Worship & Announcements for Sunday March 22, 2020

Fourth Sunday in Lent – March 22, 2020

Divine Service 4 LSB Hymnal pg. 203-212

† Confession and Absolution

Hymn of Invocation – Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies LSB 873

1 Christ, whose glory fills the skies,
Christ, the true and only light,
Sun of righteousness, arise;
Triumph o’er the shades of night.
Dayspring from on high, be near;
Daystar, in my heart appear.

2 Dark and cheerless is the morn
Unaccompanied by Thee;
Joyless is the day’s return
Till Thy mercy’s beams I see,
Till they inward light impart,
Glad my eyes, and warm my heart.

3 Visit then this soul of mine,
Pierce the gloom of sin and grief;
Fill me, radiancy divine,
Scatter all my unbelief;
More and more Thyself display,
Shining to the perfect day.

Text: Public domain

The sign of the cross may be made by all in remembrance of their Baptism.

Invocation & Exhortation LSB 203

P In the name of the Father and of the † Son and of the Holy Spirit.
C Amen.
P Our help is in the name of the Lord,
C who made heaven and earth.
P If You, O Lord, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand?
C But with You there is forgiveness; therefore You are feared.
P Since we are gathered to hear God’s Word, call upon Him in prayer and praise, and receive the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ in the fellowship of this altar, let us first consider our unworthiness and confess before God and one another that we have sinned in thought, word, and deed, and that we cannot free ourselves from our sinful condition. Together as His people let us take refuge in the infinite mercy of God, our heavenly Father, seeking His grace for the sake of Christ, and saying: God, be merciful to me, a sinner.

Confession of Sins & Absolution LSB 203

C Almighty God, have mercy upon us, forgive us our sins, and lead us to everlasting life. Amen.
P Almighty God in His mercy has given His Son to die for you and for His sake forgives you all your sins. As a called and ordained servant of Christ, and by His authority, I therefore forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the † Son and of the Holy Spirit.
C Amen.

† Service of the Word
Kyrie ♫ LSB 204

C Lord, have mercy;
Christ, have mercy;
Lord, have mercy.
During Lent the Gloria in Excelsis is Omitted

Salutation and Collect of the Day – Lent 4

P The Lord be with you.
C And also with you.
P Let us pray.
Almighty God, our heavenly Father, Your mercies are new every morning; and though we deserve only punishment, You receive us as Your children and provide for all our needs of body and soul. Grant that we may heartily acknowledge Your merciful goodness, give thanks for all Your benefits, and serve You in willing obedience; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
C Amen.

Old Testament Reading Isaiah 42:14–21

14For a long time I have held my peace; I have kept still and restrained myself; now I will cry out like a woman in labor; I will gasp and pant. 15I will lay waste mountains and hills, and dry up all their vegetation; I will turn the rivers into islands, and dry up the pools. 16And I will lead the blind in a way that they do not know, in paths that they have not known I will guide them. I will turn the darkness before them into light, the rough places into level ground. These are the things I do, and I do not forsake them. 17They are turned back and utterly put to shame, who trust in carved idols, who say to metal images, “You are our gods.” 18Hear, you deaf, and look, you blind, that you may see! 19Who is blind but my servant, or deaf as my messenger whom I send? Who is blind as my dedicated one, or blind as the servant of the LORD? 20He sees many things, but does not observe them; his ears are open, but he does not hear. 21The LORD was pleased, for his righteousness’ sake, to magnify his law and make it glorious.

P This is the Word of the Lord.
C Thanks be to God.

Epistle Ephesians 5:8–14

8For at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light 9(for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), 10and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord. 11Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. 12For it is shameful even to speak of the things that they do in secret. 13But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible, 14for anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says, “Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”

P This is the Word of the Lord.
C Thanks be to God.

During Lent the Alleluia is omitted.

Verse ♫ LSB 205

C These things are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God.

Holy Gospel John 9:1–41

P The Holy Gospel according to St. John, the ninth chapter.
C Glory to You, O Lord.

