Announcements for the Week of July 3

COPING WITH LOSS EXPLORED AT LIFETREE CAFÉ How to heal after an unexpected tragedy will be explored at Lifetree Café on Wednesday at 7:00pm in the café and Thursday at 12:30pm in the Pool House at Candlewood. The program, titled “The Art of Loss: How Tragedy Can Transform Your Perspective,” features filmed interviews with two young artists who experienced the loss of a loved one. Both artists coped through their art. “For me, painting is a documentation of a moment. It’s as if the painting understands me,” one of the artists says. “When I couldn’t find words, or words weren’t big enough, a canvas or a piece of Masonite was able to relate to me and process things for me.” During the program, Lifetree participants will have the opportunity to consider times they have experienced loss and how they responded.

KEN ROTH The obituary for Ken Roth is in today’s (7/5) News-Gazette. There is a mistake in the obituary, and a correction will be run tomorrow. The correct information is that the family greeting day is FRIDAY (not Saturday) from 4:00 – 8:00 pm. at church. The service is correct: Saturday 11:00 a.m. at church. There will be a lunch after the service, and we will need food and helpers. We will need salads and desserts (meat will be provided). If you can provide food and/or help with the lunch please call the church office: 590-0306. Since the family greeting time is Friday evening until 8:00 pm in the basement of the church, we will set up the basement for the luncheon Saturday morning, starting at 8:00 a.m. Please continue to keep Sally and their children and their families in your prayers. We rest our assurance in the resurrection to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.

PATRIOTIC BUNCO? WHY NOT! Wearing your post July 4th red, white and blue, all people are welcome to a rolling good time at July BUNCO on Thursday, 7/7/16 beginning at 6:30 pm! No experience is needed and all men and women, young or old are welcome. Snacks will be provided with prizes awarded to a “few good men” (or women). If you have questions or wish to host this month, please contact Lisa Schwarzentraub.
HELPING HANDS Our congregation has the opportunity to help with Helping Hands this month. We need volunteers to help accept donations at the Helping Hands Center on Saturday, July 9, from 9am-11:30am. Then we need volunteers to help with distribution on Saturday, July 16, 9am- 11:30am at the Helping Hands Center.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL VBS will be July 18-21 from 6pm-8:15pm. This year we are offering VBS for preschool thru adults. There will be 4 nights of Christian movies for 3 age groups- preschool thru 2nd grade, 3rd thru 8th grade and high school thru adults. Movies will include – Veggie tales, Luther, Facing the Giants, Evan Almighty and others. There will be “movie type” snacks and drinks. We will need a few volunteers to help with each school age group and facilitators for the high school/adult movies; and to make and check on the snacks for each group, and activities for the preschool thru 8th grade classes. Please look for the sign up sheet for volunteers for VBS in the narthex. We hope everyone will be excited about our VBS this summer and plan to attend. If you are available to help contact Cheryl Heinold.

THE 2016 CONVOCATION OF THE NORTH AMERICAN LUTHERAN CHURCH, entitled HOLY GOD HOLY LIVES will be Wednesday, August 10th – Friday August 12 in Anaheim, CA. We are entitled to one voting delegate. If you would like to attend the convocation, either as a delegate or a visitor, please contact Pastor Oman.

QUARTERLY OFFERING STATEMENTS The second quarter offering statements are available for pick up! They are in the wicker basket on the table in the Narthex.

ATTENDANCE for Sunday, June 26th was 65 and total offering was $2,051.00.

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