This Sunday, September 23rd, is the 18th Sunday after Pentecost, and Lutheran Loose Change Sunday. Cheryl Kuhlmann will have her table out again with everybody’s contact information for the new photo directory. This is your last chance to correct the information before it goes to press!
Speaking of the photo directory, remember that the photography sessions are today and tomorrow! (I guess it’s too late to lose that 50 pounds before my appointment.) Please make every effort to make your scheduled session so we can have as complete a directory as possible. Thank you, everyone, for making the time and effort to make this important resource a reality. And special thanks to Cheryl Kuhlmann for organizing it all!
The Oktoberfest date has been set, and it’s only two weeks away: Saturday, October 6th from 4 pm to 8 pm (start looking for your lederhosen now!). This year, it’s an in-house event for HTLC members and their family and friends (saving the cost of permits, advertising, ticket printing, etc.). Hospitality will provide the main dishes, and we will have sign-ups to bring side dishes. There’ll be family crafts, karaoke, and an appearance by HTLC’s Oompah Band for (so-called) entertainment. The Sunday School Helping Hands kids will be on hand with a bake sale, and there will be free-will offerings of suggested donations for dinner, beer and wine. 10% of the proceeds will go to hurricane relief with the rest going towards our current deficit. Let’s all come together for these worthwhile causes while having a wunderbar time!
Animal Blessing Sunday will be the day after Oktoberfest – Sunday, October 7th. Remember to bring your stuffed toy animals to be blessed during the worship services (Pookie-bear deserves it!). After the second service, at about 12:15 pm on the patio, we will have the blessing of the live animals. Bring your beloved pets and show them just how much they mean to you. Tell all your pet-loving friends to come! (but don’t tell them that they’re bad pet parents if they don’t – just judge them secretly inside)
Please join us for a Baby Shower for soon-to-be new parents Diana and Collin Thormoto as well as Amanda and Charles Bartlett next Sunday, September 30, at 12:15 pm in the Activity Room. Come celebrate with light appetizers and cake. Contact Marta Wicke or Krista Lanzarotta for questions or suggestions.
See you in church!