Easter Services Set


’Tis once again Holy Week …

… and many of us will be attending our houses of worship. Here’s the schedule:

• First Baptist Church of Pine, Pastor Mike Ward, 4039 N. Hwy. 87, Pine.

Sunrise Service at 6:15 a.m.

Sunday School at 9:45 a.m.

Resurrection Worship Service at 11 a.m.

• Strawberry Chapel in the Pines, Pastor Carl Weide, 8579 Fossil Creek Road, Strawberry.

Early Service at 7:30 a.m.

Easter Brunch between services

Worship Service at 10 a.m.

• Church on Randall Place, Pastor John Lake, 6338 W. Randall Place, Pine.

Pre-Service Prayer at 8 a.m. in the sanctuary

Adult Bible Enrichment at 8:45 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall downstairs

Individual Prayer for preparation for Worship at 9:40 a.m. at the altar in the front pews

Worship Service at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary

Children’s Bible Enrichment at 10 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall downstairs

And if you happen to be in the Holbrook area, you are welcome at my church:

• Peace Lutheran Church, Pastor Carol Reed, 105 Svenson Drive, Holbrook.

Worship with Holy Communion at 10 a.m.

Bible Class at 11:15 a.m.

Bible Study online for everyone. New lesson each week. Start anytime. Send your e-mail address to pastor.carol.reed@gmail.com.

Pine Library Friends

The Pine Library Friends meet this month on Monday, April 25 at 10 a.m. in the Library Activity Room, located just behind the Cultural Hall in Pine. The guest speaker will be Amy Abney, a local artist, whose paintings can be seen in the Randall House.

Meetings are open to the community. Bring a friend or meet new ones there. Refreshments will be served. Call Helen Palmer at (928) 476-4759 with any questions.

More at the library

The Pine Library Friends announce their Book Sale and Quilt Raffle. The Book Sale dates are Friday and Saturday, May 27 and 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, May 29, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Book Sale will be in the Library Activity Room.

The gorgeous quilt designed by the late Pat Sogan will be raffled on Sept. 4. Take every opportunity to buy some raffle tickets. This beauty, appraised at $1,975, could be yours.

Quilt Show

15th Annual Strawberry Patchers Quilt Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 10, 11 and 12 in the Cultural Hall at the Community Center in Pine. Admission is $2. Bring a can/package of non-perishable food and enter the drawing held June 12 for a comfort quilt.

Green Thumbs (and we poor green thumb wannabes)

The second annual May Day Gardening Celebration will be from 9 a.m.. to 5 p.m., Saturday, April 29, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, May 1 at the Pine Community Center. There will be music, food, a craft fair, plant, seed and bulb exchange, and a Salsa Challenge — $3 to taste. Contact Bobbie Tullo at (928) 978-0487, bobbie.tullo@gmail.com, or Sheri Earp at (928) 476-3655, earp@futureone.com. Vendors, contact Bobbie Tullo.

21st Annual Strawberry Festival

Start planning for the 21st annual Strawberry Festival on June 11 and 12. Contact Jan Armbruster at (928) 978-9134, (928) 476-2729 or at jan-armbruster@qwestoffice.net or Sheri Earp at (928) 476-3655 or at earp@futureone.com. Vendors: Contact Bobbie Tullo, (928) 978-0487 or at bobbie.tullo@gmail.com.

Pine Strawberry Thrift Store

Fill a bag of clothes for only $2 on Thursday April 28. Also, Rhonda Bossert reports a sale to celebrate moms and the special ladies in our lives April 27-30. They have unique gifts that every member of the family can afford. Come check out the new entertainment center. They are open Wednesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pickup and delivery service is now available for the Pine/ Strawberry communities.

Timeless Treasures

Last week I learned that there are over 80 businesses in Pine and Strawberry. So this week I dropped by Timeless Treasures on Hardscrabble Road (next to the fire station) to talk with Larry Baker. He gave me a map and directory so I will be exploring you all over time. Little did I know!

Larry and his partner, Richard Crowe, have been in the antique business for eight years, most of that time at their present location.

And there is a whole lot more that meets the eye upon entering the store — over 3,000 square feet indoors and 1,000 square feet out on the patio.

There are 23 dealer spaces. Items for consignment are accepted and estate sale liquidations are also held. The next estate sale will be May 13 and 14.

A unique piece of cabinetry caught my eye, but an exquisite glass cross followed me home for my cross collection.

While there, two Rim part-timers purchased some soap from “Down Under” and described it as “yummy.” Made me think that there was now soap available for mouth washing, as my mother occasionally threatened that I needed! “Not so,” they laughed. It is especially good for hydrating dry skin at our desert altitude.

School Calendar

Monday, April 25 — Spring Recess continues.

Wednesday, April 27 — Track at West Sedona High School.

Friday, April 29 — Disney’s Aladdin Kids, a play at 6:30 p.m. in the gym.

Friday, April 29 — Flag ceremony; early release for students (school lunch will be served).

Saturday, April 30 — Track at Prescott High School.

Wednesday, May 4 — Early release for students; teacher in service (no school lunch).

Wednesday, May 4 — Championship track meet at Glassford Hills Middle School in Prescott Valley.

Thursday and Friday, May 5 and 6 — Student Council State Convention in Fountain Hills.


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