2020 EASTER LILY ORDER FORM

Download the 2020 Easter Lily Order Form Here.

 

Deadline to order is March 29.

HAZELWOOD LIBRARY ADDITION

There is a “new” old book displayed on top of the bookshelves in Sulanke Commons. It is The Concordant Version of the Sacred Scriptures (Revised, 1930). This book contains the original Greek version of the New Testament with the direct English translations of the Greek words and phrases shown under the Greek text. The author also provides an English prose version of the text organized into the chapters and verses we are used to seeing, along with extensive notes about the scripture.

Clearly, this book was intended as an aid to serious Bible study. According to inscriptions on the inside cover, it was acquired in 1938 by Dr. Daugherty, who gave it to Rev. Sulanke in 1956. It was passed to Pastor Sharon Lang in 1995. She gave it to her nephew, Brandon Bruning, a Bible scholar, who has now brought it back to Hazelwood.

Historical notes: The Old Testament was originally written primarily in Hebrew, with a couple of the books written in Aramaic. Aramaic was the main language spoken by Jesus and his Jewish contemporaries. The New Testament was originally written in Greek, which had been the main spoken and written language used throughout the Middle East since the conquests of Alexander the Great. At this time, most Jews lived outside of what had been Israel. The Romans had destroyed the Temple and much of Jerusalem, during the First Jewish-Roman War (66-70 AD) and forbidden Jews from living in Jerusalem following the Bar Kokhba Revolt (132-136 AD).

 

SUNDAY SERVICE AND ACTIVITIES CANCELED – MARCH 15, 2020

“Dear Hazelwood Sisters & Brothers,
 Like all of you, we’ve spent a lot of time taking in the news about the COVID-19 virus and trying to decide what is the best way to respond. Every time I think I know what we need to do the situation seems to change and our response seems inadequate. Many have asked what we should do about Sunday morning worship, and we’ve considered many options. Right now the best course of action is to not hold public worship this Sunday, March 15. We will take it week to week from here, deciding each week if it would be the right thing to gather on Sundays. For March 15, though, Sunday worship, the St. Patrick’s Day Carry-in, and Soup & Study are cancelled.
     The reason for this is all of us need to limit the ways the virus can spread. When groups gather they become an easy transmission point for others to acquire the virus. By limiting the places where a number of people gather we slow the spread of the virus. This takes all of us across our community, nation, and the world, being thoughtful about how we gather. With everyone limiting their physical interactions with others we can slow the virus, not overburden our healthcare system, and help protect the most vulnerable among us for whom the virus could be life-threatening. The loving thing to do for others, right now, is to limit how much we physically interact with others, and so not holding public worship this Sunday is the right thing to do.
      We will create a “virtual worship” video which we’ll be releasing this weekend that will include a message, prayers, and music that will allow us to worship together from our homes. We’ll email you how you can access this video as well as show it on our church’s Facebook page. We’ll also do our best to give you regular updates on how the church is responding.
      God has been with us in so many ways already. All of us can testify to how God has walked with us in hard times. This time is no different. God is with us now, and working together we will get through this. Let’s pray for each other, take care of each other, and with God’s help, we will get through this challenging time.
 
Grace & peace,”
Rev. Jason Jones

2020 LENT PRACTICES CALENDAR

Download the 2020 Lent Practices Calendar here.

PROPERTY WORK DAY, MARCH 2020

Hazelwood is blessed with such a beautiful property, and it takes all of us to keep it at its best! Join us Saturday, March 14, from 9 a.m. – noon, for the first Property Work Day of 2020. We’ll meet in Sulanke Commons before we start assigning tasks.

ALL are encouraged to participate as we shake off winter in anticipation of the spring season and all of the wonderful activities it brings to Hazelwood. Sign up in Sulanke Commons after worship to let us know you’d like to help.

Everybody is needed! There are many things to be accomplished to get our church and grounds ready to welcome all during these exciting upcoming church and community events!

 

2020 SEASON OF LENT AT HAZELWOOD

LENT SOUP & STUDY
Pull up a chair as we enjoy a bowl of soup and delve into The Walk by Adam Hamilton at 5:30 p.m. on March 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29 in Cartwright Hall.

PALM SUNDAY
Join us for a procession of palms and worship service on Sunday, April 5 at     10 a.m. in the Sanctuary as we celebrate Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem.

