Fall Worship, Fellowship, and Education Schedule
Beginning on Rally Sunday (September 12th), Sunday worship will begin at 9 am with fellowship and education hour happening immediately afterward. There will be an intergeneration service with Communion beginning on Wednesday, September 15th starting at 6 pm with fellowship and education happening immediately after worship.
Save the Date – Sunday School and Confirmation Starts
In-person Sunday School will start on Rally Sunday (September 12th) for 4k through 6th grades, immediately after worship (about 10 am to 11 am). Acolytes will train in the Fall (dates and times TBD). In-person Confirmation will begin on Wednesday, September 15th for grades 7th and 8th from 6 pm to 8 pm. Please see the Confirmation Summary included in these announcements. Watch these announcements, the website, and the newsletter for more information.
Blessing of the Backpacks – Sunday, September 12th at 9 am Worship
We ask that anyone in school this Fall (4k through Graduate School) bring their school bags and/or other school tools to worship. We will take the moment to pray for you and ask God to bless you and your growth.
Sunday School Teacher/Coordinator Installation – Sunday, September 12th 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.
Audio/Visual System Upgrades in Sanctuary and Building Begins September 13th, and a Special Thank You
If you have been around on any recent Sunday, then you know how much of a challenge our sound system has been. The system that has served us well is on its last legs. The good news is that you all voted to upgrade our sound and video capabilities. Those upgrades will begin after Rally Sunday. Also, a special thank you to a member to offered to donate hearing assistance devices for the new system. These have been desperately needed for our current system but were non-functional. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
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 Tuesday 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.
Confirmation Mentor/Coordinator Installation – Wednesday, September 15th at 6 pm Worship
As we start a new youth education term, let us celebrate and ask God to bless our Confirmation Mentors and Coordinator.
From Social Ministry Committee: Quilts and School and Personal Care Kits Delivered to the Train on September 18th
We will once again be doing School Kits and Personal Care Kits for Lutheran World Relief. Also, our quilters will be sending out their handiwork at the same time. The LWR train is taking donations from 7 am-11 am on Saturday, September 18th. Please deliver your donations by Friday, September 17th to the church. Check our August Newsletter for details. Thank you!
Jaime Benson’s Ordination
On August 15, 2021, Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Portage, WI voted to call our own Jaime Benson to be their pastor. Congratulations to her, and truly, congratulations to them for snagging a good one. Jaime’s ordination will be Friday, September 17th, 5 pm, here at Dekorra Lutheran Church. Indoor protocols will be in place, except for the seating limit. Outdoor, Fellowship Hall and online (streaming and recorded) options will be available as well. All are welcome. Watch these announcements and the website for more information about her ordination and installation.
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.
Worship Committee Needs a Minister of PowerPoint ASAP for a Short Project in September
By September 20th, we expect to be able to use the new A/V system. This will include having the order and content of worship on the screens. That means we need to start the long process of transferring everything into PowerPoint. The bright side is that I have all of Trinity Lutheran of Lake Mill’s PowerPoint decks for worship with a lot of hymns. The templates just need to be edited, the readings transferred into slides, and some other tasks. If you are saying to yourself “I could help with that” or feel the Holy Spirit nudging you, then please call the office or shoot an email to Pastor Sterling at email@example.com. Thank you!
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.
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 7th) by October 31st
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Council Meeting– will take place on September 16th at 6:30 pm
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 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 September 9th and September 21st at 6:30 pm.
Hospitality Committee now meets on the first Tuesday of the month, at 10:00 am
Youth and Family Committee- will meet on Sept. 12th at 11:30 am
Yellow Bags Food Ministry –
OUR STEWARDSHIP OF WORSHIP AND GIFTS:
Last Week Attendance: 87
General Offering: $2858.00
Vanco Giving: $1371.00
Screens Fund: $40.00