ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today, March 11 –10:00 am, Worship Service with Holy Communion, Spirit Time for Children Wednesday, March 14- 6:00 pm, Lenten Meal, 7:00 pm, Wednesday Service

Sunday, March 18- 10:00 am, Worship Service with Holy Communion, Spirit Time for Children

MONTHLY EVENTS

March 11: 1:30 pm, Community Meal

March 13: 12 pm, Ladies Luncheon at the Country Club

March 13: 6:30 pm, Council Meeting

March 14: 6:00 pm, Lenten Meal, 7:00 pm, Wednesday Service

March 21: 6:00 pm, Lenten Meal, 7:00 pm, Wednesday Service

March 21: 2:00 pm, Food Drop

March 25: 4:30 pm, Easter Party

WELCOME

This Sunday we welcome our new Pastor Vicki Hamel to St. John’s.

LENTEN DINNERS

The Social Ministry Committee will host light dinners each Wednesday during Lent February 21st to March 21st. one hour prior to the evening service. Similar to last year we will use ELCA material for our conversation during the meals. Donations will be taken during each dinner. The fourth Lenten meal will be this Wednesday, March 14th at 6 p.m.  A sign-up sheet is posted in the hall.  The topic this week will be “We Are Church For the Sake of the World”.  Please join us.

EASTER FLOWERS

This year as part of a fundraising activity, the Council Social Committee will be selling tulips at the cost of $7.00 each. There is an order form in your bulletin if you wish to order flowers. Please place order form and money in the offering plate. After the Easter service, you will be able to take your flower(s) home with you. If you wish not to purchase flowers, a donation can also be made.

THANK YOU

The Oster family would like to thank the congregation of St. John’s for the sympathy cards, flowers and prayers during the passing of our mother. Thank you ever so much for the love and support shown to our family during this difficult time.

March appeal:

ELCA DISASTER RELIEF

Lutheran Disaster Response brings God’s hope, healing and renewal to people whose lives have been disrupted by disasters in the United States and around the world. When the dust settles and the headlines change, we stay to provide ongoing assistance to those in need. Lutheran Disaster Response collaborates with other disaster response organizations and religious entities in the United States and around the world. This enables the greatest stewardship of resources and maximum impact of response. Lutheran Disaster Response strives to help the church continue to be church in the midst of disaster — following Christ’s call to bring hope and healing to our neighbor in need. Some key areas of work include: *Providing emotional and spiritual care for people who have been affected by a disaster and for leaders who respond to a disaster

*Coordinating volunteers through our local affiliates

*Assisting refugees in a holistic way by meeting the varied needs of the community

*Promoting disaster risk-reduction by helping communities build their assets thereby reducing the effects of likely disasters

*Providing long-term recovery efforts by addressing the unmet needs months or even years after a disaster strikes

Please designate “Noisy Offering” on your check or offering envelope or place contributions throughout March in the Noisy Offering can.

ST JOHN’S TABLE

Please join St. John’s Table every second Sunday from 1:00 to 2:30 pm for the free community meal. The next community meal will take place this week and will be hosted by Dave White’s team. Any help would be greatly appreciated especially with set up.

EASTER PARTY

There will be a Children’s Easter Party for church families on Sunday March 25th at 4:30pm, hosted by the social ministry committee. Please plan to come for snacks, crafts, and games. Charity is seeking the following donations to help make the Children’s Easter Party successful. Please contact her if you are donating specific items to make sure items are not duplicated as she is keeping a list. If you would rather make a cash donation for the party put it in an envelope in the offering and mark it “Easter Party”, or you can give it to any member of the social ministry committee- Linda Mouse, Sue Ellen Foor, Carrie Pannone, or Charity Friend. A list of items needed is on the bulletin board.

LADIES LUNCHEON

The Ladies Luncheon will be held March 13th at 12 pm at the Country Club.

WESTERN MARYLAND FOOD DROP

The date for the next Food Drop will be Wednesday, March 21st. Any help with this event is greatly appreciated.

TRANSPORTATION

Members of our congregation have volunteered to offer transport to doctor’s offices, as well as any other needs that might arise.  Please contact the church office during office offices and we will forward requests to those who have volunteered to transport.  Please leave your name and phone number so we may contact you regarding the requested transport.

Please note regarding the nursery

We offer nursery for toddlers to age 5 years during the 10 am worship.

ATTENDANCE AND OFFERING

 Wednesday, February 28:

Attendance: 25

Offering: $120.00

Sunday, March 4:

Attendance: 68

Offering: $3,395.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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