Announcements for Week of March 26

SPRING BUNCO Try something new (or return again) to BUNCO on Thursday, April 6 at 6:30 pm. It’s a time for casual fellowship filled with fun, prizes and snacks. Bring a friend and roll some dice – no experience necessary.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR EASTER BREAKFAST Easter Sunday is April 16. The mission trip group is sponsoring the Easter breakfast as a fund-raiser for the trip to Grafton, WV in July. Please sign up on the sheet in the narthex to help set up, serve, provide food, and/or cleanup after the breakfast. Even if you aren’t able to go on the mission trip, you can help sponsor those who can and we can all be a blessing to those in Grafton, WV. Thank you.

LENTEN SERIES CONTINUES This Wednesday our Lenten series on the Penitential Psalms continues. The supper at 5:45 will again be sponsored by the mission trip group as a fund-raiser. The menu will be breakfast for dinner (egg & pancakes, ham or sausage). Please bring a dessert to share. Rev. Deb Domeier from First Lutheran Church in Paxton will focus on Psalm 129 at the 7 pm worship service. The Lenten offerings will be designated for the North American Lutheran Seminary and empty tomb of Champain/Urbana.

PSALM/PASSION SUNDAY Palm/Passion Sunday will soon be here. We would like to have a group of people read the Gospel for that Sunday. We need about 12 readers. Please sign up on the sheet in the narthex; and remember, it doesn’t matter which part you sign up for, we aren’t typecasting! Thanks.

CHRISTIAN FILM SHOWING Samaritan’s Purse is hosting a Christian film entitled Facing Darkness on Thursday, March 30th. The film recounts the experiences of Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol as they battled the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa, including them contracting Ebola, and their miraculous survival. It will be shown at the Champaign 13 and Savoy 16.

THE HEALING POWER OF MUSIC EXPLORED AT LIFETREE CAFÉ The power of music to affect our moods, enhance our mental state, and aid in our physical wellbeing will be explored at Lifetree Café on Thursday, March 30 at 12:30 p.m. at the Candlewood Pool House. The program, titled “Unlocking the Mystery of Music: New Findings on How Music Heals and Relieves,” features a filmed interview with Sarah Johnson, a neurologic music therapist. “The power of music does come on many different levels, and it’s probably different for every person,” Johnson says. “It grabs our attention and is a very motivating stimulus to listen to.” During the program, participants will have the opportunity to discuss how music can help them accomplish personal goals.

ATTENDANCE for Sunday, March 19 was 60 and total offering was $3,413.

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