Family Fun Fest: Also known as the Acolyte Festival–all members of the Church and their friends are invited to worship at the Cathedral and then head out to Wet’n’Wild on Saturday May 9. The tickets are $44 per person. Sign up on the Friendship Form–deadline is April 19 for reserving tickets.
Special Projects: Chairs: On Thursday evening, the Vestry gave the green light to purchasing the Lifetime folding chairs for the Parish Hall that go with the white tables. This is a pay-as-you-go special project: our goal is 100 chairs at $40 each. If you would like to buy 1, 2 or more chairs, please donate $40, $80 or more dollars, using the Special Projects Envelopes in the pews. When God raises up the $4000, we will order the chairs and a dolly to store and move the chairs.
Relay for Life: Relay for Life, Palm Bay, will be hosting a free Survivor/Caregiver Dinner Dance on Friday, April 17, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. Enjoy a great dinner, with fun, fellowship, and dancing to music through the decades. The event will be located at Our Lady of Grace Parish Hall. Dinner will be catered by Texas Roadhouse. Registration is required: Edna Wesley (321-610-3344) or register in the church office.
Family Promise: COOS will be hosting Family Promise April 26 – May 3. That is only two weeks from today! Everyone can donate time, talent or treasures. FPB Director Tara P will have training for all volunteers who have contact with the families at 3 pm next Sunday 4/19 (before 5pm service). Also, Box City Fundraiser at Holy Name of Jesus on 4/17-18 Christine G will be camping/walking. To donate contact Chistine.g.FPB@gmail.com or 759-2523 or on bulletin board in Welcome Center.
Love INC: “Transformation 4 Life” is a workshop on Biblical patterns for helping those in need–and avoiding the “when helping hurts” scenarios. This workshop is free and is being hosted by Great Allen Chapel in Melbourne. Registration starts at 8:30 am.
Boxtops: We are now collecting “box tops” for Palm Bay Elementary. The school is able to use the box tops and labels from all sorts of products to earn money and vouchers to purchase supplies for the classroom. Save your box tops and bring them to the Parish Hall.
Thank You: Thank you to all who prayed for my mother Yvonne Naidu when she was sick, and for all who called and sent cards after her passing. We are very grateful for the support and care that you have shown us. May God bless you all. Roland & Gail Naidu.
On the Organ: We welcome Bob Scruggs who will be playing the organ and piano this morning..
Small Groups: Six groups are taking shape, following our Lenten Series, to study, pray and fellowship together in the weeks ahead. If you are looking to join a group, or know of another group that is forming or continuing, please let us know on the Friendship Form. Thank you.
Good News Articles: Articles are due this week for the May issue of the Good News–either in the Office or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
The ART of WORSHIP: Today we start a six week series on worship–part of the context is that we have taken steps in our worship life over the last year–adding prayer stations to the Wednesday Healing Eucharist, implementing Rite I at 8:00 a.m., going weekly with the 5:00 p.m. Service, and recently moving the Crucifix to the Prayer Corner. Each of the steps has been prayerfully considered. Now is a good time to reflect on where God is leading us, why, and what it is to worship in the first place.