RESURRECTION SUNDAY, April 20, 2014

                                              April 13, 2014   Vol. 68   No.16






 HE LIVES!  “On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. 2 They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3 but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. 5 In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? 6 He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: 7 ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ” 8 Then they remembered his words.” Luke 24:1-8
 WEEKEND WORSHIP SERVICES
SUNRISE SERVICE AT PERCY JOHNSON PARK AT 5:45 A.M.
EASTER MORNING BREAKFAST AT MEMORIAL HALL: 9 A.M.
EASTER CELEBRATION SERVICE: 
 10:45 A.M. Combination Saturday night and Sunday morning this week.
Nursery provided. Junior Church begins about 11:15 A.M.
CHURCH  CALENDAR  NOTE that the Saturday night service this weekend will be combined with the Sunday morning service and there is no 9:30 A.M. Bible class. APRIL 26: Spring Clean Rummage Sale in Memorial Hall at church, from 8 A.M. to 3 P.M. sponsored by the youth group. MAY 2: Planning meeting for Daily Vacation Bible School. JUNE 16-20. Daily Vacation Bible School. Contact Pastor Ryan if you can help in any capacity: teaching, snack time, craft time, etc.
CHURCH  NEWS  Thank you to those who donated additional Easter lilies for church:  Len and Lucille Arnell in memory of Charlie, Mamie, and Jack Lindgren and in memory of the Olaf and Alida Lind family; Eric Greenfeldt in memory of Greenfeldt families including grandparents Anker and Martha Greenfeldt, father, Lorman, Aunt Betty and Uncle Nathan; Marge and John Scanlan in memory of Joyce Gunnlaugsson. * A gift was received for the Tidings with thanks from Glen Goodlet. * $3,500 is needed for the tech equipment to update the sound system (fixing the speakers that play outside of church and adding sound and visual connection from the sanctuary to Memorial Hall for funeral or other service overflow) and adding electronic drums for the Saturday night services so the sound can be controlled for the space.
COMMUNITY NEWS
 Memorial Service for Joy Gunnlaugsson on Saturday, April 19th at 1 P.M. at Bethel Church. Refreshments to follow in Memorial Hall. * The annual Island Party will be held at Karly’s on April 26, beginning at 5:30 P.M. There will be a buffet dinner followed by casino type games and a variety of live stage performances. There are 5 great raffle drawing prizes to be drawn that night. Prize #1: $500.00 CASH !!! Prize #2: Cedar Swing handmade by Larry Young. (Value: $500.00) Prize #3: Family Membership at Washington Island Rec Center. (Value: $250.00) Prize #4: Ferry Line Auto and Passenger Pass Books. (Value: $172.50) Prize #5: Lunch from Time Out Concessions and tickets to Rock Island State Park on the Karfi for a Family of Four. (Value: $75.00) Tickets can be purchased at the Island Party prior to the drawing at $5.00 each. This is a fundraiser sponsored by the Community Center Committee and all profits are used for improvements for the Community Center, support of the free Red Cross swimming lessons at the Rec Center, the Red Barn summer program, and other beneficial projects for the community. * NOTICE: The April 27th blood pressure clinic is cancelled and the normal schedule will resume on the 4th Sunday of the month on May 25th at Trinity and Bethel Churches. I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. – Christine Andersen, Washington Island Community Health Program Director. * April 22nd is the date of the Annual Town Meeting to be held at the Community Center at 6 P.M. * The last Island Players Center Stage is May 4 at the Rec Center. * The Sportsman’s Club annual banquet is at Karly’s this Saturday night. There is a BB gun target shoot at 5:30 P.M. There are snacks at 5:30-6:30 P.M. with buffet dinner of beef tips and chicken buffet to follow.  There will be a silent auction, door prizes, and gun raffles. All money raised benefits the wild life and other Sportsman’s Club programs. *  A winter storm hit the Island Sunday night into Monday. At least 4” of snow fell, the northwest wind blew, ice was on the move. Ferry trips Monday morning were cancelled due to wind and ice. The first ferry crossed at about noon. Huge ice shoves formed during the storm off Plum Island. There were more sporadic snow flurries Tuesday and more predicted for the rest of the week. * “Grace is everything for nothing for those who do not deserve anything.”   


