NONPROFIT ORG. U.S. POSTAGE PAID PERMIT NO. 1 Clear Lake, WI 54005 First Edition “Growing God’s Family by Serving” First Evangelical Lutheran Church ~ LCMC Clear Lake, Wisconsin Office Hours 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.; Monday-Friday Phone: 263-2846 Pastor’s Office Hours 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.; Monday-Thursday Parsonage: 263-2848 Email: [email protected] Website: www.firstluthclearlake.com Smorgasbord Address Service Requested First Lutheran Church 811 South Avenue W. PO Box 116 Clear Lake, WI 54005 Wednesday, November 12th Serving 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. And 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Adults $15.00; Children (6-12) $8.00 Children (5 & under) Free *Basket Raffle, General Raffle & Bake Sale during Smorgasbord. November 2014 Thank you! “We always thank God for all of you…We continually remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 1:2-3) My reflection for this month’s newsletter is simple. I want to say thanks. Thank you for the most generous giving you all have exhibited as of late. Allow me to elaborate further. Every year we welcome a Gideon Bible evangelist to address the congregation. On October 5th we heard exciting news from the mission frontier. People come to faith every day thanks to the efforts of our Gideon brothers. Our free-will offering was just about $700 for their ongoing work. Do you know what that translates into? That’s almost 500 New Testaments into the hands of hungry souls. Thank you for your generosity! Their recent note said: “Because of your generous donation, Rachel and Jim will soon become homeowners! Devin (7), Donavin (5), and Derek (4) will now grow up in a safe stable home! (See their family picture below.) You are changing lives!” We gave $500 toward the new home as a congregation. Some of you reading this may have also been involved with volunteering construction labor in the past on the Amery build. Total to date your congregation has given $2,500 to local Habitat for Humanity building projects. Thank you for your generosity! So whether it be Bibles, evangelistic outreach through music ministry teams, or new homes for the impoverished, I say thank you! It’s a pleasure serving with you in our work we have in Clear Lake and beyond. What we can’t do as individuals we can do as a community of believers – together. You are a generous bunch. Thanks to be God! Pastor Bryan Another recent event was our visit from the Captive Free West Lakes musical ministry team. They are affiliated with Youth Encounter, a Minneapolis based youth evangelism outreach. They led both services on Sunday, October 12th. We enjoyed their faith testimony, puppets and lively music. Our congregation was certainly blessed by their outreach but know they will be doing so much more. All year they will travel across the United States bringing the love of Christ and spiritual renewal wherever they can. This will involve local church gatherings but many other non-traditional avenues as well. At Sunday services we took a special offering for them and the congregation was again so very generous to send them out with over $800. Thank you for your generosity! Finally, we just received a handwritten note from our local branch of Habitat for Humanity. Many of you will know this nonprofit mission agency seeks to provide housing for individuals who would not otherwise be able to make a home purchase. Families receiving a home are also required to put hundreds of hours of “sweat equity” into the home they will receive. Working with Habitat for Humanity then is not just a hand-out it’s a hand-up. Jim and Rachel Devin, Donavin and Derek All-Member Church Project! Smorgasbord November 12, 2014 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and 4-8:00 p.m. 2014 Bake Sale Price List Rye Bread ...................2.00 (small) – 3.00 (large) White Bread ...............2.00 (small) – 3.00 (large) Dinner Rolls ................6 for 2.00-2.50 (dep. on size) Sweet Rolls .................(1/2 doz.) 2.50 - (4.50 lg.), Please watch for your postcard to be arriving with your requested donation. We need food donations, but we also need the money to help pay for the fish, meat, and other supplies. ....................................