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The light shines in the darkness… John 1:5 OHLC Staff

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Volume 60, Issue 3

March 2013

OAK HARBOR LUTHERAN CHURCH a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) nd

1253 NW 2 Avenue

(360) 679-1561

IN THIS ISSUE: Broken and beautiful, pg. 2

Click on these links for the March newsletter inserts:

Holy Week & Easter schedule pg. 3

The ELCA’s monthly Prayer Ventures:

Celebrating OHLC’s 75th anniversary, pg. 5

The Northwest Washington Synod’s insert, The Spirit:

Registration is underway for His Kids Preschool, pg. 7

OHLC’s website:

Help make malaria history, pg. 8 This issue was snail-mailed February 27, 2013 1

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calendar. Good Friday (March 29) in particular reminds us of something important: God is with us in our brokenness. The prophet Isaiah tells us that Jesus was broken for our iniquities (Isaiah 53:5). On the cross, our Lord Jesus experienced all the brokenness of humankind, all the struggle, all the pain. He bore all the sin. He even experienced the ultimate brokenness of death. Good Friday is good because it tells us we are not alone in our brokenness. It tells us we don’t gather Sunday after Sunday in vain – we gather in the presence of the Crucified One, who bears our brokenness for us and with us.

Broken and beautiful “This life is not righteousness, but growth in righteousness; not health, but healing; not being, but becoming; not rest, but exercise. We are not now what we shall be, but we are on the way; the process is not yet finished, but it has begun; this is not the goal, but it is the road; at present all does not gleam and glitter, but everything is being purified.” - Martin Luther

But that isn’t even the best news. Isaiah goes on to tell us that “by his wounds, we are healed.” Easter (March 31) heralds the glorious Good News that Christ rose from the dead, and that all our brokenness will eventually be swallowed up in his victory. Easter is early this year. Good thing. There are a lot of us who need it.


ust as Lent was getting underway, the furnace in the education wing broke. Days later, our fire suppression system broke, prompting two different visits from the fire department and requiring extensive repairs to the system. Then the fireplace in the library broke. After that, the furnace near the staff offices broke. We have wonderful facilities here at Oak Harbor Lutheran Church (really!), but sometimes things break. Sometimes they all seem to break at once.

At the height of all the frustrations with our broken building, a delivery man stopped by. The doors to the sanctuary happened to be open, and he stood there looking inside. He said, “These doors are always closed. I didn’t realize how beautiful this place is.” He was right. It is beautiful – even when it is broken.

Serving as a pastor gives me a front-row seat to a different kind of brokenness – the brokenness of people. Just about every day I encounter people with broken hearts, broken bodies, and broken relationships. I meet people who break down in tears, people who are financially broke, people from broken homes. As I look out at the congregation on Sunday morning, knowing more and more about what so many of you struggle with, I am aware of the collective ache of our collective souls as we gather for worship. We are as broken as our building.

And so are we. So are you. We are not Christians because we have everything figured out, or because our lives are perfect, or because we have achieved great heights of spiritual accomplishment. We are Christian because we know we are broken, and in Christ Jesus we have found one who makes us whole. He comes into our broken lives bringing forgiveness and healing and hope. He comes to us through the Holy Spirit to call us, gather us, enlighten us, and make us holy. He comes to give us a taste of Easter even now, calling us into new life with him. There are setbacks, but there is also growth. There are failures, but there is also healing. All does not gleam and glitter, but Christ is with us, purifying us through his grace.

Lent has a way of revealing yet another kind of broken- ness to us. By the time this newsletter hits your mailbox we’ll already be a couple of weeks into Lent, and perhaps the good resolutions you made on Ash Wednesday have already been broken. Maybe our Lenten study of the Ten Commandments on Wednesdays has made you realize that you’ve broken God’s commandments in ways that never occurred to you before. (That wasn’t necessarily my intent, but the law always accuses us eventually.) The themes and practices of Lent have a way of reminding us that we are spiritually broken; we are captive to sin and unable to free ourselves.

