Dear Member of St.Clairsville Lutheran Parish, On Sunday, February 8th, families of our congregation participated in the “Framing Faith for the Future” Capital Campaign raising more than $3,000 to help complete funding for much needed upgrades and improvements to Camp Sequanota. Gifts averaged $125 per family! Thank you to all who have already participated. We have certainly heard the story and know that the upgrades and improvements at Sequanota will help them be a better resource for meaningful ministry. It will enable them to touch thousands of lives each year.
If you haven’t already, please join all the families who made commitments on Sunday so that our response to this important effort will reflect the best effort of our congregation. Together, we can make a significant difference and touch many lives with the good news of Jesus Christ. If you need a commitment form please ask Pastor Donna.
As you prepare for your summer vacations, you may want to use this prayer before leaving on a journey.
P O God,
our beginning and our end,
you kept Abraham and Sarah in safety
throughout the days of their pilgrimage,
you led the children of Israel through the midst of the sea,
and by a star you led the magi to the infant Jesus.
Protect and guide us now as we [or substitute the names
of travelers] set out to travel.
Make our ways safe and our homecomings joyful,
and bring us at last to our heavenly home,
where you dwell in glory with our Lord Jesus Christ
and the life-giving Holy Spirit,
one God, now and forever.
Adapted from Lutheran Book of Worship, p. 167.
The ELCA Malaria Campaign continues to be a major worker in the fight against Malaria. To help you in sharing the this concern with your congregation, our Synod’s Global Mission Team has created “Easter Nets”, a weekly devotional for season of Easter. We hope that you would find this useful in conjunction with the World Malaria Day emphasis later this month. Learn more at the ELCA Malaria Campaign website. or here.
We have photos from our Joint worship service at St. Peter’s, St. Clairsville the rededication of St. James’ bell, brunch & egg hunt. http://www.stclairsville-lutheranparish.net/?page_id=225
IF you have photos that you’d like to share, please let us know!