Central Newsletter · November 2009 1 The United Lutheran Parish Inside this Edition: 1 2009 Worship Schedule 2009 WORSHIP SCHEDULE 1 Christmas Cantata Practice Elias—Gresham ------------------------------- 8:00am 1 Pastoral Care News St John’s—Leopolis -------------------------- 9:15am 2 Youth News/Confirmation Bethlehem—Pella ---------------------------- 10:30am 2 Baptisms-Funerals Zion—Tigerton -------------------------------- 8:00am 2 Thanks you’s—Letters Peace—Tilleda --------------------------------- 9:15am 3 Calendar Highlights St Matthew’s—Bowler ---------------------- 10:30am 3 Advertisers of the month 4 Team Reflections 4 Christmas Toy Drive CHRISTMAS CANTATA PRACTICE 5 Missionary News Practice began on Monday, Oct 19th. Call 5 Project Heart Search Tracy Conradt at 754-5623 for current practice 5 Contribution Page Notice schedule. Everyone who loves to sing in a 6 Advisory Council Minutes choir is invited. They will be performing 6 Crossways Camping News ―The Promise of Light‖ 7 Food Pantry Update 7 Thank you’s 7 Notes from Pastor Jen UPCOMING SURGERY? ILLNESS? WANT TO BE 8-11 Peace/Elias News INCLUDED IN PRAYERS (PUBLIC OR PRIVATE?) 11 St. Matthew’s News The Pastors need to be informed of upcom- 12-13 Zion News ing hospitalizations, illnesses, prayer needs, 14-15 Bethlehem News etc.. When you go to the hospital, because 15 St Johns News of recent legislation they do not automati- 16 Monthly Calendar cally call the church office. We must rely 17 Family Page on you or someone from your parish or 17-18 Advertisers family to let us know who needs Pastoral 19 Contribution Sheet care. The Pastors are available for you in these times, but they must know about it. Some congregations have been blessed with a ―Congregational Care Coordinator‖ who will THE UNITED try to keep the Pastors informed of special needs—but they LUTHERAN PARISH need to know about it too. You can contact them or the PO Box 123 TULP office directly. All calls are confidential—you can be N6135 County Road D put on the private prayer list or on the public prayer list— Tilleda WI 54978 your choice—just let us know. Don’t face surgery or illness or other critical times without Ph: 787-3367 Fax: 787-3726 the benefit of prayers—they really do help! Pastors have Toll Free: 888-636-4276 also been trained in counseling for various situations—let www.tulpchurch.com them be there for you. If they can’t help, they’ll try to find Email: you someone who can. email@example.com A member congregation of the Evangeli- cal Lutheran Church in America NOVEMBER 2009 . 2 The United Lutheran Parish · Tilleda, WI www.tulpchurch.comCentral Newsletter · November 2009 2 The United Lutheran Parish YOUTH NEWS Confirmation classes continue on Adult Supervision For November: Wednesdays at 4:30pm at Zion and Zion Bethlehem 6:30pm at Bethlehem and also on Sunday at 4:30pm at Bethlehem. 11/1 Urban 11/4 Stewart Homan Parents, don’t forget your obligation to provide 11/8 Krueger adult supervision for each class. If a second adult it not present, class will be cancelled and 11/11 Bailey Homan you will have to come pick up your children. A 11/15 Laude schedule was given to everyone at the beginning 11/18 Berg Kust of the classes. Please call the office if you lost 11/22 Morgan Otto yours and we’ll give you a new one. 11/25 & 11/29 No Class No Class SYNOD YOUTH GATHERING for those CONGRATULATIONS CONFIRMANDS!! in grades 9-12—November 13-15, 2009 at Holi- The following were confirmed on Sunday, October 25th. day Inn in Manitowoc. Speaker is Jonathan Please welcome them as confirmed members of your con- McKee and music is by Lost and Found. Cost gregations, and continue to guide them in their faith! Their is $120 per person. If you are interested in go- education continues—you are their teachers. ing, registration forms and consent forms are Bethlehem: Kyle Ewald, Travis Friedrich, available at the TULP office or at the ecsw.org Luke Lohrentz web site. Registrations for our congregations Zion: Tasha Arndt, Josh Berg, Ashley Stewart should all be sent in together—chaperones needed. Housing is 5 youth and 1 adult per room. Hello everyone, Just received word from the Candidacy Commit- THANKS FOR THE PRAYERS! A special tee this past week that I have been accepted into thanks to Don & Pat Arnold for taking me to the TEEM program at Wartburg. I have been work- the Emergency Room after my fall down the ing on all the requirements over the past 7 months. steps on Oct 1st and to Jan Tober for step- Am heading off to Wartburg next weekend for an ping up to the plate in the office while I was intensive, then will concentrate on on-line classes away. I had surgery on Oct 9th to put a pin for the next several months. I thank you for all in the bone in the foot that I broke. I am so your prayers on my behalf in the awesome journey. thankful that’s all that I needed. By the time My prayers continue for your health and happi- you get this I should be back at work, and I ness. You are a blessing! believe the Food Pantry will be moved downstairs to prevents future falls. Thanks Betty Wyatt for the calls, prayers, flowers, and cards I firstname.lastname@example.org received. Diane Kryll Baptism: Jordan Tyler Madsen Elias 10/25 . Central Newsletter · November 2009 3 November Calendar Highlights NOTE: Not all events (eg: Individual Church Bible Studies) are listed here— please check your churches news page(s) for additional information. Oct 28 Confirmation Class—4:30pm @ Zion 6:30pm @ Bethlehem Nov 1 Peace WELCA Thankoffering during worship Nov 1 Food Pantry Distribution 1pm Nov 1 Confirmation Class—4:30pm @ Bethlehem Nov 3 Bible Study 7:30am @ Schultz’s—Tigerton Nov 3 Peace Brotherhood 6pm Nov 4 Confirmation Class—4:30pm @ Zion 6:30pm @ Bethlehem Nov 5 Peace WELCA 6:30pm Nov 5 Project Heart Search 7pm Nov 8 Bethlehem Council 11:15am Nov 8 Confirmation Class—4:30pm @ Bethlehem Nov 9 Zion Council 5:30pm Nov 10 Shawano Conference @ St Johns-Gillett Nov 11 Confirmation Class—4:30pm @ Zion 6:30pm @ Bethlehem Nov 12 Elias WELCA 1pm @ Dorothy Schwartz’s Nov 12 Advisory Council 8pm @ Tilleda Nov 15 Confirmation Class—4:30pm @ Bethlehem Nov 17 Bible Study 7:30am @ Schultz’s—Tigerton Nov 17 Worship Planning 6pm @ Bethlehem Nov 18 Confirmation Class—4:30pm @ Zion 6:30pm @ Bethlehem Nov 19 Peace Council 6:30pm Nov 19 Advisory council 8pm Nov 22 Confirmation Class—4:30pm @ Bethlehem Nov 25 Thanksgiving Eve Worship Services 6:30pm @ Peace 7pm @ St Anthony’s 8pm @ Bethlehem Dec 1 Bible Study 7:30am @ Schultz’s—Tigerton Dec 2 Mid-Week Advent Worship Dec 2 Confirmation Class—4:30pm @ Zion 6:30pm @ Bethlehem Dec 3 Project Heart Search 7pm Dec 6 Confirmation Class—4:30pm @ Bethlehem Dec 6 Pastor Jen’s last day Mid-week advent worship schedule— Zion @ 6pm Elias @ 6:30pm Bethlehem @ 8:00pm Advertisers of the month Please thank these advertisers for helping to support the printing of our newsletter. Angie’s Main Cafe—Shawano & Twig’s Beverage Inc.