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February 9, 2020
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. —1 Peter 2:9 (NIV)
Dear heavenly Father, thank you for including me as one of your chosen people. I am unworthy of this great honor, but through your mercy, goodness, and love, I am now one of your special people brought out of the darkness of this world into your marvelous light. Come, Holy Spirit, and fill me with all your power and gifts so that my light may shine so bright that others may be drawn into this light also. Not just now in this time of prayer, but always —24/7—let it shine. In Jesus’ name may it shine. Amen.
Midweek Lenten Worship
The church season of Lent begins on Wednesday, February 26 with Ash Wednesday. Midweek Lenten worship services will be held on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm during the six weeks of Lent. Ash Wednesday will also include the celebration of the Lord’s Supper. The midweek services will reflect on “The Son of God Goes Forth to War.” Pastor Pufahl from Christ, Big Bend, and Pastor Rue from St. Paul’s, East Troy, will be preaching here as part of a rotation.
Midweek Fellowship Meals
Free fellowship dinners will be held each Wednesday before the midweek Lenten services. This is a great opportunity to get to know other members while not having to worry about making dinner. Senior Moments will be hosting a potluck on Wednesday, February 26. A sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board under “Ways to Get Involved.”
WinGS “Fast 15” Meeting
Women in God’s Service (WinGS) will meet following worship today, Sunday, February 9. All ladies of the congregation are welcome!
Looking for Volunteers for Outreach
We are looking for 4-6 members (male or female) to join an Outreach Committee. Primary duties would be brainstorming, planning, and evaluating outreach strategies and activities. A love for Jesus, his Word, and souls is necessary; training will be provided. If interested, please contact Tim Gauerke.
Christian Education Survey
Church Council continues to evaluate and improve our efforts to carry out our mission statement. God's Word commands all Christians to "grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus" (2 Peter 3:18). Living Water's Christian education efforts play a part in both of those. Therefore, we developed a survey to gather your feedback as it relates to our Christian education programs. Your answers to this survey will help us evaluate and plan our congregation's Christian education efforts. The survey should only take about 5-10 minutes of your time. This is the same survey that was emailed on January 31. Paper copies are available in the gathering space, (narthex) or can be accessed here. Thank you for your effort to assist our congregation to carry out our mission statement as it relates to Christian education!
Displaying Mission Statement
We are looking for a member who is artistically gifted to help display the new Mission Statement in the gathering area (narthex). We are looking for your insight in the best way to accomplish that. Please contact one of the council members if you are interested.
Versiti (formerly Blood Center of Wisconsin) will be hosting a blood drive at church on Thursday, March 5. If you would like to sign up to donate, you can do so at http://bit.ly/windlakemarch2020. Watch for ways that you can volunteer.
Save the Date
WinGS is looking forward to hosting our community rummage sale again this year! The dates are Friday, April 17—Saturday April 18. More information will be coming soon. For now, just hang on to those items you are willing to donate so all our shoppers have lots to choose from!
Please submit information for the March newsletter by Sunday, February 16.
AROUND THE WELS
Winter Wonderland Ball
Christ Lutheran School in Big Bend is hosting a Winter Wonderland Ball on Saturday, February 22 from 5:00-7:30 pm. More information about the event is on the bulletin board in the gathering space.