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June 17, 2018

NO MONDAY VESPERS ON 6/18:
The pastors will be gone at Synod Convention on June 18, so there will be no Vespers Service that night.

FATHER’S DAY PRAYER:
Dear Father in heaven, thank You for creating the family as the foundation for earthly life and appointing to men the responsibility as head of the household. Lead men to honor Your gift of marriage and family. Give them courage to bear lovingly the responsibilities of providing for a family. Guide all fathers and grant them wisdom as they discipline their children. Strengthen them to lead their families into Your Word and prayer. Amen.

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR HOLY COMMUNION:
The Pastors would like to remind our membership of the importance of receiving Christ regularly and often, both in Word and Sacrament. Usually this happens when we gather together on Sunday morning (8:00 am every 2nd and 4th Sundays of the Month and 10:3 0am every 1st and 3rd) and Monday evening (6:30 pm). But if you are unable to attend one of those services and would like to receive it, please let the pastors know. We would be happy to serve you privately after a service without communion, or in the office during the week. In the same vein, if you are unable to attend the Divine Service for a prolonged period of time, please let us know so that we can arrange a way to serve you regularly.
The Usher Committee, Mike O’Neill

A NOTE OF THANKS:
The Boards of Trustees and Christian Education would like to thank everyone who was able to help out at our Campus Clean-Up Days. There were school family members pitching in, knocking out a long list of chores, as well as the hard working members from our congregation. A lot was accomplished. Thank you!

CHURCH PICNIC:
Our annual church picnic will be held on Sunday, August 7. Save the date!

PROCLAIM THE WONDERS GOD HAS DONE: 1918–2018:
One hundred years ago, over two-hundred pastors and representatives from congregations were preparing to make their journey to Lime Creek Lutheran Church near Lake Mills, Iowa for the synod’s reorganizing convention which was to meet Friday, June 14 through Wednesday, June 19, 1918.

CHRISTIAN SERVICE FELLOWSHIP HOURS:
The semiannual fellowship hours will be held after both services on Sunday, July 1. The goal is to collect enough canned and dried foods to make the Pantry viable until the November Fellowship Hours. The day school children, teachers, and parents held a food drive for the Food Pantry the last week of school. As the monthly food item collection has been slow this most generous addition helped immensely. Thanks again to all who contributed. Lack of food does not lessen or take a vacation during the summer. The need for food remains constant throughout the year. The food and financial help go out to the community we serve. It is truly an outreach effort. The Sunshine Fund is rapidly decreasing in amount. It is critical to maintain a healthy amount in the Sunshine Fund. If possible please consider a monetary donation to this fund. Come and join us for this Congregation Fellowship Hour.

PASTOR OBENBERGER’S MOTHER TURNS 90!
Over the years Marion faithfully has been sending cards to family and friends even when not reciprocated. Please consider joining in a card shower for her 90th birthday (July 9). It takes about 4 days to arrive from the Pacific NW, if interested in participating send July 3-5 (Pr. O will have to warn his Dad to take a bag with him to pick up the mail on July 7 – 10!):

Mrs. Robert Obenberger
304 Hartford SQ
Hartford, WI 53027

(PS: You also might want to note his parents upcoming 70th Wedding Anniversary August 21)

NEXT WEEK’S USHERS 06/24
Early: David Harris & Chuck Daniels
Late: Jim Perry & Daniel Perry

FOOD PANTRY PROGRAM:
The Christian Service Committee would like to thank the congregation for the positive response to the monthly Food Pantry Program.
June need items: Hearty Soups

POWER HOUR SUMMER PLAY DATES:
Join us this summer for playdates at Parkland Lutheran School hosted by Power Hour! Visit with friends and meet new ones! Each playdate will be from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm. Come for all of it, or part, bring your lunch if you want. There will be a small treat provided by Power Hour. Please note: This is not a drop-off event. Parents or guardians must attend with the child(ren). All ages are welcome. Playdates will be July 17 & August 14.

FAMILY BIBLE SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
We are looking for volunteers to help with Family Bible School this year. If you are interested, please contact Pastor Gullixson at pastorgullixson@gmail.com by July 3rd. Thank you for considering.

FOUND SUN GLASSES:
Prescription sun glasses found in the church 6/10.
Claim in the church office.