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Week of 4/1/2018

Altar Flowers Donated by Altar Guild

Thank You: My family and I will always remember the kindness and support shown by my New Vision Family. To the ones who made an effort to stop by and speak to me and give words of encouragement on Sundays, I thank you. To the ones who called, sent cards, visited and kept me in your prayers, I thank you. The warm Reception last Sunday warmed my heart. I thank you. As I enter another chapter in my life, please continue to pray for me. We pray God’s awesome blessings be upon you as New Vision will always have a special place in our hearts.   Mrs. Ida M Wells 10531 Rothwell Drive Saint Louis, MO 63136 314-869-2440.

RESURRECTION SUNDAY WORSHIP AND FESTIVITIES AND FOLLOWSHIP!

We are looking excitedly forward to celebrating the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!  We’re starting early…

  • Following Sunrise Service, Breakfast, 9am Youth Program and Resurrection Celebration Service at 10, the children and youth are invited to participate in an Easter scavenger hunt immediately following service to last no longer than 30 minutes. Parents are encouraged to join in!  Please plan to bring your child(ren) to participate in these exciting youth program activities.

MEMORIAL GATHERING:   The Memorial Gathering for Ardell Barkley III (Veep) will be Sunday, April 8 from 4-7 pm at 6620 Montgomery Road.  All are welcome.  Naomi Barkley

BIBLE STUDY:  There will be no Bible Study following worship today as it is first Sunday.  Enjoy celebrating Easter with friends and family!  Tuesday Bible Study will resume this week.

SHALL WE PRAY!  The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective. James 5:16b We are ready to institute “Drive-thru Prayer” at New Vision.  We would like to begin the week of April 8th, time and days to be determined.  Please notify Pastor Worthen or the office if you would like to be a part of this powerful ministry.

The next Lead Team Meeting will be April, 12th at 6 pm.

PARSONAGE FUND:  For those of you, who are blessed and able to support the parsonage fund to pay off the mortgage, please make sure you indicate Parsonage on your envelope.  These payments are requested by the 15th of each month.  Please see Mrs. Naomi Barkley if you have questions.  Finance Committee.

LENTEN GLEANERS”– Don’t forget to get your Lenten gleaner to make your forty-day sacrifice of a quarter a day until Easter Sunday.  The money raised will be used to pay on apportionments.  Gleaners

are available at the Usher’s station. Thanks

ALTAR FLOWERS:  There are still dates available in the months of April, May, June, July, August, October, and November to purchase Flowers to beautify the Altar. Heartfelt thanks from the Altar Guild for those of you who have signed to donate flowers for 2018. Please contact Karen Brentley for corrections or any member of the Altar Guild if you have questions.

BROWN BAG LUNCHThe Women of Vision will meet here at the church, Saturday, April 7, 1:00 to 3:00 pm to complete the study “Revealing the Mysteries of Heaven.”  Please bring your “brown bag’ lunch.
The Retreat Committee will meet immediately following this meeting.

EVANGELISM:  Evangelism will be having a Praise Service held on Saturday, April 14, from 12 -2 pm.  Our speaker will be Denzel Tubbs.  We will serve light refreshments

SAVE THE DATE!  The Ministerial Recruitment Institute, or MRI, is a weeklong spiritual retreat within the East Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church for youth ages 12-18.   This institute, held each summer since its inception in 1982, is the result of a vision from God through our late Bishop James S. Thomas.  Its goal: to create a space and an environment conducive to allowing young people to hear, question, consider, struggle, and respond to God’s call and claim on their lives to become true Christian disciples, leaders, ministers, pastors and evangelists.  With the aid of Christian adult mentors, teachers, pastors and other staff working with and residing on campus with the youth, MRI becomes a community of faith in a week’s time!  MRI is also a great form of evangelism for youth to be exposed to Christ and other young people who already know Him for themselves.  We live, sing, play, worship, study, pray, laugh and cry together that week, as we all are there to “leave each person, place and session better than we found them/it” under the divine hand of Almighty God.  This year’s MRI dates are: July 15-20, 2018.   The total cost for the week includes all meals, the banquet and dorm room is $180.  We are in the process of trying to raise scholarship funds for those who need it to be sure everyone who is interested can attend.  Please see Pastor Worthen or contact the office for applications.

FOOD PANTRYFor April please donate:  Ramen Noodles and Chicken Vienna.