Current Monthly Newsletter - Faith Lutheran Church, Seguin, Texas

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Flowers for 2015
A FEW WORDS FROM PASTOR CROSS…
Church Doctor Report
The 2015 Flower
Chart is now posted
on the bulletin
board outside the
church office. If you
would like to
provide flowers
during the year,
please remember to
sign up for the
Sunday of your
choice as soon as
possible.
Things to
Remember
• LCMC’s Three
Days of Prayer—
January 6th-8th
• Commitment
Sunday—
January 11th
• LCMC Learning
Event: Accessing
Scripture—
January 12th-16th
• Congregational
Meeting—
January 25th
On December 7th, Kent Hunter of Church Doctor Ministries presented his oral
report to the congregation regarding our recent church consultation. At that
meeting he presented his findings and highlighted some of his key
recommendations. Now we will be entering another phase of this consultation,
prayerfully discerning which recommendations we sense God is calling us to as
congregation.
Here’s what comes next. The church council has appointed a task force of
respected members of the congregation who will review all the
recommendations listed in the report. This task force will divide the
recommendations into common ministry areas and refer those recommendations
to those committees or groups who are responsible for those particular areas of
ministry. In turn, those committees or groups will be asked to prayerfully
consider which specific recommendations God is calling us to implement here
at Faith. The committees or groups are to get back in touch with the task force
with action plans on how the congregation might implement these
recommendations.
It might be helpful to clear up some misunderstandings that have surfaced
regarding these recommendations and how we will or will not implement them.
First of all, these recommendations are precisely that, recommendations. In all,
there were 192 of them. Some of them we may choose to implement, some of
them we may choose to modify, and some of them we may choose to reject. The
specific recommendations deal broadly across all areas of ministry. Some
recommendations are simple and obvious. Other recommendations are more
complex and may require respectful conversation, and members may have to
agree to disagree without being disagreeable. But we need to be clear from the
outset whether we agree or disagree or are undecided; they are just
recommendations unless we decide to act upon them as a congregation. And I
would like to point out that of these 192 recommendations, 59 of them were
recommendations to give thanks to God for areas of ministry where we are
doing quite well.
Second, it is not the role of the task force to decide what recommendations will
or will not be implemented. Their role is to review all the recommendations,
divide and classify them, assign them to the various committees, groups, and
ministry areas, and then report back the action plans from the various
committees and ministries. The church council selected the following members
to serve on this task force: Harold Bogisch, Kurt Cantrell, Dianne Chambers,
Mary Koehler, and Phil Wuest.
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JA N UAR Y
A FE W MORE WORDS FROM PASTOR CROSS…
January
Birthdays
01 Clarence Lang
04 Rick Salewsky
04 Robert Raetzsch
05 Emma Jean Becker
06 Tara Sagebiel
07 Brooke Bennett
Third, Dr. Hunter has reminded us that prayer is critical in this process. The
question isn’t whether he or we think these recommendations are good ideas or
bad ideas. The question is, does God want this to happen here at Faith? Thus, our
first order of business is to pray about this report. One thing I know about prayer.
First, foremost, and always prayer is about being humble and submissive before
God, subordinating our will to his.
Fourth and finally, we have approximately 250 households in our local
membership. Of those, about ninety households picked up a copy of the report
and recommendations thus far. I would strongly encourage you, if you have not
already done so, to please contact the church office for your copy. We can print
one and mail it to you, print one and have you pick it up at the office and save the
postage, or have an electronic copy e-mailed to you to save both printing and
postage costs. The biggest misunderstandings about the report can be cleared up
by reading it for yourself.
07 Patrick Casey
08 Carol My Cue
09 Ron Salewsky
09 Jason Bloch
10 Amy Cantrell
11 John Dikes
2015 and the New Year
As the New Year begins, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you God’s
richest and best blessings for 2015. My prayer for each and every one of you is
that you might see the New Year as an opportunity to draw closer to Christ Jesus
through regular prayer and devotional reading of his Word. Starting Thursday,
January 8th, we will begin a new Emmaus Bible Institute session on Accessing
Scripture through the Bible Toolbox. Bible Toolbox is a study on how to study
and better understand the Bible. What a great place to start the New Year!
