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Last Sunday, during the second grade faith milestone event, "Super Powers of Prayer!" we were reminded of our baptismal promise to learn and teach the Lord's Prayer.

This Week

Sunday | Feb 22, 2015  |  First Sunday in Lent

I'm probably breaking copyright law by including this illustration in our newsletter. Hopefully not. You might recognize the picture. It's from one of my favorite children's books (also made into a movie), "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day," by Judith Viorst. The book is a favorite, for many reasons. One being that it gives some relief from what Nadia Bolz-Weber might call our own "sin management" program. You know the one where "we try to do what is only God's to do." Don't get me wrong. There are great lessons in this book about good things that are ours to do. But I think we do them more authentically in response to grace; knowing that we are not alone in our terrible ugliness and selfish hurts, and that God loves us anyway. Welcome to Lent, and our journey to the joy of Easter!
Join us Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings throughout the season of Lent. Every week we will unveil one of ten "stations of the cross" that allow us to reflect and point toward things that matter to God and get God's attention--peace, justice, and reconciliation. The first station, based on Alexander's awful day, and the transforming poetry of Ted Loder in "Guerillas of Grace: Prayers for the Battle," will be part of our GR 1-5 large-group this first Sunday in Lent.

Individuals, mentors/mentees, children, youth, and families of all ages are invited to participate. Passport books will be provided for the journey!

Ashes in the shape of a cross +
Kelly Rowley

Details of the Day

8:15 am  ALL AGES worship with Holy Communion.

9:45 - 10:00 am
  • PK - K gather in Rm 103 for opening music with Peter O'Malia.
  • GR 1 - 5 gather in Rm 100 for "show and tell" prayers with Lynette Lamb, for the countries of Ireland and the United Kingdom. And to invite kids, teachers, and classrooms to participate in prayer stations during the church season of Lent.
  • GR 6 - 8 gather in Rm 112 to engage in this week's Faith Lens topic of what it means to be in the wilderness. 
10:00 - 10:40 am
  • PK - K move to classrooms with teachers.
  • GR 1 - 3 watch the Holy Moly video in Rm 100. This week's video is, "Palm Sunday."
  • GR 4 - 5 meet in Rm 109 to watch the Connect video. GR 4-5 classrooms are also encouraged to integrate the prayer station set up in the sanctuary by the baptismal font, as part of their learning experience on this day.
10:40 am Parents pick up their young children.

11:00 am  ALL AGES worship with Holy Communion.

Wednesday | Feb 25, 2015  |  Lenten Wednesday

Confirmation large and small groups will not meet, but please join us for soup supper, "station of the cross" prayers, and worship at 6 pm. Remember, youth will be meeting with their mentors beginning this week (Feb 25, Mar 4, 11, 18 and 25).

Parents & Leaders

IS YOUR GIRLSCOUT SELLING COOKIES? If so, you are invited to sell cookies after worship on February 22 and March 1. If you'd like to participate, please contact Cheryl Persigehl by Friday.
[ PK - K Witness & Whirl ]

[ GR 1 - 3
Holy Moly ]

[ GR 4 - 5
Connect ]

[ GR 6 - 8
Faith Lens ]
[ 2014 - 15 CALENDAR PDF ]


[ GR 6- 8 Winter / Spring 2015 ]

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