Upcoming Events

Please invite friends, neighbors and family members to attend with you.

Pastor's Weekly E-Mail Preview:  "Looking Ahead to Sunday" is a weekly email sent from the Pastor's Study to members of the congregation who would like a preview of the upcoming Sunday at Konnoak Hills.  If you would like to be added to the list of recipients, please send John an email at jdrights@bellsouth.net or place your email address on the sign-up sheet in the foyer.

Praying the Psalms Schedule

Sunday Morning Food Offerings - 11:30 to 12:30
The generous food offerings for Sunnyside Ministry continue in the Luther Street parking lot.  Let John know if you would like to help on a Sunday morning.  Primary needs continue to be canned vegetables, crackers, pasta, rice, cereal, dry/powdered milk, and bread.  Every gift is valued and appreciated.

Thursday Morning Virtual Prayer Meeting - 9:30 am weekly
All are welcome to share our weekly Prayer Meeting by way of phone or Zoom each Thursday morning at 9:30.  Contact Pastor Rights for instructions on how to connect.

Women's Fellowship Gathering - April 3 at 2:00 pm
This gathering will include prayerful thoughts for the people of Ukraine, as our member Bonny McNally leads a workshop on Ukrainian egg decorating.  Ukrainian Easter eggs are decorated with traditional Ukrainian folk designs using a wax-resist method.  This experience is limited to the first 15 people who sign up, beginning at the March 20 meeting.  If more than 15 people are interested, a second workshop will be considered for later in the spring.

Elders Meeting - April 5 at 7:00 pm

Handbell Rehearsal for Palm Sunday - April 9 at 10:00 am
We look forward to hearing the bells again on Palm Sunday.  Rehearsal for all returning and new ringers will be the day before on Saturday, the 9th at 10:00 a.m.  Please check in with Karen Strausser if planning to ring.

Palm Sunday - April 10

Easter Egg Hunt - April 10 at 11:00 am
Children will share an egg hunt and Easter activities following worship on Palm Sunday, April 10.  Lunch will be provided for the children and their families.  Please let Phyllis Weatherly-Rosner know if your family will participate.

Easter Band
On Easter morning, the band meets in the Home Church fellowship hall at 5:00 a.m. Park in the Fine Arts Center parking lot.

Easter Ushers
Ushers should arrive in God's Acre by 5:30 am Easter morning. The entrance near the newer graves section will close at 5:45 per the police department. Parking will be in the lot near the Salem Fine Arts Center. Konnoak Hills' ushers will cover the third walk south. Gary Lewis will have programs available for ushers to hand out.

Greath Sabbath Flowering of the Graves - April 16 at 9:00 am

Many hands are needed in God's Acre on Great Sabbath to clean and flower the graves assigned to Konnoak Hills. We'll get started at 9:00 on Saturday morning, April 16th. Look for us high on the hill in the older section. Please bring any fresh cut flowers, flowering shrubs, or other greenery you might have. Buckets and stiff push brooms are also needed for cleaning the stones.

2022 Easter Sunrise Service - April 17 at 6:00 am
This Easter, our Sunrise Service returns to its outdoor setting of Salem Square and God's Acre. The service begins at 6:00. Band members, please contact John Craver for a modified schedule of band activity. Ushers, please let Gary Lewis know of your willingness to serve. New band members and ushers are always needed and welcomed. Ginny Tobiassen, Chair of the Salem Congregation Elders and Pastor of Home Moravian Church, will lead the service for a second year. Mary and John Rights will serve as announcer and narrator for the radio broadcast and livestream.

Trustees Meeting - April 21 at 7:00 pm

Red Cross Blood Drive - May 7 at 11:00 - 3:30
Our next blood drive is Saturday, May 7th.  Once again, every drive is critical, especially as we move closer to the summer months.  A Konnoak Hills record of 39 units was received at our January drive.  Let's build on this momentum!  To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Rise Against Hunger at Hopewell - May 14 at 9:00 am
On Saturday, May 14th, we'll join with the Advent, Community Fellowship, Hope and Hopewell congregations to pack 15,000 meals for hungry people around the world through Rise Against Hunger.  Beginning at 9:00 at Hopewell, assembly lines will combine rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and a flavoring mix including 23 essential vitamins and minerals into small packets.  We'll be together for about two hours.  For more information, visit www.riseagainsthunger.org.

72nd Anniversary Celebration and Dinner on the Grounds - May 22
On Sunday, May 22, we'll celebrate our 72nd anniverary with our first post-pandemic potluck.  It's dinner on the grounds that day.  The Church Band will play and a special booklet containing memories collected for our 70th anniversary will be shared.

Mission Camp at Laurel Ridge - July 24 through 30
We're hoping to send another Youth Mission Team to Laurel Ridge this summer, but we'll have to scramble.  There's a group to rebuild and quite a bit of money needed to be raised in a short amount of time.  Dave and Rachel Strausser are on board as adult leaders.  All youth completing grades 6 through 12 are invited to participate.  The first required step is to let John Rights know you are interested BEFORE April 24th.  The second step is to share a Zoom meeting at the end of the month where we'll lay out a plan for in-person meetings and fundraising.  We'll determine the date of this Zoom after we know who's interested.  The third step is to share in-person gatherings and fundraising events.  The fourth step is to be commissioned as a team on one of the Sundays before mission camp.  Our thanks to God for the possibility of another great week of mission and fellowship in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Let's make it happen!