Announcements for the week of Jan. 14

LENT IS FAST APPROACHING. Ash Wednesday will be Wednesday evening, February 14th, at 7:00 p.m. This year the NALC congregations in the area will again be doing a Lenten round robin of the pastors. The theme for the Lenten round robin will be: Citizenship Has Its Privileges, and will look at some of the saints and martyrs of the Bible. Plan to come and worship the Lord as we hear about His faithfulness to keep His people in His care, even through persecution and death. The Lord is faithful, come and worship Him! Lenten light suppers are up-in-the air at this point. If you would like to participate in Lenten suppers please sign up on the sheet in the narthex, and also indicate if you are willing to host one or more of the meals; hosting would include announcing what food to ask people to bring, setting up and cleaning up. The Lenten services will be at 7:00 p.m. each Wednesday evening.

SUPER BOWL SUNDAY We will be making sub sandwiches for Super Bowl Sunday again this year to support the outreach ministry of the congregation. Order forms are in the narthex. Please fill out a form for each person who would like a sandwich. Enjoy! Donations accepted!

WOMEN’S RETREAT A women’s retreat is being considered again this year. Please list your name and contact information on the sheet in the narthex so that we have an idea of who would like to attend. This retreat has been a blessing in the past, and we would like to continue the retreat this year.

C-U AT HOME The local ministry to the homeless, CU at Home, needs help with volunteers to help out at the Phoenix during this cold weather. They have been open every day from 8 am to 8 pm as a warming center during the day after the overnight shelters close. If you can help out, even for an hour, they would appreciate the help. The plan is to stay open throughout the day and evening through Friday, when the temps are supposed to go up. For more information call 217-819-4569 .

MEN’S REPAIR MINISTRY M25:40 New Beginnings Lutheran Church is developing a Home Repair Team that handles basic repairs and small projects for people in God’s Family who have a need. We can use all levels of skill or come and learn a new one. If you are interested in helping please contact Rich Gegg or
217-621-4288. WE ARE LOOKING FOR “TASKS TO DO”. Please fill out a card and place it in the box in the narthex.

ATTENDANCE for Sunday, January 7th was 59 and total offering was $ 5,018.00.

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