Saturday, March 26, 2011

April 2011 newsletter

Family of Hope House Church                                       April 2011


Will you come and follow me,
If I but call your name?
Will you go where you don't know
And never be the same?
Will you let my love be shown,
will you let my name be known,
will you let my life be grown
in you and you in me?

Will you leave your self behind
if I but call your name?
Will you care for cruel and kind
and never be the same?
Will you risk the hostile stare
should your life attract or scare,
will you let me answer prayer
in you and you in me?

Will you love the 'you' you hide
if I but call your name?
Will you quell the fear inside
and never be the same?
Will you use the faith you've found
to reshape the world around
through my sight and touch and sound
in you and you in me?

Lord, your summons echoes true
when you but call my name.
Let me turn and follow you
and never be the same.
In your company I'll go
where your love and footsteps show.
Thus I'll move and live and grow
in you and you in me.
                            - John Bell (Iona community) by permission
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Notes, prayers and praises

 * OUR ANNUAL EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE will be at 8 am April 24 at the Massanutten Caverns entrance, followed by a time of Easter singing and a brunch at the old Massanutten Caverns Lodge. 

 * APRIL BIRTHDAY BLESSINGS to Bertha Swarr 4/13, Jack (Hong Yan) Zhou 4/14, Cathy Atwell 4/19, Bo Hu 4/20 and Randy May 4/21!

 * BECKY MORLAN’s new phone number is 952-500-3492  and GAIL BLACKBURN’s is 276-531-8925.

 * FAMILY OF HOPE’S BLOG SITE has updated newsletter and other information at <>.

April Lectionary Readings:

4/3: 1 Samuel 16:1-13  Psalm 23  Ephesians 5:8-14  John 9:1-41

4/10: Ezekiel 37:1-14  Psalm 130  Romans 8:6-11  John 11:1-45

4/17: Isaiah 50:4-9a  Psalm 31:9-16  Philippians 2:5-11, Matthew  27:11-54

4/24: Jeremiah 31:1-6  Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24  Colossians 3:1-4  Matthew 28:1-10

April services    worship at 4 pm, meal at 6, (except 4/ 24)                 
3 Location: James and Ruth Stauffer 1250 Parkway Dr 22802      574-6141
Worship and Sharing: Harvey Yoder
Bible Study: “A Walk Through a Dark Valley” Paul Swarr
Carry-in Meal

10 Location: Susan Campbell 1361 Linconshire Dr 22802            564-1524
Worship and Sharing: James and Ruth Stauffer
Bible Study: “Life in a Valley of Dry Bones” Harvey Yoder
Carry-in Meal

17 Location: Rachel Stoltzfus1359 TwoPenny Drive 22802           433-3983
Worship and Sharing: James Stauffer
Bible Study: “A Prayer in the Depth of Darkness” Dick Dumas
Carry-in Meal

24   8:00 am Easter sunrise service, Easter singing amd brunch!
Location: Guy & Margie Vlasits 3448 Caverns Drive, K’town        908-0391
Meditation: “A Burst of Easter Light”
Brunch at 10 am.

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