1As [Jesus] passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. 2And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” 3Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him. 4We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work. 5As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” 6Having said these things, he spat on the ground and made mud with the saliva. Then he anointed the man’s eyes with the mud 7and said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which means Sent). So he went and washed and came back seeing. 8The neighbors and those who had seen him before as a beggar were saying, “Is this not the man who used to sit and beg?” 9Some said, “It is he.” Others said, “No, but he is like him.” He kept saying, “I am the man.” 10So they said to him, “Then how were your eyes opened?” 11He answered, “The man called Jesus made mud and anointed my eyes and said to me, ‘Go to Siloam and wash.’ So I went and washed and received my sight.” 12They said to him, “Where is he?” He said, “I do not know.” 13They brought to the Pharisees the man who had formerly been blind. 14Now it was a Sabbath day when Jesus made the mud and opened his eyes. 15So the Pharisees again asked him how he had received his sight. And he said to them, “He put mud on my eyes, and I washed, and I see.” 16Some of the Pharisees said, “This man is not from God, for he does not keep the Sabbath.” But others said, “How can a man who is a sinner do such signs?” And there was a division among them. 17So they said again to the blind man, “What do you say about him, since he has opened your eyes?” He said, “He is a prophet.” 18The Jews did not believe that he had been blind and had received his sight, until they called the parents of the man who had received his sight 19and asked them, “Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How then does he now see?” 20His parents answered, “We know that this is our son and that he was born blind. 21But how he now sees we do not know, nor do we know who opened his eyes. Ask him; he is of age. He will speak for himself.” 22(His parents said these things because they feared the Jews, for the Jews had already agreed that if anyone should confess Jesus to be Christ, he was to be put out of the synagogue.) 23Therefore his parents said, “He is of age; ask him.” 24So for the second time they called the man who had been blind and said to him, “Give glory to God. We know that this man is a sinner.” 25He answered, “Whether he is a sinner I do not know. One thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see.” 26They said to him, “What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?” 27He answered them, “I have told you already, and you would not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you also want to become his disciples?” 28And they reviled him, saying, “You are his disciple, but we are disciples of Moses. 29We know that God has spoken to Moses, but as for this man, we do not know where he comes from.” 30The man answered, “Why, this is an amazing thing! You do not know where he comes from, and yet he opened my eyes. 31We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does his will, God listens to him. 32Never since the world began has it been heard that anyone opened the eyes of a man born blind. 33If this man were not from God, he could do nothing.” 34They answered him, “You were born in utter sin, and would you teach us?” And they cast him out. 35Jesus heard that they had cast him out, and having found him he said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?” 36He answered, “And who is he, sir, that I may believe in him?” 37Jesus said to him, “You have seen him, and it is he who is speaking to you.” 38He said, “Lord, I believe,” and he worshiped him. 39Jesus said, “For judgment I came into this world, that those who do not see may see, and those who see may become blind.” 40Some of the Pharisees near him heard these things, and said to him, “Are we also blind?” 41Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would have no guilt; but now that you say, ‘We see,’ your guilt remains.”

P This is the Gospel of the Lord.
C Praise to You, O Christ.

Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.

And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life T everlasting. Amen.

Children’s Message – “I’ll Be with you Always.” – Jesus – Matt. 28:20

Hymn of the Day – God Loved the World So That He Gave LSB 571

Please rise for verse 6 in Honor of the Triune God

1 God loved the world so that He gave
His only Son the lost to save,
That all who would in Him believe
Should everlasting life receive.

2 Christ Jesus is the ground of faith,
Who was made flesh and suffered death;
All then who trust in Him alone
Are built on this chief cornerstone.

3 God would not have the sinner die;
His Son with saving grace is nigh;
His Spirit in the Word declares
How we in Christ are heaven’s heirs.

4 Be of good cheer, for God’s own Son
Forgives all sins which you have done;
And, justified by Jesus’ blood,
Your Baptism grants the highest good.

5 If you are sick, if death is near,
This truth your troubled heart can cheer:
Christ Jesus saves your soul from death;
That is the firmest ground of faith.

6 Glory to God the Father, Son,
And Holy Spirit, Three in One!
To You, O blessèd Trinity,
Be praise now and eternally!

Text: Public domain

Sermon – “I was blind, Now I see!” – John 9:25

Grace, Mercy, and Peace to you, from God our Heavenly Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Amen.

