Congregational Meeting: There will be a brief congregational meeting next Sun., March 31 at 10:30 am in the sanctuary. The purpose of the meeting is to elect voting members to this year’s synod assembly and elect a treasurer.
Rooted and Growing Campaign Update: The Rooted and Growing Campaign was estabilished to support our staff, tend to our school and campus needs and build up a contingency fund.
Expenses to date:
Mission Investment Payment $ 3,750.00
One Time Payroll Deduction for Staff $12,602.00
Used to Cover deficit in Aug., Oct., Nov. 2018 $20.000.00
Capital Campaign Balance as of Jan. 31, 2019 $46,788.00
The council voted and approved a motion to spend up to $4000 on playground equipment for the school on Tuesday, March 19, 2019.
*!NOISY!* Offering: Don’t sit quietly in church next Sun., March 31st! Make some noise by putting your loose change into the collection pot during worship service to benefit a program at Oak Grove Elementary School – our neighborhood school down the street. The Daily Snack Program provides individual snacks to children in need throughout the day who: get there late and miss breakfast in the cafeteria; still are hungry even after they have eaten breakfast or lunch; lose their appetite due to medica- tion; or may need a snack when they get home.
Sunday, March 31, will be Undie Sunday at MacArthur Park Lutheran. Folks are asked to bring new packages of underwear for men, women, and children. All sizes are needed. Socks are also welcome. The collected items will be taken to Agape, which still helps people in need with some necessities. The need is great in our city and this will help many people. Just put your items in the room at the back of the church next Sunday.
Spring Choir Tour 2019: Under the direction of Dr. Douglas R. Boyer, director of the Texas Lutheran University School of Music and Choral Activities, the TLU Choirs will present a varied program featuring premiering works, world music, and both sacred and secular pieces on their spring 2019 tour. A message of peace, hope, and love fills the spring tour program, “What the Light Shines Through”, This year’s tour includes three stops, Houston, Cuero, and Seguin which are all open to the general public. The program at TLU in Seguin is Tues., April 2 at 7:00 pm in the Chapel of the Abiding Presence. All concerts are free; no tickets are required. For more info, go to: http://www.tlu.edu/events/spring-choir-tour-2019/.
Direct Thrivent Choice Dollars® by March 31: Eligible Thrivent Financial members who have available Choice Dollars® have until March 31, 2019, to direct them. Don’t miss this opportunity to recommend that Thrivent Financial provide out- reach funding to MacArthur Park Lutheran Church or School. Go to Thrivent.com/thriventchoice to learn more. Or call 800- 847-4836 and say “Thrivent Choice” after the prompt.
If you are a caregiver in need of refreshment and renewal, then please join sponsors, Jill Piazzi and Cynthia Hazel for a Women's Relaxation Retreat on Sat., April 6, 2019 from 7:30 am - 1:00 pm at the Village at Incarnate Word Garden Room located at 4707 Broadway, SAT 78209. To register for this event go to: Spring 2019 Women's Relaxation Retreat or contact Jill Piazzi at email@example.com.
The 2019 Alamo Conference of the Southwestern Texas Synod Assembly will take place on Sun., April 7, 2019 at Hope Lutheran Church, 5714 Callaghan Rd., at 2:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. We will hear reports from your Alamo Council and Committees and discuss our offerings for the Southwestern TX Synod Assembly in Corpus Christi on May 31 - June 2, 2019.
Cosmic Mass: "Our Sacred Earth" on Sun., April 28, 7:00-9:00 pm, at the Whitley Center, Oblate School of Theology, 285 Oblate Dr. Hosted by the peaceCENTER, Celebration Circle, and Compassionate San Antonio. Tickets $25 in advance or $30 at the door. For more information and to register, contact Rudi@celebrationcircle.org or call 210-533-6767.