And that makes us beautiful, even when we’re broken. - Pastor Jeffrey R. Spencer

As we move through this month we will eventually come out of the season of Lent and into the most important days of the Christian 2

You’re invited for Easter breakfast

Wednesday Lenten worship & soup suppers

Join us on Easter Sunday from 9:00 to 10:15 in the fellowship hall for our annual Easter Breakfast! OHLC youth will help serve. A free will offering will be taken to support youth group activities. Celebrate Easter with a delicious breakfast shared with your brothers and sisters in Christ!

Wednesday Lenten services continue to be held at noon and 6:00 PM. Pastor Spencer is preaching a sermon series on the Ten Commandments. This is a laid-back service, so come casual! Simple meals of soup and bread are offered afterwards. Please sign up in the narthex to bring soup and/or to help with set-up and clean-up.

notes from lynne


ear OHLC Family,

Eric & I are settling into our home in Wrangell, Alaska, and I am starting to settle into this pastoring role with the fits and starts that come with all new things! My internship officially began on January 10, and the biggest challenge is the weekly preaching, sifting through all the possible options that the four Scripture passages bring and deciding on a succinct message.

Palm Sunday/Sunday of the Passion March 24 Worship at 8:00 and 10:30 AM. Each service begins with a procession with palm branches from the fellowship hall into the sanctuary. This service will include a dramatic reading of the Passion of our Lord according to St. Luke by an array of OHLC members.

In February I participated in a volunteer training for the local hospice organization. This is not like hospice in larger communities that are connected to medical services. This is a group of volunteers who will spend time with the terminal patient and family. We might stay with the patient so the caregiver can get out of the house for a couple of hours, or we might actually run errands for them. The idea is one of care and support, including grief support following a death. This will get me out into the community in situations that will help me grow in the area of pastoral care.

Maundy Thursday March 28 7:00 PM service of Holy Communion. On Maundy Thursday we remember Christ’s example of discipleship in the washing of feet, and the sharing of himself in the bread and wine. At the conclusion of the service, the altar area is cleared in preparation for Good Friday. Good Friday March 29 Worship at noon and 7:00 PM. This service includes a reflective reading of the Passion of our Lord according to St. John, and concludes with candlelight prayer around the cross.

I am taking one class this semester, Reformation of the Church, exploring both Lutheran and other Protestant beginnings. It requires a goodly amount of reading so I’m grateful it’s the only class I have to worry about. Eric is doing well in his new job at the hydro-power plant and they are benefiting from his electrical expertise. We continue to hold you in our prayers and we are grateful for yours on our behalf.

Easter Vigil March 30 This service begins at 7 PM at the firepit behind the sanctuary, where fire is kindled before we process into the sanctuary for dramatic renderings of Bible stories and the sharing of Holy Communion. Easter Day March 31 Festival worship to celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord, 8:00 and 10:30 AM. Easter breakfast will be served in the fellowship hall between services.

In joyful service, Lynne Ogren OHLC’s Seminarian 3

growing & learning

Planning ahead! Volunteers are needed to set up a committee to organize Vacation Bible School for this summer, including setting the date. We’re also looking for volunteers to help create the sets, help with the teaching and other activities during the week itself, and donate food. If you’re interested, please contact Stacey Famellos, 360-682-6714, .

New Marriage Care group forming!


uilding on the success of our date night marriage enrichment event in February, we are now forming a Marriage Care group which will meet one Sunday per month for fellowship, study, and the ongoing enrichment of our marriages. You don’t need to have come to date night to join the group. While husbands and wives are encouraged to attend together, if your spouse is deployed or working you are welcome to come on your own. Our first Marriage Care group will be held on Sunday, March 17, 5:00-6:00 PM. Appetizers will be provided for adults. Child care and healthy snacks will be provided for kids.

ohlc’s men’s ministry The Brotherhood of St. Bernard (the Old Dogs) & Lutheran Men in Mission

Lutheran Men in Mission breakfast


Saturday, March 2, 8:00-9:00 AM

ring your Master Builders Bible for a thoughtful guided tour of “Men at Work - Who is the boss?” facilitated by Pastor Marc Stroud. See section M8 in the “60 Felt-Need Courses” section which refers us to “Working for the Lord” – Colossians 3:1-4:1 on page 1640. This will be our first in-depth use of this Bible to help us define our work no matter how old we are or what we are doing, as well as following examples from the Bible to guide us through our work journey.

