Announcements for March 25, 2018


Easter basket food donations need to be returned TODAY! If you can help on March 31 to hand out baskets, please contact Leslie Deutch. We will be assisting 10 families this year with food for Easter dinner.
Our Easter egg hunt will be held TODAY, at 1 pm for Pre-K - 6th grade. 
No Confirmation class tonight.
40 Days of Giving is going on now! Check out the bulletin board in the narthex to pick up your envelope. Help assist the ELCA in their efforts to help those in need throughout the world. All donations will be accepted through April 8.
Help us Spring ahead with our giving challenge! Pick a bunny, flower, insect, etc. from the bulletin board in the narthex and color it in. Put your offering in the offering plate with “Spring Ahead” in the memo or use an envelope provided on the bulletin board. Help us with our deficit in our spending plan for 2018.
Bible Study is cancelled for this Wednesday. Instead, you can listen to Pastor Chris on HCLC member, Joe Dans’s, radio show on WTBQ 93.5FM or 1110AM at 11am or on the web at

Wednesday Lenten Ecumenical Service
March 28             Glenwood Baptist
Service begins at 8pm.
Maundy Thursday is March 29. We will gather to commemorate Jesus’ Last Supper with a 6:30 pm service that includes sharing a supper of soup and rolls. There will be a sign-up in the narthex to bring soup, rolls and desserts for this service. Choir rehearsal will follow.
Ecumenical Good Friday service will be held at Glenwood Baptist Church at noon on March 30. Tenebrae service will be at 8pm at Holy Counselor.
Be sure to sign up for Easter Prayer Vigil in the narthex. The Vigil begins on March 31 at 8pm and runs until 6am on April 1.
Ecumenical Easter sunrise service at Cemetery field beginning at 6:30am. Easter Sunday services at Holy Counselor at 8:30am & 10:30am.
Just a reminder that 2017 Thrivent Choice Dollars will expire on March 31, 2018. If you have Choice Dollars available to direct, please consider directing them to Holy Counselor Lutheran Church. For more information about Thrivent Choice, visit keyword Holy Counselor.

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