Worship Assistants, Acolyte Schedule & Readings

      (See September 24 Schedule below)

OCTOBER 2017
SUNDAY WORSHIP ASSISTANT SCHEDULE
 
 
Sunday Worship is at 8:15 A.M. & 10:30 A.M
Sunday School for all ages is held between services at 9:30 A.M.
 
If you are unable to assist on your designated date please make arrangements to switch with another assistant.  If you would like the change listed in the bulletin, please notify the church office.  If the bulletin has not been printed, we will be happy to list the change for you.
 
 
OCTOBER 1, 2017
ALTAR GUILD: Pam & Doug Johnson                  
ASSISTING MINISTERS: (E) Mary Eichin (L) Daryl Barowicz        
GREETERS: (E) Otis & Fannie Chinn (L) Bob & Joy Becker
ACOLYTE: (E) TBA (L) Erin Farrell
LAY READERS: (E) Lynne Winston (L) Dean Gatzlaff
COMMUNION ASSISTANTS: (E) Laura Brown
(L) Dean & Kathy Gatzlaff, Frank & Sharon Piepmeier, Paul Schneider
USHERS: (E) Kevin Lundgren, Burt Von Hoff
(L) Edwin DeBardeleben, Tom Hall, Sue Homant
OFFERING COUNTERS: Jon & Linda Ahlquist, Wendy Akin       
REFRESHMENTS:  (E) & (L) See signup board in fellowship hall
 
OCTOBER 8, 2017
ALTAR GUILD: Adele Dewar                  
ASSISTING MINISTERS: (E) TBA (L) TBA
GREETERS: (E) Sarah Campbell, Sandra Schorr (L) Kathy Bolling, Susan Wessner
ACOLYTE: (E) TBA (L) Avery Heller
LAY READERS: (E) Kathy Von Hoff (L) Lisa Hall
COMMUNION ASSISTANTS: (E) Fannie Chinn
(L) Gary & Kathy Sanguinet, Kristi Swartzman, Brent Kallestad & Kathy Van Loo
USHERS: (E) David Brown, Gary Williams
(L) Daryl Barowicz, Doug Johnson, Gerald Kurtz
OFFERING COUNTERS: Kris-Tena Albers, Doris Albers, Daryl Barowicz       
REFRESHMENTS:  (E) & (L) See signup board in fellowship hall
OCTOBER 15, 2017
ALTAR GUILD: Pam & Doug Johnson                  
ASSISTING MINISTERS: (E) TBA (L) TBA                 
GREETERS: (E) Bryon & Barbara Ehlmann (L) Priscilla Craw, Nick Gandy
ACOLYTE: (E) TBA (L) Aubrey Tangen
LAY READERS: (E) Melinda Young (L) Victoria Heller
COMMUNION ASSISTANTS: (E) Otis Chinn
(L) Kris-Tena Albers, Daryl Barowicz, Priscilla Craw, Susan Wessner, Linda Wolters
USHERS: (E) Otis & Fannie Chinn
(L) Bob & Joy Becker, George Ohlin Brent
OFFERING COUNTERS: Kathy Bolling, Michelle Deyounks, Susan Wessner       
REFRESHMENTS:  (E) & (L) See signup board in fellowship hall
 
OCTOBER 22, 2017
ALTAR GUILD: Erik Robinson/Kathy Sanguinet                  
ASSISTING MINISTERS: (E) Mary Eichin (L) TBA        
GREETERS: (E) Hugo & Kathy Sabari (L) Jacqueline Curtis, Michelle Deyounks
ACOLYTE: (E) TBA (L) Erin Farrell
LAY READERS: (E) Randi Buehner (L) Abi Hudson
COMMUNION ASSISTANTS: (E) Kevin Lundgren
(L) Bob & Joy Becker, Don & Judy Blancett, Edwin DeBardeleben
USHERS: (E) Sue Homant, Kevin Lundgren
(L) Kallestad & Kathy Von Loo, Frank Piepmeier
OFFERING COUNTERS: Jan & Lance Peterson, Wendy Akin       
REFRESHMENTS:  (E) & (L) See signup board in fellowship hall
OCTOBER 29, 2017
ALTAR GUILD: Erik Robinson/Kathy Sanguinet                  
ASSISTING MINISTERS: (E) TBA (L) TBA        
GREETERS: (E) Rosalie Shupe, Paula Slade (L) Marie Harrington, Lynn White
ACOLYTE: (E) TBA (L) Avery Heller
LAY READERS: (E) Sara Campbell (L) Brent Kallestad
COMMUNION ASSISTANTS: (E) Janet McPherson
(L) Nick Gandy, Dean & Kathy Gatzlaff, Lisa Hall, Janet McPherson
USHERS: (E) Burt Von Hoff, Gary Williams
(L) Daryl Barowicz, Edwin DeBardeleben, Tom Hall
OFFERING COUNTERS: Paul & Peggy Schneider, Randi Buehner       
REFRESHMENTS:  (E) & (L) See signup board in fellowship hall
WORSHIP ASSISTANTS & READINGS
Sunday, September 24, 2017
 
Worship 8:15 & 10:30 A.M.
Sunday School 9:30 A.M. 
 
If you are assigned but are unable to serve this Sunday, please make arrangements to switch with another worship assistant.  Thank you.
ALTAR GUILD:
Adele Dewar
               
ASSISTING MINISTERS:
(E) Joy Becker
(L) Stacey Fleming-Weeks
        
GREETERS:
(E) Allison Wharton, Melinda Young
(L) Sarah Campbell, Lynn White
ACOLYTE:
(E) TBA
(L) Aubrey Tangen
LAY READERS:
(E) Burt Von Hoff
(L) Nick Gandy
COMMUNION ASSISTANTS:
(E) Lynne Winston
(L) Edwin DeBardeleben, Dean & Kathy Gatzlaff, Janet McPherson
USHERS:
(E) David Brown, Sue Homant
(L)  Doug Johnson, Brent & Kathy Kallestad
OFFERING COUNTERS:
Paul & Peggy Schneider, Randi Buehner
      
REFRESHMENTS:
(E) Pris Craw
(L) Bev Vertuno & Kristin Tangen
 
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Lay Readers: If the readings below are not legible, copies may be obtained by entering the applicable bible text at: http://bible.oremus.org.
First Reading:  Jonah 3:10-4:11
 
When God saw what they did, how they turned from their evil ways, God changed his mind about the calamity that he had said he would bring upon them; and he did not do it.
But this was very displeasing to Jonah, and he became angry. He prayed to the Lord and said, ‘O Lord! Is not this what I said while I was still in my own country? That is why I fled to Tarshish at the beginning; for I knew that you are a gracious God and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love, and ready to relent from punishing. And now, O Lord, please take my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live.’ And the Lord said, ‘Is it right for you to be angry?’ Then Jonah went out of the city and sat down east of the city, and made a booth for himself there. He sat under it in the shade, waiting to see what would become of the city.
The Lord God appointed a bush, and made it come up over Jonah, to give shade over his head, to save him from his discomfort; so Jonah was very happy about the bush. But when dawn came up the next day, God appointed a worm that attacked the bush, so that it withered. When the sun rose, God prepared a sultry east wind, and the sun beat down on the head of Jonah so that he was faint and asked that he might die. He said, ‘It is better for me to die than to live.’
But God said to Jonah, ‘Is it right for you to be angry about the bush?’ And he said, ‘Yes, angry enough to die.’ Then the Lord said, ‘You are concerned about the bush, for which you did not labor and which you did not grow; it came into being in a night and perished in a night. And should I not be concerned about Nineveh, that great city, in which there are more than a hundred and twenty thousand people who do not know their right hand from their left, and also many animals?’
PSALM 145:1-8    
 
Second Reading: Philippians 1:21-30
 
Note to Lay Readers:  The Second Reading is not printed in the bulletin this week. Please ask the congregation to listen as you read it to them.
 
For to me, living is Christ and dying is gain. If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me; and I do not know which I prefer. I am hard pressed between the two: my desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better; but to remain in the flesh is more necessary for you. Since I am convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with all of you for your progress and joy in faith, so that I may share abundantly in your boasting in Christ Jesus when I come to you again.
Only, live your life in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that, whether I come and see you or am absent and hear about you, I will know that you are standing firm in one spirit, striving side by side with one mind for the faith of the gospel, and are in no way intimidated by your opponents. For them this is evidence of their destruction, but of your salvation. And this is God’s doing. For he has graciously granted you the privilege not only of believing in Christ, but of suffering for him as well-since you are having the same struggle that you saw I had and now hear that I still have.
 
