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 not be singing this Sunday, but they plan to sing on Sunday, April 6 at the 8:00 a.m. service.
We still have two more weeks of study with St. Paul’s Letter to the Galatians. High school youth and adults are invited to join us at 9:15 in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday, March 30 and Sunday, April 6.
This Sunday evening will mark the last confirmation class for our 6th, 7th, and 8th graders for this school year. Class will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., but there will be no future classes until the fall. Please ignore the original schedule given in September. 8th grade family members are invited to join the 8th graders this week as we discuss the details of the confirmation event itself. Family members (moms, dads, grandparents, godparents) are not required to be at Sunday’s class, but they are invited – just in case they have questions about the celebration currently scheduled for Sunday, April 13 at the 10:30 a.m. service.
To help you prepare for worship on Sunday:
Prayer of the Day
Bend your ear to our prayers, Lord Christ, and come among us. By your gracious life and death for us, bring light into the darkness of our hearts, and anoint us with your Spirit, for you live and reign with the Father, and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
I Samuel 16:1-13
Flowers for Sunday are given by David Weske in celebration of Joni’s birthday (3/29).
April 2 Lenten Meal – 6:00 PM Worship – 7:00 PM/Choir Practice to follow
April 6 Worship 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM
Sunday School 9:10 AM/Confirmation classes – 6:00 PM
Adult Bible Study with Pastor Spies 9:15 AM
April 8 Women’s Gathering – 11:00 AM
April 12 Shrub trimming – 9:00 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 Worship – 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM
Easter Breakfast – 9:15 AM
April 22 Youth grounds clean-up day 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
May 4 Special Congregational meeting – 9:15 AM
Acolyte Ben Garvey Michelle Spies
Greeter Cindy Croke John Ward
Lector Barry Lndowski Kendra Buffington
Ushers Kim Landowski Mark Schroeder
Nick Landowski Rob Buffington
Comm. Asst. Shelley Erdman Sally Cesario
Altar Guild Dave Weske Sally Cesario
Coffee Sandie Smith Jean Thompson
Nursery Jade Wahlgren Sydney Sawatzke
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 at elca.org/hunger.
Lenten Worship and Meals Schedule -There are still two more meals in the month of April as part of the Lenten remembrance this season – April 2 and 9. Please join us for the meal beginning at 6:00 p.m. and for worship beginning at 7:00 p.m. 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.
Woman’s Group Gathering - The next Woman'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.
Property Maintenance workers - Anyone willing to help prune the shrubs, surrounding the church, back into shape---lets meet on Saturday morning, April 12th at 9 a.m. Bring pruners or loppers.
Easter Sunday Breakfast -The youth will be in charge of the Easter Sunday Breakfast (Sunday, April 20) that will be held between services, starting at about 9:15 a.m. If you are able to contribute any food items, or if you can help in preparation for the event in any way – set up tables, purchase supplies, etc., please see the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board near the entrance to the church. Thanks for your help with this wonderful, annual celebration.
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.
Have a blessed weekend!
Pastor Lester Spies
Pastor Lester Spies
Pastor of Lutheran Church of the Living Christ since August of 2002