Volume 27, No. Volume 27, No. 10 4 WELCOME GROW SERVE IN CHRIST TELEPHONE 314-962-6011 FAX 314-962 -4810 E-MAIL [email protected] knowledge of the Small Catechism and the Bible. Honoring the day of St. Luke, October 18, Christ Lutheran worship on the 19th will include prayers for healing. St. Luke was a physician. We will lift up the healing arts vocations and ministries, and those who wish may come forward for private prayers during the worship. WURSTFEST POTLUCK PICNIC AT LARSON PARK PAVILION SUNDAY, OCT. 19 REFORMATION SUNDAY WITH CONFIRMATION CHURCH OFFICE HOURS MONDAY 9 A.M. - NOON TUESDAY-FRIDAY 9 A.M. - 4 P.M. PASTORS PENNY AND KEITH HOLSTE COUNCIL PRESIDENT CINDIE LUHMAN PASTORAL ASSISTANT MARK ROOCK DIRECTOR OF SENIOR ADULT MINISTRIES AND PARISH NURSE CAROLYN CROWE SOUTHSIDE YOUTH COORDINATOR RHONDA DUNBAR DIRECTOR OF CHOIRS DIANE DROLLINGER ORGANIST MARK RUFF OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR SUSAN HUNT FINANCIAL SECRETARY TAMMY PRYOR CUSTODIAN KELLY LAKIES WEBMASTER DAVE RINGKOR 2014 WORSHIP WITH PRAYERS FOR HEALING WEBSITE WWW.CHRISTWG.ORG WORSHIP SCHEDULE SUNDAY AT 8 & 10:30 A.M. CHILDCARE 7:45 TO 11:45 A.M. OCTOBER, October 26 is Reformation Sunday. We will remember the Gospel centered heritage we have received as well as the strong musical component that was so key to the Reformation. Dr. Michael Hoy will address the Adult Forum on the significance of the Reformation for today. This will also be the day of confirmation for our ninth graders. Details about confirmation appear below. FOUR NINTH GRADERS TO AFFIRM FAITH OCTOBER 26 The ninth grade youth who will affirm their faith in the rite of Confirmation this year on Sunday, October 26 at 10:30 a.m. are: Ayanna Askew-Sunkara, Anna Bussler, David Hill and Trevor Luhman. After attending two years’ of confirmation classes in junior high, these youth are now attending the high school class on Sunday mornings and working with a mentor to help them clarify their Christian faith. In addition, the group will go on a retreat October 18, choose a Bible verse, prepare an essay and participate in an interview on Oct. 19 where they will demonstrate their Christ Lutheran has reserved the pavilion and fire pit at Larson Park, off of Kirkham in Webster Groves, for the annual fall celebration of WurstFest. Beginning around 5:30 p.m. we will serve the best brats, hot off the grill, courtesy of grill master Mark Lewis. There will be hot dogs for the kids. Bring a picnic side dish or dessert to share. Don’t forget your favorite beverages. We will provide plates, utensils, cups, etc., plus chips, buns and condiments. Iced tea and hot cider will quench your thirsts. There will be a bonfire in the fire pit and marshmallows to toast and make s’mores. Katrina Lynn will lead campfire games and singing. You are welcome to come earlier as the pavilion is next to the Magner Bug Park, a playground for the little ones or play in the open grass areas of the park. Bring your yard games and be sure to remember those lawn chairs for sitting around the fire pit! FEEDING THE HUNGRY IS OCTOBER WORSHIP EMPHASIS “I’m so hungry!” How often do we say these words? Probably only when we’ve been dieting or working out and then it’s not because the refrigerator is empty. We don’t live with the daily aches and weakness which 1.2 billion (!) people worldwide feel who live in extreme poverty. This month Christ Lutheran members will be invited to reduce hunger in two ways. On Oct. 5 and Story continues on page 7. MEMBERS INVITED TO CARE FOR KIDS RESCUED FROM HOMELESSNESS SATURDAY, OCT. 11 All youth, adults and families are invited to help provide a fun morning for children ages infant to 15 on Sat. Oct. 11, from 9 a.m. to noon at Trinity Lutheran Church in Soulard. We had a lot of fun doing this as a congregation last summer and we hope many people will return to help again this time. Meet at church at 8:15 a.m. Sat. Oct. 11 to carpool to Trinity or go directly there and be there by 8:45 a.m. We’ll play games in the gym, do crafts with the older ones and play with the youngest ones in the nursery. As we watch the children their parents take classes provided by Humanitri to prepare them to be successful parents and workers after having been homeless. Humanitri is a Lutheran non-profit which takes families from homeless shelters and provides them with a house at nominal cost for two years. After two years of support classes and counseling, families are ready to move on to rent or even buy their own homes. FAMILY-FRIENDLY CROP WALK SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12 Webster Groves will be the site of the only CROP Walk in the St. Louis metro area again this year on Sunday, October 12. