Passover 'Seder' Supper is also when Jesus instituted the Eucharist. We invite faithful, curious Christians to appreciate the Last Supper as a Last Seder for Jesus and his disciples and to experience the ritual and meaning of that meal and how it is significant for the Christian understanding of the Eucharist.
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED ...for Meal Preparation, Meal Service, Cleanup, Liturgy Planning, Readers, Foot Washing, and Vigil Coordination.
Please let Father George know of your interest in helping with this most memorable and meaningful evening.
Did you know?
Passover is the great Jewish feast of redemption & liberation, the memorial of the Israelite's deliverance of their bondange in Egypt. Christian observance of Jesus Last Supper that commemorates the Exodus is called the Seder, when the family shares in a meal to symbolize their consciousness as a people and their faith in the future.
The Cuba Committee is working now with LWW (Living Water for the World) in prepara tion for the installation of the water purification system at Fieles A Jesus in Matanzas, Cuba. We first have to send at least 3 people to a training seminar that they give everyone who uses their system.
We are in touch St John's in Tallahassee who are excited for us and very encouraging. They have already used LWW to install 2 systems in Cuba, and are hoping to do more.
*News from Cuba is that Mother Tulia is now pasturing another church about 60 miles from her home in Matanzas. It is common for priests in Cuba to minister to more than one church. She goes there every second Saturday for their service, so we need to keep her in our prayers. She really has a lot to keep up with. She also sent us new pictures of the reconstruction, you can see them on the bulletin bo
ard in the Parish Hall.
Thanks so much to all who help Fieles A. Jesus and realize their ministry in Cuba. It's working!
Tuesday March 4th, 2014
*** 5-7pm ***
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Ash Wednesday 6:00pm March 5th.
Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent in the Western Christian calendar. Occurring 46 days before Easter, it is a moveable fast that can fall as early as February 4 and as late as March 10.
According to the canonical gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke; Jesus spent 40 days fasting in the desert, where he endured temptation by Satan. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of this 40 day liturgical period of prayer and fasting or abstinence. Of the 46 days until Easter, six are Sundays. As the Christian Sabbath, Sundays are not included in the fasting period and are instead "feast" days during Lent.
Ash Wednesday derives its name from the practice of placing ashes on the foreheads of adherents as a celebration and reminder of human mortality, and as a sign of mourning and repentance to God. The ashes used are typically gathered from the burning of the palms from the previous year's Palm Sunday.
"All are from the dust and to the dust shall return."
Daylight Savings Time Begins March 9
Be sure to turn your clocks ahead one hour on Saturday night.
2014 Church Directory
The proof for the new church directory is on the table inside the front door of the parish hall. Please take a few moments to find your name and double check all the information, including phone numbers, birthdays and anniversaries. If all is correct, put a check mark next to your name. Make any changes necessary. I will leave the proof there until March 10th and then print it.
If you can help our youth group by providing a Wednesday night dinner, pleasesign up on the Dinner Angel sheeton the bulletin board or notify Tammy Williams at:email@example.com
Coffee Hour/Flower Charts
The 2014 Coffee Hour and Altar Flower charts are posted in the parish hall. Be sure to pick your special dates and sign up early.
Daughters of the King
The next meeting will be on March 4th at 6pm. All ladies of the church are invited to attend for the meeting, dinner and study.
Men’s Night Out
The Wednesday and Friday night meetings begin at 7:30pm and a new Ladies meeting has been added at 5pm on Saturdays.
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