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Newsletter of Christ Lutheran Church, Nauvoo, IL
July 2013
Dear Friends in Christ,
Garrison Keillor, on the “Prairie Home Companion” once defined life as what happens to you when you’re
on your way to do something else. For years, I have considered Mr. Keillor as a prophet for our time,
because he speaks truth. Prophets speak truth not only about the future but also the past and the present.
Well, in my 70 plus years, I have often experienced life as what happens to me when I’m on my way to do
something else.
For example, when I retired in 2009, I did not even imagine that I would do interim pastoral ministry. I was
on my way to travel, camp, hike, canoe, and fish. A year later I was doing interim pastoral ministry in
upstate New York of all places. Then, in Jacksonville, IL and now in Carthage and Nauvoo.
Meanwhile, Ann and I had planned to sell our house in Quincy and move to New Haven, Missouri where
our daughter Alison and her husband John live. Our target date for the move was 2015 or possibly as early
as 2014. In the fall of 2012, Alison and John began the process to become adoptive parents. In January,
2013, their social worker said that they should hurry and complete their home study, because a baby might
be available in February. The baby was born and Alison and John have named him Robert William.
Since John teaches at New Haven High School and Alison, at East Central Community College, they need a
baby-sitter. Alison said to her mother, “I like the way that you raised me, so I want you to be Robert’s babysitter.” Ann and I had been casually looking at houses in New Haven, but with the birth of Robert, we
looked more seriously.
In April we saw a house for sale across the street from the New Haven elementary school. Both mother and
grandmother quickly concluded that if we bought that house, Robert would be able to walk to grandmother’s
house after school. The kid was only two month’s old! Finally after two months of contending with the
seller and the seller’s real estate agent, we have managed to buy the house.
Ann will be a part time babysitter until early August when she’ll be in New Haven Monday through Friday.
I will continue as Interim Pastor until a regularly called pastor arrives. Ann and I are planning to meet
at our house in Quincy on Fridays for a hot date – doing laundry, mowing the lawn, etc. She will be here on
weekends.
Now I want you to know my theological understanding of Garrison Keillor’s definition of life. The good
things that happen to us when we’re on our way to do something else are blessings from God, gifts from
God’s grace. And what a shallow boring life we would have if we refused to receive God’s gracious gifts.
For Ann and me since I retired the first time, we have been blessed by our relationships with Christian
people in four congregations and towns: Christ the King in Binghamton, NY; Faith in Jacksonville; Trinity
in Carthage; and Christ in Nauvoo. We have been blessed with a grandchild who lives closer than 1,000
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miles away. The three grandchildren who live more than a 1,000 miles away are also blessings, but we
aren’t able to be with them as much as we’d like.
In all these wonderful things that happen to us, that’s God for you. God’s plans for us all are far greater than
we can imagine. In the noise of this world, we need to listen for God’s voice (as Brent Ufkes so profoundly
proclaimed in the children’s message on June 23). In the darkness and bright flashing lights of this world,
we need to look for God’s light.
And for all these things and more, we give thanks to you, Jesus our Lord.
Yours in Christ,
Pastor Paul
Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, you are very great. You are clothed with honor and
majesty, wrapped in light as with a garment. You stretch out the heavens like a tent, you set the beams of
your chambers on the waters, you make the clouds your chariot, you ride on the wings of the wind, you
make the winds your messengers, fire and flame your ministers...Psalm 104:1-3, NRSV
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JULY HAPPENINGS
Nauvoo is “alive with the
sound of music!”
Catch the Fever!
Believers of all ages and from different churches are
gathering in Luther Hall for Oasis! This special time
of encouragement begins at 7:00 p.m. each
Wednesday night at Christ Lutheran Church, and is
followed by fellowship with refreshments.
Childcare is provided. Speakers for July will be:
July 3 – Ron Schulz
James 5
July 10 – Pastor Paul Schwartzkopf
“Calling of Matthew” Matthew 9:9-13
July 17 – Dave Poland
“Why It’s Good to be Different” 1 Corinthians
12:12-27
July 24 – Allen Shay
“But It Sounded Like a Good Deal” TemptationMatthew 4:1-11
July 31 – Debbie Callaghan
“God Wants to be Your Best Friend” Psalm 25:14;
John 5:15; Exodus 33:11
Living Water’s spirit and sound continue to reach
out to the church and community with His Good
News! Come to be encouraged in your “journey of
faith!”
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace
in believing, so that you may abound in hope by
the power of the Holy Spirit. Let the word of Christ
dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one
another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your
hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to
God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do
everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving
thanks to God the Father through Him.