MAUNDY THURSDAY
Enjoy a light supper on Thursday, April 9 at 6 p.m. as we come together in fellowship in Cartwright Hall. At 7 p.m., we will move to the Sanctuary for worship and communion in memory of Jesus’ last supper with his disciples. If you would like to volunteer to help with the meal, please contact Shirley Bookout at (765) 744-1207.

GOOD FRIDAY
Join your neighbors on Friday, April 10 from 7-8:30 a.m. for a Community Good Friday Breakfast Service, sponsored by the Muncie YMCA, at the Horizon Convention Center (401 S. High St.). It is free and open to the public, featuring guest speaker Davey Blackburn from Nothing Is Wasted Ministries.

Get your tickets today at:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/good-friday-breakfast-tickets-82680344135

EGG HUNT
The Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Hazelwood is Saturday, April 11! Kids up to Grade 5 will meet in Sulanke Commons at 10 a.m. to search for those elusive Easter eggs filled with candy. If you would like to donate candy or volunteer to help stuff Easter eggs, contact Rev. Jason in the church office.

EASTER SUNDAY
He Has Risen! Join us in Worship on Sunday, April 12 at  10 a.m. in the Sanctuary as we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection.

 

ST. PATRICK’S CARRY-IN

Saint Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick, is a cultural and religious celebration held on March 17, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland. Saint Patrick’s Day was made an official Christian feast day in the early 17th century and is observed by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion (especially the Church of Ireland), the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Lutheran Church. The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general.

Even if you are not of Irish heritage, we invite you to join us as we gather for a St. Patrick’s Day carry-in on Sunday, March 15, at 11:30 a.m. There will be a sign-up sheet in Sulanke Commons for you to reserve your seat. We encourage you to bring something of Irish flavor or something that’s green! And don’t forget to wear green– you don’t want to be pinched!

 

BOOK CLUB MARCH 2020

The next meeting of the Hazelwood Book Club will be in Sulanke Commons at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 12. We will be discussing When Crickets Cry by Charles Martin. Childcare will be provided.

From goodreads.com:

It begins on the shaded town square in a sleepy Southern town. A spirited seven-year-old has a brisk business at her lemonade stand. But the little girl’s pretty yellow dress can’t quite hide the ugly scar on her chest.

Her latest customer, a bearded stranger, drains his cup and heads to his car, his mind on a boat he’s restoring at a nearby lake. The stranger understands more about the scar than he wants to admit. And the beat-up bread truck careening around the corner with its radio blaring is about to change the trajectory of both their lives.

Before it’s over, they’ll both know there are painful reasons why crickets cry . . . and that miracles lurk around unexpected corners.

If you have any questions, or are interested in joining in on the fun, contact Shirley Bookout at (765) 744-1207.

 

YOUTH SPRING ASSEMBLY 2020

7 p.m. Friday, March 27 – 11 a.m. Sunday, March 29

Bradford Woods, 5040 St. Rd. 67 North, Martinsville

$120/person (includes food & lodging)

For youth in grades 6-12, this year’s assembly centers on God’s call to love your neighbors, which includes caring for our environment. The theme is Near: Loving our neighbor, our earth, and our God – based on Deuteronomy 30:11-20. Keynote speakers are Dr. Ron Allen and Dawn Barnes.

Register online by March 19 at:

http://indianadisciples.org/upcoming-events

 

MISSIONS & BENEVOLENCE UPDATE 2-27-20

NOTE OF APPRECIATION

“Dear Friends,

Thank you so much for your generous donation of $200. We truly appreciate your support and interest in our organization. We are so grateful that you find our program worthy of your investment. These funds will help us to continue our mission in Delaware County to help children with their clothing needs.

We hope you will visit soon so that you may see how your donations are being used.

Thank you again.

Sincerely,”

~Gloria Adams, Director, Children’s Clothing Center of Delaware County

“Dear Friends,

Thank you! Your gift to the 2020 Walk-a-Mile In My Shoes equips us to care for all who will turn to Muncie Mission for warm shelter, hot meals, and HOPE for a brighter future! Thanks so much for making a difference through Walk-a-Mile 2020!

Sincerely,”

~Frank Baldwin, President/CEO, Muncie Mission

 

HEARTS & HANDS UNITED GIVEAWAY

Reminder: We will be purchasing NEW SIZE 6 boy’s/men’s shoes for next fall’s back-to-school giveaway. We have been able to provide an abundance of size 5’s the past few years – now we will help with the new size. Keep your eyes open for sales. Thanks for your generosity!