As I begin this morning, I have to admit to you that this week I made a mistake. A mistake in that I did not trust my normal sources of information. The ones that I had vetted, the ones that I trust to give unbiased and accurate reporting, and instead I simply turned on the T.V. To one of the major news agencies. And listening to their report, I indeed got the information that I was looking for, but the way that they delivered it was a mistake. As I watched the program, they took a map of the United States, and in order to show the pervasive nature of the spread of the Covid 19 Virus, they put a pinpoint at every location on the map where the virus had been diagnosed. But in addition to that, they made the pinpoints into concentric circles to show how if that particular diagnosis had led to a spread of the virus within the community, then how big that spread was would determine how large the circle would be. So if it had spread to 10 people it was a small circle. But if it had spread to 100 people it was a larger circle. And of course all these circles were in bright RED for DANGER, BE AFRAID! With all those circles on the map it reminded me of that movie from the 80’s, War Games, with Matthew Broderick, where in an encounter with a computer at N.O.R.A.D that had taken over control of the U.S. military, various scenarios were being played out on the screen of what would happen in a global thermonuclear war. Where if one country launched a bomb, that would cause another country to launch to launch theirs, and everywhere these bombs would explode it would create a circle on the map, varying in size based on the type of bomb it was and how much damage it would do. And in scenario after scenario, the entire map would be covered with the bomb damage circles. That exactly what we got in this news program, an image that portrayed there is no feasible escape. Not only was it a representation of what WILL happen it was what has already happened. It was the image of the impact that is already out there, and the viewer is left with the overwhelming conclusion that they truly should be afraid. Unfortunately, that was the last thing I did before trying to go to bed. It was a fruitless effort, as I lay there in my mind, I WAS afraid. But at the same time, in having to deal with that, I recognized that my heart had also been touched. Now what do I mean by that? I mean that I was certainly of the belief that the effect of this virus was something “out there.” Something other people were dealing with. That that may be reality for them, but that it didn’t affect me. I was looking at it all through a very ego-centric lens. A self-centered lens that said, “It’s not immediately around me, so why worry?” In fact we live in a part of the country that is smack dab in the middle of a big hourglass shape on the U.S. map where very few incidents of the virus have occurred and it seems like we are pretty safe right here. At least in comparison to some of the locations more to the extremes of the map. But dealing with that image of the circles made me realize how blind I had been. It made me realize, especially in connection with this Gospel reading something that I believe God is speaking to you and to me. That the reality of the spread, not of the Covid virus, but the reality of the spread of SIN is inescapable. There truly is no area or barrier where we are safe from the spread or the effect of sin. The reality is, we are all sinners. That sin effects our whole world, and that sin is REAL! And if it is true, what God declared all the way back in Genesis, in the Garden of Eden, that the wages of sin is death, Then its real not just for people “out there”, or for people that are not part of the church, but it is real for each and every one of us. There is no escaping it. In this Gospel reading, right around the Temple area, Jesus and His disciples encounter this man who was born blind. And Jesus heals him. But before that takes place, the disciples look at the man, and their initial reaction is not one of compassion. They don’t initially go to Jesus and say, “Hey, Jesus, here’s a man who was born blind. You healed others, what can you do for him?” Instead, they go to Jesus and they say, “Look, here’s a man that was born blind, was it his sin that made this happen, or was it the sin of his parents that caused it?” Looking for some kind of karmic reaction that would explain somehow why this man deserved his fate. But if this blindness was the result of his sin, then what hope do any of us have? What makes us think that somehow we are in a buffer area, where sin will not affect us? For who amongst us is not also a sinner? Thankfully that’s not how Jesus looked at the man in the Gospel account, and neither is it how Jesus looks at you. Jesus says, it’s not about who in particular sinned, but about the reality that the result of sin on the entirety of creation is, just as Moses described it in Genesis. The reality of the effect of sin in the world is DEATH. Death, disease, decay, all are the result of mankind’s sin. And that result is for ALL people. Not for some… ALL. But Jesus did not come to condemn that blind man, nor did he come to condemn you. He came to save you and me. He came to redeem the world through His life, death and resurrection. Jesus looked at the blind man with compassion in the same way he looks at you and me. That though we are sinners, and our sin isolates us from our God, it does not separate us from God’s love. It is because of His love for us that He sent Jesus to become sin for us. That by dying on the cross he would declare that God’s love is greater than all our sin, and that by Jesus’ death and resurrection God’s love overcame our sin and the power of the devil, so that nothing the world can throw at us, not shame, or guilt, or disease, or even death, can separate us from the love of God. The message I want to share with you today is, that this virus, just like sin, is real. That were are affected by it, and that the world is affected by it. And as people of God, redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ who died and rose again in order to save us rather than condemn us, we have a hope that the world outside of that understanding simply does not have. Our eyes have been opened. We were blind in our sin, and we could not open them ourselves, but Jesus just like the man in the text, opened our eyes. Not in the waters of the pool of Siloam, but in the waters of baptism He has washed our eyes, and our eyes are now opened. We were blind in our sin but now we see, and don’t need to be afraid. Not only that, but as children of God, we have a hope and a peace, and even a joy that we need to be sharing with the world around us, especially to those, “out there” who are still blinded by sin with no understanding of God’s redemption in Jesus. In the midst of all of this fear in the world, where it looks like there is no hope, we need to be conduits of the hope we understand in Jesus for our world. In His love, God did not leave us in our sin. He did not leave us blind, trying to find some way out of our darkness on our own. Instead He broke in to our darkness, washed our sin away, and opened our eyes to His redeeming love. My prayer for you is that in this time of isolation and separation from the world around us and even from each other from coming together for worship in person, my prayer is that you will be conduits of that hope for all the people you do come in contact with. Sharing that hope with your family, your co-workers, your neighbors, through prayer, through the internet, through phone calls, letters, acts of kindness and acts of service, that anyone around you lost in darkness and despair would have hope because you shared the good news of Jesus with them. Do not live lives like the world lives. Do not live in fear. But secure in the knowledge that even in your isolation, you are not alone, Jesus promised He will not leave you nor forsake you, and He will lead you, and all who believe to eternal life. Amen.

