Announcements for Sunday, September 15, 2013 St. Matthew’s Ev. Lutheran Church, Wauwatosa www.stmattslutheran.org We welcome each of you to worship. “This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24, KJV). Welcome, in the name of the One who created this day for our enjoyment! Introduction for the Day: The grumbling of the Pharisees and the scribes in today’s gospel is actually our holy hope: This Jesus welcomes sinners and eats with them. That our God wills to seek and to save the lost is not only a holy hope, it is our only hope. As Paul’s ﬁrst letter to Timothy reminds us, “The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.” Thanks be to God. Communion: All baptized Christians who celebrate the real presence of Christ in the bread and wine are invited to the Lord’s Table at the 11:00 service. Gluten-free wafers are available if you ask your communion server. Those who desire juice instead of regular wine, please tell this to the communion assistant. Due to the weight of the communion trays, you may be asked to take your glass of wine from the tray as it is presented to you. Mum Sale Today! Greater Tosa Interfaith is selling potted chrysanthemums in the parking lot today. The flowers are in 8-inch pots and sell for $6.00 each or two plants for $11.00. Proceeds support Greater Tosa Interfaith Neighborhood Outreach Program which is a ministry connecting older neighbors with a caring community. Please wear a Nametag today: The first and third Sundays when you wear a nametag, you give others the opportunity to know your name. In so doing, we can become better acquainted as a church family. Greet someone new today! Hunger Baskets to be passed today: During the offering, a basket will be passed following the offering plate. The second collection will be directed toward local and world hunger. St. Matthew’s has always had a faithful focus on alleviating hunger in our world, and dedicating this collection on the 1st and third Sundays of each month helps to carry out that commitment. Healing Service Today: There will be a healing service today following the 11:00 service, here in the Sanctuary. All those desiring individual healing prayer are invited forward to one of the healing stations.
Announcements for Sunday, September 15, 2013St. Matthew’s Ev. Lutheran Church, Wauwatosa
Extra PanelsEvents Sign-UpGod’s Work. Our HandsKeep It Moving
Welcome to _______ Church! May you be as blessed by your time here as we are by your presence.
Everyone is precious in the Lord’s sight. Thank you for blessing us with your presence. All are invited to a time of fellowship following the service.
“This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24, KJV). Welcome, in the name of the One who created this day for our enjoyment!
Our fellowship is enriched by your presence. Thanks to each of you for being with us today!
Whether you’re visiting for the first time or have been coming here all your life, we hope your time of worship and fellowship is a blessing.
We welcome each of you to worship. “This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24, KJV). Welcome, in the name of the One who created this day for our enjoyment! Introduction for the Day: The grumbling of the Pharisees and the scribes in today’s gospel is actually our holy hope: This Jesus welcomes
sinners and eats with them. That our God wills to seek and to save the lost is not only a holy hope, it is our only hope. As Paul’s first letter to Timothy reminds us, “The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.” Thanks be to God. Communion: All baptized Christians who celebrate the real presence of Christ in the bread and wine are invited to the Lord’s Table at the 11:00 service. Gluten-free wafers are available if you ask your communion server. Those who desire juice instead of regular wine, please tell this to the communion assistant. Due to the weight of the communion trays, you may be asked to take your glass of wine from the tray as it is presented to you.Mum Sale Today! Greater Tosa Interfaith is selling potted chrysanthemums in the parking lot today. The flowers are in 8-inch pots and sell for $6.00 each or two plants for $11.00. Proceeds support Greater Tosa Interfaith Neighborhood Outreach Program which is a ministry connecting older neighbors with a caring community. Please wear a Nametag today: The first and third Sundays when you wear a nametag, you give others the opportunity to know your name. In so doing, we can become better acquainted as a church family. Greet someone new today!Hunger Baskets to be passed today: During the offering, a basket will be passed following the offering plate. The second collection will be directed toward local and world hunger. St. Matthew’s has always had a faithful focus on alleviating hunger in our world, and dedicating this collection on the 1st and third Sundays of each month helps to carry out that commitment.Healing Service Today: There will be a healing service today following the 11:00 service, here in the Sanctuary. All those desiring individual healing prayer are invited forward to one of the healing stations.
