St. James Lutheran Church Belle Fourche, South Dakota October 2014 Newsletter

St. James Lutheran Church
Belle Fourche, South Dakota
October 2014 Newsletter
To the great and gracious people of St. James Lutheran Church and friends around the world,
If you haven’t been around, then you have missed meeting a great man, Shadrach Peter, from
India. We met 9 years ago at a conference, and our connection point was that he knew the same
person that I knew in India. Meena Prashantham went to seminary with me, and she was good
friends with Shadrach’s wife, Gladys. Do the math because there are 1.2 billion people in India,
and the odds of him knowing the one person I knew from India are staggering beyond explanation.
Shadrach wants two things from us here at St. James Lutheran Church: friendship and prayer.
If you are inclined to give, let it be because of the friendship that he has brought to the people of
Belle Fourche, South Dakota. Over the last two weeks, I have been honored to bring Shadrach to
meet many people in the city of Belle Fourche and in the surrounding area. He has always been a
great joy, and even as I write knowing that he will be leaving to visit other people in other states,
I am already going to miss him.
This coming Sunday, Shadrach is preaching at the United Methodist Church in Belle Fourche
and will share about friendship and prayer. In talking with Bob Duemig and Shadrach, we are
now starting a new venture together to share another offering with Shadrach. The day before
Thanksgiving, for those who are not traveling, we will alternate a shared worship experience on
Thanksgiving. This year St. James will host and Pastor Bob will be preaching, and next year the
United Methodist Church will host and I will be preaching. All the while we will bring together
funds to send to Shadrach and Gladys Peter in Muranpur, India.
I want you to pray about not only supporting his mission with your friendship and, most importantly, with your prayers but to start saving for a trip to Muranpur, India, next year in January/
February. Get your passports. I have a vision for how to help the people in Shradrach’s village,
and where there is a vision, God will bring provision. Shadrach said that on Sunday with us.
Part of my vision is to find a way for solar panels to be bought in India and then installed in
Shadrach’s village, because the power issue in Karnataka is so very important. I would also like
to install gutters attached to barrels on the buildings so that they may be able to reuse the rain
water in their fields. Of course we can do so much more, and part of it
would be to take people who are skilled to train people in construction,
electrical, plumbing, and agricultural development.
You see where I am going; a round-trip ticket to India costs $1600, and
we would be able to work along side Shadrach and Gladys while making sure we train individuals how to run solar panels and anything else
we might be able to do.
I have so much more to share with you that Shadrach and I have experienced these past weeks, but for now keep Shadrach and Gladys in
your prayers. I hope to see a full church every day of this month so I
can see your smiling faces. God be gracious with you until we meet
again.
In God’s grace,
Baby Shower
We are having a baby shower for Lucy
Fashbaugh this coming Sunday, October 5,
at 1:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is invited, including all men of the
church!
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Compassion Cupboard
News
Our next shift to help out at the Compassion Cupboard is October 7 from 9 AM to
noon and October 9 from 2-6 PM. We
need about 3-4 volunteers for each shift
with one of those volunteers being a man.
Please sign up on the sheet in the back of
the church if you are willing to help.
Confirmation Sunday
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Confirmation Sunday will be Sunday, October 12, with Hospitality
Group 4 hosting the reception.
This includes people from James
& Marian Schmidt to J.D. &
Laura Young. For this special occasion, Bishop David Zellmer will
be honoring us with his presence.
Please help celebrate the confirmation of the following individuals: Theran Anderson, Griffin
Conner, Braydin Eastman, Dillon
Giacometto, JakeLyn Mehrer,
Tate Olson, & Jon Peterson.
Making Lefse
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Common Sense
Parenting Classes
Common Sense Parenting classes will be
held at St. James Lutheran Church from
October 9 to November 13, 2014. This is a
free, 6-week, 12-hour program on instruction, videos, and role play that will help
parents develop and practice parenting
skills. Classes will be held every Thursday
from 6-8 PM. Please register by calling
Susan Wilson at 605-394-5120 or [email protected] ……. If you already
received the October calendar, you
will notice the change in dates for
this event. Please note that classes
will meet on Thursdays, not Tuesdays as previously mentioned.