12 Dolly West
12 Kathy Ersch
12 Jonathan Edwards
12 Pat Dikes
13 Chunkie Harwell
13 Pat Bodine
13 Alexander Taddy
14 Kale Lange
14 Andrew Koenig
15 Leah Linnet
16 Sue Harwell
16 Kendalynn Pruitt
16 Kate Sherwood
From the Nominating Committee
The Committee has nominated Linda Dietz, Ed Engelhardt, Derick Kauitzsch,
Albert Menn and Margit Thurston as candidates for Congregation Council, and
Phil and Leyla Wuest as candidates for delegates to the LCMC conventions.
Three (3) Council members and two (2) delegates are scheduled to be elected at
the January 25, 2015 Congregational meeting. According to the terms of our
Constitution and Bylaws, any voting member of the Congregation may submit
additional names to the Committee no later than three (3) weeks before the date
of the election meeting. The Nominating Committee consists of: Elaine Bennett,
Chair; Bill Ermel, Gail Herbold, John Hoff, Clem Howe, and Phyllis Neumann.
CONGRATULATIONS TO:
Travis Lohmeyer, who graduated from the University of
Texas at San Antonio on December 20, 2014.
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P RE S C HOO L
NEWS
The TRUE meaning of Christmas was everywhere you looked in
the Preschool wing. The 2, 3, and 4 year-olds made beautiful handmade gifts for
their parents and were even more excited about GIVING them. The entire month
of December was a food drive for the Christian Cupboard. The children opened
their hearts and generously donated 93 pounds of food to help feed those in
need. The children truly understand the meaning of GIVING!
January
Birthdays
16 Paige Lange
Angelic voices were heard at Seguin Assisted Living as the Preschoolers did an
AMAZING job singing Christmas carols to a standing room only crowd. They
were rewarded with huge smiles and warm hugs from the residents.
17 Georganna Roswell
During chapel time, Georgie Dittrich and Johanna Lange presented the
wonderful story of Christ's birth. The children were in awe and listened so
attentively as these ladies brought the story to life. Each child held the tiny baby
Jesus in their hands and whispered, "Come into my heart, dear Jesus." It was
truly a magical moment! When asked if they could have visited baby Jesus and
taken him a gift, what would they bring him? The children responded...
19 Randal Springs
Bouncing balls - Jason Ranft
A picture of my family - Raegan Ranft
A toy truck - Huckleberry Steele
A jacket - Macie Combs
A little puppy - Addie Dunn
A baby doll - Cooper Morris
A baby rattle - Layla Moreno
A baby boy doll - Jackson Kirchner
A choo-choo train - Travis Just
A Sunflower - Eli Baker
I would draw a picture of him - Brooke Walker
A new cover to keep him warm - Kate Walker
One of my baby dolls and blanket - Addie Seidel
A fighting robot for when he's older - Josiah Hernandez
A jingle bell and then I would sing him the song - Craig Kallus
All classes celebrated with a Birthday Party for Jesus. What a joy it is that these
children understand the TRUE meaning of Christmas!! As the year comes to an
end, we thank God for the gift of His Son and for the gift of each of you who
help our Preschool Program grow each year.
16 Ian Cross
20 Vicki Kalkwarf
21 Albert Zipp
22 LeAnne Heckman
22 Charlotte Burns
23 Kelsey Laird
24 Mona Kuhene
24 Suzette Long
24 Joan Vanbeek
27 Judy Sagebiel
28 Deloris Atzger
28 Joyce Siedel
28 William Huff
28 Lauren Eckhardt
Annual Congregational Meeting to be Held
29 Weston Koehler
On Sunday, January 25th, the members of Faith will meet to adopt Ministries
and Programs for the congregation for the coming year. The meeting will begin
after the close of the 9:00 AM Worship Service. The agenda for the meeting
includes the election of four Church Council members and two LCMC
Convention delegates, and presentation of reports from the Financial Review
Committee and the Treasurer. The Budget for 2015 in the amount of
$553,000.00 was adopted at the Congregational Meeting on December 14, 2014.