Today’s Assistants:Nursery:v8:30, Michelle Brown, Angie and Maddy Cox. 9:45, Marty & Nikki Ring. 11:00, Mackenzie Schmidt, Trevor Land, Abby Amstadt.Acolyte: 8:30, Caroline Johnson, Dillyn Seif. 11:00, Carly Amstadt, Hannah & Jonah Agpoon. Cassie Smith.Coffee Hosts: 8:00, Jynine & Greg Strand, Carol Steinkraus, Marilyn Day. 9:30, Abby, Donna and Mike Gifford.Communion Preparers: 11:00, Ruth Kallio-Mielke, Rosie Haas, Kathleen WilsonCommunion Assistants: 11:00, Tim Jorgenson, Julie Schmidt, Brian Smith.Greeters: 7:30, Theresa Krahn. 8:30, Bill Brown, Harvin & Mary Ann Abrahamson. 11:00, Al & Debbie Land, Jennifer Kramer.Lay Readers: 7:30, Chuck Shantz. 8:30, Paul Picotte. 11:00, Fred Heim.Ushers: 7:30, Bill Dermody. 8:30, Jim Bowen (captain), Flash Gordon, Peter Ernst, Tim Schoewe, Dave Fagerberg, Carolyn Hintz, Rob Sholl. 11:00, Barrey Swing (captain), Mitchell Swing, Joel Seitz, Nick & Rich Tennessen, Rob Wedel, Ethan Wooster.Bread Bakers: Carol Heim, Ken Tillman.Lay Assistant: 11:00, Al Van Lith.Welcome Center Host: 8:30, Ruth Picotte. 11:00, Ed & Lois Bross.Welcome Asst to the Pastors: 8:30, Carl & Eileen Lund. 11:00, Joyce Biehn.
Please note that this listing may not be accurate for any swaps or substitutions that were made on Wednesday of this week or later.
This Week:Monday: 6:30, Men’s Morning Bible Study 9:30, Just One More Meal Ministry10:15, Program Staff Meeting11:00, Staff Meeting 6:30 Care for CreationTuesday: 9:30, The EmBELLishments 6:00, Godsbells 6:00, Yoga Class 7:00, Righteous Ringers 7:00, Celebrate Recovery 7:15, Lutheran A Cappella Choir Reh.Wednesday:10:00, Wednesday Bible Study11:00, Sustainable Crafters 6:00, New Generation Choir 7:00, 9th Grade Confirmation Class 7:00, 7th & 8th Grade Conf. Big Group 7:00, New Creation ChoirThursday: 8:00, Pastoral Counseling Center Bd. 9:00, Retired Pastors in Ministry 9:30, A caBELLa Ringers11:45, Women of Faith 6:15, Bells Angels Rehearsal 7:30, Senior Choir RehearsalSaturday: 9:00, Pre-Marriage Workshop 9:00, Quilt Ministry Blitz
Ministry Scheduler Pro Weekly TipThanks to all of our Sunday morning volunteers who are utilizing the on-line scheduling program; Ministry Scheduler Pro. If you have not logged on yet, please check your e-mail for the log in information or contact [email protected] for the Week: SUB REQUESTSE-mails are sent automatically by the system to all qualified volunteers when a sub request has been made. To fill the request you can just click on Volunteer Now in the e-mail. The system will send you a confirmation e-mail. If the sub request has already been filled, the system will tell you that as well. You do not need to reply to me if you cannot fill the sub request.
Upcoming Dates and EventsAdult Learning Starts Again on Sunday, September 15Weekly Adult Forum touches broad range of topics; See you there! Join us for adult education every Sunday morning from 9:45-10:45. Our adult learning time is a combination of Biblical education, social ministry and popular topics discussed from a faith perspective. Everyone is always welcome at any time. Invite a friend and enrich your faith this year!
