Announcements for Feb 11, 2018

Welcome to all of our guests today, including our celebrant, Rev. Amy Turner.         Thank you, Rev. Amy!

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 & Coffee Hour: There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall for ECW members to identify what date and time they will participate in the Sunday Coffee Hour(s). Questions? See Beverly Platt. 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 (24th). Volunteers are needed! If you’re interested in helping, contact 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). 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; with a Planning Meeting to occur after the Wednesday Bible Study on February 14. 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.

Altar Flowers: Just a reminder that no flowers will be on the altar during Lent. For Palm Sunday, palms will be used. The use of Altar Flowers will resume on Easter Sunday.

A Heartfelt Thank You: The Hurst Family wishes to thank everyone who came to the funeral service for Basil Hurst, and for the cards, phone calls and many prayers that we have received.

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