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Upcoming church events 3-23-2012

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Our Redeemer Lutheran
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church is conducting mid-week (Wednesday) services at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
The theme is “Sounds of the Passion.” Everyone is invited for this interesting look (hearing) of the messages each Wednesday. The church is at 5200 S.W. State Road 200. For more information, call 352-237-2233.

Ocala West United Methodist
Holy Week: Maundy Thursday, April 5, 7 p.m. – a Service of Confession and the Sacrament of Holy Communion.
Good Friday – April 6, 7 p.m. – a Reflection Service.
Easter Celebration – Sunday April 8, four services with special music and message;
6:30 a.m. Sunrise, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala. Phone is 352-854-9550. Pastor is the Rev. Alan Jefferson.

Maranatha Baptist Church
Kenny Evans will begin a revival on Sunday, April 1, at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. through Wednesday, April 4, at 6 p.m.
On Monday, April 2, Tuesday, April 3 and Wednesday, April 4, the services will start at 6:45 p.m. One of those evenings will include an “Oldies Concert” centered on the Gospel message.
Kenny is a Christian evangelical missionary and ordained minister who brings his messages in song and sermon. He is also a recording artist. He has performed the “Golden Oldies” hits of the 50s and 60s for 12 seasons at the Country Tonite Theatre in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
All are invited to attend and be blessed by these powerful messages.
Maranatha Baptist Church is at 525 Marion Oaks Trail in Marion Oaks. Please call 352-347-5683 for further information and directions to the church.
The church website is www.maranathabaptistc.org.

Temple B’nai Darom
Passover will be celebrated by Temple B’nai Darom with a seder conducted by Rabbi Harold Jaye on Friday, April 6 at 6 p.m. The seder will be held at The Elks Club, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. All reservations must be received by March 23. For reservations and further information please contact Micki Hirsch at 352-624-9563.

Christ’s Church of Marion County
Friday, March 23: “Rough Cut” Men’s Seminar, 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 24: “Rough Cut” Men’s Seminar, 7 a.m.
Sunday, March 25: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, March 28: Bible Study, 7 p.m
Saturday, March 31: Men’s Prayer Group, 8 a.m.
Sunday, April 1: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.
Christ’s Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. Phone is 352-861-6182, website is www.ccomc.org.

Joy Lutheran Church
On Maundy Thursday, April 5, at 6:45 p.m., the worship service begins the three days of Christ’s Passion. Holy Communion will be offered in memory of the Last Supper. The altar will be stripped in honor of Christ’s death and at the end of service; the sanctuary lights will be dimmed and the worshipers will quietly leave.
On Good Friday, April 6, at 2 p.m., the Joy choir will present the cantata “The Shadow of the Cross” arranged and composed by Lloyd Larson. Dr. Wayne Kofink, Pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Marion Oaks, will direct the choir.
Pastor Edward Holloway, Jr. will hold an Easter Vigil on Saturday, April 7 at 6:45 p.m. for an hour and a half. There will be readings, songs and communion depicting the creation through the life of Jesus.
The joy of Easter Sunday will begin at 6:30 a.m. outdoors in the Memorial Garden (weather permitting). The message will be “Quiet Love at Dawn.” Two services will follow in the church sanctuary. At 8:30 a.m., the message will be “Exhilarating Love” and at 10:30 a.m., the message will be “Eternal Love.” The church will be decorated with spring flowers and the Bell and Vocal Choirs will perform at the last two services.
These Holy Week services are open to the public and all are welcome.
Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church is on Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. For more information call the church office at 352- 854-4509 ext 221.

