Third Sunday in Lent
Divine Service-Setting One
Streaming of the service begins at 10:15 AM
We gather for the Divine Service Sunday,
March 3, 2024, at 10:30 AM with Holy Communion
DEACON Meeting : directly following divine services this Sunday, March 3.
Memorial Garden Engraved Pavers - Please contact Tom Fuesler by April 15 if you are interested in purchasing an engraved paver stone for the Memorial Garden. We have now replaced all existing pavers and added some new ones. If you haven't gone down to the Memorial Garden lately, go take a look. I think you will agree that the pavers look very nice. Our pavers are 6" x 9" and they can be engraved with up to 4 lines of text with 17 spaces in each line. The cost is $59 each. The lead time is quite long, so we can't expect them quickly. Again, please contact Tom Fuesler (email@example.com, 484-840-9283) by April 15 if you are interested in purchasing an engraved paver stone.
Lillies- Fifteen lilies have been ordered to adorn the altar at Easter and will be available for purchase on a first come-first served basis. There is a signup sheet in the Narthex. Each plant is $10. and may be taken home after the Easter morning service. Checks/payment to Concordia Lutheran Church should be marked Easter Lilly payment.
Congregational Meeting - MARCH 17 immediately after divine service. Plan to attend!
Snacks with coffee - Thanks to all those who signed up to bring snacks:
March 3 - Kathy Curtis & Lilly Derrickson
March 10 - Rosemary Stormer & Sharon Weaver
March 17 - Kathee Butler & Sharon Cornell
March 24 - Terri Borkland & ??
Call Lilly Derrickson with questions 302-220-0258
Offering Envelopes - for those interested have been prepared and are available for pick up in the narthex. They are green bundles, not the former large boxes. More available upon request.
Ministry of Caring - is sponsoring a raffle, raising money in order to 'renovate several of our facilities including some in non-stop use the 70's. Raffle tickets are $100 each.
March 10 - Fellowship and entertainment: by the Aldersgate Youth Players who present THE LION KING; an hour long program beginning at 2PM. Admission is free but donations are welcome. Suitable for all ages.
Cold & Flu Season - Just a reminder that masks are available if you need one. The service can be heard in the library if you wish to isolate. Any who need to ProTect themselves should also feel free to Mask up/ isolate or sit in the library.
Altar Flowers - Altar flowers today are placed by Sandra Michel remembering her son, John.
If you wish to celebrate/ remember a special someone(s) with altar flowers, please sign up on the Flower Chart in hallway outside Library. Each bouquet is $20; please write “flowers” on your payment/check.
SUNDAY - Choir Rehearsal: 8:15 AM; Sunday School, Adult Bible Study & Handbells: 9:15 AM; Divine Service: 10:30 AM.
Tuesday - Bible Study continues to study Ezekiel at 9:15 a.m. in the Mueller Room at church.
Wednesday - Handmade Prayers (Prayer Shawl Ministry) meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 10 AM in Mueller Library.
Thursday - Men's Bible Breakfast (MBB) meets on Thursday via Webex at 8:00 AM. to study the Lectionary readings for the upcoming Sunday. For more information email Dan Good.
SATURDAY MORNING FELLOWSHIP - This ad hoc group is open to all–Concordians, neighbors, friends. Informal beverage drinking and snacking (if anyone brings a snack) and chit chat. Its fun to get to know our brothers and sisters informally in our free time. Doors open at 9AM & usually close around 11. Bring your coffee/ tea/ milkshake/smoothie.
WE PRAY: Draw us in the Spirit's tether, for when humbly in your Name two or three are met together, you are in the midst of them. As disciples used to gather in the name of Christ to sup, then with thanks to God the giver break the bread and bless the cup, so now bind our friendship up.
WE Continue to PRAY for those among us who still struggle with injury recovery/ aging/ dealing chronic disease and cancer:
We pray for the those grieving the death of Vlad Ortega, especially Tom & Susan Crawford that they may know the 'peace that passes all understanding.'
Martin Luther: suggestion for morning prayer: First the name of the Triune God is spoken, and then the sign of the cross is made. Then the creed and the Lord’s prayer are spoken. Finally Luther suggests his little prayer may be said ’if you choose’.
Luther's Morning Prayer: “I thank you, my Heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have kept me this night from all harm and danger; and I pray that You would keep me this day also from sin and every evil, that all my doings and life may please You. For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things. Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me. Amen.”
Prayers for WORSHIP - are found inside the cover of each hymnal.
Lutheran Talk and Music App-You can listen to Lutheran talk and music 24/7, anytime, anywhere with the free Lutheran Public Radio app. You can download for your cell phone at the App Store, Google Play or at issuesetc.org, or go to their mobilized websites: issuesetc.org and lutheranpublicradio.org.
Sunday School-Age-appropriate classes meet throughout the building on Sunday Morning.
Sunday Adult Bible-Meets in the Mueller Room at 9:15. We are reading Matthew.
Weekday Bible Study-We meet on Tuesdays at 1:00 PM with Pastor Dave. We are reading Ezekiel.
Men's Breakfast Bible Study-The group meets on Thursday at 8:00 A.M. to study the readings from the lectionary for the coming Sunday. For more information contact Dan Good.
On Tuesday, February 27th, Concordia Lutheran Church and Preschool had the privilege again of serving 168 hungry men, women and children of Wilmington at the Emmanuel Dining Room.
Your continuous blessing of sharing monthly your time, talents and treasures in providing the casseroles and brownies and serving does not go unnoticed. The sign on the wall next to the kitchen notifies those dining just who has prepared their noon time meal that day.
Hebrews 6:10 reads, “God will not forget how hard you have worked for Him and how you have shown your love to Him by caring for others, as you still do.” (NLT)
Thanks again to all the cooks and bakers and this month’s Dining Room servers-Sharon Cornell and Trudy Fletcher.
George and Dale
We need volunteers! to help us prepare and serve the meals on the 27th of every month. Some of your employers may allow time from your work for community service. EDR is a wonderful opportunity to give 3-4 hours of service. Please consider it. May God bless, Dale and George. Help feed the hungry by making a casserole or brownies for EDR! Recipe (Click).
Orphan Grain Train meets every Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
We work at the warehouse next to the Dansko outlet in West Grove: 8 Federal Rd, West Grove, PA, 19390. Read all about OGT on the bulletin board by the library, or visit our webpage for hours of operation, the latest updates, and to review the full list of materials our recipients need most. If you have questions, please contact Tom Fuesler or Carla Niesen. Donated items may be placed in the closet in All Saints' Hall (to the right as you enter the room).
OGT NEWS FLASH-Go to the SERVICE tab at the top and click on Orphan Grain Train. Hard to imagine how exciting it is for those who receive our 'throw aways / I don't need this anymore' possessions. We are so blessed.
Meals on Wheels - Serving our community meals during the last full week of each month (March 25-30, 2024). The time commitment is usually 1 1/2 hrs. (11:00 AM - 12:30 PM). Please contact Susan Fuesler or email the office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Meals are picked up at Silverside Church with directions for delivery route. Please consider volunteering; you will bless others and be greatly blessed as well!
Handmade Prayers - Next meeting March 13, 2024 in the Mueller Library. This is a working meeting so bring your yarn projects! We welcome anyone that is interested in crocheting or knitting to join us. If you know someone that is in need of a gift from us, please let us know. For more details, contact Lynn Good.
Online Giving is Available – Click HERE. Let us thank Jesus that He continues to provide for us! Offerings can be set up through your bank or your credit card. Questions related to financial giving can be addressed to email@example.com. Please help the counters: by writing your name or sticking a name/ address label to your envelope.