ALTAR FLOWERS this morning are placed in celebration of the birthday of Dolores Wehrenberg by Bill and Jane Wehrenberg. Birthday blessings, have a wonderful day!
BULLETINS this month are given by Gary and Bev Engle.
SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER FOR WORSHIP HELPERS! USHERS, ALTAR CARE, ACOLYTES, ASSISTING MINISTERS, COFFEE HOUR!!!! Chose your Sunday to serve and we will fill in the blanks with other volunteers! Thank you so much for sharing your faith through service! Sign up in the Green Notebook at the sign up counter.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST AT THE EAGLE’S CLUB EVERY SUNDAY IN LENT! PROCEEDS WILL BE GOING TO THE MANNA PROJECT AND THE BREAKFAST IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
LENTEN SOUP SUPPERS BEGIN THIS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13 Please sign up for soup in the Blue Binder at the sign up counter. We are asking for at least two soups per Wednesday night. We will eat from 5:15-6PM and service will begin at 6PM.
COUNCIL MINUTES FROM MARCH 11, 2019 Financial Update. Deb Manker our Treasurer was on vacation. No report. Bryan Young had some questions that he had asked Deb and she will get back to him. Guest Karie Jeisel and Melissa Hansen shared the outcome of interest concerning the land adjacent to the parking lot. See attached for summary of ideas. They presented ideas for vacant land and suggested a progressive land moving from one idea and incorporating many. We need to come up with a time line for projects. We need to get the list smaller and prioritize. Pastor Sherry will call ELCA architect followed by the land appraisal and followed up with questions to the Church Mutual insurance company. Seeking volunteers as a team to follow through with ideas and project. HUGE thank you to Karie Jeisel and Melissa Hansen for their research and visioning with the congregation and the community. Management: Phones will be changed to Spectrum to save money. Gary Engel has an appointment with Eric Behan of Preston Feather to look at windows for the church. Parish Life: Sommer Poquette motioned to paint over the lower level mural with the permission of Sheri Meyer and previous discussions with her family. We will create a tribute to Sheri’s artwork. Kasi Meckstroth 2nd. Lynn and Gordy Engdahl will be painting. Sunday School teachers Bev Engel and Cheryll Morford will not be returning to the Sunday School classroom next year. We are so thankful for their hard work and their faith sharing with our children for over 10 years! Suggestion to Council: Fundraising through a corn hole or euchre tournament for our general fund. Looking for volunteers to plan and execute the idea. THANK YOU to Carolyn Matzinger and her crew of JoAnn Wilder, Lois Ulrich, Joan Cox, and Gail Drake for painting and cleaning and continuing to lift up our space to its full potential. Community Life: Report submitted. Add a noisy offering list to the counter’s folder in the file cabinet. Worship and Music: Report turned in. Addressed the use of bulletins. Will try to use one setting in the hymnal. New Business: We received a letter from Ron Marshall about a list of things that need to be fixed or uplifted in our church building. We are thankful for the letter and agree with the concerns. The council will respond to the letter. He shared suggestions of an energy audit (already in the works by Melissa Hansen), fixing windows, looking at costs of solar panels, more insulation and painting the sanctuary and more.
WHEN SCHOOL IS CANCELLED SO IS ACTIVITY AT THE CHURCH AND BIBLE STUDIES!
MARK THE CALENDAR: When using the church building for meetings etc. please mark the day and time on the calendar, on the bulletin board by the women’s bathroom, so a reminder can be put in the announcements. It is important for the office to have this information.
VISIONING TEAM MEETINGS The visioning team under the direction of Karie Jeisel and Melissa Hansen are continuing discussions about the property next door to the parking lot of the church. Look at the sign and the ideas that have come up across from the restrooms to see what has been discussed so far. Sunday, March 10 after the 10AM service will be our final meeting. Time to share our final thoughts and visions!
A GREEN TEAM is forming at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church to inspire and lead in Creation Care. Green Team Members will help implement Interfaith Power & Light activities, promoting wise energy use and other creation care activities through education and action. Let’s work together to honor and protect God’s wonderful gift of nature to us! Contact Melissa (231-881-2387 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or MaryKay O’Donnell (269-352-7032 or mkodonnell, email@example.com) to ask questions or join.
