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SUNDAY

25th

9:30 & 11 a.m. Worship 9:30 The Ark, UpStreet, true: faith 11 a.m. The Ark, UpStreet, Confirmation Class 5:30 p.m. Inquirers’ Class, FMC 6 p.m. true: High School Ministry, Student Activity Center

MONDAY

Announcements week of March 25th Join us this Easter Season for the celebration of Christ's Resurrection.

26th

Palm Sunday April 1st, 9:30 & 11 a.m.

9:30 a.m. Disciple 2, library 7 p.m. Disciple 1, library

TUESDAY

Maundy Thursday April 5th, 7:30 p.m. Celebrate communion together as we remember the events of the last night of Jesus' life. Childcare will be available for children 0-preK.

27th

10 a.m. Icing on the Cake, A

WEDNESDAY

28th

5:30 p.m. Dinner @ Wednesday Night Live 6 p.m. true: tween / true: middle school, Student Activity Center 6:30 p.m. Kids’ Choice, FMC :: Foundations, 7 7 p.m. Praise & Worship rehearsal, sanctuary

THURSDAY

29th

9:30 a.m. Mothers of Young Children, FMC 10 a.m. ARCM, B 7 p.m. Worship Choir, sanctuary

SUNDAY

Easter Sunday April 8th 8:00, 9:00, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. Celebrate Christ's resurrection with music and song.

April 1st

PALM SUNDAY 9:30 & 11 a.m. Worship 9:30 The Ark, UpStreet, NO true: faith 11 a.m. The Ark, UpStreet, Confirmation Class First Communion for Children at the Lord’s Table graduates 12:30 p.m. Foundations Potluck & Egg Hunt 5:30 p.m. FILO, library 6 p.m. true: High School Ministry, Student Activity Center

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Wednesday Night Live Kids’ Choice: Session II Our first five-week session of the spring semester is almost over, but don’t worry! Children can sign up for the final five-week session of the school year on Wednesday, April 4th. Please join us for our OPEN HOUSE in the Family Ministry Center from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. to find out more about how your elementary-aged children can express themselves through one of the following: :: Music (Hand Chimes & Choral) :: Art (Crafts) :: Theatre ::

Our “specialists” in these areas will work with groups of children through fun exercises, games and activities. This is a great mid-week activity to keep kiddos engaged in the life of the church while providing fun learning opportunities. Dates: April 4 – Open House; April 18, 25, May 2, 16, 23 1


true high school: from derek

it’s PrimeTime!

To my fellow parents of high school students,

(50± Adult Ministry)

MARY-MARTHA CIRCLE will gather Thursday, April 5th, at 10 a.m. in portable B. We are discussing, “Living in the Sunlight,” Lesson 6 from our study God’s Promises That Keep Us. All women are welcome; we hope to see you there!

Identity is big issue for high school kids. They are trying to figure out who they and how this fit in this world Often times they form their “identity” based on who their friends are or what activities they are involved in. True High School gives them an opportunity to learn and figure out their true identities as beloved children of God and followers of Jesus Christ. I hope you will encourage your child to attend.

· ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED CHRISTIAN MEN will gather Thursday at 10 a.m. in portable B. Men, mark your calendars and come!

true High School meets Sunday evenings from 6 – 7:30 p.m. in the Student Activity Center (portables C&D).

Last day to register! The Gift of Years PrimeTime Spring Retreat April 10-12, 2012

true Parent Gatherings

Motel-style rooms Fun and Fellowship $145/person, double occupancy $195/person, single occupancy Carpools available

Even parents need a place and a time to laugh and be refreshed as a parent. Join Pastor Mike as he provides tips and skills in parenting, faith-building and how pass on the truths that you believe. Come and make some friends, share some snacks and explore how we can be better parents together.

Registration Deadline: Mon, Mar 26 Contact Gay Langston (607-6516)to make reservations.

Monday Night April 9th 6:00-7:30 p.m. Monday Night May 7th 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Easter Sunday is a big day with multiple church services, visitors to SHPC, and the opportunity to love on some babies! In an effort to allow our child care staff time to worship on Easter Sunday, we are adjusting schedules and offering SHPC members time in the nursery. Anyone interested in helping with nursery care for Easter should contact Chris Gordon ( chris@shpc.org ) for more information. We’d love to have you!

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Children’s Ministry Nursery care is provided in Room 3 for children from birth to 24 months of age during the 9:30 & 11 a.m. worship services. The Ark Sunday School 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. – noon 9:30 2 yr. olds — Room 1 3 yr. olds — Room 6 4 yr. olds & pre-K— Room 8 11 2 yr. olds — Room 1 3 yr. olds - pre-K — Room 6 UpStreet Sunday School 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. - noon 9:30 Kindergarten through 4th grade — Family Ministry Center 5th grade — Portable B 11 Kindergarten through 5th grade — Family Ministry Center

— standing for what is right, even when others don’t

VBS Registration Change!

JOIN THE FAMILY FUN DAY PLANNING TEAM!

