Happy Easter…week three! The 40 days of Lent don’t have anything on the 50 days of Easter!
This week we have our second edition of Fireside. Our guest is Tara Elpers, the FOCUS Team Director for TU. Also, we’re having face2Face on Tuesday, 8-9p.
If you’ve been praying about how you might serve your campus, consider applying for peer ministry. The applications are available now. Print one out, pray over it, and contact a current peer minister if you have questions.
This week’s schedule
SEEK Reunion BBQ – Tuesday, April 16, 6p
face2Face – Tuesday, April 16, 8-9p
Society Dinner – Wednesday, April 17, 6p at the Reynold’s Center
Fireside with Tara Elpers – Thursday, April 18, 7p
Women’s Group Retreat – Saturday, April 20, 9a-1p
Campfire at Keystone Lake – Saturday, April 20, 7p
This week’s bulletin
Next Sunday’s Gospel (John 10:27-30)
“My sheep hear my voice;
I know them, and they follow me.
I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish.
No one can take them out of my hand.
My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all,
and no one can take them out of the Father’s hand.
The Father and I are one.”
It’s another fantastic week at Newman. We’ve got Adoration on Monday night 9-10, plus all Friday morning for First Friday Adoration. Tuesday there’s Stump the Priest during lunch at the caf. Wednesday we’re having an info session for the Spring Break Service Trip to Idabel, Oklahoma. Don’t miss this free chance to serve and grow spiritually!
Furthermore, we’re launching a new speaker series called Fireside. It will be a casual evening with a distinguished guest and conversations around the fire, either in our lobby or on the new patio if the weather permits. Our first Fireside guest, Deacon Kenny Longbrake, will be speaking on the Prodigal Son painting in our chapel. Snacks, desserts, and light refreshments will be included.
It’s not too late to get involved with the Clear Creek Abbey Work Day. We’ll carpool from Newman at 6:00a sharp. Finally, don’t forget about the opportunity every Friday in Lent for Stations of the Cross, a meager meatless meal, and the Catholicism film series starting at 5:00p.
This week’s bulletin: Bulletin-2013-02-24.pdf
The Gospel reading for next Sunday (Luke 13:1-9):
Some people told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with the blood of their sacrifices. Jesus said to them in reply, “Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in this way they were greater sinners than all other Galileans? By no means! But I tell you, if you do not repent, you will all perish as they did! Or those eighteen people who were killed when the tower at Siloam fell on them— do you think they were more guilty than everyone else who lived in Jerusalem? By no means! But I tell you, if you do not repent, you will all perish as they did!” And he told them this parable: “There once was a person who had a fig tree planted in his orchard, and when he came in search of fruit on it but found none, he said to the gardener, ‘For three years now I have come in search of fruit on this fig tree but have found none. So cut it down. Why should it exhaust the soil?’ He said to him in reply, ‘Sir, leave it for this year also, and I shall cultivate the ground around it and fertilize it; it may bear fruit in the future. If not you can cut it down.’”