MARCH 19, 2023
- 8:30am Worship, Nursery
- 9:45am Sunday Classes
- 11:00am Worship, Nursery, Children’s Worship
- 4:00pm Financial Peace University
- Mar 20 – Men’s Connect Event – Textile TapHaus Brewery, 6pm
- Mar 21 – Ladies’ Romans Bible Study 10am, red classroom
- Mar 22 – Lenten Meal and Worship
- 5:15pm Meal (serving from 5:15-6:15) RSVP
- 6:30pm Worship
- 7:00pm Prayer Meeting, following the Worship Service
- 7:05pm Choir rehearsals begin
- Mar 25 – 9-11am, Cricut Workshop for Beginners RSVP
- Mar 26
LENTEN DINNERS – Use the bulletin response to weekly RSVP for the Wednesday Night Lenten Dinners. Serves 5:15-6:15pm, prior to the 6:30pm worship service. Menu for March 22 will be baked potato/salad bar and more salads and dessert.
EASTER LILIES – If you would like to purchase a lily for our Easter stage decorations, they are $15 dollars, payable to the office (or in a marked envelope in the offering baskets). ORDERS DUE TODAY – MARCH 19. Easter lilies can be claimed following the 11am service Easter Sunday.
CEDAR CAMP – Save the date! July 9-11 – a new VBS experience!
SWAHILI WEDNESDAYS – We want to focus on building relationships with the farm families that we host on our land each year. As a preparation for this, we are meeting weekly at 5:30pm on Wednesdays (prior to the Lenten services) in the Teal room to learn Swahili. Swahili is the most common language that the families will likely speak. While we know we won’t get fluent in this short of time, we are hoping to be able to have some basic interactions and build from there.
PRAYER BOOK RESOURCE CENTER – A collection of the staff’s favorite prayer resources and books will be on display in the Gathering Space throughout Lent. Stop by, browse, be inspired! You may purchase any of these resources at the display using the QR code on display or with check/cash.
CHOIR REHEARSALS – Choir rehearsals continue on Wednesdays, immediately following the midweek worship service (around 7:05pm). Choir will sing at the 8:30am service Palm Sunday, and the 8:30/9:45am services Easter Sunday. All singers high-school age and up are encouraged to join!
DO YOU PLAY PIANO? – Are you looking for a way to get involved? We occasionally need additional piano players on hand for choir rehearsals, worship and other events. If you play, we’d love to hear from you! Contact Leah Carolan, our Worship Ministry Director.
YOUNG MARRIED – a new class for young couples wanting to grow in Christ together. This class meets on Sundays at 9:45am in the Upper Room. (The stairs to the Upper Room are just outside the nursery side door.)
WHAT IS LENT? Often, it’s a time of fasting and prayer, for reflection and deeper spiritual devotion. At Cedar Hills, we add on mid-week services and meals on Wednesday nights beginning at 5:15pm, followed by a 35-40 minute time of worship at 6:30pm. Menu for March 22 will be baked potato/salad bar and more salads and dessert. RSVP on the bulletin response, (as well as sign up to help in the kitchen or bring a salad or bars/cookies.)
WEDNESDAY PRAYER DURING LENT – The Prayer Meeting will be in-person at 7:00pm, directly after the Lenten Worship Service in the back of the Worship Center.
CRICUT WORKSHOP – Do you own a Cricut but haven’t quite figured out how to use it yet? Saturday, March 25 Hailey Griffin will be holding a free workshop to teach you how to use your Cricut machine and software. RSVP required – CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS
WHAT IS THE PRAYER CHAIN – it is an email list of Cedar Hills people who are dedicated to lifting up the prayer requests of our church, friends, and family. Emails generally go out about 1-4 times a week (depending on how many come in). The staff also pray over the prayer needs every Tuesday. To join the list, email email@example.com
OPEN HANDS FOOD PANTRY – In 2022, the food pantry served 9,859 individuals, which is a 143% increase from 2021! Each week, the leaders are working hard to keep the shelves stocked. Most needed items are peanut butter, dry pasta, and tomato products (please avoid glass jars if possible). Also, monetary donations to the pantry are directly used to restock the pantry.
- Parenting Together – Sundays 9:45am
- Digging in the Old Testament and Finding Jesus – Sundays 9:45am
- The Character of God – Sundays 9:45am
- Romans – Ladies Bible Study – Tuesday mornings 10am
- The Thread – Middle School and High School Youth, Sundays 9:45am
- Financial Peace – Started Sunday, Feb 19, and meets Sundays at 4:00pm. Register here, $80 kits available in Gathering Space.
- Young Married Class – Sundays at 9:45am in the Upper Room.
KIDS’ SERMON NOTES – Children are invited to fill out the note page and return the page to the box on the activity table. A winner will be drawn from the returned pages on the first Sunday of each month.
CHILDREN’S CHURCH VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP – Make a difference in the lives of our youngest members! Click here to volunteer to help with Children’s Church during 2nd service.
2023-2024 Enrollment Open – Noah’s Ark has been providing a quality education experience to preschoolers in Cedar Rapids since 1969. Visit www.noahsarkcr.org.
CARE NETWORK – Our church is partnering with the Care network, which has the mission to help unify our Christian Community to rise up and be the church. The Care network has programs built around discipleship and mentoring. There are volunteer opportunities available in several areas. Click here, visit the Hub or talk to Gary Sager