Announcements Distributed at March 20 Service

Picture1HOLY WEEK: Next week, March 20th and following, will be Holy Week. Maundy Thursday Holy Communion and Good Friday Services are at 6:30pm.

EASTER SUNDAY: Easter Sunday services will be at 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m., with the Easter Breakfast at 8:00.

Easter Breakfast will include an egg casserole pot-luck. A sign-up sheet will be available in the narthex for casseroles, drink, etc. so we have an idea of what will be provided. Come with an appetite! Also, there will be a mission trip this summer that several of the members of the congregation will be going on. The Easter breakfast will be a fundraiser for the mission trip, hosted by those who will be going on the mission trip. Thank you in advance for your support for the mission trip.

CONSPIRACIES CONSIDERED AT LIFETREE CAFÉ: Commonly reported cover-ups, schemes, and secrets will be explored 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 “Conspiracies: What ‘They’ Don’t Want You to Know,” features a filmed interview with Ross Hemsworth, a well-known radio personality and speaker at conferences addressing conspiracies and conspiracy theories. “I think those people with exploring minds are the ones interested in conspiracy theories,” Hemsworth says during the episode. “For me, when I meet people who are into this particular subject area, they are exploring everything. They are inquiring minds, and they just want to know the truth that’s out there.” During the episode, Lifetree participants will be given an opportunity to share their opinions of commonly reported conspiracy theories including the JFK assassination, UFO landings, and genetically engineered viruses.

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, 649-7170, or Bobbie Schnitkey, 898-0358.

FLASHLIGHT EGG HUNT!! There will be a Jr High and HS flashlight egg hunt for Saturday, March 26 and egg hunt for ages up to 5th grade on Easter Sunday at 6:30 pm. This a great deal of fun! Plan to come!

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.

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.

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!

WE ARE GOING ON A MISSION TRIP!
When: July 17-23. 2016
Where: Grafton, West Virginia
Who: Any and All 5 years and older
Cost: $430 per person plus donations for construction materials.
This trip will focus on helping our Appalachian brothers and sisters through construction projects, VBS outreach, Community involvement, warehouse organization, etc. We will be staying at a university dorm. All meals and housing are included. We plan to have fund raisers to help defray the cost. Would you like to be a part of this amazing trip? A $100 deposit per person is needed by April 1st to reserve your place on this trip. Please see Pastor or Kathi Oman to get registered for an unforgettable trip helping others in need.

OFFICE MANAGER: We at New Beginnings Lutheran have hired a new office manager, she is Melissa Hunsinger. Welcome Melissa! She is in the process of learning the job, and she is excited about working with the congregation. Office hours will be established in the near future. Stop in and say “Hi” to Melissa.

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