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The month of March, this year, encompasses most of the sacred Season of Lent, which begins on the last Wednesday of this month of February and ends with Holy Week, the first week of April.
But here in Enterprise, we celebrate a special day in March. In fact, according to the Chamber of Commerce, this celebration marks Enterprise on the map! We hold the “World’s Smallest Saint Patrick’s Day Parade!” It is scheduled for Saturday, March 14, 2020 beginning at 12 noon.
St. Patty’s Day, formally celebrated on the day of his death, March 17th, is both a cultural and religious celebration of the foremost patron saint of Ireland (AD 385-461). It was made an official Christian feast day in the early 17th century and is widely observed by the Roman Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion, the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Lutheran Church. The Day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, and is said to be celebrated in more countries around the globe than any other national festival. Patrick was an evangelistic priest and later Bishop, leading many to convert from paganism to Christianity in the 4th century.
A Congregational Meeting will be held on Sunday, February 23, immediately following the morning worship service. All Green Hill members are asked to attend.
On Wednesday, February 26, we will meet for Supper and Bible Study and then finish with a brief Ash Wednesday Service and Imposition of Ashes. Everyone is invited to participate.
FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS
Have you been following the Footsteps of Jesus? Since Epiphany, each Sunday bulletin cover has had a picture of a location in the Holy Land that tied into that day’s Gospel reading. The pictures show the probable locations of the baptism of Jesus, his days of ministry to the people, and more. If you missed any of the pictures, or if you’d like to take a second look, stop by the bulletin board at the entrance to the church. These photos will continue over the next few months as we explore the life of Jesus and its meaning for us today.
OUR DAILY BREAD
The new copies of “Our Daily Bread” for March/April/May are now available on the table in the Narthex. Please pick up a copy for yourself, and maybe pick up a second copy to share with a friend.
GIRL SCOUT SUNDAY
In March of each year, Girl Scouts take time to recognize the anniversary of the founding of the very first Girl Scout troop. This year the Girl Scout organization is celebrating its 108th birthday!
Part of this annual celebration is Girl Scout Sunday which is a time for Girl Scouts to be recognized in their places of worship and for them to reflect on the importance of the words “To Serve God” in the Girl Scout Promise. This year all area Girl Scouts are invited to attend the morning worship service at Green Hill on Sunday, March 8.
The mission of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character. More than 50 million American women have participated in Girl Scouting, and that number continues to grow as Girl Scouts of the USA continues to inspire, challenge, and empower girls everywhere.
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME
Don’t forget that Daylight Saving Time will begin on Sunday, March 8. We lose an hour, but we should have more daylight in the evenings. Change your clocks before you go to bed on Saturday night and you’ll wake up in time to make it to church on Sunday.