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"Who will roll away the stone for us to the entrance of the tomb?" Mark 16:3

Holy Week and Easter Sunday Services
As noted in last week's News & Notes, here are the times for this week's services:

Maundy Thursday Service:  Tonight at 7:30 pm, in the Sanctuary & live streamed
Good Friday:  Scripture Readings and Prayers, 12 - 12:30 pm in the Sanctuary 
Easter Sunday Worship:  8:30 am in the Sanctuary AND 10 am in the Sanctuary.  The 10 am service will be live-streamed on YouTube.  You can also watch the service on Sunday afternoon by visiting  the church’s website.

We believe the 10 am service will be the most popular, so please consider the 8:30 AM service if at all possible. The first 50 people to arrive at either service will be seated in the Sanctuary.  There will be an overflow room for the 10 am service where the service will be live-streamed. 

Please refer to last week's issue of News & Notes for the general worship options and guidelines.  They pertain to Easter Sunday, as well as all other Sundays for the foreseeable future.

Congratulations Reverend Lois!  
Congratulations to Pastor Nancy on the  arrival of her first grandchild!   At least one week of her upcoming vacation will be spent helping to care for the new baby. Conor Gregory was born on March 30 at 7 lbs 3 oz.

Pastor Nancy will be on vacation / retreat & education leave for a total of 3 weeks starting April 6 and returning April 27.   Rev. Dr. Betsey Mauro will fill the pulpit on April 11th  & 18th and Dennis McCann will fill in on April 25th.  The church office will be open during regular hours:  Tuesday and Thursday from 10 am to 3 pm.

Happy Birthday!
Here's to a very Happy Birthday to Eleanor Bartlett (April 2nd) and Larry Cummings (April 6th).

Bible Study on April 7th
While Pastor Nancy is away, Kim Kennedy and Susan James will lead the weekly Bible Study.  Next Wednesday, the topic will be Faithful Through Failure.  If you plan to participate next Wednesday, please visit this link prior to the meeting to hear the audio, watch the video, read the scripture, and review the lesson questions. A reminder email, including Zoom login information, will be sent to all regular participants next Tuesday.
Sunday School Continues on Zoom
Sunday School will continue to be offered at 10 am on Zoom only. At this time, there is no date set for returning to in-person Sunday School. Please contact Johanna Tessman with any questions or concerns. If you would like to receive the Zoom login information for Sunday School, please ask Chris Foley to add you to the list.
                                   UPCOMING EVENTS                                                    
Maundy Thursday Service                   4/1         7:30 PM
Good Friday Service                             4/2        12:00 - 12:30PM
Easter Sunday Services                      4/4         8:30 AM and 10:00 AM 
Endowment Committee                      4/7         7:00 PM 
Bible Study                                             4/7        10:00 - 11:00 AM  
May Memorial Services 
Tom Law                                    5/1             11 AM
 Bettye Nosenzo                        5/8              11 AM

Prayer Requests
*Please pray for the families and friends of the victims in the recent shootings in Atlanta, GA and Boulder, CO. (3/25)
*Susan James’s sister, Vicky, passed away in January. Susan requests your prayers for Vicky’s children and their families as they continue to experience the loss of their mother and grandmother. (3/25)
*Patty Mailhot’s relative, Jessica, who is cancer free now faces reconstructive surgery. Patty requests your prayers for Jessica’s continued strength, health, and happiness. (3/25)
*Susan Clark’s son and daughter, Donald and Amanda, are struggling. Please pray for God to work powerfully in their lives. (3/25)
*Please pray for Danielle Czesak’s friends Dee and John who have been diagnosed with cancer. Please pray for the success of their treatments and the protection of their children. (3/18)
*Please pray for Peggy Root's aunt and godmother who was recently in the hospital and now residing permanently in a nursing home due to deteriorating health. (3/11)
*Please pray for Shawn's friend Jennifer who is in hospice. Also, pray for Jennifer's family. (3/11)

Prayer requests are listed for 4 weeks. Please let Chris Foley know if you would like to keep your request on longer.  Our practice is to list the name of the prayer requestor unless anonymity is specified. 

Pray for Our Shut Ins
Betty Behn, Sally Parker, Evelyn Macensky, and Karen Keathley

Current Office Hours
Rev. Nancy Lois, and our administrative assistant, Chris Foley, have office hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am-3PM. Our pastor is available to meet with you or visit you at your convenience at other times during the week. She also checks church voicemail and email daily Tuesday through Sunday. Monday is her day off.

Our mailing address is:
94 Miner Street, Middletown, CT  (860)632-0733 website
YouTube Channel
Rev. Nancy Lois, Pastor (413) 250-9895
Chris Foley, Administrative Assistant (860) 632-0733

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