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Once again the women of St. James Lutheran will be making and selling lefse, and
volunteers are needed to help make the
lefse. On October 16 at 1 PM, the women
will peel and rice the potatoes to make the
dough. The lefse will be fried on October
17 and October 18 at 9 AM. This process
will be repeated the next week, October 23,
24, & 25. The women are not taking any
orders for lefse this year; if you wish to
purchase some, they will be selling lefse in
the Fellowship Hall on Saturday, October
18 & October 25, from 1-3 PM.
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Third Quarterly
Mission Offering
The 3rd quarterly mission offering
will be Farmers Helping Farmers. Our money will go to Lutheran World Relief to help purchase animals for farmers around
the world. We will be collecting
for this project until the middle of
October. Make your checks out
to St. James Lutheran with Lutheran World Relief in the memo
line. If you want your money to
go towards buying a specific animal, you may call the church office at 723-3923 for more details
and prices. Remember that no
donation is too small.
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Harvest Hop
Sunday Fellowship/
Coffee Hour
All are WELCOME to join us for fellowship and coffee every Sunday after church
services. Any food donations are always
appreciated; drop them off at the kitchen
on Sunday morning. They DO NOT have
to be homemade. You may bring cookies,
rolls, breads, bars, fruit, cheese, or crackers—anything your heart desires. Help
with serving and cleaning up is always appreciated as well. A freewill offering is
used to help purchase supplies: coffee,
lemonade, cups, napkins, plates, forks, etc.
We look forward to seeing you!
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Annual Hog Roast
You are invited to Piedmont Valley Lutheran Church’s annual Hog Roast on Saturday, October 4, from 5-7 PM at 16155
Spring Valley Road between exits 44 and
46 on the east side of I-90. On the menu:
pork roast, mashed potatoes and gravy,
baked beans, salad, dessert, lemonade and
coffee. A freewill offering will be accepted,
and proceeds will benefit the Piedmont Elementary School Backpack Program. For
more information, call 605-787-5588.
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St. James Radio Broadcast
The Sunday worship service of St. James
Lutheran is broadcast every Sunday on our
local radio station. You may turn your radio to either KBFS-AM at 1450 or KYDTFM at 103.1, to hear our worship service at
10:15 AM.
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Church Phone Number:
605605-723723-3923
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The Good Shepherd Clinic in Spearfish will
be holding a fundraiser Friday, October 3,
from 7-10 PM at the Spearfish Pavilion.
Doors will open at 6 PM with entertainment by the Lyle Berry Band at 7 PM.
Tickets are available at the Spearfish
Chamber of Commerce, Perkins, and most
local churches. Raffle packages will also be
available. All proceeds will benefit the
Good Shepherd Clinic. Up to $1000 in
matching funds will be provided by Pioneer
Bank & Trust of Spearfish and the F.L.
Clarkson Family Foundation. Advance
tickets are $15, and tickets at the door are
$20.
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“Free for All”
The United Methodist Church of Belle
Fourche is planning a morning of reaching
out to the community with a “Free for All”
on October 11 from 8 AM to noon. They
will be giving away clothing and having a
free lunch, and they are asking for donations of clothing for ages 0-100. If you have
any donations to give, the last time to leave
anything at their church will be on the
morning of Monday, October 6. They are
taking clothing for all sizes, but they could
use more children’s clothing. Any questions, call their church office at 892-2405 or
Janelle Austin at 569-0618.
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Senior Sensations
Come enjoy the annual “Senior Sensations”
on Sunday, October 12, at 1:30 PM at the
St. James Episcopal Parish Hall. The event
is being sponsored by the Belle Fourche
Senior Citizens Center. No tickets are necessary, but donations will be accepted.