—Shawano . 4 The United Lutheran Parish · Tilleda, WI www.tulpchurch.com Central Newsletter · November 2009 4 TEAM REFLECTIONS Dear friends in Christ- believers, gathered together to accomplish God’s mission in this parish. When we iden- As advisory council begins its study of Neal tify and use the gifts that God has given us, Boese’s book: Spiritual Gifts, we are re- when we pray fervently and seek God’s guid- minded that the ministry never belongs to one ance, we are able to carry out God’s purposes elected or called leader, but to all the baptized in our place. members of the body of Christ. Pastor Boese reminds us of God’s gifts given to each of us May God continue to bless this parish with through our baptism, gifts that are to be used uniquely gifted leaders and members who are for the building up of the body of Christ. inspired to use God’s good gifts for the build- ing up of the body of Christ!!!! Next month, at our advisory council meeting, the council will be taking a short survey to be- Grace and peace be with you from Jesus gin to identify each of our advisory members’ Christ, our Lord! spiritual gifts. We pray that this process will only be the beginning and that each congrega- Pr Jen tion will find times to gather together to find each members’ giftedness. Our confirmation students are already engaged in this process. Each student is doing a project for each year of their confirmation studies. They pick their projects based on their own giftedness and their desire to explore using a particular gift for God’s service. As our con- firmation students work diligently on their pro- jects, we pray that they are blessed with the support and encouragement of all parish mem- bers and that their projects inspire each of us to find our place in the ministry. God’s church has a mission. We are each called to be members of the priesthood of all CHRISTMAS TOY DRIVE A military unit deployed to Iraq is organizing a Christie Smentana Christmas Toy Drive to benefit the local children in its 407 AEG/EMEDS area of that country. The unit’s plan is to collect new APO AE 09331 toys and distribute them in December. If you’re inter- ested in helping out, please send a toy (coloring books, You can contact Christie at: dolls, balls, etc) to: email@example.com . Central Newsletter · November 2009 5 MISSIONARY NEWS Dear Supporting and Praying Partners time in England helping facilitate a Missiological/ Theological Conference on how best to approach Thank you, each one, for your diligent prayer and the remaining languages in the world. financial support of our ongoing work in reaching the remaining 2393 language communities who have yet to receive God’s word in their heart lan- guage. Next year will mark our 35th Anniversary of full time service as missionaries. We are cur- rently involved in nearly 1,900 Bible Translation project throughout the world! In church we frequently study Scripture and learn about Christ as the Shepherd. Well, we have a team who are currently translating the Bible into the language of a people group in Asia whose live- lihood is sheepherding. A few people among these Please do uphold in prayer, like this young African shepherds have become believers in Jesus, the man, our ministry, plus the ongoing Bible Transla- Good Shepherd. Pray for grace, protection, and tion and Literacy work representing nearly 90+ insight for the translators and wisdom for the man countries worldwide. Prayer is indeed our strong- who checks the drafts for Biblical accuracy. Pray, est asset as we join hand-in-hand with people from too, that the team will soon be able to complete the other nations and cultures to seek God’s provision book of Acts so the new believers will grow in and intervention. faith, courage and a deepening knowledge of God. Blessings to you and with much appreciation for Marshall has been traveling almost non-stop to help your involvement in our work. and assist Wycliffe Organizations in Developing Countries build their capacity to handle the bible Marshall and Vanice Schultz Translation mo0vement. In September, he spent The last project heart search meeting Any Question, Please Contact: was Thursday, October 1st. Those pre- Elias Linda Hohn 715-787-3844 sent put together the ― Christ, the Light Peace Sharon Stein 715-787-3475 of the World‖ project. Anyone is in- Bethlehem Lynn Steinke 715-524-3979 vited to come and help assemble the current project and St Johns Carol Peterson 715-787-4402 also to join in prayer for any special needs that are Zion Bill Kriegel 715-535-2168 brought up to the group. We need your help and your TULP Diane Kryll 715-787-3367 input!! Next meeting is November 5th—7pm. TULP Pastor Jennifer 715-853-2549 A New Contribution Page has been added to the back can—extra envelopes are available at church. cover of the newsletter. We are asking you to consider The sheet has you name and address on the back of it— using this sheet to make your church contributions on a just put it in an envelope and mail it in or drop it in the monthly basis. It should make it easier for the you and collection plate at church. the financial people at your church. It’s so easy to for- Your church has monthly bills and responsibilities, no get your church’s support when you are out of town or matter how many people attend worship. This method unable to attend worship. This form enables you to pay helps to encourage regular support each month. Please for the entire month with one check. Of course, if you consider this option and let us know what you think of want to contribute more during the month, you certainly it. Thanks. TULP Advisory Council . 