Mission: To grow a family in Christ by connecting people to the power of God’s love.
Vision: To be a fully functioning community of faith where God’s love and transforming power are lived out
in the world.
August 1, 2010
9th Annual Charity Golf Classic
Saturday August 28
Since its inception the Classic has raised more than $90,000 to enable our congregation to conduct its
Outreach Ministry which serves thousands of people in our own community, throughout our country, and
in our partner communities in Tanzania. The sponsorships and auction items account for the major
portion of our proceeds and the continuing success of the Classic is because members contribute unique
and special items or one of a kind experiences to our silent auction. There are also opportunities to
become sponsors as well as to join us golfing that day.
Please consider becoming a sponsor or donating an auction item. For example, members have donated
visiting the television studio to see how the weather portion of the newscast is produced, a flight over
Milwaukee, a golf and theatre package, a round of golf at a private country club, a condo vacation, help
with college essays, crafts, art work, etc. Let your imagination go wild. Please don’t hesitate to contact
Linda Cole in the church office (414) 352-8990 or David Romoser (262) 241-5298 for more information,
to offer a donation or try an idea on for size.
Please join us!
When: Saturday, August 28—registration beginning at 11:30am
Where: Fire Ridge Golf Course in Grafton
Ways you can help:
Golf with us
Join us for dinner (non-golfers welcome)
Donate to the silent auction
Bid on silent auction
Become a sponsor
Volunteer prior to or day of event
(see Brochure for details, available at Outreach Kiosk and church office)
In this issue… Youth..………………….………………….….Pg. 5
Health Ministry ……………....………..….......Pg. 2 Calendar………………...…...…...……......…..Pg. 6
Fellowship...……….…..……………………... Pg. 3 Military Family/Serving….…...………...……..Pg. 7
Outreach……..……..…………………….…....Pg. 4 All in the Family……………………………....Pg. 8
Dear Fellow Members of Fox Point Lutheran Church:
We are blessed to have two nurses (Joni Ledzian RN and Kaela Buraczewski RN) and four physicians (Mark
Chelmowski MD, Jeff Garland MD, Harlan Stueven MD and Paul Werner MD) who will be representing Fox
Point Lutheran this Fall as members of the 2010 Tanzanian Mission Trip. Additionally several others of the
group will serve as medical and nursing assistants.
Currently, we are exploring two main medical service opportunities including educational seminars and direct
Some of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality include: neonatal airway disease, respiratory disease in
children, traumatic death in youth and early adult, vascular disease and its contributors, hypertension and
diabetes in adults.
We are anticipating finding patients with acute diseases and self limited medication needs and some with
chronic disease needing ongoing medications. Fortunately, generic medication for treatment of some of these
conditions is comparatively inexpensive. There are few supplies available for such clinics. We will purchase
some supplies/medications in Tanzania. Much of the equipment there is limited and or outdated. We will
need to bring some equipment with us. Between 1,000 and 1,500 patients are expected to be seen over the five
day clinics to be held in Usa River and Ngarenanyuki. The estimated cost to purchase medicine, supplies, and
equipment to serve and help the people of Tanzania is approximately $2,500.
Would you consider financially supporting the purchase of medications, supplies and limited equipment
your medical team will need?
We appreciate your thoughtful consideration of our request for help in accomplishing our mission…checks can
be made out to Fox Point Lutheran Church…please write Medical Mission in the Memo section of your check.
Your contribution will pay for, but not be limited to, medications for selected acute and chronic conditions,
diabetic or urine testing strips, gloves (sterile and non sterile), a limited array of minor surgical equipment and
supplies, BP cuffs and stethoscopes that we will use for screening and then donate to the doctors at Nkoranga
Hospital and local dispensaries, etc.
We will be prudent with every dollar you can share for this cause. If we are blessed with more than we need
we will create a trust fund, for purchase of ongoing medications.
Thank you in advance for your spiritual and financial support.
Scripture tells us “that every person living in want is an opportunity to love and serve God.”
Mungu aba bariki, [God bless You]
Your FPLC 2010 Tanzanian Medical Mission Team.
We Need Your Help
As we prepare for the mission trip to Tanzania in September, we are asking for your assistance in gathering
items for 100 midwife and 100 hospice kits which we will take with us. On Sept. 25, we will be assembling
these as part of Service Day. While we have received many donations, we are still in need of the following
items, number noted in brackets. Many thanks to the Knit Wits for the 150 darling baby stocking caps!
