Weekly Announcements
Week of February 17, 2020
BUTTER BRAIDS: It’s that time of year to order your Butter Braids for Easter Dinner! All monies raised will be going toward the Children’s Center playground renovation. Braids will be on sale 2/7-2/27. Delivery date is 3/11 at 3:30p.m. Order forms are on the table in the upper narthex. You can leave your order in Melinda’s mail box at the church. Thank you!
 
 
 
OASIS DEADLINE: Please turn in any announcements or articles to the church office by Monday, February 24 to be included in the March Oasis. Thank you.
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING DATES: “Can We Talk?” Tuesday, Feb. 25, 6PM. Topic: The Criminal Justice System. Ash Wednesday Worship, Feb. 26, 6:30PM

COMMEMORATIONS:
February 18: Martin Luther, renewer of the church (died 1546)
 
 
 
 
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL: As we started during January, our Adult Sunday School class will continue to discuss church membership AND invitational evangelism, as essential to our Christian calling. Weather permitting, we will utilize the following schedule:
February 16: Watch the brief video which accompanies this section of “Catch,” and discuss the readings from the previous week.
February 23: Watch the brief video which accompanies this section of “Catch,” and discuss the readings from the previous week.
Assuming this schedule holds, we would finish this study on
April 5 (Palm Sunday)
 
 
 
 
ACTIVE RETIREES LUNCHEON: Join us Thursday, February 20 for lunch and a program! Lunch begins at 11:30am in the Fellowship Hall. The program this month will be Mary Foley presenting a mystery box owned by one of Elim’s early families that was found recently. All retirees of Elim are welcome for fun and fellowship!
 
 
 
 
COMMITTEES: Please make sure that you are turning in minutes from any committee meetings that take place at Elim to the church office. We want to make sure that we have records of everything just in case we ever need to look back. You can give them to the office directly or email them at office@elimlutheranmarshalltown.org. Thank you!
 
 
 
 
EQUAL EXCHANGE: We are still selling products from Equal Exchange. Today we have a variety of coffees to choose from including decaf. We also have cashews, dates, and hot cocoa for sale. Supporting small farmers makes a big change!
SUNSHINE GROUP: We will be writing March birthday cards and sending them off on Wednesday, February 26 at 4:45pm in the lower gathering area of the church. Everyone is welcome!
 
 
 
SUNDAY WAS CAMP SUNDAY: This summer Shane and Skylar Hanford will be attending Confirmation Camp at EWALU as part of our Faith Formation/Confirmation Program. Each third Sunday of the month, coffee contributions will defray these expenses. Please give generously to help them get to camp!
 
 
 
LENT 2020: Our Lenten midweek services will take place on Wednesdays, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1. We will make use of a worship resource provided by the Southeastern Iowa Synod entitled, With a New Song, focused on the psalms. This will be supplemented by small, but important book by the Lutheran martyr Dietrich Bonhoeffer entitled, Psalms: The Prayer Book of the Bible. Taken together, these two resources will enable us to think, discuss, and pray the psalms in significant ways. On these Wednesday evenings, a light supper will be served starting at 5PM, with worship beginning at approximately 6:30pm. Copies of the Bonhoeffer book are currently available on a table in the upper level gathering area. A $6 donation would be appreciated.
Have a great week!