September 15“Turkey Talk”: Traveling in the Footsteps of PaulSee the sites and learn about the Roman Imperial message and Paul’s struggle against it. Take in ancient Christian churches and Islamic mosques. Learn from the work of archeologists over the centuries and grow in admiration for the apostle Paul and his authentic message. Facilitated by Pastor Margaret and fellow travelers
September 22Churches, Temples & Other Sacred Places of New Zealand and FijiWelcome our returning members, Tim & Jean Jorgenson, from their work and travel in New Zealand. Equipped with stories of the Maori culture, spiritual traditions and the status of the Christian church in New Zealand they are looking forward to sharing their experience with us. Photos will be featured that bring this beautiful land and people to light.Led by Tim and Jean Jorgenson
Second graders will receive Bibles next Sunday at the 8:30 a.m. service. We are blessed to be able to provide this age-appropriate text for our young readers. If you are not sure that your second grader is on our list, e.g., your family is not yet part of the official membership of St. Matthew’s, or your child doesn’t attend Sunday School here, please call or email the church office this week so that we can have a Bible ready for your second graders.After the 8:30 a.m. service on Sept. 22, there will be a Bible class led by Pr. Chris in the Fellowship Hall dur-ing the Education House 9:45--10:45 a.m. for both second graders and their parent(s).
Yoga Classes each Tuesday at 6 p.m. We are pleased to share that Kelly Kirtley has offered to continue with St. Matthew’s Yoga classes on Tuesday evenings at 6:00 p.m. Beginners are welcome. The free classes are held on the third floor of the Education wing at St. Matthew’s.
El Salvador Trip Sign-Up Deadline is September 15thThe sign-up deadline for those interested in being part of the January trip to El Salvador is September 15. The trip, which will take place January 7 – 16, is open to college-aged youth and adults. Please talk to Gretchen Haugse or Pastor Chris if you are interested.
September 22Churches, Temples & Other Sacred Places of New Zealand and FijiWelcome our returning members, Tim & Jean Jorgenson, from their work and travel in New Zealand. Equipped with stories of the Maori culture, spiritual traditions and the status of the Christian church in New Zealand they are looking forward to sharing their experience with us. Photos will be featured that bring this beautiful land and people to light.Facilitated by Tim and Jean Jorgenson September 29Children’s Organ Transplant AssociationJoin us to learn more about the importance of organ donation and how a organization called Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) works to ensure that children whose families cannot afford the costs of an organ transplant will not be left off the waiting list for organs. The issue is very important for Ruth and Steve Mielke of our congregation who have a 18 year nephew on the heart transplant list. Please come and learn more about COTA and the importance of organ donation (www.cota.org and www.unos.org). Facilitated by Steve and Ruth Mielke
Upcoming Dates and Events
Thank you Sunday School parents! You did a great job of parking your cars and coming in to get your kids from Sunday School at pick up time last Sunday! Please continue to follow the Ò Keep it Moving - Keep it SafeÓ procedure. Here it is again:
To ensure the safety of our children and to promote safe access to worship we are asking parents who are picking up children from Sunday School to “Keep it Moving...Keep it Safe!” This is similar to what many schools do. Here’s how it works:
• Please try to park your vehicle in a parking spot and enter the building to wait for your child to be released from Sunday School.
• If your child is waiting outside you may stop in front of the education doors to pick them up.
• If your child has not been released yet, please continue to drive forward, circle left onto Milwaukee Avenue and re-enter the parking lot.
• A Welcome volunteer will be directing cars to “Keep Moving” if the child is not available for pick up.
Healing Service: Each month you are welcome to attend a healing prayer service. Come to one of the healing stations, describe the prayer concern, and members of the healing prayer team will gather around you and offer a healing prayer. The prayer can be for someone else or yourself. Upcoming dates are:
Sun., Sept. 15 after the 11:00 serviceSun., Oct. 20 during the 11:00 serviceSun. Nov. 17 after the 11:00 service
Monthly craft workshops planned -We welcome all to come: The Sustainable Crafters will be meeting on the third Wednesday of each month from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Bring your lunch. We’ll be creating items to sell at a Christmas sale. First session: September 18, 2013.
