THE YEAR END GIVING REPORTS are all printed and put in envelopes with labels alphabetically. Please pick yours up in the Narthex. Any that are not claimed will be mailed out within the next 3-4 weeks.
THE WOMEN OF THE CONGREGATION are invited to an event at American Lutheran Church in Rantoul, entitled: IF: Gathering 2020. It is a simulcast that will “focus completely, entirely on the person of Jesus. That is it. This is our hope and we need hope.” The event will be Friday, February 7, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., and Saturday, February 8, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The cost is $10. Registration information is in the narthex.
LEAP INTO SPRING FUNDRAISER DINNER will be on Feb. 15, 2020 at 6:30 pm at New Beginnings Lutheran Church. Dinner will be pork tenderloin, baked potato, green beans, salad and dessert. The evening will include entertainment and silent auction. Please contact Petra Kroll at 217-714-9765 to reserve your spot. Tickets are $10. Money raised will cover shipping expenses for Little Dresses for Africa.
LITTLE DRESSES FOR AFRICA you are cordially invited to leap into spring for Little Dresses for Africa on Feb. 29, 2020 from 10 am- 4pm at New Beginnings Lutheran Church. Help embellish pillowcase dresses for little girls in Africa. Feel free to bring a pillowcase (any size) and any embellishments (lace, ribbon, appliques, buttons, etc.) or use ours. Lunch will be provided. Contact Petra Kroll at 217-714-9765 for any questions and to RSVP. Visit littledressesforafrica.org for more information on the organization.
LENT WILL SOON BE HERE. Ash Wednesday is February 26th, with the Wednesday Lenten services to follow throughout March and April 1 at 7:00 p.m. The pastors are again planning a Lenten round robin, as we have done for the last several years. The theme this year will be short prayers in the Bible; there are some very short, but powerful, prayers in the Bible. Maundy Thursday will be April 9, Good Friday April 10, Easter Sunday April 12. The Wednesday Lenten offerings will be divided between the North American Lutheran Seminary and the Champaign County Christian Health Center.
Traditionally we have had Lenten soup suppers the 5 Wednesdays of Lent between Ash Wednesday and Maundy Thursday, and we have had an Easter breakfast. We need an individual or group to head up these meals. Please see Pastor Oman to volunteer. Thank you!