Romans 15:13; Colossians 3:16-17, NRSV
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The Nauvoo Community Band is rehearsing for
concerts on July 1 and July 22 at 5:45 p.m. on the
Outdoor Stage east of the Historic Nauvoo Visitors’
Center. With Carol Berry on flute, Brenda Herr on
saxophone, and Chris Haas, Ryan Berry, and Alli
Herr on trumpet, the band can’t miss its objective:
“Let (us) entertain you!”
During its first concert, the band presented
traditional works, including marches by Bilik and
Sousa, Frank Erickson’s music, works by Cole
Porter and Curt Weill, Frank Ticheli’s beautiful
arrangement of “Shenandoah,” and highlights from
Man of La Mancha.
The program for July 1 includes music by Copland,
Sousa, and Bernstein. The evening promises to be
entertaining! “Everything’s Coming up Roses,” (at
least, that’s the “West Side Story”), and “Americans
We” will be reminded that “The Stars and Stripes
(Are) Forever,” and of our “America the Beautiful!”
Current band members include musicians from
Nauvoo and other Hancock County communities,
Quincy, Fort Madison, and Keokuk. The Nauvoo
Community Band is directed by Dennis Dowell,
who described the band’s first performance as “a
very well-performed concert. This year’s band is
playing very well and its concerts shouldn’t be
missed. It is a treasure for the Nauvoo Community.”
Plan to attend! If you have questions, please contact
Mr. Dowell at 319-372-0786.
Nauvoo Community Band Performs Its
Inaugural 2013 Summer Concert
Adopt a Backpack!
As you know, the Bright Angel Committee will
once again help children in the Nauvoo-Colusa
School District with backpacks and school supplies
for the upcoming school year. The committee will
place tags (“backpacks”) to be adopted at the
Nauvoo Public Library and the State Bank of
Nauvoo the first week of July. If you adopt a
backpack, you will need to purchase it and all of the
supplies needed for the child (listed on the back of
the tag).
Our school is in need of general supplies as well!
Families are asked to supply these each year; this is
difficult for some of them. As a result, the
committee gently requests donations of supplies
from local congregations in support of these
families. The following supplies are needed:
1. Large box of tissues
2. Hand sanitizer (8 oz. bottle or larger)
3. Antibacterial wipes for desks
Let’s keep the colds at bay!”
4. Copy paper
5. Card stock – white
Used for making vital awards!
6. Card stock – colored
Keep those incentives coming!
7. Construction paper
Decorative artwork for the home!
8. Dry Erase markers (black & colored)
9. Dry Erase eraser
10. Post-It Notes
11. Scotch tape
12. Baby Fresh Wipes (thick ones)
13. Tri-Fold Nap Mat
14. Air freshener (solid)
15. Ziploc bags – quart w/zipper
16. Ziploc bags – gallon size
17. Paper towels
Backpacks and supplies are due August 5, and may
be dropped off at Christ Lutheran Church MondayFriday, 8:00-Noon, or the Nauvoo Pharmacy.
Monetary donations can be made to “Bright Angels”
and left in the collection plate, Carol Berry’s church
mailbox, or at the State Bank of Nauvoo. Let’s show
our children that we care about them throughout the
year!
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Nauvoo Food Pantry
In response to community needs, the Nauvoo Food
Pantry would like donations of canned meals, toilet
tissue, and cat/dog food. The pantry is open
Mondays from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.; this month, it
will be open July 1, July 8, July 15, July 22, and
July 29.
Those who are generous are blessed, for they share
their bread with the poor.
Proverbs 22:9, NRSV
Prayer Vigil
The “prayer warriors” who meet regularly on
Wednesday mornings, at 7:00, invite you to share
prayer requests and to join them when possible.
Usually at least two or three are “joined together in
His Name” to pray for needs and offer praise for
healing or resolution of problems. As a reminder, if
you have submitted prayer requests in the past, they
would appreciate an update from time to time. In
this way, they can rejoice with you or comfort and
assist you.
Sunday School
Sunday School ended for the summer on May 12.
Classes will resume in the fall.
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my
path. Your decrees are wonderful; therefore my soul
keeps them. The unfolding of your words gives light;
it imparts understanding to the simple. Heaven and
earth will pass away, but my words will not pass
away...Psalm 119: 105, 129-130; Matthew 24:35,
NRSV
Hancock County Celebrates
Freedom!
“Battle Hymn of the
Republic”
Carthage, Illinois, will once again, host a full
schedule of events to celebrate the Fourth of July!
Local residents and visitors will enjoy music, dance,
fireworks, the parade, a pancake breakfast, and a
community church service. The parade will begin at
10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 4; fireworks will end
the day’s festivities at 8:30 p.m. near the Illini West
High School football field. Tom Roush, one of the
musicians at the “Taming of the Rapids” dinner,
will provide music at 9:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. A
Community Picnic, hosted by the Kiwanis, will be
held Friday, July 5, on the south side of the square.
