INCARNATION Lutheran Church & Preschool
16889 Espola Road at Rancho Bernardo Road
Poway, California 92064-1533
(858) 487-2225 Fax: (858) 487-4576
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2011 September Issue
October 2011 Newsletter Deadline: Inside This Issue
Wednesday, September 14, at 9:00 a.m.
Schedule for Worship with Holy Communion From Pastor Karla 7 Parish Life
Saturdays 5:30 p.m. Informal Worship —Calendar 8 —Membership 3
—Finance 3 —Preschool 7
Sundays 9:00 a.m. Traditional Worship
—Incarnation News 3-5 —Stewardship 1
11:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship
Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. Devotions with Everything
From…. on announced dates
Sunday School & Adult Bible Study
Rev. Dr. Luther Symons, Senior Pastor (858) 705-0885 Incarnation Lutheran Church
Rev. Karla Seyb-Stockton, Assoc. Pastor (858) 883-8038
Mindy Bugaj, Ministry Assistant (858) 232-2141 Mission Statement
Monday-Friday Preschool 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Kelly Catlett, Director (858) 675-7570 As a nurturing family of believers,
Wednesday-Friday Mom’s Day Out 9:00 a.m.-noon recipients of God’s grace and mercy,
Carmen Sitz (858) 549-3302 we welcome and invite all people to:
KNOW Christ in faith,
Office Hours GROW in faith through worship and
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. education
(858) 487-2225 GO with us in faith to serve all God’s
Darrell Datte Sabra Matovsky
Bert Gonzalez Joyce Miller Vision Statement
Steve Hassett, Treas. Bob Myers
Ellen Hawkins Jerah Payne, Sec. Serving God in the Service of All God’s People
Toni Kozar Mitch Steller, Pres.
Brandon LeValley Bob Torres, V. Pres.
The ACTS of Incarnation
Incarnation Lutheran Church & Preschool
“Serving God in the Service of All God’s People”
Issue 8 Gleaning Knowledge September, 2011
from Door Hollywood Two homeless women named Toni and Caroline sat
(Discovering Opportunities for Outreach and Reflection) with us and explained the circumstances that made them
homeless. They described the difficulty of figuring out
Our first service day at DOOR began at the Los Angeles what services were available to people in their situation
Food Bank. Eight LCI youth, along with Mindy and me, and the difficulty they had qualifying for assistance be-
were assigned to work the “gleaning station” where we pro- cause they could not fill in the address section on forms.
ceeded to glean foods of all sorts, sorting them first by date They both spent time sleeping on the street, trying to find
and then by sight. Almost everything donated was bathrooms to use and looking for food and the personal
“expired,” but the food bank had acceptable amounts of time supplies that we take for granted.
that food would still be good for delivery to those in need. We learned that the best thing we can do for someone
We spent seven hours sorting through large pallets of who is homeless is ask the question: What can I do for
breads, meats, fruits, vegetables, and perishables which you? When the person answers, we can decide whether
were frozen and in multiple states of rot. We weighed every- we can help or not.
thing that was thrown away and organized the food so that Yes, there are some homeless people who are looking
it could be packed on new pallets and crates for distribu- for a handout. They might be so entrenched in their ad-
tion. diction or their mental illness that they do not want to do
Before working the gleaning station, I never realized the work it takes to change their situation.
the biblical significance of gleaning which some have de- But we met other homeless people who are willing.
scribed as an early form of welfare. In Leviticus and Deu- They do want the chance to change their situation, and
teronomy, farmers are instructed to leave the edges of their maybe that means they need to hear about programs like
fields (which often had the most weeds) for those who are Interfaith or TACO. Or maybe they need a pair of size 10
needy. They are also instructed not to pass more than once shoes. The fact is that we do not know what they want or
over the fields. Later in the Bible we see Ruth gleaning in need until we ask.
the fields so that she and her mother-in-law Naomi can sur- Over the course of the week in Hollywood, I was hum-
vive. The farmers were not giving a handout, but they were bled by my own prejudices and inspired by our church
providing an opportunity for people who were willing to youth who were willing to confront theirs. We are so
work hard to survive. lucky to be part of a church whose mission is “Serving God
After a satisfying day of physically gleaning at the food in the Service of All God’s People.” I hope that by continu-
bank, we spent the next day learning from the people at ing to connect faces and names with all God’s people, we
Homeboy Industries who glean in their own way. This will continue to learn what it means to be Christian and
charity was started by a Jesuit priest who saw a need to glean knowledge, love, and compassion from places we
help gang members get off the streets. Angel, an ex-gang never expected.
member, gave us a tour of their bakery, the in-house diner,
a tattoo removal clinic, and other offices that help former For you, in Christ, Stefan Montgomery
gang members with drug and alcohol abuse, as well as par-
enting, anger management, and social and job skills.
