Limited Indoor Sunday Worship Begins Again
LIMITED INDOOR, PARKING LOT, ONLINE
After Easter will continue to have limited seating in the sanctuary at 10am Sunday worship for this season of the pandemic. We hope and expect to be able to expand that capacity as vaccination progresses and infection rates improve.
Spring Clean Up Day – April 10th, 8a Until Done (Noonish)
Weather permitting, we will clean up the grounds and property as we transition from winter to spring. If you have any questions or for more information, please contact Dennis Cunningham.
New Member Orientation – April 18th, 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 Gathering with New Member Recognition currently scheduled for April 25th at worship. Questions? Please contact Pastor Sterling in the church office.
Constitution Update Exploration Committee Formed
FIRST MEETING SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 14TH, 10a
We Lutherans really get the concepts of “Law” and “Gospel”. Our mission is spread the gospel-promise to our neighbors and to ourselves, while having to navigate a world full of rules. Because of a quirk in those rules, we 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, and Pastor Sterling. There is room for one more non-Council member to be involved.
Special Congregational Meeting – April 25th, 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 as the responsibility to tell them by your vote what projects they are authorized to move forward on or not. Unfortunately, timing and good discernment will not allow us to implement any of these solutions to expand our indoor worship capacity before Easter. Watch the newsletter and these announcements for more information.
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.
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 www.dekorralutheran.org/news and look for 3/19 post for how to apply.
ONGOING AT DEKORRA
AA – Fridays at 8p
Blood Drive – Monday, April 5th, 1p to 6p
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!
DLC Book Club 2021 – Always at 1p
Quilting – Thursdays at 1p