Dear Members and Friends of Lutheran Church of the Living Christ,
Grace to you and peace from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Dr. Jack Beck will be preaching this Sunday, and I will be there to help lead worship. The choir will not be singing this week, but we look forward to singing again in the near future.
The Lenten season began this past Wednesday with the remembrance of Ash Wednesday. Starting this coming Wednesday, February 25, we will gather for a meal at 6:00 p.m. and for worship at 7:00 p.m. each Wednesday in the Lenten season. Choir practice will follow the worship service at about 7:30 p.m. The men’s ministry will be taking care of the meal for this first week. You do not need to bring anything but yourself.
Speaking of the men’s ministry, our next gathering is this coming Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at the home of Joe and Eileen Nelson. Additional details are listed below. We usually end our evening by around 8:30 p.m. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
To help you prepare for worship on Sunday:
Prayer of the Day
Holy God, heavenly Father, in the waters of the flood you saved the chosen, and in the wilderness of temptation you protected your Son from sin. Renew us in the gift of baptism. May your holy angels be with us, that the wicked foe may have no power over us, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
I Peter 3:18-22
Flowers on Sunday are given by Karen Schubring in celebration of Stephanie’s birthday (1/22), Jackie’s birthday (2/2), and Matt’s birthday (2/27).
Feb. 24 Men’s Gathering – 7:00 PM
Feb. 25 Lenten Supper – 6:00 PM
Worship – 7:00 PM (Choir practice to follow)
Mar. 1 Worship 9:00 AM
The Cream City Clarinet Quartet
Sunday School 9:20 AM/6th, 7th, & 8th gr. Confirmation classes 6:00 PM
Mar. 8 Meeting with 5th grade youth and parents 10:15 AM
Mar. 17 Women’s Bunco Night – 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Acolyte Trey Buffington
Greeter Wendy Zylka
Lector Kendra Buffington
Ushers Rob Buffington
Coffee Sandie Smith
On Sunday, March 1st we will be joined by The Cream City Clarinet Quartet. Two of the members perform with The Menomonee Falls Symphony Orchestra, one with Knight Winds, and the final member is the band director at Roosevelt Middle School of the Arts. Please plan on attending for a morning of beautiful music.
Social Ministry - Menomonee Falls Area Food Pantry: We are having a food drive for Falls Area Food Pantry through February. Canned pears and mandarin oranges, pork and beans, tomatoes, low salt vegetables and soups, and toothpaste are items most needed at this time.
Did You Know that the Food Pantry in Menomonee Falls holds a fundraiser the 1st Saturday of every month? This is a hot dog sale ($1 with chips and drink) from 10 am--2 pm at the Piggly Wiggly grocery store on Appleton Avenue. Consider volunteering at one of these sales or give support by buying lunch there.
Lenten Worship and Meals Schedule - Beginning on Wednesday, February 25, 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. Looking ahead, please note that we will also have services during Holy Week on Thursday, April 2 at 7:00 p.m. (Maundy Thursday) and on Friday, April 3 at 7:00 p.m. (Good Friday). There will not be a Wednesday evening service (or meal) during Holy Week.
First Communion Instruction for 5th Graders - Pastor Spies would like to meet with any 5th grade youth interested in First Communion instruction and their parents (or godparents) on Sunday, March 8following worship. We should be able to start at about 10:15 a.m. Future meetings and times will be determined during that first gathering. The date for First Communion will be determined by the group when we meet, but it will most likely be on March 29 (Palm Sunday). If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Pastor Spies as soon as possible.
Women’s Bunco Night - Our next Bunco night is Tuesday, March 17th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Please join us for a fun evening and don’t forget to bring your new or nearly new item for our prize table. Please contact Shelley Erdman 262-502-4162 with any questions.
Men’s Ministry – Our next Men’s Ministry meeting will take place this coming Tuesday, February 24 at the home of Joe and Eileen Nelson located at N106W15777 Adams Ct. The meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. We look forward to seeing you there!
Have a blessed weekend!
Pastor Lester Spies
Pastor Lester Spies
Pastor of Lutheran Church of the Living Christ since August of 2002