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Ministry News

ORELC News, Announcements and Updates

Chowder & Clam Cake Dinner

Chowder & Clam Cake Dinner

The ORELC LWML is pleased to announce the return of a Clam Cake & Chowder dinner to benefit “phil’s friends,” a Christian nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing Christ-centered hope and support to those affected by cancer (www.philsfriends.org).

Please save the date of Friday, June 16 at 6:30PM in Martin Hall. Open to the public with reservations.

All your favorite menu items are back! Signups in the narthex or call the church office (232-7575) to reserve a seat before June 11.

Adults $15 and children $8 (5 – 12 years). See you there!

Donate your gently used eyeglasses

Donate your gently used eyeglasses

The LWML invites you to donate your gently used eyeglasses to benefit MOST Ministries, one of this year's LWML National Convention 'Gifts from the Heart' recipients.

Gently used adult-sized glasses, child-sized glasses and non-prescription sunglasses will be brought to the LWML National Convention (Milwaukee, WI.) this June by ORELC members. No eyeglass cases please! A collection basket is in the narthex sitting area thru June 11.

For those wishing to make a monetary gift, please make checks out to: MOST Ministries. Direct questions to Nancy Stinnett. Thank you for your support!

Proud to be a church usher

Proud to be a church usher

To the men and women of the congregation, including recent Confirmands, prayerfully consider becoming an usher. The commitment is once every 4 weeks.

Ushering allows you to serve God by serving His people, during a time when you would normally be at church.

With the collection plates transitioning back soon, please speak with Head Usher Barbara if you can help make positive experiences in this ministry. We have four great teams and ask you to join one of them!

Altar Guild: Serving Behind the Scenes

Altar Guild: Serving Behind the Scenes

A special group of volunteers helps prepare the altar and sanctuary for Sunday morning services. This includes things like filling candles, caring for altar linens, and setting up/taking down for communion and baptisms.

Members work in teams and are usually on duty a few times per year. Each member is trained by and works with an experienced member for as long as necessary.

If you are interested in becoming part of this group, contact the Altar Guild Chari by calling the church office at 232-7575.

Adopt-a-Spot

Adopt-a-Spot

The sun is shining! The birds are chirping! The grass is growing! Do you know what that means?

The Board of Trustees need your green thumb to take care of a flower bed on the church grounds. The property map is in the narthex for signups.

For those returning volunteers, please re-sign up for your favorite plot. Thank you!