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Pastor's Corner




Our Pastor...................


                        
                                                Pastor Jean Smith
                                  Parsonage Phone...............814-266-8224                   Check out one of Pastor Jean's
                                  Pastor's Cell Phone.............724-544-3326                Children's Sermons...  Click Here
                                Church Email:  belmontum@atlanticbb.net

                                                                                

         Our Mission Statement................

           To Proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ and bring people into a saving
           relationship with him.

           To Nurture the spiritual growth of the congregation and:

           To Serve as Christ would in meeting the spiritual and physical needs
           of our community and world.
 
  

                                                                    Pastor's Page
Dear Friends,
  
      When I was a little girl, we didn't get new clothes very often.  Our parents would buy us practical new clothes at the beginning of the school year and sometimes for Christmas.   But Easter was the holiday I always looked forward to because that was the holiday in which we got the fancy clothes!   I can remember some of the beautiful Easter dresses I had for Easter Sunday, and of course we got an Easter hat, white gloves and pretty underwear and socks; and lets not forget the paten-leather shoes!
      I don't get excited about a new outfit for Easter any more, but I do get exited about all the ways we observe and celebrate our Lord's lavish love for us.  The opportunities for fun and worship leading up to Easter are varied and I think I can safely say we have something for everyone.
      We will begin our celebrations on April 13 (Saturday before Palm Sunday) with our annual Easter Egg Hunt here in the fellowship hall  (11:00 am to 1:00 0pm)  This fun day will include an egg hunt, crafts, egg dying, and lunch with the Easter Bunny!   Please invite all your friends!
      Our Easter observances will begin on Palm Sunday.  Matt Beckman and the Chancel Choir have been preparing a beautiful cantata for us which will be performed at our 10:45 service.  There will be no 8:30 service on this Sunday.  Palms will also be distributed.
      The Maundy Thursday service (at 7:00 pm) will be a bit different than you may be accustomed to, but I hope it will not only be meaningful but will appropriately prepare us for the most solemn day in the history of the world....Good Friday.  Communion will be served at the Maundy Thursday service.  The Good Friday service will also be held at 7:00 pm.  
      Easter Sunrise service will be held at 6:30 am in the Richland Cemetery at Mausoleum "A".  I understand this is a beautiful service and I am looking forward to being a part of it for the first time.   
      Let's not forget Easter Sunday!   I hope you will all be able to attend worship on this most wonderful day of the year.   And, as always, please invite our friends and family.
      I don't get a fancy new outfit for Easter, but I am reminded that I am clothed more beautifully than any of my childhood Easter outfits.   Revelation 19:9 (speaking of the bride of Christ, that is you and I)  says that to us it has "been granted to be clothed with fine linen, bright and pure"   Thanks be to God for Good Friday and Easter for without those two days none of this would be possible.  Those of us who are in Christ are clothed in his righteousness and his glory.  Wow!  Now that's an Easter Outfit we can wear every day.  Please join us for all of our celebrations and observances.

                                                                      
On the Potter's wheel,
                                                                                               Pastor Jean

                     

                     Pastor Jean Smith                                         Wayne and Pastor Jean Smith
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