Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 30th at 6:00 p.m.
On Sunday, May 29th, we will be remembering and celebrating Memorial Day as a church. Memorial Day is a
federal holiday in the United States for mourning the U.S. military personnel who have died while serving in
the
United States armed forces.

On Monday, May 30
th, the Town of Cromwell and the CarlsonSjovall Post 105 of the American Legion will
host the Annual Memorial Day service at 6:00 p.m. on the WWI Memorial Green across from the Fire

department followed by the parade.


Al Waters, the Parade Marshal wrote, “This annual event gives the entire community an opportunity to pay

tribute to
the servicemen and women who gave their lives in the service of our country.” Come out and take s
time to remember what this holiday is all
about; that is it more than picnics and gathering with family and
friends, but it also a very sacred day to honor and pay tribute to those who gave their lives that you and I can

enjoy our freedom.


See you there.

~Pastor Doug

Holy Week

PALM SUNDAY SERVICE
APRIL 10th, 9:30 a.m.

Holy Week begins on Palm Sunday when Jesus rode into Jerusalem with the crowd waving palm branches
and laying them on the road, shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is He who comes in the name
of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest!” What is so hard to comprehend is that it is the very same crowd that a
few days later are raising their fist in the air yelling, “Crucify Him, Crucify Him”

MAUNDAY THURSDAY SERVICE
April 14th, 7:00 p.m.

We will gather together to remember the last Supper that Jesus was with his disciples. It was here that He
instituted the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper and instructed us as believers to partakers of when we are
together. During the supper, we will also look at each of the elements of a traditional Seder Dinner, what they
were symbolic of and how the Lord’s Supper was a fulfillment of the Seder Dinner honoring our history and
ties with Judaism while seeing all the Old Testament being culminated in the New Testament through the
birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE
April 15th, 7:00 p.m.

Through song, reading of the scriptures and writings regarding the mega story of God’s ever unfolding plan
we will journey from the beginning in the Book of Genesis to the cross where Christ was crucified, to gain a
deeper understanding of what Jesus Christ did and accomplished. Come join us as we hear the whole story of
the scriptures pulled together through Christ’s crowning as King of the Jews while hanging on the cross and
begin to realize that for us as believers, this is the beginning of the end.

Easter Sunrise Service
April 17th, 6:00 a.m.

The Cromwell Christian Clergy Council invites everyone to come and join us on Easter Sunday morning to
begin the day with exuberant celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. Our guest speaker
will be Rev. Richard Cudmore, one of the chaplains at Covenant Living. Special music will be provided by
Bethany Lutheran Church. We will meet at the Riverfront down by the boat launch on the CT river.

Easter Morning Service

April 17th, 9:30 a.m.
Come join with us as we end Holy Week with a joyous celebration of the resurrections of Jesus Christ.
Despite the fact that the event took place over 2000 years ago, on Easter Sunday the excitement of His
resurrections is as if it just took place. Through music, scripture reading, and a message by Pastor Doug, we
will look at why this event alone impacted the course of history and changed the lives of mankind forever.
Come and join with us.

Military Whist party

“MILITARY WHIST”
(Card Party)
First Congregational Church
355 Main St. (Rte. 99) Cromwell, CT
Thursday, May 5, 2022
Doors open @ 5:30 p.m. – $7/person
Free refreshments
1st hand starts promptly @ 6:30 p.m.
(Game instruction by Kevin Welch)
NO EXPERIENCE OR RESERVATION REQUIRED
(EASY TO LEARN)
All welcome – have fun with family, friends, and neighbors
Raffle prizes Door Prizes
Church Office: (860) 635-4806
Parking
Main Street
Come play, easy to learn! Bring a friend or a team of 4! Make new friends!

306th Annual Meeting

The 306th Annual Meeting of the First Congregational Church will be held on Sunday, January 30, 2022 at
10:30 a.m., for the purpose of:

1. Hearing reports for 2021

2. Adopting a budget for 2022

3. Elections of new Officers, Board & Committee members for 2022

4. Hearing any other business, which may properly come before the meeting


Copies of the Annual meeting will be available in the Narthex or call to pick up at the church. on January 23,
2022 after the service.

All members and friends are urged to attend.