Lutheran Church in the San Juans
Friday Harbor Branch Notes
November 11, 2018
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
11/14 - Wednesday - 10 am Bible Study, St. David's, Gryphon Hall
11/14, 7:00. Library Talk led by Dr. Rebecca Moore on "Understanding Jonestown and Peoples Temple.”
11/15 - Thursday - 9:30. Walking Group. Meets at the Gravel Pit. 11/15 is Jackle’s Lagoon
11/16 - Friday – 2:00 p.m. Choir Rehearsal for American Village Christmas. Not to late to join in.
December 15, 5:30 “An American Village Christmas” concert @ St. David’s.
December 19, 5:00 p.m. (Wednesday) for a beautiful Advent Service of quiet prayer and Holden Evening Prayer. Quiet prayer, reflection and candles begins at 5. Holden Evening Prayer begins at 5:30.
Assisting Ministers: A huge thanks to the following people who will serve as assisting minister in the coming weeks: 11/18 Dennis and Madelyn Busse; 11/25 Steve and Nan Simpson; 12/2 Jim Hooper;
12/9 Diana Warner; 12/23 Dennis and Madelyn Busse. Assistants still needed for 12/16 and 12/30. Drivers and treat providers also needed. There is a new sign up sheet on the bulletin board that takes us through December. Please sign up.
Community Outreach: In November we will be collecting baby wipesfor the Family Resource Center. These items are needed and greatly appreciated as they are not eligible for food stamp payment. Thanks to all who contributed paper towels in October, we were able to deliver 31 rolls to the FRC.
Endowment fund distribution: At a brief meeting following worship on 11/11 our Friday Harbor branch of LCSJ approved gifts of $600 to the Family Resource Center and $500 to Lutheran Disaster Response. And additional $3500 will be placed in reserve for the proposed internship program.
A Note about Parking. Parking spaces are limited both in the very small lot in front of Gryphon Hall and in the back. Please be considerate of our members who need close parking and use street parking or the back lot. If the back lot is full, there is parking down further behind Gryphon Hall, but please do NOT park in the round about leading to and from that lower lot thereby blocking access for others.
Prayer Concerns: This week we continue prayers for strength and healing for Beverly and Susan. We also pray for all those suffering from the devastation of the fires in California. Prayer concerns are always welcome. Please send any notices, events, prayer concerns to Madelyn Busse - email@example.com
Next week’s lessons: Daniel 12:1-3; Psalm 16; Hebrews 10:11-14, 19-25; Mark 13:1-8.
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Lopez Island Branch Notes
November 11, 2018
This Sunday – Thanks to Phyllis Nansen for setting up and ushering, and to Robin and Curt Van Hyning for our treats. Thank you to Joan Eustis for our communion bread, to David Corbin, Laura Evans, and Corky Searls for serving as readers, and to Jan Sundquist for assisting in worship.
Sad news – We mourn the death of Patty Maxson, who died in her sleep November 7th following a battle with cancer. Please keep Bob and the family in your prayers. A memorial service is being arranged but a firm date is not available yet.
Friendly reminder -- Please bring your non-perishable food donations for the Lopez Community Food Bank, (that are not past the “use by” date) with you to our worship service on Sunday. Thank you!
Sunday Sign-up Sheet: Click here to sign up for Sunday responsibilities.
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.
Community Concerns Committee – The next Community Concerns Committee meeting will be held Monday, November 12th, at 1:30pm (note new time) at the home of Jan Sundquist.
WELCA – The next WELCA meeting will be Tuesday, November 13th, at 1:30pm at the home of Jan Sundquist. The December meeting will be a Christmas Luncheon, to be held Tuesday, December 18th at 11:30am.
Lutheran Movie Night – Friday, November 16th, at 6:30pm at the Library, come watch “Leave No Trace”, the story of veteran Will and his young daughter Tom who live in peaceful isolation in a public forest, until they’re discovered. One reviewer says, “We may have a lot to learn from Will and Tom’s journey in and out of the woods”. With subtitles; dessert/snacks provided.
Branch Planning – The Branch Planning meeting previously scheduled for Wednesday, November 14th has been rescheduled to Tuesday, November 27th at 1:30pm at the Whitley’s home.
Council Meeting – The next council meeting will be held Wednesday, November 28th at noon in Friday Harbor at Pastor Beth’s and David’s home.
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