Sunday Mornings for Kids – July 18th till August 1st.
Unfortunately, we have had to cancel Vacation Bible School for this year. In place of our canceled VBS, we will be having three special Sunday mornings for K-5 kids this summer! The theme will be “3 in 1 – Father, Son, Holy Spirit”. Week one will be July 18th and focus on God the Father. Week two will be July 25th and focus on God the Son. Week three will be August 1st and focus on God the Holy Spirit. Kids will gather downstairs at 10:00 am, right at the start of worship. The kids will join the community right after the sermon, and the pastor will have a special message for them at that time.
21-22 Confirmation Planning Meeting – August 4th, 4:30p
Confirmation Coordinator Lynn Lund and Pastor Sterling will be meeting for an hour to plan for the upcoming confirmation class. Are you curious, interested or maybe even passionate about faith formation and discipleship in young adults, then you are welcome to join us. Confirmation gatherings are tentatively scheduled for Wednesday evenings at 7pm with the potential for worship, meals or other events happening before then.
Please Support Our Youth Going to the ECLA 2022 Youth Gathering – August 7th, 10a-1p, Lodi Meat Market, 150 S Main St in Lodi.
The youth, their families and supporters, and the Youth and Family Committee will be grilling and selling brats, drinks and chips at the Lodi Meat Market. The proceeds are being donated towards the cost of sending youth and leaders to this powerful faith formation event.
New Member Orientation – August 8th, 11am to 1pm
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. You will learn more about the life, mission and ministry of this Christian community. New Member Recognition is currently scheduled for August 15th at worship. Questions? Please contact Pastor Sterling in the church office.
Looking for a Young Adult to Represent the Whole Church
The ELCA congregations in our area have been asked to recruit a confirmed (and non-rostered) member of the church who will be aged 18-31 during the ELCA Churchwide Assembly in 2022. It will happen from August 8 -12 in Columbus, OH. The Churchwide Assembly is the top decision-making body of our confession. Current information on the assembly can be found here: https://www.elca.org/churchwideassembly. Please email Pastor Sterling at PastorSterling@centurytel.net or call the church office if you are interested. You should do this!
The Worship Committee is looking for your help during our worship service. Anyone interested in serving as a Worship Assistant, Lay Reader, Communion Assistant, Greeter, and/or Usher, please contact one of our committee members.
Judy Brownrigg – 592-4626 or firstname.lastname@example.org, Diane Buckley – 635-2646 or email@example.com, Sharon Kampen – 635-4745 or firstname.lastname@example.org, Sue Poznanski –
635-6299 or email@example.com, or Marj Weingandt – 592-3556 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be conducting training sessions on Wednesday, August 11th at 6:30 p.m. or Sunday, August 15th after service for anyone interested in becoming a Worship Helper.
Church Picnic– August 22nd, following church, we’re having a church picnic! Meat furnished, bring a dish to pass. Please circle the date on your calendar and plan on joining us for this revived annual event!
Return of All Committee Night – Starting Tuesday, September 14th at 6:30 pm
The council president asks that committees set one of their meeting times to “All Committee” night, beginning on Tuesday, September 14th at 6:30 pm. The plan is to continue All Committee Night on the second Tuesdays of the month after that date. If your committee chooses to meet on a different date/time, then you are asked to send a representative to All Committee Night. Right now, the committees are the most robust vehicles for mission and ministry in our congregation. Council will continue to meet on the second Thursdays of the month to act on recommendations and requests from the committees.
From Social Ministry Committee:
We will once again be doing School Kits and Personal Care Kits for Lutheran World Relief.
They are shipped along with the Quilts that the quilters worked on all year. Please make your donations before September, 18th. Check our August Newsletter for details. Thank you!
ONGOING AT DEKORRA
AA – Fridays at 8 pm
Council Meeting– 2nd Thursday each Month at 6:30 pm
Blood Drive – Mondays, 1 pm to 6 pm, August 2nd and December 13th, 2021
Registering ahead of time is encouraged. Walk-ins may be limited.
Hope Circle– 1st Wednesdays of the Month, 1 pm
Joy Circle– 2nd Tuesdays of the Month, 1 pm
Faith Bible Study will be canceling its July meeting. The group will resume August 18 at 9:30 am and continue to meet thereafter on the third Wednesday of each month at 9:30 am. Anyone is welcome to attend the Bible study!
DLC Book Club 2021 – Always at 1 pm
Quilting – Thursdays at 1 pm
Worship Committee – 1st Wednesday of the Month, at 1:00 pm
Constitution Committee –will meet on July 28th and August 4th at 6:30 pm,
Youth and Family Committee–will meet on August 4th at 5:30 pm
Hospitality Committee now meets on the first Thursday of the month, at 10:00 am
Yellow Bags Food Ministry –
OUR STEWARDSHIP OF WORSHIP AND GIFTS