EASTER SUNDAY IS APRIL 21. We will celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, and our resurrection in Him. We would like to have an Easter breakfast again this year, but we need to have a group organize and host. Please see Pastor Oman to volunteer.
THE WEDNESDAY EVENING LENTEN OFFERINGS will be divided between the NALC Disaster Response and the local C-U at Home program. The NALC Disaster Response program is one way we can help in all the natural disasters that happen in the US. Because of all the storms etc. since last fall, the warehouse is empty. The C-U at Home program assists homeless people in the Champaign-Urbana area. It is a great program to help those without an address to have a safe environment, and to get help so that their lives can be improved and turned around. Thank you for your generosity toward these two needs.
TIME TO UPDATE the picture board out in the Narthex. Please bring in an updated family picture and leave it in the office on the desk for Melissa. If you don’t have an updated picture to bring, see Melissa after church today to have your picture taken. Thanks!
CHECK YOUR CALENDAR FOR B.O.B. AND VBS SUMMER PROGRAM – This summer we are going to try something new for VBS. The past 2 summers we have had a B.O.B. (Better Off Believing) summer camp for K-5th graders. This summer we are going to combine the VBS with B.O.B. summer camp. The “VBS/Summer” camp will meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays in June and July with VBS from 10-12:30 and camp from 12-2:30. VBS will be for 2y/o thru 5th graders and B.O.B. camp will be for K thru 5th. The VBS morning will include bible studies, crafts, games and lunch. The B.O.B. camp will have lunch, outings and other activities. We will need volunteers to help with VBS and preparing lunch for the kids. We realized it was hard for people to commit for a full week so thought it may be easier to help out two days a month. You can sign up to help all 4 days or for 1 day. For VBS only we will be looking for Bible study, crafts, and game leader/leaders. All materials will be provided. Check your calendar and watch for the sign up sheets.
LENT WILL SOON BE HERE. We will have Lenten services at 7:00 on Wednesday evenings, starting with Ash Wednesday on March 6th. This year we will again participate in a Lenten round robin with other NALC pastors in the area. Our theme will be hymns of Lent, hymns of justification. We would again like to have Lenten suppers, but need someone to host and organize the suppers. If you are interested and willing to organize the suppers, please talk to Pastor Oman. Thanks! And, plan to come to the Lenten services, they are truly a blessing!
NEXT SUNDAY IS THE TRANSFIGURATION SUNDAY, the end of Epiphany. It is a tradition to burn the previous year’s Palm Sunday branches on Transfiguration Sunday. We will gather at 9:30am next Sunday to burn the Palm Sunday branches. The ashes are used on Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday, the beginnings of Lent, will be March 6th. Worship will be at 7:00 pm.
NEXT SUNDAY DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME BEGINS. Set your clocks AHEAD one hour when you go to bed Saturday night. Don’t be late!
MEN’S 1ST MONDAY BRUNCH will meet at the Mahomet Family Restaurant on Monday, March 4th at 11:00 am.
ATTENDANCE for Sunday, Feb. 24th was 60.