Announcements for Sunday, October 3rd

SPECIAL MISSION ENVELOPES for September and October are designated to support Christian education at St. John and Holy Ghost Lutheran Schools.  We have several members who are (or have been) faculty members, including Marla Crawford, Jane Schulz, Lacey Bahr, and Katelyn Pantano.  They, along with Pastor Bahr, would welcome any questions you may have about our schools and the advantages of Christian education in today’s world.  

CHOIR REHEARSALS will resume on WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13 at 7 PM in the chapel as we prepare to sing for Reformation, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Eve.  New members are needed.  If you are interested, please join us on October 13.  The only requirement to be a choir member is a desire to sing praises to our Lord.

TRUNK OR TREAT will be held on Saturday, October 30, from 3 – 4:30 PM.  We need volunteers to give out treats from their cars.  A sign up sheet is available on the glass case in the chapel.  Donations of candy and other treats are also needed, and can be left on the card table in the chapel.  Thank you for supporting this community outreach event.

HARVEST FOOD COLLECTION:  Next Sunday we will begin this annual fall Social Ministries project.  We will have tables set up in the chapel and narthex to receive donations of non-perishable food items.  Your gifts will be delivered to St. Vincent de Paul food pantry on Military Road to help them restock after their Thanksgiving distribution to those in need.  Although all donations are appreciated, they are especially in need of canned vegetables (particularly corn), canned soups, tuna, and Ramen noodles.  Our neighbors in need will appreciate your kindness as you support this project.  (Please be sure your donations do not expire before December 2021.)

TURKEYS & HAMS are also being requested by local soup kitchens for the upcoming holiday dinners they will provide.  Donations can be stored in the downstairs kitchen freezer.  Please ask an usher for assistance to carry your donation if needed.

THE ALTAR GUILD is currently looking for members to join. The guild is run on a monthly commitment and you will be matched with a current guild member and/or trained on the weekly guild duties. Please contact either the church office or Erika Tuscher if you are interested.

BEYOND THE SURFACE Wednesday Christian education begins this week, October 6th at 10:00am. We will be looking at the following verses: Amos 5: 6-7, 10-15; Hebrews 3: 12-19; and Mark 10: 17-22.

The 2021 FLOWER CHART still has some open dates for the remainder of the year and is hanging in the narthex. Cost for a centerpiece is $45, or you can choose two vases at a cost of $56.

If you sign up or already have signed up for a date, please find the altar flower order form outside either sanctuary entrance. Please complete the form and return to the church office no later than the Tuesday before your date.