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.
Reminder: Last week’s Deacons meeting was cancelled and will be held this week on Tuesday the 21st @ 2:00pm!
The PC(USA) has a Daily Prayer app for smartphones with morning, midday, evening and night prayers and scripture readings for every day. Search “PCUSA daily prayer” in the App Store!
A nursery Attendant will be needed for June 23. Please let Jennifer Donovan or Pastor Becca know if you are willing to take that date.
A special thank you to Peck’s Florist for donating the palms last Sunday.
After the Easter Sunrise Service, Paula O’Neil has graciously offered to provide yummy goodies for us! There will be NO coffee hour after the 10 am service on Easter Sunday.
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.”
There are still some directories that remain in the Narthex for those who still might want to have one, they are located in the back by where you get the bulletins in a white box.
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.
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.