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St.

John’s Lutheran Church ELCA


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

Our Mission: Disciples Through God’s Love, Celebrating In Jesus’ name.


SHORT TERM PRAYER CONCERNS AND JOYS:
Esther Nielsen
LONG TERM PRAYERS:
Rosemary & Harlin Westerhold Jo Schaefer Gene Hortness
Karen Widhalm Steve Lyle & Travis
Kevin Kluver Roger Peters Colton Wright
Jeff Frady Mercedes Carol Timperley
Alice Flege Gary Benson Pat Biggerstaff
Jill Bernhardt Rachel Schoepf Frieda Brown
Kay & Ellen Curtis Bud Lechtenfeld Duane Timperley
Vendla Wrick Angie Harvey Ridgeway
NeLCM, Norfolk
The family of Glad Henning as they mourn her death
Those serving in the military and their families
Lift up Rayden Dean Bokemper, son of Ben & Julie Bokemper, who is baptized at the
Saturday evening worship, September 14. Rayden’s baptism sponsors are Brian & Tina
Frohner.

Flowers on the altar this weekend are sponsored by Sara Fegley in loving memory of
husband, Dennis; and by Scott & Brenda Carhart in honor of Zac’s and Rachel’s birthdays.

Worship Services can now be viewed in their entirety on St. John’s facebook page at
www.facebook.com/stjohnsnorfolk

A NEW MEMBER CLASS has been scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 15, at 2 PM. If you are
planning a wedding, a baptism, or interested in knowing more about St. John’s, please
consider attending this one-time class. New members will be received at all services on
Sept. 21-22.

A Healing Service is scheduled for Sunday, September 29, at 6 PM.


Stephen Ministers will be assisting with prayers during this worship.

ST. JOHN’S STAFF


The Rev. Randy Rasmussen –Senior Pastor
Jacquie Samway – PMA, Coordinator of Congregational Care
Jolene Ziebell – Coordinator of Youth Ministries
Gail Ermels – Office Manager
Midge Hedrick – Office Assistant
THE WEEK AHEAD
SUNDAY, SEPT 15 OFFERINGS
8:30 am ........................................................ Worship Mission Emphasis (SEPT) ..... Norfolk Food Pantry &
9:30 am ................................................... Youth Choir God’s Work, Our Hands
9:45 am…………………….…………………..Fellowship Hour General offering for 9/8/2019 ...................$4,162.01
9:45 am .............................................. Sunday School End of AUG General Fund Deficit................ ($3,566.53)
10:00 am .......................................... Youth Car Wash
Year-to-Date General Fund Net Deficit ....... ($3.853.63)
11:00 am ...................................................... Worship
2:00 pm.......................................New Member Class Attendance 9/8/2019 ...................... 25, 91, 94 (210)
MONDAY, SEPT 16
10:00 am ...................................... Friends ChristCare
Pat Monson, 402-371-8803
10:00 am .............................................. Staff Meeting
6:30 pm...................... Stephen Ministry Supervision
7:30 pm..................................................... Solid Rock
TUESDAY, SEPT 17
7:00 am ................................ Men’s Prayer Breakfast SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
2:00 pm................................................ WELCA Board 5 PM
COUNCIL PERSON OF THE WEEK –
WEDNESDAY, SEPT 18
LISA ECHTENKAMP
1:00 pm.................................... Searchers ChristCare
Connie Hagstrom, 402-316-4748 GREETERS/USHERS – Lonnie & Clare Kleensang
2:30 pm.............................. 3-8 Grades Confirmation READER – Pat Monson
5:00 pm.............................. 3-8 Grades Confirmation ACOLYTE – Myranda Hansen
7:00 pm.............................................. Church Council
THURSDAY, SEPT 19
9:00 am .............................................. Rebekah Circle SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
6:30 pm...............................Majesty Choir Rehearsal 5 PM
COUNCIL PERSON OF THE WEEK –
SATURDAY, SEPT 21 TERRI DENKINGER
10:00 am ...................................... Lion’s Club Parade GREETERS/USHERS – Lonnie & Clare Kleensang
5:00 pm........................................................ Worship READER – Connie Hagstrom
Bradley Granstra Baptism
New Members Received ACOLYTE – Elliott Hansen

