Needs: cold cereal, potatoes (dry or canned), mac ‘n cheese, tuna or hamburger helpers, cookies, canned items including: tuna, fruit, soups, and canned meat
Apostles Assistance Fund
Needs: laundry detergent, women’s deodorant, paper towels, toilet paper, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrushes
Photo Directories are Here!
The new photo directories are available for COA members who had a photo taken in the last Lifetouch photo session. Please check on the table outside of the church office for your copy. Any member who feels they will use our mobile directory instead of the hard copy book can donate their copy to be used by others by placing it in the bin on the table. We thank you for your cooperation with this process.
Donations for Day of Smiles will continue to be collected through February 4th. Our next Wishing Well ministry will be to collect PJs for children who are undergoing cancer treatment at local hospitals. This collection, called Conner’s Comfy PJs, is done in memory of Conner Holland, a five-year-old boy, who lived in Lititz and expressed his wish to his parents that every child who had to go through cancer treatment would have comfy pajamas to wear in the hospital. We will be collecting NEW children’s pajamas for sizes 3T to 18 through May. Thank you for all of your generous support of our outreach ministries in the Wishing Well! If you have any questions, please contact Jane McCartney at (717) 392-4844.
SOUPer Bowl Sunday
Sunday, February 4 is SOUPer Bowl Sunday! In-between services, the youth will be taking a collection to support their fundraising campaign to raise $5,000 to send a shipping container of food packets to Honduras through CARE. Everyone is invited to join us in the Fellowship Hall for a Super Bowl viewing party for all ages from 4-7 pm.
Would you like to paint your own painting with all supplies and instructions provided for you, and enjoy a time of fellowship? Parish Life will be hosting an acrylic painting event on Sunday, February 25 from 2-4 pm in rooms 308-310. The cost is $25 per person. If you are interested in attending, please make your check out to Church of the Apostles and bring it to the church office by Friday, February 9. If you have any questions, please contact Clara Kosmela at (717) 569-9960.
Black Rock Retreat
This is the last call for anyone who would like to attend the Women’s Retreat at Black Rock in Quarryville from Friday, February 16 (check in after 6 pm) – Saturday, February 17 (departure will be after supper.) The keynote speaker is Marie Monville, the widow of the Nickle Mines shooter. She will share her story of the forgiveness and love that she and her family felt from God and others after that tragedy. The cost is $99 for all meals, activities, and lodging. Reservations must be made by today. Please contact Donna Carr at (717) 475-5285 to register.
Lenten Bible Study
Beginning on Wednesday, February 14, Rev. Kuhn will be leading a Bible Study using Matt Rawle’s book, What Makes a Hero? The Death-Defying Ministry of Jesus. We will delve into the background scriptures Rawle draws from and discuss our own conclusions based on his premises and our knowledge and experiences. The group will meet in room 304 from 6-6:45 pm through March 21. Pizza will available during the meeting. Please RSVP to the church office at (717) 392-5718 or Rev. Kuhn, so that the appropriate amount of pizza can be purchased.
Wednesday Evening Lenten Worship
Lenten services, including prayer, scripture, and Holy Communion, will begin on Wednesday, February 14 at 7 pm in the Sanctuary. Services will continue each Wednesday from February 21 through March 21 from 7-7:45 pm in the Parlor. This is an opportunity for us to gather as a community, share joys and concerns, and hold one another up in prayer. Please feel invited to use this as part of your Lenten discipline to draw closer to God.
COA Safe Space Group
So often, our culture and our lives do not give us a safe space to share the thoughts that we hold closest to our hearts. Before we are willing to share those thoughts and feelings, we want to know that they will be taken seriously and confidentially. To meet this need, Rev. Kuhn is starting a Safe Space Group for those who are looking for this space. What is shared in this group will be kept within the group. This is a group to get to know others behind the mask that we often wear to church. The group will meet on Thursday nights at 7 pm in room 303 beginning on Thursday, February 8. All are welcome.