Announcements for March 3, 2019

Pay It For­ward

Pre-Lenten Gath­er­ing 

TODAY — March 3

Lunch, movie, and deca­dent desserts

Begins at noon in Fel­low­ship Hall

Sup­port refugees — learn how on March 10

Join your Out­reach Com­mis­sion in wel­com­ing Daryl Files to our church on March 10 at 2 pm. Daryl works with the inter­faith com­mu­ni­ty and will explain how we can help refugees. She will share sto­ries of fam­i­lies that have set­tled here and the new ones that are com­ing. There are many ways we can assist as a church com­mu­ni­ty.

Sun­day movie series begins March 10

On Sun­days dur­ing Lent at 12:30 pm we will show Bib­li­cal musi­cal dra­mas pro­duced by Sight & Sound The­atres. Sight & Sound is a Chris­t­ian min­istry that pro­duces orig­i­nal musi­cal dra­mas based on Bib­li­cal sto­ries and themes.
Shows we will offer are:

 • In the Begin­ning — The sto­ry of Cre­ation — March 10

 • Noah — March 17

 • Joseph — March 24

 • Moses — March 31

 • Jon­ah — April 7

 • Ruth — April 14

Senior Min­istries Upcom­ing Events

Reser­va­tions for the April 26, 50’s Din­ner are due March 31.

Reser­va­tions are now being accept­ed for the Wednes­day, May 15 lunch and movie at Spaghet­ti Ware­house: $20 per per­son — Arrive at Spaghet­ti Ware­house at 11:30 am for lunch at noon. Meal orders will be tak­en at the table (choice of spaghet­ti & meat­balls, 15-lay­er lasagna, fet­tuc­ci­ni alfre­do, grilled chick­en cae­sar sal­ad, or four-cheese man­i­cot­ti). The movie, The Fuller Brush Man, will be shown at 1 pm.

For those trav­el­ing to Cape May, bal­ances must be paid in full by April 8.

Thanks for your bot­tle and can dona­tions

Thanks to all of you who return your cans and bot­tles to MSK Returns and donate the 5 cents to the church. Our
lat­est check for Chris­t­ian Edu­ca­tion camper­ships totaled


Appre­ci­a­tion from Adult & Teen Chal­lenge

Olive­branch and Adult & Teen Chal­lenge thank all who donat­ed paper prod­ucts and clean­ing sup­plies. The orga­ni­za­tion receives no pub­lic mon­ey and sur­vives through gifts of mon­ey and sup­plies to help young men with addic­tions. Cur­rent­ly they have more than 20 res­i­dents and most have the flu, so the clean­ing sup­plies would be used imme­di­ate­ly to clean and dis­in­fect, as they were almost com­plete­ly out.

Lenten devo­tion­al books avail­able today

Sea­sons of Joy and Glad­ness — the 2019 Lenten devo­tion­al book pro­duced by the Soci­ety of St. Andrew (a gleanig min­istry to feed the hun­gry) is avail­able in the narthex at the back of the sanc­tu­ary and at the Infor­ma­tion Cen­ter in the main church cor­ri­dor. Pick up a free copy to read short med­i­ta­tions and scrip­tures for each day of Lent.

Ash Wednes­day Wor­ship — March 6

Receive ash­es at 7 am or 7 pm

A tra­di­tion­al wor­ship ser­vice with Holy Com­mu­nion
will take place at 7 pm on Ash Wednes­day, March 6.

Those wish­ing to receive ash­es at the start of their day may stop at church between 7 and 8 am on March 6.

The DELTA chil­dren’s pro­gram is offered at the same time in the edu­ca­tion space, and the nurs­ery is open for infants and tod­dlers.

Week­ly Lenten Com­mu­nion Ser­vices, also at 7 pm

You are invit­ed to Wednes­day evening com­mu­nion ser­vices dur­ing the sea­son of Lent. The ser­vices are led by Rev. Can­dace Lawrence and organ­ist Bill Young. This week­day ser­vice is a great way to give time back to God dur­ing Lent, and to pre­pare our­selves for the cel­e­bra­tion of East­er. Come to one ser­vice or to all of them. Share the bless­ing of wor­ship togeth­er dur­ing Lent. 

These ser­vices are at 7 pm on March 13, March 27, April 3, April 10, and April 17. There is no ser­vice on March 20 due to anoth­er meet­ing to be held at the church.  

Shrove Tues­day Pan­cake Sup­per

March 5 5 — 7 pm

Pan­cakes, sausages, apple­sauce, bev­er­ages

Host­ed by the Out­reach & Mis­sions Com­mis­sion.

Free-will offer­ing will be accept­ed to sup­port mis­sions.

A mes­sage from the SPRC

SPRC will meet on March 4 to dis­cern ways and oppor­tu­ni­ties for our mem­bers to express grat­i­tude for the many ways that Pas­tor B has min­is­tered to us. As soon as we final­ize plans, we will com­mu­ni­cate them. Mean­while, Pas­tor B con­tin­ues to pro­vide us with pas­toral care and Sun­day ser­vices. 

    Addi­tion­al­ly we are anx­ious for the announce­ment of our new pas­tor. We have no infor­ma­tion as this date, but offer this prayer: Dear Lord God, Though we don’t always see how your good plan for our lives and our church is unfold­ing, help us to trust in you until we do. Amen

 — Gin­ny Tilden, SPRC Chair

Lun­cheon & movie for every­one — March 16

Every­one is wel­come to a lun­cheon and movie day on
Sat­ur­day, March 16, at the church. Meal begins at 11:30 am; movie Far & Away, will fol­low. Cost is $2 per per­son. Sign up in Fel­low­ship Hall or call the church at 315–457-5180 to reg­is­ter.