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Many times during Lent people give up things as a way of reminding themselves of their commitment to God during the Lenten season. This is a great way to help you remember your commitment, but what I am going to suggest, this year, is that you go one step further. That you don’t just make this between you and God, but that you include others in this practice. “What do I mean and how do you do this?” Great question. Many people will give up soda, sweet tea, chocolate, that morning coffee or latte from a coffee shop, or many other things that you may give up during this time. You may also take on something new such as a Bible study or journaling. If you are giving something up, how about if this year you take the money you would have spent on purchasing that item and you give that money to the church for use in the ministry areas of the church. You might also think about if you’re giving up spending time doing a specific activity, you take that time and you help do something around the church, or help out one of our church families. By connecting the giving up for personal cleansing, our vertical and personal relationship with God, you also help someone else out, the horizontal relationship with God’s Kingdom. When we are able to connect our personal relationship with God to other people, then we aren’t just working to better ourselves, we are working for the betterment of the Kingdom. May God richly bless you on this journey,

Pastor.........................................Andy Gans Director of Discipleship............Amanda Osenga Music Director...........................John Leschak Visitation Pastor (Ret.).............Tom McNeil Executive Assistant....................Chris Muramatsu Nursery Attendant ....................Tammy Keeslar

Proofreaders..............................Susan M. Jensen and John Stewart Contributors...............................Members of Ft. King Assembling.................................Dorothy Decker, Skeeter Kirby, Eileen Gilbert, Joyce Gauntt, Kay Dahlen, Eleanor Hayesmore, Carol Primm, Carol Slemmer Bulk Mail Handling..................John Stewart

694Office: (352) 694-4121 694FAX: (352) 694-5226


www.fortking.org [email protected]

Fort King Presbyterian Church Financials Effective 2/28/11
Monthly Budget Actual Feb 2011 Delta Budget Actual Budget Year-To-Date Actual Feb 2011 Delta Budget Actual 2010 YTD Actual Delta 2011YTD -2010 YTD

Income Estimate of Giving Mortgage Reduction Other Income Total Income Total Expense Net Surplus/ Deficit Endowment 0 0 0 0 0 0 26,473 695 0 26,473 22,105 4,367 26,473 695 0 26,473 22,105 0 0 0 0 0 0 56,214 1,385 5 56,214 55,436 778 56,214 1,385 5 56,214 55,436 79,430 1,410 0 79,430 54,543 24,888 -23,217 -25 5 -23,217 893




Thank You
A big thank you to all those at Fort King who kept us in your thoughts and prayers when Bill had hip replacement at MRMC on Feb.22nd and also as he underwent rehab at Oakhurst. Special thanks to Andy and Tom, who visited him at both places and offered their prayers. Bill is now at home, but will continue to have more physical therapy at Oakhurst three times a week. He was determined to be home when our daughter and sonin-law, Jean and John Bonham, from St. Charles, IL. were in Ocala on their usual March visit. Sincerely, Janet and Bill Gabert


Thank You
To Fort King Presbyterian Church: The Preston family want to express our heartfelt thanks to Fort King and their members for all the cards, well wishes, flowers, and attendance at Frank Preston’s funeral. Dad considered his time in Ocala the most significant and meaningful time in his career. The friends he and Mom made in your church changed their lives forever for the better. Thank you for helping us through what has been the most difficult time in our lives. The Preston Family

April Birthdays

The Nurse Is In
Bonnie Schulze has finally returned to Ocala and will hold office hours on the second Tuesday of the month( April 12)from 1-2:30 p.m. Please call Chris at the Church Office to let her know that you are coming and Bonnie at 6241364 about the subject you wish to discuss. Topics can include blood pressure screening, review of medications, discussion of a medical condition or any topic of interest to you. If no one signs up in advance, Bonnie will cancel office hours.


