Raising the Roof!
This past weekend, a poster was hung on one of the bulletin boards in Pearce’s lobby to better help you track our progress on getting a new roof on Parmerter Chapel. This $160,000 project is an ambitious one, requiring all of us to join together in providing the funds necessary to ensure the integrity of our building is maintained for both present and future ministry.
Each time $20,000 is raised for the roof, a new section of roof will be added to the poster’s rendering of Parmerter Chapel. This past Monday, I had the opportunity to catch our administrator, Honna Lusk, as the first section was applied, signaling that we have now received a total of $21,551.50 toward the new roof.
We are on our way!
A Milestone for New Hope
An invitation to the Pearce congregation has been extended by New Hope Free Methodist Church to join them in celebrating 25 years of ministry.
The festivities will begin on Saturday, March 28, with an open house and prayer time from 1-4pm.
At 6pm that same day, an hors d’oeuvres reception will be held at the German House, the original gathering place for New Hope. Past lead pastors will be present and participate in a remembrance of God’s faithfulness for the past quarter of a century. (There is a $25 per person charge for this reception, and reservations must be made with payment by March 15 at newhopefree.org under community events. Or mail in your RSVP with payment to 62 North Union Street, Rochester, New York 14607.)
The celebration will continue Sunday morning with a 10:30am worship service at New Hope’s present location of 62 North Union Street.
As Pearce was instrumental in the “birthing” of the New Hope congregation, I hope you’ll join in the celebration!
This weekend, I’ll begin a new series of messages at Pearce entitled “Memorable Lines from the Story!”
If you have been around Pearce the past couple of years, you’ve heard quite a bit about the grand narrative of Scripture, the overarching story contained in God’s Word. In these weeks surrounding Easter, I’ll highlight some of the unforgettable lines from John’s Gospel that are a part of the death and resurrection of Jesus.
This coming weekend we’ll consider the words found in John 19:15: “Crucify Him!”
These, of course, are the jeers of the crowd at Jesus’s trial before Pilate. In preparation for this message, you may want to read the account of Jesus’s trial as found in John 19:1-16.