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					                                                                                                         Vol. 81, No. 5 September 2012

                    The Pittsburgh Lutheran
Mileposters Double Summer
Pittsburgh-Washington, D.C.
Pittsburgh-Cumberland, Maryland

Starting in 2005
with their first trip
to Washington, D.C.,
the Mileposters have made a long ride each   the journey was over on July 19. Then
summer, either to that destination or to     on Wednesday, August 9, to benefit
Cumberland, Maryland. This year, faced       the campus ministry at First Trinity
with the diagnosis of cancer in a five-      Lutheran Church in Oakland, he was
year-old relative of many   riders, they     accompanied by Brianna and Devon on
did both. The Washington ride, to benefit    the articulated quad (fourth place for        The
young Jayden Collington, covered 340         luggage) for four days and 134 miles, to      Mile-
miles in nine days, stepping off from the    Cumberland. On the last day, Eric, riding     posters’
Boston trailhead on Wednesday, July 11       a single bike, started at Connellsville and   mailing for the
with five riders, including group leader     did a century ride (100 or more miles in      Wa s h i n g t o n ,
Mark Shields at the helm of the triplet.     one day), catching up with the others at      D.C. ride was their
New trail dad Eric Bendekovic, from          Meyersdale, logging 106 miles by the          largest ever at 250 pieces. Fifteen let-
Prince of Peace Lutheran, captained          time they arrived together at the Western     ters were placed in pigeonholes at St.
a tandem; also pedaling were three           Maryland station in Cumberland August         Thomas Lutheran Church, Mileposters
of Jayden’s family members, veteran          12 (pictured). Critical transportation        home base. The three riders who pre-
stokers Brianna Gardner, Haley Lex,          assistance to and from trailheads was         pared the mailing, all Jayden’s relatives,
and Devon Lex, going 40 miles to Con-        provided by Fred Durbin, Norm Huels-          are shown with the other 235 envelopes
nellsville, Pennsylvania   (pictured). For   man, Bill Seitz, and Eric Bendekovic.         before they were delivered to the Gen-
the remaining 300 miles, Mark rode the       More pictures and complete stories            eral Mail Facility on California Avenue.
triplet alone, being hosted by Pastor        are available on the Mileposters site:        As of this writing, we thank God and our
Rudy Kampia and his wife Judy when                        supporters for over $1,500 in donations.

                                                                                                         SEPTEMBER 2012 PAGE 1
Minersville Help                                                        LWML Convention in Pittsburgh                                          Surprise
    Many of us may not be familiar with Minersville Cemetery,               Thirsty? Let’s pray for the Six-Pack, the Northeast Coali-

located in the Herron Hill section of the city. It is the final rest-
ing place of many of our Lutheran forefathers since the 1800’s.
                                                                        tion: Atlantic, Eastern, English, New England, New Jersey,
                                                                        and SELC Districts as they pool resources to host the 35th
                                                                                                                                                   I had already written this month’s edi-
                                                                                                                                               torial, and was looking online for some-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                To his grave our comrade bear we,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Confident our faith declare we:
    We are in dire need of your help to maintain the cemetery           Biennial LWML Convention in Pittsburgh, PA, June 27-30,                thing unrelated, when I got a surprise. I                        On that last day will he arise,
in a dignified manner. If you have a gasoline powered weed              2013. The theme, “Quenched! by the Water,” highlights John             should have known, or at least suspected:                        Sinless to dwell beyond the skies.        Vol. 81, No. 5
whacker or similar type of machine that you might either                4:14. (Jesus said) ”....but whoever drinks of the water that I will    Johannes Brahms has long been my fa-                                                                       The Pittsburgh Lutheran

lend or volunteer yourself to spend an hour or two trimming             give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him   vorite composer, and I have done a great                         Earth is he, from earth created,
                                                                                                                                               deal of research about him and his music,                        Thither to return was fated,              Published in the interest of the
around the headstones in a specific area, it would be greatly           will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”                                                                                                                 Pittsburgh Area Lutheran Ministries (PALM)
                                                                                                                                               which includes his monumental A German                           And to rise, his shackles unbound,        and Concordia Lutheran Ministries (CLM)
appreciated.                                                            Mark your calendars! Set up an action plan. Please consider            Requiem, a deeply personal statement of                          When at last the trumpet shall sound.     of Cabot, Pennsylvania
    Due to a series of unfortunate events, our grass cutter             volunteering your time, talent and treasure as you overflow in         faith, as well as the Alto Rhapsody, a plea
is no longer physically able to continue. Until new bids are            God’s peace, grace and blessings. Download the Convention              for God to restore a ravaged wanderer,                           There with God forever dwelling           Send subscription address changes to:
obtained and a new permanent contract can be issued, the                Shirt order form from the LWML website at:               not to mention musical settings of King                          Mid His grace, all grace excelling,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Pittsburgh Lutheran
PALM Board has approved a tree service which has come to                conventions and share it with others. Check your district’s Web        David’s penitence about Bathsheba (from                          There will his soul be cleansed of sin,   Shirley Freyer, Business Manager
our aid in cutting the grass. Nevertheless, the fine tuning of          site for the Call for Workers form. Start leaking the good news!       Psalm 51) and Martin Luther’s dying                              Assurance Jesus Christ did win.           1627 Middle Road
trimming in detail remains to be completed this year. Also,                                                                                    prayer.                                                                                                    Glenshaw, PA 15116

the lower end of the cemetery outside along Ossipee Street              CHRISTIAN ART SHOW                                                         Begräbnisgesang (Burial Song) is a
                                                                                                                                               magnificent discovery in a year which
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Toil and tears in peace will now end,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                As dust with dust his ashes blend.
must be kept open so that police may visually patrol the cem-              The 27th Annual Christian Art Show is Saturday and Sun-
                                                                                                                                               has already seen the departure of my                             Like Christ on earth he suffered pain,    Norm Huelsman, Graphic Designer
etery. Because there is a City of Pittsburgh school next door,          day, November 3 and 4, at Calvary Lutheran Church, Mur-                favorite uncle and aunt, and now the swift                       And like Him died, yet lives again.       412-877-3645
according to police, there is a clear risk of strangers hiding          rysville.  Entry deadline is Friday, October 19.  Entry forms          decline of my parents. It uses the words                                                         
in the overgrowth along the curb and attacking or abducting             are available at the church office during office hours (724)           of a Lutheran hymn (by Michael Weisse)                           Sleep well, our friend, until the day
                                                                        327-2898, or on the Web site:                     from the sixteenth century. Although only                        When He will bear your soul away;         Send articles and photos by
the students as they walk to and from school. This area grows                                                                                                                                                                                             10th of each month to:
faster than the grass and needs special attention.                                                                                             seven stanzas long, completed before A                           Transfigured, no longer mortal,
    A map showing the cemetery location is found on the PALM                                                                                   German Requiem, it embodies the spirit                           You will enter heaven’s portal.           Mark Shields, Editor
                                                                                                                                               of the larger work, and has been called                                                                    1612 Greensprings Avenue
website,, by selecting Minersville Cemetery
                                                                                                                                               a “miniature Requiem.” The work begins                           Here on earth is woe and wailing,         West Mifflin, PA 15122
in the right hand column. Specific instructions and a personal                                                                                 with a minor key melody which was also                           But there is mercy unfailing,             412-680-8754
guided tour of the cemetery may be arranged by calling Terry                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                               used  by J. S. Bach for one of his cantatas;                     And joy everlasting, supernal,
N. Taylor at 412-480-0903. This would be an excellent youth                                                                                    typically, Brahms changes to a major key                         Peace and blessedness eternal.            Brianna Gardner, Editorial Assistant
group activity or just plain good exercise!                                                                                                    for the fourth through sixth stanzas in
                                                                                                                                               order to emphasize the hope we have in                           Now we lay our friend to rest here,       Publication printed and mailed by:
                                                                                                                                               Jesus Christ. During his lifetime, the com-                      Each must strive to do his best here,     Slavia Printing Company

