I’m ready for Spring. I don’t dislike winter, but I’ve had enough of it. I’m ready to see the signs of life that come with warming temperatures. I’m watching for those first signs that winter has finally loosened its hold on us: budding trees; green daffodil shoots; muddy dog paws after the daily walk. We begin this month of April with the celebration of Easter. An empty tomb is a pretty vivid reminder that the cold grip of death does not hold us forever. We are people of resurrection hope – people who believe new life is possible. So, shake off the dust of winter. Begin the spring cleaning in your hearts and souls and embrace the new that is coming! The sun is shining and we have the opportunity to start fresh today…

Today
by Billy Collins
If ever there were a spring day so perfect,
so uplifted by a warm intermittent breeze
that it made you want to throw
open all the windows in the house
and unlatch the door to the canary's cage,
indeed, rip the little door from its jamb,
a day when the cool brick paths
and the garden bursting with peonies
seemed so etched in sunlight
that you felt like taking
a hammer to the glass paperweight
on the living room end table,
releasing the inhabitants
from their snow-covered cottage
so they could walk out,
holding hands and squinting
into this larger dome of blue and white,
well, today is just that kind of day.

May you find joy in today,
Pastor Leanne

 
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April 15th     11:00AM:      Youth Movie and Lunch Event 
April 28th      9:00am         Team up to Clean up
April 29th     11:00AM:      Clearwater Forest Box Lunch 
May 9th          6:00PM:      Gospel Rock/ Youth Group Banquet                                           
May 10-12th:                     Clearwater Forest Work Camp
May 20th      10:00AM:     Youth Led Worship
June 10-13th:                    Vacation Bible School



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THIS WEEK AT FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Saturday, April 14th
10:00am     Youth @ Lulu Beans

Sunday, April 15th
8:45am        Adult Ed
9:00am       Sunday School
10:00am    Worship
11:00am    Fellowship
11:00am    Youth Movie and Lunch Event

Tuesday, April 17th
7:00am        Men's Bible Study
6:00pm        Budget and Stewardship


Wedneday, April 18th
7:00am      Women's Bible Study
6:00pm      Gospel Rock/ Youth Group
6:00pm      Explorers
7:15pm      Youth Group

Thursday, April 19th
6:30pm       Music Team

Sunday, April 22nd
8:45am        Adult Ed
9:00am        Sunday School
10:00am     Worship
11:00am     Fellowship
4:30pm      Africa Report

 

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