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Living Word Lutheran Church, Moses Lake, WA

Readings, Announcements for February 7, 2021

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

Epiphany 5

February 7, 2021
First Reading: Isaiah 40:21-31
Psalm:  Psalm 147:1-11
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 9:16-27
Gospel Lesson:  Mark 1:29-39

February 7 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 9 Confirmation: Blble class -- 6:00 - 7:00 PM, fellowship hall 
Wednesday February 10 Bible study -- 7:00 - 8:30 PM:  Hebrews, in the fellowship hall
Saturday February 13 Memorial Service:   Sandra Blazer, 11:00 AM   (no live broadcast)

>> 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;

    Friends & family of Madeline Erickson, (ILC friend);
  Paul & Holli., and friends adjusting to the loss of
Sandy after a short but hard-fought cancer battle;
Michele B., for continued improvement after back surgery this week;
Hank Buchmann (local author), hospitalized with Covid (ventilator necessary); improving slowly;
  Ken & DeAnne (Deb's parents) DeAnne under hospice care (Alzheimers);
  Irene, (Deb's aunt), convalescing after fluid in her lungs;

Dawn V, recovering in hospital after back surgery Feb. 4;
   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 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 Jodi C. (1st), Margot (6th), Ila (9th); & Annika K (10th);
         Happy Anniversary to Mike & Pam (1/31), and Stan & Carmen (2/12);

>>> 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 Sunday --- ML Food Bank
Regardless of what you think about football games, there is always a need in our community and this is one way to be reminded.  Please bring a can or two (or more!) of soup to church on Sunday in honor of SOUPER BOWL SUNDAY.   Other non-perishable foods are welcome, as well.  We will collect these each Sunday of February and donate them to the ML Food Bank in March.

Magazines and Extra Bracelets Available
The latest Connections Magazine is on the table in the fellowship hall near the kitchen;  There are also extra Isaiah 43:1 bracelets there if you'd like to share one with a friend or two!

USDA Food Box Community Distribution Event*
"Moses Lake Christian Church is partnering with Cascadia Produce to be a distribution location for USDA food boxes.  [They will be] giving away boxes from "truck to trunk" to anyone who would like a 30 ound box of food."   Every Thursday from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM,  now through February 25th -- Moses Lake Christian Church on Yonezawa Blvd.   Boxes are free and there is no 'proof of need' required to receive a box.  Typical box contains potatoes, onions, apples, other veg/fruit, a gallon of milk, cheese, cottage cheese, yogurt, sour cream, pre-cooked meats.
*Demand is high;  week one they were out of boxes by noon.

   Ash Wednesday Service:  7:00 PM, February 17 -- in person, and online Facebook LIVE.

>>Due to virus restrictions, we will forego the tradition of gathering before the Lenten services for the simple soup & bread suppers at the church.
     You might consider a smaller gathering of 2-3 families at someone's home instead, as far as you are comfortable.

   Wednesdays during LentFeb. 24, March 3, 10, 17, & 24 -- Lenten Services at 7:00 PM, in person/Facebook LIVE.
     Palm Sunday:  regular Sunday service (Palms distributed on Saturday like last year).  Brunch may be considered if the county has moved to Phase 2.
     Holy Week:  Maundy Thursday Service with the Lord's Supper, April 1, 7 PM;  Good Friday Service, April 7, 7:00 PM
    Easter Sunday:  April 3, 9:00 AM  -- if you are willing/able to supply special music (vocal, instrumental), let us know!

Take a Break at Lutherhaven
"Need Last-Minute Valentine's Day Plans? Come relax and celebrate with your loved ones at Camp Lutherhaven! Spend your weekend enjoying...- Lakeside hikes and bonfires; Heated log cabins; Quality time in the mountains; Quiet spaces for reading devotionals and journaling; Archery, mini-golf, arts & crafts, board games, and other fun camp activitie.  Only $50/night, and all inclusive meal plans are available."  Reservation requests can be made online or by calling Laura, camp registrar, at 208.667.3459, ext. 119.

Agnus Day                                   "Agnus Day appears with  permission of agnusday . org"

Attendance:  last Sunday, 1.31.2021 --  35

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