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Jim Krutza Pastor of Music and Worship

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February 3rd, 2009

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What is the Easter Pageant?   

Rich Pond’s Easter Pageant is a dramatic presentation of the Easter story.
The pageant uses acting, music, staging, costumes, technology and a vast
array of support elements to tell the life, death and resurrection of Jesus
Christ.  The pageant is a gift to the community.  It takes hundreds of
people to produce the pageant.  There is a place for YOU to serve.      

The Lord continues to use the pageant to communicate His message of love and
redemption.  Whether you carry a set, install a light, take care of a child,
speak one line, or put on makeup, God uses your efforts dedicated to His

We need YOU to help produce the pageant.  Rich Pond is blessed with a great
group of leaders who serve in many areas.  If you want to get involved,
please sign up to serve.  A sign up bulletin board is located in the great
hallway.  God will bless your efforts to share the Gospel of Christ.  If you
are interested in connecting with other people at Rich Pond, the fellowship
during the pageant is great.  Here are some areas that you can help:
Set Construction
(framing, trim out, painting, details)

Technical Installation
(includes hydraulics, special effects, 
sound and lighting installation)



Makeup Crew

Programs – Design and Production

Childcare Volunteers

Prayer Partners

Tickets – Design and Distribution


Stage Management



Food Services

Singing Cast & Non-singing Cast

Children in Cast


I hope that you prayerfully consider serving in this year’s Easter Pageant.

Easter Pageant Performance Dates:
Thursday, March 26; Friday, March 27; Saturday, March 28; 
Sunday, March 29

January 20th, 2009

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        Have you ever looked closely at yourself in the mirror?  Sure you have.  Maybe you are not as observant as your adolescent days, but most of us make sure that the toothpaste is wiped off before we leave the house.        
     I am nearsighted so I see things close up fairly well.  I can focus on small print when it is about twelve inches from my eye, but I cannot see it when it’s three or more feet away.  If I get twelve inches from a mirror, I can see my face very well.  If I look at the pupil of my eye, I can even see a very small reflection of my face in the dark center of my eye.         
     The phrase, “apple of my eye” originally meant the central aperture of the eye - the dark center of the eye.  Figuratively, the phrase usually means “Someone who is cherished above all others or your favorite.”  The phrase is very old.  It is found in Deuteronomy 32:10 - 11 (Moses Song), In a desert land he found him, in a barren and howling waste.  He shielded him and cared for him; he guarded him as the apple of his eye, like an eagle that stirs up its nest and hovers over its young, that spreads its wings to catch them and carries them on its pinions.  The Psalmist says, Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings. (17:8)       
     An eagle provides protection by shielding its young with its wings.  God protects us in ways seen and unseen.  Eyesight is a precious possession and in God’s wonderful creation He has made eyelids and eyebrows and eyelashes and even structured our skulls to protect our eyes.  But the phrase means more than protector; it means that we are God’s most cherished ones.         
     If you decided to see your reflection in someone else’s eye, you would need to be very near them – probably around twelve inches away.  More than likely this exercise would make you feel very uncomfortable unless that person was “the apple of your eye” - your favorite one.  Right now, how close are you to Christ?  What would your life be like if you were close enough to see your reflection in his eyes?                                           

January 6th, 2009

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 I hope that your year is off to a good start.  As I remember the last month, I want to thank each of you for your many kindnesses and the amazing efforts made to lead worship and produce music events for the Glory of God.  I am amazed how God has placed the people at Rich Pond to do the work of the ministry.  Praise Him from whom all blessings flow!If you have decided that you are interested in participating in these worship opportunities, here are the start-up dates for these ministries.  We are excited to welcome new people to serve the Lord with us.  If you have taken a leave of absence, we would love for you to help again.   
Jan 7   Wed. 
              6:30 PM   Regular Adult Choir Rehearsal
Jan 11  Sunday       
              5:00 PM Youth Choir Rehearsal       
              6:00 PM Graded Choir Leadership Meeting       
              7:15 PM Jubilation Ringers 1st Rehearsal
Jan 18  Sunday       
              6:00 PM Graded Choirs Begin
Jan 19 & 20     Rich Pond Fine Arts Academy begins spring semester.
     Special Sunday Events: 
Feb 15  AM      Geoff Moore in Morning Worship       
             6:00 PM Geoff Moore Concert
Mar 15 AM       Jews for Jesus in morning worship 
     In addition to these groups’ regular rehearsals, several other groups meet at various times during the week.  Some of these groups include Shekinah – band & orchestral instruments, Praise and Worship Teams, Easter Pageant actors and support crews, worship dramatists and technical crews.  It is a goal to use the talents and gifts of many people in the Lord’s service without over-burdening anyone. If you are interested in using your gifts, please give me a call and I will give you more details about your area of interest.  842-2593