Sunday, Mar 25- Palm Sunday
8:30 Worship Service
9:30 Children’s Choir practice
9:45 Sunday School
11:00 Worship Service
3:00 – 5:00 Easter Family Event
5:00 Youth group
Tuesday, Mar 27
10:00 Bible Study at the church
Wednesday, Mar 28
7:00 Andover choir practice
Thursday, Mar 29
6:30 Maundy Thursday Service
Good Friday, Mar30
11:00 – 1:00 Church open for meditation/reflection
They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, ‘Hosanna!’ ‘ Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!’ ‘Blessed is the King of Israel!’ Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week and is an important Christian festival around the world. … Palm Sunday is a commemoration of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, coming in peace and riding on a donkey. …Please prepare you hearts to worship with us this Palm Sunday. The scripture this week is Matthew 27:45, 50-54.
Andover Egg Hunt
On Palm Sunday (3/25) we will be having a family event from 3pm-5pm for all ages! There will be crafts, dying eggs, decorating cookies, making crosses out of coins and a teaching moment to talk about the real heart of Easter! We will conclude with an egg hunt for the children!! We hope you will join us for this time of fellowship! Invite your friends and neighbors.
Maundy Thursday and Good Friday – We will have a night of remembrance and communion this Thursday at 6:30 pm in our sanctuary. This night we will relive the story, share in a meal, and ponder “the Cries of the Christ.” On Good Friday, the Andover Sanctuary will be open from 11am-1pm for guided prayers and silence. (Good Friday evening, Pastor Jim will take part in the Downtown service of Tenebrae at 7:00 pm)
Easter – Easter morning, we will have 3 opportunities to celebrate our Risen Lord. A Sunrise Service with communion and reflection will take place at 8 am. There will also be identical services at 9:00 and 11:00 am. (We will not have Sunday school on Easter Sunday. )
We will continue to support the pantry at Embrace the first Sunday in April which happens to be Easter Sunday. What a great way to show the love of Christ by giving to the less fortunate on Easter. If you are traveling, bring your donations during the week.
New Member Classes
Mark your calendars! We will begin classes 4/8 – 4/29 on Sunday mornings at 9:45am for those interested in becoming members at Andover. If you’re not a member, would you consider linking arms and joining with us? Contact Pastor Jim to signup.
April 1 – Easter Sunday – 8A – sunrise service, 9A and 11A- identical services (no Sunday School)
April 8 – Beginning of 4 week New member classes – 9:45
May 18-19 – Marriage Enrichment
June 11-13 – Ky Annual Conference
July 22 – 26 – Vacation Bible School at Andover
This newsletter is not meant to replace the Sunday bulletin, but to enhance communication. The announcements may not always be the same, so make sure to continue to check your bulletin for additional information.
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