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Lenten Craft Fair on Wednesday, March 6, 4:00-6:00 PM

Dear families,

The season of Lent begins in two weeks on Ash Wednesday, March 6. Come to the Lenten Craft Fair that afternoon and create crafts and projects to help your family try on a new Lenten tradition. Details below.

Speaking of Lenten rhythms, our church family is trying something new this year. During the six weeks of Lent (Ash Wednesday to Easter), we will explore the questions, found in Luke 9-19, people put to Jesus while he is traveling the road to Jerusalem. Small Groups will study these texts during the week. Pastor Dave will preach these texts in Worship. Shane Berg will teach these texts in Adult Education. We especially hope parents will find a way to be "linked in for Lent." To support that goal, Adult Education will begin at 9:30 AM (rather than 9:15) during Lent. This better allows you to first get your children settled in church school and then join the Adult Ed class in the Assembly Room. Also, check out the Small Group schedule. These welcoming groups are the best way to find deeper conversations and build wider relationships.

in shared ministry,


P.S. Summer dates to save...
Vacation Bible School and PresbyCamp
June 24-27, 2019
Registration will begin in mid-March.
Take Home Questions

February 24
Love your enemies ( Luke 6: 27-30)
1. Where did you see love this week?
2. When is it hard to forgive?

March 3
The transfiguration ( Luke 9: 28-43)
1.  Why do you think Jesus went up on the mountain to pray?
2. Why do you think Elijah and Moses came to talk with Jesus?
Lenten Craft Fair on Ash Wednesday
Wednesday, March 6
4:00 - 6:00 PM
Craft and activities to help your children mark the beginning of the Lenten season. Come learn why we make pretzels for Lent! 
No registration necessary. Just show up and jump in. 

Late Night Movie Night
Club 3-4-5 
Friday, March 15
5:30 - 7:30 PM
Two rounds of Club 3-4-5 left for this year (!).
All 3rd, 4th and 5th graders welcome.
Bring friends!

Remaining Club 3-4-5 dates: Friday, March 15 and Friday, April 26.
Woo hoo! It's time to register for the All-Church Retreat.
All-Church Retreat
Memorial Day Weekend
Friday, May 24 - Sunday, May 26, 2019
Church family vacation. Save the date. Don't miss out!

NorthBay  is located 2 hours south on I 95 on the northern tip of the Chesapeake Bay, just over the Maryland state line.
  • Retreat begins with dinner on Friday, May 24, and ends after lunch on Sunday, May 26. Families are also welcome to stay at NorthBay through Sunday afternoon and continue to enjoy facilities and setting.
  • Group headquarters will be the Guest House, a waterfront lodge with 11 private bedroom/bath combos, a large kitchen, living room, plus a private beach(!) Bunk rooms adjacent to the guest house are available for additional sleeping space.

Bunk House 

Adults/youth (11 and up) - $130.00
Children (3-10) - $65.00
Under 3 are free
BYO bedding & towels 
 
Guest House 
Adults/youth (11 and up) -$165.00
Children (3-10) - $80.00
Under 3 are free
Bedding & towels provided

All meals and activities included.

Registration deadline - Monday, May 6

Questions?  Email or call me (609-924-0103 ext. 108). Scholarships are available.

Music Notes from Ingrid 
"Mass of the Children" Choral Service, Saturday, March 2, 5:00 pm
Invite your friends and family!
Mass of the Children Dress Rehearsal with Orchestra!
Saturday, February 23, 9 am-12 pm
Choir 3·4·5 and Middle School Treble Voices

Mass of the Children Evening Choral Service
Saturday, March 2, 5 pm
Please come share this special evening with us!  

It's so much more than just the notes!
This Sunday, February 24, I will be leading the 9:15 am Adult Ed in the assembly room.  Children/Music/Mass of the Children/Worship.  So much to share!

With gratitude for our church family,
Ingrid