Of Seeds and Salvation
In this Sunday’s Gospel reading, Jesus speaks about seeds “dying” in the ground in order to produce new life in the form of vegetables and flowers. Sometimes we experience the “death” of our former ways before new life begins to emerge. The loss of a job can lead to a new, greater job…business failures might produce greater blessings in the future. Join Pastor Jack as he explores the Biblical message of resurrection and rebirth.
WORSHIP INFO FOR MAR. 21
Faith Together At Home
(Faith Formation Activities)
EASTER EGG HUNT NEEDS VOLUNTEERS- – This fun, fellowship activity returns to SOTH on Sat. 3/27 from 2-4 p.m. rain or shine! Ages walking to 10 years old are welcomed to this CDC compliant event. Please spread the word and see or email JD Allen, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you would like to help. There is a volunteer sign up sheet on the narthex table. Your help will be greatly appreciated.
EASTER FLOWER FUND – Please complete the form on the narthex table to donate to the fund. A $12.00 donation is asked for the Easter lilies, hyacinths, tulips and daffodils. Please label your check, “Easter Flowers”. Deadline: 3/28/21
IF YOU ARE 65 OR OLDER -and in need of a covid vaccine, please call the church office at 973-729-7010 or email email@example.com for a scheduling contact at the Rockaway Mall site.
EASTER HAMS – your free ham can be donated for our soup kitchen ministry. Contact Phyllis Fawcett. (firstname.lastname@example.org).
HELP WANTED– Please prayerfully consider how you can help your church. Click here to see the link to the “Join our Team ad” which appeared in today’s bulletin. Stay tuned for more volunteer opportunities!
LENTEN FAMILY RESOURCES
Unfortunately, we can not meet for soup and bread supper and mid-week worship during this time of pandemic. We will miss this special time together, but included here are 40 family conversation cards that you could use daily throughout the Lenten season.
In addition, there are many printed Lenten devotionals available in the church narthex. If you are unable to get to church but would like “curbside pickup”, please call the church office and we can describe what is available and make arrangements for a pick up time that is convenient.
CONGREGATIONAL COUNCIL UPDATES:
The congregational council has reorganized. Many thanks to all who have agreed to serve!
President: JD Allen
Vice President: Emery Malasits
Treasurer: Brett Maynard
Recording Secretary: Celeste Bethmann
Financial Secretary: Steve Lewandowski
Property: Patrick Wood
Nurture (Worship & Music): Wendy Whipple
Social Ministry: Diane Fitzpatrick
#HATNOTHATE – This winter, why not make a blue hat for the anti-bullying campaign of #HATNOTHATE? Hats must be handmade, at least 75% blue (any shade), and should be 16-20″ circumference. Hats need to be into church in July. Free hat patterns are available on hatnothate.org. Needles and blue yarn are available at Ocean State Job Lot. If you need supplies, call or text Diane Fitzpatrick (973 )216-8005.
COMING TO SOTH – Clothing donation bins to raise funds for our church. Start saving your items as Spring and COVID cleaning continues.
HELP IS NEEDED IN OUR CONTROL ROOM – Sunday morning assistance is needed for audio, visual, and internet streaming…let’s proclaim the Gospel near and far. Training joyfully provided! Contact Patrick Wood: email@example.com
FOUND MONEY? – Some of us have recently received government stimulus checks. Please pray about sharing a portion of this gift with your local faith community, with other social services organizations, or local businesses to assist those in need. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!
BULLETIN PRAYER LIST – Please check the current list and send any corrections and/or additions to the church office.
SPARTA ECUMENICAL FOOD PANTRY – Please remember that a shopping cart is located in the narthex for donations to our local food pantry. The pantry has been serving an unprecedented number of our area residents during this challenging time. Help is needed to deliver the food to the pantry. Please contact the office for the pantry’s hours of operation.
HELP SOTH WHILE SHOPPING ON AMAZON SMILE