This Sunday, September 24th is the 16th Sunday after Pentecost, and Luther loose Change Sunday. Last week’s Oktoberfest Meeting got postponed to this Sunday at 12:15 pm after 2nd service. It should be brief, so please come and see how you can help.
Oktoberfest will be on October 7th from 4 pm to 8 pm. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $10 for kids 10 and under, and $45 for a family of four. There will be all sorts of all-you-can-eat German-style food and soft drinks. Beer and wine will be available for additional purchase, along with our new Reformation 500 commemorative pint glasses! There will be activities for the kids, raffle prizes, henna tattoos, and entertainment in the form of karaoke and our very own Oompah Band (but don’t let that keep you away – we only know two songs!). Everyone can help by making and donating raffle prize baskets and distributing flyers and posters (available in the narthex). It’s a fundraiser for both HTLC and hurricane relief, so tell all your friends – it’s going to be an uber-tastic time!
Tonight (Sept 22nd) is Family Movie Night! Gather around 6:30 pm or so in the Activity Room for a night of food, friends, and a fun film. Bring your own movies and we’ll figure out which to watch.
Animal Blessing Sunday is coming up next week on October 1st. Bring your stuffed toy animals to the services to have them blessed, and bring your live animals after 2nd service (at about 12:15 pm) for a blessing on the patio. Let’s thank our animals – real or not – for the comfort and companionship they give us (not to mention the thoughtful way they redecorate by shedding on everything).
Holy Redeemer Lutheran Church (35660 Cedar Blvd in Newark, www.hrlc-newark.org) will be having a Tongan Luau on Saturday, Sept 30th from 12 pm to 3 pm. Check it out and report back with ideas we can steal for next year’s Lu-Wow!
Bertha VanDusen and family would like to express their appreciation for those who helped make Vern’s memorial and reception such a meaningful experience, and for all the expressions of love, sympathy and support they received.
See you in church!