Luth Youth news CALLING ALL LUTH YOUTH! Plan on helping out with the Easter breakfast on Easter Sunday, March 31! We’ll take a free will offering at the breakfast to support youth group activities.

Looking ahead: We will be celebrating our 1st anniversary on Saturday, April 6 as members of the Lutheran Men in Mission. We will enjoy printed materials and view selected videos of LMM leaders. We’ll take time for defining new “tasks and opportunities.”

Sunday morning adult education for the month These classes meet at 9:15 AM in the library/fireside room.  March 3 - Adult forum on the ELCA Malaria Campaign, our Ministry of the Month [see the related article on page 16]

The Brotherhood of Saint Bernard Tuesdays, March 12 & 26

The Brotherhood of Saint Bernard (a.k.a. Old Dogs) will continue our lunch/meetings on Tuesdays, March 12 and 26 from noon to 1:30 PM in the church fellowship hall. Young Pups are also invited to attend.

On the following weeks in March, Pastor Marc Stroud continues his class, A History of Christian Spirituality.  March 10 - Medieval Spirituality: Interior castles and searching for peace in a world of chaos  March 17 - The Reformation: God, Christ and the human condition  March 24 - The Age of Pietism: Stepping outside the church structure  March 31 - Easter Sunday; no class (We’ll see you at the Easter breakfast in the fellowship hall instead!)

These are exciting days for our men’s ministry programs. Your attendance will make it all more exciting and meaningful. Come and See! Tom Piper 4

worshiping, growing, serving: Celebrating OHLC’s 75 anniversary

cookbooks will begin sometime in mid-March and continue through the beginning of May. We are attempting to place our finalized order by May 15. We need everyone to work quickly to enter your recipes and pre-order the copies you definitely want! To submit recipes you can either write/type them out and have them put in the 75th Committee box in the office or you can enter them online. To enter them online, log onto , click on the Login tab in the upper right hand corner. The User Name is ohlc75cooks and the Password is boiling334. All recipes need to be entered by April 28 to allow time for editing the book for publication. If you have any questions, please contact the cookbook chair, Christine Higgins at 720-1159.


History – Collectibles – Recipes – Parades – Fellowship!


he 75th Anniversary Committee (Anabelle Mitchell, Helen Brandt, Janice McCaffery, Kay Williamson, Barbara Wilson, Ken Grigsby, Mary Brock, Christine Higgins, Tracey Tomlin, Jessica Muzzall, Verna Morgan) has begun meeting and will be hosting and assisting with several events and activities during 2013. We are looking for help on the sub-committees. Please indicate your interest in helping out by making a note on a Sunday bulletin opportunity form. Currently we are working on some memorabilia*, a cookbook*, a history booklet, and special events and activities. We are hoping to represent OHLC in the local Holland Happenings and 4th of July parades and can use volunteers to decorate and ride/walk with the group. As a good Lutheran church, of course there are several picnics and potlucks planned for later in the year to celebrate with fellowship. [*These items will incur a cost to individuals who are interested in purchasing items. Costs and further details will be presented to the congregation, as they are known. ] The 75th Festival Celebration will be held on September 29. We hope to welcome past pastors, staff and members to the two services and then a banquet in the early afternoon. If you are interested in helping to plan this grand day, please indicate so on an opportunity form found in your Sunday worship bulletin.

Finally, we are looking for any interesting stories, photos, documents, etc., from youth, adults, elders and even the founding families in relation to OHLC’s rich history. If you are interested in sharing your OHLC memorabilia with the committee, we will attempt to share them with the rest of the congregation. For example, next month we hope to present a story in the Harbor Beacon from when the church was first begun. Currently, you can see some artifacts displayed in a glass case in the narthex. But stories are always good, too! Please feel free to submit your history items as you are able.