Midwife kits Hospice kits
1- bar of soap (44 full size) 1- wash cloth (40)
1 - small undershirt (71) 1- “pick” comb (87)
1 - receiving blanket (65) 1- tube toothpaste (37)
1- pair of gloves (89) 1- nail clippers (82)
1- muslin or sheeting -square yd. 64) 1- jar or tube of petroleum jelly (71)
1 - pair heavy-duty household gloves medium size (80)
1- band aids
devotional books/readings (91)
Used Bicycles Needed for Women’s Club—Exciting Tour & Lunch
Inner City Children The Women's Club has planned an exceptional day
on Wednesday, October 13, meeting at the church
Do you have any bicycles you no longer use? The parking lot at 9:30am to car pool downtown to tour
kids have outgrown them? You no longer use them? Milwaukee Public Television Channels 10/36 at
Buzz Althoen of Memorial Lutheran Church has MATC at 10:15am. Tour includes viewing the
been renovating older bicycles for 16 years and control room, broadcast operations, graphic arts and
donating them to inner city children, especially the prop rooms, studios, editorial suites and announcers’
Hephatha Lutheran and Reformation Lutheran booth.
Church areas of Milwaukee. 24” and 26” bikes are
especially needed but any size bicycles are helpful. Lunch follows at 12:00 noon at MATC's Cuisine
He will pick them up. Please call him at 414-228- Restaurant run by students of the culinary arts
program. Entrees range in price from $8-12.
9647. Appetizer/soup/salad/dessert are extra. No
prepayment as you will be ordering off
Save Saturday the menu. Because of its popularity, reservations
MUST be made TWO MONTHS IN ADVANCE.
September 25!! Sign up now; DEADLINE SUNDAY AUGUST 15.
Service Day Details on who will be driving, where to park
downtown, where to go at MATC will follow closer
Save this day to join our entire congregation to the October date. Any questions, call Gloria
serving those who need our help. Mitchelson 262-387-1953 or Nancy Rosenheimer
Watch for more details to come! 262-241-9627.
Women’s Club Calendar Martin Luther and The Reformation
Wednesday, September 8—11:30am
Mark your calendars and plan to attend the exciting Barbara Froemming’s home
programs in store for this fall. 151 W. Blackhawk Road—Fox Point
Wednesday, September 8 – Picnic luncheon and All women of the church are invited to enjoy a
program , Martin Luther and The Reformation, at festive fall picnic luncheon with good food and lots
Barbara Froemming’s home. of gemutlichkeit as the members who traveled to
Germany in May share their stories and photos of
Wednesday, October 13 – Luncheon at MATC
Culinary School and tour of MPTV studios. The focus of the tour, Martin Luther and The
Reformation, involved travel from Geneva,
Thursday, November 11 – Joint meeting with the Switzerland to Zurich, Switzerland, then into
Men’s Club. Program TBA. Germany with visits to Heidelberg, Worms, Mainz,
Erfurt, Wittenberg, Eisenach, Eisleben, Coburg,
Augsburg, Rothenburg and Nuremberg, with the
Wednesday, December 8 – Festive Christmas “grand finale,” attending the Passion Play in
Luncheon in Fellowship Hall. Program –“Angel Oberammergau, Germany.
Voices” --presented by members of the FPLC choir.
The travelers are looking forward to sharing this
wonderful experience with you.
Sign up at the notice in Fellowship Hall by
September 5($5.00 per person).
3rd Annual Outreach for Hope An Opportunity to Serve
Family Fun Bike Ride – Saturday, September 11 at The Gathering!
Be one of our congregation’s Biking Ambassadors Saturday, September 4
helping to support and create awareness for the
Greater Milwaukee Synod’s Outreach for Hope We need 15-20 volunteers on Saturday, July 3, to
(OFH) ministries through a Family Biking Event and help prepare, serve and clean up after the meal at The
fund raiser. 2010 will mark the third “Family Fun Gathering at St. James Episcopal Church, 833 W.
Bike Ride” that has been the focal point in raising Wisconsin Ave. We need to be there by 9:45am,
between $5,000 - $6,000 each year for OFH. This and will be finished around 1:30pm. This is a great
year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 11 at opportunity for Youth volunteer hours and for
Cory Park in Dousman. This event is something for families to serve together! Please sign up at the
everyone and will be hosted by Ascension Lutheran Outreach Kiosk, or by sending an email to
Church in Waukesha and numerous other firstname.lastname@example.org.
collaborating ELCA congregations including ours. Can't participate, but still want to help? We need
There will be routes for all skill levels or if you like, cookies, coffee for drip/perc coffee makers, and fresh
just come for the potluck picnic and fellowship at milk. There is a separate sign-up sheet at the
noon. Outreach Kiosk. Contributions need to be brought to
the church office by Thursday, September 2.
Registration: on-line at www.outreachforhope.org.
To learn more about the ride and picnic call David Have you tried Serenity Inn?