A Town Hall meeting was held prior to that meeting; however, no Town Hall
meeting is planned before the Annual Meeting.
29 Sydney Brucks
29 Henry Scull
30 Travis Mauermann
30 Stacy Smith
30 Bylinda Lange
31 Colby Wilke
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January
Anniversaries
06 Brad & Stacy
Zella
10 Fred & Sue
Blumberg
11 Brad & Mary
Flippin
11 Rusty & Jennifer
Reininger
13 John & Pat Dikes
14 Will & Renee`
Scull
15 Cliff & Debbie
Lehmann
15 Kerry & Mary
Koehler
26 Jerry & Carol
MyCue
30 Mike & Carrie
Mueller
JA N UAR Y
Faith Lutheran Church has a wonderful opportunity to begin the New Year with
Three Days of Prayer. On January 6th, 7th, and 8th, Faith will join other
LCMC congregations around the world in the Three Days of Prayer Event.
LCMC Service Coordinator Mark Vander Tuig writes, “Our attitude toward
prayer has often been characterized by saying, “well, all we can do now is
pray!” Prayer is not a hopeless act of desperation. Prayer is a gift that God has
given to us as a means to approach the throne of grace with confidence—like that
of a child coming to her parents sharing concerns, victories, defeats and every
part of life. It is an opportunity to express the deepest heartache and the greatest
joy. Prayer is a conversation between the Creator and the created…and the
conversation began with God, for us, in Christ Jesus.”
The prayer focus on Tuesday, January 6th, at 7:45 PM (following committee
meetings) will be confession as we gather in the sanctuary. At noon on
Wednesday, January 7th, will be a day of petition as we pray for our
congregation and its leaders and for all those connected to Faith that they might
know God’s redeeming love for all in Christ. Thursday, Jan 8th, at 6:15
PM will be a day for vision as we pray that the Holy Spirit will move through
the hearts and minds of leaders and pastors that God’s vision for his church
might be revealed and fulfilled.
May our response to this prayer opportunity be a witness to the power of prayer
in the life and ministry of Faith Lutheran Church. Paul wrote in Acts 2:42 about
the 1st century church, “And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, to
the fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to the prayers.” May this be true in
the 21st Century at Faith Lutheran Church! Please mark your calendar and make
plans to join in this uplifting time of prayer and spiritual renewal.
Christian Cupboard Item of the Month
Food Drive Continues
The Social Concerns Committee continues to sponsor the Item of the Month
Food Drive to benefit the Christian Cupboard. For the month of January, the
Christian Cupboard states that their most needed item is oatmeal. This includes
any type of oatmeal, quick oats, instant, flavored, etc.
Please bring your donations through January 31st and place them in the basket
in the Narthex marked Christian Cupboard. Items of the month for the next two
months are as follows: February, coffee; and March, canned beans, Faith’s
members have always been wonderful supporters of the Christian Cupboard, and
the Social Concerns Committee thanks you for your continued generosity. You
have helped us make the Item of the Month Food Drive a success!
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Church Council Communication Corner
Church Council meets the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30 PM with
agenda-setting meetings on the first Tuesday of the month also at 6:30 PM.
Any member of the congregation who would like to bring something before
the council is encouraged to contact any council member or attend the
agenda-setting and council meetings for the month.
Highlights from the December Council Meeting:
 Thank you to all who attended the Diagnostic Consultation with the
Church Doctor. If you would like a copy of the full report, please contact the
church office to reserve one for pick up or have one emailed or sent to you.
The Church Council has begun the process of appointing a task force to
consider the many recommendations made in the report.
