April 12, 2019
Palm Sunday

Worship April 14 at 11am
Scripture: Mark 11:1-11 NRSV
Sermon: Time

Follow the YouTube link to hear the praise songs in next Sunday's Worship.
Prepare your heart for worship!
Holy Week
Passion/Palm Sunday
April 14 Services as usual at 11am
Holy Thursday
April 18 at 7pm in Sanctuary
Good Friday
April 19 at 7pm in Chapel - Bilingual Service
Easter
April 21  
Sunrise Service at 7am in Thrasher Park
Worship at 11am in Sanctuary
Hispanic Service at 11am in Chapel
*The Church Office will be closed on Good Friday and Monday, April 22. 
Easter Sunrise Service Yard Signs  are available for pick up in the Narthex and Gathering Area this Sunday!
If you live in the City of Norcross and would like to have a sign to advertise the Sunrise Service in Thrasher Park, please stop by and pick one up!          
Monthly Financial Status a
s of 3/31/2019:
Received ytd: $264,973
Spent ytd: $303,190


JetSet
 
Jet Set Meeting
Wednesday, April 17 | 11am | Fellowship Hall
Sarah Jackson with Family Promise will be sharing information about Family Promise of Gwinnett County. Please invite a friend and bring a covered dish for our pot luck luncheon.

Jet Set Trip
November 11 - 16, 2019 | Lancaster, PA
The trip includes a guided tour of Philadelphia, a visit to charming Kitchen Kettle Village, a visit to Park City Center, and a visit to The Amish  Country. 5 nights lodging, 8 meals - 5 breakfast and 3 dinners included. Contact Wilda McWilliams  at 770-967-2393 
with questions.
JOY Bible Study

JOY meets at the church weekly on Wednesday mornings at 10am.

 

The 12 Women of the Bible is the current study through May. Interested? 

See Bobbye Raye Kennison for details.

 

*This group does not meet on the 3rd Wednesday each month due to Jet Set. All are welcome to join us for that meeting, program, and lunch!
Senior Men's Bible Study
Thursdays weekly | 11:45am 
Berkeley Hills Country Club

The Thursday Men's group is studying The Acts of the Apostles. Now is a great time to join the weekly gathering for lunch and Bible study!  Contact Tom Waits for more information.

There is Power in Prayer! We want to pray for you and your concerns and needs, and invite you to pray as well! If you would like to receive a weekly prayer list, or be included in the prayer email chain, please email prayers@norcrossfirst.org 



Churchwide Clean Up Day
Saturday, April 13 
8am - Noon 
Outdoor projects
Bring yard tools and gloves
Busbee BBQ will be provided for volunteers at Noon!

Palm Sunday commemorates the entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem (Matthew 21:1-9), where the people waved palm branches and placed them in his path, before his arrest on Holy Thursday and his crucifixion on Good Friday. It  marks the beginning of Holy Week, the final week of Lent.  
In preparation for worship on  Palm Sunday, we will all gather in front of the entry doors of the church, and after receiving a palm branch, enter into the church together triumphantly for this commemorative celebration.
The bell will strike the 11th hour and with that, the silence begins.
 So don't forget this Sunday morning rather than entering to be seated before 11am, we will meet outside the doors and enter to celebrate in worship together. 
See you by 11am!

Prayers for our Kenya Mission Team
 April 3-13
Back row (L-R):  Brad & Shelley Carr, Susan Arthur, Shane Moncrief, Phyllis Johnson, Nell Pressley, Liz Nauert, Paul Pressley, Nicole Nauert
Front row (L-R):  Terri Hoye, Beth Moncrief (team leader), Rick & Chery Baird

Wesley Class Meeting Interest Meeting 
Sunday, April 14
12:15-1pm | Library
Please plan to attend if you are interested in joining the Wesley Class Meeting!
Contact John Hammer for more info.

Save the Date!

High School Senior Celebration
Sunday, May 5
12:15pm | Fellowship Hall
Lunch is FREE but reservations are required.  Deadline to register is Sunday, April 28.
Contact Sandra Hunter for Details.

Are you interested in participating in a Women's Bible Study?  Would you be willing to facilitate?  There are many resources available through Right Now Media and other sources.
 Please contact Sandra Hunter  for more information.  We would love to offer a study for women this summer or fall.

Grow Day Camp at Norcross First
July 22-July 26 | $145
rising 1st - rising 6th grade children
Grow is part of the North Georgia Camp and Retreat Ministries family. Grow brings the powerful experience of camp ministry to local churches. Packed with activities that contribute to learning new skills and building Christian community, the focus throughout is for each camper to grow deeper roots in their faith (grow spiritually), in their ability to work as a team (grow socially), and in self-confidence as a loved child of God (grow individually).
 
Preschool registration is now open for the 2019/2020 school year.


Please contact Beth Newton, Director, if you need further information or to schedule a tour.
*Other ministry areas have their own individual newsletters, which are accessible through our website, or by 
signing up with the ministry area.*

Articles and Announcements
Submission of articles and announcements for the weekly newsletter and bulletin must be received by Noon Monday weekly. 
Email Andie Ashe: communications@norcrossfirst.org