Week of March 21 Announcements

Find links to our special  links to audio daily Lenten devotionals with Pastor Chris and other resources for Lent, including an explanation of fasting in the Lent 2021 page above on our website.

Palm Sunday is March 28 with Worship via Zoom at 10 AM. live Palms are available for pickup Friday March 26-Sunday March 28 at the Etna Church sanctuary.  Please stop by and pick up some for your household and others who are unable to stop by.

Maundy Thursday Worship Service April 1st at 7 PM via Zoom.  Link is available via the church weekly email.

Good Friday Worship Service April 2nd at 7 PM via Zoom. Link is available via the church weekly email–sign up on the homepage.

Easter Sunday Sunrise service April 4th at 6 AM will be in-person  outside on the Hanover Center Green –dress warmly!

Easter Sunday Regular Worship Service will be via Zoom at 10 AM–sign up for zoom link via the homepage.

Our Outreach drive through March 28 is aimed at collecting condiments (Ketchup, Mustard, Mayo) and Baked Bean cans for the food pantry.  You can drop off donations in Trumbull Hall through 3/28/21)

The Missions committee presented a brief update on the nonprofit, Stand With Me, which provides pediatric standing frames for patients in countries with limited resources.  They are looking for help in writing instructions for building the frames for the local counterparts in developing countries. Contact Ralph Puckett if you are curious and want to help.  No experience required!

Looking for Crockpot recipes for Austin Smith, the young man who lost both his parents recently.  Please contact Honor Passow with your favorite, simple one pot recipes.

Meals ministry:  We’ve extended the provision of meals for Dorothy Judd.  There are still a few open slots.  Here’s the link to sign up:

About author

For the past 10 years, Chris has served as a missionary in the Netherlands , helping to bring the Gospel to a very secular culture. Chris was a leader in setting up and running youth centers and then moved to a small town in the rural Netherlands to plant a brand new church. In January 2021, Chris and his family moved back to the USA where Chris became pastor of the cooperative churches of First Baptist Church in Etna and First Congregational church in Hanover Center. Chris met his wife, Rebecca, at the Northpoint Bible College where they both earned degrees in Biblical Studies with minors in Pastoral Ministries. They have three sons: Charlie, Oliver and Henri.

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