SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT
READINGS FOR SUNDAY FEBRUARY 28, 2021
Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16
Last Sunday’s video worship can be found by clicking here:
Thanks to all who are supporting or participating in today’s Manatee County Virtual Crop Walk to help end hunger. Contributions can still be made by clicking the link below:
A new Lent book discussion group has just begun, meeting on Tuesday mornings at 10:30 AM via Zoom. Another group is meeting at 10:30 AM on Wednesday mornings, outdoors at RuthAnn Jacobson’s. We are reading and discussing Learning to Walk in the Dark by Barbara Brown Taylor.
Taylor is an Episcopal priest living in Georgia, a popular speaker, and author of over a dozen books, three of which–including this one–have been on the New York Times best seller list. Here she shows how “dark times” can present us with new opportunities and new discoveries. For more information, contact Pastor Doug.
This coming week we are looking at chapters 1 & 2. The Zoom link and other info are below:
Meeting ID: 873 9150 9685
The third annual Pajama Drive for Safe Children’s Coalition begins in March. The collection benefits kids entering the Manatee County Foster Care system. They often come with little more than the clothes that they are wearing and funds are not available for “extras” like pajamas. New pajamas are needed for both girls & boys of all ages. Sizes for older kids and teens are especially needed.
Social Ministry is participating in donating items for the Blue Butterfly Family Grief Center in honor of Social Work Month. This center helps kids going through grief counseling. Items will be purchased using the social ministry fund and donated to the center.
OUR PANDEMIC PRACTICES
In-person worship protocols can be seen on our website via the link below:
Tricia Murphy, our office administrator, is at the church Monday through Thursday from 9 to 3. However, unless absolutely necessary, we ask that you DO NOT come to the church office yourself but call or email us instead. If you need to visit, please call ahead.
Pastor Doug comes in as needed and works from home when possible. Feel free to contact Pastor Doug directly at:
Sunday worship services are held in the sanctuary at 9:30 AM following safety protocols. A video worship opportunity is also broadcast online via Facebook on Sundays at 9:30 AM. You do NOT need to be a Facebook member to watch our services or other videos. Our Facebook page can be found by clicking here:
When the preschool is in session, only staff and children are allowed in the building. Extra efforts are being made to clean and sanitize spaces used by the preschool on a regular basis.
Thanks to everyone who has continued to make contributions to Gloria Dei during our worship and program suspension. You can mail your offerings, but we also have an easy-to-use online giving option. In addition to using a credit card, you can make one-time or repeating contributions as direct withdrawals from a bank account. When you go to the site, you have the option of creating a profile to save your information and avoid needing to reenter it later. Click on the link below to make a contribution:
Gloria Dei is a Reconciling in Christ congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
ALL ARE WELCOME HERE!