Saturday, Feb. 14th
4:00pm – 7:00pm
Baked Ziti, Salad, Bread, Beverage, Dessert
$7-Adults $5-Ages 5-12 Under 5-Free
Tickets available from Evangelical’s Youth
or at the door
FOUR CHAPLAINS SERVICE is scheduled for the 2nd Sunday of February at Evangelical. The American Legion will again be joining us for this special service honoring the Four Chaplains who died in the sinking of the United States Army Transport Dorchester and the legendary acts of selflessness of four Army chaplains who were aboard. Four Chaplains Day, as Congress has declared the date, honors the four chaplains who went down with their ship, as they gave their life jackets to other passengers.
The Four Chaplains is sometimes called the Immortal Chaplains – were men from four different religions who sacrificed their lives for men of all faiths. In the 70 years since the incident, Methodist minister George L. Fox, Reformed Church in America minister Clark V. Poling, Roman Catholic priest John P. Washington and Rabbi Alexander B. Goode have been immortalized with commemorative postage stamps, a Congressionally recognized anniversary and numerous re-tellings of their heroics.
Choir Chime Handbells will be playing a patriotic piece for the service. Also, a luncheon honoring the American Legion and other military will follow the service at 11:30ish in the Community Room/Parish Hall.
Feb. 8th is also BOY SCOUT SUNDAY and all scouts are encouraged to attend the worship service at 9:00am. Our own Pack #4, Troop #4, and Venturing Crew #4 are especially encouraged to attend.
By Pastor Dennis Di Mauro“In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a town in Judah, and she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit, and she exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! And why is this granted to me that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For behold, when the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.” — Luke 1:39-45
What a wonderful Scripture scene to meditate on this Advent. I have always considered this pericope to be the most pro-life passage in the entire Bible. Consider what was happening at that moment. At first, we see that Luke recounts a joyful reunion between two blessed women, Mary and Elizabeth, who lovingly share the news of their pregnancies. But if we take a deeper look, we also see that Luke narrates a joyful meeting between two unborn children. Indeed, John the Baptist, an unborn child, leaps in the womb of his mother Elizabeth because he is in the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, another unborn child in the womb of Mary. Is there any doubt that Scripture recognizes unborn children as full and distinct persons in the eyes of God? And is there any doubt that one of those unborn children was, at that very moment, the Savior of the World? Read more
The Capital District's Youth for Christ is again hosting their annual "Excel" retreat for senior high students, Friday night, January 16th through Sunday, January 18th, in Saratoga. This year's theme is. . .
“If we are to be genuinely growing in our faith journey with Jesus, we need to be sure we are allowing the changes He’s making on the inside to affect and show on the outside. Christ at work in us should translate into a changed life.” I Timothy 1:5; 2 Corinthians 4:16
Registration must be made soon to benefit from the lower rates, so speak with retreat coordinator, Mrs. Amy Mitchell-Van Steele, as soon as possible if you want to attend this year. All youth in Senior High School are invited to join us for this exciting weekend of praise, music, skits, workshops, and lots of fun!
SISTERS in CHRIST
Check out the Women of the NALC website! It's full of great info, devotion ideas, mission ideas, and more. Read more
The NALC NEWSLETTER for NOVEMBER and DECEMBER is now online. Read about the latest news and upcoming events in your larger church body of the NALC. You can read it online or download it.
The November 2014 issue of NALC News is now available for reading or download. Selected contents include: