Greetings from Church of Peace on this Ash Wednesday!
Today is the first day of the Lenten season. We will gather for worship at 7:00 p.m. this evening for a service which will include Holy Communion. The ashes of repentance will be available for those who want them. Join us as we prepare our hearts for a season of renewal and growth in faith. Lenten services will be held every Wednesday in Lent at 7:00 p.m. There will be no NEW worship on Thursdays during the Lenten season.
Sunday’s service is a favorite of many as we honor those among us who have been married a long time. The Sonshine singers will provide special music. Worship will begin at 8:45 a.m. The Hospitality Ministry Team will provide cake for the social hour.
Your prayers for several people in our church family will be deeply appreciated. The funeral of Jean Welch will be held here on Saturday; please remember her loved ones when you pray. Donna Trapp is very frail as she rests in hospice care; Ruth Loehrke, Audrey Schaalma, Lola Shady, and Leo Zinniel are hospitalized. Please pray for God’s healing power to be active in their lives.
This Sunday night the Sweetheart Dinner will be held at Sebastian’s Supper Club. Call the church office today if you want to sign up.
Next Tuesday is Golden Fellowship. Meet at the Senior Center at 11:00 a.m. Lunch is included in the planned activities. You need to sign up so sign up tonight in the coatroom or call the church office (921-8215).
That’s the news from Church of Peace.
We’ll see you in church! Pastors Jenny and Jim
A prayer for today: O God, your kindness and strength provide me so much hope and comfort. Thank you! Please bless the family of Jean Welch as they grieve her death and celebrate her life. I pray for the sick, especially Donna Trapp, Ruth Loehrke, Audrey Schaalma, Lola Shady, and Leo Zinniel; shine your tender light upon them. As we begin this Lenten season, I pray that you will lead me to greater holiness and deeper faith. Amen.