Encouraging Minute: Eggs
Tom’s Tablet, April 12, 2017
I’m sending the Tablet a day early this week for two reasons. The first is to encourage you, if you haven’t already done so, to “vote” for The Denver Street School (Hope Academy) to help them win a $64,000 grant. The Opus Group is a commercial real estate company with offices in 8 cities. Each local office chooses a local nonprofit to champion. The Denver Opus office has chosen Denver Street School!! The 8 nonprofits from all over the nation then compete with each other to see who can get the most people to vote for them online. The nonprofit that generates the most votes receives a $64,000 grant!! One vote per device- laptop, phone, desktop, your spouses’ devices, your friend’s phone, etc., etc.! Click HERE to vote! It will take you less than a minute! And remember, you can vote once on each of your devices. VOTING CLOSES THIS THURSDAY AT 2 PM MDT. Thanks for showing your support in this way!
And then, of course, I wanted to remind you of our Holy Week worship opportunities at Concordia. Our Maundy Thursday service at seven o’clock will focus our attention on the “new commandment” that Jesus gave his disciples and the “new meal” that he offered them. Communion on that special night will be “in the round” as we share with one another the Body and Blood of Christ. Our Good Friday worship this year will be held at both noon and 7 PM. These nearly identical services will include confession and forgiveness, a Good Friday message, the traditional Good Friday Bidding Prayer, and a responsive reading of the Passion according to St. Luke. If you’re coming for the noon service, you might want to invite a neighbor to join you, especially if he or she doesn’t care to get out in the evening. Our Easter celebration will include our regular services at 8:15 and 10:30 (with a special unique musical treat), our annual Easter breakfast at 9:15, and our kids’ Easter Egg Hunt at 10:00. Invite a friend to share this amazing Sunday with you!
Can you help us? We are still in need of a few more casseroles for the Easter breakfast and a few more folks to donate Easter lilies. You can sign up Thursday or Friday for providing casseroles and pick up the recipe in the welcome center (or call Rebekha, and she’ll take care of you). Those supplying Easter lilies are encouraged to pick them up following the second service on Sunday. If you wish to donate one, please let Rebekha know by early Thursday morning so she can get your name in the bulletin.
From Prime Timers: Our April meeting will be the 4th Saturday, April 22, to avoid a conflict with Easter breakfast preparations and the blood drive. Lunch will be catered by Liz Perry, one of our pre-school teachers, so we will all get a day off from schlepping food!! We will gather at noon for the fellowship we all enjoy as well as the delicious meal. I think you will enjoy our program…Mayor Adam Paul will talk to us about the neat things going on in our city, as well as his thoughts on what being mayor is like. Many of us have witnessed Adam growing up and appreciate the fine man he has become. Because our caterer will need a head count to do the food preparation, please sign up as soon as possible. The cost will be $10 per person.
The Tuesday morning Bible class resumes on April 18th, when we will conclude our study of Ephesians.
This is probably also a good time to remind you that we have an ongoing food collection for The Action Center. It’s my observation that one of the items of greatest need is breakfast cereal, though any non-perishables are greatly appreciated. Just drop them off in the large bin in the donations area in the entrance to the fellowship hall.