Holy Week at FPC
Holy Week is a week of celebration, suffering, and mourning and Jesus’ triumph over sin and death. Each day preceding Jesus’ resurrection allows our hearts and souls to prepare for Easter Sunday. The week begins with Palm Sunday and leads us to the Last Supper on Maundy Thursday, Jesus’ crucifixion on Good Friday, and ultimately His resurrection on Easter Sunday. Join us to commemorate these milestones of the Christian faith:
Palm Sunday – April 10 at 8:45 and 10:45 am
Maundy Thursday – April 14 at 7:00 pm
Good Friday – April 15 at 2:30 pm
Easter Sunday – April 17 at 8:45 and 10:45 am
Missed last week’s service? You can watch the recording here.
WE NEED YOU! Requesting Families to Greet and Usher on Sundays
We need your help! We currently do not have anyone to hand out bulletins and usher for the remaining Sundays in April. This is a great opportunity for families to serve. No experience is required. Use the link below to select the date and time you can help. With the services of Holy Week quickly approaching, we need people to be ready to welcome new and old faces to our church!
Our Red Cross contact, Nicole Rundahl, reported that the WEB Community Blood Drive that was hosted at FPC on March 18 was a success! Nicole said, ‘We collected 63 units, on a goal of 70. Your drive helped save up to 189 lives!” FPC’s next blood drive is scheduled for Friday, August 12. Set your appointment today.
The Road to Emmaus: Finding Jesus in Our Everyday Lives
Rev. Jeff Quinto, FPC member and Executive Director of The Bethel Series, shares a devotion on Luke 24:13-35 on finding Jesus’s hand in our everyday lives. This is a reprise of the devotion originally released in April 2020. Enjoy the video!
Bethel Series Open House at the Baker Barn
Sunday, April 24 | 3:00 – 6:00 pm
The Quintos and the Himegarners invite FPC to the Baker Barn for an Open House with a presentation on what God is doing through the Bethel Series with an opportunity to give to this Mission. This will be on April 24th from 3-6 pm.
Directions from Madison:
West on Hwy 12 toward Sauk City and go roughly 8 miles past Highway 19 towards
Sauk City. 1-1/2 miles before you get to Sauk City turn left off of Hwy 12 onto N.
Dunlop Hollow Rd. Go roughly 1-mile and the driveway to our farm is on the left.
You will see the Baker Barn sign on your left.
WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS | April 10, 2022
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EASTER WORSHIP INFO: For parents on Easter Sunday, there will not be programs for children and teens, but we will have a children’s message during the service and lots of amazing music, so we hope to see folks of all ages sitting together as families.
In consideration of temporary staffing issues and other factors, there will not be a sunrise service this Easter Sunday. We will certainly re-evaluate the need for this service next year at this same time.
Join the Fun at the Easter Trail!
April 16 | 11:00 am-Noon
Save the Date! Retirement BBQ and Potluck
Sunday, June 26 | 12:00-3:00 pm
Celebrate Pastor Kirk’s career and time as FPC’s pastor!
Members and friends of FPC, you–and your appetite–are invited to a BBQ and potluck celebration of Pastor Kirk! Come join the festivities, enjoy good company, and help us eat an abundance of smoked BBQ and a variety of salads, side dishes, and desserts. RSVP to let us know you’re coming and how many people will come with you. Your RSVP helps plan the right amount of food! Look for another invitation early this May for a chance to sign up to bring food and/or donate to help cover the cost of the meat we will BBQ.
VBS 2022: Monumental
June 12-14 | 5:30-7:30pm
Save the Date for VBS this Summer! It will be a Monumental good time! June 12, 13, 14 from 5:30-7:30 pm. Come explore southwest canyons of rock-solid faith and discover that our God is monumental.
Collecting food and supply items for Waunakee Food Pantry
The Light Team requests your help to fill the grocery cart for the Waunakee Food Pantry. This Lenten mission will help those with urgent needs in our area. The most needed items are:
- Spaghetti Noodles
- Vegetable Oil
- Tomato Paste
- Hair Conditioner
- Snack Items (Crackers/Snack pudding/nuts, etc.)
- Mac & Cheese
- Yellow Mustard
FPC is looking for someone to help in the nursery. We have one person ready to help, but we need two people to run the nursery. If interested, please contact the church office.
Stephen Ministry at FPC: Providing God’s Care to Hurting People
What is this ministry about?
Extensively trained and supervised Stephen Minister Caregivers provide high-quality, one-on-one confidential Christian care to anyone in need. They provide weekly visits and ongoing support as long as the care receiver needs. Should the care receiver have needs that are beyond the scope of a Stephen Minister Caregiver, they are referred to professional caregivers.
What kind of care is offered from a Stephen Minister?
- CRISIS CARE – For people experiencing change(s) that significantly challenge their ability to cope.
- FOLLOW-UP CARE – After the crisis event.
- CHRONIC CARE – For a person whose situation is unlikely to change.
- PREVENTIVE CARE – Providing care before a crisis occurs.
- SUPPORTIVE CARE – Care for the caregiver.
How can I find out more about this ministry?
Call the church office at 608-949-9445, or reach out to a pastor or deacon. Stephen Minister Caregivers don’t replace the care of pastors and deacons. They carry it a step further.
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