6 The United Lutheran Parish · Tilleda, WI www.tulpchurch.com Central Newsletter · November 2009 6 TULP ADVISORY COUNCIL MINUTES - October 22, 2009 Location: Zion Lutheran Church in Tigerton, WI at cils, each TULP congregation must then vote on it. 6:00 p.m. Pastor Jen and Pastor John have met the children Pastor Jen Czarnota opened with a prayer. they plan to adopt. At this time, the four siblings Members present: Pastor Jen Czarnota, Pastor Doug will be permanently placed with them on Dec. 7th. Helling, Marti Riemer, James Poppe, Gordon Graetz, Her final Sunday with us will be Dec. 6th. Donald Schwartz, Roger Kucksdorf, Mike Spolar, Bill New Business: Hermann, Diane Kryll, Peter Kucksdorf, Sally Cerveny, Bishop Justman’s meeting update: Our meeting with Carol Peterson, Cindy Miller, Terry Innerebner, Wanda Bishop Justman was discussed. From the options Minniecheske, Jan Thompson, Alan Riemer. available to us, we decided to seek a supply pastor Special Meeting: Bishop Jim Justman was present to for when Pastor Jen leaves. Motion by Peter Kucks- discuss planning for our future staffing needs. Pastor dorf, second by Cindy Miller to pursue a full time Jen’s last Sunday is scheduled for December 6, 2009. supply pastor to fill Pastor Jen’s position. We will Bishop Justman presented options that we offer an interview for her position. have for filling her full-time position. Food Pantry Relocation: The TULP food Advisory Council Meeting: President pantry has been moved from the upstairs to Donald Schwartz called our regular meet- the main floor of the TULP office in ing to order. Tilleda. Thank you to those who moved the Secretary’s Report: M/S/C Roger Kucksdorf, Mike shelves and food supplies to the new area Spolar to accept. and set everything up! Treasurer’s Report: M/S/C Mike Spolar/Terry In- Our TULP secretary, Diane Kryll, is recovering from nerebner to approve. her fall at the office. She thanks everyone for your care and concern. Old Business: Project Heart Search has projects planned for Novem- Next Advisory Council Meeting – Thursday, Novem- ber and December. There is a need for a layperson ber 12th, 8:00 p.m., Tilleda to take charge of this program. Motion to adjourn: Mike Spolar, Donald Schwartz 2010 TULP Budget Review: M/S/C Roger Kucksdorf/ Wanda Minniecheske to approve the 2010 budget as We closed with the Lord’s Prayer. presented. The budget will now be presented to each Jan Thompson, Advisory Council Secretary individual church council. If approved by the coun- CROSSWAYS CAMPING MINISTRIES ―Coins for Camp‖ - Your ―Coins for Camp‖ offerings support the ministry of Crossways Camping Ministries. The opportunity to attend Bible camp as a youth camper, an adult, or an entire family, is one of the best gifts par- ents and congregations can give. Life-long friendships, growth in self confidence, closer family relationships, increased faith, and understanding of God’s call for each of us to love our neighbor through service are just a few of the benefits of camp. Encourage your congregation members to bring in their empty film containers or pill bottles filled with dimes or quarters, dollars, fives, twenties or checks. Once your collection is complete, total up all your donations and mail in a check to our office in Appleton for the amount raised from your collection. Please have your donations in by December 15th. If you have questions or need information on how to promote Coins for Camp in your congrega- tion, please check our website at www.CrosswaysCamps.org or contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 920-882-0023. Please pick up a Retreats brochure for information on upcoming retreats. Elementary grades—Jr. High—Sr. High—SKI Retreat—LutherFest, Building Youth Groups, Scrapbooking, Quilting, Crafting, Art n’ Faith, Men’s Retreat, Family Christmas Weekend, Young Adult, Youth Worker, Mother Daughter, Gardening and more. . Central Newsletter · November 2009 7 FOOD PANTRY UPDATE Current food pantry needs: A special Canned Fruit thanks to Pete Canned Meats Kucksdorf, Any other Canned/boxed goods Don & Pat Cash Donations (we’ll shop for you!) Put Arnold, and Jan Tober for relocating the Food your cash donation in an envelope with a Pantry from the upstairs to the main floor at the note that it is for the TULP food pantry—all office in Tilleda. No more hauling food up and donations must go through your church’s then hauling it back down—no more falls down treasurer. the steps!! They were at the office at 8am on Oct 20th and worked until it was complete—all Thanks to those faithful ones out there that con- at no cost to the parish. They moved the current sistently remember the TULP food pantry each shelves and donated their time and talents. This month. This year we are almost double the will make it so much easier and safer for those number of families served already, and that’s that help get food put away and also pulled for only through September. We are fortunate to our clients. Again, thanks so much from the have received extra stimulus funds, but that is bottom of my foot . not guaranteed for the future. Thank you to everyone for their gifts, cards It is with deep sadness about leaving the parish, and prayers for our upcoming family. A spe- but with great excitement about her new venture cial thanks goes to the person who donated Bi- that Pastor Jen has announced her last Sunday bles to the Gideons in honor of our new chil- preaching in the parish will be December dren (the card didn't give me a name, so I 6th. She will be preaching her final sermon at couldn't send a thank you note directly). We Zion, Peace and St. Matthews on November are very excited, though a little nervous, about 22nd and her last sermon at Elias, St. Johns and this new undertaking. For the next month, the Bethlehem on December 6th. children will be visiting our house most week- ends (though they will not be here for Sun- days...I can't imagine trying to get four chil- With the placement of 4 children with Pastors dren ready for church by 7am, while trying to Jen and John in December, there come many be prepared to preach myself). The children needs, as the children come with very little per- are: Tiarra-12, Anthony-9, William-8 and sonal belongings. We don’t have current sizes, Tianna-7. Thank you again and God bless! but the ages are 7 and 12 year old girls and 8 and Pastors Jen and John 9 year old boys. We’ll pass on the sizes when we get them. The oldest is 5’4‖ and growing, and wears a size 8 shoe. If you have gently used clothing that your children have outgrown, con- sider passing them on to these children. Other items of need are toys/games appropriate for these ages. Any items you wish to pass on will be greatly appreciated. . 