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March 2014 Letter from Pastor Caroline
Dear Friends in Christ,
Lent launches on March 5, leading us through the long shadows of Jesus’s journey to Jerusalem to the blessed, hopeful light of Easter.
It’s a journey that starts with fire at the Ash Wednesday service, the flames that burn our disappointments, regrets, sins, and mistakes of the past along with last year’s palms. Then we mark ourselves with the ashes of repentance, and the oil of anointing - we have the courage to live with hope because we belong to God.
The flames die down, the smell of fire eventually fades from the sanctuary, the ashes get washed off, the oil sinks into our skin, unnoticed -- we still belong to God.
It is an amazing gift to realize and celebrate: we belong to God. As our Brief Statement of Faith affirms, “In life and in death we belong to God.” As Cynthia Campbell commented, “In life and in death we belong to God. Everything else is gravy.”
Jesus, the Son of God, centers our lives, fuels our faith, guides our feet. We are so blessed we don’t even know what we have, so blessed we don’t know what others are missing.
MRS. ROY C. HAAS SCHOLARSHIP
THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, LEXINGTON, NEBRASKA
PRESENTS THE MRS. ROY C. HAAS SCHOLARSHIP
The First Presbyterian Church will award scholarships to active church member(s) who plan on taking courses at an accredited college, other than Hastings College. Said scholarship will be issued at the discretion of the Church Endowment and Gifts Committee. The Committee reserves the right to award multiple scholarships per year or none at all. The scholarship is NOT renewable.
Consideration for the scholarship will be given to ANY Church member who has been active in the Church and shows qualities of good character and leadership, academic achievement and participation in both curricular and community activities. The scholarship will be awarded only when the Committee has determined the applicant has PARTICIPATED REGULARLY in church activities. Students attending Hastings College are not eligible for this scholarship as they are awarded scholarships under a separate program provided by the Church. FIRST PRIORITY for the scholarship will be given to graduating high school seniors, FOLLOWED BY college students pursuing an undergraduate degree, FOLLOWED by members taking continuing education classes.