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Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church
March 24, 2015
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Yesterday Was Noisy!

The Fellowship Hall was full of United Methodist Women sewing dresses for the youth to take on their mission trip. Who would have thought that you could make such cute dresses out of pillow cases? And certainly no one expected Judy Bagwell to show up with fourteen dresses already made! 

Behind the sanctuary, Wynne Buran and Lori Anderson were practicing music for this Sunday. Earlier in the day, Dick Thompson showed up with buckets of palms for the kids to wave this Sunday. 

Downstairs was overflowing with Boy Scouts. There were even two groups meeting in the hall. I’m not sure what they were doing outside, but it sounded like construction. 

Yesterday, Barbara Cooper walked through the hallways, making plans for Stations of the Cross. Then Bob Koch, Katrina Stone and Tara Campbell showed up to lug furniture and begin the set-up. 

The sounds have been beautiful. Saturday the choir rehearsed for Sunday’s cantata at 11. They have been practicing for this week for the last few months. Saturday afternoon the Fellowship Hall was full of the sounds of people offering condolences to Maxine Follmer and her family. 

Even the sound of Lila Hunter’s van as she delivered a tomb was music to my ears. 

Don’t you love being part of a noisy church? 

At the end of the day, a few of us sat in silence in the sanctuary to pray. 

Don’t you love being part of a quiet church? 

I am often amazed at the variety of ways God is at work, from the noise of sewing machines and laughter to the quiet of music and prayer. Don’t you love being part of Mt Carmel? I know that I do.

I’ll see you this Sunday,
Pastor Cyndi
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In the Newsletter this Week:
  • From the Pastor
  • Lenten Dinner & Activities: March 25
  • Holy Week Schedule
  • Thanks to the Mt. Carmel Men
  • Last Week to Order Easter Lilies
  • Children's Ministry
  • Women's Book Club: April 10 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Baby Shower: April 11
  • BBQ and Sweet Shop: April 24 & 25
  • MUST Summer Lunches: June 15 - 19
  • Prayers / Thanksgivings



Final Lenten Dinner & Activities on March 25:


Dinner
Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. 
Cost: $6.00 ~ Adults / $3.00 ~ Children 12 and under (family maximum of $20.00) 

Menu for March 25
chicken casserole, peas & carrots, green salad, fruit salad, dessert and beverages provided by the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Women. (pb&j will also be available for children) 

What I Learned Reading to Children
6:40 – 7:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall 
Storyteller: Barbara Cooper

Centering Prayer Workshop 
7:00 – 7:30 p.m. in sanctuary 
Led by Pastor Cyndi 

Adult Choir Practice 
7:00 – 8:00 pm in choir room


Holy Week Schedule

Palm Sunday
March 29
Special Music: 9:30 AM
Choir Cantata: 11:00 AM

Stations of the Cross
April 1 – 4 
Wednesday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. 
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

Maundy Thursday – April 2
Worship Service: 7:00 p.m.
(with childcare) 

Good Friday – April 3 
Worship Service: 12:00 p.m. 
(no lunch this year)

Easter Egg Hunt
April 4 at 10:00 a.m. 
All children are invited to the Egg Hunt – 
rain or shine! 
There will be prize eggs, crafts, food and fun. 
Remember to bring your basket! 

Easter Sunday – April 5 
Sunrise Service: 7:00 a.m. 
Breakfast provided by Men's Ministry: 7:30 a.m. 
Worship Services: 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.


Thank You Mt. Carmel Men!


The men of our church did a wonderful job on Men's Sunday, March 22nd! 

We enjoyed hearing the Men's Choir sing, laughing over the "Jesus in a Box" children's sermon, and hearing Boyd Whaley sing and preach again.


Last Week to Order Easter Lilies!

The Mt. Carmel United Methodist Women will once again sponsor Easter Lilies that will be in the sanctuary in honor or memory of our loved ones this Easter.  (April 5)

Cost is $8.00 per lily and any profit will benefit UMW mission projects.

To order a lily, complete the order form in Sunday bulletins, or contact the church office - DEADLINE IS MARCH 29!


Children's Ministry

Sunday School:
The children have a busy Sunday this week. We will wave palm branches and sing a song at the beginning of both services.

In between, our Sunday School lesson is based on Matthew’s version of Jesus coming into Jerusalem from chapter 21:1-13. We will try to recreate some of the happiness and joy felt by the people of Jerusalem when Jesus came to town. 

We will practice our song, Make Way, Make Way by Graham Kendrick, at 9:15 in the Fellowship Hall. Come earlier if you want a doughnut. No singing and eating at the same time!



Community Easter Egg Hunt: April 4 - 10:00 AM Rain or Shine 
All children are invited to join in the egg hunt with prize eggs, crafts, food and fellowship. 

Bring some flowers too, to add to the flowering Easter Cross. 


Needs for Egg Hunt
  • Bags of individually wrapped candy
  • Volunteers to hide eggs and help with activities
  • Someone to be the Easter Bunny

Thank you!
Marian Long   


Mt. Carmel Women's Book Club

All women of the church are invited to the Mt. Carmel Women's Book Club which meets monthly on a Friday night.

