A PREPARATION FOR LENT

The church has a long tradition of Lent as a season of prayer, fasting and alms-giving. Each of these spiritual exercises is a preparation for Easter.

The forty days of Lenten preparation echoes a familiar pattern in ScriptureThe Israelite’s spent 40 years in the wilderness. Jesus spent 40 days in the desert before beginning his public ministry.

For Christians, the weeks leading up to Easter have always been a time for re-commitment, for coming into a right and much deeper relationship with God.

You are invited to share this wonderful experience with us as we will begin our Lenten preparation and spiritual Easter journey on Ash Wednesday, 6:30 PM, February 26, 2020, with the disposition of ashes. As the sign of the cross is made in ashes on our foreheads, we are reminded how our lives can be renewed in Christ. The Holy Spirit is able to bring us re-birth, re-creation, renewal and redemption.

Begin your personal spiritual Lenten journey in worship with us in the Church Fellowship.

The time of the service is 6:30 PM.

SPAGHETTI DINNER

We will host the University of Pittsburgh for their annual Spaghetti Dinner/Relay for Life fundraiser on Friday, February 21 at 5:00-8:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall.

Bring your friends and family (along with your appetites) for a most enjoyable evening.

YOUNG AT HEART

Thursday, February 20, Noon in the Fellowship Hall

“Valentine’s Day” (YAH is open to anyone who is “young at heart!”)

MENU
Soups: Broccoli Cheese, Chicken Noodle, Chili, Cream of Potato, Stuffed Pepper, and Vegetable

Sandwiches: Beef Bar-B-Q

Dessert: Strawberry Pretzel Salad

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS

FORREST MOORE will speak about the Presidents
GILBERT DEVINE will speak about the First Ladies

Goodie Boxes

“Goodie Boxes” will be sent to our 7 college students for Valentine’s Day. If you would like to donate individually wrapped snacks, cereal bars, or candy please bring them in by Sunday, February 9. There will be a box in the foyer.

. . . thank you . . .

Bible Study

Bad Girls of the Bible is a Women’s Bible Study that is open to women of all ages. We would love to have you join us as we grow in God’s Word and our friendships. Sundays at 9:15 AM in room 109. If you are interested in attending, please see Ginny Ewing.