SEPTEMBER, 2018 NEWS
LWML Notes – For September, our meeting will be on Sunday, September 16, after church in the Upper Fellowship classroom. We will be discussing LWML Sunday, which is on Sunday, October 7.
The Fall Rally will be Saturday, October 20 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Denver. In-gathering items include used Greeting Cards and gently-used Coats, Gloves, Hats, and Mittens. These can be brought to the church and placed in the large box in the Narthex.
Help Wanted – We are looking for a few more people who would be willing to count the offering once a month. Please talk to Pastor Scheele if you are interested in helping out with this.
The Board of Fellowship is looking for people to help with Sunday morning fellowship. This involves setting up before church and cleaning up after Fellowship Hour is done. Please see the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board by the kitchen.
Being Careful – In Ephesians Chapter 6, Paul sets an example for a Christian’s response to the Gospel. He says, “Walk as children of the light, and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord. Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.” This is a prayer for Paul’s readers and a model for our prayers for friends. Paul prays that Christ’s power would fill his readers so that they might be able to grasp God’s all-encompassing love. We pray that God would strengthen us to act in such a way that our friends experience God’s powerful love through us.
Operation Christmas Child – It’s hard to believe, as we enjoy the last of summer, but Christmas is only 4 months away! Operation Christmas Child, which our church community has wholeheartedly supported the past few years, will be collecting shoeboxes (found on the card table in the Narthex) packed with toys, small toiletries, school supplies, etc.
This project is sponsored by Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian organization headed by Franklin Graham, whose father is the evangelist, Billy Graham. These shoeboxes go worldwide to children whose Christmas is far different from what most of our families experience in America.
You can choose the age range and gender of the child(ren) for whom you would like to pack box(es). No toothpaste, liquids, or candy that will melt in the heat can be included. Please include $9.00 per box for shipping; either cash or check made payable to Samaritan’s Purse with “Operation Christmas Child” in the memo line. If you pay the $9.00 online and print out your label, your box will be tracked and you will discover to which country your box has been shipped. While we have the cardboard shoeboxes, you can also purchase plastic shoeboxes to fill. You can start bringing in your filled shoeboxes at any time, but the FINAL collection date is Sunday, November 11.
There will be updates soon to come, so start collecting items and stay tuned!
LWML Zone Rally – will be hosted by Shepherd of the Rockies Lutheran Church on Saturday, September 30 from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm. All ladies are invited to attend. Part of the day will involve assembling Hygiene kits as a service project. During the month of September, we are asking for your help with donations for the Hygiene kits. Please bring in any of the items listed and put them in the labeled box in the Narthex.
What’s in a Hygiene Kit?
- 1 Bath towel
- 1 wash cloth
- 1 bath-size bar of soap
- 1 adult-size toothbrush
- 1 sturdy comb
- 1 stick deodorant
- 6 Band-aids (1/2” or 3/4” ) secured together
- Strong ribbon or cord for tying
Linens should be in good condition and dark colors are recommended. Content items must be new, but can be any brand.