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Easter services 2012


God wants a relationship with you. Take time to worship at one of the following churches during Holy Week next week and let God prepare your heart to celebrate the joy of Easter!

 

Community Good Friday Service

April 6: Come worship with your family and neighbors at a community Good Friday service titled “Done,” at 7 p.m. April 6, at the Springs Church, 135 N. Grant Street, Cedar Springs. Nursery is provided for children ages 3 and under, and kids church will be provided for ages 4 years through 4th grade. This program is being sponsored by the Cedar Springs Ministerial Association.

 

The Springs

135 N. Grant St, Cedar Springs

April 6: Community Good Friday Service 7 p.m.

April 8: Easter Worship Celebration, 9:15 and 11 a.m.

Join us this Easter at The Springs Church and explore what we believe about the keys to the Christian faith like the Resurrection, the Bible, God, people, and eternity. Kids ages 1 yr.-6th grade are invited to pick up an Easter surprise after the service at the Kid’s Check-in Table! For more information visit our website www.thespringschurch.info or call 616.696.2970.

 

Solon Center Wesleyan

15671 Algoma Ave., Cedar Springs

April 7: Easter Egg-Stravaganza  (for kids up to 10 yrs.) 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

April 8: Easter Sunday Free Breakfast at 9:45 a.m.

Resurrection Celebration Service at 11 a.m.

 

Cedar Springs United Methodist Church 

140 South Main St., Cedar Springs

April 5: Holy Thursday worship at 6:00 p.m. We will celebrate Holy Communion and have an opportunity for foot washing or hand washing remembering Jesus’ call to serve.

April 6: Community Good Friday worship at 7 p.m. at the Springs Church.

April 7: Holy Saturday Prayer stations in our sanctuary from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

April 8: Jesus is risen! Sunrise worship service on lawn at 7:45 a.m. 8:30-9:45 a.m. Breakfast served in fellowship hall 8-8:45 a.m.

Worship service at 9:00 and 11:30 a.m.

 

Calvary Assembly of God 

810 17 Mile, Cedar Springs

April 24: Easter breakfast drama at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. called “Where’s God?” Breakfast will be served at both 9 and 11, no charge. All 696-8708 for more info.

 

East Nelson United Methodist Church

9024-18 Mile Rd

April 8: Easter Service at 9:30 a.m. followed by an Easter Brunch.

 

First Baptist Church

233 S. Main, Cedar Springs

April 6: Good Friday Service  6:30 p.m.

April 8: Easter Sonrise Service 8:30 a.m.

Easter breakfast at 9:15 a.m. (approximate—please come to service)

Easter Worship Service   10:45 a.m.

 

Grace Evangelical Free Church

4714 13 Mile Rd, Rockford

April 8: Sunrise service – 8:30 a.m.

Free Easter breakfast – 9:30

Resurrection Service – 10:30

 

Hillcrest Church of God

5994 18 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs

April 8: Easter sunrise service at 8:00 a.m. with breakfast following.

Sunday School at 9:45 a.m.

Easter Sunday service at 10:45 a.m.

 

North Kent Community

1480 Indian Lakes Rd. NE, Sparta

April 8: Easter Sunrise Breakfast at 8:30am

Easter Service 10 a.m.

Will have nursery for newborn-4 yrs old, and children’s church for grades 1-5. Questions? Call Pastor Craig Carter 616.550.6398.

 

Resurrection Lutheran

180 Northland Drive, Sand Lake

April 6: Good Friday service 7 p.m.

April 8: Easter breakfast at 8:30 a.m.

Easter Sunday worship service 9:30 a.m.

 

Pioneer Christian Reformed Church

3110 17 Mile, Cedar Springs (1 block west of US131)

April 8: Easter Breakfast at 9 a.m.

Easter Sunday service at 10:30 a.m.

 

Cedar Creek Community Church

2969 14 Mile Road, Sparta

April 8: Easter service at 11 am

 

Courtland-Oakfield United Methodist Church

10295 Myers Lake Ave., Rockford (just north of 12 Mile)

April 5: Maundy Thursday 9:30 a.m. with light breakfast and open communion with meditation 7:00 p.m.

April 7: Saturday Egg hunt with lunch and Easter story – noon-2:00 p.m.

April 8: Easter morning worship at 10:00 a.m.

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Easter basket cupcakes add a special touch


(Family Features)

Go beyond store-bought marshmallow chicks and chocolate rabbits this year. Perfect for some-bunny special – or as a dessert to brighten any holiday table – A Tisket, A Tasket, A Cupcake Easter Basket cupcakes prove that it can be a good idea to put all your eggs in one basket.

