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Elim Extra for Sunday March 3, 2024

Pastor’s Reflection

At our Annual Meeting on January 28th, we (re-)elected the following Church Council Members. President – Craig Bjorklund Vice-President – Stephen Wright Secretary – Lucille Rossbach Treasurer – Joan Tonn Member-at-large – Leslie Ortiz Member-at-large – Suma Anson. Please thank them for their willingness to serve the congregation on the council! Their formal installation will occur this Sunday during worship.

On Sunday we will also post Elim’s scrapbooks and timeline in the social hall, so you can look back over God’s hand in Elim’s history and bring your own memories to the table. In Lenten worship, we are remembering truths about our relationship with God, allowing God to hold us and refresh us. Please join us on Wednesdays at 5:30 to join in singing Holden Evening Prayer, or if you don’t sing, come and let the music wash over you.

with love,

Pr. Chelsea

 

More listening suggestions for Lent: 

“New Again” by Brad Paisley and Sara Evans

“There Was Jesus” by Dolly Parton and Zach Williams

(Thank you Rob for these recommendations!)

 

Upcoming events:
March 3 – Worship Team meeting after worship; soup luncheon

March 6 – Midweek Evening Sung Prayer at 5:30 pm 

March 10 – Celtic Worship; Church Becoming Meeting after worship to finish Elim’s historical timeline

March 13 – Pr. Lisa’s Installation at Good Shepherd at 7 pm 

 

Before you go, a favor to ask:

Because facebook no longer supports live-streaming in horizontal format, we are considering switching to YouTube for streaming our Sunday services. However, we need to have at least 50 subscribers to our YouTube channel in order to allow streaming. We are accumulating sign-ups, but as of the date of publication we still need more. If you would be willing to subscribe, please go to YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/@EELCOUT) and click the “subscribe” link. Note that we have TWO channels; the second URL ends with “3066.” Don’t subscribe to that one. We will stream to the first channel. Thanks for helping, if you are able. 

https://www.youtube.com/@EELCOUT

Elim Extra for Sunday February 25, 2024

Pastor’s Reflection

 

Lent has begun and you are invited to recharge your batteries at sung evening prayer tonight (and every Wednesday night till Holy Week). Join us from 5:30-6:00 for an intimate, contemplative time in our beautiful sanctuary.

 

It’s very Lutheran to pray more during Lent, but you may have noticed we are doing “less” in our Sunday worship now. As part of Lenten minimalism during this penitential season, our liturgy has gone “lower” (and the A-word is nowhere to be found). I am hoping we might get a few more volunteers to serve as new assisting ministers, so that we can go “high” again after Easter. Please contact me if you would be willing to serve! Training will be provided by our worship team.

 

with love, Pr. Chelsea

 

–Worship team meeting Sunday March 3rd.

–Some Lenten song recommendations for your Spotify/Youtube: “Heal” by Tom Odell; “Loosen” by Aly Halpert; “Plowshare Prayer” by Spencer LaJoye; “Nothing to Fear” by The Porter’s Gate (thanks to Heather for recommendations)
–Please stay after worship this Sunday to help finish Elim’s timeline!
–More soup signups needed for March
–Mary’s Circle luncheon is next Tuesday

Elim Extra for Sunday February 18, 2024

Pastor’s Reflection

Happy Valentines Day! Our Ash Wednesday service at 5:30 is designed to be short so you can still make it to a Valentines dinner afterwards, if those are your plans. So don’t rend your clothes quite yet! In fact, we know that God loves a good outfit. Last week on Transfiguration, we heard that God gave Jesus a fashion makeover on the mountain with some stunning white robes. In Genesis tonight, we will hear that God even sewed the very first clothes for humans!
But no one ever said that God was a romantic. “From dust you are and to dust you shall return” was God’s message to the original couple, Adam and Eve. Any couple knows that love requires realism and repentance in addition to hearts and flowers. This Lent, we will be focusing on the image of cloth to guide us in our journey of reweaving. So much needs mending in our spirits and world these days. In our midweek sung evening prayer during Lent, we will practice turning all things over to the Great Weaver for mending. Please join us on Wednesdays at 5:30!
Make a holy Lent,

Pr. Chelsea

Church becoming meetings the next two Sundays: Making a timeline of Elim!

March 13 at 7 PM – Installation of Pr. Lisa Mensinger at Good Shepherd Episcopal in Ogden!

April 25-27 – Synod Assembly and bishop election in Loveland, CO. Lucille and Craig will be representing Elim, but all are welcome to attend!

Registration link: https://tithe.ly/event-registration/#/8333189