October 23 2019

Happy Reformation,

Here we are at the cusp of 502 years of Lutheranism and we are ready to celebrate!

NEEDED: for pastor’s office; a small bookshelf. Preferably 3-4 shelves no higher that 4 feet tall and 3 feet wide. If you happen to have one lying around that seems it might work, please let me know. Thanks.

Wednesday and Sunday morning our Bible Study groups will wrap our book, “Martin Luther and the Call Life” by; Mark Tranvik. Next Month we begin looking at the Prophets of the Old Testament. We will do a sweep of many of the major and minor prophets as we prepare for Advent and Christmas.

NEW MEMBER CLASS Tonight 7pm: Please see Pastor Grace if you are interested in attending this class, also if you are interested in membership and cannot make this date. We are flexible.

FALL FEST: Families are invited to come celebrate Halloween and Fall on Sunday afternoon at church. 2:30-5:30 there will be games, crafts, food and at 5pm Trunk or Treating in our parking lot. This event is free of charge BUT, we do ask you to bring a nonperishable food item for our Thanksgiving baskets we prepare thru Love Inc. See list below for items needed.

THIS SUNDAY---REFORAMTION/ALL SAINTS SUNDAY: This year, mostly due to my vacation and my love of both key days in our church year, we are celebrating them together on October 27th. As the 2 days are actually, just a few hours apart in real time. (Oct 31 and Nov 1st) We will begin our service as Reformation with a Baptism. Luther would be proud!! Then move into celebrating our Saints. As part of this special worship we are inviting you to bring a picture or two of people in your life that have gone to their eternal glory and were an important part of your life and faith journey. We will display them throughout the sanctuary, surrounding us. As protesters (Protestants) the color of the day is RED. You are invited to wear red that day.

FAMILIES MOVING FORWARD: West Union is the host site November 10 – 17. Please sign up to help. Any questions please contact Diane K at 952-457-9267. Here is the link to sign up https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0444a5ad2fa4fc1-west

EDUCATION MEETING: Monday at 7pm we will meet as the committee to discuss the upcoming Christmas Program as well as Vacation Bible School. All parents are invited to join us for this meeting.

  • Poinsettias: Sale goes thru November 10th. This is a fundraiser for our Education programs. Please support our kids and beautify your holiday season at the same time.
  1. Meals -THIS WEEK– Sweet Potatoes & Marshmallows, 11/3 – Canned Vegetables, 11/10 – Frozen Rhodes Rolls, 11/17 – Frozen Turkey (we are always short turkeys). We also encourage you to get your children and family involved in this family-friendly event. Volunteer the day of the event by signing up on the sign in the narthex. The event is Saturday, November 23rd, in Chaska in the morning hours.
  • Here is a count of what we have: Canned Veg -Lots, Boxed Potatoes -25, Gravy -19, Cake & frosting -24, Jello -24, Stuffing -12, Canned Sweet potatoes and Marshmallows -5,

Special Ministry Congregational Meeting NOVEMBER 10TH following worship. More information will come with Newsletter.

Other upcoming events: Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service Nov 26th 7pm East Union. December 1st Toast to the New Year, church year! December 13th Progressive Dinner. Dec 15th Children’s Christmas Program and Potluck Dinner.

I know I forgot something. But here is what I had,

Pastor Grace.

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