Homeboy Industries gleans productive members of soci- Stewardship
ety from the field of those who are involved in gangs and
who have been physically and emotionally abused. It is Faith: The Final Frontier
hard work for a gang member to change his or her life, but
thanks to God’s work through Homeboy Industries, it is an
opportunity available to those who seek it.
et ready to venture on an
Throughout the rest of the week, it was eye-opening to Incarnation mission this fall. Our steward-
work with many other organizations that serve people who ship activity will need participation from all
are dealing with domestic violence, poverty, hunger, AIDS,
and cancer. It was equally eye-opening to hear from those crew members to make our mission suc-
who literally glean what they can from the streets in order cessful. Get ready!
to survive: the homeless.
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News from Cameroon ELCA Disaster Response
This last weekend has been very exciting for me here in Two years of sporadic rain—and the driest year since
Cameroon. We brought a group of Imaniiya here to Nga- 1951—have devastated the Horn of Africa. Crops have
oundéré to two of the church services on Sunday. They failed and drinking water is scarce, putting the lives of
praised Jesus as they sang and danced in the manner that over 12 million people at risk. As a result, more than
they have come up with to worship. The congregations 3,000 refugees are flooding into refugee camps each day
joined in their joy and danced and sang with them as they seeking food and water
sang love is Jesus the Christ and he is our Savior, and As a church that is called to do God’s work in the
Jesus, Jesus he is our Savior. The church members got a world, the ELCA is already helping to provide enriched
chance to meet the Fulani people that are coming to be- porridge for small children and safe water to all of the
lieve, even with the persecution that they have been 500,000 people living in these camps.
through recently. The joy in the singing and dancing Thanks to the generosity of ELCA members like you,
spread through the whole day. Last night a group came ELCA World Hunger has helped protect African families
over to my house and three of them asked to be baptized. living in drought for over a decade. Each year, over a mil-
They asked to do this at night because they wished to do lion dollars of aid has brought relief to people in drought-
this in secret. I am not a pastor so we called Pastor Ab- vulnerable areas of Africa. And thanks to the special gifts
dulaye Jean, a chaplain at the hospital here, to perform of members to ELCA Disaster Response, an additional
the baptism. I will give them English sounding names to $1.25 million has been committed to help those impacted
protect their identity. by this crisis.
Sally, a beautiful young woman of 17, has been going Your gifts now to ELCA World Hunger support long-
to high school here in Ngaoundéré and incidentally could term sustainable solutions to hunger and poverty. Your
use some financial help to pay for tuition and room and additional gifts to ELCA Disaster Response designated
board ($400). She will be staying with a Fulani family for “Drought Relief” will be used in full—100%—in re-
here in Ngaoundéré, who are Christians. One of the won- sponse to this disaster. Donations can be made payable
derful things about this group of Imaniiya is that, even to LCI with the memo “ELCA Drought Relief.”
though they come from a Muslim tradition, they worship
with their women giving them voice as well as the men in
their worship. Sally was writing things down for the two
men that were baptized with her as they do not know how
to read and write.
Adam is a man of 36 and since he started to follow Churchwide Assembly
Jesus he has lost his cattle in the persecution that he
went through. He led the singing of the group and loves The biannual Churchwide Assembly (August 15-19)
to make up songs to express his faith. passed, among other actions, the following items during
Abner is a man of 33 who has been with the group in the first three days of the assembly:
Gomana for several years and has joined the little chil- The Churchwide Assembly voted 1) to launch the
dren in town to learn to read and write in French. He is ELCA Malaria Campaign in cooperation with companion
being taught by the son of the mumini, the village chief. churches in Africa and under the auspices of ELCA World
The mumini’s son, Job, is going to high school here in Hunger in order to contain deaths related to malaria by
Ngaoundéré as well. Both the mumini and his son were 2015; 2) to join with domestic and global partners, and in
baptized during the last year. The mumini was one of the close cooperation and partnership with ELCA companion
witnesses for the baptism as well. churches in Africa and the Lutheran World Federation, to
One of the more fun parts of the short service was address malaria as a disease intensified by poverty within
that my father was able to join us by Skype and prayed for the context of comprehensive and sustainable community
the new members of the body of Christ. Also Pastor Ab- development; and 3) to invite financial support toward the
dulaye Jean was baptized by my father many years ago. goal of $15 million over the next four years (2011-2015).
