ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 12, 2015
Courtyard Fellowship—Every Sunday now through Labor Day! The themes are in for our after-services fellowship in the courtyard! So, check out the weekly suggestion, dust off those Lutheran cookbooks or log-on to your favorite foodie website and whip something up. No time to cook or can’t think of a “Food that starts with a ‘B!’” (see Aug. 2)? No problem—the themes serve as a fun foundation from which to start but all edible contributions, home-made or store-bought, are welcome! The list below provides the themes, as well as volunteer hosts that take on the set-up and take-down, supply juices, water and brew the coffee (you’ll note a number of vacancies are available, so please consider serving as a Sunday “host”). Please let Polly Brown or John Lindemann know which Sunday service you’d like to take!
July 12 “Flavors of Summer!” (8am: Lindemanns/11am: Polly Brown)
July 19 “Better Together!—Foods that pair well.” (8am: Joy Harms/11am: Open to Volunteers)
July 26 “Old and New!—From Grandma or one you’ve never tried!” (8am: Open to Volunteers /11am:Open to Volunteers)
Aug 2 “Foods that Start with B!” (8am: McCain/Schipul/11am: Brandi Groft)
Aug 9 “When Life gives you Lemons!” (8am: Wuhbet Abraham/11am:Open to Volunteers)
Aug 16 “JELLO!!” (8am: Open to Volunteers /11am Open to Volunteers )
Aug 23 “TBD” (8am: Open to Volunteers /11am Open to Volunteers )
Aug 30 “Salsas!” (8am: Open to Volunteers /11am Open to Volunteers )
Sept 6 (Labor Day weekend) “TBD” (8am: Open to Volunteers /11am: Open to Volunteers )
Special Thanks to the Busy Volunteers! We are so grateful for all the helpers who made our “Jesus with Us in the Busy City!” VBS wonderful! Children are welcome to take home their construction vests (hanging on a rack in the church basement) and craft projects! Regular Sunday School will resume on September 13th (the first Sunday after Labor Day). The children of our congregation, and their guests, would especially like to thank:
Wuhbet Abraham – snacks; Nancy Bilezikian – skits, crafts, decorations, snacks, costumes; Katy Brown – skits; Polly Brown – skit scripts, organization, Bible stories; William Brown – games; Dorothy Brown – games; Anya Burkhart – Bible stories; Bill and Nancy Bussing – snacks; Suzanne Chapman – snacks; Becca Davis – games; Ron Eisner – snacks, locking up for decorators; The Board of Elders – snacks; Catherine Fedderson – decorations, costumes, songs; Abadit Shafner – snacks; Rosie Goumas – piano; Laura Hanson – decorations; Joy Harms – craft design and leadership; Lucy Henkes – snacks; Willem Henkes – guitar; Thilo Henkes – skits, snacks; Carol Holderness – decorations, registration; Anna Holderness – decorations; Audrey Johnson – Adult Bible Study; Brianna Krikava – decorations, Bible stories; Joe Krikava – skits, decorations; Peggy Krikava – crafts; Jessica Loc – skits; Nik Locker – middle school Bible study; Anne Muskopf – song leadership, decorations; Leslie Paterson – decorations; Steve Perko –snacks; Sharon Perko – snacks and costumes; Betty Pohl – decorations; Ben and Irma Rivera – snacks and crafts; Jamie Ronin – snacks, crafts; Jose Ruiz – decorations; Kathy Schulz – crafts; Paulette Smiles – crafts, ages 3-4 class; Paul Stiller – piano; Lisa Stiller – piano and songwriting; Blake Sutcliffe – water cleanup; Taci Tomasio – guitar and song leadership; Lou Tomasio – skits, middle school helper; Joy Wessler – games, decorations; and middle school helpers: JoEllen, Lwam, Yossan, Alex, Stefan, Sasha, Willem, William, and Dorothy!
Reminder–Lutheran Essentials Wednesday Evening at 7pm, and a New Study Begins July 15th: Join Paul Edmon Wednesday evening as he discusses the Treatise on Power and Primacy of the Pope. Follow that up next Wednesday when Paul leads the study based on “Fire and the Staff,” by Klemet Preus. Along with reading this wonderful book about the intersection of doctrine and practice, we’ll also study our liturgy, exploring why we do what we do in church. This includes the Divine Service, music, liturgical seasons, lectionaries, dress, and motions of the pastor and parishioners. Paul Edmon is the study’s leader.
Upcoming Funerals and Memorial Services:
July 17: Longtime FLC member Rosemarie Janbergs passed away the weekend of July 4th. Pastor Dutzmann will conduct a graveside funeral service at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 17, at Rural Cemetery, Pemberton Street in Walpole. In an email to Pastor in response to questions concerning a memorial fund, her son, Roland, requested that people “go out and perform a kindness in her name for somebody living. Help an old lady across the street. Buy someone a meal. Donate blankets to a shelter. Or donate something to the church so that the church can do such good works in her name.” He added that if they really needed to donate to an organized charity, his mom supported the American Diabetes Association.
July 22: A memorial service to remember and honor Ted Aaberg is scheduled for Wednesday, July 22nd at 11:00 am at FLC.
Hostas La Vista, Baby! (roughly translated, “the view of hostas, good neighbor!”) At a recent Sunday announcment, FLC president Tom McCain reported on a new effort to take a close look at the church property from top to bottom, exterior and interior, and to develop a comprehensive list of items that need to be repaired or replaced, and to beautify the building we call FLC. It’ll be a long, detailed process (comments and suggestions welcome) and we’ll provide occasional updates and outline potential projects.
The first field trip around the exterior of the church uncovered what can only be described as the “scourge of Marlborough Street.” We understand that side of the church may not be oft-traveled by members, but it is on view to our neighbors 24-7—and that view isn’t pretty.
An improvement that can be made right away is to supplement the gardens along the side of the building—and hostas and other perennial groundcover seem to thrive on the northern side of the church. Please take a look at those home improvement center and nursery circulars and, if you see a good deal, consider donating a few plants to help fight the blight. We’ll even let you plant them if you want (or find someone to do it for you). If you have any questions, please contact John Lindemann in the church office. (And, as Balint might say to terminate this announcement, “I’ll be Bach!”)
Reminder–Lutheran Essentials Wednesday Evening at 7pm, and a New Study Begins July 15th: Join Paul Edmon on Wednesday evenings as he discusses the Treatise on Power and Primacy of the Pope.
The next study will be “Fire and the Staff,” by Klemet Preus, tentatively set to begin on July 15th. Along with reading this wonderful book about the intersection of doctrine and practice, we’ll also study our liturgy, exploring why we do what we do in church. This includes the Divine Service, music, liturgical seasons, lectionaries, dress, and motions of the pastor and parishioners. Paul Edmon is the study’s leader.