O CTOBER B IRTHDAYS
& A NNIVERSARIES
Names in Italics
are Anniversaries
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
1
Thu
2
Breck Young
5
6
Stephanie
In’t Veld
Matt Beck
Baylee Doolan
7
Sandra Kane
Nicole Weishaar
Sue Otterman
Brenna Leitner
8
9
Brandon Kudlock Weston
Dingfelder
Ronda Mehrer
Walker
Dingfelder
Richard Ogle
Arlen & Sue
In’t Veld
Fri
3
Jay Rains
10
John Chayka
Kermit Diers
Sat
4
Lyndon & Jane
Kok
11
David & Crystal
Sowell
April Galea
Luke Norris
Shane Stetter
12
Curt Shoemaker
19
13
14
Ethan Goldhahn
Bill Eastman
Mason Nehl
Larry LaRue
20
21
15
16
17
Kelli Leitner
22
Virginia Roen
Jenna Diers
Duane & Lynn
Olson
Leslie Mahoney
23
Martin
Fashbaugh
24
Todd Leitner
David Meyer
Anna Otterman
27
Jerry Fuller
J.D. Young
28
Jeri Olson
29
Jim Courtney
30
Dallas Conner
Paul & Ann
Turbiville
25
Brenda Chayka
Henry & Ardith
Nore
Elaine Ketterling
Jeffrey Nelson
26
18
Ryan Harvey
31
Todd Keller
St. James
Lutheran Church
Sun
Mon
O CTOBER 2014
Tue
Wed
Thu
1
2
iPraise 3:35 PM; WELCA
Confirmation
5 PM;
Bell Choir
6:15 PM;
LYO 6:30 PM;
Choir 7:15 PM
5
Adult Sunday
School 9 AM;
Worship
10:15 AM;
Lucy
Fashbaugh
Shower
1:30 PM
6
PJ Day Off;
Quilting 9-3
12
13
PJ
Day
Off
Confirmation
Sunday;
7
8
Quilting 9-3;
Compassion
Cupboard 9 AM
to Noon;
Trustees and
Building &
Grounds 7 PM
Esther Circle
9 AM;
14
Council
7 PM
Adult Sunday
School 9 AM;
Worship
10:15 AM
iPraise 3:35 PM;
Confirmation
5 PM;
Bell Choir
6:15 PM;
LYO 6:30 PM;
Choir 7:15 PM
15
Meeting
9:30 AM
9
Compassion
Cupboard
2-6 PM;
Fri
3
Lutheran Men in
Mission 7 AM at
Belle Inn
10
Lutheran Men in
Mission 7 AM at
Belle Inn
Sat
4
Worship 5 PM
11
Worship 5 PM
Common
Sense
Parenting
Class 6-8 PM
16
17
iPraise 3:35 PM; Lefse/Peel & Lutheran Men in
Mission 7 AM at
Bell Choir
Cook
Belle Inn
6:15 PM;
LYO 6:30 PM;
Potatoes
Making Lefse
Choir 7:15 PM
1 PM;
9 AM
Common
Sense
Parenting
Class
6-8 PM;
18
Making Lefse
9 AM;
Selling Lefse
1-3 PM;
Worship 5 PM
Deborah
Circle 7 PM
19
Adult Sunday
School 9 AM;
Worship
10:15 AM
20
21
PJ Day Off
22
Choir 7:15 PM
26
Adult Sunday
School 9 AM;
Worship
10:15 AM;
Dinner Belle
5-7 PM
27
PJ Day Off
23
24
iPraise 3:35 PM; Lefse/Peel & Lutheran Men in
Mission 7 AM at
Confirmation
Cook
Belle Inn
5 PM;
Bell Choir
Potatoes
Making Lefse
6:15 PM;
1 PM;
9 AM
LYO 6:30 PM;
28
29
Common
Sense
Parenting
Class
6-8 PM
30
iPraise 3:35 PM; Common
Confirmation
5 PM;
Bell Choir
6:15 PM;
LYO 6:30 PM;
Choir 7:15 PM
Sense
Parenting
Class
6-8 PM
31
Lutheran Men in
Mission 7 AM at
Belle Inn
25
Making Lefse
9 AM;
Selling Lefse
1-3 PM;
Worship 5 PM
St. James Lutheran Church
1100 Stanley Street
Belle Fourche, SD 57717
October 2014 Newsletter
Check out our church website at
www.sjlcbellefourche.org to find
out about upcoming church events.
Church Council Members
Pastor Jeff Otterman
President: Paul Turbiville
Vice President: Karin Haxton
Treasurer: Tim Speidel
Secretary: Carolyn Kindsfater
Trustees: Tyler Bickerdyke, Don Nelson, Clyde Rische,
Larry Shoemaker, David Sowell, and Bruce Ude
Deacons: Letitia Fashbaugh, Dean Haxton, Lynn Olson,
Genevieve Skogberg, Linda Stambaugh, and
Ann Turbiville
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