FCCN Sunday Service Preview - "A Presence, A Power, A Purpose"

March 17, 2019

Dear Friends,
Sunday is a very special Sunday in that it is the Second Sunday of Lent, but also St.Patrick's Day.  We are thus celebrating both by focusing on Jesus' journey to Jerusalem where he would suffer in the crucifixion, but also we are remembering St. Patrick, the Patron Saint of Ireland. On the way to Jerusalem, Jesus stops by the village of Bethany where he finds Mary and Martha most distressed as their brother, Lazarus has died.  He comforts them by showing such great compassion, even weeping at their distress. But he goes a step further in that he raises Lazarus from the dead. Sunday is also a day to remember St. Patrick, a fifth century monk..  His day always falls on the 17th day of March as that was the day of his martyrdom for the cause of his faith. St. Patrick was actually born in England and became a missionary to take the gospel to the Irish. For the service on Sunday, we will have some Irish music which I know you will enjoy and appreciate.
Serving Him together, Rev. Les Wicker, pastor
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Special Music
Music for Sunday focus both on the theme of Lent, but also will celebrate St. Patrick's Day with some Irish music.  Pat Denton, a native of Ireland, will sing "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling"  and the music students from Ave Maria University will conclude the service by singing "The Irish Blessing"
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Christian Love and Sympathy Are Extended to:
The Family of Jean Olsen who passed away on February 22.  The service for Jean will be March 23, at 2:00 PM.
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If you have a busy day on Sunday, why not worship with the Early Service which is abbreviated to a 30 minute service. 
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Be sure to listen for the Dr. Wicker's Positive Thought for the Day on WAVV 101.1 which are aired each day, Monday to Friday at 10:00 AM.  The positive thought and is sponsored by Island Roofing of Naples.
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