Welcome to the Month of March!
Welcome to the month of March! Though it certainly has not been much of a winter, I’d venture to say most of us are looking towards springtime and more sunshine! The church season of Lent has begun as we each look inward at our response to the sacrifice God made in giving His son for our sinful nature. Thanks be to God that He considers us worthy of such a gift!
February, though it brought us no snow storms, did bring the start of this session of Wonderful Wednesday. It is heartwarming to see how many people are enjoying fellowship over dinner and participating in small groups! The Adult Book Group (see page 12) has seen an increase in participants, and I see many people lingering after worship and other gatherings. Aldersgate had quite a few couples attend the Weekend to Remember in Hershey this year too! There is a real hunger for connection that is being satisfied here at Aldersgate. Coming in March more opportunity will be provided for social interaction with Table Talk (see page 10) and the Marriage Ministry presentation, Laughing Your Way to a Better Marriage (see page 5). I have personally been part of a group enjoying the latter and I highly recommend it. Before you know it, it will be time for our annual Pancake Breakfast & Easter Egg Hunt – watch for details coming soon!
February was also the month of home-goings for several of our flock. Lori Millar, daughter of Dot McDonald, sister of Missy Stuart, entered heaven’s gates February 9th. Louise Hummel, 100-year-old mother of George Hummel, went to her heavenly home on February 10th, and Leroy King, who had lived a very full life at 97 years, entered glory on February 14th. Celebration of life services for Louise and Leroy were here at Aldersgate and a service for Lori will be at a later date.
February saw some new staff members joining us (see page 6) and we are delighted to welcome Brittany Brubaker and Ashlynn Corrigan to our church family! Be sure to welcome them.
I personally cannot wait to hear about the trip taken by 12 of our members to the Holy Lands! Pastor Dale and Tami, Bob and Linda Rambo, Robin and Dave Hoffman, Andy and Nancy Miller, Tom Sanagorski, Becky May and Bob and Sue Witmyer shared some pretty amazing experiences walking where Jesus walked and did ministry. I think they need to provide those of us who remained here with a travelogue!
Those members with special birthdays in March are Lois Myers on March 4th; Dick Jacobs, March 5th; Judy Orcutt, March 10th; Faye Watkins, March 12th; Ermie Conner, March 15th, and Dick Lacy, March 22nd. You will find the full March birthday listing, as well as addresses for those listed above on the bulletin board across from the mailboxes.
Give thanks each day for the blessings that God has given you! We truly are a blessed people to enjoy the freedoms we have to gather to worship, study and serve in God’s world.
Submitted by Sherry Smith, [email protected]
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