May Events / Baptism Sunday

DID YOU KNOW?

The symbol of the seashell has been associated with baptism since the first centuries of the Christian church. We know this from paintings on the walls of the catacombs where early Christians worshiped, which depict people being baptized with water poured from a seashell. Many baptisms happened in secrecy or where there was no water of suitable depth for immersion, so the seashell was a readily available pouring vessel near Mediterranean cities and villages. Sometimes the shell is pictured with three drops of water, an allusion to the Triune God in whose name we are baptized.


CHURCH SEASON

There are 7 Sundays of Easter in our calendar until we celebrate Pentecost on May 15th, after which “ordinary time” continues until Advent. We celebrate the Ascension of the Lord on May 5th and Trinity Sunday on May 22.


EVENTS

5      LEADERSHIP COUNCIL MEETING - 7:15pm - Textile Hall (582 Perry Ave)
7      VILLAGE WRENCH - 4 locations & times - Details at villagewrench.org
12    WOMEN'S CONNECTION DINNER - 6:30p - Location: TBA
15     PENTECOST / BAPTISM SUNDAY
19     MEN'S HOLY GRILL - 6:30p - Location: TBA


SERVING IS WHAT WE DO

The Church is made up of people who see their abilities, time and resources as valuable, loving assets of a larger reality - the Kingdom of God. Many of the ways we serve the Lord and others are not glamorous, but they are no less glorious. They glorify God and honor people. There are many opportunities available to lend your strengths to worship and service in the Church and in the community.

If you're ready to serve, just reply to this email and we'll connect you to the right person!

SUNDAY SET-UP TEAM                

  • Curtain / Audio System  -  Contact: Erik Esch
  • Altar & Nursery set up  -  Contact: Ashley Cain

VILLAGE WRENCH (3 locations)
Contacts: Wes Whitesell / Seth Cain

  • Grilling / serving hotdogs
  • Greeting & Hospitality (Hanging out with community)

NURSERY
Contact: Ashley Cain

  • Nursery Scheduler 
  • Volunteers for 0-2 nursery

MEN'S & WOMEN'S GATHERINGS
Contact: Seth Cain / Ashley Cain

  • Host the gathering
  • Meal Coordination

SPECIAL EVENTS

  • Soteria 5K  -  Contact: Jamie Schoen
  • Showers  -  Contact: Heather Esch
  • Holy Week  -  Contact: Jill Smith

Worship Ministry
Contacts: Alec Smith & Joseph Dowsley

  • Vocalists (Lead, background)
  • Musicians / Box Drum
  • Media Operators (screen slides)