EPPC eNews April 14-19

SUNDAY:   Palm Sunday; Baptism in Elgin

THIS WEEK:  April 15 – 20       

    Tuesday         – UCW meets at 1:30  

    Wednesday   – Sewing – Cases of Caring – PUC 9-noon

                              – PUC Council meets at 7 p.m.

  Thursday       – Choirs practice at 7:30 p.m. in Elgin

  Thursday – Holy Thursday Service with Communion at Elgin United Church 6:30 p.m.

  Friday – A Gathering of Remembrance – Good Friday Service / Cantata at Elgin United Church 4:00 p.m.  A Free Will Offering will be received for the Benevolent Fund.


     Easter Sunrise Service – at Leggett Hill, Crosby at 6:00 a.m.    

     Followed by Breakfast at PUC.

     Easter Worship Celebrations with Communion:  Portland: 9:15 & Elgin: 11:00.

Sunday, April 28 – Joint Worship Celebrations – Led by the Combined Choirs of Elgin-Portland United Churches – Portland: 10 a.m.

Portland Community Luncheons – Lead hosts are needed!!  Please sign up on the sheet on the bulletin board.

Do you ever wonder if the Bible makes sense?  Wonder no more!  Join V.I.B.E. (Venturing in Biblical Education)- Wednesdays – 10:00 a.m. Elgin or 7:00 p.m. Portland, starting May 1, 2019.  We are going to read “The Bible Makes Sense” by The Rev. Dr. Walter Brueggemann.  Reserve your book by April 20. Contact Rev. Takouhi – 613-272-8977 or revtakouhi@terrautopia.ca

Spring Sale – Community Clothing Co-opFill 2 bags for the price of one!  Get two bags of clothing for only $5 for all the month of April!  Shop now for the best selection!

 Some Kind of Choir Concert April 27, 7pm,

Knox Presbyterian Church Westport,

With 42 choir singers from Westport and surrounding area, including members of EUC and PUC choirs. 

The repertoire is ‘show tunes’, ranging from ‘Nine to Five’ to a ‘Les Mise’ medley.

Entrance by donation.  Special Guests:  RDHS Jazz Band

All Proceeds to RDHS Instrument Repair Fund

Urgent – Apartment or Granny Suite wanted.  Norma found out on March 29 that she has to be out of her apartment (Granny Suite) by the end of June.  (The landlords just want the space back.)  If you know of any units becoming available (or know anyone who might know) do let me know.  Anywhere in the general area from Elgin to Westport to Perth to Smiths Falls would suit.  I’m a really good tenant but do require a modest rental rate.  Please get in touch:  613-283-2408 or nccummings@hotmail.com  Thank you!


           Available at Barnabe’s YIG  in Perth;  Andress’ YIG in Smiths Falls;  Shoppers Drug Mart, Smiths Falls


Rideau Minden Lodge No, 253 Seeley’s Bay – Spring Roast Pork Dinner

Sunday April 28 from 4 – 6 p.m.  at the Seeley’s Bay Fire Hall 

Ticket $15 each  contact: 613-387-3388 or email   jhlab@teksavvy.com

Maple Madness at Olivet United Church (Hwy 32 just south of the junction of 15 and 32,)

Pancake Brunch, Sunday April 14 starting at 11 a.m.

Pancakes, sausages, baked beans, fresh fruit, biscuits.  Taffy on the snow.

Freewill offering to the church.