8 The United Lutheran Parish · Tilleda, WI www.tulpchurch.com Central Newsletter · November 2009 8 The Guidepost September, 2009 ing around and working on that steep roof as if it were Fall is here! As I drive along Highway 29 towards nothing. People who own their own businesses, and Tilleda, I realize the trees are trying to change colors, have work crews of their own, were working also. but they don’t look too successful at this time. It seems Are we appreciative of these people who worked so to me that I remember trees are not such pretty colors diligently to complete this task? Do we appreciate all when we had a dry summer. Time will tell. people who put in so much time, talent, and work on Since I have had the privilege to TRAVEL by van different projects for our Church and Community? Do in recent years, I find myself enjoying scenery, and we bother to let these people know that we, who are have become a lot more observant of things around me unable to help as we used to, do truly appreciate every- as I travel. It makes me realize just how much beauty thing they do, no matter how big or small the job? I God has put on this earth, and I wonder how many would like to convey my thanks and appreciation to all people are aware of what a beautiful country He has who are doing things for our Church and Community. provided for us to enjoy. In my case, the spirit is still willing, but the flesh is so I drove to Peace Church with food, to help feed the weak. people who were roofing the parsonage. Ladies served Then too, we see some of these people, and a lot of food to all these hard workers. As I sat there in the other community people, working at the Pancake Din- parking lot, I observed lots of people working up on ner. I am grateful that I can at least do a sit-down job, that roof and down on the ground also. I saw women and the Lord still gives me the strength to make pies!! up on that roof, also recognized one of my Bowler Tilleda is a wonderful community, and a great High School classmates up there. Now I am 79 years place to be. old, and can barely put one foot in front of the other A ―Thank You‖ from Shirley Kraeger without hanging on to something on flat ground. My classmate, who has to be around my age, was walk- 2009 Elias Fall Raffle Winners Peace WELCA Quilt Raffle Prize Prize Winner Handmade Queen-size Quilt Mark Jahnke Winners for 2009 Hand-made Afghan Steve Cerveny Prize Winner $50.00 cash Karen Wurth Queen-size quilt Austin Kraeger, Wausau $25.00 cash Frank Krueger (Hand-made by Emgard Zimdars) $25.00 Aldi’s Gift Certificate Nicky O’Connell 2 night stay, casino pkg. Jeff Mitchell, Tilleda Jordac Travel Bag Pat Arnold Lighted ceramic pumpkin Peggy Brandenberg, Marion Bathtime Gift Basket Carol Kristof 3-foot Reindeer Joyce Kroening, Marion Food Gift Basket Bruce Jung Christmas card holder Brenda Guyette, New London Food Gift Basket Mary Hiltgen Harvest decoration Carla Clark, Rothschild Pair of Blue Throw Pillows Tyler Meyer Maple syrup Ann Lang, Bowler Fiber Optic Angel Lorna Dumke Studio Lounge Certificate: Lolly Murray, Shawano Autumn Gift Basket Gresham Auto Center Romance gift set Dennis Buntrock, Shawano $10.00 cash Roger Jolitz Birthday cards & stamps Duane Horne, Tilleda $10.00 Country Store Certificate Stacy Schwartz $20.00 cash Joyce Reminger, Leopolis $10.00 Bad Habit Gift Certificate Bruce Brossow Peace coffee cup/stamps Ethan Kraeger, Green Bay Soap & Lotion Gift Basket Nancy Laude Halloween girl Ann Lang, Bowler Jar of Honey Harvey Kucksdorf K-Mart Gift certificate Betty Zirbel, Shawano 12 Pack Sprite Lyle Lohff Peace coffee cup/knife Theresa Voelz, Tilleda 12 Pack Sun Drop Bruce Jung Watkins hand cream Joyce Reminger, Leopolis 12 Pack Orange Soda Crystal Staffe Home Interior candle Eldean Grosskopf, Shawano 12 Pack Sun Drop Lee Hiltgen Peace coffee cup/knife Trudy Schultz, Marion Studio Lounge Certificate: Peggy Zimdars, Leopolis For a complete list of who donated and who Peace coffee cup/knife Joyce Kroening, Marion Peace coffee cup/knife Roberta Lamb, Leopolis won—see the church bulletin or the list posted in Birthday cards & stamps Austin Kraeger, Wausau the church entrance. . Central Newsletter · November 2009 9 The Guidepost Serving the members and friends of the Peace - Elias Lutheran Church and The United Lutheran Parish Peace - Elias Lutheran Church - PO Box 96 · Tilleda, WI 54978 Birthdays Baptismal Anniversaries 2 Sharon Breitenfeldt 3 Sylvia Zimdars We are baptized children of God, born anew in the 4 Donald Arnold Spirit of God. To celebrate this, we are recognizing all 6 David Stefl who have a baptismal anniversary according to our records. If your baptis- 7 Dean Bratz mal anniversary is not listed for any particular month, please notify the 9 Bruce D Otto church office and give us the date so we can update our files. Thank You. 12 Angela Graper 13 Bonnie Maas 11 / 1 - Bonnie Maas 11 / 13 – Maureen Voelz 14 Clara Post 11 / 1 – John Maas 11 / 14 – Todd Grunewald 16 Audrey Amelia Wohler 11 / 2 – Dale Bratz 11 / 19 – Noah Bestul 16 Bruce Watters 11 / 2 – Kim Dillenberg 11 / 19 – Geoff Madsen 16 Camila Spolar 11 / 3 – Kaleb Demaskie 11 / 22 – Brianna Darga 17 Robert Felts 11 / 5 – Ben Voelz 11 / 22 – Geoff Otto 18 Shannon Otto 11 / 7 – Rachelle Malueg 11 / 24 – Shane Daney 18 Terry Lee Watters 11 / 7 – Kevin Otto 11 / 27 – Clara Post 19 Lois Graper 11 / 11 – Melissa Stefl 11 / 27 – Linda Wohler 19 Charles Malueg Sr 11 / 13 – Mabel Otto 11 / 28 – David Stefl 20 Jacob Stuart Wohler 21 Stanley Otto Please keep in Prayer – Diane Kryll, Connie Rickert, Ewald Wohler, Linda Hohn, 21 June K Przyylski Bill Kriegel, Bob Felts, all others who are ill or alone and those who have lost a 22 Mike Trinko loved one - that they might find comfort and peace. We also pray for all those in 23 Otto Giese nursing homes & care centers and all our shut-ins - especially Adeline Schultz, 25 Shane Howard Lilly Malueg, Eva Kraft, Claude Maahs, Vivian Bratz, Sylvester Schmidt, and 26 Germaine Hohn Rueben Schwartz - that they would feel God’s love and care for them. 29 Ewald Wohler Anniversaries *****Our heartfelt prayers, thanks and blessings to all veterans who have served 6 Dale & Becky Voelz our country faithfully with courage, honor, and devotion to duty. You will never 14 Mike & Lisa Kunschke be forgotten. ***** Thank You to everyone who worked and helped out in any brush, clean horse shoes, braid horse mains, lead riders or way at the Peace Church Pancake Dinner on October 4th. ride horses, saddle, bridle and rein the horses and take Thank you to all those able-bodied volunteers who came to pictures. Thanks for shoveling up the messes, Mr. Tom help with the set-up and the clean-up. Your work was very Madsen. Fun was had by all. The picnic was great. A special much appreciated. Thank you to everyone for all the thanks to Tenisha Boyde for cookies, Shannon Otto for wonderful pie donations. We served 610 people and the brownies, Linda Arndt for coring and cutting apples, Beth dinner was a huge