Lutheran Church in the San Juans
Friday Harbor Branch Notes
January 13, 2019
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 - email@example.com
1/14 – Monday, 8:30 LCSJ Council meets at Pr. Beth’s. 440 Franck Street
1/16 - Wednesday, 10 am Bible study
1/16 – Wednesday, 11:30, Women’s Lunch at Cheesecake Café (Yes, it is OPEN)
1/16 – Wednesday, 1 pm, Lutheran – Episcopal joint Coordinating Committee.
Annual Meeting: Mark your calendars for our Annual Congregational Meeting on Saturday, January 26, 11:30 – 2 at the American Legion facility. Our Friday Harbor branch will be hosting this year.
Thanks to those who have already signed up to bring bread, butter, condiments and salads. Sign up sheets are now posted and we can use more! We can still use a few more salads contributed. Ham will be provided. There is a team doing the set up, but please plan to pitch in for clean up.
Email copies of the announcement and Constitutional revisions were sent. If you would like a hard copy, please notify Pr. Beth.
First Monday Discussion Group, Feb 4, 5pm. Discussion on Richard Beck’s book, Stranger God. Participants are encouraged to purchase the book and read the Introduction and Chapter 1.
Assisting Ministers: Thanks to Samantha Brynner serving on January 20; Busses January 27; Feb 3, Janet Wright and Janet Thomas; Feb 10, Joanne Hinkle. A new sign up sheet is posted for the rest of January and February. Please sign up. February still has openings.
We welcome new additions to the roster of assisting ministers. Talk with either Pr. Beth or Madelyn Busse if you would like to serve in this way.
Community Outreach: This month of January we are receiving cash donations for the Friday Harbor Food Bank. Checks should be made out to LCSJ with a notion for the Food Bank.
A complete report and schedule for Community Outreach is now posted on the bulletin board.
Happy Anniversary: Pat and Bob Nieman, Jan 13 Happy Birthday: Nan Simpson, Jan 17.
Prayer Concerns: Please remember the following people in our faith community and in the wider community: Mary Francis, Van facing illness and Susan in her grief. Prayer concerns are always welcome. Email concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next week’s lessons: Isaiah 62:1-5; Psalm 36:5-10; 1 Corinthians 12:1 – 11; John 2: 1-11.
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Lopez Island Branch Notes
January 20, 2019
This Sunday – At present we need a volunteer for setting up and ushering; thanks to Rich Gartland for our treats and for our communion bread, to David Corbin, Curt VanHyning, and Pete Christensen for serving as readers, and to Fritz Baesman for assisting in worship.
This Week’s Events
Annual Congregational Meeting – The Annual Congregational Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, January 26th, in Friday Harbor. The meeting will be held at the American Legion hall (110 First Street N), beginning at 11:45am (ferry departs Lopez at 10:15am). Lunch will be served (Lopez folks bring desserts); the meeting will conclude well before the 2:50pm ferry departing for Orcas, Shaw, and Lopez.
Morgen Limbach 1/19
Eric Lindboe 1/23
Dinners for nine (or so) – Once again the congregation is invited to "Dine with Nine (or so)." Come gather around the table with others in the congregation. There's no agenda. Whether you've attended worship once or for the last 30 years, here's a chance to get to know others better. The following meals are scheduled so far:
Sunday, February 17th, dinner at 1pm with Henning Sehmsdorf and Elizabeth Simpson plus 6.
Saturday, March 2nd, brunch at noon with Phyllis Nansen plus 7.
Thursday, March 7th, supper on Shaw with Lola Dean and Corey Storey plus 10. Ferry leaves Lopez at 3:55pm and returns by 6:25pm.
Sunday, March 10th at noon, brunch with Joan and Gordon Eustis plus 6.
Look for sign-up sheets at church, or let Anne Hall know your choice by email, email@example.com, or phone, 360-468-3025. Before the meal, your host(s) will call you with details.
Become a member – Anyone who would like to become a member of the church should let Pr. Beth know. We will receive new members on Sunday, February 10th.
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 morning help needed – Several volunteer slots are available for helping out on Sunday morning during the weeks ahead. Please consult the sign-up sheet (info below) and fill in some of those empty boxes!
Be a worship assistant – Worship assistant sign-ups are needed for February through the end of 2019; please contact Mireille Kramer (firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-298-6503) if interested. New people are welcome – training will be provided!
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 meeting will be at 1pm (NOTE TIME CHANGE) on February 11th at the Sundquists' home.
Lutheran Movie Night scheduling change – The previously-scheduled Lutheran Movie Night date of January 25th has been changed to Friday, February 14th, at 6:30 p.m. in the library. We’ll be watching a very enjoyable movie titled Green Book. This emotional story takes us on a 1962 concert tour through the south by black jazz pianist Don Shirley and his white driver (shown with subtitles).
Council Meeting – The next two Council meetings are scheduled for Friday, February 22nd and Friday, March 29th -- both at 8:30am at the home of Pastor Beth and David Eden.
Branch Planning – The next Branch Planning meeting will be held Tuesday, March 19th at 10:30am at Ted and Mary Lynn Whitley’s home.
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