Newsletter — April 12, 2022

Join us Sunday mornings for worship at 10:00 am, with the option of in-person or on-line worship. All are welcome! Just in … At the April 11, 2022 session meeting, Session made the decision to go masks optional for all activities in the church building, including worship!

You may also join us online:

Find worship live on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/spiritoflifeav
Join us live on Zoom by clicking https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83600960782
You can stream the service later either on Facebook or on YouTube: https://youtube.com/channel/UC-G31isag0NKhIT0cat91qA

Worship News:

M&M will join the congregation this week for the 7 pm Maundy Thursday service, April 14th. Join us through Zoom by using the Sunday morning zoom link.

Please also join us for the Good Friday service at 7pm Friday, April 15th by using the Sunday morning Zoom link.

Sunday school is suspended on Easter Sunday for both the children and adults. Our Easter worship service starts at 10 am.

We will be having a youth group fundraising Cabaret on May 7. See a youth group member for tickets! Silent auction donations needed include:
– Handmade: craft items, knitting, crocheting, painting, photography, woodworking
– New Items: gift cards, baskets, memorabilia

Deadline for donations is 4/21/22
Auction will run online only 4/30/22 at 12pm thru 5/7/22 at 6pm
Contact Becky Brandt with donation offers or questions.

Membership Class>: Pastor Rob is leading the New Member class that meets at 11:15am on Sundays, May 1 and 8, here at the church. We’ll be receiving the new members in worship on Sunday, May 15.

Attention Members: We will have an abbreviated Congregational Meeting immediately following worship on Sunday, May 15.

GriefShare Program meets Thursdays, 6:30 pm at Spirit of Life Church. This program features biblical, Christ-centered teaching that focuses on grief topics associated with the death of a loved one. The DVD seminar features nationally respected grief experts and real-life stories of people, followed by a small group discussion about what was viewed. Past participants have related how helpful the information and follow-up discussions were to them. Many grieving people find they are only beginning the work of healing when friends or family have returned to their daily life routines. Too often people, including Christians, tend to bury their grief instead of allowing it to do the God-given work for which it is intended. Don’t allow fear of what others may think to keep you from what could help you. Confidentiality is very much a part of this program. Please contact Bob Shepard or Jacqui Hicks for more information or to sign up.

NOTE: Updated hours (based on Pastor Rob offering in-person option). Meet with Pastor Rob for Coffee and Conversation Mondays, from 9:20 am to 11:00 am. Come as you are. This is a gathering online and in person. It is open for you to pop in and out any time so feel free to drop in and say hello. *Note, same time and same login, recurring meeting each week. Join Zoom Meeting at https://zoom.us/j/286584190
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If you have a prayer request you wish to share with our Spirit Care Prayer Team, please email the office at [email protected] AND Pastor Rob at [email protected] Word it as you wish it to be submitted, and we will post it for our prayer team.

CWS is hosting a Virtual day of Prayer for Ukraine on Wednesday April 13th.

We have watched in horror this week as the violence against civilians in Ukraine has been revealed. In the nearly two months since Russia commenced a full-scale military invasion of Ukraine, millions of people have been forced to flee their homes and countless others have experienced attacks in violation of international humanitarian law, some of which may amount to war crimes.

Join us on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, for a Holy Week interfaith day of prayer for our Ukrainian neighbors and for refugee families in search of safety around the world. Gather with us live at 7:00 pm ET for a moment of prayer, reflection, and renewal of our commitment to peace and compassionate action for the people of Ukraine and for all at-risk people fleeing violence and persecution. Join at facebook.com/churchworldservice

From Community Service: Keep in mind the Little Free Food Pantry (located at the entrance of the driveway) Please consider donating: canned, bottled, boxed, or dried foodstuffs, dried beans, rice, oatmeal, cereal, etc. And remember the motto of the Little Free Food Pantry movement: Take what you need, leave what you can.

2022 Per Capita is $36.50