Lutheran Church in the San Juans
Friday Harbor Branch Notes
November 10, 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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, November 13, 8:30 am Congregational Council meets at Pr. Beth’s.
Wednesday, November 13, 10 am, Bible Study at St. Davids’ Gryphon Hall.
Wednesday, November 13, 3 pm, Walking Group at Jakles Lagoon parking lot. (Note change in time)
Thursday, November 14, 9:30 am, Friday Harbor Leadership Planning Team at Pr. Beth’s.
CANCELLED. Saturday November 16th please come learn about Faith Action Network (FAN) with the Rev. Paul Benz.
During November we will collect paper towels for the Family Resource Center.. In December it will be facial tissues aka Kleenex. Enjoy this note from Barb Conrad:
“I delivered the baby wipes to Carmen at the FRC parking lot kiosk (!!) this a.m...she was thrilled to receive 32 large packages of baby wipes! (She was down to 3 small travel-size pkgs, and said she was ready to call people that might be going off island, asking that they purchase them.
Our congregation's making a difference in the FRC's ability to serve our community's needs!”
2020 Financial Support Commitment Cards. Please return or place in the offering plate by November 17. If you did not receive one in the mail, please speak with Pr. Beth or Joyce Johnson. THANK YOU.
Assisting Ministers: November 17 Joanne Hinkle, November 24 Busses, December 1 Jens Houby. December 8 Diana Warner, December 15 Pat Nieman. Thanks to all who serve!
To have prayer concerns included in the weekly email please send an email to email@example.com or hand me a note at church on Sunday.
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Lopez Island Branch Notes
November 17, 2019
This Sunday – Thank you to Gordon and Joan Eustis for setting up and ushering, and to Jane Fuller and Bill LeDrew for our treats. Thank you to Joan Eustis for our communion bread. Thanks to Henning Sehmsdorf, Mary Ann Cameron, and Corky Searls for serving as readers, and to Fritz Baesman for assisting in worship.
This Week’s Events:
Pledge envelopes – Please remember to bring your pledge envelope for 2020 this Sunday!
Emergency preparedness refresher – on Sunday, November 17th, immediately following worship, Corky Searls will present a brief refresher talk on emergency preparedness. It’s been about a year since the last time this information was presented, and Corky will give hints about keeping those kits up to date and ready to use. Come even if you never got your kit done last year!
November WELCA – On Tuesday, November 19th at 1:30pm we will meet at the home of Anne Hall; Rhea Miller will give a presentation about 30 years of the Lopez Community Land Trust.
Janis Miltenberger 11/23
Fundraising Challenge, Dec. 1 deadline – The Community Concerns Committee invites you to support our Daily Bread Matching Grant fundraiser for the Summer Lunch Program!
Together, we have an opportunity to expand the Summer Lunch Program, which feeds hungry families on our Island. Each year Lopez congregations partner with the Family Resource Center to provide food for families of children who receive free or reduced price lunch during the school year. Now we have the opportunity to include more families in this program. Through our partnership with ELCA World Hunger, our ministry has the opportunity to unlock a Daily Bread Matching Grant.
But we need your help. If we can raise $500 or more, we will unlock another $500 from ELCA World Hunger. We have until Dec. 1 to meet our goal. That means every gift truly will make a difference. To donate, please go to http://support.elca.org/goto/SummerLunch. Thank you for your support!
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.
Advent events – Here is some early information about upcoming Advent events:
Upcoming concert – The Lopez Community Singers will be in concert on Sunday, December 8th at 4:30pm at Grace church.
Community Concerns Committee – The next meeting will be at 1:30pm on Monday, December 9th, at the Sundquists' home.
Council meeting – The next council meeting is scheduled for Friday, January 3rd, at 8:30am at pastor Beth’s home in Friday Harbor.
Branch Planning – The next Branch Planning Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 8th, at 1:30pm, at Ted and MaryLynn Whitley’s home.
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