 The Council approved the use of Constant Contact, a mass emailing
provider. This will allow for faster and more frequent communication with
all members of Faith Lutheran Church. Once the system is up and running,
you will have a chance to submit your email address in order to be included.
 The annual meeting is set for January 25, 2015. Most importantly, we
will be voting on new Council members, and we hope everyone can be there.
Please continue brainstorming about ideas for Faith on Tour. We are looking
forward to kicking this project off early in 2015.
Social Concerns Committee Kicks
Off Baby Bottle Campaign Drive
In conjunction with Sanctity of Life month in January, the Social Concerns
Committee is once again sponsoring the Baby Bottle Campaign Drive for the
South Texas Pregnancy Care Center. The primary mission of the center is to
promote life for the unborn child and to offer support for the mother and
child during pregnancy, birth, and the baby’s early years. The fundraiser
begins Sunday, January 4th, through the end of January. In addition, a
special Sanctity of Life Service will take place on January 18th. As in the
past, baby bottles will be available in the narthex for Faith members to pick
up and take home. Bottles will also be distributed to Sunday School children.
We encourage you to join other churches in the Seguin area by placing
change, dollar bills, and checks in the baby bottles to help support the
services that the center provides. A few of the important services that the
center provides at no charge to clients include pregnancy tests, sonograms,
counseling, educational materials, newborn gift packages, and teen
abstinence events. One hundred percent of the funds raised go directly
support the center's budget. The South Texas Pregnancy Care Center exists
to reach out and offer hope to people who mistakenly believe abortion is
their only option. Please return the bottles to the church no later than
Sunday, February 1st.
MAY THE LORD BLESS
AND COMFORT THE
FAMILY OF:
Mr. Lawrence Barker, father
of Rissa Springs. Mr. Barker
passed through death into
Eternal Life on November
30, 2014, in Seguin.
Graveside services were
held on December 5th.
MAY THE LORD BLESS
AND COMFORT THE
FAMILY OF:
Mrs. Sharon Weise, mother
of Ben Weise. Mrs. Weise
passed through death into
Eternal Life on December 6,
2014, in Yoakum, Texas.
Graveside services were held
in Yorktown, Texas on
December 12th.
MAY THE LORD BLESS
AND COMFORT THE
FAMILY OF:
John Whitwell, husband of
Lydia Whitwell. John passed
through death into Eternal
Life on December 11, 2014,
in Garden Ridge. Funeral
services were held here at
Faith on December 13th.
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JA N UAR Y
FAITH
on Tour
50th
Anniversary
Celebration
To Celebrate the
50th Anniversary of
Faith Lutheran
Church in 2016,
we are taking our
FAITH on Tour!
Mission:
Serve God’s people
in our community.
Celebrate the
History and Future
of Faith Lutheran
Church.
Your Task:
We need you to
think of a
community place
or group you would
like to serve,
organize, and
perform a service
project for them
with the support of
the 50th
Anniversary Task
Force and
celebrate 50 years
of Faith.
Contact Amy Cantrell with
your ideas for service.
830-556-6711 or
[email protected]
HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM PARISH EDUCATION!!
December was filled with celebrating the birth of Jesus. On the first
Sunday of Advent, we invited families to make Advent wreaths. Pastor
Cross taught us all how the Advent wreath came to be and its significance
in the church during the Christmas season. It was fun to watch families
work together and put their own creative touches on their wreaths. Each
family took their wreath home along with daily scripture readings and
activities to do as a family every day of Advent.
THANK YOU to everyone who helped make the Sunday School
Christmas Program, The Birth of Christ, a success. DVD copies of the
slideshow presentation will be available soon. Please call Teressa at the
church office to reserve one.
There will be NO SUNDAY SCHOOL on January 11th due to
Commitment Sunday. Please consider Parish Education and Sunday
School as you fill out your Time and Talent sheets. Any and all help is
always appreciated. On Sunday, January 18th, our lesson will begin on
the Ten Commandments followed by the story of the walls of Jericho. We
look forward to an exciting year! Please join us each week and feel free to
bring a friend.
