Pastor Dave wants to say “thank you,” to the crew who helped put the Lenten Lunch on. Special thanks to Lois Tucker for making some really great soup, and everyone who provided sandwiches and desserts. Tuesday Noon Lenten Lunches continue through Holy Week at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bangor. MARCH NEWSLETTER DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 25. PLEASE HAVE MATERIALS TO PEGGY HOWER, JULIE GILBERT OR PASTOR DAVE.
This Sunday – “A Fragile Assurance”
We celebrate the First Sunday in Lent by looking at the rather terse recollection of Jesus’ baptism and temptation as put forth by the writer of the Gospel of Mark. It must have been difficult for Jesus as he went from hearing the heavenly voice declare him to be the “beloved Son,” and quickly letting the wilderness consume him. How is it for us when faith assured becomes fragile to the point of breaking?
Lenten Prayer Tree
Bring your concerns, your cares, your celebrations, and other prayer requests and put them on our Lenten Prayer Tree. Bring our barren tree to life with our supplications to God. The “tree” will be in the narthex and will remain through the season of Lent for your prayer requests.
Bible Study Resumes February 26
We are going to move Bible Study back to Monday evenings at 7:00 p.m. beginning this Monday. We hope you’ll consider coming out!
Hope UCC Dinner – March 3
Hope UCC in Wind Gap will be holding a fabulous Chicken and Waffle dinner on Saturday, March 3. They will be serving between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Beginning Monday, March 5, we will begin some upgrades in the kitchen. The first phase will be completed prior to our Free Community Dinner in April. Funding is through gifts from the Choir, Bazaar, and Jeff and Jackie Durney (in memory of Becky Hughes).
Deadline for Easter Flowers
Help us beautify our sanctuary and give glory to God by sponsoring flowers for Easter. Hyacinths, Lilies, and/or Tulips can be given in honor or memory of someone special in your life. Deadline for placing your order is March 11. Please see Stacy Pysher if you have any questions.
“Tools for Ministry” - 2018 The North District “Tools for Ministry” event will be held on Saturday, March 10, at First UMC of Schuylkill Haven. There are lots of good workshops to choose from. Can Churches Grow in the 21st Century Invincible Fences – Visible Bridges Knowing our Neighbors, Meeting Their Needs Fundamental Security Guidelines for Houses of Worship Preparing for Guests: Setting Up for Your Neighbors The Outward-Focused Staff-Parish Relations Committee A Place for All God’s Children: Effectively Including Those with Disabilities The Mission of the Church Council Please let Pastor Dave know if you are interested in participating. Check-in and a continental breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 12:30 p.m.