success. We could not have done it Foster for cutting and serving desserts and writing name without all your help. Thank You !! tags, Matt for carrying the heavy coolers, and everyone else for coming. Thanks for the leaders: Chris Baldwin, Mary Thank You to all the workers that helped in any way with and Tom Madsen, Linda Arndt, Ben and Beth Foster, the roof project for the parsonage. Thanks especially to Gene Tenisha Boyde, Nichole Drews, Shannon Otto, Laura Kroening and his crew, to Robbie Maas for supplying the Habeck and Linda Hohn. Thanks to everyone for working equipment, and anyone else who helped with the clean-up together to make this a successful event to start the year and installation, their donations, and lunch for the workers. off. Thanks to Chris Baldwin from Red River Riders for All your help and generosity was very much appreciated. hosting us. The Sunday School sponsored "Harry" the Many thanks also to Pastor Jen and Pastor Doug !! horse. Red River is looking for more volunteers or people to Thank You to everyone who helped in any way with the adopt a horse. Please call Chris at 715-526-6400 or go lunch after the Don Shire concert at Peace on September online at http://www.redriverriders.com . Thanks to 13th. Your generosity and hard work was greatly appreciated. everyone from the Sunday School Teachers - Laura Habeck Sunday School Round-Up - The Red River Riders event and Linda Hohn was wonderful. The children and parents were allowed to . 10 The United Lutheran Parish · Tilleda, WI Central Newsletter · November 2009 www.tulpchurch.com 10 The Guidepost (cont.) Elias Lectors Peace Lectors Nov. 1– Hazel Kucksdorf Nov. 1 – Lois Graper 8 – Jerry Bents 8 – Gertrude Dalke 15 – David Miller 15 – Laura Habeck 22 – Germaine Hohn 22 – Lynn Kersten 29 – Mary Madsen 29 – Vicky Jolitz Elias Ushers Peace Ushers/Greeter Roger Kucksdorf & Tim Otto Roger & Vicky Jolitz Vicky Jolitz Elias Communion Assistant Peace Communion Assistant Pat Arnold (8th & 15th) Barb & Melissa Stefl (8th & 22nd) Elias Altar Guild Peace Altar Guild Hazel Kucksdorf & Mary Madsen Mabel Giese & Vicky Jolitz UPCOMING MEETINGS Peace Brotherhood—Nov 3rd—6pm Elias WELCA—Nov 12th @ 1pm @ Dorothy Schwartz’s Peace WELCA—Nov 5th—6:30pm Peace Council—Nov 19th @ 6:30pm Christmas Party – The Peace WELCA Christmas Elias WELCA will be sponsoring a Family Night party will be held on December 6th after church, the Christmas party on Saturday, December 12th at Elias same day as the Brotherhood Appreciation dinner. Church. A potluck supper will be served at 6:00 pm Serving will begin at 11:30 am. The ladies are asked to with games to follow. Please bring 4 adult bingo prizes, bring any kind of salad, either vegetable or fruit, with 1 child prize, and a $5.00 exchange gift if you wish. All the Brotherhood furnishing the meat and dessert. All are welcome and bring a guest! ladies are asked to bring 5 prizes for games, an article of canned goods, and their Prayer Pal gift. Elias will have communion on Nov 15th instead of the 22nd. Thank You to everyone who helped out or worked at the Elias Church Rummage Sale & Raffle that was held on October 3rd. Thank you also to all those who donated items for the sale and everyone who donated to or served the hot lunch. All you hard work was very much appreciated. PEACE COUNCIL MEETING—September 24, 2009 Present: S. Stein, L. Hiltgen, L. Splinter, G. Kroening, -The CD was discussed and B. Hermann will check out M. Spolar, B. Hermann, B. Giese, C. Graper interest in other areas and get back to Joan. Staff: Pastor Jen, L. Kersten -A bill was received for testing of the water. G. Kro- Guest: L. Graper ening will contact the tester notifying him that he needs Meeting called to order by President, M. Spolar. Pastor to receive authorization from a Council member before Jen led the meeting with a short devotion. proceeding with the test. Minutes of the August 20 2009 were reviewed. Correc- Pastor’s Report: Pastor Jen briefly reviewed the fact tion – it was noted that L. Kersten was not present at the that each congregation has the choice of how they last meeting. M/S/C G. Kroening, L. Splinter to accept would like decisions made on the human sexuality is- the minutes as printed. sue. Treasurer’s Report was reviewed, M/S/C G. Giese, B. Old Business: Hermann accepted and filed for audit. -Parsonage roof has been completed. Thanks to every- -Roof fund discussed, Lee stated that the Brotherhood one who helped in anyway to complete this project. will contribute any balance needed. (Continued on page 11) . Central Newsletter · November 2009 11 The Guidepost (cont.) PEACE COUNCIL MEETING—cont. -Nominations Committee– Council will be looking for (Continued from page 10) individuals willing to serve on the Council. Sharon will look into past rotation procedure. A written procedure The eve troughs will not be put back on at this time. will be developed. Congregational Care Coordinator – no one has stepped -Performance Review of Lynn will be held on Sunday forward to assist with this. after services by M. Spolar, L. Hiltgen, and New Businesses S. Stein. -TULP rental discussed. At the inception of TULP an -Offering Plates have been completed with engraving agreement was not developed. It was agreed by all that and will be dedicated on Sunday October 11th. an agreement should be set up with TULP. Sharon and -TULP Budget reviewed. Lois will look for a generic rental agreement. Council -Church chimney needs to be tuck pointed. Gene and can then develop one to cover our needs. Robbie will take a look at this as time permits and get -Pancake Dinner – stove has been purchased for the back to Council. hall. Cost covered by Brotherhood and The Advance- Next meeting scheduled for October 22, 2009. ment Association. 100# propane tanks are needed. B. Motion made to adjourn. Closed with the Lord’s Hermann will check out some resources. Prayer -Recognition Sunday for Sunday School Teachers set Respectfully submitted, th for Sunday October 18 with a special fellowship to Sharon Stein Council Secretary follow. St. Matthew’s News Page Birthdays & Anniversaries Prayer List 13- Rod Rosenow Art Hermann 15- Devon Rosenow 21- Marie Fuhrman Please Pray for our Shut-ins Art Hermann Roger Beilke 24- Gerald Treptow Marie Fuhrman 24- Elsie Utke 28 – Ryan Rosenow Ushers 30- Gerald & Alice Alfheim 1 Jerry & Alice Alfheim, Terry Innerebner 8 Roger & Sue Rosenow, Alice Rosenow 15 Jim & April Allikas, Otto Kolpack Readers 22 Debbie & Cindy Miller, DonnaMae Rosenow 1 Jerry Alfheim 29 Jerry & Alice Alfheim, Terry Innerebner 8 Sue Rosenow 15 Otto Kolpack Communion on the second & fourth Sunday of each month. 