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									                                                                          New Horizon United Church of Christ
                                                                                                   Town of Farmington
                                                                                                    9663 Highway 144N


            On the Horizon
                                                                                                  Kewaskum, WI 53040
                                                                                              Worship: 9:00 AM Sundays
                                                                                                Sunday School 9:15 AM




NEWSLETTER                                          AUGUST 2013
          Web: www.NewHorizonUCC.org         Rev. David Schlieter E-mail: newhorizonucc@bertramwireless.com

 “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by
                   faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20

                           Grace and Peace to You,
                               I have been thinking about my kids more than usual lately. They have been
                           growing up so fast. I remember shortly after Claire was born, she would have
                           these convulsions. We would walk in and check her in her crib, and there while
                           she was sleeping, Claire would be shaking uncontrollably. We were so scared.
                           While the doctors told just to leave her alone, Anne would quickly scoop her up
                           and hold her. After a few minutes Claire would wake up and give us a big smile;
                           I knew Claire would always be full of the dickens. I remember that we would
                           have done anything, absolutely anything, for her because we were so scared.
                               Eventually Claire did grow out of it; her brainstem wasn’t fully formed yet.
                           These days Claire has been dealing with some anxiety issues. It started out as
                           many stomach aches which make her feel nauseous but has grown into trouble
being in confined spaces, traveling in cars, and being around large groups of people. I lay down with her
at night trying to slow her down by stroking her hair or doing relaxation breathing techniques. I wish I
could do anything to rid her of her anxieties even taking them on myself for her.
    I think that is the way parenthood. We want to see our kids grow and thrive. As parents our lives
become less about ourselves and more about our kids. We would do anything for them.
    I think church is the same way. I come to church with my own faith deeply rooted in Jesus Christ. I
am like an old, old oak tree with its rooted deeply running beneath the soil. And while the winds of life my
blow through my branches, even stripping me of my leaves, I continue to grow, sending my roots even
further in the soil.
    My life is becoming less about me and more for Jesus and more for others. I get far more pleasure
seeing others growing and thriving in their faith. I would do anything for others to grow into their faith. I
find it is more important to bring others into faith that I experience; one of joy, peace, patience, kindness,
goodness, and faithfulness (Galatians 5:22). My hope is that you grow in your faith likewise and it
becomes more important for you to live your life for Christ for others.
    As I look around church, I have to smile as New Horizon continues to grow
especially pulling in young families. The question for me is how do we help
them grow in their faith? How do we help develop these kids, sending their
own roots deep in the soil so they become like tall oak trees? How can we
help them and the Sunday school teachers become closer to Jesus? I am
certain it means putting their needs ahead of my own.
    May we follow in the ways of Jesus, letting Jesus take hold of our lives, so
that we might fully live in Him.

Pastor David
    HIGHLIGHTS OF LEADERSHIP BOARD MEETING—2/11/2013
       11 members were present.
       Net income for June was $5,183.68, but much of that was for the building fund.
       Currently, we have about $71,300 in the building fund, and that includes the Cornerstone account
        which we invested in earlier this year.
       We have received a thank-you from the Heifer Project for which the Sunday School children had
        contributed to. Maureen Faller has framed it, and it will be placed in the entryway for all to see.

June Attendance          June 2nd       June 9th    June 16th      June 23rd      June 30th

Members                       43           38            55            47              49
Children                      10            8            14            12              16
Guests                        11           10            40            20              18
       Totals                 64           56           109            79              83

Average attendance for June, 2013 was 78, average for June, 2012 was 74.

Upcoming Events

August 19th—Leadership Board Meeting
August 24th—Picnic with Fillmore, New Horizon.

                                           CHURCH NEWS

Wayne and Sue Gerlach invite you to join them in the celebration of the marriage of their
daughter, Alicia, to Mike Gardner. A dance in their honor will be held at the Batavia
Community Center on August 17, 2013 from 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Everyone from New Horizon is
welcome to come meet them and celebrate with them.

                         MEET YOUR NEW HORIZON NEIGHBOR

IN THE SPOTLIGHT! with Bernice Garbish
                                      By Bernice Wendel

                Bernice grew up and was confirmed in the Silver Creek church.
                         She joined the Boltonville church in 1955 and
                         thus became a faithful New Horizon member.

    When asked what she liked best about coming to church she replied, “The entire
           service, the people, singing in the choir and also Pastor David.”

                    She considers “How Great Thou Art” her favorite hymn.

       As for her past day job, beside housekeeping, she worked in the Laundry at the
                          Samaritan Health Center for many years.

