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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: Disciples Through Gods Love, Celebrating In Jesus name.


PRAYER CONCERNS AND JOYS:
Mara Hysell Anne & Victoria Claussen Tyrone Uhlir
Rick Prater Norman Moeller
LONG TERM PRAYER CONCERNS:
St. Pauls Lutheran Church, Emerson First Lutheran Church, York
Dennis & Sara Fegley Norma Hunter Carol Severa
Keagan Sullivan Diane Mouchka Jim Merritt
Rosemary Westerhold Kay Curtis Karmen Young
Harlin Westerhold Addie Scheve Susan Hansen
Jo & Leon Schaefer Lonnie & Clare Kleensang John
Jan Grosse Megan Curry Bonnie Hortness
Dora Ahlmann Joann White Connie Hagstrom
Mick Pick Marlyn Nixt Robert & Betty Skalberg
Phil Sykes Jane Zechmann Donna Hackman
Orlo Rath

Flowers on the altar this weekend are sponsored by Terry Hall in honor of grandson
Harpers 2nd birthday; and by Dick & Barb Adams in celebration of Dicks 80th birthday.

Communion kits will be sent out next weekend, September 9-10, due to the Labor Day
holiday.

Be sure to remind our Garden Club and Jim Carter that their efforts are not in vain! St.
Johns has a beautifull corner in Norfolk where green things thrive because of their time.
Thank you all!
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
THE WEEK AHEAD OFFERINGS
SUNDAY, SEPT 3 Mission Emphasis (SEPT) .... Gods Work; Our Hands
8:30 am ........................................................ Worship Greenfiber Funds for SEPT ................... Mercy Meals
9:30 am ...................... Sunday School Music Practice General offering for 8/27/2017................. $4,599.75
9:45 am ............................................ Fellowship Hour End of JULY General Fund Surplus ................. $7,409.60
9:45 am .............................................. Sunday School
Year-to-Date General Fund Net Deficit .........-$8,635.80
11:00 am ...................................................... Worship
Attendance 8/27/2017 ................... (34, 84, 102) 220
MONDAY, SEPT 4
LABOR DAY OFFICE CLOSED
8:30 pm..................................................... Solid Rock
WEDNESDAY, SEPT 6
1:30 pm.................................... Searchers ChristCare
Connie Hagstrom, 402-649-4862
2:30 pm...................... 7/8th Grade Confirmatio Class
5:00 pm.................... 7/8th Grade Confirmation Class
THURSDAY, SEPT 7
7:00 pm..................................Majesty Choir Practice
SATURDAY, SEPT 9
5:00 pm........................................................ Worship

SHOP FOR MINISTRY


SEPT 3 8:30 AM Linda Downs
11 AM Lisa Echtenkamp
SEPT 10 8:30 AM Margie Frank
11 AM Nancy Jacobs
Fellowship Life Events!
Dont miss out, mark your calendars today!

October 4th: Pumpkin Painting & Bowling


On Wednesday evening 6-7:30 PM. Bring the
family and enjoy a fun evening of pumpkin
decorating and bowling! (Weather
permitting, events will be on the front lawn.)

October 15th: Mercy Meal Packing, Sunday


@ DeVents Center, Divots. Teams will be
The NORFOLK FOOD PANTRY packing meals at 10 AM, noon, or 2 PM your
is in FULL SWING for SEPTEMBER and is in choice! Watch for registration opportunities.
great need of donations of non-perishable
November 30th: Date Night on Thursday
food items. Collection boxes are available in
evening 5 8 PM. Drop off your infants thru
several locations in the Narthex near the
5th graders and enjoy a few hours without
front doors, in the west hallway, and by the
the kids. The perfect time to Christmas
offices. Monetary gifts (placed in an
shop or enjoy a romantic dinner! Well
envelope designated to Food Pantry) may be
provide dinner for the kids. Watch for an
placed in the offering plate or dropped off at
opportunity to rsvp.
the church office.
Thank you all for your wonderful support of
our community pantry. The peanut butter
pyramid was over the top!

