Are You Looking for a Deeper Faith Life? – Have You Been Wondering What God Has in Mind for You?
Do you want to be better equipped for Christian service? If you answered, “yes” to any of these questions, then Diakonia® may just be what you are looking for (and the Holy Spirit calling you to). Our Synod offers this program of 12 different 5-week courses. Students can participate in 1 to 6 courses a year, and after completing all 12 they have a graduation ceremony. They have now online so no extra driving to Madison. Instead, the time in class is the time commitment. This is an amazing faith formation opportunity. There is still time to register this year. To do that, or to learn more, please go to https://scsw-elca.org/diakonia/.
he Flowers on the Altar The flowers on the altar this morning (October 3rd) are in memory of the passing of William’s wife Dottie Schleichert and his son Paul Schleichert.
8000 People are Refugees from Afghanistan at Fort McCoy – Here’s How You Can Help
This has happened so quickly, that the situation will change weekly. The Afghani refugees in our area are at Fort McCoy. At the moment, the Catholic Charities of La Crosse is working to get specific basic needs to these homeless human beings. Eventually, resettlement will begin, with Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS)/Lutheran Social Services (LSS) resettling 100 families to the Greater Milwaukee Area. Jewish Social Services hopes to resettle 50 more families in the Greater Madison Area. Resettlement will be difficult. These folks will not be allowed to legally work for around 6 months, because that is the time it will take for them to get green cards. They will also not be able to access the social safety net until after that time. That means they will need material and financial support much longer than most refugees that our nation welcomes. If you want to learn how to help specifically, please see the September 9th of the Synod’s “What Matters” e-newsletter at https://scsw-elca.org/news/.
Needed: Crafters for Prayer Cloth Ministry A prayer cloth is a mini-version of a prayer shawl. The crafter infuses prayer to provide love and comfort to the person who will receive the Prayer Cloth. They are small enough to be tucked in pockets, and purses. They also can be carried into surgery and taken on vacations. Anyone who needs comfort or wants support in their prayer life could use one. Our Pastor could take them on visits, have a basket available to take, or donate to local community facilities. Are you a knitter, crocheter, or quilter? Just want to help? You can sign up on the bulletin board, and patterns and yard will be in the Fellowship Hall starting in October. Please contact Jill Emmons if you have any questions or details on what these look like – (608) 692-1425 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, check out the October newsletter for more details.
Important and Beneficial Events Near DLC – Find Details and RSVP Info on the Bulletin Board Outside of the Office
Acolyte Training – October 24th, During Sunday School
Serving as an acolyte at worship is one of the traditional services 5th and 6th graders (as well as older kids and adults) share with our community. This year’s training will happen on October 24th. If you have a 5th or 6th grader in Sunday School, please try not to miss that day. Even in these strange pandemic days, acolytes are an important part of the worship team and we are excited to serve with our young people.
Please Wear Red on Reformation Sunday – Sunday, October 31st at 9 am Worship
October 31st we Lutherans celebrate the Reformation. The worship Committee will decorate the Sanctuary and you are invited to wear Red and other very bright colors.
Please Share Names of People to Be Remembered During All Saints Sunday (November 7) by October 31
During this pandemic, we have missed so many typical opportunities to grieve loved ones who have died bodily. We will take the opportunity to grieve, remember and commemorate on November 7th during worship. Please call the office or email Pastor Sterling at email@example.com to let us know who you would like to be named during the service. Please include your relationship with that individual. The person you asked to be named and remember need not be family and does not need to have died in the last year.
ONGOING AT DEKORRA
AA – Fridays at 8 pm
All Committee Meeting–is on October 12th at 6:30 pm
Council Meeting– Special Meeting is on October 5th at 1:00 pm, Monthly Meeting is on October 14th at 6:30 pm
Bible Study The Chosen: Bible Movie and Study begin on Oct 15th till Dec 10th at 10:00 am (not on Nov 26)
Blood Drive –Next Blood Drive is 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 The group will meet 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
Worship Committee – 1st Wednesday of the Month, at 1:00 pm
Constitution Committee –will meet on October 19th at 6:30 pm.
Hospitality Committee now meets on the first Tuesday of the month, at 10:30 am
Yellow Bags Food Ministry –
OUR STEWARDSHIP OF WORSHIP AND GIFTS:
SUNDAY, September 26 WEDNESDAY, September 29 TOTAL GIVING: $2748.31
Attendance: 68 Attendance: 15
General Offering: $1159.00 General Offering: $160.00
Vanco Giving: $1371.00 Youth Gathering: $12.31
Screens Fund: $20.00
Habitat for Humanity: $25.00
Sunday School: $1.00
Worship Ministry Sunday, October 3, 2021
Assistant Minister: Bill Schleichert, Reading Minister: Merry Seng, Greeters: Dean & Ardyce Piehl, Sanctuary Ushers: Larry & Sheila Gempler, Parking Lot Ushers: Dennis Cunningham, Pete Holzman, and Mike Keller, Acolyte: None, Cantor: Barb Verbitsky, Stewardship: Jeff Koch & Sheri Birchler
Worship Ministry Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Assistant Minister: None, Reader Minister: Keira Cartwright, Communion Minister: Soren Lynk, Ushers: Austin Browne & Jaylee Busser, Acolyte: Briahna Lund, Video Minister: Rachel Schmudlach, Stewardship: Sharon Kampen & Judy Brownrigg
Worship Ministry Sunday, October 10, 2021
Assistant Minister: Kristine Millard, Reading Minister: Dennis Cunningham, Greeters: Rose Holerud & Bev Trygstad, Sanctuary Ushers: Darryl & Sherri Knuteson, Parking Lot Ushers: Larry Johnson, Jerry Carncross & Bob Acker, Acolyte: Parker Olson, Cantor: Kyle Knuteson, Stewardship: Sherri Knuteson & Sharon Kampen
Worship Ministry Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Assistant Minister: Briahna Lund, Reader Minister: Rachel Schmudlach, Communion Minister: Jaylee Busser, Ushers: Riley Browne & Fayth Hesselberg, Acolyte: Olivia Homewood, Video Minister: Austin Browne, Stewardship: Sherri Knuteson & Sharon Kampen