FEBRUARY 2015 NEWSLETTER - Redeemer Lutheran Green Bay

FEBRUARY 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: redeemerlc@juno.com
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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
Church Council Minutes............... 2
Financial Update .......................... 3
Prayer List ..................................... 4
Church News ................................ 5
This ’n That .................................. 6
Bible Readings ............................. 6
Worship Volunteers ...................... 7
GBLSA Update .............................. 8
Birthdays, Anniversaries .............. 9
Upcoming Events ......................... 9
Official Acts ................................... 9
Calendar .....................................10
March Newsletter Deadline:
All newsletter articles for March
are due in the church office by
Sunday, February 15, 2015.
This newsletter is published monthly.
Dear Friends in Christ,
I recently received an email from a friend of mine from my previous parish.
I really would like you to hear a portion of it.
Darkness may best be defined as an absence of light; cold may best be
defined as an absence of heat; and perhaps the decline of a nation may best be
defined as the absence, or withdrawal, of God.
Nature cannot tolerate a vacuum and neither will societies; as a void is
created, something will fill it. As a nation drifts further from its spiritual moorings
and away from the One True God, it leaves a vacuum that humanism, secularism
and any other host of man-made “isms” rush in to fill. The hand of Providence pulls
back, leaving only the evils which fill the heart of man; which then, man fashions
into a god of his own image and making.
Sir Alex Fraser Tyler, a Scottish jurist and historian, describes this vacuum
in stages which are so subtle that one hardly recognizes the pull on their society
until they are so sucked in that it would almost seem hopeless, in his writing of The
Cycle of Nations.
"From bondage to spiritual faith.
From spiritual faith to great courage.
From courage to liberty.
From liberty to abundance.
From abundance to selfishness.
From selfishness to complacency.
From complacency to apathy.
From apathy to dependency.
From dependency back again into bondage."
A s the American people during the American Revolution embraced God and
His divine Hand of Providence, so the French devoted themselves to secularism. The
results of those revolutions and the societies which followed were vastly
different. As America has left her spiritual moorings and has been embracing
humanism and secularism, the destinations we seem to be heading for, if we are
not careful, will be one in the same. America has refused to heed the warning of
William Penn and is finding the truth of his words to be shackles around our liberties
of today, including our religious liberties: A people who will not be ruled by God are
destined to be ruled by tyrants.
Jesus suffered, died and rose again to make us spiritually and eternally
free. For over two centuries we have enjoyed great religious freedom as citizens in
the United States. While no one can take away our spiritual and our eternal
freedom, many are working hard to take away the civil religious freedom that we
have taken for granted for too long.
This is not about politics. But if we hold only to politics, and party lines, and
do not focus on what we will lose in the effort to be “tolerant”, we will lose more
freedom than we can imagine. If Islam rushes in to fill the vacuum, our civil
freedoms as Christians will be stripped away completely. As Christian citizens we
must remain ever vigilant and ever faithful to our Lord Jesus Christ, and steadfast
and immovable when it comes to following Him.
In Christ’s love,
Church Council Meeting Minutes
Redeemer Lutheran Church
Church Council Meeting Minutes
January 13, 2015
The meeting was called to order by Chairman Dan Schreiber at 6:30. Pastor opened the meeting with a devotion from
Psalm 27.
Introduction/Installation of new board members: All Board members introduced themselves. A motion was made by
Jim Wirch to appoint Brad Van Lannen as Chairman-elect. Elmer Nienow seconded the motion and the motion was
approved.
Pastor’s Report: Pastor shared the Church attendance volumes for the month of December including Christmas Eve,
Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve services. During the month of December there were (3) adult Bible classes, (3)
Confirmation classes, (4) hospital visits, (5) shut in visits, (2) nursing home services, (2) counseling sessions, (2) jail
visits. There were no new members or other membership changes made. There was one funeral (Ann Caldie:
12/2/14). Current baptized membership is 624; current communicant membership is 483. There was an Elders/
Executive Committee meeting on 12/2/14 and the Circuit Pastor’s meeting on 12/8/14.
School Board Report: Tom Jablonski shared a booklet that he has put together regarding ideas for use of the school
building. The booklet outlines the differences between pre-school programs and day care programs. It outlines all
such programs in the Green Bay area. Tom shared that he has been working with Lloyd Carpenter regarding what it
would take to get these programs up and running.
