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MYLE ELCA Youth Gathering 2015Wonderful News! The ELCA National Office is sending Rev. Hector A. Carrasquillo to visit VEIL and lead several workshops. He will be bringing Dr. Rev. Justo Espinosa from Texas, whose speciality is Latino Youth Ministry. They will be leading age-specific programs for the parents, young children and adolescents of VEIL. Pastors Hector and Justo come to the VEIL community as part of an ELCA incentive for Ethnic Specific and Multicultural Ministries of the ELCA.

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Sunday, March 11, 5:30 pm
Supper and Conversation
St. Anne Episcopal Church
6461 Tylersville Road
West Chester 

RSVP for the Sunday dinner and conversation by noon on Friday, March 9.

Monday, March 12
Wittenberg University, Springfield
Bayley Auditorium, Barbara Derr Kuss Science Center

Who is Bishop Younan? Most recently, he was bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran church in Jordan and the Holy Land, and also served as President of the Lutheran World Federation. Bishop Younan brings a valuable perspective on interfaith work in the Holy Land, as well as refugee work, other humanitarian crises around the world, and the response of the faith community.

The agenda for the Wittenburg presentation:
4:30 pm The Refugee Crisis: A Global Perspective
7:30 pm The Opportunities and Challenges of Interfaith Work in Jerusalem

For more information, 937.327.7411/www.wittenberg.edu.

These events are sponsored by the congregations of St. Anne Episcopal and Lord of Life Lutheran (Sunday) and

Wittenberg University’s FEFB, Weaver Chapel, First Year Seminar, and the departments of Religion, History and Political Science (Monday).

 

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Thank you to everyone who offered up their First Fruits to the Share the Light Campaign. Our First Fruits offering totaled $181,048! Total commitments to the campaign have reached $828,866. Thank you for the many ways that your generosity and prayers have blessed this congregation. Thank you to the Share the Light Connection Team for all their work on this initial collection. Over the next three years, they will keep us updated on the progress of our total church giving towards the campaign.

Information on how to give is available on our website, www.lol-lutheran.com/sharethelight.

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It's here! After much planning, we commissioned our teens and leaders and put them on a bus to Houston to meet 30,000 new friends and worship, learn, and serve together. Thanks again for all the ways you helped make this event possible for these senior high students.

Please pray for our teens and chaperones, and all those participating, that their time there is transformational, and a blessing to the community.

For those of you who won’t be able to join us in Houston, we invite you to connect with us via livestream. You’ll be able to share in Mass Gatherings, as well as daily Bible studies with some of our main stage speakers. You can also follow us on all social media platforms using #ELCAYG2018. Join the story and share with others! Watch the Lord of Life Facebook page for photos and updates.

To view the live-stream, visit the ELCA Gathering Website or Facebook page. The daily schedule of speakers and musicians are listed below.

Bible studies are Wednesday, June 27 – Saturday, June 30 at  3:30 p.m. CST. 

Mass Gatherings are on Wedesday, June 27 – Saturday, June 30 at 7:30 p.m. CST and Sunday Worship, July 1 at 9:30 a.m. CST.

Wednesday, June  27 – “God’s Call Changes Everything” 

Bible Study with Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton
and live musicians Rachel Kurtz, Agape and Joe Davis 

Mass Gathering – The Rev. Tuhina Rasche, Bryan Stevenson and AGAPE*, LZ7

Thursday, June 28 – God’s Love Changes Everything” 

Bible Study with the Rev. Aaron Fuller
and live musicians Rachel Kurtz, Agape and Joe Davis 

Mass Gathering – The Rev. Aaron Fuller, Marlon Hall, Guardians Drum and Bugle Corps

Friday, June 29 – God’s Grace Changes Everything” 

Bible Study with the Rev. Tuhina Rasche
and live musicians Rachel Kurtz, Agape and Joe Davis 

Mass Gathering – Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber, Rev. Will Starkweather, Tauren Wells

Saturday, June 30 – God’s Hope Changes Everything” 

Bible Study with the Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber
and live musicians Rachel Kurtz, Agape and Joe Davis

Mass Gathering – Joe Davis, Maria Rose Belding, Tenth Avenue North

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Donations due this Sunday, July 8

The Butler County United Way is hosting a 'Welcome to the World Care Packages' event. They are creating care packages for the Butler County PRIM Initiative (Partnership to Reduce Infant Mortality). These care packages will be given to new mothers, so that they start off with the basic resources to care for their baby. They need the following new items for the care packages:

  • baby books
  • travel size baby lotion
  • baby shampoo/body wash
  • baby brush/comb
  • bibs and burping cloths
  • travel size packs of baby wipes
  • disposable diapers size 0 - 2

Items can be placed in the donation barrel in the narthex through Sunday morning, July 8, when they will be packaged up for delivery to the United Way.

