May 8, 2022
Pastor - Chuck Wahlstrom
"A Mother to Me, Too"
JESUS IS OUR LIFESAVER!
During Children’s Church this week, the kids will play Lifesaver Tag as a forerunner to our lesson anchored in John 3:16-17. Children will learn that we are separated from God by our sin and that we need a lifesaver. They will read from the Gospel of John that the Father sent Jesus to be our lifesaver. I’m so excited to share the Gospel message to our children using the salvation bracelet! Each knot they make and each colored bead they string teaches the way of salvation. In the end, each one will be asked if they want to grab onto the lifesaver? They will be encouraged to share the salvation story with family and friends. Pray for them… Pray for us!
HUNGER TAKES NO BREAKS The number of people in our area who need help to get adequate nutrition is constantly growing. El Caldito is part of the solution, and we have expanded our services to try to keep up with the increasing need. Since 1984, El Caldito has grown from serving small meals to just a few people, to serving fully prepared, balanced meals to hundreds of people every day of the week. Almost every bit of the work we do is done by volunteers, and a great deal of the food we serve is donated or provided to us at low cost.
Let’s shatter the stigma of menstruation Days for Girls advances menstrual equity, health, dignity and opportunity for all. We transform periods into pathways.
Gather facilitates annual Covenant connections through the 135th Covenant Annual Meeting, Ministerium Annual Meeting and Vocation Development, and the Ordination Service. Together we will continue to fulfill the mission of the Covenant through this important time of communal discernment. Contact Susan Grandle for more information.
Feed Jesus- Is in need of towels, Twin bed sheets, blankets, diapers, baby wipes, clothes and sandwich items! Bread, condiments, meats, etc. Bring in nonperishable items, and toiletries. They are NOT accepting old prescription bottles or used food containers, even if cleaned. All donations will be donated to the Gospel Rescue Mission. You are able to bring your items between 9AM- 1PM Monday- Friday to place in the box near the doors. If you feel comfortable you can also leave the items outside the Church doors at any time.
Greetings SSCC Friends and Members!
Your Leadership Team would like to let you all know what we have been up to lately. In not-so-fun but very important tasks, we have been reviewing the church’s by-laws and establishing formal procedures and policies for facility use requests, weddings and funerals, pastoral care, announcements, membership classes, and more. As the church grows, having all of this in order and clearly spelled out will be very important.
We have also been working on reviewing our current ministry teams, figuring out what changes are needed to support our Glorify, Grow, Go mission. Our current ministry teams are: Building & Grounds & Stewardship, Audio-Visual, Mutual Ministry, Sanctuary Decor, Children’s Church, Prayer Ministries, and Celebrate Recovery. We are also in the process of working with two ministry teams, Hospitality and Hope & Care, to clarify their missional objectives and split each of them into two distinct teams, each of which would have a more focused mission. Currently both teams have such a broad scope that it has become overwhelming for the team members and hard to find new members willing to take on so much at once. We have realized we also need a Social Media Team and are working on plans for that. Look for more information and ways you can get involved in these important missions of our church in upcoming days!
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