Announcements Feb 4, 2018

Welcome to all of our guests today, including our celebrant, Fr. Carroll Travis.          Thank you, Fr. Carroll!

Adult Forum: Fr. Travis will be teaching today’s Adult Forum. The topic is,          “Graceful Mary, Mother of all Christians.”

Pancake Supper Sign-Up Sheet: There is a sign-up sheet in the Parish Hall (on the bulletin board). Please feel free to include your name and what item(s) you’re bringing to help make this event a success! Thank you.

ECW Food Drive: ECW is once again sponsoring a food drive on Sundays during Lent. We are partnering with Peace Lutheran Church’s “GAP” program to offer food to low income families and the homeless. The schedule is:

  • February 18 – Canned Fruit
  • February 25 – Canned Vegetables
  • March 4 – Meat
  • March 11 – Tuna Fish
  • March 18 – Rice, Rice-A-Roni, Cereal
  • March 25 – Pasta, Pasta Dishes, Soups

Women’s Retreat at Canterbury scheduled for March 9-11, 2018 is rapidly approaching. The theme is “Be still and know that I am God”. The featured speaker will be The Rev. Beth Pessah.  Registration will begin very soon.  Watch the bulletin for further updates.  Questions? Call Fran Leonard at 727-0408. The retreat is always so very special; it would be a good addition to your Lenten discipline.

Black History Month: A Black History Celebration is being planned for the last Saturday in February (Feb. 24). Volunteers are needed! If you’re interested in helping, contact Carol Leacock at 728-1012, or LeRoy Haynes at 956-3950.

Shrove Tuesday: ECW will once again be hosting the Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, on February 13 from 4:30pm – 6:00pm. Tickets will be sold by the ECW in the Welcome Center. See Fran Leonard after the 8am & 5pm services, and Mickey Martin after the 10:30am service. Requested donation is only $3.

Lenten Small Groups: For Lent 2018, starting on February 14, Ash Wednesday, small groups will be using the daily devotional titled “40 Days of Prayer for the Dong – an Unreached People Group of China.” If you are interested in joining a small group, please indicate on the tear-tab of the Sunday bulletin with your name, phone #, and address, and your choice of how you would like to participate (leader or member). Note – There will be a Leaders Meeting on Wednesday, February 7 at 11:00am (as substituting for Bible Study in the Parish Hall). We will discuss strategies on how to adapt the 40 days readings to the small group meetings during Lent. Questions? See Sharon Rohde.

Save the Date: COOS will once again be hosting Palm Bay Elementary School for the annual “Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss” party. This event will occur on March 1; details to follow. If you’re interested in helping out, notify Sarah at 723-8032.

Palm Sunday: Just a heads up…there will only be one service on Palm Sunday at 9:30am. Fr. Jabrielle Ballentine will be coming from Orlando to preach that day.

Search Committee: There will be a Search Committee Meeting on Tuesday, February 6 at 6:00pm.

Family Fun Night is for EVERYONE! Want to enjoy your Saturday evening? Then come to the Parish Hall on Saturday, February 10 at 6:00pm for some fun and fellowship…bring your favorite game and a snack to share. We’d love to spend time together! Questions? Call Nancy LaFave at (321) 614-6574.

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