Posted by Paul Ellis Jackson

SERMON TITLE: “Reclaiming the Symbols of Lent: Ashes”

We welcome all of our visitors today and invite you to the fellowship hall for beverages and cookies after the worship service.  Please follow the congregation to the left out of the sanctuary.

TODAY

THE FLOWERS ON THE COMMUNION TABLE TODAY are provided by
Anne and Tim Duncan.  “In celebration of our children and grandchildren.”  

THIS WEEK

HEAD-TO-TOE HYGIENE PANTRY workday is Thursday, March 14, from 9-11am, at 2130 E. 21st St. N. The Pantry is open on Saturday, March 16, from 9:00-11:30am.  

HOUSE CHURCH – The House Church groups studying racism will he hosting
Dr. Robert Weems, Distinguished Professor of Business History at WSU, who holds the Willard H Garvey Chair of Business, this Tuesday, March 12th at Bill and Vicki Skaer’s home from 7-8:30 pm.   Dr Weems has done extensive research on African American entrepreneurship past and present, and will talk about some of the effects of racism on African Americans in Wichita.   Anyone interested in attending should contact Bill Skaer at 316-990-2856 for information and directions.  

YOGA meets every Tuesday at 4:00 and Friday, at 10:00, in fellowship hall. The cost for the Tuesday class is $5 because it is instructor led.  

NEXT WEEK

GROWTH TEAM meets on Sunday, March 17, at 9:00am, in fellowship hall.  

ALL BOARDS MEET on Sunday, March 17, immediately following the worship service at 11:45 a.m.  

MENS’ LUNCH is Thursday, March 21, at 11:30, at Scotch & Sirloin. The guest speakers are Jim and Jane Kuhlmann.  They will talk about their experience with the Red Cross Disaster Relief Team for the recent Alabama tornado.  

DINNER FOR THE HOMELESS – Friday, March 29 is our Overflow Men’s Homeless Shelter dinner date. SAVE THE DATE! We will be preparing meals for 125 homeless men and women. Your part will be to contribute to the delicious/healthy menu in some way. Stay tuned for future developments on this worthwhile outreach!  

SMALL GIFTS ADD UP – Thanks to all who give their loose change in the Sunday offering plate.  Those small gifts added up to almost a $3,000 gift to the Head-To-Toe Hygiene Pantry in 2018.  Keep those coins coming!  

2019 FLOWER SCHEDULE is located on the PIC board in fellowship hall. We have many dates still available. We would like to get these dates filled quickly so that we are sure to have flowers each Sunday.  

JESUS SEMINAR ON THE ROAD: Re-imagining Jesus and Women with Westar scholars Sarah Morice Brubaker and Deborah Niederer Saxon, at Plymouth Congregational Church, April 5-6, 2019.  For centuries the Christian church insisted that its leaders be male. Most of Christian history is dominated by stories about male leaders. Yet, recent scholarship has uncovered a very different story about women and Christian origins. This seminar examines the leading role of women in the rise of Christianity and the formation of several Christian beliefs. Did Jesus and his first followers seek to establish a truly egalitarian society?  Register online at: westarinstitute.org/events.  Register by March 22, for a discount, $60 for all three sessions, $75 after March 22.