LCOS members & OSLS parents:
OSLS and the LCOS after school program will take over the LCOS annual yard sale on MARCH 22nd.
All funds raised will go towards the a new playground for the preschool, after school, and the growing number of children at LCOS!
Start your spring cleaning today! We will take donations the week of March 17th-21st.
Thank you for your continuing support of OSLS, LCOS after school program, and the youngest members of LCOS!
Please call the school at 268-4714 for any questions
Link to a video produced by our Day School :
We welcome into the Lord’s family through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism:
Michael Christopher Coker
Emily Elizabeth Coker
Karla-Grace Kathleen Coker
The gift of the Holy Spirit, entrance into the family of God,
and eternal life are God’s gifts to these children and all the baptized.
Our chancel flowers and our missionaries are donated to the Glory of God and in memory of their parents Ralph and Edith Nearhoof and Neil and Helen Bratton by Gene and Jean Bratton.
Attendance 02/23/14: 8:30-28; 9:15-21; 11:00-69
General Fund $3,778,00 Facilities Support $244.00 God’s Pantry $72.00
Thanks to those serving this week: Hospitality Team—8:30 Tom & Sandy Wise, 11:00 Perry & Denise McKain, Paul Anderson, Eric Pilkenton, Mary Johnson; Lay Assistant — 8:30 Ken Heckel, 11:00 Harry Moose; Acolyte – 11:00 Emma Street; Counters – Elaine Bruce, Laurette Saffy
THIS WEEK AT LCOS TODAY - 8:30 Holy Communion, 9:15 Emergent Worship, 10:00 SCS, 11:00 Holy Communion, 12:00 Dinner meeting with young families, 12:00 Fellowship Board meeting; MON – 6:00 SMART meeting, 7:30 Jubilate Handbells; TUES – 6:00 Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner; ASH WEDNESDAY – NO KAIROS BIBLE STUDAY, 12:00 Holy Communion with Imposition of Ashes followed by luncheon, 6:30 Holy Communion with Imposition of Ashes; THURS – 10:00 Prayer Shawl Ministry, 7:00 Basket Guild, 7:00 CKCC/library; FRI - PE in FH; SAT – 4:00 Praise Band Practice, SPRING CLOCKS AHEAD ONE HOUR; SUN, March 9, FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT – 8:30 Worship, 9:15 Emergent Worship, 10:00 SCS, 11:00 Worship, 12:30 Council Meeting, 3:00 Holy Communion
This week, we remembered in our prayers: Will Anderson, Adam Cerniglia, Brandon Field, and Kevin McKeen serving in the military, Ellen Ahlers, Michael Cummings, George Finkelstein, John Kingsbury, Bob Moser, Shelton Rimer, Nancy Riskevics and Doris Wooldridge who are coping with illness and our friends David Ashworth, Michael Cooper, Elizabeth Christian, Gerry Dilworth, Ann Street, Pat & Judy Kenney, Bill & Judy Jordan, Matt Thomas, and Bradley Cade & family. We pray that God’s comfort and healing be upon our members, friends, and all caregivers.
We offer our prayers to Lorena Maia Cerniglia’s family at the death of her brother. May Lorena and all who mourn find comfort in the power and the promise of the resurrection.
2013 giving statements are in the narthex. Pick yours up today. Many thanks to financial secretary Connie Gawne for her work in this position.
YOUNGER (UNDER 35) MEMBERS of the congregation are invited to a luncheon TODAY following the 11:00 worship service. Young families are encouraged to attend! We hope young members without kids will come too! We want to get your ideas on what your needs are from LCOS! Come and be heard!
PANCAKE SUPPER TUESDAY NIGHT! Come celebrate Shrove Tuesday with us. Fun begins at 6 p.m.
LENTEN WORSHIP SCHEDULE
Ash Wednesday, March 5 – Holy Communion and distribution of ashes
12:00 noon and 6:30 p.m.