22 Debbie Miller Altar Guild 29 Jerry Alfheim Alice Alfheim & Alice Rosenow Thanks to everyone that donated for the baby layettes. Our harvest Dinner was on Oct. 25th. I will report on We had a total of 28 layettes, 4 blankets & 6 quilts that in the December newsletter. I need to have our ( Marie Fuhrman made1 & Lucille Treptow made 5 ). news letter info in on the 15th of each month. So the Great Job. They are on there way. Thanks Jerry for event hasn’t taken place yet as I’m writing this. dropping it off. For Sale. 10 HP 30‖ Murray riding lawn mower, rear Thank You, Aaron Wisnefske for cleaning up the re- engine. Make offer! mains of the tree that was hovering over our church. Snow blower- 5HP 24‖ self propelled 2-stage $200.00 BOTH ARE IN WORKING ORDER!!!!! . 12 The United Lutheran Parish · Tilleda, WI Central Newsletter · November 2009 www.tulpchurch.com 12 NARTHEX NEWS ZION SERVANTS ALTAR GUILD LECTORS Dorothy & Bob Breitrick 1—Wanda Minniecheske ACOLYTE/TV MINISTRY 8, 15, 22—Doris Allaire 1—Payton Bailey 29—Paige Menge 8—Kelsey Berg USHERS 15—Aaron Dobizl Gary Lang—Orin Blomgren 22—Tanner Dobizl Tom Knaup 29—Paige Menge ZION BIRTH- UPCOMING EVENTS Convention has not changed Zion's be- liefs, teachings, or practices concerning DAYS Sunday School —9am every Sunday human sexuality. The ELCA doesn't de- Zion Council— Nov 9 @ 5:30pm mand or require any congregation to 1- Martin Hille change its beliefs or teachings regarding 1- Neil Hoffman 1- Mary Menge this matter. Zion will continue on the Communion will be celebrated on the 4- Richard Fisher same as it has been. 1st and 2nd Sunday of the month. This 4- Paige Menge allows for those who work every other 5- Raymond Fellowship hour will take place follow- Sunday to receive Commun- Kirchner ing the church service on the ion at least once a month. 8- Doris Allaire first Sunday of each month. 9- Madigan Carlson OTHER NEWS There is a sign-up on the bulle- 12- Ron Breitrick The results of the recent tin board for anyone who wishes 15- Fara Sellner votes on issues at the ELCA National to bring items or help serve. 16- Dale Lehman 18- Kade Rosenow Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service In order to involve our youth more in our 20- Orin Blomgren Wednesday, November 25th at St. An- worship services, we will have a youth-led 21- Claire Schultz thony’s—7pm. Lois Graper will be repre- service whenever there is a fifth Sunday in a 21- Jodi Mallak senting The United Lutheran Parish at this month. We appreciate the youth who are 24- Linda Breitrick service. Readers and choir members will be willing to do this and especially Paige 26- Daniel Dent needed. Let’s represent The United Lu- Menge who is working on this as her Con- 27- Mike Dent theran Parish and Zion Congregation well as firmation project with Phyllis Arndt as her 28- Patrick Bailey we join with our brothers and sisters to give mentor. The fifth Sunday of November, No- 28- Marie Raasch thanks for what we have. vember 29, will be a youth-led service. Winners at Zion’s Spaghetti Supper Christmas towel, basket & pin & Clock – A sincere thanks to all who donated so gen- Doris Allaire; Jack-o-lanterns of goodies - erously for our prizes and bake sale again Elena Shest & Maycee Carlson; Books & this year, We don’t always know who you tooth fairy pillow & pop-up book – Marion are but we appreciate your donations. Murphy; Ceramic bear & towel – Sharon The winners are as follows: Kitchen set, Dedolph; Earrings and Santa Bear – Beth- tea & teapot – Henry Hoeksema; (Continued on page 13) . Central Newsletter · November 2009 13 NARTHEX NEWS (cont.) Zion Council Meeting congregation for their help serving. g. Worship: The youth of the congregation October 12 2009 (confirmation students and high school) will conduct Members Present: Wanda Minniecheske, Linda the worship for the fifth Sunday in November, Nov. 29. Krueger, Jan Thompson, Kathy Low, Missi Rosenow, h. Youth: Wanda Minniecheske has proposed that Loah Horton the youth meet the second Sunday of the month after Absent: Pat Bailey, Heather Stewart, Richard worship. Fischer, Marlene Blumreich, Bill Kriegel, Pastor Jen. i. WELCA: Thanks to the ladies for the quilts and Call to Order:5:35 school and health kits that were sent to Lutheran World Devotions :Wanda Minniecheske opened the meet- Relief. A suggestion was made to collect all the notes ing with prayer that are posted in the side room for the Alter Guild and Additions and Approval of Agenda: No additions put them together in one list. Linda Krueger will do to the agenda, Jan Thompson moved to accept, second this. by Loah Horton. Approved. Old Business: Secretary's Report: Kathy Low moved to accept, Janitor – Sarah Minniecheske is the new janitor. second by Missi Rosenow. Approved Secretary – seems to be going fine. Treasurer's Report: Loah Horton moved to ac- Confirmation – The stoles are done. Flowers will cept, second by Kathy Low. Approved be paid for by the WELCA Pastor's Report: No report Confirmation requirements – If there are require- Committee Reports: ments for confirmation the there must be consequences a. United Lutheran Parish Advisory: Pastor Jen if the requirements are not met. Wanda Minniecheske will be resigning when the children arrive, probably submitted a proposal for make-up procedures if the stu- before Christmas. Bishop Justman will meet with the dents do not fulfill taping and acolyte duties. Jan advisory council to start the call process. Thompson moved to accept and Kathy Low seconded. b. Zion Food Program: Distribution on October 9 Approved. to 30 families. Tigerton Food donated fabric softener Congregational care coordinator – This item will and soap A grant has been received from Feed Amer- be included with the evangelism reports for the council ica each month. Sylvia Low's name and contact informa- c. Property/Grounds: The lawnmower needs tune- tion should be included in the back of the worship bul- up. Ron Hoffman has volunteered to take care of this. letin each month. d. Education: There will be a Nativity display the Response to ELCA vote – Wand Minniecheske has first Sunday in December. The Christmas program will a folder of information about response to the ELCA be December 20. Loah Horton made a motion that the vote. candy bags be given to the program participants and New Business: any other young children in the congregation. Jan Thanksgiving joint service will be at St Anthony, Thompson second, approved. November 25. Details to follow e. Stewardship: No report Next Meeting Date:9 Nov, 5:30pm f. Evangelism: The coffee hour after worship has Adjourn with the Lord's Prayer: 6:50 been very successful. Thank you to the youth of the (Continued from page 12) Sambs; Lace doilies – Jeanne any Kreklow; Tiny tulip box – Avery Kessen; Cross Hendricks; Christmas bear – Cameron necklace – Hazel Kucksdorf; Santa candy dish – Joyce Carlson; Children’s shirt & paints – Shest; Deer pillows – Roger Kucksdorf & Loah Horton; Audrey Kessen; Children’s shirt & Dog in a sweater & bunny in slippers – Teresa Murphy; pants – Cindy Jensen; Christmas towel Night-time bear – Joyce Hoeksema; Body lotion assort- – Lori Rowe; GB Packers canholders ment & bunny in slippers – Joe Gwidt; Christmas bear – & GC to Wittenberg True Value – Syl- Virginia Kauffman; 5 Christmas towels – Pat Davidson; via Low. Christmas towel & quilted runner – Loah Horton; Lady- Zion WELCA bug beany toy – Jerilyn Murphy; Stuffed bunny – Ken . 