Pastor's Weekly Update

January 9, 2019
Worship Focus:
As we move into the season of Epiphany and focus on how God revealed to the world that Jesus was his Son and the chosen Savior, we begin at the Jordan River.  There Jesus is baptized by John.  But why?  He had no sin, so what is the significance of Jesus’ baptism?  Come and hear what it means for each us, as we see Jesus…“Step into My Shoes.”
Scripture for Sunday: Isaiah 42:1-7/Acts 10:34-38/Matthew 3:13-17
Prayer Notes:
We join in pray for Clayton Grimstad, who is back in Washington for more treatments as he continues his battle with swelling and infection on the brain, where surgery was done.  We ask for God’s hand of healing, and for God’s peace for Clayton and his family.
Highlight Notes:
BIBLE STUDY SUNDAY (9:30-10:15 a.m.): “To the Ends of the Earth”
TUESDAY (9:30-10:30 a.m.) “Women in the Word” begins Jan. 17 – “The fruit of the Spirit.”
WEDNESDAY (10:30-11:30 a.m.) Women’s: “Jesus Ministry and Miracles” (Christlight series)
Men’s: “Christ wins and so do his people!” (Revelation)
Communion will be offered on January 13 & 27. 
Confirmation Class meets Sunday from 9:30-10:15 a.m.
A new Bible study for teens/adults continues on Sunday.  We will utilize the new movie, “To the ends of the earth” for a 7 week study.
If you signed up for the youth ski trip, but have not registered, please do so today!  And, if you have not paid, please bring that to church this Sunday.
A part-time Special Music Coordinator position was approved as part of the 2019 Ministry Plan.  Position descriptions are available on the table in the church office.  If you have questions or wish to be considered for the position, please contact Jesse Hartzell or me.
Thank you to all who donated poinsettias.  You may take yours home after worship this Sunday.
Thank you to all who helped to take down Christmas decorations last Sunday. 
Book club meets Sunday at Carolyn Dahm’s house to discuss Joey: How a Blind Horse Helped Others to See.
Other Notes:    
A new Bible Information Class begins on Wednesday, January 30th (6:30-7:45 p.m.).  Let me know if you plan to attend.  Free childcare available.
A change in Sunday morning childcare begins January 6th.  The K2 room will now be more of a “nursery” for parents with infants and toddlers, and will not be staffed.  The K3 room will be staffed and open after the children’s lesson for children who are potty-trained in ages 3-6 (preschool – Kindergarten). 
We are down to only a couple Butter Braids in the left freezer in the kitchen.  Thanks for your order.
Marriage enrichment brochures are on the entryway table.
2019 Flower Chart is on the hallway bulletin board for you to pick a date (marking an occasion, if you wish).
Snack servers are needed.  See the serving island in the Fellowship Hall and take a turn to set out snacks on Sunday.
Hearing assistance is now available.   See an usher to pick up the receiver and instruction to plug in to the loop.
Birthdays/Anniversaries for this week:
Happy Birthday to: Curt Fisher, Diane Gray, Natalie Circle, Brian Appel, Dylan Tipton, John Waters, Terry Beach, and Janis Giordanelli.
Congratulations! Celebrating a wedding anniversary: Jason & Chantrey Beckstrom, and David & Mary Frey.
                Note: If I am missing a birthday or anniversary, please let me know.
Serving this Sunday:
Greeters: Rall (E), Dalby (L)                                                         
Acolyte: Ethan Hartzell (E), Aaron Tenorio
Ushers: Brandon Hood, Joel Grimstad (E), Jamie Pierson, Rob Swanson, Chad Gantt, Joe Carroll (L)
Organist: Pam Pierson                                                                  
Snacks: Gantt, _______
Childcare: Elena Tenorio
Altar Guild: Rich Lemke (E), Sarah Carroll (L)                        
Flowers: Beckstrom (Anniversary)
See you on Sunday or Monday!
- Pastor