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. and the walk, beginning at 1:30 p.m., consists of one-mile and three-mile routes along the sidewalks of Webster Groves, all beginning at Eden Seminary, 475 E. Lockwood Ave. in Webster Groves. Registration forms and donation forms are available from Pastor Penny or you can contact Susan Hunt in the church office. 25% of the funds received will stay in the St. Louis area to benefit Operation Food Search, Feed My People, and Webster Rock Hill Ministries. The remaining portion will help feed starving people in other countries through Church World Service. Donors can also designate that the international portion be given to Lutheran World Relief. HEALTH MINISTRY TEAM SEEKS MEMBERS Almost fifteen years ago, a Health Ministry Team was organized at Christ Lutheran to assess the needs of our faith community in the area of health and wellness. The team soon recognized that having a parish nurse would help carry out the church’s mission to preach, teach and heal, and a part-time position for a faith community (parish) nurse was created. We need to re-activate this group, and invite members, both health professionals and others, to serve on the Health Ministry Team. While the faith community nurse plays a pivotal role in health ministry, it is important to have a team that will provide guidance, direction, and support for this important mission. Please contact the church office (314962-6011) or Carolyn Crowe (314-277-2164) to indicate your interest. NEW MEMBER INQUIRY SESSIONS New members inquiry sessions will begin in October. Pastor Penny will meet with those considering membership at Christ Lutheran. Several sessions will provide orientation and answer questions about being Lutheran and a member of Christ Lutheran. Let Pastor Penny know of your interest or call the church office, 314-962-6011. KIDSING & KIDSING2 BEGIN IN OCTOBER Singing groups providing basic musical instruction for children will begin in October. The programs are lead by Diane Drollinger, Director of Choirs at Christ Lutheran and will take place at the Mead Center. KidSing, for Grades 3—6, will provide basics, with 4 to 6 performances per year. Rehearsal are at 8:30 a.m. on the first & third Sunday of the month, starting October 5th. KidSing2, for Kindergarten through Grade 2, also provides music basics, with 2 to 4 performances a year. Rehearsals are at 8:30 a.m. on the second & fourth Sunday of the month, beginning October 12. WARM CLOTHING DRIVE We will be collecting warm clothing for the fall clothing give away at St. Philip’s Lutheran Church in the Annie Malone neighborhood. The clothing with be collected in the box in the narthex during October for the Nov. 8 event sponsored by Janis Hutchinson and the Northside Outreach. Warm outer clothing for men is needed especially. SUNDAY MORNING FORUM This forum meets at 9:15 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall (in basement below worship area). Childcare is available in the nursery from 7:45 to 11:45 a.m. every Sunday. Oct. 5 – Chris Krehmeyer, CEO of Beyond Housing, will speak about the factors in a community which make it healthy and cohesive. Beyond Housing focuses on education, housing, health, employment readiness and access, and economic development and currently works in north St. Louis County. This session continues the previous three weeks’ focus on understanding and finding healing after the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson. Oct. 12 – Holy Communion and Hospitality “Who can take Holy Communion?” is a question many ELCA congregations are rethinking. Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, Presiding Bishop of the ELCA, has asked congregations to discuss their practice of Communion by asking such questions as: Do our practices welcome or discourage guests? How can or should Communion be part of our hospitality? This is part of a twopart discussion and study of Holy Communion led by Pastor Penny. Oct. 19 – Holy Communion: Passing on the Mystery - How do we prepare people to take Communion at Christ Lutheran? What is the proper balance between hospitality and respecting the sanctity of Communion? Should we revisit our requirement of baptism? These and other questions will be part of a second discussion and study of Holy Communion led by Pastor Penny. Oct. 26 – Rev. Dr. Michael Hoy: The Reformation for Today - As Lutherans begin a several year celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Dr. Hoy helps us understand what it means to be a “reforming” church today. Pastor Hoy is a retired parish pastor with a Ph.D. in systematics and ethics. SMALL GROUP STUDIES Sunday Morning Book Discussion This discussion group meets at 9:15 in the Conference Room to watch and discuss a DVD about the book of Ruth, entitled “The Girl’s Still Got It.” The DVD follows a talk by author and speaker Liz Curtis which goes through the story of Ruth and makes connections to modern life. Tuesday Morning Bible Study This group meets from 10:00 to 11:15 a.m. on Tuesdays. They are currently studying Psalms. Have questions about these songs and poems? Come learn with other inquiring minds. Check in with Carolyn Crowe on where the class will meet, 314-277-2164, or call the church office.. Wednesday Morning Bible Study This class meets from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Wednesdays in the Conference room on the first floor across from the Beauty Salon, near the clinic, of the Laclede Groves senior living community at 701 S. Laclede Station Road. The pastors lead a study on the lessons for the upcoming Sunday. For information or transportation, call the office (314-962-6011). 