News and Announcements

Announcements are due in the church office by Thursday, 9am.

 **Today’s Message – We will be zeroing in our focus in on the new series we will start today, "Words from the Cross--for You."  As the title suggests, the focus will move us to the cross, to Good Friday, where Jesus died for you.  We will be looking at 5 of the 7 last words Jesus spoke from the cross.  Today is, "Father, Forgive Them."  

Adult Bible Study – Currently we are unable to hold these studies except for the men's group on Thursday mornings at 6:30-7:30.  Your Care Groups may have to be creative in how they meet, using technology rather than face to face meetings.  It is important to continue to immerse yourself in God’s Word during these trying times.  You might find a good study by Googling Bible Studies for Lent.  

** New Prayer Needs Page on our Web Site. It is our hope you will pray from home for the needs listed on that new web page.  The link is:  If you have a need to add to the list please e-mail  We must not forget that our God is in total control of this situation, and that as community of faith we can lift each other in prayer.  

Need to talk?  Pastor will be keeping his normal office hours, 8-5, M-Th.  Also, Deacon Al is available.  

 **Check Out Our Facebook Page - is where we will be streaming our church services on Sundays, and will share information during this time.  If you currently do not have a Facebook page, you will need to sign up to access our page. Follow these easy instructions to sign up.

To create a Facebook account: 1- Go to Enter your name, email or mobile phone number, password, date of birth and gender. 3 - Click Sign Up. 4 - To finish creating your account, you need to confirm your email or mobile phone number.

VBS is August 3-7 -  We are in need of several adult leaders to run the different stations that the children and their group counselors rotate through.  If you can volunteer from 8:30-12:00 for the full week or even just some of the days, please email Jill Bernhardt at  Thank you!

**Worship Night at Risen Christ – Stay tuned for a new date!

**Easter Services – Good Friday Service – April 10, 7 PM. Easter Sunday Services – April 12, 8 and 10:30 AM.  We are currently exploring ways to virtually hold these services if we are still unable to meet face to face at that time.  

**Easter Egg Hunt – is cancelled for this year….. we will be back in 2021!

**Summer 2020 Camp Information – is now on our website. Registration for all camps will begin on April 11.  Registration forms will  be posted to by the 11.

**Lenten Prayer Meeting on Wednesday Evenings – will not be held at the church until further notice.  Please continue to pray from home and check out our NEW Prayer Needs page on our website.

**Offerings- You should have received an e-mail from our treasurer, Russ Schneider asking for your continued regular support of Risen Christ. Even though our ministry opportunities are at a bare bones level, the church still has a mortgage to pay, lights to keep on and some salaries to pay.  Please send your offering envelopes or checks to the church on a weekly basis.  Or, work with your bank to make automatic transfers (Auto Pay) to the church.  It is easy to do and will allow you to maintain your contributions whether you are here or not.

Sunday School Lessons- are available for you to teach your children while we cannot meet.  Contact Linda at for permission to use those lessons.    

**Shopping on Amazon? –We are using the amazon Smile program to help supplement our fundraising efforts.  Help support our church by accessing by clicking the link;  Amazon Sign-In

 **New Announcement 


Family Life News

If Your Family Has a Need – Please contact the church office at or Kim at

Sunday School Lesson Plans – An email went out earlier this week with directions to our Sunday School Lesson Plans.  If you would like to access these for your family while we are not holding classes, you will find them on our website,, under the Members Tab.  You must have a log in to access this web page.  If you so not have one and wish to get one, please email Linda at request an invite.