Announcements, 3.6.13

**THIS WEEK**

This week’s sermon text: This Sunday Erik will continue our series on the life of David with a sermon on 1 Samuel 18:1-30. We invite you to read ahead to help prepare yourself for this week’s sermon.

**NEW**

Welcome to the world, Baby Baxter! Elsie-Jane Baxter was born on March 1st at 8:38am, weighing in at 6 pounds, 15 ounces and measuring 20 inches long. We will coordinate meals for Emily, Seth, and big brother Mason for the next few weeks as they adjust to life at home with Elsie-Jane. If you'd like to serve them in this way, visit takethemameal.com. The log-in and password are 'Baxter'. Contact Ingrid deRoo at ingrid.a.deroo@gmail.com with questions.

Loaves & Fishes: Our next opportunity to prepare and serve a meal for those who need it will be on Sunday, March 17th. We’ll meet at the Conrad Center (1400 Oliver Hill Way) from 11am to 2pm. If you’re interested in helping out, please use this link to sign up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084DAEA928A46-march2. Contact Ingrid deRoo at ingrid.a.deroo@gmail.com with questions.

**REMINDERS**

City Church Banquet: The 2nd Annual City Church Banquet will take place on Sunday, March 17th in the Beth Ahabah Auditorium, immediately following our regular service. All are welcome to join us for this semi-formal, catered event when we will share a meal and celebrate all that God has done for and through our church over the last year. For more information on this event–and to RSVP–click this linkRSVPs are needed by Monday, March 11th!

Celebrating Leah and Baby Eldridge: The women of City Church are invited to join us at 7:30pm on Saturday, March 16th at Val Catrow’s house to eat, chat, and spend time with Leah before the newest addition to the Eldridge family arrives in May. Leah has not registered since they already have most of what they’ll need, barring a few larger items. If you are still interested in giving a gift, feel free to contribute toward a group gift or purchase a gift card (Target, Amazon, Cotton Babies). To RSVP and/or to let the hostesses know that you’d like to go in on a larger gift, please contact Jennifer Murphy at jennifer.c.murphy@gmail.com.

Good Friday Service: On Good Friday (March 29th), City Church is holding aservice together with our sister church, Northside Church of Richmond. The service will take place at 7pm at their location: Battery Park Christian Church at 4201 Brook Road.