March 2011 Newsletter

Shepherd In The Pines Lutheran Church in Big Bear Lake, CA

Shepherd In The Pines Lutheran Church


THE

SHEPHERD’S

VOICE

VOL: 2

ISSUE 3

March 2011

 

 

 

Tracy Marker and Sharon Teeter, Editors


YOUTH CORNER:

This month’s child is Alli.

Hi my name is Alli.  I’m 9 years old and I am in the 3rd grade at Baldwin Lane Elementary.

I like to Acolyte at church.  For fun, I love to draw, play with my American Girl doll, read, play with my Nintendo DSiXL, and hanging out with dad.  My birthday is March 26th, two days before my Papa’s.

I have a little brother, Gavin and two sisters, Monica and Jessi.

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PAST EVENTS:

ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE & SOUP SUPPER:

There was a great turn out for the Ash Wednesday Service and the Soup Supper on Wednesday, March 9th.  The food was great.  We want to specially thank Donna and her committee for all the wonderful food and for all the hard work that it took to put on such a wonderful event.

VOTER’S MEETING:

On March 13th there was a Voter’s Meeting after Fellowship time.  We want to encourage and invite all members of Shepherd in the Pines to attend future Voter’s Meetings to learn what our church is doing.  Thank you.

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FUTURE EVENTS:

PALM SUNDAY BRUNCH:

On Palm Sunday, April 17th, we will be having our annual Palm Sunday Brunch after the service.  The Fellowship Committee is sponsoring this special event, and Donna’s Committee will be providing lots of delicious food for everyone to enjoy.  A sign up sheet will be provided in the narthex for everyone to sign.

EASTER EGG HUNT FOR OUR CHILDREN:

On Palm Sunday, April 17th, we will be having our annual Easter Egg Hunt for our Children 12 years of age or younger.  Donations of wrapped candy will be greatly appreciated.

EASTER EGG HUNT FOR THE CHILDREN OF BIG BEAR:

On Saturday, April 23rd at 11 AM, there will be an Easter Egg Hunt for the children of Big Bear.  Donations of candy will be greatly appreciated for this event.  All donated candy must be individually wrapped.  20 or more volunteers will be needed, please contact Mark if anyone would like to volunteer to help out.  Your help will be greatly appreciated.  Registration begins at 10:30 AM.

ELDER/DEACONESS RETREAT:

On Friday, April 8, 2011 there will be a retreat for all Elders and Deaconesses.  May our leaders have a very spiritual and uplifting event.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

HIGH AND LOW COMMUNION SERVICES:

Here at Shepherd in the Pines there are four Communion Services during the week.  They are as follows:  We would like to encourage everyone to come to any of these services.

 

Wednesday – High Communion Service at 9 AM.

Thursday – Low Communion Service at 10 AM.

Friday – High Communion Service at 12 Noon.

Saturday- High Communion Service at 9 AM.

 

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY GROUP:

Every Tuesday morning starting at 11 AM there is a Women’s Bible Study that is presently being held at Sharon’s house.  All women are invited to attend this Bible Study.

SUNDAY MORNING PRAYER GROUP:

On Sunday mornings starting at 8:35 AM there is a prayer group of which we will pray for our Pastor, those who are ill, those who are serving the Lord in our Sunday morning services, and who those who are presently serving our country in the military.  Everyone is invited to attend.

HELPING HANDS:

The Helping Hands program is what we are doing here, and it is very important to us.  We are in need of more food items for our food pantry. You may bring food and leave them in the Narthex, or if you need food you may speak to Pastor or an Elder.  You may also donate money to Helping Hands.  Please use the yellow envelopes in the pews.

AMERICAN HEROES:

Do you know of any names and photos of those who are serving our country in uniform, (Military, Fire, Police)?  Please give the information to Bev so she can post it on our board.

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INFORMATION:

If anyone wishes to submit any information on our newsletter, please see or call  either Tracy or Sharon.