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IT’S CHRISTMAS TIME…….
Lighting the Advent Candles Nov 27, first Sunday in Advent: Lynda & Journey Miell Dec 4, second Sunday in Advent: Ben Smith Family Dec 11, third Sunday in Advent: Mike & Cathy Vint Dec 18, fourth Sunday in Advent: Doug Hlas Family Dec 24, Sat, Christmas Eve: Allen Burt Family 2011 Christmas Program Practice Schedule Parts will be assigned by November 27th December 4 – 10:30 AM Practice during church December 11 – 10:30 AM Practice during church December 14 – Practice 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM – Dress Rehearsal for ages 3 through grade 6, includes supper December 17 - Practice 3:00 PM December 18 – 10:30AM Practice in Fellowship Hall December 18 – Program at 5:00 PM (Arrive at 4:30 PM to get dressed) Christmas Cards It has been a tradition at Chapel for each family to bring one Christmas card and/or picture to church and display them on the windows between the narthex and sanctuary. Everyone enjoys looking at the beautiful greetings. Children’s Gifts Bring any gently used or new items to the narthex for area children to give as Christmas gifts by December 4. They may choose two free gifts at the Gladbrook Lions Soup Day December 10. Here We Come A-Caroling The all-church caroling will be Sunday, December 4. We will meet at Chapel at 2:30 pm and then divide into two caroling groups. We will end the night at Zeno’s Pizza. Committees include: Lori Odle: sign-up sheets and posters Darrel and Barbara Burt: make & distribute list of caroling order and times. Please contact Burt’s if you have suggestions of people who should be caroled to. Claire Handorf: boxed candies Sue Koster: get song sheets/ask youth to lead caroling Connie Appelgate: reserve Zeno’s about 6 pm Lions Soup Day and Childrens’ Gifts On Sat, Dec 10, the Gladbrook Lions invite you to their soup day starting at 11 am. Also, children, pre-K through sixth grade, may choose two gifts to give their loved ones for free. Wrapping is provided by area churches. Please put any gently used, or new, gifts for all ages in the narthex box by Sun, Dec 4. Thank you. Christmas Program & Dinner Theater The Volunteers are sponsoring an all-church outing to Cornerstone Church in Ames on Dec 10, for their Christmas program/dinner theater. We will be going as a group and carpool arrangements will be made. More info when it becomes available. Any questions, please contact Karen Handorf, email@example.com. Cantata Enjoy the Garwin and Chapel singers as they perform a cantata during our worship service on December 11. Live Nativity and Caroling The GMG Fellowship of Christian Athletes invites you to go caroling and view a live nativity on Sunday, December 11. Meet at the Garwin bandstand at 5 pm for caroling, and then enjoy the live nativity at 6 pm outside the Christian Church, weather permitting. There will be a soup supper at 6:30 pm with a free will donation. Christmas Program on Sun, Dec. 18, 5:00 pm Come to Chapel’s Christmas program on Sunday, December 18, at 5:00 pm. Please contact Marla Hlas, 319-4788143; Ann Jackson, 473-2338; or Heidi Langenbau, 4992541, who are coordinating the program, if you have questions. Thank you for your participation! Rick Bessman's apple and candy bar distribution and the unwrapping of gifts will follow the program. Candlelight Service on Christmas Eve Chapel will have a candlelight service on Christmas Eve at 6 pm. The Allen Burt family will lead the Advent candlelighting. Thank you, Kathryn Burt, for volunteering to plan the service. Christmas Day at Chapel We will have 9:30 am Sunday School and 10:30 am worship on Christmas Day. Sue Koster is planning the worship service. Operation Christmas Child Thank you to all who donated items for Operation Christmas Child. Chapel collected about 35 shoeboxes full of school supplies, toys, hygiene items, etc. The boxes will be mailed worldwide to children in desperate situations. Operation Christmas Child will provide stories about Jesus in each box in the appropriate language. Also, a big thank you to the UMW for paying most of the $7/box shipping fee and to those who included shipping money.
2012 Calendar Please refer to the 2012 calendar hanging east of the narthex bulletin board for your assignments regarding head ushers, acolytes, music/flowers, nursery, children’s sermon, musicians, and other dates. Make sure you sign up to reserve the church for any special dates and then call Cimber Strayer to verify the date. Senior Citizens at Chapel Thirty-four seniors were treated to a countryside meal of beef stew, cranberry salad, rolls, and apple crisp on November 11, 2011, at Chapel Church at 11:30 pm. Dan Steen welcomed the guests, briefly talked about the significance of Veterans Day to his family, and then led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance. Sue Koster read a Thanksgiving poem and gave the meal blessing. After the meal, Sue read a script about some necessary items from days gone by while Karen Handorf showed each item, including a washboard, corn peg, sadiron, double tree, curling iron, straightedge razor, hair clippers, churn, kerosene lamp, and corn dryer. The group enjoyed telling their own memories, and it was concluded that we are glad for more modern conveniences; however, we all agreed with Leona Osten who said she missed the sense of family today compared to the good old days. A Veteran’s Day poem was read, and we ended the fun afternoon by singing the national anthem. Thank you to the Chapel Volunteers who served the meal. Many seniors also attended the Veteran’s Day program at Westbrook at 2:00 pm that day. The next meeting will be Friday, December 9, at the Tree Lighting at the City Centre at 11:30 am.
