MAMRELUND LUTHERAN CHURCH
“Sharing God’s Bounty on the Ridge” N OW IN OUR 150 TH YEAR OF SERVING C HRIST & THE COMMUNITY . Welcome to worship in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, who guard and guide us, love and enliven us, find us when we’re lost and fix our broken hearts. Amen. Sunday, October 11, 2015 ~ Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost Readings for your meditation during distribution of communion Psalm 34, pg. 23 1n the Green Hymnal ~ Psalm 67, pg. 243 in the Green Hymnal We gather in the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Please greet those worshiping around you with words and gestures of welcome. Our Mission Statement Mamrelund Lutheran Church is a Christ centered, Bible based community of believers using God given gifts to help all God’s children grow in faith and love. Attendance Last Week 8:45am ................................................................................... 135 G.I.F.T./Growing G.I.F.T. .................................................. 20/4 Adult Bible Study ...................................................................... 7 11am ........................................................................................ 75 The Altar flowers are given to the Glory of God in memory of our parents by George & Pat Warren.
8:45 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
Holy Communion (Praise Service) in Sanctuary G.I.F.T. (formerly Sunday School ~ Heritage Room) Adult Bible Study ~ Fireside Room Holy Communion (traditional liturgy) in Sanctuary
Pastor: Rev. Dr. Leonard Dahlgren Dir. Of Youth and Family Ministry: Jeff Amlotte Volunteer Ministries Coordinator: Dewey Shaw Building Superintendent: Luciano Morales Church Musician: Landon Knoppers Pianist: Carolyn Carlson
Office Staff: Julie Johnson Office Staff: Jill Wieck Website: mamrelund.weebly.com Phone: 887-8873 Fax: 887-8037 Email:[email protected]
4085 Lutheran Church Rd. Kent City, MI 49330
FIRST READING: Amos 5:6-7, 10-15 Amos was a herdsman by profession and a prophet by God’s call. During a time of great prosperity in the northern kingdom of Israel, the prophet speaks to the wealthy upper class. He warns his listeners that fulfilling God’s demand for justice brings blessing, while corruption and oppression incur God’s wrath. SECOND READING: Hebrews 4:12-16 We cannot hide our thoughts, desires, and actions from God, to whom we are completely accountable. Nevertheless, Jesus understands our human weakness and temptations, because he also experienced them. Therefore we can approach the throne of grace to receive divine mercy from Christ. GOSPEL: MARK 10:17-31 Jesus has been teaching his disciples about what is most valued in God’s eyes. Now, a conversation with a rich man brings his message home to the disciples in a way that is surprising but unforgettable. We Remember in Prayer; Our members: Bert Anderson, Julie Cameron, Winnie Ford, Patricia Hadjibabaie, Pat Hubert, Valerie House, Joan Johnson, Nancy Johnson, Jessica Kinney, Wayne Klinkner, Andrea Mathieu, Carolyn Morby, Bob Nelsen, Amy Norris, John “Gus” Newberg, Marian Rusco, Jayme Surdam, Althea Swift, Fred Thorne, and Hattie White; and our family & friends: *Greta Ackerly, *Debbie Anderson, *Patty Bach, *Ginny (Anderson) Becker, *Robin Clement, *Barbara Cook, *Betty Cullin, *Kathleen Ferringa, *Mike Guel, *Jessie Heeringa, *Barb Johnson, *Doris Kass, *Aimee Killingsworth, *Bernard Lawton, *Dale Mason, *Patti Mason, *Joy Matthews, *Stacey Matthews, *Marian Osech, *Hannah Pohlman, *Dominik Reed, *Ramon Rexford, *Ashley Scudder, *Liz Sears, *Cristal Shaw, *Kyle Sheuneman, *Mary Ann (Kober) Snell, *Terry Stuart, *Maddie Tomasko, *Debby Tramper, *Renee Turner, *Carla VanAsselt and *Fred Wert. Our Sympathy to Charlie, Leonard and Evelyn Nicholson and Lillian Benavides on the passing of their sister, Ann Marie Spears. We remember in prayer those serving in the military; especially those serving overseas: *Scott Clark, Dalton Dayton, *Robert Derby, and *John Turner; we remember in prayers: Our Missionaries, Dr. Steven Friberg in Tanzania and Bethany Friberg on leave in the US, Matthew Riak in the South Sudan; Trinity Lutheran Church/Manton and Administrative Pastor Rosanne Anderson, presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, Bishop Craig Satterlee and our building Superintendent, Luciano Morales. Please contact the church office monthly if you have placed a name on the prayer list and wish it to remain next month. OCTOBER 11, 2015
8:45 AM PRAISE SERVICE
11:00 AM TRADITIONAL SERVICE
DAVE & JULIE JOHNSON
STEPHANIE MOMBER, TIM WIRTH & BOB NORTON
CHASE HUBERT/BRENDAN KEELEAN
PAYTON HOTZ-HILD/MEGAN WEGENER
KEITH AND LINDA ANDERSON
COFFEE HOUR OUTREACH VOL. ALTAR GUILD
PASTOR APPRECIATION/RUTH GUILD DON & JAN STOCKHILL JEAN HAWLEY, PAT PATTERSON, DIANE REXFORD & DONNA ROBERTS