This year’s Vacation Bible School registraIf you’d like to be part of the planning for tion will be web-based. To make this happen as smoothly as possible, child and our upcoming Family Fun Day at John Knox Ranch, please send Pastor Britta an volunteer registration will open next Sunday, April 1. Details will be in next email at britta@shpc.org. This is not a huge time commitment—we’ll only need week’s bulletin and will go home with all to huddle up once or twice to get every- preschool and elementary children through 3rd grade. thing raring to go for the big day, so drop Operation Overboard VBS will be held a line if you’re Monday, June 4th – Friday, June 8th from interested, 9 a.m. to 12 each day. Vacation Bible and we’ll get School is available to all preschool chilthe ball rolldren 3 years old and potty-trained by ing! 6/4/12, through all elementary children graduating from 3rd On Friday, April 6, 2012... as we prepare grade. Volunfor Resurrection Sunday... a showing and teers are aldiscussion of the movie The Passion of the ways welChrist will take place at SHPC at 6 p.m. come and Hosted by Carl Floto and Ruth Ann, the child care is discussion will be led by Larry Coulter. available for children under 3 years. All are invited— friends, co-workers and For more information, please contact neighbors, seekers and believers. Chris Gordon: chris@shpc.org 3


Notes

Easter Egg Hunt and Potluck Lunch Please join Foundations for our annual Easter Egg Hunt and Potluck lunch following the 11 o'clock service on Palm Sunday, April 1st. We will be getting together for great food, fellowship and lots of fun at the Kuper's house at 12:30 p.m. All families with children are welcome, we would love to meet more families. Please email Tracy Kuper at kupers@austin.rr.com for a link to the Evite with directions and more information. Hope to see you there!

true varsity A place to think past high school for Juniors and Seniors who have bigger Questions.

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Faith In Action needs you!

We want you at true! Get your high school students to true every Sunday night for real relationships, real fun, and real faith.

If you have time once or twice a month to drive an elderly person to a medical appointment or have a couple of hours in a morning to do a simple task such as changing a light bulb, please contact Bill Goodman, SHPC's coordinator, to volunteer! Bill can be reached at 512-858-7350 or goodman475@gmail.com . Faith in Action Caregivers is a faith-based local ministry SHPC has been involved in for over three years. When a person does not drive a car, he or she has few affordable transportation options in the Austin, TX vicinity. Family members may not always be available and taxi services may cost too much for people on fixed incomes.

Sundays 6-7:30 p.m. Get an Autographed Copy of It’s All About HYMN: Essays on Reclaiming Sacred and Traditional Music for Worship The first 20 people from SHPC who provide thoughtful or thought-provoking feedback, comments, and questions to the SHPC Christian Apologetics blog will receive an autographed copy of Donn’s award-winning book, It’s All About HYMN: Essays on Reclaiming Sacred and Traditional Music for Worship, WINNER of the 2011 Global eBook Award for Christian Non-Fiction.

true summer 4 high school sunscreen + boogie boards Fun in the Son July 8th- 13th Serve the City July 1st-3rd & 5th & 6th

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Joys— Rod & Nancy Hines are delighted to announce the birth of their first grandchild, Kate, to their daughter Traci and son-in-law Justin

Sorrows—Kim Harkness' sister Beverly Benefield passed away March 20th of sepsis from a staph infection—Pat Franzolino passed away March 16th; her memorial service was held March 20th at SHPC—lung-cancer sufferer Nicole Thibert, friend of the Ponts, passed away

Please pray for—Kim Harkness and the family of Beverly Benefield—Pat Franzolino’s long-time caregiver, Bonnie Gomez, Pat’s daughter Jenny Sawyer, and the Franzolino family—Chuck Miller, pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Kingsville, heart attack—Kevin Robnett, friend of Thure Cannon, deploying to Afghanistan—Josh Budd, 15-year-old son of Doug & Debbie Budd, is suffering recurrence of seizure activity—Beth Armitage, very ill with pneumonia—Donna Gruver, the Gilchrists' friend, battling cancer— Austin, the city where we’re planted—Pastor Kenneth Muyira and the congregation of Manyamula Presbyterian Church—Pastor Chimwemwe Mhango and his family

Please pray for our leaders and our loved ones in the military… Members of the Armed Forces and all world leaders involved in war zone crises including: Kevin Robnett, friend of Thure Cannon... John White, Susan’s husband... Mitch Guile, friend of Eddie & Stacey Reynolds... Teddy Sweredoski, friend of Stan & Jessica Wade... Lynda & Robert Wade’s niece’s husband Dan Ireland... David Lee Stowbridge, son of Oscar Erlanson's co-worker Robert Stowbridge... Rebekah Frost, neighbor of the Lawrence family... Pattie Lawrence's cousin, Mark Hollahan… Tyler Moser, son of a friend of Dee & Greg Merrell... Temple & Janet Ingram’s daughter Kate Ingram... Christopher Lehmann, son of Mark Lehmann... Larry Roberman, brother of Lori Whitmire... Derek & Kristi Fisher's nephew, John Fisher...

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