14 The United Lutheran Parish · Tilleda, WI Central Newsletter · November 2009 www.tulpchurch.com 14 Bethlehem Star Birthdays Liturgical Roles 7 Steven Steinke Readers find someone to take 7 Ruth Wissmann 01 Mary Zimmerman your place. 7 Stephan Grimm 08 Gary Thomack Note: there is a sign-up sheet in 8 Lorrie Tober 15 Dawn Riemer the back of the church on the 9 Darien Beyersdorf 22 Christy Spiegel/ bulletin board. We are asking 9 Dawn Riemer Amber Homan you to sign your name on the 9 Patricia Zimmerman 29 Tracy Laude Sunday that you want to read. 10 Henry Grunewald ** If you unable to read, please Everyone is welcome to read!! 11 Nicole Zimmerman 13 Cathy Lynn Michonski Acolyte Communion Deacon 15 William Jeske Courtney Homan Jim Poppe 16 James Poppe 17 Linda Westphal PRAYER CHANGES THINGS: PRAY FOR: 17 Amber Homan Pastor Jen and her ―new family‖, Nathan Anker, Jim Poppe, Bill 17 Courtney Homan Kriegel, Lloyd Fischer, Janice Willman, Mary Ann Zimmerman, Diane 19 Justin Berger Kryll, all those who are ill, our shut-ins, those who need special care, 21 Richard Habeck those who mourn, our TULP churches and all churches worldwide, 23 John Lohrentz missionaries, our Nation and our President and all our Military Leaders 25 Blake Jason Jung and government leaders, those who serve our country that they may 30 Crystal Jung return home safely! Lord, when we cannot see what you want us to do, help us trust that Anniversaries you are still preparing us to share your love. Amen. 28 John & Julie Berger A SUCCESSFUL 150TH ANNIVERSARY Altar Guild CELEBRATION!!! Coordinator: Spiegel, Christine 754-2508 THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO MADE IT Gary & Melynda Cowden, Linda, James, Joseph 754-2411 SO!!! Thanks to the committee that planned the Romberg, Janet 754-5030 dinner, to the committee that planned the worship Shumaker, Bill & Loni 754-5573 service, to all who donated food for the dinner, Secrest, Joe & Dr. Kay 754-5145 and items for the tent sale, all those who helped Jarred, Aaron, Robert in any way, and to those who gave so much of Shumaker, Sean 754-2867 Salzman, Merry 754-5664 their time in preparing food and doing all those Mike & Matthew extra things that have to be done to make an Silvius, Timothy, Theodore, Ellie 754-4943 event so enjoyable and such a success! sang “How Great Thou Art” in German! It was A WORD ABOUT OUR WORSHIP SERVICE!! wonderful!! Pastor Thomas E. Reiff gave an Christy Spiegel played her flute for the Prel- inspiring sermon. It was great to have Pastor ude, and during the Postlude, hymns that Mueller and wife Regina, and Pastor Reiff and were picked were all very familiar, and en- wife Lisa back with us. And thank you Jen joyed by all, Pastor Mueller had a wonderful Wissmann for singing “Beautiful Savior” during greeting to our congregation and visitors, the offering, and Beth Rades for entertaining which was followed by special music by our our dinner guests at the piano while they “German Quartet” (who practiced only 2 waited! times), and as a surprise to all, Pastor Philip Congratulations & Many Kearns Mueller joined the quartet, and they Blessings to Bethlehem! . Central Newsletter · November 2009 15 Bethlehem Star (cont.) Something extra special this year in honor of Beth- ornaments on the Christmas Trees. We are expect- lehem’s 150th birthday - the Sunday School is col- ing that everyone will be participating with the lecting a Christmas Tree Ornament from EVERY- Bethlehem Christmas Ornaments. ONE who is/was/in memory of any member of our Bethlehem Church Family. There is a Bethlehem/St. John’s Sunday School is having a collection tote for your individual and/or Food Drive for the TULP Food Pantry during No- family ornament. This ornament is to be vember and December. There is a box at the back unique from you individually or your fam- of the church. ily. Please mark it so we can display the BETHLEHEM COUNCIL Bishop and Synod telling them we are dissatisfied with their decisions, and that we will continue OCTOBER 18, 2009 teaching as before. Motion carried. The Bethlehem Council met after worship services. NEW BUSINESS: Each family is to bring an or- The meeting was called to order by President Al nament. Everyone who/is/was/ or in memory of a Riemer. The minutes of the September meeting member of Bethlehem. These will be placed on the were read. One correction: Pastors must ask per- trees. Please label ornaments. Confirmation is next mission from the congregation to bless persons of Sunday. Three students to be confirmed. Jen the same gender relationships. A motion to ap- Wissmann to present check for the swing set to the prove the corrected minutes was made by Randy Bishop family. A motion by Arlyn Tober and sec- Lohrentz, second by Dean Laude. Motion carried. ond by Randy Lohrentz, to present this at the Con- Jennifer Wissmann gave the Treasurer’s Report. A firmation Service. Motion carried. A motion by motion to accept was made by Arlyn Tober, second Arlyn Tober and second by Randy Lohrentz to send by Dean Laude. Motion carried. Pastor Reiff and Pastor Mueller $150. $100 for the Trustee: Randy Lohrentz reported that they plan to service and $50 for travel. Motion carried. paint the outside doors of the church. One bid has With no further business the meeting was ad- been received from Montour for the humidifiers for journed. We closed with the Lord’s Prayer. the church. Deacon: No report. Building Fund: No report. Council Secretary --- Jan Baerenwald Cemetery Report: $218 in checking account. There have been several persons asking to purchase lots. Members Present: Lynn Steinke, Arlyn Tober, Al Riemer, Randy