MARCH 2019

Pastor Nikki's Notions

Dear Friends,
       This year, Lent begins on Wednesday, March 6. Lent is a time of the year that is well known for its somberness, as well as a time of fasting. And so many Christians deny themselves during this time; they may give up their favorite snacks, or do away with whatever other luxuries they commit themselves to fasting from during the season of Lent. Some of the more popular Lenten fasts include things like sweets or chocolate or alcohol or television time. But the truth is that there is much more to Lent that meets the eye. Lent is a time for us to draw close to God and offers us many blessings. These blessings are summed up well by William Arthur Ward, entitled “Fasting and Feasting. In it, he reminds us that, yes,  Lent is a time to fast from certain things. But he also tells us that it's a time to feast on other things. He writes that Lent is a time to:
  • "Fast from judging others; feast on Christ living in them.
  • Fast from emphasis on differences; feast on the unity of all life.
  • Fast from apparent darkness; feast on the reality of light.
  • Fast from thoughts of illness; feast on the healing power of God.
  • Fast from words that pollute; feast on phrases that purify.
  • Fast from discontent; feast on gratitude.
  • Fast from anger; feast on patience.
  • Fast from pessimism; feast on optimism.
  • Fast from worry; feast on appreciation.
  • Fast from complaining; feast on appreciation.
  • Fast from negatives; feast on affirmatives.
  • Fast from unrelenting pressures; feast on unceasing prayer.
  • Fast from hostility; feast on non-resistance.
  • Fast from bitterness; feast on forgiveness.
  • Fast from self-concern; feast on compassion for others.
  • Fast from personal anxiety; feast on eternal hope through Jesus.
  • Fast from discouragement; feast on hope.
  • Fast from lethargy; feast on enthusiasm.
  • Fast from suspicions; feast on truth.
  • Fast from idle gossip; feast on purposeful silence.
  • Fast from thoughts of weakness; feast on promises that inspire.
  • Fast from problems that overwhelm; feast on prayer that undergirds.
  • Fast from everything that separates us from the Lord; feast on everything that draws us to the Lord."
 Friends, in everything we do this Lenten season, let us remember the point of it all: to draw closer to Jesus. May we follow these fasts and feasts in order to become more like him whose life we are called to imitate.

Yours in Christ,
Pastor Nikki

The first Sunday of each month is designated loose change Sunday.  All loose coins and bills received go to the Deacons Fund to support their missions.  As always, your generosity is appreciated!

Wednesday, March 6, marks the beginning of Lent, with our observance of Ash Wednesday. As is our tradition, we will share a simple supper of soup and bread before the Ash Wednesday service. Supper will begin at 5:30, and service will begin at 6:30. Please sign up to bring soup and/or bread for the supper!

The first Sunday in Lent is designated "Wear your blue T-shirt to church Sunday" as a testament to the blue T-shirts of Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA), a ministry supported by ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING.  You are encouraged to participate in a "BLUE-OUT" on this day. 
BE CREATIVE -- WEAR BLUE CLOTHING, BLUE HATS OR FLOWERS on March 10th in support of this mission!
Lenten Adult Education Opportunity
The season of Lent is a great time to think about why and how we pray. Therefore, Pastor Nikki has planned an Adult Education series which focuses on the Lord’s Prayer, and breaks it down line by line in order to truly understand what it is that Jesus taught us to pray. No materials are needed for this class, but please come with an open mind and a willingness to share your thoughts and feelings. Because study begins at 6, everyone is invited to bring a dinner with them so we can eat together as we study God’s Word.   Studies will be held on Thursday evenings at 6 P.M., beginning on March 14 and lasting through April 11
A Conversation About Sex Trafficking in Our Community
Human Sex Trafficking is big business for organized crime and for local pimps. Its one of those crimes that is hidden in plain sight. Meaning, most of the victims go to school, church and live in stable homes. It`s hard to see they are even a victim. Research shows that the average age of recruitment into the commercial sex industry is 12-14 years old and that victims come from every race, gender, ethnicity and socioeconomic background.
Delafield Presbyterian Church is sponsoring an event on March 19th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Saint Anthony's on the Lake in Pewaukee. There, you can learn how youth and adults are being coerced into slavery, why they can't see their way out and how we can keep our families safe. You'll hear from survivor of trafficking and nationally known author and speaker, Theresa Flores, as well as a panel of local officials who are experts on this topic and will be able tell us about exactly what human trafficking looks like in Waukesha County,  

Volunteers Needed!
Have you or someone you love been impacted by suicide? Is mental health a topic that you wish was more broadly discussed in church? Are you gifted in organizing events? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you should consider helping Pastor Nikki to plan to bring Soul Shop Anti-Suicide Training for clergy and lay leaders to the Milwaukee area. Soul Shop will be coming to Delafield Presbyterian Church on March 28th to do a day-long training with faith leaders from all over the Milwaukee area. Pastor Nikki is looking for assistance with event registration, hospitality, publicity and set-up and tear-down for the event. If you’re interested in helping out, email Pastor Nikki at
We will be meeting on Wednesday mornings at the Milwaukee Street Traders Coffee Shop, at 10:00 a.m. once a month. You can purchase books at: Books and Company for 15% discount if you tell them you are from Delafield Presbyterian Church book club. 

