February 15, 2018
Lenten Book Study
Rev. Loar has invited folks to join him in a reading and discussion for Lent of the book "Forgiveness, the Passionate Journey: Nine Steps to Forgiving Through Jesus' Beatitudes." It is written by Flora Slosson Wuellner who is a United Church of Christ minister, but has written and spoken to scores of peoples around the themes of prayer, healing and spiritual life. The book costs $8.00. It is not a long book and most chapters provide questions for reflection. We will meet for discussion for 1/2 hour each Sunday after we get refreshments from the Fellowship Hour. If you simply want to order the book and read through on your own, that is fine. Let David Loar know if you would like a copy of the book.
Pastoral Search Committee Update
The organizational meeting of the pastoral search committee
was held Monday, January 29.
Members of this committee were confirmed as Barb Inderlied, Chris Schmid,
Lynn Felberg, Mariah Moore, Paul Hederstrom, Roz Kvet, Steve Wick,
Ward Lawrence, and Ginger Hannon.
Immediately following the PCC Retreat, the committee will meet biweekly for the first couple months
in order to create a schedule of the steps that need to be taken
and begin the work to accomplish them. The frequency may change thereafter.
We will be working closely with representatives from both the DOC
and UCC during the process of the search and seeking input and
comments from the entire PCC congregation.
Updates will be provided to the congregation in the weekly e-letter
and monthly Visitor concerning the committee’s progress.
Movie night returns in March! The date will be announced soon.
Blessings, Vickie Craig
We are in the process of making 1000 new Peace Cranes. If you would like to help please join us at 7:00 PM on Thursday evenings.
DID YOU KNOW…
Prayer requests may be submitted by calling the office or by completing a prayer request form which is found in the pews. Prayer requests completed on the forms in the pews are collected by a deacon during the children’s sermon and delivered to the pastor’s lectern. In addition, a prayer request may be rendered verbally in conjunction with the Pastoral Prayer during the worship service.
Various women in the church knit or crochet shawls. These are kept at the church. When we learn that there is an individual or the individual’s family member or close friend who is ill or struggling, members of the congregation gather to pray over and bless the shawl. The shawl is then presented to the individual as evidence of our care, concern, prayers, support, and encouragement. For more information, or if you would like to request a prayer shawl for someone, contact any Elder.