April 2017
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April Birthdays
Tom Timmons (4/3)
Joshua Asbill (4/14)
Rebecca Folliard (4/24)
Faye Johnson (4/4)
Christopher Hollingsworth (4/23)
Chris McKeever (4/27)
Avery Rotty (4/4)
Tamara Baker (4/24)

Opportunities for Ministry
Medical/Dental Bus Ministry - Saturday Apr 29th
HillSong is once again hosting the NC Baptist on Mission Dental Bus Ministry.
DENTAL PROFESSIONALS NEEDED
We need at least 2 dentists and 2 dental hygienists to volunteer to make this event a success. As of this date, we have one dentist and one dental hygienist for the afternoon period. PLEASE talk to your dentist about volunteering for this event. The personal touch is much more effective. Download this flyer to provide more information to your dentist. The clinic hours will be 9am to 3pm. They may choose to volunteer for either the morning or afternoon shift or both.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Please check the sign up list on the round table in the entryway and see where you can serve. We need volunteers for set-up, clean-up, registration, X-ray techs, nurses, language interpreters (Spanish and Karen), autoclave, childcare, people to prepare lunch, and runners to escort the patients to the clinic. For further information and to volunteer, please contact Kathy Johnson (919-967-2168).

Car Wash Fundraiser
This Sat, Apr 8th
10am to 2pm
Bring your car to the lower gravel lot and let us wash off the pollen! 50% of proceeds to benefit Youth Program (remainder will go towards church operating budget.)
Volunteers - Arrive at 9:30am for final set-up and organization.
Our goal: 100 cars or $1,500.
 Contact Todd Baker for more information.
Yard Sale Sign
Church Yard Sale
Sat, April 22th
Please mark your calendars and start saving sellable items for the church yard sale. Many volunteers are also needed. More details will be coming soon. Contact Todd Baker for more information.
Come Read! - Saturdays 1-2pm
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Join this ministry to the Karen children. Children are ages Kindergarten to 8 th grade. The only qualification needed is a willingness to serve and ability to read aloud.
We need volunteers and can use you even if only once a month.
Takes place at 306 Estes Drive Estes Park Apartments - Meet in front of C Building.
For more information contact: Jeremy Holliday or Katie Holliday

Announcements
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Cornerstone Singles
Sunday, April 9th
The Cornerstone Singles will meet for their 2nd Sunday lunch following worship on Sunday, April 9 th at Tobacco Road Café.
All are welcome to attend. Contact Susan for more information.
Easter Breakfast
Sunday, April16th, 7:45am
Join us for breakfast after the Sunrise Service on Easter. Clean-up helpers are still needed. If you can help, contact the church office 919.967.3056.
Holy Week Services
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Come and celebrate with us during Holy Week. We will be having three special services in addition to our regular Sunday morning Worship services at 11am.
  •  April 13 @ 7pm - Maundy Thursday, includes celebration of the Lord's Supper
  •  April 14 @ 7pm - Good Friday, a Tenebrae service of scripture and song
  •  April 16 @ 6:30am - Easter Sunrise to take place outside the front entrance (weather permitting)
The labyrinth that was set up for Ash Wednesday will once again be available. You may 'walk the labyrinth' Monday to Friday of Holy Week, 9am to 2pm, and before the special services on Thursday and Friday nights. Instructions will be provided on how to use this ancient tool for focused meditation and prayer.
Hearts Open Before God - from Pastor Rob
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        "Yet even now, says the Lord, return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping and mourning; rend your hearts and not your garments. Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and relents from punishing" (Joel 2:12-13).
          Isn't it hard to open one's heart before God? Every day, it seems, I say something or do something that makes me look weak. Or, my words or actions in some way hurt someone else. If I open my heart before God fully, I have to be completely open about my shortcomings. It doesn't feel good. Who wants to look at his own flaws? Not me.
        The prophet doesn't shy away from this. Joel urges us to turn to God "with fasting, with weeping and mourning." If anything, Joel deepens the shame and despairing sense that sin produces. We are to grieve the condition in which our failures leave us. A traditional form of grief in ancient Israel was the ripping of garments and this was significant. Many people only had one or two garments of clothing. Sin was so grievous they did something costly. They rent their garment. Read more
February Numbers
Feb 2017 Financial Snapshot
PRAISE - For the first two months of the 2017 budget year, the General Operating Fund has a surplus of $7,558.52. This means actual donations and other income from parking and building use fees has generated a positive balance. The Deacons rejoice in this positive trend and ask you to join in giving thanks to the Lord for His provision. For more detail on the amounts in the Financial Snapshot, see the February 2017 Financial Statement. Copies are available at the back of the Worship Center on the Information Table.