Weekly Update 3/3

This Sunday: A stone tossed in a pond causes countless ripples. What is the effect when we
live out our faith? Take a look at Exodus 17:1-7 and John 4:5-42. Give some thought to how
you would like to make a difference in the world. Bring a pebble or small stone if you can.

Church School: There will be Church School this morning for school age youth and nursery care
for preschool children. During Lent, the Church School will be exploring different spiritual
practices and disciplines. Today the program on meditation will be led by Colleen Coughenour.

Maximo Spring Break Project The Education Ministry Team will be collecting money donations through Sunday, March 8th to fill 25 Snack Sacks and 25 Activity Sacks for homeless children who attend Maximo Elementary.   The Sacks will be given to the children on Friday the 13th, the beginning of Spring break. The cost of one “Snack Sack” is $20 and one “Activity Sack” is $10.  Olivia Gibson and Claudia Rodriguez will be purchasing and putting together the Sacks for delivery to the school on March 12. Thanks to the generosity of the LUCC congregation this  will be our fifth project benefiting children of Maximo Elementary.  This will be the last Sunday to collect funds for this project. We still need around $200 to reach our goal!

Email Scam: If you receive an email from Pastor Kim asking for money or a gift card, please do not respond. The emails are not from her and are a scam.

Environmental Film Festival at Eckerd: Each year, Eckerd College offers an amazing Environmental film Festival, Visions of Nature/Voices of Nature, that is free and open to the public. This year, LUCC will be providing an opportunity for follow up discussion after the Festival. We will all get together after the Festival to discuss our responses, learn together, and share our experiences of these important films. Claire Stiles will lead the discussion on March 5th at 6:00 p.m. in the church library. If you are planning to attend the LUCC discussion of the Eckerd College Environmental Film Festival on Thursday March 5 at 6:00 p.m. in the church sanctuary, please contact Claire Stiles and let her know you are coming.  Depending on the response, the discussion may be rescheduled.  You may email Claire at stilesca@eckerd.edu

Labyrinth Walks for Lent: As part of the Lenten journey to Easter, the church will be offering guided labyrinth walks on Wednesday mornings at 9:00 a.m. The dates are March 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, April 1st, and 8th. There will be a handout for each week and these will be placed in the mailbox near the labyrinth for those who cannot meet on Wednesdays at 9:00.  The labyrinth is a way to deepen your prayer life and experience the Divine presence.  All are welcome!

New Office Hours: The Church Office will be open Monday – Thursday mornings from 9:30 until noon. The office will no longer be open on Friday mornings. Thank you!

Operation Attack: Operation Attack is very much in need of clothes for men, boys, and girls as well as diapers and peanut butter and canned fruit. Donations may be placed in the shopping cart in the entryway to the sanctuary. Volunteer dates are March 9, April 13, and May 11. They also need people to help on the first three Tuesdays of the month from 9:30-noon.

Operation Attack is an ecumenical effort serving families with children located at Lakeview Presbyterian Church, 1310 22nd. Ave. S., St. Petersburg. LUCC was a founding member of Operation Attack in the 1960’s!

Hearing Augmentation: Devices are available from the usher in the sanctuary during worship.

March Birthdays: Claudia Rodriguez 3/3, Grace Lewis 3/13, Yvonne Riesen 3/13, Ron Huff 3/19, Earl Waters 3/25, Charlie Lewis 3/27, Marg Radens 3/31, Someone missing? Contact the church office with birthday information.

Circle of Concern: Wilbur Reid, Martha Lamar, Tony Rogers, Dana Cosper, Sherry Santana, Jen Degroot, Carolyn Moore, Ann Quinn, Maggie Brizendine, and Ann Rogers.

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Weekly Update: If you are involved with an activity or event that you would like to share with the LUCC family, please send the information to the church office by Tuesday since the Update usually is sent out on Wednesday.

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