Pittsburgh Pastoral Conference                                                                                                                 poser was sometimes ostracized, unfairly,                        Faithful his chosen course pursue,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          157 McNeilly Road
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Pittsburgh, PA 15226
by Pastor Robert Riebau                                                                                                                        for his serious approach to life; one critic                     Soon death will come and take us too.     412-343-4444
   The Pittsburgh Pastoral Conference will resume its bi-                                                                                      even said, “When Brahms is in a good
                                                                                                                                               mood, he sings ‘The grave is my joy.’” But                       Mark Shields                              Pittsburgh Area Lutheran Ministries
monthly meetings on Tuesday, September 11, gathering from                                                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                               it was St. Paul who wrote “To die is gain.”
                       9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. Our confer-                                                                                     Musical forces include five-part chorus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Terry Nelson Taylor, President
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          103 Eastern Avenue
                       ence will begin with Matins at 9:30                                                                                     (SATBB), pairs of oboes, clarinets, bas-                                                                   Aspinwall, PA 15215
                       AM. September’s speaker will be the                                                                                     soons, and horns, plus three trombones,                                                                    Cell: 412-480-0903
                       Rev. James Sharp of LINC Baltimore                                                                                      tuba, and timpani. Listening, one comes                                                                    Home: 412-782-6325
                                                                                                                                               to the magnificent realization that God is                                                       
                       (pictured). Pastor Sharp will be sharing
                       his experiences with this effort, inspir-                                                                               bigger than it all.                                               PASTORS PREACHING
                       ing us to support our own local LINC.            Golf Win                                                                                                                                                                          Send PALM donations to:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Lutheran Center
                       Looking ahead, mark your calendars                   Rev. Brennan Gaertner, pastor of Ascension Lutheran                                                                                                                           531 N. Neville Street
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Pittsburgh, PA 15213
                       for Monday, October 29, the day fol-             Church, McCandless Township, and his foursome captured                                                                                                                            Doug Eckstrom, Treasurer
lowing the Reformation Service. Our guest speaker will be the           first place with a score of 17 under at the 9th Annual Con-
Rev. Dr. Carl H. Krueger, Jr., president of the SELC District           cordia Lutheran Ministries Annual Golf Outing at Treesdale                                                                                                                        Concordia Lutheran Ministries
(the Slovak District).                                                  Golf and Country Club on July 9. Close to $75,000 was raised                                                                                                                      Keith Frndak, President & CEO
                                                                        for the Good Samaritan Endowment Fund for the benefit of                                                                                                                          Steve Johnson
                                                                        residents who are unable to cover the cost of care. Save the                                                                                                                      Chairman, Board of Directors
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          134 Marwood Road
                                                                        date for next year: Monday, July 8, 2013!                                                                                                                                         Cabot, PA 16023
                                                                                                                                                                   Pastor Mark Ruppert,
                                                                                                                                                Trinity Lutheran Church, Monroeville, PA

                                                                                                                                                   Pastors Preaching will appear each issue. If you would
                                                                                                                                                  like your pastor to be featured, please contact the editor.

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FIRST TRINITY CAMPUS MINISTRY                                                                                                                                                                                      SLIPPERY ROCK CAMPUS MINISTRY

GO HERE!                                                                                                                                                                                                           The Impact of One Bible
Your Campus Mission in Pittsburgh by Pastor Eric Andræ                                                                                                                                                             by Augusta R. Mennell, Campus Ministry Director
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       “I just love this Bible!” That’s what Xue-ni (SHOO NEE), a 22-year-
   This week (of August 13) orientation began at Carnegie                                                                                                                                                          old college student from China, often says as she studies the Bible at All
Mellon University (CMU) for graduate students; almost half                                                                                                                                                         Saints Lutheran Church and Student Center. She sheepishly admits that
of them are internationals. Indeed, almost 80% of the 3330                                                                                                                                                         she did not read it very much when she was at home. She beams that
international students at CMU are graduate students. The                                                                                                                                                           she’s now reading the Bible every day and thoroughly enjoying it. The
majority of these scholars from overseas come from China                                                                                                                                                           [italics on]NIV Concordia Self-Study Bible[off] is the best gift All Saints
and India – most have never opened a Bible and do not know                                                                                                                                                         could have given her. She loves it.
who Jesus is. It is an opportune time to “Go Here!” in our                                                                                                                                                                                          Xue-ni came to the U.S.A. to improve her
outreach to the foreigner among us.                                                                                                                                                                                                            English by working as an au pair. Before she
   For example, today, at the Graduate Resource Fair, I met                                                                                                                                                                                    came, her mother prayed fervently that this
“Amir,” a Muslim student from Malaysia. He showed great                                                                                                                                                                                        experience would help her daughter to grow in
interest in our English as a Second Language (ESL) program,                                                                                                                                                                                    faith. God heard her prayers. A member of All
not the least the opportunity to learn about other religions and                                                                                                                                                                               Saints who works at Slippery Rock University
to study the Bible! With a big smile and handshake, he said                                                                                                                                                                                    became aware that Xue-ni wanted to spend
that he will see me the first week in September when our ESL                                                                                                                                                                                   Thanksgiving with a traditional American fam-     decided to go back to China. But something hap-
Fall class and Bible Study begin.                                                                                                                                                                                                              ily. This desire was made known to All Saints.    pened to change her mind. Although she had read
                               Not all our outreach is to in-                                                                                                                                                                                  An ASLC family invited Xue-ni to dinner and       Luke 6:32 only once, she said that Jesus’ words
                            ternationals, of course, nor even                                                                                                                                                                                  this was the beginning of something wonderful!    clearly came to her mind: “If you love only those
                            necessarily to students. I regularly                                                                                                                                                                               Xue-ni began to come to study the Bible twice     who love you, what credit is that to you?” She knew
                            dine on campus, and for the past                                                                                                                                                       a week. She’s reading it from Genesis to Revelation.                          immediately that God wanted her to forgive the
                            couple of years have often had the                                                                                                                                                         “I have another question,” says Xue-ni every time we meet to study.       friend who had hurt her. She did.
                            opportunity to greet and chat with                                                                                                                                                     She does not ask questions to debate the truth of God’s Word, but to              The Bible is so powerful that the first thing she
                            one of the staff, “Tanisha,” who al-                                                                                                                                                   understand it. She is worried she will lose her faith, especially since       is going to do when she gets back to China is to be
                            ways wears a ready smile. However,                                                                                                                                                     Biblical leaders like Saul and Solomon seemed to lose theirs. Romans          baptized along with her father. Reading the Bible
today, when I went to lunch after the Resource Fair, she was                                                                                                                                                       8:35 assured her that nothing can separate her from God’s love.               showed her that God wants this gift for her. Xue-ni’s
downcast, but said she was “so happy to see” me. She shared                                                                                                                                                            Xue-ni cannot keep to herself the joy she has found in God’s Word.        father, who no longer cares, as he once did, that he
some difficulties, some suffering she is experiencing. I gave                                                                                                                                                      She shares it with her American neighbors (she works as an au pair for a      might be looked down on for his faith, has decided
her my card with the promise that I am always available for                                                                                                                                                        family with eight adopted Chinese children). She showed her next-door         to publicly receive this blessing with his daughter.
                                                                                                                                            Please help us help Amir, Tanisha, and
prayer and pastoral care. She gratefully said she would call                                                                                                                                                       neighbor a book on the Holy Spirit which she had read in our Bible class.     God’s Word opened their hearts to baptism.
                                                                                                                                            others by your prayers and by making
me soon. I reminded her that her strength is in the Lord and                                                                                                                                                       Her neighbor liked it so much that she wanted her own copy of [italics            Xue-ni is already making plans to share God’s
                                                                                                                                            your generous contributions by check
she firmly agreed.                                                                                                                                                                                                 on]A Picture of God: 3 in 1[off] by Joanne Marxhausen (CPH). All Saints       Word when she returns to her college in China. She
                                                                                                                                            to “First Trinity” with “campus minis-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   gave her neighbor a copy to keep.                                             intends to start a college Bible class, using her NIV
                                                                                                                                            try” in the memo line, and mailing to:
    Experience the LCEF Difference                                                                                                           Campus Mission, 535 N. Neville St., Pittsburgh, PA 15213. If you are       Xue-ni shares the Bible with her family in China, too. She read Mat-      footnoted Bible, give Bibles in Chinese to people
                                                                                                                                            a Thrivent member, please contribute through Thrivent Choice. You      thew 10:34-37 and was offended. She wondered how Jesus could say              she meets, and write a story of how this Bible
                                                                                                                                            can contact us at, 412-683-4121, and www.         He would bring division in families. She looked at the footnotes and she      ignited her faith. She is grateful for her parents’
                                                                                                                                   Thank you!                                                 came to understand why Jesus had said this. That same day her sister,         love. She is also grateful for this opportunity to be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   who lives in China, read the same verses. She, too, was offended. She         in America with the loving family where she has
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   couldn’t believe that Jesus had said what he did until Xue-ni explained       worked as an au pair. In that family she again saw
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                                                                                                                                        NEWS FROM AREA CONGREGATIONS

