JANUARY 2015 NEWSLETTER - Redeemer Lutheran Green Bay

JANUARY 2015
NEWSLETTER
Redeemer Lutheran Church
210 S. Oneida
Mailing Address:
205 Hudson St.
Green Bay, WI 54303
Phone: 920-499-1033
Website:
www.redeemerlutherangb.com
E-Mail: [email protected]
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Redeemer Mission Statement
We share with all people the
good news of Jesus Christ,
teaching faith and love.
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Inside This Issue
Executive Committee ................... 2
Congregational Meeting............... 2
Financial Update .......................... 3
Prayer List ..................................... 4
Church News ................................ 5
This ’n That .................................. 5
Bible Readings ............................. 5
Worship Volunteers ...................... 6
Birthdays, Anniversaries .............. 7
Upcoming Events ......................... 7
Official Acts ................................... 7
Calendar ....................................... 8
February Newsletter Deadline:
All newsletter articles for February
are due in the church office by
Sunday, January 18, 2015.
This newsletter is published monthly.
Dear Friends in Christ,
As the New Year is now upon us, there are always thoughts about
what has happened in the past, and looking forward to better future
opportunities in the year to come. There is a custom in Italy that kind of
goes along with this thinking. As midnight on New Year’s Eve
approaches, the streets are clear. There is no traffic; there are no
pedestrians; even policemen take cover. Then, at the stroke of 12, the
widows of the houses fly open. To the sound of laughter, music, and
fireworks, each member of the family pitches out old crockery, detested
ornaments, hated furniture, and a whole catalogue of personal
possessions which remind them of something in the past year they are
determined to wipe out of their minds.
What would you throw away? What would come flying out of your
window or front door? What are you “determined to wipe out” of your
mind? We all have regrets. We all have guilt. We all have shame. We all
have memories that we would love to purge out of our minds, failures
that we would love to have utterly erased.
Isn’t that what forgiveness is all about? John writes in his first
epistle, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our
sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” So, to begin the
“purge”, we start with true repentance and sincere confession. Pour out
your sins at the altar of the cross of Christ. His forgiveness truly “wipes
out” those sins, having paid for them by His sacrifice. And the most
beautiful thing about this, is that when forgiveness takes place in the
eyes of God, He no longer has any memory of that sin, as He says
through the prophet Isaiah 43:25, “I, I am He Who blots out your
transgressions for My own sake, and I will not remember your sins.”
So like the Italians, throw out all those regrets, all that guilt, all
that shame, all the things in our memories that cause us to wince and
shake our heads. Repent of them, confess them to your Savior, and He
will “wipe them out”. He gives us the opportunity to start fresh, not just
once a year, but every day, and every hour, and every moment. His love
us unconditional and His mercy, grace, and forgiveness is boundless!
Have a very blessed and refreshing New Year!
In Christ’s love,
Council Meeting & Congregational Meeting
Redeemer Lutheran Church
Church Council Meeting Minutes
December 02, 2014
After a Christmas social attended by the board members and their spouses/guests a short Church Council meeting
was held.
Minutes from the November Executive Board meeting were approved as written.
Pastor’s report: During the month of November there were (9) adult bible classes; (4) Confirmation classes; (13)
hospital visits; (7) shut-in visits; (2) nursing home services; and (2) counseling sessions. Three new members were
welcomed: Jean Borchardt by Adult Confirmation; Frank Hekenberger and Michael Hekenberger by Profession of Faith.
Trinity update: Upcoming events: Children’s Christmas Program will be at Out Savior Church on Monday, December 15;
Pizza Ranch fundraiser will be January 5; school auction will be February 21.
Board of Mission and Ministry: Discussed the social times they will be hosting between the Wednesday services during
Advent. They also discussed a possible promotional gift for new members.
The other boards have not yet held their monthly meeting.
After reviewing the agenda for the Congregational Meeting that will be held on Sunday, December 07, 2014, the
meeting closed with prayer.
