Today we are celebrating the sacrament of Holy Communion. In the Presbyterian Church we understand that Jesus invites all who love him to the Table which he has prepared for us. If you are a guest with us today, please join in this sacred, joyful sacrament.
Today Rev. Sarah Schmidt-Lee will be preaching and administering Holy Communion. She is the Pastoral Transition Coordinator of Lake Michigan Presbytery and in that capacity she is assisting our Pastoral Nominating Committee. Please welcome her to North Kent Church.
JOY Bible is on a short break and will start up again on March 22nd.
Our Maundy Thursday Holy Communion service will be held on Thursday, March 24 at 7:30. Please plan to attend this somber service remembering the last hours of Jesus’ life.
Our Community Good Friday service will be held on Friday, March 25. Please plan to join with others in the Rockford area for worship to remember Jesus’ death. Time and location to be determined.
The Presbytery of Lake Michigan will be meeting on Saturday, March 12.
Pastor Paula is on vacation from Wednesday, March 2 through Monday, March 14. In her absence Rev. Helen Havlik will be available for pastoral care. If you have a need, please contact our Office Manager, who will contact Rev. Havlik.
On Sunday, March 13 Rev. Linda Rubingh will be preaching. The session has invited her “New City Kids” to play and sing during worship. Rev. Rubingh is the co-founder with her husband Trevor, of New City Kids and in 2012, she founded The Brighter Day Program at New City, a program for children and teens who have experienced sexual abuse, domestic violence and traumatic loss. She is a member of Lake Michigan Presbytery.
Hunger Fast 2016 is coming up on March 18 and 19. More information will be coming later.
Along with other Rockford Area churches North Kent Church is invited to a series of Wednesday evening Lenten conversations about tough issues of today, hosted by First Congregational Church of Rockford, U.C.C. On Wednesday, March 9, an LGBT open conversation, on March 16, Human Trafficking. The evenings begin with prayer at 6:00 p.m. followed by a presentation from 6:30-7:30. See the flyers in the narthex for more information.
Mission Committee decided this year to add a clothing drive for men at the same time as the clothing drive for the Women’s Closet at the Women’s Resource Center. The Men’s clothing will be taken to the North Kent Community Service Center. Racks & a table are set up in the Teeuwissen Room
Please bring appropriate clothing for women and men for job interviews and for work. (Clean, no rips, no missing buttons, no stains, etc.)
Women: Skirts, blouses, good slacks, suits, sweaters, jewelry, belts, shoes, scarves
Men: Pants, shirts, sweaters, suits, belts, shoes
As a challenge to all of us, we suggest choosing (at least) one item to donate for each day of Lent.
PNC has been diligently working for the past few months, meeting almost weekly, to find a pastoral candidate for our church. About 8 applications have been received so far, but only 2 have been candidates that have met the qualifications, which we as a church membership began discussing last summer. We are excited about who we have seen so far, and are looking forward to a few more possible candidates in the next months. Please pray for us to continue the work that the congregation has charged us with.
This week of March 6, 2016 through March 13, 2016
Sunday (6) 9:30 am Discussion Group
10:00 am Choir Practice
10:45 am Worship Service
Monday (7) 10:30 am NO Moms & Munchkins
5:00 pm NO PNC meeting
7:00 pm Boy Scouts
Tuesday (8) 7:15 am BNI
1:15 pm NO J.O.Y. Bible Study
6:30 pm Disciple Bible Study
7:30 am Men’s Breakfast (Mr. Burger, 5181 Northland Dr.
7:00 pm Women’s AA
Wednesday (9) 8:00 am Women’s Breakfast (Real Food Café, 5430 Northland Dr. NE)
7:00 pm AA
Thursday (10) 7:30 pm NO Choir Rehearsal
Friday (11) 9:00 am Morning AA
Next Sunday (13) 9:30 am Discussion Group
10:00 am NO Choir Practice
10:45 am Worship Service