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					                                                Heritage Herald
                                                               April 1, 2011 Edition

 IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: The Facilities Planning Committee will be holding the
 following meetings regarding our future Tabernacle:
     • Sunday, April 3rd after service there will be an informational meeting.
     • Sunday, April 10th a formal presentation will be given (again, after service).

 Please be sure to attend these very important meetings regarding the future of our church.

 For those who do not have e-mail access, we will continue to post a copy at the entrance of church during each Sunday service.
 The Heritage Herald can also be viewed on our website: http://heritagelutheran.wikispaces.com/.

                                                                 April 2011
Sunday                                     Monday         Tuesday Wednesday                    Thursday          Friday           Saturday
3                                          4              5        6                           7                 8                9
Pr. Tom Bible Study 9:00 am Sanctuary                                Lenten Supper 6:00 pm/
                                                                     Service 6:45 pm – Sioux
Sunday School 9:15 am Nursery                                        Valley Energy Bldg.

Worship 10:00 am
11:00 a.m. Facilities Planning Committee
informational meeting
10                                         11             12         13                        14                15               16
Pr. Tom Bible Study 9:00 am Sanctuary                                Lenten Supper 6:00 pm/
                                           Council Mtg.              Service 6:45 pm – Sioux
Sunday School 9:15 am Nursery                                        Valley Energy Bldg.
Worship 10:00 am
11:00 a.m. Facilities Planning Committee
formal presentation
17                                         18             19         20                        21                22               23
Pr. Tom Bible Study 9:00 am Sanctuary                                                          Maundy            Good Friday
                                                                                               Thursday          Service7:00 pm
Sunday School 9:15 am Nursery                                                                  Service 7:00 pm   @ Heartland
                                                                                               @ Heartland
Palm Sunday Worship 10:00 am


24                                         25             26         27                        28                29               30
Easter Breakfast @ Sioux Valley Energy
Bldg. 8:30 – 9:30 am                       Council Mtg.
Easter Sunday Worship 10:00 am @
Heartland
Schedule for Worship Assistants:
April 3rd:
        Greeters: Terie & Reilly McLaughlin
        Reader: David Tingle
        Ushers: Megan & Josiah McLaughlin
        Communion Assistants: Joshua Mikeworth, Jess Boyle, Ella Ingle
        Nursery: Hannah & Emilie Baartman
        Coffee Service: Sue Hertz, Cathy Hieb
        Treats: Marge Clemetson, Judy Limmer, Jean Tysdal
        Altar Flowers:

April 10th:
       Greeters: Art & Carol Ehde
       Reader: Art Ehde
       Ushers: Ordell Rovang, Dale Hieb
       Communion Assistants: Faye & Jim Meyer, Jacob Ingle
       Nursery: ________
       Coffee Service: , Jodi Petersen, ________
       Treats: Carol Ehde, Jeanne Gerken, Joyce Rovang
       Altar Flowers: Lori Schmidt

April 17th:
        Greeters: Carolyn and Stu Doescher
        Reader: Kari Beckendorf
        Ushers: Terie & Reilly McLaughlin
        Communion Assistants: ________, ________, ________
        Nursery: ________
        Coffee Service: ________, ________
        Treats: Carol Brown, Deanna Swenson, Mary Nitz
        Altar Flowers: McLaughlin family



Lenten Supper Volunteers for: Wednesday, April 6 at 6:00 p.m. as follows:
Set-up at 5:30:                                             3 Dozen cookies/bars each:
1. Matt Wickett                                             1. Colleen Dather
2. Brian Kirlin                                             2. Marge Clemetson
3. John/Sue Hertz                                           3. Kris Walker

Wild Rice Soup and bread:                                   Clean-up: everyone!
1. Faye Meyer
2. Kelly Kirlin