The First Fall Quilt Blitz! Join us on Saturday, September 21st from 9:00-1:30 for our September Quilt Blitz in Fellowship Hall. The group does a variety of activities to see how many quilts we can complete by the end of the event. Tasks include cutting, layering and and sewing, quilts to be tied, and a bit of handwork. Bonding friendships are a plus. Bring your own lunch and beverage; veggie salad provided. Come when you can and leave when you must. All are welcome. Contact Bev Etzelmueller at 262-250-3969 with questions. No reservations needed.
“Rise With the Guys” Men’s Breakfast October 5, 7:30 – 9 a.m.Pastor Gary Erickson, Lincoln historian, returns to speak on the topic of the Gettysburg 150th Anniversary. All men are invited for a morning of great food, great fellowship and a great message! The full breakfast is an awesome way to begin your day. Friends are welcome. Sign up on the sign-up panel in today’s bulletin, or call or email the church office to sign up.
Fall Men’s Bible StudyFive Wednesday Nights: Oct. 2 –30, 7:00 – 8:15 p.m.“In the Dust of the Rabbi: Becoming a Disciple” Join us for a look at what it really meant to be a practicing disciple through a DVD series by Ray Vander Laan. The video presentations were filmed on location in Israel and Turkey, and provide historical insight into life as a disciple. Our bible study and discussion will focus on how we can better follow Jesus and be a modern disciple in our daily lives. “Follow a Rabbi, drink in his words, and be covered in the dust of his feet” (ancient Jewish proverb) Details on Study sign up coming soon. Contact Brian Due at 378-7274 or [email protected] with any questions.
Upcoming Dates and EventsFor those with interest in an Adult Mission Trip to help our Oklahoma neighbors In Luke’s gospel a lawyer asks Jesus, “Who is my neighbor?” Jesus responds by telling the story of the Good Samaritan, a story that calls us to move beyond our comfort zone to reach out and help others. We have that opportunity in Moore, Oklahoma where on May 20, a level 5 tornado touched down killing 23 people, injuring about 400, and destroying over 1,100 homes. Based on a mission trip currently being run by St. Luke’s in Waukesha, plans are taking shape for St. Matthew’s to do a similar trip some time this spring. There will be a meeting on September 24 to share information on a St. Matthew’s trip.
The First Fridays Book Group has released their 2013-2014 reading list! Pick up the complete list at the Welcome Center. So that you can begin acquiring and reading the titles, here are the first two:Oct. 4 Doc: A Novel by Mary Doria Russell (432 pages)Nov. 1 Gone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn (432 pages)The First Fridays Book Group meets at 7:00 p.m. on the dates listed in the Upper Room. You don’t need to read each book in order to come to the discussion; pick and choose the ones you like. The list is also on our website - www.stmattslutheran.org - go to “Connect & Grow” then “Adult Classes and Bible Studies”
“Dinner Is Served” also known as “WOW” resumes for the fall semester. Dinner is available from 5:30-6:15 for $5 in the Youth Room. Drop in to eat, do homework, talk to your friends and unwind before Confirmation (7:00) and Choir (6:00). The next date is Wednesday, September 18th. All of the dates are on the church calendar. Questions? See Gretchen.
Making Your Voice HeardWhat if people in power could hear your voice?ELCA advocacy ministry speaks for biblical values: peacemaking, hospitality to strangers, care for creation, and concern for people living in poverty and struggling with hunger and disease. Lutherans believe advocacy is a public witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ where the Church speaks with and on behalf of others in need. ELCA advocacy works for change in public policy based on the experience of Lutheran ministries, programs, and projects around the world and in communities across the United States. Be a part of the ELCA advocacy effort by signing up for the e-Advocacy network. (http://www.elca.org/Our-Faith-In-Action/Justice/Advocacy or Google ELCA E Advocacy) The advocacy office takes position consistent with ELCA social policy language, and with reference to this church’s membership in ecumenical and international bodies.Check the Social Ministry Table in the Commons for more information.