A reminder to parents: Sunday School starts at 10:30 AM. We do not
have staff to supervise your children from the time church ends until
Sunday School begins at 10:30 AM. We encourage you to enjoy cookies
and fellowship as a family between the worship service and Sunday
School. This can be a wonderful time to catch up with other parents and
get to know our new members.
The
Sunday
School
Advent
Wreath
making
activity
was fun
for all
ages.
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WOMEN OF FAITH IN JANUARY
HOPE CIRCLE—Thursday, January 15th, 2:00 PM at the home of
Johanna Lange, 1434 Canary Lane
CHARITY CIRCLE—Monday, January 19th, 7:00 PM at the home of
Anita Hoff, 159 Woodstone Street
LOVE CIRCLE—Tuesday, January 20th, 9:30 AM at the home of Brenda
Bloch, 710 Heritage
MEN OF FAITH
The Men of Faith Lutheran Church will meet in the Activity
Center from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM for breakfast and a
devotional on Saturday, January 17th.
GOD LOVES A CHEERFUL GIVER
Commitment Sunday January 11, 2015
The Stewardship Committee urges you to circle Sunday, January 11th, on your
new 2015 calendar. This is the date of our Commitment Sunday. This year’s
theme is "God Loves a Cheerful Giver" from 2 Corinthians 9:7.
“Each one must give as he has decided in his heart,
"
not reluctantly or under compulsion,
for God loves a cheerful giver."
Why is it important to share our blessings? Three reasons: Giving is a reminder
of His ownership. Giving is praise and worship. Giving is for our spiritual well
being. Because we are designed in God's image, we are happiest and most
fulfilled when serving and giving. The mission of our church will be in direct
proportion to our time, talent, and monetary gifts.
Join us for breakfast from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM in the Life Enrichment Center.
The Worship Service will be held at 10:00 AM. During this service, you will be
asked to turn in your time and talent sheets, as well as your pledge cards. The
pledge cards will remain sealed on the altar for the entire year. There will be no
Sunday School on this day; however, the Nursery will be available from
8:30 AM until the end of the Commitment Worship Service.
The family of John B. Whitwell sincerely thanks our Faith
Family for the prayers, cards, food, visits, and most of all
those who helped set up and clean up after the funeral
reception. It helped so much in relieving the stress during the
time of our husband, father and grandfather’s death.
God’s Blessings,
Lydia Whitwell and Family
FAITH’S
SEALED
PLEDGES
Many years ago Faith
Lutheran Church chose to
follow a unique path of
personal financial
commitment. Each family
or individual determines
through thoughtfulness and
prayer what portion of
their income will be given
to the work of this
congregation for the
coming year. This
information is written on a
pledge card and placed on
the altar during the
Commitment Service with
deep assurance that the
Holy Spirit has acted in
each member’s heart and
mind. These cards are
never opened. Only God
and each of his servants
know what was written on
these pledge cards. This
means as a congregation,
we place a great deal of
faith in the individual
relationships our members
have with their Lord.
MAY THE LORD
BLESS AND
COMFORT THE
FAMILY OF:
Bernice “Rocky” Junker.
Rocky passed through
death into Eternal Life
on December 19, 2014,
in Seguin. A memorial
service will be held here
at Faith on January 9,
2015.
Wednesday Nights @ Faith
Join us on Wednesdays for food and
fellowship with the rest of the great youth!
As always, friends are welcome!
UPCOMING MENU
January 7 - Mac & Cheese
January 14 - Pizza Casserole
Important Things
January 21 - Pork Express
January 28 - What is it???

JanuaryBirthdays!!
January 7th we will be
starting back with
Confirmation and regular
Wednesday night activities.
Hope to see you all there!
1/13 - Alexander Taddy
1/16 - Kate Sherwood

Happy Birthday from the Faith
Lutheran Youth Department.

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Senior High will have a
guest speaker on
Wednesday, January 7th.