New Season Begins at the PLCB                                       Unity Lutheran Community Mission,                                   ASCENSION LUTHERAN
                                                                                                                                                                                        Sunday Morning at 11:00 a.m.: Begin-
                                                                                                                                                                                    ning on September 16 and continuing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Gaertner at,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 or 412-310-6388.
by Sherri Crum                                                      Homewood                                                                Ascension Lutheran Church’s ANNU-       on September 23, Ron Gredlein will be
                                                                        Unity Lutheran Community Mission’s After-School Ministry        AL FLEA MARKET AND BAKE SALE                leading a short two-week class for all       BETHEL LUTHERAN GLENSHAW
                                                                    needs help. Your donations of time, talents, food, or money         will be held on Saturday, September 22 in   adults. The topic is “Confronting Death,”       Sunday School resumes September
                                                                    could go a long way towards improving the lives of inner-city       the Fellowship Hall (8225 Peebles Road,     with sections about discovering illness,     9 at 9:00 a.m.
                                                                    children right here in Pittsburgh.                                  Pittsburgh, PA 15237). The sale will be-    grieving before death, caring for the one        VBS was a success-we had 21 kids
                                                                        Unity’s after-school program runs Monday through                gin at 8:00 a.m. and runs until 2:00 p.m.   who is not sick, how do we handle the        attend “Super Heroes of the Bible,” and
                                                                    Thursday from 3:15 to 6:00 p.m. throughout the school year          with a bag sale at 1:00 p.m. Proceeds       pain, and confronting the death itself.      they had a great time! Eight older youth
                                                                    (except on holidays). During program hours, school-aged             benefit Shepherd’s Heart Fellowship.        This course was written by a Lutheran        helped develop, plan, and lead our origi-
                                                                    children gather at the Mission’s site in Homewood for help          This event is sponsored by Thrivent         pastor with terminal cancer.                 nal program, assisted by ten adults. The
                                                                    with homework, a chapel meeting of fellowship, comfort, and         Financial for Lutherans.                        Starting on September 30, two sepa-      kids launched water balloons, splashed
                                                                    encouragement, and a hot meal. Plus, Unity serves as a safe             WIDOW/WIDOWER-DIVORCÉE                  rate adult education classes will use the    in a chocolate fountain, cut Samson’s
    As our new season begins, it may be a good time to review       haven for kids who might otherwise be on the street corners         LUNCHEON: The next free monthly             Faith Lessons DVD series by Ray Vander       hair, set a dessert on fire, and sang “Jesus
the many volunteer opportunities at the Pittsburgh Lutheran         or playing in the alleyways.                                        luncheon at Ascension Lutheran Church       Laan (founder of “That the World May         You’re My Superhero.” Everyone-kids
Center for the Blind (PLCB).                                            Unity Lutheran Community Mission’s After-School Minis-          (8225 Peebles Road, Pittsburgh, PA          Know Ministries”). This series was           and adults alike- enjoyed the experience. 
    The first meal of our 2012-13 season will be held on Satur-     try has proven essential to the mental, spiritual, and overall      15237) will be held in the Fellowship       created with Focus on the Family and            We held our annual picnic on August
day, September 22, 2012. The other two this year will be held       well-being and academic success of the students whose lives         Hall on Monday, September 10, 2012.         will allow you to experience the land of     5th, and had 50 people turn out despite
on October 27 and December 8.                                       it has touched since 1987, when the program began. Just ask         This group meets on the second Monday       Jesus in stunning visual imagery while       threatening skies. The weather held off,
    Service opportunities: There are various ways in which          Teniqua, a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh; Angele,        of each month. This luncheon is open        illuminating Jesus’ teachings and helping    though, and we all had a great time at the
you could assist on the day of the meal, or otherwise. We           currently working her way through college; or Trayvon, pre-         to all who are widowed or divorced.         participants to understand the context       home of Amy and Al Todd. We tossed
need adequate volunteer support to ensure that all our guests       paring to attend Theil College this fall. All three came to Unity   Please invite your friends for fellowship   in which He lived and preached. These        eggs and water balloons, smacked a
who are blind/visually impaired have their needs met. Folks         for help as children and all three have very bright futures. As     with others in your same situation. We      interactive studies connect history and      pinata, and ate very well.  Our annual
are needed to help set up the room, serve dinners, clean up,        for our current attendees, during recent school years, up to        begin at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be served    culture to religion and geography, and       Oktoberfest is scheduled for Saturday,
guide, prepare dessert and provide entertainment. There are         80 percent or more have made the honor roll.                        at Noon with fellowship following until     relate biblical truth to modern society.     October 27, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. We will
myriad other ways in which you could help—anything from                 The program’s roster of attendees reached 86 children last      around 2:30 p.m. Please join us for this    There will be different topics in each       serve a delicious meal, featuring  brat-
praying for the mission, to baking for the bake sale, (which will   year. This means that Unity’s ministry is reaching increasing       very special luncheon each month. If        class.                                       wurst and knackwurst, homemade po-
be held in late October) to sponsoring a meal, to contributing      numbers of at-risk students, but it also means that we need         you have any questions, please contact          FALL WOMEN’S STUDY, Wednesday            tato pancakes, spaetzle and sauerkraut,
a treat for the goody bags we sometimes give to our guests.         more assistance meeting the kids’ needs. Tutors are always          Ron Davis, Jr. at 412-427-3616.             Evenings: We are thrilled to announce        and apple strudel. All proceeds from
The possibilities are endless.                                      welcome and appreciated, and we could also use help setting             RALLY DAY will be held at Ascension     this fall’s study, David: Seeking a Heart    our free will offering will go to support
    If you were unable to attend, we missed you at the Ice          up before and cleaning up after meals and at closing time.          Lutheran Church on Sunday, September        Like His, with Beth Moore. God will          Redeemer Lutheran School, so join us
Cream Social. It was a very nice day. We had lunch, followed        We welcome donations of balanced, kid-friendly prepared             9. We will meet after our 9:30 a.m. wor-    never give up on you. Explore how Da-        for great food, good fellowship and a
by some cool, refreshing ice cream. Several youth from First        meals, nonperishable food items, and kitchen, food storage,         ship service for fun, food and fellowship   vid’s life proves this promise to be true.   wonderful cause!
Trinity shared their musical gifts and entertained the 50 or so     and cleaning supplies. And of course, monetary donations go         as we kick off our Sunday School year       In this examination of the “man after
who attended. Thanks to everyone who helped out that day!           a long way; we can feed a child for as little as $2, so why not     and our new Mission Project—Lutheran        God’s own heart,” David will delight and     CONCORDIA LUTHERAN
As well as the pictures here (the Alagar family, Terry Terhune      consider sponsoring meals for twenty children, thirty children,     Malaria Initiative (LMI). Christian Edu-    disappoint you. You’ll want to be just       BRENTWOOD
V, and Sophia Palmer), there are more at http://mileposters.        or as many as you can feed?                                         cation classes will resume on Sunday,       like him at times and nothing like him          Congratulations to Mike Coyle,
net/icecream.htm.                                                       For more information or to volunteer, contact Rev. Reholma      September 16th. Worship is at 9:30          at others. If you’ve ever experienced        John Haney, Julee Nagy, and Allie
    We would love to see you at a Monthly Meal. If you would        McCants at Unity, at 412-731-2811. Donations of food, kitchen       a.m. followed by Fellowship Time with       doubts, temptations, losses, family          Payne, Concordia’s Catechism Class
like more information on any of the things mentioned above,         and cleaning supplies, or money may be directed to Rev. Mc-         Christian Education classes at 11:00 a.m.   problems, or personal inconsistencies,       of 2012, confirmed on Sunday, July 1.
please contact me: Pittsburgh Lutheran Center for the Blind,        Cants at Unity Lutheran Community Mission’s facility located            BIBLE STUDY opportunities at As-        this study is for you! We will meet in the      Congratulations to our newest
535 N. Neville Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213; Phone: (412) 682-      at 7825 ½ Hamilton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15208. Thank you,         cension Lutheran Church: Ascension          Fireside Room every other Wednesday          members received this year: Matt
1800; e-mail:                            and God bless.                                                      has many opportunities for Bible study      evening from 7:00-9:00 p.m.--that’s only     Bernardini, Tabitha Bauer, Leonard
                                                                                                                                        with two Sunday morning classes at          twice a month!! Cost for the workbook
                                                                                                                                        11:00 a.m. (beginning September 16),        is $15. Please invite your neighbors and
                                                                                                                                        a Monday night home study group, a          friends, for we all have hurting hearts
                                                                              Grace is the love that gives, that                        Wednesday morning group at 10:00            which are desperate for Truth. Dates
                                                                                                                                        a.m. (restarting on September 12), a        will be announced. Be forewarned—this
                                                                           loves the unlovely and the unlovable.                        Wednesday evening women’s group that        study is not for women who have their
                                                                                   ~ Oswald C. J. Hoffmann                              meets every other Wednesday evening         act together. No, this is for real women,
                                                                                                                                        at 7:00 p.m., and a Saturday morning        women who know their weaknesses
                                                                                                                                        men’s group that meets monthly on the       and desire to rest in God’s strength. If
                                                                                                                                        third Saturday at 8:30 a.m..                you are interested, please contact Dawn

