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Dear families,

We are blessed to worship in a resource-rich community. Gifts and accomplishments abound, and the ministries that take place each week to all generations require the ample skills of many. But THIS WEEK, I want to talk about Carol Wehrheim.

Carol has been a cornerstone of our church for 40+ years. She led Children's Ministry some years back and continued to lead and contribute in just about every area. Did you know she custom-crafts our Vacation Bible School curriculum each year (as well as tells the stories at VBS), writes the weekly Take Home Questions for Next Gen (read them!), leads a Parent's Bible Study on Wednesday afternoons, tells the Bible story regularly in worship, plus is Clerk of the Session? I could keep going but trust me when I say, her accomplishments are legion.

Carol has just co-edited a book of Bible stories for children. She will lead a Partnering with Parents class on Sunday, April 22. Because we think this book is so fabulous, our church has purchased a copy for each family in our church community. You are welcome to pick up your family's copy at the class or during coffee hour that day.

I am grateful for Carol's gifts and guidance in our church. We are blessed indeed.

In shared ministry,

Take Home Questions

April 15
Jesus appears to the disciples ( Luke 24:36b-48 )
1. Why do you think Jesus wanted to eat in front of the disciples?
2. Who could you greet with "Peace be with you" this week?
 
April 22
Jesus, the Good Shepherd ( John 10:11-18 )
1. What do you know about sheep and shepherds?
2. How are we like Jesus' sheep?

Who gets a Bible? YOU get a Bible.
Come to Carol's class on Sunday, April 22 and pick up your complementary copy.
Partnering with Parents Class plus Bible Give-away
Sunday, April 22, 9:30 AM
Carol Wehrheim

Parents, grandparents, Bible story lovers, all welcome  to this introduction to a book of 150 Bible stories  co-edited by our own Carol A. Wehrheim (woo hoo!) . The book is ideal  for ages 4-8 and divided into thirteen themes that relate to  the lives of children. Come and learn ways to use Bible stories  with children that nurture the Christian faith of your family.

Extra! Extra! Another edition of Nassau "Press" came out on March 23.
Local press corp interviewed an all-star cast of Grown Up Guests.
Club 3-4-5 - last round of our year
Friday, April 27, 5:30-7:30 PM

Save the date. Mark the calendars. Invite the friends. Don't miss out. 
It's our last round for this year.
All-Church Retreat 
Memorial Day Weekend
Friday, May 25 - Sunday, May 27

Church family vacation. A great way (actually, the BEST way) to start your summer. 

NorthBay  is located 2 hours south on I 95 on the northern tip of the Chesapeake Bay, just over the Maryland state line.
  • Retreat begins with dinner on Friday, May 25, and ends after lunch on Sunday, May 27. Families are also welcome to stay at NorthBay through Sunday afternoon and continue to enjoy facilities and setting.
  • Group headquarters will be the Guest House, a waterfront lodge with 11 private bedroom/bath combos, a large kitchen, living room, plus a private beach(!) Bunk rooms adjacent to the guest house are available for additional sleeping space.
Registration deadline - Monday, May 1.

Questions?  Email  or call me (609-924-0103 ext. 108). Scholarships are available.
Vacation Bible School 2018
David, Shepherd King
Monday, June 25 - Thursday, June 28

Hear stories of how a young shepherd boy became king of all Israel. Chosen by God, this almost-overlooked youngest son grows up to be the hero of the Jewish nation.

Vacation Bible School 
Age 3 to rising grade 6
9:00AM - 12:00PM

PresbyCamp
The fun and fellowship continues for older children with a mission focus. PresbyCampers go on field trips and engage in local mission projects.
Rising grades 4-6 
12:00 - 3:30PM


Music Notes from Ingrid
Dear Families, 

Over the past month, in all of our choirs, we have shared our thoughts about why we sing in church, and how singing makes us feel.  The responses have been overwhelming.  

"We sing in church so God can be in our hearts."
"We sing in church because it makes us and other people feel happy. Also, it changes people."
"Singing makes me feel calm, at peace, and part of something bigger that I can never understand, but I go along and trust that it is good."

Be on the lookout for responses from all of our choirs on the Great Wall in April!

Upcoming Dates
  • Regular Wednesday rehearsals resume April 11.
  • Carol Choir and Choir 345 will sing on Sunday, May 6, at 9:15 AM with The Middle School Choir and Handbell Ensemble. 
We have a role for you in our 2018 Chancel Drama!
Once Upon a Parable will feature exciting storytelling, singing, and staging for rising Grade 3 through High School this August 12-19. All are welcome!  If you'd like to audition for a singing or speaking role, please attend one of the audition dates listed in our brochure & online. Sign up  Here.

With Easter Joy,