If you are assigned but are unable to serve this Sunday, please make arrangements to switch with another worship assistant.  Thank you.
ALTAR GUILD:
Janet McPherson
                 
ASSISTING MINISTERS:
(E) Joy Becker
(L) Linda Wolters
       
GREETERS:
(E) Barbara & Byron Ehlmann
(L) Marie Harrington, Kathy Sanguinet
ACOLYTE:
(E) TBA
(L) Erin Farrell
LAY READERS:
(E) Janet McPherson
(L) Priscilla Craw
COMMUNION ASSISTANTS:
(E) Kathy Von Hoff
(L) Kris Albers, Daryl Barowicz, Don & Judy Blancett, Kristi Swartzman
USHERS:
(E) Sue Homant, Kevin Lundgren
(L) Gerald Kurtz, George Ohlin, Frank Piepmeier
OFFERING COUNTERS:
Kris-Tena Albers, Doris Albers, Daryl Barowicz
      
REFRESHMENTS:
(E) The Fellowship Committee
(L)  Abi Hudson
 
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Lay Readers: If the readings below are not legible, copies may be obtained by entering the applicable bible text at: http://bible.oremus.org.
First Reading: Ezekiel 33:7-11
 
So you, mortal, I have made a sentinel for the house of Israel; whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning from me. If I say to the wicked, ‘O wicked ones, you shall surely die’, and you do not speak to warn the wicked to turn from their ways, the wicked shall die in their iniquity, but their blood I will require at your hand. But if you warn the wicked to turn from their ways, and they do not turn from their ways, the wicked shall die in their iniquity, but you will have saved your life.
Now you, mortal, say to the house of Israel, Thus you have said: ‘Our transgressions and our sins weigh upon us, and we waste away because of them; how then can we live?’ Say to them, As I live, says the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from their ways and live; turn back, turn back from your evil ways; for why will you die, O house of Israel?
PSALM 119:33-40    
 
 
Second Reading: Matthew 18:15-20
 
[Jesus said to the disciples:] ‘If another member of the church sins against you, go and point out the fault when the two of you are alone. If the member listens to you, you have regained that one. But if you are not listened to, take one or two others along with you, so that every word may be confirmed by the evidence of two or three witnesses. If the member refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if the offender refuses to listen even to the church, let such a one be to you as a Gentile and a tax-collector. Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Again, truly I tell you, if two of you agree on earth about anything you ask, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.’
Past Weeks
Sunday, September 17, 2017
 
Worship 8:15 & 10:30 A.M.
Sunday School 9:30 A.M.
 
 
If you are assigned but are unable to serve this Sunday, please make arrangements to switch with another worship assistant.  Thank you.
ALTAR GUILD:
Janet McPherson
               
ASSISTING MINISTERS:
(E) TBA
(L) Kathy Sanguinet
       
GREETERS:
(E) Otis & Fannie Chinn
(L) Brent Kallestad & Kathy Van Loo
ACOLYTE:
(E) TBA
(L) Avery Heller
LAY READERS:
(E) Sandra Schorr
(L) Edwin DeBardeleben
COMMUNION ASSISTANTS:
(E) Allison Wharton
(L) Kris-Tena Albers, Bob & Joy Becker, Priscilla Craw, Jacqueline Curtis
USHERS:
(E) Burt Von Hoff, Gary Williams
(L) Daryl Barowicz, Doug Johnson, George Ohlin
OFFERING COUNTERS:
Kathy Bolling, Michelle Deyounks, Susan Wessner
       
REFRESHMENTS:
(E) The Fellowship Committee
(L) Bob & Joy Becker
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Lay Readers: If the readings below are not legible, copies may be obtained by entering the applicable bible text at: http://bible.oremus.org.
 
 
First Reading:  Genesis 50:15-21
 
Note to Lay Readers:  The first reading is not printed in the bulletin this week. Please ask the congregation to listen as you read it to them.
Realizing that their father was dead, Joseph’s brothers said, ‘What if Joseph still bears a grudge against us and pays us back in full for all the wrong that we did to him?’ So they approached Joseph, saying, ‘Your father gave this instruction before he died, “Say to Joseph: I beg you, forgive the crime of your brothers and the wrong they did in harming you.” Now therefore please forgive the crime of the servants of the God of your father.’ Joseph wept when they spoke to him. Then his brothers also wept, fell down before him, and said, ‘We are here as your slaves.’ But Joseph said to them, ‘Do not be afraid! Am I in the place of God? Even though you intended to do harm to me, God intended it for good, in order to preserve a numerous people, as he is doing today. So have no fear; I myself will provide for you and your little ones.’ In this way he reassured them, speaking kindly to them.
PSALM  103:1-13    
 
            Second Reading: Matthew 18:21-35
 
Peter came and said to him, ‘Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?’ Jesus said to him, ‘Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times.
‘For this reason the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his slaves. When he began the reckoning, one who owed him ten thousand talents was brought to him; and, as he could not pay, his lord ordered him to be sold, together with his wife and children and all his possessions, and payment to be made. So the slave fell on his knees before him, saying, “Have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.” And out of pity for him, the lord of that slave released him and forgave him the debt. But that same slave, as he went out, came upon one of his fellow-slaves who owed him a hundred denarii; and seizing him by the throat, he said, “Pay what you owe.” Then his fellow-slave fell down and pleaded with him, “Have patience with me, and I will pay you.” But he refused; then he went and threw him into prison until he should pay the debt. When his fellow-slaves saw what had happened, they were greatly distressed, and they went and reported to their lord all that had taken place. Then his lord summoned him and said to him, “You wicked slave! I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me. Should you not have had mercy on your fellow-slave, as I had mercy on you?” And in anger his lord handed him over to be tortured until he should pay his entire debt. So my heavenly Father will also do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother or sister from your heart.’

 

September 3, 2017
 
Worship 8:15 & 10:30 A.M.
Sunday School 9:30 A.M.
 
 
If you are assigned but are unable to serve this Sunday, please make arrangements to switch with another worship assistant.  Thank you.
ALTAR GUILD:
Erik Robinson & Kathy Sanguinet
                
ASSISTING MINISTERS:
(E) TBA
(L) KATHY SANGUINET
       
GREETERS:
(E) Rosalie Shupe, Paula Slade
(L) Jacqueline Curtis, Michelle Deyounks
ACOLYTE:
(E) TBA
(L) Aubrey Tangen
LAY READERS:
(E) Melinda Young
(L) Randi Buehner
COMMUNION ASSISTANTS:
(E) Burt Von Hoff
(L) Fran & Sharon Piepmeier, Kathy & Gary Sanguinet, Paul Schneider
USHERS:
 (E) Otis & Fannie Chinn
(L) Daryl Barowicz, 2 Needed
OFFERING COUNTERS:
Jon & Linda Ahlquist, Wendy Akin
      
REFRESHMENTS:
(E) Theresa Hollar
(L)  Tom & Sara Allen
 
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Lay Readers: If the readings below are not legible, copies may be obtained by entering the applicable bible text at: http://bible.oremus.org.
First Reading: Jeremiah 15:15-21
O Lord, you know;
remember me and visit me,
and bring down retribution for me on my persecutors.
In your forbearance do not take me away;
know that on your account I suffer insult.
Your words were found, and I ate them,
and your words became to me a joy
and the delight of my heart;
for I am called by your name,
O Lord, God of hosts.
I did not sit in the company of merrymakers,
nor did I rejoice;
under the weight of your hand I sat alone,
for you had filled me with indignation.
Why is my pain unceasing,
my wound incurable,
refusing to be healed?
Truly, you are to me like a deceitful brook,
like waters that fail.
Therefore, thus says the Lord:
If you turn back, I will take you back,
and you shall stand before me.
If you utter what is precious, and not what is worthless,
you shall serve as my mouth.
It is they who will turn to you,
not you who will turn to them.
And I will make you to this people
a fortified wall of bronze;
they will fight against you,
but they shall not prevail over you,
for I am with you
to save you and deliver you,
says the Lord.
I will deliver you out of the hand of the wicked,
and redeem you from the grasp of the ruthless.
PSALM  26:1-8  
 
Second Reading: Romans 12:9-21
 
Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor. Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to strangers.
Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly; do not claim to be wiser than you are. Do not repay anyone evil for evil, but take thought for what is noble in the sight of all. If it is possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave room for the wrath of God; for it is written, ‘Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.’ No, ‘if your enemies are hungry, feed them; if they are thirsty, give them something to drink; for by doing this you will heap burning coals on their heads.’ Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Sunday, August 27, 2017
 
Worship 8:15 & 10:30 A.M.
Sunday School 9:30 A.M.
 