Hot dogs and desserts will be available for purchase.
On Saturday, July 6, the Devon Clemons Band with
Gracia Harrison (2012 “The Voice” contestant), will
perform during the street dance from 7:00 p.m.12:00 a.m. The Young Polyphonic Choir from
France will perform at the Carl Sandburg
Auditorium on Sunday, July 7, at 2:00 p.m. A
reception with light refreshments follows at 3:00
p.m. Please see more information about the
Polyphonic Choir on page 6. Please see the flyers
posted in the narthex for more information.
Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the
Lord;
He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of
wrath are stored;
He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible
swift sword;
His truth is marching on.
“You have to love a nation that celebrates its
independence every July 4...with family picnics
where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets
iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may
think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.”
Erma Bombeck
“There, I guess King George will be able to read
that.”
John Hancock, after signing the Declaration of
Independence
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CHORUS
Glory, glory! Hallelujah!
Glory, glory! Hallelujah!
Glory, glory! Hallelujah!
His truth is marching on.
Julia Ward Howe, the writer of the Battle Hymn of the
Republic, was a poet with deep Christian conviction.
She used Old and New Testament images to urge
people to practice the Christian principles; this is
shown in the lyrics to this beloved song. “As He died
to make men holy, let us die to make men free...” Julia
hoped that her song would help to keep the war
“focused on the principle of the ending of slavery.”
Julia and Samuel Howe volunteered with the Sanitary
Commission, and, as a result, were invited to the
White House by President Lincoln. They visited a
Union Army camp in Virginia and heard men singing
a song popular with the North and the South that
celebrated the death of a man named John Brown,
“John Brown’s Body.” A clergyman, James Freeman
Clarke, knew of Julia’s poetry, and urged her to write
a new song for the war effort.
The result was the “Battle Hymn of the Republic.” It
was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in
February, 1862, was put to the tune of “John Brown’s
Body,” and became the “best-known Civil War song
of the North.”
Today, Howe’s early poems have been forgotten; she
is best known and remembered as the author of this
song-“still loved by many Americans,... for which she
was paid $5.00 by the editor of Atlantic Monthly.”
One Scoop or Two?
Bethany United Church of Christ, in Tioga, will
host their annual youth-sponsored ice cream social
on Saturday, July 6, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. You are
invited to enjoy food and fellowship in the
Fellowship Hall. The free-will donation menu
includes steam burgers, hot dogs, chili dogs, chips,
drinks, and homemade desserts.
CROSS Parishes Pulpit
Rotation
The CROSS parishes will have a pulpit rotation
during the month of July. Ron Schulz and Kurt
Hoover have set July 7 as the date for the exchange.
Ron will preach in Faith Lutheran Church in
Augusta and Immanuel Lutheran Church in Basco.
Kurt will preach at Christ Lutheran Church in
Nauvoo.
Le Jeune Choeur
Polyphonique in concert!
As noted previously, the Young Polyphonic Choir,
from Foix, France, will perform at the Carl
Sandburg College Auditorium, on Sunday, July 7, at
2:00 p.m. Admission is $10 per family. Adults 18
and older are $5.00, and students 12-17 are $3.00.
Children under 12 will be admitted free of charge.
Members of the 50-voice choir, ages 12-18, will
stay in private homes while they visit Carthage.
If you are interested in serving as host family,
please contact Amy Graham at 217-357-3800 or
[email protected] Trinity Lutheran Church will
host a farewell dinner for the choir and their host
families on Sunday, July 7, at 4:00 p.m. If you
would like to help with the dinner, please contact
Mary Ann Garrelts at 217-746-5131.
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“Take Me Out to the
Ballpark!”
The St. Louis Cardinals will host the 23rd Annual
Christian Day at the Ballpark Sunday, July 7, at
1:15 p.m. Be in the stands when the Cardinals “take
on the Miami Marlins.” and stay for the post-game
program featuring keynote speaker, Willie
Robertson, CEO of Duck Commander and “star of
A&E’s Duck Dynasty. All fans are invited to hear
Robertson and Cardinal players share “their
testimonies in faith.
A popular event every season, past Christian Day
events have featured speakers such as Lou Brock,
Mike Singletary, Kurt Warner, Tony Dungy, Mike
Matheny, and Adam Wainwright.” Joe Strohm,
Vice-President of Ticket Sales, notes, “Christian
Day is a wonderful day of faith and baseball that we
look forward to every summer. This year we are
excited to have national celebrity Willie Robertson
joining us at Busch Stadium.”
