Saturday Traditional Service @ 4:30 pm
Sunday Contemporary Service @ 8:15 am
Sunday Traditional Service @ 10:30 am
Sunday School/Table Talk @ 9:20 am
Mark your calendars for midweek Lenten services starting February 25. The 11:30 service will be followed by a light lunch, and the evening soup supper at 5:30 will be followed by a service at 7:00.
Men's Breakfast meets the last Saturday of the month. Our next breakfast is Saturday, February 28, at 8:00 a.m. at church. See you there!
Men's Bible Study meets the third Saturday of the month to discuss the lectionary readings for the week. Our next meeting is on February 21, at 8:00 a.m.
Senior Fellowship Lunch meets on the third Friday of the month at 11:30 a.m. All "seniors" are welcome. Due to construction, our February 20 gathering is postponed, so our next gathering will be March 20th. Please join us and bring a friend! Contact Jim Daack for more information at (563) 580-0860.
The Women's Bible Study afternoon group meets once a month. Our next gathering is Thursday, February 26th at 12:45.
Thursday evening Women's Bible Study meets next on February 19th at 6:30.
The Owls group normally meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 11:30. Our next lunch will be in April after Lent.
We enjoy a light lunch together, share a devotion, and relax with conversation. This group is for any woman who has lost a husband, recently or years ago. It is a time for sharing, fellowship, and support.
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Our Advent “noisy” and Sunday School offerings for the Fish Pond Project totaled $188.28! With the other donations the Mission Support board received, we raised enough to construct four and a half fish ponds. Thank you!
Our next project is supporting the Dubuque Blessing Bags. This group puts together bags of basic essentials to be given through the Dubuque Rescue Mission to those who are homeless or less fortunate throughout Dubuque.
In addition to the noisy and Sunday School offerings to purchase items to complete bags, we're looking for actual items throughout Lent to put in the bags. Here is the schedule of items you can donate during Lent:
Ash Wednesday, February 18:
• Shampoo – very small or trial size (complimentary hotel items are fine)
• Body wash/Bar soap, Deodorant
Sunday, February 22 & Wednesday, February 25:
• Razor, Toothpaste
• Very small or trial size Lotion and Shaving Cream
Sunday, March 1 & Wednesday, March 4:
• Dental Floss, Chap Stick, Q-Tips
• Kleenex - small individual packets
Sunday, March 8 & Wednesday, March 11:
• Band-Aids, Neosporin/Triple Antibiotic ointment, Hand sanitizer
Sunday, March 15 & Wednesday, March 18:
• Snacks (trail mix, granola bars, dried fruit, crackers)
• Bottles of Water and reusable Water Bottles
Sunday, March 22 & Wednesday, March 25:
• Rain Poncho
• Gallon and Quart-size Ziploc Bags
Transfiguration Sunday, February 15, 2015
By Pastoral Intern Daniel Flucke
What would your perfect day look like? As you think about what your perfect day might be, one way you could describe it would be a “mountaintop experience.” That’s what today’s lesson is about, a mountaintop experience for the disciples.
Transfiguration is a transition between the church seasons of Epiphany and Lent. During Epiphany, we’ve looked at who Jesus is. The season is bookended by a voice from heaven at Jesus’ baptism, declaring, “This is my Son, the beloved, with Him I am well pleased” and the same voice here on the mountaintop at the Transfiguration.
This time, there’s a command added. “This is my Son, listen to Him!” What do the disciples expect to hear? What do we expect to hear?
As we move into Lent, the message we hear, and the message we proclaim gets more and more controversial. We move from the joy of the Father proclaiming joy and pride at the Son, to reminding ourselves of our mortality, proclaiming the disconcerting message of Christ, our Savior, crucified for us. But we also proclaim that that is good news. We proclaim that God is with us not just on the mountains and in the valleys, but also in the every day life on the plain.
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