On the south side of our house here in Ngaoundéré is With the exception of amendments as may be consid-
a rose bush planted by Karen Noss and it is blooming ered separately, several amendments to the Constitutions,
right now. The pink roses are beautiful and very fragrant. Bylaws, and Continuing Resolution of the Evangelical
The smiles on the faces of the Fulbe who were baptized Lutheran Church in America were adopted en bloc.
reminded me of the blooms that are just opening now full A number of amendments related to Living into the
and beautiful, infectious both in radiance and warmth. Future Together (LIFT) were passed. LIFT is a task force
God is wonderful. Please pray for these people as they go of the ELCA commissioned to develop and recommend
back to their village and take up their changed lives. options for the future of the ELCA in light of its identity,
changes in its environment and its call to God’s mission.
Blessings, The task force’s purpose is not to restructure the church-
Phil (Incarnation’s missionary contact in Cameroon) wide organization but to engage in evangelical, missional
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Choir Start-Ups Membership
Ensembles are getting rolling again—come Baptisms
and join us! If you’d like to sing in the choir or
ring hand bells, give me a call or email. (Just Pierce Thomas Paul, on July 31, 2011,
a reminder, too, that our bell choir is open to child of Eric and Joanna Paul of Colorado
folks of all ages and no experience is neces- Springs
sary. We’ll teach you everything you need to Jackson James Doty, on August 14, 2011, child of
know.) Our bell choir rehearses most Matt and Jen Doty of Temecula, CA; grandchild of Rich
Tuesdays from 6:45-7:45 p.m. beginning Sep- and Louise Doty and Jim and Sandy Donnelly; great-
tember 13, and the Liturgical Choir rehearses most grandchild of Jim and Joan Cumberland
Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. beginning September 1.
Our choir is giving another great concert together Died in the Lord
with the Poway Community Symphonette on Sunday,
December 4, at 4:00 p.m. If you would like to participate Louise Doty, August 3, 2011; cards to the family may
in the concert with us, but cannot be a “full-time” choir be sent to Rich Doty, 17123 Matinal Rd., San Diego, CA
member, contact me. We can definitely make your partici- 92127-1336
Marlene Matthews, August 5, 2011; cards to the family
If you’re interested in making music as part of a small
may be sent to Rudy Matthews, c/o David Matthews,
group or as a soloist, contact me also. We’ll set something
22509 Madison Street, Torrance, CA 90505-2529
up. I’d love to hear from you and have you join us!
—Kimberly Bedell, 858-487-2225 Steve Kovecs, August 12, 2011; cards to Edith Kovecs,
kimberly @godamong.us 18655 W. Bernardo Dr. #410, San Diego, CA 92127-3005
Youth Choirs at LCI
Children’s music is alive and well at Incarnation!
We have three choirs for children that meet for week-
Thank You Notes
ly rehearsals. Each choir sings during services one Sun- Thank you for your generous donation of school supplies,
day each month. office supplies and candles! Your continued support of
Illumination is for middle and high school youth. Lutheran Border Concerns Ministry has been a blessing
We rehearse on Sundays at 5:30 p.m. in the Music Room. to many in Mexico.
SonShine Singers is for kids in the 2nd through 5th Thank you also to Joe and Eileen Schwalbach for deliv-
grades. We rehearse on Sundays at 4:30 p.m. in the Mu- ering the items to our office.
sic Room. -Ramon Contreras, Ministry Coordinator
Cherub Choir is for kids aged 4 through 1st grade.
We rehearse on Sunday mornings at 10:45 a.m. in the Thanks to all who donated school supplies and candles
Family Room. for the Lutheran Border Concerns Ministry. They were
The first rehearsal of the fall for all choirs will be received with great appreciation by Ramon Contreras,
held on September 11 at the times listed above. With the ministry coordinator. There was a big increase in our
new season just beginning, now would be a great time to donations this year and I’m sure that we will outdo our-
have your child join. selves in 2012. -Eileen Schwalbach
If you have any questions, please contact Lori Feine or
Beckie Steller. Thank you for all of the prayers, care and support during
this difficult time! -Brad and Roseanna Doty
VBS 2011: PandaMania! Newsletter Deadline
This year VBS went to the bamboo forest for “PandaMania!” and October 2011 Issue
77 children learned about God through Bible stories, memory
verses, songs, Bible games, crafts, and yes, even snacks! The Wednesday, Sep. 14, 2011, 9:00 a.m.