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NEWS FROM AREA CONGREGATIONS                                                                                                             NEWS FROM AREA CONGREGATIONS
Bauer, Vicki Bansfield, George Steck,      Trade Fair.  You will be able to purchase     GRACE LUTHERAN PENN HILLS                       in the church basement, where various         PEACE LUTHERAN                              mitten tree. Clothing is brought to the
Michelle Toogood, Madeline Wallace,        beautiful handmade products from                by Mary Ann Bornemann                         oasis spots were set up for crafts, snacks,   McMURRY                                     narthex for the clothing bank at Geth-
and Alana Holmes. (pictured: Alana         around the world and support commu-                                                           games, challenges, skits, and more! The           The regular Sunday worship schedule     semane Methodist Church. Excess gar-
Holmes baptism/Vicki Bransfield bap-       nities bettering their lives through fairly                                                   meeting tent for Bible stories was set up     will return on Sunday, September 9th.       den produce and fruit is brought to the
tism and confirmation/Leonard Bauer        paid work.We hope to see you there!                                                           in the sanctuary area where Pastor Kuntz      Sunday School will begin with an Open-      Sunday School building to share with
reception by transfer on July 15). Con-                                                                                                  (pictured with Caleb the camel), dressed      ing Worship at 9:00 a.m. in the sanctu-     others. The Prayer Stream communi-
gratulations to Carl and Marion Ott,       GOOD SHEPHERD                                                                                 in desert attire, told the stories from the   ary. Coffee Time Fellowship is at 10:00     cates concerns to those who can pray.
who celebrated their 50th Wedding          LUTHERAN WHITEHALL                                                                            Bible. Sharon Pritchard, Music Director,      a.m. and the Divine Worship Service at          Seminarian William Ringer (Adopt
Anniversary on July 7.                         SKY at Good Shepherd, “Where                                                              led the students in song, with the accom-     10:30 a.m..                                 A Seminarian program) writes: “I am
   VBS, under the theme Amazing            everything is possible with God,” was                                                         paniment of students playing percussion           The Annual Church Picnic will be on     in my final two weeks as a vicar at
Desert Journey, was held at Concordia      a huge, soaring success! More than                                                            instruments to imitate authentic desert       Sunday, September 9th, immediately          Redeemer Lutheran Church here in
on August 7-9, and was a big success,      120 children were enrolled, and they               On Sunday, August 12, Grace Lu-            sounds. Georgeanne Paprocki, the inspi-       following the worship service, on the       Highland, Indiana, so I have been
with over two dozen children served        learned that no matter who you are,           theran Church hosted a picnic for its           rational director, was assisted by Michele    church grounds. The Fellowship Com-         working on a lot of odds and ends the
over the three nights.                     and no matter how you feel, and no            members and our neighbors from An-              Hoover and her family, who created the        mittee is planning a fun-filled day with    past month. I will be returning to Fort
   Concordia--Brentwood moves back         matter what people do, and no matter          derson Park, which is the residential area      scenery with outstanding decor. A great       games (and prizes) for all ages and a       Wayne Seminary for the fall term. My
to 10:30 a.m. on Sunday for the Divine     what happens, and no matter where             that surrounds our church. The day was          time was had by all, which was summed         special surprise appearance in the after-   wife Mary is excited to start working
Service, with 9:00 a.m. Sunday School      you are, [italics on] you can always          filled with food, fellowship, activities, and   up by a three-year-old who said at the        noon. Hamburgers, hot dogs, kielbasa,       as a counselor in her field but is still
for all ages, on Sunday, September 9.      Trust God![off ] It was a SKY HIGH            games for all ages. Along with welcoming        end of the week, “I am glad I got to          and corn on the cob will be provided.       looking for a job in Fort Wayne, and
                                           ADVENTURE!                                    our Anderson Park neighbors, we also            journey with Jesus.” And his young life       Families are asked to bring a salad         I am excited to get back to classes to
FAITH LUTHERAN BUTLER                          Our prayers now are that the songs        had in attendance Board members from            has just begun! May we all be blessed in      (garden, Jell-O, fruit, pasta, potato) or   finish up what will hopefully be my
                                           we sang, the stories we discussed, the        the Penn Hills Community Development            our journey with Jesus!                       a dessert (cake, pie, cookies) to share.    last year!”
                                           games we played, the crafts we made,          Corporation.                                        June 29 was the BIG DIG at Mount              A “family friendly” movie will be
                                           and even the snacks we ate will each               This community event was planned           Calvary. Jim Heinrichs and his able-          shown on a big screen outside on the        ST. PAUL LUTHERAN NEW
                                           have done their part to nurture a faith       because of information that members             bodied men (and women!) dug a trench          church lawn on Friday, September 21st.      KENSINGTON
                                           in God the children’s hearts.                 of Grace gathered during residential            and installed a french drain around the       The movie will begin at 7:00 p.m., so          Our church is planning a picnic on
                                               Thank you to everyone who vol-            interviews in our neighborhood. Our             church to alleviate the drainage problem      come early to find the perfect spot to      September 15 at 1:00 p.m. at Northmore-
                                           unteered time in so many ways--con-           effort to reach out to our community            that has been plaguing the basement           set up your lawn chairs and spread          land Park. Everyone is welcome! Please
                                           structing the decorations, shopping,          began when Pastor Carlos Hernandez              for years. The area was regraded and          out a blanket. Snacks will be provided,     bring a covered dish to pass around, and
                                           organizing, praying for the success of        visited our congregation and introduced         relandscaped. Through the organiza-           compliments of the Christian Fellowship     your own drinks.
   We had a booth at the Butler Farm VBS, and staffing this wonderful week.              us to the Planting Gospel Seeds While           tional efforts of Jim and his team, 20        Committee.                                     Our Ladies Aid will be starting Fall
Show the first full week of August.  We Thank you to everyone who donated                Serving Human Needs program devel-              volunteers got the job done in one and            Thrivent is hosting a Family Game       Meetings on  September 18, 2012 at
were quite pleased to be able to meet supplies or monetary gifts--what a                 oped by LCMS World Relief and Human             a half days. While they were working it       Night on Saturday, September 29th from      7:00 p.m.
many people, hand out plenty of tracts, difference you made! Thank you to                Care. After completing a workshop with          was 94 degrees, but all worked tirelessly.    6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Fellowship
and also give away lots of copies of everyone who had a part in bringing                 Pastor Hernandez, teams consisting of           The good Lord provided rain almost            Hall. Come and enjoy some fun, food,        ZION LUTHERAN ACCIDENT, MD
Portals of Prayer and My Devotions.  Pic- a child to VBS--how wonderful to see           members of Grace, and Pastor Berton             every day for a brief period to have the      and fellowship. Let the games begin!           Zion Lutheran Church in Accident,
tured are members Bethanie Westgate so many kids! And, thank you to the                  Greenway, began the residential inter-          new grass watered. God is good!                                                           MD held its Vacation Bible School the
and Craig & Kathy Shever.Also, Faith staff--nearly 60 strong, who spent                  views and recording of concerns and                                                           ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN MILLVALE                week of June 18 from 9:15-12:00 noon.
will be hosting Pastor Joshua Gale+ of between one and five days (mostly all             ideas of our neighbors. One of the ideas        MOUNT OLIVE LUTHERAN                             Christian Education Rally Day is         This year’s theme was Amazing Desert
Philadelphia Lutheran Ministries the first five days) helping on our campus. Sing-       expressed was to have events so that            BEAVER FALLS                                  September 9.                                Journey. Middle and high school stu-
weekend of November, Saturday and ing, playing, and flying through God’s                 residents of Anderson Park could get to                                                          LifeLight Bible study class begins       dents had an opportunity to earn service
Sunday, the 3rd. and 4th.  He will be the Word--God indeed provided what we              know their neighbors.                                                                         Tuesday, September 25.                      learning hours. This year’s VBS had one
speaker for the fall rally of the English needed to be blessed, and, as it was                Everyone who attended the picnic                                                            A special Wellness and Healing Ser-      of the highest attendance rates in the
District LWML Pittsburgh Zone on Sat. yelled many times during the week,                 had a great time and is looking forward                                                       vice will be Saturday, September 29.        last few years.
Nov. 3.  On Sun. Nov. 4, he will conduct “TRUST GOD!!!”                                  to more opportunities to get together.                                                           The annual church picnic will be Sun-       Zion Lutheran Church’s Annual Fall
Bible Class at 9:15AM, preach at The           Over 50 mosquito nets were donat-                                                                                                       day, September 30 at North Park.            Bazaar will be held on Saturday, October
Divine Service at 10:30AM, and then ed to help the children in Mali, Africa              MOUNT CALVARY LUTHERAN                                                                                                                    20 from 9:00-1:00. A variety of crafts will
present during the following potluck.  in their difficulty with malaria. One             WEST VIEW                                                                                     ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN                         be available for sale as well as home-
We invite everyone reading this to at- child in Africa dies of malaria every 60          by Sharon Pritchard                                                                           MORRISDALE                                  made apple dumplings and homemade
tend!  We will be collecting the following seconds. The Lutheran Malaria Initia-            June was a busy month at Mount                  Pastor Eric Ash was installed at Mt.          The Social Concerns Ministry             sauerkraut. Lunch will be served the
things for PLM: money, socks, men’s tive continues in an effort to raise $43             Calvary, West View, PA. VBS was held            Olive Lutheran Church in Beaver Falls         Committee has seen $564 donated             entire time.
underwear, and travel-sized toiletry.In million to prevent malaria in Africa.            June 18-22 for 26 students from ages            on June 24.                                   through the “Bakeless Bake Sale” and
conjunction with this event, we will also                                                3-12; teen helpers assisted the adults.                                                       the Rasdorfs’ yard sale. Karen Kusko
be holding a Lutheran World Relief Fair                                                  The Amazing Desert Journey was held                                                           continues to knit mittens for the PASR

