Our theme for the 2019 Wednesday Lenten services:
ONE Bread. One Body. A shopping bag to help us remember
To help us live into the 2019 Southeastern Iowa Synod theme – ONE Bread. ONEBody – every congregation is being provided with a blue, reusable shopping bag. It is a visible sign of our partnership. Please fill it with items that represent an existing or brand new ministry of your congregation.
If you support a local food pantry, fill it with food. If a local shelter depends on your community of faith for dry goods like diapers or toiletries, put those sorts of things in the bag.
Please display the filled bag so that members and visitors can be reminded of things happening in the name of Jesus. And then bring the filled bag to the Southeastern Iowa Synod Assembly (May 10-11) where it, together with your ministry and our partnership, will be blessed in worship.
Think about initiating the display with the beginning of Lent. And take advantage of synod Lenten worship and faith formation resources (seiasynod.org/lent) that will support and “open up” the ONE Bread. ONE Body. theme highlighting our partnership in Christ.
Finally, share your ministry stories on Facebook and/or Twitter (#SEIAbag), featuring pictures that include the blue bag that you’ve received. And if you catch a glimpse of Bishop Burk when he is traveling with “bag in hand,” post a picture of that too.
THE WOMEN'S LUNCHEON
This year we will be having a Women's Spring Brunch instead of a Luncheon. This will be Saturday May 4th 2019 from 10am-12pm. If you would like to host a table the sign up sheet will be on the table in the narthex. If you are thinking about signing up for a table, but you aren't sure what it all takes to host a table or have any question, there will be an information on the table in the narthex or please see Tammy Frame or Deanna Freese-Miller.
2019 Graduates Recognition
Calling 2019 High School and College Graduates! We would like to celebrate your hard work by honoring you during fellowship on Sunday, May 5th, 2019. The event is sponsored by the GIGGLES Women's Bible Study group.
SAVE THE DATE....EWALU Day Camp & VBS
June 24 - 28, 2019
Trinity Lutheran Church in Walford, Iowa is having his EWALU Day Camp & VBS. Mark your calendars for this fun-filled out-reach program. More details to follow. The camp is for kids entering First through 5th grade. VBS runs con-currently in the mornings for ages 3-5. Volunteers are needed. Please contact Tammy Frame with any questions.