Sunday, March 23, 2014

English Ministry News and Notes 3-23-14

*New Sunday School Series Underway - Come and explore one of our 4 ministry priorities: Radical Hospitality. There are just 3 sessions left! We begin promptly at 9:30 a.m.

*Sundays of Uniting Prayer (SOUP) Has Begun - All are invited to follow the sound of the gong following worship for a time of silence, reflection, sharing, and prayer. Great thanks to our soup providers today: Leily & Walter, Arlene & Ed, as well as Peggy, our bread provider!

*Prayer Invitation: Please hold Cyrus Ng and Jacinto Obrera in prayer through Lent as they prepare for confirmation.

*Easter Lilies! You are invited to order Easter lilies to fill the sanctuary during the worship celebration. Each plant is $10 and can be taken home following worship on Apr. 20th. Orders will be taken through Mar. 30th. To order, please connect with Frances.

*Need a LIFT? Then, here’s some good news for you. But, let’s start with another easier question. What do 3 choruses, a women’s orchestra and Aeri have in common? Give up? They're all part of a benefit concert for the Food Pantry at Lake Merritt UMC on Sat., Mar. 29th, at 4:00 p.m. As partners with LMUMC for the past 4 years, we’ve had wonderful experiences in helping to feed the community. Let's go further by enabling them to purchase the food we distribute. Benefit ticket prices are Student/Seniors: $20; Gen. Admission, $30; Premium Seating, $50. Please contact Burt for tickets. Cash donations are also joyfully accepted.

*Save the Date - We will be hosting a Children’s Easter Party on Palm Sunday, Apr. 13th, from 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. Please plan to invite friends, pitch in and participate!

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