Announcements – Week of March 1, 2015

Our Christian sympathies and prayers go out to the family and friends of Donnie Stokes, the brother of Karen Simon. Donnie passed away on Feb. 20. A memorial service was held on Wed., Feb. 25 at the Good News Assembly of God in Falls City.

Our Christian sympathies go out to Tom & Donna Bentley at the sudden passing of their daughter Sharon on Feb. 6. A service of remembrance was held in Paulsbo, WA on Feb. 10.  Please keep Tom, Donna, and their family in your thoughts and prayers.

★ Southeast Conference Spring Gathering– NE Synodical Women’s Organization – March 7 at St. Paul’s! // It’s not too late to make plans to attend! Information available at the entryways & the Info Table // Open to all! You DO NOT have to be a circle member to participate! // Questions or for late registration- Contact Elysia @ 402-801-0521 or Carol @ 402-245-5628.

★  Open Dates in MARCH ~ 2015 Flower Chart // It is located in the Narthex. // Please prayerfully consider providing flowers. // The cost is $30/week. Thank you.

★ Bible Study Date Change // The 3pm Tues. Bible Study has moved to 3pm on Mondays.

★ Donations needed by March 6! // Tangible Offering Items for the Spring Gathering.// Personal Hygiene items– Shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes, toothpaste, razors, soap, diapers, wipes, etc… // A complete list and collection boxes are available at both entryways.

★ Mid-Week Lenten Worship // Wed. Mar. 4 @ 6:30pm // Info on the back of the announcements!

★ Sermons a la Carte //  March 6 @ 12noon // First Presbyterian Church.

★ Guest Preacher to visit St. Paul’s // Sunday, March 8 // Pr. Bob Schmeelcke will be sharing info about “Food for the Poor”, an organization working to end hunger across the globe. // Pr. Schmeelcke will be with us for the education hour and will preach at the 10am service. // Please join us in welcoming Pr. Schmeelcke to St. Paul’s and learning about Food for the Poor.

★ Lenten Devotionals // Available at both entryways and on the Info Table. // This devotional resource leads us through the Season of Lent and is provided by FCAMA.

★ March 8 – Spring Ahead! Time Change// Remember to set your clocks ahead 1 hour!

★ Containers & Bowls! // Thank you for providing food for recent events at St. Paul’s. // Please stop by the basement kitchen to pick up any bowls or container that may belong to you!

★ Contribution Statements for 2014 are ready to be picked up! They will be available before and after worship or you may stop in the office M-F, 8am to noon.

Thrivent Choice Dollars® // March 31– Deadline to designate //  Support St. Paul’s. Our church # is 8690. // Instructions are available in the INFO Table or you can go to Thrivent.com/thriventchoice or call 800-THRIVENT and state “Thrivent Choice.” // More questions? Contact Pam Scott or Joyce Jenkins.

For Your Information! Note Time Change // Starting with the time change, Saturday Communion Worship time will be moving back to 4:30pm beginning on March 14. Saturday  worship is held on the Saturday before the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month. Pass the word! Please join us!

Empty Bowls Soup Supper – Thurs., March 10 from 5-7pm @ Prichard Auditorium // Serving a variety of soups from Falls City’s fine restaurants and volunteers. Proceeds to benefit the Falls City BackPack Program serving children in Richardson County. For more info call 402-245-4451.

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