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CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK

February 25-March 4

Sunday, Feb. 25

  • Bethany Home Annual Meeting  2:00 pm
  • Financial Peace University (AM)  4:00 pm

Monday, Feb. 26

  • TRACK (AM)  8:00 am

Tuesday, Feb. 27

  • LWR Quilting (NV)  9:00 am
  • AA Meeting (AM)  10:30 am

Wednesday, Feb. 28

  • Lenten Worship (NV) 10:30 am
  • Do Group (AM) 12:30 pm
  • Supper (NV)   5:30 pm
  • Confirmation (NV)  6:30 pm,  Lesson — Our Neighbors’ Faith: Islam
  • Lenten Worship (NV)  7:00 pm
  • Students Meet with Mentors (NV)  7:45 pm

Thursday, March 1

  • TRACK (AM)  5:00 pm
  • District 04 AA Meeting (AM)  6:30 pm

Friday, March 2

  • Stuffin’ and Muffin (AM) 10:00 am

Sunday, March 4

  • Financial Peace University (AM)  4:00 pm

Parish Information

Interested in joining the Tomorrow River Parish?  Please contact the parish office:  trchurch@gmail.com or 715-824-5615.

Happy Birthday to our Senior members:

  • Mert Wideman 2/9

  • Delores Solverud 2/14

  • Kenneth Johnson 2/16

  • Sunnie Peterson 2/26

  • Dolly Carr 2/26

  • Marge Wolding 2/27

Hearing devices and large print bulletins are available for those in need.  Please ask an usher for assistance. For those with hearing aids, please turn on your telecoil.  A brochure in the narthex contains more information.

Two Words that almost never go together?  “Financial” and “Peace”  Right?  How would you like to change that for yourself and for your family?  How would you like to experience “Financial Peace”?  Starts February 25, meets at Peace from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on Sunday afternoons, lasts for 9 weeks, and has the potential to completely transform your relationship with money and finances.  Sponsored by the Endowment Committee.  Call the parish office for more info or to sign up.  Child care is available, but please let the office know so they can arrange for it. 

Pre-Baptism class on Saturday, March 10th, at 10:00 am at Peace.  For a baptism at either Peace or Nelsonville.  Call the office for more information or to sign up. 

Nelsonville Bible Camp Scholarships are available for any child (member of Nelsonville)  wishing to attend camp.  The amount of the scholarship will be determined once the number of students going is known.  Please consider using this opportunity to enrich your child’s life with time spent in these wonderful camps.  Applications in the narthex or speak to Anita Peterson.

The next Women’s Bible Study will be on Wednesday, March 7th, at 8:30 am at Peace.  All women are welcome!

Nelsonville WELCA is collecting items needed for PERSONAL CARE KITS — sent to Lutheran World Relief, then sent to areas throughout the world that are suffering from wars and disasters.  Last year we sent 106 kits!  Can we match that this year?  Please use the list below to help you in purchasing the needed items.

  • 1 bath towel (light or medium weight, 52×27, dark colors preferred)
  • 2 or 3 bath size bars of soap equaling up to 8 or 9 oz., any brand in original wrapping
  • 1 adult size toothbrush (multi -packs accepted)
  • 1 sturdy comb
  • 1 metal nail clipper

ATTENTION THRIVENT FINANCIAL POLICYHOLDERS:  This is a reminder that if you own a policy with Thrivent Financial you may qualify for their Choice Dollars.  If you qualify for Choice Dollars, please consider directing your dollars to Nelsonville or Peace Lutheran Church.  There is still time!  You have until March 31st to direct your dollars from last year.  ALSO, check into doing a THRIVENT ACTION TEAM service project.  It gives you $250.00 to use for a project, such as buying items for the Personal Care Kits.

Join LWR this Lent in a Season of Hope.  As we walk through the season of Lent together, announce to the world that the Hope of Christ makes a new season possible.  Give – Make – Worship – PrayGive to LWR and bring A Season of Hope to your brothers and sisters in poverty around the world.  Make Personal Care Kits for families in need around the world.  Worship!  This Palm Sunday wave palms that proclaim hope for the hands that harvested them – Eco Palms!  Pray in the Spirit at all times in every prayer and supplication.  Visit lwr.org/lent for resources.

International Women’s Day is March 8 – Join ELCA as they boldly invest in the education of women and the future of communities around the world through the International Women Leaders initiative.  Pray for an awakening to the power and capacity our sisters have in transforming the world. Share the difference education has made in your life using #ELCAWomen on social media. Give to invest in the education of women at ELCA.org/IWL.