Trinity Update: Brad shared information regarding The Love Boat Dinner and Gala to be held February 21, 2015; the
Eagle Fund which kicked off in December; Trinity was mentioned in a news story which aired on NBC 26 and the open
house which was held at Trinity on January 15, 2015. 2015 tuition fees were discussed.
Board of Elders’ Report: The Board of Elders met on January 5, 2015. Discussion of “The 72,” an LCMS group of
trained volunteers that helps congregations boost their outreach in their local communities and helps with member
retention, was continued. The next step is to contact the group to let them know of our interest in meeting with them.
Pastor Pett is in the process of completing an online contact form to start the process and will report back to the
Board. Worship attendance was discussed and it was noted that attendance increased every week through the Advent
season as members were attending both the Sunday and Wednesday services. The Board will be reviewing some
historical attendance information in the future. There will be a new member class held in mid-February for several new
members. There is still a need for at least two more Elders and there are several open Board positions for the
congregation. Dates for the Elder weekend retreat were discussed.
Board of Mission and Ministry Report: Pastor reported that the Advent Fellowship sponsored by the Board of Mission
and Ministry went well as did the Giving Tree which sponsored St. John’s homeless shelter. Pastor reported that when
the gifts were delivered to St. John’s shelter, they were very appreciative of the congregation’s efforts to support them.
Board of Property Report: Perry Wegener reported the following: the school’s north entrance door will be installed
soon; the downspout project is done- the landscaping and parking lot resurfacing will be done this spring/summer;
water heaters are here for the front of Church and will be installed soon. The Board is still looking into the options of a
chairlift/elevator. Chris Stewart has joined the Board. New officers for the Board include Perry Wegener- Board Chair;
Jeremy Thyes-Vice Chair; Fidel Arellano-Secretary.
Financial Updates: Mortgage LCEF balance is $372,725. Cougar LCEF balance is $41,417. Adopt a bill period ending
12/30/13 was $4,569.72. Adopt a bill for Fiscal Year 2014 was $5,139.49. There are 40 Adopt a bills that were
picked up but not paid totaling $2,254.95. The checkbook balance as of 1-10-15 is $1,119.94. We were able to pay
$6,000.00 back to the loan that we took from our own savings account.
Old Business:
Congregational Meeting Highlights: There are still several vacant positions open on the School Board, Board of Mission
and Ministry and Board of Property. The revision to the Constitution to change Board members terms to 2 years; 2
terms max and the term of the Chair positions to 2 years in the role was given first approval at the recent
Congregational meeting. We will need a second approval at the next Congregational meeting in order to make a final
change to the Constitution. The Board of Elders had generated a final list of members to be removed from the church
roster and it was put to a final vote and approval by the congregation. The Church Council needs to take another look
at responses received from recent interviews regarding Redeemer’s Strategic Plan. The Council will discuss key
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Financial Report
elements to be included in the plan (1-2 year plan and 3-5 year plan).
“The 72”: Pastor completed the paperwork needed to start the process of working with this LCMS group. He did get
an initial call from them and they discussed congregational needs. An application will be sent to us. Pastor reported
that one of the steps that we will need to complete is a self study of our needs in the congregation.
Options for use of School: A brief discussion was held regarding options for use of our school property. Ideas
discussed were use as a warming shelter, pre-school/daycare; food/toiletry pantry; Ruby’s Pantry program. Ruby’s
Pantry program is already in place in other parts of the state and would like to expand to the Green Bay area. In this
program, pantry items are supplied and volunteers are needed to distribute them. A suggestion to send members of
the Board of Mission and Ministry to Greenville WI to see Ruby’s Pantry in action was discussed. All of the
aforementioned ideas will need further investigation and discussion.
New Business: Discussion was held regarding the fact that new terms for Board members as defined by Constitutional
changes will apply to current Board members/Chair persons.
Pastor reported that Faith Lutheran is bringing in a new DCE and they have approached Redeemer to consider sharing
this position with them. The DCE would take the lead in running Sunday School, VBS, Junior and High School programs
as well as other areas of need in our congregational educational programs. Following a discussion, a motion was
made to explore the possibility of bringing on a part-time (1/4 time for Redeemer) DCE in conjunction with Faith. The
motion was seconded and approved. This will need to go to the Board of Mission and Ministry to develop a job
description. It will also need to go to the next Voter’s meeting for discussion and approval.
