Announcements for Week of March 5

THEME FOR LENTEN THIS YEAR IS PENITENTIAL PSALMS The theme for the Lenten round robin this year will be Penitential Psalms. We will begin with a light supper at 5:45, and worship at 7:00 each Wednesday evening. The schedule: 3/8 Pr. Duane Marburger, Ps. 143; 3/15 Pr. Chris Thorson, Ps. 102; 3/22 Pr. Jay Johnson, Ps. 51; 3/29 Pr. Deb Domeier, Ps. 129; 4/5 Pr. Tim Hubert, Ps. 6. Holy Week: Maundy Thursday 4/13, Good Friday 4/14, both at 7:00 p.m.

LENTEN OFFERINGS The Lenten offerings Wednesday evenings will be designated for the North American Lutheran Seminary of the NALC, and empty tomb of Champaign/Urbana. Thank you for your generosity to these two organizations.

THANKS TO YOUR SUPPORT THE LIFETREE CAFÉ BOX DWELLERS RAISED $1,631.00 FOR C-U AT HOME One Winter Night 2017 raised a total of $229.614.61. The funds raised will continue to enable their 5 main intiatives: The Phoenix Daytime Drop-In Center, Transitional Supportive Housing, Education and Advocacy, Street Outreach, and Transportation Ministry.

A SWEET TIME WAS HAD BY ALL AT SWEET LIFE CAFÉ YESTERDAY Thanks to the time, talent and treasure of many, women had an enjoyable day savoring time with God and growing relationships with others.

MONTHLY MEN’S BREAKFAST The Monthly Men’s Breakfast will be held at Mahomet Family Restaurant at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 6.

WALK TO JERUSALEM We have made it to Boston and are a little over 100 miles out into the Atlantic Ocean on our way to Ireland. Can we make it there for St. Patrick’s Day? Enjoy the Boston Cream Pie during Fellowship Time for us making it to Boston.

DAYLIGHT SAVING Daylight saving begins next Sunday, March 12. Remember to set your clocks FORWARD one hour Saturday evening. See you bright and early Sunday morning!

THE NATURE OF GOD EXPLORED AT LIFETREE CAFÉ Exclusive footage from the Lionsgate movie The Shack, releasing on March 3, will be shown at Lifetree Café on Thursday, March 9 at 12:30 p.m. at the Candlewood Pool House. The footage will be used to spark a conversation about the characteristics of God. “Recent surveys show that 90 percent of Americans say they believe in God, but there is little consensus on how God interacts with humanity,” says Lifetree Café representative Craig Cable. “We’ll take time to examine different viewpoints people hold and how their views impact their lives.” During the program titled, “Meeting God Face to Face,” Lifetree Café participants will have the opportunity to discuss their personal views of God and how they may have changed over time.

ATTENDANCE for Sunday, February 26 was 65 and total offering was $2,509.

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