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ANNOUNCEMENTS

The attendance at the February 11th worship service was 92.

The flowers gracing the altar for the February 18th worship service are presented to the glory of God by Erik & Susan Frombach.

It is time to think of ordering your Easter flowers to help decorate our church for Easter Sunday.  All flowers cost $11.75.  The lilies are 5 bloom white; the mums are in an 8" pot and come in colors pink, purple, or white; the 6" bloom tulips come in colors of red, yellow, orange, purple, or pink; azaleas 6" bloom colors are pink or white.   New this year!! Hyacinths--3 bloom and colors are blue, pink, or white.  Order forms will be in the February 18th bulletin and orders are due by Sunday, March 3rd.

I want to thank everyone who attended the unveiling of the plaque at Mt. Aloysius College library last Thursday and everyone who expressed a desire to attend but were unable to do so.  The day will be memorable for me and hopefully the Ecumenical Center will be a legacy for years to come.  Profound thanks!      Rev. Jerry Myers

Are you curious about what's so "messy" and "broken" about child welfare and want to know more? Do you believe sustaining foster families matters and want to find your "something" to help support them? Do you want to remember why you're working/volunteering to create safe and loving homes for vulnerable kids? Gather others that you think need to know this work and join us for the Somerset County Keystone Family Alliance Fundraiser and Awareness Dinner on Tuesday, February 27, 6:00 pm at Bakersville Banquet Hall with doors opening at 5:30. The theme this year is “Ripple Effect”.  All it
takes is one caring adult to create a positive ripple effect in the life of a vulnerable child. Throughout the evening you’ll hear how local churches and KFA are creating a Ripple Effect in Somerset County and beyond. Dinner is provided. The event is free; however,
a financial appeal will be made to support Keystone Family Alliance. Please RSVP by Feb. 20 at www.keyfam.org/events and clicking on"Somerset County" Questions? Contact lydia@keyfam.org.

Camp Allegheny will be holding Fish Fry Fundraisers on February 16 and 23 and March 1,8,15, 22, & 29 from 4:00--6:30 p.m.  Dine in or take out!  The cost is $15 per dinner and includes baked or fried fish, coleslaw, your choice of baked potato, sweet potato, haluski, or mac and cheese, your choice of hoagie roll or dinner roll, your choice of dessert, and a drink.

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Upcoming dates: 

   February 21--Lenten Meal--6:15 p.m.

                            Mid-Week Lenten Service--7:00 p.m.

   February 22--Bible Study--7:00 p.m.

   February 25--Anointing for Healing during worship

                            Catechism--5:15 p.m.

                             Luther League--6:30 p.m.

   February 27--150 Anniversary Committee Meeting--7:00 p.m.

   February 28--Lenten Meal--6:15 p.m.

                            Mid-Week Lenten Service--7:00 p.m.

   February 29--Bible Study--7:00 p.m.

The flower chart for 2024 is now posted on the bulletin board.  Please consider sponsoring flowers.  The prices are $25 for chancel flowers and $35 for altar flowers.  A reminder that if you would like an announcement placed in the bulletin, please let the secretary know by noon on Wednesday of the previous week.  There are announcement papers available near the flower chart.

Recognizing the need for young adults to have a safe place to share and connect when experiencing the losses of significant people, the Healing Patch Children's Grief Program is now offering Young Adult Grief Support Groups at the Healing Patch centers in Altoona and Ebensburg.  The Young Adult Grief Support Group is open to adults aged 18-25 who have suffered the death of a significant person.  Groups are held two evenings a month from September to May at the Healing Patch centers in Blair County, 20 Sheraton Drive, Altoona, and Cambria County, 118 Ebony Road, Ebensburg.  A virtual option is also available.  Enrollment may happen any time after the loss occurs.  To enroll, simply call 1-800-445-6262 and ask for Healing Patch.  For additional information, please visit HomeNursingAgency.com.

In celebration of St. Thomas' 150th anniversary, a 5K Race/5K Walk will be held on Saturday, March 30th.  The start time for the race is 10:15 a.m. at St. Thomas.  Registration and sponsor forms are available on the table in the narthex and on the church website. Race proceeds will help benefit St. Thomas Youth Ministry Initiatives:  Kids Klub, Luther League, Summer Bible School, and In-Tents Church Camp.

All contributions given to missionary will now be directed to Heart for Mission.  This is a mission group run by the Thorstad family in Laos/Thailand.  If you would like more information, please see their website www.heartformission.com.

 

 

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