Lutheran Church in the San Juans
Friday Harbor Branch Notes
January 12, 2020
Season of Epiphany Begins
Our Congregation’s Mission
To provide a welcoming worship experience and a supportive community that cares for creation and shares God's love, justice and compassion in the world.
Please send any notices, events, prayer concerns to Madelyn Busse - firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, January 13 – 5 pm. “Thinking Christian” at 141 Pemberton Place (see details below)
Wednesday, January 15 - Bible Study. 10 am in Gryphon Hall
Wednesday, January 15, 11:30 – Women’s lunch at Golf Club
New Adult Education Series – We are beginning a new Adult Education opportunity that replaces the former “First Mondays.” We are shifting to the second Monday, and rather than meet at the library, we will be meeting in a home setting. Contributions of finger food and your favorite beverage will enliven the conversation. Becky Moore will lead the first session.
begins Monday, January 13
5:00-6:00 p.m. at the home of Patty Francisco and Sharron Kick, 141 Pemberton Place (360-378-2206)
Topic : Martin Luther King's Sermon "Loving Your Enemies" See links for readings and videos below.
Location: 141 Pemberton Place. About 2 miles west of downtown Friday Harbor off San Juan Valley Road. Pemberton Place is at the crest of the first hill, 2nd Left turn after Douglas. Turn left (south) on Pemberton Place and left again at the end of the short road. Beige and white house.
Logistics: Please bring what you want to drink and simple "finger food" to share.
Questions?: Text Sharron at 206 992-5761 or call 360 378-2206. Please check your email before going in case of cancellation due to weather.
Special Alert from Pr. Beth: Be aware that a scammer is using Pr. Beth’s name and texting a message asking for a favor. The text comes from an unknown number. If you get such a text, please delete it.
Our Annual Congregational Meeting will take place on Saturday, January 25th, on Lopez. Here’s the details: Depart FH on 11:10 am interisland ferry (week-end schedule); Annual Meeting from 1 – 2:15; Return on 2:40 ferry which arrives FH at 4 pm. Bring a sack lunch for the trip over. Lopez will have coffee, tea and cookies awaiting our arrival.
Please RSVP to Pastor Beth at email@example.com if you will be a foot passenger and need a ride from the ferry to the meeting and back. Or, indicate if you will be driving and have passenger space.
During January the LC-SJI will be accepting checks made out to the "Friday Harbor Food Bank." In February we'll resume monthly collections for the Family Resource Center. Thank you for your ongoing generosity!
Assisting Ministers: January 19 – Pat Nieman. January 26 – Janet Wright, February 2 - Jim Hooper, February 9 – Busses. New Sign up for January and February is posted in the undercroft bulletin board. Thanks to all who serve!
Happy Birthday: Nan Simpson on 1/17.
Happy Anniversary: Pat and Bob Nieman on 1/13.
Prayer requests. Please remember in prayer the following: Vicky Thalacker and her family, Ravae Luckhart as she faces surgery, Bryce who has been deployed to Iraq, and for the people (and animals) of Australia and Puerto Rico in the face of natural disasters.
To have prayer concerns included in the weekly email please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or hand me a note at church on Sunday.
See proposed revisions to our Constitution from our Congregation President on behalf of the Council below
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Lopez Island Branch Notes
January 19, 2020
Lopez Branch Notes – January 19, 2020
This Sunday – At this point we still need volunteers for setting up and ushering. Thank you to Rich and Nina Gartland for our treats. Thank you to Rich Gartland for our communion bread. Thank you to Henning Sehmsdorf, Curt VanHyning, and Mireille Kramer for serving as readers. Thanks to Laura Evans for assisting in worship.
This Week’s Events:
January WELCA (Lutheran Women) – Tuesday, January 21st at 1:30pm at the home of Joan Eustis (122 Donna’s Lane; phone: 360-468-3537). Marjorie Schreurs from the Family Resource Center will describe and give us brief experience of the Open Source Wellness Program. Also, Anne Hall will lead a devotion.
Gene McBrayer 1/19
Morgen Limbach 1/19
Eric Lindboe 1/23
Note from Pastor Beth – A personal note from Pastor Beth:
Dear Friends, Thank you for your generous cash gift and note this past Sunday. I plan to put it to good use when I travel for vacation this year! A blessed and happy New Year to all of you! Love, Pr. Beth
Annual Congregational Meeting – The Annual Congregational Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, January 25th at 1:00pm at Grace Hall (the previously-announced time of 1:30pm is incorrect). The Lopez Branch is responsible for refreshments and logistics. Elizabeth will pass around a sign-up sheet this Sunday for volunteers for coffee, tea and cookies, for set-up and take down, and a couple of drivers to transport other island folk from and to the ferry.
Scam warning – Please be aware that a scammer is pretending to be Pastor Beth, and asking for a favor by text message from an unknown number. If you get such a text, please delete it.
Mailing an offering check – If you find you need to mail an offering check instead of dropping it into the collection basket, please use this address: LCSJ Lopez Branch, Attn. Financial Secretary, PO Box 933, Lopez Island, WA 98261.
Sunday morning help needed – Several volunteer slots are available for helping out on Sunday morning during the weeks ahead. Please consult the sign-up sheet and fill in some of those empty boxes! To access our online sign-up sheet, click on the following link.
Alternatively, you can sign up on the paper form at the church or contact Mireille Kramer. If you have a late change to the sign-up list please contact Mireille at 360-298-6503.
Email changes: Please contact Mireille Kramer or Rich Gartland to make changes to the email distribution list for these weekly Branch Notes.
Adding an event/announcement: Please forward your written listing to Rich Gartland by Thursday. Be sure to include all relevant information (who, what, when, where, why, how). Unless otherwise specified, announcements will be listed for one week and events will be listed weekly until the event date.
Branch Planning Committee – The next Branch Planning Committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 6th at 1:30pm at Ted Whitley’s home.
Community Concerns Committee – The Community Concerns Committee's next meeting will be at 1:30pm on Monday, February 10th at the home of Anne and David Hall, 1226 Lopez Road. The previously-scheduled January 13th meeting was cancelled.
Council meeting – The next council meeting is scheduled for Friday, February 28th, at 8:30am at Pastor Beth’s home in Friday Harbor.
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