Dear Members and Friends of Lutheran Church of the Living Christ,
Grace to you and peace from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
We are still trying to settle into the fall schedule, so another change is in the mix for this week. The choir will not be singing this Sunday, but we will begin practice at 6:30 p.m. Hopefully this will be the last change for us for a while. Matt, our choir director, may not be able to be there right at 6:30 each week, but Karen has agreed to start us at 6:30 with warm up and some work on the anthems prior to Matt’s arrival. That will help to keep the end time at a reasonable time (around 7:30) each week. Thanks for your patience as we put all of the pieces together. We had a great practice this past week, but we would welcome a few more voices. Please consider joining us this Wednesday.
Stewardship packets will be available for pick up on Sunday. Please help us keep costs down by picking up your packet either this week or next week. Anything not picked up by October 5 will need to be mailed so that you get it before the October 12 event.
There are a lot of things happening in October. Please look below for upcoming announcements regarding key events in the next few weeks.
To help you prepare for worship on Sunday:
Prayer of the Day
God of love, giver of life, you know our frailties and failings. Give us your grace to overcome them, keep us from those things that harm us, and guide us in the way of salvation, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32
Flowers on Sunday are given by the Spies family in celebration of Barb’s birthday (9/28).
Oct. 1 Choir Practice – 6:30 PM
Oct. 5 Worship 9:00 AM
Sunday School 9:20 AM/No Confirmation
Hunger Crop Walk in West Bend
Oct. 7 Men’s Ministry – 7:00 PM
Oct. 9 Fellowship/Meal 6:00 PM
Worship 7:00 PM/Activity 7:45 PM
Oct. 11 Big Cedar Bluegrass Band – 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Oct. 12 Stewardship Sunday and Congregational Picnic
Oct. 14 Council Meeting – 7:00 PM
Oct. 19, 26 Pastor Spies High School/Adult Class – 8:00 AM
Nov. 2, 9, 16
Oct. 21 Women’s Ministry – 1:30 PM
Oct. 28 & 30 Menomonee Falls Food Pantry
Nov. 8 Blood Drive at LCLC – 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Greeter Renee Reckert
Lector Jerry Erdman
Ushers Sandie Smith
Coffee Linda Stehman
Nursery Sydney Sawatzke
Menomonee Falls Food Pantry - An updated list of most needed items just came in this week. Those items are cereal, chunky soups and cream of mushroom soup, canned peas and mixed vegetables, crackers, boxed rice, and also jelly. Please bring your donations, also any canned meats (higher proteins items), to our collection boxes in the narthex.
Washington County Hunger CROP Walk - Save the date for the Hunger Crop Walk on October 5, 2014! We will be walking in West Bend again this year. If anyone is interested in walking, please contact Marmy Clason. The money raised from the Crop Walk supports local and international food services.
October Men’s Ministry - Our next Men’s Ministry gathering will take place on Tuesday, October 7 beginning at 7:00 p.m. We will gather at the home of Joe and Eileen Nelson located at N106W15777 Adams Ct. Our group is growing, and we had the largest crowd ever at our September gathering. But there is always room for more. See you there!
October Thursday Fellowship and Worship Experience - Our next Thursday Worship opportunity will be on Thursday, October 9. We will begin with a meal at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. If you would like to bring something to eat that evening, there will be a sign-up sheet at the church to let us know what you plan to bring. Then we will gather for worship (with communion) in the sanctuary at 7:00 p.m. The evening will conclude with an activity designed to help us get to know one another better (and have a little fun) beginning at 7:45 p.m. The evening should conclude at around 8:45 p.m. You are invited to come to any or all of the activities for the evening.
Women’s Ministry - Our next Women’s get together will be on Tuesday, October 21 at 1:30 p.m. for Bible Study and refreshments at LCLC. The study will be on Dr. Jack Beck’s paperback “Understanding the Bible”. We will discuss the introduction and first chapter. If you do not have the book; we will have them at the study and work through the chapter together.
Menomonee Falls Food Pantry - Volunteers are needed for Tuesday, October 28 and Thursday, October 30 from 11:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. or 4:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A sign-up sheet will be posted in our narthex. We need 5 volunteers for each shift.
Have a blessed weekend!
Pastor Lester Spies
Pastor Lester Spies
Pastor of Lutheran Church of the Living Christ since August of 2002