Come out and hear from Pat
Bodine!
Rock on for Life will be on
January 18th. More info on
this great fundraising event
will be forthcoming!
OUR LOVE AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO
Jeff Mueller
Allan Dreibrodt
Phoebe Weise
Kelton Lange
Sydney Brucks
Tootsie Rodgers
Laura Nash
Donald Jackson
Nora Lavalett
Dorothy Burris
Jody Dixon
Lillian Lippe
Jonathan Andrews
Ronnie Glenewinkel
Ken Pfeil
Glenda Leiber
Jim Leiber
Tom Stout
Bill Mires
Julie Sagebiel
Keli Seidel
Art Hiltgen, brother/uncle of Glenda Leiber/Nicole Dietz
Nora Naumann, friend of Wallace and Coreen Dube
Felix Hahn, Jr., father of Margie Campbell
Ron Ridge, father of Syndra Schulze
Pam Taggart, sister of Lisa Lohmeyer
Kathy Gorman, friend of Dolly West
Barbara Roesler, cousin of JoAnn Bogisch
Barbara Campbell, mother of Jonathan Campbell
Dianne Mueller, mother of Mike Mueller
Wanda Linsey, sister-in-law of Ruby Linsey
Rebecca Haskin, niece of Carolyn Sagebiel
Leigh Couch, sister of Kathy Ersch
Glen, Gene, and Wanda Badgett, family of Clara Fischer
Nancy Rodgers, sister of Damon Rodgers
John Brannan, friend of Steve and Susan Foerster
Diane Allbaugh, friend of Birdie Kuempel
Faye Henze, sister of Birdie Kuempel
Lessie Shashack, mother of Steve and Jamie Shashack
Marti Radicke, friend of the Reiningers
Pat Armour, friend of Fred and Sue Blumberg
Mary Moss, cousin of Jo Ann Bogisch
Amy McCallick, friend of the James Walker Family
Edward Marquardt, brother of Sherline Bogisch
Clay Brawner, cousin of Rusty Reininger
Erika Dubois, mother of Patrick Lang
Willie Mae Brondstad, mother of Donna Boelter
Landon Douglass, friend of Lisa Lohmeyer
Steve Koehler, son of Charles Koehler
Marjorie Treadaway, mother of Phoebe Weise
Tuddy and Jeanette Dietz, friends of Chris/Nikki Lange
Family of Clyde Weikert, friends of Tim Bogisch Family
Rose Hunt, friend of Faith Lutheran Church
Herb and Helen Roberts, friends of Bill Keller
Cherie Almand, friend of Vanita Hodge
Sandra Aadland, mother of Kolleen Kallus
Richard Luensmann, friend of the Reiley Family
Mary Herrera, friend of Irene Menn
Nancy Bittrich, sister of Susan Wuest
Nancy Swanger, friend of Lisa Lohmeyer
Ron Marcotte, friend of Ted and Doris Engelhardt
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Danny, friend of Ben and Phoebe Weise
Allison Goodson, friend of Janyce Dreibrodt
Mildred Weaver, friend of Fred and Sue Blumberg
Dianne Levy, daughter of Sue and Chunkie Harwell
Donna Becker, sister of Debbie Lehmann
Reid Strauss, great-grandson of Carla Anderson
John Murray, brother of Sandy Wille
Marilyn McLauchlan, mother of Jamie Shashack
Michelle Jesse, niece of Janet Wolber
Nancy Mercer, friend of Kim, Deborah, and Diane
Judy Spruce, sister of Patty Fox
Debbie Dykes, friend of Doris Beicker
Kim Isaacs, sister of Kristin Moum
Ana Maria Rush, friend of Al and Debbie Bacon
Kathy Spitler, friend of Marvin and Loretta DeLong
