Sanctuary Open for Prayer
Wednesdays 6am-noon


 

Sanctuary Open For Prayer

We need a period each year for intentional spiritual reflection, restoration and renewal. Much like we need the reminder of the Gospel, we need to prepare our hearts– which often look more like a desert than a garden. The word "prepare" means “to make ready for something, a purpose or activity." The definition conveys the idea of deliberate effort over a period of time. The upcoming Lenten season will provide some measured days for us to apply the biblical practice of stillness (Psalm 46:10). As we slow down and prepare our hearts, we'll see God renew us with hope and anticipation for Resurrection Sunday!

Now through April 1, the Sanctuary will be open from 6am – 12pm on Wednesdays for those who would like to spend time in reflection and prayer. Invite a friend to be a prayer-partner with you. Our pastors will be on-site for counsel and prayer support.


Maundy Thursday Communion Service
April 2
7pm

Maundy Thursday Communion Service
April 2
7pm

In contrast to joyful Easter celebration, Maundy Thursday services are typically more solemn occasions, marked by the shadow of Jesus' betrayal. From the Latin word mandatum, meaning "commandment," Maundy refers to the command Jesus gave his disciples at the Last Supper: "Do this in remembrance of Me." Jesus' command seems very simple, but the understanding of what happened that night is far from simple. Why is the importance of remembering Communion so significant for Christians? Come experience our Maundy Thursday Communion Service, April 2 at 7pm. Together, we will worship and "break bread" while focusing on the mandate to love with humility by serving one another while remembering His ultimate humility and sacrifice for us. Simultaneously "Journey to the Cross" for children (preschool through 4th grade) and nursery will be provided.

Easter Egg Hunt
April 4
10am

Easter Egg Hunt

In olden days, dyed and painted chicken eggs were hidden for children to find as a way to celebrate the beginning of spring. Bring your basket and join us for a traditional Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4 at 10am.

Separate areas will be provided for preschool and elementary age children. After the search, stick around for miscellaneous prizes like smallest egg, largest count, etc.

We’ll also have some old-fashioned games and crafts and some healthy snacks. Invite your friends and family to this free event.

If bad weather occurs, all activities will be held indoors.


Easter Sunday Service
April 5
10am

Easter Sunday

 

Easter Sunday- MIRACLES: Ruse or Real?

Has something ever happened that you just could not explain? It could have happened to you, a friend, a family member or an acquaintance, but for whatever reason it was simply... unbelievable. Perhaps it wasn't an experience but you may have looked at the world and thought that some things are just unreal... like how the world was made or the complexity of the human body.

Some have termed these inexplicable events and realities MIRACLES. What's even more disconcerting for some is that if these "miracles" are real, it would certainly have an impact on how we view life, reality, and God. If these miracles are true it may even mean that there is a personal God who cares and intervenes in human history.

This Easter Sunday we will be talking about miracles and the hope, truth and meaning they point us to... Especially the one miracle that casts a shadow on all the rest. So, you will have to ask this question: Miracles- are they a RUSE or are they REAL?

Note that Adult, Children and Youth Sunday School classes will not meet. Children Kindergarten and above will attend the worship service with their parents. Childcare for nursery through preschool will be provided. The Shuttle is available from Dewy Meadow 9:30-11:45am.


Senior Luncheon
April 17
Noon-2pm

Senior Luncheon
April 17
Noon-2pm

MBC Senior Luncheon provides a time of food, fun and fellowship to seniors within our church and neighboring communities. This month will feature the Red Oak Country Boys singing group. Bring your favorite salad, casserole, dessert or bread to share. Socks are also being collected for the Relief Bus. Join us for another time of food, fun, and fellowship.

 

 

 


Community Hymn Sing
April 19
6pm

Community Hymn Sing

MBC will host a Community Hymn Sing, Sunday evening, April 19 at 6pm. Hear audience favorites and some freshly written hymns; with piano, organ and other instrumentalists to enrich the evening. Come, celebrate the rich tradition of sharing faith through the collective singing of hymns and songs.

This informal Community Hymn Sing is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome, and no tickets or reservations are needed. For more information, contact Pastor Chad.