 
If you are assigned but are unable to serve this Sunday, please make arrangements to switch with another worship assistant.  Thank you.
ALTAR GUILD:
Erik Robinson, Kathy Sanguinet
                
ASSISTING MINISTERS:
(E) Mary Eichin
(L) Linda Wolters
       
GREETERS:
(E) Sarah Campbell, Sandra Schorr
(L) Priscilla Craw, Nick Gandy
ACOLYTE:
(E) TBA (correction)
(L) Avery Heller (correction)
LAY READERS:
(E) Kathy Von Hoff
(L) Bill Pomidor
COMMUNION ASSISTANTS:
(E) Kevin Lundgren
(L) Don & Judy Blancett, Jacqueline Curtis, Ed DeBardeleben, Lisa Hall
USHERS:
(E) David Brown, Otis & Fannie Chinn
(L) Tom Hall, Sue Homant , 1 more needed
OFFERING COUNTERS:
Paul & Peggy Schneider, 1 more needed
     
REFRESHMENTS:
(E) Pris Craw
(L) Nick Gandy
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Lay Readers: If the readings below are not legible, copies may be obtained by entering the applicable bible text at: http://bible.oremus.org.
First Reading: Isaiah 51:1-6
Listen to me, you that pursue righteousness,
you that seek the Lord.
Look to the rock from which you were hewn,
and to the quarry from which you were dug.
Look to Abraham your father
and to Sarah who bore you;
for he was but one when I called him,
but I blessed him and made him many.
For the Lord will comfort Zion;
he will comfort all her waste places,
and will make her wilderness like Eden,
her desert like the garden of the Lord;
joy and gladness will be found in her,
thanksgiving and the voice of song.
Listen to me, my people,
and give heed to me, my nation;
for a teaching will go out from me,
and my justice for a light to the peoples.
I will bring near my deliverance swiftly,
my salvation has gone out
and my arms will rule the peoples;
the coastlands wait for me,
and for my arm they hope.
Lift up your eyes to the heavens,
and look at the earth beneath;
for the heavens will vanish like smoke,
the earth will wear out like a garment,
and those who live on it will die like gnats;
but my salvation will be forever,
and my deliverance will never be ended.
PSALM 138  
 
Second Reading: Romans 12:1-8
 
I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God-what is good and acceptable and perfect.
For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of yourself more highly than you ought to think, but to think with sober judgement, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. For as in one body we have many members, and not all the members have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another. We have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us: prophecy, in proportion to faith; ministry, in ministering; the teacher, in teaching; the exhorter, in exhortation; the giver, in generosity; the leader, in diligence; the compassionate, in cheerfulness.
SEPTEMBER 2017
SUNDAY WORSHIP ASSISTANT SCHEDULE
 
 
Sunday Worship is at 8:15 A.M. & 10:30 A.M
Sunday School for all ages is held between services at 9:30 A.M.
 
If you are unable to assist on your designated date please make arrangements to switch with another assistant.  If you would like the change listed in the bulletin, please notify the church office.  If the bulletin has not been printed, we will be happy to list the change for you.
 
 
SEPTEMBER 3, 2017
ALTAR GUILD:  Erik Robinson & Kathy Sanguinet                
ASSISTING MINISTERS: (E) TBA (L) TBA       
GREETERS: (E) Rosalie Shupe, Paula Slade (L) Jacqueline Curtis, Michelle Deyounks
ACOLYTE: (E) TBA (L) Aubrey Tangen
LAY READERS: (E) Melinda Young (L) Randi Buehner
COMMUNION ASSISTANTS: (E) Burt Von Hoff
(L) Fran & Sharon Piepmeier, Kathy & Gary Sanguinet, Paul Schneider
USHERS: (E) Otis & Fannie Chinn
(L) Bob & Joy Becker, Doug Johnson
OFFERING COUNTERS: Jon & Linda Ahlquist, Wendy Akin      
REFRESHMENTS:  (E) & (L) See signup board in fellowship hall
 
SEPTEMBER 10, 2017
ALTAR GUILD: TBA                 
ASSISTING MINISTERS: (E) Joy Becker (L) Stacey Fleming-Weeks       
GREETERS: (E) Allison Wharton, Melinda Young (L) Marie Harrington, Kathy Sanguinet
ACOLYTE: (E) TBA (L) Erin Ferrell
LAY READERS: (E) Janet McPherson (L) Priscilla Craw
COMMUNION ASSISTANTS: (E) Kathy Von Hoff
(L) Kris Albers, Daryl Barowicz, Don & Judy Blancett, Kristi Swartzman
USHERS: (E) Sue Homant, Kevin Lundgren
(L) Gerald Kurtz, George Ohlin, Frank Piepmeier
OFFERING COUNTERS: Kris-Tena Albers, Doris Albers, Daryl Barowicz      
REFRESHMENTS:  (E) & (L) See signup board in fellowship hall
SEPTEMBER 17, 2017
ALTAR GUILD: TBA               
ASSISTING MINISTERS: (E) TBA (L) Kathy Sanguinet        
GREETERS: (E) Otis & Fannie Chinn (L) Brent Kallestad & Kathy Van Loo
ACOLYTE: (E) TBA (L) Avery Heller
LAY READERS: (E) Sandra Schorr (L) Edwin DeBardeleben
COMMUNION ASSISTANTS: (E) Allison Wharton
(L) Bob & Joy Becker, Randi Buehner, Priscilla Craw, Jacqueline Curtis
USHERS: (E) Burt Von Hoff, Gary Williams
(L) Daryl Barowicz, Doug Johnson, George Ohlin
OFFERING COUNTERS: Kathy Bolling, Michelle Deyounks, Susan Wessner      
REFRESHMENTS:  (E) & (L) See signup board in fellowship hall
 
SEPTEMBER 24, 2017
ALTAR GUILD:  TBA                
ASSISTING MINISTERS: (E) Joy Becker (L) Linda Wolters        
GREETERS: (E) Barbara & Bryon Ehlmann (L) Sarah Campbell, Lynn White
ACOLYTE: (E) TBA (L) Aubrey Tangen
LAY READERS: (E) Burt Von Hoff (L) Nick Gandy
COMMUNION ASSISTANTS: (E) Lynne Winston
(L) Edwin DeBardeleben, Dean & Kathy Gatzlaff, Janet McPherson
USHERS: (E) David Brown, Sue Homant
(L)  Doug Johnson, Brent & Kathy Kallestad
OFFERING COUNTERS: Paul & Peggy Schneider, Randi Buehner      
REFRESHMENTS:  (E) & (L) See signup board in fellowship hall

 

September Acolyte Schedule

September 3 Aubrey Tangen

September 10 Erin Farrell

September 17 Avery Heller

September 24 Aubrey Tangen

Previous Sundays
August 13, 2017
 
One Worship Service During Summer
9:30 a.m.
  
If you are assigned but are unable to serve this Sunday, please make arrangements to switch with another worship assistant.  Thank you.
 
ALTAR GUILD:
Allison Wharton
  
ASSISTING MINISTER:
Joy Becker
 
GREETERS:
Lynn White, 1 more needed
ACOLYTE:
Aubrey Tangen
 
LAY READERS:
Paul Schneider
COMMUNION ASSISTANTS:
Laura Brown, Lisa Hall, Janet McPherson, Frank & Sharon Piepmeier
USHERS:
Tom Hall,Gerald Kurtz, 1 more needed
OFFERING COUNTERS:
Jon & Linda Ahlquist, Randi Buehner
 
REFRESHMENTS:
Christie Moore & Peggy Schneider
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Lay Readers: If the readings below are not legible, copies may be obtained by entering the applicable bible text at: http://bible.oremus.org.
First Reading: 1 Kings 19:9-18
At [Horeb, the mount of God,] [Elijah] he came to a cave, and spent the night there.
Then the word of the Lord came to him, saying, ‘What are you doing here, Elijah?’ He answered, ‘I have been very zealous for the Lord, the God of hosts; for the Israelites have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword. I alone am left, and they are seeking my life, to take it away.’
He said, ‘Go out and stand on the mountain before the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.’ Now there was a great wind, so strong that it was splitting mountains and breaking rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a sound of sheer silence. When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. Then there came a voice to him that said, ‘What are you doing here, Elijah?’ He answered, ‘I have been very zealous for the Lord, the God of hosts; for the Israelites have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword. I alone am left, and they are seeking my life, to take it away.’ Then the Lord said to him, ‘Go, return on your way to the wilderness of Damascus; when you arrive, you shall anoint Hazael as king over Aram. Also you shall anoint Jehu son of Nimshi as king over Israel; and you shall anoint Elisha son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah as prophet in your place. Whoever escapes from the sword of Hazael, Jehu shall kill; and whoever escapes from the sword of Jehu, Elisha shall kill. Yet I will leave seven thousand in Israel, all the knees that have not bowed to Baal, and every mouth that has not kissed him.’
PSALM 85:8-13  
 
Second Reading: Romans 10:5-15  
 
Moses writes concerning the righteousness that comes from the law, that ‘the person who does these things will live by them.’ But the righteousness that comes from faith says, ‘Do not say in your heart, “Who will ascend into heaven?” ‘ (that is, to bring Christ down) ‘or “Who will descend into the abyss?” ‘ (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead).But what does it say?
‘The word is near you,
on your lips and in your heart’
(that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); because if you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For one believes with the heart and so is justified, and one confesses with the mouth and so is saved. The scripture says, ‘No one who believes in him will be put to shame.’ For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of all and is generous to all who call on him. For, ‘Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.’