Lunch will be served following the noon service.
Midweek Lenten Worship – Wednesdays at 6:15 followed by Lenten meal
Served at 7 p.m. BEGINNING MARCH 12TH
Lenten meals are planned and we hope you will attend! We need help with these meals – cooking, set-up and especially clean-up following each evening.
WE NEED MISSIONARY SPONSORS!!! Just $25 helps our missionaries spread the Gospel throughout the world. Sign up today on the calendar in the narthex.
WHERE HAVE ALL THE SOPRANOS GONE?? Our wonderful senior choir always welcomes new members but there is a great need for sopranos right now!! Come give it a try. Practice is on Wednesday evenings at 7:30. Free robe provided!!!
It’s that time of year again! LCOS is getting ready for the Reedy River Duck Derby! Duck sales information will be available soon.
“You’re Only Old Once” (Pastor Mark’s autobiography) written by Dr. Seuss is in the narthex of the church. You are invited to sign the book – sign anywhere in the body of the book too as the cover pages are full!
Don’t forget to SPRING FORWARD Saturday night. Daylight Savings time begins again March 9th .
ANNUAL MEETING OF THE CONGREGATION
SUNDAY, MARCH 30, 2014
FOLLOWING THE 11:00 WORSHIP SERVICE
We will elect a nominating committee and approve the 2013 annual report.
Don’t miss this important meeting!
Dates for the trips to
Café and Then Some and Harrah’s Cherokee Resort
Café and Then Some will be Friday, April 11th. The restaurant opens at 6:30 – the show begins at 8:15.
The church bus will travel to Harrah’s Cherokee Casino on Monday, April 21st. Check the Golden Group bulletin board for details. ALL are invited!
The office microwave had died after ‘only’ 30 + years of faithful service. Many thanks to Janet Olsen for finding us a new machine. Start looking now for at this rate, we will need a new one in the year 2044!
too deep for words – devotions for Lent 2014 will be available for you on Ash Wednesday and the 1st Sunday in Lent. Be sure to pick up your copy of this little book which includes a Bible verse and thoughts to ponder for each day in your Lenten journey.
When It All Comes Together
New parents sometimes speak with wonder about what it was like to look at their child for the first time: that moment when they first held their newborn or saw their adopted child and had the sudden realization that in the face looking back at them was their destiny, and that from that moment on, their lives were going to be linked forever. The same might be said about the moment you first realize that the person sitting across the table from you is the person you want to spend the rest of your life with, or the day you show up at work and it doesn't feel like work anymore because your passion and your vocation have become one.
It's hard to find words to describe such a moment: when your past, present, and future come into focus in the face of someone or something that says to your heart, "This is it. This is what it's all about. This is where I'm supposed to be."
The transfiguration of Jesus is like that. It's the culmination of the time after Epiphany, as story after story, sign after sign, coalesce into a single image of who God is for us: the one revealed in the face of Jesus Christ. When we are in Christ's presence, we experience God's compassion, God's healing, God's forgiveness, and God's radical welcome. Through word and water, bread and wine, God's future breaks into our present and redeems our past. As members of his body, we become reflections of his face to the world.
In just a few days we will begin the journey of Lent. We will leave the mountaintop for the valley. But we will carry the brightness of this day with us. We will hold tightly to the promise of Jesus' baptism and our own: that we are God's beloved. Not even death can disfigure a face that's been transfigured.
The Staff :
Senior Pastor: The Reverend Mark A. Cerniglia firstname.lastname@example.org
Pastor Emeritus: The Reverend Gary L. Safrit
Council Chairperson: Clint Eastham
Director of Music: Robert Chesebro
Organist : Rahab Hackett
Asst. Music Director: Anne Marie Cummings
Jubilate Handbell Director: Donna Kinsler
Children's Choir Director: Anne Marie Cummings
Nursery Attendant: Terri Vanselow
Secretary: Karen Fivecoat email@example.com