Weekly Announcements, February 15

WE WELCOME INTO THE BODY OF CHRIST this morning, through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, Nilani Gaunt.  We pray for God’s blessings upon her as she grows in the knowledge and wisdom of God.

ALTAR GUILD members are asked to help with the veiling of the crosses today following the second service.

DAUGHTERS OF THE KING meet this Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.

A SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER will be held from 5:00 – 6:30 this week.  Pancakes, sausage, fruit, and beverages will be served.  Proceeds from the free will offering will go to the Operating Fund.  Please sign the poster in the narthex so we will know how much food to purchase.  Join us and bring your friends!

LENT BEGINS THIS WEEK  The chief purpose of Lent is preparation for the celebrations of Easter, the greatest festival of the Christian Church.  Therefore the focus of the Lenten season is on the suffering and sacrifice of Christ for our sins.  The liturgical color of Lent is purple, the color of repentance and sorrow for sins.

ASH WEDNESDAY liturgies, with the imposition of ashes, will be held at Noon and at 7:00 p.m. this week.

MEN’S NIGHT OUT will be held at 6:30 p.m. this Thursday at Zianos Italian Eatery 702 East Dupont Road (next door to the Lucky Moose).

BIBLE STUDY AND FELLOWSHIP will be held at 7:00 p.m. this Thursday at the home of Jack Rademaker.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS  Beginning this week Stations of the Cross will be held at 6:00 p.m. each Friday.  Walk with Jesus down the road to Calvary on The Way of the Cross, a powerful devotional liturgy that follows Jesus through His passion and death.  At each station a meditation, versicle and response, and prayer is read

CAMP NEW HAPPENINGS SUNDAY  Next Sunday we will have a special collection for Camp New Happenings, supported by our diocese for children of incarcerated parents.  Many of these children would not have an opportunity to experience what so many of our children have done for years, the fun, love, caring and sharing of Jesus at summer camp.  Please give generously, in the special envelopes provided so we can help more each year to experience the love of Jesus.

A LENTEN STUDY focusing on the four Gospels and what each of them highlights will be held on the Wednesdays of February 25, and March 4, 11, 18 and 25.  Join us for worship at 6:30 p.m., followed by the study.

LENTEN COIN FOLDERS are available in the narthex.  Proceeds will be used to support the Madina Village School in Sierra Leone, which opened on September 16, 2013 for 270 students ages 4 through 10.  In the process the village, and the surrounding area, has been mobilized to produce enough food to sustain themselves, and has been inspired to develop their own leadership and community efforts.

MITE BOXES are available in the narthex.  Proceeds will be used to support the Against Malaria Foundation.  Malaria is a major problem in sub-Saharan Africa.  Over 1 million people — mostly children — die each year.  Insecticide-treated bed nets prevent cases of and deaths from malaria and are relatively inexpensive — about $5 per net.

FOOD BANK items needed are beef broth, chicken broth, muffin mix, cake mix, mustard, ketchup, bar soap, dish washing liquid.

OPEN DATES for Sanctuary Candles are all Sundays in March.

ATTENDANCE last Sunday was 100.

REMEMBER IN PRAYER Matthew Banks, Kathy Bromley, Audrey Clark, John & Phyllis Diver, Dick Donnelly, Elizabeth Donnelly, Susie Foley, Cheryl Frid, Evelyn Jones, Nevada Jones, Jerry & Toni Leaman, Larry Link, Arthur Longecore, Alicia McLimans, Debbie Nolan, Gene Pettibone, Anita Randolph, Chris Sanxter, Lisa Schanhals, Joann Schmidt, Cindy Spice, Rich Spice, Rick Spice, Rita Townsend, Wesley Stath-Tracy, Bob Wise Noah York   Military: Kaylee Collins, Sean Collins, Daxton Demorest, Jeremy Faux, Dylan Frick, Adam Johns, Eric Lamberty, Derek Palmer, Ty Sumner.

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