Wild Animal Park taught us about animals by doing an on-site
Submissions to: peg@GodAmong.Us
presentation for the children (and many of the adults). The chil-
dren and their families donated school supplies that were deliv-
ered to Lutheran Border Concerns. The family barbeque was a
huge success with more than 215 people attending.
VBS was a great deal of fun for everyone involved with
75 members and friends from Incarnation having volunteered in
different capacities prior to, during, and after VBS. I can’t thank For the monthly financial report, please visit
the volunteers enough for their hard work and dedication. Incarnation’s website, www.GodAmong.Us.
-Lori Feine, VBS Director
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Incarnation a.m. through lunch, cost $8.00. The Fallbrook High School
Madrigal Singers will provide a musical program. Contact
Greta Sandberg at 487-8121 by October 3 to save a seat
Lutheran Women and catch a ride.
Many thanks to the more than a dozen women who
helped with the memorial receptions for Richard Jaeger
With a new name for "Lutheran Woman Today" maga- and Louise Doty. Your food donations and service are ap-
zine, now called "Gather", we begin a nine-month Bible preciated by the families and the Memorial Reception
study on "To Follow and to Serve: The Gospel of Committee, which can always use more help! Greta and
Mark." We'll be introduced to the study at our Thursday, Marj will welcome your participation.
September 15, Bible study at 9:30 a.m. in the parish
hall, and at the Rebecca Circle meeting on Tuesday, September dates:
September 27, 1:30 p.m. in the conference room. "Bible
Study in the OC" will again be held this year at Our • Monday, 9/5/11, 9:30 a.m. Board
Savior's Lutheran Church in San Clemente on Saturday, meeting at home of Marj Al-
September 17, from 9:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. when the dern.
author, Rev. Patricia Hull, will lead those in attendance • Tuesday, 9/23 & 27, 9:00 a.m.-
through the study. Cost is $25.00 and includes continen- 1:00 p.m. Piecemakers meet in the parish hall.
tal breakfast and lunch. Registration deadline is Septem- • Saturday, 9/24, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Piecemakers meet
ber 1; please contact Maggie Halloran for details and car- in parish hall.
pooling information. All women are welcome to "gather" • Thursday, 9/8, 11:30 a.m. Dining Divas meet at Claim
at any or all of these opportunities for fellowship and Jumper, Carmel Mountain.
study. • Monday, 9/19, 7:00 p.m. Women's open Bible study,
Remember to mark your calendars and save Thurs- family room.
day, October 20, for our fall general meeting and pot- • Thursday, 9/15, 9:30 a.m. Women's Bible study, parish
luck salad luncheon, when we will have a very special hall.
program spotlighting Poway resident Annette Hubbell, • Tuesday, 9/27, 1:30 p.m. Rebecca Circle meets in the
whose program entitled "Memories from Gettysburg" tells conference room.
of the experiences of Hattie Elizabeth Turner, whose hus-
band was killed in the three-day Gettysburg battle in
1863. Annette wears an authentic era-appropriate cos- Dining Divas
tume and speaks in language common to that time as she
sheds light on the roles women played in the Civil Dining Divas returns to a favorite res-
War. We'll meet at 11:30 a.m. in the parish hall; please taurant on Thursday, September 8,
bring a salad for six to eight people to share, but if this is 11:30 a.m. when we will dine at the
difficult for you to do, please come anyway - we always Claim Jumper restaurant, across the
have enough! Rebecca Circle will be hostesses. Everyone parking lot from Costco in Carmel Mountain. All women
is welcome; sign-ups will be on Sundays in the courtyard are welcome to this just-for-fun lunch bunch - give a call to
in October. Greta Sandberg at 487-8121 or Marj Aldern at 673-5182
The Harvest Cluster meeting of the North County by September 6 to save your place.