Mission Committee Update Mission Corner The Mission Committee is preparing to send a group to Cayo Deaf Institute in Belize, Central America, in 2012. The group will be made up of high school students, college students, and adults and will leave Monday, July 30, and return on Tuesday, August 14. Two introductory meetings have been held, and the group will begin preparing in earnest for the trip at their next meeting on Sunday, December 11, following the worship service. Siera Richter and Summer Langenbau will give the lesson on Mennonite culture and beliefs at the December meeting. All mission team participants are to bring ideas for our team theme, Bible verse, and T-shirts to the December meeting. Sign language was introduced, and each team member is to practice fingerspelling his/her name. We are blessed to be able to serve our brothers and sisters in Belize. Local Mission Opportunity The Mission Committee is offering tours of Mid-Iowa Workshop in November and December. The next tour date is Tuesday, December 6. Please sign up on sheet on the bulletin board or contact LeAnn Fleming. Join us to see how our local mission giving is working in others’ lives. Mission Committee to Meet The Chapel Mission Committee will hold a meeting on Sunday, December 11, at 9:00 a.m. in the east Sunday School room off the Fellowship Hall. Members of the committee through December, 2011 are: Dan Beane, Tammy Burt, Ross Iverson, Cheri Richter, Susan Beichley, and LeAnn Fleming.
Men’s Bible Study
The men have been studying The Hole in our Gospel by Richard Stearns, ending Nov 27 at Lynn Handorf’s home. Plans for continuing a men’s group in 2012 are under consideration, so please stay tuned for more information. The men have really enjoyed this study and the brotherhood of fellowship.
Musicians for 2012
(1st listed is organist) Jan: Kelly Newcomb & Kathryn Burt Feb: Susan Beichley & Kathryn Burt Mar: Susan Beichley & Marvalyn Kelly Apr: Kelly Newcomb & Sue Koster May: Marcia Wiese & Marvalyn Kelly June: Susan Beichley & Kathryn Burt July: Kelly Newcomb & Sue Koster Aug: Marcia Wiese & Marvalyn Kelly Sept: Susan Beichley & Kathryn Burt Oct: Kelly Newcomb & Sue Koster Nov: Marcia Wiese & Marvalyn Kelly Dec: Susan Beichley & Sue Koster
Thank you Chapel recently received thank you notes from Mid-Iowa Workshop, Inc; House of Compassion; and Child Abuse Prevention Services for their recent donations. They appreciate our continuing support of their programs. Sunday School Teachers/Children’s Church Leaders With Christmas approaching, several parents have asked who their child’s Sunday School teachers are for the 20112012 year: Jr SS Superintendent: Heidi Langenbau PreK/K: Ann Jackson, Janice Collins, Summer Langenbau, Sierra Winters, Marla Hlas, Diana Collins 1st, 2nd, 3rd Grades: Bill & Tammy Backoff, Heidi Langenbau, Diana Collins, Ann Jackson, Marci Krull, Marla Hlas 4th, 5th, 6th Grades: Lynn Handorf, Pastor Dean & Marvalyn Kelly, Marci Krull, Bill & Tammy Backoff, Cimber Strayer, Carol Lamer Jr. & Sr. High: John Richter, Mike & Cathy Vint, Randy & Susan Beichley, Ben & Shauna Smith, Allen & Dee Burt, Linda Svendsen 2011 Children’s Church Leaders: Marla Hlas, Janice Collins, Diana Collins, Tammy Backoff & Heidi Langenbau Thank you Thank you for your prayers, cards and support when I was at MMSC and Mary Greeley Hospital recently. All was appreciated, Jeff Koster Christmas Gifts A Chapel cookbook would make a wonderful Christmas gift for someone who does not have one. Just give $15 to Shirley Svendsen, Volunteers treasurer, and take one home. Thank You Thank you so very much for the wonderful gift of $500.00. The money goes into savings awaiting Florida. Thank you also for the book, God’s Sacred Acre, the story of Ed Thomas’ life. I’ve already started reading it. Marvalyn and I are so blessed to serve you beautiful people at Chapel. Pastor Dean and Marvalyn Sunday School Elections Elections were held November 20 for Sunday School leadership positions. Vaugn Kloster, John Richter, Randy Beichley and Dan Steen were re-elected to share the superintendent position for 2012. Secretaries will be Phyllis Mann, Shirley Svendsen, Karen Handorf, and LeAnn Fleming, and the treasurer will be Rick Bessman again. Congratulations! Thank you I would like to thank all my Chapel friends for their concern while I was in the hospital and at Southridge Nursing Home. I really appreciated all the visits, cards, flowers, gifts and prayers. A special thanks to Pastor Dean for his visits. Jim Svendsen and Family
