September 4, 2011
2101 S. Hacker Road
Brighton, MI 48114-8764
Editor: Lori Gaines
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It’s Here Next Week!
Rally Day and Picnic is next Sunday! Our 8:30am and 11am wor-
ship will include a recognition of all our teachers. At 9:45 we’ll
kick off a new slate of classes and confirmation. There is some-
thing for everyone!
From 12-3pm we’ll enjoy food, fun, music and fellowship at our annual Band of
Brothers sponsored picnic. Everyone is invited!
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Shepherd of the Lakes
Music and Worship Service Opportunities ~ Fall 2011
Adult Choir – All singers are welcome to join in preparing special music for worship at most of
our Sunday Classic Faith services. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 6:45 – 8:30 pm, begin-
ning on Sept. 7.
Festival Choir – Singers who would like to participate in our larger-scale dramatic musicals are
welcome to join the Festival Choir. Our Christmas cantata this year is “Searching for the King” by
David Clydesdale. Rehearsals are at 8:00 – 9:15 pm on Wednesdays, beginning Oct. 12. There
are additional rehearsals on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 9:30 am – noon and Friday, Dec. 9 from 6:30
– 10 pm. The performances are on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 4 & 7 pm and Sunday, Dec. 11 at 11
Handbell Choir – Bells of Praise is open to interested adults. Participants learn ringing tech-
nique, basic rhythm and note-reading skills in a warm, caring environment. Rehearsals are on
Tuesdays from 6:30 – 8:00 pm, beginning Sept. 6.
Youth Band – Middle School and High School students who have played their instrument at
least a year and can play several scales proficiently are welcomed to participate. Rehearsals are
on Wednesdays from 5:30 – 6:30 pm, beginning Sept. 28 – Oct. 19. We will perform at the 8:30
am service on Sunday, Oct. 23.
Worship Tech Team – Adults and youth who would like to help with video projection, audio
mixing and lighting during our worship services is invited to join the Tech Team. Individuals serve
once per month. Training is provided.
Please contact Keith Dwyer (810) 227-5099 or
Christmas Cantata Auditions
“Searching for the King” auditions will be held on Monday, September 19. Contact Beth Hess to
obtain an appointment, character profile and audition packet at
Jesus Co. is back!
** Room Usage **
Many groups use our building during the week. Despite our large building, there are
often evenings where our room usage is at capacity. There are nights this fall where
there is already no space available. Please contact Judy Graham well in advance of
your building needs at
[email protected]. We request that even meetings of a
few people request a room. Priority for room usage goes to Gospel-centered ministries
of Shepherd of the Lakes that are listed in our Ministry Plan.
Sr. High - Breakfast Club
in the Youth Room.
All students 9th - 12th grade are welcome and
encouraged to join us each Sunday for Breakfast Club!
Beginning on September 11th we will start a new study.
During the month of September we will be talking about
‘Apathy’. We are looking forward to a new and exciting
curriculum and year!
Confirmation begins Sunday, September
11 at 9:45am sharp! All parents will
meet in the Genesis Hall that day. 8
grade students will meet in Rm.
grade students will meet in Rm. 302.
Wiggle bags: sort and replenish supplies either weekly or twice
monthly. It’s a great job for a family, and can be done anytime during
the week that fits your schedule.
Toy washer: another great job for a family or small group. Sign up to
clean toys in the nursery once-a-month! It’s a great chance to catch up
while you wash away germs and dirt and keep our nurseries fresh and
Lending Library: a small committee is forming to lay the groundwork
for a lending library that will have Christian books, CDs and DVDs
available. The commitment is for twice-monthly meetings until the
task is completed (approximately 2-3 months)
Please contact Ann Colley in Children’s Ministry for more information
on any of these positions.
Parent/Youth please attend an informational meeting on Sunday,
September 18 at 12:30pm in Genesis Hall. We will be going over this
year’s calendar of events so that you can plan your time and
Pastor Vogel and your Youth Leaders are working hard to plan a year
of service, fellowship and faith building activities.