For Your Health Food Allergy or Food Intolerance
Most people know someone who has a food allergy or food intolerance This month we will focus on an overview of the differences between allergy and intolerance to food products and the symptoms. We will continue next month with specific examples, prevention of symptoms and treatment of some common reactions to food. Is It a Food Allergy or Food Intolerance? What Is a Food Allergy? A food allergy is an immune system response. It occurs when the body mistakes an ingredient in food -- usually a protein -- as harmful and creates a defense system (antibodies) to fight it. Food allergy symptoms develop when the antibodies are battling the "invading" food. The most common food allergies are peanuts, tree nuts (such as walnuts, pecans and almonds), fish, and shellfish, milk, eggs, soy products, and wheat. What Is Food Intolerance? Food intolerance is a digestive system response rather than an immune system response. It occurs when something in a food irritates a person's digestive system or when a person is unable to properly digest or breakdown the food. Intolerance to lactose, which is found in milk and other dairy products, is the most common food intolerance. What Are the Symptoms of a Food Allergy? Symptoms of a food allergy can range from mild to severe, and the amount of food necessary to trigger a reaction varies from person to person. Symptoms of a food allergy may include rash or hives, nausea, stomach pain, diarrhea, itchy skin, shortness of breath, chest pain, swelling of the airways to the lungs, anaphylaxis. What Are the Symptoms of Food Intolerance? Symptoms of food intolerance include: nausea, stomach pain, gas, cramps, or bloating, vomiting, heartburn, diarrhea, headaches, irritability or nervousness. How Common Are Food Allergies and Intolerances? Food allergies affect about 4% of teens and adults and 5% of children. Food intolerances are much more common. In fact, nearly everyone at one time has had an unpleasant reaction to something they ate. Some people have specific food intolerances. Lactose intolerance, the most common food intolerance, affects about 10% of Americans. Information taken from WebMD Researched by Maria Madigan Edited by Bonnie Schulze, RN, MS, CPP, Health Minister


Shalom! Barechu et Adonai hamevorach! Praise the Lord, to whom our praise is due! On our recent pilgrimage to the Holy Land, each of the pilgrims received a devotional to guide us on our journey. In it was an excerpt from A Spiritual Travel Guide by Rabbi Hoffman, with a suggestion of how to prepare ourselves for each day and to experience the different holy sites. Here is what he suggested. Anticipate: The night before, anticipate what you will see the next day. Approach: As you approach the vicinity, muster the expectation of a powerful experience. Acknowledge: When you arrive to the place itself, acknowledge its sacred presence. When you are in the focus of the visit, take in the power of the moment itself. Say a prayer and blessing over the site. Spend some time alone with God, your Bible, and journal. Take your spiritual moments seriously. Afterthoughts: After you leave, record your thoughts and feelings as soon as you can. Discuss your experience with other pilgrims. This is a good practice for everyday, not just while in Israel. The very world that we live in is holy. Take time to pause and to anticipate, approach, acknowledge and reflect on your day, the places you were and the people you encountered. Whether we’re traveling to Israel, to Interfaith to serve a meal, or to the Silver River for R&R, we can encounter the holy. As we continue our Lenten journey, let us continue to be pilgrims on our way to Jerusalem and the celebration of Easter Sunday, opening ourselves up in anticipation of meeting Christ along the way. Continued blessings on your journey,


DISCIPLESHIP (continued)

Lenten Wednesdays Biblical Models of Discipleship in the New Testament April 6 and 13 at 5:30 – 6:45 p.m.
Come and join us on Wednesday evenings during Lent. The Mission Ministry will be providing dinner of soup for a suggested donation of $5.00. All proceeds will go to the ASP mission trip this summer. Our program will explore Biblical models of discipleship in the New Testament. There is no shortage of books on Christian discipleship. While most books describe the initial objective as becoming a follower of Christ, each book offers a unique set of methods to achieve this goal. Some offer techniques that include Bible study and major changes to personal and corporate behavior, while other approaches appear more introspective and contemplative. Why must there be so many different approaches? One might be tempted to say, "Just live the way the disciples did in the New Testament," and leave it at that. But such a declaration is more complex than one might initially believe. When we look at how particular groups of disciples followed Jesus Christ, we discover many different methods within the sacred text. It appears that even during the earliest period of Christian history, there was not a single means by which to follow Christ. Throughout this Lenten study we will investigate key texts of the New Testament, revealing many methods by which disciples functioned as followers or pupils, and ask how applicable these methods might be for thoughtful Christians of our day.

