Weekend Update – March 14, 2019

SUNDAY, MARCH 17TH – Join us at 9:00, 9:45 & 11:00 as we celebrate the Second Sunday in Lent. Dr. Jay Parkins will be preaching on “Frontier Citizenship” – Acts 16:9- 15.

OPEN HOUSE AND YOU’RE ALL INVITED - Kate, Mason, and Paxton Schramm are planning a visit to West Virginia in March. They are excited to be back in Christ Church for the day. Kate and Mason were such a blessing to our congregation before they moved to South Dakota in January 2017. To allow those who want to chat with them while they are in town, there will be an Open House on March 17, 2019 from 4 until 7 pm in the Fellowship Hall. This is just an informal gathering with time to sit and chat, and to meet Paxton who was born in November 2018. If you would like to donate light refreshments (appetizer, veggie tray, fruit tray, or dessert) for the Open House, please contact either Lori Ray: lorirayabc@aol.com or Joan Rodberg: jarodberg1@aol.com

LABYRINTH NEWS – During Lent the Labyrinth will be available for prayer and meditation from 8am to 5pm Monday-Thursday and 8am to Noon on Fridays.

NEW! PRAYER SHAWL CLASS - Linda Meszaros is leading a crochet class on making a simple prayer shawl. This class will meet on Mondays in March at 10am in the Potter Room. Everyone is invited to attend.

LENTEN STUDIES - The season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday March 6. This year we will be offering several studies to assist you in the Lenten journey. Beginning Ash Wednesday, the Adam Hamilton study Simon Peter: Flawed But Faithful Disciple will be offered at Edgewood Summit at 11:00 a.m. Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. the FaithWeavers class (Room 153) will be studying Adam Hamilton’s Creed: What Christians Believe and Why. Our 9:45 Adult Sunday School classes will be offering different studies. Canaan Class (Room 222)will be studying Seven Realities of Experiencing God

Pathfinders Class (Room 200) will be studying Creed: What Christians

Believe and Why Benson-Epps Class (Room 228) will be offering a new study yet to be determined.

A Wednesday morning study on the Psalms of Ascent will meet at 10:00 a.m. in the Wolfe-Omega.

In addition, we have materials for the six-week study Seeds of Hope published by the West Virginia Annual conference. Contact Lisa at the church office to get this study. Please join in any of these studies to grow in your Discipleship as we journey to the cross this Lenten season.

CONFIRMATION RECOGNITION SERVICE - SUNDAY, MAY 5TH THERE WILL ONLY BE ONE WORSHIP SERVICE ON THIS DAY @ 11:00AM

2019/2020 THE GROWING PLACE PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION – will begin on Monday, April 1, 2019. For more information contact Cindy Cash at 304-342-0192 ext. 220

ASSISTANCE MINISTRY NEEDS – Toilet Paper, lots and lots of toilet paper! Donations can be dropped off to Lisa in the church office.

C.R.O.S.S. MINISTRY NEEDS - Next week a group from Ohio will be here working with our C.R.O.S.S. Ministry. They have asked for us to provide them with dinner for 4 nights. We are looking for “Betty Crockers” and “Pillsbury Dough Boys” who would be willing to donate any of the following: Homemade desserts, veggie trays, fruit salad, Italian meatballs, good bread for pasta night, hot dog buns and coleslaw. Members of the Food Committee are going to help prepare and serve the dinner. However, any help you can give would be appreciated! Please call the church office (304)342.0192 and leave word with Lisa (ext 202), OR, email Kathy Chaney @ mchainee@aol.com. Thank you for “serving as the hands of Christ” and helping with this request!

Kristine Bandojo