Prayer of the Church

P Blessed Lord, You give sight to the blind, You open the ears of the deaf, and You make the lame to walk. Hear the prayers of Your people on behalf of all people as they have need.

Brief silence

In the darkness of sin and its death, we cry to You, O Lord. Open our ears by Your Word, our minds by Your Spirit, and our hearts by Your grace, that we may know and be thankful for all the blessings You have given to us in Christ, our Lord, especially the gifts of forgiveness, life and salvation. Strengthen us in faith, that we may serve You with all our body, mind, soul and strength. Lord, in Your mercy,
C hear our prayer.

P Defended by Your grace, we ask You, O Lord, to provide us with good and faithful leaders who will honor the cause of justice in our land, preserve the precious gift of liberty, and protect the lives of those least able to defend themselves. Bless the members of our armed forces and protect them as they defend us, and grant Your blessing to all emergency workers who come to our aid in time of need. Lord, in Your mercy,
C hear our prayer.

P Enjoying the riches of Your grace, we ask You, O Lord, to give us generous hearts, that we may share with the poor what You have provided and work for the common good of all. Be with those who are unemployed and in search of honest labor, the underemployed in pursuit of better jobs, and the homeless seeking basic shelter for themselves and those in their families. Lord, in Your mercy,
C hear our prayer.

P Knowing Your healing will and gifts, we pray You, O Lord, to remember the sick in their afflictions, to calm those troubled in mind, and to keep steadfast the dying. Hear us especially for…
Flora Meester, friend of Catherine Garrett
Cheryl Klock, Julie Whitefoot’s Sister
Barb Meyer
Jeff Bexten, Former member of CLC
Pat Hughes, Barb Teichmeier’s Sister
Judy Kemptar, Kristin Schultz mother
Deb Homolka, Rick Gilbert’s Sister
Lorie Stahl, Ravenna NE
Show us Your gracious will, O Lord, and sustain those who are afflicted in body or mind until that day when You will bestow upon us new bodies fit for the eternal life You have prepared for us in Christ. Lord, in Your mercy,

C hear our prayer.

P All these things, O Lord, we pray in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, asking You to grant our prayers not for our sake but for the sake of Him alone. Teach our hearts to be content with Your will and to trust that You will answer us with what is best for us and at the right time for our need. So do we pray, giving testimony of our confidence in Your gracious favor in Christ by answering with one voice.
C Amen.

Lord’s Prayer

P Hear us as we pray in His name and as He has taught us:
C Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven; give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.


