BIRTHDAYS April 8: Kyle Grosvenor; April 9: Oktaveon Ryan, April: Mary Kay O’Donnell; April 13: Ken Michelsen; April 13: Collin Somerville; April 14: Dakota Westbrook and Lynn Engdahl ANNIVERSARIES: April 7: Ken and Mary Michelsen
NOISY OFFERING: Camp Scholarship Fund. This noisy offering and all of the fund raising we do for our youth runs from Elementary school through High School for all retreats and camps. Our students attend the Youth Gathering for High Schoolers, Charge for Middle Schoolers, and camp Stony Lake for all ages and abilities. Thank you for your sponsorship of campers, donations to help relieve families of the cost, and the prayers and support you give to our youth.
ALTAR FLOWERS this morning are placed in celebration of the birthday of Gabriel Engdahl by his grandparents, Gordy and Lynn Engdahl. Birthday blessings.
BULLETINS this month are given by Lori Lind.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!! Jeff and Sherri Popp and their children Isaac, Eli, and Seth, came from West Virginia over 2 years ago and have been active with us ever since they arrived! We are blessed to have them here with us and sharing in laughter. Ron and Svetlana Ottney and their daughter Nicole have come to us from Ohio! We are so blessed to hear from Svetlana today and her strength in faith and family. We welcome both families with open arms and loving hearts!
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 God’s Work our Hands Notebook at the sign up counter.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST (ALL YOU CAN EAT) 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 SUPPER EACH WEDNESDAY UNTIL HOLY WEEK 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.
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.
SENIOR HIGH YOUTH GROUP SUNDAY, APRIL 7 We will meet after church and head out to lunch to plan for the rest of the year. We will also play some games…so bring your favorite game to the church. Lunch will be at noon. Youth group will end at 2PM.
ELDERBERRIES MEETING: The Elderberries will meet on Friday, April 12 at 12:30PM at City Park Grill.
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 and Pastor Sherry. 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!
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.
HOLY WEEK: MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICE: APRIL: 18 7:00PM at EMMANUEL GOOD FRIDAY SERVICES: APRIL 19: 12 NOON AT EMMANUEL AND 7PM AT CROSS OF CHRIST
THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS FOR OUR SUNDAY SERVICES! WE CERTAINLY APPRECIATE YOU! Sunday, April 7, 2019 8:30AM: Greeter: Gordy & Lynn Engdahl; Usher: Wayne & Priscilla Meyer; Lector: Priscilla Meyer((Isaiah 4:16-21, Psalm 126, Philippians 3:4b-14, John 12:1-8); Cantor: Acolyte &Head Usher: Wayne Meyer; Assistant to the Minister: Gordy Engdahl; Coffee Hour: Gordy & Lynn Engdahl and Wayne, Wayne & Priscilla Meyer
10:00AM: Greeter: Bryan Young; Usher: Bill and Gail Drake; Lector: Gail Drake(Isaiah 4:16-21, Psalm 125, Philippians 3:4b-14, John 12:1-8); Acolyte: Amanda Feeley; Head Usher: Bill Drake; Cantor:; Assistant to the Minister: Jean Smith;Coffee Hour: Bryan Young and Gail Drake; Counters: Donna Smith and Mike Smith; Bread Baker: Wayne Meyer; Recycling Wayne Meyer
Sunday, April 14, 2019 8:30AM: Greeter: Wayne & Priscilla Meyer; Usher: Priscilla & Wayne Meyer; Lector: Priscilla Meyer(Isaiah 50:4-9a, Psalm 31:9-16 Philippians 2:5-11, Luke 22:14-23:56 or Luke 23:1-49 ) Cantor: Acolyte &Head Usher: Wayne Meyer; Assistant to the Minister: Lois Ulrich; Coffee Hour: Priscilla & Wayne Meyer
10:00AM: Greeter: Ernst & Kathy Rusche; Usher: Boyd Manges; Lector: Marla Hofmann)Isaiah 50:4-9a, Psalm 31:9-16, Philippians 2:5-11, Luke 22:14-23:56 or Luke 23:1-49); Acolyte: Head Usher: Boyd Manges; Cantor:; Assistant to the Minister: Gail Drake;Coffee Hour Gail Drake & Marla Hoffmann; Counters: Bryan Young and Gail Drake; Bread Baker: Lynn Engdahl; Recycling Gordy Engdahl
If you are going to be in town for Easter Sunday, April 21st please volunteer to do a job at the 10:00 AM service. The sign up sheet is by the secretaries office.
FINANCIALS FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2019: THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR TREASURES
Jan-19 What we Need: Difference
General 6,440.49 10,130.58 (3,690.09)
Benev 252.00 - -
Property 578.00 1,038.00 (460.00)
7,270.49 11,168.58 (4,150.09)
HERE IS WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OUR NECK OF THE WOODS! (Don’t forget to sign up on the calendar when you are planning your events.)
Sunday , April 07 8:30 &10:00AM Worship Services with Holy Communion; Children’s Sunday School 9:45AM; Pancake breakfast for Manna Project at the Eagle’s Club; Senior High Youth Monday, April 08: 8:15AM Bible Study Tuesday, April 09: 6PM VSU class in the sanctuary; Girl Scouts Wed., April 10: 5:15-6:30PM Lenten soup supper and worship; 6:30 Chimes; 7:15 choir Thursday, April 11: Petoskey Club lower level 4:30-7:00PM; Paper Pantry 5:00-6:30 Friday, April 12: Saturday, April 13: Sunday, April 14: Palm Sunday 8:30 &10:00AM Worship Services with Holy Communion