Announcements for the week of May 20, 2018

THE HYMN SELECTION COMMITTEE will meet on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome to come and help select hymns for worship.

THE FLOWERS ON THE ALTAR today are in celebration of Flora Filler’s birthday, her Baptism, confirmation, graduation, and Flora and Chris’ 49th wedding anniversary. The Lord’s blessings be with Flora and Chris!

CONFIRMATION Today three of our youth will be affirming their Baptism as they confirm their faith. The three are: Ramsey Buhrman, Braeden Heinold, and Klein Powell. We rejoice with them as they continue to grow in faith, hope, and love in and through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

GRADUATION Today we recognize and celebrate with Gabriella Agius and Kinzy Buhrman as they graduate from high school this year. May the Lord continue to bless and guide them as they go on into their future endeavors! There will be a reception for the confirmands and the graduating seniors during the fellowship time. Plan to stay and celebrate with them!

Wrapped in Prayer Project
STOP & SEE our Display today!

Volunteers have been busy making Blankets, Quilts and Prayer Shawls as part of New Beginnings Wrapped in Prayer Project.

These handmade blankets and quilts will be given to ill and traumatized children in our area. They will be distributed locally through the Linus Project to hospitals, shelters, and service agencies in Champaign, Decatur, Monticello and to the Champaign County Emergency Response Organization.

We also crochet and knit prayer shawl for distribution by our church to adults and children who need a special reminder that they are in our prayers.

The Wrapped in Prayer sewing group meet on Wed. at 9:00 am at the church. All are welcome. No sewing experience is needed.
Any questions contact: Sally Roth, Kathi Oman or Flora Filler
Supplies are always appreciated: Cotton Fabric, Thread, Yarn, Fabric Markers

Supplies can be dropped off at the church in the container located on the floor in the coat room.

PROJECT LINUS started with one little girl named Laura. “Laura has unusual compassion for others,“ Charlotte says of her daughter, who was diagnosed with leukemia in 1993.”I guess part of the reason is that she has experienced so much pain herself.” A special “blankie” has helped Laura, age 3, get through more than two years on intensive chemotherapy. She takes it to the hospital with her when she goes for treatment. When she was first diagnosed, 97 percent of her bone marrow contained cancerous cells. Although chemo-therapy has helped eradicate the cancer, she has had to endure nausea, high fevers, and the loss of her hair. An allergic reaction at one point caused her to lose vital signs. “She doesn’t understand what cancer means,” her mother says. “She’s a very joyous and happy person, very curious.”

After reading the article a women in Denver decided to provide homemade security blankets to Denver’s Rocky Mountain Children Cancer Center, and Project Linus was born. Today Project Linus is a National Organization that provides comfort and security to ill and traumatized children in all 50 states through the gift of handmade blankets.

New Beginnings Lutheran Church as part of our Wrapped in Prayer Project is starting an out reach program with Project Linus to make handmade blankets to provide comfort and security for ill and traumatized children in our area. These blankets are made by volunteers and distributed locally to hospitals, shelters, and service agencies in Champaign, Decatur, Monticello and to the Champaign County Emergency Response Organization.

ATTENDANCE for Sunday, May 13th was 72 The Offering was $2,228.00.

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