ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 9, 2018
14 th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
WELCOME Pastor Jim Pettys who is here this morning to lead us in our worship services.
Summer is over, I for one am very happy that the summer traffic is also over. 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
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
PARSONAGE HAS BEEN BURNED AND IS EXCAVATED Be sure to take a look at how nice the area now looks.
We need your help in thinking about ways that we can grow the land and ministry through this empty
space…we look forward to hearing from you. Share your ideas with council or put them in on the large paper
in the upper fellowship area.
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 by Gordon and Lynn Engdahl in celebration of their 30 th wedding
anniversary. May God bless you with many more happy years together.
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 9nd
8:30AM: Greeter: Jim & Cyndi Knibbs; Usher: Jeff & Karen Hamal ; Lector: Gordy Endahl; Cantor:; Acolyte:; Assistant to the Minister: Lois Ulrich; Head Usher: Mike Smith; Coffee Hour: Jeff & Karen Hamal 10:00AM: Greeter: David & Kasi Meckstroth; Usher: David & Kasi Meckstroth; Lector: Karen Lewis; Acolyte: Teague Meckstroth; Head Usher: David Meckstroth; Cantor:; Assistant to the Minister: Bryan Young; Coffee Hour: Gail Kloss and Dagny King; Counters: Carolyn Matzinger and Mary Kay O’Donnell; Bread Baker: KarieJeisel; Recycling: Cones Family; Nursery: Olivia Nolff
Sunday, September 16th
8:30AM: Greeter: DeWayne & Joan Cox; Usher: Marilynn Smith; Lector: Skylar Smith; Cantor:; Acolyte:;
Assistant to the Minister: Sue finley; Head Usher:; Coffee Hour: Joan Cox
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: Heather &Bev Engel; Counters: Marilynn Smith & Gary Engel; Bread Baker: Melissa Hansen; Recycling: Cones Family;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 will
fill in the volunteers with the time and talent sheets.
BIRTHDAY & ANNIVERSARY
Birthdays: September 9: Jana Tahtinen; September 12 Marla Hofmann
Anniversaries: September 9: David & Kasandra Meckstroth; September 10: Gordon & Lynnette Engdahl
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.
CHOIR & CHIMES NEWS: The choir will be practicing starting September 19 th at 6:60PM to 8PM. The chimes people will be practicing starting September 26 th , at 6PM-7PM. New members are always welcome. Join the choir, the chimes, or both!
ELDERBERRIES: The Elderberries will meet on September 14 at 12:30 at the Barrelback Resturant in Walloon
Lake. Please call Lynn Engdahl at 989-513-0430 to tell her if you are attending.
PAPER PANTRY: We are continuing to service around 60 people each time. 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. Let the office know if you can help.
SOUP KITCHEN NEWS: We made it through August. The people that came for lunch were very thankful for all
the wonderful food that you all prepared. We would like to thank everyone who helped serve or made food in
August. Without your help we couldn’t do this outreach service. So, take a break, September is our off
month. Sit back and think about what you may like to fix in October. Once again, thank you to each person
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
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 morefully 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-
If you have questions contact Toni Cone at 231-838-4294.
MIDDLE AND SENIOR HIGH YOUTH GROUPS will meet on September 16 th at 11:30AM-1:30PM at the church
for lunch of pizza. After lunch we will play some games and have some great fun. Please bring $5.00 to help
cover the cost of the pizza. If you have any questions please call Kasi Meckstroth at 231-420-6660.
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 STARTS SEPTEMBER 17 TH 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 STARTING MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 TH : will begin under the leadership of Cindy
Bergstrom’s 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 will begin on September 16 th : If your child is 4 years old up to 10 years of age bring them.
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 17 th & 18 th , 2018 will be presenting their holiday concerts “The Gift of Song” at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts.
HERE IS WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OUR NECK OF THE WOODS! (Don’t forget to sing up on the calendar when
you are planning your events.)
Sunday , September 9: 8:30 AM &10:00AM Holy Communion Worship Service
Monday, September 10: 7:00PM Chorale
Tuesday, September 11:
Wednesday, September 12: 10:00AM-12:00PM Secretary in the office, 4:30PM Girl Scout Meeting
Thursday, September 13: 10:00AM-12:00PM Secretary in the office, Paper Pantry 5-6:30PM
Friday, September 14: 12:30PM Elderberries Meeting
Saturday, September 15:
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR UPCOMING EVENTS:
September 9 th : “Gods Work our Hands” , Elementary Youth Group
September 16 th : First day of Sunday School, Middle & Senior High Youth Groups
September 17 th : Beginning of all Bible Studies
September 19 th Choir practice
September 20 th : Women’s Bible Study at Mallard Cove
September 24 th : #metoo Bible Study 8:15AM
September 26 Chimes practice
September 30 th : One service 10:00AM