Children’s Church Treats for 2012 Children’s Church meets in the Fellowship Hall during worship service the second Sunday of each month. Please provide snacks and drinks for approximately 25 people. We have a child who is allergic to peanuts so please be sure your snack does not contain peanuts. Please trade with another family or let Marla Hlas know if you are unable to donate. Jan. 8: Journey Miell & Owen Collins Feb. 12: Madison & Zach Krull Mar. 11: Austin Strayer & Jace Hlas Apr. 15 (wk after Easter): The Great Egg Hunt - leaders May13: Frances, Wyatt & Violet Jackson June: VBS month; no Children’s Church) July 8: Grace & Angel Schewe August: Visitation Sunday September 9: Decker Mann, Kasey Winters October 14: Presley Bland November 11: Cooper Langenbau December 9: Andrew, Nicholas & Jacob Collins Thank you for your help! ~ Children’s Church leaders, Marla Hlas, Diana Collins, Janice Collins, Heidi Langenbau, and Tammy Backoff
December Birthdays & Anniversaries
1st Denise & Matt Kemp 4th Phillip Collins, Angel Schewe 5th Cheryl Wiese 6th Caitlin Appelgate 7th Jena Benoit 8th Judy Svendsen, Barb Plaehn 10th Devan Mann 14th Marvalyn Kelly 17th Gwenyth Margaret Schaffer 18th Crystal Anderson 19th Michael Kloster, Kendall Collins 20th Ben Krull, Nicole Svendsen, Rodney & Tracy Ormston 21st Mark Groth 22nd Rebekah Svendsen 26th Jordan Hellie 28th Leon Lamer 29th Siera Richter, Cindy Krull, Charles & Amilliah Kenya 30th Jim & Shirley Svendsen 31st Carolyn (Fleming) Kloster, Jacob Svendsen, Jaret Lynch, Saralyn Beane Church Attendance Oct 23: 96 Oct 30: 98 Nov 6: not recorded Nov 13: 89 Nov 20: not recorded
DidYouKnow Know… Know • Thank you to Janice Collins and Claire Handorf for decorating the altar for Thanksgiving. • Children and Youth Sunday was held Nov 6. It was a wonderful service, including the message by Jay Beichley. • Marla Hlas, Ann Jackson and Heidi Langenbau volunteered to chair the Christmas program, which is Sun, Dec 18, at 5 pm. • Pastor Dean & Marvalyn will be at 5130 Saddlebag Lake Rd, Lake Wales, FL 33898 from Dec 19, 2011 – Feb 26, 2012. Jennifer Daniel will be our guest pastor during that time. District Supt Jackie Bradford will preach on Jan 22. • The Belize mission trip will be July 30-August 14, 2012. • Rebecca Schrodt, junior at Waukee, sang at All-State for the second year at Hilton Coliseum. She is the granddaughter of Stan & Sue Koster. • Phil & Karen Collins’ new email is firstname.lastname@example.org - Please delete their old one. • Congratulations to Michael Burt, ISU freshman, for receiving a $750 scholarship from the Farmers Cooperative Company. • Jake & Janel Sullivan, adoption process for two daughters from Ghana! • Kinsey Koster, 6 months old, became the legal daughter of Ryan & Lisa Nov 18! • Dee Burt, PTL for donations for Ghana sewing projects. • From Pastor Dean’s Nov 13 sermon: “We do not want to be ardent pursuers of the mediocre…’Good enough’ is not good enough!” • Michelle Beichley Sieh can drive again since her health problem six months ago. • Thank you to Dan Steen for plastering & repainting the back sanctuary wall. • Thank you to Leon Lamer for replacing glass & letters in outside welcome structure. • Pick up The Journey in the narthex for Advent Studies held at 9:30 am starting Nov 27 during Sunday School hour. Our Circle of concern: • Bill Ormston, cancer • Cindy Ormston, continued cancer treatments • Jace Hlas, Nov 30 surgery at St Paul’s Children Hospital to lengthen heel cord and reconstruct foot • Pastor Dean, health concerns • Donna Lynch, fractured vertebrae from fall • Floyd Appelgate, Southridge Nursing Home, physical therapy • Jim Svendsen, recuperating at home • Barbara Burt, health concerns • Jeff Koster, recently hospitalized • Tim Odle, job search • Oliver Palmer, 9, very aggressive cancer; father works with Marla Hlas • Ryan Hook, continued health problems, tests in Rochester; Mike & Cathy Vint’s son-in-law • Ron Bessman, a second pacemaker • Dale Moler, Southridge Nursing Home • Mike Garrett, congenital heart disease, 30 years old • Dick Ormston, heart surgery Nov 21, Bill’s brother • Young drivers on winter road • Our sympathy to family & friends of Jennifer Trautman Kern, 40, who passed away Nov 11. Page 4
Church Positions for 2012 Committees, please meet to elect your chairman and let Cimber know. Work Area on Nurturing Ministries Kathryn Burt Linda Svendsen Vaugn Kloster Randy Beichley Allen Burt Claire Handorf Work Area on Witness Ministries (Evangelism) Cathy Vint Beverly Iverson Marci Krull Barbara Burt Lynn Handorf Dan Beane Work Area on Missions Ross Iverson Cheri Richter Susan Beichley Leann Fleming Dee Burt Lori Odle Work Area on Age-Level & Family Ministries Karen Handorf Marla Hlas Kelly Newcomb Ann Jackson Amy Bland Lois Groth Board Of Trustees Mike Vint Donald Mann Larry Collins Merlyn Appelgate Leon Lamer Tim Odle Nominations Pastor, Chair Lori Odle, standing member Cindy Krull Jo Svendsen Lois Groth Beverly Iverson Lois Groth Barbara Burt Lynn Handorf Members at Large John Richter Janice Collins Donald Mann Nancy Peshel Lynn Beichley Stan Koster Jeff Koster Mike Vint Matt Jackson Connie Appelgate Darrel Burt Youth Members (12-18) Sierra Winters Shannon Fleming
