We are joining ELCA World Hunger effort by encouraging the children to donate a buck to buy a chick. It provides a family in need with eggs to eat and sell on the market. With this we can help a family escape hunger for good. If the children donate a buck, they can color a buck-a-chick poster and display it in the fellowship hall. We will be collecting donations the 1st 2 weeks of April so that we can have our posters up on Palm Sunday (Lenten Fair).
The children will be putting on a Lenten Fair display on Palm Sunday (April 17th). The children have been making Easter crafts in their classroom and these crafts will be displayed in the fellowship hall on Palm Sunday. Your children will spend the first 15-20 minutes of Sunday School that day showing them to you and the congregation. It gives the children a chance to get excited about and show what they’ve been learning. It also helps us all focus on Holy Week and Easter.
Our Lenten worship services are being held Thursday evenings at 6:30. We are focusing on the Prayers of St. Paul in various letters. Join us tonight as we will take a look at Ephesians.
It may take some getting used to our new day and time for mid-week Lenten services, but those who attended last week would say that it was definately worth making note of.
We meet on Thursday evening at 6:30p.m.
This evening we will take a look at what Second Thessalonians has to say about our calling. Should be interesting!
We gather this evening at 6:30 for our Lenten Worship as we take a look at the book of First Thessalonians. Please join us!
Just a word about our offering tonight. Half of the offering recieved in the special Lenten worship envelopes will go to support “Feed My Starving Children”.
This is what our focus will be in the upcoming Thursday night Lenten Services:
March 24 Second Thessalonians
March 31 Ephesians
April 7 Colossians
April 14 Philippians
There will be no choirs, classes or supper tomorrow night, March 9th, at Trondhjem. Instead, join us for our Ash Wednesday worship at 7:00 p.m.!
Part of that worship will the Imposition of Ashes.
The seasons of the church year reflect differing thoughts and moods, as does life itself: jubilant triumph, deep sorrow, quiet joy, eager expectation, and even normal, ordinary life and growth. Ash Wednesday is the beginning of the season of Lent: a time of contemplation—not morbid contemplation, but rather contemplation that prepares us better to anticipate the joy of Easter. Ashes have long been a sign of sorrow for millennia, and there are numerous biblical examples of people covering themselves with ashes. Abraham in prayer said to God, “I am nothing but dust and ashes” (Genesis 18:27), and God declared, “dust you are and to dust you will return” (Genesis 3:19).