The next Church Council meeting will be on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Jodie Ellingson
Congregation Secretary
Redeemer Lutheran Church
Congregational Meeting Minutes
December 07, 2014
The meeting was called to order at noon by Chairman Randy Pfister and Pastor Pett opened with devotion.
A list of 72 members recommended for removal from membership was presented to the congregation. A motion was
made and seconded to remove the names on the list from membership. Motion passed.
Election of Officers: The following were nominated for offices: Chris Stewart, Board of Property; Mary Pett, School
Board; Laurie Thyes and Wanda Hilke, Board of Mission and Ministry; Ross Corey, Financial Secretary; Jennifer
Nehring, Congregation Secretary. A motion was made and seconded to accept the nominations. Motion passed.
Officers for 2015 include:
Chairman: Dan Schreiber
Financial Secretary: Ross Corey
Congregation Secretary: Jennifer Nehring
Treasurer: Elmer Nienow
Board of Property: Jeremy Thyes, Perry Wagener, Fidel Arellano, Keith Larson., Tom Kloehn, Chris Stewart.
School Board: Tom Jablonski, Mary Pett.
Board of Mission and Ministry: Becki Larson, Sheila Mannisto, Sheila Ferron, Deb Jablonski, Laurie Thyes, Wanda
Hilke.
We are still in need of a Chairman-elect.
Outgoing officers:
Bill Borchardt (Board of Property); Jodie Ellingson (Congregation secretary); Paula Goin (Board of Mission and Ministry);
Susan Kupsky (Financial secretary); Randy Pfister (Chairman); Virginia Somers (School Board); Brad Van Lanen (School
Board); Beth Wegener (Board of Mission and Ministry)
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Financial Report
A proposal to revise the Constitution regarding board terms was presented to the congregation. Currently board terms
are one year with a maximum of three terms. It is proposed to change the terms to two years with a two term
maximum. The Chairmanship positions are currently one year term ‘cycles’ from vice-chairman to chairman-elect to
chairman. It is proposed to change this to a two term ‘cycle’ from chairman-elect to chairman, and eliminate the vicechairman position.
Through November over $60,000 has been received from the PIM campaign. Currently our mortgage balance is
$377,500 and the Cougar Care balance is $41,700.
A list of some of the short term plan suggestions from members was presented along with some long term plan
possibilities. The Church Council will review these suggestions to develop a short term (2015) implementation plan as
well as a three to five year plan that focuses on outreach, facility usage, and being better ambassadors.
Meeting adjourned and Pastor closed with prayer.
Respectfully submitted,
Jodie Ellingson
Congregation Secretary
Financial Report
November 2014 offerings were $22,622, compared to $26,762 in October. (Thanksgiving and last Sunday in
November will be included in the December income because they were not deposited until December 1.) Total
November income was $37,799 including offerings, “Adopt a Bill”, debt reduction and the Thrivent programs. Total
expenses paid were $33,963. Fiscal year to date offerings total $102,578, compared to budgeted offerings to date of
$99,350.
As of the end of November our mortgage balance is down to $377, 459 and the Cougar Care loan is down to $41,708.
We are hopeful that the holiday offerings for Thanksgiving, Advent and Christmas will allow us to finish repaying the
money we borrowed from our designated savings accounts. We give thanks for all those who have contributed toward
this great progress in reducing our debt load. While it is obvious that the designated contributions toward the debt
(PIM and debt reduction) made a big difference we couldn’t have done it without the regular Sunday offerings and
Adopt-A-Bill contributions that have allowed us to keep all our bills and obligations current this year.
Through November 2014, we have received $58,676 through our Partnership in Ministry (PIM) campaign which means
we have received $11,735 (20%) to use for outreach activities to spread God’s Word, $23,470 (40%) toward projects
(including security cameras, classroom renovations, chair lifts and parking lot resurfacing) and $23,470 (40%) to pay
down the mortgage principal. The total amount pledged for the three year campaign was $101,348 so we have
received about 58% of the amount pledged at the end of the first two years. I plan to give each PIM pledger a
statement of the amount given compared to the pledge at the end of the year.
