Monday, March 27, 2017

Save the Date!!

2017 marks the 200th anniversary of East Bethany Presbyterian Church.  Our weekend long celebration will be held on June 3-4, 2017.  Stay tuned for additional information and SAVE THE DATE!!  You won't want to miss this joyous celebration!

Easter Services

Palm Sunday--April 9th at 10:30 AM

Easter Sunday--April 16th at 10:30 AM

Visitors are always welcome! 
 Please invite your friends and family to join us for our Easter services.

Memorial Easter Lilies

Once again we are taking orders for memorial lilies that will be used to decorate our sanctuary for Easter.

The plants are usually 6-10 blooms and the price is $8.00. 

The plants will be displayed on Easter Sunday and you are welcome to take them home after the service to enjoy during the Easter season.  If you would prefer, they can be delivered to a shut-in.

If you wish to order a lily in memory of a loved one or to honor someone you care about, please fill out the order form, available in the church office or your Sunday bulletin.  Return it along with payment to Susan Boyle or drop it off in the church office by Sunday, April 2nd.  Thank You!!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Maundy Thursday Service

Our Maundy Thursday service will be held on April 13th at 7 PM.   

What is Maundy Thursday?  (from Richard Wagner and Kurt Warner)

Within the midst of the Easter season, Maundy Thursday — the Thursday before Easter — is one Christian holy day that many Christians and even many churches often overlook, yet it symbolizes a critically important truth of the Christian faith: Jesus as a suffering servant and the call for his followers to do the same. It also draws a connection between the Passover sacrifice, a Jewish tradition, and Jesus Christ’s sacrificial role on the cross.
The night before Jesus was crucified, he had a Passover supper with his disciples. (Passover is a Jewish holy day that celebrates God’s deliverance of the Israelites from their slavery in Egypt.) After supper, Jesus knew that this would be his final opportunity to instruct his disciples before the crucifixion, so he talked at length about his purposes, what his followers should do in response, and the promise of the Holy Spirit to come. He then washed his disciples’ feet in an incredible demonstration of humility and servanthood. Finally, he gave bread and wine to his disciples and asked them to partake of it in remembrance of him. The act of partaking bread and wine is called Communion (or the Last Supper) today.
The word Maundy (pronounced mawn-dee) comes from the Latin word mandatum, which means “command.” The command that this holy day refers to is the one that Jesus gave to his disciples during the Last Supper:
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, just like I have loved you; that you also love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another. John 13:34–35
Along this line, many churches perform foot-washing services on Maundy Thursday as a way to remember Jesus’ command.

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