September 22, 2019

NEXT WEEK’S USHERS: Jeng Xiong, Phak Dee Xiong, Gary Mattice, Jim Brinkman


SEPTEMBER COUNTING COMMITTEE:  Sarah Hanson, Bonnie Buskirk, Pam Peterson, Todd Kobberdahl


IN SEARCH OF AFTER SCHOOL COORDINATOR  Lead our after school care program from 3:00-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. You would be in charge of children from the ages of Kindergarten through 8th grade and making sure parents sign out their children from the program every day. Background check required, and the ability to watch and engage with children from Kindergarten through 8th grade. Minimum 17 years of age or older.

PENNY WISE THRIFT STORE in Buffalo, MN along with Ascension volunteers to work in the store on the 2nd Sunday of the month they are in need of more helpers.  The store supports West Luther High School and is open from 1 – 4 PM.  This is an excellent opportunity to serve your Savior.  If you would like to help, please contact Jill Rindt at jillrindt@comcast.net or you can also text her at 612.819.6800.

SAVE THE DATE – HIM & HER CONCERT  Mark Saturday, September 28 at 6 p.m. on your calendar for an exciting contemporary concert of Christian music.  The couple will also provide the music for our Sunday morning service at September 29.  There will be a door offering to support their ministry.

HELP NEEDED  Oscar and Yolanda Garcia and their 2 children, Emma and Emily are relocating to the New Hope area.  They are a family originally from Mexico City and have been living in Pewaukee, WI.  Pastor Rich Warnecke, the outreach pastor has been doing home ministry with the family.  They are looking for a home to purchase but desperately.  If anyone has real estate experience or know of someone, please contact them at 262.337.1918.  Yolanda has gone through BIC and they would like to find a home church and become members as soon as Oscar completes his BIC.  Pastor Warnecke can be reached at 262.424.8792.  Thank you.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR LIBERIAN VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL Thrivent Financial has provided a grant of $250 for school supplies again this year. For the next four weeks, we will collect supplies for the vacation bible school.  Notebooks, pencils, and the likes are especially needed.

ADULT CHOIR  We’ve had our first rehearsal and I was thrilled to see all the returning members . .and welcome some new members. It is going to be an awesome year! If you missed our first rehearsal and would still like to join us, don’t worry, you can still join us.  Again, I urge you to consider using your talents this year. Please reach out to me with any questions or concerns about choir and/or rehearsals at Pat Karnitz 952-836-5711  jkarnitz@comcast.net 

KRAZY FOR CHRIST YOUTH GROUP ACTIVITY  Geocaching at French Regional Park on October 26 from 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Location: French Regional Park. The event is sponsored by Three Rivers District (all ages will be at this event) and reservations are required. Three Rivers will supply all equipment. The cost is $8/youth; adults are free. We will do a short deviation afterward. This would be a great event to invite a friend from your neighborhood and school. If you need transportation to the event, please let us know when you RSVP.

THE MEN OF  HIS WORD CONFERENCE  in Rochester has seen continual growth in the number of men participating in the event over the past 4 years.. So much so, that we reached the capacity limit of our former venue. This October, the Men of His Word Conference will be moving to a new venue at the Rochester Civic Center to accommodate more men gathering for worship, Bible study, discussion, and fellowship. Our keynote speaker will talk about how we can withstand the storms of life making sure that our foundation is Built on the Rock of Jesus. Other speakers will present on topics such as: Seeking Self-Worth as a Young Christian Man, Depression and Suicide, Godly Leadership, Gender Identity, Being a Christian Husband, etc. This conference is designed to serve Christian men of all ages. If you want more details, please go to www.menofhisword.org.

CRAFT FAIR  KingsPath Senior Living, a ministry of the Lutheran Home Association is hosting a FREE craft fair on Oct. 5, 10 – 2 in Belle Plaine, MN.  Proceeds will go to the Lutheran Home Association’s chaplaincy program.  For information, see the poster on the bulletin board.

PLANNED GIVING OPTIONS  There is a new congregational planned giving program manual in the magazine/information kiosk in the narthex.  The manual provides information on opportunities available to you. . More information is available at https://wels.net/why-an-endowment-fund/ by calling 800.827.5482

*Be sure to check the weekly bulletins and the school calendar on the web for changes or additions to the calendar