Weekly Highlights for January 31, 2021
Congregational Meeting
Sunday, January 31st, 12:15 PM
Please make a reservation Here before Thursday, January 28th at noon.

· Brief overviews of 2020 and preview of 2021 plans
· Congregational approval of the Mission Strategy proposal for 2021
· Approval of voting delegates to the LCMC National Gathering and the District Convention

Copies of the Annual Report will be available on the table in the narthex or by email request (lwlc@lwlc.com). The Mission Strategy will be available on January 27th by email request. 

Sermon Series
“Resolutions (God’s)"
Through January 31st
The series will explore resolutions that have been made. Not from the human side of things. Rather, how God resolves to act toward us!
This Sunday's Sermon: “Come, Lord Jesus!” Revelation 22:20-21

Coming Soon…..New Sermon Series
  “Blessing Others”
   February 7-March 21
God gives us opportunities to bless people each day. How can you leave a blessing with others? This sermon series will explore seven different ways!

Ash Wednesday Worship
February 17th, 7 PM
Reservations open February 11th, 12 PM, closing February 15th, 12 pm
Ashes will be distributed by self-imposition. For those who will be worshiping online, ashes will be available for pick up at the church Sunday February 14, before and after services 8 am to 1 pm and Monday, February 15, 9 am to 1 pm.  
 
Midweek Lenten Online Worship
February 24, March 3, 10, 17 and 24
This Lent, the congregation is invited to participate in a hands-on household study of Jesus’ journey to the cross. Beginning with Ash Wednesday and throughout the Midweek online worship, families and individuals of all ages will be able to join together in the tactile Sunday School lesson provided weekly, involving a cross and a number of items. If you and your household would like to share fully in this Lenten Worship and study, please register and you will be provided with all materials.

In-Person Worship
Make a reservation online each week Monday 8 am to Thursdays at noon. Online worship and classes will continue to be provided.

Online Giving
Online giving of tithes and offerings is available through both of our websites.
Thank you for your faithful giving.  
Welcome New Members
Anthony and Marlene Riela

Adult Ed Class
“Old Testament”
Led by Pastor Malinak
Through January 31
For many Christians, the Old Testament can be intimidating and raise a lot of questions. In this Academy Class you will receive an overview of the Old Testament which will serve to make God’s Word more accessible and build an appreciation for the promises delivered in Jesus. Topics to be covered:
“The Pentateuch”
“The Histories”
“The Psalms”
“The Prophets”

Adult Ed Classes will be posted online. Look for an email with links to the videos. Available online at 7:00 am on Sundays.

Coming Soon…..New Adult Education Class
“How to Interpret the Bible”
Led by Pastor Eibel
February 7-March 7
 
This Academy class will help you learn important skills of Bible interpretation and assist you in reading God’s Word with greater understanding and confidence.

Youth Game Night
Jr. and Sr. high youth fellowship zoom games each Thursday 7-8pm. Watch your email for a link to join the zoom meetings.

Online Sunday School
Sunday School for Ages 3-5th grade continues online, with "Your Faith Adventure with King David", including a new craft and story each week. These videos can be accessed through the link in the 7:00 Sunday morning email, or by directly going to our LWLC YouTube Channel. If you have not had a chance to pick up your craft bag, please call the church office.

Sunday Youth Night
Junior and Senior High Sunday School meets Sunday evening via Zoom. The Junior High Youth will be meeting for Confirmation class at 7 pm, and the Senior High Youth will be meeting directly following at 8 pm. Watch your email for the link to join these Zoom events.

Kids of the Kingdom Music Time
This is an online music time geared for children aged 3-5th grade. A link will be emailed to you each Wed. by 10 a.m. until the children's choirs are back to meeting in person.

Feasts of the Bible
A new Small Group will begin at the end of February entitled, Feasts of the Bible. In this 6 week study, participants will study how God’s redemptive plan is unveiled through the feasts of Israel ad fulfilled in Jesus Christ. Sessions will be Monday evenings, February 22 through March 29, 7 pm and will last 60-90 minutes.

The Gospel-Centered Parent
A Small Group called The Gospel-Centered Parent, meets every other Thursday until April 22nd at 8 pm via Zoom. This group will be an opportunity for parents of all ages to learn and discuss together how they can raise godly children by parenting with the grace and love of Christ. 

Marriage Small Group Study
A 4-week Small Group study on Marriage meeting Tuesday evenings, at 7 pm via Zoom. If you would like to participate, please register and Pastor Malinak will mail the book.

LIFT (Ladies in Faith Together) 
The Thursday night LIFT Bible study will be studying the life of Joseph using Kelly Minter's study, Finding God Faithful. This is an 8-week study. The group meets via zoom every Thursday night 6:30-8:30 pm via Zoom. Please contact Debbie Traver if you have any questions.

Men's Bible Study
Materials and the zoom link will be emailed the first week of February for all who sign up. The study will be on February 8th at 9:00 am.

Prayer Groups
Meet for prayer weekly with your Christian brothers and sisters through Zoom. If you prefer not to pray out loud, you can still participate. Please include your availability and you will be notified by Pastor Malinak of the day and time of your weekly prayer group, and who your facilitator will be. Each session of prayer will last 15-30 minutes.  

Life Group Events for February
  (noun)   Groups are gathering to have a  (adjective)  time with Mad Libs! We will be making new literary   (noun)  of  (adjective)   literature and poems.  (Verb) us!
 
Life Experienced: February 20, 7pm
Middlers: February 20, 7m
Tweeners: February 19, 7pm
Young Couples & New Parents and Young Families: February 19, 8:30pm



Baby Item Drive
 Pick up a box in the narthex after worship on February 7th and 14th to fill with diapers (size 3, 4, 5, 6), new or gently used baby clothing (newborn- 1 yr), wipes, socks, and blankets, pack n play. Donations will go to our three Pregnancy Centers. Return the boxes on Sunday Feb. 21st. If you are not attending in-person worship, but would like to participate please contact Steve. 

Mission Partner News 
LWLC partners with three pregnancy centers in the area. 
Mid- Cities Pregnancy Center https://mcpregnancy.org/  
Pregnancy Help 4 U https://www.pregnancyhelp4u.org/ 
Human Coalition https://www.humancoalition.org/  
Please keep these important ministries in your prayers as they strive to rescue babies and serve families.

Church Office
The Church office will remain closed. Staff will be working remotely as much as possible. If you need a staff member, please call the church office and leave a message and your call will be returned.

Living Word Social Media: You can access them on our website mylwlc.com and click the links at the bottom of each page. Check them out today!