($.50 each, dep. on size) Everyone is encouraged to provide an item for the Basket Raffle and Bake Sale in addition to their Smorgasbord donation. Please price your items before you bring them to church. Suggested prices for bake sale items can be found on the following page. Remember, the money raised from these events will go into our building fund. Nut Bread ...................2.00 (small), 2.50 (large), 3.00 (x-large) Carmel Rolls ...............6 for 2.50-3.00 (dep. on size) Tea Ring (Large) .........5.00 – 6.00 Plain Donuts ...............3.50 (dozen), ($.25 each) Buns............................2.50-3.00 (dozen) dep. on size Raised Donuts ............3.50 (dozen), ($.25 each) Coffee Cake ................3.50-4.00 dep. on size SMORGASBORD HELP WANTED: Volunteers are needed after church on Sunday, November 9th to switch the dining room and sanctuary for the Smorgasbord. Workers are needed from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on the day of the Smorgasbord - November 12th! Please sign up on the sheet in the fellowship hall. Cup Cakes ...................2.50-3.00 (dozen) Cookies .......................2.50-3.00 (dozen), ($.25 each) Bars ............................4.00 (dozen), ($.40 each) Pies .............................5.00-7.00 (dep. on size) Rosettes .....................4.00 (dozen), ($.50 each) 6 for 3.00 Fattigman ...................4.00 (dozen), ($.50 each) 6 for 3.00 SMORGASBORD TIMELINE Monday, Nov. 3th: 9:00 a.m. – Cook Potatoes Tuesday, Nov. 4th: 9:00 a.m. – Make Lefse Sunday, Nov. 9th: (after Church) – Switch Dining Room and Sanctuary Monday, Nov. 10th: 9:00 a.m. – Make Meatballs Wednesday, Nov. 12th – SMORGASBORD! 9:00 a.m. – Workers Arrive 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Serving Noon Meal 4-8:00 p.m. – Serving Evening Meal Krumkaka ...................4.00 (dozen), ($.50 each) 6 for 3.00 Sandbakkles ...............4.00 (dozen), ($.50 each) 6 for 3.00 Jam .............................3.00 (small), 4.00 (large) Pickles.........................2.50 (pt.) 3.50 (qt.) Beet Pickles ................3.00 (pt.) 5.00 (qt.) Danish ........................6.00 Flat Bread ...................2.00-2.50 Cookie Mix .................4.00 Jelly Roll......................6.00-6.50 (dep. on size) Smorgasbord Raffle NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS November 12, 2014 Time to sell those Raffle Tickets! Raffle tickets for the Smorgasbord annual raffle are available now! Please pick up raffle tickets from Kathy Wick or Terri in the church office. First Lutheran Church Smorgasbord Raffle Olympus digital camera with memory card (over $100 value) $100 Cash $100 Nilssen Grocery Card 57” x 57” Quilt Boyd’s Bear 100th Anniversary bear ($130 value) Autographed Packer Football Tickets $1 each or 6/$5 Drawing at 8 p.m. November 12th – Need not be present to win Raffle # R0002228A-12621 ALSO!!! Annual Basket Raffle during Smorgasbord! Over 75 beautiful gift baskets! Bake sale starts at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 12, 2014. Wednesday, November 26, 2014 7:00 p.m. - Service at United Covenant Church Please bring a non-perishable food item for a donation to the Lifeline Food Pantry. An offering will be taken and is designated that 90% goes to Lifeline Food Pantry and the remainder to the Clear Lake Area Ministerial Association. 1: Alexis Buhr Lane Prusak Lyle Prusak Curtis Glaesemann 2: Jeff Paulson Lori Levendoski Larry Lien 3: Heather Owen Evan Cain 4: Wayne Alvermann 5: Miles Johnson Greyson Buhr 7: Keith W. Anderson Olivia Buhr 9: Lavon Sanders Skye Kirk 10: Leah Isakson Linnea Fouks 11: Janet Logan Tanner Goodmanson 12: Roxanne Anderson 13: Wayne Logan 16: Kevin Marlett Darin Anderson 17: Dan Kuhl 20: John Buhr Sherry Anderson Kathleen Barney 21: Carol Anderson Greg Wold 22: Wayne Severson Jackie Marlett Alexis Sloan Karter Kuhl 23: Michael Lund Larry Durand 25: Linda Marg Evan Wick 26: Michael Barfknecht 27: James Anderson 28: Alex Cain Jonathan Fox Tristan Barney 30: Hunter Strenke FINANCES General Fund Update Monthly Offering Total $8,672.10 Mortgage Fund Update Monthly Offering Total Thrivent Mortgage Balance Remaining $3,430.00 $603,240.00 ATTENTION SUNDAY SCHOOL CHILDREN & PARENTS Christmas program practice will begin on Sunday, November 16th! Each child will have a part to memorize which will be sent home with him/her. Every role is important, so please help your child memorize their speaking part so they can proclaim the Good News of Jesus! The Christmas program is scheduled for Sunday, December 21st at 2:00pm. Help your child attend all rehearsals during the regular Sunday School time at 9:40am each Sunday. We will be meeting in the yellow room at the end of the hallway. Please contact Theresa Anderson at 715-263-2848 if you have any questions or if you know your child will NOT be participating in the program so changes can be made. We will be excited to see your child at church! Thanks! CLAY EVENT: Skate City Christian Music Skate 7-12 Grade Youth Group Activity Nov. 3rd, 2014 6:30-8:30pm Cost: $4.00 for roller skates or $6:00 for rollerblades All extra games will be at the youths own expense. We will be ordering Pizza/pop for the group so expect another $4.00 charge for that. We will be meeting at the church at 5:00 and will be returning to the church around 9:30. You must reply and let Jackie know and how many will be coming with you. We need to make sure we have enough drivers. Hope to see you there. Memorials Given to Building Fund In Memory of Georgine Nilssen Walt Hammer Walt Hammer Georgine Nilssen Georgine Nilssen Mabel Hanson Shirley Rohrer Nate Walsh