One of the most meaningful services of the year takes place during this Holy Week: The Maundy Thursday Service in observance of the Last Supper of Jesus after which he was betrayed. (Wondering why it's called Maundy Thursday? Or even if you think you know, click HERE for an explanation). Over the years, we have observed this service in a variety of ways - at tables, with dramatic readings, washing one another's feet, as a gathering in the "Garden of Gethsemane," or as a traditional service - but always with communion and scripture and sacred songs. This year our Maundy Thursday service, April 13, will include an interactive prayer experience led by Dana Cochran, one of the founding members of the Vineyard Cincinnati.
Jesus said when we serve those who are "overlooked or ignored" (Matthew 25:40, The Message) we are serving him. We can do that through CAIN and the Interfaith Hospitality Network. NorthChurch and WOCC have been asked to volunteer the week of April 23-29 at CAIN's Grace Place in College Hill. This involves preparing and serving meals to approximately 12 temporarily homeless families (4 mothers and their children), cleaning up, making bag lunches and playing with the kids until 9pm bedtime. Please contact Claire in the next few days.
Starting April 23, we will begin a new sermon series entitled "Walking By Faith." God is calling North in this season to "walk by faith. "Each week, there will be a "walk by faith" challenge. Click HERE to view how we will learn to walk by faith.
Princesses from all over the city will be dancing the evening away at the Spring Recital this Saturday, at Cincinnati Christian University. Because of limited seating, all available tickets have already been distributed. But keep the NorthChurch princesses and their instructors Alicia Modarressi and Jessica Tatum, and helpers Joann, Jenny and Gary in your prayers.
In Nov. 2016, Cincinnati voters passed Issue 44, which will raise $48 million a year for 5 years by increasing property taxes.The issue will also allow for money to go to a preschool expansion initiative, The Cincinnati Preschool Promise (CPP) which will provide access to high quality preschool for 3 and 4 year old children among community based providers. CPP will be hosting a parent information session here at NorthChurch on Tuesday, April 18, 6:30PM in the auditorium on how to access tuition assistance this fall.
of the Crucified invalidates
which takes success for its standard."