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Worship News and Directory for February 26th, 2014


“Come” he replied, “and you will see.” 
 So they went and saw where he was staying, and they spent that day with him.   John 1:39.

Next week on Wednesday, March 5, we begin our observance of Lent, with an Ash Wednesday service at 7:00 p.m.  Lent, the 40 days prior to Easter (excluding Sundays) has been observed by Christians from the earliest times as a period for reflection, repentance, study and prayer in preparation for Easter and as an opportunity for spiritual renewal.  Come and see.  All are welcome.
   Sunday Schedule
  9:00 Sunday School       
10:00 Worship
11:00 Fellowship Time      
  4:30 Youth Group
  Bible Study:  Wednesday, February 26, at 6:30 in the Fellowship Hall.  
  Ash Wednesday:   March 5, 2014 - Service at 7:00 p.m.
Surfin’ on God’s Grace,
Pastor: Dan Keck                    910-458-5266

Kure Memorial Lutheran Preschool is NOW Enrolling

Kure Memorial Lutheran Preschool is now enrolling preschoolers for the 2014/2015 year. Classes are available for 2, 3, and 4 years of age with two year-old class meeting Tuesdays and Thursdays, three year-old class meeting Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and four year-old class meeting Monday through Thursday.
The preschool offers children a fantastic opportunity to get a jump-start on their education and prepare them for their scholastic future.  You are invited to explore the possibilities at the Kure Beach Memorial Lutheran Church Preschool.  Call (910)409-5572 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. today and inquire about enrollment for the 2014/2015 school year.  Kure Memorial Lutheran Church is located at 112 N 3rd Ave in Kure Beach. Keep an eye out in the Island Gazette for additional information about the non-profit preschool. 

Scam/Fraud Education planned for March 4, 2014 at Scott Hills

The Cape Fear Elder Abuse Prevention Network invites you to attend our Modern Times, Modern Crimes “Protecting Yourself from Scams and Frauds”. This “free of charge” education will have many well-known speakers including: Elaine Marshall, NC Secretary of State, Caroline Farmer with the NC Attorney General’s Office, and our local District Attorneys; Ben David and Jon David.  You will leave with powerful knowledge so you can avoid being a victim of scams and fraud!   Registration begins promptly at 8:15 AM and program runs 8:45 AM – 3:00 PM.  You must pre-register to attend!!  A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.  The flyer describing this event can be found on our website at:   Contact Janeen Padavich at 910-395-4553 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to pre-register today.

A Word of Hope

A Word of Hope:  The Light Shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it. (John 1:5). During this time of preparation for Christmas, may the light and love of Jesus fill your hearts and your life!  Wherever you worship, may you be surrounded by a community of faith that is full of love and be blessed by God’s grace!  God’s blessings for a Blessed Christmas season!
Advent Schedule - Wednesday, Dec. 18 - 7:00 p.m. Holden Evening Prayer Service. Reflection: “Light of Hope”. The calming and lovely Holden Evening Prayer Service is a brief and beautiful service of music, prayer and reflection.  In a time of year that is often filled with very busy schedules and long to-do lists, we invite you to step into this tranquil, reflective space and prepare for Christ’s coming through worship and prayer.
• Tuesday, Dec. 24 - 7:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Family Service (candlelight) and 11:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
• Christmas Day - Traditional Christmas Dinner  - Meat will be provided; bring a side dish.  For planning purposes, call Anne (520-2710) to make a reservation or for more details.
• Sunday Schedule - 9:00 Sunday School       10:00 Worship and 11:00 Fellowship Time      4:00 Youth Group
Have you passed by Kure Memorial lately?  If so, you may have seen the sign inviting people to write their prayers on the sidewalk with chalk.  If you have a special concern or prayer and write it on the sidewalk, it will be incorporated into our Sunday prayers.  You can also call the church office with special prayer concerns.


The Advent wreath displayed in our sanctuary each year (as well as in many other Christian churches) is filled with symbolism. It is traditionally a circle of evergreens (representing eternal life) with four candles spaced evenly around it.  The candles can be blue or purple.  Traditionally, the first candle is lit on the first Sunday of Advent and additional candles are lit on the three following Sundays. The first candle is known as the Prophet Candle (sometimes, the Hope Candle) and represents the Jews’ hope for a Messiah.
The second candle, the Bethlehem Candle (sometimes, the Peace Candle), recalls how Christ was humbly born in the small town of Bethlehem.
The third candle, the Shepherd Candle (sometimes, the Joy Candle), represents the joy of the shepherds upon learning of the birth of Jesus.  This candle is sometimes pink or rose-colored. The 4th candle, the Angel Candle, recalls the Angel Gabriel’s message to Mary that she would bear God’s child and also the angels who announced Christ’s birth.
Sometimes a fifth candle is added, traditionally in the middle of the wreath, which is white and is called the Christ Candle.  It is lit during the Christmas Eve service or on Christmas Day.