Sunday at 10:00 am
CELEBRATION is made up of real people living real lives and discovering the real love that God has shown us through Jesus Christ. Lutherans believe in the Triune God. God created and loves all the creation -- the earth and the seas and all of the world's inhabitants. We believe that God's Son, Jesus Christ, transforms lives through his death on the cross and his new life, and we trust that God's Spirit is active in the world.
We welcome all of God's Children, whatever their age, the color of their skin, the contents of their wallet, no matter whom they love, how they speak, and whatever their abilities or disabilities; for in Christ Jesus, we all are reconciled to God.
Our ministry this month will be to fill 36 Easter baskets for little ones in foster care or residing at the Samaritas family center. We will need the remaining items:
36 Easter Reading Books
36 Small bottles of Bubbles
36 Egg dye making kits
144 plastic eggs filled with wrapped candy
72 small bags of candy. i.e. candy eggs, jelly beans, peeps, chocolate bunnies
If you prefer to make a donation, please see Cindy and she will be happy to shop for our needed items. An approximate cost for each basket is $20.00.
We are again collecting empty pill bottles for Matthew 25 Ministries. All pill bottles are accepted. They need to be cleaned out and the label removed. (Goo Gone might help with that) Place your donations in the big pill bottle container under the mailboxes.
Days for Girls
They are in the process of sending 100 health kits to Peru and another 300 to the Philippines.
Please continue to support Days for Girls by donating the following items for the kits:
100% cotton flannel and quilting fabric
Girls underwear, colors if possible Brief style only, 100% cotton
Sizes 8, 10, 12 or14
Gallon Ziploc freezer bags (original Ziploc closures; not sliders)
Ashes & Valentines
It’s always a strange juxtaposition when Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday both occur on the same day.
On Ash Wednesday, We will receive a mark our forehead in the shape of a cross. A symbol, like a tattoo that is upon our heart. That we belong to Jesus.
Join together, Wednesday, February 14th at 7pm as we affirm together that, even though life is short, we belong to Jesus FOREVER!
From the Pastor
When I was a kid, my claim to fame was that I was born on February 29th, Leap Year Day. I got my picture in the paper, it made me unique, being only one of four million worldwide born on this day.
Leaping. To take a jump into the future. The philosopher Soren Kierkegaard coined the phrase “taking a leap of faith.” This means that taking a leap of faith is the act of believing in or accepting something not on the basis of reason.
It is a leap of faith when you believe that there’s someone our there. It is a leap of faith when you believe that someone cares. A leap of faith goes far beyond belief and into active commitment.
We cling onto our possessions, opinions, theories, beliefs, attitudes, hurts, grievances, money - fearful that losing our grip will mean defeat. But, all along our salvation lies in looking up and letting go!
So, my family in the faith, this Leap Year, I encourage you to look up to God, and let go of those things that are keeping you from fully being surrounded by God’s never-ending love, and to make that leap into the future God truly wants for you!
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