Weekly View From Da Pews
July 30, 2021
“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give”
Ahhh Yes! The practice of giving of our time, our talents and YES our finances. Ladies and gentleman, another month has gone by and again we have not taken in enough donations to offset our expenses. This is in spite of the fact that we are now fully using the sanctuary and our attendance is up from when we were just outside. I humbly ask, “WHAT’s UP!” I know it is summertime and I know a lot of you are spending time away, enjoying family and friends in far off places. However your church does not go on vacation! We are here 24/7 and with that we need to pay the bills for a 24/7 operation. This last week alone we had to pay bills of over $9000 and at that rate we will soon deplete the surplus that you build up during the shutdown. As the old saying goes, “It’s time to dig a little deeper in the well”.
This week the work at the Habitat build site is full speed ahead. The lot is back filled, the cement has been poured and the lumber has been delivered. Time to start pounding nails. This week we are working Thursday thru Saturday putting down the floor deck. Next week we will need a good sized crew to help load the prebuilt walls at the Prairie ware house, and then unload them at the build site. We will meet on Wednesday morning, 9am, at the Prairie warehouse, 9th St. just south off Cth PF. Give me a call if you can help, all are welcome.
Remember the church picnic on August 22nd right after church. It is a dish to pass type gathering. The brats and hot dogs will be provided. There will be a special musical presentation, lots of good food and plenty of good fellowship. Send me an email letting me know you are coming so that I have enough brats on hand.
I just checked with Able Trek Tours and they have space on the bus for 6 more people. This is the Habitat fund raising tour to Historic Galena and then a tour of the Potosi Brewing Company and dinner. The cost is $119@ with about half of that being a donation to Habitat. You can sign up by calling (800)205-6713.
The Lutheran Men in Mission, “One Year Too Live” retreat at the Mackenzie Center is still taking applications. Call me for details. I will also attached the brochure to this message.
I think we owe the Dekorra Youth and also the Youth and Family committee a big “ATTA BOY/GIRL” for all their hard work this past Saturday. The brat stand in Lodi was a big success and it generated not only revenue for their trip but also good press and public relations for Dekorra. Also a big thank you to Lodi Meat Market for all their help and support. Next time you are in their store be sure to thank them. Just a reminder the youth will be doing the brat stand again on August 07th.
This Sunday, I will be worship Asst, Bill Buckley will be the reader, Sara Simplot will be Communion Asst, Rose and Bev will be greeters, Ben and Paul will be inside ushers and Bob and Larry will be outside ushers. Hope to see you all on Sunday.
This coming Monday, August 02nd there will be a Red Cross blood drive at Dekorra sponsored by the Lake Wisconsin Lions Club. The time is 1pm until 6 pm. If you have a pint to spare, please stop in and donate. Mike Keller will be serving his world renowned chili and other treats.
William, a Disciple of Christ
Christianity, in its purest form, is nothing more than seeing Jesus.
Christian service, in its purest form, is nothing more than imitating Him who we see.
To see His Majesty and to imitate Him, that is the sum of Christianity!