The Vine Newsletter
February 14th 2018
The Lenten Journey
There is a line toward the end of T.S. Eliot's poem," Ash Wednesday", that says "This is the time of tension between dying and birth, the place of solitude where three dreams cross."
In the infant years of the church, there was a long period of preparation that led up to one's baptism. It was a time observed through fasting, solitude, prayers, and reflection . The one who was about to be baptized, then, was living between dying and birth, between an end to the old self and a rebirth to new life as a child of God.
Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. We will move through Lent being 'Cross-examined, "arriving at Holy Week prepared for the Passion of our Lord.
In Lent, as each of us lives between the tension of dying and birth, we are led by Christ into new possibilities for ourselves, our families and our church. Indeed, it was Martin Luther who suggested that repentance was a continual crawling back to the font, the baptismal womb-of-our-faith. Our Lenten journey can be an occasion for renewal focused on our baptismal remembrance and centered upon Christ's death and resurrection. It can be a time when our lives are changed and our Lord and His church are placed in proper relationship to one's total life.
Charles R. Wertz
"For where two or three are gathered in my name, there I am in the midst of them." Matthew 18:23
Saturday, February 24th 4pm.
Plan is to have a photo scavenger hunt, then back to church for a potluck supper.
Question talk to Pam Vaudrin
KEEP IN PRAYER
Ben & Kelly Patee, Dylan, Lane & Lilyana
THANK YOU ~ to everyone for a great Talent Show,
to the small ,but enthusiastic, All Stars for Jesu Choir that sang on Sunday. thanks to Brenda for leading.
to all who purchased items for St Vincent DePaul, Deb Smits will be taking the final items there this next week. ( she has taken down 3 grocery bags do far....great job everyone.
ALL DAY QUILTING ~ February 24th , 9-4pm. Bring a dish to share.
WOMEN'S SUPPER & STUDY. Bible Study is 6pm, Feb 19th
Hosted by Laurie Kodet, 117 3rd Ave NW
CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH CHOIR~ practice each Sunday, at 8:30am. getting ready for Lent & Easter.
OUR CONDOLENCES to the Brooks family on the passing of Greg mother.
COMMITTEES & COUCIL (6pm) & Council (7pm) meet~ March 1st
COUNCIL RETREAT- FEBRUARY 24TH ~ 9-1PM .
GARAGE SALE~ date of the sale is Saturday, May 19th
(items can start arriving at on Wednesday, May 16th.)
SNOW SHOVELING~ we need help shoveling the sidewalks around the church in the next two months. after that we'll let in melt! Please sign up.
HOLY SMOKES ~dates are announced. June 13th, July11th & August 8th. If you have leads on any reasonably priced bands, please bring name, contact info & prices for three hours playing.
FIRST COMMUNION ~ if you have child 3rd grade or older in need for first communion please let the office know asap. Chalice painting and banner making is on Wednesday Feb 21st . Call the office 334-8821, or email christlutheranonthehill@yahoo,com
Classes for ASFJ regular schedule on Feb 21st , 28th March 7th & 14th. No classes on March 21st (spring break) or March 28th (Holy week.)
4th -8th grade should attend, supper, worship which is followed by class time.(no classes for them on March 21st (Spring Break & March 28th Holy Week ) Written excuses only for non attendance.
February 21st - March 21st
February 21st Group 2 serving Chair: Liz Tinaglia
February 28th Group 3 serving Chair: Jane Lee
March 7th Group 4 serving Chair: Pat Freeman
March 14th Group 5 serving Chair: Brenda Crissinger
March 21st Group 6 serving Chair: Melissa Bauer
WEEKLY OFFERING $2404.00 $275.00
NEEDED weekly $2,888.00 $431.00
WEEKLY OFFERING $2595.00 $215.00
NEEDED for the week $2,888.00 $431.00
Monthly Worship schedule for February
Communion set up~ Sue Brewster
Please feel free to step up and help us serve each other.
February 4th 9:30am
Acolytes: Lane & Mae Tinaglia
Ushers: Wally Walburn
Money Counters Linda Hesse & Jenny Coulsey
Council Hosts: Tod Vaudrin
Communion Assistants: Doug & Liz Tinaglia & Jodi Buescher
February 11th 9:30am
Acolytes: Reid Wildgrube, Amellia Delaney
Ushers: Kelly Livingood
Money Counters: Liz Tinaglia & Jenny Coulsey
Council Hosts:: Dan Tinaglia
February 18th 9:30am
Acolytes: Nick Heintz & Ashlin Havumaki
Ushers: Brian Gunderson
Money Counters: Luke Havumaki & Nita Baldwin
Council Hosts Dan Brewster
Communion Assistants: Paul Foellmi , John & Nita Baldwin
February 25th 9:30am
Acolytes: Deshawn & Daijah MacRunnels
Ushers: Doug Tinaglia
Money Counters: Liz Tinaglia & Luke Havumaki
Council Hosts: Deb Smits
February Wedding Anniversaries
Tim & Jeanne Hutchins 2/4
Brent & Patty Gulsvig 2/14
Mike & Tracy McGilberry 2/27
Birthday's in February
Kia Schmitke 2/1
John Smits 2/1
Jonathan Heimer 2/4
Ryan Tinaglia 2/4
Andrew Casper 2/8
Brian Gunderson 2/9
Nicole Kadrlik 2/11
Bonnie Walters 2/12
John Baldwin 2/12
Rick Imberg 2/17
Tom Lee 2/19
Kelly Sanders 2/20
Crystal Wendel 2/21
Crystel Lee 2/26
Sara Crissinger 2/26
Darien Wenker 2/26
Brenda Nelson 2/28