Updates 2.17.15

Mardi Gras Party  / Church Facebook Page 

Thank you to all that came and helped with the Mardi Gras Party last Sunday!  It was a fun way to spend a cold winter day with great food, fellowship, music, karaoke, and bingo!  If you’d like to check out photos, they have been posted on our Facebook site.  Check it out!


Feb 18th – Ash Wednesday Supper & Worship
Join us this Wednesday for supper (5:30pm) prepared by Kurt Goeckermann, and then Ash Wednesday worship service (6:30pm).  Before and after the meal, all will be invited to paint a cross on a banner which we will create together.  The children will lead a procession into the sanctuary carrying the banner to be placed on the altar.  This service is planned for people of all ages, and there will be special elements for children specifically.  Plan to join us on this special night marking the beginning of the 40-day season of Lent.
Feb 22nd – Sunday Worship
This Sunday’s worship topic is on “Forgiveness”.  Special music will be provided by Mara Schick. 
9:00am Adult Education (2nd floor conference room)
9:00am Adult Confirmation (Sanctuary)
9:00am Youth Sunday School

10:00am Fellowship

10:30am Worship


Feb. 22nd – UMW Prayer & Self-Denial Observance –after worship

We’ll have a light lunch, devotions, a program and an offering.  All women of the church are welcome.  The topic for the prayer and self-denial program is a gesture of gratitude.  The offering will go toward the retirement fund for missionaries and deaconesses for whom United Methodist Women is responsible.


Feb. 24th – Conversation, Celebration & Change – 8-10am

The 15th annual Faith Labor Breakfast of the Interfaith Coalition for Worker Justice presents Forward 15: Conversation, Celebration, and Change with John Nichols.  Reservations are $25/seat for the breakfast and will be held at Good Shepherd Parish in Madison.  Pastor Marianne and Jim are planning on attending and willing to carpool.  For more information, visit www.workerjustice.org.


Feb. 28th – Funeral Help Needed

There will be a memorial service for the Kevin Feinberg family scheduled on February 28th.  Help is needed to provide meat, buns and coffee after the 2:00pm service.  If you are able to help with providing food or help serving, please contact the office. 


Feb. 28th – CPR Recertification Class

There will be a CPR class on February 28th from 9 – 1:30pm, held at the Episcopal Church in Baraboo.  The fee is $18/person.  If interested, please contact Geri Schoenoff at 356-3473 (or reply to this email) by Feb. 22nd.



Mar. 1st – Peanut Butter Lunch Bunch Food Needs

With School Spring Break just around the corner, please help families with school children supplement their food needs during Spring Break.  Please pick up a grocery bag and shopping list (attached), and bring your donation to church no later than Sunday, March 1st.


Oil Lamps Needed

Do you have an oil lamp you’d be willing to lend for an altar decoration on March 15th?  Please contact Donna Taapken at 522-3394 or donnataapken@yahoo.com


In Case of Winter Weather…

1.       Use good personal judgment at all times.

2.       The head Trustee and the Pastor will make the decision on Sunday morning if church should be cancelled. If there is a cancellation, information will be communicated via email, Facebook, the church answering machine, and on the local TV channels by 8am.

3.       SPIRIT night activities will follow the school schedule – if there is a school cancellation or early release, SPIRIT night activities will also be cancelled.

4.       Cancellation of smaller group church activities (committees, choir, etc.) will be decided and communicated directly by the chairperson or other lead individual.


Coupon Clipping Help Needed

UMW is looking for 1-2 additional volunteers to clip coupons.  Please contact Janet Brice (bricemanor@gmail.com or 356-7636).



Upcoming Church Meetings:
Feb. 17
– UMW Reading Group @4pm

Feb. 19 – Choir @ 6:30pm

Feb. 22 – UMW Meeting

Feb. 23 – Centering Prayer @ 6pm

Feb. 25 – UMW Circle