Please Help…WELCA Kettle River Conference Spring Gathering

WELCA

The Spring Gathering will be held here at Grace on Tuesday, April 1.  The selected “Outreach” facility by the committee is the LSS Carlton Youth Shelter, a temporary shelter for children and youth 0-17 years of age.  They could use twin sheets, pillows, laundry baskets, size 3 & 4 diapers and personal hygiene items (full size, not hotel samples).  A blue bin is located by the entrance to the FLC for these items.  Please help me get this bin filled in time for our Gathering.  Thank you in advance for your continued help.  Eunice Weckwerth, WELCA President

Lenten Service News

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Lenten Service News:From The Jerusalem Chronicle comes this update on the Trial of Jesus of Nazareth: Caiaphas, High Priest of the Temple in Jerusalem, spent an exhausting time in the witness chair last Wednesday.  His pompous attitude was gradually stripped away as he admitted the hearing of Jesus before him was totally out of order.  Dueling defense and prosecuting attorneys continued a battle of fine points that ultimately led the prosecutor, Mr. Anthony to offer a lesser charge if Jesus would plead guilty and thereby escape crucifixion.  This week a Centurion named Gaius, Ruth of Samaria and Nicodemus the Pharisee will be called to testify.  Whose side will they be on?

Calendar for March 23-30, 2014

SUNDAY March 23                     8:00 am                       Worship in Sanctuary

9:15 am                                       Worship in FLC

9:15 am                    Sunday School

10:45 am                    Marriage 101

MONDAY March 24 

8:00 am –4:00 pm             Office Open

8:00 am                    Grace Walker

4:30 pm                   WELCA Meeting

7:00 pm                   Narcotics Anonymous

TUESDAY March 25                     8:00 am –4:00 pm             Office Open

8:00 am                    Grace Walkers

9:00 am                        Staff Meeting

12:00 pm                   BYOB

5:30 pm                   TOPS

WEDNESDAY  March 26               7:30 am                        Bible Study

8:00 am                    Grace Walkers

8:00 am –4:00 pm             Office Open

4:30 pm                         Women’s Bible Group

5:15 pm                   Celebration Singers

5:30 pm                   Soup Supper

                                                6:00 pm                   Choir

6:00 pm                   Soul Searchers

7:00 pm                         Confirmation

7:00 pm                   Lenten Worship

THURSDAY March 27

8:00 am – 4:00 pm             Office Open

8:00 am                         Grace Walkers

9:00 am                         Quilters

11:40 am                         Chat N Chow

12:35 pm                         Chat N Chow

7:00 pm                   Gamblers Anonymous

FRIDAY March 28                        8:00 am – 12:00 pm             Office Open

8:00 am                        Grace Walkers

                                                            Healing Service

SUNDAY March 30                            Baptismal Anniversary

8:00 am         Worship in Sanctuary w/ Holy Communion

9:15 am                      Worship in FLC w/ Holy Communion

9:15 am                        Sunday School

March is Food Pantry Month

We would like to encourage everyone to bring a non-perishable food item to church each time you come to worship during the month. Tubs will be located by the doors to the sanctuary and the grocery card will be available near the doors to the Family Life Center for your donations. Last Sunday our Congregation donated 55lbs. of food to our local Food Shelf, the Sunday before Grace donated 15 lbs. and 58 lbs. the Sunday before that.  Check out the March newsletter for other ways that you can make a difference during the month of March!  Thank you for your generosity!

Lenten Service News

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From The Jerusalem Chronicle comes the following report: Tensions rose again in the last session of court as the defense and prosecuting attorneys had to repeatedly be told to “settle down”.  Judge Pontius Pilate came just inches from losing his patience with defense attorney Ms. Galleo.  In return, she seemed to care little for what she sees as a travesty of justice in the whole procedure.  Old High Priest Annas didn’t win any stars in is crown either with his arrogant attitude.  This week we will hear from the present High Priest Caiaphas who will likely not be an overly cooperative witness.

 

Calendar for the week of March 17th:

What’s Happening at Grace this Week

MONDAY March 17 

8:00 am –4:00 pm             Office Open

8:00 am                         Grace Walker

4:45 pm             Worship and Music

7:00 pm             Narcotics Anonymous

TUESDAY March 18                     8:00 am –4:00 pm             Office Open

8:00 am                         Grace Walkers

9:00 am             Staff Meeting

12:00 pm                    BYOB

4:00 pm             Inspirational Cards

5:30 pm             TOPS

WEDNESDAY  March 19               7:30 am                         Bible Study

8:00 am                         Grace Walkers

8:00 am –4:00 pm             Office Open

4:30 pm                         Women’s Bible Group

5:15 pm                         Celebration Singers

5:30 pm             Soup Supper

6:00 pm             Choir

6:00 pm             Soul Searchers

7:00 pm                         Confirmation

7:00 pm             Lenten Worship

THURSDAY March 20

8:00 am – 4:00 pm             Office Open

8:00 am                         Grace Walkers

9:00 am                         Quilters

11:40 am                         Chat N Chow

12:00 pm                        NEWLETTER Deadline

12:35 pm                         Chat N Chow

7:00 pm                         Gamblers Anonymous

FRIDAY March 21                        8:00 am – 12:00 pm        Office Open

8:00 am                         Grace Walkers

Baptismal Anniversary

SUNDAY March 23                                Butterbraids for sale

8:00 am                                 Worship in Sanctuary

9:15 am                                 Worship in FLC

9:15 am                         Sunday School