Announcements for the week of March 17, 2019

WOMEN’S RETREAT Come join us at the “Cozy Mountain Lodge” women’s retreat at NBLC Saturday March 23 from 8:30am- 4:00pm. Come and enjoy some wonderful fellowship time! Registration forms our on the table out in the Narthex. Feel free to contact Sally Roth or Rachel Busch-Jones with any questions.

FELLOWSHIP HELP Ruth Morin is having surgery on April 11. Please pray for a successful surgery and quick recovery. Because of her surgery, she will be unable to organize fellowship after worship. We need someone who will take on the organization of the fellowship time for several weeks in April and May. If you can help, please contact Pastor Oman.

B.O.B.’S EASTER DINNER The B.O.B. kids have planned and are preparing a dinner for their families on April 10 at 5:30. We would like to invite you to their dinner before the Lent service that night. There is a sign up sheet in the narthex so you will be included in our planning. We need numbers by March 27 to plan how much food to prepare. Looking forward to you joining us.

LENT IS HERE. We will have Lenten services at 7:00 on Wednesday evenings. 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!

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.

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.

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.

ATTENDANCE for Sunday, March 10th was 74.

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