LENTEN WEDNESDAYS

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6:00pm Congregational Pizza Supper
Pizza will be available for all this Lent. Please sign up at the information desk (or call the church office) if you’d like some, so we have an idea how much to order (a free will offering will be collected to cover the cost, suggested donation is $4 per person).
6:00pm  JIFY & Confirmation
7:30pm  Worship: “Legacies of Faith”
8:00pm  Legacies of Faith Conversation Group
Join us as we reflect on the stories shared in worship and reflect on our own Legacies of Faith. You don’t need to attend every week, come when you can!
8:00pm SWAAG
8:00pm  Senior Choir

BRING YOUR OWN MATTRESS

As Tanzanian young people head out to school the first time, whether it is to boarding school, vocational school, or college, they are expected to bring their own mattress for their dormitory room. Shoulder to Shoulder (STS), the medical group connected to Bega Kwa Bega, is hoping that the Ilula Nursing School will finally open its doors this year.

STS would like to welcome the first group of nursing students to school with a quilt for their bunk.

Kari Hurley, a member of the STS board, recently remembered on a previous trip to Iringa that upon touring a dormitory at a school, many of the students had nothing but a mattress on their beds; no pillow, no sheets, no coordinating comforter with a lovely matching bed skirt.

Would you be willing to coordinate/join a quilting group to make a quilt? Would you be willing to make a quilt on your own? Would you be willing to purchase a quilt?

 Approximate dimensions would need to be is 60 inches (5 feet) by 84 inches (7 feet). If it is a little shorter than 7 ft, not be a problem; the Hehe people tend to be a bit shorter than us.

STS would like to collect 55 to 60 quilts by the end of April.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS OPPORTUNITY PLEASE CONTACT A MEMBER OF THE CV MISSIONS TEAM AND WE WILL COORDINATE DELIVERY

NEWS FROM THE PRAYER TEAM

Invitation to Prayer

A box is now placed at the baptismal font for you to place your prayer cards in. They can then be addressed immediately instead of being sorted from the offering on Monday morning. You are invited to simply drop the card in the box or feel free to stop and pray with a prayer partner after the service.

Prayer Vigil

Another opportunity to increase your prayer life will be available at the Easter prayer Vigil. Please sign up for a time slot at the welcome desk. Several stations will guide you so you don’t have to come up with your own prayers. We have kid-friendly stations so families can participate. Come with your bible study group, your couples group, a friend or spouse or by yourself. Besides the Lord being with you, a host will be there to get you started and insure you will not be alone in the church.

Prayer Vigil Schedule:

Good Friday, April 3 8:30pm – Saturday 9:00am. [Break for Easter decorating]

Prayer vigil begins again on Saturday 12:00 noon – 6:30am Easter Sunday.

If you would like to learn more about being a member of the Prayer Team, please contact Jody McDermott-Baty at jody_bri@yahoo.com, or Pastor Kent at pastor.kent@christusvictor.org.

Strudel Redefined!

Ruhland StrudelHand Crafted – You Bake – Freezer to Oven

Support the Mission Trip to Denver this summer. Strudel will be sold March 1 – March 15 with delivery to CV on March 29. New flavors!

Sweet – $15.00

Apple – Strawberry Rhubarb – Raspberry Almond Cream Cheese – Chocolate Banana Hazel – Fig Honey Goat Cheese

 Savory – $20.00

Roasted Vegie – Italian Stallion – 3 Cheeseburger – Mucho Burrito – Turkey Cranberry Swiss

LOVE ON A PLATE

MARCH IS MINNESOTA FOODSHARE MONTH

The largest food drive in Minnesota takes place in March!

March is designated as Minnesota FoodShare, a campaign by the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches. For more than 30 years, this nonprofit has organized fundraising efforts involving families, companies, faith communities, schools and civic groups to collect food and monetary donations.

In 2014, Minnesota FoodShare partnered with almost 300 foods shelves statewide to raise more than $8 million and more than 4 million pounds of food during the month of March.

When you’re talking about food, you can’t escape the numbers: 10 percent of Minnesotans don’t know where their next meal will come from. A third of those are children.

During the month of March, Social Ministries will provide a grocery cart in the Narthex for your food donations. There are also envelopes attached to the cart for monetary donations for the offering basket.

Please be a part of this annual food & fund drive to help feed our Minnesota neighbors in need!

LENT BEGINS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18

Ash Wednesday Schedule
6:00pm  Congregational Pizza Supper
Pizza will be available for all again this Lent. Please sign up at the information desk (or call the church office) if you’d like some, so we have an idea how much to order (a free will offering will be collected to cover the cost, suggested donation is $4 per person).
6:00pm  JIFY & Confirmation
7:00pm  Ash Wednesday Worship
8:00pm  Legacy of Faith Conversation Group
Join us as we reflect on the stories shared in worship and reflect on our own Legacies of Faith. Sign up at the information desk. You don’t need to attend every week, come when you can!
8:00pm  SWAAG
8:00pm  Senior Choir