Worship News And Directory for March 23rd, 2016

By / Life on the Island / Tuesday, 22 March 2016 04:00

Malteser International Americas announces second annual “Make Lent Count” Campaign to Help Feed the Less Fortunate

Building on the success of their inaugural 2015 campaign to remind believers that Lent is a time for giving, not just giving things up, Malteser International Americas is again going to help “Make Lent Count” and enable friends and supporters to help feed those who are struggling to find their meal, or those who do without food altogether.
“Lent is a time for giving and not just giving up. Fasting encourages to easily put ourselves and our needs aside for a bit so that we can walk in the shoes of our  fellow human beings,” said Ravi Tripptrap, Executive Director, Malteser International Americas, ‘The selflessness of it helps  individuals to grow, and brings together families and communities. Often, this makes us realize more acutely the problems faced by others in the Americas and around the globe.

HOW IT WORKS
For the seven Fridays leading up to Easter (beginning February 10), Malteser International Americas is encouraging all supporters, friends and colleagues to help “Make Lent Count” by fasting from their usual lunch or dinner and instead eating a simple bowl of rice or vegetable soup instead, and donating the money saved to Malteser International’s food and nutrition projects. Malteser International Americas is looking for local organizations which would be interested in participating to contact Julie.Angulo@malteser-international com. Malteser International Americas is asking all who are fasting to visit www.orderofmaltarelief.org and make their donation. Exchanging one $10 meal is enough to feed a child in Peru for one month. Eating simply for the seven weeks of Lent results in enough  to feed a family for two months.
Each of the weeks of Lent will feature a different nutrition project in one of the countries in which Malteser International Americas is active. The campaign will again feature the social media hashtag #MakeLentCount to connect supporters and encourage them to share about their contributions from around the world.
Malteser International Americas is a global humanitarian organization with a mission of supporting the vulnerable and marginalized so that they may live a healthy life with dignity. Through our U.S. headquarters, Malteser International Americas provides immediate disaster response and preparedness as well as vital healthcare and nutrition to vulnerable people in North America, Latin America and the Caribbean.
We are part of Malteser International, the humanitarian relief agency of the Order of Malta. With more than 100 projects annually in some 25 countries worldwide, we provide emergency relief after disasters and support recovery efforts, bridging the gap between humanitarian aid and sustainable development. For nearly 60 years, we have been standing by those affected by poverty, disease, conflict and disaster. -
See more at: http://pressreleases.religionnews.com/2016/02/02/malteser-international-americas-announces-second-annual-make-lent-count-campaign-to-help-feed-the-less-fortunate/#sthash.CszqnFfI.dpuf

Carolina Coast Vineyard Church News & Updates
1328 N. Lake Park Boulevard • Carolina Beach, NC

Carolina Coast Vineyard Church located at 1328 N Lake Park Blvd in Carolina Beach on Sundays, 10:30 am
We are growing! CCVC relocated to the Pavilion, near Port City Java and the new Urgent Care. The Vineyard is a creative, friendly, vibrant, contemporary and casual style church with a focus on the relevant message that the Bible has for each of us. Easter Services: March 27th 6:30 am Sunrise service at the North End Pier at 10:30 Sunday Morning Service
Upcoming events:
March 16th New Bible study starts Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm Potluck dinner, worship and topical studies.
 April 2nd Building fund auction. 10am Preview with 11am Live auction. Plus, silent auction, and more! Watch for more information.
For more info call 910-707-1777, website carolina This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or carolinacoast.org
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Carolina Beach Presbyterian Church to hold Maundy Thursday Service
12089 N. Lake Park Blvd. • Carolina  Beach, NC 28428

Carolina Beach Presbyterian Church  will hold The Maundy Thursday service on March 24th at 7pm..We are doing something truly special for this service this year. The choir is presenting the cantata ―Lenten Sketches that night. The service will be a musical journey through all the scenes of the night: the Last Supper, the Garden of Gethsemane and ends with Jesus’ arrest. We will be joined by Jennifer Loewen on piano, Niraj Singh on percussion, Chris Puckett on bass, and our Music Director Bob Norem will direct the service.  
Please make plans to attend as this is a service you will not want to miss. As in the past, we will participate in the Last Supper and strip the altar in preparation for Good Friday.  Please come and invite all your neighbors and friends to this service.  

Special Holy Week Service at Carolina Beach Presbyterian Church starting March 24

Carolina Beach Presbyterian will observe Holy Week with several special services.  The first service will be a Maundy Thursday service at 7pm on March 24th.  The Chancel Choir will present selections from Joseph Martin’s “Lenten Sketches.”  This music takes us on a journey through the events that happened on that night.  Included in these events are:  The Last Supper, Jesus’ arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane which leads us to the procession to the cross and Jesus’ eventual death.   On Friday, March 25th, we will observe Good Friday with at 12:15pm service.  We culminate the Holy Week services with a Service to the Witness of the Resurrection, on Easter Morning, March 27th at both the 8:30am and 11am services. All are welcomed to attend.  Details on any of these services call the church office at 910-458-5417.