“These cupcakes look impressive,” says Nancy Siler, vice president of consumer affairs at Wilton, “yet they require just a few easy steps. Simply bake cupcakes and use your favorite cake mix to help speed up prep time. Cool completely, place into Picket Fence Cupcake Wraps or Basket Cupcake Wraps and pipe with green-tinted icing to create grass. If piping isn’t possible, simply spatula ice the cupcakes; either way, they will impress.”

Wilton has a basketful of ideas for finishing these little cakes. Perch miniature nest decorations filled with jelly beans on the icing grass for a playful take on a robin’s springtime roost. Or, top cupcakes with pre-made icing flowers to echo the cheery hues of spring’s first blossoms. These treats will be the perfect end to any Easter hop-pening.

For more Easter or other holiday recipes and ideas, or to order decorating supplies, visit www.wilton.com.

 

A Tisket, A Tasket, A Cupcake Easter Basket

Yield: Each cupcake serves 1

White Standard Baking Cups

1 package (about 18 ounces) cake mix, any flavor

Water, vegetable oil and eggs to prepare cake mix

Picket Fence Cupcake Wraps or Basket Cupcake Wraps

1 can (16 ounces) White Decorator Icing

Leaf Green Icing Color

Royal Icing Nests with Jelly Beans, Pink and Purple Posies or Multi-Colored Flower Icing Decorations

 

Preheat oven to 350°F. Place baking cups in standard muffin pan.

Prepare cake mix following package instructions; place batter in prepared pan.

Bake 18-20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean; cool completely. Insert cooled cupcakes into cupcake wraps. Tint icing green; pipe tip 233 “grass” over tops of cooled cupcakes. Arrange icing decorations on icing.

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Greetings from Hillcrest Church


Pastor Kristi J. Rhodes

Hillcrest Community Church of God

5994 18 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs, MI 49319

 

This spring we celebrated Easter on April 24, the resurrection of our Lord from the grave three days after He was crucified and buried. But did you also know that wasn’t the end? After Jesus arose from the grave He appeared several times in several different places and to several different people including more than 500 people all at the same time over a period of 40 days? And that’s not all! He not only appeared, He interacted with them. He talked with them; He ate with them and continued to instruct them. These people were eyewitnesses—people who saw with their own eyes the resurrected Lord! If you were an attorney in a court of law and were able to produce just one eye witness to an event, that would be enough to convince the court of the truth. But what if you traipsed more than 500 eye witnesses through the witness stand that swore to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth and testified that they saw Jesus alive after He was crucified and buried for 3 days? There should be absolutely no doubt to the validity of these events. There is even a record in writing directly from several of these eyewitnesses. Why is it that modern theories are credible, while actual eyewitness accounts are not? After 40 days from the Resurrection, while Jesus was speaking with the disciples on the Mount of Olives, Jesus was taken up to Heaven before their very eyes! (Eyewitnesses again.) But before He was taken up, He said in Matt. 28:18-20 NIV, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, even to the very end of the age.” Jesus gave the disciples this assignment, but not without preparing them and then empowering them to accomplish their task. He commanded them: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about…You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem (your city), and in all Judea and Samaria (your country), and to the ends of the earth (all the world)!” Acts 1:4-8 NIV. We were created for a purpose. There is a divine plan for our lives that we cannot accomplish apart from God. When Jesus left, He sent His Spirit to remain here until He returns. As Christians, Jesus has promised that He will be with us always. That means always. Even in the darkest of places, even when we can’t feel Him, even when we have doubts, we can be sure that Jesus is here with us. Don’t ever lose hope!

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2011 Easter Egg Hunt Winners!


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Easter egg hunt rocks


By Judy Reed

Almost 400 excited kids and their parents turned out Saturday for the annual Post Community Easter Egg Hunt at Red Hawk Elementary Saturday, April 23.
The day was gray, but we didn’t get snowed or rained on! The kids had fun picking up eggs, finding coins, and getting either a winner’s basket or a consolation candy cup. (See photo collage on page ??) We had 16 winners, and you can find their pictures on our website at www.cedarspringspost.com.
The Post couldn’t put on this fun, family-friendly event without all the help it receives from the community! A special thank you goes out to: all the parents for making it out in the chilly weather; Cedar Springs Schools for allowing use of the field; Family Fare for providing the candy for the consolation prizes; McDonald’s for the coupons for free items; Julie Wheeler of Independent Bank, Donna Clark of the CS Library, Shelly of Family Fare, and Tracy Van Heck for helping Post staff member Bob Fitzgerald put together 400 candy cups; Classic Kelly’s Restaurant for providing 120 dozen eggs; The Cedar Springs Rotary for cooking and coloring the eggs; Cedar Springs United Methodist Church for the use of their kitchens; the Keystone Kops and the Cedar Springs Fire Department for running the hunt; Dan Randall for his donation of coins, and use of tables; the Red Flannel Queen and Court for helping with the hunt; all the Post staff members and their spouses who helped at the hunt (especially Bob for heading it up), and of course, The Easter Bunny! A special thank you also goes out to all those who helped sponsor the hunt with a monetary donation.