But how are they to call on one in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in one of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone to proclaim him? And how are they to proclaim him unless they are sent? As it is written, ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!’

AUGUST 2017
SUNDAY WORSHIP ASSISTANT SCHEDULE 
AND
ACOLYTE SCHEDULE THROUGH OCTOBER
 
Through August 13, 2017:  Sunday Worship is at 9:30 A.M.
 
Beginning August 20, 2017: 
Sunday Worship will be held at (E) 8:15 A.M. & (L) 10:30 A.M.
Sunday School for all ages will be held between services
 
If you are unable to assist on your designated date please make arrangements to switch with another assistant.  If you would like the change listed in the bulletin, please notify the church office.  If the bulletin has not been printed, we will be happy to list the change for you.
 

ACOLYTE SCHEDULELate service:

August 20 Erin Farrell

August 27 Avery Heller

September 3 Aubrey Tangen

September 10 Erin Farrell

September 17 Avery Heller

September 24 Aubrey Tangen

October 1 Erin Farrell

October 8 Avery Heller

October 15 Aubrey Tangen

October 22 Erin Farrell

October 29 Avery Heller

 
WORSHIP ASSISTANTS
AUGUST 6, 2017
ALTAR GUILD: Don & Judy Blancett          
ASSISTING MINISTER: Stacey Fleming-Weeks        
GREETERS: Ed and Bev Vertuno
ACOLYTE: Oliver Jacobs   
LAY READER: Bill Pomidor
COMMUNION ASSISTANTS: Nick Gandy, Dean & Kathy Gatzlaff, 2 needed
USHERS:  Ed DeBardeleben,Sue Homant, Doug Johnson
OFFERING COUNTERS:  Michelle Deyounks,  Jon and Linda Ahlquist  
REFRESHMENTS:  See signup board in fellowship hall
 
AUGUST 13, 2017
ALTAR GUILD: Allison Wharton         
ASSISTING MINISTER: Joy Becker        
GREETERS: Lynn White, Linda Wolters
ACOLYTE: Aubrey Tangen   
LAY READERS: Paul Schneider
COMMUNION ASSISTANTS: Laura Brown, Lisa Hall, Janet McPherson, Frank & Sharon Piepmeier
USHERS: Matt Hall,Tom Hall,Gerald Kurtz
OFFERING COUNTERS: Jon & Linda Ahlquist, Randi Buehner     
REFRESHMENTS:  See signup board in fellowship hall
AUGUST 20, 2017
ALTAR GUILD: Allison Wharton          
ASSISTING MINISTERS: (E) TBA (L) Kathy Sanguinet       
GREETERS: (E) Otis & Fannie Chinn (L) Bob & Joy Becker
ACOLYTE: (E) TBA (L) TBA
LAY READERS: (E) Burt Von Hoff (L) Sara Straub
COMMUNION ASSISTANTS: (E) Randi Buehner
(L) Gary Sanguinet, Paul Schneider, Kristi Swartzman, Brent Kallestad & Kathy Van Loo
USHERS: (E) Kevin Lundgren, Gary Williams
(L) Doug Johnson, George Ohlin, Frank Piepmeier
OFFERING COUNTERS: Bob & Joy Becker, Wendy Akin     
REFRESHMENTS:  (E) & (L) See signup board in fellowship hall
 
AUGUST 27, 2017
ALTAR GUILD: Erik Robinson, Kathy Sanguinet          
ASSISTING MINISTERS: (E) Mary Eichin (L) Linda Wolters       
GREETERS: (E) Sarah Campbell, Sandra Schorr (L) Priscilla Craw, Nick Gandy
ACOLYTE: (E) TBA (L) TBA
LAY READERS: (E) Kathy Von Hoff (L) Judy Blancett
COMMUNION ASSISTANTS: (E) Kevin Lundgren
(L) Don & Judy Blancett, Jacqueline Curtis, Ed DeBardeleben, Lisa Hall
USHERS: (E) David Brown, Otis & Fannie Chinn
(L) Matt Hall, Tom Hall, Sue Homant
OFFERING COUNTERS: Paul & Peggy Schneider, 1 TBA     
REFRESHMENTS:  (E) & (L) See signup board in fellowship hall
August 6, 2017
 
One Worship Service During Summer
9:30 a.m.
 
 
The Bulletin for this week has been printed.
If you are assigned but are unable to serve this Sunday, please make arrangements to switch with another worship assistant.  Thank you.
 
ALTAR GUILD:
Don & Judy Blancett
                
ASSISTING MINISTER:
Stacey Fleming-Weeks
        
GREETERS:
Ed and Bev Vertuno
ACOLYTE:
Oliver Jacobs
   
LAY READER:
Bill Pomidor
COMMUNION ASSISTANTS:
Nick Gandy, Dean & Kathy Gatzlaff, 2 needed
USHERS:
Ed DeBardeleben,Sue Homant, Doug Johnson
OFFERING COUNTERS:
Jon and Linda Alquist, Wendy Akin
   
REFRESHMENTS:
Kristi Swartzman
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Lay Readers: If the readings below are not legible, copies may be obtained by entering the applicable bible text at: http://bible.oremus.org.
First Reading: Isaiah 55:1-5
Ho, everyone who thirsts,
come to the waters;
and you that have no money,
come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk
without money and without price.
Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread,
and your labor for that which does not satisfy?
Listen carefully to me, and eat what is good,
and delight yourselves in rich food.
Incline your ear, and come to me;
listen, so that you may live.
I will make with you an everlasting covenant,
my steadfast, sure love for David.
See, I made him a witness to the peoples,
a leader and commander for the peoples.
See, you shall call nations that you do not know,
and nations that do not know you shall run to you,
because of the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel,
for he has glorified you.
PSALM 145:8-9, 14-21
 
Second Reading: Romans 9:1-5
 
I am speaking the truth in Christ-I am not lying; my conscience confirms it by the Holy Spirit- I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my own people, my kindred according to the flesh. They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises; to them belong the patriarchs, and from them, according to the flesh, comes the Messiah, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.

July 30, 2017

 
One Worship Service During Summer
9:30 a.m.
 
 
The bulletin has been printed for this week.
If you are assigned but are unable to serve this Sunday, please make arrangements to switch with another worship assistant.  Thank you.
ALTAR GUILD:
Don & Judy Blancett
  
ASSISTING MINISTERS:
Linda Wolters
 
GREETERS:
Brent Kallestad & Kathy Van Loo
ACOLYTE:
Avery Heller
 
LAY READERS:
Sharon Piepmeier
COMMUNION ASSISTANTS:
Priscilla Craw, Edwin DeBardeleben, Jacqueline Curtis, Kathy Gatzlaff, Susan Wessner
USHERS:  
Otis & Fannie Chinn, Gary Williams
OFFERING COUNTERS:  
Paul & Peggy Schneider, Randi Buehner
 
REFRESHMENTS:
The Fellowship Committee
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Lay Readers: If the readings below are not legible, copies may be obtained by entering the applicable bible text at: http://bible.oremus.org.
First Reading:  1 Kings 3:5-12
 
At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night; and God said, ‘Ask what I should give you.’ And Solomon said, ‘You have shown great and steadfast love to your servant my father David, because he walked before you in faithfulness, in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart towards you; and you have kept for him this great and steadfast love, and have given him a son to sit on his throne today. And now, O Lord my God, you have made your servant king in place of my father David, although I am only a little child; I do not know how to go out or come in. And your servant is in the midst of the people whom you have chosen, a great people, so numerous they cannot be numbered or counted. Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, able to discern between good and evil; for who can govern this your great people?’
It pleased the Lord that Solomon had asked this. God said to him, ‘Because you have asked this, and have not asked for yourself long life or riches, or for the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern what is right, I now do according to your word. Indeed I give you a wise and discerning mind; no one like you has been before you and no one like you shall arise after you.
PSALM 119:129-136
 
Second Reading: Romans 8:26-39       
 
The Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words. And God, who searches the heart, knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.
We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn within a large family. And those whom he predestined he also called; and those whom he called he also justified; and those whom he justified he also glorified.
What then are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us? He who did not withhold his own Son, but gave him up for all of us, will he not with him also give us everything else? Who will bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn? It is Christ Jesus, who died, yes, who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who indeed intercedes for us. Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written,
‘For your sake we are being killed all day long;
we are accounted as sheep to be slaughtered.’
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Worship Assistants and Readings
Sunday, July 23, 2017
 
One Worship Service During Summer
9:30 a.m.
 
