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Easter Praise Celebration Sunday, April 21 • 10:00 A.M. Sonrise Service 8:00 a.m. Easter Breakfast Provided 8:30 a.m. Easter Celebration 10:00 a.m.

Auburn Church of the Nazarene

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Office: 260-925-3480 www.auburncn.org office@auburncn.org 2301 North Main St. • Auburn, Indiana

Zion Lutheran Church, LCMS 0389 CR 12, Corunna 260-281-2286

Sunday School: 9 AM Worship Service: Sunday 10 AM

Sunday, April 14th - Palm Sunday Sunday School - 9 a.m. • Worship - 10 a.m.

Thursday, April 18th - Maundy Thursday Service - 7 p.m. w/Communion

Friday, April 19th - Good Friday Service - 8 p.m. w/No Communion

Sunday, April 21st - Easter Sunday Breakfast - 9:00 a.m. Easter Egg Hunt for kids - 9:30 a.m. Easter Service w/Communion - 10 a.m.

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Thursday, April 18th, 2019 6:30 PM at Norris Chapel Church (With Communion)


Sunday, April 21st, 2019 Sunrise Service at 7:30 AM with the Kids providing the service Breakfast following the service at 8:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall Sunday School Classes at 9:00 AM Worship/Choir performing the Cantata “Amazing Grace” at 10:15 AM

Norris Chapel United Methodist Church

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4793 CR 40A • Auburn

5 miles east of Auburn at intersection of CR 40A and CR 47 www.norrischapel.org • Like us on Facebook

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Death lost its sting When I was in college, I worked at a golf course in the maintenance department. One of my main tasks at the golf course was mowing the greens six mornings a week. Most days I would be at the course just as the sun was coming up but there were sometimes when I had to get to the course well before daylight. I would literally be mowing for about an hour in the dark. Now, I did have a light attached to my mower that gave me plenty of light to see where I was going. They would not have appreciated me mowing the greens without a light! That hour or so before the sun started to rise was always a surreal time. It was generally very quiet outside of the hum of my mower. The world hadn’t quite woken up yet. The birds were still sleeping, the raccoons, owls and other night creatures were heading back into the woods to sleep, and the deer hadn’t started to venture out of the woods. I could imagine that the scene described in the Gospels isn’t much different than what I had experienced on the golf course before dawn. It was dark, before the

sun came up, and Mary Magdalene was already on the move. My guess is that Mary Magdalene couldn’t sleep. She was anxious because sabbath was ending and she wanted to get to Jesus’ tomb as fast as she could. There was work to do and she wanted to get there before everyone else had the chance. When she arrived, she saw that the giant stone had been rolled away. She saw the stone rolled away but she didn’t shout, “Christ is risen!” She had heard Jesus speaking of his resurrection but she didn’t assume resurrection. We struggle with living like the empty tomb has made a difference. We gather at our respective churches to celebrate the most important, world changing event in human history every spring, then we walk out those church doors and walk back into the world and struggle to believe that the resurrection made any real difference. We celebrate the Easter day but we struggle to feel joy, hope or certainty amid our pains, hurts, and difficult times. More often than not we feel like Mary Magdalene as she stands at the entrance to the tomb weeping

because her Savior isn’t there, thinking he’s been stolen rather than resurrected. But all it took was for the “gardener” to say her name… “Mary”… for Mary Magdalene to realize that it was Jesus. While Mary is thrilled to see Jesus, Jesus has an important task for her: “go to my brothers and tell them…” So it is Mary Magdalene, a woman, a follower of Jesus, who is tasked with being the first to announce to the disciples, “I’ve seen the Lord.” It was Mary Magdalene (not Peter, not John, not Paul, not the other apostles) who was the first preacher of the Gospel of Jesus. It was a woman who first shared the Good News that Jesus was alive. We often forget (or overlook) this part of the story. History has not been kind to Mary Magdalene (from being called, inaccurately, a prostitute, to Jesus’ lover) but the gospels leave little room to doubt her importance in the resurrection narrative. Without Mary Magdalene, without a woman, the resurrection narrative would be different. Jesus did not show up when Peter and the rest of the disciples were there. He waited until Mary was alone again. Would

we even know about the resurrection? Would the disciples have ever found out? Maybe, maybe not. We just don’t know. Everything changed on that morning. Everything. When Mary Magdalene encounters Jesus at the entrance to the tomb, the darkness lost its grip on the world and light burst through the pain and grief. Now, that doesn’t mean that the darkness continues to put up a fight. We know that. We just have to turn on our televisions or go to our computers or newspapers or smartphones to understand that. But with the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, the power of death no longer controls us. The power of cynicism and despair no longer determine our value as beloved children of God. The power of violence and corruption are sent back to the hell from which they came. Death has lost its sting. Joy and peace rule! For that we give thanks and praise to God! Rev. Chris Lantz First United Methodist Church, LaGrange

