February 25th Weekly Connection

Hope you are having a great day!  Wasn’t  the late night windy weather fun!? Many of us were awakened several times and Janna was reminded of the verse in Psalms that says “I will lie down and sleep in peace, for You alone make me dwell in safety.” Good thought to keep in mind!

Seems there are many reminders on the office desk to include in the weekly connection!  Please make note of those things that pertain to you.

Sunday worship begins at 10:00 with great music, message, praises and prayers.  We are so blessed to have gifted musicians here at our church.  Our choir will be singing an upbeat exciting piece that you don’t want to miss!  Shay Rudolph will be playing during the offertory – something else you don’t want to miss.  And of course, Rachel and Chris will be leading us in worship.  Pastor Kevin’s message series has been excellent – another reason to start your week here  with your church family.  Our volunteers will be in place to work with Meg in Kids Connection and also in Nursery, Coffee time follows in Veno Hall.  Thanks to those who are helping out with those needs on Sunday.

Have you seen the Ruth Room lately?  Donna & Russ Wood have been working feverishly to update that room and make it welcoming and very usable. Currently the Council meets there, our Blessing Bag ministry operates from there and I think our young teen girls get together there for Bible Study on Sunday mornings.  Thanks for all your hard work, Donna & Russ!  It has been great to see the room refreshed and used.  This is one of the things the Building Stewards will be involved with.   Preparing our building for ministry.   Next on the list is…the old council room located next to Pastor Kevin’s office.  We are looking for some folks armed with wallpaper scrapers to come down to the church and help strip wallpaper from that room.  Perhaps you can come by for an hour.  That is great!  Perhaps you can spare an afternoon or evening – that’s great!  Many hands will make this process move along and we will have another space prepared for ministry.  Please help out.  Speak to Donna and let her know when you’re available.  Thanks for thinking about this and lending a hand.

Our WISH brunch last Saturday was a great success! Great food, conversation and a meaningful presentation from Steward hospice.  There is a need and an opportunity for anyone interested to become a volunteer for hospice.  If we have 4 people that are interested, the training can be done right here at church.  We already have one person that is on board.  Volunteers do not do any patient care, but provide companionship and a listening ear to the family.  A volunteer might watch a TV show with the patient or the family, playing a game perhaps. The time commitment is a minimum of one hour a week for one year.   A small amount of time that translates into a huge blessing and something very meaningful for both the volunteer and the recipient.   Speak to me or call the office and I can give you the information you need.

The March calendar and the NEW Daily Bread for March are both available on the Resource Tables.  The large print edition of Our Daily Bread will be available at the end of March.

If you are a member of any church committees, please watch your email for the dates of March meetings.

Young Life has been on hiatus for the winter months.  This ministry will start up again on March 7th at 7:27pm on the top floor here at church.  All high schoolers welcome!

Are you creative? crafty? We need help with a project that might be just the thing for you!  We are looking for someone (or you and a friend) to decorate the large wooden cross for Easter.  You may recall that the cross is typically empty for Easter week but that it comes to life as we celebrate Easter.  Please speak to Pastor Kevin if you are interested.  Pastor can also give you some guidance  on this.  This is one of those projects that can be done in a few short hours and will be such a blessing to our Easter Sunday service.  Please think about it and step forward if this is something you can do.

Thanks to everyone who checks out our Resource Tables!  We try to leave articles, magazines, and other encouraging items there for you.  Many people pick up materials and that is great to see!  If there is something you would like to see, please check in with us at the office and we’ll do our best to provide it.  In the next few weeks we will have an Easter book for you. Look for it on the Resource Tables

On that same note, http://www.faithgateway.com/ is a great place to check out!  Lots of freebies, downloads, ebooks, encouraging scripture art, daily devotionals.  I was sent the link this week and it really offers quite a bit.  Right now you can download “Blessings of the Cross” – an ebook of Easter devotionals.

Faith Seeds lessons should be ready by tomorrow. See Janna on Sunday if you would like to take some home to work on.

Serving this Sunday:
Greeters:  George & Buki
Ushers:  Bev A. & Marie P.
Kids:  Scott, Angela, Jenna, Meg, Silpa

Looks like we’ve reached the end of our notes – if anything was forgotten…you’ll be the first to know! Thanks for being a faithful part of our church family! Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday.

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