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Friday March 16—Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner:  It is said that everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!  So, join us for a delicious dinner.  Wear something GREEN and plan to have fun!  Recommended donation is $12.  Bring friends and family!!
Sunday March 18 – 2 things!
      1.    There will be a SPECIAL worship service…so, be watching for details!
2.    Internship Committee meeting follows fellowship 12-1pm.
Holy Week and Easter Events and Services...
March 25: Palm Sunday Service at 10am that includes the distribution of palms
March 29: Holy (Maundy) Thursday: 7:00pm in our fellowship area where we
will be hosting a light/simple meal of soup and bread at which we will remember the events of the Last Supper.  The ritual of foot washing will also be available for those who wish to participate.  This was a memorable event last year (the first time we hosted) and hope you will consider joining us for this ‘Holy Thursday’ event.
March 30: Good Friday 7pm Tenebrae service at MCC Hartford
April 1: Easter Sunday 10am service:  Easter Bonnets are welcome!!
*      Before the Easter service, join us for Danish and Coffee with fellowship then,
after service, stay for breakfast and fellowship with an ‘egg swap!’  So, bring a couple of colored hard boiled eggs to swap with others and--be creative!!  Truly an  EGG-cellant way to celebrate… yes?
Wednesdays Radical Bible Study: 11am-noon.  All are welcome as we explore the Bible in new and radical ways!  Note:  NO Bible Study March 28 during Holy Week.
Food for the body, love for the soul:  We are collecting PASTA& SAUCE during the month of March --to support the Hands on Hartford Food Pantry. Remember, all non-perishable food is welcome!  Thank you for helping to feed those who are hungry and extending our communion table to the homes of those in need.

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Pastor’s reflection: 
As we continue through the season of Lent, a time for intentionally making more room for God in our lives, we might spend some time to quiet ourselves and listen for God’s still small voice speaking to us, guiding us, loving us.  Might we do this through meditation or prayer?  Spending time alone with God??
In Mark 1:14-15 Jesus came out of the wilderness proclaiming the Good News of God saying “…the kin-dom of God has come near, repent, and believe in the good news.”  In spite of (or perhaps because of) the 40 days and nights Jesus spent in the wilderness with wild beasts and ministered to by angels, Jesus is clear about the love and goodness of God --- in spite of what fears might be felt in the world.
Jesus discovered this…during the quietude of his wilderness experience.
My prayer for us this Lenten season is to spend more quiet time with God.  Jesus came out of that experience certain of and eager to proclaim the Good News of God.  May we, too, discover the everlasting love of God (Jeremiah 31:3) during this Lenten Season that provokes us to proclaim the Good News of God, too.  As Jesus said, we can more than proclaim…we can believe in the good news.  May it be so, Amen!
Many blessings on your Lenten journey,
Pastor Aaron 

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