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                                                   AREA LUTHERAN SCHOOLS NEWS                                                           AREA LUTHERAN SCHOOLS NEWS

Christ Lutheran Church                             GOOD SHEPHERD PRESCHOOL WHITEHALL                                                    Christ Lutheran, I am glad that I will get to see my students
                                                                                                                                        grow each year, with new teachers, and the same friends.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           REDEEMER LUTHERAN SCHOOL
                                                                                                                                                                                                           OAKMONT & PENN HILLS
                                                        While summer has been passing by, the Good Shepherd has been leading 78
and School Golf Outing                             little lambs and their families to our preschool.                                    I am excited to get to know my students’ families as well! I
    This is the 60th P.A.L.g.S. golf outing.            The classes we will offer for the 2012-2013 preschool year are: Monday morn-    remember all of my teachers having such a wonderful re-                It seems like we were just gearing up for summer and
Many of you have participated in the               ing 2-year-old-class; Wednesday morning 2-year-old class; 3-year-old Monday          lationship with my parents, as well as my friends’ parents. I      now it’s over and time to get back into the swing of school,
past; we have appreciated your support             and Wednesday morning class; 3-year-old Tuesday and Thursday morning and             am looking forward to gaining those relationships with the         sports and all the fun activities Redeemer Lutheran School
and look forward to seeing you again-              afternoon classes; Pre-K 4-year-old Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday morning         parents of my students.”                                           has planned for this year.
-we are also excited about seeing any              and afternoon classes; Transition 5-Day 5-year-old class Monday-Friday morn-                                                                                With all the extra space we have been blessed with we
new golfers that wish to join us. Mark             ing and afternoon classes; Lunch Bunch 11:30-12:30 Tuesday, Wednesday, and                                                                              were able to offer many different kinds of summer camps
your calendars for Saturday, September             Thursday; Discovery Day extension program Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday                                                                              for the first time. Each day began with devotions, and the
15, 2012. It will be held at Seven Springs         morning and afternoon. We still have a few openings if you know of anyone with                                                                          themes ranged from reading, history, and math to science
Golf Course in Elizabeth, PA. Start time           chldren who are preschool age who would like to join us. Call 412-884-5960.                                                                             and technology. The kids who attended had such a good
is 11:00 a.m.; there will be a hot dog at               Good Shepherd Christian Preschool has teaching assistant openings for the                                                                          time they didn’t realize they were learning, too.
the turn and a buffet dinner with prizes           2012-2013 preschool year. If you are interested in finding out more about the                                                                               On July 13 we had our first Summer Family Festival.
afterwards. Cost is $75.00 per person-             positions, call Jennifer Meyer at 412-884-5960.                                                                                                         Families enjoyed fellowship with each other while playing
-proceeds to help the school. Please                    Preschool begins with an Open House on Wednesday, September 5 from 6:30-                                                                           mini golf, testing their skills at the obstacle course, learning
call to sign up at 412-271-7173. We                8:00 p.m. Classes begin on September 10.                                                                                                                about bike safety from Officer Wilkinson, watching the Joy-
would like to have 60 golfers or more                                                                                                                                                                      ful Twirlers perform, playing the life-size Candy Land game,
for our 60th outing. Please help support           TRINITY LUTHERAN PRESCHOOL MONROEVILLE                                                                                                                  eating walking tacos, watermelon, popcorn, and ice cream!,
Christian education and have fun and                  Members of Trinity Lutheran Church helped make our float for the Monroeville                                                                         as well as enjoying many more fun games and crafts. Most
fellowship all at the same time.                   Fourth of July Parade. Under the direction and hard work of Pastor Ruppert and                                                                          games, attractions and crafts were free, with the exception of
                                                   crew, the vision came into reality. The theme was Wings of Freedom. All the time                                                                        Candy Land. The donations received for this game went to
                Coleman                            and effort paid off because we won a second place trophy and a monetary gift.                                                                           benefit Ronald McDonald House. Thanks to all the parents
                FinanCial ServiCeS                 The eagle was magnificent and can be seen in the narthex of Trinity.                                                                                    and teachers who helped make this event fun for everyone.
                61 McMurray Road, Ste. 200            Classes are set to begin in September.  More students are needed  in the                                                                                 Our Bible verse this year is Isaiah 6:8,  “And I heard the
                Pittsburgh, PA 15241               Together With Twos Class in order for it to begin. A few spaces are available in        Pastor Ron Breight, from Christ Lutheran Church, coordi-        voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send, and who will
                     John a. Coleman               the Combined Class. Call Trinity’s office at 412-372-9046 for more information.      nated a group of youth (pictured) to volunteer and tour the        go for us?’ Then I said, ‘Here I am! Send me!’” This is such
                       Financial Advisor                                                                                                Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky, located south             an awesome responsibility! Based on this verse, our theme
 Securities Offered Through         412-835-8003                                                                                        of Cincinnati, Ohio. We left on July 22 and returned July          this year will be outreach, to Spread Christ to All Nations
 Geneos Wealth Management, Inc.
                                  1-800-380-8003                                                                                        26. Youth from Christ Lutheran were Miguel Breight, Kyle           (S.C.A.N.).  
                                                                                                           Hubbard, Joscelyn Lydon and Ryan MacNamara; Micah                      Once again we are more thankful than words can express
                                                                                                                                        Ruppert from Redeemer Lutheran also went. Chaperones               to our Savior for His many blessings. Our goal this year was
CHRIST LUTHERAN SCHOOL FOREST HILLS                                     all of us. We pray that God will bless Mrs. Forschner as she    were Pastor Breight, Dee Law and Craig MacNamara from              to have 205 students and He has brought us to that goal!
                    Mrs. Deborah Forschner (pic-                        continues to serve Him in retirement.                           Christ Lutheran and Pastor Naumann from Redeemer,                  Praise God for His goodness! Since we have grown so much
                 tured) has retired after twenty years                      Jannis Peterson (pictured) is a new face at Christ Lu-      Oakmont. The guys worked in the gardens, warehouses and            we needed more staff. We are very pleased to welcome six
                 of serving our Lord as a Lutheran                      theran School, yet very familiar. Her story follows, in her     washed the buses. Joscelyn and Dee worked in the office all        new ladies to our team:
                 school teacher. Mrs. Forschner                         own words. “Twenty years ago, on a night just like tonight,     three days. The Museum is a state-of-the-art 70,000 square             Judy Sieg-Spanish for Middle/High
                 taught for two years in Niagara                        I was getting myself ready for preschool. At first, a nervous   feet facility that brings the Bible to life from the creation of       Marissa Engelhard-2nd Grade
                 Falls, New York, and she has taught                    feeling came over me, and then excitement; I couldn’t wait      the world with Adam and Eve, children playing, dinosaurs               Leigh Boyer-Afterschool Program
                 here at Christ Lutheran School for                     to start my first day of preschool at Christ Lutheran Church    roaming, the serpent in the tree of knowledge of good and              Kaethe Ward- Toddler Program
                 eighteen years. In that time, Mrs.                     and School! I felt that same excitement each year on the        evil, through Noah and the Ark to the Tower of Babel. In the           Christine Adams-Hot Lunch Manager
                 Forschner has been a faithful ser-                     first day of school at Christ Lutheran. Now, I am thrilled to   planetarium there are breathtaking images and a stunning               Sue Bechtold-Breakfast Program
                 vant, telling the children about the                   say that I have that feeling in the pit of my stomach again!    spaceflight journey experience under the dome. The special             We thank God for the gifts and talents of each of these
                 love of God as she taught them to                      I am so excited to have been brought on board as the new        effects theater features the program “Men in White,“ a show        ladies, and look forward to a fantastic year with more op-
                 read, count, and share, among other                    Preschool and Kindergarten teacher!! I am extremely grateful    you won’t want to miss. There is a botanical garden, a petting     portunities to serve our Lord.
                 things. Mrs. Forschner has been                        that I am able to teach at the school that made me want to      zoo with a zonkey (zebra/donkey), a zorse (zebra/horse),
                 loved and appreciated by hundreds                      become a teacher in the first place.”                           wallabies and camel rides. It is well worth spending a day or
                 of children and their families during                      “One of my favorite things about Christ Lutheran School,    two. For more information go to
                 her career, as well as by many con-                    as a student, was having the same friends in my class year
                 gregation members and colleagues                       after year. We grew up together, and now share so many
                 who have known her through the                         memories. To this day, I am still good friends with my best
                                                                                                                                                                      Be Christ’s man, Christ’s woman--Christ’s boy or girl.
                 years. She will be sorely missed by                    friend from kindergarten; and I have Christ Lutheran to thank                                     ~ Oswald C. J. Hoffmann
                                                                        for that. Now that I am on the other side, and teaching at

