Ash Wednesday Greetings 02/10/16

Greetings from Church of Peace on this Ash Wednesday!

Our Ash Wednesday service begins tonight at 7:00. It will feature Holy Communion and the imposition of ashes for those who desire them. Confirmands will light the Lenten candle of introspection. Come begin your Lenten season with us!

Sunday is Valentine's Day. We'll honor those in our church family who have been married a long time with a rose or carnation. The sermon will be in "Faith on the Line" format on the topic of Christian marriage and relationships. It will be a "lovely" service. Join us at 8:45 a.m.

Don't forget your items for the Souper Bowl of Caring which is being held through this Sunday. Our goal is 1000 items of non-perishable food, toiletries, and household supplies. We hope to fill our newly-moved food pantry, now located in Gammert Hall.

This Saturday, we will be moving the church offices into the Upper Room of Gammert Hall for the duration of the construction process. Jackie and the pastors will come down to the main floor to greet and talk with you if the steps to the Upper Room are difficult for you.

Are you interested in looking at and perhaps purchasing items which are no longer used by the congregation and need a new home? There will be a special presale for Church of Peace members on Sundays, February 21st and 28th right after worship until 11:15. Bids may be placed on items in which you are interested. Details of this pre-sale will be available on Sundays in the bulletins.

That's the news from Church of Peace.

We'll see you in church! Pastors Jenny and Jim

A prayer for today: As I enter this Lenten season, O God, I pray for the courage to examine my life honestly. Show me how to live more faithfully to the ways of Jesus. Amen.