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Pastor Andy Baek
March 11, 2018
- We are Lenten pilgrims who are travelling together with our Lord Jesus as he is on his final journey to Jerusalem, where we will witness his Palm Sunday parade into the city, his suffering and death on the cross, and his resurrection from the grave in a couple of weeks.

- Before the Holy Week, we will host Dundee Interfaith Lenten Breakfast on Thursday March 22 at 9:00 am at our church. Following the meal there will be a presentation of musical meditations on the seven last words of Christ on the cross. Please sign on the sign-up sheet by next Sunday March 18.

- Our Soup & Spiritual program has been going very well. I am looking forward to Part 4 of “The People vs. Judas Iscariot” this Wednesday. Come join us on our Lenten journey on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm.
Prayer Concerns
Barb Longenbarger said what a joy it was to be a part of this church family and thanked everyone for the food, the prayers, the cards, and everything that’s been done while Jim’s been sick and since his passing.  Gayl Spoering asked for prayer for her son-in-law Rich Haller who was taken to the hospital for an infection (editor’s note:  Rich has since been admitted for treatment).  Meridith Baugher asked for prayer for the Zink family; their daughter Adelaide was born 2/27 with a heart defect—she had surgery and is recovering well but still in the NICU.  David Wittkop asked for continued prayers for his daughter-in-law Alicia; they may send her home tomorrow with further treatment for her infection; prayer also for Dave’s brother Dale Wittkop who’s been hospitalized for observation with a rapid heartbeat.  Judy Williams asked for prayer for the family of Ben Hunter on his death last Monday.
Calendar of Ministry Opportunities
Monday March 12 – 6:45 pm Chimes
Tuesday March 13 – 10 am Prayer Fellowship
        7 pm Choir practice
        8:15 pm Administrative Board meeting
Wednesday March 14 – 6:30 pm Soup & Spiritual program – Come join us for Part 4 of “The People vs. Judas Iscariot” titled “In Bondage to Sin - We Cannot Free Ourselves”.
Sunday March 18 – 9 am Sunday School (pre-k to 6th grade, adult)
        9:50 am Youth Sunday School (grades 7 – 12)
        10:30 am Morning Worship – UMCOR Sunday
        6:30 pm Confirmation Class
        6:30 pm Youth Group meeting

Save the Dates:
           Wednesdays during Lent – 6:30 pm Soup & Spiritual programs—Please sign up to bring soup or act as kitchen host/hostess for a hot, homemade meal before the dramas featuring Biblical characters represented by our own DUMC characters!  Come join us for some good food and great fellowship as we take a step back in time to experience Lent through the eyes of the “major players” of the time.
            Thursday March 22 – 9 am Lenten Breakfast hosted by our church.  Following the meal there will be a presentation of Musical Meditations on the Seven Last Words of Christ.  Please RSVP by March 18.  A free will offering will be taken to benefit Heartbeat of Monroe.  Please sign up on the sheet in the fellowship hall so we know how many to expect—thanks!
            Wednesday March 28 – 12 noon to 12 midnight Prayer Vigil; please sign up, by yourself or with another, to pray in half-hour blocks as we remember how Jesus prepared for the events he was to face.  There will be materials to help in your mediations as well.  Sign-up sheets are in the fellowship hall by the touch letters.
            Thursday March 29 – 7 pm Maundy Thursday Service
            Friday March 30 – 7 pm Good Friday Service
            Easter Sunday April 1 – 8 am Sunrise Service put on by our Youth Group
                        9 am Easter Breakfast
                        10:30 am Easter Worship Celebration

Caring and Sharing Fundraiser– The PS Food Mart inside the Citgo station by Cabela’s is donating a portion of their sales for March 8 through March 18 to the Caring and Sharing program.  Stop to get what you need and help out a great program.

Nursery help needed:  We need to have two helpers in the nursery during the worship service.  If you can help with this ministry, please sign up for a Sunday.   

UMW Project Purse:  The UMW’s mission in this project is to support women in need by providing everyday necessities packed lovingly in a purse.  Project Purse provides for ladies of all types and situations.  Each donation given by Project Purse also contains a handwritten note from woman-to-woman with words of home, affirmation, and courage.  YOU can make a difference in someone’s life.  The UMW will be accepting gently used purses throughout the spring.  They will also be accepting donations of Kleenex, small sizes of shampoo, conditioner, and toothpaste, deodorant, small water bottles, hand sanitizer, miniature sizes of lotion, body wash, hair brushes & combs, snack bars, mints, candy, Chapstick, feminine hygiene products, nail files, notepads, pens, and pencils.

Lay Leader Training – Another round of training is available in April.  See Bob Tessmer for materials and details.  There are also pamphlets on the table in the narthex for additional information.

March Missions – 2018 brings new streamlined changes to our Mission work at DUMC which concentrates on the varied missions that our church already is faithfully serving in and supporting, in addition to Foreign missions and UMCOR requests throughout the year.  From now until Palm Sunday, the Mission Team is working with the Sunday School classes to raise money for ZOE Ministries in Africa, an orphanage working to care for its children and help them learn skills to help themselves and the world around them.  A $10 donation could purchase any of the following:  one large bag of seed to grow corn, a pair of rabbits for the orphans to raise, banana tree bulbs that will produce bananas for food and for the children to sell.  A $25 donation could purchase any one of the following:  Cooking pots for 4 children to boil water and cook healthy food, a pair of chickens for a family of orphans to raise and collect eggs, or uniforms/fees/pencils/books for an orphan can go to school.  A donation of $50 will purchase a got or a pig for a ZOE child to raise.  Thank you for your support of our Sunday School and children around the world.
Birthdays 3/11 - 3/17
Sunday March 11 Robert Sandefur
Monday March 12 Tony Romano
  March 12 Dale Ziesmer
Tuesday March 13 Ed Tam  
Wednesday March 14 Amy Hempel
  March 14 David McKinstry
Friday March 16 Wyatt Whiting
Saturday March 17 Patrick Davis
  March 17 Patrick Funk
  March 17 Jane Wertenberger
  March 17 Dawn Wyse
Anniversaries 3/11 - 3/17
There are no anniversaries this week.
  Have a blessed week!  

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