DAILY LECTIONARY for February 25-March 4

  • Today:   Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16; Romans 4:13-25; Mark 8:31-38
  • Monday:    Genesis 21:1-7; Hebrews 1:8-12; Psalm 105:1-11, 37-45
  • Tuesday:    Genesis 22:1-19; Hebrews 11:1-3, 13-19; Psalm 105:1-11, 37-45
  • Wednesday:    Jeremiah 30:12-22; John 12:36-43; Psalm 105:1-11, 37-45
  • Thursday:   Exodus 19:1-9a; 1 Peter 2:4-10; Psalm 19
  • Friday:   Exodus 19:9b-15; Acts 7:30-40; Psalm 19
  • Saturday:    Exodus 19:16-25; Mark 9:2-8; Psalm 19
  • Sunday:    Exodus 20:1-17; I Corinthians 1:18-25; John 2:13-22

Care and Support Ministries

Questions?  Want to Help?  Need help?  Call the Church office at 715-824-5615, or the pastors at home 715-824-2710.

T.R.A.C.K. (Tomorrow River Area Community Kitchen) provides emergency assistance of food for families with needs.  Hours: Monday 8:00-10:00 am and Thursday 5:00-7:00 pm at Peace. 

Check the bulletin boards in each narthex for information on programs provided through the Aging and Disability Resource Center and for volunteer opportunities for seniors.

Crossways is looking for young adults to join their summer camp staff – Spend your summer serving at Imago Dei Village, Pine Lake Camp, or Waypost (and Day Camp!)  ​Have you ever wanted to work on staff at a summer camp?  Now’s your chance!  Crossways is now hiring 2018 summer staff for all three camps.  Cabin Leaders, Program Assistants, Lifeguards, Adventure Specialists, Naturalists, Health Coordinators, and more!   It just might be the best job you’ll ever have.  ​Go to crosswayscamps.org to download a 2018 Summer Staff Recruiting Brochure!

If your household annual income is below $66,000, file your taxes for FREE!  CAP Services’ Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) provides free tax filing services for low to moderate income households.  Portage County residents should call 2-1-1 Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, to schedule a tax appointment.  Waupaca County residents should call 1-800-660-5430 to schedule an appointment.  You can also file online for free at myfreetaxes.com.

Are high energy costs getting you down?  The Home Energy Plus program may help!  See the brochure in the narthex for more information and to see if you qualify.  Applicants must provide the following:  your most recent energy bill, social security numbers for all members of your household, photo ID, and written proof of your household’s gross income for the three months prior to application.  For questions or to schedule an appointment, call 715-344-5999.

WORSHIP ASSISTANTS

Feb. 25

March 4

March 11

March 18

Peace

       
Acolyte Hannah

Szymkowiak

Ellie Villnow Ellie Villnow Bryce Wendlandt
Greeter Bricco Family Jennifer Johnson

Family

Brooke

Jorgensen

Tim Benn Family
Communion

Assist.

——- KC Reichenbach ——- KC Reichenbach
Lector Carol Lea Lori Carlson Mark Schmutzler Kenny Voss
Usher Julie & Bryce

Bunting

Brooke Jorgensen Dylan & Curt

Dombrowski

Bobi Boyles

& Oakley

Altar Guild Group 3 Group 4 Group 4 Group 4
Social Sunday ——- ——- ——- ——-
Counters Miranda Moe &

Kris Barnes

Sarah Beversdorf

& Jake Barnes

Sarah Beversdorf

& Jake Barnes

Kelly Loken &

Jerry Carlson

Nelsonville

       
Acolyte ——- Cameron Gardner ——- Tuvshin Anderson
Greeter Pat Onan George & Judy

Konkol

Ann Cragg T & G Benzine
Communion

Assist.

——- Katy Bailey ——- Katy Bailey
Lector Chris Klessig Tor Anderson Ann Cragg Katy Bailey
Usher Terry & Gail

Benzine

Bob & Peggy

Henke

Bob & Peggy

Henke

Bob & Peggy

Henke

Altar Guild Carrie Wiezba Barb Pearson Barb Pearson Barb Pearson
Social Sunday ——- ——- Patty Edelburg &

Luann Loberg

——-
Sunday School Treats NO SUNDAY

SCHOOL

Karla Leppen NEED

VOLUNTEER!

Pat Onan