SERMON: David Bridges
“Finders Keepers”
Matthew 13:45-46
February 28, 2016

THE FLOWERS ON THE ALTAR TODAY are presented in honor of Todd Bruemmer’s 47th birthday. I thank my God always for you, because of God’s grace that was given to you in Christ Jesus.
1 Corinthians 1:4 – Lesley

NO TECH TUESDAYS: As another opportunity to fast during the Lenten season and as an experiment in simplicity, several of the young adults in the church would like to invite you to participate with us in fasting from technology on Tuesdays, as you are able! Outside of devices that are immediately necessary for the day, we will be fasting by turning off or avoiding phones, television, computers, social media, etc. and using the time instead on our own for study, prayer, family time, or service. All you have to do to participate is fast on your own, and after Easter we will have opportunities for us to share our thoughts and experiences with one another on this experiment. Join us if you’re interested!

DUDE CAMP “SHINE LIKE STARS”: Is coming up from June 2nd through 5th. Students finishing 3rd through 5th grade will travel by charter bus to Forest Glen Christian Camp (near Huntsville) for an amazing time of games, swimming, hiking, singing, and lots of other great activities. The cost is $265 (FFC attenders receive a $50 scholarship); register with your $50 deposit by April 15th. For registrations after the 15th, pay the entire $265. Pick up a brochure from the church office and plan to join us for a great time of having fun and learning about God. Please contact Janet Black with any questions.

YOU ARE INVITED to a reception in honor of David and Beverly Rosenfeld TODAY from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Coffee Café. The Rosenfelds have been part of this congregation for about 15 years, and now they are moving to Dallas. We are grateful for all of the ways that David and Beverly have blessed us over these past years; we will miss them greatly. Please come by this afternoon to help send them off with our love, prayers and best wishes.

ITEMS MOST NEEDED FOR THE FOOD PANTRY at this time are macaroni & cheese, peanut butter, jelly, and personal care products. Thank you for helping us to bless those in our community who are in need!

“SPRING INVASION”, our biannual spring break mission trip to Mexico for senior high and college students, will take place March 12th – 18th. This short-term missions program gives students the opportunity to experience a week of ministry in a cross-cultural context. The cost for the trip is $225, plus you will need to take along $50 for travel meals. It is hoped that the remainder of our travel expenses will be offset by fundraising projects. Registration is now open – go to www.efcmaym.org. A passport is required for trip participation. If you have questions, contact David Jaimes.

TACO LUNCH FUNDRAISER TODAY! REMINDER: If you signed up for the Mexican street tacos lunch catered by Habaneros it will take place today in the Coffee Café following the 10:45 service. The goal of this fundraiser is to help our students raise money for their spring break trip to Mexico. We hope that you will give generously to help support this mission trip.

PLAN TO JOIN US for the special services that will be held during Easter week. There will be a Maundy Thursday Communion Service on March 24th at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel. The Good Friday Service of music, prayers and reflection will be on March 25th at 7:00 p.m. in the Worship Center. Child care will be available both evenings. This year’s Easter Sunrise Service will take place on our church campus at 6:30 a.m. on Easter Morning, March 27th. We will meet in the grassy area between buildings to celebrate the resurrection of our Savior. Coffee, juice and doughnuts will be served after the service. We will also be celebrating the resurrection in both of the other morning services at 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. Please come and join us!

SAVE THE DATE for our 2016 VBS “Cave Quest” June 20th-24th. Registration will begin soon!