Announcements on March 13

Picture1WEDNESDAY EVENING LENTEN SERVICES CONTINUE. This year’s theme will be the Lord’s Prayer, and we will have another round robin with area NALC pastors. The Lenten services will be at 6:30 pm. Join us for a potluck supper at 5:45.

PRACTICAL TIPS FOR LIVING A LONG AND WELL-LIVED LIFE will be examined at Lifetree Café on Tuesday at 6:00 pm in the café and Thursday at 1:30 pm in the Pool House at Candlewood.

The program, titled “How to Live to 100: Advice From Those Who’ve Done It,” features a short film in which centenarians (people who have reached the age of 100) share their secrets for reaching the century mark.

“Commonly, aging is seen as a negative thing in today’s society,” said Lifetree Café national director, Craig Cable. “This Lifetree episode presents a different view and celebrates the benefits of achieving old age.” Lifetree participants will be given the chance to share their opinions of what it means to age well.

EGGSTRAORDINARY EASTER EGG EVENT!! Join us as we share Jesus and some Easter fun with the community. Egg hunts begin at 1pm on Tuesday, March 22, at the Pool House and Playground of Candlewood Estates. Hunts for Preschoolers, Elementary, Junior High and High Schoolers will be followed by a fellowship time with refreshments, adorable LIVE CHICKS, and games.

If you have questions or to volunteer, please contact Laura Magyar,
369-7170, or Bobbie Schnitkey, 898-0358.

WANTED: CANDY FOR EASTER EGG HUNTS! If you would like to donate candy for the three Easter Egg Hunts we are hosting please place it in the labeled round green tub.

NOISY CAN OFFERING: Thank you everyone that donated in the noisy can offering.  We collected $312 to send to Prince of Peace for their Illini Fighting Hunger program.

CROCK POT MEALS – SOC committee has prepared 2 frozen crock pot meals – Creamy Italian Chicken and Taco Soup.  The bagged meals are for anyone in the congregation to pick up and use for themselves or for a friend.  If you have a family member or a friend that is sick, having surgery, are new parents, have had a loss or are just having a rough or busy week and you think they would appreciate a home cooked meal, that’s what the meals are for.   We made 5 of each meal and put them in the big refrigerator freezer in the kitchen, directions are on the bags.  Please feel free to take one, even if you just want to try it. When the supply gets low we plan to make more.

CARE PACKAGE TO AFGHANISTAN – SOC committee wants to support Keegan Wisehart and his company currently deployed in Afghanistan by sending a care package.  Please bring hard candy (no chocolate), gum, nuts, chapstick, hand lotion, sunscreen, small packages of Kleenex, crossword or word hunt books, small notebooks, and short novels or inspirational books.  We will mail this when we have a good collection gathered.  Most of these things can be picked up at the dollar store.

ATTENDANCE for Sunday, March 6th was 88 and total offering was $4,224.00.

THE MID-WEEK LENTEN OFFERINGS THIS YEAR WILL BE DESIGNATED FOR ST. ELIAS CHRISTIAN CHURCH IN CHICAGO, a North American Lutheran Church congregation, which ministers to people from the Middle East who speak Arabic.  Because there are very few printed materials for worship in Arabic, the congregation needs a computer and projector so that the worship service, including music, can be projected.  The cost is about $1,200.  This is a great way we can help the people at St. Elias to worship the Lord!

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