Pastor brought forth some information regarding an option for electronic giving in the form of a kiosk in the church
entryway. Pastor has a pamphlet with more information. He will also check into the cost, etc.
It was shared that Mary Pett is Redeemer’s delegate at N.E.W. Lutheran High School.
The next Executive Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 10, 2015.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:53 and closed with a prayer.
Respectfully submitted,
Jennifer Nehring
Congregational Secretary
FINANCIAL REPORT
December 2014 offerings were $38,301, compared to $22,622 in November. Total December income was $44,024
including offerings, “Adopt a Bill”, debt reduction, and Thrivent choice. Total expenses paid were $48,304, including
$7,598 repaid to our savings accounts. Fiscal year to date offerings total $140,879, compared to budgeted offerings
to date of $141,750.
As of the end of November our mortgage balance is down to $372,725 and the Cougar Care loan is down to $41,417.
We had hoped to finish repaying the money we borrowed from our designated savings accounts in December, but our
income was a little lower than predicted. Holiday offerings were down a bit but the main difference is that we received
less from Thrivent programs. We are thankful that we are still current on our bills and obligations.
Through November 2014, we have received $61,396 through our Partnership in Ministry (PIM) campaign which means
we have received $12,279 (20%) to use for outreach activities to spread God’s Word, $24,558 (40%) toward projects
(including security cameras, classroom renovations, chair lifts and parking lot resurfacing) and $24,558 (40%) to pay
down the mortgage principal. The total amount pledged for the three year campaign was $101,348 so we have
received about 60.6% of the amount pledged at the end of the first two years. For those who made a pledge there is a
box toward the end of the statement which shows how much each had contributed as of the end of the calendar year.
Respectfully,
Susan Kupsky
(outgoing) 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
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
Charlie Knuth-friend of Jeremiah Goin
Mary Kramer –sister-in-law of Llew Kramer
Tianna Lange
Maria Pflueger-aunt of Carol Knapowski
Chris Wagner-Shelia Ferron’s aunt
Recovering:
Marcella Antonneau
Margie Bergelin
Dee Davies –mother of Jill Kern
Edmond Foral –father of Sheila Ferron
Carol Knapkowski
Marian Kiley –mother of John Kiley
Ruth Kohn - mother of Joanne Pludeman
Bev Larsen
Brixon Martin - nephew to Darsi Nuske
Dave Malueg
Jean Palomino
Lucille Schmidt
Brenda Uhlig
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
Marjory Holmes
Ron Howard
Helen Joslin
Sue Kienitz - sister in law of Neal & Ann Anderson
Tom Krahl –friend of Petts
Frieda Landgraf
Gladys Meath
Josh Moede
Sue Nehring
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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 1-20-15
CHURCH NEWS
As Pastor Pett and Jeremiah Goin
had announced last spring, Huntin’
the Truth Ministries and Redeemer
Lutheran Church Green Bay will be
launching a chapter of Huntin’ the
Truth here at Redeemer. We will be
launching our chapter on March 7th
2015 with a game dinner held at
the Redeemer Lutheran School Gymnasium. We are
currently seeking donations of wild game like rabbit,
pheasant, partridge, goose, elk, deer, bear, moose etc.
to help with providing the meal. We will also gladly
accept non-game related items for the dinner for guests
who prefer to not eat wild game. We are also in need of
desserts and side dishes. Huntin’ the Truth Ministries
Green Bay WI Chapter will be grateful for any donations
big or small; all will help. If you are interested in donating
or volunteering to help with the dinner, contact Jeremiah
Goin with any questions or donations at 920-412-1410
or huntinthetruthgb@gmail.com.
and/or envelopes, or first-day covers. Send in the entire
album, envelope or postcard. This does not include
postal cards sold by the post office. An "old" card is
usually from 1930 or before.
HUNGER RELIEF
FELLOWSHIP CLUB NEWS
Redeemer Lutheran is collecting nonperishable food
during Lent through March 22, 2015
Current special needs are cereal, soups, pasta, sauces,
peanut butter, tuna, and juice. Also need boxed dinners
(example: tuna and hamburger helper, macaroni and
cheese), canned vegetables, canned fruit, instant
potatoes, stew, cranberries, jelly, pancake mix, rice a
roni, rice and dry beans, and cake mix. They can also use
health and cleaning products such as laundry soap, toilet
paper, household cleaners, hair shampoo, cream rinse,
deodorant, feminine hygiene products, diapers,
toothbrushes and toothpaste.