Photo by Luma Pimentel on Unsplash

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From the Houston Chronicle, by Lindsay Peyton, June 19, 2018

Ginger Carlton has spent the past year preparing the youth group she leads in Katy for something that’s akin to an olympics of faith and service.

The nationwide Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s Youth Gathering only happens once every three years — and Carlton and the teens she guides did not want to miss it.

“They’ve been looking forward to this ever since they were in junior high,” Carlton said.

The last event was held in Detroit. Three years before that, the gathering was in New Orleans. Each time, high schoolers from the U.S. and overseas come together for a week of prayer, music, service and fellowship.

This year, Carlton’s group does not have to travel far. The gathering is coming to Houston. More than 30,000 students are expected to attend the event, which starts Monday and continues through July 1.

For information on the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s Youth Gathering , visit www.elca.org/YouthGathering.

Carlton leads teens at Living Word Lutheran Church in Katy. This summer 23 students will accompany her at the conference, including her 16-year-old daughter Lauren, who will be a junior next year.

“My church friends and I have been talking about this for a while,” Lauren said. “We’re really excited about going into the community and meeting new people, making bonds. I’m just excited about the whole experience.”

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This Saturday, June 30, 7 pm
Gruver’s Barn

All are welcome to come for fellowship at the Gruver’s barn.  Gruvers will provide supplies for s'mores.  Bring a chair, your beverage, and a snack to share.

Doug and Kathryn Gruver

Blessing of the Wheels

Motorcycles, Bikes, & Trikes
This Sunday, June 3
9:15 am in the front yard

Whether you have a unicycle, bicycle, tricycle, motorcycle, skateboard, inline skates, or other wheeled contraption, ride or bring it to church next Sunday, June 3 (weather permitting).  Motorized riders will be taking off on a ride and lunch following 9:30 am worship.

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Inaugural Event:
Valley Vineyards
This Friday, May 4, 5 pm
2276 East US 22 & 3
Morrow, Ohio

Come tomorrow night and make new friends! Do you miss monthly adult fellowship and 5th Saturday euchre?. This new group will be exploring lots of opportunities to get together. The first event is at Valley Vineyards.  You will have your choice of steak, shrimp, or salmon entree. Cost is $35 per person.  Just come and join the fun!  The group will be meeting at Valley Vineyards, and will not carpool from the church parking lot.

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Wow! The kids at VBS collected $1000 for hurricane relief!  Thank you to all who donated matching funds this past weekend.

A big thank you goes out to all 57 of you who helped make our VBS week a huge success! Over 150 kids sang and played and learned how Jesus is with them always.

 

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Summer Worship Schedule Begins
This Sunday, May 27
8 am Indoors
9:30 am Outdoors (weather permitting)

Farewell Celebration for Lucas and Alex
in the courtyard 
following 9:30 am worship

Join us as we kick off our summer schedule and wish godspeed to Lucas and Alex. We will combine the 9:30 am and 11 am worship services into one contemporary service at 9:30 am, outdoors (weather permitting). 8 am worship will remain indoors.  A farewell celebration will follow the 9:30 am worship service. 

There will be a basket for cards and gifts.

If you can help provide food for the celebration, please sign up here.

Bring a blanket, bring a chair, and join us for summer worship outdoors and a fond farewell to Lucas and Alex!

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Saturday, June 23, 11 am
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Join us as we walk in the Cincinnati Pride Parade as a witness to the promises of God which extend to all people. We are adding a vehicle to our entry for those who want to ride for some of all of the parade route.  If you would like to carpool to the parade, meet at the church at 9:15 am. An earlier crew will head down to get our spot in line and update the carpool with staging location. Register online at 

www.lol-lutheran.com/mylol/pride-parade.