Lohrentz, Dean Laude, Bob West- OLD BUSINESS: Pastor Jen talked about the phal, Pastor Jen, Dan Lohrentz, Jen Wissmann, Jan Synods decisions. A motion by Arlyn Tober and Baerenwald. second by Dan Lohrentz to send a letter to the St. John’s News There was no bible study this month because Shirley Ashenbrenner was in the hospital and has gone to a Nursing Home. They made 60 school kits for LWR NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS and 25 health kids. 9 Roger Peterson 24 Sarah Shumaker Prayer List—Shirley Ashenbrenner . JOINT MONTHLY CALENDAR NOVEMBER 2009 16 Central Newsletter · November 2009 J=Pastor Jen D=Pastor Doug BH=Pastor Bill Hager EG-Pastor Eugene Gauerke RC-Pastor Dennis Creswell SUN SUN EVENTS MON TUES WED THUR FRI SAT 1-ALL SAINT’S DAY 2 3 4 5 6 7 Elias 8:00am (D) Peace WELCA Bible Study 7:30am @ Confirmation Class Peace WELCA 6:30pm St Johns 9:15am (D) C Thankoffering Schultz’s-Tigerton 4:30 @ Zion Project Heart Search Bethlehem 10:30am (D) C Confirmation Class Team Mtg 1:30pm 6:30 @ Bethlehem 7pm Zion 8:00am (J) C 4:30pm @ Bethlehem Peace Brotherhood Peace 9:15am (J) 6pm St Matthew 10:30am (J) Shawano Cluster 8-23RD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST 9 10 11 12 13 14 Elias 8:00am (D) C Bethlehem Council Zion Council Shawano Conference Confirmation Class Elias WELCA 1pm www.tulpchurch.com St Johns 9:15am (D) 11:15am 5:30pm @ St John-Gillett 4:30 @ Zion Peace Council 6:30pm? Bethlehem 10:30am (D) Confirmation Class 6:30 @ Bethlehem Advisory Council 8pm Zion 8:00am (J) C 4:30pm @ Bethlehem Peace 9:15am (J) C Pastor Doug—Vacation St Matthew 10:00am (J) C Pastor Jen—Cont Ed 15-24TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST 16 17 18 19 20 21 Elias 8:00am (J) C Food Pantry Dist 1pm Bible Study 7:30am @ Confirmation Class St Johns 9:15am (J) C Confirmation Class Schultz’s-Tigerton 4:30 @ Zion Bethlehem 10:30am (J) C 4:30pm @ Bethlehem Worship Planning 6:30 @ Bethlehem Zion 8:00am (LG) 6pm @ Bethlehem The United Lutheran Parish · Tilleda, WI Peace 9:15am (LG) St Matthew 10:30am (LG) Pastor Doug—Vacation 22-CHRIST THE KING 23 24 25 26 27 28 Elias 8:00am (LG) Confirmation Class Thanksgiving Eve Wor- THANKSGIVING St Johns 9:15am (LG) 4:30pm @ Bethlehem ship Bethlehem 10:30am (LG) Peace 6:30pm (D) Zion 8:00am (J) Zion 7pm @ St An- Peace 9:15am (J) C thony’s (LG) St Matthew 10:30am (J) C Pastor Doug—Vacation Bethlehem 8pm (D) 29-FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT 30 12/1 12/2 12/3 12/4 12/5 Elias 8:00am (D) Youth worship at Zion Bible Study 7:30am @ Advent Worship Project Heart Search St Johns 9:15am (D) today Schultz’s-Tigerton Zion 6pm Elias 6:30pm 7pm Bethlehem 10:30am (D) Team Meeting 1:30pm Bethlehem 8pm Zion 8:00am (Youth) Peace Brotherhood? Confirmation Class Peace 9:15am (LG) Shawano Cluster 4:30 @ Zion 16 St Matthew 10:30am (LG) 6:30 @ Bethlehem . Central Newsletter · November 2009 17 FAMILY PAGE Invite your child to help you make pies (or another treat) for Thanksgiving dinner. As you do your baking, suggest to your child that this time you are going to leave all of the sugar (or sweetener) out of your treats. (If you have the time and energy, you might even make a batch with- out any sweetener, to compare later). Talk with your child about how the treat might taste with no sugar. Are there other ingredients that you can substitute which will make your treat just as good? Compare a pie without sugar to a life without knowing God. We are flavorless when we try to live life without God. Read together Mat- thew 5:13, then sample some of the treats with sugar and some without. . Central Newsletter · September 2009 19 Central Newsletter · November 2009 18 MY MONTHLY CONTRIBUTION SUMMARY You can write one check for the whole month. If you are on vacation or out of town, you can be assured that you did not miss your weekly contribution if you plan for it each month as outlined below. Because your name, church code, and church number are printed on the label on the reverse side, it will be very easy for money counters to post to the correct account. If you have any comments or special donations, please make a note about it and include it all on the same check if you wish. When there are special fund raisers or special collections, they can also be noted on this form if we know about it ahead of time. If you made your monthly contribution and would like to contribute more during the month, blank copies of this form are available in your church—just make sure you put your name on the sheet as it will not have a label. You can put this in an envelope and drop in the collection basket, or mail it to the address listed below for your church. Blank envelopes will also be available at each church—ask an usher. If you wish, you can still use your church envelope if you prefer. Any suggestions or comments are always welcome. Please give this a try to see if it will work in the future. Thanks. Date—2009 Regular Mission Special Other Total SUNDAY NOVEMBER 1 SUNDAY NOVEMBER 8 SUNDAY NOVEMBER 15 SUNDAY NOVEMBER 22 WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 25 Thanksgiving Eve SUNDAY NOVEMBER 29 TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS FOR MONTH If you wish to mail this form with your check, these are the remit addresses: (you can also drop this form with payment into the collection plate) Bethlehem—Pella—c/o Dan Lohrentz—W12689 County Road M—Caroline WI 54928 Elias—Town of Hermann—c/o Pat Arnold—W12531 Mill Creek Ct—Gresham WI 54128 Write check Peace—Tilleda—c/o Joan Wohler—W7803 Sycamore Rd—Shawano WI 54166 for this St Johns—Leopolis—c/o Pattie Peterson—P O Box 492—Shawano WI 54166 amount— St Matthews—Bowler—c/o Kristi Parker—P O Box 116—Bowler WI 54416 payable to Zion—Tigerton—c/o Jan Thompson—P O Box 238—Wittenberg WI 54499 your church . Central Newsletter · November 2009 19 NON PROFIT The United Lutheran Parish ORGANIZATION 715-787-3367 888-636-4276 US POSTAGE PAID N6135 County Road D PERMIT #2 PO Box 123 TILLEDA, WI Tilleda, WI 54978-0123 www.tulpchurch.com email@example.com NOVEMBER 2009 The United Lutheran Parish Mission Statement A multi-point cooperative ministry is intent on assisting each individual congregation in carrying THANKSGIVING EVE WORSHIP out its own defined ministry and mission. Together, under the direction and empowerment of the Holy WED—NOV 25 Spirit, and with the encouragement from one an- PEACE @ 6:30PM other, we commit ourselves to share our faith, hope ECUMENICAL @ ST AN- and love in the strong name of Jesus, in our rural THONYS @ 7:00PM settings. BETHLEHEM @ 8:00PM .