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“From Victim to Victory”
Brian Arnold will give a free-will donation concert
at Bowen Christian Church Sunday, July 7, at 6:30
p.m. A meal will be served at 5:30 p.m.
Brian has performed for 21 years, 15 of which were
in Branson, Missouri, “opening for top artists” such
as Roy Clark, Ray Stevens, Ricky Skaggs, Loretta
Lynn, Porter Wagner, Frankie Avalon “and many
more.” He sang and played piano for Silver Dollar
City’s “resident gospel quartet, Chosen Few. Their
song, “The Little Things,” written by Brian, won the
2001 Progressive Southern Gospel Song of the
Year. Brian and Chosen Few received Branson’s
“Show of the Year” honors the same year.
When he was six, Brian lost a leg in a lawn-mowing
accident. His father, Bob, accidentally ran over him
and he was labeled “a cripple.” Thus began a
“lifelong battle with his identity,” and a “push” from
his mother “towards music and becoming a pianist.
By age 20, Brian was earning a living making music
with his hands.” His identity changed “from being
known as a cripple to being known as a musician.”
In 1994, Brian was involved in a “life-threatening
auto accident” with a semi-truck which resulted in
his left arm being paralyzed from “the shoulder
down.” He “continued to fight,” believing that “God
was not finished with him yet. Today, Brian helps
others to look to the Father for their true identity.”
Brian has spoken at events with Samaritan’s Purse,
Compassion International, and 90 Minutes in
Heaven author, Don Piper. He and his wife, Diane,
have four children-Kelsey, Austin, Justin, and
Kerrigan-a son-in-law, Josh, two daughters-in law,
Jamie and Serena, and two grandchildren, Bella and
Cruz. His parents, Shirley and Bob Arnold, live in
West Plains, Missouri. He has two sisters, Shelley
and Amy.
Hailed as “America’s favorite one-handed pianist,”
this singer, songwriter, and soul winner “is a must
see!” Plan to attend as Brian shares his “story of
hope!”
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The LORD is my strength and my might, and He
has become my salvation; this is my God, and I
will praise Him, my father’s God, and I will exalt
Him...I will sing of your might; I will sing aloud of
your steadfast love in the morning. For you have
been a fortress for me and a refuge in the day of
my distress. O my strength, I will sing praises to
you, for you, O God, are my fortress, the God who
shows me steadfast love...He said to me, “My grace
is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in
weakness.” So I will boast all the more gladly of
my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may
dwell in me. Therefore, I am content with
weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and
calamities for the sake of Christ; for whenever I
am weak, then I am strong. I can do all things
through Him who strengthens me.
Exodus 15:2; Psalm 59:16-17; 2 Corinthians 12:910; Philippians 4:13, NRSV
“I Scream, You Scream, We
All Scream for Ice Cream!”
Golden’s Point Christian Church will host its annual
Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, July 10, from
5:00-“whenever they run out!” This traditional
event, of more than 100 years, is a summertime
“must!” Members of the congregation gather to
make traditional and “exotic” hand-churned flavors
such as vanilla, strawberry, chocolate, peach,
caramel, and pineapple. Maid rites, hot dogs,
desserts-including homemade pies, and drinks round
out the menu. The cost of the meal depends upon
your appetite and selections! Plan to attend! For
more information, please contact Patti Starr at 217453-2768
“Saddle up” for a Roundup!
Mark Lowry in Concert!
Mark Lowry will appear in concert on Friday, July
19, at Memorial Auditorium in Burlington, Iowa.
Tickets are $18.00. Further information regarding
time will be forthcoming. The seats will not be
reserved so attendees will need to arrive early to get
good seats. Mark is a beloved Christian comedian
and singer/songwriter who love for, and delight in
the Lord has been keenly felt during his concerts
with the Gaithers! Plan to attend!
Over 100 children, ages 4-11, will gather at the First
Christian Church in Dallas City for an “exciting,
fun, week-long Vacation Bible School.” The “Fruit
of the Spirit Roundup” begins July 15 with
registration at 8:00 a.m; children will be “in the
saddle” July 15-July 19, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. “The
week concludes with a free fish fry on July 19 at
6:00 p.m. with kids and their family members in
attendance. A Grand Assembly, including an award
ceremony and a short message, will be held after the
fish fry.
According to Will Fowler, director of the Vacation
Bible School, “In our area, families have a lot of
summer activities to choose from. What makes our
unique-in addition to all the fun-is that there’s an
equal emphasis on helping the kids build a spiritual
foundation. With our exciting special events, caring
volunteers and continual fun, it is a positive lifechanging experience for all involved.” A puppet
team will add to the fun each day.
