March 7, 2019 - Weekly News
We have officially entered the season of Lent, the forty days leading up to Easter. It is a time for reflection, repentance, prayer and taking account of where we are in our relationship with Jesus. During Lent, the church will be focusing on the life of Simon Peter. I will be doing a series of sermons and we’ll also be offering a six week Lenten Bible Study on Simon Peter. The study is video based and features sites from the Holy Land. There is also an optional book titled Simon Peter: Flawed but Faithful Disciple, by Adam Hamilton. The cost is $15 for a book it is available on Kindle for $9.36.

There are several opportunities for you to plug in:
  • Sundays beginning March 10th from 4:00 to 5:00 pm at Wiltsie and Mary Cretsinger’s home (905 Stagecoach Rd)
  • Mondays beginning March 11th from 12:00-1:00 pm at the church
  • Thursdays beginning March 14th from 6:00-7:00 pm at the church
  • On-Line. It will be set up as a Facebook closed group. We’ll get you the link for the group shortly. Each week there will be a video link to watch the lesson, along with a question or two for you to reflect on and respond to. Our hope is that this will be an interactive group. This is our first attempt using this format, so we welcome any and all feedback.
I hope to see you on Sunday as we begin our Lenten journey together. 

Don't Miss Church
Saturday night before you go to bed be sure to turn your clocks ahead one hour.
New Member/Informational Get-Together
Thurs, March 14th, 7:00 pm
There will be a short informational get together for anyone who might be considering membership. This is also open to folks who would like to know more about the United Methodist Church in general. Attending the meeting doesn’t obligate you to join the church.  

New Member Sunday – March 17 th
Please email Pastor Joyce (call or text 515-480-8457) or email Mandy Smouse know if you are interested in becoming a member of the church.
The Dynamite Disciples will play bells & sing March 31st and Palm Sunday, April 14th.

Kids Easter Activities—Palm Sunday after they play bells & sing. 

Save the date: End of the Dynamite Disciples church school year will be April 24th, we will have our potluck supper that evening.
Kathy Kretzinger
Luann Headley
Sam Cretsinger
Domynyck Petty
Darlene George
Karen Colbert
Ron Brower
Charles Nepple (Glen & Janet Knight’s son-in-law)
Allia Janning (Gloria Dahl’s daughter)
Sue Oliver
Rich Wiskus

The Family of Janice R. Houghtaling
(Char Schlepp’s mother) 

Those not listed here but need healing and prayers
Our Church 
Our Community

TRH and Parkview Assisted Living Residents: 
Merlin Sievers 
Rich Wiskus 
Connie McPherson 
Lyle Knight 
Betty Knight 
Evelyn Long 
Ron Barker 
Sam Cretsinger
Darlene Bowman
Marilyn Taylor
Bethel Carpenter
Dean Lloyd
Norm Cretsinger

Dorothy Blanchard

This Week's Birthdays
10 Dave Altman
Jayna Hoffman
13 Alexis McCurdy
14 Tyler Schwaller

This Week's Anniversaries
4 Mike & Megan Irlbeck
5 Steve & Joyce McCurdy

Coon Rapids Food Pantry
Tuesday, March 19th 4:30 - 5:45 pm
Worship Service
Sundays at
10:30 am
119 4th Ave., Coon Rapids