Lenten Journey with Jesus

Lent and Easter come around every year calling us to “slow down”, “stop” at an oasis and find our spiritual compass.  This year the forty days of Lent begin on March 1 which is Ash Wednesday.  Our Lenten breakfasts begin that day at 6:45 am with an interdenominational worship. You will have another opportunity for spiritual reflection in the evening with an Ash Wednesday service in the chapel at 6:00 pm.  The sacrament of communion will be served in this quiet meditative worship.  Please note that there will not be a dinner before the Ash Wednesday service.  The Board of Deacons will meet immediately after.

The Eco Tip for February is:

Plastic Is Clogging Our Oceans And Seas…
Be Sure Your Water Bottle Is Reusable, Please!

From the Parish Nurse

Dear Church Family,

As you have probably guessed, February is “Healthy Heart” month. There is not a lot of new information out there, but it is good to be reminded about what one should be doing, as opposed to what one is actually doing (diet and exercise, maybe?).

Presbyterian Women

We are still looking for “Helping Hands” for receptions.  If you can help make phone calls, shop, bake, setup, serve, or cleanup, please contact Ellen Reynolds.  ellenr09@gmail.com or 781-0891.

Passages

On Sunday, February 26 we will have our first Passages Event for 2017.  Mark Palmieri will be our speaker.  His topic will be the Seneca Springs Senior Community being built off of Snell Rd.

Adult Forum

Adult Forum
Meets from 9:15-10:15 on Sunday morning
in the South Parlor

Please join us in conversations in which we explore our faith, expand our understanding and learn about opportunities for action.

February Sunday School Highlights

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!  Sarah Aliperti on your acceptance into the School of Music at Ithaca College.

SERRV

The SERRV shop will be open again on Sunday, February 12 after each service. Come see SERRV’s unique and handcrafted fair trade items from around the world.

Lenten Bible Study Soup/Supper

Lenten Bible Study
Soup/Supper
 
ISAIAH, JEREMIAH, LAMENTATIONS
Immersion Bible Study
 

“How do we find hope when we are in the midst of great loss?  Why does God allow suffering?  From the Assyrian conquest of Israel and the threat to Judah during Isaiah’s ministry to the Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem and the exile of its citizens during Jeremiah’s ministry, God’s covenant people have suffered great losses.  In Lamentations a poet shows us how to mourn loss, while the prophets Isaiah and Jeremiah express hope in God’s ongoing love, mercy, justice, and restoration, a hope we can claim for ourselves during our times of tragedy.”  (Immersion Bible Studies)

Special Activities As We Begin Lent

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 6:00. Come and enjoy dinner, pancake races, and great fellowship! Please bring your own table service.