First United Methodist Church “Making Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World!” 209 W. Spring St., LaGrange, IN 46761 • 260-463-2859

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8:30 a.m. – Traditional Worship 9:45 a.m. – Sunday School for all ages 10:40 a.m. – Contemporary Worship


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Peace COME CELEBRATE Lutheran Resurrection Sunday! Church April 21, 2019

355 E State Road 120, Fremont, IN

Coburn Corners Church of Christ (Corner of St. Rd 101 & C.R. 64, Rural St. Joe, IN)

BREAKFAST 8:30 AM CELEBRATION SERVICE 10:00 AM “On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, ‘why do you look for the living among the dead? HE IS NOT HERE; HE HAS RISEN!’ ”


Worship Schedule Maundy Thursday Good Friday Service Easter Services Easter Breakfast

7:00 PM 7:00 PM 8:00 AM & 10:30 AM 9:15-10:00 AM

Come & Celebrate God’s Amazing Love!

Please join us for

Holy Week Maundy Thursday, April 18 7:00 p.m. Service in The Chapel Holy Communion being celebrated

Good Friday, April 19

7:00 p.m. Service in The Sanctuary

Auburn Presbyterian Church Rev. David Lawrence

111 W. 12th Street,



Corner of 12th & Jackson


Easter Sunday, April 21

8:30-9:30 a.m. - Easter Breakfast being served in Fellowship Hall 10:00 a.m. - Easter Worship Service Holy Communion will be celebrated.

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Avilla Immanuel Lutheran Church

He is Risen!

Since 1921

The Outlet Shoppes at Fremont 5686 SR 1 • St. Joe 260-833-7070 260-337-5461 • 1-800-332-5461

SERVICES: Maundy Thursday 7 p.m. Good Friday 7 p.m. Easter Sunday 7 a.m. & 10 a.m. 111 W. Albion St., Avilla, IN 46710 • 897-2071 • immanuellutheranavilla.com

Join us for www.maplegroveumc.com

Jesus said to her,

“I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.” John 11:25-26



Easter Worship Service Sunday, April 21 at 8:30 a.m. Brunch Following Service

1948 CR 28, Auburn Corner of 19 & 28


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Maundy Thursday Service Thursday, April 18 Supper 6:00 p.m. Service 7 p.m.

Good Friday Service Friday, April 19 • 7 p.m.

Easter Sunday Sunday, April 21 Sunrise Breakfast 8 a.m. Sunday School 9:05 a.m. Service 10:05 a.m.

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He is Risen! 810 South Broadway • Butler 4230 E. U.S. 6 • Kendallville

4099 CR 59 • Butler Across from SDI

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800-643-3323 www.color-master.com

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Easter and the Earth Throughout this Lenten season, I have been seeing connections between Easter and our care for Creation. Maybe it’s because Earth Day falls the day after Easter this year. Maybe it’s because when we began our Lenten journey on Ash Wednesday, Hoosier Interfaith Power and Light (H-IPL) was hosting a Renewable Energy Day at the Statehouse where, among many topics, the impacts of coal ash were discussed. This seemed a fitting topic as we commemorated Ash Wednesday. As we thought about our own mortality, we could also think about the mortality of this Earth, the ways we humans have harmed and damaged this planet we all call home. When I think of Easter, I am filled with joy and new hope, but this is not always the case when I think of the Earth. I see the challenges we face in our culture of convenience and consumerism and wonder how we will ever value the life of the Earth appropriately. In this state, so

much of our demands for energy are met with coal, and after that is burned, coal ash remains. This coal ash can contaminate the water we, and other animals, rely on, with detrimental consequences. So I contend that as we are celebrating the joy and hope of Easter, we also contemplate the way we might care for the Earth. I cannot help but think of a sermon a colleague shared titled “From Eco-Crucifixion to Eco-Resurrection” as I contemplate these intersections of Earth and Easter. As Rev. Dr. Leah Schade suggests, when we think about the crucifixion story, we must recognize that Jesus’ death is connected with the ongoing crucifixion of the planet. The good news, of course, is that we are in Easter. We know that God’s power of life and love is greater than our demand for death. We know that God conquers the grave and the tomb is empty. It is knowing the Easter story that gives me hope for our Earth’s story. While humanity may

cry out for the death of the earth, God is at work to bring life. One of the ways I see God at work in the world on this issue is through H-IPL, who seeks to help all faiths care for Creation in practical ways, such as addressing energy usage in congregations (which usually frees up money for more ministry). As a Christian, I know that the risen body of Christ, spread out across the world and across time, is made up of members knit together by the power of the Holy Spirit, continuing to share the power of the resurrection. This body of Christ continues to labor for the sake of the world and all that is in it. We proclaim “Christ is risen!” not just for humanity, but for all of Creation, so that all may know the love of God that brings life out of death. It is Easter, dear brothers and sisters! Alleluia! Amen. Pastor Daryl Emowrey Calvary Lutheran Church

