Dear Members and Friends of Lutheran Church of the Living Christ,
Grace to you and peace from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
The choir will be singing at the 8:00 a.m. service this week. Please gather at 7:30 a.m. for rehearsal.
For some time, we have had Kim Graham, friend of Ashley Meyer, on our prayer list. Sadly, Kim died earlier this week. Please continue to remember Kim’s family and friends in your thoughts and prayers in this difficult time.
On Sunday we will continue to study the book of Galatians during the Sunday School hour. The class is open to high school youth and adults. Feel free to join us at any point over the next three weeks even if you are unable to be at all of the studies. The class starts at 9:15 and goes until about 10:10 a.m.
SUNDAY SCHOOL OFFERING UPDATE (from Lora Mickelson) –Through the Sunday School offering we were able to purchase 6 bags of groceries for the Florist Avenue congregation. Hopefully you were able to see the donations accumulating on the table in the preschool Sunday School classroom. Now” back by popular demand” the children will be giving their offering towards the “Buck-A-Chick” program. Last year they were able to donate 54 chicks. Let see if they can donate even more this year! Please watch the wall in the Sunday School wing to see how they are doing.
To help you prepare for worship on Sunday:
Prayer of the Day
Merciful God, the fountain of living water, you quench our thirst and wash away our sin. Give us this water always. Bring us to drink from the well that flows with the beauty of your truth through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Flowers on Sunday are given in celebration of Pastor Spies’ birthday (3/28)
Baptism: Amelia Martha Ybarra, daughter of Meghann and Marty Ybarra. Sponsors are Taylor Majewski and Cristian Dehning -- Corey Frohna and Natasha Frohna.
March 26 Lenten Meal – 6:00 PM
Worship – 7:00 PM/Choir Practice to follow
March 30 Worship 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM
Sunday School 9:10 AM/No Confirmation classes
March 30 Adult Bible Study with Pastor Spies 9:15 AM
and April 6
April 8 Women’s Gathering – 11:00 AM
April 13 Palm Sunday/First Communion & Confirmation Celebration
April 17 Maundy Thursday Worship – 7:00 PM
April 18 Good Friday Worship – 7:00 PM
April 20 Easter Sunday/First Communion & Confirmation Celebration
May 4 Special Congregational meeting – 9:15 AM
Acolyte Cassandra Kirkpatrick Nick Landowski
Greeter Emilie Wizner Pam Steinhauser
Lector Janet Johnson Mary Blaser
Ushers Harold F. Lutz Rob Buffington
Mark Wizner Gary Powers
Coffee Virginia Loberg Pam Steinhauser
Nursery Volunteer Michelle Spies
Adult Sunday School Class Opportunity During Lent - Pastor Spies will be
offering an Adult Bible Study beginning on Sunday, March 16 through
Sunday, April 6. The study will center on St. Paul’s Letter to the Galatians.
Even if you are not able to be there every week, please feel free to come when
you are able to do so. The study will begin as close to 9:15 a.m. as possible and
will end as close to 10:15 a.m. as possible.
ELCA World Hunger: God’s Work. Our Hands. Working with Lutheran
churches in the U.S. and around the world, ELCA World Hunger is uniquely
positioned to reach communities in need with solutions that get at the root
causes of hunger. Take a few minutes to read over this week’s bulletin insert
to learn of one of these efforts. Your gifts to this cause can be given by check
made out to LCLC with “World Hunger” in the memo line, or sent directly to
ELCA World Hunger, PO Box 71764, Chicago Il, 60694-1764, or
Women’s Group Gathering - The next Women's Gathering will be a morning
gathering on Tuesday, April 8th at 11:00 a.m. for brunch and socializing and a
guided discussion on "Putting Life into the Word." We will be posting a sign-up
sheet in the next few weeks for brunch contributions and participation. All are
welcome to join.
Lenten Worship and Meals Schedule - Wednesdays in Lent worship services will
be held each Wednesday from Ash Wednesday, March 5 through Wednesday, April 9.
Beginning on Wednesday, March 12, a meal will be served at 6:00 p.m., and all
services begin at 7:00 p.m. If you would like to help be a part of one of the meals,
please see the sign-up sheet in the back of the church or contact Pastor Spies. The main
courses have been taken care of by groups or individuals already, but we may need a
side dish or two for a couple of the weeks. Please note that we will also have services
during Holy Week on Thursday, April 17 at 7:00 p.m. (Maundy Thursday) and on
Friday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m. (Good Friday). There will not be a Wednesday evening
service during Holy Week. There will not be a meal prior to the Maundy Thursday or
Good Friday services.
Have a blessed weekend!
Pastor Lester Spies
Pastor Lester Spies
Pastor of Lutheran Church of the Living Christ since August of 2002