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Dear families,

A new 25 ft beech tree moved into our neighborhood this week. In preparation, the tree's roots were trimmed and wrapped, a huge new hole was dug, the root ball was centered in the hole and fresh, soft dirt tucked that root ball into it's new home. As I watched this process, I was struck that the tree's health and growth depends upon its roots, much less care or concern was given to the branches. It's a simple illustration for our life in Christ. Feed your roots, and your branches will grow and bloom. I hope that this Lenten season has "fed your roots," and I pray that you and your family will continue to grow and bloom with the coming Easter joy.

It is summer sign-up season! As we all are mapping out summer plans, keep reading for All-Church Retreat (BTW - our retreat theme is TREES!), Vacation Bible School, PresbyCamp, Chancel Drama dates and registration information PLUS a special bonus May outing for Club 3·4·5 families.

in shared ministry,

Take Home Questions

April 7
Mary anoints Jesus ( John 12: 1-8)
1.  What did the characters in this story do to show love for Jesus?
2.  What are some gifts you can give that are precious because of the time you spend in giving them?

April 14
Jesus; entry and trial ( Luke 19: 28-40/23: 1-49)
1. As the church goes through Holy Week, what can you and your families do to prepare for Easter Sunday?
Ice cream outing at March Club 3·4·5
Club 3·4·5 - last round
Friday, April 26
5:30 - 7:30 PM
Last round for the year includes a special "sending ceremony" for 5th graders PLUS a brand new Club 3·4·5 community service project that helps kids in our community have a great summer. More information coming!
All 3rd, 4th and 5th graders welcome.
Bring friends!
Club 3·4·5 - summer bonus event!
Sunday, May 19 @ 1:05 PM
Club 3·4·5 families! Join up with Get S.E.T. families from Westminster Presbyterian Church to watch the Trenton Thunder (AA Yankees) play the Binghamton Rumble Ponies (AA Mets) on Sunday, May 19, at 1:05 PM.
Tickets are $8 per seat (normally $12).
Make checks out to "Nassau Presbyterian Church" indicate "Club 345-May 19" in the memo line. Mail or bring to the church office:
Questions? Contact  Lauren Yeh.

All-Church Retreat
Memorial Day Weekend
Friday, May 24 - Sunday, May 26, 2019
Church family vacation. Sign up now.

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 24, and ends after lunch on Sunday, May 26. 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.
  • Dr. Christy Lang Hearlson, Professor of Practical Theology at Villanova University, will return to lead the weekend.

Registration deadline - Monday, May 6

Questions?  Email or call me (609-924-0103 ext. 108). Scholarships are available.

Vacation Bible School 2019....
Monday, June 24 to Thursday, June 27
9:00 AM - noon
A despised man, a jealous brother, an impatient judge, a fearless widow and a frustrated host. Jesus' uses the stories of very (extra!) ordinary people to teach us about our extraordinary God. Come to VBS and be part of the ExtraOrdinaryStory.

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

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 PM - 3:30 PM

Music Notes from Ingrid 
Chancel Drama, 2019!
Registration is open for "It's Cool in the Furnace!"
August 4, 7 PM Kick-Off ( participant families)
August 5-8, 12:30 - 4:30 PM
August 9, 12:30 - 8:00 PM
Shared in worship: Sunday, August 11, 10 AM
We will have auditions for speaking and singing roles, but everyone who registers will be cast in this special collaboration. Rising grades 3-12. Adult and youth helpers are also needed. It is going to be super fun!

Choir 3·4·5, Carol Choir to sing on Palm Sunday Sunday, April 14, 9:15 AM & 11 AM
Please get robed and meet in the sanctuary at 8:45 AM. 
We will be singing "Hosanna" with the adult choir, and bell choir!

Looking Ahead...
Choir 3-4-5, Carol Choir and Joyful Noise will sing
Sunday, May 5, 9:15 AM

With gratitude for our church family,