First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian Church
221 North Main Street
Belvidere, IL 61008

Monday, April 14, 2014


Holy Week commenced with a big praise parade at both services on Palm Sunday (yesterday) that almost took care of the grays (for more on that, click on, go to the right column of archived editions, click on the "Retirement" issue, and work on the puzzle).

This week is pregnant with opportunities to increase intimacy with Jesus and taste the paradise that is eternally in store for everyone through Him as Lord and Savior.

Actually, I think every hour of Holy Week is filled with opportunities; including our regular schedule of educational, fellowship, Midweek, board meetings, and so on.  For more information, just go to, check your bulletin again, click on, pull out the most recent newsletter, or call Karen and Kathie at the church office (815-544-6402) for updated information.

Parenthetically, while the weather report this week hints at locusts and the Rock River turning into blood, I'm expecting something from Someone a little less eschatological.

Moretheless, some Holy Week highlights (this week):

Noon - 3:00 p.m. 
Mountaintop Cell(ular) Ministry
Go to for more on that!

Maundy Thursday Worship in Sanctuary
7:00 p.m. followed by showing of "The
Passion of Christ" in our youth room
movie theater.

Community Good Friday Worship
hosted by, uh, us in the chapel!
Noon - 3:00 p.m. featuring seven
local pastors who love Jesus by the
book.  15 minutes segments to "come
as you can and leave when you must."

Sunday (Easter Day)
Worship Services at 7:20 and 10:00 a.m.
And don't miss Sunday School for all
ages, unless, of course, you already
know everything there is to know

Yo!  Don't be selfish!  Forward this to folks who will be blessed by blessing Him this Holy Week with their attention, allegiance, and affection via attendance.

Blessings and Love!

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