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UNITY SUNDAY - This Sunday, February 26th, we will gather for our quarterly “Unity Sunday” in which we have only one combined worship service instead of the usual four.

The service will be at 10:30 on Feb. 26, followed by a pot-luck luncheon in the fellowship hall. Please come eager to catch up with fellow members whom you may not see very often because of our varied worship schedule, and bring something to share at the meal. 

ASH WEDNESDAY AND LENT - We will observe Ash Wednesday with worship which includes Holy Communion and the imposition of Ashes on Wednesday, March 1st at 7:00 PM.

Thereafter we will have weekly Lenten Vespers on Wednesday nights at 7:00, following the melodic setting, Holden Evening Prayer. The theme for our mid-week homilies will be “Seven Modern-Day Deadly Sins.”

Beginning on March 8th and continuing through Lent, our Wednesday Lentin Vespers will be preceded by a simple meal of soup and sandwiches at 6:00 in our fellowship hall.

 ADULT FORUM - The Sunday morning Adult Forum, which meets in the conference room at 9:15, has been studying the Gospel of John. Come join in this lively discussion!

 FAITH OF OUR NEIGHBORS - Continuing with the evenings of discovery and fellowship hosted by different faith communities, join us on March 2nd at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, 3412 Haring Road, Metairie from 7:00-8:30 pm.

 THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED WITH THIS YEAR’S “KREWE OF NOAH” PARADE! - What a great turnout we had with families and friends to enjoy the adorable children on their floats, fabulous food and prizes on the beautiful day God gave us for the “Krewe of Noah” parade. There’s no way to list all of the names of the helpers, but there were many who helped with the promotion, shopping, cooking, serving food, sound and music, photos, decorating, preparing and staging floats and riders, parade assistance, parade participants, coordination, master of ceremonies, Thrivent Financial’s treat trolley, setting up, cleaning up, etc. And all of the food and drinks were donated, so a special thank you for your generosity, Thrivent and Heaven’s Eleven. This special day could not have happened without all of you! Just look what we can do when we all work together...and hopefully we all had fun doing it. THANK YOU! - Susan Goodwin

 CORRECTION IN NEWSLETTER - Please correct/add the following email addresses to your directory: Jack Furse -; Richie Baud -; Kris Diaz -

 SOBREMESA - Our 12-week “Sobremesa” ESL and Spanish classes are being held on Tuesday evenings and will be taught over a dessert, where language, culture, and stories are shared and friendships are formed. Level 1 conversation classes are held 7:05-8:00pm. Level 2 conversation classes are held 8:05-9pm. Cost of materials $25. Each class costs $1. To register or to support our ministry or sponsor a “Sobremesa” dessert, call Pastora Rachel at 504-469-6772 or email

 BEADS FOR ARC - CTK is collecting Mardi Gras beads and trinkets for ARC, the nation’s leading advocate for people with intellectual disabilities. The collected items will be sorted, packaged and resold. This provides people with job training, meaningful work and the opportunity to earn their own income. Look for the container in the narthex to deposit  your beads.

 THANKS FROM BETH MACALUSO - “Thanks to everyone for the thoughts and prayers. I will come back as soon as God permits. I miss you all.”

 BIG EASY FLEUR DE LIS PARKINSON’S GROUP - meets at East Jefferson General Hospital in the Esplanade 1 Room of the first floor Conference Center. The next meeting will be on Monday, Feb. 20 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. There is no fee to attend. The meeting will begin with lunch followed by a presentation on nutritionals and pharmaceuticals by Mike Casso, P. D., C. N. There will also be a time for questions and answers.

 READ THE BIBLE IN A YEAR—The reading schedule for February is available on the welcome center in the narthex.

 CHRIST IN OUR HOME—The devotional booklets for January/February/March can be found on the welcome center.

 FOOD DONATIONS—Please contribute canned and packaged food regularly. There is a marked basket in the narthex in which you can place the food. It will be used for members and non-members in need with the remainder sent to the Kenner Food Bank.