Dear Friends at Providence,


     We are just weeks into the new year and it seems Easter is almost here! Well, not quite…. but it does seem that way when you are looking at the calendar.  On February 5,  we will observe the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper AND will receive an offering for Souper Bowl Sunday (our gifts will go to the food bank at the Samaritans Ministry).


     On February 19 the congregation is invited to share in a soup lunch and “Town Hall“ sharing time immediately after worship. We need to talk about our next steps together.


     A Sunday School class studying the book of Hebrews is underway (9:45 a.m.); choir practice has resumed; and Lunch Bunch is meeting on Wednesdays at noon following Bible Study, “Prophecies Fulfilled” (11:00 a.m.).


     Thanks to all of you for having your pictures taken for a new church directory. Anyone who has not done so may take a “selfie” and email it to the church office (please use a plain light background). We hope to have the directory available shortly.


     Thank you for participating in the prayer ministry of Providence. We have numerous ongoing concerns – and new ones each week – that need our faithful and persistent attention. God listens…and God answers; praise His name! As you read through the Newsletter, make note of people or plans that you will make a part of your prayers. Pray for God’s leading as we look for ways to reach out into the neighborhood in cooperation with the other churches along Getwell. For instance, “How can we encourage use of our Garden of Prayer? Can we get together for an Easter community event? Can we share a music outreach? Can we ___________________? Bring some ideas with you when we meet to talk on Feb 19.


     The season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday March 1 – six weeks before Easter. My, how time flies! Didn’t I tell you?    Rejoice, Christian, your King is coming!