Who are the blessed ones of God? For the prophet Micah, they are those who do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God. For Paul, they are the ones who find wisdom in the foolishness of the cross. For Jesus, they are the poor, mourners, the meek, those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, the merciful, the pure in heart, the peacemakers. When the world rejects you, Jesus offers light in your darkness. Preacher: Pastor Dennis
Reformation Roots – This new 8-week class will begin on Sunday, February 5 at 9:45 in fellowship hall. In this 500th anniversary year of the Reformation, this series take a deep look at the characters, major events, and central themes of that time. Church historians such as Martin Marty will transport you through one of the most important times of church history. Come join us!
Lenten Musicians – We will be using the Holden Evening Prayer by Marty Haugen for mid-week Lenten worship at 6 and 7 pm. We’ll need vocalists and guitarists. Rehearsals will be held at 5:15, beginning March 8. You do not need to be available for every service. If you are interested in helping, please contact Lyn A’Hearn, Cari Redondo, or the church office. Thanks!
Stephen Ministry – You are invited to an interactive presentation that will show you how Stephen Ministry works and the difference it makes in people’s lives. We’ll also explore the needs for care in our congregation and learn how we can begin Stephen Ministry in our congregation. There are two opportunities for this presentation: Wed, February 8th at 7:00 pm OR Sun, February 26th at 9:45 am. A Stephen Ministry Training Class is beginning on Monday, Feb. 13 at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Cedar Rapids. Classes are held from 6:30-8:30 for 20 weeks in order to be commissioned as a Stephen Minister.