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Spiritual Side: Annual ‘Pageant of the Crosses’ April 13 in DeLand
By Margie Dykes
posted Apr 5, 2014 - 8:38:49am
The Garden Club of DeLand has announced its 52nd annual Pageant of the Crosses, an exhibit of the crosses adorned by flowers inspired by the hymn “His Love for All of Us,” noon-3 p.m. Palm Sunday, April 13, at the clubhouse at 865 S. Alabama Ave. The floral arrangements are assembled by Garden Club of DeLand members, local church members, and florists in the West Volusia area.
Music and refreshments are offered as part of the free admission. The event is open to the public.
Holy Week at St. Barnabas
The Rev. Brian Garrison of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in DeLand invites the community to participate in all events and services during this year’s Holy Week.
Palm Sunday services will be at 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. April 13. The services begin in the garden, and include the reading of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ, according to Matthew.
Maundy Thursday services are at 12:10 p.m. and 7 p.m. April 17. The evening service includes the stripping of the altar, and the setting up of the garden of repose in the chapel, followed by Maundy Watch.
The Good Friday service is noon-3 p.m., and includes Stations of the Cross, special music by the St. Barnabas Choir, and Communion from reserved sacraments.
The Great Vigil of Easter begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 19, and includes the lighting of the Paschal candle for the new year, and special readings from the Old Testament, with dramatizations depicting God’s love for his people, and Christ’s victory over death. Easter Sunday services of Festive Holy Eucharist are at 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., with egg hunts and an Easter party following the 9 a.m. service.
For more information, call 386-734-1814 or visit the website at www.stbarnabaschurchdeland.org.
Apply for a scholarship
Knights of Columbus Auxiliary, Council 6584, announces it will be awarding one $500 scholarship to a graduating senior who is planning to attend college in 2014.
An applicant must be an active Catholic, and a resident of Deltona, DeBary, Orange City or Enterprise.
Consideration for scholarship is based on GPA; community, church and school involvement; and financial need.
The application deadline is April 30. Applications may be obtained from school guidance counselors or by calling Betty June at 386-532-1243.
Lenten sermon series concludes
On Sunday, April 6, Pastor Owen Stricklin of First United Methodist Church of DeLand will complete his Lenten-season sermon series “Mud and the Masterpiece.” Sunday’s message at all services will be “The Masterpiece,” based on Philippians 1:3-6.
Pastor Stricklin states, “He who began a good work in you will complete it. There is a continued life of formation with God.” The piece of clay that is on the altar now will become a “masterpiece” on Sunday.
All children through grade five and their parents are invited to The Rock ’n’ Roll Easter Event at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 12, in the Life Enrichment Center. The focus is that “God rolled the rock away.” There will be many activities for children, such as crafts, games and an Egg Hunt. Parents must remain with children.
On Palm Sunday, 9:30-10:45 a.m. April 13, the gym of the LEC will be transformed into a Jerusalem marketplace. Come and follow the disciples through the market as they proclaim Hallelujah, as Jesus enters the city. Stop at the “money-changer” to get your “dinari.” Buy some flowers and baskets at the shops. Select some fabric to make a new outfit. Stop at the blacksmiths for some nails. Enjoy some delicious confections from the sweet shop, and shop for vegetables at the food stand. Pick up a pet to take to your little ones, or perhaps a chicken for dinner. Purchase your palms, and then, follow the disciples and Jesus on the donkey as they move into the sanctuary for the 11 a.m. service. There will be no 9:30 a.m. service in the LEC, but there will be services at 8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. in the sanctuary.
Everyone is invited to all services and activities of the church. Call the church office for more information at 386-734-5113.
The Three Wise Guys at Stetson
The hosts of the WMFE 90.7 radio show Friends Talking Faith With The Three Wise Guys will record two segments for their radio show at Stetson University at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, in the Stetson Room, on the second floor of the Carlton Union Building, 131 E. Minnesota Ave. The show will be titled “What Are Millennials Thinking About Religion in the 21st Century?” The public is invited to attend at no charge.
Airing on WMFE 90.7 FM in Orlando at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday, the radio show features Rabbi Steven Engel, who serves as rabbi of the Congregation of Reform Judaism; the Rev. Bryan G. Fulwider, an ordained minister in both the United Methodist Church and the United Church of Christ for more than 30 years; and Imam Muhammad Musri, founder and president of Islam Inc., and president and senior imam of the Islamic Society of Central Florida.
