Over the Coffee - March 2018


We are a month away from Easter this year and looking forward to the season of

spring. Daylight Savings time begins on Sunday morning, March 11th, so be sure to set

your clocks ahead on Saturday night, March 10th. Wednesdays – March 7th, March 14th,

and March 21st we will continue with our Lenten Devotion and Lunch beginning at

11:00 a.m. and ending just after noon. We will not meet on Wednesday, March 28th.

Instead, we will be having our regular Maundy Thursday Upper Room Supper and

Communion on Thursday, March 29th. This service will begin at 6:00 p.m. Easter

Sunday is April 1st this year. We will have a short devotional and singing at 9:00 a.m.

either indoors or out on the lawn, and then have an all-church Easter breakfast at 9:30.

Plan to come and share in these important moments in our spiritual life.

The March Common Lectionary Readings and messages are as follows:

  • March 4 Exodus 20:1-17, Psalm 19, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, John 2:13-22

John 2:13-22 - “We've Been Doing It This Way for Years!”

  • March 11 Numbers 21:4-9; Psalm 107:1-3,17-22; Ephesians 2:1-10; John 3:14-21

Rev. Steve Waltman preaching

  • March 18 Jeremiah 31:13-34, Psalm 51:1-12, Hebrews 5:5-10, John 12:20-33

John 12:20-33 - “Being Lifted Up So All Can See”

  • March 25 Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 118:1-2,19-29; Philippians 2:5-11; Mark 11:1-11
  • Mark 11:1-11 - “Everyone Loves a Celebrity, until They Don't”

We lost an out-of-state member recently. Mary Grazer was a longtime resident of

Worthington and an active member of the community who knew some of our members

through her community work before she joined North Baptist about a decade ago. I

remember visiting her in her apartment on Karl Road. As she approached her 90s she

relocated to San Jose, California to be near family. In her brief time at NBC she really

grew to love the Lord's people here. The testimony of one who “became one of us”

speaks volumes about the great fellowship we have. For that I give thanks.

Pastor Cy