By Jean McHenry
Spaghetti Casserole orders will be taken by the Ladies’ Auxiliary from now until 9 March 2014. The casserole consists of pasta and meat sauce covered with mozzarella cheese. A 9-inch pan will cost $6.00 each. The sign-up sheet is located on the bulletin board at the bottom of the sanctuary steps as you enter the front door. One order should serve two people, depending on your appetite. Orders can be picked up in the church kitchen after either worship service on 16 March. A few extra pans will be available so check in the church kitchen if you do not pre-order. Contact Alice Andrzejewski at 410-987-4575 if you have questions.
By Margie Mallory
Come join in on fellowship and fun on March 16th starting at 4:00 pm. We will have food, games, and live celtic music. Enter the cupcake contest - bring your best decorated yummy cupcakes – entries will be judged by their presentation and taste and will be con-sumed by all! (Don’t forget to wear green!)
By Donna Donaldson and Dolores Saars
Change a life by saving your Change for Life. The Pregnancy Clinic of Bowie/Crofton/Severna Park is a Christian ministry dedicated to serving those who face unexpected pregnancies. Filling your bottles with your change, paper money or checks can make a lifesaving difference in our community. Your spare change helps in the following ways:
The bottles, along with informational brochures, are available in the narthex. The clinic is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are tax deductible. Please make checks payable to the Severna Park Pregnancy Clinic. The campaign will run from Sunday, February 23 through Sunday, March 23, 2014. If you have questions, please call Dolores Saars, 410.721.7563 or Donna Donaldson, 410.674.2677.
What is a Christian? What does the Evangelical Lutheran Church believe?
Know what you believe and why! Join as we meet each Sunday after the late service through the end of March to learn together more about our Christian heritage! This class may serve as a gateway to membership in our congregation of faith, but all are welcome to attend.
Flowers are still needed for Sunday, 2 March.
Once we begin Lent (5 March) we observe the season with no flowers on the altar until Easter Sunday (20 April). Keep an eye on the bulletin announcements for the opportunity to purchase Easter lilies for our Resurrection Celebration!
By Jean McHenry
The Christian Assistance Program (CAP) is composed of 13 Christian churches in our area. Together we supply and donate to a Food Pantry located at Severn United Method-ist Church in Severn. We also support a Clothes Closet where we donate used but ser-viceable clothing. The Closet is located at another CAP church (Nichols Bethel United Methodist). We serve the poor and needy in Odenton, Severn and Gambrills.
Each church has a CAP Representative who keeps the churches informed about the needs of CAP. I have the honor of being the representative at FELC. If you have questions please feel free to contact me at 410-674-5353 or firstname.lastname@example.org. CAP also puts out a quarterly newsletter which is made available to you in the bookcase of the fellow-ship hall or on the small table just inside the entrance of the church.
CAP is concentrating on collecting rice products in March.
There is a CAP basket at the bottom of the sanctuary steps for this collection. We will see that it gets to the Food Pantry. We also need plastic grocery bags and paper grocery bags for our food distribution. We will also give out any used Bibles to our clients if you have any extras you don’t need. All can go in the CAP basket. Please check the expiration date on food donated to CAP. If it is expired we are unable to give it out.
The quarterly CAP newsletter has been published and is available on the nar-thex table and on the shelves in the fellowship hall.
Condensed from Jan Perez's minutes
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March is Executive Board emphasis month
Special events in March
2 - Transfiguration of Our Lord
4 - Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
5 - Ash Wednesday Service, 7 pm
9 - Daylight Savings Time Begins / Girl Scout Sunday
15 - Men's Breakfast, 9 am
16 - Spaghetti Casserole Take Out/St. Patrick's Day Party, 4 pm
20 - First Day of Spring
23 - Baby Bottle Campaign Ends