If you are able to make a donation, please bring your
donation to the church narthex entrance by March 22.
2015.
North Wisconsin Stamp Program
Since the Stamps for Mission program began in 1994, it
has provided $12,582.64 to help spread the Gospel.
Thank you to all who help provide the stamps for this
program. The stamps are sold to stamp collectors.
PLEASE NOTE: As of July 20, 2011, Christmas stamps
will no longer be accepted as there is no market for
them.
You are encouraged to use commemorative stamps
since as their value is 10-15 times more than common
stamps. All commemorative stamps are now “forever
stamps.
Stamps may be placed in the stamp collection basket in
the Redeemer church coatroom.
Our all you can eat potato and buttermilk pancake
breakfast will be February 8 from 8:30am to 1:00pm. We
will also have porkies, applesauce, cheese, pies, coffee,
milk and orange juice. Sign-up sheets are in the narthex.
We appreciate any help you can offer.
Upcoming event will be the Fish fry at Our Savior's on
March 13 at 5pm. Watch the bulletin and March
Newsletter for more information.
RUMMAGE SALE
Please save your items for the Spring Rummage Sale!
ADULT MEMBERSHIP CLASS
Green Bay Salvation Army will distribute
your donations to the needy in our
neighborhood.
Pastor Pett will be teaching an adult membership class
on Saturday, February 14th, 2015 from 8am to 4pm.
Please see Pastor Pett or call the Church office at 4991033 to reserve your seat.
CANCELLED POSTAGE STAMPS
EAGLE FUND 2015
Guidelines for Gathering Stamps
1. Cut the stamps from envelopes with a 1/4" margin
around the stamp. Be careful not to cut the stamp. The
perforations must be perfect.
2. Do NOT pull or take the stamps from the envelope.
3. Commemorative U.S. stamps, denominations larger
than first class postage, and foreign stamps are
especially valuable.
4. Do NOT remove stamps from albums, older postcards
Green Bay Trinity is a tremendous asset to our churches
and their families, providing an affordable Christcentered high quality education to children in our
community. Fundraising helps with the educational costs
not covered through tuition and Association church
support. Prayerfully consider helping to advance the
mission of the Green Bay Lutheran School Association
with a contribution today. Visit http://
greenbaytrinity.org to download a brochure.
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THIS - N -THAT
MEN’S RETREAT
If you did not sign up for the 2015 Men’s Retreat you still
have time to do so. Let Jim know by February 8 that you
would like to come. If you cannot make the whole
weekend, we do have a Saturday only registration. The
theme for this year’s retreat is, “The Samson Syndrome.”
It is based on a book with the same name and was
written by Pastor Mark Atteberry from Kissamee, Florida.
Working with men from his own congregation, Pastor
Atteberry sees many of the traits Samson had are the
same traits men living in 2015 face in their every day
lives. Here are some of these traits: disregarding
boundaries that God has set; lust; big egos; taking
foolish risks; intimacy; taking God’s blessings for
granted; losing sight of God’s big picture; can’t figure out
why God put us here on earth.
Pastor Atteberry offers specific positive suggestions how
men living in 2015 can overcome these traits by
completely focusing their eyes heavenward as they face
the problems of living in today’s world. Any questions
about the retreat or last minute details regarding the
retreat call Jim at 414-462-5871 or e-mail jnrberg67
@gmail.com
2015 CAMP LUTHER SUMMER
REGISTRATION IS OPEN
An exciting summer is planed for children PreK through
High School. Register early for your favorite dates and
housing locations. Camp Luther accepts registrations
through our registration system at www.campluther.com.
You can also register by fax or regular mail.
Send your children or grandchildren to Camp Luther and
watch them grow!
TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL LOVE BOAT
CAPTAIN’S DINNER & GALA
February 21, 2015 at the Riverside Ballroom, Green Bay
There will be a silent auction, live auction, dinner, and a
DJ. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling
737-4780. Ask about the Captain’s Table.
2015 NEW LHS AUCTION
FREEZING TEMPS! FROZEN TUNDRA! FREEZING TICKET
PRICES!! N.E.W. Lutheran High School will be
celebrating their 25th Annual Auction on Nov. 14,2015.