Confirmation Information for 7th-8th-9th graders:
Confirmation class with Pr. Chris begins in September Confirmation Class meets each Wednesday from 7:00-8:30 p.m. September’s schedule is as follows:
September 18 - Big Group (Moses & the Exodus)September 25 - Fellowship Night
Confirmation class for 9th gradersNinth grade Confirmation class meets on Wednesday nights from 7:00-8:15 beginning on September 4 and ending on November 6th. In nine short sessions we will explore, through various activities and discussions, what it means to live out your faith. Class dates this fall are as follows:September 4, 11, 18 and 25October 2, 9, 16, 23 - No Class on Oct. 30November 6 - Rehearsal for Confirmation ServiceSunday November 10 - Confirmation Service, 1:30 p.m.-------------------------------------------------------------
Habitat for Humanity Work Days: Habitat for Humanity is holding two works days for priming and painting on October 19 and 26 at a home on 34th Street in Milwaukee. It is from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. each day. 8-10 people are needed for prepping and priming on Oct. 19 and 8-10 people are needed for painting on October 26.If you are interested in working on one or both of these days, contact Jerry Wirtz at [email protected].
Attention Parents of K4 - 2nd gradersPraise Kids!New Season starts September 26, 4:00 to 5:00Our youngest members of our church can join in singing praises to our Lord. Praise Kids! offers all children who are age 4 (Jr. Kindergarten) through 2nd grade a chance in being part of the children’s ministry of the church. This group helps to teach our youngest about God, the Church and Family through musical games, activities, learning time and singing. Praise Kids is held on Thursday afternoons, starting September 26, from 4:00 to 5:00.Jeff Reeves and Amy Dankwardt lead our singers in age appropriate music education activities and singing. The Schedule:4:00-4:15: Gathering Time and snacks4:15-5:00: Age appropriate music
activities and singingSign up by contacting Jeff Reeves or John Paradowski: [email protected]
Come join us to RING! You’ve seen them in action and are you thinking, “I want to try that.” We have the chance for you to give it a ring. The Tuesday morning handbell choir, The EmBELLishments, is always looking for new ringers to join the handbell fun. Have you ever wanted to give it a try? See what this handbell stuff is all about? This is your chance. This handbell choir meets every Tuesday at 9:30-10:30, starting September 17. No experience needed! We have fun as we learn new music and the techniques of handbell ringing. If you have any questions please talk with John Paradowski at the church. 414-774-0441 or [email protected]
When do Choirs Start? All are welcome to join in singing or ringing. Take a look at the choir schedule and join in praising our Lord.
Bells Angels (Adults) meets Thursdays at 6:15Senior Choir meets Thursdays at 7:30Godsbells (4-6 grades) meets Tuesdays at 6:00Righteous Ringers (7-12 grades) meets Tuesdays at 7:00New Creation Choir meets Wednesdays at 7:00New Generation Choir meets Wednesdays at 6:00The EmBELLishments meet Tuesdays starting 9/17 at 9:30Praise Kids! meets Thursdays starting 9/26 at 4:00
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2013 Special Funds ReportResults as of 9/01/2013 are
Balance in Bldg. Improvement Fund to date $296,737Hunger baskets, year-to-date, for Hunger $6,8592013 Benevolence through August 31 $236,000
including Kingdom Account Distributions
Cross Lutheran Church Tutoring Needed - An Opportunity for You?If you enjoy helping a kid to “learn the basics” there may be an opportunity for you. Our partner church Cross Lutheran, in collaboration with Fox Point Lutheran, is expanding this fall in their second full year of a youth tutoring program. If St. Matthew’s can create a pool of volunteers, we could help Cross expand their program into the 4th to 6th grade years. The program runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. including a shared meal we would collaborate on bringing to the tutored kids. As part of a team your skills and availability could be shared to fill the needs of the program. No need to tutor 2 nights per week. Learning materials and guidance are included. They would like to begin the program expansion later this fall. We look forward to hearing from you. Please find out more by contacting: Dave Weinberg-Kinsey (414-202-9525) or Pr Margaret.
