Reflection for Worship . . .
The prophet Jeremiah worked and prophesied during a difficult time - he understood that the Israelites were caught between two mighty powers, Babylon and Egypt. The Northern Kingdom of Israel had already fallen to the Assyrians in 722 BCE. And now around 625 the life of the Southern Kingdom of Israel was threatened by these two on the eastern and western borders. Jeremiah had the unenviable task of telling people that destruction was on the horizon. Suffice it to say, Jeremiah was not the life of any party! And yet... he gives us one of the most beautiful images of what might be coming beyond the despair and destruction - a new covenant with God where our God's laws and words would be written upon our very hearts, never to be forgotten or misplaced. He reassured people in his own sobering manner that God was not yet done with us and would lead us anew. Helpful words for anyone or any nation to hear. What you see and experience now is not the final word!! Join us for worship this Sunday as we observe the 5th Sunday in Lent and hear the wonderful music of our guest Celtic musicians!!! How fitting for this St. Patrick's Day weekend. Our One Great Hour of Sharing offering will be taken up this Sunday. See more info below for the recipients of this offering. You may put cash or a check in the OGHS envelope.
Hope to see you Sunday!
-Rev. Marlene W. Pomeroy
Also This Sunday:
Our Membership Ministry has ordered new church T-shirts and they have arrived!! Please see Tara Bernard after worship and obtain your shirt - and wear it at our upcoming Palm Sunday picnic in the park on March 25th!! Let's show some team/church spirit! The cost is $15 each but if that is prohibitive, please give what you can. We want them to be accessible to all. We have 20 shirts of various sizes so get yours before they run out!
In preparation for Palm Sunday, the children will rehearse this Sunday, March 18th. Children, please go to the chapel immediately after the service to sing the music for March 25th. Please direct all music questions to Connie Washburn.
One Great Hour of Sharing
Join congregations all over the country this Sunday in supporting the relief and development work supported by the ecumenical offering One Great Hour of Sharing! Our contributions go directly to persons and communities that are in need of basic support for their lives - food, shelter, clean water and more permanent housing. For more information please go to UCC.org and we invite you to give as you are able this Sunday so that our church, our Conference and our denomination can be counted as supporters for those who stand in need of life's basics.
Holy Week Schedule:
Palm Sunday is March 25th
at 10:00 am in our sanctuary. We will head to McDonald Park (located at
1000 E Mountain St
. in the heart of Bungalow Heaven) Just 1.5 miles from our church. See below for details.
Maundy Thursday potluck and worship will take place in our parlors on
Thursday March 29th. Dinner starts at
and worship is at
7:00. Please sign up to bring soup or nibbles.
will be held
our sanctuary, with our choir, beautiful music, communion and a message of hope! See flower order below.
FCC Pasadena Area Women Scholarship
Our 2018 FCC Pasadena Area Women's Scholarship application is now available!! Please direct any women you know who might be eligible to obtain a copy from our website (
), or pick up a paper copy in our church office. It's time to spread the word about this wonderful scholarship available to women of all ages. See details below. Many thanks to Grace Rinck and her team for organizing this scholarship. Save the date of Saturday, May 5th for our Scholarship Tea and meet the recipients!