September Calendar Events

September 2014

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

1 Labor Day

Office Closed

2

3

4

630pm Mental Health Task Force

5

Office Closed

6

8am Men’s Fellowship Breakfast

7

9am Worship

Holy Communion

Photo Directory Sign-Up

1015am Sunday School

1115am Child. Chime

8

530pm Fund Raising Committee Meeting

630pm Elders Meeting

9

Pastor Marian

10

on Vacation

11

6pm Crafter’s

12

Office Closed

13

14

9am Worship

Ministry of the Month

Photo Directory Sign-Up

1015am Sunday School

1115am Child. Chime

325pm Home Packer Game

15

630pm Trustee Meeting

16

630pm CEC Meeting

17

930am Bible Study

6pm Hand Bells

7pm Choir

18

Pastor Marian out at Wisdom Meeting

19

Office Closed

20

830am-4pm

Church Photo Directory Sessions

21

9am Worship

Bible Book of the Month

Joyful Noise Offering

1015am Sunday School

1115am Child. Chime

22

23

1st Day of Fall

24

930am Bible Study

6pm Hand Bells

7pm Choir

25

5pm 11×15 Meeting

630pm Joshua Banquet Meeting

26

Office Closed

27

8am Loaves & Fishes

830am-4pm

Church Photo Directory Sessions

28

9am Worship

1015am Sunday School

1115am Child. Chime

29

30

1 October

930am Bible Study

6pm Hand Bells

7pm Choir

2

3

4

8am Men’s Fellowship Breakfast

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Summer Chapel Service

Thank you to all who shared in worship at chapel this summer. Thank you to our organizer Jeff Brandt and chapel organist Judy Vogels. Thank you to this year’s worship leaders: Jim Hus, Jeff Brandt, Alyssa Nelson, Joy Hicks, Paul Nelson, Marian Boyle and Myra Fercy.

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Words of Gratitude

· For the gift of time shared with loved ones who this summer entered into the more immediate presence of our Lord.

· The youth and children who attended camp this summer at Mt. Morris and the adults and youth who served as staff and cabin counselors.

· We are thankful for the many donations shared for the Brown County Diaper Drive to go to families in need of these resources in our local communities.

· For the opportunity to welcome two new members into our congregation through infant baptism.

· For the many people who have worked on our building and grounds this summer.

· We share gratitude for the couples who were joined in the covenant of marriage this summer.

· The work of JOSHUA to consider needs of homeless brothers and sisters, and address injustices in our state incarceration system.

· For time in worship, conversation, prayer and service.

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New Church Photo Directory

West Side Moravian Church does not have an up-to-date photo directory, and our congregation’s upcoming 165th anniversary in October, 2015, provides the perfect reason to start working on one. The entire process will be handled “in-house” as a means of cutting costs. Alexis Srenaski has agreed to lend her professional photography skills and equipment. Jim Huss and Paul Nelson have agreed to handle appointments, data collection, format and layout, placement of orders, and printing. Present plans include…..

(1) Congregation members will be able to sign up for a 15 minute photo session during fellowship time on Sunday Sept. 7th and 14th or by calling Jim Huss (434-3674) anytime during the week of Sept. 15th or 22nd. When you schedule an appointment, you will receive a data sheet to fill out and bring along to your appointment. All information volunteered will be printed in the directory. You have the right to supply or withhold as much information as you wish, such as: address, land-line phone number, cell phone number, email address, and birth date (no year please).

(2) Photos will be taken at West Side Moravian Church on Saturday Sept 20th and 27th from 8:30 to 4. Please arrive 15 minutes early for your appointment. Darker colored clothing is advised, but not required.

(3) Photo images should be available at church for viewing immediately after they are taken, so you can select which image will appear in the photo directory. In the event that you might want to use any of your images for a Christmas card, or want to add them to your personal digital library, simply bring along a flash drive, or request that we burn all your images onto a disk.