 
If you are assigned but are unable to serve this Sunday, please make arrangements to switch with another worship assistant.  Thank you.
 
VISITING PASTOR:  
Candace McKibben
ALTAR GUILD:
Sandra Schorr
  
ASSISTING MINISTERS:
Kathy Sanguinet
 
GREETERS:
Sandra Schorr, Lynn White
ACOLYTE:
Erin Farrell
 
LAY READERS:
Victoria Heller
COMMUNION ASSISTANTS:
Burt & Kathy Von Hoff, Bob & Joy Becker, Sue Homant
USHERS:
Doug Johnson,   Burt Von Hoff,   Gerald Kurtz
OFFERING COUNTERS:  
Jon & Linda Ahlquist, Wendy Akin
REFRESHMENTS:
Paul & Peggy Schneider
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Lay Readers: If the readings below are not legible, copies may be obtained by entering the applicable bible text at: http://bible.oremus.org.
First Reading: Isaiah 44:6-8
 
Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel
and his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts:
I am the first and I am the last;
besides me there is no god.
Who is like me? Let them proclaim it,
let them declare and set it forth before me.
Who has announced from of old the things to come?
Let them tell us what is yet to be.
Do not fear, or be afraid;
have I not told you from of old and declared it?
You are my witnesses!
Is there any god besides me?
There is no other rock; I know not one.
PSALM 86:11-17
 
Second Reading: Romans 8:12-25      
 
So then, brothers and sisters, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh- for if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received a spirit of adoption. When we cry, ‘Abba! Father!’ it is that very Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ-if, in fact, we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him.
I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory about to be revealed to us. For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God; for the creation was subjected to futility, not of its own will but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and will obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labor pains until now; and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly while we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies. For in hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what is seen? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.
Worship Assistants & Readings
Sunday, July 16, 2017
 
One Worship Service During Summer
9:30 a.m.
 
 
If you are assigned but are unable to serve this Sunday, please make arrangements to switch with another worship assistant.  Thank you.
ALTAR GUILD:
Sandra Schorr
  
ASSISTING MINISTERS:
Joy Becker
 
GREETERS:
Rosalie Shupe, Paula Slade
ACOLYTE:
Levi Ewald
 
LAY READERS:
Lisa Hall
COMMUNION ASSISTANTS:
Don & Judy Blancett, Gary & Kathy Sanguinet, Paul Schneider
USHERS: 
Frank Piepmeier, Tom & Matt Hall
OFFERING COUNTERS:
Kathy Bolling, Michelle Deyounks, Susan Wessner
 
REFRESHMENTS:
Kathy Van Loo
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Lay Readers: If the readings below are not legible, copies may be obtained by entering the applicable bible text at: http://bible.oremus.org.
First Reading:  Isaiah 55:10-13
 
For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven,
and do not return there until they have watered the earth,
making it bring forth and sprout,
giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater,
so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth;
it shall not return to me empty,
but it shall accomplish that which I purpose,
and succeed in the thing for which I sent it.
For you shall go out in joy,
and be led back in peace;
the mountains and the hills before you
shall burst into song,
and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress;
instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle;
and it shall be to the Lord for a memorial,
for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.
PSALM 65:1-13
 
Second Reading: Romans 8:1-11     
 
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do: by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and to deal with sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, so that the just requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. To set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. For this reason the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law-indeed it cannot, and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
But you are not in the flesh; you are in the Spirit, since the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him. But if Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness. If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will give life to your mortal bodies also through his Spirit that dwells in you. 
ASSISTANTS & READINGS
Sunday, July 9, 2017
 
One Worship Service During Summer
9:30 a.m.
 
 
If you are assigned but are unable to serve this Sunday, please make arrangements to switch with another worship assistant.  Thank you.
 
ALTAR GUILD:
David & Laura Brown
               
ASSISTING MINISTERS:
Floyd Self
       
GREETERS:
Nick Gandy, Kathy Sanguinet
ACOLYTE:
Charlie Ewald
  
LAY READERS:
Edwin DeBardeleben
COMMUNION ASSISTANTS:
Nick Gandy, Dean & Kathy Gatzlaff, Frank & Sharon Piepmeier
USHERS:
Gerald Kurtz, George Ohlin, Gary Williams
OFFERING COUNTERS:
Bob & Joy Becker, Paul & Peggy Schneider
   
REFRESHMENTS:  Bev Vertuno & Kristin Tangen
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Lay Readers: If the readings below are not legible, copies may be obtained by entering the applicable bible text at: http://bible.oremus.org.
First Reading:  Zechariah 9:9-12
 
Rejoice greatly, O daughter Zion!
Shout aloud, O daughter Jerusalem!
Lo, your king comes to you;
triumphant and victorious is he,
humble and riding on a donkey,
on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
He will cut off the chariot from Ephraim
and the warhorse from Jerusalem;
and the battle-bow shall be cut off,
and he shall command peace to the nations;
his dominion shall be from sea to sea,
and from the River to the ends of the earth.
As for you also, because of the blood of my covenant with you,
I will set your prisoners free from the waterless pit.
Return to your stronghold, O prisoners of hope;
today I declare that I will restore to you double.
PSALM 145:8-14
 
Second Reading: Romans 7:15-25a   
 
I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. Now if I do what I do not want, I agree that the law is good. But in fact it is no longer I that do it, but sin that dwells within me. For I know that nothing good dwells within me, that is, in my flesh. I can will what is right, but I cannot do it. For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I do. Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I that do it, but sin that dwells within me.
So I find it to be a law that when I want to do what is good, evil lies close at hand. For I delight in the law of God in my inmost self, but I see in my members another law at war with the law of my mind, making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members. Wretched man that I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!
 
 
If you are assigned but are unable to serve this Sunday, please make arrangements to switch with another worship assistant.  Thank you.
ALTAR GUILD:
David & Laura Brown
               
ASSISTING MINISTERS:
Linda Wolters
       
GREETERS:
Hugo & Kathy Sabari
ACOLYTE:
Callahan Cutcliffe
  
LAY READERS:
Randi Buehner
COMMUNION ASSISTANTS:
Otis & Fannie Chinn, Lisa & Tom Hall, Kevin Lundgren
USHERS:  
Sue Homant, Doug Johnson, Burt Von Hoff
OFFERING COUNTERS:
Jon & Linda Ahlquist, Wendy Akin
   
REFRESHMENTS:  Paul & Peggy Schneider
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Lay Readers: If the readings below are not legible, copies may be obtained by entering the applicable bible text at: http://bible.oremus.org.
First Reading: Jeremiah 28:5-9  
 
Then the prophet Jeremiah spoke to the prophet Hananiah in the presence of the priests and all the people who were standing in the house of the Lord; and the prophet Jeremiah said, ‘Amen! May the Lord do so; may the Lord fulfill the words that you have prophesied, and bring back to this place from Babylon the vessels of the house of the Lord, and all the exiles. But listen now to this word that I speak in your hearing and in the hearing of all the people. The prophets who preceded you and me from ancient times prophesied war, famine, and pestilence against many countries and great kingdoms. As for the prophet who prophesies peace, when the word of that prophet comes true, then it will be known that the Lord has truly sent the prophet.’
PSALM 89:1-4, 15-18
 
Second Reading: Romans 6:12-23    
 
Do not let sin exercise dominion in your mortal bodies, to make you obey their passions. No longer present your members to sin as instruments of wickedness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and present your members to God as instruments of righteousness. For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.
What then? Should we sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means! Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness? But thanks be to God that you, having once been slaves of sin, have become obedient from the heart to the form of teaching to which you were entrusted, and that you, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness. I am speaking in human terms because of your natural limitations. For just as you once presented your members as slaves to impurity and to greater and greater iniquity, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness for sanctification.
When you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. So what advantage did you then get from the things of which you now are ashamed? The end of those things is death. But now that you have been freed from sin and enslaved to God, the advantage you get is sanctification. The end is eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
 Past Sunday’s
 June 25, 2017
 
One Worship Service During Summer
9:30 a.m.
 
 
If you are assigned but are unable to serve this Sunday, please make arrangements to switch with another worship assistant.  Thank you.
 
