ANNOUNCEMENTS


FOOD DRIVE IN MARCH

We will have a food drive for the Port Angeles Food Bank in the month of March. There will be a barrel in the Fellowship Hall starting Sunday, March 3rd and will end on Sunday, March 31st. Due to the previous government shutdown and the weather, the Port Angeles Food Bank is in need. Some examples of items that they are need: spaghetti sauce, tuna, canned fruit, boxed sides (i.e. hamburger helper), canned "dry" beans (i.e. pinto, navy, kidney), canned vegetables, juice, mayonnaise, dish soap, personal hygiene items, cat and dog dry food. Thanks in advance for giving generously to this worthy cause.
If you have any questions contact the Mission and Outreach committee members.
Ruth Brown, Kathryn Hofer, Marcia Logan, JW Blaylock or Tom McCulloch.


SHARE YOUR GIFTS FOR LENT
Our Wednesday evening Lenten worship services will begin on Ash Wednesday, March 6th, with a delicious Soup Supper from 5:30-6:15 PM followed by our Ash Wednesday Service with imposition of Ashes. The Holden Village Vespers Services will begin on March 13 with our Soup Supper at 5:30 followed by the Vespers Service and will continue on March 20, March 27, April, 3 and April 10. The vespers service, written by Marty Haugen, is a beautiful, flowing and meditative prayer service. Traditionally Lent is a time for reflection, to review where we’ve been, and where we are going, in our life with Christ as we move toward Holy Week and Easter Sunday.

At our Lenten services we will focus on the "I am" statements of Jesus found in the Gospel of John. In these statements Jesus uses the images of light, bread, a gate and good shepherd, a vine with branches, the way, the truth and the life, and finally the resurrection to describe himself.

For our Lenten Soup Suppers to be a success we need six people to bring soup each Wednesday evening. We also need people to bake bread or buy rolls and to help cleanup. Our Lenten Soup Suppers and Vespers services are a wonderful opportunity to share a meal and worship together as we journey as a community through Lent. Soup, bread making, and cleanup sign-ups will be posted starting February 17th in the Fellowship Hall.

We hope you will join us for a rewarding and spiritual walk through the weeks of Lent. Contact Paula Mitchell 360.477.4880, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.


NEW PRAYER MINISTRY
First Presbyterian Church Port Angeles is beginning a new Prayer Ministry with a place for everyone. Whether you're active, homebound, or in-between, there's always a way you can uphold the church family, our community and God’s work in prayer. The Prayer Ministry Team welcomes all First Presbyterian Church’s members and friends to join us in this partnership of prayer. It is a privilege to stand with others in prayer, to see God at work as prayers are answered, and to thank God together. Our Prayer Ministry Team will meet on the first Thursday of every month from 3 – 5 pm in the old library at the church beginning on March 7th.

We envision our times together as a time to pray specifically for our church and its leadership, our members’ and friends’ joys, sorrows, and needs, our community, state, nation and world as well as praying for God’s work around the world. If you would like to explore the possibility of becoming involved in a deepening prayer life and in the joy of intercessory prayer, or you would like to find out more about the Prayer Ministry Team, talk with Paula Mitchell, Susan Fisher or Tom Allen. To have a prayer concern placed on the Prayer List please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the church office at 360.452.4781.

Anyone may write a joy or concern on a prayer card with confidentiality. Prayer Cards are available in the pew racks. Cards are collected during worship services. Prayer concerns are compiled in a Prayer List and prayed over by the Prayer Ministry Team. Prayers are followed up, so praises and updates are current on the prayer list..


NOMINATING COMMITTEE
The Nominating Committee is asking for your prayers as we begin the process of selecting nominees to serve as Elders and Deacons for the coming term. We will be seeking members of the congregation that are blessed with the gifts needed to serve in these important positions. If you know someone who would be a good nominee, or if you feel God nudging you in this direction, please contact Bruce Emery, Committee Moderator, at 360-477- 8306, or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


SANCTUARY FLOWERS MINISTRY
Flowers beautify the Sanctuary of our church, and are a gift to God and those who attend our worship services. Flowers are not in the operating budget of our church; it is our hope that our members and friends will sign up to bring flowers. The bouquets will be placed on one or two pedestals next to the stairs at the front of the Sanctuary (depending on whether you sign up to bring one or two bouquets). Donating flowers is a meaningful way to honor or remember a loved one or to celebrate a special occasion. If you'd like to sign-up for a particular Sunday to bring a bouquet of flowers, please use the sign-up sheet in the Fellowship Hall. Dedications will be printed every Sunday in the worship bulletin. Thank you for blessing our sanctuary and worship service! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the church office.