March 20th – Discussion of a book.
April 17th – No book discussion just visit.
May 15th – Discussion of a book.
June, July, August – Break for Summer!
September 18th – No book discussion just visit.
October 16th – Discussion of a book.
November 20th – No book discussion just visit.
December 18th – Discussion of a book.
Will keep you posted on the books we will be reading as I know.


Trent Faith and his partner, Jennifer Demar, in conjunction with their non-profit organization, Guatamalan Service Projects are taking suitcases full of needed items to the Guatamalan people on March 23!  In those suitcases will be LITTLE DRESSES AND P.J.'S from our sewing group.  Plenty of pictures will be forthcoming showing those children benefiting from our efforts. For information on this non-profit or to see how you can help, just google

Little Dresses will meet again on March 20th from noon until 4:00 pm.  Everyone is welcome whether you sew or not!  At this time, head scarves are being made for area hospital cancer departments. Come join our mission and have some fun! 

Even though Easter isn't until April 21st, we can begin to fill the food pantries with all items!  Bring anything any Sunday throughout March.  Our main collection will be MARCH 24!

Mark your calendars to sign up and help on MARCH 31st for Loaves and Fishes, where we will participate again in feeding the hungry people at the Hope Center in downtown Waukesha!  Yellow sign-up sheets are on the bulletin board in the hallway at church.  We will serve our Classic Mostoccioli, salad, rolls, fruit, and cookies.  Recipes are available for the Mostoccioli. 

We will meet at church at 12:30 pm to ride-share, follow, or just meet at the Hope Center at 1:00 pm.  We should be finished by 3:00 pm.

There are sign-up sheets for bringing food items as well as working at the Hope Center.
Contact Jane Lurvey at if you have any questions.
Family Promise will be at Delafield Presbyterian Church on April 7th through the 14th.  More information to provide food and other areas of help will come from Jane Lurvy,

Delafield Presbyterian Church
24th Annual Fish Fry, Silent Auction, 50/50 Raffle and Bake Sale
April 26, 2019
DPC's Annual Fish Fry & Auction is fast approaching.  The date is April 26 and once again our venue is Western Lakes Golf Club.  This is our church's largest fundraiser and we need everyone's help to make it a success. More detailed information will follow but we will need more help the night of the event in all areas including set-up, serving food, helping with the bake sale, auction, and selling raffle tickets. 

In addition, we're asking all of you to think how you may be able to help make the auction a bigger event.  Many of you have donated wonderful items in the past and that's great,m but we need more participation and want to increase donations from local businesses.  Do you have a favorite restaurant or merchant that would donate a gift certificate, merchandise, tickets to a game or concert? Do you know an artist who would donate a piece of art? How about a round of golf for a foursome? Someone already has donated a cabin up north for a long weekend. In addition, again this year we have a boat ride and cocktail cruise for 10 that has been donated.  Be creative and try to make it fun!! Please see if you can find a way to contribute. Also, please be ready to bid! We will keep you advised as auction items come in. 

Please contact Doug Lurvey ( or Brenda O'Connor ( with your auction item or if you have any questions.

Thanks and remember, time flies!
Western Lakes Golf Club
W287 N1963 Oakton Road
(Between Elmhurst Drive and Hwy SS)
 Pewaukee, WI 53072

$17.00 for Adults
$10.00 for Children ages 7-12
Children under 7 Free
Dine IN or Carry OUT Available
Desserts also available for purchase.

3/3/19  We will work on a project that will focus on Lent. It has three catagories; Pray; Fast; and Give.
3/10/19  We will make a community trail mix for the congregation  to share during Fellowship Hour.  We are asking each family to bring in something to add to that trail mix.
3/17/19  We will have regular Sunday School.  Happy St. Patrick's Day
3/24/19  We will have regular Sunday School
3/31/19  We will have regular Sunday School
The teen discussion group will meet on March 17th.  They will learn about LGBTQ. It. will be presented by the MKE LGBTQ. Center.

22 ladies have signed up to attend the Lake Country Playhouse’s production of Mamma Mia! 
Date:  Sunday May 5, 2019
Time:  2:00 p.m.
Price:  $22 per ticket
If you have not already done so, please see Pam Angst for your ticket.
SUNDAY, MARCH 3, 9:30 AM, by Intinction
                                         MARCH 03 - NICHOLAS STACEY
                                         MARCH 10 - HOLLY FAITH
                                          MARCH 17 - CHRYS GREGOIRE
                                          MARCH 24 - PAM ANGST
                                          MARCH 31 - VALERIE MAREK
                                         MARCH 03 - TREVOR & HOLLY FAITH
                       ASH WED. MARCH 06 - ED & VALERIE MAREK
                                          MARCH 10 - MARK ZWASKA & SUE SCHILLER
                                          MARCH 17 - BOB & STACIA FAITH
                                          MARCH 24 - CANDY MORAKINYO & CAROL BUECH
                                          MARCH 31 - MARK ZWASKA & SUE SCHILLER
Worship Team will notify you when you are scheduled
Please be responsible in fulfilling your time-slotted assistance for both areas.
*If you cannot make your date, please call someone ahead of you in the list and switch!
Thanks, Session
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