Romoser (262-241-5298) of our congregation.
Registration is $15 for adults, $10 for children, $35 Maybe you've heard others say that taking dinner to
per family. There will be a “treat bag” included with the men at Serenity Inn is a rewarding experience but
registrations along with trail passes for those who you're not comfortable driving in the central city or
you wonder about sharing a meal with men in
don’t already have one. There is no minimum for treatment for alcohol and/or drug addiction. Perhaps
pledges, but participants are encouraged to get stepping outside of your comfort zone is a "call"
pledges and donations for OFH. you've not been heeding.
Donations: For those who simply want to support But maybe now is the time! Consider the
OFH you have an opportunity to donate and have opportunity to prepare a meal for men who are
your gift doubled by a generous challenge grant of working on their recovery and who are also stepping
$25,000. You don’t need to ride or attend. Your outside their comfort zones.
donation sent in will be matched. The commitment involves cooking a meal at home
for 5-9 men, taking it warm to the Inn by 6pm and
eating with the residents. The time commitment is
The Food Pantries Still Need Us minimal; the reward is substantial as the men share
When you do your grocery shopping, please their personal stories that will touch your heart.
remember to pick up non-perishable food items for Open summer/fall dates are Aug. 20 (Fri.); Sept. 17
the 4 central city food pantries that we serve: (Fri.); Oct. 14 (Thurs.), 15 (Fri.) & 27 (Wed.); and
Peace and Cross Lutheran, All Peoples, and the Kuji Nov. 11 (Thurs.), 19 (Fri.) & 24 (Wed.), and Dec. 9
Center. The need continues--maybe more so in the (Thurs.), 17 (Friday), & 22 (Wed.).
summer when children are not receiving school Sign up at the Outreach Kiosk or contact Lorraine
lunches. Buehler about dates or with questions: 414-964-
Thanks for thinking of our neighbors in the city.
Youth(of all ages!)
The Storm Thanks You!
The Storm, FPLC's high school ministry, would like
to express its sincerest thanks. Due to our generous
church family, we were able to supersede our
Manhattan Miles goal by over $1000! We also were
able to collect a record number of donations for the
Midnight Run, a walking trip to parks in Washington Fox Point Lutheran PLAYSCHOOL
DC where we distribute the donations to those less
fortunate than our church family. Last year this walk
was very eye-opening for our young adults and really Fox Point Lutheran Preschool is excited to introduce
helped us to understand the plight of people who a new opportunity for your children! We are offering
have no permanent residence. On August 2, we will a Playschool program on Tuesday and Wednesday
again be participating in the Midnight Run and we afternoons from 12:30pm - 2:30pm. The program
ask for your continued prayers in our endeavors. It is will start in October and run through April 2011.
with humble hearts and great expectations for this
trip that we say thank you...gracias...vielen
dank...merci. Playschool is open to children ages 3 and 4. The cost
is $765.00. Tuition payments will be broken down
In deepest gratitude, into installments. There is an August 15 deadline to
The Storm get your security deposit in to reserve a spot.
Interns: Emma Mitchell & Jessica Grady
The teachers for the playschool are Mrs. Tricia
Youth Leaders: Rachel Theune, Matt Kammerait &
Ben Mudra Mandella and Mrs. Amy Anderson, both of whom
are teachers for the preschool. If you are interested in
Supervisor: Pastor Bill Knapp sending your child to Playschool this fall, please
email Tricia Mandella email@example.com, or
Amy Anderson firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember to sign up for VBS and VBX
August 9-13 Caring Cuisine
Forms have been mailed and are also
available at the kiosks. Caring Cuisine is looking for volunteers to cook and
deliver meals to members of our congregation in
need. Whether recovering from an illness,
celebrating the birth of a new baby, or selected to
receive our “meal of the month”, the recipients
greatly appreciate the warm meals we offer.
Our generous volunteers have created and delivered
many meals over the last 6 years and we are hoping
to expand our services in the future. It is a fun way
to serve for those who love to cook. Please join our
team! Nicky Schoenike (262)242-3953 or
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Holy Communion 7pm Yoga 6:30am Eye- 7am Yoga 8:30am Senior Exercise 5:30am Yoga 4pm Neff/
Blood Pressure Opener Bible 5pm Wedding Holden Wedding
Screening Study Rehearsal
8:30am Summer 8:30am Senior
HS Summer Trip (Washington DC)
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Youth Sunday 6:30am Eye- 8:30am Senior Exercise
11:45am Opener Bible 10am Luther Manor
Bendickson Study Communion Service
Baptism 8:30am Senior
Exercise Serenity Inn
VBS & VBX
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
Holy Communion 6:30am Eye- 5:30pm Golf 8:30am Senior Exercise 7am TOP
11:45am Todd Opener Bible Meeting Serenity Inn
Baptism 8:30am Senior
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
8:30am Summer 9am to noon 6:30am Eye- 8:30am Senior Exercise Golf Classic
Choir Confirmation Opener Bible Serenity Inn
Preschool Cleanup 8:30am Senior
7pm 9:30am Good
Grief Support 8am
Congregational 7pm Church Confirmation
Care Council Retreat
29 30 31 Every Sunday:
Opener Bible Worship
Exercise 9 & 10:30am
Grief Support Sunday School:
9 & 10:30am
Honoring Our Military Family
Please take a moment to say a prayer for the servicemen and women on our prayer list. Of all of the gifts that
you could give, prayer is the very best one.