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CONCORDIA NEWS                                                                                                                           CONCORDIA NEWS

Concordia in the News                                                                      Concordia Resident                            possible the opening of a modern sports
                                                                                                                                         complex for youth in a community in
                                                                                                                                                                                      Good Samaritan                                    The event is free and open to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     community. Those in attendance will
    The Butler Eagle, a countywide daily newspaper, featured several Concordia
at Cabot events. In the July 20 issue, two articles helped to publicize our annual
                                                                                           Celebrates Her 100th                          Israel. Her main objective is to make        Hospice 5K Details Set                         have the opportunity to tour the build-
festival. "According to Concordia's history, the event was started to celebrate an-        Birthday                                      certain that those who perished in the           Good Samaritan Hospice (GSH), a
                                                                                                                                                                                      mission of Concordia Lutheran Minis-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ings and learn about retirement com-
                                                                                                                                         Holocaust are “never forgotten. Bella is                                                    munities. Refreshments will be served.
other year of operation, give supporters a chance to see the progress at the home
                                                                                                                                         a member of Beth El Congregation of          tries, will host its 11th Annual Memo-            For more information on the events
firsthand, allow for a special collection to be taken to benefit the home, and give
                                                                                                                                         the South Hills.                             rial 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Walk           or current special pricing options, call
members of supporting churches. a chance to spend a day in the country away from
                                                                                                                                                                                      on October 13 at the North Park Boat           Havens Admissions Coordinator Peggy
a summer-heated Pittsburgh ... 'This will be my 30th festival. I actually started on the
                                                                                                                                                                                      House; all proceeds benefit GSH pro-
day of the festival in 1983,' (Keith) Frndak, (President and CEO) said. 'Concordia's                                                     Concordia Oktoberfest                        grams for residents facing a life-limiting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Trettel at 724-352-5378. Personal tours
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     are also available by appointment. Visit
Summer Festival was one of the longest-running events in Butler County. Today
it's more public relations than a fundraiser, and it's a way to say thank you to our
                                                                                                                                         Around the Corner                            illness. The day will start with a 7:30 a.m.   Concordia Haven Apartments on the
                                                                                                                                             Concordia will hold its annual Ok-       prayer service, registration at 8:00 and       Web at
donors and our employees.'  Pictured is guest preacher Dr. Dean Wenthe, Con-                                                             toberfest celebration, featuring a Zam-      the Walk at 9:00. There will also be a
cordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, who spoke of Jesus Christ as our Light,                                                          belli Fireworks display, at Haven I (112
a message applauded by hundreds who heard it on Sunday, July 29."  A sidebar                                                             Marwood Rd.) on Saturday, Oct. 6 from
                                                                                                                                                                                      wellness fair from 7:45-11:00 and several
                                                                                                                                                                                      gift basket drawings. Registration fees
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Concordia Lutheran
story focused on the  alumni lunch hosted at the Festival for the past 41 years by
                                                                                               Concordia of the South Hills indepen-
                                                                                                                                         4:00–8:00 p.m. Entertainment will again      are $15 until September 30; after that the     Ministries Annual
Eleanor Schwalm, Haven II resident and member of St Luke, Cabot. 
    A front page photo appeared in the Wednesday, August 15 edition about personal         dent living resident Bella Heppenheimer
                                                                                                                                         be provided by The Continental Dukes         cost is $20. Participants can also register    Meeting Scheduled for
                                                                                                                                         German Band. For the children, there         their leashed dogs for $5 each as well.
care activities 12th annual Dog Show the day before. Pictured is Donna Heintz,             celebrated her 100th birthday with a
                                                                                                                                         will be a balloon artist, games, crafts,     Each participant will receive an event         November 11
Haven I Activities coordinator and "Bingo."  Donna belongs to Bethel, Glenshaw.            party with family and friends. The former                                                                                                    Concordia Lutheran Ministries An-
                                                                                                                                         hayrides, a bouncer castle and more.         T-shirt while supplies last. For every
    The Monday, August 6 Focus section of the Butler Eagle featured a front page           Bella Levy was born in Hoppstaedten,                                                                                                      nual Meeting for pastors and delegates
                                                                                                                                         Tours of Concordia Haven Apartments          $50 raised by an individual or team, the
story called "Freerunning Takes Off For Young Group" about the Steel City Fre-             Germany on August 6, 1912. She was                                                                                                        will be held on Sunday, November 11,
                                                                                                                                         will be available, as well as a bus to go    participant will receive a ticket for the
erunners, hosted by Concordia's Haven retirement activities groups. According to           trained as a seamstress in Europe. With                                                                                                   2012 at 3:00 p.m. in the Haven I Dining
                                                                                                                                         through Saxony Farm. Concordia Visit-        gift basket drawings. Sponsorship op-
the article, they are "practitioners of the fast-growing activity, which centers on        the impending war, relatives of Bella                                                                                                     Room, Entrance 2A, 112 Marwood Road.
                                                                                                                                         ing Nurses will host a Flu Shot Clinic and   portunities are currently available. For
efficient movement around obstacles, using vaulting, rolling, running, climbing and        brought her to Chicago where she began                                                                                                       Registration will begin at 2:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                         Haven residents will have a rummage          more information, to request a registra-
leaping, Parkour can be done anywhere--walls, streets, scaffolding--and doesn’t            working as a seamstress at a Jewish                                                                                                       and dinner will be served following the
                                                                                                                                         sale also. Concordia food service staff      tion form or to inquire about sponsorship
require any special equipment other than a pair of sneakers. Parkour started out as        orphanage. Her fiancée, Manfred Hep-                                                                                                      meeting at 5:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                                         will prepare a German-themed menu            opportunities please call Director of
French military training."  More than 100 residents and members of the community           penheimer, left Germany several months                                                                                                       The main agenda item is the election
                                                                                                                                         for everyone’s enjoyment and the quick       Development Jennifer McIntire at 724-
enjoyed the demonstration (pictured).                                                      later and found a job in Pittsburgh with                                                                                                  of six members to the Board of Direc-
                                                                                                                                         food and beer tent will be set up as well.   352-1571, ext. 8363.
                                                                                           the scrap iron business. Bella moved                                                                                                      tors.   Each member congregation is
                                                                                                                                         The event is open to the community and
                                                                                           to Pittsburgh and they married on July                                                                                                    entitled to three votes--pastor plus two
                                                                                           30, 1938. With her sewing skills she
                                                                                                                                         admission is free; children 12 and under
                                                                                                                                         receive free food vouchers for the quick
                                                                                                                                                                                      Cook Book for Sale                             delegates.
                                                                                           established her own business until her                                                        Concordia Haven I resident Lydia               Please contact Shirley M. Freyer,
                                                                                                                                         food tent. Call Concordia Public Rela-
                                                                                           retirement in 1977. She brought her                                                        Sabatini compiled her favorite recipes         Director of Public Relations, at 724-352-
                                                                                                                                         tions at 724-352-1571, ext. 8266 with
                                                                                           parents to Pittsburgh in 1941 with the                                                     into “Back in Mom’s Kitchen” cookbook,         1571, ext. 8266 for more information.
                                                                                           last group of Jewish people permitted                                                      now selling for $20. Proceeds from this
                                                                                           to leave Germany.                                                                          cookbook have been generously do-
                                                                                               A Meals on Wheels volunteer for 18        Concordia Lutheran                           nated by the author to Good Samaritan          Concordia of the South
                                                                                           years, she is leader of the weekly knitting   Ministries Adds a                            Hospice.  Supply is limited. Please make       Hills “Book Your Lunch”
                                                                                           group in independent living at Concordia                                                   your check payable to Good Samaritan
                                                                                           of the South Hills. One of her passions       Chaplain                                     Hospice and send it to Development
                                                                                                                                             Rev. Jack Hartman, director of chap-                                                        There’s still time to reserve your place
                                                                                           is flowers. In fact, she has probably re-                                                  Office, 134 Marwood Road, Cabot, PA
                                                                                                                                         laincy services at Concordia Lutheran                                                       at this new event on Thursday, Sept. 20,
                                                                                           ceived more flowers in the decade she                                                      16023 then we will send your cookbook.
                                                                                                                                         Ministries, is pleased to announce the                                                      10:30 a.m. at Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh
                                                                                           has lived here than any other resident.
                                                                                                                                         installation of Rev. Patrick Runk on Sun-                                                   South. A $35 ticket includes lunch, six
                                                                                           Bella confides that her secret to reaching
                                                                                                                                         day, August 26. He comes to Concordia
                                                                                                                                                                                      Concordia Haven                                basket auction tickets, vendor mall, and
                                                                                           this remarkable milestone is “good genes
                                                                                           and keeping busy.”                            from Concordia Lutheran Church in            Apartments to Host                             discussion with Mt. Lebanon author
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Meredith Mileti, who wrote “Aftertaste,”
                                                                                               She has received many honors from         Missouri, where he served since 2002.        Open House in                                  a novel of food, love and moving on.
                                                                                           the Holocaust Memorial Museum in              Rev. Herb Schumm, pastor, St. John
                                                                                           Washington, D.C., and is a strong sup-        Evangelical Lutheran Church, Millvale        September                                      Proceeds benefit the CSH Caring Fund.
                                                                                                                                         conducted the installation.                     Concordia Haven Apartments will             For more information, call Ina Silver at
                                                                                           porter of the United Jewish Federation
                                                                                                                                                                                      host an open house event at Haven I (112       412-294-1306.
                                                                                           and Hadassah Medical Organization.
                                                                                                                                                                                      Marwood Rd., entrance 2A) on Sunday,
                                                                                           Several years ago her donations made
                                                                                                                                                                                      September 9 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