Free transportation is available. For more
information, please contact Will Fowler at 309-3372017.
Church Council Meeting
The Church Council will meet Tuesday, July 16, at
7:30 p.m.
...And the King will answer them, “Truly I tell you,
just as you did it to one of the least of these who
are members of my family, you did it to me...I was
thirsty and you gave Me something to drink.”
Matthew 25:40, 35, NRSV
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How Far Will You Walk for
Safe Water?
North Americans would probably consider this
question “silly or even irrelevant when water flows
easily into our home with the twist of a knob. But if
you were to ask someone living in Liberia how far
he or she will walk for water and other basic needs,
you’d get an entirely different response.”
“In Liberia in addition to walking to get to water 1in
5 kids...do not make it to their 5th birthday because
of sickness related to drinking unclean water.”
A nine-year-old from Muncie, Indiana, “has a goal
to unite 1000 runners from the US and Liberia in an
effort to help water the thirsty in Liberia, Africa.”
Don Winters has organized a Liberian Mile fun
run/walk on Saturday, July 20, at 8:00 a.m., at
Jaycee Park in Carthage. Runners from Carthage,
Muncie, and Liberia, will simultaneously run/walk
on behalf of those who do not have access to clean
water. Please contact him at 217-617-6522 or
register online at:
http://www.hope2liberia.org/liberian-mile-Illinois.
Registration is $10 and includes a T-shirt. Join the
“Mason and Me Team!”
“Streaming Waters”
Deadline Dates
First United Methodist Church of Carthage is
planning a “Steaming Waters” Work Day on
Saturday, July 20, to do “simple home repairs and
household and yard jobs
that home owners cannot do because of either
finances or ability.” If you would like to participate,
please see the application on the bulletin board in
the hallway. For more information, please contact
the church office at 217-357-3324.
Any announcement you would like in the bulletin
must be submitted by the Wednesday before that
Sunday’s service. Any information you would like
included in the August newsletter must be submitted
in its entirety by July 24. Thank you for your
cooperation.
Christ Lutheran Church
Hosts Former Pastor, Dan
Diekhoff
Ron Schulz and former Christ Lutheran Church
Pastor, Dan Diekhoff, will lead worship on Sunday,
July 21. Ron will conduct the traditional service
with Pastor Diekhoff presenting the sermon.
Please plan to stay for the fellowship/coffee hour,
hosted by Kay Berry. Take advantage of the
opportunity to “catch up” with Pastor Diekhoff!
Building the Kingdom of God
at Appanoose Faith!
Appanoose Faith Presbyterian Church will host
“Kingdom of Faith” Vacation Bible School (VBS)
from Sunday, July 21 to Thursday, July 25.
Registration begins Sunday at 5:00, and a meal will
be served to all children attending VBS at 5:30 p.m.
Worship and other events will begin at 6:00 p.m.
The theme is “Kingdom of God; children ages 4 to
sixth grade are invited to attend. They will be served
a meal each evening. The church is located at 1176
E. County Road 2700 in Niota. Contact Appanoose
Faith Church at 217-448-4981 for more information.
At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked,
“Who is the greatest in the kingdom of Heaven?”
He called a child, whom He put among them, and
said, “Truly I tell you, unless you change and
become like children, you will never enter the
kingdom of Heaven. Whoever becomes humble
like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of
Heaven. Whoever welcomes one such child in My
name welcomes Me.”
Matthew 18:1-4, NRSV
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Blood Drive at Christ
Lutheran!
Christ Lutheran Church will host an American Red
Cross Blood Drive on Thursday, July 25, from
12:00-6:00 p.m. A light meal and beverages will be
provided to blood donors.
The mission of the American Red Cross Biomedical
Services is: “To fulfill the needs of the American
people for the safest, most reliable and most costeffective blood services through voluntary
donations.”
The Red Cross notes: “Every two seconds someone
receives a unit of blood.”...The need is constant. The
gratification is instant. Give blood.”
The Red Cross Blood Services history dates from
the Plasma for Britain program in 1940. This
program, begun by Dr. Charles R. Drew, became
the National Blood Donor Service in 1941 with Dr.
Drew as director. Its purpose was to collect blood
for the U.S. military, and it ended in 1945 “after
collecting more than 13 million units.
The Red Cross’ national civilian blood program
began in 1948 with the first collection center in
Rochester, New York. Today, to insure safe blood
donations, “the Red Cross performs approximately a
dozen tests on each of more than 6 million blood
donations a year in five state-of-the-art standardized
national testing laboratories (NTILs).”
If a brother or sister is naked and lacks daily food,
and one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep
warm and eat your fill, and yet you do not supply
their bodily needs, what is the good of that?”
