This Week at HTLC, September 23, 2016

Hi, everyone,

This Sunday is September 25th, 19th Sunday after Pentecost and Luther Loose Change Sunday (remember, it now goes toward Sunday School supplies!).  There will be a Planning Meeting for Trunk-or-Treat and Oktoberfest after the second service (at about 12:15 pm).  Let’s make sure these continue to be the fun events they have been in the past!

Tonight (Friday Sept. 23rd) is Family Movie Night at about 6:30 in the Activity Room.  What will the movie be?  Come and find out, or bring your own movie as a personal suggestion!  At any rate, there will be food and fun to be had by all.

Tomorrow (Saturday, Sept 24th) there will be a Church Clean-up Day starting at 9:00 AM.  It’s our “Day of Service”, so please remember to wear your “God’s Work, Our Hands” T-shirts so we can look like so many “minions” out there (especially if you wear overalls as well).  If you don’t have one of these lovely caution-yellow shirts, we will have extras for sale just so you won’t feel left out.  And if the possibility of ruining one of these T-shirts isn’t enough to get you there, there will be food as well!

Meanwhile, at that very same time (9 AM to 1 PM) There will be Free Document Shredding sponsored by Thrivent at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1301 Mowry Ave, Fremont.  More details about this are available on the Media Table.  I’m sure you can make both events if necessary.  How long can handing over a box of documents and avoiding an insurance spiel take?

Next Sunday, Oct. 2nd, is our annual Animal Blessing Sunday.  Everyone is encouraged to bring their favorite stuffed toy animal to be blessed during the 8:45 and 11:00 services.  At 12:15 (after the 11:00 service) we will have a live animal blessing on the patio for everybody’s pets.  Live or imaginary, these bringers of comfort deserve to be blessed.  St. Francis would be so proud!

Meg Ehmann is longing for more women to sign up for her 6-week Women’s Bible Study in October and November.  It’s called “The Longing in Me” and uses the story of King David along with author Sheila Walsh’s life to examine the things we hunger for (besides food), and how they stem from our hunger for God.  Sign up at the Media Table in the Narthex. Times and dates will be discussed once Meg knows there are enough interested to make a go of it.

We only have $3,470 left to go to meet our phase 1 goal of the Catch the Excitement drive.  Let’s see if we can finish that off by the end of the calendar year so that we can get started on more projects!  Excitingly yellow donation envelopes are available on the Media Table and in the pews.

Peace and Blessings,

Keith Hillesland

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