Dates to remember:

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Cookbook Memorabilia Parades (2!) History booklet update  Stories, photos, artifacts  Festival celebration

April 28 – Deadline for submissions for the cookbook Sept. 29 – Festival Celebration of OHLC’s 75th anniversary Christine Higgins

Right now it is time to work on our cook-book. The cookbook will contain recipes from current and past parishioners and pastors. The book will feature a padded 3-ring binder with tabbed dividers, and of course all of the wonderful recipes! In March we will place a sample of this style of cookbook in the narthex for you to view. Pre-sales of the 5

ohlc women


opportunities for fellowship, study and service

Coupeville Book Group… …meets Tuesday, March 5 at 7:00 PM in the home of Gaye Rodriguey, 228 Rhodena Drive (give her a call if you need driving directions, 6783561) to discuss The American Heiress, by Daisy Goodwin: Be careful what you wish for. Traveling abroad with her mother at the turn of the 20th Century to seek a titled husband, beautiful, vivacious, ultra-rich Cora Cash suddenly finds herself Duchess of Wareham, married to Ivo, the most eligible bachelor in England. For daughters of the new American millionaires of the 19th century, it was the ultimate deal – marriage to a cashstrapped British aristocrat in return for a title and social status. But money didn’t always buy them happiness. . .

Blanket Workshop Blanket Workshop meets at 9:00 AM on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 5 & 6, in the fellowship hall to make quilts for Lutheran World Relief. New participants are especially welcome – come see what we do and learn how you can help! You don’t have to know how to sew in order to lend a hand. For more information, contact Leona McKee,, 675-5712.

Handwork Group Heart & Hand handwork group meets at 9:30 AM on Friday, March 15 in the prayer room (where the comfortable chairs are). Bring your own handwork projects, or help us knit or crochet hats and sweaters for Lutheran World Relief baby care kits. We also need some hand stitchers to help make baptismal banners. For more information, especially if you’re interested in kits for items that may be made at home, contact Leona McKee,, 675-5712.

Second Wednesday Book Group… …meets Wednesday, March 13 at 1:00 PM in the library/fireside room to discuss Bel Canto by Ann Patchett: Somewhere in South America, a lavish birthday party is being held in honor of Mr. Hosokawa, a powerful Japanese businessman. Roxanne Cross, opera’s most revered soprano, has mesmerized the international guests with her singing. It is a perfect evening … until a band of terrorists breaks in and takes the entire party group hostage. Patchett’s lyrical narrative of what happens to the terrorists and the hostages when the only common language is music will have you at the edge of your seat. Fiction, 318 pages

Circle meetings in March 3/4 & 18 Lydia Circle meets at 6:30 PM in the education wing, Room 8 3/7, 14, 21, 28 Deborah Circle meets at 10:00 AM in the library 3/19

Rebecca Circle meets at 10:00 AM in the library

congregational news. . .

5 generations of family: Kay Williamson is delighted to announce the birth of her 2nd great-grandson! In addition to her 95-year-old father who lives in New York, her family now includes her own grown children as well as 6 grandchildren in California.

Jeremy, Lena and I would like to thank everyone who has helped us since the tragic fire that took our belongings and pets. We are slowly getting back on our feet but would be even farther behind if it hadn’t been for your help and love. God bless you all. Love from your sister in Christ, Jenny Ott

Our thanks to current students Becky Ogren, Jasmine Case-Smith and Sarah Henderson who joined us for worship on Pacific Lutheran University Sunday, Feb. 24, as well as recent grad Becca Wheeler. Former member Agnes Balda Boss (now living in Everson, WA) sent a nice update on her daughter, Shelley Balda Cox, (PLU ’76!), which is posted on the OHLC Around the World bulletin board in the fellowship hall.