James 2:15-16, NRSV
Dallas City Celebration
Congregational Pulse…
Dallas City is hosting celebratory events July 26-28.
Lighting luminary bags on Main Street will “kick
off” events July 26. A parade, fish/chicken fry, and
Boy Scout Lunch are among the scheduled events.
Please refer to the flyer posted in the narthex for
more information.
Following are highlights from May financial reports,
presented at the June council meeting.
Nauvoo Seniors Meeting &
Luncheon
The Nauvoo-Area Seniors Luncheon will be at the
Nauvoo Fire Station on Wednesday, the 31st of July,
from 11:00-1:00 p.m. A free-will offering is
appreciated. News about upcoming events,
opportunities, and services for seniors will be
shared. An appreciative and enthusiastic group
heard LuAnn Haas’ answers to their mostfrequently asked medication questions during the
June meeting. Free blood pressure testing is
provided. Need a ride? Contact Karen and Lee
Ourth at 217-453-2236. For more information,
contact Paul Sly at 217-453-6331.
Celebrations!
July Birthdays
2.........................John Stinson
4...............................Jeff Herr
5.......................Grace Poland
5......................Bev Reynolds
16...................Ted Reinhardt
17..............Dominic Aguilera
18......................Dave Poland
22...................Sharon Nuebel
Key Financial Indicators
5/31/2012
5/31/2013
Total May Offerings
$ 4,242.00
$4,234.00
Total May Expenses
$ 3,711.57
$4,570.45
Year-to-Date Offerings
$ 28,293.29
$21,537.00
Year-to-Date Expenses
$ 22,482.15
$26,617.61
YTD Spending Balance
$5,811.14
$(5,080.61)
YTD transfers from special
funds & offerings to checking
Total of Checking + Funds
$ 47,392.47
$68,195.63
If you have questions about this information, please ask
any council member or Tom Haas.
Average Sunday Attendance
Month
January
February
March
April
May
June
Year-To-Date
2012
40
35
35
40
34
36
37
2013
34
34
31
33
36
29
34
Note: The June average does not include June 30.
Oasis Attendance (Wednesday Evenings)
Average for June:
Average for the year:
23
28
July Anniversaries
3..............................Barbara and Dale Cannizzaro
7..........................................Susan and Ray Ruble
18......................................Sarah and David Haas
20....................................Laura and J.W. Stinson
26...............................Tawnya and Doug Ammer
“My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.”
Winston Churchill
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BrieflyTerry Knoke is a member of the Keokuk, Iowa Community Pride committee, which recently honored two
Keokuk homeowners and the Evangelical Free Church with awards for improvement and beautification
projects.
Ryan and Rachael Berry were performers at the piano recital of Carolyn Holcomb at First Lutheran Church
in Keokuk June 7th.
Rachael participated in tumbling, tap, and jazz numbers at the Top Hatter’s Dance Recital at the Grand
Theater in Keokuk June 9th.
Chris Haas placed third in the International Trumpet Guild competition held in Grand Rapids, MI on Friday,
June 14, 2013. Congratulations, Chris!
Jack Stinson participated in Confirmation Camp June 10 – 14. Also present from Christ Lutheran were
Pastor Paul Schwartzkopf and our own Living Water band providing music for the camp activities.
Jacob Stevenson Travels to Brazil!
Jacob Stevenson was one of 70 Central College A Cappella Choir students who “shared their love of the
choral art” during a tour that included stops in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. The choir members commit to
“a shared mission: Our respect for the choral art challenges us to learn diverse repertoire, work consistently
for excellence, inspire others through varied performances and treasure the unique contributions of every
choir member.” The choir sang in the “impressive Cathedral of Sao Paulo where the Cardinal was in the
audience for their official concert and presentation of over 300 shoes for the Rotary International Service
Project.” An enthusiastic, standing-room only audience of more than 750 people heard the choir sing in the
“large, beautiful Nossa Senhora da Paz Church in the Ipanema area of Rio de Janeiro.” The choir was
greeted with tears, smiles, and applause at every performance when they sang “beloved choral arrangements
of Brazilian songs” in Portuguese.
The tour was a resounding success! The students ‘were great ambassadors for Central College, ...and they
are “more engaged global citizens and understand the world a little more deeply because they sang beautiful
music in impressive venues to new friends in Brazil.”
Christ Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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San Bento Monisterio, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Cathedral Sao Paulo, Brazil
“A Note from a Member of the Audience!”
The celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Mississippi Power plant and dam included an excellent
dinner presentation at the Sullivan Auction Barn on June 27. Several area musicians, actors and actresses
presented “Taming the Rapids,” which described the history of this event in a very interesting way. Among
the excellent performers was our secretary, Debbie Callaghan, who portrayed Mrs. Alois Rheinberger.
