Several important announcements….
The Consistory Nominating Committee is beginning the work of identifying new elders and deacons. The committee members are: Ethel Ritch, Carole Wells, Dulce Crowther , Julie Hansen-Hodge, Harold Jenkins, and the pastor. If you feel they should consider someone –please suggest that name to one of them.
The consistory would like to establish a Long Range Planning Committee. If you would like to be part of that committee please raise your hand or talk to the pastor.
Palm Sunday Volunteer Decorator Needed:
In previous years Dick Smith has decorated our church for Palm Sunday. This year he has to pass this opportunity to someone else. Please talk to the pastor or Dick Smith if you can handle this opportunity.
Also, we need a volunteer to teach the Middle Sunday School on Mar 21 and 27. Please talk to the pastor if you are willing to do this.
I have just received this prayer request from World Vision, and organization that many of us support.
It is with a sad heart that I write to you about a terrible loss to the World Vision family. Six staff members were killed in a brutal and senseless attack on our offices in the Mansehra District of Pakistan. Additionally, eight employees are hospitalized with injuries after the unprovoked assault by gunmen. Four of the staff have been released from the hospital.
World Vision has temporarily suspended our operations in Pakistan, but we remain committed to helping children, families, and communities in this country.
As World Vision mourns our colleagues we ask you to join us in praying for the families of our staff members and the people they serve in Pakistan, including those who respond to kindness with violence.
President, World Vision
Rick Stearns, President