Respectfully,
Susan Kupsky
Financial Secretary
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PRAYER LIST
Prayer List
International Concerns:
Persecuted Christians
Ebola Victims
Undergoing Treatment:
Nora Brown
Haven Burris –friend of Jeremiah Goin Family
Karen Clark –sister of Becki Larson
Ed Fritsch –Cindy Pfister’s dad
Barbara Gapp-friend of Julie Zimmer
Tom Gendill –brother-in-law of Joanne Pludeman
Jim Greene
Mary Groh
Dale Hedtke –nephew of Cecilia Chlopek
Bev Jablonski
Don Kieweg
Micah Koller - grandson of Bruce & Dolores Schulz
Anita Koseck
Charlie Knuth-friend of Jeremiah Goin
Mary Kramer –sister-in-law of Llew Kramer
Tianna Lange
Jean Palomino
Maria Pflueger-aunt of Carol Knapowski
Chris Wagner-Shelia Ferron’s aunt
Recovering:
Marcella Antonneau
Margie Bergelin
Delton Bongel
Dee Davies –mother of Jill Kern
Edmond Foral –father of Sheila Ferron
Marian Kiley –mother of John Kiley
Ruth Kohn - mother of Joanne Pludeman
Bev Larsen
Brixon Martin - nephew to Darsi Nuske
Dave Malueg
Lucille Schmidt
Jim Willams- brother of Becki Larsen
Mike Williams –father of Becki Larsen
Sandy Wilson –sister-in-law of Kiewegs
Dorothy Zastrow
Art Zoellner– brother of Lyndon Zoellner
Ongoing Health Problems:
Neal Anderson
Paul Berntson - uncle of Christina Flores
Donna Branch - mother of Mary Pett
Shirley Handschke –mother of Laura Schiefelbein
Marjory Holmes
Ron Howard
Helen Joslin
Sue Kienitz - sister in law of Neal & Ann Anderson
Tom Krahl –friend of Petts
Frieda Landgraf
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Gladys Meath
Josh Moede
Sue Nehring
Lila Schroeder - sister in law of Pat Taylor
Charmaine Scott –mother of David Tucker
Todd Valitchka
Aiden Van Lanen
Don Van Pay - Jim Delvoye Sr. stepfather
Doug Vercauteren
Larry & Bernice Vomastic
School Ministry:
N.E.W. Lutheran High School
Trinity Lutheran School
Missionary Overseas:
Anne Davies
Elliot & Serena Derricks
Military Personnel Overseas:
Tess Bogner
Tyler Hischke –nephew of Steve & Linda Druckrey
Blake Howard- grandson of Orvel & Vi Howard
Ben Hurlbert
Trent Lehrkind
Marcus & Maggie Noll - friend of Tess Bogner
Nick Olp - NEW Graduate in the Marines
Adam Siekmann –grandson of Vernon & Joyce Siekmann
Nathan Schroeder - nephew of Pat Taylor
Cameron Wiese - grandson of Clyde Druckrey
Updated 12-16-14
CHURCH NEWS & THIS - N -THAT
RUMMAGE SALE
Please save your items for the Spring Rummage Sale!
Read The Bible in a Year
January
2015 NEW LHS AUCTION
Just announced at the 2014Â NEW Auction - for our
25th Annual Dinner Auction, we have been given a grant
to hold it at LAM-BEAU FIELD in 2015!! There will be
several price breaks - the first is from now until
December 31, 2014. Ticket price will be $50/
person. After the 31st, the price jumps to $70/person
so get your tickets now! Ticket sales will be on our
website in the near future or you can send a check to the
school office now!
A COLLECTION OF COMEDIES
The NEWLHS Drama Department presents a Collection
of Comedies!! Join us February 7th & 8th at 6:30PM at
NEWLHS, for a laugh-out-loud good time. This year we
are featuring 6 situational comedy plays… from DR.
DEATH trying to blow up the most beloved state of Iowa
to a couple of elderly women with a penchant for
discussing their HEALTH ISSUES over dinner, you are
sure to enjoy these HILARIOUS plays. Get your tickets at
the door for $6/adult and $4/students & seniors.