Ongoing Collection for Guest House: We have updated the list of ongoing needs for the Guest House. Please consider picking up one or two of these items when you’re shopping and drop them off in the box outside the church office. Thanks for your support of this important ministry.
Nearby Home for Sale: Brick two story Tudor with 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, natural fireplace and many updates. Located on a picturesque tree-lined street just blocks from Tosa Village, Tosa East High School and St. Matthew’s church. Call 414-453-6731.
Save the Date: St. Matthew’s Senior Choir will present a Christmas Concert, “O Holy Light,” on Friday, December 13. We hope you will plan to attend this special presentation.
A good, used van is needed for the Meal Outreach Ministry. We are looking for the donation of a used van/minivan for use by the volunteers and staff of the Meal Outreach Ministry. Tax credit could be available for this donation. Please contact one of the pastors or the church office to learn more about this need.
A note about your valuable items: A reminder to our members and guests that each week as you come to church, any valuable items should be kept with you and not left in coat pockets or in an unlocked space.
Yes! Coffee and Chocolate Sales are on the 2nd & 4th Sundays. See the display in the Commons and try some!
Chocolate for Sale!LWR Fair Trade Chocolate available at St. Matthew’s: “Divine Chocolate” - Chocolate made with Fair Trade certified Cocoa beans grown by a farmer owned cooperative in Ghana, is available for purchase the 2nd & 4th Sundays of each month at the Mt. Meru Coffee/LWR Chocolate Project table, in “milk chocolate” or “dark chocolate” flavors. Not only do these farmers receive Fair Trade premiums for their cocoa beans, they are part-owners of the Divine Chocolate brand processing company. Bars come in two sizes. This opportunity is brought to us by Rosie Haas, our LWR Divine Chocolate ambassador.
Buy Mt. Meru Coffee each 2nd & 4th Sunday of the month Mt. Meru Coffee Project continues to pour Justice. Thank you for your active support in this outreach ministry. Not a coffee drinker? Buy some for a gift for someone who loves coffee! It’s a good quality product. For more information about the Mt. Meru Coffee Project, visit the coffee sales table on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month or contact Bruce Johnson at 476-3012.“Justice Never Tasted So Good.”
The St. Matthew’s Meal Outreach Ministry
Serenity Inn: Volunteers prepare and serve 6-8 residents the second Sunday of each month. Volunteers carpool meeting at church at 5:15 returning at 7:15. If you are available and would like to participate on October 13, please contact coordinator Christopher Bartelt at <[email protected]>. Thank you to all who participate in this special ministry.
Cross Lutheran Lunch Program We serve 300-400 people on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 12 noon at Cross Lutheran Church, 1821 N. 16th Street. We carpool from St. Matthew’s at 10:45 a.m. and serve from 11:30-1:00. Next Meal: Wednesday, September 25, 2013. Pick up a card in worship on the Sunday prior to the meal to donate food.
Just One More: Volunteers assemble packaged meals to be picked up by area churches and programs on Monday mornings at 9:30 a.m. Call Larry Jurss at 414-257-3595. Many volunteers are needed each Monday; you don’t need to come every week in order to participate.
Guest House: Special thanks to Jennifer Wills and Matt Nesheim for serving dinner on September 8. We appreciate the generosity of the Wicked Hop Restaurant in Milwaukee for providing ingredients for our enchilada, tortilla chip, and corn and black bean salad dinner. We need 4 or 5 volunteers on the second Sunday of each month to prepare and serve a nutritious and delicious meal for 100 men at the Guest House, a homeless shelter. We meet at the church at 5:00 pm to carpool and finish by 7:00 pm. Sign up at the church, or contact Carl Johnson ([email protected]), or 414-771-1023. Seeking donations of cookies and volunteers for October 13 and November 10.