7th and 8th Grade Confirmation Activities During the month of October 7th and 8th graders will be involved in several activities. On October 5 they will join other middle-schoolers from the Southside Cluster at Epic6 in Fenton for a fun, fellowship activity. They will be there from 12:30 to 2:30 P. M. On October 12 they are invited to participate in the CROP Hunger Walk conducted in Webster Groves. They are scheduled on October 25 at 9:30 A.M. to join others from the St. Louis area as they help at the “Feed My Starving Children” food packing event at Good Shepherd Lutheran in Manchester. Over the weekend the congregation is hoping to pack 500,000 meals. The event puts together ingredients in sealed bags so that when added to water, a stew will feed six people from each bag. An area youth barbecue and picnic will follow at a nearby park. The Confirmation Class meets weekly on Sundays at 9:15 A.M. at the Mead Center with Pastor Keith and adult guides. Memories and Change I continue to be thankful for the recognition given by the congregation at the occasion of my 40th anniversary of ordination. Like many good events, it has had an afterglow of appreciation as I review the greetings received, think of memories that go with the people, and consider how good God has been over the years. As I think of the memories, I have been nudged to think how being a pastor has changed over those 40 years. The assumptions are changing, and I understand that those in seminary now are being trained differently and with different goals in mind than what was done forty some years ago. In retrospect it probably wasn’t the best, but the direction was more towards care and maintenance of a well functioning church, rather than thinking in terms of church growth and re-inventing and re-presenting the church for a new day. Part of the change has to do with pastoral care. More time was given to it. Hospital stays were longer giving more time for interaction. I remember calling on a man when I was on vicarage who had a newly developed surgery for a cataract who was in the hospital for ten days, or another man early on who had heart bypass surgery and was in physical preparation for the surgery for six weeks and in the hospital for two weeks. People were at home more for visits. Less people were working and the work hours were more regular. It was easier for a pastor to meet with people in their homes and discuss things that were meaningful in their lives. Those things happened in the days before there were coffee shops as we have them now. I don’t think Starbucks had even started in Seattle yet. It was more common to have a cup of coffee in someone’s home than to meet them in a public place. At the same time, there were local cafes where people did gather for “coffee time.” I spent many a mid-morning gathered with a regular group of men both members and non-members, who came together to a town café for mid-morning coffee. It was good way to be a part of community, hear both official and unofficial news, and be aware of community concerns. In church the liturgical renewal movement began occurring in my early years. I had a head start with it having been at Valparaiso University, an early adopter of that movement. Early on I wore a black cassock for worship and soon changed to wearing an alb. I started praying towards the altar at the wall, and only here at Christ Lutheran have been able to use a free standing altar. Along with that, liturgy and hymn selection has changed, also. Thankfully the liturgy is much more involving of all of the congregation, and the importance of Holy Communion has been recovered, with its frequency increasing four fold in the locations I’ve served. There is less reliance on the hymns that came from Europe, and more contemporary hymns are used. What used to be called “folk services” years ago have changed to be more “contemporary” services in many churches. Trends have changed with youth ministry. The former blend of Bible study, fellowship, worship, and service has changed. For some years the fellowship with fun idea loomed large and I was involved with countless trips to amusement parks. Now those trips have become mission or servant trips, with much more emphasis on service and caring for and