Midweek Messenger . Feb 17
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Today is Ash Wednesday. Together may we journey together towards the cross. As we make our way to Easter, may we add in the spiritual practices needed to draw us closer to God and may we be brave enough to let go of the things that are obstacles. To aide in our prayer time and focus today, I share these words from Jan Richardson. Will You Meet Us? is based on Isaiah 58:9 – “You shall call, and the Lord will answer; you shall cry for help, and he will say, Here I am.”
Will you meet us in the ashes, will you meet us in the ache and show your face within our sorrow and offer us your word of grace:
That you are life within the dying, that you abide with the dust, that you are what survives the burning, that you arise to make us new.
And in our aching, you are breathing; and in our weeping, you are here, within the hands that bear your blessing, enfolding us within your love.
Blessings to you during this Lent season. I hope to see you tonight at our Drive-In service or on our YouTube channel at 7:00 pm. If you are looking for a Bible study during this season, I am leading a study based on the book called Savior by Magrey DeVega. Contact me for a Zoom link to the Wednesday night study, which begins next week.
 Remember that God is enfolding us in love, Rev. Mary

Worship Sundays at 10:00am

This Sunday: February 21 at 10AM 
Our "Love Thy Neighbor” worship series begins with "Signs of Promise." Read Genesis 9:8-17 to prepare. Drive-In Communion at 11AM. Tune-In to 87.9FM.

Ash Wednesday - TONIGHT 7PM

A Drive-In worship service at 7PM will also be streamed live on YouTube. Please gather in our parking lot and tune your car radio to 87.9 FM to hear our short range broadcast. For those who gather in the parking lot, Imposition of Ashes will be available.
Lenten Worship & In-Person Worship -
Begins Feb 21

A New Sermon Series: Love Your Neighbor
Beginning Sunday, Feb 21 at 10AM. We will be offering worship both virtually and in-person in the sanctuary. Doors will open at 9:45AM, masks will be required, and social distancing measures will be in place.
Youth Ministry

Stories with Kendi
Every Wednesday @ 7PM on Zoom (PreK - 2nd)

Kids Connection (2-5 grades)
in the double classroom
(Rm 115-117)

Youth Group (6-12 grades)
in the Fellowship Hall

for February is
Instant Oatmeal

Please drop off your donation in the collection basket at the church during office hours.
Blood Drive Sign-Up

While COVID-19 has changed a lot of our day-to-day activities, one thing remains the same: Blood donation is an essential health care activity and Versiti desperately needs our help to make sure patients in our community have the blood they need! Please seriously consider signing up to donate on Thursday, February 25, 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Masks will be required to donate and extra precautions are put in place during the blood drive.

Just click on the link OR scan the QR code with your mobile phone.
March 8 - 10 at Fellowship Evangelical Presbyterian Church
Call for your appointment today!

For dental information and appointments, please call (248) 225-4581.
For mammogram information and appointments, please call (248) 437-1744.
Appointments and masks are required for all services. There will not be any medical appointments offered at this clinic.
NEW Bible Study - Begins Feb 24 7PM
A study based on the book called Savior by Magrey DeVega. To order the book, go to the church website home page and click on the link, or call the church office. Contact Rev. Mary for a Zoom link to the Wednesday night study.
Music Ministry Request for Videos
Do you have a favorite scripture verse about God's love or our love for our neighbors? I am in need of videos of you reciting a favorite scripture verse.
 Videos should be between 10-20 seconds and should be shot in landscape (horizontal) mode. Using a phone is perfect!
Videos will be used as a part of an upcoming Virtual Choir video.
Upload videos to http://bit.ly/scriptureverse or email to David Bassin.
Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, February 24.
Thank you for your help!
Staff Update: Jenifer Barlow has stepped away from the the roll as Financial Secretary. Lindy Juergens will care for the Financial Secretary responsibilities as SPRT takes next steps to fill the position. We are thankful for Jenifer's work and bless her on her next adventures. We are also very thankful for a staff that continues to rise up and care for our ministries needs.
Prayer Joys & Concerns

For Thanks: Capernaum Health Clinic

For Health Concerns: Aynsley's father Vivan Martindale, Dave Piasecki, for those who are in the healing process, for those struggling with mental health issues, Bobbie Bushey's friend's mother

General Prayers Requested: Phoebe Elliott, Dan & Sue Noble's daughter Kim, Russ' family and friends, Mike Misslitz and family

For Battling COVID-19: for all those exposed to and/or sick with COVID-19, for the medical staff and frontline workers who are helping in the fight against COVID-19, for all those exposed to and/or sick with COVID-19

For praise: for those receiving the vaccine

Offering Options

·         Credit Card or ACH options:
·         Via our website 
·         Text 855-947-0586 with the dollar amount in the message
·         Make a credit card donation over the phone through our financial vendor, Vanco,
by calling 1-800-675-7430

·         Mail checks to SLFUMC, 640 S. Lafayette St., South Lyon, MI 48178

Office Hours
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  • 9:00am - 12:00pm

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