Weekly View From Da Pews
September 24, 2021
“Life is not what it is supposed to be! Life is what it is! What you do with it determines your success!”
In my 78 years of life I have known a few struggles and I have also observed many of the struggles of other people. I have observed that those people who have a “can do” attitude are those who succeed in life. If you say I cannot, than you will not. If on the other hand you ask God to help you, give it your best shot and still come up short, you may find that you have had a positive impact on those around you and that is success. Stay strong, stay the course and keep the faith!
This past Wednesday I attended the worship service at Dekorra and I came away with a renewed appreciation for the youth of Dekorra. I was impressed by their positive attitudes and their willingness to engage in the worship service. Yes there were some gaffs, but they serves as learning experiences. Where all of us born knowing how to lead a worship service? It is a learning process that teaches us about our faith and prepares our youth for their future roles as leaders of Dekorra. I urge all of our senior members to attend these Wednesday night services, too interact with our youth and share your life experiences with them.
When you come to church this Sunday there are a couple of things to remember. First of all worship is at 9am, second, remember to pick up your yellow bag and third, it is PIZZA Sunday. If you ordered a PAPA Murphy’s pizza from the youth they will be delivered this Sunday and you will need to pay the bill. The Packers play this Sunday night and it is a great time to enjoy that pizza. GO PACK!
Very shortly we will be putting together the budget for 2022. If you are on a committee we will need to know what you expect to spend on your committees activities next year. Also, as we re-write the churches constitution we will need to re-write the “continuing resolution” for each committee and we would like you to be a part of that process. This would be a good discussion for ‘ALL Committee” night in October.
Fearings continues to work on the upgrade to our Audio/Visual system. I have already noticed the improvement of the sound system.
We continue to make good progress at the Habitat build in Baraboo. The electric is all roughed in and the plumbers are working on their part. We have a snag with two of the windows. We will not get them until mid-October so we cannot finish the siding on the back wall until then. We can use more help from Wednesday to Saturday. The same 5 or 6 volunteers are doing all the work and they are getting tired out.
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!
From Social Ministry Committee: Quilts and School and Personal Care Kits Delivered to the Train on September 18th
We will once again be leading the synod in amounts donated to this project. The committee put together 62 quilts 113 School Kits and 25 Personal Care Kits for Lutheran World Relief. A huge “atta girl” to Kathy Pederson for all her hard work coordinating this project. The items above were delivered to the train on September 18th by Pete and Margo Holzman. Mission work in action, Thank you!
Needed: Crafters for Prayer Cloth Ministry A prayer cloth is a mini-version of a prayer shawl. The crafter infuses prayer to provide love and comfort to the person who will receive the Prayer Cloth. They are small enough to be tucked in pockets, and purses. They also can be carried into surgery and taken on vacations. Anyone who needs comfort or wants support in their prayer life could use one. Our Pastor could take them on visits, have a basket available to take, or donate to local community facilities. Are you a knitter, crocheter, or quilter? Just want to help? You can sign up on the bulletin board, and patterns and yard will be in the Fellowship Hall starting in October. Please contact Jill Emmons if you have any questions or details on what these look like – (608) 692-1425 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, check out the October newsletter for more details.
Worship Ministry Sunday, September 26, 2021
Worship Assistant: Marj Weingandt, Lay Reader: Dave Kinnunen, Greeters: Judy Brownrigg and Sharon Kampen, Sanctuary Ushers: Paul Knuteson and Bill Priske, Parking Lot Ushers: Bob Acker, Jerry Carncross and Harry Benson, Acolyte: None, Cantor: Bill Emmons, Stewardship: Sharon Kampen and Holly Priske
That’s all for this week, time to get busy cleaning my home.