Kenny Dykes, brother of Sharon Westerholm
Max Owens, brother-in-law of Sammie Gibson
Melissa Kaiser, sister of Cori Blaschke
Miles Takington, friend of Cliff and Debbie Lehman
Betty Wiederstein, sister of Dorothy Burris
Marilyn Lubbering, niece of Dorothy Burris
Shirley Masterson, relative of Ruby, Mona & Roxanne
Sara Rainwater, friend of Allan and Janyce Dreibrodt
Ted Andrews, father of Mike Andrews
Judi Pyburn, sister of Jerry Vogel
Audrey/Amelia Hettinger, friends of Margie Campbell
Ray Speight, brother of Barbara Hilbert
Bridgette Smith, great-great niece of Clara Fischer
Barbara Harborth, sister of Linda Foreman
Peggy Staton, friend of Faith Lutheran Church
Emmett Engelke, friend of Ted and Doris Engelhardt
Corinne and Paul Becker, family of Don/Emma Jean Becker
Eric Moum, brother of Kristin Moum
LeAnn Kenworthy, friend of Doug and Vicki Bierstedt
Clara Lindig, mother of Melvin Lindig
Marilyn King, friend of Steve and Susan Foerster
Jo Ann Hoel, cousin of Anita Hoff
Kim Nelson, cousin of Betty Moltz
Abbey Wilkens, daughter of Nick and Ashley Wilkens
Helen Walker, grandmother of Sara Edwards
Bill Welch, son-in-law of Randall and Flora Ingalls
Doug Brown, brother of Sammie Pooley-Means
Michelle Waag, friend of Cliff and Debbie Lehmann
Brenda Hodge, step-mother of Richard Hodge
George Sullivan, brother of Julia Glenewinkel
Rebecca Pavlowsky, cousin of Katharine Schievelbein
Andrew Dalton, friend of Chris and Nikki Lange
Cristo Rey Lutheran Church, Pharr, Texas
FAITH WORKERS FOR JANUARY 2015
JANUARY 4TH
JANUARY 11TH
JANUARY 18TH
JANUARY 25TH
Janet Wolber
Kitty Keller
David Moltz
Count:
COMMUNION
Karen Huff
Doug Eckhardt
Deloris Atzger
Deloris Atzger
ASSISTANTS
Count: Janet/Karen
Count: Kitty/Doug
Lock Up: Janet Wolber Lock Up: Doug E.
Clem Howe, Cpt.
Tim Bogisch, Cpt.
Count: David/Deloris
Jud Alexander
Lock Up: David Moltz Lock Up: Jud
Bill Keller, Cpt.
Paul Kalkwarf, Cpt.
Jan Howe
Albert Menn
Tim Fox
Vicki Kalkwarf
Ted Engelhardt
Andrew Koenig
Willie Bloch
Ryder Wuest
Bill Ermel
Brian Dahl
Jim Sagebiel
Sharon Westerholm
Ben Weise
Chunkie Harwell
Commitment Sunday
Kurt Cantrell
Sherline Bogisch
Mary Koehler
Fran Braun
Dianne Chambers
B.J. Chanbers
Mary Koehler
Fran Braun
Dianne Chambers
B.J. Chambers
Mary Koehler
Fran Braun
Dianne Chambers
B.J.. Chambers
USHERS
LAY READERS
Set Up
ALTAR
GUILD
Clean Up
NURSERY
Sunday School
Tiffany Bogisch
Commitment Sunday
Tiffany Bogisch
Tiffany Bogisch
HELPERS
Church
Tiffany Bogisch
Commitment Sunday
Tiffany Bogisch
Tiffany Bogisch
Georganna Roswell
Pat Sagebiel
Ron Salewsky
Larry Serold
Katharine Schievelbein Missy Sagebiel
Brandon Westerholm
Kristy Serold
Carter Holtkamp
Karsyn Dietz
Cameron Patek
Kameron Shanafelt
Jack White
Blake Martinez
Samantha Lum
Chase Boenig
GREETERS
ACOLYTES
JANUARY 2015
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
1
Church
