April 26, 2012–Thursday Morning Update

Christ the Good Shepherd, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN

Good morning friends and members of Hills Church,

Saturday morning is an all ages Geocaching event. We will meet at 10 a.m. at the church. If you have never been on a Geocache before, it’s a light hike with a scavenger hunt attatched. You can get more information from our website here.   See you then!

Sunday’s worship at 10:15 will be Good Shepherd Sunday, listening to the message of Jesus from John Chapter 10 and Psalm 23. After worship, the Spring Meeting of the UCC Association is meeting at Trinity United Church of Christ in Youngwood. The meeting time is 3 p.m. If you are interested in attending, please talk to me. Sunday night at 6:30 is Emmanuel’s Emergent Experience. Our focus will be: “Who is Jesus for me?” Child care and snacks will be provided. All are welcome–to this small group prayer meeting which seeks to deepen our Spiritual lives.

Next week is a busy one: The Spring Salad Luncheon, sponsored by the Women’s Guild, will be on Wednesday May 2 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The tickets cost $6.50. Call the church office at 724-327-3050 for information or email the church office at hillschurch@windstream.net It should be a good time for you to see friends and have a day out.

Thursday, May 3 at 6:30 p.m. is the National Day of Prayer. This is a community wide, church wide meeting of folks who want to pray for our nation, churches and neighborhoods. It is held at the American Legion in Export. Call if you need a ride.

Prayer Concerns: Jon Tamarelli’s mother died on Monday. You can read her obituary notice at The Tribune Review . Please keep the Tamarelli family in your prayers. In addition, Vicki Marsiglio’s sister, Doris Artman, passed away last week.

If you have changes or prayer requests to add, please contact me.

Grace and Peace,

Pastor Joseph

Psalm 23
23:1 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want.

23:2 He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters;

23:3 he restores my soul. He leads me in right paths for his name’s sake.

23:4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff– they comfort me.

23:5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

23:6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD my whole life long.