Announcements: “Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, selfcontrol” (Galatians 5:22-23, ESV) — cultivate your delicious and nourishing fruit in my life, Holy Spirit. We are collecting pictures and memorabilia (books, pictures, etc.) for the 150th Anniversary. Mark them with your name, phone number and/or email address. They will be returned to you. Please contact Julie/Jill and let them know what you are going to bring in (887-8874). If you or other family members were married in either church building, we would like a picture of that special event! We will be creating a display of weddings preformed in Mamrelund through the years. For the Week of Sept. 28-Oct. 2: The Food Pantry served 38 families and a total of 111people. The Clothing Bank handed out 241 items. Thanks to our many volunteers. If you would like to volunteer, contact Dewey Shaw, 887-8874. Coming this Fall we will be having photos taken by LifeTouch Directories for our new Church pictorial directory, which will be available at the first of the year. Signing up to have you or your families photo taken....will take place in early Fall. Photo dates are October 28th, 29th, 30th and also November 6th and 7th. Each family who has their photo taken receives a free directory and also... a free 8 x 10 family portrait. We are in need of a few volunteers to help with the signup sheet after Sunday Services... and also to check in members for their photo shoot during the five days of photography. If you would like to volunteer, please contact James Goetzka at 647-1550." Today is the Pastor Appreciation Coffee following the 11am service, hosted by the Ruth Guild. Deadline for the November Messenger is Thursday, October 15, at noon. Monday, October 19, is the deadline for Lutheran World Relief kits. Every year, Lutheran groups and individuals put their hearts and hands into this worthwhile project; this effort conveys a priceless message of love and commitment to people in desperate need. Please have all kits to the church office by Monday, October 19. Thank you. "Donate A Pint Of Blood" on Thursday, October 15, from 3-7 p.m. All adults are encouraged to participate. Walk-ins are welcome. Please bring a government issued picture ID. The Poperty Committee Meeting has been cancelled for Monday, October 12. It has been reschedule for Saturday, October 17 as a work bee starting at 9:00am.
Sunday, October 11, 2015
Area churches will be walking together to help stop hunger. This year’s annual walk will begin at Peace Lutheran Church in Sparta at 2 p.m. with registration beginning at 1:30 p.m. Please help make a difference in our community and our world by walking or sponsoring a walker. If you are interested in participating please see Cindy Dahlgren or Julie Johnson after any worship service to sign up and receive your walker packet.
THIS WEEK AT MAMRELUND SUN 10/11/2015 8:45am Praise Service w/HC 10:00am Adult Bible Study 10:00am G.I.F.T. 11:00am Worship Service w/HC 2:00pm Crop Walk MON 10/12/2015 7pm Youth Comm. Meeting TUES 10/13/2015 9am Productive Fellowship 6:30 Sr. High Youth WED 10/14/2015 1:00pm Supervisory Comm. Meeting
ADVANCED NOTICE SUN 10/18/2015 8:45am Praise Service w/HC 10:00am Adult Bible Study 10:00am G.I.F.T. 11:00am Worship Service w/HC 2:00pm Fellowship Hall in use 5:30-8:30p Confirmation Class MON 10/19/2015 7pm Worship Committee Meeting TUES 10/20/2015 6pm Jr. High Youth 6:30 Sr. High Youth WED 10/21/2015 6pm First Communion Class
THURS 10/15/2015 Deadline ~ Nov. Messenger 10am Sanctuary Renovation Mtg THURS 10/22/2015 3-7pm Blood Drive ~ MCC 6pm Choir Practice 6pm Choir Practice 7:30pm Praise Band Practice 7:30pm Praise Band Practice FRI 10/23/2015 FRI 10/16/2015 9am Staff Meeting 9am Staff Meeting 1p-7p Craft Show set-up ~ MCC SAT 10/17/2015 8am 9am
DeGage' Property Committee
SAT 10/24/2015 7-8:45am Craft Show set-up ~ MCC 9a-1p First Communion Class 9a-2p Craft Show ~ MCC
Your annual pledge helps us forecast, with confidence, the level of financial support our congregation will receive in the year ahead. It is through the pledges and contributions of our members that we are able to carry on our work here at Mamrelund. As you consider your pledge, we remind you that we offer Electronic Giving as a way to automate your offerings. It is convenient for you and provides much-needed consistency for the church. Collection basket offerings can fluctuate significantly from week to week, but when contributions are automated, the church receives the funds it needs on a steady, uninterrupted basis. Please visit the church website at www.mamrelund.weebly.com and locate the ”Donate to Mamrelund” button. This takes you to the giving page and you can set up either recurring or one-time contributions. Or, if you wish, you may also complete a paper authorization form and return it to the Church Office or to Susan Foxworthy. These forms are located on the usher table in the Narthex. Call Susan at 616-675-7584 if you have any questions.