Upcoming Events at JAPC
Winter Church Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Worship with us at 10:30 a.m. this Sunday when our Interim Pastor, Rev. Dr. Ken Kaibel, will preach on Hebrews 3:16-4:5. His sermon is entitled, “A Sabbath Rest”.
Lenten Bible Study will be every Sunday (March 5 - April 9) beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the Guild Room. On March 26, the group will be led by John Chateau. The theme for the day will be “A Sabbath Rest” and based on Exodus 20, Hebrews 3:16-4:5. Please join us on this spiritual journey during Lent.
Spring Clean-up! Volunteers are needed on Saturday, March 25, (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) to get a "jump start" on Spring cleaning. If you can donate an hour or two or the whole morning, there are a myriad of tasks to be completed. While some require special expertise, most demand just a willing spirit.
Fireside Chats - You are invited to meet with Ken, our interim pastor, by the fireplace in the parlor following worship on Sunday, March 26. You can bring your concerns about the past, present and future. You can bring your questions about the interim process. The only way to make it work is by working together.
Bible & Brew will meet on Sunday, April 2, 7:00 p.m. (City Kitchen, Grosse Pointe Village). Join in on a lively discussion of the Bible under the leadership of Louis Prues. The evening’s topic will be “Palm, Passion, and Resurrection”.
The next Women’s Bible Study will be on Monday, April 3 (7:30 p.m.) at the home of Therese Nolan. The reservation sheet and study materials can be found on the literature table in the main foyer.
Plan to attend the Board of Deacons’ Palm Sunday Breakfast (during the fellowship coffee hour in Dodge Hall) on Sunday, April 9. Make your reservations on the sign-up sheet in the Main Hallway or call the Church by Thursday, April 6. In gratitude for the congregation’s generous support of the Deacons’ ministries, there is no charge, although there will be an opportunity to give a “free-will” offering.
An Egg Hunt for the children of JAPC will take place also on Palm Sunday following the worship service.
In preparation for Maundy Thursday, April 13, you are invited to join members and friends at 6:30 p.m. for a Soup Supper (soup, rolls and dessert). A reservation sheet is in the Main Hallway. There will be an opportunity for a “free will” offering.
The Maundy Thursday Tenebrae Service, on April 13, begins at 8:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. The celebration of the Lord’s Supper, biblical texts, music and the extinguishing of lights draws the congregation into the dramatic events leading to the crucifixion. Remember with us!
The Good Friday Service, April 14, begins at 1:00 p.m. in the Zaun Chapel. Join us on Golgotha as we remember Jesus’ death and God’s abiding love.
On Easter morning, April 16, our celebration begins with a brief Resurrection Service held in the Steep Memorial Garden at 10 a.m. Prayers will be offered for those interred in the Garden and Columbarium and other loved ones who have entered the “Church Triumphant”.
The Easter Festival Service begins with special prelude music at 10:15 a.m. During the service, a wonderful blend of musical traditions, the celebration of the Lord’s Supper and special liturgy will inspire us to embrace the Easter story with joy and hope. There will be Church School classes for Crib-Toddler thru First Grade.