Here are just a few items being planned:
• Wednesday night youth group (1st/3rd weeks) will include working
on our A.C.T.S. Service Project and a Worship Service just for you!
• Winter Retreat - January 27-29, 2012
• Mission Trip - Summer 2012
Hey kids! If you are entering 5
grade you are
invited to become part of a group here we call 56 Degrees! In addition
to Sunday morning Bible study together, we have monthly evening
events for fellowship, service and fun.
Mark your calendars for Friday, Sept. 16
, 6:30-9:00 for a night of fun
here at Shepherd of the Lakes. Friends are welcome. Please sign up
on the bulletin board outside the children’s ministry office or e-mail
FALL SONLAND CLASSES WILL BE
Rally Day is Sept. 11
. Classes are at 9:45 for all ages.
It has been said that Sunday School is like a weekly oasis for kids in a
changing and challenging world. It’s a place where each week they will
hear how much God loves them. Giving our kids every opportunity to
understand that message is the most important thing we can offer them.
Make plans to join us on Sept.11
New this year: We’ll be celebrating something very special – BAPTIS-
MAL BIRTHDAYS! Not sure of the date? Look it up for the registration
form so we can remember your child’s special day! All kids should reg-
ister for the new school year (even those previously registered). Forms
are available at the Children’s Ministry booth in the Commons or outside
the Children’s Ministry office.
Jesus Co. is coming back!
That’s right, Jesus Co. will return in October 2011! Here are the details:
Who: all kids ages 4 years through 6
What: a Christian “kids club” with Bible stories, crafts, games, an lots
Where: Shepherd of the Lakes
When: Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7:00, Oct. 5 – Nov. 16 (7 weeks)
Why: to make friends, grow in faith and have some fun
What else: registration will begin in early September
The fee of $25 per child includes dinner each week and all supplies.
Confidential scholarships are available. Friends are welcome! Grab an
invitation from the Children’s Ministry booth in the Commons to share
with a friend, neighbor or classmate.
Bread of Life
Dinner begins at 6pm - Study at 7pm
Next Date: Monday, September 12
September Leader: Chris Chauvin
Contact: Cheryl Fitzpatrick 517-545-7765
Woman to Woman Bible Study
1pm - 2pm
Bring your Bible and a bag lunch. Join us anytime!
Topics: Books of Ruth and Esther
Contact: Ann Colley 810-227-5099
Pastor’s In-Depth Bible Study
9:15 - 10:15 a.m.
Instructor: Pastor Milatz
Band of Brothers, Men’s Bible Study
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Study: The Book of Acts
Contact: Tom Fitchett (810)227-4892
We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at Brighton
Band of Brothers, Men’s Bible Study
7:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Study - The Book of Acts
Contact: Jim Fitzpatrick (517)545-7765 or
SUNDAYS: (9:45 a.m.)
Fall Classes ~ (September 11 - December 18)
Rally Day - All adults will meet for class in the Genesis Hall on Sun-
day, September 11 during the Education Hour. Our full slate of
adult classes will begin on
Sunday, September 18.
“Here I Stand! A Modern Day Look at
Ancient Doctrines of the Faith”
Instructor: Pastor Milatz
September 18 - December 18
Location: Genesis Hall
Instructor: Carl Welser
September 18 - December 18
Location: Room 303
“Walk Through the Bible”
Instructors: Jeff Borchardt and Laura Curtis
Location: Worship Center
New Member Class Registration
____ Enroll me/us in Wednesday evening classes
____ Enroll me/us in Saturday classes
____ Childcare needed / Ages ___________________
Tear off and place in offering basket or mailbox G-3
New Member Class
� Non-Transfers - Anyone not transferring from a sister LCMS congre-
gation is required to take the information classes.
