The Stewardship Committee is looking for a new team member to help count the weekly offering.
Our team consists of four, two-person teams, that are scheduled to count once every four weeks, with additional times scheduled during Lent, Easter, Christmas, etc., when we have additional services.
You would work with your partner to count the offering after service, reconcile the deposit and
drop the deposit off at the HomeTown Bank in Poynette or Harmony Grove.
If you would be interested in joining our team, contact Sharon Kampen at 608-635-4745 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday School is planning to open its doors in September. We will have a fun curriculum called Friends with God. We are recruiting teachers and also volunteers for special events. If you could help in any way, it would be greatly appreciated.
Please contact Mary Dibble at email@example.com. We are looking to register children who will be entering 4K in the fall. If you are interested to register your child, please contact Mary Dibble at firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations Jaime Benson!
Jaime graduated from Luther Seminary on Sunday, June 6th with a Masters in Divinity. She continues to work through the process for her first call as an ordained pastor. The Council will release any monies in the “Jaime Benson Seminary Appeal Fund” on July 31, 2021, which will be given to Jaime as a graduation gift. After the date, it will be renamed the “Seminary Appeal Fund” and any gifts made into that fund will be used to support seminarians throughout the synod.
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.
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!
Vacation Bible School
Unfortunately, we have had to cancel Vacation Bible School for this year. We only have 6 kids that we're able to a committee for this year. The number of resources, planning time, and staffing needed even for even a two-day event is quite extensive, which is why we initially indicated that we would need at least 10 participants. Indications are that there is not enough interest in a VBS for this year. Understandably, families may just be burned out with all the efforts needed during COVID. We will look forward to seeing all of the children in Sunday school in September. Rally Day will be September 12. Summer blessings from the Dekorra Christian Education Committee!!
Sermon Series on the Fourth Gospel – Sundays at Worship, April 25th – July 11th
We are going to take a break from the usual schedule of readings. Instead, we are going to do something special and ambitious; over the next three months we are going to attempt to have an experience of Christ through the signs, explanations, and complete narratives in the story of Jesus we call “John”. You will likely notice that our typical tiny samples from many books each Sunday have been replaced with abundant stories from John’s Gospel. The aim is to experience the entire Gospel, from the first verse of the first chapter to the last verse of the last chapter.
ONGOING AT DEKORRA
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!
AA – Fridays at 8pm
Council Meeting– 2nd Thursday each Month at 6:30pm
Blood Drive – Mondays, 1pm to 6pm, August 2nd and December 13th, 2021
Registering ahead of time encouraged. Walk-ins may be limited.
Faith Bible Study will be canceling its July meeting. The group will resume August 18 at 9:30am and continue to meet thereafter on the third Wednesday of each month at 9:30am. Anyone is welcome to attend the Bible study!
DLC Book Club 2021 – Always at 1pm
Quilting – Thursdays at 1p
Worship Committee – 1st Wednesday of the Month, at 1:00pm
Constitution Committee –will meet on July 7th at 7:30pm and July 14th at 6:30pm
Youth and Family Committee–will meet on July 7th at 6:30pm
Hospitality Committee now meets on the second Thursdays of the month, at 9am (The next meeting is July 8th)
Yellow Bags Food Ministry –
OUR STEWARDSHIP OF WORSHIP AND GIFTS