CHILDREN’S OFFERING Our total offering for February was $329 to support the Mongu Evangelical Youth Center. With these funds they will be able to purchase 20 chairs to help furnish the youth center. Our March offering will be for The Banquet Milk Project. The Banquet of Sioux Falls serves approximately 12 gallons of milk at each meal, which is nearly 15,000 gallons per year! Our offerings will help offset this expense so their guests will continue to receive a well-balanced meal. Servers are still needed for March and April. See www.thebanquetsf.org for more information and how to volunteer.
CLOTHES HANGERS New Life Treatment Center is in need of clothes hangers, any size or type. Please place in the tote by the church office.
GODS AT WAR SERIES What do you sacrifice for? What makes you mad? What do you worry about? Whose applause do you long for? We’re all wired for worship, but we often end up valuing and honoring the idols of money, sex, food, romance, success and many others that keep us from the intimate relationship with God that we desire. Beginning on March 3 and continuing through Lent we will be using Kyle Idelman’s book, “Gods at War”, as an outline for our sermon series as we prepare for celebrating Jesus’ death and resurrection. If you or your Life Group would like to order resources to follow along, copies of the book, the study guide, and DVD studies are on the table in the Narthex for you to review. Please sign up for your resources today. The videos are also available on Rightnow Media. If you’re not in a Life Group but are interested in joining one for this series, please also sign up.
**postponed until March 17**
PANCAKE BREAKFAST Make plans to attend the Sr High Youth Group Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, March 10. There will be two serving times, 1o:45 AM and 11:45 AM. Menu includes pancakes, eggs, sausages, milk, juice, coffee, and all sorts of pancake toppings—strawberries, blueberries, chocolate chips, and syrup. Gluten free available. Proceeds will help cover expenses for the youth mission trip to Savannah, Georgia in June.
CHILDREN’S OFFERING January’s children’s offering totaled $322. This money will be divided among the six school districts within ARC and given to school guidance counselors to help with any immediate needs students in their district may have. Our February offering will bless Mongu Evangelical Youth Drop-in Center -SIM where they provide biblical teaching for youth in Zambia. This remote area has deep traditions of witchcraft and animistic practices. The Mongue Evangelical Youth Center teaches young people biblical truths so they can stand strong against temptations. Just $50 sends 10 youth to camp!
SOUPER BOWL OF CARING OFFERING will be received Sunday, February 3 at the Worship Center doors at the close of the service. The Sr High Youth Group will join with other youth around the nation to care for people in their local communities who are hungry and in need. Each dollar received will benefit the Rock County Foodshelf.
KITCHEN CONVERSATION The Property Team will facilitate a conversation on Tuesday, January 22, 7 PM in the Fellowship Hall to discuss the need for renovating the kitchen. Anyone interested is invited to attend.
A combined meeting with the Tech Team, Praise Team, and Staff will be Sunday, January 20, 6 PM in the Commons. We will discuss scheduling, training, practices, and responsibilities. This will be a round-table discussion to share broad thoughts, ideas and wishes about how we can all use our time and talents in support of the ARC ministry.
MIDDLE SCHOOL GATHERING (All youth Grades 6-8) Join us in the Commons on January 20, 6-8 PM for an ARC Chopped Kitchen Competition. Teams will get creative as they cook up something special for our judges. But wait, there is a twist! It’s sure to get a little crazy but will be a lot of fun for everyone – except maybe the judges. Each student is asked to bring one item for the Chopped Kitchen Pantry. Snacks will be provided. Whose dish will reign supreme? You won’t know unless you join us!
The Consistory is excited to introduce Katrina Hart as our new Worship Leader.
Although Katrina graduated with a degree in worship from Nebraska Christian College, Katrina would say she has been leading worship since she was 19. “I have had a passion for music for as long as I remember and an even bigger passion for Jesus.” Since graduating in 2013, Katrina has served in a couple of churches as the worship leader, most recently at the Rescue Church in Flandreau, South Dakota.
Katrina and her husband, Mitchell, live in Pipestone. They have two children, Finnian, who went to be with the Lord shortly after birth, and Jude who is four months.