ALTAR GUILD:
Kathy Van Loo
               
ASSISTING MINISTERS:
Kathy Sanguinet
      
GREETERS:
Marie Harrington, Priscilla Heidorn
ACOLYTE: 
Aubrey Tangen
LAY READERS:
Kathy Gatzlaff
COMMUNION ASSISTANTS:
Dean Gatzlaff,Frank & Sharon Piepmeier, Jeanette Sickel, 1 more needed
USHERS: 
Bob & Joy Becker, David Brown
OFFERING COUNTERS:
Jim Nelsen, Paul & Peggy Schneider
   
REFRESHMENTS:
Judy Blancett
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Lay Readers: If the readings below are not legible, copies may be obtained by entering the applicable bible text at: http://bible.oremus.org.
First Reading:  Jeremiah 20:7-13
 
O Lord, you have enticed me,
and I was enticed;
you have overpowered me,
and you have prevailed.
I have become a laughing-stock all day long;
everyone mocks me.
For whenever I speak, I must cry out,
I must shout, ‘Violence and destruction!’
For the word of the Lord has become for me
a reproach and derision all day long.
If I say, ‘I will not mention him,
or speak any more in his name’,
then within me there is something like a burning fire
shut up in my bones;
I am weary with holding it in,
and I cannot.
For I hear many whispering:
‘Terror is all around!
Denounce him! Let us denounce him!’
All my close friends
are watching for me to stumble.
‘Perhaps he can be enticed,
and we can prevail against him,
and take our revenge on him.’
But the Lord is with me like a dread warrior;
therefore my persecutors will stumble,
and they will not prevail.
They will be greatly shamed,
for they will not succeed.
Their eternal dishonor
will never be forgotten.
O Lord of hosts, you test the righteous,
you see the heart and the mind;
let me see your retribution upon them,
for to you I have committed my cause.
Sing to the Lord;
praise the Lord!
For he has delivered the life of the needy
from the hands of evildoers.
PSALM 69:7-18
 
 
Second Reading: Romans 6:1b-11   
 
Note to Lay Readers:  The Second Reading is not included on the back of the bulletin this week. Please ask the congregation to listen as you read it to them.
 
Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.
For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. We know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be destroyed, and we might no longer be enslaved to sin. For whoever has died is freed from sin. But if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. The death he died, he died to sin, once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.
Sunday, June 18, 2017
 
One Worship Service During Summer
9:30 a.m.
 
 
If you are assigned but are unable to serve this Sunday, please make arrangements to switch with another worship assistant.  Thank you.
 
ALTAR GUILD:
Kathy Van Loo
                
ASSISTING MINISTERS:
Joy Becker
       
GREETERS:
Bryon & Barbara Ehlmann
ACOLYTE:
TBA
LAY READERS:
Priscilla Craw
COMMUNION ASSISTANTS
Ed DeBardeleben, Kevin Lundgren, Sunshine Jacobs, Lisa Hall, 1 more needed
USHERS:
Matt Hall, Tom Hall, Gerald Kurtz
OFFERING COUNTERS:
Kathy Bolling, Michelle Deyounks, Susan Wessner
 
REFRESHMENTS:
Ice Cream Social hosted by the Fellowship Committee
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Lay Readers: If the readings below are not legible, copies may be obtained by entering the applicable bible text at: http://bible.oremus.org.
First Reading:  Exodus 19:2-8a
 
[The Israelites] had journeyed from Rephidim, entered the wilderness of Sinai, and camped in the wilderness; Israel camped there in front of the mountain. Then Moses went up to God; the Lord called to him from the mountain, saying, ‘Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob, and tell the Israelites: You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself. Now therefore, if you obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession out of all the peoples. Indeed, the whole earth is mine, but you shall be for me a priestly kingdom and a holy nation. These are the words that you shall speak to the Israelites.’
So Moses came, summoned the elders of the people, and set before them all these words that the Lord had commanded him. The people all answered as one: ‘Everything that the Lord has spoken we will do.’ Moses reported the words of the people to the Lord.
 
PSALM 100
 
 
Second Reading:  Romans 5:1-8  
 
Note to Lay Readers:  The Second Reading is not included on the back of the bulletin this week. Please ask the congregation to listen as you read it to them.
 
Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand; and we boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God. And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.
For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. Indeed, rarely will anyone die for a righteous person-though perhaps for a good person someone might actually dare to die. But God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us.
JULY 2017
SUNDAY WORSHIP ASSISTANT SCHEDULE
 
  
If you are unable to assist on your designated date please make arrangements to switch with another assistant.  If you would like the change listed in the bulletin, please notify the church office.  If the bulletin has not been printed, we will be happy to list the change for you.
 
 
JULY 2, 2017
ALTAR GUILD: David & Laura Brown               
ASSISTING MINISTERS: Linda Wolters       
GREETERS: Hugo & Kathy Sabari
ACOLYTE: Callahan Cutcliffe  
LAY READERS: Randi Buehner
COMMUNION ASSISTANTS: Otis & Fannie Chinn, Lisa & Tom Hall, Kevin Lundgren
USHERS:  Sue Homant, Doug Johnson, Burt Von Hoff
OFFERING COUNTERS:  Jon & Linda Ahlquist, Wendy Akin   
REFRESHMENTS:  See signup board in fellowship hall
 
JULY 9, 2017
ALTAR GUILD: David & Laura Brown               
ASSISTING MINISTERS: TBA       
GREETERS:  Nick Gandy, Kathy Sanguinet
ACOLYTE: Charlie Ewald  
LAY READERS: Edwin DeBardeleben
COMMUNION ASSISTANTS: Nick Gandy, Dean & Kathy Gatzlaff, Frank & Sharon Piepmeier
USHERS:  Gerald Kurtz, George Ohlin, Gary Williams
OFFERING COUNTERS:  Bob & Joy Becker, Paul & Peggy Schneider   
REFRESHMENTS:  See signup board in fellowship hall
JULY 16, 2017
ALTAR GUILD: Sandra Schorr               
ASSISTING MINISTERS:  Joy Becker      
GREETERS: Rosalie Shupe, Paula Slade
ACOLYTE: Levi Ewald  
LAY READERS: Lisa Hall
COMMUNION ASSISTANTS: Don & Judy Blancett, Gary & Kathy Sanguinet, Paul Schneider
USHERS:   Frank Piepmeier, Tom & Matt Hall
OFFERING COUNTERS: Kathy Bolling, Michelle Deyounks, Susan Wessner   
REFRESHMENTS:  See signup board in fellowship hall
 
JULY 23, 2017
ALTAR GUILD: Sandra Schorr               
ASSISTING MINISTERS: Kathy Sanguinet       
GREETERS:  Sandra Schorr, Lynn White
ACOLYTE: Erin Farrell  
LAY READERS:  Victoria Heller
COMMUNION ASSISTANTS: Burt & Kathy Von Hoff, Bob & Joy Becker, Sue Homant
USHERS:  Doug Johnson,   Burt Von Hoff,   Gerald Kurtz
OFFERING COUNTERS:  Jon & Linda Ahlquist, Wendy Akin
REFRESHMENTS:  See signup board in fellowship hall
JULY 30, 2017
ALTAR GUILD: Don & Judy Blancett               
ASSISTING MINISTERS: Linda Wolters       
GREETERS:  Brent Kallestad & Kathy Van Loo
ACOLYTE: Avery Heller  
LAY READERS: Sharon Piepmeier
COMMUNION ASSISTANTS: Randi Buehner, Priscilla Craw, Edwin Debardeleben, Jacqueline Curtis, Susan Wessner
USHERS:  Otis & Fannie Chinn, Gary Williams
OFFERING COUNTERS:  Paul & Peggy Schneider, Randi Buehner  
REFRESHMENTS:  See signup board in fellowship hall
WORSHIP ASSISTANTS & READINGS
Sunday, June11, 2017
 
One Worship Service During Summer
9:30 a.m.
 
 
If you are assigned but are unable to serve this Sunday, please make arrangements to switch with another worship assistant.  Thank you.
 
