Weekly Bulletin - Hartford Memorial Baptist Church

HARTFORD MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH
A BRIEF HISTORY
Hartford Memorial Baptist Church celebrates 97 years of loving God and serving the world community.
The Rev. Edgar Wendell Edwards served as founding pastor from 1917 to 1920 when he relocated to
Chicago. After a diligent search, the Church called the Rev. Charles A. Hill Sr., assistant to the Rev. Robert
L. Bradby Sr., of Detroit’s historic Second Baptist Church. Installed as pastor in November of 1920, he
served for 48 years until his retirement on his 75 th Birthday, April 28, 1968. During his progressive
pastorate, Dr. Hill built new church facilities on the corner of Hartford and Milford and subsequently, a
community and recreation facility. He was a strong supporter of organized labor; UAW Ford Local 600 was
organized at Hartford Church. An outspoken champion of civil rights in the difficult days before the Civil
Rights Movement, Dr. Hill was at the forefront of the struggle for equality in the 1930s, ‘40s and ‘50s. He
was one of the first Blacks to run for the Detroit City Council. Courageously, he opened the Hartford pulpit
to such nonconformists as W.E.B. DuBois and Paul Robeson.
On April 6, 1969, Hartford gleefully received its son, Charles Gilchrist Adams, as pastor of the church in
which he had been reared, indoctrinated, baptized, licensed, ordained and married. At that time, Dr. Adams,
an honors graduate of the University of Michigan and Harvard Divinity School, had just begun his seventh
year as pastor of the historic Concord Baptist Church in Boston, New England’s largest African American
congregation. Having burned the old mortgage in 1971, Dr. Adams led Hartford into the current James
Couzens’ facilities on April 10, 1977; under his strong and vigorous leadership, this mortgage was burned in
1983, nine years ahead of time. With an ever increasing church family, Hartford has become one of the
largest church congregations in Detroit. Widely known for its music ministry, Hartford boasts of the largest
pipe organ built by a Black church. Choir loft expansions, upgraded audio/video equipment and redesigned
lighting in the Sanctuary are only part of the ongoing renovations.
Dr. Adams’ vision of community outreach led to the establishment of The AGAPE (LOVE) HOUSE for
charitable and community ministries. Formerly housed in properties purchased across the freeway on James
Couzens, The AGAPE HOUSE, now temporarily located in the Church, continues to offer needed social
services that include the Daily Senior Citizens’ Program, Hunger Task Force, Bookstore, Taping Ministry,
Scholarship and College Preparation Programs, Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
Hartford has purchased commercial real estate along Seven Mile Road, supporting the establishment of fast
food restaurants, such as McDonald’s, Long John Silver and Kentucky Fried Chicken and other businesses.
A Super Kmart was built on church property and employed hundreds of local residents. Today, on the same
church property, Home Depot continues to provide employment and a tax base for the city and state. On
other church properties, Hartford has established the Head Start Agency, a Tutorial Program and the
Hartford Institute for Biblical Studies.
Recently, Hartford, under the leadership of Dr. Adams, purchased 5.5 acres of land located on the former
Meyers Road campus of Lewis College of Business. The design and plans are in progress for the utilization
of this site for Vision ‘007, Dr. Adams’ and Hartford’s greatly expanded vision for community outreach —
an assisted living complex, gymnasiums for seniors and youth, a performing arts auditorium and health
facilities and The AGAPE HOUSE programs.
In 2007, Dr. Adams was selected as the first professor of the Practice of Ethics and of Ministry at Harvard
University. His full teaching schedule at Harvard has not prevented his weekly delivery of soul-saving
sermons at Hartford. Assisting him is his son, the Rev. Charles Christian Adams, who was unanimously
appointed as Hartford’s first Presiding Pastor, thus continuing the Adams’ pulpit legacy. We celebrate and
praise God for the ever expanding ministry of Hartford Memorial Baptist Church.
“For Hartford is the Place to Be!”
SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2015
THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT
Dr. Charles G. Adams, Pastor
Rev. Charles C. Adams, Presiding Pastor
Rev. Kevin N. Taylor, Assistant Pastor
Rev. Lurecie M. Stokes, Minister of Pastoral Care
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SERVING TODAY
LOOKING AHEAD
Our focus scriptures for next week are Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22; Numbers 21:4-9;
Ephesians 2:1-10; John 3:14-21
After a first reading of the four lessons for next week, two words come to mind as a
summary expression of what is being said: judgment and grace. It is not uncommon
to think of judgment and grace as two separate actions of God. Some texts speak of
God’s repeated acts of grace, when rebuffed or denied, being followed by acts of
judgment. Other texts speak of God’s judgment upon the people and then of God’s
turning toward them in favor and grace. That act is God’s sending Christ into the
world.
As readers of the Gospel of John know, it is extremely difficult to divide the text into
discrete units. The words of Jesus and the words of the Evangelist are interwoven,
and lengthy speeches close with theological summaries. In chapter 3, editor differ as to where to place the
quotation marks in Jesus’ conversation with Nicodemus: after verse 13, verse 15, verse 16, or verse 21?
Fortunately, the meaning of verses 14-21 does not depend on the identity of the person who said it. Actually,
verses 14-21 consist of two distinct units: verses 14-15 and verses 16-21, neither of which is dependent of verses
1-13. Our lection is one of many theological summaries in this Gospel, placed immediately after conversations
or conflicts but not materially related to them (3:31-36; 5:14-24, 25-29, 30-47 are other examples).
The first unit, verses 14-15, is a self-contained statement based on the ways in which Christ’s redemptive act is
analogous to the event of the brazen serpent recorded in Numbers 21:4-9. In the Numbers story, the people were
suffering God’s punishment for sin, but the elevation of a bronze serpent upon a pole provided relief and life for
all who looked upon it. Likewise, Christ is lifted up for the life of all who look to him in faith. The lifting up of
Christ in this Gospel has a double meaning: it refers to the manner of his death (12:32-33) and also counts of
God’s grace, God’s initiative for the salvation of the people.
The second unit, verses 16-21, is a theological reflection upon the meaning of Christ coming into the world. The
governing image in the passage is light, a favorite of this Gospel (1:1-9; 8:12; 11:9-10). The light metaphor is
appropriate to the idea of revelation, of God being made known to us, which, according to John, is the purpose
of the incarnation. No one has ever seen God, but the only Son has made God known (1:18), and to know God
is life eternal (17:3). But light is also a most appropriate metaphor for expressing both the judgment and the
grace implicit in Christ’s coming. Christ did not come to judge, but his coming is a judgment in the same way
that turning on a light can be the exposure and conviction of those who prefer darkness because their deeds are
evil (vs. 20). At the same time, the light is for others a gift and the occasion for joy (vs. 21). The Scriptures
reveal that an act of God’s love has both positive and negative effects. A stepping-stone may be for some a
stumbling block; a feast may be the occasion for illnesses that result from gluttony. A saving presence can also
be a disturbing presence. It is only in the make-believe world of a child that one can turn on a light without
creating shadows. All who preach and live the gospel know this painful truth. To speak the good news, to voice
the love of Christ in some gatherings, is not to be unanimously received with applause and blessing. Other
forces are aroused by that word of God’s grace. All who would be centers of power and influence for good must
live with this fact. This is what it means to make a difference in the world. This is what John means when he
says Jesus Christ is the crisis, the difference, the judgment of the world (vs. 19).
Love ya,
C.G.A.
RENAISSANCE HIGH
SCHOOL VARSITY CHOIR
Dr. Joanne Clark
Minister of Pipe Organ
Patrice DeBose
Director
Michael Evans
Pianist
Dr. Donald Johnson
Hammond Organ
USHERS:
Adult Ministry #1
IZANDLA
INTERPRETERS:
Reichelle Tucker **
John Harvey
Nina White
** Interpreting Sermon
MINISTERS ANOINTING
TEAM:
Jeff Jackson, Captain
Ernest Harris
Elaine Thomas
Marsha Bey
Earline Vaughn
Leroy Larkin
Cynthia Wilson
Charmaine Johnson
Lurecie Stokes
DEACONESSES:
Angeline Brown, On Duty
Eula Carter, Team Leader
Donna Bradley, 1st Asst.
Lannie Davis, 2nd Asst.
Verna Brocks
Fannie T. Brown
Sybil Davis
Odell Garrett
Bernice Green
Clarice Hampton
Anita L. Johnson
Donna Johnson
Janice McCrary
Mary Ann Robinson
Cynthia Saunders
Darlene Spivey-Smith
Pearl Stokes
Phyllis Turner
DEACONS:
Thomas Williams, Chair
Johnny Northern, On Duty
Sheryl Brown, Capt.
