Welcome Light, Service & Table Come join our faith community. We are an open and affirming church. This means we actively support diversity in all its forms. See Open and Affirming statement. We welcome everyone into the fellowship and service of our congregation. Our Sunday Worship and Sunday School is at 10:00 a.m. (9:30 a.m. during the summer months) Our mission is to grow in our relationships with God and those around us. We find God in the teachings of Jesus Christ and the Holy Scriptures, in service to others, and in the celebration and commemoration of the important milestones in the life of our families and communities. See our Beliefs. “Whoever you are and wherever you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here!” What’s the BUZZ at FCC ? March 16, 2018 SUNDAY, March 18th – 10 AM: Fifth Sunday of Lent Anthem: “Look to the Rose” by Joseph Martin Hymns: “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”, “In the Bulb There is a Flower” Sermon: “A Single Grain of Wheat”; Pastor Carol Steinbrecher, preaching. Scripture: John 12: 20 – 33; Lay Reader: Pam Johnson Deacon of the Month: Jen Trethewey Friendship Hour Hosts: The Harris Family. UPDATING INFORMATION NEEDED ASAP If you would like to be included in the upcoming directory, (weather you had your picture taken or not) please make sure Pat Simmons has your information: NAME________________________________________________________________________ ADDRESS_____________________________________________________________________ EMAIL_______________________________________________________________________ PHONE______________________________________________________________________ CELL________________________________________________________________________ Please email to firstname.lastname@example.org. This information stays internal with in the church and will be very helpful for our new pastor. PALM SUNDAY BRUNCH March 25th after Worship in the Parish Hall Group 20 will be putting on the annual Palm Sunday brunch. Adults $7 children $5 All are welcome, invite family and friends to this wonderful event. The Menu will include: Egg Casserole, Sausages, Fresh fruit, Sweet and Savory breads, Coffee, Tea, Orange Juice, Cereal. A LILY FOR EASTER This Easter season we have the opportunity to purchase a lily for the beauty of our Easter Worship Service. The cost is $20.00 per plant. If you wish to purchase a lily, please complete the form at Friendship Hour, attach your payment, and leave it in the door slot to the Church Office, see a Deacon, or call the church Office at (781)784-2631 by Monday, March 26. Thank you. Did you know you can plant them after they have gone by and they will come up next year? PRAYING OUR WAY THROUGH LENT – PRAYER ACTIVITIES To help us to pray without ceasing, there will be prayer stations and activities in the Library (Confirmation Classroom) each week. Come early for choir rehearsal, or for meetings, or before you go to work, or on the way home, and spend a few minutes in prayer for this church, for your families, for all of us, and for our world. WEEKLY WORSHIP MEDITATION FOR LENT Starting with the first Sunday in Lent, each sermon will end with a short, guided prayer meditation. During the Time For Children of All Ages, a meditation object will be handed out. Collect them to use at home or work! PRAYERS PLEASE Mary Peltier is recovering from surgery and having rehab at Wingate – in Sharon. She loves phone calls and visitors, Room 215, 781-793-1063 Ed Welch, recovering from hip surgery. EASTER MORNING LAKESIDE SERVICE April 1st, 7 am to 8 am Interfaith Christian Churches of Sharon are hosting a service at Memorial Park Beach, 1 Beach St, Sharon. In case of rain we will meet at Hope Church, 152 S. Main St Sharon. All are welcome. SHAWS MONOPOLY GAME Please save your tickets to help us get items for our food pantry. Our Food Pantry is in need of meals in a can- stew, ham, tuna, chicken, hash- Flour, sugar, cooking oil, Toilet paper, salt, pepper, baking powder, baking soda, cereal, shelf stable milk, mayo, ect ect. Please bring items to church on Sunday or drop them off when you have a chance. WEB SITE AND FACEBOOK PAGE I received “comments” from a few people that the web site and Face Book pages are not updated. This is not true. The Face book page is update every couple of days and the website is updated once a week. Anyone is welcome to take pictures and send them to email@example.com (the church email) and I will be glad to post them on face book and the website. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fccsharon Website: http://fccofsharon.org/ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org In addition, Our weekly publication: The Buzz is available via email. Printed copies are available at church. Our News Letter: Doorways is available via email. Printed copies are available at church. Large Print Bulletins are available for Sunday Worship. Events are posted in the Advocate, Stoughton, Foxboro, and Canton News papers as well as “What’s up Sharon”. Please feel free to call the office 781-784-2631 x 100 directly if you have any concerns about our publications or would like to help with advertising or publications.