February 26, 2017

Post date: Feb 23, 2017 5:42:30 PM

Our friend Gladys Wahle died February 20th. A memorial service is planned for Saturday, March 11th at 1:30p.m. Gladys was 96 years old. We commend her to God’s everlasting care with all confidence in our Savior Jesus Christ.

Lent begins on this Wednesday, Ash Wednesday, March 1st. All are invited to a 7p.m. worship service of prayers, scriptures , confession and forgiven, imposition of Ashes and the Lord’s Supper. “Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.” Joel 2:13

Fat Tuesday, February 28th 6p.m. Hymn-na-gras and Jambalaya. Come as you are. (Please bring food, see sign up in the Fellowship Hall.)

"Everybody - do you know 'Munch Madness' is happening again right now. You can help by bring food (the heavier the better . . .) each Sunday and/or the weekday mornings when the church office is open. All food collected goes to FISH FOOD BANK. Let's see if we can do as well as last year at the "weigh-ins "each Friday including THIS Friday. Most Fridays last year there was food from the office door almost to the kitchen door to he taken !!!! Please help out as much as you can!! It is sort of a contest, but in the Lord's name."

First Communion Classes Sundays Feb 26 & March 5 after worship. I am inviting all young people in about 3rd grade or older to two classes on the Lord’s Supper. I will leave it up to parents as to when you think your child is ready to receive holy communion. The book we use, “A Place for You” by Pastor Dan Erlander is written at about a 3rd grade reading level. We will also look up some Bible passages and each student is asked to create a first communion project out of paper/clay/fabric/wood/legos/paint or just about anything.

If there are students older than 3rd grade, who are not yet receiving the bread and wine of the Lord’s Supper, but would like to, you are certainly welcome to join in. The plan would be for students to receive their first communion on March 12th, or any time after that.

Make up Photography Dates March 5 & 12 If you were not able to have your picture taken back in October/November for our church photo wall, please plan to do so on Sundays, March 5 or 12 after worship. Randy Uhl will be snapping photos in the fellowship hall and we hope to have everyone’s smiling face.

Youth Activities

A big thank you to all that helped at the FISH food bank. We had a delightful dinner with delightful company. It's always a pleasure to break bread with our neighbors.

Ash Wednesday is this Wednesday. Come join me at the evening service! I'd love to fill a pew or two!

March 12 is Rock Wall Climbing at CWU! Sign up on the Youth Board!

Start thinking soup! Our night is March 29. It's time to put those cooking skills to work and bring in the soup!