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Part II of the annual congregational meeting will be held on February 21 at 12:30 p.m. in the parish hall. On the agenda are the 2015 annual reports, updates on the Capital Campaign and construction by the team at http://www.oceansevenroofing.com/north-hollywood-spray-foam-insulation/, the adoption of the 2016 budget and the 2016 Missional Emphases. Everyone is strongly encouraged to attend.
ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton and William B. Horne II, an ELCA member from Clearwater, Fla., will continue their conversation on racism – a violation of God’s intention for humanity – in another live webcast January 14, at 8 p.m. (CST). Eaton and Horne will be joined by other ELCA members who bring various perspectives on the U.S. criminal justice system. As with the previous webcast, this one will be grounded by two commitments. One is this church’s proclamation of Christ and the confidence this good news brings to set us free from the captivity of racism. The second is this church’s enduring commitment to address the complexity of racism and end discrimination. https://www.elca.org/webcast
On Refugee Sunday, Linda Hartke, President and CEO of LIRS will preach at both morning services. All are invited to join Linda after the 10:50 a.m. worship for lunch and conversation in the parish hall. A sandwich lunch will be provided for $5.00, along with iced tea and lemonade, for those who mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Friday, June 19.
Our Mission offering for the month of June is LIRS
In 1939, Lutherans all across the United States banded together to reach out to assist Lutheran refugees fleeing Nazi Germany. Creating Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) to organize their efforts, they welcomed these new Americans and walked with them as they began their new lives in the United States.
Seventy six years later, LIRS has directly resettled over 500,000 migrants and refugees in the U.S., extending the love and hospitality of this great nation.
We have three great ministry opportunities this weekend.
Saturday, May 9, 7:30 a.m.-noon:
Join the fun and faithful volunteers going to THE HOUSTON FOOD BANK. Members and friends of all ages (including children as young as 8 years old accompanied by an adult) are invited to join this enthusiastic group as we perform a wonderful service, burn calories, build muscles, and make new friends all at the same time. The group leaves the church parking lot at 7:30 a.m. and returns about noon. For more information and to RSVP, contact Justin and Yuricel.
Saturday, May 9, 9:00 a.m.-on:
Join members and friends in a WORKDAY at Christ the King Church on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. to help refinish the courtyard benches. The group will work as long as needed and folks can come and go as their time permits. All refinishing materials will be provided, but volunteers should bring their own work gloves. No prior woodworking experience necessary! Questions? Contact David Jurgens.
Sunday, May 10 after both services:
We will host a BREAD FOR THE WORLD and TEXAS IMPACT offering of letters and postcards after both Sunday services. Please take a few moments to write a letter or postcard to our elected officials to advocate on behalf of the Childhood Nutrition Reauthorization Act and/or to urge expansion of Medicaid coverage in Texas. Women and children are hardest hit by poverty and hunger. How fitting that we remember the world’s most vulnerable on Mother’s Day! Information, sample letters, writing materials, and stamps will be provided. Check out www.bread.org or http://texasimpact.org.