Easter Pancake Breakfast
The youth will be cooking pancake breakfast on Easter morning. They will start serving after the Sunrise Service until about 9:45 a.m. Come to the Sunrise Service or come early to the 10:30 a.m. service and nourish your body with a hearty pancake breakfast and fellowship.


DISCIPLESHIP (continued)

PYC - Presbyterian Youth Connection at Ft. King Presbyterian Church
Happy Easter! Spring has sprung and Christ has risen. There is much to celebrate, so, let’s get out and enjoy it. Join us Sunday evenings, 5:00 – 7:00 for dinner, fellowship, and a time for exploring and living out our faith. April 3 – Why do bad things happen to good people? It seems totally unfair that bad things happen to good people. We’ll discuss where God is present when life seems to take a turn for the worst. April 9 – 10 Box-A-Thon/Presbytery Plunge. With a box as shelter we will spend the night at Camp Montgomery, experiencing what it’s like to be homeless for a night. Registration information and flyers are located outside of Amanda’s office. April 17 Confirmation Sunday! Join us after worship on Sunday to celebrate our confirmands with a cake and Palm Sunday Celebrations. The annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place after worship with activities for everyone. April 24 – Christ is Risen! Pancake Breakfast after Sunrise Service HAPPY EASTER! There will be no evening PYC. April 27 – Gals Gathering 6:00 – 7:30 @ Amanda’s April 29 – 30 Lockin! We’re meeting up with a few other local churches for a night of fun focusing on finding Faith in the midst of Chaos.

High Tide
All elementary aged children are welcome to join us for High Tide, Sunday evenings from 5:00 – 7:00, which includes dinner. Cheryl Gans, Keay Forman and Amy Roberts are the High Tide leaders this Winter and Spring. We will met on April 10th this month for a foil cooked dinner around the campfire. It will be delicious!


DISCIPLESHIP (continued)

Vacation Bible School June 26 – 30 5:30 – 8:00pm
Join us for an exciting Bible-times adventure in Jesus’ hometown, Nazareth! Everyone is invited to take a journey back to Bible times…. without leaving our church! Fellowship Hall will be transformed into a marketplace where we will visit with Jesus’ mother Mary, learn catchy songs, play team-building games, and dig into Bible stories. Vacation Bible School is a wonderful time of fellowship and learning for all ages. Dinner is served at 5:30 with programs and classes for adults, teens and children afterwards. Registration information will be forthcoming.


DISCIPLESHIP (continued)
Palm Sunday April 17th
The entrance into Holy Week is marked by the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. We anticipate the celebration of Easter with many joyous celebrations of our own.

Confirmation Sunday - Confirmation is a time of exploring our faith and saying yes to our faith. For 12 weeks we have been learning about community, Bible stories, baptism, communion, prayer. The journey of confirmation comes to an end with Confirmation Sunday. Our confirmands will be leading us in worship this Palm Sunday.

Easter Egg Hunt - The celebration continues! Our annual Easter Egg Hunt will follow after worship. A lunch of hotdogs, chips, and fruit will be served for $2. There will be activities and games for everyone of all ages.

Donations Requested
Please donate individually wrapped Easter candy and stuffed bunnies to the Church Office for the Easter Egg Hunt. We have plenty of plastic eggs.



Christians Assembled to Socialize, we have not forgotten you! Our March trip was canceled due to a transportation situation but we have two great outings planned for April and May! First, on April 10th at 2:30 p.m. we will travel out to West Port High School for a production of “The Diary of Anne Frank”, tickets will be $7 per person and will include drink and a dessert. Then, on May 12th we will meet at the church at 9:30 a.m. and travel on the church bus to the Marion County Inmate Work Farm (on the corner of Maricamp and Baseline). We will tour the facilities and learn about this model work farm we have right here in our little town. After the tour, we will have lunch at Scrambles Cafe so bring your appetite! Hope to see everyone at these events!

