Stewardship SnippetMarch 10, 2019; Luke 4:3 – The devil said to Jesus, “If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become a loaf of bread.” Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘One does not live by bread alone.’” Our consumer culture tells us again and again that our happiness is measured in how many of our wants we can fulfill. Jesus resists temptation by remembering that we live “by every word that comes from the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4b).

Time Change: Remember to set your clocks 1 hour ahead before bedtime on Saturday evening.

This week we celebrate the First Sunday in Lent.  Holy Communion will be offered by intinction. Sunday school for children is offered every week at 9:30 AM.

Worship volunteer sheets for March and April are on the table in the narthex.  Please prayerfully consider how you might serve.

Randy Wills and Karen Magnuson will be taking photos of the congregation for the photo directory each Sunday till Easter Sunday.  Please plan to get your picture taken and wear your best smiles.

Please invite your family and friends to join you for an organ concert by Jim Rearick at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Sunday, March 31 at 3:00 PM.  Jim will be playing works by J.S. Bach, John Stanley, Charles Callahan, S. Drummond Wolf, Michael Bedford, Louis-Nicholas Clearmbault, Alfred Fedak, Roger W. Boop, and Deitrich Buxtehude.  There will be a free will offering to benefit the food bank and organ repair fund. A light reception will follow the concert.

Mowing? Yes, Spring is coming soon, the blossoms will bloom, leaves will start forming on trees and the grass will start growing.  The church yard is mowed by volunteer members of the congregation.  One volunteer does two mowings then the job rotates to the next volunteer. We need volunteers to help mow, using the church mower.  Please contact Joe Homan or Ron Strouse if you would like to help.   

Making a Will and Estate Planning Workshops are being planned for a later time. Watch for dates and times in the bulletins and on the website.

Wellness Book Fair we will be featuring various books for sale for adults that promote various kinds of wellness.

Dining with Diabetes began March 7th and continues Thursday in March 14, 21 and 28 with three-month follow-up on Thursday, May 30, 2019.  Time is 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

More information on the stand where the bulletins are located.

Mark your calendars: Upcoming St. Paul Events

March 14 — Thursdays in Lent. Holden’s Evening Prayer 6:00 PM with a light supper following

March 17 — Fellowship Sunday, everyone is invited to bring a dish to share.

March 19 — Congregational Council, 7:00 PM — members of the congregation are invited to sit in on council meetings at any time.

March, 21, 28, April 4, 11 — Thursdays in Lent. Holden’s Evening Prayer at 6:00 PM followed by a light supper.

April 7 WELCA meeting after worship to go to a restaurant for lunch.

April 14 Sunday of the Passion (Palm Sunday) worship at 10:45 AM.

April 18 Maundy Thursday worship at 7:00 PM.

April 19 — Good Friday worship at 7:00 PM.                            

April 20 — Easter Vigil being planned. More details coming.

April 21 — Resurrection of Our Lord (Easter Sunday) at 10:45 AM