ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 21, 2018
22th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
WE ARE GLAD TO HAVE Jean Smith leading us in worship this morning. Thank you, Jean, for sharing God’s message with us this morning.
CHOIR SINGING AND THE CHIMES PLAYING THIS MORNING AT THE 8:30 SERVICE, OCTOBER 21TH, “O Praise the Lord of Harvest” and “Dona Nobis Pacem”
PASTOR SHERRY IS ON SABBATICAL THROUGH DECEMBER 4TH.
• PLEASE KEEP COMING TO WORSHIP
• PLEASE GIVE REGULARLY
• PLEASE INVITE FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO JOIN THIS CARING PLACE OF WORSHIP
• VOLUNTEER AND TRY NEW THINGS
• BRING IN FRESH AND NEW IDEAS
NOISY OFFERING : for the month of October will go to our Thanksgiving Meal that we prepare for the community and the congregation. This has been well attended in the past. There is a lot of work that goes into putting this meal together. Carolyn Matzinger is in charge this year so please contact her if you can help in any way.
ALTAR FLOWERS this morning are placed in thanksgiving to God for his many blessings.
BULLETINS this month are given by Cyndi Yingling.
Dedications for both the bulletins and the flowers are found at SIGN UP CENTRAL in the green notebook. $10 for flowers and $10 for bulletin dedications. Each week our flowers are donated to Flowers for Friends to be distributed throughout the community.
THANKS BE TO GOD FOR OUR VOLUNTEERS The Time and Talent Volunteer sheets for 2018 can’t be found so it’s important for people to sign up. Please check the volunteer schedule in the green binder at the sign up table. The volunteer list beginning January 2018 is available in the green notebook. Please cross your name off of the list if you are unable to volunteer. If you can find a substitute please fill in the name. If you can’t find one, let the office know.
Sunday, October 21th
8:30AM: Greeter: Karie & Tavi Jeisel; Usher: Wayne & Priscilla Meyer; Lector: David Klinger; Cantor:; Acolyte:; Assistant to the Minister: Lois Ulrich; Head Usher; Sue Finley; Coffee Hour: Karie Jeisel
10:00AM: Greeter: MaryKay O’Donnell; Usher: Ernst & Kathy Rusche; Lector: Sommer Poquette; Acolyte: ; Head Usher: Marilynn Smith; Cantor:; Assistant to the Minister: Trudy Day; Coffee Hour: Deb Manker; Counters: Carolyn Matzinger & Melissa Hansen; Bread Baker: Karie Jeisel; Recycling: Donna Smith; Nursery: Olivia Nolff
Sunday, October 28th
10:00AM: Greeter: Toni Cone; Usher: Ron Marshall; Lector: Boyd Manges; Acolyte: ; Head Usher: Melissa Hansen; Cantor: ; Assistant to the Minister: Boyd Manges; Coffee Hour: Potluck; Counters: Ron Marshall & Jen LaLonde; Bread Baker: Boyd Manges; Recycling: Chip Cone; Nursery: Olivia Nolff
SIGN UP FOR FALL and WINTER WORSHIP VOLUNTEERING AS SOON AS YOU CAN! Check the Green notebook for volunteer times that need volunteers. With Pastor Sherry gone it is even more important that you sign up to help with the Sunday Service.
BIRTHDAY & ANNIVERSARY
Birthdays: October 23: Melanie Weaver; October 24: Gail Drake; October 25: Isannah Ulrich, Shawn Young; October
Anniversaries: October 23: Ron Marshall & Carolyn Matzinger; October 24: Don Honaker & Sue Finley
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.
REFORMATION SUNDAY OCTOBER 28TH: Don’t forget to wear red and that there’s a luncheon after the ten o’clock service. It is the fourth Sunday of the month so remember there is only the ten o’clock service.
CHOIR & CHIMES NEWS: The choir and chimes will practice on October 24th; choir at 7-8PM and chimes from 6-7PM. New members are always welcome.
PAPER PANTRY: Last week we had 72 people come to paper pantry. Please remember the paper pantry operates on donations of items or money. Without your gifts we could not continue this project. The people are so thankful for what they receive.