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1 Corinthians 15-16
2 Corinthians 1-4
2 Corinthians 5-9
2 Corinthians 10-13
Galatians 1-3
Galatians 4-6
Ephesians 1-3
Ephesians 4-6
Philippians 1-4
Colossians 1-4
1 Thessalonians 1-5
2 Thessalonians 1-3
1 Timothy 1-6
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Hebrews 1-6
Hebrews 7-10
Hebrews 11-13
James 1-5
1 Peter 1-5
2 Peter 1-3
1 John 1-5
2 John - Jude
Revelation 1-3
Revelation 4-8
Revelation 9-12
Revelation 13-16
Revelation 17-19
Revelation 20-22
Genesis 1-3
CAMP LUTHER COTTAGE RETREATS
Enjoy a cottage retreat at Camp Luther this winter. Our
cottages have everything you will need for a relaxing
getaway in the midst of God’s beautiful creation. Spend
the day cross country skiing or snowshoeing. Then settle
in for a cozy evening next to the fireplace. Stay for a
weekend or a week. Camp Luther is offering a special
rate that is 25% off of our regular rate from December
1st-April 30th. Check out “Cottage Retreats” at
www.campluther.com.
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SCRIP
Acolyte
Altar
Guild
Altar
Guild
Altar
Guild
Usher
Usher
Usher
Usher
Sacristan
Lay
Reader
Greeter
Greeter
Elder
Date
4-Jan
11-Jan
11-Jan
14-Jan
18-Jan
Marion
Schmeling
Janet
Groh
Dolores
Marion
Schulz Schmeling
Helen
Hazaert
Bea
Buchholz
Linda
Haag
Jeremiah
Goin
Linda
Druckrey
Jim
Wirch
J&C
Hoffman
E&P
Nienow
Mark
Sprague
Fred
John
Carl
Hazaert
Cindy
Pfister
>>>
Jay
Lehner
Jim
Martin
Tim
Radtke
8:45am
Jim
Wirch
25-Jan
6:30pm
Jeff
Goin
21-Jan
Helen
Hazaert
10:45am
18-Jan
Fred
John
Dan
Mannisto
Chris
Stewart
Grace
Rafferty
Cindy
Pfister
8:45am 10:45am 6:30pm 8:45am
Doug
Llew
Lyndon
Tim
Siebert
Kramer Zoellner Ahtonen
Doug &
Elmer
Devra
Elmer
Mike
Nienow
Siebert
Nienow DeGrave
Polly
Joanne
Polly
Lori
Nienow Pludeman
Nienow DeGrave
Joel
John
Westerfeld
Kiley
NONE
NONE
Tristen
Doug
Bev
Kristina
Tucker
Siebert
Jablonski Hazen
Jim
Gerald
Bud
Kathy
Wirch Pludeman
Aprill
Bongel
6:30pm
Jim
Wirch
7-Jan
Fred
Jim
Lorin
Mae
ChristoJohn
Martin Sternberg
Aprill pher Hazen
Dan
Jeremiah
Fidel
Mannisto
Goin
Arellano
Chris
Kristin
Stewart
Arellano
Nick
Emilie
Justin
Michelle Andrew
Faith
Emily
Bridgett
Ahtonen Pludeman Mannisto Larsen Pludeman Rafferty
LeCleir
Uhlig
Rachel
Strehlow
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Sharon
Strehlow
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NONE
Susan
Kupsky
Carl
Hazaert
Jack
Koivisto
Arlene
Koivisto
8:45am 10:45am
Dan
Mannisto
4-Jan
JANUARY REDEEMER WORSHIP VOLUNTEERS
Harold
Sisel
Mark
Sprague
NONE
Cheryl
Behm
Curt
Moede
Elmer
Nienow
Polly
Nienow
6:30pm
Doug
Siebert
28-Jan
>>>
Mae
Aprill
>>>
Mackenzie Trenton
Van Lanen Tucker
10:45am
Llew
Kramer
25-Jan
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Happy Anniversary!