Vegetable Soup and crackers:
1. Nancy Boyle
2. Sandra Soye

Bean Soup and bread:
1. Kari Beckendorf
2. Tom Ode

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March Attendance and Financial/Giving Report:
                       3/6/11 3/9/11                  3/13/11          3/16/11          3/20/11 3/23/11                      3/27/11          3/30/11 Avg/Totals
Attendance              105      65                      89                64               121       65                        91               70           84
Financial/Giving Report:
Tithes & Offerings      $3147 $258                     $1854          $145                  $2460           $266                $1800          $321           $10,251
Children’s Offering           4     5                                        7                                    5                                1              22
Women of Heritage                                                          197                                 191                              129              517
Coffee Fellowship           23                              10                                   36                                  12                            81
Thriven Choice Dollars                                    810                                                                                                    810
 Total Contributions $3174      $263                    $2674          $349             $2496            $462             $1812         $451            $11,681

Rent                  - $400            -$250            -$400           -$25                -$400           -$25               -$400          -$100              -$2,000
Other Operating Expenses                                                                                                                                          -$1,653
Benevolences                                                                                                                                                           $0

Surplus/(Shortage)    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,028

Checkbook Balance as of 3/31/2011                 ....................................................                                                             $84,774

        *If you are interested in signing up for Simply Giving, please pick up one of the enrollment forms on Sunday in
        the church entryway, or send us a short note at heritagelutheran@gmail.com.



Worship Team:
Pastor Tom continues his adult Bible study (entitled “We Still Believe”) on Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. in the sanctuary
before the worship service. This is a series of 7 studies focusing on our Common Confession. Books are still available at
church (suggested donation of $7.00). Please plan to join us!

Choir:
The choir will practice at 11:30 a.m. this Sunday.

Women of Heritage:
The Lenten suppers continue - 2 weeks left - April 6th and 13th. These last two suppers will be located at the Sioux Valley
Energy building. Menu for April 6th will be soups, and April 13th will be sandwiches/salads. Thank you again to
everyone who has volunteered to set up, bring food, donated supplies, helped with clean-up duties, and of course the ones
who attend. Your help and attendance is very much appreciated. We also appreciate the free will offerings every week.
The Lenten meals are served at 6:00 p.m. and the Lent service begins at 6:45 p.m.     Jodi Peterson/Juli Briggs

Message from Pastor Tom:
Why Did Jesus Have To Die?
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of
God. (1 Corinthians 1:18)
When the disciples first heard from Jesus own lips that it was necessary for him to go to Jerusalem in order to suffer and
die they were stunned and dismayed. (see Matthew 16:21-28) Peter even took Jesus aside and tried to talk some sense
into him. Jesus responds sharply to Peter saying, “Get behind me, Satan!” In this scene we see the imperative nature of
Jesus mission to suffer and die.

Like Peter, many armchair theologians today want to question the necessity of Jesus death on the cross. “If God is so
good,” they say, “why can’t he just ignore sin? Why did Jesus have to die in order for God to forgive us?” This kind of
thinking demonstrates a great lack of understanding about who God is and how He has revealed Himself in the Bible. The
real God has a personality that is extremely intolerant of human sinfulness. The God Scripture reveals has a character trait
called wrath. Wrath is a burning, vengeful, destructive emotion kindled in God by human sin. Only through Jesus death
on the cross is God able to bring his wrath to rest and to reconcile us to himself.

We do not need to sit around and make up theoretical gods. We have a real one. We have a God who has overcome his
own anger and frustration to be able to love us and care for us. It cost Him greatly. Jesus, His son, had to die. Look to
the cross of Jesus when you are in crisis, sorrow, or pain. In that moment you will understand that the real God, the
Father of the dying Jesus, is your true salvation.




 Church Council Members: Bruce Baartman (finance/support); Jess Boyle (worship planning), Dan Hindbjorgen
 (education), Mike Nitz (outreach/fellowship), Tom Ode (building/facility)

 Pastoral Staff: Pastor Tom Walker, Pastor Sandy Soye

				
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