Jimmy Johnson, Co-Capt.
Helen Beckon
Vernita Beverly
Cornelius Brown
Sheryl Brown
Randolph Butler
Edmon C. Carmichael
Remonia Chapman
Stanley Clifford
Ruben Davidson
Mildred E. Dixon
Barbara Gates
Geneva Goods
Jason H. Harrison
Larry Hathorne
Yaminah Hollifield
Dorothy (Dee) Jones
Justine Lofton
David Mitchell
John B. Mitchell
James C. Price
Annette Robinson
Robert Thornton
Robert L. Welch
TRUSTEES:
Tyra Williams, Capt.
Lula Gardfrey, Co-Capt.
Vincent Tucker, Co-Capt.
William G. Anderson
Carolyn Barden
Margaret Betts
H. Sandra Cook
Georgia Daniel
Gregory Gaskin
Derrick Glass
Paul Hubbard
Evorn Kendrich
Diana Kennedy
Margaret Patterson-Bailey
Carolyn Rawlings
Janet Sangster
Callie Scott
John Scott Jr.
Artistine Taylor
Craig Vanderburg
NURSES:
Elnora Boston
Sheryl Brown
Lydia Douglas
Rebecca Hayes
Gloria Howard
Penelope Hunter
Emily Kilpatrick
Helen Lucas
Betty Mapp
Janice McCrary
Pam Parker
Pearl Stokes
Joe Thomas
Regina Thomas
CHURCH CLERKS
Verna Matthews, Vice Clerk
Sandra Delaine
Jewell Jones
Doris Rodgers McKinney
Vicki Morton
Wendy Sanders
Cynthia Scott
Dorothy Weeks
ANNOUNCEMENT CLERKS
7:30 AM & 11:00 AM
Maxine E. Johnson
SPEARS-WATSON
BOOKSTORE
Cherokee Cole
Joann Drake-Gambrell
Dolores Spencer
Craig Vandenburg
Andrea Whitfield
GREETERS
7:30 AM
Janice Bush
Patricia Brewer
Ken Edwards
Ernest Ndukwe
Carrie Robinson
Mabel Smith
Virginia Tate
11:00 AM
Carol Anderson
Betty Bruner
Dorothy Clark
Sandra Delaine
Glenda Givens
Dorothy Henderson
Ozella Henry
Julia Peyton
Margaret Pleas
Barbara Woods
CHURCH OFFICE—HARTFORD INSTITUTE BUILDING
18900 James Couzens Highway—Detroit, Michigan 48235
Administrative Offices—9:00 AM—5:00 PM Monday thru Friday
313-861-1285 / 313-861-1300 — Fax 313-861-0265
SPEARS-WATSON BOOKSTORE
Open Sunday after 7:30 AM Service and 11:00 AM Service, and Wednesdays 11:30 AM - 6:30 PM.
Bookstore direct line —313-864-3404
HARTFORD AGAPE HOUSE
18700 James Couzens Highway—Detroit, Michigan 48235
313-861-1200 — Fax 313-861-7896
Hunger Task Force & Free Shop Mission — 313-861-1202
The Staff Minister on call is Rev. Kevin Taylor. He can be contacted for any emergencies or urgent matters
313-861-1285 or 313-475-0316 — Email: [email protected]
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STEPHEN MINISTRY
SERMON NOTES
“Christ Caring For People through People”
STEPHEN MINISTERS CARE FOR PEOPLE FACING TOUGH TIMES and are ready to provide
the emotional and spiritual help needed with crisis that include:
Loss of a loved one
Terminal Illness/Chronic Illness
Divorce or Separation
Unemployment/Job Crisis
Loneliness/ Discouragement
…and more
STEPHEN MINISTRY IS A CONFIDENTIAL MINISTRY and are trained volunteers ready to provide
you with one-on-one care. To Contact a Stephen Minister Call (313) 341-2302
COULD YOU BE A STEPHEN MINISTER???
Are you a believer interested in helping others by being a spiritual partner
for someone going through personal crisis?
Stephen Ministers are trained to meet this need.