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PALS People Out Serving,                                Concordia Lutheran Ministries Tribute Gifts                               Concordia Lutheran Ministries Tribute Gifts
Making a Difference                                     Memorial Contributors List           Dorothy Kmieciak                     In Memory of Ernest A. Hesse In Memory of Richard Loch       In Memory of Joyce Pappas        In Memory of Nick Sheleheda Ivory, Wagner and Assoc., Inc.
                                                        June 1, 2012 to July 31, 2012        Gina Malatesta                       Dale Hesse                   Barbara Loch                    James Pappas                     Robert Grimes                 Maryann Kane
by Gail Holzer                                                                               Sue McGann-Osborne                                                                                                                                               Carl Rhule
                                                                                                                                  In Memory of Dorothy E.       In Memory of Lucy Lombardo In Memory of Albert Peroni           In Memory of Hulda Sherrieb
                                                                                             Janice Shefchuk                                                                                                                                                  Daniel Steffy
                              On Saturday, July 21st,   In Memory of Walter Barczyk          Christine Sphar
                                                                                                                                  Hillwig                       Anonymous                      Anna Lou Burgess                 Bonnie McCullough
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Andrew Truslow
                                                                                                                                  Elizabeth Senulis                                            Michael Colantoni                Nancy Rearic Paulsen
                           Redeemer teachers and        Anonymous
                                                                                             In Memory of Joy Cochran
                                                                                                                                                                In Memory of Patricia Lutchko
                                                                                                                                                                                               Mary Rose Dobrzanski             Genevieve Slater Nelson       In Memory of William Welcher
                                                                                                                                  In Memory of Beverly B.       Jane Cline
                           school board members,        In Memory of Glenna Barnetson        Pamela Dudgeon
                                                                                                                                  Hogan                         Elliott Marketing Company
                                                                                                                                                                                               John Falbo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                In Memory of Ethel Shetler
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Janet Holmes
                                                        Betty Appell                                                                                                                           Audrey Haefner                                                 Evelyn Truman
                           and Pittsburgh Area Lu-      Natalie Clark
                                                                                             In Memory of Flo Cooper              Richard Hogan                 John E. Paulson
                                                                                                                                                                                               Gary Humes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Roy N. Shetler
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Purvis Brothers, Inc.
                                                                                             David and Anne Cooper                Christ’s Outreach Church
                           theran School (PALS) board   Sharon Jones
                                                                                             William J. Cooper
                                                                                                                                                                In Memory of Audrey Mad-       Melvin Hyatt                     In Memory of Harry Shin-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              In Memory of Sam Wiest
                                                        Mary Klinkefus                                                            In Memory of Victoria Hol-    jaric                          Family Medina                    dledecker
                           members served in one        Miriam Knorr                         In Memory of Terry Cramer            lihan                         Ellen Markel                   Jean Norman                      Alma L. Weaver
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sam Wiest
                           of three charities: Ronald   Barbara Petras                       Interstate Chemical Co., Inc         Donna Williams                Overlook Medical Clinic        Ronald Parry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                In Memory of Edith Smith
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              In Memory of Joseph Wojt-
                                                        Helen Schober                                                                                                                          Dorothy Roman                                                  kowski
                           McDonald House, Pitts-                                            In Memory of Thomas Cyphert          In Memory of Elizabeth        In Memory of Robert Mattern
                                                                                                                                                                                               William Schwatz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                George and Sylvia Smith
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Vincent Derr
                                                        In Memory of August Bartak           Jaxon Cyphert                        Hrivnak                       M. Jane Pillar
                           burgh Clean Up (pictured:    Sandra Balco                         Robert Foster                        Robert Schultz                In Memory of Carole Maz-
                                                                                                                                                                                               Dolores Schweiger                In Memory of Tammy Smith      Allan Loaskie
                                                                                                                                                                                               Calvin Schwenk                   Harry Smith                   Jonathan Stellfox
                           Terry Terhune), and The      In Memory of John Beneigh
                                                                                             Aurora Lane
                                                                                                                                  In Memory of Robert Hromika
                                                                                                                                                                                               Lorraine Wargo                                                 Family Wojtkowski
                                                                                             Ultra Precision, Inc.                                              Adam Bernard and Amy                                            In Memory of Joseph Spowal
Pittsburgh Food Bank. PALS would like to thank          Margaret Beneigh
                                                                                             In Memory of Vera Dereskavich
                                                                                                                                  Carolyn Hromika
                                                                                                                                                                Snider                         In Memory of Charles Blaine      Cecelia Spowal                In Memory of Nancy Wuyscik
the volunteers and contributors who helped make         In Memory of Doris Bennett           Anonymous                            In Memory of Dorothy          Coworkers of Michele Maz-      Peru
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                In Memory of Sheldon Stone
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              M. P. Annon
                                                        Thomas Brucker                                                            Imgrund                       zenga In Dept. E27             Donna R. Peru                                                  Mary Alice Burg
the first annual Pick A PAL Work-A-Thon a success.                                           In Memory of Albert J. Difucci
                                                                                                                                  Maureen Pfister
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Thomas Brien
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Warren Churco
                                                        In Memory of Marie E. Bergemann      Edward and Cindy Dzubak                                            In Memory of Clifford L.       In Memory of Wayne Peterson      Robert Fitzpatrick
In a world so often focused on serving, it was great    Betty McArthur                       Gary Nardo                           In Memory of Irene Isbell     McHenry                        Donald and Linda Elder           Carol Kutzko
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Thomas Crenney
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Marie Eckman
to be the one doing the serving. As Christians, it is   In Memory of Joan Bertone            In Memory of Josephine Domyslawski
                                                                                                                                  Joanne Glabicki               Rhonda DeBlasio                Dominick and Kelly Carpenter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                In Memory of Robert Steiger- Geraldine Fitch
                                                                                                                                                                Michael and Darlene Joyce      Julie Donolo
what we are called to do.                               Chelsey Bertone                      Leroy Miller                         In Memory of Nancy Johns
                                                                                                                                                                Robert and D. Jaunita King     Georgiana Hanley
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                wald                          Anonymous
                                                        Josepha Bertone                                                           David Johns                                                                                   Ann Steigerwald               Kathleen Kuruc
     Gail Holzer and her group parked cars for the      Lee Bittner
                                                                                             In Memory of Mary Duffala                                          Carol Oliver                   Gerry Hildenbrand
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Stephen Maraldo
                                                                                             Smith and Miriam McKee               In Memory of Charles John-    Bridget Robinson               Rev. and Mrs. Ernest J. Knoche   In Memory of Fred Stockman
Pittsburgh Food Bank’s annual fundraising event at      Frances Iafolla
                                                                                                                                  son                           Mary E. Saxion                 Jr                               Margaret Benko
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ronald Martinazzi
                                                        Joseph and Judy Joyce                In Memory of Doug Eshelman                                                                                                                                       Robert McKeever
Hartwood Acres. Terry Terhune and his son cleaned       Bob Raible                           Robert A. Burns
                                                                                                                                  Anonymous                     Barbara Saylor                 Paul and Margaret Kohlhepp
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                In Memory of Petty Suchar     Winifred Nale
                                                                                                                                                                                               Bob and Helen McAfoos
up in Pittsburgh by sweeping up, wiping down and        Albert Tomaino
                                                                                             In Memory of Janice Farah
                                                                                                                                  In Memory of Joann Johnson In Memory of Edward Mc-
                                                                                                                                                                                               Barbara P. Peterson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                James Suchar                  Sunita Nigam
                                                                                                                                  Cindy Johnson                 Murtry                                                                                        Robert and Christine Pietran-
doing some graffiti removal. Diane Olmstead and her     In Memory of Dorothy Bevil           Richard Farah
                                                                                                                                                                Geraldine Maringo
                                                                                                                                                                                               Joyce Purucker                   In Memory of Jay Swigar
                                                        Bill Oehlschlager                    Patty Landis                         In Memory of Clyde and Mar-                                  Karen Wray and Heather Gal-      Lucille Swigart
crew cooked and served breakfast for families stay-     Robin Phipps                         Shirley Neal                         tha Kantner
                                                                                                                                                                Faculty And Staff Of The Uni-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Lawrence Riddile
                                                                                                                                                                versity Of Pittsburgh’s School                                  In Memory of Alice Tilton     Sandra Roehrig
ing at the Ronald McDonald House in Lawrenceville.      Joanne Oehlschlager                  Elma Saloum                          Norman and Ethel Rockwell
                                                                                                                                                                Of Nursing                     In Memory of Irene E. Phillips   John and Nancy Moratis        D Jackie Sorrenti
     We are happy to report that 100% of the money      In Memory of Hugo Biagini            In Memory of James Feeney            In Memory of Robert C. Kelley
                                                                                                                                                                In Memory of Thomas
                                                                                                                                                                                               John Bodner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                In Memory of John A. and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Thomas Tutchko