� Transfers - Those who are transferring their active membership from
an LCMS congregation are not required to take the information classes,
but are encouraged to do so. (Members of an ELCA congregation should
speak to Pastor Milatz.)
All people should plan to attend the New Member Orientation on Satur-
day, November 12, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. We are offering two options
for the class, and you may pick one of the following:
September 7 - November 16 / 7p-8:30p
Free childcare provided OR
September 17 and October 22 / 9a - 4p
Lunch and free childcare provided.
(Anyone choosing this option must be able to be present at both
Classes start this week for Shepherd of the Lakes
Lutheran School. Besides our returning students and
staff, we are blessed with new students, new teachers,
and new leadership. Please pray that our children and
staff will grow in faith, knowledge, and discipleship.
Storm Runners Race
5k Run/Walk & 1 Mile Kids Run to benefit
Shepherd of the Lakes School
October 8, 2011
8:30am for 1 Mile Run &
9:00 am for the 5k Run/Walk
5k Run/Walk $18 by Oct. 1
or $25 after Oct. 1
1 Mile Kids Run $12 anytime
Registration forms available at School Booth or
online at www.sotlschool.com
Check at the School Booth or registration table for
volunteer and sponsorship information.
Compassionate Care Project
When: Saturday, September 24
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Sign-up located at the Outreach Booth in the Commons
What: Work together to assemble Personal Care Kits to be distributed
through Lutheran World Relief
Why: To give families throughout the world a helping hand, a sign of
comfort and hope for the future. When natural disaster strikes or politi-
cal conflict flares, families often have little chance to gather their be-
longings before fleeing the danger. They arrive in a refugee camp or
other place of safety scared, vulnerable and dirty from travel. The
simple items included in the Personal Care Kit allow them to wash
away the dirt and sweat, with the fresh scent of soap and the softness
of a towel as reminders of someone’s care and concern for them in
• Bath towels
• Bath size bar soap
• Adult size toothbrushes
• Metal nail clippers
All items should be new and in good condition. Donations may be
placed on the designated table in the Genesis Hall. The work of your
hearts and hands will be an immeasurable blessing to families in
need around the world!
THINK STEPHEN MINISTRY
You are the front lines of caring ministry in our
congregation. Throughout the week, as you
meet and greet those around you, think
Stephen Ministry. If you see people who are downcast or
struggling through difficult times, think Stephen Ministry.
Tell them about this compassionate care ministry where
they can receive the extra love and care they need to make
it through the challenge or crisis they are facing. Simply
refer them to Suzanne Biddix through the church office or
Urgent Care & Repair Ministry
There are several projects that we’ve been contacted about.
Please contact Suzanne Biddix for more information at
[email protected] or through the church office.
All material costs are covered.
Find us on Facebook search for
“Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran School”
Featured Donation Item of the Month
Men’s & Women’s Shaving Cream
“Dear children, let us not love with words
or tongue, but with actions and in truth.”
1 John 3:18
Shepherd’s Voice Weekly
Up to date reminders, pictures, and other info are sent out every Thurs-
day via the Shepherd’s Voice Weekly. Not receiving it? Just leave your
e mail address on the member or guest registry card or contact the
Board of Directors: The BOD will meet again on Monday, September 19 at 7pm. Meetings are open to the
congregation. The BOD is evaluating the process for the beginning of an endowment fund.
Board of Spiritual Care: The BOSC will meet on Tuesday, September 6 at 7pm. The elders meet monthly to support
the work of the pastors. The BOSC is currently working on improvements to hospitality ministries. The elders are
reaching out to confirmation families, some inactive members, and will participate in assimilating new members this fall.
School Leadership Team: The SLT met on Thursday, September 1 at 7pm. They are focused mainly on the planning
necessary to expand our school to 6
grade in 2012-2013, and to 8
grade over the next five years.
