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Special Thanks

• To Sarah Bloemer and her family for providing Nursery care on Sunday morning, March 19.

• To Mike Spalding for replacing the hinges on all of the Handbell Choir tables.

• To Karl Pradel for cleaning all of the prayer candle holders.

• To Susan Skowbo for bringing fresh focaccia bread to Wednesday Lunch at Church.

• To Rev. Don Niederfrank for conducting our morning services on Sunday, March 12.

• To Roman Cira and his family for providing Nursery care on Sunday morning, March 12.

• To everyone who supported our commitment to Family Promise the last week of February: Lynn Barber, Kathy Faulds, Alex Funk, Emily Kapszukiewicz, Nicole Lesnik, Isabel Lopez, Jeanne Mantsch, Terry Sdun, Jane Spalding, Holly Ternes, and the 2017 Confirmation Class.

Congratulations

• To Jack Michael Hansen, son of Katie and Mike, who was baptized into the Christian faith on Sunday, March 5.

• To Lucy Violet Wellenstein, daughter of Melissa and Chris, who was baptized into the Christian faith on Sunday, February 26.

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LENTEN REFLECTION AND COMMUNION

Each Thursday evening during the church season of Lent (March 16, 23, 30 and April 6) Jeff conducts a Lenten Reflection and Communion service in the church sanctuary. We gather from 6:00 to 6:30. Please help spread the word!

CHILI DINNER

The Fellowship Team will be hosting a Chili Dinner this evening, March 22, from 5:30 - 7:00, in Fellowship Hall. Our Church School children have made Lenten table decorations and are contributing four pots of chili. If you are able, please bring your own pot of chili and/or dessert to share. We hope you can join us!

SPECIAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING

A Special Congregational Meeting is scheduled for this coming Sunday morning, March 26, immediately following the 10:00 service. The only item of business is an update regarding our annual Stewardship Campaign and our 2017 Church Budget.

LOOKING AHEAD

The church season of Lent is now underway, followed by the celebration of Easter. As you plan your calendar for next month, please don’t forget these important dates:
Palm Sunday – April 9
Maundy Thursday – April 13
    (Service at 7:00 p.m.)
Good Friday – April 14  
    (Service at 7:00 p.m.)
Easter Sunday – April 16
    (Services at 6:00, 8:00 and 10:00 a.m.)

MISSION GIVING IN 2016

Last year our church contributed over $28,000 to projects and programs beyond our church. Click here for an accounting of our mission giving for 2016.

STILLSPEAKING DAILY DEVOTIONAL

The United Church of Christ offers a free Daily Devotional as part of the national UCC website. If you are interested in a short but inspiring message to begin your day, you may register to have the devotional sent right to your email or mobile device. Just click here to register!

CHURCH SCHOOL

All children 4K through 7th grade are invited to participate in our Church School program, held on Sunday mornings at 10:00. Church School Schedule

NURSERY

Each Sunday morning during the 10:00 service, our church provides a Nursery for children newborn through 4-years-old. Parents are required to register their children, and to sign their children in and out of the nursery. We want to do our very best to make the nursery a safe and secure environment.

WEDNESDAY LUNCH AT CHURCH

Each Wednesday at Noon, you are invited to meet Jeff at church for lunch and Bible study. The group always takes time to visit before reflecting upon the lectionary reading for the upcoming Sunday. Coffee is always provided, but please bring your own lunch.

MEN’S BREAKFAST

Men in the church are invited to gather for breakfast every Thursday morning, at 8:00, at the Tello's. The group often has fun considering a Question of the Day. If you are able, please come and join the conversation.

YOGA AT CHURCH

A gentle yoga class is held in Fellowship Hall every Wednesday evening from 5:15 - 6:15. The cost is $10 per class. For more information, please contact Susan Niederfrank at susanniederfrank@gmail.com.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

An AA Group meets at our church every Sunday afternoon at 3:00. For more information, please contact the church office.

MISSED CHURCH?

If you wonder what you missed, copies of last Sunday’s bulletin are always available on the literature rack in the church entryway and CDs of the service are always available in the church office.

GLUTEN FREE COMMUNION

We continue to offer a gluten-free option for receiving the Sacrament of Holy Communion. The gluten-free communion bread is purchased commercially, and prepared separately, so that there is no chance of contact with our regular sourdough communion bread.

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