learning about others. During the forty years the place of the Christian church in culture has changed a great deal, depending some on where you are. From being the “majority culture” in most places in the country, it has become one of many. Being the majority culture hasn’t always been so good for the church, so that is not as troublesome as the secularization of the culture. We haven’t done well enough at explaining to our own why faith matters and why Jesus matters--how you can still have faith and be a full throttle scientist, psychologist, philosopher, or person of arts and letters—let alone to those not even close to the church. What I do still see is a people as lived out in this congregation who are uplifted and upheld for daily living by the good news of the Gospel of Jesus and who seek to live in the way he taught and demonstrated. I see parents being genuine with their children and wanting them to know the best about this message and helping them integrate it into their lives at an early age. I see those who have been through struggles or still in them finding their foundational rock in the Word that they receive. I see people knowing it’s so hard to go it alone and finding one another in the gathering about Word and Sacrament and in fellowship and service in the name of Jesus. I see people being sustained by the music, much of which has come from past generations of Christians who put in poetry accompanied with tunes what it means to live life with Christ. I pray this will be sustained into the future. — Pastor Keith Christ Lutheran Sponsors East African Children’s Choir Concert Friday, November 7, at Eden Seminary Christ Lutheran will be one of four churches to sponsor a choir concert, open to the public, of African children at 7:00 p.m. on Fri. Nov. 7 in the chapel of Eden Seminary (475 E. Lockwood Ave., Webster Groves), which is also a sponsor. The choir, called Asante, is made up of young children from Uganda and Rwanda, countries recovering from the genocide of the mid ‘90s. Each sponsoring church is asked to find several families to house groups of two children and one adult for two nights as they travel in the U.S. giving concerts. Through their travels, the choir uplifts audiences with their powerful performances, builds bridges between cultures and their travels also give hope to the children for a better life. Please let Pastor Penny know if you’d be willing to open your home to these children. The nights they need housing are Thursday, Nov. 6 and Friday, Nov. 7. “Asante” is a Swahili word translated “Thank You” in English. The Asante Children’s Choir is made up of children from East Africa, where years of civil war and genocide claimed millions of lives leaving thousands of children and women as orphans and widows. The Choir is dedicated to spreading love, hope and joy while raising awareness for the desperate plight of orphans and other vulnerable children. Their colorful clothing, pounding drums and sweet voices demonstrate their hope and dream for a brighter future. Their inspirational stories of resilience have instilled hope in the hearts of all those who have seen them perform. These children, who have been rescued from some of life’s most difficult circumstances, take pride in expressing gratitude through their music. Their performances are the true testimonies and living “Thank-You” notes sung to everyone who has invested in their lives giving them great pride and hope for a brighter future. LET'S CELEBRATE! CONGREGATIONAL BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES IN OCTOBER Congratulations and Best Wishes to the members of Christ Lutheran celebrating wedding anniversaries and birthdays this month! Here are the wedding anniversaries and birthdays of members, from the information turned into the church office. Due to the encryption of the membership information, we might have missed your birthday, we are sorry. Please notify the office immediately. Thank you. ANNIVERSARIES 10/01 Sally & Jim Wachtman 10/11 Suzie & Ian McIntyre 10/11 Kelley & Tim Truss 10/14 Claudia Trautmann & Ted Christner 10/15 Kate & Phil Hoerchler 10/17 Sarah & Matt Bender 10/27 Megan & Tom Holmes 10/28 Melissa & Martin Allen BIRTHDAYS 10/03 10/08 10/09 10/10 10/10 10/10 10/11 10/11 10/17 10/17 10/18 10/20 10/20 10/23 10/29 10/30 Ted Christner Cletus Romay Jim Bennett Tim Bolhafner Larry Neeb L.R. Seabaugh Linda Armstrong Isabella Blaser Bob O’Brien Karen Wood Mark Lewis Peter Jordan John Uy Tim Truss Jadee Lauer Lily Bennett from your Christian Service Ministry Team A TIME FOR THANKSGIVING—There is still much to be thankful for in spite of all of life’s difficulties that we see reported in the news and elsewhere. Let us show God our gratitude by sharing with others less fortunate the blessings which have been bestowed upon us. Opportunities surround us everywhere, but on particular day called “Thanksgiving” calls to our attention how we may share our God-given gifts with those who are suffering and hungry. Keeping in mind that food pantries, whose daily business is that of helping feed hungry families and individuals, need our help today more than ever. Won’t you please open your hearts and purses to give the pantries something extra to work with at this most appropriate time? Your green envelope gifts, placed in the offering baskets throughout the month of October will help Webster-Rock Hill Ministries and Feed My People fulfill their Thanksgiving Holiday Basket programs again this year. To share your love and blessings, please make your check payable to Christ Lutheran Church and designate Holiday Baskets or one of the ministries (WRHM or FMP) on the memo line. May you and your own families have a Happy and Beautiful Thanksgiving. SECOND SUNDAY SPORTS Second Sunday Sports at Epworth Family & Children’s Services is now a continuing, ongoing activity—the boys at Epworth have enjoyed our visits and activities! This month, October, we will be there from 1:30-3:00 p.m. on Sunday the 12th for flag-football and make hot chicken wings with the boys. Volunteers must be 21 and over. Please sign up with Melissa Rentfrow by e-mail at [email protected] (or for more information). Remember, cheerleaders are also needed, so bring your lawn chair and pompoms?!! UPDATE ON ONGOING COLLECTIONS Box Tops for Education: We are continuing to collect box tops for schools. Please deposit them in the envelope on the Christian Service board in the Fellowship Hall. If you would like your school to be added to the box top ‘beneficiaries,” please let Melissa Rentfrow know. Stamps: We are no longer collecting stamps. The charity we formerly donated to has ceased this fundraiser. Give-A-Meal-A-Month: We are continuing to collect for Give-A-Meal-A Month. This is a great family friendly activity, and something kids and adults can be involved with to help address hunger in our local community. One idea is to let the kids do the “shopping” according to the list provided in the newsletter each month. Items are to be deposited in the cabinet in Fellowship Hall. Each month Carolyn Lange delivers them to either Webster-Rock Hill Ministries or Feed My People. Feel free to use a bag provided or use your own. We’re just glad to have donations to continue to support these organizations. GIVE-A-MEAL-A-MONTH October, 2014 November, 2014 Canned chicken & dumplings Canned chicken or turkey Canned green vegetable, low sodium Boxed potatoes au gratin Whole wheat flour Canned asparagus Applesauce in plastic, no sugar added Cranberry sauce or berries Powdered milk or shelf-stable soy milk Powdered milk or shelf-stable boxed soy milk Return to Church by Sun., Return to Church by Sun., October 19, 2014 November 16, 2014 A meal a month for you, a meal a month for your neighbor. Please fill a yellow shopping bag or two (available in the Fellowship Hall) with food items and return them to CLC. May God bless you. FEEDING THE HUNGRY IS OCTOBER WORSHIP EMPHASIS Continued from page 1 SAVE THE DATE! WOMEN’S ADVENT BRUNCH DECEMBER 6, 2014 And 12, members can donate to those walking in the annual CROP Walk (see article on pg. 2). One fourth of the money helps local hunger organizations and the rest goes worldwide to buy food. Then on Oct. 12, members will hear how they can help control billions of dollars of US aid by writing letters to their Congress members, using information from Bread for the World. Members can also contribute to Bread for the World, a Christian lobby for starving and impoverished people, started by Rev. Art Simon, Lutheran pastor, whose current director is Rev. David Beckmann, an ELCA pastor. Bread for the World is one of the few lobby groups in Washington D.C. which stands up for the needs of the poor and starving in this country and worldwide. On Saturday, December 6, 2014, we will celebrate the fifteenth annual Women’s Advent Brunch at Christ Lutheran Church. The guest speaker this year will be Karen Melang, a graduate of the Lutheran Deaconess program at Valparaiso University, and retired Director of Habitat for Humanity, Fremont, Nebraska. The planning committee is recruiting members to work on the program, a theme and decorations, and will meet on Sun., Oct. 12, 11:45 a.m. following the late service. Look for more information in the Sunday bulletin. If you are interested in being a part of this tradition at Christ, contact Carolyn Crowe, 314-9623855, or Susan Hunt, 314-962-6011. Complete details will be in the November newsletter. Jesus taught us to say “Hallowed be Thy name.” The dictionary tells us that “hallowed” means sacred and thus we have come to celebrate Halloween or the eve of All Saints Day. Today’s world celebrates Halloween in a different manner than did the early Christians as we perceived it as a secular day as opposed