Painting Party Coming Soon… The Luther Ladies’ invite you to join us for another fun day of painting. On Sunday, April 22nd from 2-4 p.m. come and join us for a few hours painting an item of your choice. All you have to do is pick from the pictures below and bring $20! Should you like more than one of our choices, you are welcome to paint more. Each item is $20! If you are planning on joining us, please let us know by Monday, April 9th which item/s you wish to paint. You can pay Beth or Whitney before the day of the party or bring it when you come. We look forward to having you all join us! Beth Fischer: 933-7446 or firstname.lastname@example.org Whitney Moody: 933-3069 or email@example.com
Why Is That Dead Tree in the Church?
You can’t help but notice the “dead” tree covered in caterpillars which have appeared in the Sanctuary. You may question -why is it here or what is it about?
This is a project between the LCY and the Sunday School children. Before we began making these creations, we discussed how things are different in both the church and nature this time of year. We discussed how there are some things “sleeping” in our worship such as the use of Alleluias. We also talked about how everything in our yards such as the grass and trees look dead but they too are just “sleeping”. We discussed how some of God’s creatures such as caterpillars make cocoons. Although we might think they are dead, they actually have rebirth as a butterfly.
This tree is actually here to help each of us to remember that while the weather often is cool and gray and the grass is brown and the trees bare, there is the hope that Spring is coming! Bulbs are blooming and the days are getting longer. Just as we have hope for Spring, Lent gives us a time to hope for Easter and the promise that the resurrection brings.
Just as the change of seasons brings surprises, keep watching the tree thru the Lenten season —there are more surprises to come!
WELCA Foothills Spring Conference
If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has not pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, letu us not love, in word or speech, but in truth and action. 1 John 3 16-18
Our speaker will be Cindy Sanders, Executive Director with Pickens County Habitat for Humanity and a member of University Lutheran. Our church plays an important role in helping support the ministry of the work that is done by this very worthwhile organization. The Pickens County Habitat for Humanity is part of the global, non-profit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seek to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope.
- Welcome – Pastor Jon Heiliger
- Guest Speaker – Cindy Sanders/Rosey Davis
- Business Session
- Door Prizes
University Lutheran Church
111 Sloan Street, Clemson, SC 29631
Please RSVP by March 10, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Date: Saturday, March 17, 2018
Please Contact Roz Eckardt: 225-3810 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you will be attending and for carpooling information.
Youth Gathering Update
The National Youth Gathering will be held in Houston Texas June 27-July 1st, 2018. This year, we will have 10 youth and 3 adults attending — one of our largest groups ever! The Gathering is held every 3 years and offers opportunities for the youth to serve, learn, worship and fellowship with some 30,000 other Lutheran youth from across the US. All who attend have been impacted by the experience. As you know, the youth have been working to raise the funds needed to attend this event. Money is needed for registration, travel and lodging. The youth are very appreciative of the love and support the members of this congregation have given as they have been very generous thus far. To date, we have raised enough to cover our airfare and our initial down payment for registration. At this point, we still owe the following: Remaining Registration – $830 and Hotel rooms- $4500 for a total of $5330 or $410 each. All participants are responsible for paying for their own meals. We still have a few opportunities for the congregation to help in our efforts to raise these needed funds. They are the Lenten meal on March 7th and the 5th Sunday meal on April 29th. Of course, any other donations will be gratefully accepted. Many thanks from all of the participants: Wyatt and Bowen Strang, Felder and Davis Fogle, Bree and Chase Plesko, Katie Fischer, Kathleen Dial, Krista Spoores, Max Roehrs, Pastor and Beth Fischer, and Amy Goodson.
WALKING FOR LENT
During Lent many use this time to practice “giving up” something while others may practice “taking up” something. What if you could do both? This Lenten season, the Health Ministry Committee invites you to “take up” healthy eating while “giving up some” of the ingredients and cooking practices that make our food less healthy. Starting Sunday, February 11th, every week, there will be a week’s worth of recipes available from the “Seasoning Lent” cookbook from Church Health. This cookbook includes healthy recipes, reflections, and prayer. The recipes are not only healthy but also easy and family friendly. These weekly packets of recipes will be in the Narthex each Sunday. Please take one per family. Please let Amy Goodson know if more copies are needed. Also, we will be starting a Lenten walking devotional starting Saturday, February 17th at 10:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. Please contact Amy Goodson if you are interested in participating and if you need a devotional.
The LCY will be working with the children of the church during the Sunday School hour on
Sunday, February 18th on a special Lenten project.
All youth and children will meet in the Fellowship Hall at 9:45 a.m.
Bold Women Day is coming up on February 11th. It is a celebration of women within the ELCA and specifically within HTLC. Please join us as we honor the women of the church.
LCY LOOKING AHEAD
12/6 – Put up and decorate the Chrismon tree after the midweek Advent worship service.
12/16 — Christmas Party at the Goodson Farm at 5:00 p.m. (note the date change). This will be for all current and past LCY members! Come join the fun and bring a $10.00 gift to exchange.
12/20 – Prepare supper for mid-week Advent meal. Mrs. Goodson will call/email/text you with your assigned item. Please have your item at the church by 4:00 p.m. when we will start cooking. If you can’t be there at 4:00 p.m., be there as soon as you can. We will need some kids and adults to stay to clean up.
THANK YOU FROM THE YOUTH GROUP
On Reformation Sunday, by providing a fifth Sunday meal, our Youth raised a total of $867.00 to help with the cost of The Youth Gathering next year. Our thanks to all of the parents, grandparents and friends and especially our church family for your generous donations! Amy Goodson
Revamping of Committee
We are in the process of starting back up the Visitation Committee. We are looking for a handful of folks who have a calling to visit our homebound members and occasionally to visit those in the hospital. Meetings would be minimum. The emphasis of this committee will be to work hand-in-hand with Pastor Fischer in these areas of ministry. If you are interested, simply contact the pastor via email, cell phone, or in person.