God's Work Our Hands Sunday, September 10


Mark your calendar and participate! We need
EVERYONES PRAYERS and HELP . There
will be a huge variety of service project
activities.
Please prayerfully consider if
NOTE: If there are individuals in the
becoming a Stephen Minister is in
congregation that need yard work or inside small
your future! A new session will be repairs/cleaning that can be completed in a
starting this fall. Questions? Please couple hours, please ca
contact Jacquie Samway @ ll the church and Mission Life will contact them.
402-371-1985. These would be service projects for Sept.10th.
Imagine having to choose between a meal
or purchasing a notebook. Project Promise
School Kits are sent to places where even
the few required school supplies may be Nebraska Lutheran Campus Ministry,
more than a family can afford. Pencils and in partnership with UNMC, maintains a
paper can help write a positive future. hygiene pantry which serves all college
INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING IN EACH students in northeast Nebraska. As
SCHOOL KIT: students return to campus, there will
4 - 70-sheet notebooks of wide- or college-ruled be a rising need for these basic items.
paper, approximately 8 x 10 ; no loose leaf If you would be interested in donating
paper to the help shelf, these are the items
1 - 30-centimeter ruler, or a ruler with centimeters that are regularly stocked:
on one side and inches on the other
1 - pencil sharpener Shampoo & conditioner
1 - pair of blunt scissors (safety scissors with Floss, toothpaste, & toothbrushes
embedded steel blades work well) Body wash
5 - unsharpened #2 pencils with erasers; secure Feminine hygiene products
together with a rubber band Toilet bowl cleaner
5 - black or blue ballpoint pens (no gel ink); Disinfectant wipes
secure together with a rubber band Toilet paper & paper towels
1 - box of 16 or 24 crayons
Razors
1 - 2 eraser
Dish soap
Please give new items only. Laundry detergent
Please do not donate items with any
All items should be new and in the
religious symbols, messages or your groups
original packaging. Donations can be
name.
Please do not donate any items
dropped off at the office.
decorated with a U.S. flag, patriotic or Thank you!
military symbols, or references to the armed
forces, including camouflage.
Do not add other items or leave out any
of the items listed.
Do not enclose the kit or any of its
contents in plastic bags.
Kits and/or miscellaneous supplies can be
left in the washtub in the west hallway.
Also, feel free to pick up a shopping list or
take this one with you while picking out
school supplies to donate. If you would like
to donate individual items and not an entire
kit, these kits will be assembled during
Gods Work Our Hands Sunday.
Thank you!
Mark your calendars now for
AUGUST COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS
NeLCMs upcoming annual event
The Council members of St. Johns continue
to work with the Property Committee to move
forward with the Safety Plan that was
established in conjunction with Terry Zwiebel
from the Norfolk Fire Division. A draft blueprint
of the building is being created that will label
Sunday, Sept. 17 tornado shelters, exits, door numbers, fire
3 PM extinguishers, AED and first aid kit locations.
The St. Johns Open House was postponed
JUG CHALLENGE UPDATE: until September. This event will be incorporated
$1,174.04 has been raised toward into the Stewardship activities in September.
the $1000 goal! Keep up the good Further information about all Ministry Teams
and opportunities to serve and volunteer will be
work! coming soon!
The Mission Life Team has been busy
planning service opportunities for the annual
Gods Work Our Hands on September 10th.
Sign up sheets will be located in the back of the
Sanctuary. We are looking forward to
participating in this community event!
The St. Johns Council continues to work
with Pastor Megan Morrow from the Nebraska
LUTHERAN CHURCHES AND SCHOOLS synod in planning for a Transitional Pastor. The
IN THE HOLY LAND Council members appreciate the dedication of
the Call Committee and support their work in
The Nebraska Synod group NSHLA will take the call process. We continue to pray for
another travel group to the Holy Land April 16-28, success in the coming of a new Senior Pastor.
2018, with Rev. Megan Morrow as the leader. A complete copy of the minutes is available
Did you know that there are six Lutheran by mail or email by contacting the church office.
churches and four K-12 schools in the Holy Land?
Members of the travel group will visit many of the
churches and will visit at least two Lutheran schools.
The education offered in the schools is highly rated,
and the student body incudes Christian and Muslim
students.
Pick up a brochure about the trip at the back of
the sanctuary, church office or by contacting
Rev. Morrow at 402-580-7222 or
megan@nebraskasynod.org
The ORPHAN GRAIN TRAIN is celebrating it's 25th
year of serving those in need worldwide with an
Anniversary Convention on Friday evening,
Sept. 15th and all day Saturday, Sept. 16th at Divot's
DeVent Center. Keynote speaker will be Dr. Dale
Meyer, formerly with The Lutheran Hour radio There will be an informal meeting on Wednesday,
program, plus representatives from Haiti, Liberia, September 6, at 7 PM in the Bethan Room for all
the Philippines, Latvia and Zambia. Also part of the those interested in traveling to Houston, TX in 2018
for the National Youth Gathering.
program includes a live and silent quilt auction and
We will discuss cost, transportation and fundraising
Orphan Grain Train Disaster Village demonstrations.
for this trip. To register at the early-bird rate, we
If interested in attending, please contact the need a firm commitment by November. Please plan
Orphan Grain Train office at 402-371-7393 for more to attend if you are interested in attending this life-
information. changing event.
Please join us
WHEN: Thursday, September 14th
WHERE: The International Office
601 W Phillip Avenue in Norfolk
With the Dedication and Recognition Ceremony
Starting at 10 AM at the Flag Poles
And the Open House to follow until 1 PM
For more information please call the home office at 402-
371-7393.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
5 PM
COUNCIL PERSON OF THE WEEK
DAN DENKINGER KEVIN BONDERSON
WORSHIP ASSISTANT WORSHIP ASSISTANT
_____________ JIM CARTER
GREETERS/USHERS Brian & Shelli Raabe GREETERS/USHERS Brian & Shelli Raabe
READER Shirley Hughes READER Pat Monson
SOUND Mark Nelson SOUND Mark Nelson

