March 29, 2019

FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT: “THE PRODIGAL FATHER”

Luke 15:11-32

In the middle of the Lenten season we take a look at this story more popularly known as the Prodigal Son.  “Prodigal” means extravagantly wasteful.  While the younger son is wasteful of his inheritance, it is the father in the story whose extravagance is on display as he celebrates his son’s return with a party.  In Jesus’ day, the son could well have been killed for bringing shame onto the family, but the heart of God is revealed in the seemingly wasteful (hint: graceful) actions of the father.  We’re invited to participate in the redemption celebration along with the elder son.

LADIES’ BOOK CLUB

Tomorrow night (3/30) at 7:00 p.m.  We’ll be discussing Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline over casual conversation, wine and appetizers.  Meet at Dawn Fleishman’s home and let her know if you are coming!

LOST AND FOUND CLEAN OUT

We have a number of unclaimed items (sunglasses, car keys, earrings, jackets, coffee mugs etc.) in the main church office.  Unclaimed items will be donated after April 5th.

FAMILY FUN NIGHT

Get ready for an evening of fun on Friday, April 5th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the Loft!  It’s Family Fun Night, so bring a side dish to share, pizza and games provided.  Please RSVP to hlambert@wpcslc.org by April 3rd.

CAMP TUTTLE FUNDRAISER BRUNCH

CM and Youth Ministries will be purchasing a table for the Camp Tuttle fundraiser brunch which is on Saturday, April 6th from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Camp Tuttle provides many summer camp opportunities for children and youth, as well as provides the location for our annual family camp over Labor Day Weekend.  Contact Hilary if you would like to join us at the table!

A LENTEN RETREAT

Led by former Director of Spiritual Formation Heather Monkmeyer.  All are invited to gather on the threshold of holy week for a spacious day of opening to the surprises God might have for each of us.  In a contemplative setting, and with a spirit of wonder, we’ll engage scripture, poetry, art, and music, each as a different language of prayer with a mix of individual and community time.  Saturday, April 13th from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Childcare is available.  Please RSVP by April 7th, either via the online sign-up or the clipboard in Fellowship Hall.

EASTER LILY ORDERS

The Deacons are now taking orders for Easter Lilies at $15.00 per plant.  Orders must be received no later than Sunday, April 14th and forms are available in the church sanctuary or in the office.  When placing your order, include a dedication for your loved ones.

DIRECTORY UPDATES

Have you had a change of address or contact information in the past couple of months?  We are always updating the ACS database for the Directory reprints.  Please contact Susie at reception@wpcslc.org with any changes.  Thank you!

ROYAL CELEBRATION

Join us at the Royal Banquet on April 27th, 2019 at the Hidden Valley Country Club, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.  It’s an evening of good food, good friends, silent and live auctions; all for a very worthy cause!  Proceeds benefit The Annual Royal Family Kids Camp, a summer camp for abused and neglected children.  For tickets, to volunteer, donations, and general information, visit our website at https://sandygslc.royalfamilykids.org/events/.

SUNDAY SCHOOL & ADULT EDUCATION

Sunday Offerings

Children’s Ministry - Main Level Classrooms

Youth - Loft

Adult Ed. “The Story of God” film series - Each week a religious question is raised and it is answered by examining the positions of various world religions.  Led by David Harris in Room 355.

Adult Ed. Lectionary Class - Led by Peter Stirba in Room 356.

Adult Ed. Wasatch 101 - Are you new to Wasatch and have questions about how things at the church work?  If so, this may be the class for you.  We meet in Room 116 downstairs.  Please email Doug Howe for more information doughowedds@gmail.com.

Monday Evening Adult Ed. Class

New Ways To Read The Bible - It’s not too late, you’ve still got time.  You’re       welcome to attend, even if you haven't come before.  Over the next few weeks we’ll take a progressive Christian look at the gospel of John and the last week of Jesus’ life.  Mondays from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in Room 355.

Upcoming Adult Ed. Class

Meditation Class - Join us each Sunday in room 355, beginning April 7th from 8:15 - 9:00 a.m., (during the summer 9:15 - 10:00 a.m.) for a class on “Manifesting God within and around through prayer, meditation, sacred readings and mindfulness”.