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2011 Easter Coloring Contest Winners!


Congratulations to our 2011 Easter Coloring Contest Winners!

First Place for age group 4 years and under: LeeAnn Pratt of Cedar Springs, age 3.

First Place for age group 5-7 years: Kyra Hanna of Cedar Springs, age 7.

First Place for age group 8-10 years: Samantha Anielski of Cedar Springs, age 10.

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Post Easter egg hunt next Saturday!


Sunny skies, colorful eggs, lots of kids, candies and prizes—it’s what we’re hoping for next Saturday, April 23, for the annual Post Community Easter Egg Hunt!
The event kicks off at 1:00 p.m. at Red Hawk Elementary, on the Cedar Springs Public Schools campus. Be sure to get there a little early to find a parking spot. We wouldn’t want you to be late for the hunt!
It will feature hunts for four different age groups up to age 10,  real colored eggs, candy, coins and great prizes. The Cedar Springs Fire Department, Keystone Kops, Red Flannel Queen and Court, Post staff, and of course, the Easter Bunny, will all be on hand to help with the festivities! Call us at 696-3655 with questions.

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Easter Services 2011


God wants a relationship with you. Take time to worship at one of the following churches during Holy Week next week and let God prepare your heart to celebrate the joy of Easter!

Community Good Friday Service

April 22: Come worship with your family and neighbors at a community Good Friday service titled “Paid in Full,” at 7 p.m. April 22, at the Cedar Springs High School auditorium. Communion will be served in this service. Nursery is provided for children ages 4 and under. This program is being sponsored by the Cedar Springs Ministerial Association.

The Springs

135 N. Grant St, Cedar Springs
April 24: Easter Worship Celebration, 9:15 and 11 a.m.
Easter egg hunt: bring the kids for an Easter egg hunt at 9 and 10:45 a.m.
Two thousand years ago an Event happened that changed the world forever. Join us this Easter at The Springs Church as we celebrate the most amazing Event in human history—the Resurrection!

Grace Evangelical Free Church

4714 13 Mile Rd, Rockford
April 24: Sunrise service – 8:30 a.m.
Free Easter breakfast – 9:30
Easter Worship Service – 10:30

First Baptist Church

233 S. Main, Cedar Springs
April 22: Good Friday Service  6:30 p.m.
April 24: Easter Sonrise Service 8:30 a.m.
Easter Worship Service   10:45 a.m.

Calvary Assembly of God

Corner of 17 Mile and Olin Lakes, Cedar Springs
April 22: Good Friday service at noon.
April 24: Easter breakfast drama at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Easter Sunday.

Hillcrest Church of God

5994 18 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs
April 21: We will be reliving the Passover meal in a Seder Service at 7 p.m. We welcome the community to come and celebrate with us.  Please call and reserve your spot.
April 24: Easter Sunday Service at 10:45 a.m.

Cedar Springs United Methodist Church

140 South Main St., Cedar Springs
April 21: Holy Thursday 6:00 p.m. Potluck & 7:00 p.m. Worship
April 22: Good Friday 7 p.m. Worship at Cedar Springs High School
April 23: Holy Saturday Prayer stations in our sanctuary from 9-11 a.m. and 7-9 p.m.
April 24: Easter Sunday 8:00 a.m. Sunrise Service by the cross on our front lawn.
8:30-9:45 a.m. Breakfast served by our Men’s Group
Worship service at 10 and 11:30 a.m.

East Nelson United Methodist Church

9024-18 Mile Rd
April 24: Easter Service at 9:30 a.m. followed by an Easter Brunch.

Cedar Springs Christian Church

340 Pine St. Cedar Springs “The Old Chapel”
April 24: 10:30 a.m. Special Easter Service The “TRUE” Story of Easter. All are welcome!