White Elephant Sale Thank-You
The White Elephant Sale was a huge success, earning over $4500. Your generous donations and purchases made this possible. We are proud that 48 people volunteered to sort, price, display, and sell. The spirit of community and fellowship among the workers was an invaluable blessing. Items not sold were donated to Hospice, Interfaith, Domestic Violence Center, and the Women's Pregnancy Center. Presbyterian Women

Crafts Group
Please join the Crafts Group on Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. We work on individual projects and joint projects.

Prayer Shawl Ministry
Our Prayer Shawl Ministry meets the first Tuesday of the month from 10:00 a.m. until Noon. Please join us if you want to learn to knit or crochet or if you are an experienced knitter or crocheter. Bring comfort to someone in need.



Presbyterian Women
All women of Fort King are Presbyterian Women and are invited to participate in the all the activities of Presbyterian Women. Esther Circle will meet on Monday, April 11th at the home of Donna Johnson at 7:00 p.m. Call Anne Hill at 368-2491 for directions or to share a ride. Deborah Circle will meet on Tuesday, April 19th in the Session Room at 10:00 a.m.

New For 2011 – Beautiful Calendars
Presbyterian Women will continue to sell beautiful inspirational calendars for 2011. These are full size (9”X12”) calendars with amazing inspirational pictures…a must have for 2011! Stop by the Library on Sunday mornings to purchase your copy at a greatly reduced price.

If you still do not have a “Fort King Favorites” cookbook, there are still copies available. The price has been reduced to $5 per copy.

Save The Date! Church-wide Picnic!
The Presbyterian Women of Fort King will sponsor a church-wide picnic following worship on May 1st. A pavilion has been reserved at a near-by park. We have planned games for adults and children. Presbyterian Women will provide fried chicken and drinks. The congregation will be asked to bring sides and desserts. Mark your calendar now to join everyone for food, fellowship, and fun!


Men’s Night Out
Men’s Night Out will meet on Monday, April 11th at 6:30 p.m. Your host this month will be announced in the April 10th bulletin.

The Merry Widows
All widows of the church are invited for socializing and support. The Merry Widows will meet at Bob Evans on Silver Springs Blvd. on Wednesday, April 20th at 1:00 p.m. Call Skeeter Kirby at 624-0825 to R.S.V.P.

The Mission Ministry would like to inform the congregation that the bloodmobile will be at Ft. King on April 10th. Donation times are from 9:00 - 10:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. A ministry member will be in the Narthex after services on April 3rd to sign up anyone interested in donating blood. Thank You.

ASP T-Shirt
Support the Appalachia Service Project (ASP) summer mission by ordering your Ft. King ASP T-Shirt today. Sizes S, M, L, XL are $10 each. XXL and XXXL are available for $13 each. Please use the order form below, make your checks payable to Ft. King Presbyterian Church, and specify “ASP T-Shirt” in the memo section. Drop both off in the offering plate on Sunday or send to the Church Office. Yes, I/we want to support ASP Mission and order ASP T-Shirt(s) Qty _____ _____ _____ Size S M L Price ______ ($10/ea) ______ ($10/ea) ______ ($10/ea) Qty _____ _____ _____ Size Price

XL _____ ($10/ea) XXL _____ ($13/ea) XXXL _____ ($13/ea)

Name _________________________________ Phone # _____________ (please print)


Reserve The Date: Saturday, April 9th
It is time to join your fellow Ft. Kingers in a mission close to home. Come Saturday, April 9th from 8:00 a.m. Noon to spruce up the church for Easter and to welcome spring to Ft. King. If you cannot make it on that day, you can complete your tasks before clean-up day. Look for the sign-up sheet in the Narthex in March. The Property Ministry would like to thank all the people who contribute to the up-keep of the church year in and year out. We appreciate your efforts and generosity of time, talents and donation of materials.

