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The Church Scroll The First Christian Church ~ Disciples of Christ ~ Salem, Oregon Church Services ~ 8:30 am, 9:30 am & 11:00 am ~ Sunday School ~ 9:45 & 11:00 am Volume 70 #4

“Reaching Up and Reaching Out”

February 16, 2012

Week of Compassion Offering Week of Compassion (WOC) offering is received on Sunday, February 19. This offering is the emergency relief and development fund of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). WOC provided disaster relief funds to more than 50 locations in the U.S. in 2011. Your gifts in 2011 also responded to over 50 emergencies in Africa, Europe, Latin America and Asia. WOC also provides support for long agricultural development, medical assistance, clean water, training of church and community leaders, micro-loans to help people earn their own income, and refugee assistance. For more information, visit their website at www.weekofcompassion.org.

What’s Inside Pastor’s Message pg. 2

Ash Wednesday Service

Celebrating our Church Family pg. 3

February 22 12:00 pm in the Chapel

Calendar pg. 4

A brief time of introduction to the Lenten Season and (if desired) receiving Ashes in the form of a cross on your forehead.

Children’s Message pg. 5 Youth Message pg. 5

The Way on Wednesday: A Journey with Jesus

Stump Digging pg. 6

February 28 from 5:30-8:00 pm

Lent Information pg. 7 Check It Out pg. 7

All are invited to come to the W.O.W. to feed your tummies from 5:30-6:30, then spend some time feeding your souls as we experience Lent through meditative stations. Come, Journey with Jesus.

Regional Events pg. 8 Numb3rs pg. 9 Housekeeping pg. 9


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