weekly MESSENGER – February 6, 2023
SIERRA EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH
WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY
No study on February 8.
Join us next week February 15 at 9 am in the Music Room as we begin a new study.
JOIN US TODAY FOR A VALENTINE G.I.F.T. & LIGHT BREAKFAST
10:20 A.M. – Fellowship Hall
COME & CELEBRATE JESUS -GOD’S VALENTINE TO US FOR ALL TIME!
As we share in Valentine fun and Jesus, we will also be making Hearts of Encouragement for the Fire Fighters and First Responders at the Fire Station just west of the church that responds to 90% of our emergency calls and helps so many others! Our Scripture verse is from Romans 8:38-39 – “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Jesus invites us to be in relationship with Him and to be His Valentine too!
“STUMP THE PASTOR” TIME RESCHEDULED
February 15th, 9-10 am, In The Music Room.
Because Pastor couldn’t lead the Feb. 1st Bible Study due to illness, and because of interest expressed for this, we’re going to have a “Stump the Pastor” session for the next scheduled Wednesday morning bible study. Come with your questions! No guarantee that he’ll have all the answers (ha!) but we’ll have fun exploring the possibilities.
MONTHLY G.I.F.T. FOOD SIGN-UP
Please check out the Sign-up on the patio to help bring simple food items to our Sunday morning G.I.F.T.’s – Generations In Faith Together on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month, unless otherwise noted. We are excited to expand this faith formation time together and there are several items you can choose from. Just take a Post-it note with the item listed and sign your name under that item. Keep the Post-It note as your reminder. It’s that simple.
UPCOMING SCHEDULED G.I.F.T.’S
WOMEN OF THE ELCA SPRING GATHERING
You’ve Got the Power! Women of Hope, Courage, and Strength
When: Saturday, March 18, 2023, from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm
Where: Desert hills Lutheran Church (2150 S. Camino del Sol Green Valley)
Registration Deadline: March 4, 2023 - Cost: $10 (fee includes lunch)
Please contact Leslie McCourt if you are interested in attending (hoping we can carpool up). Registration Forms will be available in front of the office and on the Website under Featured Links.
THE ALTAR GUILD IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS--NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
Our ministry is a behind-the-scenes part of the Worship Ministry in which members are responsible for the careful, loving preparation of the church and the altar. Whenever there is worship, you can be sure that the altar guild has been there in advance preparing the space to welcome parishioners and newcomers alike so that all may “Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness” (Psalm 96:9). Men, women, and families are welcome to serve. Contact Lynn Light or Becky Randall for more information.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Ash Wednesday Service on February 22 at 6:30 p.m.!
More information to come.