The next meeting will be on April 10th at Barbara Cooper's home, beginning at 7:00 p.m.

4469 Parkspring Terrace
Norcross, GA  30092

The book selection in April is Orphan Train by Cristina Baker Kline.

Click HERE for more information or contact Chris Bolton or Vicki Walden.


Join us for a baby shower honoring 
Amanda & Mark Bagwell, Jr.

Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.
in the Mt. Carmel Fellowship Hall

Please RSVP by April 8th to: 404-216-1373
 or office@mtcarmel-umc.org 

Mark & Amanda are registered at 
Babies R Us and Target.

Hostesses
Lori Anderson, Anne Bailey, Gail Bolton, 
Suzanne Foster, Lane Shutt, 
Marianne Thompson & Shelia Trentini


BBQ and Sweet Shop: Volunteers Needed April 24 & 25!

The United Methodist Men’s Ministry will once again host our Spring BBQ, while the United Methodist Women offer delicious baked goods at their Sweet Shop! 

While this is always a great fundraiser for many important missions, as well as a fun event, it takes LOTS of volunteers to pull it off, so please sign up to help where you can! 

To sign up to work at the Women’s Sweet Shop or to bring baked goods, please check a box on the back of the Connect Card in your Sunday bulletin.

To help with the BBQ, please see any member of the Men’s Club or contact the church office to find out where you can help. 

Also, FLYERS are available in the sanctuary and Fellowship Hall. Please take one for yourself and several for friends and family!


Save the Date for Summer Lunches: June 15 - 19

Mt. Carmel will once again partner with MUST Ministries to provide lunches for local children for a week this summer.

Check the church website for more information.


Prayers and Thanksgivings

Please join with others in our church family in praying our concerns and thanksgivings this week.

Concerns
Jeanne Cameron: hospitalized with stomach bug
Cynthia Currence: quick recovery from sprained ankle / repair of house after tree fell
Lila Hunter: for friend Star, in labor with baby Nora
Weathers: Clayton - recovering from stroke
Jacque Tapley's company: to get good news from FDA
Shelia Trentini: friend Amelia - thyroid tumor / surgery
Marilyn McGee: family of friend Ronnie who died
Gene Anglin: family of friend Lamar who died
Diane Bond: student at her school, Madison, has cancer
Donna Rivere: grandson Tucker - swollen spot on head - doctors unsure of cause but doing well otherwise

Thanksgivings
Cynthia Currence: thankful no one was hurt when tree fell at her home
Enjoyed hearing Men's Choir sing
Every week:
  • Prayers
  • Worship this week
  • Birthdays and Anniversaries
  • Save the Date
  • Counseling Center
  • Norcross Cooperative


Sunday's Lesson
This week in worship the lesson will be:

Matthew 21:1-17


Birthdays this week:

Katie Reinhart
Ann Joyner
John Waller
Madison Blair
Emory Tuthill

Anniversaries this week:
Nick & Molly Leeper


Save the Date

FINAL LENTEN DINNER & ACTIVITIES
MARCH 25

CENTERING PRAYER TIME
MARCH 25 - 7:00 PM
SANCTUARY

ADULT CHOIR PRACTICE
MARCH 25 - 7:00 PM
CHOIR ROOM

WEDNESDAY NIGHT STUDY
MARCH 25 - 7:00 PM
ROOM 112/114

9:30 MUSICIANS PRACTICE
MARCH 25 - 8:30 PM
SANCTUARY

HOMEWORK CLUB
MARCH 26 - 3:30 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

PALM SUNDAY
MARCH 29
SPECIAL MUSIC - 9:30 AM
CHOIR CANTATA - 11:00 AM

MT. CARMEL YOUTH
MARCH 29 - 5:15 PM
YOUTH ROOMS

YOUTH WORSHIP
MARCH 29 - 7:00 PM
SANCTUARY

EVANGELISM COMM. MTG.
MARCH 30
HOPE HOUSE

STATIONS OF THE CROSS
APRIL 1 - 4
M-F: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
SAT: 9:00 AM - NOON

PRESCHOOL PIZZA W/DAD
APRIL 2 - 12:00 PM
FELLOWSHIP HALL

MAUNDY THURSDAY WORSHIP
(WITH CHILDCARE)
APRIL 2 - 7:00 PM
SANCTUARY

GOOD FRIDAY WORSHIP
(NO CHILDCARE)
APRIL 3 - 12:00 PM
SANCTUARY
(NO LUNCH THIS YEAR)

EASTER EGG HUNT
APRIL 4 - 10:00 AM
FELLOWSHIP HALL / OUTSIDE (RAIN OR SHINE)

EASTER SUNDAY
APRIL 5
SUNRISE SERVICE - 7:00 AM
BREAKFAST - 7:30 AM
(Note Time Change!)
WORSHIP - 9:30 & 11:00 AM

CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED
APRIL 6 - 8

SPRING BBQ & SWEET SHOP
APRIL 24 & 25

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
JUNE 1 - 5

MUST SUMMER LUNCHES
JUNE 15 - 19 

YOUTH MISSION TRIP
JUNE 21 - 28

FAMILY PROMISE WEEK
JULY 12 - 19


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