PALM SUNDAY, April 13, 2014

                                              April 13, 2014   Vol. 68   No.15



Church: 920-847-2116   Pastor Ryan and Christine home: 920-847-2155  Cell: 920-495-0380                                   
 PALM SUNDAY “How scornfully the soldiers watched That small procession go; With what great pride and arrogance Their legions welled to show The might of Rome. But Caesars pass – The court, the throne are dust; The sword, the eagle-emblazoned shield, And spear, alike, are rust. Yet still through earth hosannas ring In ever-swelling tides, And still across the centuries The Galilean rides!” – Leslie Savage Clark       “And many spread their clothes on the road, and others cut down leafy branches from the trees and spread them on the road. And those who went before and those who followed cried out, saying: “Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!” - from Mark chapter 11

 WEEKEND WORSHIP SERVICES
FIRST YOUTH MEETING ON SATURDAY NIGHT at 5-7 P.M.SATURDAY NIGHT CONTEMPORARY SERVICE: 6 P.M. in Memorial Hall.
           Nursery and Junior Church provided.  
SUNDAY MORNING ADULT BIBLE CLASS: 9:30 A.M.
John Williams, teacher.
SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE: 10:45 A.M.           Nursery provided. Junior Church begins about 11:15 A.M.
CHURCH  CALENDAR   MAUNDY THURSDAY: 6-7 P.M. Join us in preparing our hearts for the Holy Celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. EASTER SUNDAY: All are invited to the Sunrise Service at Percy Johnson Park at 5:45 A.M. with community breakfast to follow at 9 A.M. at Bethel Church Memorial Hall provided by the Deacons. Easter Worship Service at 10:45 A.M. He is risen! NOTE that the Saturday night service on Easter weekend will be combined with the Sunday morning service and there is no 9:30 A.M. Bible class. APRIL 26: Spring Clean Rummage Sale in Memorial Hall at church, from 8 A.M. to 3 P.M.  MAY 2: Planning meeting for Daily Vacation Bible School. JUNE 16-20. Daily Vacation Bible School. Contact Pastor Ryan if you can help in any capacity: teaching, snack time, craft time, etc..
CHURCH  NEWS  Thanks to those who helped with spring cleaning at church April 12. * Thank you to those who donated the large Easter lilies for church:  Marian Boniface in memory of departed loved ones;  Martin and Mary Andersen in memory of parents, Josephine and Lou Small Sr. and Lorraine and Marvin Andersen; Russ and Martha McCartney in memory of Chuck Jorgenson and in honor of Everall Jorgenson. * A gift was received from Paul and Lila Ellefson in memory of Joy Gunnlaugsson. * It was reported at the Leader’s Council April 7 that there $3,500 is needed for the tech equipment to update the sound system (fixing the speakers that play outside of church and adding sound and visual connection from the sanctuary to Memorial Hall for funeral or other service overflow) and adding electronic drums for the Saturday night services so the sound can be controlled for the space.
COMMUNITY NEWS
 Remember the Memorial Service for Joy Gunnlaugsson on Saturday, April 19th at 1 P.M. at Bethel Church. * The annual Island Party will be held at Karly’s on April 26, beginning at 5:30 P.M. There will be a buffet dinner followed by casino type games and a variety of live stage performances. 5 great  raffle prizes will be won by the lucky ticket holders that night.  This is a fundraiser sponsored by the Community Center Committee and all profits are used for improvements for the Community Center, support of the free Red Cross swimming lessons at the Rec Center, the Red Barn activities, and other beneficial projects for the community. Funds previously made were recently used to update the Rutledge Room and the furnishings. * NOTICE: The April 27th blood pressure clinic is cancelled and the normal schedule will resume on the 4th Sunday of the month on May 25th at Trinity and Bethel Churches. I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. – Christine Andersen, Washington Island Community Health Program Director. * The annual Easter Egg Hunt at the W. I. Recreation Center will be on April 19th . Pre-registration is required. Children through age 12 are invited to participate. Kids bring your own basket. Check with the Rec for more details. * April 22nd is the date of the Annual Town Meeting to be held at the Community Center at 6 P.M. * Washington Island Schools WINS-Voyage Experiential Learning open house was held on  Friday, April 4th from 1:30-3:30 P.M. at the school.  Family and community members were invited to visit and see what the children had learned about their community. From pre-school through 12th grade, there were displays from field trips to Island businesses, articles from interviews of people from current and past businesses and Island history. “Who Are We and What Do We Do Here?” learning voyage was held from March 17th running through April 4. The experience was launched with a Washington Island ferry excursion on March 17. Island Players had several people represent historic figures from Island history during the ride. Some of the student’s works are posted on the Washington Island School website. This was a great way for students and school staff and people from the community to connect. Thanks to all who worked to make this possible. * The last Island Players Center Stage is May 4 at the Rec Center. * The Sportsman’s Club annual banquet is at Karly’s on April 19. There is a BB gun target shoot at 5:30 P.M. There are snacks at 5:30-6:30 P.M. with buffet dinner of beef tips and chicken buffet to follow.  There will be a silent auction, door prizes, and gun raffles. All money raised benefits the wild life and other Sportsman’s Club programs. Reservation deadline was April 12th.

“Grace is everything for nothing for those who do not deserve anything.”