Thank you: A special thanks to Jo Chase for putting together this prayerful service! Originally this was for the second Sunday in Lent but due to power outages and cancellations, the service was postponed. Now we can enjoy this unique service today.
Easter Services: If you would like to be a reader in the Maundy Thursday service of Tenebrae (April 1at at 7pm) or participate in the Easter Sunrise Service (April 4th at 7am), please contact Jane Roberts at 664-9202 or another deacon.
Garden of Gethsemane for Maundy Thursday Service: Would you like to assist us in shaping Fellowship Hall into the Garden of Gethsemane for our service? All you need do is let us borrow your potted plants or trees (alive or “faux”) for placement in Fellowship Hall. You will receive it back that day if you attend or by arrangements with Jo Chase 942.8940.
Sunrise Service: The Sunrise Service will be held in the Sanctuary if the weather is inclement or too cold. Should we have the blessing of good weather, people can bring folding chairs for outside if desired.
Easter Breakfast: The Men’s Easter Breakfast will be at 8am on Easter Sunday, April 4th...service will be family style! If you are interested in donating baked goods such as coffee, cake, muffins, etc. please contact Ken Bowick at church or call 603.783.4058. Monetary donations will be graciously accepted the day of the breakfast to help defray costs. All are welcome—please come and join!
Easter Flowers: Anyone that would like to give an Easter plant for the beatification of our Sanctuary on Easter, please contact Brenda Dunbar at 942-5954. You may want to give it in memory of loved ones or to honor someone special in your life. We will make arrangements for you to deliver it to the church in time for Easter.
Lenten Bible Study: David Jadlocki will be conducting a Lenten Study Series this March! David is a member of the Deerfield Church, has completed Seminary, worked in social services for about ten years and is now in a one year discernment about God's calling him back into ministry. He is helping us lead worship on March 7th and this study as a part of his discernment process. This interactive three week series will examine mission and service in our contemporary life. With the Last Supper as our guide, we will explore what service means for our world today, who we are called to serve and how we can become servants for change. Join us on March 7, 14 and 21 from 6:30 to 8:00 for soup, fellowship and discussion.
Communion Offering: The March Mission will be for the Red Cross with a designation for "Where the Need is Greatest". With the recent earthquakes in Haiti and Chile and our windstorm in New Hampshire, the Mission Committee believes the Red Cross needs flexibility in distributing available funds to local, national or international needs for disaster relief and support. (Please note: when making checks to support Mission giving, make them payable to NCC, with Mission in the Memo section, so that the funds can be properly tracked and then allocated to that Mission.)
Sabbatical Prayers: The pillar candle by the Bible in the Sanctuary is to remind us to pray for Gayle while on her Sabbatical. She, too, will have a candle to light during her devotions to remember to pray for all of you!
Prayer Concerns & Joys: During Gayle’s Sabbatical, please contact a Deacon to have any prayer concerns and/or joys submitted for the Bulletin.
Lay/Guest Preachers: Wondering who is Preaching during Sabbatical? Pick up the list from the table outside of Fellowship Hall.
Prepaid cards to benefit NCC: We are continuing on with our fundraising efforts by selling prepaid cards. We encourage church members to use these cards for everyday purchases like gas and groceries. The beauty of this program is that you can purchase prepaid cards to buy items that you get each week anyway, but with a percentage going back to the church. If you regularly shop at stores like Walmart, Sears, Best Buy, or Circle K, please buy these prepaid cards from us and then use them to pay for your purchase at the store. It will not cost you any additional money to get the cards, and we'll even deliver them to you at church on Sunday. Orders must be placed by 10:30am on the 3rd Sunday of each month, and will be delivered on the following Sunday at church. You may continue using the paper forms found in Fellowship Hall to place your orders and pay by check, or you can visit www.ShopWithScrip.com
to place your orders online. Please pick up a detail sheet in Fellowship Hall for the access code to become a member of this online site. We even have access to their PrestoPay feature that can enable you to pay online by linking your checking account number to your membership. Please contact Tiffany George if you have any questions about the program at 332.5808 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Centering Prayer: You are all invited to a time of centering prayer every Wednesday at 8:00 am for 30 minutes. Jo Chase is hosting us in her home at 306 Catamount Road.
Spring Fitness Class: Lake Shore Farm will have a Spring Fitness Class on Monday and Thursday mornings from 9 am to 10 am. The next session begins March 1st through April 12th. The cost is $50.00 for the 6 week program or drop in anytime at $5 per class. It is a beginner level instruction with intermediate modifications taught by Rhoda Sommer, a certified group fitness instructor. Call Rhoda at 942-6071 for more info or to register.
Dinner (or not) Theatre: Only one performance left! Matinee: Today at 2 pm. Lakeside Players will perform a murder/mystery/ comedy at Chadbourn's Restaurant in Northwood. “Dealt a Deadly Hand (Murder at the Pocono Royale Casino)” will feature our very own Dan Ferguson playing the Indian Chief ‘Wooden Nickel.” For further details, call at 942.5992 or 664.5863. Dinner is optional.
MEETINGS THIS WEEK
Today 6:00pm Lenten Study Supper
7:00pm Lenten Study
Thursday 7:00pm Choir
Friday & Sunday Neighborhood Gatherings
There are 2 more Neighborhood Gatherings left…come and join us!
LOCATION DATE & TIME HOST NAME & ADDRESS
Jenness Pond Fri, Mar 26 5-6:30pm Jo Chase
306 Catamount Rd 603.942.8940
Sherburne Hill Sun, Mar 28 6:30 - 8pm Priscilla Merrill
72 Sherburn Hill Rd 603.942.8713
Easter Reminder Dates
Thurs, Apr 1: Maundy Thursday
(to be held in Fellowship Hall)
Fri, Apr 2: Good Friday (no service)
Sun, Apr 4: Easter
~ 7:00am Sunrise Service
~ 8:00am Men’s Breakfast
~ 9:00am Family Service