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Special Worship Service Times
5:30am at Old Burial Hill
9am and 11am
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Marblehead's Little Harbor
 from the Old North Church Tower 
 Sunday, April 16, 2017
Easter Sunday
Scripture Lesson: Matthew 28:1-10
Sermon: "There You Will See Him"
Rev. Karla J. Miller at 9am
Rev. Dr. Dennis B. Calhoun at 11am

Our Vision Statement
Old North Church is an inclusive Christian Community called to bring to life God's love and grace by sharing the gospel for this time and place; extending the hospitality Christ showed; embodying God's love and compassion to those in need; and growing together in our understanding and experience of the Holy Spirit at work in our midst.
       Special Worship Service Times

Maundy Thursday Service of Tenebrae - 8pm

Easter Sunday

5:30am Sunrise Worship at Old Burial Hill

9 and 11am in the Sanctuary

Children's Church News
Easter Sunday, April 16th
There will be no Children's Church. 
The Infant / Toddler Room will be staffed for the 11am service only.
Bible Sunday, April 30th
On April 30th, the children of the 3rd grade will receive their bibles. The Children's Church Committee would like to invite all of the families and children of Children's Church to celebrate this special day with a Pot Luck Breakfast at 9:00a.m. in the Parish Hall. Please bring a dish to share.
Old North/REAL Program Day
Saturday's event with our friends from the REAL Program of Lynn, was a wonderful success! Curious Creatures brought snakes, a skunk, an alligator, a chinchilla, and many other exotic critters which brought smiles, giggles, ooh's and awes. Time for pizza, dancing, coloring together and sharing followed. A few children were delighted to share with me that they were able to sneak up to the sanctuary to hear their friends who volunteer in their program during the week. What a thrill it was for them to see and hear these special people singing; Judy Conner, Dara VanRemoortel and Linda Duvel you have certainly made a difference! Thank you to the Children's Church Committee and the children of Old North Church for hosting this very special day! One of the little girls summed it up beautifully, "This is like coming to your house, and this is Gods house...I am happy" ~Rikalya
Estate and Wills Workshop
Sunday, April 30 11:30am - Great Room
Andrew Christensen, a church member and a local attorney, will be holding this informal workshop. Please attend and get basic questions answered like why you should have a will and how you should title your property. You will also learn the various ways you can remember Old North in your estate plan.  If you have questions, please call Joe McKane at 781-941-6304.
It's Our Turn to Stock the Food Pantry!
Twice annually, in April and November, the ONC Christian Service Committee collects food items for donation to the Marblehead Food Pantry. The Marblehead Food Pantry, housed in the Star of the Sea Community Center at 80 Atlantic Avenue, was founded in 1991 in response to the economic downturn at that time. It is a community pantry, supported by financial and food donations from Marblehead's schools, churches, synagogues, scout troops, businesses, organizations, and individuals. Food assistance is provided to anyone in need, as long as they can prove Marblehead residency. Your support of this food drive, in goods or financial donations, is greatly appreciated!
Annual Report Deadline                       
It's hard to believe but it is time for those Annual Reports to be submitted to the office in preparation for our Annual Church Meeting on May 21 at 11:00, after the 10:00 service.  Mark your calendar and plan to come!!  Committee Chairs and all who write an annual report, PLEASE make every effort to get your report to the office by APRIL 17TH.  The reports have to be available on MAY 7TH.  The office needs two weeks to process them and get the annual reports printed. 

Skylark Concert at ONC 

Tuesday, April 25 at 7:30pm 

Nationally-acclaimed Skylark - an all-professional vocal ensemble known for its "sublimely beautiful" sound and innovative, inter-disciplinary programming - returns to Old North to present Clear Voices in the Dark, a musical pairing of Francis Poulenc's 1943 masterpiece Figure and poignant songs from the American Civil War. Clear Voices in the Dark is a powerful cross-cultural statement about the expressive power of the arts, and specifically the human voice, in times of struggle. Figure Humaine has been described as a "high-wire act for choirs", and because of its monumental difficulty, is rarely, if ever, performed - don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to hear Poulenc's masterpiece performed live. The concert will take place on Tuesday, April 25th at 7:30pm. There will be a pre-concert lecture at 6:30pm and a post-concert reception. Anyone wishing to help with the reception should contact Nan Haskell at nanhaskell@gmail.com. Tickets: $30 general admission / $10 students and music educators at www.skylarkensemble.org/clear-voices-in-the-dark.html and at the door.
Northeast Association Women's Fellowship Meeting April 26
We Are Collecting Socks!
ONC women have been invited by the Northeast Association Women's Fellowship to collect "cute" socks for a project called "Bags of Hope."  This ministry reaches out in a practical way to women living on the streets or in programs throughout the Boston area who are affected by sex trafficking, addiction and homelessness.  You can read more about it here:  https://jasminegrace.org/bags-of-hope/  The Northeast Association Women's Fellowship Spring Meeting will feature Jasmine Grace Mavino, founder of Bags of Hope, who puts a real face on the issue of sex trafficking in America.   The date is Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 9:30-1:00 pm at the Groveland Congregational Church, and the cost is $7.  Please make a reservation by April 21st by calling 978-373-3463.
Vacation Bible School                       
Save the Dates!
Vacation bible school
August 21-25
More information will follow

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