Good morning, beloved,
I hope this note finds you doing very well on this chilly March morning. I am writing with a reminder and a few announcements about upcoming events at North Roanoke.
First, I want to remind you that, tonight, we "spring forward" by setting our clocks ahead one hour. I know some of us (me included!) may be a bit tired tomorrow morning, so I want to encourage you to try to get to bed a bit early and strive to join us for 3D groups at 9:15. If you are running a little late, we understand, and we will have coffee ready for you in the Fellowship Hall.
Next, I will be leading a Discover North Roanoke class in the sanctuary at 9:15AM on Sundays (March 19, March 26, and April 2). This class is for adults who are new to our family of faith who are interested in learning more about our beliefs, opportunities to get connected, opportunities to serve, and how to join our church family. If you would like to join me for this class, please email me at email@example.com, so I can have class materials ready for you.
I also want to let you know what to expect during the Easter season this year. We will have an egg stuffing breakfast (biscuits and gravy) on Saturday, March 25 to prepare for the kids' Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 1. You may sign up for the breakfast using a "Sign Me Up card" in service tomorrow. The kids' Egg Hunt will be at 10AM on Saturday, April 1.
On Good Friday, we will have a special service of reflecting on the cross of Christ. The service will include some baptisms. If you have questions about following Jesus in baptism or are ready to be baptized, please send me an email, and I will connect with you soon!
As for Easter Sunday, we will not have 3D groups, but we will have **two opportunities** to worship at **9AM and 10:45AM.** Please make a note of this change for Easter Sunday. By offering two services we hope to provide ample room in the parking lot and in worship for all who desire to glorify the Risen King Jesus with us. Prior to each service, we will have refreshments and beverages available for you and your guests in the Fellowship Hall.
Finally, I wanted to give you some additional information about the Treasure Jesus Yard Sale at the church on May 6 from 9AM - 2PM. This yard sale is for those who call North Roanoke home and want to donate all or a portion of their proceeds to the Treasure Jesus Initiative. Each participant will be responsible for pricing and selling their items. If possible, please bring tables, blankets, racks, etc. to display your items. The church will also have some tables and chairs available on a first-come, first-served basis. We look forward to seeing how God will use this opportunity to come together for a fun community event as we continue to treasure Jesus together. **If you plan to participate in the yard sale, please sign up using this online form.**
Thank you so much for hanging with me through quite a few announcements. I look forward to being with you in tomorrow morning!
In His abounding love,