The mission of Cincinnati Pride is to provide the Greater Cincinnati LGBTQ community and their allies a forum to celebrate and affirm our individuality and renew our dedication to promoting acceptance of all individuals regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

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Come enjoy a beautiful evening outdoors and cheer on the undefeated Lord of Life softball team! They play at Mason Sports Park. The park is north of Mason off of Rt 42 near Houston Inn;  3400 Mason-Morrow-Millgrove Rd.

June 5         9:30 pm                  Field 1

June 12       8:30 pm                  Field 5

June 19       8:30 pm                  Field 1

June 26       7:30 pm                  Field 5

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This Sunday, April 22
Between Worship Services

The Share the Light Capital Campaign is hosting a Prayer Event this Sunday between services in the Narthex area. The Prayer Team invites you into this spiritual journey that is grounded in gratitude, revealed in prayer, and lived in faith. Join us in grateful prayer for the expansion projects of this campaign and the church leadership teams. There will be prayer stations marked with the Share the Light logo in the Narthex and around the new multi-purpose space just outside the Narthex. Please take a few minutes to visit each station. Pray for our church, pray for the campaign, and pray that we will have the courage to follow where God is leading us in our families, our church, our West Chester community, and in the world!

To continue your prayer and reflection at home, we have prepared a 21-Day Devotional Guide. You can pick up extra copies in the Narthex. Prefer to have it available on your phone or tablet? Sign up with the church office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for a daily email. You can also pick up window clings to encourage your prayer time.

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Drop off donations
through Thursday, April 19


Shop Saturday, April 21
8 am - 1 pm

LOL Preview Night
Friday, April 20
6 pm - 8 pm

It’s the annual ginormous Rummage Sale! All proceeds support the senior high trip to the 2018 ELCA National Youth Gathering in Houston this June. Great deals on gently used furniture, kid stuff, books, kitchen goods, garden gear, sporting goods, holiday decor, and more! How can you help?

DONATE! Drop off your treasures.  Thursday, April 19 is the last day for donations.

ADVERTISE! Tell your friends and neighbors about our sale! 

VOLUNTEER! Are you itching to get first look at all the great stuff? Come and help us sort and price merchandise. We will also need workers the day of the sale.

SHOP! Come and discover the bargains, Saturday, April 21. Lord of Life members can shop at the preview sale Friday night, April 20, 6 – 8 pm. Bring friends!

Thanks for your support and love of our Youth! Want to help? Have a question? Need help transporting a large donation item?

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Help Our Youth Get to Houston!
The Cone Gift Cards

Thanks for helping us raise $6000 through the Rummage Sale, but we still have a way to go. What better way than ice cream! $10 Cone gift card for $9. Lord of Life Youth receives $4 from each card.

Buy them this Sunday or in the church office, M - TH, 9 am - 3 pm. Great for teacher gifts and birthdays.

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Thank you to everyone who made a commitment to Share the Light! Thank you for the many ways that your generosity and prayers have blessed this congregation. If you haven't had a chance to turn in your commitment card, you can bring it this Sunday, or turn it in to the office.

Please continue to pray. Pray for the ministry of Lord of Life and the work we have been called to do. Pray for the Share the Light campaign and the campaign leadership team. Continue to pray for how you can be a part of the growing needs of our church and community, as you ask, “Lord, what do you want to do through me?

If you need a Commitment Card, we will have them available on Sunday. You can also find one on our website, along with all of the Share the Light resources, at

www.lol-lutheran.com/sharethelight.

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Host Training
Wednesday, April 25, 7 pm
in the Sanctuary

If you are already a volunteer, or are interested in finding out more, please plan to attend. All Family Promise volunteers are strongly encouraged to attend a training session.

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Sunday, June 17
Both worship services

Cindy Campbell, leader of Lord of Life's Guardian Angel program, will recognize all of our new teen drivers with a care package. If your family has a teen who recently obtained their driver's license, please submit their name to the office by June 1.

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This Sunday, May 27
is the last day to donate books!

Help us collect 100,000 books for the children of Houston!

The 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering will be collecting books for students in Pre-K through 6th grade.

The Gathering has recognized the need to lift up literacy in Houston. Building a foundation of literacy starts before entering Kindergarten. Students who read at home become strong writers, critical thinkers, and more successful students than those who do not. Houston Independent School District estimates that 74% of the students in the district come from families who struggle to provide books for their children. This means the students begin each school year at a disadvantage.