SHOP FOR MINISTRY


SEPT 15 8:30 AM Lauran Lofgren
11 AM Carol Timperley
SEPT 22 8:30 AM Donna Short
11 AM Beth Bonderson

The Fellowship Life Team invites


the members of St. John's to go to
the Norfolk 7 Theatre on Tuesday,
September 17, for a showing of
"Overcomer", at 6:55 pm. The cost
on Tuesdays is $5.00. Hope to see
you there!
FILL THE CART
This year, instead of a
peanut butter pyramid,
we’re going to
Thank you for lifting up the following folks in encourage you to “Fill
prayer this week: the Cart”! Since
Jana Kuhlman September is St. John’s
Steve & Sherri Kuk month to serve at the Norfolk Food
Howard Leshovsky Pantry, we are asking you to be more
Chris & Charlotte Lich generous with your food donations and
Sam, Zachary fill one cart with peanut butter. A large
Karmon Lienemann delivery has already been made to the
Food Pantry, so let’s fill it again! Of
Richard & Kaye Lippman
course, keep those other non-perishable
Ron & Lauran Lofgren
food items coming!
Bryan & Pam Lovejoy
Jessica, James
Betty Low
Alecia Lowry
Hunter

This fall, after 35 years in the ministry,


Pastor Edgar Schambach will be retiring
from the ministry. Prior to Sept. 29,
greetings and well-wishes can be sent
to: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
1515 S. Harrison Street
It’s that time again when St. John’s Grand Island, NE 68803
volunteers are staffing the Norfolk Food
Pantry. Please keep all these great
volunteers and those they serve in your
prayers!

CHOSEN CHRISTCARE has been cancelled


for the first and third Mondays in
September. We will meet on Sept. 23
(Monday) for a lesson and the following The Lions Club parade is Saturday,
Monday for 5th Monday Dutch Treat. In Sept. 21, at 10 AM. St. John’s will again
October we’ll resume our regular have a float (trolley) and are asking all
schedule. who would like to ride in the parade to
meet at church at 8:30 AM or on the
street in front of the Norfolk High School
at 10 AM. Hope to see you there!
YOUTH CAR WASH

A BIG THANK YOU to all who


participated in God’s Work, Our Hands
Sunday! The rain may have changed
some plans, but there was plenty of work
to be done. Be sure to check out the
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 photos during the announcements and on
10 AM – 1 PM facebook!
St. John’s North Parking Lot
Fundraiser open to ALL Youth Grades 7-12
Parents & siblings are welcome to help!
*Watch for posters* Lutheran World Relief Update
10% of proceeds will be donated to The busy hands of St. John’s are
God’s Work, Our Hands preparing for the LWR InGathering in
November. To date, kits have been
packed for shipment through LWR to
many destinations in the world:
18 Baby Care kits
39 Personal Care kits
10 Sewing kits
184+ School kits
The 184 School Kits were packed with
the help of many of our Sunday School
students during God’s Work, Our Hands
Sunday. There are still more supplies
coming in for school kits, so that number
The family of Wilma Johnson is requesting
of kits is an on-going project. Thank you
a Card Shower in celebration of her for all of your support!
90th birthday on Sept. 19. Cards and
well-wishes can be sent to 701 Adare Rd.,
Norfolk, NE 68701. She’d love to hear Mercy Meals Packing
from you! Divots
Sunday, October 6, 2019
Gather your friends and family and
reserve your spot!
St. John’s has reserved 4 tables: 2 tables at
10 AM and 2 tables at 12 Noon (10/table).
There will be individual slots available at
2 PM at tables with other groups. Sign up
on today’s Registration Slip. Questions?
Contact Karen Widhalm @ 402-694-9031.
THANK YOU TO ST. JOHN’S
BENEFACTION BOARD

Every year Mercy Meals of Norfolk has a


packing event that involves volunteers from
Norfolk and a wide area surrounding Norfolk.
This year’s event is Sunday, October 6th, at
Divots Devent Center. The Mission Life Team
of St. John’s has reserved 4 tables, (2 at 10:00
a.m. and 2 at 12:00 noon).

