This season the donation in lieu of flowers for Easter will go to help further the construction of the school building our companion congregation in Tanzania is constructing. It will be a modest amount, but it will help them as they prepare for the next phase of work.
With the gift we were able to send last year, windows and doors were installed, and the outside walls were plastered (see the photos on the bulletin board in the hallway). Each little step forward provides more momentum to advance the project. Please consider such a gift when you place your order for Easter flowers. Thank you very much from a very grateful congregation at Uyole Lutheran Church, Tanzania.
On Sunday, April 26th at 4:00pm there will be a Healing service at Holy Spirit. If you have never attended one of these services please consider doing so, it is a very moving service.
There will be two services on Ash Wednesday, February 26th. The first service will be held at 12 noon and the second service will be held at 7:00 pm. There will be the imposition of ashes and communion at both services. Hope to see you on Ash Wednesday.
The Wednesdays of Lent 2020
God’s Gospel of Hope
Following Ash Wednesday, February 26, we will be gathering for mid-week worship of Holy Communion on the Wednesdays of Lent. Those dates are March 4, 11, 18, 25 and April 1 at 12 noon and 7:00 p.m. This year the theme of Pastor’s Eshbach’s homilies will be God’s Gospel of Hope. With the words and deeds of Jesus as our guide, we will reflect upon the abundance, generosity, freedom, witness, responsibility, love and faithful expression of Jesus into our present time.
Assisted by the writings of Walter Brueggemann in his book A Gospel of Hope, Lent is a wonderful time to remember the good news of Jesus Christ, and dedicate ourselves into renewing God’s good news through our practices which reflect that good news in today’s world.
Friday, January 24, 2020
at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, January 24th, 2020 6:00 p.m.
Come to a fun, casual evening of food and games to chase away the cold. We will warm up together in the Narthex with covered dishes to share. Plates, utensils, etc. will be provided. There will also be drinks, including a pot of hot chocolate with marshmallow and whipped cream to top it !
You may bring your favorite game(s) or come and try something new! All ages are invited to enjoy this gathering.
Mark your calendars now. A sign-up poster will be available in January. Hope to see you there.
(In case of snow/ice, will be held on Jan 31st)