The Stephen Ministry is looking for candidates for the April, 2015 training class.
Contact Rev. Lurecie Stokes or Min. Curtis Kilpatrick for more information @ 313-861-1285.
Applications are available in the Church Office and at hmbcdetroit.org under the Stephen Minister category.
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SANCTUARY CELEBRATION
THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT
SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2015 — 7:30 AM & 11:00 AM
ORDER OF SERVICE
Devotional & Pastoral Advisements
Prelude
Choral Introit
“Elegy”– Thalben-Ball
Renaissance High School Varsity Choir
Opening Praise Sentences
Rev. Kevin N. Taylor
Processional Hymn #35
“Glorious Is Thy Name”
Prayer of Invocation
Rev. Kevin N. Taylor
Glory Be To The Father #541
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Teen Connect Bible Study has star ted. Lear n the Wor d of God studying topics suggested by teens
that directly impact their daily living. Studies are 5:30 to 6:30 PM every Tuesday and include guest speakers,
projects, prizes and more. For additional info, contact Rev. Robyn Moore at 248-252-7678.
The Hartford Business Ministry is her e to ser ve! We invite all HMBC business owner member s to its
inaugural 2015 “Meet and Greet” Membership/Networking Event on Sunday, March 15 th between 9:30 AM
and 10:30 AM in the Youth Lounge. Get exposure for your business by joining the Hartford Business
Ministry…now more than ever, business people need to network and build strong relationships with one
another. New and existing business owners are encouraged to come and have continental breakfast with us…
bring your business cards, and let’s learn how we can help the Church, the community, and each other!
Contact John Bradley at 248.789.0504 ([email protected]) or Devin Durrell at 248.224.2590
([email protected]) for more information.
M-PACT (Youth Church)
11:00 AM Service
Organ Interlude
“My Heart is Ever Yearning” - Bach
Anthem
Renaissance High School Varsity Choir
The Hartford Social Justice Ministry will have its monthly meeting on tomorrow at 6:00 PM in Fellowship
Hall. All are welcome to attend. See you there. For more information, please contact Rev. Edie Worthy,
Ministry Leader at 313-704-3695.
Renaissance High School Varsity Choir
The Transitional Ministry will meet Sunday, March 8, 2015, between Services, in the Youth Lounge. Rev.
Denise Henderson, Ministry Leader.
Hartford Liturgical Dance Ministry
Prayer of Intercession &
Song of Inspiration
Welcome To The Visitors
Rev. Kevin N. Taylor
The Tithes & Offertory Period
Offertory Sentences
Luke 6:38; Matthew 6:19-21 (NRSV)
Leader: Give and it will be given to you, good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over
will be put into your lap.
People: For the measure you give will be the measure you get back.
Leader: Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where
thieves break in and steal.
People: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven where neither moth nor rust consume and where
thieves do not break in and steal.
Unison: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
Renaissance High School Varsity Choir
Offertory Selection
The Prayer of Dedication
Rev. Kevin N. Taylor
Hymn of Preparation #44
“Love Divine”
The Written Word
Jeremiah 17:5-9
Preached Word
“SIN IS OVERWHELMED BY REDEMPTION”
Dr. Charles G. Adams, Pastor
Invitation To Christian Discipleship
Hymn of Invitation
Renaissance High School Varsity Choir
Prayer of Thanksgiving
The Right Hand of Fellowship
Recessional Hymn #93
“He Will Remember Me”
Postlude
“Fugue” - Zundel
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The 2015 Hartford Adult Golf League is accepting registrations. We will be playing at Rouge Park Golf
Course, on Wednesdays, beginning in May. Golf fees will be $325 per player for the complete season, which
ends mid August. To obtain a form or for more information, please contact the Golf Commissioner, Michael
Fleming, at 313 318-5772 or [email protected]
All women of Hartford are invited to attend the Hartford Women United Meeting on Saturday, March 21,
2015, from 10:30 AM-12:00 PM. We will have a speaker to discuss identity theft. Come and join us and bring
a friend. Look forward to seeing you at the meeting. Deacon Janet L. Gilyard-President
It’s Girl Scouts Cookies time! Gir l Scouts will be selling cookies in the Resour ce Center and Fellowship
Hall each Sunday, through March 15th.
