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MBC News for March 21st

(temporary weekly substitute for Pastorgraph)

Tuesday Bible Study- We will be continuing our study of the Book of Acts on March 28—Rev. Allan Smith will lead.


We continue to PRAY daily for those listed in our bulletin. Find addresses in the newsletter to send cards to our shut-ins. 


Sign up to order Easter Lilies--in honor or memory of someone, $11 each. Sign up is in the vestibule.


Missions Opportunities:

·        Disaster Baby Box Collection—through April 9—Pacifiers in original wrappers, 4-gallon trash bags for diaper disposal

·        Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions


Holy Week with MBC! Bring your family, friends and neighbors!!

·        April 2 9:30 a.m. Palm Sunday—Our children will celebrate in a procession with palm branches.

·        April 6 7:00 p.m. Maundy Thursday Tenebrae Service

·        April 9 9:30 a.m. Easter Worship Celebration and Communion

*Bring fresh yard flowers to add to our Easter cross, on the lawn

*After Easter morning worship, ALL OF US will all gather at the front of the church for a celebratory group photo!


March Calendar:

21 Deacons Meeting 7 p.m.

21 Bible Study, 2 p.m., at church, “Start and End Your Day with God.”

25 Ladies’ Day In, 9 a.m.—Silk scarf dying (supplies will be furnished)

26 Baptism during 9:30 a.m. worship

26 Worship Committee Meeting, following Sunday School

28 Bible Study, 2 p.m., continuing A Study of the Book of Acts


MBC FREE Community Fish Fry May 6 at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited! Please bring a side dish to share!


MBC Vacation Bible School—July 17-21 from 6-8:30 p.m., Ages 0-12, Older youth are invited to help out as volunteers.

July 23 at 9:30 a.m. Worship will include the VBS commencement with a picnic after Sunday School


A Personal Note From Pastor Allan:

"What a joy it was to be with you on Sunday morning for worship.  Thank you for continuing to introduce yourselves to me as I learn names and stories.  


I look forward to celebrating the baptism of Lily Aparicio-Jones this Sunday morning in worship.  I hope you will plan to join us, either in-person or via the Facebook live video, to support Lily in this significant milestone of her faith journey.


In worship, we will continue in the Gospel of John, reading the story of Lazarus being raised in John 11 this week.  The title of the sermon is "Lazarus 2:  The Sequel".  Please begin reflecting on how you might do things differently in your life if you had a do-over.  


I hope you saw the email that Cassie Dye, our wonderful Administrative Assistant, shared last Thursday, March 16, about the Celebration of Life service for Lindsay Scott Terry, the middle son of Murph and Linda.  The service will be Saturday, March 25th at 2 PM at First Baptist Church, Staunton, as well as the FBC Staunton Facebook page.  I know that much of MBC is close to the Terry family.  Please keep their family in your prayers."

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