Session Notes March 24th
Celebrations 1. Mary Beth Neely’s birthday. 2. Lucille Rowoldt and Joyce Gaunt are doing better. 3. Lenten Suppers are going well. 4. Ray Ruark and Debbie Pangrass did a great job as pulpit fills while Andy was in the Holy Land. 5. Mary Beth sends a big thank you to a Ministry Mission crew. 6. New Bible Study is going well (both groups). 7. Ray Ruark starts a Pastoral Care Ministry class on Sunday. 8. The mural outside the Sanctuary window is a beautiful work in progress. 9. The Bush family is our new youth leaders. Motions 1. Motion to allow the confirmands to lead worship on Palm Sunday. 2. Motion to allow Session ministries to lead summer Sunday school classes illustrating what stewardship means to their ministry. 3. Motion to approve the Bush family (minus Kelly) as youth leaders. 4. Motion to move all programs out of the Youth House due to health concerns effective immediately and to notify Church Without Walls of our concerns regarding the structural safety of their building and of our intent to shut down said buildings.

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Holy Week Services
Thursday, April 21st MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICES 6:00 p.m. - Foot Washing Service - Session Room 7:00 p.m. - Worship Service - Sanctuary Friday, April 22nd GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE 7:00 p.m. - Worship Service - Sanctuary 8:00 - Midnight - Great Easter Vigil Sunday, April 24th EASTER SUNDAY SERVICES 6:30 a.m. - Sunrise Service - Front of Church 10:30 a.m. - Worship Service - Sanctuary

Easter Lilies
Let’s fill the Sanctuary with lilies on Easter morning! Order your lilies at $10/each dedicated to or in memory of a loved one. Lilies may be taken home on April 24th after the 10:30 a.m. Easter Sunday worship service. Order extras and take them as gifts for others.

Great Easter Vigil
The Worship Ministry is adding an opportunity for you to draw closer in your relationship with God and experience the power and meaning of Holy Week. Following Good Friday worship we will exit the Sanctuary and begin the Great Easter Vigil. This vigil includes times of prayer, meditations, and scripture readings. We need you to help make this a meaningful experience. We need groups of people to sign up for times to participate in the vigil. The vigil will last from 8:00 p.m. on Friday until midnight (4 hours). Please sign up on the bulletin board, opposite the church office, and participate in one of these hours of reflection. This will be a wonderful time to reflect on the meaning and events that lead up to Easter morning. I hope you will join us.


WORSHIP (continued)
Flower Calendar
Please note: I am trying to “work ahead” on the flowers, so if you would like to provide flowers to commemorate a special event/occasion/memory etc. for a specific date, please call Nancy Hall at 694-3221 as soon as possible. Please also note: It is never too early to call to select your chosen date. As of this mailing, the following people will be providing flowers in April, May, June and July 2011. If you can provide flowers for a date in 2011, please call Nancy Hall. Thank you. Thank you to these people as they share in donating the flowers for the following worship services. April 3, 2011—From Louise Olivarez in loving memory of Joe on the 40th anniversary of our wedding April 11, 2011—In celebration of Emily’s birthday and our 16th wedding anniversary from Lauren and Kimber Merriam April 17, 2011—To the glory of God and in memory of loved ones, from Prudence Pritz April 24, 2011—EASTER (Easter lilies in the Sanctuary) May 1, 2011—In memory of my loving wife, Nelly, from Charles Kirk May 8, 2011—From Fran York in memory of my loving mother, Trudy York May 15, 2011—From John and Jean Stewart in celebration of their 56th wedding anniversary May 22, 2011—OPEN May 29, 2011—From Nancy Stephenson in loving memory of her parents, Ted and Violet Wikary June 5, 2011—In memory of our parents, Aleta, Max, and Robert, from the Repp family June 12, 2011—OPEN June 19, 2011—OPEN (Father’s Day) June 26, 2011—OPEN July 3, 2011—OPEN July 10, 2011—OPEN July 17, 2011—OPEN July 24, 2011—OPEN July 31, 2011—OPEN

Choir Notes
The three days will soon be past and then we will all sing halleluiah at last. Come join the choir on its journey through Lent. We rehearse in the Choir Room from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday night and warm up at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings.


FORT KING PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 13 N.E. 36th Avenue Ocala, Florida 34470

Non-Profit Organization US Postage Paid Ocala, FL 34478 Permit #376



Calling All Artists
The first annual Imagine Peace Art Show will be held at Montgomery Conference Center on May 3 at the Spring Presbytery Meeting. The theme for this year is: “The Things That Make for Peace.” If you would like to enter an image (painting, photo, mixed media, other) contact Alisun Donovan at [email protected] by April 15th.

