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Weekly News

This March at Central | Celebrating Our Risen Lord

March will be a glorious month at Central Assembly! We hope you will join us for all our Easter events. Here’s a brief summary of what’s coming up.

  • March 6 we’ll have our annual business meeting at 6:00 in the sanctuary. You’ll find more information about that in this newsletter.
  • March 13 remember to set your clocks ahead 1 hour, so you’ll get to church on time. Daylight Saving Time begins at 2am.
  • March 19 is the day for our annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Fusion Center from 9:30-11:30. Bring the kids for this morning of family fun!
  • March 20 is Palm Sunday, the start of Passion Week, and the day we celebrate Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, one week before His resurrection. We’ll have a water baptism service and communion.
  • March 23 Brent and Bonnie Johnson from Jacob’s Hope will host A Seder Experience in the Multipurpose Hall at 6:30. You must have a ticket to attend. Free tickets will be available at the Connect Counter through March 20.
  • March 25 join us for our Service of Shadows on Good Friday evening at 7:00. This service is a reflection on Jesus’ suffering and death, ending with anticipation of Easter morning and His ultimate victory.
  • March 27 is Easter Sunday! Jesus is risen! He is risen indeed! The sanctuary choir and orchestra will present special music, and Pastor Jeff will offer a message of hope. Both morning services will meet. Evening services and activities will not meet.

Annual Business Meeting | March 6 | 6:00p | Sanctuary

Our annual business meeting is tomorrow night at 6:00 in the sanctuary. The business meeting is a time to reflect on God’s faithfulness to us, as well as to anticipate the things He has in store for us in the year ahead. The election of two deacons is also on the meeting agenda. Remember that only official members may vote. Others are welcome to come and observe. Ballots will be provided for those who work in childcare areas. Join us for this important night for the Central Assembly family!

International Ministries | 10:30a | Fusion Auditorium

This Sunday Pastors Daisuke and Yoriko will lead separate men’s and women’s groups. Then Wednesday night, March 9, Pastor Hiroyuki Noda of Japanese Fellowship Church will be our guest speaker for the international prayer meeting. His message will be in English. If you would like to learn more about our international ministries, stop by the Connect Counter and pick up a current group menu. Or you may always e-mail us at international@centralassembly.org.

Wednesday Night Bible Study | March 9 | 6:30p | MPH

This Wednesday night Pastor Don will continue our Bible study series, Book of James, with “The Gift of God’s Word.” Join us every Wednesday night for solid Bible teaching and insightful table discussions. Come early for coffee and fellowship!

Youth Spring Retreat | March 11-13 | Windermere Conference Center

Hey, students! You don’t want to miss this year’s spring retreat. The theme is “The Path: Following God in Discipleship.” The cost is $85; scholarships are available if needed. All registrations and payments are due by Wednesday, March 9. Pick up a registration form at the Fusion Information Booth.

Central Men’s Softball | Season begins April 4

Hey, guys! Central softball is just around the corner. Our season begins April 4. Joining a team is a great way to make new friends and strengthen friendships you already have. We have room for both serious players and guys who have never played before. Sign up on the bulletin information card or at the Connect Counter by Sunday, March 20.

Oil Change Ministry Volunteers | 2nd Saturdays | 9:00a

Our Oil Change Ministry provides free oil changes for single moms, widows, and wives of deployed military personnel on the second Saturday morning of every month. We currently need volunteers to help with oil changes. All levels of competency are needed. Sign up on the bulletin information card or e-mail neighbors@centralassembly.org.

LFTL Banquet | April 7 | 7:00p | MPH

The 2016 Springfield North Light for the Lost Banquet is coin up Thursday, April 7. Pastors and spouses will receive complimentary steak dinners. Others may purchase dinner tickets for $8 each at the Connect Counter. Join us for this night of food and fellowship!

Weekend To Remember Conference | April 8-10 | Branson

Family Life’s inspiring Weekend To Remember conference for married and engaged couples is coming to Chateau on the Lake April 8-10. You’ll receive our group discount when you register by April 8 with our group name—marriagecentral (written as one word). Hotel reservations must be made directly with Chateau on the Lake. The discounted room rate for the conference is $119 a night. Call them at 888-333-5253 before March 25, 2016. Email us if you’d like more information.

Need a Stephen Minister? | Confidential care for those in crisis

Are you going through a difficult time? We can help. A Stephen Minister cares, listens, encourages, and provides emotional and spiritual support to those going through a crisis or difficult time. To learn how you can receive confidential care, contact Pastor David in the church office, 417.862.5013.