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Announcements for April 1, 2018


Here is the Blue Sheet home devotional for the week of Sunday, April 1st. Please download and use in your household to sanctify your home with the Word and prayer this week!


SCAVENGER HUNT ~ All are welcome to compete in a fun scavenger hunt on 4/8 starting at 3 p.m. We’ll end our time with a meal and sharing our pictures from the scavenger hunt. Please sign-up on the bulletin board by 4/4.

CAMP CILCA SPRING WORK DAY~A work day at Camp CILCA will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2018. On that day we will prepare the camp for spring and summer by doing many chores including raking leaves, cleaning buildings, moving picnic tables, moving other items out of storage, making minor repairs, etc. The day begins at 8:30 am. You are welcome to come anytime. Lunch is provided.

CILCA COUNSELOR NEEDED ~ Camp CILCA is looking for one more male counselor for the 2018 season. If you know of a young man who is a confirmed member of an LCMS congregation, has completed one year of college, and would enjoy teaching children about Jesus in an outdoor setting, encourage him to contact Pastor Theilen 487-7497 or email camp@cilca.org

APRIL YOUTH EVENTS~ Please sign-up to come to our next Saturday Youth Night on 4/14 from 6-8 p.m. Both Jr. High and High School youth may attend. We’ll eat dinner together, have a devotion, and play some games! An additional outing for high school youth is being offered at Knights Action Park to play mini golf on 4/21 from 1-3:30 p.m. The cost for this event is $6.75 for one round of golf. Sign-up for these events today!

BUILDING PROJECT UPDATE ~ The Lord has blessed us with total receipts into the Building Fund of $400,002.42, as of March 25th. Thanks be to God! With (somewhat) consistently warmer weather we will be seeing the contractors advancing the concrete and masonry work for our education wing over the next two to three weeks, installation of interior steel framing and load bearing walls, roof structure framing, insulation and roofing will follow to get the building weathered in.  We have selected interior finishes so those materials can be ordered and the contractor has warehoused much of the material (roof framing, door frames, mechanical equipment, etc.) that will be installed following completion of the masonry construction. Because of the long weather delay, our construction completion date of April 30, 2018 will not be met – but our General Contractor has indicated his understanding of our need to get settled into the building before the 2018-2019 school year and will work toward that goal. If you have further questions, please speak with Gary Clack, Building Committee Chairman.

NEW STOVE UPDATE ~ At the February Voters’ Meeting, the Voters’ Assembly approved the purchase of a new commercial stove for the kitchen. The stove has now been installed and was used for the first time this morning for Easter breakfast. The total cost of the stove including installation was $3925.10 and as of March 25th, special contributions of $2595.00 has been received towards covering that cost ($1330.10 short of covering the cost). If you would like to contribute to the stove, special gift envelopes are available on the table in the narthex.

TALK RADIO FOR THE EASTER SEASON ~ Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show and podcast hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken and produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL. This week’s topics include: The Easter Hymn “He’s Risen! He’s Risen!,” The Resurrection According to John’s Gospel, Jesus on the Road to Emmaus, The Resurrection in Isaiah and more. You can listen live or at your convenience at www.issuesetc.org and on the LPR mobile app.