Area historical societies and other organizations were involved in this superb production.
An update on Tony
Gerry Weaver reported that the benefit for Donna and Tony was an overwhelming success! The Newtons are
grateful and humbled by the generosity extended during that very special day! The financial support was
outstanding! Gerry was also pleased with the outpouring of love and devoted service. The Newtons and
Gerry extend their deepest gratitude to all those who contributed in so many ways to the benefit.
Please continue to pray for eating and swallowing skills, improved motor skills, and improved
communication. Please pray for stamina and improved strength. God is working in and through Tony; please
pray that He would reveal the ways in which He will continue to use Tony for His glory and to lead others to
Him. The Newton family deeply appreciates your notes and cards of encouragement! God is faithful!
Donna and Tony Newton
1205 E. County Road 2200
Burnside, Illinois 62330
Know that the LORD is God. It is He that made us, and we are His; we are His people and the sheep of
His pasture. Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His
name. For the LORD is good; His steadfast love endures forever, and His faithfulness to all generations.
Psalm 100:3-5, NRSV
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Council Minutes
June 18, 2013
By Kay Berry, Secretary
The Christ Lutheran Church Council met June 18, 2013 with the following present: Terry Knoke, presiding;
Ron Schulz; Sandy Poland; Michael Haas; Kay Berry; and J. W. Stinson. The meeting opened with prayer
by Ron.
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accepted the secretary’s and treasurer’s reports as submitted
learned that Pastor Paul has reported a very positive Confirmation Camp experience, as well as
Living Water band members; and that Jack Stinson very much enjoyed the week
received Ron’s report of one hospital visit and the blessing of Tony Newton Benefit auction items
noted that the WIP proposal vote at the special congregational meeting June 16th resulted in 17 votes
in favor of joining a parish if established, and one vote against joining
heard a brief summary of the CSIS Assembly from delegate Sandy Poland
learned that the old copy machine has been transported to the Nauvoo Historical Society and the new
one put in place in the church office
learned that the new thermostat has been installed in Luther Hall, and that sanctuary and Luther Hall
thermostats were programmed for ½ hour earlier for Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings
decided to purchase a second refrigerator for the kitchen and provided directives for that purchase
which will be carried out by Sandy Poland
received bids from Heaven’s Best and Service Master for cleaning various services, and accepted the
bid from Heaven’s Best for cleaning of the entry, steps, hallway, and Luther Hall for $365.50
decided not to participate in the making of a church directory at this time
designated July, August, and September Loose Coin offerings for the ELCA Malaria Campaign
authorized $400.00 of the 2013 mission budget to Michael Haas for Joplin, Missouri; Michael will
serve in Joplin June 19 – 22
referred participation of the Hamilton Methodist Bell Choir in our 2013 Reformation Sunday service
to the Worship Committee
decided not to plan an outdoor worship and potluck at this time, citing poor 2012 participation
A copy of the complete minutes of this meeting is posted on the bulletin board in the hallway.
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July 2013 Worship Calendar - 9:00 a.m. Traditional Service
Date
Observance
July 7
Seventh Sunday after
Pentecost
July 14
Eighth Sunday
after Pentecost
July 21
Ninth Sunday after
Pentecost
July 28
Tenth Sunday after
Pentecost
August 4
Eleventh Sunday after
Pentecost
Liturgical
Color
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
Lectionary
Texts
Isaiah 66:10-14
Psalm 66:1-9
Galatians 6:1-6; 7-16
Luke 10:1-11;16-20
Deuteronomy 30:914
Psalm 25:1-10
Galatians 1:1-14
Luke 10:25-37
Genesis 18:1-10a
Psalm 15
Colossians 1:15-28
Luke 10:38-42
Genesis 18:20-32
Psalm 138
Colossians 2:6-15
Luke 11:1-13
Accompanist
Chris Haas
Chris Haas
Chris Haas
Chris Haas
Chris Haas
Acolyte
TBD
Sam Stinson
TBD
Jack Stinson
TBD
Lector
Kristina Kraft
Jackalyn Stinson
Sandy Poland
LuAnn Haas
Kristina Kraft
Ushers
TBD
Don Rosenboom
Mike Sallee
Terry Knoke
TBD
Usher
Assistants
Holly Stinemates
Rachael Berry
Sarah Stinemates
James Stinson
Sam Stinson
Holly Stinemates
Communion
Assistants
Michael Haas
Carolyn Rosenboom
Barb Sallee
Mike Sallee
Terry Knoke
Kristina Kraft
Altar Guild
Sandy Poland
Bob Ziegler
Tom Haas
Ecclesiastes 1:2; 12-14
Psalm 49:1-12
Colossians 3:1-11
Luke 12:13-21
Michael Haas
Carolyn Rosenboom
Elaine Schenck
Christ Lutheran Church (ELCA)
1110 Ripley Street
P.O. Box 427
Nauvoo, IL 62354
CHURCH COUNCIL
Terry Knoke: President
217-453-6359
Sandy Poland: VP
217-453-6405
Kay Berry: Secretary
217-453-6658
Michael Haas
309-221-1401
Kristina Kraft
309-299-2110
J.W. Stinson
217-453-2481
Interim: Paul
Schwartzkopf
217-316-9399
Ron Schulz
217-357-4289
Treasurer: Tom Haas
217-453-6636
Our Mission:
To be an active church
family passionately
sharing the Gospel with all.