Staff/Pastor Parish Relations Stan Koster Young Adult (19-30) Doug Svendsen Ben Smith Marla Hlas Shauna Smith John Richter Ron Groth Carolyn Kloster Randy Beichley, lay leader
Looking Ahead Before Sun/Jan 8: Dehanging of Greens
Usher Responsibilities Thank you for your willingness to help as ushers. If you have any questions, please contact the 2012 head usher, Lee Cornwell, 641-752-0473, email@example.com. In case you need to trade Sundays or months, here are the ushers for 2012: Jan: Duane Mann, Bill Havelka July: Lynn Beichley, Dale Langenbau Feb: Gayle Krull, Duane Beichley Aug: Bill Ormston, Cindy Ormston Mar: Mike Plaehn, Matt Jackson Sept: Ron Koster, Chris Bland Apr: Bill Backoff, John Fleming Oct: Rick Bessman, Merlyn Appelgate May: Don Carlon, Steve Bishop Nov: Doug Hlas, Chris Krull June: Dan Steen, Tricia Steen Dec: Jeff Koster, Larry Collins 10:10 Be in narthex to start getting ready. You are the official greeters - Greet guests/newcomers and make sure they are comfortable finding seats. Pass out bulletins to those already seated. Then, stand at door to hand out bulletins to those entering sanctuary. Also, give bulletins to those in overflow and those who enter sanctuary from overflow. • Adjust fans, if needed. There is an automatic thermostat so you should not need to adjust. • Ask two other people to stand at the side aisles to help gather the offering. • Make sure speaker system is turned on - Open doors below secretary’s door. Plug in power bar on the left. Cabinet must remain open while system is on. 2) 10:15-10:25 • Check calendar for which grade lights candles. If children don’t volunteer by 10:25, ask any two children. • Help acolytes light their wicks (matches in secretary’s desk or bring own) and send acolytes to front between 10:2010:25 am. Tell them to turn off wicks coming back (to represent God’s light staying here this hour). You may need to turn off fans when acolytes go down or wicks may go out. They should light candles before praise team gathers at least by 10:25 so they have a place to walk. • Remind acolytes to return to narthex when last hymn starts. 3) During offering • Count church attendance and write number on the wall calendar on the correct day. Include all children and adults in one number. 4) During last song • Make sure acolytes extinguish candles. Tell them to keep wicks lit coming out. 5) After benediction • Unplug speaker system and turn off fans. • If possible, throw away bulletins in hymn racks and put 2-3 hymnals & one Bible in each hymn rack. 6) Communion is the first Sunday of each month • Ask pastor how he wants communion served that day. Remind pastor to announce that everyone is welcome to participate in communion. Usually pastor asks people to hold cubed bread in middle and juice trays on each side. Ushers invite people to come up front, starting in overflow & then from back to front of sanctuary; people put empty juice cup in basket at each side of front ushers. Serve handicapped people after others in pews, then musician, then ushers & pastor last. 1) • • •
The Chapel UMW officers for 2012 met Thursday, October 6, 2011, at 6:15 pm at the church. They planned the calendar, and Sue Koster will prepare the 2011 booklets. The regular meeting began at 7:00 pm. Marcia Wiese began the program by reading scripture from Matthew 14:14-22. Karen Collins introduced Patsy Rinz, who spoke about the Northwest Tama County Food Pantry. Patsy, from Gladbrook, coordinates the pantry for residents of the communities of Lincoln, Garwin, and Gladbrook. The Pantry is located in the basement of the Gladbrook United Methodist Church. Mid-Iowa Community Action (MICA) refers families to the Food Pantry. The Pantry assists people by providing food for two weeks, the usual amount of time it takes to get food stamp assistance. Energy/water bill monetary assistance is also available. Health problems and injuries, loss of employment, limited income, and cost of medications are frequent reasons families seek assistance at the Food Pantry. Identity of persons using the Food Pantry is confidential, and families must make an appointment to get a food box. Monetary donations are used to purchase food from the Northeast Iowa Food Bank in Waterloo. Monetary donations are essentially multiplied by 10, as one dollar donated may buy 10 dollars of food at the Food Bank. Vouchers for fresh foods such as milk, bread, eggs, and fresh fruit and vegetables are also issued for use at a grocery store. Personal care items, such as shampoo, toilet paper, and soaps are also available for families. Patsy shared her passion for her work with the Food Pantry. She goes beyond the work of merely handing out boxes of food by offering informal job counseling and food preparation guidance. The Food Pantry served 280 people in 2010. She urged us to consider who may continue