April 2011
Italicized items are non-FKPC activities using FKPC facilities






Friday Saturday
2 Congregational Retreat (Off-Site) 9 8:00 Noon Clean-UP 4:30 - 6:00 Cursillo (S)


4 7:30 Men’s Bible Study 10:00 Adult Bible Study





9:15 Sunday School 10:00 Choir Practice 10:30 Worship 11:30 Congregational Meeting 3:30 Confirmation 3:45 Discipleship Ministry Youth 5:00 PYC Congregational Retreat (Off-Site) 10

10:00 Prayer Shawl Ministry

10:00 PW Council

1:00 Crafts

6:00 Finance Ministry 5:30 TOPS (FH) 6:30 Evangelism 4:15 Fellowship Ministry Ministry 6:00 Mission Ministry 6:30 - 7:45 6:00 Property 5:30 Lenten Community Ministry Wednesday Dance (FH) 7:00 Adult Bible Study (Off-Site) 7:00 Choir Practice 7:00 VBS 11 7:30 Men’s Bible Study 12 11:00 Pastoral Care Team 13

6:00 Worship Ministry 6:00 - 8:00 Marions United (FH)

Box-AThon & The Plunge (Off-Site)




9:00 Blood Drive 9:15 Sunday School 10:00 Choir Practice 10:30 Worship 11:30 Blood Drive 2:30 CATS (Off-Site) 3:30 Confirmation 5:30 TOPS (FH) 5:00 PYC 6:30 Men’s Night 5:00 High Tide Out (Off-Site) 7:00 Esther Circle (Off-Site) 17 18 2 Cents A Meal and 7:30 Men’s Bible Food 4 Kids CollecStudy tion 10:00 Adult Bible Study 9:15 Sunday School 10:00 Choir Practice 10:30 Worship 5:30 TOPS (FH) 11:30 Easter Egg Hunt and Lunch 7:00 Adult Bible 5:00 PYC Study (Off-Site) 25 24 One Great Hour Of OFFICE CLOSED Sharing Offering 6:30 Sunrise Service 5:30 TOPS (FH) 7:15 Pancake Breakfast 10:00 Choir Practice 10:30 Worship

1:00 Crafts 1:00 The Nurse 1:00 The Merry Widows Is In (off-site) 6:00 Session 6:30 - 7:45 Community Dance (FH) 7:00 - 9:00 Presbytery Meeting (FH) 5:30 Lenten Wednesday 7:00 Adult Bible Study 7:00 Choir Practice (Off-Site) 20 21

9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. Turning Point (FH) 3:00 Set-up Easter Egg Hunt and Confirmation Planning Meeting 23

19 10:00 Deborah Circle


1:00 Crafts 6:00 Foot Washing Service 7:00 Maundy Thursday Service 28

6:30 - 7:45 Community Dance (FH)

7:00 Choir Practice



6:30 - 7:45 Community Dance (FH)

1:00 Crafts 6:00 Gals Gathering 7:00 Choir Practice 7:00 Adult Bible Study (Off-Site)

7:00 Good Friday Service 8:00 Great Easter Vigil 30 29 11:00-4:00 Cursillo PW Spring (FH) Retreat (Off-Site) PYC Lock-in (Off-Site)


Hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th. It has been seven years since tropical storms Frances and Jeanne slammed into Marion County and damaged thousands of homes. Marion County Emergency Management will sponsor the next Hurricane and Storm Readiness Expo from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Saturday, May 14, 2011 at the Ocala International Airport on SW 60th Ave. This exposition is to rekindle the emphasis on preparedness. This is a free event with free parking. It is anticipated that more than 20,000 will attend this regional event. The expo will feature the Hurricane Hunter aircraft and Air Force Reserve pilots as long as the plane is not called into action. There will be more than 70 vendors from all across northern Florida displaying products and demonstrations related to hurricane season or after-storm hazards. The event coordinators are also planning on the power companies bringing demonstration trailers and interactive displays.


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