This Sunday, October 8th, is the 18th Sunday after Pentecost, and Scrip Sunday. There will be a Council Meeting at 12:15 pm after the second service (we’ll see what kind of decisions they make after a night of Oktoberfest!).
Game Night is tonight (Friday, Oct 6) at 6:30 pm in the Activity Room. There may also be some Oktoberfest prep going on, but regardless there’ll be fun and food to be had, so come on by!
Oktoberfest is tomorrow (yikes!) from 4 pm to 8 pm. We will start setting up at about 10 am. If you have steins we could use for decoration, please bring them (make sure your name is on them). Anyone is welcome to help, even if you didn’t officially sign up. (Remember the good son from last week’s Gospel, who said he wouldn’t help, but did anyway? That could be you!) At least come to the actual event. It’s going to be a great time with lots of food, beer & wine (extra cost), raffles, karaoke, henna tattoos, face painting, activities for the kids, and an outdoor Biergarten! All of this for only $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $10 for kids 10 and under. Remember, 10% of the proceeds from the Oktoberfest go to help the victims of the hurricanes! Plus, our new Reformation 500 commemorative pint glasses are in, and will be available for purchase for all you collectors out there to add to your Lutheran swag.
Now for some non-Oktoberfest-related news:
For Reformation Sunday (Oct 29), we’d like you to respond to the question “What is the church called to do in the world today?” to be displayed on the screen. Use either a written response (forms will be available) or pictures that illustrate your point. Written answers go in Carmen’s box, digital photos can be emailed to her at firstname.lastname@example.org, and printed photos can be put in Pastor Tim’s box for scanning. Be sure to put your name on them if you want them back.
On All Saints Sunday (Nov 5), we remember those who have been saints to us in our lives by showing their names or pictures on the screen during the service. There will be a sheet for the names on the Media Table in the narthex (as always, please print legibly). For pictures, use the same process mentioned for Reformation Sunday.
Between those two Sundays will be Trunk-or-Treat on Halloween (Tuesday, Oct 31) from 6 pm to 8 pm. Decorate your car in its finest Halloween get-up and park it in the HTLC parking lot for the local little ghouls to visit. Be sure to bring enough treats (you can always eat the leftovers). Or just bring your costumed kids to trick-or-treat in a safe environment. More info will be forthcoming. A sign-up sheet to bring your car will be available when I make one (let me get through Oktoberfest first).
See you in church!