ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 30, 2018
17 th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
WE WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME Dean Tahtinen for leading our worship service this morning.
CHOIR SINGING THIS MORNING, SEPTEMBER 30 rd : “In Christ Alone”
PASTOR SHERRY IS ON SABBATICAL THROUGH DECEMBER 4 TH .
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
ALTAR FLOWERS this morning are placed by Cyndi Yingling in celebration of the birthday of her son, Joshua
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 30 th
10:00AM: Greeter: Marty & Heather Engel; Usher: David & Kasi Meckstroth; Lector: Marty Engel; Acolyte: ;
Head Usher: Wayne Meyer; Cantor:; Assistant to the Minister: David Meckstroth; Coffee Hour: Deb
Manker; Counters: Mary Kay O’Donnell & Gary Engel; Bread Baker: ; Recycling: Donna Smith; Nursery:
Sunday, October 7 th
8:30AM: Greeter: Jim & Cynthia Knibbs; Usher: Trudy Day; Lector: Marilynn Smith; Cantor:; Acolyte:;
Assistant to the Minister: Sue Finley; Head Usher: Wayne Meyer; Coffee Hour: Wayne & Priscilla Meyer
10:00AM: Greeter: Donna Smith; Usher: Bryan Young; Lector: Melissa Hansen; Acolyte: ; Head Usher: Kasi
Meckstroth; Cantor:; Assistant to the Minister: Carolyn Matzinger; Coffee Hour: Bill & Vira Heise; Counters: Carolyn Matzinger & Melissa Hansen; Bread Baker: Karie Jeisel; Recycling: Donna Smith; Nursery: Olivia Nolff
SIGN UP FOR FALL and WINTER WORSHIP VOLUNTEERING AS SOON AS YOU CAN! Check the Green notebookfor volunteer times that need volunteers! Summer is always chaotic so if you sign up first, Pastor Sherry willfill in the volunteers with the time and talent sheets.
BIRTHDAY'S & ANNIVERSARIES:
Birthdays: Lori Lind October 4 th , Joy Chaveriat October 5 th
Anniversaries: MaryKay O’Donnell & Mark Grosvenor October 5 th
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 12 th at 12:30PM at the City Park Grill.
CHOIR & CHIMES NEWS: The choir and chimes will practice on October 3 rd ; choir at 7-8PM and chimes from 6-7PM. New members are always welcome.
PAPER PANTRY: Last week we had 85 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.
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 only one day away. 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-
ELEMENTARY YOUTH PUMPKIN CARVING SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14: Pumpkins and pizza and drinks will be
provided. Families please bring veggies and desserts, like cupcakes to decorate. This will be a fun day so be
sure to save the date and join in the fun.
POTLUCK AND PHOTO SESSION: October 21, 2018 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
MIDDLE SCHOOL/HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUPS PUMPKIN DECORATING OCTOBER 21: There will be lunch followed by pumpkin decorating after church until around 2PM. Be sure to come and enjoy a fun afternoon.
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-30 th . Contact Kasi Meckstroth at 231-420-6660 if you would like to attend or get additional information
8:15am #METOO BIBLE STUDY: Please note that there will be no bible study on October 1 st and the 8 th .
Normal study will start up again on October 15 th .
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-
NORTHERN MICHIGAN CHORALE on November the 17 th & 18 th , 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)
HERE IS WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OUR NECK OF THE WOODS! (Don’t forget