In joining the Gathering’s Blast Off for Books campaign, you will help ensure bright futures for Houston’s students. The books you donate will be distributed at community book fairs, camps, and other events around the city as part of the Gathering’s Service Learning experience. By putting books in the hands of Houston’s economically disadvantaged students, you can help change lives.

Please use the book list below to purchase or order a few from your favorite book retailer, then bring your book donations to Lord of Life by Sunday, May 27.

Shopping on Amazon? See tinyurl.com/2018LOLBlastOffforBooksAmazon to add titles directly to your cart.

We’ll deliver them to the Southern Ohio Synod Assembly in Columbus, June 1-2. From there, they will be packaged and sent to Houston. Please only bring the books that are listed below. All books must be new or gently used. Thank you for helping children read and thrive!

Our partners at the Houston Independent School District identified the following books:

Bad Kitty (Series) by Nick Bruel

Elephant and Piggie (Series) by Mo Willems

Frog and Toad (Series) by Arnold Lobel

It's Shoe Time by Mo Willems and Brian Collier

Little Bear (Series) by Elsa Holmelund Minarik

Mercy Watson (Series) by Kate DiCamillo

Amulet (Series) by Kazu Kibuisji

El Deafo by Cece Bell

Ghost by Raina Telgameier

Mighty Jack by Ben Hatke

Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

Secret Coders (Series) by Gene Luen Yang

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jaqueline Woodson

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Series) by Jeff Kinney

Dog Man (Series) by Dav Pilkey

Dragon Masters (Series) by Tracey West

Eerie Elementary (Series) by Jack Chabert

Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Frank Einstein (Series) by Jon Scieszka

Ghost by Jason Reynolds

I Survived (Series) by Lauren Tarshis

Laura Line by Crystal Allen

Matilda by Ronald Dahl

One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams Garcia

Origami Yoda (Series) by Tom Angleberger

Some Kind of Courage by Dan Gemeinhart

The Cross Over by Kwame Alexander

The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine

The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes

Wonder by Raquel Palacio

Creepy Pair of Underwear by Aaron Reynolds

Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubim

Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena

Mango, Abuela and Me by Meg Medina

Pete the Cat (Series) by James Dean

The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt

Why Am I Me by Paige Britt

Nerds, Book 1: National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society by Michael Buckley

Martina and the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale by Carmen Agra Deedy

 

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This Sunday, May 13
Between worship services

VEIL will again be taking t-shirt orders to support their trip to the ELCA Youth Gathering this June.  Shirts are $15.

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Once a month, the senior high kids meet on Sundays for faith and fellowship. Sound like fun? Watch the announcements for details, or contact Lori or Janette to be added to the senior high distribution list. Bring a friend!

Current Schedule

JUN

17               New Teen Driver Recognition

27 - July 1  ELCA Youth Gathering, Houston, TX

 

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Thursday, May 31
7 pm
in the Fellowship Hall

Come and learn to make beautiful cards with Brittany Potter. All materials are provided to create 6 cards, 2 each of 3 designs. Cost is $15, paid in advance at the church office. All of the money collected benefits the Share the Light Capital Campaign. Space is limited! Sign up by sending your name and email address to the church office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by May 24.

 

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PRESCHOOL NEWS

The end of another school year, how can that be?!!! Like they say May has become the new January, with all of the end of the year activities. It was no different here at LOLCP, we had our annual Mother’s Day Tea, Field Day, End of Year Celebrations, and the Family Picnic. Now we are in to our summer schedule and hosting our Summer Camps.

It is an exciting time of year for our rising Kindergartners. We will miss them but are so excited for them to “go out into the world”! One of my favorite bible quotes is Joshua 1:9 “Be strong and courageous, do not be terrified, do not be discouraged for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go." Go forth little ones!

We still have a few spots open for the 2018-19 school year. If you know someone looking for a loving, nurturing preschool have them contact Paula.

The preschool is once again hosting several Summer Fun Camps.  

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Celebration Event!
Sunday, April 15
9:30 am

Continental Breakfast
Childcare Provided

Join us as we kick-off the Share the Light capital campaign! This day will be filled with celebration as we eat and fellowship, learn about our upcoming moves forward, and pray as we step into where God is leading us. Please note that we will have only two worship services at 8 am and 11 am this Sunday, as well as no Sunday School, so that everyone can celebrate together as a family.

Please pray for the ministry of Lord of Life and the work we have been called to do. Pray for the Capital Campaign and the Campaign Leadership Team as we seek to bless others through worship and outreach. Please begin praying for how you can be a part of the growing needs of our church and community. Your prayer can be as simple as “Lord, what do you want to do through me?”