Benedicamus & Benediction LSB 212

P Let us bless the Lord.
C Thanks be to God.
P The Lord bless you and keep you.
The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you.
The Lord look upon you with favor and T give you peace.
C Amen.

Hymn to Depart – Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness LSB 849

1 Praise the One who breaks the darkness
With a liberating light;
Praise the One who frees the pris’ners,
Turning blindness into sight.
Praise the One who preached the Gospel,
Healing ev’ry dread disease,
Calming storms, and feeding thousands
With the very Bread of peace.

2 Praise the One who blessed the children
With a strong, yet gentle, word;
Praise the One who drove out demons
With the piercing, two-edged sword.
Praise the One who brings cool water
To the desert’s burning sand;
From this Well comes living water,
Quenching thirst in ev’ry land.

3 Let us praise the Word Incarnate,
Christ, who suffered in our place.
Jesus died and rose victorious
That we may know God by grace.
Let us sing for joy and gladness,
Seeing what our God has done;
Let us praise the true Redeemer,
Praise the One who makes us one.

Text: © 1987 Hope Publishing Co. Used by permission: LSB Hymn License no. 110003661

Unless otherwise indicated, Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Created by Lutheran Service Builder © 2018 Concordia Publishing House.

This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

Jamie & Heather Hadenfeldt – March 25 (20)

Travis Grabowski – March 22
Rose Bredthauer – March 23
Ethan Frankforter – March 24
Lisa Jones – March 27
Tab Kilzer – March 27
Dick Hadenfeldt – March 28
Dorothy Schultz – March 28

Our Attendance Members/Visitors
Weds. March 4 – 53/0
March 8 – 83/9
Weds. March 11 – 37/0
March 15 – 90/2

Don’t forget you can give your weekly donations at Pathway Bank Drive Up window.
Our Offerings Sun. 3/15/2020
Building Fund $.00
General Fund $3,510.00
Gideon’s Donations $269.00
Mission Fund $188.00
Weds 3-11-2020 Donations $1183.00
Special Mission (3rd special offering) $150.00
Special Gifts – (SS $) $7.00


Suffering from Cancer
Flora Meester, friend of Catherine Garrett
Cheryl Klock, Julie Whitefoot’s Sister
Barb Meyer
Jeff Bexten, Former member of CLC
Pat Hughes, Barb Teichmeier’s Sister
Judy Kemptar, Kristin Schultz mother
Deb Homolka, Rick Gilbert’s Sister
Lorie Stahl, Ravenna NE.

Weekly Calendar

Sunday, March 22 – Fourth Sunday in Lent
Is. 42:14–21, Psalm 142, Eph. 5:8–14, John 9:1–41 or John 9:1–7, 13–17, 34–39 There will be no in person Worship, Bible Studies or Sunday School through Sunday March 29, 2020 due to the CDC recommendations on the COVID-19 Virus. Please stay up to date with CLC on the Church website, Facebook page and your emails from church. If you are in need of Pastoral Care, please contact Pastor Wright directly.

Sunday, March 29 – Fifth Sunday in Lent
Ezek. 37:1–14, Psalm 130, Rom. 8:1–11, John 11:1–45 (46–53) or John 11:17–27, 38–53 No worship or Activities at Church Today
Watch your email for more information regarding Worship and the COVID-19 Virus. It is our hope to be back in the building for Weds. April 1 Lent Worship and then Holy Week & Easter Worship. Keep in mind these dates are all subject to change.

Moses Basket Auction March 8 – April 12
Thrivent Choice Dollars Expire March 31
Church Clean Up Day (Outside & Inside) 9am Potluck Lunch April 4
Palm Sunday April 5
Maundy Thursday April 9
Good Friday April 10
Easter Sunday April 12
HFH Build – Pour Cement in GI April 18
Vacation Bible School May 26-29
Project Hunger Easter Basket Extravaganza June 6
Our 100th Anniversary Celebration July 10 & 11, 2021

All Belong to Christ Daycare/Preschool Fundraiser Order Pick Up Information
Butter Braids orders are still currently scheduled to be here this Monday, March 23rd starting at 4:30. Given the current situation our country finds itself in, if you are unable to pickup your orders, please let Tina or Robin know ASAP (308-485-5832) so that an alternative plan can be made for storing your orders. Our hopes are that most everyone can pick up their orders as we sold 400 this year!! Great Job everyone!!!

