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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Pastor's Wednesday Message

I'm thinking about teachers.  Sunday School teachers, to be exact.  Confirmation teachers, too.  At SOV we have small cadre of dedicated teachers.  They love our kids, teach them Bible stories, raise them to know Jesus.

Who is Jesus?  He's a teacher.  At the Last Supper, Jesus said, "You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for that is what I am."  Jesus is sometimes called "Rabbi."  Far more often, he's called "Teacher."  Before Jesus was known as Messiah and Savior, Jesus was famous for being a great teacher.  So teaching is pretty important!

This Sunday, March 15, after the late worship service, we're going to have a meeting of parents and teachers to talk about the Christian Education program at SOV.  I've been working with Stacie Sandow, Chair of the Parish Ed. committee, to plan the program.  Mainly we want to talk about what kind of Christian Ed. program parents want for their kids.  We'll ask parents to help us dream how to create a program where kids of all ages, K-12, get weekly engagement with Bible stories, the basics of Lutheran theology, and coaching on how to put these things into practice.  The feedback and ideas we get from this conversation will become part of the congregation's process of calling a new pastor.  So this meeting is pretty important!

Dear Parents of Sunday School and Confirmation students: please come to this meeting.  We'll provide pizza and childcare.  Kids will be downstairs; parents upstairs.  We'll start as soon as we can after the second service.  We should be done by about 1:00 p.m.  Come to share ideas; come to thank our teachers.  I'm grateful for our teachers – let's show them our gratitude by showing up at this meeting about Christian education for kids at SOV!

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Lessons for Sunday, March 15th
Numbers 21:4-9
Ephesians 2:1-10
John 3:14-21

THIS WEEK

Wednesday   5:30 pm Lenten potluck soup & bread supper
                     6:00 pm Lenten video clip and discussion
                     6:30 pm Lenten Holden Evening Prayer service
                     7:00 pm SOV Choir rehearsal
                     8:00 pm SOV band rehearsal

Thursday      7:00 pm LLL

Friday          1:00 - 9:00 pm Palmeter Piano studio

Saturday     10:00 - 11:30 pm SOV choir rehearsal

Sunday        8:30 & 11:00 am Worship
                   Scrip Sunday
                    * Scrip sales from March 15, March 29 and April 19th all proceeds will go to the SOV youth group to help fund their trip to the ELCA youth convention. Please help support SOV's youth and buy scrip cards.
                  **Don't forget to link your Fred Meyer rewards card and help SOV earn rewards along side you.