ALTAR FLOWERS are given to the glory of God by Pastor Christopher Schaar in loving memory of his grandmother, Grace Schaar, whose birthday was this past Friday.
LARGE-PRINT BULLETINS Weekly bulletins printed in larger print to better help you through worship are available weekly from the table in the Narthex.
MISS A SUNDAY? Please remember that past week’s bulletins and printed copies of Pastor Schaar’s sermons are available from the Information Rack in the Narthex. Cassette copies of Sunday worship are available by order from the Church Administrative Center at a cost of $2.00. In addition, much information can be obtained from our web site – www.historicfirstlutheran.org.
NEW MEMBER CLASS Pastor Schaar has scheduled a class on Saturday 1 April for all prospective members. Please express your desire to be part of this class to Pastor Schaar.
VOTERS’ ASSEMBLY TODAY! Please plan to attend this meeting after worship.
A NEW PICTURE DIRECTORY There have been so many new faces around Historic First Lutheran these past couple years that there has been some talk about producing a new picture directory this fall. What do you think?
A SPECIAL THANKS to the women of the church who donated for the Madison School children. At our Saturday luncheon we gave them their gifts and heard about the school and how it will be affected by the closing of other campuses in the PUSD. Also, Jackie Rhoades spoke about the other women’s groups in our zone. We collected $50 beyond the cost of the food and have started a Lutheran Women's Fund to finance needs that we as an organization may have in the future.
BRING YOUR MISSION MITES NEXT SUNDAY Please remember to bring your mite boxes to church next Sunday and deposit them in the box in front of Church.
IN YOUR PRAYERS THIS WEEK PLEASE REMEMBER TO PRAY FOR:
For those who are ill: Peter Renfroe; Margaret Fackler; Bernice Halliday (Beverly’s mother; pre-leukemia condition); Gloria Melinat; Katie Tatum (Dana Demko’s daughter), repeat back surgery; Charley Freeny; Saundra Humphrey (daughter of Lena Meyers; leg problems) ; Helga Muder; Jess Esquivel (recovering from a work injury); Karen Murphy (recovering from surgery); Louie Cortez (friend of the Holt family, in a coma); Ellen Gamrath and her grandson Jason Gamrath (Sister and grand nephew of Pastor & Margaret Fackler); Bing-Ya Li (friend of Pastor & Margaret Fackler); Lance Files (recuperating from surgery); Hilda Nichols (upcoming surgery); Rudy Melinat (pneumonia); Roger Mommoerts (friend of Carter Prescott and Greg Sanchez), recovering from brain surgery.
For those with cancer: Jerutha Garrett; Michael Shoeman; Pastor David Koch; Andrea; Emmi Reind (friend of Helga Muder); Bob Bergstrom (friend of Carol Numrich); Joshua Young (18-year-old friend of Greg Sanchez); Cordelia Opel DeReus (sister-in-law of Hilda Nichols); Les Hancock (friend of Tom Kessler); Marylou Burns (former member of Faith Lutheran).
For those who mourn: Charlie Freeny and family on the death of her sister, Pat Overshoun.
For those deployed to Iraq: Frankie Renfroe; Chaplain Stephen Alsleben; Alicia (Dana Demko’s niece).
THANK YOU! Charlie Freeny and her family express their heart-felt thanks for everyone’s prayers and cards during her sister’s illness and passing!
CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY’S CONCERT HANDBELLS directed by Dr. Herb Geisler, will perform a concert of fine handbell music for all ages and tastes on Sunday, March 19, at 7 p.m. at Salem Lutheran Church, 1211 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale, 91202. A free-will offering will be taken, and free parking is available. Concordia’s unique hands-on audience-participation finale will be included. The Concert Handbells is the premier ensemble representing one of the largest college handbell programs in the nation, and has toured 20 states as well as several countries of Europe and Asia. They will tour from New York City to Williamsburg, VA this May.
BLESSINGS COME AT A PRICE! We are truly blessed to have Mark McCormick join our staff as Organist / Accompanist. What we have learned is that a quality musician like Mark will over-spend our 2006 budget by approximately $6,000.00. A Music Endowment has been established to close that spending gap, as needed. Between now and Easter, Thrivent Financial has agreed to match up to $1,000.00 in gifts into our Music Endowment. Just use a designated envelope or a pew envelope and clearly mark your gift for “Music Endowment.” These gifts should be above regular giving so as not to “rob Peter to pay Paul.”
WHY CHANGE THE NUMBERS? That’s the question of the century! Every year we assign new numbers for contribution envelopes. Does anyone know why? We’re in the process of ordering envelopes for 2007 and the thought is that we will keep the envelope numbers the same every year. Can anyone offer a valid reason not to ? Speak to Pastor Schaar.
USHERS: TAKE NOTE Next week’s service will involve Usher Team #4 – Doris Barnes, Taina Feher, Rudy Melinat and Paul Nagle.