March Announcements

WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT JADE WITT, longtime member of our Daycare staff, has accepted the position of Daycare Director. Please keep Jade and the rest of the staff in your prayers as they go forward.

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ATTENDED OUR DINNER LAST SUNDAY. $1,221.50 was raised for the Tartu Academy Home of Hope.

IT’S TIME TO RENEW YOUR SUBSCRIPTION TO CONNECTIONS MAGAZINE. If you’ve been receiving it and no longer wish to do so, please contact the church office. If you’re not currently receiving Connections and would like to be added to the list, let us know as soon as possible.

BREAD MINISTRY HOURS on Wednesday are now 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM. Please note that this is another change.

CONFIRMATION/LUTHER LEAGUE RETREAT to the 2020 LCMC Regional Youth Event is this weekend. Pastor Kathy, Brad Becker, and seven of our young people are in attendance.

A PRAYER RETREAT WILL BE HELD MARCH 20th-21st at Rock River Retreat Center for anyone wanting to learn more about prayer, while at the same time growing in your ability to hear God. This overnight guided prayer retreat will be an opportunity to go deeper in your relationship with God. There is a cost for this event. Please talk to Pastor Kathy for more information or to register.

CONTEMPLATIVE PATHWAY WORKSHOP will be held at Bethany on Saturday, April 25th. This 2-1/2 hour workshop will provide training in a variety of types of prayer and in practices such as journaling and imaginative Bible mediation. No one will be required to pray out loud. Please talk to Pastor Kathy to register.

ST. GABRIEL’S ANNUAL SOUP DAY will be held Sunday, March 15th, at the Dakins Community Center in Zearing. Delicious homemade soups, breads, pies, and desserts will be served from 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM, all for a freewill donation.

ATTENTION THRIVENT MEMBERS: Eligible Thrivent Financial members have until March 31, 2020, to direct 2019 Choice Dollars. To direct Choice Dollars, go to & log in or call 800-847-4836 and say “Thrivent Choice” after the prompt.

GUITAR LESSONS WILL BE HELD on the second and fourth Sundays of each month immediately following Sunday School.

OUR DAYCARE IS LOOKING FOR PART-TIME STAFF: Especially needed are afternoon workers, who can help from 2:00 – 6:00 PM.

CONFERENCE ROOM SIGN-UP: Our Conference Room is in high demand on Sunday mornings, so we’re asking you to sign up in the church office if you plan to use that room for a meeting or class to avoid conflicts. Reservations will be on a first come, first serve basis.

THURSDAY MORNING WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY continues at 10:00 AM on Thursday mornings. All women of the congregation are invited to join us at 10:00 am on Thursday mornings. Come and grow in your relationship with Jesus Christ and with one another.

SUNDAY NIGHT MEN also welcome men to join them for Bible Study at 7:00 PM on Sunday evenings.



Will be held in the Fellowship Hall at 7:00 PM each Wednesday evening during Lent. Join us as we watch a short video presentation followed by prayer and discussion in small groups.

WINGS OF REFUGE CAPITAL CAMPAIGN continues; donations may be made payable to Bethany. Our goal is $4,000.00. To date, we have collected $3,780.00.

ALUMINUM CAN TABS continue to be collected. Tabs go to the Rochester, Minnesota, Ronald McDonald House, where they benefit the families of seriously ill children hospitalized at Mayo.