The Pastor's Courtesy Guild Ministry will be having its 2015 Round-Up Luncheon on Satur day, Mar ch 21,
2015, at 11:00 AM in the Vincent Room. Please join us for an uplifting fellowship. The donation for the
Luncheon is $15. We welcome all former members and we look forward to meeting and greeting new
members. For more information see Sis. Lula Moore, Trustee Artistine Taylor or Deacon Artelia Griggs.
The Sunday School & T.R.U.T.H. Ministries of Hartford
will present our
ANNUAL EASTER PROGRAM
Sunday, April 5, 2015, at 9:30 AM
If you are under the age of 18 and interested in being part of this exciting program, please
pick up a form in the Church Office, fill it out and leave it in the Church Office, or call
Phoebe Vanderburg at 313-891-3306, Rev. Robyn Moore at 248-252-7678 or Min. Curtis
Kilpatrick at 313-861-1285 x439.
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
MEN’S DAY TOTALS AS OF MARCH 2, 2015: $44.927.71
Get that Midweek Boost! J oin us for “Hour of Power ” Ser vice each Wednesday, in the Chapel, at 12:00
Noon to 12:30 PM. Lunch is served after the Service in the Fellowship Hall. Be connected!
Prayer Service: Wednesday's fr om 7-8 PM, in the Chapel. The Theme for the Month is Goodness. Deacons
and Ministers will anoint and offer comforting intercessory prayer. "Prayer is the key, but faith unlocks the
door."
Hartford Membership Photographers will be taking individual pictur es in Fellowship Hall
Stage area behind the screen on the Third and Fourth Sundays after the 7:30 AM and 11:00 AM
Services. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by and not be included in our membership
publication. Stop by and ask for Delisa.
The Joshua Ministry (for adults 18-40) welcomes you to our weekly Thursday Bible Study at 6:15 PM in the
Vincent Room. Join us as Reverend Kevin Taylor leads us in Bible study and discussion. Please contact Kamil
Williams at [email protected] so that we can get a headcount for dinner.
The Hartford Singles Ministry March Calendar of Events: March 13, 2015-a night of smooth jazz and soulful
R&B featuring vocalist Sheila Landis, seven-string guitarist Rick Matle and vocalist Roland Benberry at Brava
Services 21739 Melrose in Southfield; March 23, 2015-Singles Ministry Meeting from 6:30-8:00 PM, in
Hartford's Vincent Room. Please contact Deacon Jeffrey Steele [email protected] or 860-830-8596.
Did you know that the Members Orientation Class is not just for new members? If it’s been years since you last
attended, never attended or did not complete the series, you are invited to come and learn more about your
Baptist heritage, after which you will be awarded your certificate of completion. Classes meet in the Chapel at
9:30 AM on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sundays.
Keith Gamble-Woodwind Music Lessons is offering music lessons for saxophone, flute and clarinet for a
nominal fee. You may reach him at 313-330-0346, or email at [email protected] Also,
Deborah Scales, a retired DPS band and orchestra teacher is available to assist in beginning strings, snare
drum, trumpet and trombone. There is no fee for her lessons. Lessons available for young people and adults.
Arrangements and times can be made by calling Ms. Scales at 248-939-7358 or [email protected] Student
must own an instrument. Give the gift of a life time.
The Detroit Musicians Association will present the Nathaniel Dett Chorale from Toronto, Canada in concert on
TODAY, 5:00 PM. at Hartford Memorial Baptist Church. This Canadian ensemble specializes in Afrocentric
music of all styles including classical, spirituals, gospel, jazz and blues. Tickets are $20.00, seniors and groups
of 15 or more $15.00, Students $10.00.
Earline Philips is sponsoring a bus trip to New Orleans, LA for 7 days and 6 nights. The bus will be leaving
May 17, 2015 and will return May 23, 2015. The trip includes bus fare, lodging, tours, and some meals. The
donation is $629 per person, double occupancy (an additional $210 charge for a single room). To make
reservations or ask additional questions, Ms. Philips will be in the Fellowship Hall after each Service. She can
also be reached at 313-835-3729.
Hartford Members and Friends: You can set up recurring donations to the Church. Contact the
Accounting Office at 313-861-1285 x411 to learn how it can be done.
