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Following the service on Good Friday (April 7th), we’ll need help changing the sanctuary decor from Lent to Easter in preparation for Sunday. If you are planning to be at the Good Friday worship service and would be willing to stay after and help with this, please let either Desirae (email@example.com) or Pastor Zook (firstname.lastname@example.org) know. Thanks in advance for your help!
Make plans to join us in Holy Week for the following services and events:
Sunday, April 2nd at 10:00am: Palm Sunday worship with the Procession of Palms
Friday, April 7th at 7:00pm: Good Friday service with the Seven Last Words of Christ
Sunday, April 10th: Easter Sunday
8:00-9:15am: Continental Breakfast
9:30am Easter concert
10:00am Easter worship service
Easter Egg Hunt for kids and families following the service
As we prepare for the kick-off of our 2023 stewardship campaign, we’re hosting Temple Talks during the worship service on Sundays. The purpose of these forums will be to both provide educational information about various ministries and other aspects of our church, while also providing ways that you can get involved with these ministries. Check out the schedule of Temple Talks:
Temple Talk: Music Ministry & Virtual Worship
Temple Talk: 12th Anniversary Activities & Plans
Temple Talk: Health & Wellness Team
Due to forecasted snow, trivia night was moved to the end of the month! There’s still time to register! If you registered for the original event, your registration is still valid.
Register today for Trivia Night, Friday March 31st at 7:00pm!
Come bring your smarts to have fun for a good cause! All proceeds from this event will be split between Common Pantry and ‘The Cupboard’ at Swedish Covenant Hospital.
Tickets for individuals are $15 each; a pre-formed team of 8 is $100 when you register altogether.
Enjoy snacks or bring your own; this event is also BYOB! FREE CHILDCARE is also provided! Please indicate you need childcare when you register.
Get your tickets today for the 50/50 Raffle!
In conjunction with Trivia Night, the Community Service team has organized this raffle to support the Common Pantry and ‘The Cupboard’ at Swedish Covenant Hospital.
5 tickets = $5
15 tickets = $10
50 tickets = $25 (Best value!)
*Winner will be announced at Trivia night, but does not need to be present to win.
Sunday, April 2nd: Palm Sunday service at 10:00am, including Procession of Palms
Friday, April 7th: Good Friday service at 7:00pm, including the Seven Last Words of Christ
Sunday, April 9th: Easter Sunday service at 10:00am
Choir rehearsals are each Sunday at 9am, and anyone is welcome to join! No previous music experience is needed, just a desire to sing along with others! If you have any questions about choir, please speak with Paul (Choir Director) or Marisa (Music Director) at church or send them an email.
Check out the encouragement page of our website. Here you’ll find reflections and writings on a variety of topics that we hope will meet you where you are, with whatever you may be facing. Take some time to peruse the selection, and take a moment when you need to read and reflect. New resources are added regularly.
We will soon be embarking on a community-wide collection for 5 specific items in high need in the community. They are:
- Adult diapers – size medium and large (pull-up style preferred)
- Brown rice
- Whole grain crackers
- Feminine hygiene products
- Baby wipes
We continue to ask for help in supporting our neighbors facing food insecurity – either via donations of (shelf-stable) food and toiletry items or through financial contributions. Concordia Church is partnering with the Common Pantry, to support a ‘Take What You Need’ food pantry in the lobby of Swedish Covenant hospital — created for patients to grab grocery and toiletry staples they need on their day of discharge. Our neighbors (and their immediate families) who are utilizing this food pantry are often facing a double challenge of (1) already experiencing food insecurity and (2) being sidelined from work and the ability to care for themselves/families while being in the hospital. This food pantry aims to lessen the stress for these patients leaving the hospital.
We have a scheduled delivery the first Tuesday of every month. Please bring shelf-stable groceries (examples are: canned goods, pasta, jarred sauces, rice, boxed mixes, etc.) and/or new toiletry items (examples: shampoo, toothpaste, lotion, etc.) to the marked container in the church’s main entrance on or before Sunday, October 3rd. Donations received after this will be included in a future delivery. Concordia, We are looking for 10 more sponsor families to commit to providing $30 a month (in donations or equivalent items) to this ministry. If you are unable to commit monthly, but you’d still like to give, simply Text the word “CONCORDIA” to 73256 to give using your mobile device and use the drop down list to choose our ‘social impact’ fund. All donations to this fund benefit our neighbors in need and is a tangible way we express our faith and gratitude for the blessings we’ve received. Please connect with Jen Phillips if you have any questions.
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Concordia Church continues to monitor the COVID situation in the area. Worship continues both in-person and via livestream with some modifications. Masks are optional for those attending worship on Sunday mornings. The Pastor and Assisting Minister will wear masks while serving communion. As always, we encourage you to make the worship decision that is best for you and your family, and of course – if you are feeling unwell, please stay home and join us for worship virtually. Visit the protocols section of our webpage for updates as they happen.