ALTAR GUILD:
Janet McPherson
              
ASSISTING MINISTERS:
Floyd Self
      
GREETERS:
Marie Harrington, 1 more needed
ACOLYTE:
Avery Heller
LAY READERS:
Kathy Von Hoff
COMMUNION ASSISTANTS:
Brian Ewald, Don & Judy Blancett, Jacqueline Curtis, 1 more needed
USHERS:
Burt Von Hoff, Doug Johnson, Ron Foltz
OFFERING COUNTERS:
Doris Albers, Kris-Tena Albers, Daryl Barowicz
   
REFRESHMENTS:
Kathy Sanguinet
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Lay Readers: If the readings below are not legible, copies may be obtained by entering the applicable bible text at: http://bible.oremus.org.
First Reading:  Genesis 1:1-24a
 
In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. Then God said, ‘Let there be light’; and there was light. And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.
And God said, ‘Let there be a dome in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.’ So God made the dome and separated the waters that were under the dome from the waters that were above the dome. And it was so. God called the dome Sky. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day.
And God said, ‘Let the waters under the sky be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.’ And it was so. God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good. Then God said, ‘Let the earth put forth vegetation: plants yielding seed, and fruit trees of every kind on earth that bear fruit with the seed in it.’ And it was so. The earth brought forth vegetation: plants yielding seed of every kind, and trees of every kind bearing fruit with the seed in it. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening and there was morning, the third day.
And God said, ‘Let there be lights in the dome of the sky to separate the day from the night; and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years, and let them be lights in the dome of the sky to give light upon the earth.’ And it was so. God made the two great lights-the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night-and the stars. God set them in the dome of the sky to give light upon the earth,to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening and there was morning, the fourth day.
And God said, ‘Let the waters bring forth swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the dome of the sky.’ So God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, of every kind, with which the waters swarm, and every winged bird of every kind. And God saw that it was good. God blessed them, saying, ‘Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.’ And there was evening and there was morning, the fifth day.
And God said, ‘Let the earth bring forth living creatures of every kind: cattle and creeping things and wild animals of the earth of every kind.’ And it was so. God made the wild animals of the earth of every kind, and the cattle of every kind, and everything that creeps upon the ground of every kind. And God saw that it was good.
Then God said, ‘Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the wild animals of the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.’
So God created humankind in his image,
in the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them.
God blessed them, and God said to them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth.’ God said, ‘See, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for food. And to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.’ And it was so. God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.
Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all their multitude. And on the seventh day God finished the work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all the work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and hallowed it, because on it God rested from all the work that he had done in creation.
These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created.
 
PSALM  8
 
 
Second Reading:  2 Corinthians 13:11-13
 
Note to Lay Readers:  The Second Reading is not included on the back of the bulletin this week. Please ask the congregation to listen as you read it to them.
 
Finally, brothers and sisters, farewell. Put things in order, listen to my appeal, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the saints greet you.
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with all of you.

2017

JUNE-SUNDAY WORSHIP ASSISTANT SCHEDULE
 
 Beginning Sunday, June 4
Only one Worship Service for Summer 
9:30 a.m.  
  
If you are unable to assist on your designated date please make arrangements to switch with another assistant.  If you would like the change listed in the bulletin, please notify the church office.  If the bulletin has not been printed, we will be happy to list the change for you.
 
 
JUNE 4, 2017
ALTAR GUILD: TBA                 
ASSISTING MINISTERS: Confirmation Class will assist           
GREETERS:  Otis & Fannie Chinn
ACOLYTE: Erin Farrell       
LAY READERS: Confirmation Class
COMMUNION ASSISTANTS: Kris-Tena Albers, Daryl Barowicz, Laura Brown, Priscilla Craw
USHERS: Gary Williams, Kevin Lundgren,Frank Piepmeier     
OFFERING COUNTERS: Jon & Linda Ahlquist, Wendy Akin            
REFRESHMENTS: See sign-up sheet in the fellowship hall.
 
JUNE 11, 2017
ALTAR GUILD: TBA                  
ASSISTING MINISTERS: Joy Becker            
GREETERS: Henry & Norma Gauding
ACOLYTE: Avery Heller     
LAY READERS: Melinda Young
COMMUNION ASSISTANTS: Brian Ewald, Don & Judy Blancett, Jacqueline Curtis 
USHERS: Burt Von Hoff, Doug Johnson, Ron Foltz    
OFFERING COUNTERS: Doris Albers, Kris-Tena Albers, Daryl Barowicz      
REFRESHMENTS: See sign-up sheet in the fellowship hall.
 
JUNE 18, 2017
ALTAR GUILD: TBA                   
ASSISTING MINISTERS: TBA            
GREETERS: Bryon & Barbara Ehlmann
ACOLYTE: TBA      
LAY READERS: Priscilla Craw
COMMUNION ASSISTANTS:  Ed DeBardeleben, Kevin Lundgren, Sunshine Jacobs, Lisa Hall
USHERS:  Matt Hall, Tom Hall, Gerald Kurtz      
OFFERING COUNTERS: Kathy Bolling, Michelle Deyounks, Susan Wessner         
REFRESHMENTS: See sign-up sheet in the fellowship hall.
 
JUNE 25, 2017
ALTAR GUILD: TBA                  
ASSISTING MINISTERS: Kathy Sanguinet           
GREETERS:  Marie Harrington, Priscilla Heidorn
ACOLYTE: Aubrey Tangen      
LAY READERS: Kathy Gatzlaff
COMMUNION ASSISTANTS: Dean Gatzlaff,Frank & Sharon Piepmeier, Jeanette Sickel 
USHERS:  Bob & Joy Becker, David Brown            
OFFERING COUNTERS: Jim Nelsen, Paul & Peggy Schneider            
REFRESHMENTS: See sign-up sheet in the fellowship hall.
 

Previous Weeks

WORSHIP ASSISTANTS & READINGS
Sunday, June 4, 2017
 
One Worship Service During Summer
9:30 a.m.
  
If you are assigned but are unable to serve this Sunday, please make arrangements to switch with another worship assistant.  Thank you.
 
ALTAR GUILD:
Janet McPherson
              
ASSISTING MINISTERS:
Confirmation Class
      
GREETERS:
Otis & Fannie Chinn
ACOLYTE:
Erin Farrell
 
LAY READERS:
Confirmation Class
COMMUNION ASSISTANTS:
Kris-Tena Albers, Daryl Barowicz, Laura Brown, Priscilla Craw, 1 TBA
USHERS:
Gary Williams, Kevin Lundgren, Frank Piepmeier
OFFERING COUNTERS:
Wendy Akin, 2 TBA
   
REFRESHMENTS:
Pam & Doug Johnson
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Lay Readers: If the readings below are not legible, copies may be obtained by entering the applicable bible text at: http://bible.oremus.org.
First Reading: Acts 2:1-21
 
When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.
Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each. Amazed and astonished, they asked, ‘Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language? Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabs-in our own languages we hear them speaking about God’s deeds of power.’ All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, ‘What does this mean?’ But others sneered and said, ‘They are filled with new wine.’
But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them: ‘Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say. Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o’clock in the morning. No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel:
“In the last days it will be, God declares,
that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh,
and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
and your young men shall see visions,
and your old men shall dream dreams.
Even upon my slaves, both men and women,
in those days I will pour out my Spirit;
and they shall prophesy.
And I will show portents in the heaven above
and signs on the earth below,
blood, and fire, and smoky mist.
The sun shall be turned to darkness
and the moon to blood,
before the coming of the Lord’s great and glorious day.
Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
 
 
PSALM 104:24-34, 35b
 
Second Reading:  1 Corinthians 12:3b-13
 
Readers: The Second Reading is not printed on the back of the bulletin this week. Please ask the congregation to listen as it is read to them.
Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking by the Spirit of God ever says ‘Let Jesus be cursed!’ and no one can say ‘Jesus is Lord’ except by the Holy Spirit.
Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the discernment of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. All these are activated by one and the same Spirit, who allots to each one individually just as the Spirit chooses.
For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body-Jews or Greeks, slaves or free-and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.
ASSISTANTS & READINGS
Sunday, May 28, 2017
  
If you are assigned but are unable to serve this Sunday, please make arrangements to switch with another worship assistant.  Thank you.
 
ALTAR GUILD:
Doug & Pam Johnson
               
ASSISTING MINISTERS:
(E) Henry Fuelberg
(L) Kathy Sanguinet
         
GREETERS:
(E) Melinda Young
(L) Jacqueline Curtis, Michelle Deyounks
ACOLYTE: 
(E) TBA
(L) TBA
LAY READERS:
(E) TBA
(L) Elisa Casey
COMMUNION ASSISTANTS:
(E) Allison Wharton
(L) Sunshine Jacobs, Lisa Hall, Frank & Sharon Piepmeier
USHERS:
(E) David Brown, Burt Von Hoff
(L) James Nelsen, George Ohlin, Robert Kopacz
OFFERING COUNTERS:
Note: 3 counters are needed to switch dates with or simply fill in for Kathy Bolling, Michelle Deyounks & Susan Wessner who cannot be here on May 28. Please email the church office to volunteer.
REFRESHMENTS:
(E) The Fellowship Committee
(L) The Fellowship Committee
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Lay Readers: If the readings below are not legible, copies may be obtained by entering the applicable bible text at: http://bible.oremus.org.
First Reading:  Acts 1:6-14
 
So when [the apostles] had come together, they asked [Jesus], ‘Lord, is this the time when you will restore the kingdom to Israel?’ He replied, ‘It is not for you to know the times or periods that the Father has set by his own authority.But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.’ When he had said this, as they were watching, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. While he was going and they were gazing up towards heaven, suddenly two men in white robes stood by them. They said, ‘Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up towards heaven? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.’
Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a sabbath day’s journey away. When they had entered the city, they went to the room upstairs where they were staying, Peter, and John, and James, and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James son of Alphaeus, and Simon the Zealot, and Judas son of James. All these were constantly devoting themselves to prayer, together with certain women, including Mary the mother of Jesus, as well as his brothers. 
 