the work of the NW Tama County Food Pantry when she retires. President Kathryn Burt called the meeting to order at 7:55 p.m. Roll call was answered by 10 members and one guest, describing an event remembered from school days. Comments reinforced the fact that bullying has always been a part of school attendance. The secretary’s minutes were approved as read. Correspondence included a thank you from Karen Collins for the Service in Mission recognition pin she received. There treasurer’s report was omitted, as Shirley Svendsen was with Jim, who was ill. There were no bills presented. Karen Handorf reported from the Cards Committee. Old Business: • The Mission Education Event will be October 28-30, rather than 21-23 as previously announced. • There was discussion on the current project for the Clothing Closet for Iowa Correctional Institution for women. It was agreed to postpone the project until January, as we are currently assisting with House of Compassion supplies and Operation Christmas Child. New Business: • Current projects were discussed. Postage for individual boxes for Operation Christmas Child is suggested at $7 per box. Last year the UMW donated $210 toward postage for the project. Shoeboxes for the project are due November 20. • Motion by Sue Koster, second by Karen Collins to donate $50 to the NW Tama County Food Pantry and $50 to the Emergency Food Box in Marshalltown. Motion carried. • The next meeting will be November 3 at 1:30 p.m. at the church. Shirley Svendsen and Claire Handorf will have the Thank Offering program. Roll call is, “Tell something about a pet or animal.” Karen Collins will give the Education and Interpretation report. Hostesses are Phyllis Mann and Sue Koster. • The All-Church Harvest Home Dinner will be Sunday, November 20 following the worship service. Karen Handorf and Lois Groth will provide the decorations and the kitchen committee will be Carolyn Kloster, Cindy Krull, and Bev Worden.
Prayer requests were shared. Kathryn Burt closed with scripture and prayer. Lunch was a delicious apple cake served on tables decorated in the fall theme and was prepared by Jo Svendsen and Donna Lynch. Chapel UMW met Thursday, November 3, at 1:30 p.m. at the church. Lois Groth opened the Thankoffering program with Psalm 100. The group sang the hymn, “Now Thank We All Our God.” An Operation Christmas Child video entitled, “The Power of a Simple Gift,” was shown. Since 1993, 85 million boxes have been distributed to children around the world, and over 10 million children have been discipled. The gospel message is included in each box in the child’s native language, and children are invited to join “The Greatest Journey,” the discipling program. Each child that graduates from the discipleship program receives a New Testament during a graduation ceremony. Shirley Svendsen continued the program by reviewing how mission has been the main focus of UMW since the organization’s formation. Thankoffering is observed in all fifty states and in 100 countries around the world. The first Thankoffering was collected 125 years ago and was recommended at 2 cents per week. Now over one million dollars is collected worldwide for Thankoffering projects. Lois closed the program with prayer. President Kathryn Burt called the meeting to order at 2:07 p.m. Eleven members answered roll call by telling something about a pet or an animal. The secretary’s minutes from the October meeting were read and approved. Correspondence included a thank you from the Marshalltown Food Box and an invitation to the Bishop’s Ingathering. A thank you was received from Myrene on Floyd’s behalf for cards, visits, and prayers and from Shirley for Jim. It is expected Jim will return home next week. Shirley Svendsen gave the treasurer’s report for September and October. Income included regular offering for the months of September and October, and expenses were for mission projects at the House of Compassion, Northwest Tama Country Food Pantry, and Marshalltown Food Box, as well as for the card/gift committee and for the 2012 UMW program booklets. There was discussion on a project for the month of November. Motion by Sue Koster, seconded by Jo Svendsen that UMW provide postage for 15 shoeboxes at $7.00 each for Operation Christmas Child, for a total of $105.00. Discussion followed. Motion carried. Karen Handorf reported for the Card committee. Old business: • It was agreed upon to postpone our collection of items for the Clothing Closet at the Iowa Correctional Institute for Women until 2012. Members with items may keep them until they are collected in 2012. • The all-church Harvest Home meal will be November 20 following the worship service. Committees for the meal include: Decorations – Karen Handorf and Lois Groth; Kitchen – Carolyn Kloster, Cindy Krull, and Bev Worden. The church will be decorated for Christmas following