Lent starts mid-February and hope you will join us as we GLOW (God Lights Our Way) this year! Please join us for our special services and worship each Sunday for a token to help us all GLOW (Please note: all entries in green will be held at Gravel Springs and all entries in blue will be held at St. John’s):
In addition, for those of you that are curious about the significance/history of some of these occasions below (i.e., Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday, etc.) click on them below for a detailed explanation (the occasions will be in light blue).
Ɨ Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Shrove Tuesday dinner – Gravel Springs
Ɨ Wednesday, Feb 14, 2018 - 7:00 p.m. - Ash Wednesday - worship with Holy Communion – St. John’s
Ɨ Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 6pm - Mocha and a Message with special Lent song and Bingo following - St. John's. Due to the strong possiblilty of inclement weather this evening, Mocha and a Message has been canceled this month.
Ɨ Thursday, March 29, 2018 – 7:00 p.m. – Maundy Thursday worship with Holy Communion at Gravel Springs
Ɨ Friday, March 30, 2018 – 7:00 p.m. - Good Friday worship at – St. John’s
Ɨ Sunday, April 1, 2018 – 6:00 a.m. – Easter sunrise with Holy Communion at Gravel Springs with breakfast following
Ɨ Sunday, April 1, 2018 – 11:00 a.m. – Easter worship service with Holy Communion at St. John’s.
Lenten Walk Update:
Thanks to all for sharing minutes and for all who donated to this annual event. Together, including minutes shared from Gravel Springs’ parishioners, we did over 5,000 minutes. If you sponsored, please put your check in the offering plate, payable to the church with “Lent Walk” in the memo line. All proceeds will benefit the Scholarship Fund & Discretionary Fund equally. Thank you for your support.
February Outreach Project
Our Outreach project for the month of February will be to collect funds to benefit World Hunger. Checks may be made payable to either ELCA World Hunger or to St. John's with "ELCA World Hunger" in the memo line. You may place your check in the offering plate. Our youth will collect loose change for this effort during the offering. If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Pitcock.
Please click here ELCA World Hunger to find out more about how collections for this cause have benefitted others throughout the world. These things may seem trivial to most of us, but to those that have nothing, it means the world. Thank you for your support!
February Outreach Project Update
The response from the congregation for this outreach project was great, $565 was collected and will benefit ELCA World Hunger. Thank you so much for your generosity.