Our hearts go out to those mourning the loss of loved ones, including Coni Jones following the death of her husband, Ron, and Elva McArthur following the death of her cousin Julie. 6

his kids preschool


Hauselmann, Emma Norman, Carlie Padgett, Ethan Tang and Cooper Wood.

a ministry of Oak Harbor Lutheran Church

Next month welcomes Easter, the season of Spring and the color, green! We’ll also be practicing our smiles, because we’ll have Preschool Picture Days during the first week in March!

s a reminder that it’s still the season of winter, the classroom tree continues to be covered by lacy preschooler-designed snowflakes. But the snowmen on the bulletin board have been replaced by brown and black crayon-colored hibernating chipmunks. The penguins and polar bears were taken home by the students to make room for the pink and red easel-painted hearts which were cut out by the children themselves. In between chipmunks and hearts are colorful fabric quilts individually arranged by each preschooler. The project is a favorite of the students because this allows them an opportunity to share their quilt-making skills with the Blanket Workshop ladies and learn about the world outreach of OHLC’s blanket mission. And since spring is right around the corner, our education wing bulletin board is decorated with bright, sweet-smelling flowers made from felt and cupcake liners.

Registration will be underway for the coming school year at His Kids, beginning at 9 AM in the library on the following days: Thursday, Mar. 7, registration for continuing students and their siblings; Thursday, Mar. 14, registration for OHLC member and regularlyattending non-member families; Thursday, Mar. 21, open registration for the community. Shalom, Miss Gaye

The month of February was a month in which the children welcomed visits from several community helpers, including Oak Harbor police officers, Oak Harbor fire fighters and Heather, a dental hygienist from Dr. Berner’s office. Our field trip to the Oak Harbor Post Office, with a tour led by Mr. Dan, concluded our study of neighborhood jobs.

lesser festivals & commemorations march 1 George Herbert, hymnwriter, 1633 2 John Wesley, 1791; Charles Wesley, 1788, renewers of the Church 7 Perpetua, Felicity, and companions, martyrs at Carthage, 202 10 Harriet Tubman, 1913; Sojourner Truth, 1883, renewers of society 12 Gregory the Great, Bishop of Rome, 604 17 Patrick, bishop, missionary to Ireland, 461 19 Joseph, guardian of our Lord 21 Thomas Cranmer, bishop of Canterbury, martyr, 1556

Preschool days are always a celebration of friendship and sharing, but the Valentine’s Day party provided the children with a time to show their love for their classroom friends. Here are some of their thoughts on how they define love: 2-day AM class: Rian: Cookies Don: Our moms Carlie: Kisses Logan: With my heart Addie: Jesus in our hearts Autumn: My dad because he snuggles me 3-day AM class Andrew: I think love is my family Caylin: Hugs Priscilla: Hearts [and she drew a heart in the air] Jonah: I think I love my mom – what do you think love is? 3-day PM class Riley: Valentines Caleb: God Danté: [twin sister] Daniella Daniella: Mommy William: When somebody likes you Our special students for February were Addi Bahr, Adam Carvallo, Cameron Charnas, Caroline Glavan, Jacob Harris, Logan

22 Jonathan Edwards, teacher, missionary to American Indians, 1758 24 Oscar Romero, bishop of El Salvador, martyr, 1980 25 The Annunciation of our Lord 29 Hans Nielsen Hauge, renewer of the church, 1824 31 John Donne, poet, 1631

Included in this newsletter are Prayer Ventures and The Spirit for March. The deadline for articles for the April newsletter is Wednesday, March 20. 7

Operation Care Package sends packages to OHLC’s deployed

compassion ministry

military personnel. The deadline for items for our next mailing is Sunday, March 3. Check the welcome desk in the narthex for specific items (donations of funds are also welcome so we can purchase items we may be short on). Please let us know about any newly-deployed people so we can add them to our mailing list. Becky Peattie

March is the month to help end malaria!


alaria is worldwide. In places such as Africa, the disease accounts for 60% of health clinic visits. When children have malaria, their bodies are weakened and more susceptible to other diseases. Malaria kills one child every 60 seconds. Responding to Christ’s call to us to work for justice, peace, and healing in the world, we join with our neighbors in Africa to help them attain healthy lives and move out of poverty. With proven strategies to treat and prevent malaria, we can help make a real difference in containing this debilitating, deadly disease and alleviate the profound suffering it causes.

