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Weekly News

Easter 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 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.

International Ministries | 10:30a | Fusion Auditorium

This Sunday Gary Wornica will speak on “Encouragement: A Lost Art.” Next week is Host Family Sunday. Our own Sheju Sathyyanesan will speak. We’ll enjoy a potluck lunch after the service. 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.

The Gathering | March 15 | 7:00p | Fusion Center

All college and young adults are welcome to join us this Tuesday for food and fellowship. The menu will feature Nik Burgers. A $3 dinner donation is appreciated. Please RSVP on the bulletin information card or e-mail us.

Wednesday Night Bible Study | March 16 | 6:30p | MPH

This Wednesday night Sevo Lwali will continue our Bible study series, Book of James, with “Simple Advice for Life.” Join us every Wednesday night for solid Bible teaching and insightful table discussions. Come early for coffee and fellowship!

Easter Egg Hunt | March 19 | 9:30a | Fusion Center

Our annual Easter Egg Hunt is just a hop and a skip away! The fun will begin Saturday, March 19, at 9:30am. Come ready to have an exciting time with inflatables, games, crafts, baby chicks, face painting, snacks, Easter egg hunting, and more! Bring the kids; invite your friends and neighbors. This is one of our favorite times of the year to share Jesus with our community.

Easter Candy Donations | To Fill Thousand of Eggs

We still need donations of individually-wrapped candy to fill plastic Easter eggs for our March 19 Easter egg hunt. If you would like to help, please drop a bag or two in the designed drop-off baskets located at each end of the foyer. Thank you for your generosity, Central family!

A Seder Experience | March 23 | 6:30p | Multipurpose Hall

Brent and Bonnie Johnson from Jacob’s Hope will host A Seder Experience on Wednesday, March 23. The Passover Seder is probably the most beloved home ritual for Jewish families. It involves the retelling of the Exodus and God’s divine intervention on behalf of His people. This unique service will be a wonderful time with the church family. Each table will have a Passover Seder plate in the center containing some of the symbolic foods that are part of the ritual. Everyone who attends must have a ticket. Tickets are free and available at the Connect Counter through March 20.

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.

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!

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.

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.