Upcoming RLC Activities and Events
Tuesday Night "Life in the Spirit" Prayer and Study Group
Join us Every Tuesday at 7pm (except 3/5)
In January, we started a group meeting on Tuesday nights at 7pm for prayer, fellowship and explore what it would be like to more fully experience the presence, leading and empowering of the Holy Spirit.
We have used scripture readings and questions based on the book Nine O’clock in the Morningby Dennis Bennett to lead us into our discussion. It has been a wonderful group and will be continuing into March (and likely beyond). Join us. You won’t regret it.
If you would like a copy of Nine O’clock in the Morning, let Pastor Mark know. The cost is $13.50. You do not need to read the book to be part of the discussion.
Invitation from Our Lord’s Lutheran Church for Thursdays During Lent at 6:30 pm – Focus on Legacy
This Lent, Our Lord's Lutheran Church in OKC is inviting members to participate in their sessions on legacy.
They will focus on our legacy, both as individuals and as a congregation, as we name the blessings we have received and think about how we can pass them along fully, right now, or create structures of blessings for others which we intend to outlive us. Please join us to think more deeply about the blessings of your life which will outlive you!
Thursdays: Potluck and Workshop 6:30pm at Our Lord’s Lutheran Church, located at 2900 W Hefner Rd in OKC.
March 14: Blessing the structures of faith which will outlive us(congregations, colleges, etc.). Stephen Phelps, with ELCA regional Gift planning. Stephen will talk about the ins and outs of estate planning and smart bequeathing. As part of his position within the ELCA he offers free estate planning services to those who will be leaving any portion of their estate to any ELCA institution He will also be available for individual consultations, but they must be scheduled in advance. Please let Pr. Amanda know if you are interested. He would love to help you!
March 21: Blessing your family and community. Ethan Hulme, from Thrivent financial. Ethen will talk about making smart gifting choices and the best giving practices. As always, Ethan is available to help with your investing and insurance needs. Just contact Pr. Amanda or Ethen directly.
March 28: The blessing and grief of downsizing. Liz Donnely from Caring Transitions. Liz will talk about navigating the emotional waters of downsizing, as well as the many details which need to be thought through, in order to have clarity and purpose as your physical space gets smaller.
April 4: Planting and blessings seeds of faith. Rev. Liz Albertson from the AOK synod office. Rev. Albertson will be talking about how we create ways for our faith to be a blessing, even after we have entered life eternal.
April 11: Blessing through the final days of life.Dr. Pat Mason, a psychologist specializing in aging, will talk about the importance of intentional decision making at the end of life, and the details and responsibilities which accompany those decisions.
RLC Directories are Still Available
We still have a few RLC Directories available. If you had a picture taken for the directory, pick up your free copy. If you submitted a family photo or would like a directory, you can simply pay $20 to help cover the costs of the publication.
Easter Activities Galore
Please plan on participating in as many Easter activities and services as you can. It's such a wonderful time of the year.
-Soup supper and Lent service: April 3
-Soup supper and Lent service: April 10
-Easter egg hunt: April 13
-Palm Sunday: April 14
-Maundy Thursday: April 18
-Good Friday: April 19
-Passover: April 20
-Easter services: April 21
-Easter breakfast: April 21
Topics for Our Lenten Services
The topic of the Wednesday services will be “Repentance.”
Repentance includes admitting and seeking to change the bad and harmful things we have done, but it also includes learning to see more clearly and accurately the reality of who God is and who we are in Christ. More fully experiencing the new life of Easter and Pentecost is made possible by the repentance of Lent.
-April 3 – Midweek #4 – Repenting: Seeing God the Way Jesus Reveals Him - Soup Supper at 6 pm and Worship at 7 pm.
-April 10 – Midweek #5 – Repenting: Seeing Ourselves the Way God Sees Us - Soup Supper at 6 pm and Worship at 7 pm.
Feeding the Hungry Who Stop By
We need your help. We are low in the following items that we give out to those who are in need of food in our community:
• Fresh fruit and vegetables
• Large paper bags
• Canned chicken and tuna
• Ravioli and pasta in a can (both family and individual servings) with pop tops if possible.
• Chicken and beef soup
• Powdered milk
• Peanut butter
• Canned pop top fruit (single size servings)
• Bottled water