March 21, 2019
As We Prepare for the Third Sunday of Lent
Spring has Sprung!

The Spring season is a time of refreshing and renewal. The sluggish feelings of Winter days seem to melt away with all the snow. We find ourselves energized to undertake projects, become more organized, renew an exercise routine, or better manage our health. An escape from cabin fever has many springing into action.

As God’s creations bloom back to life, Spring is a great opportunity to enjoy nature’s beauty. Spring is naturally when one should think about starting anew. God gives Christians a chance to start anew during the Spring Lenten season. Christians recommit themselves to God’s way of life during this season. Lent & Holy Week give His people a new start at reflecting, remembering, and preparing. The spring season can be a time to reflect on the many blessings you have received and God’s purpose for you. Lent reminds us to look beyond this world, into the world God has prepared for us.

We can use this season to take time to set goals at work, in the Church, at school, with relationships, and beyond. Make a list of all you want to accomplish in the coming months.

May God enlighten and bring new life to each of us this Spring and Lent season.

Easter Morning Breakfast
Sign-Up sheet to help with the food portion of the meal can be found by clicking HERE
Easter Lily Orders Due:
Sunday, April 7th
There are Easter Lily order forms available to purchase a lily in memory or in honor of a loved one. Please place order form with payment in the offering plate or in Mandy’s church mailbox, we will then get the orders and payment turned in to Jaxine at the Village Hobby House & Flowers. 
UMC Campership Donations
Why not use a small portion of the funds God has given you to send our youth to church camp? Church camp allows kids to experience camp activities while growing spiritually and change their lives for good allowing them to have fun while changing their lives for Christ.  
Dates Open for Fellowship Volunteers
—Can you help in some way?
Talk to Mandy and she can help you find a Sunday that will work for you or answer any questions you may have.
Monetary donations to the “fellowship-fund” can be made also.
Or you may email Mandy to ask about open dates or ask any questions you may have.
UPCOMING EVENTS
See what's happening on the
calendar this  month .
It's the Season
of Lent,
take a look at the Holy Week & Easter Schedule
Great oppotunites to invite someone to join you for worship.

Prayer List
Kathy Kretzinger
LuAnn Headley
Domynyck Petty
Darlene George
Charles Nepple
Allia Janning
Sue Oliver
The Family & Friends of Rich Wiskus

Our Church & Community

Our church family & friends at the 
Thomas Rest Haven & Parkview Assited Living

It is not too late to find a Lenten Bible Study group that works for you!

-Sunday Group- 4:00 PM -at Wiltsie & Mary Cretsinger’s (905 Stagecoach)
-Monday Group- 12:00 PM -at the church 
-Thursday Group- 6:00 PM -at the church
-Online Facebook Group -at your convenience 
direct link to the group is  www.facebook.com/groups/CRUMCSimonPeter
Coon Rapids First United Methodist Church | 119 4th Ave, P.O. Box 148, Coon Rapids, IA 50058