(4-11-22) The membership of St. Paul’s Country Church, located at 1538 Oregon Road, Rockford, OH invites you to their Holy Week services.

Beginning on Maundy Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 7 PM, Pastor Doug Meyer will be in the pulpit with this sermon titled:

A Meal, A Mission, A Mandate”.

Gospel readings will include Matthew 26:26-30; John 13: 3-17 and John 13: 33-35.

Communion will be served.

Zion Lutheran in Chatt will conduct the Community Good Friday Service at 7 PM on April 15, 2022.

Easter Sunrise Service on April 17, 2022 – at St. Paul’s – will be at 8 AM followed by breakfast prepared by the Board of Christian Education at 8:30 AM. Sunday School is at 9:30 AM.

At 10 AM on Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022, retired Pastor Doug Meyer will be in the pulpit. Pastor Doug’’s message is:

Four Disappointing Words—-BUT WAIT!”

…based on the Gospel Lesson of Matthew 28:1-10. Communion will be served.

Matthew 28:1-10 – New International Version

Jesus Has Risen

28 After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.

There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.

The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”

So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. 10 Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”

Pastor Doug will have a Children’s time before Children’s Church which usually involves his homemade cookies! Please join us and bring your youngsters.

Pastor Doug has been in the ministry for 50 years and is retired from St. John’s Lutheran Church in Celina. He delivers a powerful message from the Bible.

Please call Becky Jo Shope 419-363-2227 for any questions regarding the worship services.

Visit the St. Paul’s – Rockford Facebook Page for information as well, which is run by Karen Ousley.