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Week of March 11, 2019
LENTEN WORSHIP: Our Lenten Midweek services will take place March 20, 27, April 3, 10. A Soup Supper will be served beginning at 5:30PM with a brief worship service beginning at 6:30PM. The focus of our Lenten series will be the figure of Simon Peter. We will make use of video presentations by Rev. Adam Hamilton, along with  a book which accompanies  the film.
ELCA GOOD GIFTS: Once again our Lenten offerings will be directed to the ELCA Hunger Appeal Good Gifts program. This year’s projects include: Chicks $10, Fruit-Tree Seedlings $10, Honeybees $20, Food For Aids, Orphans $22, Water Filters $30, Goats $50 Please place your contribution in the envelopes provided in the pews.
-Patrick, Bishop & Missionary to Ireland (died 461) (March 17) -Joseph, Guardian of Jesus (March 19)
-Thomas Cranmer, Bishop of Canterbury & Martyr (died 1556) (March 21)
-Jonathan Edwards, teacher, preacher, missionary to Native Americans (died 1758) (March 22)   LENTEN BREAKFAST: Churches in the community are offering fellowship and worship every Wednesday morning during the Lenten season. Breakfast will be served at 6:30a.m followed by a Lenten message and will end by 7:15a.m. March 20 is the third breakfast at Our Savior Lutheran Church; 3001 South 6th St.
SUPPLY CLOSET: March is Elim’s month to help fill the Supply Closet at the House of Compassion. Items needed are toilet paper, shampoo & conditioner, body wash, and Kleenex. Please place items in the big white box by the coat racks. Thank you in advance for your generosity! 
ELIM ACTIVE RETIRESS: Thursday, March 21 join us as lunch is served at 11:30am with April Long, Director of the Marshalltown Senior Center as our special guest following lunch. Every retiree of the congregation and friends interested are welcomed each third Thursday for fellowship, information and inspiration as well as some good food. To ensure adequate preparation, a sign up sheet is in the narthex of the church. A free-will donation will be collected to cover the cost of food. Any balance left over will be given to the Emergency Food Box. Come enjoy an afternoon of fun!
PLANTS FOR OUR SHUT-INS:  The Outreach and Worship Committees would like your help in remembering our shut-ins this Easter season with a flowering potted plant. The plants will decorate our upper narthex on Easter Sunday, and then be delivered to our shut-ins.  If you would like to contribute to this effort, please label your contribution for “Shut-Ins”.  The anticipated cost is $120; any excess funds collected will be contributed to Good Gifts project.  Thank you.

FROM THE CALL COMMITTEE: As a part of the Call Process, the committee needs to develop a Ministry Site Profile. Part of which is to collect information from the congregation to show who we are, where we have been and where we would like our church to go in the future. We will be handing out a questionnaire at services for members to complete. We would like to have these returned soon. (March 17th or 24th). These can be placed in the collection plate or dropped off at the church office. We will be hosting two more discussion sessions after the services on Sunday March 17th and 24th. Saturday night these will be held after the service downstairs in the stairwell meeting area. On Sunday these will be held in the Fellowship Hall during coffee time. Each session will last approximately 15 minutes. We especially ask for prayers of direction, discernment and inspiration for the committee members as the Holy Spirit leads them and our church through this process.

Have a great week!