Midweek Lenten Worship Services . . . 

will be offered at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8, 15, 22, and 29.

Easter Flower Orders 

The Altar Guild is offering you the opportunity to order plants to use in the Chancel for Easter. Forms have been placed in mailboxes and extra forms are available in the Narthex and Foyer or download order form. Orders may be placed in offering plate or in Altar Guild mailbox. Deadline for ordering is Sunday, March 19. 

Thrivent Members:

2022 Choice Dollars will expire in March 2023. Direct Choice Dollars online at or you can call Thrivent at 1-800-847-4836 and then press 6 first and next you press 2 for a representative. Thank you to those who recently completed this step . . . we will receive a total of $1,152.00 in Thrivent Choice dollars.

Baby Shower 

Sunday, March 19, between the morning worship services a baby shower will be held in honor of Ethan and Grace Coblentz in the Fellowship Center. Grace and Ethan are registered at Amazon and shop regularly at Target. Gift cards are always a nice option . . . the Scrip table offers both Amazon and Target, along with many other options. 

Ongoing Shoe (Boot) Collection 

Thank you to the congregation for continued shoe/boot donations. So far, we have had eight bins full and are still going. This is a blessing from our Father in Heaven for which we are able to contribute to those in need. At this point we shall continue through the month of March 2023 with the collection. If you are unable to bring the shoes to church collection bins, contact Jim Hoffman 260-413-3767 or Brian Trumbower at 260-447-4491

Decatur Circuit Fastpitch Softball Reunion . . . 

at the Hayloft on Sunday, March 12, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. If you have questions please reach out to Jim Hoffman at (260) 413-3767. 

LWML Prayer Service

 “My Soul Rejoices,” Saturday, March 18, at Faith Lutheran Church, 3416 E 900 N; Roanoke, IN 46783. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and Prayer Service at 9:00 a.m. All LCMS Ladies are welcome and encouraged to attend. Our morning will conclude with a brief business meeting and luncheon. A free will offering will be received. 

Ladies Evening Guild . . .

will meet on Tuesday, March 21, at 7:00 p.m. The program is water color painting, devotion given by Jan Hockemeyer, and refreshments provided by Janet Grotrian.

Youth Group Event

Mr. Muehler and Mrs. Coblentz are hosting a SJ-E Youth Group Event on Saturday, March 18, at Saint John (Flatrock), from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Join them for some board games, snacks, a devotion, and an enjoyable time together. All youth in grades 6-12 from both congregations are welcome to join! Bring a friend.

Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 15, at 11:00 a.m. for children infant through grade 5. Bring a friend or neighbor with you.

Sunday School Food Drive Service Project 

In celebration of the congregation’s 174th anniversary in October 2023, a food drive service project is starting for the Sunday School and Adult Bible Study classes. Food will be collected for area food banks; the service project goal is 174 pounds of food. In celebration of reaching the goal, a celebration breakfast is being planned for Sunday, May 7. Food drive donations can be placed in the plastic totes by door entrances. Thank you in advance for your donations and assistance with this service project. 

Help for Easter Egg Hunt 

One (1) more Thrivent Card is needed, please see Amy McCullough for details. >Donations of egg filling supplies, candy, and cash donations can be left at the scrip table. >Please try to have your donations to the table before the last week of March. >The SJ-E students will be helping to fill eggs over the last week of March. 

Volunteer Needs the Day of the Event: >4 to 5 Adults (9:30 to 10:30 a.m.) Inside Assembly Line Type Jobs, >3 to 6 Outside (9:30 to 11:30 a.m.) Supervisor Type Jobs. >Those in Grades 6 to 12 are welcome to help. >Sign up to volunteer at the scrip table.

I Was Hungry Food Collection

Items will be received for local area food banks on Sunday, March 5, 2023. This in gathering takes place monthly on the first Sunday of the month. Donations support the Monroeville and Hessen Cassel Food banks. The food banks also appreciate either Meijers or Walmart gift cards so they can pick up what is most needed.

175th Anniversary Celebration

Flatrock’s 175th anniversary committee is seeking volunteers interested in serving on a sub-committee for our year of celebration. Support will be needed in a variety of areas including worship, historical records, social events, marketing, special projects, and more. Look for more information in your mailbox, on the bulletin board in the Narthex and Foyer, or at Contact Jim Doner, Tom Grotrian, Brian Hockemeyer, Kathy Minich, or Claire Roettgen with questions. We appreciate your prayerful consideration! 

SJ-E Calls

The School Board is seeking a principal and 4th grade teacher. Please pray that the Lord would provide people for these positions.

Substitute Teacher 

We are in need of a maternity sub for junior high math and science from April through the end of the year. Please let Mrs. Guenin know if you or someone you know would be interested by phone at (260) 639-0123 or email at to help with either or both subjects. Note: the state of Indiana does not require a teaching degree to substitute teach. 

Registration . . .

is now open for the 2023-2024 school year. Registration is also open for new students. If we enroll a new student that is referred by a current family, that current family will receive a $300 credit toward tuition or lunch. 

Open House Events . .  .

for SJ-E Preschool, PreK, and Kindergarten will be held at the Emmanuel (Soest) campus on Sunday, March 12, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. and Monday, March 13, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. There will be a bounce house and games in the Family Life Center. 

Lutheran Arts Festival 

Sunday, March 19, from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. SJ-E students will have artwork displayed along with that of other Lutheran school students from around the area.