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Calvary Lutheran Church

Good Friday Service April 19 • 7:00PM

1301 Williams Street, Angola, IN 260-665-2516 www.calvarylutheranangola.com

Easter Worship April 21 • 9:30AM & 11:00AM

Please join us

on Sundays for Worship at 9:00 a.m. and Sunday School at 10:15 a.m.

Holy Week 5555 County Road 29 • Auburn 260-925-2006 www.lakewoodpark.org


Maundy Thursday (April 18th) 6:00 p.m. Good Friday (April 19th) 6:00 p.m. Easter Vigil (April 20th) 6:00 p.m. Easter Sunday (April 21st) 9:00 a.m.

Celebrating and Sharing Christ’s Love


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Easter Sunday April 21st

April 19th, Good Friday Service 7:00 PM

He is First Christian risen! Church

April 21st, Sunrise Service 7:30 AM Breakfast 8:30 AM Regular Service 9:30 AM

Disciples of Christ 910 N. Indiana Ave., Auburn, IN • 925-2798












500 E. Seventh St., Auburn, IN 46706 260-925-3930

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Woodruff Grove United Methodist Church

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He Has Risen!

“Woodruff Grove is a people exalting God, growing in discipleship, reaching our community while caring and serving as Jesus did.”

Join us to celebrate the Risen Lord! Easter Sunday Easter Worship - 10:30 a.m. The Youth will be presenting an Easter Service Program at 9:00 a.m.

501 S. Broadway Butler 260-868-2191 800-292-6568

4860 South 450 East • Wolcottville, Indiana 46795 Pastor David Mathews



Fairview Missionary Church


Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Come Join Us! See how Fairview Missionary Church is helping people take their next step toward Jesus.

2019 FMC EASTER MUSICAL Thursday – Saturday, April 18-20, 7:00 PM Easter Sunday, April 21, 10:00 AM

Phone: 260-665-8402 www.fairviewangola.com e-mail: fmc@fairviewangola.com

Corner of SR 827 and CR 200 N (1 mile east of Meijer and Menards) Angola, Indiana

Map to Fairview Missionary Church



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South Milford Church of Christ would like to invite you to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus with us this Easter Season.

Worship & Communion Service Thursday, April 18th 7:00-8:00 p.m. Family Bunny Brunch & Egg Hunt Saturday, April 20th 10:30 a.m.

Separate Hunts: Toddler - 5 years & Elementary Age

Sunrise Breakfast Sunday, April 21st 8:00 a.m. Easter Worship Sunday, April 21st Service 1 - 9:00 a.m. Service 2 - 10:30 a.m.

St. Rd. 3, 2 miles north of South Milford

8030 E. 600 S., Wolcottville, IN 46795 260-351-3671 www.southmilfordchurchofchrist.com

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The resurrected king is resurrecting me During my years as a pastor I have learned the power of music to touch people’s hearts. For many, the portion of a worship service where they feel closest to God is while they are singing the hymns or the praise and worship songs. Christian hymns and praise songs have a way of lodging the truth of God’s good news deep into our souls. At Easter there are certain hymns that we tend to sing at our traditional service such as “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today,” “Up From the Grave He Arose,” “He Lives,” and “Because He Lives.” I confess each of these hymns stir my soul. There is nothing better than a church full of believers singing their full-throated praise to God with hymns like these. As a pastor, coming up with great Easter songs for a more contemporary service like the Gathering has always been a bit of a struggle. There doesn’t seem to be as many praise choruses or songs that deal with the resurrection. However, that is changing. A few years ago, when I first heard “In Christ Alone” I was blown away by the lines in the third verse which dealt with the resurrection. There in the ground His body lay/Light of the world by darkness slain/Then bursting forth in glorious Day/Up from the grave He rose again — Getty & Townsend Such powerful words that speak to the truth