                         Favorite hobbies are reading and word puzzles.
                                            Monthly Scheduled Duties
– see names listed under the duty if you’d like to be added or removed from the particular list

2013 New Horizon Cleaning Schedule
  -Andy & Joyce Herriges

Weekly Duties:
   Vacuum, Sweep all floors, Check and dust window sills
   Clean bathrooms, floors, sinks, toilets; check toilet paper supply and replace
   Kitchen floors, sinks, counter
   All rooms, Sanctuary, pick up items, crumbs from chairs and floors, put any hymnals or other
      books away, vacuum, dust furniture and window sills, vacuum back hall
   Fill coffee pots in preparation for Sunday service – in kitchenette of narthex, and fellowship area

July 29-Aug 4 – Todd & Val Stange, Chad & Sandy Arndt

         Lawn Mowing Schedule
          -Lloyd Merkel

         Week of July 29- Aug 3 – Richard Junge
         Week of August 5-10 –
         Week of August 12-17 – Lloyd Merkel
         Week of August 19-24 – Bill Lickel

Ushers
  -Alice Krahn, Worship and Music Committee
                   Duties: Light before service and Extinguish afterward altar candles * Greet
                   worshippers in the Sanctuary * hand out bulletins and hymnals * direct guests to
                   seats * collect weekly offering during service * serve communion during first Sunday
                   of the month and special holy day services

                         August – Robin & Bill Lemkuil, Pam & Rex Bindrich
                         September – Faller family, Don & Barb Ruplinger

                 WHAT KIDS (AND ADULTS !) CAN LEARN THROUGH NOAH'S ARK
        1. Plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark.
        2. Stay fit. When you're 600 years old, someone might ask you to do something REALLY big.
        3. Don't listen to critics—do what has to be done.
        4. Build on high ground.
        5. For safety's sake, travel in pairs.
        6. Two heads are better than one.
        7. Speed isn't always an advantage. The cheetahs were on board, but so
         were the snails.
        8. If you can't fight or flee—float!
        9. Don't forget that we're all in the same boat.
        10. Remember that the ark was built by amateurs and the Titanic was
         built by professionals.
        11. Remember that the woodpeckers INSIDE are often a bigger threat than the storm outside.
        12. Don't miss the boat.
        13. No matter how bleak it looks, there's always a rainbow on the other side.

                                                                -submitted by Bernice Wendel
                             Daily Bible Reading Chart for August
      1    1 Corinthians 16                   2 Kings 12-13                     Micah 3
      2    2 Corinthians 1:1-2:4              2 Kings 14                        Micah 4:1-5:1
      3    2 Corinthians 2:5-3:18             2 Kings 15-16                     Micah 5:2-15
      4    2 Corinthians 4:1-5:10             2 Kings 17                        Micah 6
      5    2 Corinthians 5:11-6:13            2 Kings 18                        Micah 7
      6    2 Corinthians 6:14-7:16            2 Kings 19                        Nahum 1
      7    2 Corinthians 8                    2 Kings 20-21                     Nahum 2
      8    2 Corinthians 9                    2 Kings 22-23:35                  Nahum 3
      9    2 Corinthians 10                   2 Kings 23:36-24:20               Habakkuk 1
      10   2 Corinthians 12                   2 Kings 25                        Habakkuk 2
      11   2 Corinthians 12                   1 Chronicles 1-2                  Habakkuk 3
      12   2 Corinthians 13                   1 Chronicles 3-4                  Zephaniah 1
      13   John 1:1-18                        1 Chronicles 5-6                  Zephaniah 2
      14   John 1:19-34                       1 Chronicles 7-8                  Zephaniah 3
      15   John 1:35-51                       1 Chronicles 9                    Haggai
      16   John 2                             1 Chronicles 10                   Zechariah 1
      17   John 3:1-21                        1 Chronicles 11                   Zechariah 2
      18   John 3:22-36                       1 Chronicles 12                   Zechariah 3
      19   John 4:1-26                        1 Chronicles 13-14                Zechariah 4
      20   John 4:27-42                       1 Chronicles 15-16:6              Zechariah 5
      21   John 4:43-54                       1 Chronicles 16:7-43              Zechariah 6
      22   John 5:1-18                        1 Chronicles 17                   Zechariah 7
      23   John 5:19-47                       1 Chronicles 18-19                Zechariah 8
      24   John 6:1-21                        1 Chronicles 20-23:32             Zechariah 9
      25   John 6:22-59                       1 Chronicles 24                   Zechariah 10
      26   John 6:60-71                       1 Chronicles 25-26                Zechariah 11
      27   John 7:1-24                        1 Chronicles 27-28                Zechariah 12
      28   John 7:25-52                       1 Chronicles 29                   Zechariah 13
      29   John 8:1-20                        2 Chronicles 1:1-2:16             Zechariah 14
      30   John 8:21-47                       2 Chronicles 2:17-5:1             Malachi 1:1-2:9
      31   John 8:48-59                       2 Chronicles 5:2-14               Malachi 2:10-16

The next New Horizon Bible Reading study group meets Wednesday August 28 at 6:30 PM at church.

All welcome! – Start reading where you are! Dinner in December for those who follow along.



                                            Sunshine Committee

Please remember our members who cannot come to church regularly with cards and/or visits.

       Armin Arndt Gables on the Pond, 305 Spring St. Random Lake, WI 53075
       Louise Hafermann Beechwood Rest Home N1495 Hwy A Kewaskum, WI 53040
       Wilma Dettmann Ivy Manor 280 N Baumann St., Rm #7 Campbellsport, WI 53010
       Rev. Robert Seater 338 S. 8th Avenue West Bend, WI 53 095 Cell: 262-573-8042
       Marilyn Stolper 401 1st Avenue Adell, WI 53001 920-994-9935
       Willard Schroeter Gables on the Pond, Bldg 1, 305 Spring St. Random Lake, WI 53075

								
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