Announcements: The van driver for Sunday, February 10 is Phil Holbrook, phone 341-9495. Congratulations to Kim Rains who was nominated by teachers and peers for Miss EMHS. It’s A Baby Shower!! For the expected baby boy of Roger and Liz Hellwege. It is a couples come and go baby shower on Sunday, February 17 from 3:00-5:00 pm at the home of Robert and Jennifer Rankin (212 E. Hurd, Edmond). They are registered at Target and Babies R Us. American Cancer Society’s Daffodil Days-February 22 see insert in Sunday’s bulletin for info and order form. KIDS CORNER What is the significance of the color purple during Lent? Why do we make the sign of the cross on our foreheads with ashes on Ash Wednesday? We will be learning about the season of Lent in Fun + Fellowship. We are in need of candy for the Easter Egg Hunt. If you would like to donate candy please drop it off in Tara’s office. We are preparing for this year’s VBS and are in need of blank CDRW’s with cases. If you have any you would like to donate you can drop them by Tara’s office. Agape, ~Tara TRADITIONAL WORSHIP SERVICE: Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7; Psalm 32; Romans 5:12-19; Matthew 4:1-11 TAIZÈ SERVICE First and Third Sunday at 5:30 pm in the Sanctuary MESSAGE FROM THE ENVIROMENTAL STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE Fair Trade is one of those terms most people know little about, yet it has become a buzzword we can be better informedconsumers to make choices in the market that benefit ourselves and our neighbors in the world. The coffee growing countries in the world are among the poorest, and farmers have been subjugated to lowered prices by the dominating companies who control trade. Think about our desires as Christians as you buy products such as coffee and chocolate. WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! Please welcome Patsy and Alan Burns to SHCC. Patsy and Alan are mother and son. They come to us from FCC in Okeene, OK. Patsy is retired and Alan is lead technician at Dobrinski Chevrolet in Okeene. They have been worshipping with us for some time and are already involved in a Sunday school class. They live at 1900 Thundrbird Blvd., Edmond, OK 73013; 340-5957. WELCOME NEW STAFF MEMBER Bryant Rains comes to us with glowing references from his past employers and friends as a keyboardist/accompanist. He played for Heritage Baptist Church in NW Oklahoma City for 17 years. He also played for Del City Baptist Church. We’d like for you to meet Bryant and his wife Cathy. We hope to have many years of playing and singing God’s praise together. CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP LENTEN SERIES The Last Week—a walk with Jesus YOUTH NEWS Chi Rho Mid-Winter February 8-10 Meet at the church at 6:15 pm for carpooling. Lets be sure to keep - Cody Meeker, Zack White, Bryce Lilly, Alex Duffy, Jonathan Eldridge, Jack Eldridge, and James Howell in our prayers as they go off to this event. New to CHAOS on Wednesday A generous gift was given to allow us to start a new program during CHAOS, our Wednesday Night Youth Program.week,will be encouraging the youth to bring a friend to our youth meetings.each friend a person brings, they will get their name put in the bucket for a chance to shoot a dart gun at a target.The first person to hit the target will win $10.If no one hits the target, the next week the personhits the target will win $20, and so on.For this semester to total cost of this program will be $150, and that entire cost was covered by a generous donation! LOOKING FOR A VALENTINE’S GIFT FOR YOUR SPECIAL SOMEONE? This Sunday, February 10, the youth will be hosting a Gift Basket Bake Sale for Valentine's Day Gifts. We will be selling these baskets in between services in the gathering area.is a great Valentine’s Gift idea for your sweetheart!!!
LOOKING FOR BABYSITTING FOR VALENTINE'S WEEKEND? The youth are offering their services. Friday, February 15, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Dinner will be provided. Potty trained children only please. Please RSVP by Wednesday, February 13. Donations will be accepted. THANK YOU Dear SHCC, Thank you for your support and help during Fritzie’s last days and death. The visits and prayers, the cards, calls and food were a blessing for me and our family. ~Russell Duvall WEEK OF COMPASSION SPECIAL OFFERING, FEBRUARY 17 & 24 Sharing Resources…Changing Lives Gifts to Week of Compassion support programs that help families and villages around the world build lives and communities that are healthy, safe and sustainable, changing the lives of millions of God’s children. Accomplished by individual denominations alongside Church World Service, some of the work made possible by Week of Compassion includes: helping to rebuild communities ravaged by natural disasters; creating sustainable sources of income for rural villages; providing micro-credit to women to start poverty-alleviating businesses; teaching trades and job skills to people maimed by landmines; offering children a chance to survive past the age of 5 and go to school and much more. Week of Compassion gives each of us an opportunity to respond to God’s call: to share what we have, showing the kindness, compassion and mercy of Jesus in every part of the globe through our gifts to Week of Compassion.
NOT JUST ANOTHER POTLUCK Sign up for ―Jesus eats with tax collectors and sinners‖. This will be a fun and festive meal re-enacting an early Christian fellowship meal, Sunday, March 2 for 5-7 pm. Cost is $5 for individuals and $10 for families. Reservations Required The guest host will be Rev. Dr. Dennis Smith. He is the LaDonna Kramer Meinders Professor of New Testament at Phillips Theological Seminary. Loo for the brochure in the Sunday bulletin and the sign up table in the gathering area. PRAYER VIGIL If ―Ash Wednesday‖ is this Wednesday, can SHCC’s Prayer Vigil be far behind? Yes, Easter is early this year. Prayer partners need to plan now. (More on schedules next week.) “LANDSCAPE” COMMITTEE/MINISTRY RECOGNITION Many thanks to the Landscape Committee for all of their tireless efforts to provide the meditation garden on the north side. More is still to come and your help is needed/wanted! Please contact Claude Romack for more info or to give your idea of a name for the garden.
~Rose Marie Smith