February 2010 newsletter


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The Lenten season is coming.
February 6th we will be turning our hearts and minds to our Savior’s suffering, death and victorious resurrection in the Lenten and Easter season. We again will have Wednesday evening Lenten worship services for meditation and study on our Savior’s passion. We properly prepare ourselves during Lent by meditating on what Christ has done for us! True preparation therefore, consists of a deep, sincere, sorrowful acknowledgement of our own sinfulness–a confident, joyful trust in Christ’s atoning sacrifice for our forgiveness and a promise before God that with the help of the Holy Spirit we will amend our sinful life. This preparation can only come about through the Word of God. That is why our mid-week services are so extremely important to all.
During these services we read the entire Passion (Suffering) History of our Lord Jesus. Do you know what happened in the upper room and what took place in the Garden of Gethsemane? Do you know what Jesus endured at His trials or the words He spoke to Pilate and the words He proclaimed from the cross? As His children we will want to hear these words again and again. May the Holy Spirit move you to commit yourself to take advantage of these special opportunities and privileges to come and to hear God’s Word and to sing His praises. Plan now to set aside the 6 Wednesday evenings from Feb. 17th-Mar. 24th for a blessed hour of “watching with Jesus.” All services will be at 7:00 p.m.

Our Lenten theme this year is:
Where in the World is God?
1. In the Savior’s solitude (Luke. 18:31-34)
2. In the Savior’s sighs (Luke. 22:39-46)
3. In the Savior’s rejection by His own (Matt. 26:57-68)
4. In the Savior’s rejection by the world (John 18:33-19:1)
5. In the Savior’s stumbling (Mark 15:17-21)
6. In the Savior’s words of power (Luke. 23:32-43)
During Holy Week we will continue our theme on:
Where in the World is God?
Maundy Thursday, April 1st: In the Savior’s feast (Matt. 26:26-30)
Good Friday, April 2nd: In the Savior’s promises (John 19:31-37)
Easter Sunday, April 4th: In the Savior’s triumph (Matt. 28:1-10)

We pray that the Holy Spirit move you to commit yourself to take advantage of these special opportunities to hear God’s Word.
A Soup Supper will be held before our Feb. 17th Ash Wednesday service.
A sign-up for these suppers will be up in the entry-way soon.

will be meeting on Sunday,
February 7th at 11:15 a.m.
will be from Friday, February 12th thru Monday, February 15th.
The Ladies will be meeting on Tuesday, February 16th at 7:00 p.m.
There will be no school February 19th & 22nd. February 19th is the Great Lakes Teachers’ Conference at Faith, Markesan.
Don’t forget to keep those Campbell labels for school supplies.
will be held on Sunday,
Feb. 21st at 11:30 a.m.
Will be held on Friday, February 26th at 7:00 p.m.

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