need to update our congregation’s constitution to align with the ELCA’s 2019 Model Constitution for Congregations. It is also an opportunity to make sure our constitution accurately describes our preferred practices and, just maybe, reflect how the Holy Spirit is inviting us to participate in God’s mission in the world. The team that has formed includes Peggy Benson, Paul Knuteson, William Schleichert, John Weingant, Jerry Carncross, and Pastor Sterling.
Dekorra Norwegian Lutheran Cemetery Annual Meeting – April 17th, 9:30a
MEETING IS AT THE CEMETERY. NEW MEMBERS WELCOME!
New Member Orientation – April 18th, 11a to 1p
WANT TO BE AN OFFICIAL PART OF THIS COMMUNITY? JOIN US IN THIS GATHERING PLACE!
Thinking about becoming a member of Dekorra? If you or anyone you know is interested, please come our New Member Orientation Gathering with New Member Recognition currently scheduled for April 25th at worship. Questions? Please contact Pastor Sterling in the church office.
Office Manager Installation – April 25th, During 10am Worship
This past winter we said goodbye to Terry. Now let’s say hello to Oleg Rudnytski and as a community ask God to bless his ministry here are as our Office Manager.
First Communion Training – May 15th, 10:30a – 12p
FIRST COMMUNION WILL HAPPEN DURING WORSHIP ON 10/16
Do you have a young person who is ready for first communion is in 3rd grade or older?
Save the Date: 8th Grade Confirmation – May 23rd
Stay tuned for more information.
*Note Change* Special Congregational Meeting – June 6th, During 10a Worship
The pandemic has highlighted the value of digital technology as part of evangelism and ministry in the church context. The council has begun exploring old and new ideas for using technology to improve outreach and education here at Dekorra, and they want to share what they discovered with you. But, you as the congregation have the responsibility to tell them by your vote what projects they are authorized to move forward on or not. There is already significant dollars set aside for this project, but they were not budgeted for this year.
Scholarships for Post High School Study
DEADLINE JULY 1ST
The Steuer-Mitchell Perpetual Education Fund has been established at Dekorra Lutheran Church (DLC) through a generous gift by the estate of Robert E. Mitchell. Two scholarships are available this year. We hope to award a scholarship to both a Lodi and a Poynette student. Go to https://bit.ly/3rEGqu1 (or www.dekorralutheran.org/news and look for the 3/19 post) for how to apply.
ONGOING AT DEKORRA
AA – Fridays at 8p
Blood Drive – Mondays, 1p to 6p, August 2nd and December 13th, 2021
Registering ahead of time encouraged. Walk-ins may be limited.
Confirmation (7th and 8th Grade) – 2nd Saturdays of the Month, 9a – 12p
CONTINUES THROUGH MAY. ALL ARE WELCOME, INCLUDING FRIENDS!
Council – 1st Thursdays of the Month, 6:30p
DLC Book Club 2021 – Always at 1p
Quilting – Thursdays at 1p
Worship Committee – 1st Tuesdays of the Month, 1p
Yellow Bags Food Ministry –