to a religious day. On September 9th, eight women gathered to enjoy each other’s company and to fill 24 prison packs for Church Women United to be presented at the Festival of Sharing in Sedalia. These packs will be distrib- uted to the women’s prisons at Vandalia and Chillicothe. On October 14 we will visit the History Museum to view the exhibit—American Revolution on the Frontier. We will also enjoy lunch at one of the restaurants in Forest Park. Please sign up on the sheet in the Fellowship Hall. Although it is fun to dress in a costume on Halloween and our children thoroughly enjoy “Trick or Treat,” it is always good to remember that we “Hallow the name of Jesus.” See You in Church! BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS OCTOBER 12TH Each month Carolyn Crowe, Faith Community Nurse and Director of Senior Adult Ministries, schedules blood pressure screenings on a Sunday morning during the Fellowship and refreshment time. For October, she will be doing the screenings on October 12th, the second Sunday of the month. Following the early service she will be in her office on the lower level near the Nursery. Immediately following the 10:30 service Carolyn can be found in the Fellowship Hall. You can also make an appointment with her for a blood pressure check up. Screenings for all ages can be very beneficial. Carolyn can be reached at the church, 314-962-6011, or by call phone 314-277-2164. LUTHERAN COLLEGE FAIR SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12 High school youth and parents are invited to attend the Lutheran College Fair on Sunday, Oct. 12, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel—St. Louis Airport, 11228 Lone Eagle Dr., Bridgeton, MO 63044. Registration begins at 6:00 p.m., with a Financial Aid Seminar at 6:15 p.m.. The College Fair, with refreshments to be served, will be from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Go to lutherancolleges.org for more information. At its September 16 meeting the Christ Lutheran Church Council: --Reviewed with comments the report from the visioning committee. While work remains to be done with it, the council was is agreement with the direction of the report. That included finding better ways to establish connections within the congregation to develop a deeper sense of community. The development of small groups is a suggested way to do this. Also included is finding better ways to make a positive difference outside our church community through outreach and service connections and activities. This might involve re-shaping how we support benevolences. Another area was to be watchful about the use of the Mead Center so it can both help the community and produce income to aid its support. A fourth area involves the congregation as a way to connect faith and daily life and work. Pastors Penny and Keith will work with this area especially. Interaction will continue between the council and visioning committee, which is chaired by Steve McCarty. --Considered upcoming elections for new council members and reviewed open positions. PFAUTCH LECTURES OCTOBER 20 AND 21 Monday and Tuesday, October 20 and 21, Dr. Thomas H. Troeger, Ph.D., of Yale University will speak at the Pfautch Lecture Series at Second Presbyterian Church, 4501 Westminster Place, St. Louis. This year’s theme, “Song That Blesses Earth, will be presented at 7:00 p.m. each evening. Monday’s lecture is “Song that Deepens Faith” and Tuesday lecture is “Song that Wakens Hope”. Both lectures are free to the public. --Heard report from Property Committee of progress on parking lot re-surfacing and plaster repair in the Mead Center. Committee is looking into a sink and counter for large lower room at the Mead Center. --Christian Service reported on ongoing activities with Epworth Children’s Home Society, Room at the Inn, and Humanitri. --Christian Education reported activities have begun well this fall. --Fellowship Committee reminded of the upcoming Lebanese Dinner with Ellen Mead and the WurstFest in October. --Stewardship is designing a way to incorporate an end of year thanksgiving into the stewardship plan. --Youth reported that so far seven youth are planning to attend the ELCA Youth Gathering next summer. --Outreach reported a presence at the Webster Univ. Involvement Fair. --Received the report from Treasurer Tore Stole showing $273,000 received as general fund revenue with some $23,000 of that designated against expenses of $283,105. So in actuality we are some $33,000 behind expenses. --Pastor Keith reported that the bookkeeper’s old computer has been decrypted from the ransomware and those documents and records should be available now. --Discussed briefly difficulty of finding sufficient assistants for the 8:00 A. M. service. --Changed the next meeting date to Wednesday, October 22. Youth Meet to Plan Chili Cook-Off, Rock-Climbing and More High school