April brings the promise of sunshine, spring flowers, green grass, planning the gardens, and, of course, spring snows. It is a wonderful time to live in Wyoming! Wherever you are, I pray you were able to partake of the activities and services from Palm Sunday to Easter. In my message on Palm Sunday, I used the statement of “It might just be that we believe in Easter joy in a Good Friday world.” Life has its challenges, but we do have that Easter joy to always turn to.

One Church Council held its regular monthly meeting on March 20. It seems that the council is catching up with projects and needs. The members are a concerned group of talented individuals who have the church’s needs at the forefront. I can’t thank George Smith, Warren Tieberg, Anita Hollon, Cindy Barnard, Arlene Zufall, and Lorraine Eaton enough for all of their energetic and devoted help. They are here for you if you have questions or concerns about our church.

I want to apologize to Cindy Barnard for not announcing her retirement as music director in last month’s newsletter. I am just so used to her being the guiding person. After twenty-three years, Cindy has decided to take time off for herself and her family. She is still a member of our church and is willing to help where she can. We want to thank her for her dedication and service. Cindy was presented a necklace as her retirement gift.

Because Lorraine has taken over the music and set-up for the services, SPRC announced that she will have new hours. She will be working 10-2 on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and 8-12 on Sunday.

The set up of the history part of the prayer room has been rescheduled for April 15 at 9:30. We would love to see several of you attend and help with a very important part of the church’s existence.

Mountain Sky Annual Conference will be held June 19-23 in Casper, WY. At this time Cindy Barnard is tentatively planning to attend. If anyone else is interested, please see Lorraine or me in the upcoming months of April and May.

We would like to form a group of trained members to be back-ups for Lorraine with the sound system and PowerPoint. Lorraine has some family events that will take her away for at least three Sundays this year and is willing to train three to four individuals. Please let Lorraine know if you can help her.

Enjoy spring in Wyoming and hope to see you soon.

Connie Woehl
OCC Chairperson