the meal. • The Mission Committee is offering tours of Mid-Iowa Workshop on November 17 and December 6. Sign up to attend or contact LeAnn Fleming if interested. New business: • Sue Koster distributed the 2012 UMW booklets. • Participation in the Bishop’s Ingathering was discussed, and no action was taken. • Motion by Lois, second by Phyllis to send $50.00 toward our UMW pledge. Discussion followed and motion carried. Prayer requests were received. The group read the UMW Purpose aloud together, with President Kathryn asking us to consider how our UMW fulfills the Purpose. Kathryn closed the meeting with scripture James 1:2-4 and prayer. A delicious pumpkin dessert lunch was served by Sue Koster and Phyllis Mann on tables decorated in a fall Thanksgiving theme. Secretary, Susan Beichley
The Ladies Cemetery Aid met Wednesday, November 9, 2011 in the Church Parlor. President Kathryn Burt called the meeting to order at 1:30 pm. Vivian LeVier led devotions with “The Young Dead Soldiers” by Archibald MacLeish in honor of Veteran’s Day and closed with “A Harvest of Gratitude” by Percival Chubb. Roll call was answered by nine members, who brought their favorite holiday recipes to share. The minutes of the October meeting were read and approved. Carolyn Kloster was thanked for taking care of the minutes in October. Shirley Svendsen thanked the group for their cards, visits and other remembrances while Jim was in the hospital and nursing home. Treasurer Shirley Svendsen gave the treasurer’s report for October which was accepted and filed. Old Business: Carolyn and Vaugn Kloster checked all the flag pole and marker holes, and all are accessible. All available marker holes are now being used. We will need to decide how to handle additional names, when needed. New Business: A timed certificate is scheduled to roll over this month. Harriett Fleming moved, Connie Appelgate seconded that we add to it from the checking account and invest in a 15 month certificate. The motion passed. Connie will make reservations for our December luncheon meeting and will notify us of the location. Jo Svendsen moved, Phyllis Mann seconded that we give our usual Christmas donations with a few changes. The motion passed.
Committee Reports: • Funomics this month is $.25 if you brought your holiday recipe, and $.50 if you didn’t. • Three cards have been sent. • The flags will be flown on Friday, Veteran’s Day. The Remembrance committee reviewed their list. Election of Officers Nominations for officers were held with the following persons being nominated. Kathryn Burt – President Phyllis Mann – Vice President Shirley Svendsen – Treasurer Carolyn Kloster – Secretary Vivian moved, Shirley seconded that a unanimous ballot be cast for the slate of officers as nominated. The motion passed. Kathryn closed the meeting with a quote emphasizing that enthusiasm is an important part of success. Connie entertained with a Thanksgiving word jumble and a point game that tested our homemaking skills. Vivian served a fruit compote and sweet breads from a table decorated for Thanksgiving. Respectfully submitted, Vivian LeVier, Secretary UMW TO MEET The UMW will hold their final meeting of 2011 on December 1 at 1:30 p.m. at the church. Susan Beichley and Carolyn Kloster will have the program. Roll Call is, “Describe a sibling and something you did together.” Lois Groth will give the Social Action report. Hostesses for the meeting are Karen Handorf and Nancy Peshel.
SPECIAL MUSIC FOR 2012 You are responsible for providing flowers and finding someone to provide special music on your designated Sunday. You may use any silk flower arrangement in the small room off the sanctuary or bring your own flowers. If the following date does not work for you, please trade with someone else. Thank you very much! Jan 1 Jan 8 Jan 15 Jan 22 Jan 29 Feb 5 Feb 12 Feb 19 Feb 26 Darrel & Tammy Burt Kathryn Burt Donald & Phyllis Mann Dean Messerly Matt & Ann Jackson Randy & Susan Beichley Dale & Heidi Langenbau Kendall & Diana Collins Jim & Shirley Svendsen May 6 May 13 May 20 May 27 June 3 June 10 June 17 June 24 July 1 July 8 July 15 July 22 July 29 Dean & Marvalyn Kelly Stan & Sue Koster Phil & Karen Collins NA/cemetery Nancy Peshel NA/VBS Program? Chris & Amy Bland Doug & Linda Svendsen Ben & Shauna Smith Larry & Janice Collins Ross & Beverly Iverson Dan & Sarah Beane Ron & Jeff Koster Sept 2 Sept 9 Sept 16 Sept 23 Sept 30 Oct 7 Oct 14 Oct 21 Oct 28 Nov 4 Nov 11 Nov 18 Nov 25 Dec 2 Dec 9 Dec 16 Dec 23 Dec 30 Bob & Marcia Wiese Bill & Cindy Ormston Duane & Tina Mann Karen Handorf Mike & Barb Plaehn Ron & Lois Groth John & Pam Fleming Lynn Beichley Merlyn & Connie Appelgate Dan & Tricia Steen Gayle & Cindy Krull Barbara Burt John & Cheri Richter Dick & Jo Svendsen Lynn & Claire Handorf Jim & LeAnn Fleming Chris & Marci Krull Doug & Marla Hlas
