Volunteers Needed for October 21st Yard Clean-Up
This year we will be working all day, 9am-3pm, with a break for lunch, in an effort to complete the job in one day. If you can commit to the whole day, great, but even a few or more hours of your time will be appreciated. Please mark your calendar. The more volunteers we have the quicker the clean-up will be completed. We will have two dumpsters, one in the south parking lot and the other in the north parking lot. Coffee and snacks in the am, plus lunch around noon will be provided. If you have a favorite garden tool, bring it, but the church has plenty of rakes, shovels, and a limb trimmer. Wheelbarrows, pruners, and a hedge trimmer or two would be helpful. If you want to let Deb Knight know you are coming, call or email at 402-216-3218 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ordination for Sergio Amaya
You are invited to attend Sergio Amaya's ordination at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 2315 I Street, Omaha, NE 68107 on Sunday, October 22 at 4pm. Bishop Brian Maas will be presiding. Sergio is being called by the Nebraska Synod Council to serve as Mission Developer Pastor at Iglesia Luterana San Andres, Omaha.
500th Anniversary of the Reformation
Save the date and register for a Reformation Commemoration Service to be held jointly by the Nebraska and Western Iowa synods at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017 at St. John's Parish on the Creighton University campus in Omaha, Nebraska. Bishop Brian Maas of the Nebraska Synod and Bishop Rodger Prois of the Western Iowa Synod will be leading the worship service. The service also will feature choral music to help commemorate the occasion. Representatives of the ELCA's ecumenical partners will be invited to attend and participate. Seating is limited, so you will need to register on the Nebraska Synod web site, https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eekmenc021eab464&oseq=&c=&ch=.
Registration opened September 15.
Join the Omaha Symphonic Chorus and the Nebraska Wind Symphony on Sunday, October 29 @ 3 p.m. at Millard North High School, 144th & Pacific, to celebrate Nebraska’s 150 years of statehood. The performance will feature the world premiere of “Nebraska – My Heartland”, a new work for band and chorus by David Gardner. The program will also include music by John Philip Sousa, Z. Randall Stroup, and Nebraska native Howard Hansen. KETV’s Rob McCartney will serve as Announcer. Tickets: $15 Adults, $10 Seniors/Students, Free for children under 12. Available through Valerie Stoj or at the door.
Trunk or Treat
Everyone is welcome to join in the fun. Please bring treats to pass out and consider dressing up (in a costume). We will gather in the main parking lot beginning at 5pm. Trunk or Treat will run from 5:30 to 7:30. Dinner will be provided during and after the event in the library.
We will again have books to be given out as well as treat bags for the kids. If you cannot make the event on Tuesday, October 31, please consider a donation. If you have any questions, please contact Greg Stoj, 402.616.0380.
For October and November, the featured section from the Lehr Library collection will be books of meditation and prayer. Some relate specifically to the Bible or events in the church year while others are more general in nature. The great thing about these books is they offer hope and inspiration and who doesn’t need those in these troubled times! Plus you don’t have to read the whole book to get the point. The checkout sheet and return box are located on the library cart in the narthex. Plus don’t forget that the bookcase in the narthex under Pastor Vic’s picture is a revolving library—bring any books you wish to donate, take as many as you wish, no need to check out anything. These books cover a variety of topics not necessarily related to church life (cookbooks, murder mysteries, westerns, etc.)
The Community Garden team has been delivering herbs and veggies, weekly, to Table Grace Café for their cooking needs. If anyone has more produce growing than can be consumed, please consider donating your extras. A basket has been placed in the narthex for veggie collection. Someone from the community garden team will be glad to deliver your donation to Table Grace or Project Hope weekly.
Thursday afternoon, July 23rd, we met our refugee family at the airport and accompanied them to their new home. Please keep this family in your thoughts and prayers as they face the many challenges and adjustments to their new lives.
Pictured Back Row L-R: Jean Wreschnig, Mary Beth Johnson, Maw Tin, Mar Ko Paw, Jester (their LFS caseworker), Cheri Higgins and Karen Stiles.
Front Row L-R: Eh Sa Cher (2), Eh Tha Kue (5), Thaw Ree Moo (8), Kay Htoo (11), and Ku Nay Htoo (9).