Watoto update Here are some dates to remember as we continue our support for the Watoto Child Care Ministries in Uganda. march: Spring arrives, and that means daffodils! Cut flowers will be available for purchase in the fellowship hall following morning worship.

No person, and especially no child, should die of a disease that is both preventable and treatable.

april: Garage Sale at OHLC on Saturday, April 27, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Clean out your garage and closets, downsize, and bring all your useable items (excluding clothes, electronics, and exercise equipment) to OHLC after 5:00 PM on Friday, April 26.

We invite you to the adult forum on Sunday, March 3 to hear about the ELCA Malaria Campaign, then check out the informational bulletin board in the narthex, listen to the children, read the bulletin inserts, and prayerfully consider your special donation to this project. Just write “Malaria” on the memo line of your check payable to Oak Harbor Lutheran Church and place your offering in the yellow envelopes found in the pew racks.

may: Pirate Murder Mystery at OHLC, Saturday, May 4, 7:00 PM. Heavy appetizers. Tickets and more information will be available later.

Carol Wall from the ELCA Malaria Campaign: Working through Lutheran churches in Africa, the ELCA Malaria Campaign is uniquely positioned to provide mosquito nets, insecticides, medication, health care, education and more to help eliminate deaths from this disease – for good.

Watoto presentation on Sunday, May 5, during the adult forum at 9:15 AM. Learn about the 700 women of Living Hope in Gulu, Uganda. Sunday coffee after 8:00 & 10:30 AM worship services on May 12 will be hosted by the Watoto Team. june & july: Medical mission to Gulu, Uganda, June 30 – July 14. october: Watoto Auction/Octoberfest at the Oak Harbor Elks. Watch for more information and start collecting auction items to donate! Skip Lycksell

A group of Japanese students with Cultural Homestay International will be meeting in our building in March. If you have calendar concerns, please contact Martha in the office, 679-1561.

There will be a Compassion Ministry meeting at 7:00 PM on Thursday, March 21 in the library/fireside room. 8

worship assistants 3/ 3

8:00 10:30 6:30 3/10 8:00 10:30 6:30 3/17 8:00 10:30 6:30 3/24 8:00 10:30 6:30 3/31 8:00 10:30 No Cpvl svc.

Asst. Ministers Tom Piper Trudy Decker Carol Snoble Tom Coe Ken Grigsby Gisela Hawley Rita Carter Jan Heideger Trudy Decker Tom Johnson Craig Pedlar Margaret Anderson Allan Swan ----------

Acolytes Katie Norman Luke Spencer Benjamin Bruland Peter Higgins Elias Wiley Benjamin Bruland Sydney Higgins Sadie Harbaugh Benjamin Bruland Joshua Margraf Benjamin Bruland Elizabeth Norman Peter Spencer ------------

financial report: Music Morning Glory Senior Choir Cantor: Dick Ward

Praise Team Cantor: Mary McLeod Morning Glory Senior Choir Cantor: Carol Reafs

assistants Communion: Gaye Rodriguey Computer: Donna Aspery Communion: Pat Michalski Computer: Rick Culbertson

10:30 AM B. Heideger 6:30: Presider, Marc Stroud 3/24 8:00 AM J. Flowers, L. Forster 10:30 AM R. Wood, M. McNae, D. Fosso 6:30 PM: Presider, Jeff Spencer 3/31 8:00 AM J. Flowers, L. Forster 10:30 AM R. Wood, M. McNae, D. Fosso No evening service in Coupeville

worship attendance: february Date Feb. 3 Feb. 10 Feb. 17 Feb. 24 Average Att.

