Announcements for the week of March 31, 2019

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.

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.

OUR NATION AND WORLD have been hit by a number of natural disasters. Here are some organizations who are responding to the disasters, and ways you can help:
To help after Cyclone Idai: Please visit watermission.org/2019cyclone to join us in our disaster relief efforts, and then share the opportunity with your loved ones. 100% of your gift will help those in dire need.
For domestic disaster relief: Contact Mary Bates, NALC Disaster Response coordinator, for more information as to how you can help at disasterresponse@thenalc.org or 740-509-1132. Regular updates are being posted at thenalc.org. Donations may be given online or sent to: NALC Disaster Response; 2299 Palmer Dr., Suite 220; New Brighton, MN 55112.

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 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. Lenten dinners at 5:45 each Wednesday before Lenten service. Here is a list of those who are organizing and hosting the Lenten suppers.
April 3 – Gail Seamands
April 10 – B.O.B. kids (dinner will start at 5:30)
A special thank you to all those who have offered to help! And, plan to come to the Lenten services, they are truly a blessing!

LADIES FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH LUNCHEON will meet on Friday, April 5th at 11:30 am at The Wok.

MEN’S FIRST MONDAY OF THE MONTH LUNCH will meet on Monday, April 1st at 11:00 am at the Mahomet Family Restaurant.

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