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IN THE HOSPITAL/REHABILITATION CENTERS
BEREAVEMENT NOTICES
Please keep in prayer the families who have lost loved ones. We have received the following names:
DECEASED
RELATIVES
LOCATION
DATE
TIME
Deacon Thomas Williams
Visitation of Mary
Monday
Svc-10:00 AM
Hazel Williams-Golden
Parish
03-02-2015
Akron, OH
Rev. Von Crigler
HMBC
Tuesday
FH-10:00 AM
Tiondra Smith
Raymond Smith
03/03/2015 Svc-11:00 AM
Eugenia Smith
Rakisha Smith
Acqueline Turner
Mary Waters
Vanessa Waters
Haley Funeral
Home
Southfield, MI
Tuesday
03/03/2015
FH-10:00 AM
Svc-11:00 AM
Harold Jordan
Bonita Jordan
Pye Funeral Home
Detroit, MI
Thursday
03/05/2014
FH-12:00 PM
Svc-12:30 PM
Darryl Berger
Deacon Dee Jones
Rosedale Park
Church
Detroit, MI
Saturday
03/07/2015
FH-10:30 AM
Svc-11:00 AM
Carrie E. Sansom
Elijah Sansom
Sandra Harrison
Linda Rice
Pamela Brown
Lorna Whitfield
HMBC
Saturday
03/07/2015
FH-10:00 AM
Svc-11:00 AM
Marlene Reid-Tate
Victor & Johnnie Reid
Jackie Hicks
RG & GR Funeral
Home
Detroit, MI
Saturday
03/07/2015
FH-10:00 AM
Svc-11:00 AM
James O’Bannon
Deacon Barbara Gates
Carolyn O’Bannon
Takisha O’Bannon
James O’Bannon Jr.
HMBC
Tuesday
03/10/2015
FH-10:00 AM
Svc-11:00 AM
WILLIAM BEAUMONT HOSPITAL, ROYAL OAK, MI
Inell Watt
Elige Bell
OAKLAND REGIONAL HOSPITAL, SOUTHFIELD, MI
Mother Sarah Olectric Mance
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN HOSPITAL, ANN ARBOR, MI
Christopher Young
HEARTLAND HEALTH CARE CENTER,
LIVONIA, MI
Herbert Burt
OAKWOOD HOSPITAL, DEARBORN, MI
Vonyetta Poole
Rueben James
HENRY FORD HOSPITAL, DETROIT, MI
Deaconess Verna Brock
Dr. Ann Smith
Mother Dithonia Fondren
LASHER HILLS CARE CENTER, SOUTHFIELD, MI
Otis Harris
WEST BLOOMFIELD NURSING CENTER,
W. BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI
Deacon Bernard Parker
HARTFORD NURSING CENTER, DETROIT, MI
Charlie Anderson
Ledora Holmes
REGENT AT BLUFFS PARK NURSING HOME,
ANN ARBOR, MI
Min. Tommie Latimer
HEATHERWOOD NURSING CENTER, SOUTHFIELD, MI
Trustee George & Mary Turner
EASTER LILY REMEMBRANCES
Please help beautify our Sanctuary this Holy Season by placing an Easter Lily IN HONOR or IN LOVING
MEMORY OF a loved one! The cost of each lily is $10.00 per honoree. Please place your order TODAY
(NO LATER THAN SUNDAY, March 29, 2015). Your payment must accompany the or der . Simply
complete the form below and place it (and check) in an envelope marked “Easter Lily,” and drop in the
collection tray during the offertory period. Thank you.
Easter Lilies (Please Print)
Your Name ______________________________________________ Amount per honoree: _____________
For additional information on these names and others, please see the notices as posted on the bulletin
board in the north corridor, or call the Church Office.
Following the loss of a loved one can be a very difficult time. You may experience all kinds of difficult and
surprising emotions, such as shock, anger and guilt. A Bereavement Support Counseling Group is being held
each 2nd and 4th Monday of each month, in Room 307 at 6:00 PM. Through a setting that embraces confidentiality, participants may: gain insight from others regarding coping strategies to begin to "live again"; share experiences and feelings that keep memories alive; restore relationships when forgiveness is needed; gain wisdom regarding lifestyle changes; and strengthen our spiritual well-being. Please contact the Church Office to
register at 313-861-1285 x 429, and begin the journey to healing.
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IN MEMORY OF: ______________________________________________________________________
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IN HONOR OF:
Please check one:
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