Senior Choir -----------

3/ 3 8:00 AM Higgins family

10:30 AM J. Wilcox, L. Michalski 6:30: Presider, Tom Johnson 3/17 8:00 AM Ellis family


Year to date 27,479 38,207 $ (10,728)

Senior Choir Cantor: Mary McLeod

ushers 10:30 AM J. Wilcox, L. Michalski 6:30: Presider, Jeff Spencer 3/10 8:00 AM Margraf family

Income Outgo

January $ 27,479 38,207 (10,728

Communion: Candi Amarelo Computer: Rachel Margraf Communion: Rita Carter Computer: Michelle Tull

Sun. 8 AM Sun. 10:30 AM Cpvl. 58 109 15 62 131 25 66 120 25 73 119 18 65 120 23 Average Sunday attendance: 210

coffee fellowship

Nursery 3 8 4 4 5


Bring cookies, make coffee, set up and clean up – we need at least 2 per week for 8:00 AM services, 3 per week for 10:30 AM services, and 1 per week in Coupeville

Communion: Marge Moore Computer: Molly Nagel Communion: Gisela Hawley Computer: Rita Carter

8:00 AM 3/ 3 Pommerenke, Anglum, Higgins 3/10 E. Norman, Pommerenke 3/17 Pommerenke 3/24 Tomlin, Pommerenke 3/31 Easter Breakfast

Communion: Gaye Rodriguey Computer: Kathy Ridle Communion: Martha Ellis Computer: Josh Jepsen Communion: Computer: Brock or Carter Communion: Donna Meyers Computer: Carter or Brock

10:30 AM

Coupeville 6:30 PM


Julie Ward

Pedlar, Piper

Mary McLeod

Pie Day



Patty Bruland Margaret Anderson No service

This month’s featured font is Spiral with some help from Boister Black.

Little Lutheran Bags in March: Candi Amarelo

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5 9:00 Blanket Workshop 6:00 Wolves 6:00 CADA Parenting 6:00 Patrol Leaders 6:30 Webelos 2 7:00 Cpvl Book Group 7:00 Boy Scouts 7:30 Worship Brass 12 10:30 Church Mice Stampers 12:00 Brotherhood of St. Bernard 6:00 CADA Parenting 6:00 Wolves 6:30 Webelos 2 7:00 Boy Scouts 7:30 Worship Brass 19 7:30 Cultural Homestay International 10:00 Rebecca Circle 6:00 Wolves 6:30 Webelos 2 6:30 Scout Adult Com 7:00 Boy Scouts 7:30 Worship Brass

6 9:00 Blanket Workshop

7 9:00 His Kids Registration 10:00 Deborah Circle 4:15 Morning Glory 5:30 Praise Team 5:30 Brownies 40740 6:00 Brownies 40745 6:30 Webelos 1 7:00 Council 14 9:00 His Kids Registration 10:00 Deborah Circle

1 10:00 OH Bay Artists 11:30 OHHS Tr.Students 5:00 Bears & Tigers

2 8:00 Lutheran Men in Mission breakfast

26 7:30 CHI 10:30 Church Mice 12:00 Brotherhood/St. B. 5:00 CHI 6:00 Wolves 6:30 Webelos 2 7:00 Boy Scouts 7:00 Scout Board of Rev. 7:30 Worship Brass


Lent 3 Healing Prayer at both morning services Worship 8:00 Sunday School 9:15 Adult Ed. 9:15 Worship 10:30 Wolves 4:00 Vespers/Coupeville 6:30 10 Lent 4 Worship 8:00 Sunday School 9:15 Adult Ed 9:15 Worship 10:30 Wolves 4:00 Vespers/Coupeville 6:30

17 Lent 5 Worship Sunday School Adult Ed. Worship

8:00 9:15 9:15 10:30

Wolves 4:00 Marriage Care 5:00 Vespers/Coupeville 6:30 24 Palm/Passion Sunday Worship 8:00 Sunday School 9:15 Adult Ed. 9:15 Worship 10:30 Violin Recital 2:00 Wolves 4:00 Vespers/Coupeville @ St. Mary’s 6:30 31 The Resurrection of our Lord Worship 8:00 Easter Breakfast 9:15 Worship 10:30 No evening worship in Coupeville

1:00 Munchy Monday 6:30 Angeli 6:30 Lydia Circle 6:45 4-H K-9 Korps 7:00 Solutions 11 1:00 Munchy Monday

