Lutheran Church in the San Juans
Friday Harbor Branch Notes
December 2, 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 - email@example.com
12/3 - Monday, 5:30, First Monday, Christianity’s Family Tree at SJI Library Community Room
12/5 – Wednesday, 10 am Bible study.
No more walking group for the winter season.
Sunday, December 9, 2 – 4 pm there is a 90thBirthday party for Mary Francis at Brickworks. No gifts but she always enjoys a funny card. All invited!
December 15, 3 pm, “An American Village Christmas” concert @ St. David’s. Note corrected time.
December 19 (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: 12/9 Diana Warner; 12/16 Samantha Bryner; 12/23 Dennis and Madelyn Busse. Assistants still needed for 12/30. There is a new sign up sheet on the bulletin board that takes us through December. Please sign up.
Community Outreach: December collection for the FRC. They have asked us for bags of personal care items and snacks that they can hand out to the homeless (adults) that come to them for assistance. Our goal is to complete 24 kits. To that end now through Dec. 16 we’ll be collecting hotel /sample sizes of the following: bar soap, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, Kleenex and full size individually wrapped toothbrushes. Please donate your extras; any we cannot use will be given to the FRC and Food Bank. The additional items needed for the kits will be purchased in bulk, their cost funded by a piece of our Endowment Fund allocation for the FRC. Thank you for your continuing generosity! Joyce Johnson and Barb Conrad
Thank you to all who donated Baby Wipes in November. 49 packs were delivered to the Family Resource Center!
Growing Anew Because of Youis a program of the NWWashington Synod of the ELCA which supports outreach ministries. Donation envelopes are available on the bulletin board.
Lutheran World Relief – The Friday Harbor branch will join forces with our Orcas branch by donating $250 for LWR packets.
Happy Birthday: 12/2 – Jeanne Turner; 12/6 – Carol LeGate.
Prayer Concerns: This week we continue prayers for strength and healing for Beverly, Susan and Melissa. Prayer concerns are always welcome. Email concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next week’s lessons: Malachi 3:1-4; Luke 1:68-79; Philippians 1:3-11; Luke 3:1-6.
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Lopez Island Branch Notes
December 2, 2018
This Sunday – Thanks to Julie Van Camp and Maybelle Deach for setting up and ushering, and to Rich Gartland for our treats. Thank you to Laura Evans for our communion bread, to Jan Sundquist, Curt VanHyning, and David Sather for serving as readers, and to Henning Sehmsdorf for assisting in worship.
Ron Kessler update – Ron continues with rehab therapy following a recent stroke; he is making some progress, but your continued prayers are appreciated.
Maxson family – Please continue to keep Bob Maxson and the family in your prayers as they remember Patty and continue the process of adjusting to her absence.
Dinner hosts needed – Once again, we are planning "Dinners for Nine (or so)," a chance to gather with others in the congregation, enjoy good food, and get to know each other better. There is no agenda, and the meal could be a potluck or whatever the hosts prefer. The gatherings will be in the last half of January or in February, the date to be chosen by the host, and guests will sign up for the dinner that works best for them. Right now, we need volunteer hosts. If you would be willing to host a dinner (date to be chosen later) please contact Anne Hall at 360-468-3025 or email@example.com.
Communion Bread – Interested in baking communion bread? Contact Laura Evans (Laura_Lmspjb@yahoo.com) for information and/or to add your name to the schedule.
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!
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.
Lessons and Carols – Rehearsals for this year’s “Lessons and Carols” event (scheduled for Sunday, December 16th, at 4pm at Grace Church) are Monday evenings at 7pm at Lopez Island Community Church. All are welcome to join in!
Fall Concert – A concert by the Lopez Island Community Singers will be held Sunday, December 2nd, at 2:30pm at Grace Church. A $10 donation is suggested.
Men’s Breakfast – Men, mark your calendars – there will be a Men’s Breakfast on Thursday, December 6th, at 8:15 a.m. at The Galley. RSVP to David Corbin.
Community Concerns Committee – CHANGE OF VENUE for December 10th meeting. The meeting will be held Monday, December 10th, at 1:30 p.m. at the home of Anne Hall.
WELCA – The December meeting will be a Christmas Luncheon, to be held Tuesday, December 18th at 11:30am.
Council Meeting – The next council meeting will be held Wednesday, December 19th at 8:30am at the home of Pastor Beth.
Lutheran Movie Night – Friday, December 21st (6:30 p.m. at the library). You’re invited to come see the Oscar nominated film, Joyeux Noël. Based on true events, this inspiring film tells of World War I troops in the midst of brutal trench warfare who called a spontaneous truce to celebrate Christmas together (with subtitles).
Branch Planning – The next Branch Planning meeting will be held Tuesday, January 15th at 1:30pm at the Whitley’s home.
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