PAPER PANTRY DONATIONS: If any of you do not use the products given to you following a dental appointment please bring them in for the Paper Pantry distribution. Remember that this outreach program works on donations only.
SOUP KITCHEN NEWS: October is here. Think about what you can do to help. The soup kitchen has four Thursdays that we need to prepare and serve food . If you can help with food or serve be sure to sign up in the green volunteer notebook by the church office. If you have questions call Sue Finley at 231-439-9101.
POTLUCK AND PHOTO SESSION: Today from 11AM-3PM join us for a soup potluck and mini photo session. The Mini photo sessions will be with photographer Hilary Harrington for $25 for all members and $35 for non-members (a major bargain) – setting will be a fall theme. Each mini session will take 10-15 minutes at the most, depending on the number of people per photo. If you need more than one photo shoot, please reserve two spaces and you will be charged for two sessions. (Example, you need 3-5 pictures of just kids, this is one session and another session would be 3-5 of your family.) Each session will include 3-5 photos delivered digitally to you to print. With your consent, the photos will be used for a church directory/bulletin board. If you are interested, please sign up and you’ll be assigned a time for your mini-photo session. Please bring a $25 or $35 check the day of the session made out to Hilary Harrington or cash. We will also be collecting items for the paper pantry, feel free to bring an item to donate on this day. Sign up to reserve your time (required): https://tinyurl.com/soupandpics
CONTACTS: While Pastor Sherry is gone these people will be helping:
• Jean Smith, Lay Minister in charge of pastoral care giving and worship services.
• Marla Hoffman is the chair for Worship & Music
• Gary Engel will be the contact for the Management Team
• Cheryl Morford will be the contact for our Elementary School Youth Group
• Kasi Meckstroth will be the contact for our Middle School and High School Youth Group
• Cheryll Morford and Bev Engel are contacts for Sunday School
• Sue Finley, Joan Cox and Lynn Engdahl are the contacts for the soup kitchen
• Bev Engel is the contact for the Paper Pantry
• Carolyn Matzinger is in charge of our Community Thanksgiving Dinner
• Carol Lemkuhl is in charge of the dinner for Reformation Day
• Stewardship will be lead by Sommer Poquette
• Cyndi Yingling will be the office volunteer answering phones, returning messages, getting things together for Sunday and working on each week’s announcements
• Lois Ulrich is also an office assistant who staples all of the bulletins and announcements
THE GATHERING for Senior High Youth Groups will be held at the Radisson Hotel in Lansing on December 27th-30th. Contact Kasi Meckstroth at 231-420-6660 if you would like to attend or get additional information
8:15am #METOO BIBLE STUDY: Jenny Gauthier is leading this bible study. The study will be Jesus and those Bodacious Women staring every Monday morning at 8:15AM at the church.
BIBLE STUDY ON MONDAYS AT 6PM : under the leadership of Cindy Bergstrom at her home at 2286 River Road. Her phone number is 231-838-9675. Everyone is invited and we will be studying “The Beatitudes and Living the Blessed Life” books will be available through Cindy.
SUNDAY SCHOOL: If your child is between the ages of 4 years old up to 10 years of age they are Sunday School age. The theme this year is Putting on the Whole Armor of God. They will be doing lots of fun things. Don’t let your child miss out. If you would like to have more information, contact Cheryll Morford at 231-838-0502.
FINANCIALS FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 2018:
THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR TREASURES
Income Need Difference
General Fund 8,191.54 10,121.81 1,930.27
Synod Benevolence 372.00
Property Fund 788.00 1762.50 (974.50)
9,351.54 11,884.31 (2,904.77)
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 , October 21: 8:30AM &10:00AM Worship Services , 11AM-3PM Soup Potluck & photo session
Monday, October 22: Bible Study 8:15AM; Bible Study 6-7PM; 7:00PM Chorale
Tuesday, October 23:
Wed., October 24: 10:00AM-12:00PM Secretary in the office; Chimes Practice 6-7PM, Choir Practice 7-8PM
Thursday, October 25: 10:00AM-12:00PM Secretary in the office
Friday, October 26: Senior and Junior High Youth Group 4-6PM
Saturday, October 27:
Sunday, October 28: REFORMATION LUNCHEON, ONE SERVICE, WEAR RED 10:00AM Worship Services;