Easter Sunrise Service on the Boardwalk starts at 6:30AM

For many years now, the community has gathered for a celebration of Easter on the Boardwalk at sunrise.  As the sun comes up over the ocean to begin the new day, it serves as a vivid reminder of the Resurrection. This year’s service will begin at 6:30 a.m. on the Beach Stage, and will last about 40 minutes.  Tim Russell, pastor of Beach Community Worship Service, will bring the sermon.  Music will be provided by Marya Evans of The Wheelhouse Missional Community, while sound is being handled by Soundwerks Productions.  Prayers, scripture readings, and blessings will be led by pastors of Carolina Beach Presbyterian, Seaside Chapel, and St. Paul’s United Methodist.  In line with tradition, an offering will be collected to benefit the Help Center of Federal Point.  
The Help Center provides emergency, short-term assistance with food, clothing, rent, and utility bills for residents of Carolina and Kure Beaches.

Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church Updates & News

It’s almost Easter. Celebrate tonight with a concert at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church! Harper Avenue, the praise band for St. Paul's United Methodist Church, will be in concert tonight for our Wednesday at the Well service.  Combining contemporary, gospel, and even secular music, they offer something for everyone.  So come on out, and bring some friends or family with you!  The concert starts at 7 p.m.  For more information, visit www.stpaulscb.org or call the church office at 458-5310. March 20 - Palm Sunday. Scripture: Luke 19:28-40. Sermon: “A Different King, A Different Kingdom” Theme: Most kings want people to take up swords or scepters.  Jesus is different: he asks us to take up his cross and follow him.
HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE: Make your celebration of Easter more rich and meaningful by walking with Jesus through the days of Holy Week.  Here is a list of events at St. Paul’s:
• Monday, March 21st: Worship & Prayer in sanctuary at Noon
• Tuesday, March 22nd – Wednesday, March 23rd: Walk the Labyrinth in the fellowship hall. The Labyrinth includes the Stations of the Cross.  It will be available from Noon to 8 pm on Tuesday and from 9 am to 7 pm on Wednesday.
• Wednesday, March 23rd: Contemplative Prayers & Prayers for Healing in sanctuary at 7 pm.
• Maundy Thursday, March 24th: Evening meal and worship service, including Holy Communion and foot-washing, in fellowship hall beginning at 6:30 pm.
• Good Friday, March 25th: Worship service in sanctuary at Noon.
EASTER SUNDAY: This year’s celebration of the Resurrection will feature the following…
• Sunrise service: Community Sunrise Service on the Boardwalk at 6:30 a.m. (weather permitting)
• Wake Up & Worship at 8:30, with music led by Harper Avenue and a sermon by Pastor
• Eleven o’clock traditional worship service with special choral pieces presented by the Chancel Choir
Easter Eggsplosion!
Make sure the kids don’t miss St. Paul’s annual Easter Egg Hunt.  It will take place on Easter Sunday at 10:40 am on the church grounds.

Kure Memorial Lutheran Church Updates
117 North 3rd Ave, (910)458-5266 • Kure Beach, NC 28449

Words of Encouragement:  [T]he great crowd that had come to the festival [of Passover] heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem.  So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna!  Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.”  John 12:12.
Holy Week Schedule:
Palm Sunday – Sunday of the Passion Service
Maundy Thursday Service – 7:00 p.m.
Good Friday Service -  7:00 p.m.
Easter Vigil -  7:00 p.m.– Service begins in our courtyard
Easter Sunrise Service – 6:45 a.m. -  Ocean Front Park near Kure Pier
Easter – Resurrection Service – 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Schedule:
  9:00    Adult Sunday School
10:00    Worship & Children’s Worship
11:00    Fellowship
  4:30    Youth Group

Surfing on God’s Grace,
Pastor: Dan Keck
910-458-5266
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Website: kurememorial.org

Kure Memorial Lutheran Preschool Announces 50/50 Raffle WINNER

Tyler Tangredi, Asher Ainsley & Reed Pulliam and Kayley Carpenter with the jar of tickets
at Wake N Bake Donuts.  

This past Saturday, March 19th Kure Memorial Lutheran Preschool held their 50/50 raffle drawing at Wake N Bake Donuts. They are excited to announce Ms Peggy Hughes is the winner of the $1787 jack pot. The preschool plans on ordering and installing a new playground piece by May!  Thank you to all of those in our community who bought a ticket to support the children at Kure Memorial Lutheran Preschool.

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