Mar 4 Bill & Tammy Backoff Mar 11 Allen & Dee Burt Mar 18 Tim & Lori Odle Mar 25 Floyd & Myrene Appelgate Apr 1 Apr 8 Apr 15 Apr 22 Apr 29 Leon & Carol Lamer Lee & Patti Cornwell Duane & Barb Beichley Bill & Linda Havelka Kelly Newcomb
Aug 5 Mike & Cathy Vint Aug 12 NA/Visitation Sunday Aug 19 Vaugn & Carolyn Kloster Aug 26 Darwin & Donna Lynch
Administrative Council Meeting on November 6, 2011 Mike Vint, chair of Administrative Council, called the meeting to order at 12:23 pm on November 6, 2011. Pastor Dean opened with prayer, and Mike thanked Kathryn Burt, Dee Burt, and Heidi Langenbau for preparing the lunch. Those present were Pastor Dean & Marvalyn Kelly, Mike & Cathy Vint, Cimber Strayer, Donald & Phyllis Mann, Heidi Langenbau, Kathryn Burt, Lori Odle, Jim & LeAnn Fleming, Leon Lamer, Sue Koster, Nancy Peshel, Rick Bessman, Vaugn & Carolyn Kloster, Dee Burt, Dan & Trish Steen, John & Cheri Richter, Larry & Janice Collins, and Darrel Burt. The minutes were approved as printed in the Chapel Chimes. Church treasurer Jim Fleming gave the treasurer’s report. Pastor Dean commented on the wonderful fall and had questions about the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services. It was decided to have the Christmas Eve candlelight service at 6 pm with Kathryn Burt chairing the service. The multi-age children’s program will be Sunday, December 18, at 5 pm. Sunday School will be held on Christmas morning at 9:30 am with the Advent focus on the manger. The Christmas worship service will be held at 10:30 am as normal. The Council gave a suggestion to Allen Burt, nurturing chair, to have a Christmas carol sing that morning with devotions threaded in between carols. The cantata will be held Sunday, December 11, and will last about 35 minutes. Singers are from Garwin and Chapel. Pastor Dean said the cantata is the heart of what is going on that day. He will talk briefly during Sunday School instead of during the worship service. The cantata singers will arrive between 10:15-10:30. Sue Koster will provide bars and drink for them. Besides the cantata, we will have praise songs, Advent candlelighting, remembering National Children’s Day, offering, and prayer concerns. The Advent “Journey” will start November 27. Books will be handed out to adults November 13, and if able, they may pay for their books in the offering plate. We will meet similar to our Lenten study, as a large group in the Fellowship Hall to watch a video and then break into smaller groups for discussion. The Sunday School will pay for the children and youth’s Advent materials. Leon Lamer, trustee chair, said the only issue left from the storm is the security alarm. The following is a list of equipment updates: new microphone; new glass on altar; new glass, light, letter board and letters for outside display; new canister vacuum sweeper; new paved driveway in cemetery, and Cathy Vint and Cheri Richter have volunteered to take care of the inside plants. The following is a work list and equipment list that the trustees would like the congregation to help with: clean gutters; paint men’s bathroom; paint wrought iron railing; paint southwest entry to church; remove tree stumps (Mike Vint may do); clean lights in Fellowship Hall (Allen Burt may do); fertilize grass around church; paint basement; new light in overflow room; paint hallway by upstairs nursery; stencil meaningful sayings in classroom and Fellowship Hall; help install snow fence; and new floor covering and paint on stairs from overflow room and in downstairs nursery. We will not do our annual ‘major cleaning’ activities like last year, but everyone is encouraged to work together to complete the above projects. Please see Leon Lamer if you have questions or would like to complete a project. The trustees will be meeting to discuss the following issues: security system; floor in Fellowship Hall; more trees on west side; and remove speaker on back of church. Ron Koster’s have volunteered to do snow removal again. Thank you, everyone, for your hard work. Dan Steen moved to accept the trustee’s recommendation not to turn around the sanctuary because of cost and other factors. Cimber Strayer seconded, and motion carried. Dee Burt, YF counselor, reported that the hayride was well attended. Allen and she are leading a Bible Study for the youth on Wednesday nights and would like to encourage students in grades 7-12 to attend. The YF leaders are recommending to the PPR committee to consider investing in our youth by hiring a summer youth intern, especially after today’s Children and Youth Sunday. Cimber Strayer thanked those who were responsible for today’s youth activities. Youth are encouraged to attend Sunday School at 9:30 am as the teachers regularly prepare lessons of interest. We are all encouraged to evangelize to our youth as there are many negative influences in the world. Reports were given