THE HYMN “ALL GLORY LAUD, AND HONOR” has been used as a Palm Sunday processional for over 1200 years! Written by Theodulpus, Bishop of Orleans, France in 818 A.D., the hymn captures the Christian faith of those who remember Jesus’ ride into Jerusalem. Passers-by could hear the hymn from the open bars of his cell. The king, who unjustly imprisoned him, unknowingly led the first procession! Church leaders have used it as a Palm Sunday processional, both indoors and outdoors.
Easter is only a week away! Please plan on bringing your favorite coffee cake, muffins or other baked treats to share during the Easter Breakfast held after the Easter Celebration Service. Bring them to the basement prior to the service so they can be cut, plated, etc. We will be serving the usual baked egg omelet, layered jello and jiggler jelly beans, juices, and coffee. Please let Lucie know how many friends and family will be joining us so we can adequately prepare seating and food. Thank you!
A check for $200 was delivered from the SCRIP account to the Confirmand Fund last week. An increase in the number of orders has made that possible. Keep up the good work! If you've not yet placed an order for SCRIP, keep in mind that restaurants usually give higher percentages, but gas cards and other shopping needs (Meijer, Target, and Walmart) are always good choices. See Lucie for an order form or to place an order. Several low denomination cards are available right now and are highlighted on the order form in light green. Those cards are perfect for Teacher Appreciation gifts, graduations, or other gifting needs. They are available until May 24 if supplies last that long.
HEAD START SCIENCE & MATH FAIR
Our Head Start students will once again be participating in their annual Science & Math Fair on April 25. We would like to support them in this effort by making a contribution from Mt. Calvary. As was done in previous years, if you would like to make a contribution, you may write the check out to “Mt. Calvary” and our treasurer will write one check to Head Start for our total contributions. Last year we received a special acknowledgement given to groups or individuals who gave $500 or more. We hope to achieve that goal once again. Please note on your check "Science/Math Fair" and give it directly to Ron or place it in the offering plate. Thank you!
Thank you to Diana Lundak for her donation to Mt. Calvary in memory of loved ones and friends.
Lutheran Hour Ministries
Listen to “The Lutheran Hour” every Sunday with host Rev. Gregory Selz on the following radio dials: Detroit WDFN (1130) @ 6:30 a.m.; WRDT (560) @ 6:30 p.m. and XM Satellite Family Radio 170 @ 1:00 P.M. Easter Sunday, April 21, the Lutheran Hour theme will be: “Cross in the Garden” – God is the true Gardener. He brought the soil of His garden into His being to make a new creation. (John 19:30 - 20:18)
CHECK YOUR MAILBOX
Please remember to check your mailbox weekly. There may be important information in them.
The Wittes will be hosting the final Lenten dinner this Wednesday, April 10 at 6:00 p.m. On the menu will be lasagna, salad, green beans, garlic bread and desert. The free-will offering received for this meal will go to cover the expenses of the ladies of Mt. Calvary, including the LWML (Lutheran Women's Missionary League) Quarterly subscription ($32.50), dues for the Council of Lutheran Women (CLW) ($30), LWML Great Detroit Zone dues ($15), and the reservations we provide to the CLW Luncheon as a special treat for Pastor Carrier and Lori Carrier and our WOY (Woman of the Year) Honoree (Elizabeth Parrish). The Total for these expenses each year is $193.50.
YOU HELP IS NEEDED!
We will be hosting the Easter Fair next Saturday, April 13, from 10:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. under the theme, "Unbelievable Love". We will need as much help as we can to assist with all the activities. You may consider making a box or two of cupcakes (yellow or chocolate), help with any of the activities, help with serving lunch, security, and taking the tables down afterward. Whatever it is you are willing to do for the Easter Fair is welcomed. Please contact Pat Fritz at 586-293-9194 or talk to Elizabeth Parrish to volunteer.
On Monday, April 08 at 10:00 a.m., we could use help with the setting up tables for all of the activities that are planned for the Easter Fair.
"Gifts for All God's Children" (GFAGC) is asking for donations of items for the Easter baskets. For a complete list of items, please see the flier in Altar Guild Room. The deadline to bring them in is tomorrow, April 08! They are also in need of volunteers to help assemble the Easter baskets. if you can assist, they will be assembling the baskets at the GFAGC Workshop located at 51220 Van Dyke, Shelby Twp. on April 10, 11, and 12 from 9:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
As you know, Elizabeth Parrish will be leaving us this summer to complete her studies at Concordia University, St. Paul, Minnesota. Last Sunday evening, we learned that we have been assigned Bethany Mrosko as our next intern. Bethany is currently completing a semester of study abroad in England and will join us sometime this summer.
LUTHERAN HOUR MINISTIRES
Listen to "The Lutheran Hour" every Sunday with host Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler on the following radio dials: Detroit WDFN (1130) @ 6:30 a.m.; WRDT (560) @ 6:30 p.m. and Sirius XM Satellite Family Radio 170 @ 1:00 p.m. Next Sunday, April 14 the Lutheran Hour theme will be: "He Loved Them to the End" - We are people of diverse backgrounds drawn together by Jesus. We want to share His life with you. (John 13:18-19)