By Margie Mallary
Mother/Daughter Banquet, Saturday, May 18th, 4:00-700 pm. Come and bring your mother or your daughter to this fun event where the guys will be pampering the women with a dinner and show. Following the delectable dinner, enjoy the game show "Truthful Trivia" (a spinoff of the "Newlywed Game") hosted by our infamous president Dave Morse where we will see how well the mothers and daughters know each other. See the registration sheet in the church narthex. Registration will in-clude an adoption sign-up option for those who would like to adopt a mother or daughter for this event. A $5/person donation is encouraged.
In May, many churches celebrate confirmation, a practice with biblical roots. For exam-ple, Peter and John are sent to "(lay) their hands" on new believers and "(pray) for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit" (Acts 8:15, 17, NRSV).
In the early church, new Christians, most of whom were adult converts, received baptism and confirmation as one ceremony. As more children were brought for baptism, the practice became for pastors and priests to baptize but for only bishops to "confirm’ a baptism, or make it official, granting the baptized full membership in the church.
Later, confirmation became a rite by which adolescents, often following intensive Chris-tian education, profess for themselves the faith into which they were baptized. Some denominations prefer the term "affirmation of baptism."
Confirmation serves as a milestone of faith, when young adults begin embracing a life of discipleship with a sense of purpose.
Confirmed from our church this month are:
Karston Evans, Andrew Martin
Scott MacDonald, and Caroline Noyola
The choir is winding down its 2012-2013 season. Our purpose is worship support and I feel we've done that pretty well this last year. As always, I/we are seeking new commitments for our 2013-2014 season. If you enjoy singing and would like to help us enhance our worship, we have a place for you. Our rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 pm till 9 pm. We rehearse from the beginning of September (after Labor Day) till the end of May each year. We hope to see some new faces as well as our familiar ones in September.
By Jean McHenry
12—Mike & Beckie Petersen, 45th Anniv.
May—Youth Board Emphasis
By Jean McHenry
We appreciate the food donations recently collected by the ambitious Scouts in our area. The food will be put to good use in our Food Pantry.
In the meanwhile, keep up the good work donating non-perishable foods in our CAP bas-ket at the bottom of the sanctuary steps. During May we concentrate on collecting canned fruit; during June, we concentrate on macaroni and cheese. Please check the dates on your donated food to be sure they haven’t expired.