CPWM Regional Meeting

Attention Ladies!! The Spring meeting of the Murfreesboro Region CPWM will be Saturday, April 27 at the Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian Church in McMinnville. This is the semi-annual meeting of the women’s ministry groups from all of the churches in the Murfreesboro Presbytery. (Unlike the presbytery meetings, we ladies have a little fun and a lot of fellowship!) We’ll receive updates about mission projects involving the Murfreesboro Region CPWM, have a guest speaker, and maybe a skit or two and some special music. We will also observe Holy Communion. The meeting will begin at 9:00 but plan to arrive a little early for registration and some breakfast goodies. Lunch will be provided ($5) by the church. The meeting will end shortly after lunch. This is a great opportunity to make new friends and renew old friendships. If you would like to carpool, please contact Anita Drew (615-756-5997).

Holy Week Schedule

New Hope invites you and your family to be part of this year’s Holy Week activities: Sunday, April 14, 10:00 am – Palm Sunday Service Thursday, April 18, 7:00 pm – Maundy Thursday Communion Service Friday, April 19, 7:00 pm – Good Friday Service of Tenebrae (Darkness) Saturday, April 20, 11:00 am – Community Egg Hunt and Hot Dog Lunch Sunday, April 21 – Easter Morning Brunch at 8:30 a.m., followed by Easter Service at regular time of 10:00 a.m.

Men’s Ministry Prayer Breakfast

The next regular monthly meeting of the New Hope Men’s Ministry scheduled for Saturday, April 6, is cancelled due to the group being here at the church the following Saturday for the Clean-Up Day.  We will resume regular meetings in May.

Pastor Paul’s Ponderings

Good Evening New Hope! Today is Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras.  There may be no better example of the excesses of our culture than what takes place in many places today.  New Orleans draws most of the attention with the raucous activity of Bourbon Street. But there will be celebrations of excess attached to Mardi Gras throughout the world.