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Volume 8, Issue 4 " a paperfor the people" ~ April 2001 Celebrations of the Season By: Claranette Wilson The Greentown Ministerial Association ( GMA) will sponsor a community Good Friday service in the Performing Arts Center at Eastern High School April 13th at 7: OOpm. In past years this service was rotated among the area churches. The center brings excitement and anticipation to gather in a community facility with more space and extra lighting. Rev. Don Dexheimer, chairman, says this is a new experience as they work together to develop a meaningful service that will make an impact on our entire Easter celebration. There will be a series of sixteen scripture lessons that tell the story of Christ's passion. Dramatic readings by the pastors, a variety of music and candle lighting will enhance our knowledge of the love of Christ. Rev. Dexheimer said " We want to convey a message so people can truly experience a time of worship and receive a deeper relationship with Christ or a brand new relationship with Him. We trust that when they leave the the depth of Greentown Ministerial Association Vice President, Gary Hoover; Treasurer, Dave Mygrant; Secretary, Randy God's love for each one of us". Detwieler; Good Friday Service Chairman, Don Dexheimer; and President, Lou Herchenroeder in front of the Admission will be free. A freewill new Eastern Howard Performing Arts Center, the site of the community Good Friday service. offering will be taken for the Photo by Rachel Jenkins benevolence fund to help the needs in of the labor of love in the community. In 1983 a committee was chosen by the community. The GMA would like The Howard County News reported in Mrs. Josephine Mower to plan a to say " thank you" to Greg Dryer at the April 1% issue, " For weeks a cast community Easter Sunrise Cantata. Eastern High School, the school board, of 100 has devotedly given of time and Through hard work and determination and the administration for making the talent to make this year's pageant the the first service was held in the Eastern Performing Arts Center available for most beautiful reenactment of the life High School gym on Easter Sunday this community observance. and ministry of Christ." The article 1984 and continued through 1987. Mrs. Following are special services described seven scenes with cast Mower directed the choir for three in the area churches: members named for disciples, soldiers, years and Mrs. Jo Ellen Matthews Palm Sunday scribes, merchants, women at the well, directed one year. Each year Mrs. 6: 30 p. m. at First United Methodist and angels, women at the tomb, Pilate, a Catherine Lausch directed the Jerome Christian. nmator, and all the other characters orchestra. Local singers and musicians Easter Sunrise Service during the life, death, and resurrection created the ' Sunrise Service with and First United Methodist People responsible for wm& Obe, cantatas presented were " The Crimson 7: OO a. m. - Howard- Miami Mennonite make- up, directors, and ushers. The Bridge", " Wofihy is the L ~ W" T, h en Cantatas, dramas, and special music are church choirs of the community. The Behold Him." planned in regularly scheduled adult choir W ~ Sd irected by MIS. In these times and events the services. Mildred Castro and the children's choir community came together for one by Mrs- Gail Freeman, With organist common cause, to celebrate the season Community Easter celebrations are a AndreY Kefion and Pianist Nancy of love, joy, and peace: the love Chist familiar occurrence for Greentown. An The following Yeat, March 3 1, portrayed on the cross, the joy in His Easter pageant at Eastern High School 1961, the Pageant had a Cast of 200 resurrection and the peace for the was an important event for ten years, members. Many positions were the future. We want to say hank YOU^^ to ending in 1964. It was cancelled the Same while others were changed, but the GMA and volunteers who have following year when the tornado the heart of celebration Was at its Peak. worked together to unite the destroyed the high school. Easter The Pageant Was not reorganized after community in the celebration of the Sunday, April 15,1960 is one example ' they will - TAXES I really believe Than to deceive! When you pay taxes It's better to give 6130 am. - Hillsdale United Methodist of Jesus. Also mentioned were the approximately 140 members. The and Kokomo Zion United Methodist. choir consisted of singers from the Came the Morning", and " We Shall Murlea Brewer-the tOrnad0 in 1965. season.
|Title||The Greentown Grapevine – 2001-04, 08:04|
|Subject, Local||Greentown, Howard County (Ind.)|
|Technical Metadata||Digital images captured by Imaging Office Systems 2008|
|Local Item ID||Greentown History Center – newspaper collection|
|Usage Statement||The Greentown Area Residential Association has granted permission to the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library and the Greentown Historical Society to copy any and all issues of the Greentown Grapevine. Permission granted to view and print items from this digital collection for personal use, study, research, or classroom teaching.|
|Publisher||Greentown Area Residential Association, 1993-|
Local News depicting eastern Howard County in Indiana.
Headlines: Celebrations of the Season
|Contributors||Kokomo-Howard County Public Library; Greentown Historical Society|
|Source||Original newspaper: The Greentown Grapevine, April 2001, Volume 08, Issue 04|
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