Psalm  68:1-10, 32-35
 
Second Reading: 1 Peter 4:12-14, 5:6-11
 
Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that is taking place among you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice in so far as you are sharing Christ’s sufferings, so that you may also be glad and shout for joy when his glory is revealed. If you are reviled for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the spirit of glory, which is the Spirit of God, is resting on you.
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you. Discipline yourselves; keep alert. Like a roaring lion your adversary the devil prowls around, looking for someone to devour. Resist him, steadfast in your faith, for you know that your brothers and sisters throughout the world are undergoing the same kinds of suffering. And after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, support, strengthen, and establish you. To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen.

WORSHIP ASSISTANTS & READINGS

Sunday, May 21, 2017
 
 
If you are assigned but are unable to serve this Sunday, please make arrangements to switch with another worship assistant.  Thank you.
 
ALTAR GUILD:
Doug & Pam Johnson
               
ASSISTING MINISTERS:
(E) Mary Eichin
(L) Daryl Barowicz
         
GREETERS:
(E) Rosalie Shupe, 1 more needed
(L) Priscilla Craw, 1 more needed
ACOLYTE: 
(E) TBA
(L) TBA
LAY READERS:
(E) Lynne Winston
(L) Kris-Tena Albers
COMMUNION ASSISTANTS:
(E) Kevin Lundgren
(L) Priscilla Craw, Edwin DeBardeleben, Dean & Kathy Gatzlaff
USHERS:
(E) Otis & Fannie Chinn
(L) Gerald Kurtz, Brent Kallestad, Kathy Van Loo
OFFERING COUNTERS:
Doris Albers, Kris-Tena Albers, Daryl Barowicz
  
REFRESHMENTS:
(E) & (L) Fellowship Committee
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Lay Readers: If the readings below are not legible, copies may be obtained by entering the applicable bible text at: http://bible.oremus.org.
First Reading:  Acts 17:22-31  
 
Paul stood in front of the Areopagus and said, ‘Athenians, I see how extremely religious you are in every way. For as I went through the city and looked carefully at the objects of your worship, I found among them an altar with the inscription, “To an unknown god.” What therefore you worship as unknown, this I proclaim to you. The God who made the world and everything in it, he who is Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in shrines made by human hands, nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mortals life and breath and all things. From one ancestor he made all nations to inhabit the whole earth, and he allotted the times of their existence and the boundaries of the places where they would live, so that they would search for God and perhaps grope for him and find him-though indeed he is not far from each one of us. For “In him we live and move and have our being”; as even some of your own poets have said,
“For we too are his offspring.”
Since we are God’s offspring, we ought not to think that the deity is like gold, or silver, or stone, an image formed by the art and imagination of mortals. While God has overlooked the times of human ignorance, now he commands all people everywhere to repent, because he has fixed a day on which he will have the world judged in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed, and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.’
  
Psalm  66:8-20
 
Second Reading: 1 Peter 3:13-22
 
Who will harm you if you are eager to do what is good? But even if you do suffer for doing what is right, you are blessed. Do not fear what they fear, and do not be intimidated, but in your hearts sanctify Christ as Lord. Always be ready to make your defense to anyone who demands from you an account of the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and reverence. Keep your conscience clear, so that, when you are maligned, those who abuse you for your good conduct in Christ may be put to shame. For it is better to suffer for doing good, if suffering should be God’s will, than to suffer for doing evil. For Christ also suffered for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, in order to bring you to God. He was put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit, in which also he went and made a proclamation to the spirits in prison, who in former times did not obey, when God waited patiently in the days of Noah, during the building of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight people, were saved through water. And baptism, which this prefigured, now saves you-not as a removal of dirt from the body, but as an appeal to God fora good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers made subject to him.

 

WORSHIP ASSISTANTS & READINGS
Sunday, May 14, 2017
  
If you are assigned but are unable to serve this Sunday, please make arrangements to switch with another worship assistant.  Thank you.
 
ALTAR GUILD:
Bev Vertuno, Kristin Tangen
              
ASSISTING MINISTERS:
(E) Henry Fuelberg
(L) Floyd Self
       
GREETERS:
(E) Hugo & Kathy Sabari
(L) Steve & Cheryl Szypula
ACOLYTE: 
(E) TBA
(L) Lindsey Szypula
LAY READERS:
(E) Burt Von Hoff
(L) Don Blancett
COMMUNION ASSISTANTS:
(E) Stacey Fleming-Weeks
(L) Kristi Swartzman, Kathy Van Loo, Susan Wessner, Linda Wolters
USHERS:
(E) Kevin Lundgren, Gary Williams
(L) Matthew Hall, Tom Hall, Doug Johnson
OFFERING COUNTERS:
Jon & Linda Ahlquist, Wendy Akin
 
REFRESHMENTS:
(E) Mark & Priscilla Heidorn
(L) Irv & Georgia Jahns
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Lay Readers: If the readings below are not legible, copies may be obtained by entering the applicable bible text at: http://bible.oremus.org.
First Reading:  Acts 7:55-60
 
Filled with the Holy Spirit, [Stephen] gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. ‘Look,’ he said, ‘I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!’ But they covered their ears, and with a loud shout all rushed together against him. Then they dragged him out of the city and began to stone him; and the witnesses laid their coats at the feet of a young man named Saul. While they were stoning Stephen, he prayed, ‘Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.’ Then he knelt down and cried out in a loud voice, ‘Lord, do not hold this sin against them.’ When he had said this, he died.
 
Psalm  31:1-5, 15-16
 
Second Reading:  1 Peter 2:2-10
 
Like newborn infants, long for the pure, spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow into salvation- if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.
Come to him, a living stone, though rejected by mortals yet chosen and precious in God’s sight, and like living stones, let yourselves be built into a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. For it stands in scripture:
‘See, I am laying in Zion a stone,
a cornerstone chosen and precious;
and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.’
To you then who believe, he is precious; but for those who do not believe,
‘The stone that the builders rejected
has become the very head of the corner’,
and
‘A stone that makes them stumble,
and a rock that makes them fall.’
They stumble because they disobey the word, as they were destined to do.

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people, in order that you may proclaim the mighty acts of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

Once you were not a people,
but now you are God’s people;
once you had not received mercy,
but now you have received mercy.

ASSISTANTS & READINGS

Sunday, May 7, 2017
 
 
If you are assigned but are unable to serve this Sunday, please make arrangements to switch with another worship assistant.  Thank you.
 
ALTAR GUILD:
Bev Vertuno, Kristin Tangen
              
ASSISTING MINISTERS:
(E) Joy Becker
 (L) Linda Wolters
      
GREETERS:
(E) Bryon & Barbara Ehlmann
(L) Kathy Sanguinet, Lynn White
ACOLYTE: 
(E) TBA
(L) Gregory Gandy
LAY READERS:
(E) Kathy Von Hoff
(L) Judy Blancett
COMMUNION ASSISTANTS:
(E) Brian Ewald
(L) James Nelsen, Gary & Kathy Sanguinet, Paul Schneider
USHERS:
(E) David Brown, Burt Von Hoff
(L) Edwin DeBardeleben, Greg Gandy, 1 TBA
OFFERING COUNTERS:
Paul & Peggy Schneider
 
REFRESHMENTS:
(E) The Fellowship Committee
(L) Cinco de Mayo Taco Lunch – A Youth Fundraiser
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Lay Readers: If the readings below are not legible, copies may be obtained by entering the applicable bible text at: http://bible.oremus.org.
First Reading:  Acts 2:42-47
 
[The baptized] devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.
Awe came upon everyone, because many wonders and signs were being done by the apostles. All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds to all, as any had need. Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having the goodwill of all the people. And day by day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved.
 
Psalm 23
 
Second Reading: 1 Peter 2:19-25
 
It is to your credit if, being aware of God, you endure pain while suffering unjustly. If you endure when you are beaten for doing wrong, where is the credit in that? But if you endure when you do right and suffer for it, you have God’s approval. For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you should follow in his steps.
‘He committed no sin,
and no deceit was found in his mouth.’
When he was abused, he did not return abuse; when he suffered, he did not threaten; but he entrusted himself to the one who judges justly. He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that, free from sins, we might live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed. For you were going astray like sheep, but now you have returned to the shepherd and guardian of your souls.

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