April is going to be a full month filled with fun, excitement, and opportunities - and I am not just talking about the opening of Baseball Season and the NCAA Final Four, though they will bring lots of fun and excitement into our community. April is going to be a great month in the life of our church!
We kick off this new month with a celebration and good news. No Fooling! April 1 marked the 9th anniversary for Serena Eckert’s ministry here at Faith Church. I hope that you all will take time to say a word of thanks and gratitude to her in worship on Sunday. In addition, we also welcomed Vince Lujan to the Faith Church staff. Vince is joining the staff as our new Director of Worship and Music. Please also take a moment to meet Vince and his family, and offer them a warm Faith welcome.
If you don’t already have April 12 and 13 marked on your calendars, you should! We will be having a lot of fun on both days. Join me and members of Team Faith for the opening ceremonies of the 2014 Relay for Life at Guyer High School on April12th. I have been asked to share the opening prayer for the event at noon. I am excited to join members of Team Faith for a great afternoon and evening of raising awareness and funds for the battle against cancer. You can still sign up to walk, sponsor someone on Team Faith, or just come out at noon and join us for the opening ceremonies, the family-fun atmosphere, and to help encourage Team Faith. And then, on Sunday, we will be having our Palm Sunday worship service followed by an Easter Egg hunt for our kids, which is always fun for everyone!
I think everyone who lives in Denton would say Thursday of this week brought a little bit of unwanted excitement with the severe weather that rolled through the area. I encourage you to join me in prayer for all our neighbors in North Texas that have been touched by the storms this week. On Sunday the 13th, Faith is also hosting a Carter BloodCare drive. The community blood drive bus will be parked in the front gravel lot at Faith from 9:30-1:30. Please share this info with your friends, and consider giving the gift of life this Lenten season and help our community be better prepared when emergencies strike.
Over the next few weeks, each of these events offer us special opportunities to invite our friends and neighbors and share our faith with others. As Holy Week approaches, we also have a great opportunity to share the amazing love of God by bringing a friend to our Holy Thursday and Good Friday services, as well as one of our 3 Easter Sunday services. Remember, Easter is one of the times when people are most willing to give church a try, so why not ask?
Looking forward to seeing you in worship,