ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 23, 2018
16th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
WE WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME Jean Smith this morning. Jean will be leading the worship services for us. It is always such a pleasure to have her share her time and talents with us.
I hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful weather we’ve been having. As we start to get back to our fall and winter schedule make sure you check the schedules so you don’t miss the start up of Sunday School, Bible Classes and other events that you may be interested in. Please keep Pastor Sherry and Dan (and later Pastor Sherry’s parents) in your prayers as they are traveling. I hope everyone is enjoying the nice pictures Pastor Sherry and Dan have been sharing with on through Facebook. It certainly makes me want to go back to Paris.
PASTOR SHERRY IS ON SABBATICAL THROUGH DECEMBER 4TH.
NOISY OFFERING : This month the noisy offering will be going to the ELCA Mission Field. The money will go to the churches in the Ukraine, Papua New Guinea and Haiti to help rebuild infrastructure as well as schools and churches.
ALTAR FLOWERS this morning are placed in thanksgiving to God for our many blessings.
BULLETINS this month are given by Gary and Bev Engel in celebration of life.
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 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, September 23rd
8:30AM: Greeter: Jim & Cynthia Knibbs; Usher: Jeff & Karen Hamal; Lector: David Klinger; Cantor:; Acolyte:; Assistant to the Minister: Lois Ulrich; Head Usher: Don Honaker; Coffee Hour: Sue Finley
10:00AM: Greeter: Gary & Bev Engel; Usher: Trudy Day; Lector: Kathy Rusche; Acolyte: Eli Popp; Head Usher: Gary Engel; Cantor:; Assistant to the Minister: Ernst Rusche; Coffee Hour: Ginny Rogers & Dianna Tahtinan; Counters: Bryan Young & mike Smith; Bread Baker: Jean Smith; Recycling: Cones Family; Nursery: Olivia Nolff
Sunday, September 30th, Once service at 10:00AM
8:30AM: Greeter: ; Usher: ; Lector: ; Cantor:; Acolyte:; Assistant to the Minister: ; Head Usher:; Coffee Hour:
10:00AM: Greeter: Marty & Heather Engel; Usher: David & Kasi Meckstroth; Lector: Marty Engel; Acolyte: ; Head Usher: Melissa Hansen; Cantor:; Assistant to the Minister: David Meckstroth; Coffee Hour: Deb Manker; Counters: Mary Kay O’Donnell & Gary Engel; Bread Baker: Melissa Hansen; Recycling: Donna Smith; Nursery: Olivia Nolff
Don’t forget Sunday, September 30th, there will be one service at 10:00AM.
SIGN UP FOR FALL and WINTER WORSHIP VOLUNTEERING AS SOON AS YOU CAN! Check the Green notebook for volunteer times that need volunteers! Summer is always chaotic so if you sign up first, Pastor Sherry will fill in the volunteers with the time and talent sheets.
BIRTHDAY & ANNIVERSARY
Birthdays: September23: Jack Warnemuende
Anniversaries: September 23: Gary & Bev Engel
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.
ELDERBERRIES: The next Elderberry Meeting will be on Friday, October 12th at 12:30PM at the City Park Grill.
CHOIR & CHIMES NEWS: The chimes people will be practicing starting September 26th, at 6PM-7PM. New members are always welcome. Join the choir, the chimes, or both!
PAPER PANTRY: Last week we had 80 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. We could always use help setting up or handing out items. It is very rewarding to see how happy we make people. Our next distribution is Thursday, September 27, 9-10:30 AM, set-up is Wednesday, at 3:30 PM. If you are able to help give Bev Engel a call at 248-672-9449.
SOUP KITCHEN NEWS: October is almost 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.
CONTACTS: While Pastor Sherry is gone these people will be helping:
EQUIPPING LEADERS FOR MISSION AND MINISTRY: Equipping leaders for Mission & Ministry (ELMM) is a three-year process consisting of 12 retreats and 6 skill days. Interested persons may attend a retreat to more fully understand how the program works. They meet next on September 28-29 at St. Peter, Battle Creek and again on October 26-27 at Faith, Saginaw. Register by August 31: firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a flyer on the bulletin board by the women’s bathroom with more information. Talk with Jean Smith, she has taken these classes and is our Lay Minister.
WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S will take place on September 15, starting at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts. If you would like to have a team in the walk, this is the link: http://act.org/site/TR/WALK2018/MI-GreaterMichigan?fr id=11284&pg=entry
If you have questions contact Toni Cone at 231-838-4294.
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 STARTED SEPTEMBER 17TH and will begin under the leadership of Jenny Gauthier. She will be leading the group through the study of Jesus and those Bodacious Women at 8:15AM for study at the church. Books will be available shortly.
BIBLE STUDY AT 6PM STARTED MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH: under the leadership of Cindy Bergstrom at her home at 2286 River Road. Her phone number is 231-838-9675. Everyone is invited and will be studying “The Beatitudes and Living the Blessed Life” books will be available through Cindy.
SUNDAY SCHOOL: If your child is 4 years old up to 10 years of age please have them attend. 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.
NORTHERN MICHIGAN CHORALE on November the 17th & 18th, 2018 will be presenting their holiday concerts “The Gift of Song” at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts.
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)