This is a Legendary Event being held at Lambeau Field.
The ticket prices are being held down to $50 per person
for an extended time-March 1. They will then increase
to $70 per person. Please call the high school and speak
with Kristin Voskamp at 469-6810 or the website:
www.newlhs.com. Each church in the association has
committee members that can help you with getting your
ticket as well. Redeemer Lutheran- Mary Pett 265-4635
(rawpett@gmail.com). Don’t miss this exciting evening!
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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Read The Bible in a Year
February
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Genesis 4-7
Genesis 8-11
Genesis 12-15
Genesis 16-18
Genesis 19-21
Genesis 22-24
Genesis 25-26
Genesis 27-29
Genesis 30-31
Genesis 32-34
Genesis 35-37
Genesis 38-40
Genesis 41-42
Genesis 43-45
Genesis 46-47
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Genesis 48-50
Exodus 1-3
Exodus 4-6
Exodus 7-9
Exodus 10-12
Exodus 13-15
Exodus 16-18
Exodus 19-21
Exodus 22-24
Exodus 25-27
Exodus 28-29
Exodus 30-32
Exodus 33-35
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Kathy
Bongel
Fidel
Arellano
Kristin
Arellano
Gerald
Pludeman
Lorin
Sternberg
Jeremiah
Goin
Usher
Usher
Usher
Marion
Schmeling
Dolores
Schulz
Shirley
Strehlow
Altar
Guild
SCRIP
Polly
Nienow
Altar
Guild
Helen
Baldwin
Joanne
Pludeman
Cindy
Pfister
Altar
Guild
Altar
Guild
Mallory
Walton
Acolyte
Jaelyn
House
Craig
Hurlbert
Doug
Siebert
Lay
Reader
Corey
Laatsch
John
Kiley
Andy
DeGrave
NONE
Sacristan
Usher
Lori
DeGrave
Polly
Nienow
Kathy
Miller
Greeter
Helen
Hazaert
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
Nick
Ahtonen
Stewart
Dan
Mannisto
Chris
Fred
John
Carl
Hazaert
Fred
John
Mike
DeGrave
Elmer
Nienow
Ron
Miller
Dan
Mannisto
8:45am
Greeter
6:30pm
8-Feb
Bryan
Nehring
10:45am
8:45am
4-Feb
Doug
Siebert
1-Feb
1-Feb
Elder
Date
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
Emilie
Pludeman
Llew
Kramer
10:45am
8-Feb
Janet
Groh
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
Jaci
Mannisto
Mae
Aprill
Bud
Aprill
Tristen
Tucker
NONE
Polly
Nienow
Elmer
Nienow
Jeff
Goin
6:30pm
11-Feb
Cindy
Pfister
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
Michelle
Larsen
Tim
Radtke
Jim
Martin
Jim
Wirch
Susan
Kupsky
NONE
Pat
Taylor
Grace
Ebert
Jim
Wirch
8:45am
15-Feb
Andrew
Pludeman
10:45am
15-Feb
Mae
Aprill
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
Mattie
Zimmer
SELECT
NONE
Tom
Meath
Laurie
Zoellner
Lyndon
Zoellner
Lyndon
Zoellner
3:30pm
18-Feb
Cindy
Pfister
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
Justin
Mannisto
Jeremiah
Goin
Lorin
Sternberg
Gerald
Pludeman
NONE
Mark
Sprague
Polly
Nienow
Elmer
Nienow
Jim
Wirch
6:30pm
18-Feb
Janet
Groh
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
Emily
LeCleir
Kristin
Arellano
Fidel
Arellano
Christopher
Hazen
Kathy
Bongel
Kristina
Hazen
Perry
Wegener
Tim
Radtke
Gary
Behnke
Tim
Ahtonen
8:45am
22-Feb
FEBRUARY REDEEMER WORSHIP VOLUNTEERS
>>>
>>>
>>>
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Bridgett
Uhlig
Llew
Kramer
Helen
Hazaert
Sharon
Strehlow
Rachel
Strehlow
Faith
Rafferty
SELECT
NONE
NONE
Polly
Nienow
Elmer
Nienow
Jeff
Goin
10:45am 3:30pm
22-Feb 25-Feb
Jodie
Ellingson
>>>
>>>
Jaelyn
House
Mark
Sprague
Harold
Sisel
Curt
Moede
NONE
NONE
Carol
Hoffman
Jack
Hoffman
Lyndon
Zoellner
6:30pm
25-Feb
Green Bay Lutheran School Association
GBLSA and Green Bay Trinity Update
MERCY FOREVER
“For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” - Mark 10:45
The theme for the 2014-15 school year at Green Bay Trinity, as well as the theme for Lutheran Schools week which
was held the week of January 26th, is “Mercy Forever”. Throughout the school year this theme has been put into action
via visits to local nursing homes, letter writing campaigns, participating in Operation Christmas Child and decorating
Christmas ornaments for display at the National Railroad Museum. Another opportunity in the coming months will be
participation in the “Old Glory Honor Flight” program. Stay tune for photos from these exciting service opportunities
the students have taken part in during the year and from activities held as part of Lutheran Schools week.