Given by Jerry & Gloria Thompson Gail Clark LaMoyne, Sr. & Renee Emerson Eva Wilson Pete & Brenda Cogbill Gail Clark Gail Clark Gail Clark Memorials Given to Memorial Fund In Memory of Georgine Nilssen Georgine Nilssen Georgine Nilssen Given by Carol Patterson Larry & Cindy Nilssen Laurence Nilssen Memorials Given to Sunday School Fund In Memory of Georgine Nilssen Mabel Hanson Given by Mike & Rosemary Johnson Mike & Rosemary Johnson Memorials Given to Memorial Garden (Jana Wick Fund) In Memory of Georgine Nilssen Walt Hammer Jana Wick Given by Brian & Kathy Wick Brian & Kathy Wick Brian & Kathy Wick NOVEMBER WORSHIP ASSISTANTS ALTAR GUILD: Barb Anderson & Doris Buhr ACOLYTES 2 Ryan Anderson 9 Aubree Schramski 16 Gabby Loenser 23 McKenna Christensen 30 Maggie Rosen READERS 2 Judy Iverson 9 Bert Petersen 16 Gloria Hedquist 23 Women of the Word Sunday 30 Jody Hadac DECEMBER WORSHIP ASSISTANTS ALTAR GUILD: Brad & Jo Nilssen ACOLYTES 7 Drew Niles 14 Conner Schramski 21 Michael Lillie 24 (Christmas Eve) Rhianna Campion 28 Samantha Kelly READERS 7 Chris Petersen 14 Liane Petersen 21 Ray Smith 28 Verna Pittman COMMUNION ASSISTANT: Dale Rosen COUNTERS COUNTERS 2 & 9 Mark Peper & TBD 16, 23 & 30 Mark Peper & TBD COMMUNION ASSISTANT: Mark Peper 7 & 14 Jo Nilssen & Dale Rosen 21 & 28 Dale Rosen & TBD USHERS USHERS COFFEE SERVERS 7 & 14 Gary Hanson & Barb Anderson 21 & 28 Larry & Mary Jo Lien 24 (Christmas Eve) 4 PM Paul O’Connell Family 10 PM Keith Anderson Family 25 (Christmas Day) Richard Selvig (Fellowship will be held after services when we have volunteers. Please consider signing up to help with this important ministry.) COFFEE SERVERS 2 & 9 Glenn Hanson & Dave Somsen 16, 23 & 30 Craig Fouks & Mike Johnson 2 John & Darlene Jungmann Bob & Brenda Campion 23 TBD 9 Roxi Anderson Sharon Petersen 30 TBD 16 POTLUCK- Servers needed (Fellowship will be held after services when we have volunteers. Please consider signing up to help with this important ministry.) 7 TBD 21 Leona Voss Renee Alvermann 14 POTLUCK-Servers Needed 28 TBD NEWS & NOTES CHRISTMAS FOR CHILDREN The Clear Lake United Methodist Church will be sponsoring a “Christmas for Children” drive again this year to provide gifts for area children who otherwise may not receive gifts at Christmastime. “Christmas for Children” is designed to reach more needs of our local community. We are coming up on our 21st year and are so grateful for all the support that we have received from everyone. Anyone wishing to donate items to the “Christmas for Children” drive can do so by leaving them leaving them in the Barrel labeled “Christmas for Children” in the Church Entry, at True Value Hardware or First Merit Bank from November 3, 2014 through December 12, 2014. Suggestions are toys, watches, games, jewelry, videos, DVDs (nothing higher than PG please) appropriate music CDs, books, etc. Please do not wrap your donated gifts. Donations of wrapping paper are also welcome. Monetary donations for the purpose of gifts should be mailed to United Methodist Church c/o Marissa Couch 135 3rd Ave., Clear Lake, WI 54005. All gifts will be given to children ages 0-18 in the Clear Lake School District Area. Please have any items turned in by December 12th. That gives us two weekends to purchase any items we may need. Last year, together we helped 27 families (81 children). The need goes up every year. If you are in need of gifts for your children or if you know of other families in the Clear Lake School District area who are in need of Christmas gifts for their children, we would like to hear from you. Call coordinator Marissa Couch at 263-2251 (if no answer, please leave a message) or you can email Marissa at [email protected] All names will be kept strictly confidential. We hope to make this “Christmas for children” a great success and in order to do so, we need your help. As in the past, we thank you for your support. Christmas for Children United Methodist Church Karen Loenser, Mary Franko, Carol Patterson, Ruth Paulson, and Bob Larson. Please continue to remember these members in your thoughts and prayers. Sympathy: Our sympathy is extended to the following families on the death of a loved one: Jessica Gilbertson (grandfather, Clayton Wood) Family of Walter Hammer Gloria Thompson (mother, Mabel Hanson) Deb McMahan & Shannon Steel (sister, Shirley Rohrer) Dick & Gayle Sullwold (grandson-in-law, Nate Walsh) Bob Moe (brother Michael “Mick” Moe) Baptism: Maci Jean Wielinski, daughter of Ben Wielinski and Haley Anderson. Marriage: Congratulations to Lisa Emerson & Jim Everson who were married on October 18th. Congratulations to the following 10th grade students who were confirmed on Sunday, October 26th: Dylan Davidson Kyle Fritz Blake Johnson PLEASE HELP! Snow shoveling volunteers are needed by the week throughout the winter. A sign-up sheet is posted on a clipboard in the fellowship hall. Thank you for your service.
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