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St.

Johns Lutheran Church ELCA


1300 W. Benjamin Avenue
Norfolk, NE 68701
(402) 371-1985
stjohn@cableone.net
www.stjohnsnorfolk.com

Our Mission: Loving God . . . Loving People . . . Reaching Out!


PRAYER CONCERNS AND JOYS:
Shirley Mastny
Vendla Wrick
The family and friends of Dale Tomka as they mourn his death
LONG TERM PRAYER CONCERNS:
Dennis & Sara Fegley
Lt. Col. Darin Huss (deployed)
Rosemary Westerhold

Norma Hunter
Keagan Sullivan
Harlin Westerhold

Carol Severa

Names will be listed in the bulletin for 2 weeks for immediate prayers and 3 months for long
term prayers. Those who wish names to remain on the list longer should contact the church
office @ 402-371-1985. If you know someone who is in need of prayer but whose name is not
listed, it may be that they have asked not to be included in the printed bulletin. Please
remember them in your personal prayers.

Flowers on the altar this weekend are sponsored by Karmon Lienemann in loving
memory of husband Duane on his birthday; and by Eline Brosh in memory of her
sisters: Joan Gustman and Frances Manske. The ten white roses are given by Lori
Williams, Beth Nelson and Amy Hruska in loving memory of their parents, Jim and
Karen Nelson and to commemorate the 10 year anniversary this month of the
passing of their dad.
Happy birthday wishes to: Mabel Bockelmann who celebrates #96 on Nov. 8,
Claribel Wulf who celebrates on Nov. 11, and Joan Sivers celebrating on Nov. 12.
Be sure to lift up these birthday ladies this week!

Sermons are now available online through St. Johns facebook @


www.facebook.com/stjohnsnorfolk
Dr. David E. Cox Interim Senior Pastor
Justin Wiese Assistant Pastor, NeLCM-Norfolk Campus Pastor
Jacquie Samway PMA, Coordinator of Congregational Care
Jolene Ziebell Coordinator of Youth Ministries
Gail Ermels Office Manager
Jim Carter Custodian/Grounds Keeper
Midge Hedrick Office Assistant

SUNDAY, NOV 6
ALL SAINTS SUNDAY
8:30 am ....................................................... Worship
9:15 am Sunday School Christmas Program Practice
Sunday School Music Room (lower level)
9:45 am .............................................. Sunday School
9:45 am .................................................... Fellowship
9:45 am .............................. Life of Christ Bible Study
Hoppe Community Room (lower level)
11:00 am ..................................................... Worship
6:00 pm .................... Gods Ambassadors ChristCare
Kristy Booras, 402-371-6218
MONDAY, NOV 7
9:00 am-1 pm ................................. LWR InGathering
Lower Level
10:00 am ............................................. Staff Meeting
2:00 pm ........................................ Chosen ChristCare
Carol Waggoner, 402-371-7642
6:30 pm .......................................... Stephen Ministry
6:30 pm Sunday School Christmas Program Practice
Solos & speaking parts
7:00 pm ............................... Parish Fellowship Team
8:30 pm .......................................... Solid Rock
TUESDAY, NOV 8
ELECTION DAY
7:00 am ................................ Mens Prayer Breakfast
9:00 am .......................................... LWR InGathering
2:00 pm ............................................... WELCA Board
5:30 pm ........................ NeLCM Governance Council
7:00 pm ....................................... Beloved ChristCare
Tracy Meister, 402-379-2484
WEDNESDAY, NOV 9
9:00 am .......................................... LWR InGathering
12:30 pm ...................................... Mission Life Team
1:30 pm .................................... Searchers ChristCare
Connie Hagstrom, 402-649-4862
2:30 pm ...................... 7th & 8th Grade Confirmation
3:30 pm .................... SS Christmas Program Practice
Speaking parts only
5:00 pm ....................... 7th & 8th Grade Confirmation
6:00 pm .................................Shocked! Youth Group
THURSDAY, NOV 10
9:00 am .......................................... LWR InGathering
6:30 pm ................................. Majesty Choir Practice
7:15 pm .......................... Christmas Cantata Practice
SATURDAY, NOV 12
5:00 pm ........................................................ Worship

SHOP FOR MINISTRY


NOV 6

8:30 am
11 am
NOV 13 8:30 am
11 am

Elenore Merritt
Jeanne Timperley
Alice Gentzler
Terri Denkinger

OFFERINGS
Mission Emphasis (NOV) .................. Rescue Mission
Food Pantry in SEPT .................................$794.00
Greenfiber Funds for NOV ............................. Mosaic
General offering for 10/30/16 ...................$7,243.12
Dedicated Funds spent to cover
General Fund expenses .....................$21,746.74
End of SEPT General Fund Deficit .......... $1,050.08
Year-to-Date General Fund Deficit ....... $26,157.95
Attendance 10/30/16 .................... (50, 90, 100) 240

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6
8:30 AM
COUNCIL PERSON OF THE WEEK
MARLA MUEHLMEIER
WORSHIP ASSISTANT
CONNIE HAGSTROM
GREETERS Dick & Barb Adams, Claribel Wulf
USHERS Denny & Lois Braesch, Phil Sykes
READER Dan Melkus
FELLOWSHIP HOUR Rollie & Linda Downs
COMMUNION ASSISTANTS Rollie & Linda
Downs, Sherri Kuk, Diane Sobotka
POWERPOINT Janet Erickson

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13
8:30 AM
COUNCIL PERSON OF THE WEEK
RON LOFGREN
WORSHIP ASSISTANT
JIM CARTER
GREETERS Richard & Leona Pfeifer, Wendell
& Ethelyn Fossum
USHERS Mark Polenske, Mike Frank, Mike Kai
READER Richard Pfeifer
FELLOWSHIP HOUR Bonderson Family
COMMUNION ASSISTANTS Duane & Barb
Timperley
POWERPOINT John Skogstoe

On Sunday, Dec.11,
we will celebrate
50 Years on the Hill
with a special
worship service at
10 AM and
showcase a
Celebration of
Wreaths made by
YOU, the individuals
and households of
St. Johns. This
wreath is made
from clothespins
and tea bags very
simple! Start
thinking and assembling now how would you
be represented? Wreaths will be displayed all
of advent throughout St. Johns and should not
necessarily be a reflection of the season.
Contact Pr. Justin or Carol Waggoner for more
information.