Mercy Meals goal is to pack a large amount of


meals that will be shipped around the world
and within our own country to combat
malnutrition. This involves a huge investment
with the purchase of all the materials needed to
pack thousands of meals.

We are so thankful for generous donors such as


St. Johns Benefaction Board who gave Mercy
Meals $2500.00 for the purchase of these
supplies. This donation helped purchase
enough supplies to pack 20,800 meals.

Many thanks in fighting world hunger.

MISSION LIFE TEAM OF ST. JOHN’S


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
5 PM 5 PM
COUNCIL PERSON OF THE WEEK – COUNCIL PERSON OF THE WEEK –
LISA ECHTENKAMP TERRI DENKINGER
GREETERS/USHERS – Lonnie & Clare Kleensang GREETERS/USHERS – Lonnie & Clare Kleensang
READER – Pat Monson READER – Connie Hagstrom
ACOLYTE – Myranda Hansen ACOLYTE – Elliott Hansen

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22


8:30 AM 8:30 AM
COUNCIL PERSON OF THE WEEK – COUNCIL PERSON OF THE WEEK –
LISA ECHTENKAMP TERRI DENKINGER
WORSHIP ASSISTANT WORSHIP ASSISTANT
ROLLIE DOWNS CONNIE HAGSTROM
GREETERS – Donna Short, Doris McMahon GREETERS – Roger & Alice Gentzler, Carol
COMMUNION ASSISTANTS – Duane & Cindy Sorsen
Nelson, __________ COMMUNION ASSISTANTS – Jim & Elenore
USHERS – Gayle Short, Jim McMahon Merritt, Mary Ann Jenson, Diane Sobotka
READER – Maureen Bivens USHERS – Richard Uhlir, Merlin Milander
SOUND – Brenda Carhart READER – Diane Hansen
POWERPOINT – Carhart Family SOUND – Ryan Graverholt
FELLOWSHIP HOUR – Mission Life Team POWERPOINT – John Skogstoe
ACOLYTE – Hunter Phillips FELLOWSHIP HOUR – Richard & Mary Ann
Jenson
ACOLYTE – Zac Carhart

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22


11 AM 11 AM
COUNCIL PERSON OF THE WEEK – COUNCIL PERSON OF THE WEEK –
LISA ECHTENKAMP TERRI DENKINGER
GREETERS – Terri Denkinger, __________ GREETERS – Troy & Ann Austin, Carolyn Wilcox
USHERS – Greg & Sandra Korth, Del & Justin USHERS – Mark Nelson, Echtenkamp Family
Johnson READER – Lisa Echtenkamp
READER – Kristi Johnson COMMUNION ASSISTANTS – Lon & Jeanne
COMMUNION ASSISTANTS – Jeann Granstra, Timperley, Jeff & Cathy Erwin
Laurel Moore, Kristi Johnson, Brenda Carhart POWERPOINT – Marcus/Adam Echtenkamp
POWERPOINT – Morgan/Kylie Johnson SOUND –Haley Sterud
SOUND –Haley Sterud ACOLYTE – Lucy Yost
ACOLYTE – Morgan Johnson LECTIONARY READINGS:
LECTIONARY READINGS: Amos 8:4-7
Exodus 32:7-14 Psalm 113
Psalm 51:1-10 1 Timothy 2:1-7
1 Timothy 1:12-17 Luke 16:1-13
Luke 15:1-10