youth and parents met after church Sun., Sept. 21, to plan fall events. Approximately eleven youth and adults plan to go to the National Youth Gathering, July 14-19, in Detroit, Mich. this summer. To raise the necessary money for registration, transportation, meals and housing for this event and for other retreats, the group has planned such activities as a chili cook-off (Nov. 16), offering babysitting to couples for a “Date Night” (Nov. 22), making Lenten meals, providing the Easter breakfast and having occasional “noisy offerings” in church. They discussed participating in faith-enriching and service activities such as the monthly sessions run by shared youth director Rhonda Dunbar, the YRU retreat (four youth would like to go), having a lock-in, walking in the CROP Walk 9 (two are walking), doing childcare for Humanitri, and being leaders at the Be Like Jesus service event. Upcoming activities for fun may include rock climbing, skating, going to Epic 6 activity center, bowling, sailing, going to a haunted house, going to a hockey game and having a Christmas party. Lutheran School of Theology October Classes and Workshops Lutheran School of Theology in St. Louis offers the following courses and workshops for its next term. LST is an ecumenical school which offers courses for laity and clergy. “Susan Palo Cherwien on THE IMPORTANCE OF LANGUAGE, BEAUTY, POETRY AND HYMNODY IN THE LIFE OF THE CHURCH”. This workshop is for those who sing, play, write, or select hymns for worship, or who want a deeper appreciation for hymnody. It is Saturday, October 4, at Bethel Lutheran Church, 7001 Forsyth (at Big Bend) from 9:00 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. with registration at 8:30 A.M. Tuition is $40 which includes lunch on site. Course number is PM 79. Presenter Susan Palo Cherwien is a freelance writer, musician, teacher, vocalist and author of hymn texts which appear in denominational hymnals in the U.S. and Canada. She is a frequent contributor to and presenter at National Lutheran Choir concerts. The workshop is presented in five sections: “God Spoke: The Power of Language” “And the Walls Fell: The Power of Music” “For Glory and For Beauty: Poetry in the Service of God” “Becoming the Glory We Sing Of: Hymnody” “Seven Good Questions” Cherwien has a BMus degree in church music with emphasis in voice from Wittenberg University and an MA from Mundelein College. She has written two books of hymn texts, two of reflections for hymn festivals, and one to plan the church year with vocal solos. WHERE FAITH AND SCIENCE MEET: Exploring How We Know and Create Meaning for our Lives. Must science and religion be enemies or could they represent two, equally valid ways of finding meaning? Can we really know anything objectively? This class will consider ways that modern science and theology may work together to find meaning and make sense of the world. Session topics: Physics Old and New; A Finely Tuned Universe; Freedom, Truth and Beauty; Our Place in the Universe. Course instructor is The Rev. Dr. Dan Handschy, Rector of Church of the Advent (Episcopal) in Crestwood, Missouri, Adjunct Professor at Eden Theological Seminary, and Director, Episcopal School of Ministry. He has an undergraduate degree in Physics, Master of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School, and a doctorate in Historical Theology from St. Louis University. The class is offered four Thursdays, 7:00-9:30 p.m., Oct. 9, 23, 30 and Nov. 13, at Christ Lutheran Church, 1 Selma Ave., Webster Groves, MO 63119. Tuition is $64. The course number is PD 110. Register at www.lststl.org, under “courses,” by email to [email protected], or by calling 314-918-2556. OCTOBER 2014 "WHO-DO" LIST DATE: Oct., 2014 8:00 A.M. Service Key Person Assisting Minister Acolyte Ushers Lector Presenters Altar Guild Flowers Nursery Counters Refreshments Jerry Kuziel 10:30 A.M. Service Joan O’Brien Sandra Hoyer John Hoffmann Laura Swanson Jerry & Kathy Kuziel Brett Bussler / Jadee Lauer Flo Saeger Elizabeth Bude TBA Kristin & Mike Hill Family Kathy Kuziel / Angela Bratcher Faith Moore Lynnae Ruff Dave Hopper / Joan O’Brien Donna Munger / Mary Richter / Janet Roock DATE: Oct. 12, 2014 8:00 A.M. Service Key Person Assisting Minister Acolyte Ushers Lector Presenters Altar Guild Flowers Nursery Counters Refreshments Bill Griffith Matt Bender Flo Saeger John Hoffmann Paige Lauer Harriet & Bill Scholle Jim Bennett / Larry Neeb John Hoffmann Danielle Uy Sally & Jim Wachtman Danielle & John Uy Sarah & Matt Bender Sarah Bender Lynnae Ruff Dave Austin / Susan DeBusk Angela Bratcher / Ann Frillman / Sally Wachtman DATE: Oct. 19, 2014 8:00 A.M. Service Key Person Assisting Minister Acolyte Ushers Lector Presenters Altar Guild Flowers Nursery Counters Refreshments Vic Saeger Keith Lissant John Hoffmann John Hoffmann Sam Allen Flo & Vic Saeger Joan O’Brien / Will Zempel