The Moses Comfort Dog team will be holding the…
8th Annual Silent Easter Basket Auction
…to benefit the ministry. Funds raised will be used to cover travel expenses for local, regional and national deployments. Anyone who would like to donate a basket can bring it to the church beginning Sunday, March 8. The deadline for donors to bring baskets is Sunday, March 29. Bids will be taken until 9:00 a.m. on Easter morning (April 12), and baskets may be picked up at the church or delivered to the highest bidder. The baskets will be on display at the church. Some of the baskets will also be displayed at the Medina Street Vault and Pathway Bank in Cairo from April 6 – 11. As the LCC mission statement states, “The Comfort Dog Ministry will enable us to share the joy and forgiveness we have in Jesus, assist in providing comfort to the grieving and distressed and open doors and hearts that are often closed to Christian ministry.” In addition to traveling with other LCC comfort dogs to provide comfort in crisis situations, Moses and his team attend funeral visitations and visit hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, schools and local events. The team appreciates the continued support of the Christ Lutheran Church family.

All Services and Activities have been cancelled through March 29
This date may be extended please stay up to date with the church email, website and Facebook pages
LENT, HOLY WEEK & EASTER Dates and Times
April 1 ABC (Easter Egg Hunt) Lenten Pulled Pork Supper 6 pm
Weds. Lent Worship 7 pm
April 5 Palm Sunday / Confirmation (Comm.) 10:30 am
Ladies Aid Cake Coffee Fellowship
April 9 Maunday Thursday (Comm.) Worship 7 pm
April 10 Good Friday Worship 7 pm
April 12 Easter Sunday Sunrise Worship 7 am
LYF Easter Breakfast Following Worship

Man Feast 2020 – Peace Lutheran, GI; Sun. March 29
Has been cancelled due to the recommendations from the CDC regarding the COVID-19 Virus.

Heartland Lutheran H.S – RED & BLUE
Red and Blue Attendees, Due to the concerns over the COVID-19 virus and Heartland Lutheran working to be a community leader in helping to mitigate the spread of the virus, we will be adhering to the social gathering guidelines. Therefore, we are postponing Red & Blue. This event will be happening. We will honor all donations and ticket or sponsorship purchases at the time of the event. Again, Red & Blue will be happening, it just will not be happening on March 28. If you would still like to make a donation, please contact the office via email or phone to arrange drop-off. Thank you! Timothy Leech Chief School Administrator of HLHS GI, NE Phone: 308-385-3900

Project Hunger – 24th Annual “Easter Basket Extravaganza”
A Silent Auction previously set for Sat. April 4 has been moved due to the COVID-19 recommended guidelines to Sat., June 6, 2020 all other details are the same. Baskets will be displayed at the Conestoga Mall Proceeds from the “Easter Basket Estravaganza” stay in our community to help stock the Community Food Pantry, and provide food for the Food Bucks Program, Salvation Army Kitchen, Hope Harbor, Department of Health & Human Services Gap Program, Food for Thought Program, Crossroads Rescue Mission, and Project Hunger’s Gathering Table Feeding program. Sponsored by Project Hunger http://www.projecthunger.org Bidding begins at 10:00 a.m. Final Bids at 3:00 p.m. There will be a buy it now option to avoid the wait!

Old Gospel Hour Hymn Sing Sun. March 29th 4:00 p.m.
Grace Baptist Church 9th & Baxter Street St Paul NE. If you have questions contact Dennis Patrick at 702-469-0788

Given the current COVID-19 circumstances, our office will be closed to the public until further notice. Our events have been suspended, and we are evaluating the status of our other programs. As of right now, there will still be someone in the office, but that will also be re-evaluated as the situation progresses. Please feel free to contact us by calling the office at 308-385-5510, messaging us on Facebook, or email info@gihabitat.org. We appreciate your understanding.

It is with a heavy heart we must cancel the home dedication scheduled forC this weekend. The Leons have put in all their sweat equity hours, the Career Pathways Institute students have built a wonderful house, and the Masons (who donated the land) were anxious to meet with the home buyers and celebrate with them. However, no one could foresee the circumstances we now face. Fortunately, the Leons will still get to move into the house. We hope to be able to bring you a tour of the home on Facebook. If possible, one day we will all be able to celebrate this home together.

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