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Hearthstone March 2018

Church News & Events 10

Church News & Events 10 ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON’S ANNUAL LENTEN FISH FRY FRIDAYS Through March 23 rd , 5:30-7:30 PM 6646 Addicks Satsuma, Houston TX 77084 – 281-463-7878 Benefiting Seas Youth Ministry Summer Programs CORNERSTONE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 18081 West Road, 281-859-4141, CHILDREN’S EASTER FESTIVAL Cornerstone United Methodist Church invites and welcomes our community friends and neighbors along with our own “Family of Faith” to join us for our annual Children’s Easter Festival on Saturday, March 31 st , from 9 to 10:30 AM. There will be games and activities for the whole family including inflatables, crafts, face painting, pictures with the Easter Bunny and more. Of course, there will be an Easter Egg Hunt for various age groups as well. Cornerstone UMC practices being cheerful and generous givers. If you are able, please bring a non-perishable food item to be given to a local charity that provides food to those in need our local community. HOLY WEEK WORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Holy Week represents the last week of Jesus’ life on earth, beginning with his triumphant entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday and culminating with his glorious resurrection from the dead the following Sunday, Easter. This year Holy Week is from Sunday, April 9 th through Sunday, April 16 th . During this week, Cornerstone United Methodist Church will be offering a variety of worship and fellowship opportunities. You are invited to the following Holy Week worship opportunities for young and old alike planned at Cornerstone UMC: PALM SUNDAY SERVICES (March 25 th ): At the 10:45 AM service, the children will lead a processional in worship waving palm branches as we remember and celebrate Jesus entry into Jerusalem. Also at the 8:30 and 10:45 AM services, the Chancel Choir accompanied by an orchestra will be performing their Easter Cantata: “Once Upon a Tree!”. There will be NO 9:35 AM service but there will be “Christian Education for All Ages” at 9:30 AM. MAUNDY THURSDAY COMMUNION SERVICE (March 29 th ): The word Maundy literally means “command,” reminding Christians that Jesus commanded his followers at the Last Supper to “do this in remembrance of me.” At 6:30 PM, a Seder Meal hosted by Rev. David Rucker will be celebrated in the Family Life Center. Holy Communion will be served. GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE (March 30 th ): At 7 PM, we will gather to commemorate the crucifixion of our Lord with the Stations of the Cross and the blackening of the sanctuary. Special music for the service will be provided by the Chancel Choir. EASTER SUNDAY MORNING SERVICES (April 1 st ): At 8:30 & 10:45 AM, we will have inspiring services with the Chancel Choir and an accompanying orchestra providing the special music. At the 9:35 AM service, the Journey Praise Band will lead the celebration of Christ’s resurrection. THE FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES Cornerstone United Methodist Church will be offering to the community a study on Gary Chapman’s renown “The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts” starting on Tuesday, April 10 th at 7-8:15 PM. This study reveals how different people express love in different ways and contains the key to understanding each other’s unique needs. What speaks love to you may be meaningless to your spouse. Apply the right principles, learn the right language and soon you’ll know the profound satisfaction and joy of being able to express your love and feel truly loved in return. Each week the group will view a teaching by Dr. Chapman and have the opportunity to discuss the principles taught both in the small group and with your spouse. Singles are also welcome as there will be opportunity to apply the teaching to relationships with children, parents and other significant people in one’s life. Classes will last for 75 minutes and a nursery for preschool children will be available by advanced reservation. Each participant will need a small-group study book, which can be purchased from the church. The cost is $10 per book. Note: Vacation Bible School will be June 11 th -15 th . ST. CUTHBERT CHURCH St. Cuthbert Episcopal Church welcomes all to come worship with us during Holy Week: PALM SUNDAY, MARCH 25 TH : at 8 AM and 10:30 AM with Holy Communion and the Liturgy of the Palms. Palm Sunday remembers Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. MAUNDY THURSDAY, MARCH 29 TH : at 7 PM with Holy Communion and the Stripping of the Altar. This service commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles. GOOD FRIDAY, MARCH 30 TH : at 9:30 AM we will meet at Goforth Park, 9118 Wheat Cross Drive, to walk the Stations of the Cross. During this time, we will recall the series of events at the end of Jesus’ life from his condemnation to his burial. All ages are welcome. At 7 PM, at the church, there will be a Good Friday Liturgy with Communion from the reserve sacrament. EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 1 ST : we invite everyone to celebrate the risen Lord! Holy Communion and baptisms at 8 AM and Holy Communion at 10:30 AM. After each service there will be an Easter Egg hunt for all children. St. Cuthbert Church is located at 17020 West Road, at the corner of West and Queenston. Visit for more information about all of our events. March 2018 | Hearthstone Community Newsletter

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