EASTER PLANT DEDICATIONS ARE UP AND OUT! Plants cost $15 and there is a slip that you can put in an envelope with your check or cash. Please fill out the Easter Plant sheet as well. Everything is found in the green notebook at the sign up counter.
BIBLE STUDIES: The #metoo 8:15AM study led by Jenny Gauthier will start up again on February 11. We will be studying Bad Girls from the Bible. Tuesday night Bible Study will resume in the fall!!!!
NEW GLOBAL CHURCH DIRECTORY is available with our global mission partner addresses and missionaries across the globe. This is a great family project: writing letters to teachers and schools and other mission fields from our companion synods: Honduras, Papua New Guinea and Latvia!
CRADLE OF HOPE: Annual Baby Shower, Sunday, March 17th at 2:30PM to 4:30PM in the Wolverine Community Center. Any new baby item donation is appreciated. This is a great organization. They help new mothers who need help financially with food, clothes, and used furniture. They collect items all year and have this shower as a thank you to the community. Questions, ask Cyndi Yingling, 231-525-8950.
EMGO GET-A-RIDE: Bus service starting January 2nd, 2019, offered by Emmet County and--- Straits Regional Ride. Call for reservations 1-866-731-1204 or EMGOride.com
WELCOME TO THE PETOSKEY CLUB who will be using our building every Thursday from 5:30-9PM for gathering and activity! Stop by and say hello!!! Thank you, Jill Ryan for hosting the club.
FUN AND GAME DAY: Do you have the winter blues? Join the group for “Fun and Games” each Wednesday at 1:00PM. If you have a favorite game, bring it and teach the group how to play it. Questions, call Lois Ulrich at 231-330-8811.
THURSDAY FREE LUNCH: April is our month so check the sign up book by the office and sign up to cook something, serve, or do both. Questions call Sue Finley at 231-881-0091.
SHARING HOPE: Support group for anyone who has a loved one with suicidal tendencies. Second Thursday of every month, Genesis Community Center, 1124 Northmen Drive, 6:00PM – 7:30PM, contact Wendy Kuebler 231-881-7248.
FOR THE LIFE OF THE WORLD: Sponsored by The NWLM Synod Publicly Engaged Church Table and The Holle Speaker Series. Guest Presenter: Rev. Dr. Lisa Dahill, Workshops: Samaritas – Refugee Resettlement, SEMI Synod – BRRICK (Building Racial Reconciliation in Christ’s Kingdom) registration: Mittensynod.org
Sunday, March 17, 2019 8:30AM: Greeter: Tom & Kris Olsen; Usher: Priscilla & Wayne Meyer; Lector: Karen Lewis(Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18; Philippians 3:17-4:1) Cantor: Acolyte & Head Usher: Wayne Meyer; Assistant to the Minister: Sue Finley; Coffee Hour: Tom & Kris Olsen
10:00AM: Greeter: Dan Bays & Grant Engel; Usher: Ben & Wendy Laser; Lector: Teague Meckstroth; Acolyte: Elaina Engel; Head Usher: Mary Kay O’Donnell; Cantor:; Assistant to the Minister: Jean Smith; Coffee Hour: Dean & Diana Tahtinen & Heise Family; Counters: Gary Engel & Mike Smith; Bread Baker: Donna Smith; Recycling Bryan Young
Sunday, March 24, 2019 8:30AM: Greeter: Tom & Kris Olsen; Usher: Bill & Marla Hoffmann; Lector: Gordy Engdahl(Isaiah 55:1-9, Psalm 63:1-8, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9) Cantor: Acolyte & Head Usher: Gary Engel; Assistant to the Minister: Lois Ulrich ; Coffee Hour: Carol Lumkuhl
10:00AM: Greeter: Marty and Heather Engel; Usher: Bill and Gail Drake; Lector: Gail Drake(Isaiah 55:1-9, Psalm 63:1-8, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9) Acolyte: Elaina Engel; Head Usher: Mike Smith; Cantor:; Assistant to the Minister: Jean Smith; Coffee Hour: Jeff and Sheri Popp; Counters: Gail Drake and Mike Smith; Bread Baker: Trudy Day; Recycling Bryan Young