REGISTRATION FOR NEXT YEAR
Do you know someone who is looking to provide their child(ren) with a high-quality, Christ-centered education?
Encourage them to check out Green Bay Trinity by visiting greenbaytrinity.org or contacting our Admissions Counselor
at meersteink@gbtrinity.org or 465-4673 to set up a tour! Registration for the 2015-16 school year is underway with a
registration fee of $100 per child ($300 family maximum) until April 1st. After April 1st the fee increases to $150 per
child ($450 family maximum).
CAPTAIN’S DINNER AND GALA
This year’s auction is fast-approaching and Saturday, February 21 will be here soon. Have you gotten your tickets?
Tickets can be purchased for $25 at any of the Association churches. Interested in being a sponsor of this exciting
extravaganza? Individual sponsorships are available for $250 and include to tickets with seating at the Captain’s
Table, a commemorative gift, entry into an exclusive drawing and VIP checkout service. Perhaps you know a business
owner that would be interested in building awareness for their company. A tremendous opportunity is available for
them in the form of a $1000 corporate sponsorship and includes a half-page ad in the auction booklet, as well as
recognition during the event. Visit greenbaytrinity.org , the Taste of Trinity Facebook page (facebook.com/
tasteoftrinity) or email dinnergala@greenbaytrinity.org for more information.
EAGLE FUND 2015
One of our most important fundraisers of the year, Eagle Fund is currently underway. The Eagle Fund is a key
component to the Green Bay Lutheran School Association being able to provide an affordable, Christ-centered, highquality education experience at Green Bay Trinity Lutheran. By providing an affordable opportunity to parents in the
Green Bay area, we can help them raise up faithful disciples that are a shining example in a sin-darkened world. Pick
up a brochure today or download one at greenbaytrinity.org and prayerfully consider giving a gift to the Eagle Fund
today. Your gift will help us in reaching our goal of $50,000 by May 1st.
February GBLSA Board Meeting
The next meeting of the GBLSA Board of Directors is scheduled for February 23 at 6:30 pm.
If you would like to address the Board, please contact me to be placed on the agenda.
As always please keep the Association and Green Bay Trinity in your prayers, asking that God would guide us to do His
will.
God’s Blessings!
Brad Van Lanen
GBLSA President
bradvanlanen@gmail.com
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REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH | 3
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Happy Anniversary!
