Sunday Announcements for
April 7th - 14th:

Please be sure Not to Leave any Valuables Visible in your Vehicle during services & Activities!

METAMORPHOSIS: Our hungry caterpillar gorged on massive amounts of leaves in preparation for metamorphosis. With the proper conditions, this radical transformation can happen in a month, but can take up to 3 years if the food and water conditions are not adequate. Now look at the cocoon (chrysalis) hanging on the tree at the front of the sanctuary. You will see that there is a small head coming out of the cocoon as it journeys to completion of its transformation. Think about your journey during these 40 days of Lent and give yourself spiritual food and contemplation time. What transformation is occurring in your life?   -Jo Browning, Visual Choir

FROM “YOUR STEWARDSHIP TOOLKIT FOR April 7, 2019”, written by Rev. Rob Blezard, Assistant to the Bishop, Lower Susquehanna Synod: Isaiah 43:20 - “The wild animals will honor me, the jackals and the ostriches; for I give water in the wilderness, rivers in the desert, to give drink to my chosen people.” Throughout the Bible you see that human beings are not the ONLY living things God is concerned about. Every plant, animal and organism contains God’s handiwork, and God’s love and concern extends throughout creation.   -Jan Krakow, Stewardship Team

THE LENTEN SERIES "Making Sense of the Cross" meets at 11:00 a.m. in the Conference Room every Sunday in Lent. Whether or not you ordered a book, want to share one, or are not sure you’ll have time to read, come for the video and discussion anyway!   -Bob Matthews

EASTER BREAKFAST: Join us before Easter Worship (April 21st) at 8:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. This event is a Youth Ministry Fundraiser for Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp. You can help by signing up to bring a breakfast dish. Be looking for a sign-up sheet in the foyer today, April 7th and on April 14th.   -Peggy Burnett

WELCOMING THE STRANGER - THEY ARE US: As the refugees/asylum seekers continue to come into Albuquerque (4 or more buses a week), Albuquerque Interfaith will focus on this issue on Palm Sunday, April 14, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The gathering will be held at St. Therese Catholic Church, 3424 4th St. NW (at Mildred St.). A.I. has met at least one bus each week and has it well organized with 60+ volunteers who provide meals, clothing, travel supplies, health care needs, etc. They contact asylees'' sponsors and arrange for air or bus tickets to the sponsor's location. Others will transport them to bus stations or airport, getting them through TSA. Hotel rooms have been arranged by the Mayor's Office for the 2-3 days they are here. This meeting will update us on this and also cover legislation issues from the recent session of our state Legislature, behavioral health/homeless concerns and school-based health clinics. You are encouraged to attend and see how faith in action gets results for the common good.   -Ivan Westergaard

"WOULD YOU NOT PRAY WITH ME FOR ONE HOUR?" In answer to our Dear Lord's plea, there is a signup sheet for the Garden of Gethsemane in the chapel on Maundy Thursday, April 18th. Beginning after the Maundy Thursday service there will be 15-minute slots to stop and pray awhile in the chapel to remember our Lord's in his passion in the garden. You can sign up for 15 minutes or more. There will be aids to prayer or meditation available.   -Fr. Frank Quintana

STEWARDSHIP IS HOSTING A SOUP DINNER at 5:30 p.m., on Maundy Thursday, April 18th in Fellowship Hall. There will be salad, a meatless soup, and at least two breads, one gluten free. All are welcome to share in this simple, earth sensitive meal in anticipation of the Worship Service at 7:00 p.m.    -Paula Eglinton

REMEMBER THAT LOVELY LAVENDER Lent, Holy Week, & Easter 2019 schedule? It neglected to include the noon option for Good Friday. Please, share the update that there is indeed a Noon and 7:00 p.m. Worship Service on Good Friday, April 19th!    -Peace, Kristi, Worship & Music Team

SATURDAY, APRIL 20TH, volunteers are needed to decorate the Fellowship Hall for our Easter Breakfast. We will start after the Tome Hill Pilgrimage Hike, around 1:00 p.m.      -Peggy Burnett

ONE DOLLAR FOR OUR HUNGRY NEIGHBORS PLEASE: The Outreach Team holds the Buck-A-Chick campaign during LENT. This means that you buy one or more paper "CHICK"s @ $1.00 each, color it yourself or have a (neighbor) child do it for you, and return them, in time for decorating the Fellowship Hall for Easter Breakfast! Every dollar we raise goes to the ELCA World Hunger, so some of our hungry neighbors will be lifted out of hunger and have New Life=Easter! We need to sell many more!   -Else Tasseron, Outreach Team.

“ALL AGES" YOUTH NIGHT! April 26th Friday, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. All youth welcomed. Join us for games, food, fun, and fellowship!    -Alicia Ruch-Flynn

2019 GRADUATES, WE ARE LOOKING FOR YOU! Are you, or someone you know, graduating this year? If so, we are looking for you! We would like to honor our 2019 Graduates on Sunday, May 26th! Please send in the following information by 9:00 a.m. on Monday, May 13th: First and Last Name, Parent/s Name (if you are graduating from High School), Contact Phone Number, Graduation Date, School, Field and Degree (if you are graduating from College/University), and Plans after Graduation. Once we receive your information, we will be in touch regarding the Graduation Service. Thank you!   -AnnaMarie Padilla, Office Administrator