Repairers of the Breach:We supply 100 bag lunches for the homeless twice a month. We pack the lunches at church on the 2nd and 4th Sunday mornings at 9:45 a.m. Volunteers are needed to provide beverages, fruit, chips and sweets and/or pack the lunches. Contact Tom Geib (414-321-3391).
Sunday School Classes Continue Today - 9:45-10:45 a.m.
Sunday School classes continue today for 3-year-olds through 8th graders. All children should report to the locations listed below at 9:45 a.m. First through 5th graders will meet on the Third Floor of the Education Building. Sunday School ends at 10:45 a.m.
Four-year-olds Brie MacIntosh and Joy Herrell Room 104 Michele Wolaver and Michelle Brown Room 105Senior Kindergarten Nancy Artus and Anjeni Kirchner Room 107 Jenny Catalano and Madeline Heim Room 106Sixth Grade John Stolte Rm. 209 (across from Choir Rm.)
Seventh Grade Al Van Lith, Mike Mucha Choir Room and Nick Riegert Eighth Grade Chris Lange & Paul Braun Room 101
Rotational Sunday School, grades 1-5Location: Third Floor Education Bldg.
1st-5th Grade Shepherds: 1st Grade Anne DeArmond & Sara Kasdorf 2nd Grade Jennifer Dugan 3rd Grade Elsa Tucker, Sharon Muehlfeld, Allison Byrne 4th Grade Amy Comerford and Mary Ellen Levra 5th Grade Jennifer Wills
Welcome Back to Sunday School!Questions about Sunday School? Contact Gretchen Haugse, 414-774-0441, ext. 29.
Funeral Service on Sunday Afternoon at St. Matthew’s
Funeral arrangements have been set to honor the life of Lois Weber, who died this past Tuesday. Visitation will be held at St. Matthew’s on Sunday, September 15, beginning at 1 p.m. The funeral service will be at 3 p.m.
We ask for God’s care to be with her son, Curt.
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St. Matthew’s Weekly Sign-Up PanelSeptember 15, 2013
If you are interested in any of the following activities/events, please check the appropriate box and place this sheet in the offering plate, or turn it in to the church office. This is your opportunity to be involved in some of St. Matthew’s ministries.
I could serve as a Sunday Morning Nursery Volunteer from 9:45-10:45 a.m.,
scheduled on a rotating basis.
I can help with the parking lot as a ÒP arking Lot Welcome VolunteerÓ on one Sunday this year. (See announcement in bulletin for details)
I would like to attend the Men’s Breakfast “Rise With the Guys” on Saturday, October 5. Number attending _____
I would like to participate in the Men’s Bible Study on the evenings of Oct. 2 - 30 on “Becoming a Disciple.”
I am interested in helping with tutoring at Cross Lutheran Church on Tuesday and/or Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Please contact me with details.
I am interested in the Adult Mission Trip which is in the preliminary stages of planning.
I am interested in helping with Serenity Inn meal occasionally, and would like more information.
I’m interested in the January 2014 Trip to El Salvador.
Please add my email address to the list of people receiving the Friday “Bulletin Update,Ó a preview of the announcements in the upcoming Sunday’s bulletin.
Vision Statement: Guided byGod’s Spirit andGrace, we are a community ofdisciplesgrowinginfaith,hopeandloveinourLordandSaviorJesusChrist.(What we want to become)
Mission Statement: Called to fulfill the Great Commission, St. Matthew’swelcomesalltofaithinJesusChrist,nurturesourfaithjourney,equipsustoserveothers,andsendsusintotheworldtomakeadifferenceinJesus’name.(What we are going to do)
Values: Wewant to be people who grow in our Spiritual fruitfulness, which isshown through the Fruit of the Spirit: Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness,Goodness,Faithfulness,Gentleness,Self-control.(Who we want to be)