Weekly View From Da Pews
September 17, 2021
“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men!” Herman Melville
It was good to see that connection on Wednesday night at our first Wednesday night Intergenerational worship service. There was a connection between the ages exemplified by the youth, the teachers, the mentors and just some of the old people like me who enjoyed the interaction between all involved. That interaction gives people my age a feeling that we will be OK, that we do have a group of young people who are concerned and committed to keeping the faith alive and growing. My hats off to Pastor Sterling for taking the time and putting in the effort to make this a success.
It was also a very pleasant surprise to have the sound system up and running. Fearings has been working very hard to get us modernized and into the 21st century. It will be a nice addition to our worship experience when it is all done. Just a reminder that this upgrade is not cheap and council is counting on each of you to contribute a little extra each week to help pay off the loan. My hope is that you will respond like you did with the roof repair and pay off the loan way ahead of time.
My hats off to the Property committee group for all their hard work installing the new light pole in the parking lot. It is a much needed improvement and a job well done.
I have been toying with the idea of re-energizing the Dekorra Men for Christ. I would like to know if any of the men in our congregation or even non-members would be interested in a men’s bible study on Wednesday nights after church service. This would be a lay led study with input from Pastor Sterling and using the Master Builder Bible study section. I think we could keep the sessions to about one hour. If you are interested reply to my e-mail.
Giving of Bibles to Third Graders – Sunday, September 19th at 9 am Worship
As part of child Baptism, parents and guardians promise to place the scriptures in their kids’ hands, nurture them in their faith, live with them among God’s people, teach them the Lord’s Prayer, Creeds, and Ten Commandments, and other important things. On this Sunday, we will support those parents/guardians in keeping that promise by giving Bibles to the Third Graders in our community. We will pray over and ask God to bless these kids and their parents/guardians during worship.
Sunday School Teacher/Coordinator Installation – Sunday, September 19th at 9 am Worship
As we start a new youth education term, let us celebrate and ask God to bless our Sunday School Teachers and Coordinator
A Packers Pizza Sunday – ELCA Youth Gathering Fundraiser, September 26th
What are your plans for the big 7:20 pm Packers vs. 49ers game on September 26th? It could include supporting our youth (4 so far) by going to the ELCA Youth Gathering in 2022 and some Papa Murphy’s pizza! Details are coming but expect to see an order form in these announcements and for the tasty food to be delivered on the Sunday of the fundraiser. Pizzas can last 2 days in the fridge and a couple of weeks in the freezer.
Work continues at the Habitat home on Lily Court in Baraboo. We are siding the exterior walls, running the electric wire and installing fixtures. This weekend they will be pouring cement for the garage floor and the front stoop. We are almost done with the use of the scaffolding and that can be returned to Sauk Prairie warehouse. The plumbers need to start their work and it won’t be long and we will be installing the wall insulation and dry walling. This next week we will go to Madison and pick up the furnace and air conditioner.
That’s all for this week, time to clean my house and wash some clothes. Stay healthy, stay strong and keep the faith! See you all on Sunday.