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10


8:30 AM 8:30 AM
COUNCIL PERSON OF THE WEEK COUNCIL PERSON OF THE WEEK
DAN DENKINGER KEVIN BONDERSON
WORSHIP ASSISTANT WORSHIP ASSISTANT
SARA FEGLEY JIM CARTER
GREETERS Claribel Wulf, Desiree Martinson GREETERS Richard & Leona Pfeifer, Wendell
COMMUNION ASSISTANTS Duane & Barb & Ethelyn Fossum
Timperley, Sherri Kuk, Carol Waggoner USHERS Dennis & Lois Braesch
USHERS Tom Hedrick, Duane Timperley COMMUNION ASSISTANTS Rollie & Linda
READER Carol Waggoner Downs, Rick & Diana Uhlir
POWERPOINT Midge Hedrick READER Richard Pfeifer
FELLOWSHIP HOUR Denny & Lois Braesch POWERPOINT Janet Erickson
SOUND Spencer Dagerman SOUND Mark Nelson
FELLOWSHIP HOUR Dick & Barb Adams

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
11 AM SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
COUNCIL PERSON OF THE WEEK 11 AM
MICHELLE DAGERMAN COUNCIL PERSON OF THE WEEK
WORSHIP ASSISTANT KEVIN BONDERSON
NANCY JACOBS WORSHIP ASSISTANT
GREETERS Michelle Dagerman, __________ JIM CARTER
USHERS The Bonderson Family GREETERS Ken Wragge, Terry Hall
COMMUNION ASSISTANTS Beth Bonderson, USHERS Dennis & Brenda Smith, Mark Nelson
Kristy Booras, __________, __________ COMMUNION ASSISTANTS Ken Wragge, Terry
POWERPOINT Ben / Aaron Bonderson Hall, Carol Timperley, __________
SOUND Spencer Dagerman POWERPOINT __________
LECTIONARY READINGS: SOUND Spencer Dagerman
Jeremiah 15:15-21 LECTIONARY READINGS:
Psalm 26:1-8 Ezekiel 33:7-11
Romans 12:9-21 Psalm 119:33-40
Matthew 16:21-28 Romans 13:8-14
Matthew 18:15-20

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
5 PM
COUNCIL PERSON OF THE WEEK