of reflection and worship as we think about the sacrifice our Lord made on our behalf as we prepare for the celebration of His resurrection on Easter. During this service, you will have the opportunity to review some of the important spiritual lessons we have learned during the Lenten season. We will also observe the Lord's Supper as a part of this experience. Mark your calendar so that you don't miss this special moment of worship.
April 20, 2014
Those scheduled for ETC this week are:
Katie Kingery, Kay Franklin, Jenifer Brewer, Reble Foy, Cindy Anderton, Kyle Goodwin, Sheila Bridges, Ross Kingery, Glenn Bridges, Ashley Goodwin, Candice Lee, Tim Jackman, Laura Jackman, Tanner Roberts, Ashlyn Woolsteen, and Mattie Buford. If you are not able to be here, please find a substitute, and let your coordinator or Corri know as soon as possible.
We often have more families visit on Easter Sunday, which brings more children needing care into the preschool area. If you would be willing to help care for these children during the worship service, please contact Corri Edwards at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bess Farris - Galleria Woods Rehab.
John Frith - released
Rebecca Locke - St. Vincent's
Bernice Matthews - released
Phyllis Mayfield - released
Ann Patterson - released
Our April LLL event falls on the Thursday between Palm Sunday and Easter.
We will meet at 11:30 AM in the Fellowship Hall for a covered dish luncheon followed by our program at 12:15 PM. Our entertainment will be presented by the Seasoned Readers who will bring us their reading of an original story titled, "The Cow Jumped Over the What?" This will be a very humorous show that makes fun of some famous old stories and rhymes. Invite a friend to enjoy the program and lunch.
Do you enjoy doing crafts? Are you skilled with glue and scissors? We could use your help! Join us on April 27 from 3:00-5:00 PM as we work to create the decorations that will transform the Fellowship Hall into a Jungle for VBS!
VBS Volunteers Needed
Join us for a week of learning and fun at our VBS Jungle Safari June 9-13! We are looking for volunteers to serve as classroom assistants, guides, and activity leaders. This will be a wonderful opportunity to share the love of Christ with the children in our church and community.
Shades Crest Women on Mission are collecting newborn-sized diapers (along with Sizes 4-5) for Alabama Baptist Children's Home foster parents during the month of April. Bring your donations of baby wipes and diapers to the Church Office or drop them off in the Fellowship Hall.
Join us Tuesday, May 13 as we travel by bus to LaGrange, Georgia to visit the Exploration In Antiquity Center, a museum of life in ancient times. We will have an authentic Biblical meal, tour the Artifacts Gallery and encounter the ancient world through its history and culture. The cost of $60 includes everything except a stop for dinner on our return trip home. We will leave the church at 8:00 AM and return around 7:30 in the evening. The deadline to sign up is Wednesday, May 7. You may give your money to Lynda in the Church Office when you sign up.
What a great year of Mystery Lunches we have enjoyed these past eight months. We've visited the Cracker Barrel in Pelham, Cypress Inn in Tuscaloosa, Niki's West in Birmingham, Jim 'N Nicks in Hoover, and Hartley's Down-Home Kitchen in Chelsea. Our last Mystery Lunch for the season will be on Thursday, May 8. We expect to depart from our Family Life Center at 11:00 AM and return around 1:00 PM. This will be another great outing that should not be missed!
Date: Saturday, May 17
Time: 8:30 AM - 12:00 Noon
Contact: Chuck Williamson
Location: Oxmoor Valley - Short Course
The 2014 Shades Crest Anniversary Golf Tournament will be played at the Oxmoor Valley Short Course on Saturday, May 17 beginning at 8:30 AM with a shotgun start. The cost for the entire day will be just $35. A lunch featuring burgers and all the fixins is included in this cost and will immediately follow the tournament. Team captains are needed, or if you have a foursome and would like to participate, please contact Chuck Williamson, Interim FLC Ministries Coordinator.
Registration for VBS 2014 is now available online! You can also sign up and pay for a VBS t-shirt if your child would like to have one. If you have any questions about registration contact Beth Anderson at email@example.com.
Preschool families, please join us for "Popsicles on the Playground" Saturday, May 17, 9:00 - 11:00 AM.
We have a few spots left for campers! If you or your friend would like to come with us to Camp Chandler this summer, sign up today. Children in 3rd - 6th grade are invited to join us July 13-16.
We will meet at the church Saturday, April 26, at 7:30 AM and will return Sunday at 4:30 PM. The cost is $25. The Youth Choir will sing at the Keestone Senior Community in Florence, Alabama Saturday at lunchtime, and at Second Baptist Church in Memphis on Sunday morning.
Accommodations Saturday will be at the Fairfield Inn in Germantown, Tennessee. Please contact Nathan Edwards or Denis Tanner if financial assistance is needed.
Youth Week is coming soon!
Sunday, May 4, students will be leading in Sunday School and Worship, having a special lunch including their families, and participating in a fun game of kickball afterward at the Fresh Air Farm. Special activities are also being planned for throughout the week.
Look for more details to come.
Shades Crest students will have the opportunity to teach children and adult Sunday School classes May 4. All 7th -12th graders who are interested in teaching should contact Denis Tanner.
April 16 Menu for All
chicken, peas, mashed potatoes, gravy, salad, roll, dessert
On Sunday you may view the upcoming Wednesday menu on the electronic message boards (connector buildings and the Gallery outside the Fellowshp Hall). To make additions or changes to the supper reservation list, call Lynda Ellison at 822-1360 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on Tuesday.
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Sanctuary and Youth Choirs Rehearsal
with Orchestra and Handbells
WEE Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
WEEKLY MINISTRY BUDGET REPORT:
Weekly Ministry Budget Need:
Ministry Budget Gifts April 7-13
Weekly Gifts exceed Needs April 7-13
Total Month-to-Date Gifts
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