Announcements for 3/3/19

MARCH 13th is the deadline for signing up for YOUNG LIFE’S annual fundraising dinner at Classics V, scheduled for March 28th at 6:00 PM.  If you are interested in attending, please sign up on the glass case.  This is a free dinner showcasing the work of Young Life.  There is an opportunity to donate during the dinner if you wish to support this organization.  Dick Crawford would be happy to answer any questions you have about Young Life or the fundraising dinner.

MARCH SPECIAL MISSION ENVELOPES will support our annual Penny War.  This year we are supporting FogQuest, a charity working in third world countries to provide clean water to remote rural areas.  This group builds special nets which condense the water droplets found in fog.  Each net produces 50 or more gallons of water each day.  FogQuest is an all volunteer organization.  Donations they receive are used to pay for the nets, and for travel expenses of their volunteer leaders.  If you would like to help us raise money for FogQuest, please place your special mission envelope in the offering plates during the month of March.

SOCIAL MINISTRIES will meet after worship today.  A light lunch will be served, and new members are always welcome!

MAGDALENE:  Specific dates and times are now available for those wishing to help serve a meal at Magdalene.  If you wish to participate, you will need to sign up on the NEW LIST available on the glass case for the specific date(s) you are willing to help.  If you have questions, please speak to John Loss.

THANK YOU to those who participated so generously in our toilet tissue project for Heart, Love, and Soul.  Your gifts, along with a grant from Thrivent, will enable us to deliver 792 rolls of tissue to help our neighbors in need.  This is a very appreciated item, and many will be helped over the coming weeks.

LET’S DO LUNCH:  As announced in the February/March edition of The Gleanings, Pastor would like to sit down with you, for one hour over a meal, to get to know you better.  Please fill out a “Let’s Do Lunch” card found on the glass display case and return to the office.

Order forms for EASTER FLOWERS can be found on the glass display case.  Orders are due no later than Sunday, April 7th.

Last Saturday’s AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE was a huge success.  They received a total of 24 donations which will go on to help save up to 72 lives.  This was the most productive drive since 2016!

Mark your calendars for Sunday, March 10th at 1:30 PM for the first ever TASTE OF PIONEER at 9324 Lake Shore Road, Angola, NY  14006.  Bring your favorite dish, to be entered in a fun & friendly competition or skip the cooking and just enjoy some delicious dishes.  All opinions matter and your vote counts towards crowing the winner of the Taste of Pioneer.  Tickets for tasting dishes will be available at the door.  10 tickets for $5.  All ages welcome.

Please plan to join us on Sunday, March 17th at 5:00 PM as Lyle Heggemeier with NATURAL CHURCH DEVELOPMENT will be presenting results of our church development survey.  This is an important first step of the Natural Church Development process.

Today we celebrate with Daniel and Melissa Tighe the BAPTISM of their son, Daniel Grayson Tighe.  Daniel’s baptismal sponsors are Ryan Tighe, Pat Tighe and Lauren Billotti.    

FLOWERS on the altar this morning are in loving memory of Fred Hanley, who passed away 25 years ago, by the Hanley, Chrestler and Tighe Family.

Think Spring . . . think FLEA MARKET & BAKE SALE.  The Grace Ladies will be hosting this event on Saturday, May 4th.  Over the next few months please set aside any gently used articles you are willing to donate to the Grace Ladies for this large fundraising event (no clothing please).

Lent & Easter Worship Schedule

Date Time Service
Wednesday, March 6th 6:30 PM Ash Wednesday Service (HC)
Sunday, March 10th 10:30 AM Worship Service
Wednesday, March 13th 5:30 PM
6:30 PM
Simple Supper
Worship Service
Sunday, March 17th 10:30 AM Worship Service (HC)
Wednesday, March 20th 5:30 PM
6:30 PM
Simple Supper
Worship Service
Sunday, March 24th 10:30 AM Worship Service
Wednesday, March 27th 5:30 PM
6:30 PM
Simple Supper
Worship Service
Sunday, March 31st 10:30 AM Worship Service (HC)
Wednesday, April 3rd 5:30 PM
6:30 PM
Simple Supper
Worship Service
Sunday, April 7th 10:30 AM Worship Service (HC)
Wednesday, April 10th 5:30 PM
6:30PM
Simple Supper
Worship Service
HOLY WEEK
Sunday, April 14th 10:30 AM Palm Sunday Service
Thursday, April 18th 6:30 PM Maundy Thursday Service
Friday, April 19th 12:00 PM
7:00 PM
Service of Prayer & Mediation
Tenebrae Service
EASTER
Sunday, April 21st 7:00 AM
8:00 AM
10:30 AM
Easter Sunrise Service
Fellowship Breakfast
Jubilee Service (HC)