First Sunday in Lent
February 18 - 24, 2024

Weekly Announcements

Welcome Visitors – we are blessed to have you join us for Divine Service today. We kindly request you sign our Guest Book at the back of the church and/or fill out a Welcome Card and place it in the offering plate. Thank You.

Pastor will be gone through the 19th If you have an emergency, please call Dan Howard (406) 291-6185.

No Host Lunch – Tuesday, noon, at the Switchback. Sign up sheet is in the back.

Soup Supper & Lenten Service -Wednesday, Feb. 21st, 6:00 pm (Supper), 7:00 pm (Service)Sign up sheet in back.

Children’s Chime Choir – starts practicing next Sunday at 10:00 am. Any questions, ask Ms. Lisa.

Sunday School/Evangelism Meeting – next Sunday, the 28th. Planning Easter breakfast.

Prayer of the Week – pg. 108 of Portals of Prayer. Pray either in the morning as soon as you’re up or right before you go to bed each night.

Food Drive– last Tuesday, 47-1/2 lbs. of food was given to the Libby Food Pantry. Thanks to all who donated.                                                                                      

No Host Valentine Lunchwas enjoyed last Sunday by 7 guests and 10 members at Pizza Hut. Rocky Schauer won the door prize – a bag of chocolate hearts. He gave the bag to Graison Bittick, who in turn shared some of the candy with others.

Position of Co-Church Secretary – is open now. If you are interested in working 4 days per month (9 am to 1 pm), please contact Dan Howard or Pastor Thomas for information.

Church Library has been neglected and forgotten about for quite some time. It has books and videos on a variety of topics for kids to adults. Stop by sometime; you just might find something of interest. Freda is looking for someone to be a Co-Librarian with her.

Shoes and Winter Gear – needed for students of Libby Elementary School. The donation box is in the kitchen.

Need Cards? - There’s a variety of greeting cards in the basement. No charge. Help yourself!! 

We are seeking feedback through our webpage regarding what people would like to see offered for strengthening relationships. Please take some time to go to our webpage, sjlc-libbymt.org and go to our “Ministries” tab. Under the “Adult” category you should find a survey. Thank you for your feedback.

Life Thoughts from Lutherans for LifeLent – The Lord God forbid father Abraham from sacrificing his boy Isaac (Genesis 22:12). The lesson extends to us, too. Abortion is immoral because it is unnecessary. Jesus alone serves as beast of burden in the solemn rite of righting wrongs (Mark 1:13). Death always hatches from sin (James 1:15), but we belong in the business of redemption. If God’s forgiveness forgets even an abortion (Psalm 25:7), we ought to forget about it also.

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