by Rick Bessman, Sunday School treasurer; Heidi Langenbau, Junior Sunday School superintendent; Janice Collins, Children’s Church leader; and Allen Burt, nurturing chair via Dee. Cathy Vint, witness chair, summarized the women’s and men’s Bible Studies that will be done in November; however, they may continue in January. Dan Beane, missions chair, listed four focus areas: 1) House of Compassion supply project which was a big success; 2) the Belize mission trip which will be July 30-August 14, 2012, with nine people committed to going and six thinking about it; 3) Mission Minutes are presented every second Sunday; and 4) Mid-Iowa Workshop is offering tours; please sign up on the bulletin board. There was discussion regarding the length of the worship service, and all felt that it was fine for the service to go past 10:30 am. Some wanted to remove the clock, but it was decided to leave it. Cimber Strayer reported that most conference forms have been returned to her. Sue Koster moved to accept the charge conference forms as presented. Lori Odle seconded, and motion carried. Charge Conference will be Sunday, November 20, at 4 pm at the Gladbrook UM Church, following our Harvest Home potluck and Hanging of the Greens. The next meeting will be Sunday, January 15, after church with Heidi Langenbau, Janice Collins, and Carol Lamer providing the lunch. The 2012 committees will start on January 1 and should send their chair names to Cimber Strayer. These chairpersons will attend the Ad Council meeting representing their respective committees so that Ad Council officers can be voted upon. ThePmeeting was adjourned at 1:38 pm. age 8 CHAPELchimes Secretary, Cimber Strayer
Thu/Dec 1 Sat/Dec 3 Sun/Dec 4 1:30 pm UMW (Program: Susan Beichley & Carolyn Kloster, Roll Call: “Describe a sibling and something you did together”, Social Action Report: Lois Groth, Hostesses: Karen Handorf & Nancy Peshel 9:00 am 4-H 9:30 am Advent Study 10:30 am Worship Service, 2nd Sunday in Advent: Ben Smith family light candles; communion; children program practice during church 2:30 pm All-Church Christmas Caroling, then Zeno’s 7:00 pm YF Bible study at Allen & Dee Burt’s home 7:00 pm Final Cantata rehearsal 7:00 pm Cornerstone Church dinner theater, Ames 9:30 am Advent Study 10:30 am Worship service (Cantata) 3rd Sunday in Advent: Mike & Cathy Vint light candles; children program practice during Children’s church (Treats: Andrew, Nicholas & Jacob Collins) 5:00 pm Caroling/Live Nativity (sponsored by Fellowship of Christian Athletes, GMG), meet at Garwin bandstand to carol around town 6:00 pm Live Nativity Christian Church soup supper afterwards, free will offering; (Volunteers furnish one roaster of soup, crackers, and bars) 6:00 pm Cub Scouts 12:30 pm LCA (place to be determined) Hostess: Kathryn Burt, Devotions: Kathryn Burt, Roll Call: Distribute Recipe Book 7-8 pm Christmas program dress rehearsal for ages 3-grade 6, includes supper 7:00 pm YF Bible study at Allen & Dee Burt’s home 3:00 pm Christmas program practice 9:30 am Advent Study 10:30 am Worship ~ 4th Sunday in Advent: Doug Hlas family light candles; children program practice 4:30 pm Children arrive for Christmas program 5:00 pm Christmas children’s program, gift unwrapping, apples/candybars afterwards; 7:00 pm YF Bible study at Allen & Dee Burt’s home 6:00 pm Candlelight Service, Allen Burt family will lead candlelighting Merry Christmas! 9:30 am Sunday School 10:30 am Worship 6:00 pm Cub Scouts 7:00 pm YF Bible study at Allen & Dee Burt’s home
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M&M: Mike Vint
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Randy Beichley & Chris Krull Communion 2nd Sunday in Advent (Ben Smith Family) 3rd Sunday in Advent (Mike & Cathy Vint)
Susan Beichley & Sue Koster Dick & Jo Svendsen Marla Hlas 1st - 3rd Graders
Adult I: Kathryn Burt Parenting Class: Sue K./Dee B.
Jim & LeAnn Fleming
Children's Church (Treats: Andrew, Nicholas & Jacob Collins) Cathy Vint
1st - 3rd Graders
Jr SS Opening: Heidi Langenbau Pre-K/K: Ann Jackson
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4th Sunday in Advent (Doug Hlas Family)
Lynn & Claire Handorf Chris & Marci Krull
1st - 3rd Graders 1st - 3rd Graders
1st-3rd: Heidi Langenbau 4th-6th: Bill & Tammy Backoff Jr/Sr High: Mike & Cathy Vint M&M: Dan & Tricia Steen
Duane Mann & Bill Havelka
Kelly Newcomb & Kathryn Burt Darrel & Tammy Burt Kathryn Burt Marla Hlas Children’s Church (Treats: Journey Miell & Owen ColSusan Beichley 4th—6th Graders 4th—6th Graders
Adult I: Kathryn Burt Parenting Class: Sue K./Dee B. Jr SS Opening: Janice Collins Pre-K/K: Janice Collins
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Donald & Phyllis Mann Dean Messerly Matt & Ann Jackson
4th—6th Graders 4th—6th Graders 4th—6th Graders
1st-3rd: Ann Jackson 4th-6th: Cimber Strayer Jr/Sr High: Ben & Shauna Smith