Our military prayer list for several months has included Sean Heidgerken, a Davenport, Iowa, junior high and
high school friend of FPLC member Sara Strunk. Sean is serving in the US Army in Iraq. He is a member of
the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division.
Sara commented that Sean made a specific point to come to their 20-year high school reunion last year in
Davenport, just weeks before his deployment. Sean and Sara had reconnected via Facebook. Sara said that
Sean appreciates all of our prayers and kind thoughts. God bless you, Sean! We continue to pray for your safe
Sean Heidgerken, US Army
August 1 SERVING: August 8
Communion Aides: Julia Kashou, Lectors 9:00 Guy Theune
Sherie Kubiak Librizzi, Sharon Moore 10:30 Andy Barrieau
9:00 Plietz Team Ushers 9:00 Quisler Team
10:30 Sullivan Davies Team 10:30 Gepfert Team
9:00 Tom & Sandra Dunst 9:00 Curt Claus, Elizabeth Katona
10:30 Mark & Terri Chelmowski 10:30 Janice Collins, Karen Sullivan Davies
Julia DeCicco Welcome Sara Hansen
9:00 Allison Severin, Katelyn Zachowski 9:00 Alex Fish, Genna Fish
10:30 Andrew Mullins, JacksonWoodliff 10:30 Lauren Gambill, Alison Kennedy
Rachel Theune Judy Theune
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All in the Family
Prayer List Sue Wolf Our sympathy and prayers to the
Laura Bartels (sister of Susan Janik) Verlie Keehn family and friends of Olive Giese who
Pat Lawless Nancy Sylke recently passed away.
Mark Klauser Paul
Tom Judy Wenzler(daughter of the Reeds)
Betty Babik (sister of Chris Adam) Lu Farwig Long time member of FPLC, Shirley
Steve Heronemus Gordon Umland Chizek went home to be with the
(brother of Lori Barrieau) Adam Lewis Lord at age 88 on July 12, 2010 at
Jim Manderfeld Rebecca Presbyterian Homes Rehabilitation
Jean Ed Michel Center in Roseville, Minnesota
Chad Remmert Marylani Shirey
(mother of Margaret Edmunds) surrounded by her three sons, Larry,
Devin David and Jim and husband Vernon.
Erik Gonring Tim Praefke
Retta Letters of sympathy can be sent to
Kevin Fitch Ken Johnson(brother of Margi Will) Vernon Chizek 2925 Lincoln Ave.
Gary Cliff Apt. 611, Roseville, MN 55113.
Kevin Sue Fillinger She will be missed.
Steve Rosendahl Alice Horton
Betsy Partridge Military
Jim Hoots Sean Heidgerken
Rosalie Bill Huegel
Rev. Erwin Kolb(father of Kathy Sauer) Ben Halbert
Julie Balliet Samantha Rablin
Bill Our deepest sympathy to
Lee Daehling Birgit Segerdahl and her family on the
Billy Fox death of her husband, Anders.
Pastors’ cell phone numbers
In case of urgent pastoral care, call the Pr. Knapp 414-704-7070
church office at 414-352-8990. Pr. Cheever 414-573-4138
D. William Knapp Senior Pastor email@example.com
Bruce Cheever Associate Pastor firstname.lastname@example.org
Dan Thurmer Pastoral Care email@example.com
Kevin Bailey Director of Worship & Music firstname.lastname@example.org
Heide Hongsermeier Asst. Organist/Handbell Director email@example.com
Julie Schlifske Director of Children’s Ministries firstname.lastname@example.org
Joni Ledzian Parish Nurse email@example.com
Jo Ann Berdelman Director of Administration firstname.lastname@example.org
Linda Cole Office Assistant email@example.com
Sharon Moore Publications Editor firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Altstiel Office Assistant email@example.com
Tricia Mandella Co-Director of Preschool
Amy Anderson Preschool Teacher
Lissa Nygren Preschool Teacher