Green Hill Good News Online* Edition for March 2021
*Online Edition: Church members, check your e-mail and/or a printed copy for the complete newsletter.
FROM THE PASTOR’S CORNER
We are on our Lenten journey towards Easter Sunday, April 4th. Lent and Easter will be different, again, this year, but the journey—inward—remains the same. Jesus shows us the pattern in his own life: he moves from prayer and solitude before God to teaching and service within his community. He invites us to do the same.
March begins with the World Day of Prayer on Friday, the 5th, Communion Sunday on the 7th, Daylight Savings on the 14th, St. Patrick’s Day, Wednesday, the 17th, and Girl Scout Sunday, on the 21st (see special article on a special event scheduled for this day!).
And, welcome Springtime, Saturday, March 20th!
See you next Sunday!
“MONUMENTAL” FILM SHOWING
Sunday, February 28, 12:30pm @ Green Hill
“Monumental: In Search of America’s National Treasure” is the story of America’s beginnings. Presented and produced by Kirk Cameron, the 90-minute true story follows this father of six across Europe and the U.S. as he meets with historians and experts in an effort to discover America’s true “national treasure” – the people, places, and principles that made America the freest, most prosperous, and generous nation the world has ever known.
What formula did they discover? What motivated them to come here in the first place? More importantly, how can we apply these same foundational truths today?
The National Monument to the Forefathers, formerly known as the Pilgrim Monument, commemorates the Mayflower Pilgrims. Dedicated on August 1, 1889, it honors their ideals as later generally embraced by the United States. It is thought to be the world’s largest solid granite monument.
“Thus out of small beginnings greater things have been produced by His hand that made all things of nothing and gives being to all things that are; and as one small candle may light a thousand, so the light here kindled hath shone unto many, yea in some sort to our whole nation; let the glorious name of Jehovah have all praise.”
IN LOVING MEMORY OF ILU WORLEY
Iluminada H. Worley of Enterprise passed away Thursday, February 4, 2021. She was 98.
Iluminada was born November 29, 1922 in Pinar Del Rio, Cuba to the late Delfin and Severa Herrera. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of over 65 years, R. Paul Worley; brothers, Juanito Herrera, Avelino Herrera, René Herrera and Victor Herrera. She was voted Woman of the Year by the Enterprise Pilot Club, was a Master Gardener, a member of the Oscar Club, a former member of the Lions Club, the Rose Club and the Garden Club; Iluminada was a social butterfly that never met a stranger.
Survivors include her children, Raymond Worley (Sarah) of Mesa, AZ, Kathy Worley of Tallahassee, FL, and Wade Worley of Enterprise, AL; sister, Irene Cole of Huntsville, AL; grandchild, Tina Marie Worley; and several nieces and nephews.
WORLD’S SMALLEST ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
The World’s Smallest St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been a long-standing Enterprise tradition. Since 1993 Enterprise has celebrated the St. Patrick’s Day holiday with the only parade in the world centered on its only participant, the Grand Marshal. This year’s parade will be held downtown on Saturday, March 13, at Noon.
Green Hill has a very special connection to this parade as our very own Lucy Klein, and her friend Kathleen Sauer, were the two people who first came up with the idea for the parade and set things in motion with the Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Sauer was the very first Grand Marshal.
IMPORTANT DATES IN MARCH/APRIL
March 14 – Daylight Saving Time Begins
March 21 – Girl Scout Sunday/Pinwheels for Peace
March 28 – Palm Sunday
April 1 – Maundy Thursday
April 2 – Good Friday
April 4 – Easter Sunday/Communion Sunday
NEW CHURCH DIRECTORY
The church office is working on a new church directory. Very soon a “draft” copy of the directory will be available to view on the desk in the church office. When you get a chance, please stop by the office to verify that your information is correct. Once everyone has had a chance to look it over, copies will be printed in booklet form.
“IN CASE OF EMERGENCY” CARDS
In addition running the church directory, the church office is working on creating a set of “ICE” cards for all of our church members. ICE stands for “In Case of Emergency.” An ICE card contains any information a person thinks might be relevant in an emergency, and most importantly includes who to contact in case of an emergency.
Many people carry cards like this in their wallets, and it is becoming common for people to also have special ICE icons set up on their cell phones. We would like to have this information on file in the church office so that, in case of emergency, we would know who to contact.
GIRL SCOUT (GSUSA) SUNDAY
All area Girl Scouts are invited to attend the morning worship service at Green Hill Presbyterian Church on Sunday, March 21.
The Worship Service begins at 11:00am. All girls are asked to wear their uniforms. At the beginning of the service our Girl Scouts will post the colors, lead the pledge of allegiance, as well as recite the Girl Scout Promise and Law. The Girl Scouts will be called upon to act as ushers and to take on other tasks in the service. Due to COVID we will not have our usual cake and refreshments following the service. That means next year everyone will be able to have TWO slices of cake to make up for it.
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 109th anniversary! 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.
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.
PINWHEELS FOR PEACE
This year for World Thinking Day, the Girl Scouts (GSUSA) of Enterprise are going to create a special “Pinwheels for Peace” display on the front lawn of Green Hill Presbyterian Church, and everyone in the community is invited to participate. The official date for “Pinwheels for Peace” is in September, but since this year’s World Thinking Day theme is Peace, we’re going to create our Pinwheels a little early.
All local Girl Scouts, their friends, families, and anyone who lives in or near Enterprise who would like to participate is invited to create a pinwheel and bring it to Green Hill to display on our lawn. Pinwheels can be dropped off at the church office in advance, or they can be placed in person on Sunday, March 21.
Instructions for creating a pinwheel can be found on the website: http://www.pinwheelsforpeace.com Supplies for building pinwheels will be made available in the Fellowship Hall for any church members who would like to participate. Each decorated pinwheel is an opportunity for a person to think about what peace means to them and how they will commit to being peacemakers in the future.