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FEBRUARY  
23 Choir Practice 9 a.m.
23 Service of Holy Communion 10 a.m.
23 Fellowship/Bible Study 11:15 a.m.
25 Weekday BIBLE Study 9 a.m.
25 GriefShare 5:45 p.m.
26 Lenten Mid-week Soup Supper 5:15 p.m.
26 Ash Wednesday Service of Holy Communion 6:30 p.m.

MARCH
1 Choir Practice 9 a.m.
1 Service of Holy Communion/Officer Installation 10 a.m.
1 Fellowship/Bible Study 11:15 a.m.
3 Weekday BIBLE Study 9 a.m.
3 GriefShare 5:45 p.m.
4 Lenten Mid-week Soup Supper 5:15 p.m.
4 Lenten Mid-week Service 6:30 p.m.
8 Choir Practice 9 a.m.
8 Service of Holy Communion 10 a.m.
8 Fellowship/Bible Study 11:15 a.m.
10 Weekday BIBLE Study 9 a.m.
10 GriefShare 5:45 p.m.
11 Lenten Mid-week Soup Supper 5:15 p.m.
11 Lenten Mid-week Service 6:30 p.m.
15 Choir Practice 9 a.m.
15 Service of Holy Communion 10 a.m.
15 Fellowship/VOTERS’ MEETING 11:15 a.m.
17 Weekday BIBLE Study 9 a.m.
17 GriefShare 5:45 p.m.
18 Lenten Mid-week Soup Supper 5:15 p.m.
18 Lenten Mid-week Service 6:30 p.m.
22 Choir Practice 9 a.m.
22 Service of Holy Communion 10 a.m.
22 Fellowship/Bible Study 11:15 a.m.
24 Weekday BIBLE Study 9 a.m.
24 GriefShare 5:45 p.m.
25 Lenten Mid-week Soup Supper 5:15 p.m.
25 Lenten Mid-week Service 6:30 p.m.
29 Choir Practice 9 a.m.
29 Service of Holy Communion 10 a.m.
29 Fellowship/Bible Study 11:15 a.m.
31 Weekday BIBLE Study 9 a.m.
31 GriefShare 5:45 p.m.

ANNOUNCEMENTS
YOUR PRESENCE IS REQUESTED — All church officers are asked to be present the first Sunday in March (1st), for the annual installation and photo.  Wear a smile!
WE CELEBRATE THEIR FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS — Wish them a Happy Day!!  2-1 Bill Erb and Don Fullerton, 2-11 Kathy Thoms, 2-25 Laura Frederick and 2-27 Ethan Fullerton.
PRAISE AND THANKSGIVING FOR — Katherine Gloss (Feb. 7), and Paul Tindall (Feb. 22) whose Holy Baptism promised them the Kingdom of God.
CHOIR PRACTICE — 8:55 a.m., Sundays (except Feb. 16 – no practice)!
FEBRUARY/MARCH CIRCLE OF CARE SERVERS —2-23 Peggy Moder; 3-1 Jan Boehme, 3-8 Bonnie Neuer, 3-15 Linda Dixon, 3-22 Bunny Nichols and 3-29 Patsy Henkes.    Remember... the first Sunday of the month is Birthday Sunday.  We need more participants!  If you are interested contact Judy Kitson, or if you switch dates with someone, mark the changes on the bulletin board listing right outside the kitchen, AND let Judy Kitson know.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THE SEASON OF LENT — Feb. 26 is ASH Wednesday, with the service of communion at 6:30 p.m.  And, breaking from tradition, the mid-week Lenten Soup Suppers also start Feb. 26, and continue every Wednesday through April 1, 5:15 p.m.  The Mid-week Lenten Services are at 6:30 p.m.  If you would like to host a soup supper, please sign up on the SOUP SUPPER sheet on the Fellowship Hall countertop.  While you are there, sign up to bring something for the Easter Breakfast on April 12!
GRIEF SHARE IS HAPPENING — Tuesdays, at 5:45 p.m.  The Christ-based program is open to the general public, as well as church members, and participants can start at any time.  Cost of the workbook is $10 per participant, and scholarships are available. For more information and to sign up, contact GriefShare through Pastor Tom at 480-862-5048.  Tell your friends!  Tell everyone!  We can help!
SUNDAY SCHOOL TAKES OFF — The Christian Education Committee (Sara Watson, Sharon Vail and Elizabeth Klemme) have completed the “Sunday School Boxes.”  Thank you to all who donated supplies.  Now, anyone can lead a Sunday School program by selecting a box and leading the lesson/project enclosed. Thank you to the committee for their creativity and ingenuity!
DAYTIME BIBLE STUDY — is Tuesday mornings at 9 a.m. led by Judy Kitson in the Shepherd Fellowship Hall.  For more information, contact Judy or the church @ 928-645-0078.  Everyone is invited.
ALTAR GUILD WANTS YOU — If you would be willing to serve on the Altar Guild, please talk to Linda Dixson.  Altar Guild members prepare communion, check the altar candles and refill, if necessary; change the paraments and banners; and ensure there are altar flowers.  Training is available.  If you do not need training, sign up on the Sacristy calendar.
SHEPHERD ON FACEBOOK — Be sure to like and share Shepherd of the Desert’s Facebook page. Search for “Shepherd of the Desert” and become a friend!  For more help, contact Sharon Vail.