(4) If you are unable to attend one of the photo sessions, but still wish to be included in the photo directory, a recent photo of yourself would be acceptable. Please have someone bring it to church, mail it to Jim Huss, 2980 Devroy Lane, Green Bay, Wis. 54313, or email a digital copy to Jhuss2@new.rr.com. In either case, you will receive a data sheet (mentioned in Item #1 above) to list any information you consent to be published. The best photos to submit are portrait-type shots, showing shoulders and face.

(5) We truly wish to make this an all-inclusive directory, and hope that everyone will attend one of the photo sessions, or supply a recent photo. We also realize there are always exceptions, such as a nursing home resident without access to a recent photo. Rest assured…if you contact us…we WILL arrange some way for you to be included!

(6) When all photos are finally collected and arranged, (a process that could take us well into 2015), a sample directory will be printed. An announcement will be made at that time and it will be available for viewing in the fellowship hall for several weeks. During that time, orders will be taken, and additional copies will be printed.

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Ministry of the Month

Appreciation is extended to all the past and present volunteer leaders of Wednesday night chapel services during the summer months who spoke to the congregation on the second Sunday of July. Like the personalities of each volunteer involved, each service tends to be refreshingly unique and different. New service leaders are always accepted, and help is available to lend a helping hand.

Special thanks went to Alyssa Nelson on the second Sunday of August as she concluded her time of sharing her many talents with our congregation during her ministry as a Pastoral Intern.

Since camp is not only a time for fun and games, but a time of personal growth, the campers will take a few moments to minister and share insights about their camp experiences with the congregation on the second Sunday of September. October will feature the Sunday School teachers and classes.

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Crafter’s Ministry

The Crafter’s Ministry will meet on Thursday, September 11th at 6pm. We’ll work on prayer shawls to be shared with people at church and our larger communities. We are also working on Packer Scarves for donation sales at Packer Parking to raise funds for the roof. We welcome all interested in knitting, crochet or other crafting projects to join in this fellowship. See Pat Calhoon or Kris Nelson with any questions.

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JOSHUA News

Save the Date!

JOSHUA Banquet

JOSHUA’S 10th Anniversary Banquet is Thursday, November 13th. It’s a time for fellowship, dinner, music, celebration and silent auction. The evening begins at 5pm with our opening reception. The guest speaker is John Nichols who is a prominent journalist, author and speaker from Madison, WI. He is associate editor for The Capital Times and Washington correspondent for The Nation. See either, Judy Winney, John Deuchert or Pastor Marian to get tickets for the banquet.

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Men’s Fellowship

All men are invited to breakfast the first Saturday of the month at Bay Family Restaurant at 8am. The upcoming gatherings are Saturday, September 6th and Saturday, October 4th. See John Deuchert with any questions.

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Meal Ministries

Loaves and Fishes - We continue to share food and fellowship the fourth Saturday of the month from 8am-10am. Breakfast will be held on Saturday, September 27th. In addition to feeding hungry stomachs, our ministry is dedicated to showing our guests warmth and hospitality while providing a place of fellowship. If you are interested in volunteering at an upcoming breakfast please contact Emily Tewes at etewes@gmail.com or 920-246-2478.

Meal at NEW Community Shelter - Every other month we serve a meal at NEW Community Shelter. In August we served a little over 190 people. The next meal will be shared Sunday, October 19th at 4:30pm. We need servers at 4:30pm and food brought for the meal. Items for donation to the meal can be brought to the shelter at 4:30pm or to morning worship that day. If interested in volunteering or have more questions contact John Sorenson.

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Music Ministries

The Choir will resume practices on Wednesday, September 17th at 7pm. If you have not been part of the choir before we welcome you to join us for part or all of the choir season.

Hand Bells practice will begin Wednesday, September 17th at 6pm. New ringers are always welcome!

Youth and adults are welcome to be part of the Hand Bell and Vocal Choirs. These choirs are led by Jason Pues.

The Children’s Choir practices at the beginning of the Sunday School hour and is led by Karen Wolter. This begins on the first day of Sunday School, Sunday, September 7th.The Children’s Chimes Choirpractices after Sunday School at 11:15am in the sanctuary for about 15minutes. Practices begin Sunday, September 7th.

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