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.