of what happened when Jesus came out of the grave on that first Easter morning. More recently, another song has been written about the resurrection appropriately entitled “Resurrecting.” It came to us from Elevation Worship. What I really like about this song is that it speaks to the truth that our celebration of Easter isn’t just about celebrating that Jesus came forth in resurrection power but that God wants to resurrect us as well. By Your spirit I will rise/From the ashes of defeat/The resurrected king, is resurrecting me/In Your name I come alive/To declare Your victory/The resurrected king, is resurrecting me — Brown, Joye, Furtick, Ntele & Brock When I first heard this song, I had been going through a rough time physically, emotionally and spiritually. The idea that I would be able to “rise from the ashes of defeat” because “the resurrected King is resurrecting me” gave me a fresh hope and courage. The same power that raised Jesus from the dead was and is at work in me. It may be that as we approach Easter this year that you feel hopeless, defeated and that your life is over. Know this with our resurrected king, there is always hope. Know that the resurrected king is in the business of resurrecting people like you and me! Pastor Tim Terrell Angola UMC and The Gathering

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St. Anthony Church 700 W Maumee Street, Angola, Indiana 46703 260-665-2259


Holy Thursday: Passion Play: April 18 - Mass 7:00 pm April 19 - 3:00 pm Holy Saturday: Good Friday: April 20 - 9:00 pm April 19 - 12:30 pm Easter Sunday: April 21 - Mass 7:30 am and 10:00 am

Living Stations of the Cross

At 3:00 - the hour of Christ’s death - the St. Anthony Hispanic Ministry presents VIA CRUCIS: THE LIVING STATIONS OF THE CROSS. This will be an outdoor event, mostly in Spanish, partly in English. Everyone is invited to follow the path of Jesus to Calvary!

St. Paul Chapel

8780 E 700 N, Fremont, Indiana 46737 (office) 260-665-2259

www.stpaulcatholicchapel.org Easter Vigil: Holy Thursday:

April 18 - Mass 7:00 pm

Good Friday:

April 19 - 7:00 pm

April 20 - 8:00 pm

Easter Sunday:

April 21 - Mass 9:00 am

Holy Week at Angola UMC April 18th

205 W. Maumee, Suite B, Angola, IN 46703 260.665.3914 Website: AngolaUMC.org Email: angolaumc@hotmail.com

Holy Thursday Meal & Communion at the Gathering 6:00 pm

April 19th

Good Friday Community Service at First Congregational Church 12:00 Noon

Angola UMC

Traditional Easter Worship at Angola UMC 9:00 am Children’s Easter Egg Hunt at Angola UMC Easter Celebration at the Gathering 11:00 am

“Come Grow, Share, and Serve”

Easter Sunday, April 21st



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Church Directory Angola United Methodist 205 W. Maumee, Suite B, Angola 665-3914 AngolaUMC.org Auburn Church of the Nazarene 2301 N. Main St., Auburn 925-3480 www.auburncn.org Auburn Presbyterian 111 W. 12th St., Auburn 925-2987 www.auburnpc.org Calvary Lutheran Church 1301 Williams St., Angola 665-2516 www.calvarylutheranangola.com Coburn Corners Church of Christ Corner of S.R. 101 & C.R. 64, rural St. Joe Fairview Missionary Corner of S.R. 827 & C.R. 200N., Angola 665-8402 FairviewAngola.com First Christian Church 910 N. Indiana Ave., Auburn 925-2798

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church 500 E. 7th St., Auburn 925-3930 Avilla Immanuel Lutheran Church 111 W. Albion St., Avilla 897-2071 ImmanuelLutheranAvilla.com LaGrange First United Methodist 209 W. Spring St., LaGrange 463-2859 Lakewood Park Ministries 8555 C.R. 29, Auburn 955-2006 LakewoodPark.org Maple Grove United Methodist 1948 C.R. 28, Auburn www.maplegroveumc.com Mount Pleasant United Methodist 4099 C.R. 59, Butler MountPleasantUMC.info Norris Chapel United Methodist 4793 C.R. 40A, Auburn NorrisChapel.org

South Milford Church of Christ 8030 E. C.R. 600S, Wolcottville 351-3671 SouthMilfordChurchofChrist.com St. Anthony Church 700 W. Maumee St,. Angola 665-2259 StAnthonyAngola.com St. Paul Chapel 8780 E. C.R. 700N, Fremont 665-2259 (office) 495-9913 (chapel) StPaulCatholicChapel.org Waterloo United Methodist 300 W. Maple St., Waterloo Woodruff Grove United Methodist 4860 S. C.R. 450E, Wolcotville 854-2067 WoodruffGroveUMC.org Zion Lutheran Church 0389 c.R. 12, Corunna 281-2286 ZionLutheranCorunna.org

Peace Lutheran Church 355 E. S.R. 120, Fremont 495-4306

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