Vic Saeger John Hoffmann Larry Hill / TBA Dianne Deck / Tom Palazzolo Nancy & Keith Lissant Dianne Deck Lynnae Ruff Sarah Ely / Flery Langholz Ellen Mead / Flo Saeger / Melissa Rentfrow DATE: Oct. 26, 2014 8:00 A.M. Service 10:30 A.M REFORMATION DAY Confirmation Day Key Person Assisting Minister Acolyte Ushers Lector Presenters Altar Guild Flowers Nursery Counters Refreshments Bill Scholle 10:30 A.M. Service 10:30 A.M. Mike Hoyer Carolyn Crowe John Hoffmann Bruns Family Harriet & Bill Scholle Mike Hoyer / Roger Rose Larry Hill Katie Ciorba Flo & Vic Saeger Donna Munger / Gale Nunn Janet Roock / Carolyn Lange Sandra Hoyer Lynnae Ruff Joan O’Brien / Tore Stole Sharon Hornbeck / Carolyn Lange / Harriet Scholle October 2014 Sun Mon Tue Wed 1 Thu Fri Sat 2 3 4 9 10 11 10a Adult Bible study @Laclede Groves 11:30a Staff meeting 6p Exercise class— Fellowship Hall 7:30p Christ Choir practice—Sanctuary 5 6 7 7:45-11:45a Childcare 8 & 10:30a Worship 8:30a KidSing rehearsal 9:15a Education Hour 11:35a Fellowship Time 12:30p SS Cluster Middle school students go to EPIC6 11a Conscious Body Alignment—Fellowship 12p Senior Fellowship—Conference Rm 6p Exercise Group— Fellowship Hall 10a Pastor’s Text Study 10a Adult Bible study @Laclede Groves -Conference Room 10a Adult Bible study— 7:30p Christ Choir Fellowship Hall practice—Sanctuary 8 12 13 14 15 7:45-11:45a Childcare 8 & 10:30a Worship 8:30aKidSing2 practice 9 & 11:35a Blood pressure screenings 9:15a Education Hour 11:35a Fellowship Time 11:45a Advent Brunch 12:30p CROP Walk 1:30p 2nd Sunday Sports @Epworth 11a Conscious Body Alignment—Fellowship 12p Senior Fellowship—Conference Rm 6p Exercise Group— Fellowship 10a Pastor’s Text Study -Conference Room 10a Adult Bible study— Fellowship Hall 11:30a Women’s Group—History Museum/ & lunch 10a Adult Bible study @Laclede Groves 6p Exercise class— Fellowship Hall 7:30p Christ Choir practice—Sanctuary 19 20 21 22 7:45-11:45a Childcare 8 & 10:30a Worship 8:30a KidSing rehearsal 9:15a Education Hour 11:35a Fellowship Time 2p Latvian Lutheran worship 5p WurstFest @ Larson Park Pavilion 11a Conscious Body Alignment—Fellowship 12p Senior Fellowship—Conference Rm 6p Exercise Group— Fellowship 7p Pfautch Lecture— 2nd Presbyterian 10a Pastor’s Text Study -Conference Room 10a Adult Bible study— Fellowship Hall 7p Worship CommitteeConference Room 7p Pfautch Lecture— 2nd Presbyterian 10a Adult Bible study @Laclede Groves 6p Exercise class— Fellowship Hall 7p Church Council— Conference Room 7:30p Christ Choir practice—Sanctuary 26 27 28 29 REFORMATION DAY 7:45-11:45a Childcare 8 & 10:30a Worship 8:30a KidSing2 practice 9:15a Education Hour 10:30a Rite of Confirmation 11:35a Fellowship Time 11a Conscious Body Alignment—Fellowship 12p Senior Fellowship—Conference Rm 6p Exercise Group— Fellowship 10a Pastor’s Text Study -Conference Room 10a Adult Bible study— Fellowship Hall 10a Adult Bible study @Laclede Groves 6p Exercise class— Fellowship Hall 7:30p Christ Choir practice—Sanctuary Healing Prayers 9a-12p All congregation event— provide childcare for Humanitri clients 16 17 9a-2p 9th Grade Retreat 7p Stephen Ministers support meeting w/ speaker (7-8p) 23 18 24 25 9:30a SS Cluster Middle School—Feed My Starving Children @Good Shepherd 30 7p Interfaith Partnership Annual Dinner & Celebration 31 ONE IN CHRIST The Monthly Newsletter of Christ Lutheran Church, ELCA 1 Selma Avenue at Lockwood Webster Groves, MO 63119-3199 NON-PROFIT ORG. U.S. POSTAGE PAID ST. LOUIS, MO PERMIT #741 SUNDAY SCHEDULE October, 2014 Worship at 8:00 & 10:30 a.m. Childcare 7:45 - 11:45 a.m. Christian Education Hour 9:15 Coffee Fellowship 11:35 a.m. October 2014 Highlights 10/5 10/11 10/12 10/18 10/19 10/21 10/22 10/25 10/26 7:45 a.m. Childcare. 8:00 & 10:30 a.m. - Worship; 9:15 a.m.: Education Hour; 11:30 a.m.: Coffee fellowship; 9:00 a.m.—12 noon: Humanitri—Provide childcare for Humanitri clients. Meet at Christ to carpool (8:15 a.m. to Trinity Lutheran , Soulard). 7:45 a.m. Childcare. 8:00 & 10:30 a.m.: Worship; 9:15: Education Hour; 9:15 & 11:30 a.m.: Blood Pressure screenings w/parish nurse; 11:35 a.m.: Coffee fellowship. 11:45a: Advent Brunch committee; 12:30 p.m.: CROP Walk, begins at Eden Seminary. 1:30 p.m.: Second Sunday Sports @Epworth 9 a.m.—2 p.m.: 9th Grade Confirmation retreat 7:45 a.m. Childcare. 8:00 & 10:30 a.m.: Worship; 9:15 a.m.: Education Hour Fellowship Hall; 11:35 a.m.: Fellowship; 2:00 p.m.: Latvian Lutheran worship & fellowship. 5 p.m.— WurstFest at Larson Park Pavilion. 7:00 p.m. Worship Committee meeting—Conference Room 7:00 p.m. Church Council—Conference Room 9:30 a.m.: SS Cluster Middle Schoolers at Feed My Starving Children, Good Shepherd Lutheran Reformation Sunday 7:45 a.m. Childcare. 8:00—Worship; 10:30 a.m. - Worship w/Confirmation; 9:15 a.m.: Education Hour; 11:45 a.m.: Coffee fellowship.
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