Pilgrim Bible Church

361 Pine St. Cedar Springs.
April 24: Easter Celebration service at 10:45 a.m.

Resurrection Lutheran

180 Northland Drive, Sand Lake
April 22: Good Friday service 7 p.m.
April 24: Easter Sunday service 9:30 a.m. with light refreshments after

Church of the Full Gospel

180 E. Lake St. (1 block east of light)
April 24: Easter breakfast 8 a.m.
Easter services at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

South Ensley United Methodist

13600 S. Cypress Ave., Sand Lake
April 21: Passover Seder meal 6:30 p.m.
April 24: Easter celebration at 11 a.m.

Sand Lake United Methodist

65 W. Maple St., Sand Lake
April 24: Easter Sunrise service at 7 a.m. with breakfast to follow

Pioneer Christian Reformed Church

3110 17 Mile, Cedar Springs (1 block west of US131)
April 24: Easter Breakfast at 9 a.m.
Easter Sunday service at 10:30 a.m.

Rockford Springs Community Church

5815 – 14 Mile Rd., Rockford
April 21: Maundy Thursday service at 7:00 p.m.
April 24: Easter morning service – 9:30 a.m.

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Sweet Simplicity


It’s true – the kitchen is the heart of the home. Ever notice how people always gather there? Whether baking treats, making dinner or spending time with family and friends, the kitchen is my favorite place to be. Since my day job is Consumer Test Kitchen Project Manager for the Nestlé Test Kitchens, you can bet I love to stir things up. This column lets me pass along to you some of my best recipes, tips and baking secrets.

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As much fun as it is to make fancy treats, sometimes simple really is better. This Easter I’ve decided to keep things sweet and simple when it comes to making desserts.
These Easter Egg Treats are a fun twist on marshmallow crispy bars – the kids can help shape the eggs and sprinkle them with pretty toppings. It will be a little messy, but what a fun memory to make together!
Bark candies are traditional around other holidays, so why not Easter, too? They couldn’t be simpler to make, and the creamy white morsels and colorful jelly beans taste – and look – great together.
To get more sweet inspiration for your Easter celebrations, visit www.tollhouse.com.

Crisped Rice Easter Egg Treats

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Makes 24 eggs

Nonstick cooking spray
6     cups (10.5-ounce package) miniature marshmallows
1/4     cup (1/2 stick) butter
8     cups toasted rice cereal
2     cups (12-ounce package) Nestlé Toll House Premier White Morsels, divided
2     teaspoons vegetable shortening
Nestlé Toll House Pink & Yellow Mixed Mini Morsel
Toppers, assorted sprinkles and/or sugars

SPRAY large mixing bowl with nonstick cooking spray.
HEAT marshmallows and butter in large, heavy-duty saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, for 5 to 10 minutes, until smooth. Remove from heat.
WORKING QUICKLY, stir in cereal and 2/3 cup morsels. Carefully transfer mixture into prepared mixing bowl. Cool for 5 minutes.
SPRAY hands with nonstick spray. Press marshmallow mixture into a 1/3 cup measure, then form mixture into an egg shape with hands.  Repeat with remaining mixture to make a total of 24 eggs.
MICROWAVE remaining 1 1/4 cups morsels and vegetable shortening in medium, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 45 seconds; STIR. Morsels may retain some of their original shape.  If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until morsels are melted.
DIP top of each egg into melted morsels; shake off or scrape excess against side of bowl. Place each upright in muffin pan(s). Immediately sprinkle dipped end of each egg with Toppers, sprinkles or sugars. Refrigerate for 10 minutes or until set. Store in airtight container at room temperature.

Jelly Bean Easter Bark

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Makes 11 servings or 1 pound bark

2     cups (12-ounce package) Nestlé Toll House Premier White Morsels
2     teaspoons vegetable shortening
1/2     cup Wonka SweeTarts Jelly Beans, divided

LINE baking sheet with wax paper.
MICROWAVE morsels and vegetable shortening in medium, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 1 minute; stir. Morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until morsels are melted. Stir in 1/4 cup SweeTarts Jelly Beans.
SPREAD mixture to 1/4-inch thickness on prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup SweeTarts Jelly Beans. Refrigerate for about 15 minutes or until firm.  Break into pieces. Store in airtight container at room temperature.

Jenny Harper is Consumer Test Kitchen Project Manager for the Nestlé Test Kitchens and VeryBestBaking.com.

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Post Easter egg hunt April 23!


We’re counting down, and the Post annual community Easter egg hunt is only 16 days away! Plan now to attend the event, to be held Saturday, April 23, at 1:00 p.m. at Red Hawk Elementary, on the Cedar Springs Public Schools campus. It will feature hunts for four different ages, real colored eggs, candy, coins and great prizes. The Cedar Springs Fire Department, Keystone Kops, Red Flannel Queen and Court, Post staff, and of course, the Easter Bunny, will all be on hand to help with the festivities! Call us at 696-3655 with questions.

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