First English Lutheran
This Week--Upcoming Events & Ongoing Ministries
Lenten Meals-Start this Week!
Contact Mrs. Brown to purchase tickets.
Wednesday Worship during Lent
Make time in your week to worship at 1pm or 7pm on Wednesdays.
Ash Wednesday-March 6th
A Desert of Your Own--take home project this Lent
*One font per household, please. If you must miss a Wednesday, see Mrs. Brown to pick up the item you missed.
During the Season of Lent a number of changes are made to our worship service and our to our sanctuary. The paraments change, we stop singing "Alleluia"; and this year, our Baptismal Font becomes an arid landscape. When you worship in the coming weeks there will be a small handout to help further explain the deserted font. Here is a small bit of information to help us begin our Lenten devotion and focus.
Why The Deserted Font?
Physical symbols are powerful. We could talk about our thirst until all our mouths are dry, and still not feel the need. A physical symbol helps us get out of our minds, and feel an effect in our souls.
Shouldn’t there always be water in the font to show God’s never-ending providence?
The deserted font is startling. You are right that Jesus is always present. We have the water that lasts, even gushing up to eternal life. But, the deserted font reminds us that we still have a need for Jesus, and always will. And it is a defiant statement that even in the desert we will survive because our water is eternal. The challenge of faith is to find Jesus even in scarcity. The deserted font is testimony that especially in poverty, wretchedness and trial Jesus is present. It is a symbol of hope in God’s steadfast love when it seems absent or unlikely. It is a symbol of trust and expectation. It is a symbol of our endurance in the face of adversity because God strengthens us.
Food Bank Help on Saturday--March 9
Thank you for joining us as we serve together!
FELC Plant Sale to Benefit Youth Ministry
Please pick up information on Sunday and get your orders in! Proceeds benefit the youth programs of FELC.
Work Day with Parish Education
Retirees Lunch on March 26th
Adult Fellowship on April 12th--Sign Up Now!
Draper Glass Demonstration and Dinner
Friday, April 12th at 6pm. Join other FELC adults and learn more about glass blowing at Draper Glass. The demonstration is $12. Please sign up as soon as possible so we can make a deposit on our event. Following the hour long demonstration, we will grab dinner at One World. Sign up on the bulletin board in Luther Hall or on the Facebook Event page.
Keep In Touch with FELC
Items for the monthly calendar or the weekly Buzz may be sent to Lois Neptun in the main office. firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for both publications is Wednesday by 11:30am.