Sedra in Africa
You all know Sedra our Youth Director is from Madagascar. But did you know he and his wife, have a dream to do mission work there in 5 years? Listen to their sermon from January 1 on our website firstname.lastname@example.org.
Well Sedra has a great opportunity. He has been invited by the Navigators, a Christian ministry in Colorado Springs, to participate in a disciple making trip in Kenya for 2 weeks starting February 21. Sedra will learn how church leaders are encouraged in their faith, be able to share his faith story and personal faith life, and see the growth of the church in Africa.
He will take 2 weeks of leave for the mission trip then a week of vacation at the end to visit his family in nearby Madagascar. Please pray for his safety and that God will use the trip to refine his vision for ministry.
In the next two weeks expect to see the narthex framing completed, the sanctuary recarpeted, the altar area retiled, and window trim stained. Thank you for your patience.
Sweetheart Dinner is Saturday, Feb. 11 at 5:30 PM
Are you signed up? Sweetheart Dinner “Starry Night”, 5:30 PM doors open with hors d’oeuvres and pictures. Seating begins at 6:00 PM.
Cost: $23 - individual $46 - per couple. Sign-up and pay at the table in the narthex to reserve your seat.
Menu choices are: Lemon Chicken Piccata OR Pear Braised Pork Tenderloin OR stuffed shells for Vegetarians. Items needed for the dinner: star or moon themed decorations and card tables.
New Member Reception is Sunday, Feb. 12 between services. Be sure to wear your nametags.
Ash Wednesday worship is March 1 at 7:00 PM.
Souper Bowl of Caring, February 5 is a national movement of young people working to fight hunger and poverty in their own communities around the time of Super Bowl football game. We will be collecting monetary donations and food for the people in the need . Our donations will go to Black Forest Cares.
Book Stew is scheduled for February 19 - March 12, 2017. A collection box is in the fellowship hall. Proceeds will go to Springs Rescue Mission. THANK YOU!
Hand Quilters - Join them Thursday’s at 9:00 AM in the church basement.
Ash Wednesday, March 1 Lenten service at 7:00 PM. Soup Supper is at 6:00 PM
Lenten Worship Choir Practices, March 1 (Ash Wednesday) is at 8:00 PM Beginning March 8 choir practice is at 7:50 PM through April 5.
Daylight Savings Time! Spring forward 1 hour Sunday, March 12.
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Our renovation has begun! Walls removed, kitchen sink and cabinets
gone, sacristy expanded. The wall of windows between the narthex
and sanctuary is gone and in its place will be 6 wooden doors with
lots of glass which can be opened for overflow seating.
Member boxes have moved from our entryway and are being
installed in the hallway to the fellowship hall near our picture
boards. Soon new carpet, paint and wood work will be added
In the sanctuary, new tile will be installed in the altar area, the
communion rail will reflect our forest setting, with panels of
branches reminding us that Jesus Christ is the vine, and we are the
branches. The organ speakers on either side of the cross will be
moved to the back wall.
Thank you for your patience during the January and February
Sunday School Hour
New Senior Adult Ministry will meet January 19th
Black Forest Lutheran Church Annual Meeting - January 29th
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