SOTL Bowling League
Now you have 3 ways to join!!! The church mixed bowling league starts
in September. We bowl every other Sunday at 2:00 in Howell. Let Kathy
Jones know if you are interested in joining the fun. Call 517-548-9019,
[email protected], or sign up across from the church
Prime Timers will meet on Friday, September 9th at 6pm. This will be a
Pot Luck and we will plan future activities. Bring a baby/childhood
picture of yourself (with no name on it). Questions? Contact Ruth
Next order date September 6th.
Bulletin Stuffers Needed
Are you looking for a way to serve? Bulletin stuffers are needed to
assemble our worship folders. This would be a once a month commit-
ment for Friday mornings at 9am. If you are interested please contact
June Klais at 517-546-7746.
Fall Retreats to Camp Barakel in Fairview, Michigan
Mother/Son Retreat- Sept 16-18, 2011
Fees: Mother + Son: $175, Additional Son(s) $75 each
A great fall weekend full of activities and time together.
Ladies Retreat – Sept 30-Oct. 2, 2011. The fee is $110 for the week-
end. Refresh yourself in a beautiful place where “God has Blessed!”
Details: See the display in the Commons
Friday evening through Sunday noon: Four chapel sessions and many
fall activity opportunities. More information at the display in the Com-
mons area or register online at www.campbarakel.org. Make sure you
note “SOTL Brighton -Laura Curtis” for our group to be placed to-
WANTED - Pies for Church Picnic
Band of Brothers is looking for volunteers to bake pies for the
picnic. There is a signup in the Commons for anyone interested
in helping out on this.
All new spirit wear available to order starting on Rally Day, Sept
11th. Keep any eye out for the spirit wear booth and see our new
church and school logo!
Lutherans for Life has lots of activities for the fall. Please join us as we
make plans to educate our church and community on the value of all
human life from conception to death. We will be meeting at SOTL on
Thurs. Sept 8 at 7:00pm. Everyone is welcome! If you need a ride,
contact Kathy Jones at 517-548-9019.
Something New at SOTL this Fall
Girls on the Run (GOTR) is a non-profit organization with the mission
of educating and preparing girls for a lifetime of self-respect and
healthy living. Volunteer coaches lead 3rd-5th grade girls through a ten
week program where they use fun running games and experiential
activities to help girls learn about expressing themselves, making good
choices, creating healthy habits and serving their community. The
program culminates in a 5K event, which gives the girls a chance to
shine and an overwhelming sense of accomplishment on Sunday,
at EMU’s football stadium.
Who: All girls in the 3rd - 5th Grade
Date: September 19 - November 20
Time: Mondays and Wednesdays from 4pm - 5:30pm
Cost: $125 (scholarships available)
You can register online at www.girlsontherunsemi.org. If you have any
questions please contact Cindi Holman at
[email protected] or
Sermons are available on our website every week. Just go to
www.shepherdsvoice.org and click on “sermons” or “Like” us on
Facebook, sermons are posted weekly.
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10th - Betty Eagle, Andrew Hanna, Michael Urbats
September 4 - September 10
9:30 Wee Worship
Labor Day - Building Closed
1:00 Woman to Woman
5:30 Finance Committee
6:00 Adult Handbell Choir
7:00 Board of Spiritual Care
7:30 AA Meeting
9:15 Pastor’s Bible Study
10:45 Stephen Ministry Peer Supervision
6:30 Growing in God
6:45 Adult Choir
7:00 New Member Information Class
9:00 Personal Needs Pantry
6:15 Ebel/Weaver Small Group
6:45 Faith Alive Team
7:00 Band of Brothers
7:00 Lutherans for Life
9:15 Bulletin Assemblers
6:00 Prime Time Adults
7:00 Band of Brothers
8:00 AA Meeting
9:00 Altar Guild
‘HIS LOVE…OUR RESPONSE’
Bob Schroeder - Bob has shingles and is in prayer.
Lon Curtis - Lee’s father in hospital cancer unit. Ulcer on left foot –
possible surgery to unblock veins.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by
prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to
God. Philippians 4:6
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