Peace Bulletin

The Third Sunday in Lent
3/24/2019 at 10:45 am

Top 10 Reasons to attend Holy Week Services.
10. It’s still light out at 7:00pm! Hooray!
9. If you come to all the Holy Week Services, Pastor Erin will give you a special coupon to miss one summer Sunday.
8. You’ll know what everyone’s talking about when you get to church on Easter Sunday.
7. Give your feet a treat. Pastor Erin washes feet at the Maundy Thursday service. Anyone can volunteer to come forward. You’ll take off your shoes and socks at your pew, come to the front, sit in a chair and she’ll pour some warm water over your toes and dry them, and you can go back to your seat with clean feet!
6. Dramatic and moving liturgy in the darkness is a change from our usual Sunday morning celebrations and can be deeply meaningful.
5. Stations of the Cross also counts as exercise for the day if you do all the standing and kneeling and standing and kneeling.
4. Now you’ll know all the special prayers we only pull out once a year.
3. Hear the choir sing in Latin!
2. Holy Week is the focal point and high point of the liturgical year. Beginning in Advent with Christ’s birth at Christmas, and his being revealed as God’s Son in the season of Epiphany, we then journey to the cross during the season of Lent. After Holy Week, we celebrate Christ’s presence among us, his Spirit among us, and spend the summer learning how to be church, following the way of Jesus.
1. It’s literally the point of all of this. Christ’s death and resurrection is the reason we are the church. Your presence makes the body of Christ complete as we ponder themes of love, sacrifice, and salvation. Easter Sunday is that much more joyous having knelt at the cross two days prior. We love you. We’ll see you in church.

THE RUMMAGE SALE: Saturday, April 27th, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm.  Items for the rummage sale can be brought to the church now.    If you can donate baked goods or soup for the sale, please let us know.  Also, if you can volunteer some time, your help will be appreciated.  Thank you.


SPRING CLEANING!  March 30th and April 6th
  
Anyone can serve the church on these two days by helping with our spring cleaning!  Lists of tasks are being compiled now, and council and committee members are heading up particular rooms and spaces in the church.  Sign up in the Communication Room!

SPAGHETTI DINNER! Saturday May 4th 4:00pm-7:00pm Adults $9 Kids $5

LENTEN WEDNESDAY EVENING PRAYER  March 13th, 20th, 27th, April 3rd, and 10th  at 7:00 pm. Perfect Love Casts Out Fear: Exploring God’s Love for us, and how that leads us to love God and our neighbor.

ASH WEDNESDAY Services  March 6th at Noon and 7:00 pm. 

SHROVE TUESDAY Pancake Supper  March  5th,  4:00 pm – 7:00 pm.  Sign up in the Communication Room if you can serve! 

Safe Spaces and Healthy Communication  SECOND SESSION – ALL MEMBERS ARE INVITED Join council members on Monday February 18th at 6pm.   Council Meeting to follow at 7pm.  We’ll practice ways to care for yourself in the midst of stress and adversity! 

EZEKIEL STUDY led by Pastor Erin  Tuesday at 2pm and 7pm: February 19th.  Join us for an introduction to this strange and thought-provoking book of the Bible! 

YOGA Classes *** New class Thursday at 1pm Each Monday at 10am - 11am now Thursdays 1pm - 2pm Taught by a professional Yoga instructor. Bring your own mat,  water, blanket, and towel. $8 per class and your first class is free. A flier is in the Communication room

Love to sing? As we recognize Christ's light to all Nations, we will learn some new songs. Gospel Alleluias from various countries and languages. For a sneak preview check out Hymns 609, 610, and 613 in the WOV (Blue Book)

Young Adult Book Study for 20's and 30's We'll "meet up" on Facebook each week, and discuss each chapter on a night that works for you. Pastor is ordering books now, Liturgy of the Ordinary; Sacred Practices in Everyday Life. Let her know if you haven't already joined the group, and if you're using paper copy or digital.

 

Do you order frozen food from Schwans? Use the church's code to get a percentage back for Peace Lutheran! Campaign ID 40581. Look for a flier coming soon to share with your friends and neighbors.

Recently Hospitalized & Recovering:
Bonnie Kelly

REMINDERS:

 The PEACE QUILTERS will meet at 10:00 am (instead of 9:00 am) January, February and March, the first and third Tuesday of each month.   

 The MARY CIRCLE BIBLE Study will NOT be meeting in December, January, February and March.  They will resume in April, 2019, the last Tuesday of each month. 

ADULT Sunday School –  with Judy Zeman each Sunday at 9:15 am with a study of Revelation.

CHILDRENS Sunday School -   with Barbara Mantsch and Pastor Erin team-teaching on
the 2nd and 4th Sundays at 9:15 am.  Classes will explore one of the bible readings from church that morning.


Did You Know? Faith Lutheran in White Oak has a Saturday Evening Worship with Holy Communion at 5:00pm. They share a brief informal and acapella liturgy for those unable to attend regular Sunday worship. Consider joining them when your schedule causes you to miss us on Sundays!