You can pick up a window cling in the Narthex to encourage your prayer time.

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Applications are due May 1

Lord of Life is excited to announce a $1,500 college scholarship. This non-renewable award has been created by church members who, through gifts and memorials, have endowed a scholarship fund that will award one scholarship each year.

The scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school senior who is a member of Lord of Life, displays exemplary service to the church and community, who will be attending a technical college or pursuing a four-year college degree on a full-time basis, and provides an essay on their faith journey in the application.

Complete details about the scholarship as well as the application are now available and can be downloaded or printed at www.lol-lutheran.com/scholarship or picked up in the church office. Completed applications must be turned in to the church office by May 1 for consideration. The scholarship will be awarded during the graduation recognition worship service on Mother’s Day, May 13.

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Final collection is this Sunday, March 4!

Did you see the grocery bags everywhere? It's the annual Feed Our Neighbors In Need community food drive coordinated by the Faith Alliance! Bring in items to fill the bags or take a couple bags with you to fill at home. The final collection will be on Sunday, March 4. We will need volunteers to help sort food on Sunday, when it will be distributed to local food pantries.

Suggested Items

Boxed cereal
Pasta
Rice
Beans
Meal Helpers
Canned Vegetables
Canned Fruits
Canned Soup
Canned Meat
100% Juices
Baby Food
Formula
Diapers
Condiments

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Click through to watch a special video invitation from Richard Bruxvoort-Colligan.

 

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Monday, May 28, 7 pm
in the Senior High Room

Join us and hear all of the exciting ways we are God’s hands and feet in our community. Please come and share your ideas!

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“SOMOS TALENTOSOS”
“We are Talented”
Family Talent Show sponsored by VEIL
Saturday, April 14
6 pm – 8 pm
in the Fellowship Hall

The VEIL Youth Group will be presenting their very own special talent for you. There will be refreshments. The freewill offering will benefit VEIL’s trip to the Multicultural Youth Leadership Event, a pre-event at the ELCA National Youth Gathering.

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Monday - Friday, 9:30 am -12 pm
$90.00 per child
May 21-25 - Author Spotlight
May 29-June 1 - Music & Movement (Tues - Fri, 9 am -12 pm)
June 25-29 - Sports & Games
July 23-27 - STEAM Science camp

All are welcome; you do not need to be an LOLCP student to participate. Open to potty trained children ages 3 – 5.  See Paula for a flyer or more information.

Saturday, April 14
9 am - 1 pm

TreeRoots

Are you searching for a place to put down spiritual roots? Are you looking for a church home? Are you interested in learning more about the mission and ministries of Lord of Life? You are invited to join us for a new member conversation as we get to know one another and have a chance to learn more about the Christian faith and specifically about life together here at Lord of Life. We’ll end with a light lunch served at the noon hour.

Childcare is available upon request.

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Sunday, May 13
All Worship Services

Are you graduating from high school, college, technical school, or being awarded a certificate or advanced degree? We would like to honor you.  Please send your name and information about your milestone to Lisa Bacu and the church office by Friday, April 27. Graduates will be recognized during all three worship services.

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Mens Bible Study Outside

May 21, 7pm
Final Meeting: Party at Gruver's Barn

Join us!  Come as you are able.

 

 

Maundy Thursday ~ March 29, 7 pm

Hand and Foot Washing, Prayer and Healing Stations, Holy Communion and Stripping of the Altar

With nightfall our Lenten observance comes to an end, and we gather with Christians around the world to begin the Three Days during which we participate once again in the saving power of Jesus' passing over from death to life. At the heart of the Maundy Thursday liturgy is Jesus' commandment to love one another. As Jesus washed the feet of his disciples, we are called to follow his example as we humbly care for one another, especially the poor and the unloved.

Good Friday ~ March 30, 4:30 & 7 pm

(4:30) An interactive family service for all

(7) A service of Scripture and darkness

At the heart of the Good Friday liturgy is the passion according to John, which proclaims Jesus as a triumphant king who reigns from the cross. The ancient title for this day - the triumph of the cross - reminds us that the church gathers not to mourn this day but to celebrate Christ's life-giving passion and to find strength and hope in the tree of life. In the ancient bidding prayer, we offer petitions for all the world for whom Christ died.

