March 2018


North Judson United Methodist Church

210 W. Central Ave.

North Judson, IN 46366

(574) 896-5927

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Church Office Hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.




Easters Yesterday and Today by Pastor Kevin Wrigley
When I was a boy we always celebrated Easter at my Grandparent McKee's home. Grandpa was a United Methodist pastor so we had to wait until after church for our egg hunt in the back yard behind the parsonage. Some of the plastic eggs had candy in them and some of the eggs were candy! And then we each had one or two eggs that had our individual names on them that had a dime inside (grandma wanted be sure that we each got an equal amount).
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    Head Usher: 9:00 a.m. Jeff Abrams

                               11:00 a.m. Peggy Bohac  

                            9:00 Scripture Readers                                  11:00 Scripture Readers

                   March 4           Wanda Smolek                                           Mary Topelian
                                       March 11          Anita Ludlow                                              Sandi Harlamert                                   
                                       March 18          Carol Grubbs                                             Carol Grubbs


                                       March 25          Larry Wickert                                              Wendy Hall
             Communion Servers (March 4)  9:00 - Janet Begley, Jim & Darlene Biddle and Pastor Kevin
                                                              11:00 - Peggy Bohac and Pastor Kevin   


Sunday Worship Services:


 9:00 a.m.

Sunday School 10:00 a.m.

Contemporary 11:00 a.m.

To view and/or print out the March calendar please click here 

(when you get to the calendar, click on the arrows to move to the correct month)

March Mission of the Month -

UMCOR One Great Hour of Sharing


In the month of March, your donations will be sent to the United Methodist Committee on Relief, which aids in ministries of food, shelter, health and peace.


Date of Special Offering:

 March 4, 2018



Dear Friends,

   Thank you for your gift to support the following missionaries and ministries of the General Board of Global Ministries:


World Hunger/Poverty         $76.00

Red Bird Mission                 $25.00

UMCOR                                 $5.00 


Giving through The Advance enables United Methodists to partner with one another in mission and ministry around the world.  Thank you for joining with us in God's mission.


Grace and Peace,

Roland Fernandes, Treasurer GBGM



Lenten & Easter Schedule

Sunday, March 25:
9:00 a.m.- Palm Sunday Service with traditional parade of palms

11:00 a.m.- Palm Sunday Service


Thursday, March 29:

6:00 p.m.-  Maundy Thursday Meal in Fellowship Hall


Friday, March 30: 

7:00 p.m.- Good Friday Service


Sunday, April 1:

9:00 a.m.- Easter Sunday Service

10:00 a.m.- Easter Brunch in Fellowship Hall

10:45 a.m.- Easter Egg Hunt

11:00 a.m.- Easter Sunday Service

     Little Lights Preschool
  Spring is happening this month and our preschoolers are ready for warm weather.  We will do interesting activities related to Spring.
  We will continue to have Show & Tell.  This month the objects will begin with the letters K,L,M,N,O,P,Q, and R. Our preschoolers will start hearing stories this month about why we really celebrate Easter .
  We will have Spring Break March 26-10.  We are hoping for some great Spring-like weather!

Dear Friends in Mission:

Indiana United Methodist Children's Home gratefully acknowledges your Advance Special gift of $610.00.  This United Methodist ministry is celebrating 103 years of serving the needs of hurting children in Indiana thanks to the interest and involvement of good friends like you.  We extend our appreciation to everyone in your congregation who helped make this contribution possible.

Richard A. Lapinski, Executive Director

Dear North Judson UMC,

Thank you for your recent gift of $80.00 towards the love and care of the boys and girls at Bashor Children's Home.  Your contribution goes towards providing services for the ever growing number of children who are abused, neglected, and in need of help in our communities.  Your gift shows the children we serve that the community truly cares about them.

God Bless You,
Don Phillips
President/CEO Bashor Children's Home



Lenten folders are in the Narthex.  Please fill your folder and place in the offering plate on Easter Sunday or bring to the church office.  Thank you.


This year we again would like to decorate our sanctuary with beautiful spring flowers for Easter.  As in the past, we will make arrangements for you.  If you would like to purchase a flower, please give your money contribution to Lynette Altman, Barb Blaha,  Cheryl Orkis or Diana Thompson by Sunday, March 18th.  Contribution forms (as we use during Christmas) are available in the Narthex so that you can designate whether your flower is in honor of or in memory of a loved one(s).  These forms should be completed and returned to Amy Mosher or one of the committee members by April 8th, and the names will be printed in the May newsletter.


                              REC'D IN JAN.        REC'D TO DATE
OFFERING             $12,857.00                  $12,857.00
OTHER INCOME       $153.10                       $153.10
TOTAL                    $13,010.10                   $13,010.10
DISCRETIONARY FUND            $24.34

9:00 A.M.                       61     
11:00 A.M.                     37      
AVG. COMBINED       98                                     98
SUNDAY SCHOOL     34                                      34

*A hard copy of the 2018 budget is available upon request in the church office.
  FROM THE FOOD PANTRY ... Matthew 25: 37 & 40; (37) ..."Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you...?" (40)..."I tell you the truth, whatever you did, for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me."


Charlie Adams will deliver the presentation "The Miracle on Ice" at North
Judson United Methodist Church  Friday  evening  March 9th at 6:30 . Charlie
has spent years researching the most fascinating story in American sports
history, an event that made our nation believe in itself again. After the
1970's had brought American esteem to an alltime low, and with the
hostages in Iran and the Soviets in Afghanistan, it was a group of fresh
faced young men, primarily from here in the Midwest, that rose up like
David against Goliath and beat the seemingly invincible Soviet hockey team
on a sheet of ice in the Adirondacks in the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake
Placid. These boys, who came from low to barely middle income salt of the
earth homes, won the gold medal and forever entrenched themselves in
American history.

Charlie will tell us how it happened and how we can take the lessons and
apply it to our lives. This is a powerful program, filled with emotion.
Invite your family and friends. If you know of someone that could use
encouragement, bring them! Bring your young people as they will learn
about unity of team, love for one another, work ethic, setting goals and
faith in God.

When the USA boys had defeated the Soviets 4-3 in the greatest upset in
sports history, they went to the locker room and honored God by singing
God Bless America over and over! We will sing it that night during the

Mark your calendars!  Friday March 9, 6:30 pm.  Charlie presents The Miracle
on Ice!





Our meeting this month will be on Tuesday, March 13th at 1:30 p.m. in the Church Meeting Room.  All women are invited!  Betty Tolson will be the leader.  Sanctuary Clean-Up for March is Elaine Ezra.  

Let the Community of Faith proclaim the promise of Eternal Life for:

James Anderson, father of Lori Abrams, who died on February 6, 2018.

Herb DePoy, Sr., father of Hazel White, who died on February 25, 2018.  
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