Tower Tidings - Week of March 4, 2018

Join Your Church Family in Prayer!

-First Congregational Church is growing as a prayerful people-
Here’s how you can join us this Lent:

  1. Make a commitment to scripture reading and prayer for the days of Lent.
  2. Keep a prayer journal.
  3. Take notes on the Sunday sermons and share your experiences of prayer with others.
  4. Join with others learning more about prayer in the 40 Days of Prayer Class in the Chapel at 8:30a each Sunday.
  5. Join the Church Family for Holy Communion in the Sanctuary this Sunday March 4th at 10:00a.

Organ Recital Series
Thursdays in Lent, 11:30a-12p


Who do you know likes fine music? Write down their names on a list, then call and invite them to our Lenten Organ Recitals! Thursdays in Lent at 11:30a. Upcoming recitals will feature Kristen Cameron on March 1st and Sally Rehfeldt on March 8th. Join us in the Sanctuary!

Our Church Community

(Click on the links below for more info)
Worship Service
Christian Education
  • Men's Coffee & God Talk
    Tuesdays 6:30a - Basement
  • Bethel, Alpha, & Inductive Studies, Wednesdays at 6p
  • Take the S.H.A.P.E. test
  • New Bible Study Small Group starting Wednesdays on Kirk Night! Sign up at the welcome table, or call our office!
Community
Youth Ministry
  • 252 KIDS! (Sunday School)
    Sundays 10:00a - K. Hall
  • Youth Group: Sundays at 6:00p in the Basement, come and bring a friend!
Fellowship
  • Kirk Night Dinner on Wednesdays at 6p, please sign up on the patio after church, or call our office
  • Lenten Fellowship Class on Prayer - Sundays at 8:30a in the Chapel
  • Pastor's Tea March 4th, 2p
Missions
(Your contributions support)
Pastor's Tea March 4th at 2p
There will be an afternoon Tea at the home of Pastor Steve and Cindy on Sunday March 4th at 2:00 PM. This gathering is especially for those who are new to our church, as well as for recent visitors, to meet some of our long-time church members and together get more acquainted with Steve & Cindy and their family. Sign up on a response card at church, at the welcome table on the patio, or with Nelda Stuck.

Remembering Donna Woodin
​Donna (Jeanie) Woodin passed away Saturday, February 24, due to complications from pneumonia. Her memorial service will be held on Friday, March 2nd, 11:00 am at Emerson Bartlett, in Redlands. A reception will follow, held at the Masonic Hall on Cajon Ave (across the street from our church parking lot). Prayers for her daughters, Emma Woodin Reid and Sarah Nunley. Donna's husband, Chris, passed away a few years ago.

Women's Book Club March 11
The women’s book club is reading the classic, “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” by C.S. Lewis for its next meeting on March 11th at 11:15a in the church library. See us at the Welcome table after second service for more information.
 
Board of Deacons
Meets on the 4th Tuesday of every month beginning February 27th, 6:30p - 7:30p.

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Prayer List
IMMEDIATE CONCERNS
Gordon Baird
Brenda Bennett
Mary Clegg
Weldon Clegg
Dorothy Dally
Barbara Davies
Lloyd Dodd
Seve Garcia
Jean Harp
Athene Johnston
William Vander Lugt
Bud Miner
Don Nydam
Rev. Alicia Riedy
Carol Roghair
Jeanne Rosenquist
Marian Rundle
David Swanston IV
Bob & Monica Temple
Audrey Vaughn
Grace Wilson
Mike Wirz

LONG TERM HEALTH ISSUES
Michael DiMuro
Steve Graves
Carl Griffin
Jane Hawkins
Darla Heringes
Roy Sheeley
PRAYERS FOR EXTENDED CHURCH FAMILY
​Dustin and Dennis Creason—Dee Ann Palmer's niece and her husband
Teri Hankammer—Joann Dickson’s daughter
Jennifer Haynes—Granddaughter of the Lecklers & the Alfords
Hoffman Family: Jim, Kenny, Brian, & Laurel—John Grossman's sister-in-law's family
Keith Hook—Barbara Hook’s son
Stacy Huckins—Maizie’s daughter-in-law
Shirley Mayse—Sue Baze’s mother
Jeannine Petnode—Friend of Darla Heringes
Alma Rennegarbe—Robert Mendez’s mother
John (Tim) Simon—Ken and Madeline Hendershot’s son-in-law
Grace Williams—Ruth Ann Nydam’s granddaughter
Marge Wilson—Younger sister of Jean Nease

If you know of anyone who is in need of prayer or a visit from the pastor, please feel free to call the church office and let us know, or leave a note on your response card in church.

Birthday Wishes!

March 4:
Barbara  Marcum

March 6:
Ruth Colley
Rachel Goodlow
Johnny Salazar
Steve Vento
March 8:
Bruce Adams
Peggy Christenson

March 9:
Joyce Waner

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