Vigil of Easter ~ March 31, 8:30 pm
St. Anne Episcopal Church
6461 Tylersville Road

This is the night! This is our Passover with Christ from darkness to light, from bondage to freedom, from death to life. The resurrection of Christ is proclaimed in word and sign, and we gather around a pillar of fire, hear ancient stories of our faith, welcome new sisters and brothers at the font, and share the food and drink of the promised land. Raised with Christ, we go forth into the world, aflame with the good news of the resurrection.

Easter Sunday ~ April 1, 8, 9:30, 11 am

with Holy Communion

Christ is risen, indeed! On Easter morning, we stand gaping at the open and empty tomb with the women who followed Jesus throughout his ministry. With the women, we are called to proclaim the amazing news of the resurrection.

 

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Thursdays at 9:45 am
in the Library

 

Bob Burnette

Cross Stitch

1st and 3rd Tuesdays
6:30 pm
in the Fellowship Hall

Have a favorite craft but can't find time to work on it? Mark your calendar and join this crafting group! Bring your craft and enjoy some laughter and conversation while you create. Knit, crochet, cross stitch, beads, cards -- whatever keeps your hands busy. All ages welcome! Come as you are able.

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Sunday, April 22, 3 pm
Christ the King Lutheran Church
7393 Dimmick Rd, West Chester

The concert features classical guitarist Steven Pezella. A freewill offering will be collected to benefit VEIL senior high trip to ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston this summer.

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Women's Retreat
Hosted by the Jesuit Spiritual Center
May 4-6

Jesuit Spiritual Center at Milford creates a Christ-centered oasis where people of all walks of life are encouraged to experience a deeper relationship with God. They are a spiritual center providing a tranquil environment for prayer and discernment rooted in the Gospel as expressed in the Spiritual Exercises ofSt. Ignatius of Loyola.


For details and registration visit
www.jesuitspiritualcenter.com

Sunday mornings, 9:30 am
in the church library
led by Ed Williams

The group is studying the book of Mark.

 

 

Clean up

This Sunday! March 18
12 pm

Wash. Rake. Organize. Trim. Mulch. It’s time to clear away the winter grime and get the building and grounds ready for spring. Bring the whole family. There are tasks for all ages and abilities. Lunch provided.

 

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Sunday, April 1
8:30 - 11 am
in the Fellowship Hall

Free will offering will help support the senior high trip to the ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston, June 27 - July 1.

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Sundays, 2 - 4 pm
in the Fellowship Hall
No Spanish Required

Come join the children of Vida Eterna for a Sunday afternoon of tutoring and fellowship. No Spanish required. Most of the children are elementary age and eager to learn. Can you help?

The final meeting for the school year is May 6.  The VEIL Summer Reading Program begins June 6.

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Palm Crosses on Sale
This Sunday
Between Services in the Narthex

Our senior high youth are selling Palm Crosses as a tool for helping us focus during our Holy Week journey and beyond. The crosses come with a Holy Week devotional. Proceeds from the crosses will be used toward our Houston mission trip, this summer.

Each Palm Cross has been created especially for you. No other exactly like it exists. There is no finish on the cross. The oils from your hands and those of your loved ones as it is used in prayer will become the finish. Purchase a palm cross for yourself and consider gifting one to a family member or friend.

Easter Egg

Saturday, March 24
9 am
Rain or Shine!

Bring your friends, family, and neighbors! Enjoy some juice, doughnuts, and activities, and then the children will hunt for eggs.

 

 

 

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Monday, August 27
Meet at Lord of Life at 9 am

Ready your hands to serve! Lord of Life is taking time to serve lunch at First Lutheran Church downtown in Over-the-Rhine.  We will meet at Lord of Life at 9 am to ride down to First Lutheran, or you can meet up at First Lutheran at 10 am.  First timers are welcome to take a tour of the historic building before we prepare and serve.  



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1st & 3rd Tuesdays
of each month
7 pm in the church library

Traveling through life with a partner? The Couples Bible Study is an opportunity to grow together in faith alongside other couples. This informal group covers a variety of study topics over the course of the educational year. Grab your better half and settle in for some meaningful, Christ-centered learning, laughing, and talking.

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Tuesday, April 10, 7 pm
in the Sanctuary

Join us as we try out some of the most interesting pieces from the vast music library donated to us by Hope Lutheran Church of Dayton. 

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