Church news this week 2/14

THIS SUNDAY, February 17 – The theme this week will be “Worship God for His Unshakeable, Persevering Love”. Pastor Tim will be preaching in the morning service, and in the evening service, we will worship the Lord in singing, sharing testimonies, and observing the ordinance of baptism.

Pastor Neal and Betty Stockeland begin their ministry with us this week! There is a sign-up sheet in the foyer with dates available to host the Stockelands in your home. If you would like to have a one-on-one time with them, please check the sheet for dates that may work for you.

Men’s Retreat “Courageous” – honor begins at home – this coming Friday/Saturday, February 22-23 – Men will gather for another memorable retreat that includes recreation , great food and challenges to live a courageous life at home. Please contact Jason Ehresman about the details and plan to attend. Sign-up sheet and registration information is at the welcome center.

The youth group needs your help! We are collecting baby blankets (gently used or new) to donate to the Romkey Park Community Shelter and/or other area shelters. Our plan is to attach a Brookdale label and deliver them with the message of Christ. Please drop the blankets off in the bin located by the Welcome Center. We would like to thank you in advance for your participation in this ministry endeavor.

Shower – Monday, February 18th – All ladies are invited to a shower for Annie Paxton, newly adopted daughter of Shelley & Zach. The shower will be held in the Fireside Room at 7 pm. Information on registry is at the Welcome Center. See Jess Rivers if you have further questions.

Young At Heart – will be having a lasagna luncheon, Sat. March 2, noon. Please join us! Sign up at the Welcome Center. Questions please talk to Sheri Ugelstad.

Ladies Bible Studies – The Joy of Fearing God by Jerry Bridges, lead by Stephanie Lien, meet on Thursday mornings at 9:30 am at church; Won by One, by Melvin T. Lacock, meet at 6:30 pm, Tues. evenings at the home of Gloria Sperry, Mercy Triumphs, a study through James by Beth Moore will begin Thursday, February 7th at 10 am at Cathi Friesen’s home. Please sign up or contact Cathi Friesen if you would like to join one of these studies.

Bookstore Sale – Please check out the bookstore and purchase some books, CD’s or music at a discounted price.

Bible Reading Guides – Year long Bible reading guides are available at the welcome center. The new ‘Our Daily Bread’ devotion books are now available.

Opportunities to Equip us for Christ Centered Counseling – Biblical Counseling Training Conference opportunities available closer to home in Minneapolis at Bethlehem Baptist Church for training over three weekends: Mar. 15-16; Apr. 19-20; May 17-18, 2013. There are brochures for these seminars on the wall behind the Welcome Center.