February
February
David Eichman
Jaden Goin
Lucille Schmidt
3 Eric Eichman
Johanna Forrest
Jennifer Woller
4 James Delvoye
Enix Scheidt
5 Fred John
6 Amanda Kralovetz
7 Dolores Mueller
8 Jaelyn House
Dan Schreiber
9 Michele Nooyen
10 Shelley DeGrave
Eugene Priem
11 Brooke Frisque
Shannon Gerczak
13 Heidi Kramer
Marcus Kramer
14 Terry Reeder
Gerald Thyes
15 Ronald Kupsky
17 Edward Groh
Timothy Plischke
19 Darrel Eichman
Jill Kern
Kathy Kieweg
Susan Kupsky
Margaret Ulrich
20 Samantha Strehlow
21 Brielle Goin
Jaci Mannisto
22 Teresa Hurlbert
24 William Schuessler
Montana Walton
25 Jeff Busarow
Jeffrey Hoffman
26 James Delvoye
Bette Woodhouse
27 Katrina Kramer
28 Danielle Wauters
6 Carl & Helen Hazaert
15 Bill & Jean Borchardt
16 Orvel & Violet Howard
23 Gary & Sheila Ferron
23 Jacob & Arlene Koivisto
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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
Released by Congregational Vote:
Randy & Debra Breecher, Tasha Breecher, Thomas
Breecher, Cheryle Cheslock, Ignacio Fredrickson, Ishmael
Fredrickson, James Goltz, Adam Goltz, Timothy Goltz,
Andrew Goltz, John Goltz, Charles & Melody Grutza,
Melanie Grutza, Emily Grutza, Carly Grutza, Corey Grutza
Joshua Grutza, Tony Hansen, Dustin Hansen, Nicole
Hansen, Jerry Hardtke, Marcella Huens, Ashley Jones,
Jesse Jones, Lisa Kabacinski, Diana Kain, Kimberly Kain,
Enola Vue, Lucky Vue, Bobbi Kaye, Christine Kelly,
Nicholas Husnik, Benedict & Elaine Kontny, Kayla
Lardinois, Kyle Lardinois, Christopher Lewis, Joshua
Lewis, Leonard & Bonnie Lutzow, Suzanne Matzke,
Wendy Matzke, Mason Dixon, Thomas & Lisa Miller, Scott
Miller, Alex & Aileen Moreaux, William & Katrina
Moreaux, Nathan & Nicole Peters, Tristan Peters,
Lawrence & Cheryl Pleau, Eric & Laura Reimer, Ethan
Reimer, Logan Reimer, Wyne & Marianne Reimer, Tracy
Rojas, Kayla Rojas, Leah Rojas, Jaden Thomas, John
Rutter, Mark Schley, Shawn Schley, Sheena Schley,
Debra Schubring, Paul & Jenny Schulz, Deborah
Sorenson, April Schmidt, Christopher Schmidt
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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6:00 p. Mission &
Ministry
6:15a.-9p. Public
Vote
No 9:30 a. Bible
Study
16 Presidents Day
6:00 p. Handbell
Rehea
7:15 p. Choir Rehear
No. Ladies Craft
No 9:30 a. Bible
Study
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9:30 a. Bible Study
6:00 p. ExecuCom
9
No Handbell
Rehea
No Choir Rehear
8
8:30 a.- 1 p. Pancake
serve
8:45 a.Worship w/com.
9:30 a. Sun. School
9:55 a. Bible Study 10:45 a. Family Worship w/
comm
7:30a. Kitchen open
15
8:45 a. Worship
9:30 a. Sun. School
9:55 a. Bible Study
10:45 a. Family Worship
23
6:00 p. Handbell
Rehea
7:15 p. Choir Rehear
3
9:30 a. Bible Study
6:30 p. Sch Bd Mtg.
6:30 p. Bd Property
Mtg
2 Ground Hog Day
6:00 p. Handbell
Rehea
6:30 p. Elders Mtg
7:15 p. Choir Rehear
1 Super Bowl 6:30ET
8:45 a. Worship
9:30 a. Sun. School
9:55 a. Bible Study
10:45 a. Family Worship
22
8:45 a. Worship/Com
9:30 a. Sun. School
9:55 a. Bible Study
10:45 a. Family Worship
w/Com
Tues.
Mon.
Sun.
25
9:00 a. Bethesda Wk Day
3:30 p. Lent Worship
4:15 p. Lent Meal –
Felllowship Club
4:30 p. Confirmation Class
6:30 p. Lent Worship
No 7:45 p. Bible Study
18 Ash Wed
3:30 p. Lent Worship w/com
4:15 p. Lent Meal - RWCS
4:30 p. Confirmation Class
6:30 p. Lent Worship w/com
No 7:45 p. Bible Study
11
9:00 a. Bethesda Wk Day
4:30 p. Confirmation Class
6:30 p. Worship
7:45 p. Bible Study
4
9:00 a. Christian Ser Proj
4:30 p. Confirmation Class
6:30 p.Worship w/com
7:45 p. Bible Study
Wed.
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12
5
Thurs.
Contact Grace Ebert at 469-8291 or gebert@new.rr.com
- to reserve dates, rooms, property, etc
- for the most current information.
- to provide your additions and corrections
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6
Fri.
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14 Valentine Day
8 a.-4 Adult
Membership Class
$$$$$
7
8:00 a. Pancake
prepare
6:30 p. game night
Sat.
February, 2014
This printed calendar is current through the print date. It is subject to updates after the print date.
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