Fathers Day Bulletin

The Father’s Day bulletin is one of the few fundraisers of the Steadfast Class. For only $1.00 per name you can honor as many fathers as you would like. See Betsey Gunther to check the Fathers honored in the past and add new ones to the list. A special bulletin insert will list all honored fathers on Father’s Day, June 16th.

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Deacons

Reminder: Last week’s Deacons meeting was cancelled and will be held this week on Tuesday the 21st @ 2:00pm!

First Sunday of Lent

Today is the first Sunday of Lent, but what is “Lent”? The Book of Common Worship says this, “‘Lent’ comes from an old English word for springtime, perhaps connected to the lengthening days in this time of year in the Northern Hemisphere. The season of Lent is a time for growth in faith – through prayer, spiritual discipline, and self-examination in preparation for the commemoration of the dying and rising of the Lord Jesus Christ.. Reconciliation is a key theme of Lent – reconciliation with God and with one another through the grace of Jesus Christ. Lent is a period of forty days – Like the flood of Genesis, Moses’ sojourn at Sinai, Elijah’s journey to Mount Horeb, Jonah’s call of repentance to Nineveh, and Jesus’ time of testing in the wilderness. The Sundays in Lent are not counted among the forty days, as every Lord’s day is a celebration of Christ’s resurrection.”

Quarter Tube

Thanks to all who generously gave the Sunday School children your spare quarters. They collected $130.00 that will be sent to the Disaster Relief program at the Presbyterian Church (USA). They hope to fill the quarter tube again before summer and when asked, would be able to tell you what it’s fore and what a disaster might be.

Tax Statements

Statements for 2018 tax purposes will be sent to those who request them. If you made donations to the church in 2018 in envelopes or by check, a record has been kept of your giving. Checks to the church for times you received something in return (service auction, Octoberfest, etc) are not considered donations and are not tax deductible. If you did not ask for a statement last year and would like one this year, you need to let Carol Hawley know.