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From The Deacon’s Desk – March 2017

The Deacons have been busy, and we are so glad to have such happy reasons to stay busy! How often do we host two receptions on one day? First, we celebrated anniversaries (very appropriate for this month) on February 12, and then we celebrated Rachel Riggle’s Ordination a few hours later. What an awesome and love-filled day for Rachel, especially since she was able to share it with family, church family, and friends. Having never attended an ordination before, let alone one for a former youth group member, I was especially impressed with the service, and the out-pouring of love from the congregation. We are definitely sending Rachel off to Grace Presbyterian Church in Winona, MN in style . . . Christian-style. April 9th will be here before we know it, and Muriel Mullins has again agreed, with the Deacon’s help, to coordinate the Palm Sunday brunch served on that day. The menu has been planned, the workers are practically in place, and we just need people with hearty appetites to fill the community room on that day. As always, we thank you for your past help and ask for your continued help with many of our “projects,” i.e., baking cookies, coffee hour helpers, flower delivery to hospital patients, Meals on Wheels, etc. Currently we are in need of a volunteer (2 volunteers make it more fun!) to deliver Meals on Wheels the third Friday each month. You would pick up the meals from CRIS Senior Services between 10:00 – 10:15 a.m. (time can vary, depending on your schedule), deliver them on the assigned route, and then return the coolers to CRIS. The entire route takes approximately 45 minutes. As a perk, Joyce DeBoer and I always treat ourselves to lunch after we deliver the meals. Please consider helping with this project.
 
In Christ’s Service,
Nancy Boesdorfer