EUMC News – March 31, 2009

Happy spring, everyone!

Hopefully everyone has had a chance to soak in a little bit of the sunshine and warmer weather we’ve had lately.  Keep the faith – spring is coming soon!

On a somber note, our good friend and brother in Christ Henry Alley passed away on March 14th. Services were held at Ellsworth United Methodist Church on Sunday, March 22nd.

Henry had a fondness for big band and swing music, and his family had asked for some of his favorites to be played during the afternoon. Thanks to Laura Young for singing “I’ll Fly Away,”  to Ruth Torrey for playing the hymns on the piano and Victor Glass for running the music in my absence. I heard that Henry’s family actually asked Victor to “turn it up!” at one point – what a great spirit Henry had, and what a wonderful family. We’ll miss you, Henry.

Winter mission donations
Thanks to everyone who contributed items to our winter mission of collecting everything from paper goods, to personal items, to cleaning supplies!

The project was a HUGE success. Thanks to everyone’s generosity we are able to offer a great variety of essential items to those in need!

Easter Lily blossoms
If you would like to order blossoms in memory of or in honor of loved ones, please download an order form here or get one from Priscilla at church.

For those of you receiving the newsletter by mail – your order form is included in the mailing.

Orders must be sent to Priscilla by April 10th.  Price for each blossom is $2.50 each.

Good Friday Service – Ellsworth UMC 7:00PM

The focus of the service will be the reading of the passion of Jesus.
Participants are invited to bring non-perishable foods  and personal paper
needs such as, toilet paper,sanitary items and diapers.

A walkway of silence along a labyrinth of donated non-perishable food and paper goods will be formed. Items will be donated to local charities.

Easter Sunrise Service – 7:00AM Penobscot UMC
With muffin/fruit/juice/coffee  following.

Easter Praise Worship Services
9:00AM  Penobscot UMC
11:00AM Ellsworth UMC

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  1. To my Family in Christ at Ellsworth UMC, Thank you for the great newsletter, there is something really special about being in touch and learning more about our Pastor’s other Church.
    Grace, Hope, & Peace, Barbara

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