January
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Carolyn VanMiller
Doreen Strehlow
Michelle LeCleir
Christopher Lehner
Paula Scharenbrach
Jessica Delvoye
Anita Koseck
Hazel Malueg
Cheryle Cheslock
Barbara Kane
Robert Behm
Amy Goltz
Vernon Siekmann
Parker Koller
Piper Koller
Kaven Stewart
James Wirch
Kate Inman
Angelika Jones
Denzel Kiley
Alice Somers
Christiana Devroy
Beth Inman
Daniel Kane
Jeremy Siudzinski
Julie Bogner
Daniel Eichman
David Groh
Sheena Schley
Rebecca Van Lanen
Kaylee Lohmiller
Nichloas Ahtonen
Stacy Swenty
Kersten Tomcheck
Daniel Behm
Elliot Druckrey
Lawson Nuske
Sharon Strehlow
Pearl Bartelt
Will Steltenpohl
Kristin Arellano
January
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Doug & Devra Siebert
Chad & Sharlet Radtke
Neal & Ann Anderson
Upcoming Events
Feb 8
Feb 13
Feb 18
Apr 5
at 6:40 & 8:45am
Apr 24 & 25
Porkie/Pancake
by Fellowship Club
Boys Basketball Tournament
Ash Wednesday
Easter Services
Tentative Rummage Sale
Official Acts
New Members:
Frank & Michael Hekenberger
Jean Borchardt
Received Eternal Crown:
Angeline Caldie November 30, 2014
Church Office Hours:
Monday –Thursday
8am to 2pm
Friday
8am to 1pm
Note: The Church office is located in the school building.
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9:30 a. Bible Study
6:00 p. Mission &
Ministry
19 M L King JrDay obs
6:00 p. Handbell
Rehea
7:15 p. Choir Rehear
No Ladies Craft
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6:00 p. Women's
Christian Serv
Bus Mtg.
6:00 p. Handbell
Rehea
7:15 p. Choir Rehear
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8:45 a. Worship
9:30a. Sun. School
9:55 a. Bible Study
10:45 a. Family Worship
? 12:00 p. Congregational
Planning Mtg.
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8:45 a. Worship w/Comm
9:30a. Sun. School
9:55 a. Bible Study 10:45 a. Family
Worship w/Com
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9:30 a. Bible Study
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9:30 a. Bible Study
6:30 p. Church
Council
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6:00 p. Handbell
Rehea
7:15 p. Choir Rehear
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8:45 a. Worship w/Comm
9:30a. Sun. School
9:55 a. Bible Study
10:45 a. Family Worship
w/Com
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9:00 a. Bethesda Wk Day
4:30 p. Confirmation Class
6:30 p. Worship
7:45 p. Bible Study
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4:30 p. Confirmation Class
6:30 p. Worship w/Comm
7:45 p. Bible Study
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9:00 a. Bethesda Wk Day
4:30 p. Confirmation Class
6:30 p. Worship
7:45 p. Bible Study
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9:00 a. Christian Ser Proj
4:30 p. Confirmation Class
6:30 p. Worship w/Comm
7:45 p. Bible Study
6 Epiphany
9:30 a. Bible Study
Resumes
6:30 p. Bd Property
Mtg
6:30 p. Sch Bd Mtg
5
6:00 p. Handbell
Rehea
6:30 p. Elder Mtg
7:15 p. Choir Rehear
4
8:45 a. Worship
8:45 a. Install officers
9:30a. Sun. School
9:55 a. Bible Study
10:45 a. Family Worship
Wed.
Tues.
Mon.
Sun.
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Thurs.
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No Worship Service
Contact Grace Ebert at 469-8291 or [email protected]
- to reserve dates, rooms, property, etc
- for the most current information.
- to provide your additions and corrections
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5:30 p. Fellowship
Club Plan &
Potluck Mtg
Fri.
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No Fellowship
Club
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8:30a. Un-decorate
Church
$$$$$
Sat.
3
6:30 p. game night
January, 2014
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