EXPERIENTIAL MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICE

Every year, Hazelwood holds a Maundy Thursday service to remember the night in which Jesus was betrayed and handed over to the authorities, which eventually led to his crucifixion on the cross for our sins. This year’s Maundy Thursday service will be quite different from ones in the past. Our service will include “The Journey to the Cross,” based on the “Stations of the Cross.”

Wikipedia has this to say about the “Stations of the Cross”:

“The Stations of the Cross or the Way of the Cross, also known as the Way of Sorrows or the Via Crucis, refers to a series of images depicting Jesus Christ on the day of his crucifixion and accompanying prayers. The object of the stations is to help Christians to make a spiritual pilgrimage through contemplation of the Passion of Christ. It has become one of the most popular devotions, and the stations can be found in many Western Christian churches, including AnglicanLutheran, Methodist, and Roman Catholic ones. Commonly, a series of 14 images will be arranged in numbered order along a path, and the faithful travel from image to image, in order, stopping at each station to say the selected prayers and reflections. This is done in a spirit of reparation for the sufferings and insults that Jesus endured during his passion.”

We will have 5 “stations”. There will be some walking from station to station, but all stations will be in the Sanctuary. There will be chairs at each station for those who need them. It is our hope that through this experience, you may feel more connected to what Jesus endured during those final days of his ministry. Please join us on Thursday, April 18, at 7 p.m., in the Sanctuary.

 

GRADUATES FOR 2019

High School and College graduates will be recognized during worship on Sunday, May 5. If you are a graduate, or if you have a Hazelwood graduate in the family, let us know!

Please stop by the sign up table in Sulanke Commons and fill out a Graduation Information Sheet with the name of the graduate and their school information. You may also download the form below. Be sure to turn in your graduation information sheet no later than Sunday, April 28 to be recognized.

Download the 2019 Graduate Form

 

CINCO DE MAYO CARRY-IN AND TACO BAR

Not that we need an excuse to get together and fellowship, but you are invited to join us on Sunday, May 5 at 11:30 a.m. in Cartwright Hall to celebrate Cinco de Mayo! A taco bar will be provided; you are asked to bring your favorite Mexican dish (or your favorite non-Mexican dish!). Not sure what to bring? We will try to have some authentic (as authentic as we can find) Mexican recipes that you can pick up when you sign up. The sign-up for the dinner will begin on Sunday, April 14, or you can email Marianna Gill at hccmgill@gmail.com with your RSVP.

 

MISSIONS & BENEVOLENCE 4-11-19

CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES’ FOOD PANTRY

Hazelwood is scheduled to serve at the Christian Ministries’ Food Pantry from 8:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on May 8, 9, & 10. Volunteers are needed. Please contact Shirley Bookout (765)744-1207 to sign up or for more information.

 

WINNIE’S KIDS

We will be accepting donations to help ‘Winnie’s Kids’ in Kenya on April 28, May 5, 12, and 19. Each donation received will be matched, up to a total of $1,000, from the Missions & Benevolence Sulanke Trust. Please mark all contributions ‘Winnie’s Kids,’ place it in either a red-bordered or pew envelope, and add it to the offering plate during Sunday morning worship (if writing a check, it would greatly help our bookkeeper if you write a separate check from your regular offering). We will present Winnie with our offering on Sunday, May 26. There are great needs in Kenya, so please prayerfully consider how you can help ‘Winnie’s Kids.’

 

ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT

Children through 5th grade are invited to join us on Saturday, April 20 for our annual Easter Egg Hunt! We will gather in Sulanke Commons at 10 a.m. before beginning the hunt for the elusive eggs on the lawn (if the weather isn’t cooperating, the eggs will be hidden inside).

There are many ways you can help us get ready for the Egg Hunt:

1) Donate wrapped candy to fill the plastic eggs. Keep in mind the candy will need to fit in the regular size plastic eggs, so nothing too large please.

2) Help stuff eggs on Sunday, April 14 after the worship service, or stuff eggs at home. If you stuff them at home, please indicate the type of candy or appropriate age group (we want to avoid hard candy for the 0-3 year-olds).

3) Help hide the eggs before or help supervise the hunting grounds during the big event! We will meet in Sulanke Commons at 9 a.m. to begin hiding eggs.

If you would like to help, or have any questions, contact Rev. Jason in the church office.