July 2013
For freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm,
therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.
Galatians 5:1, NRSV
Christ Lutheran Church A congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
1110 Ripley St.  P.O. Box 427  Nauvoo, IL 62354
Church: 217-453-2757 
Pastor: presently vacant
E-Mail: [email protected]
Web Site: www.christnauvoo.org
Sunday Worship: 9:00 a.m.
Sunday School: 10:15 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer: 7-7:30 a.m.
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July 2013
Christ Lutheran Church, Nauvoo, IL
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
1
11:00-2:00 p.m.
Nauvoo Food
Pantry
5:45 p.m. Nauvoo
Community Band
@ Outdoor Stage,
Nauvoo
7
Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
9:00 a.m. Worship; Sermon w/
Kurt Hoover
2:00 p.m. Young Polyphonic Choir
@ Carl Sandburg College
Auditorium
5:30 p.m. Meal & Brian Arnold
Concert @ Bowen Christian
Church
14
Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
9:00 a.m. Worship
21
Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
9:00 a.m. Worship/Pastor Dan
Diekhoff
Fellowship/Coffee Hour, hosted by
Kay Berry
5:00 p.m. “Kingdom of God” VBS @
Appanoose Faith Church
28
Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
9:00 a.m. Worship
8
Thursday
2
10:00 a.m. Nauvoo
Senior Council
Board Meeting
@ Christ
Lutheran
3
Friday
4
Saturday
5
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Bethany United
Church of Christ Ice
Cream Social in
Fellowship Hall
7:00 a.m. Prayer Vigil
7:00 p.m. Oasis – Ron Schulz
** Bulletin info deadline
9
Happy Fourth of July!
10
11
6
12
13
7:00 a.m. Prayer Vigil
5:00 p.m. Golden’s Point Church
Ice Cream Social
7:00 p.m. Oasis – Pastor Paul
Schwarzkopf
11:00-2:00 p.m.
Nauvoo Food Pantry
**Bulletin info deadline
15
11:00-2:00 p.m.
Nauvoo Food Pantry
8:30-11:30 a.m. VBS
@ First Christian
Church, Dallas City
22
11:00-2:00 p.m.
Nauvoo Food Pantry
5:30 p.m. VBS @
Appanoose Faith
5:45 p.m. Nauvoo
Community Band @
Outdoor Stage,
Nauvoo
29
11:00-2:00 p.m.
Nauvoo Food Pantry
16
8:30-11:30 a.m. VBS
@ First Christian
Church, Dallas City
7:30 p.m. Church
Council Meeting
17
7:00 a.m. Prayer Vigil
8:30-11:30 a.m. VBS @ First
Christian Church, Dallas City
7:00 p.m. Oasis – Dave Poland
**Bulletin info deadline
23
5:30 p.m. VBS @
Appanoose Faith
24
7:00 a.m. Prayer Vigil
5:30 p.m. VBS @ Appanoose Faith
7:00 p.m. Oasis – Allen Shay
**Bulletin info deadline
**Newsletter info deadline
30
18
8:30-11:30 a.m. VBS
@ First Christian
Church, Dallas City
31
7:00 a.m. Prayer Vigil
11:00-1:00 p.m. Nauvoo Area
Seniors Luncheon @ Meeting @
Nauvoo Fire Station
7:00 p.m. Oasis – Debbie
Callaghan
**Bulletin info deadline
25
19
20
8:30-11:30 a.m. VBS
@ First Christian
Church, Dallas City
Mark Lowry Concert
@ Memorial
Auditorium,
Burlington
8:00 a.m. Liberian
Mile Run/Walk @
Jaycee Park,
Carthage
“Streaming Waters”
Work Day in
Carthage
26
27
2
3
Noon-6:00 p.m. Blood
Drive @ Christ
Lutheran, Nauvoo
5:30 p.m. VBS @
Appanoose Faith
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