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Readings, announcements for February 21, 2021

                                    Greetings from Living Word Lutheran Church
          Sunday Service each week at 9:00 AM, 2609 West Broadway, Moses Lake


+++
First Sunday
 in
Lent


February 21, 2021
First Reading: Genesis 22:1-18
Psalm:  Psalm 25:1-11
Second Reading: James 1:12-18
Gospel Lesson:  Mark 1:9-15

THIS WEEK at a GLANCE: 
Sunday
   
February 21 Service of the Word, 9:00 AM in person and on Facebook live;
   
followed by weekly Service of the Sacrament ,
(not on LIVE broadcast).  
Tuesday  February 23 Confirmation:  Blble class -- 6:00 - 7:00 PM, fellowship hall 
Wednesday February 24 Holden Evening Prayer Lenten Service -- 7:00 PM start time
    
Also on FB Live  --  (No soup supper)

 (Wed. Bible study suspended until after Easter)
Feb. 25-27 Pastor Lou and Debbie out of town
Sunday Feb. 28 Tim T. will lead the service

>> Keeping these in our Prayers:      
   For the healing of our country and all citizens during these times of unease, disease, and unrest;
    For those those who are fighting or recovering from infection by the COVID virus; healthcare workers;
 
Helen Meyer, (Bill's gramma, age 100), hospitalized, but improving;

   Paul & Holli., and friends adjusting to the loss of Sandy after a short but hard-fought cancer battle;
 
Family of DeAnne M (Deb's mom), who has finished the long fight with Alzheimer's and has her memories again;
   Michele B. and Dawn V., for continued improvement after back surgery
;

  Hank Buchmann (local author), out of sedation, preparing to move to rehab (Idaho); that his lungs fully recover;
   Judy R,  (Charlene's daughter), neck & spinal disk issues; Jennifer, (Charlene's daughter), eye pressure issues;
    Jake, (Charlene's grandson), heart rhythm issues have returned, repeat surgery or even transplant may be needed;

Evie E., at home & Gordon E. at Brookdale-Hearthstone;
   Those who may be struggling with depression or loneliness during this extended isolation; 
  Friends and Family battling cancer:        
       Wayne R.,
(friend of the Bensons, businessman & former ML mayor);
      
Jackie L. (wife of Stan's friend Mark --Basin Propane), needing a miracle after stage 4 liver cancer diagnosis;
       
Emma, (14 yr old daughter of Norm's friend Bob Tatum); 
       Angie, (Judene's sister), stage 4 lung cancer continues various treatments & new medical trials;
       Carol G., (friend of Ila and Charlene), multiple myeloma; Emily, (friend of Kelli), brain cancer, frontal lobe;
      Aliyah  (Ila's 3-yr old niece) and Bill, (brother of John Schafer), both withy glioblastoma brain cancer.        
   Those who mourn the loss of loved ones; 
          especially the Hesses, Blazers, Tuckers, Neustels, & Ellestads;
    Friends and family members who struggle with addictions of various kinds,
    Active military & law enforcement, & fire fighters & their families: for safety and peace in the line of duty:
        esp (military)  Jonathan P,  Riley C,  Olaf M,  Brady E,   Jordan M,  Luke S,  Logan H,
        and (law enforcement) 
Justin E, Scott N, Jeff W, David H; 
   Expectant mothers (and fathers!) -- and for those who would like to be;
         especially Sara & Chris F.; Sarah & David H; Jake & Annalise C.;  Jessica & Fred A.; Lars & Alyssa O; Chris & Jen H.; Kyle & Heather R;

   Engaged couples preparing for marriage, especially Darby & Talen; Gaige & Danielle;

>>> Thanks, Blessings, and Praises
     -- Happy Birthday this week to Genevieve J. (24th);
      -- Praise and Thanksgiving that Hank B. has come out of his sedation this week and is responding;
      -- that Dawn is feeling better each day after back surgery;

>>> Continued prayers for:
               -- Julie Reyn-lds (Laurie O. sister, breast cancer) --  Danette, Kyle E.,  Loren, Josh -- Mary  & Gordon at Brookdale/Hearthstone;   Rev. Steve My-rs (in Spokane) -- the people of Ethiopia and farmers of South Africa.

'SOUP'er Bowl Collection for the  ML Food Bank
With the big December holidays behind us, the food supplies at the food bank start becoming depleted;  February's big game is one way to be reminded of this need.  Please bring a can or two (or more!) of soup to church any Sunday in February.   Other non-perishable foods are welcome as well, to be donated to the food bank in March.
the Season of LENT -- Schedule at LW
   
>>Due to virus precautions, we will forego the tradition of gathering before the Lenten services for the simple soup & bread suppers at the church for now.  You might consider a smaller gathering of 2-3 families at someone's home instead, as far as you are comfortable.
Lenten theme 2021:  Hebrews 12:2 --   "...looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith..."
    We will examine prominent ancient Jewish rituals, and how they foreshadowed Jesus' own life and work.  Sabbath; Passover and unleavened bread; Pentecost; Day of Atonement; and the Festival of Booths are filled with meaning in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.  Come and hear!
Wednesday Services at 7:00 PM, in person and by Facebook LIVE -- Feb. 24, March 3, 10, 17, & 24
Agnus Day                                   "Agnus Day appears with  permission of agnusday . org"
 

Attendance:  last Sunday, 2.14.21 --  24   *    Ash Wednesday, 2.17.21: 39