St. Jude Catholic Community
A Penance Service is scheduled for Thursday, March 29, at 7 p.m. Several priests will be in attendance for those who wish to avail themselves of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Church of the Advent
The Church of the Advent located at 11251 S.W. County Road 484 (across from the fire department) is having a Lenten program based on a book written by Bill Johnson titled “When Heaven invades Earth” We are inviting you to join us.
A soup and bread supper is being served at 5;30 p.m. with the study beginning promptly at 6.
Our Holy Week schedule is as follows;
Palm Sunday: The Sunday of the Passion on Sunday, April 1 at 8 and 10 a.m.
Tenebrae: Wednesday, April 4 at 7 p.m.
Maundy Thursday: Thursday, April 5 at 7 p.m.
Good Friday: Friday, April 6 at 7 p.m.
Easter Vigil: Saturday, April 7 at 7 p.m.
Easter Sunday: Sunday, April 8 at 8 and 10 a.m.

Chabad Jewish Center
Community members are invited to participate in the Chabad Jewish Center of Marion County’s community Seders to be held on Friday night, April 6. The Seder will feature rich discussion about Passover, delicious Glatt Kosher food, and joyous singing. Chabad Rabbi Yossi Hecht of the Chabad Jewish Center, will facilitate the inter-generational program.
The community Passover Seder will be held on April 6, at 7:30 p.m., at The Chabad Jewish Center, 3500 S.W. 34th Ave. Circle. Seders cost $36 per adult and free for children under 12, early bird special $30 per adult must be reserved by March 25, by contacting the Chabad Jewish Center at 352-291-2218 or email info@jewishmarion.org or visit our website at http://www.JewishMarion.org. No one will be turned away for lack of ability to pay.
The eight-day festival of Passover is celebrated this year from sundown on Friday night, April 6, (7:32 p.m.), until after nightfall on Saturday, April 14. Passover commemorates the exodus of the Jews from Egypt and will be celebrated with festive “Seder” dinner on April 6. Other holiday observances include restricting the consumption of leavened products such as bread and pasta, instead eating unleavened matzah. Additional information about the Passover holiday is available at http://www.JewishMarion.org/Passover.

College Park Church
Easter services at College Park Church, 3140 S.W. 26th St., across from CF, will be at 8 and 10 a.m.
Breakfast will be served at 9 a.m. All are welcome. For information, call 352-237-2247.

Farm Ministry service
Everyone is invited to join local churches at a special “Son” Rise Community Service at Ocala Farm Ministry Easter Sunday, April 8, at 8 a.m., followed by a free Pancake Breakfast at Fellowship Baptist Church from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. and service at 10:30 a.m. Ocala Farm Ministry is at 501 N.W. 110th Ave.; Fellowship Baptist Church is at 10500 U.S. Hwy. 27 North, Ocala. Call Fellowship at 352-629-5379 for more information.
Southwest Christian Church
Southwest Christian Church Presents: Evidence of grace: “Tracing God’s Hand of Mercy”, Palm Sunday, April 1, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 7, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ages 4 yrs. to 11 yrs. old, Free Hot Dogs and Games, 9045 SW 60th Ave. Ocala, (352)861-9080 and www.swccocala.com.

Temple Beth Shalom
Temple Beth Shalom will hold a traditional Passover Seder on Saturday, April 7 at 5 p.m. at the Temple, 1109 N.E. 8th Ave. Ocala. The cost of the Seder is $20 for members and $35 for non-members. Call Shifra at 352-812-2926 for reservations or questions.

Community Congregational UCC
The Community Congregational UCC church of Marion Oaks is pleased to announce the installation of Pastor Dr. David Wild. Pastor Wild and his wife Barbara, married 39 years, have two daughters and five grandchildren. They come to us from Harrisburg, Pa. Pastor Wild attended Wartburg College in Waverly, IA, the Evangelical School of Theology in Myerstown, Pennsylvania, and the Louisiana Baptist University in Shreveport, Louisiana. Pastor David is an exciting and energetic person by nature and has brought to our congregation powerful messages intertwined with wit and humor.
We would be pleased to have you join us on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. Refreshments follow the service and an Adult Bible Study is available at 11:30 a.m.
Some of the upcoming events prepared by Pastor Dave include a Maundy Thursday service, April 5 at 4 p.m. and on Good Friday, April 6 at noon, followed by the Easter Sunday service at 10 a.m.