6:00 Homeschoolers 6:30 Angeli 7:00 Vanishing Friends 7:00 Solutions 18 7:30 Cultural Homestay International 1:00 Munchy Monday 6:30 Lydia Circle 6:45 4-H K-9 Korps 7:00 Piano Recital 7:00 Cub Scout Leaders 7:00 Solutions 25 7:30 Cultural Homestay International 1:00 Munchy Monday

6:30 Angeli 7:00 Solutions

10:30 OHLC Staff 12:00 Lenten Worship 12:30 Soup & bread 4:30 Harbor Bells 6:00 Girl Scouts Tr 50794 6:00 Lenten Worship 6:30 Soup & bread 7:00 Senior Choir 7:00 Overeaters Anon 13 10:30 OHLC Staff 12:00 Lenten Worship 12:30 Soup & bread 1:00 Book Group 4:30 Harbor Bells 5:00 Stephen Ministry 6:00 Girl Scouts Tr 50794 6:00 Lenten Worship 6:30 Soup & bread 7:00 Senior Choir 7:00 Overeaters Anon 20 Newsletter Deadline 10:30 OHLC Staff 12:00 Lenten Worship 12:30 Soup & bread 4:30 Harbor Bells 6:00 Girl Scouts Tr 50794 6:00 Lenten Worship 6:30 Soup & bread 7:00 Senior Choir 7:00 Overeaters Anon

11:30 OHLC Staff 1:00 Library Committee 5:30 Harbor Bells 6:00 Girl Scouts Tr 50794 7:00 Senior Choir 7:00 Overeaters Anon

4:15 Morning Glory 5:30 Brownies 40740 6:00 Brownies 40745 6:30 Pack 4098 21 7:30 Cultural Homestay International 9:00 His Kids Registration 10:00 Deborah Circle 4:15 Morning Glory 5:30 Praise Team 5:30 Brownies 40740 6:00 Brownies 40745 7:00 Compassion Min.

8 10:00 OH Bay Artists 11:30 OHHS Transitional Students 5:00 Bears & Tigers 15 9:30 Heart & Hand 10:00 Oak Harbor Bay Artists 11:30 OHHS Transitional Students 5:00 Tigers & Bears 6:00 His Kids Preschool Family Activity Night 22 7:30 Cultural Homestay Int’l 10:00 OHBA 11:30 OHHS Transitional Students 5:00 Bears & Tigers

23 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM WSMTA Adjudication 2:00 Girl Scouts spaghetti feed fundraiser

7:00 Violin recital rehearsal

12:00 Worship 5:00 Tigers & Bears

7:00 Worship

7:00 Worship The church calendar is updated regularly on OHLC’s website,

—C. Neil Straight

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM WSMTA Musicianship Exams

5:15 Girl Scouts 42040/4214

5:30 Brownies 40740 6:00 Brownies 40745 6:30 Webelos 1

the sun shines and hope breaks through.

16 7:30 AM to noon 4-H Public Presentations

5:15 Girl Scouts 42040/4214

29 Good Friday 10:00 Oak Harbor Bay Artists

For you never walk with Christ long but what the dawn breaks,

9 Daylight Savings time begins 2 AM on Mar. 10. Turn clocks AHEAD one hour tonight!!

5:15 Girl Scouts 42040/4214

28 Maundy Thursday 10:00 Deborah Circle 4:15 Morning Glory

Lent is an occasion for us to journey with Christ … into tomorrow.


5:15 Girl Scouts 42040/4214

30 10:00 Altar Guild clean-up morning 7:00 Easter Vigil

5:15 Girl Scouts 42040/4214

Parish Nurse hours: Thursdays, 1:00-3:30 PM and by appointment

HIS KIDS PRESCHOOL M, T, W: 9:00–11:30 AM; 12:30–3:00 PM Th, F: 9:00–11:30 AM; 12:30–3:00 PM Class photos, March 6 & 7

March 2013 Harbor Beacon  

Monthly newsletter of Oak Harbor Lutheran Church