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Dear Friends at Little Fork,

Happy Easter!!!

 What???  Wasn’t Easter last month?  Yes, but Easter is not just one Sunday.  We celebrate Easter for seven glorious weeks!  Halleluiah!!!

 Easter Sunday’s Service was spectacular!  The sun shone brightly, there was much joyous singing and praise and the cherry trees were in bloom.  We had a great turn out too!  Thank you to Jenks and everyone who made our Easter and Holy Week Services memorable and successful.  Halleluiah!!!

 Wow!  Our sanctuary shines from cleanup day!  The cushions were beaten and fluffed, the altar rail and baptismal font polished, the windows cleaned!  The Parish Hall got extra attention too!  Thank you to everyone who took part!  Again, wow!  Also, a big thank you to everyone who serves at Little Fork.  Thank you to all the ushers, readers, musicians, acolytes, altar guild, Sunday school teachers, and coffee hour hosts!  Thank you to our vestry members, treasurers, and supply priests!   Thank you to our staff  Ronnie, Bonnie and Renae!   Halleluiah!!!  

 I was reminded recently that we are all ministers in some way.  That means that we minister to one another as well as the world outside of Little Fork.  Yes, the search for a Part-time Priest is still ongoing. But we have Jenks for special sacraments and needs, James Hughes has offered to do a Bible Study course and we have each other.  The Men’s, Women’s and Parish Dinner groups are one way we share fellowship and minister to each other.  Other ways are to be aware of each other’s needs.  If you haven’t seen someone in church for a while, reach out to them.  Call or go and visit with them.  Be willing to just listen.  Pray for one another.  Give a hug. 

 Life is messy and may not go according to our plans.  Jesus’ Resurrection reminds us that God’s grace is greater than our fears.  It enables us to trust that God is always doing something new and expectedly hopeful with our lives.  That God loves us, “no matter what”.

 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”  John 3:16 NIV


 May God Bless You All!

 Gaylene Laimbeer

Sr. Warden