On Sunday, March 3rd, we will welcome Adam and Emily Johnson as members of Telos, celebrate the baptisms of Adam and Obie, and reaffirm with Emily her own baptism, as we celebrate being a family of faith.
So – one of the ways the church is described in the Bible is as “the body of Christ.” One way to look at that is that we are the ones who get to be the hands, feet, minds, and mouths of Christ to carry on the work of bringing about the Kingdom of God. The Kingdom of God happens wherever and whenever the major motivating force is selfless love. Simple to “get,” but very hard to do. The apostle Paul had a LOT to say about this, and went on and on about how the body needs different parts to do different things; about how the different parts are each important to the functioning of the whole body. As Telos grows, this is becoming sort of glaringly obvious to me! For example, we have a wonderful Communications Team which works hard to try and communicate about what Telos is, what Telos does, etc. They have some amazing gifts and talents for which I am SO grateful. Go check out the website: telosatsouthminster.org, and see how it’s new and improved. Then thank Jamie for her talents and gifts for that AND for this newsletter. If you’ve noticed, our Shrove Tuesday […]
Finding a way to help the children understand that their generosity makes a difference is an important part of why we have a tube (almost) full of quarters. Once we get the quarter tube filled, we will be donating those funds to the Presbyterian Hunger Program and learning about the ways we are helping to reduce hunger. If you’re curious, check out what they’re up to.
There are 2 ways to help students and teachers of Norman Binkley Elementary School: We’ve learned that because of cold & flu season, teachers need extra bleach wipes and tissues. If you’re out shopping, consider grabbing some to bring to the next Worship Gathering. Many families struggle to have enough food. As an ongoing project, Telos will collect food donations for their in-school food bank at every Worship Gathering. They need non-perishable things that can survive the trip home in a child’s backpack, so if you get rice or beans in a bag, please double bag them in a Ziploc or similar bag. Canned fruit or vegetables, pasta, macaroni and cheese – and anything else that would be nutritious, non-perishable and backpack-proof would be great!
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner – Tuesday, March 5th from 6-8pm We are hosting our neighbors and friends for a traditional Shrove Tuesday (AKA Mardi Gras!) pancake supper. We need you to share the invitation with your friends & family AND sign up to volunteer. Why do we eat pancakes on Shrove Tuesday? Because people used to abstain from butter, milk, eggs and meat during Lent (the six weeks before Easter), and to use all of that up, they would have a community party with pancakes as the main event.