SHOCKED! YOUTH GROUP

If you havent joined the facebook page


for SHOCKED ST JOHNS YOUTH
GROUP yet, please be sure to join the
page. This will be the main
communication source for the group.
Keep in touch!

Many thanks for all the prayers, cards and visits


during my hospital and hursing home stays. Also,
a special thanks to Pr. David and Jacquie for their
visits.
Eunice Mohl

CHURCH WOMEN UNITED


OF NORFOLK
World Community Day
Friday, Nov. 11 @ 1:30 PM
First United Methodist Church
4th & Phillip Ave.
Program Theme: Sharing Gifts at the Table
Speaker: Karen Indra
Celebrating World Community Day began in
1943 after a discussion to set aside a day in
fall the the study of peace. For additional
information, please call 402-371-8164.

The ARC of Norfolk


Honey Sunday Fundraiser
All proceeds from Honey
Sunday stay locally, ensuring
that activities and support for
children and adults with developmental
disabilities and their families will continue in
Norfolk and Northeast Nebraska. The pure
raw honey is provided locally this year by
Honey Bear Apiaries in Neligh, NE. Watch
for Ruth in the Narthex this weekend!

We will be looking to gather RSVPs for the


breakfast served on the morning of Dec. 11
celebrating 50 years on the hill. Be watching for
your opportunity to do this via Registration Slips
on Nov. 19-20.

Shocked

Wednesday, November 9th


Youth Grades 7 12

Come, Bring a Cooking


Utensil, and have Fun!

OCTOBER COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS


The St. Johns Council October meeting focused
on preparing information and items for the annual
congregational meeting in January. One item is the
budget for 2017. The Finance Committee presented
an initial budget for council reaction. The council will
suggest changes at the November meeting.
Council members approved the creation of the use
of a Legacy Fund to receive gifts and donations for
the long-term benefit of the church and annual
budget. More information and the set of by-laws will
be presented to the congregation in time for
consideration at the annual meeting.
The congregation will also be asked to ratify some
changes to the constitution at the January
congregational meeting. Some changes in wording are
required based on action taken at the ELCA
Churchwide Assembly. Optional changes will be
brought to the November meeting for council action.
Additional items included a proposed safety and
energy audit, Stewardship temple talks, and vacancies
to fill on the council, Benefaction Board and proposed
Legacy Fund Board.
A complete copy of the minutes is available
outside the church office or by mailing or emailing the
church office.

Bring one of these


things!

Beth

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5
5 PM
COUNCIL PERSON OF THE WEEK
MARLA MUEHLMEIER
WORSHIP ASSISTANT
CONNIE HAGSTROM
GREETERS/USHERS Pat & Warren Monson
READER Connie Hagstrom

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12
5 PM
COUNCIL PERSON OF THE WEEK
RON LOFGREN
WORSHIP ASSISTANT
JIM CARTER
GREETERS/USHERS Warren & Pat Monson
READER Pat Monson

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6
8:30 AM
COUNCIL PERSON OF THE WEEK
MARLA MUEHLMEIER
WORSHIP ASSISTANT
CONNIE HAGSTROM
GREETERS Dick & Barb Adams, Claribel Wulf
USHERS Denny & Lois Braesch, Phil Sykes
READER Dan Melkus
FELLOWSHIP HOUR Rollie & Linda Downs
COMMUNION ASSISTANTS Rollie & Linda
Downs, Sherri Kuk, Diane Sobotka
POWERPOINT Janet Erickson

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13
8:30 AM
COUNCIL PERSON OF THE WEEK
RON LOFGREN
WORSHIP ASSISTANT
JIM CARTER
GREETERS Richard & Leona Pfeifer, Wendell
& Ethelyn Fossum
USHERS Mark Polenske, Mike Frank, Mike Kai
READER Richard Pfeifer
FELLOWSHIP HOUR Bonderson Family
COMMUNION ASSISTANTS Duane & Barb
Timperley
POWERPOINT John Skogstoe

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6
11 AM
COUNCIL PERSON OF THE WEEK
MARLA MUEHLMEIER
WORSHIP ASSISTANT
CONNIE HAGSTROM
GREETERSMichelle Dagerman, Martha
Thompson
USHERS Kevin Bonderson, Don Meister
COMMUNION ASSISTANTS Beth Bonderson,
Janet Erickson, Diane Sobotka, Kristy Booras
POWERPOINT _______________
LECTIONARY READINGS:
Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18
Psalm 149
Ephesians 1:11-23
Luke 6:20-31

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13
11 AM
COUNCIL PERSON OF THE WEEK
RON LOFGREN
WORSHIP ASSISTANT
JIM CARTER
GREETERSKen Wragge, Terry Hall
USHERS Dennis & Brenda Smith, Echtenkamp
Family
COMMUNION ASSISTANTS Ken Wragge, Terry
Hall, Carol Timperley, __________
POWERPOINT Claire Thompson
LECTIONARY READINGS:
Malachi 4:1-2a
Psalm 98
2 Thessalonians 3:6-13
Luke 21:5-19