Office
Closed
4
HOLY
COMMUNION
WORSHIP
9:00 AM
STUDY
5
6
Women's
Noon
6:30 PM
Sewing
9:00 AM
WWF 4:00
PM
Committee
Meetings
Handbells
Confirmation
6:45 PM
7:00 PM
Choir 7:00
Bible Study
Activity Center
Rental
3
9
10
16
17
Al-Anon
10:00 AM
7
Council
Board
Saturday
2
8
Emmaus
Bible
Al-Anon
Institute
10:00 AM
7:00 PM -
Noon - 3:00pm
11
COMMITMEN
T SUNDAY
12
13
HOLY
BREAKFAST
8:30 AM
Women's
Church
Noon
6:30 PM
to 9:30 AM in
WORSHIP
10:00 AM
Bible Study
18
HOLY
WORSHIP
9:00 AM
STUDY
19
20
Women's
Love Circle
Noon
9:30 AM
14
15
Sewing 9:00
AM
Hope Circle
WWF 4:00
Handbells
6:00 PM
2:00 PM
Confirmation
Choir 7:00
PM
Emmaus
21
Sewing
WWF 4:00
PM
Handbells
Prayer and Confirmation
Charity Circle
Healing
6:45 PM
Service - 7:00 Choir 7:00
7:00 PM
PM
PM
25
26
27
28
WORSHIP
ANNUAL
FOLLOWING
WORSHIP
Bible Study
Al-Anon
Men of Faith
10:00 AM
8:30 AM
A.C.
Institute
AC Rental
7:00 PM 22
1pm - 4pm
Emmaus
Al-Anon
Institute
10:00 AM
24
30
31
7:00 PM -
29
Sewing
Emmaus
Al-Anon
Noon
WWF 4:00
Institute
10:00 AM
Bible Study
7:00 PM -
Via de Cristo
Handbells
Confirmation
6:45 PM
6:30 PM
Choir 7:00
Women's
23
Faith Lutheran Church
1326 E. Cedar Street
Seguin, Texas 78155
NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION
U.S. POSTAGE PAID
PERMIT #3
SEGUIN, TEXAS 78155
RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED
January
2015
FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH COUNCIL
David Moltz, President…...Evangelism Committee
Jud Alexander, Vice President…...Mission Outreach Committee
Janet Wolber, Secretary...Parrish Education Committee
David Brucks, Treasurer…...Junior High Youth Committee
Doug Eckhardt, Asst. treasurer…...Stewardship Committee
Deloris Atzger…...Worship Committee
Karen Huff…...Preschool Committee
Mary Flippin…...Senior High Youth Committee
Amy Cantrell…...Social Concerns Committee
Kitty Keller…… Property Management Committee
CHURCH STAFF
 Pastor………….……Paul M. Cross
 Pastoral Intern……….Philip Daniels
 Office Manager…Cathy Wensinger
PRESCHOOL & EXTENDED
CARE

Director/Teacher……….....Sharon Stollewerk

Teacher & Ext Care Aide…....Paula Neuman

Preschool Teacher…………..Angela Beasley
 Comm. Director……..Teressa Cope

Preschool Aide…………..…..Georgie Dittrich
 Parish Education……...Amy Casey

Volunteers……………..Nancy Estes
 Youth Director….Mark Westerholm
 Youth Assistant………..Jon Bostick
 Organist/Choir………Annette Stout
 Handbell Dir….Roxanne Heckmann
 Custodian…...Janiece Schwarzkopf
INSIDE YOUR JANUARY
NEWSLETTER
Birthdays / Words from Cross
2
Preschool News / Birthdays
3
Anniversaries / LCMC / Cupboard
4
Council Corner / Baby Bottle Campaign
5
Sunday School / 50th Anniversary
6
Women / Men / Stewardship
7
Youth Page
8
Becky Moore

MMO Teacher…...…………..Candi Andrews

MMO Aide & Extended Care
Teacher……………….………....Sheri Scaief

Extended Care Aide………..…...Macy Glass
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