Each host fills the show with his unique personality: Engel is seen as the serious, learned man; Fulwider is the affable funny guy; and Musri is the pensive one.
The discussions might include topics such as Is religion relevant today?; How should I practice my traditional faith and allow for new scientific information?; and What place should religion play in politics? The conversations will cover issues of inclusion and religious authority, fundamentalism, politics, and the future of faith discussions and experiences in a university environment.
The recorded sessions will air on WMFE 90.7 radio in May. Tune in to Friends Talking Faith With The Three Wise Guys at http://twgradio.com/listen.
The Performing Arts Center of Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach will be the site of the Fighting Against Injustice Toward Harmony (FAITH) organization’s annual Action Assembly at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 7. An interfaith organization of 32 congregations in Volusia County, FAITH has a 13-year history of mobilizing large numbers of people around issues of injustice.
At the Action Assembly, FAITH will ask for commitments from members of the Volusia County Council to donate land for a homeless shelter that is open 24 hours, seven days a week, and that will include case management, an intake center, beds, food, and medical services, with all the area cities working together to fund it.
In addition, on the subject of criminal justice, FAITH will ask the superintendent of Volusia County Schools to recommend changes to the Volusia County Schools Code of Conduct based on best practices across the country that reduce out-of-school suspensions, and referrals to law enforcement by more use of civil citations.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the FAITH office at 386-238-7060.
Contentment series continues
Pastor Art Bakewell will continue the series on “Contentment” at the 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday, April 6, services at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of DeLand. The 8:15 a.m. service is in the Fellowship Hall, where coffee and pastries are served, as well at the Lord’s Supper.
Suzanne Reader provides child care at the 10:45 a.m. service and during Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.
Pastor J.C. Steele will deliver his final Lenten Message as Matthew in the sanctuary at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 9. Prior to the service, there will be a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, with the church providing the main dish.
First Christian is linked to the 24-hour Chain of Prayer with other Disciple congregations, 7 a.m. Friday, April 11, to 7 a.m. Saturday, April 12.
Marge Jones continues the Beth Moore Bible Study “Breaking Free” at 7 p.m. Monday in the Fellowship Hall.
Holy Week schedule
Here is the Holy Week schedule to be observed by Westminster Presbyterian Church in DeLand.
Palm Sonday Worship, April 13, will begin with the Procession of the Palms. Fran Hirst, Richard Marchetti and Caylyn Gunby will sing “The Palms,” accompanied by organist Kay Manning. The Rev. Joseph J. Gasper will give his sermon “The Beautiful Gate,” the fifth in a series of messages on the “Places of His Passion.” Chaplain James Kirstein will assist in this and all other services.
On Maundy Thursday, April 17, a special 4 p.m. worship presenting “Objects of His Passion” will be held, as items such as the Crown of Thorns, the Purple Robe, and the 30 Pieces of Silver will be placed on the Communion Table to recall the suffering of the Savior by pastor and elders. The Lord’s Supper will also be shared. The choir will sing “I Believe in a Hill Called Mount Calvary” and “The Old Rugged Cross Made the Difference.” Guest soloist and assistant elder Nick Pizza will present “Watch the Lamb.”
Resurrection Day, Sunday, April 20, will be highlighted by the 10:30 a.m. service message “The Garden Tomb,” with soloist Caylyn Gunby singing “The Holy City.” The choir will present “Because He Lives” and “The King Is Coming,” with traditional Easter hymns sung by the congregation.
The public is invited to attend. For more information, call 386-532-5536.
Spring is renewal
Mosaic Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Orange City welcomes spring, and the Rev. Mark Spivey will speak this Sunday, April 6, on the topic of “Renewal.” Rob Field is the worship leader.
You’re invited to join the congregation for inspiration, fellowship, and, of course, coffee and other refreshments! Religious education is offered for children during the service.
Learn more at the website www.mosaicuuc.org.
New Hope Human Services, a nonprofit program housed at New Hope Baptist Church in Deltona that provides jobs and day-care services and has a mentoring program to help young girls and boys, is hosting a fundraiser fashion show “Stepping Into Spring With Project Dream” at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at the church.
Tickets cost $7. Proceeds will benefit the scholastic, social and spiritual empowerment of young girls. For more information, call Dot Bradley at 386-532-8291.
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