                                                        Robert Obusek                        Betty Feeney                         Daniel Harbison                                                                                                             Dennis Wuyscik
raised will go toward scholarships for students who                                                                               Gary and Carol Hines
                                                                                                                                                                McLaughlin                     In Memory of Yolanda Pucci       Helen M Tompka
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Richard Zanewicz
                                                        In Memory of Catherine Blair         In Memory of Herbert Fleming                                       Alex Azar                      Michael Pucci                    Paul E. Simpson
are in need of financial assistance. Over 25% of our    Karen Egan                           Laura Barron
                                                                                                                                  Clarence Klaus
                                                                                                                                                                Frank Learned                                                                                 In Memory of Ruth Ziegler
                                                                                                                                                                                               In Memory of George Rich-        In Memory of George Tsounos
students receive some form of tuition assistance.       In Memory of Mary Boody
                                                                                             Deborah Bergeson                     In Memory of James Kennedy
                                                                                                                                                                In Memory of Mary and          ardson                           Sarah Hopper
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Robert R. Ziegler
                                                                                             Richard Conn                         Theresa Kennedy
Without assistance, many of our students would not      Janet Borczyk
                                                                                             Ted Gross
                                                                                                                                                                Charles Meyers                 Mary Richardson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                In Memory of Lynne Turka
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              In Memory of Donna Ziencik
                                                                                                                                  In Memory of Joseph Klaput    Marianne Meyers                In Memory of Mary Ritrosky                                     Ronald Ziencik
have the blessing of being able to hear the Gospel      In Memory of Norma Boyd              Kathryn Hunter
                                                                                                                                  Donna Jean Gardner                                           Armstrong County Memorial
                                                        P. Arens                             Dina Kresak                                                        In Memory of Karen Mickus                                                                     In Memory of Edward Zuk
in our Lutheran Schools.                                W.L. Davison, Inc.                   Matco Tools                          In Memory of Diana Kretzler Vytautas Mickus
                                                                                                                                                                                               Hospital                         In Memory of Kenneth Tyson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Monica Fiorina
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Len Giel
     If you missed a chance to sponsor this event,      In Memory of Helen and Aldo Calder
                                                                                             Rhonda Parent                        Roy Kretzler
                                                                                                                                                                In Memory of Linda Momper
                                                                                                                                                                                               In Memory of Mary Lynn                                         Sam Hazo
                                                                                             Edward Terpilowski                                                                                Rushman                          In Memory of Antoinette       Francis Javens
it’s not too late to contribute. Checks can be made     Wayne Calder
                                                                                             Gary Van Deusen
                                                                                                                                  In Memory of Aileen Kropf     Jim Baumgarten
                                                                                                                                                                                               Mars and Carol Gralia            “Toni” Vaine                  Amelia Sarne
                                                                                                                                  Fred Kropf                    Borough of Bellevue
payable to PALS and mailed to 1261 Pennsylvania         In Memory of Marian Campbell
                                                                                             In Memory of Donald Franchi                                        Kristin Clifton                In Memory of Regina M.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Denis and Rosalyn Robitaille  Peters Township Employees
                                                        Robert F. Campbell                                                        In Memory of Marie Kuhn                                                                                                     US Airways Records Dept.
Avenue, Oakmont, PA 15139.                                                                   Dayna Manipole
                                                                                                                                                                Phillips Family Limited Part-  Salvucci                         In Memory of Madeline
                                                        In Memory of Steven Caroleo                                                                             nership                        Kathryn J. Canfield              Vincent
                                                                                             In Memory of George Howard Frey
                                                        Gary Balint                                                               In Memory of Mary Lamond Harry Phillips                                                       William Truffa
                                                                                             Alisa Walter                                                                                      In Memory of Jane Schellinger                                  Honor Contributor List
                                                        David Benard                                                              Jay Lamond                    Roger Segeleon
                                                                                                                                                                                               Amos Schellinger                 In Memory of Tullio Viola     June 1, 2012 – July 31, 2012
                                                        Charles Casto                        In Memory of Shirley M. Fulton                                     Edward Shearer
                                                                                                                                  In Memory of Beverly “Jayne”                                 In Memory of Ottilia Scott       Joyce Frame
                                                        David Illig                          Eugene Bonaroti                                                    David Vance                                                                                   In Honor of Elmer and Anna
                                                                                                                                  Leithold                                                     Walter Scott
                                                        Nancy Nelson                         Bonnie Johnston                                                                                                                    In Memory of Marjorie         Doerr’s 70th Anniversary
                                                                                                                                  Donald Currie                 In Memory of Dorothy E. Nary
                                                        Jonathan Steffey                     Jean Petrick                                                                                      In Memory of Theresa Se-         Waggett                       Allen and Velma Montag
  Church                                                In Memory of Robert Carpenter        In Memory of Albert Geidel
                                                                                                                                  Allan and Meredith Daum
                                                                                                                                  Yvonne Pizor
                                                                                                                                                                William and Mary Cummiskey
                                                                                                                                                                Robert and Mary Reardon
                                                                                                                                                                                               monik                            Milroy Waggett
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              In Honor of Antoinette R. Linn
  Insurance                                             Gary Altieri                         Elaine Geidel
                                                                                                                                  In Memory of Elinor Lesnik
                                                                                                                                                                Anne Reilly
                                                                                                                                                                                               Shirley Semonik
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                In Memory of Leonard Walker Joyce Linn
                                                        Barbara Carpenter                                                                                       Michael and Barbara Speer      In Memory of Elaine Seth         Richard Mowery
  Specialist                                            William Flaherty
                                                                                             In Memory of Edgar T. Hay
                                                                                             Gary and Judith McKindree
                                                                                                                                  Joseph Lesnik
                                                                                                                                                                In Memory of Fred Neff
                                                                                                                                                                                               Jack Lewis                       Edward and Lois Reese
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              In Honor of Bess M. Higgins
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Peg Schelien
                                                        Dieterich Sindram                                                         In Memory of Merle Liggitt
                                                                                             Elliott Moriarty                                                   Carroll Burns                  In Memory of David Sevin         In Memory of Edith J. Walten-
                                                                                                                                  Larue Liggitt
                                                        In Memory of Carmela Carpentieri     Jack and Jean Voelzke                                              Mary Friend                    John Burlett                     baugh
  Donald E. Hamm                                        Anonymous                            Cheryl Lauer                         In Memory of Flora Lindley    Creta Miller                   Jcdavts Practical Nursing        Claire L. Shephard
  Insurance Agency                                      In Memory of William Cercone
                                                                                             Keith Oleniacz                       Carol Lindley                 The Smith Family               Program
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                In Memory of Marion Weber
                                                                                             Chad Speakman                                                                                     Spanik Academy of the Pa.
                                                        Billie Parsons                                                            In Memory of Shannon E.       In Memory of Helen Nemchik                                      Kevin Weber
  993 Greentree Road                                                                         In Memory of Walter J. Helm          Lipke                         Stephanie Matthews
                                                                                                                                                                                               Cyber Charter School
  Pittsburgh, PA 15220                                  In Memory of Margaret Christian                                                                                                        Donald Hein                      In Memory of George Weigl
                                                                                             Marjorie Helm                        Marilyn Painter               Susan Stanford
                                                        Anonymous                                                                                                                              Hyatt-Fennell, Llc               James Dehillips
  Toll-free: 800-966-4272                               Blacksburg Volunteer Rescue Squad    In Memory of Grace Heltzell          In Memory of Mary Lippert     In Memory of James C.          Dominic Mazzotta                 Marcile Ehlers
  Fax: 412-922-8128                                     Sharyn Breitenbach                   William and Carolyn Carroll          George Lippert                Overholt                       Tina Nowak                       Michael Ehlers
                                                        Marge Christian                      Frances and Gloria Marte                                           Elizabeth Senulis              Marsha Welsh                     Joann Faith

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 Oktoberfest 2012
  Saturday, October 6, 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  Haven I

For your Enjoyment: German Band, Trolleys, Hayrides
For your Appetite: German-Themed Menu
For your Kids: Face Painting, Balloon Animals, Bouncy Castle
For your Curiosity: Bus Tours of Saxony Farm, Haven 1 Open House
Zambelli Fireworks, 7:45 p.m.
Rummage Sale (4-6 p.m.), Flu Vaccines, Blood Pressure Screening
For more information call Shirley Freyer, director of public relations - 724.352.1571, ext. 8266
Haven I - 112 Marwood Rd., Cabot, PA 16023 •

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