ELCA churches will be held on Saturday, October 8, at
Christ the King Lutheran Church in Fallbrook, from 9:30
Library Corner you to peruse. New books include Come Be My Light,
Mother Teresa’s autobiography that Pastor Luther spoke
about in one of his sermons, Heaven is for Real by Todd
The library has some new movies for Burpo, a little boy's story of his trip to heaven and back
you to enjoy - the Love Comes Softly and A New Song by Jan Karon.
series, a Hallmark Television presen- - Jewell Hill, Librarian
tation. There are 8 full-length movies
with a Christian theme produced by
Hallmark Television. Good family
movies. The movies are based on
books by Janette Oke. Please look for
these items on the library cart in the
Please stop by the Library table at the Committee
Fair on September 11. We will either be in the court-
yard or the parish pall. We have some new material for
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Youth LINK News for All to Read!
Grades 6-12 - Connected through Christ to grow and serve all in His image.
ELCA Youth Gathering 2012 Cereal Drive
On August 28 at our weekly LINK meeting, we kicked off In September the youth will be working
registration for the 2012 ELCA Youth Gathering in New with the preschool to collect boxed cereal
Orleans. Next summer, July 18-22, we will participate for Interfaith Community Services. Just
with 36,000 other ELCA youth in worship, learning, and bring a box or two, or more, of cereal with
service. All youth grades 8-12 are encouraged to partici- you to church and leave it in the collec-
pate in this trip. Youth who attended the last gathering tion barrel in the narthex. We will report
have credited the experience with strengthening and back on how many boxes we collect. Our
growing their faith. This is truly a life changing trip for goal is 100 boxes.
these youth. Registration forms and your commit-
ment to participate must be given to Mindy by Octo-
ber 1, 2011. Fundraising will begin in the fall to offset the
cost of travel, registration, etc.
Youth Summer Finale
Summer Nights of Fun with LINK ended with Messy
Night. We were joined by youth from San Marcos Lutheran Then came the
Church. Words cannot explain the fun and mayhem that SLOP-STACLE
we endured, so pictures will have to do the job… course relay..
We started out
water while an-
harmless And we fin-
ished up with
Thanks to the adults who helped! It was a great time.
Next we played
toss, followed by
an egg toss, pie-
REX Club will begin meeting on
Friday, October 7. Look for more
information in next month’s
newsletter and at Rally Day.
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Be Wise Immunize ELCA Malaria Campaign
From the Parish Nurse, Kay Sears What Are the Contributions Doing?
August is National Immunization Awareness Month They are at work already.
and a perfect time to remind family, friends, and
coworkers to get caught up on their immunizations. The ELCA Malaria Campaign works in coordination
Immunizations (or vaccines) aren’t just for babies with our companion churches in Africa. ELCA listens to
and young kids. We all need vaccines to help pro- the companion churches to understand what is needed to
tect us from serious diseases and illness. Please re- control malaria in their particular circumstances. The
mind employees that everyone over age six months needs a season- companion churches are the decision makers and strate-
al flu vaccine every year. gists so that the funds are used as efficiently as possible.
The ELCA Global Mission provided some initial funds so
that work to fight malaria could start right away. The
Adults need vaccines just as kids do. Next time you get a checkup,
talk with the doctor or nurse about getting these important vaccines. funds accumulated through the Malaria Campaign will
repay ELCA Global Mission for the advance funding and
• Get a flu vaccine every year. The seasonal flu vaccine is the best
fund future work. Companion churches in Angola, Mala-
way to protect yourself and others from the flu.
wi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe, and members
• Get a Td booster every 10 years to protect against tetanus and of the Lutheran Communion in Southern Africa have
diphtheria. projects underway. Projects in Ethiopia, Central African
• If you are under age 65 and haven’t received it yet, get the Tdap Republic, Liberia and Nigeria should start in 2012. The
vaccine instead of your next Td booster. Tdap protects against teta- projects include training field officers, pastors, village
nus, diphtheria, and whooping cough (pertussis). health workers, and HIV/AIDS home-based caregivers
• If you are age 60 or older, you may need a vaccine to prevent on malaria prevention, control and treatment; distrib-
shingles. Shingles causes a rash and can lead to pain that lasts for uting insecticide-treated mosquito nets and training peo-
months or years. ple how to use them and how to manage the environ-
• If you are age 65 or older, get a pneumonia vaccine. This vaccine ment such as preventing breeding grounds; and address-
is sometimes called PPSV. Most people only need to get the vac- ing sustainable livelihoods through income generation
cine once. projects to combat poverty so that people can afford med-
icine, have transportation to medical treatment, and
Why do I need to get these vaccines? combat malnutrition.
The vaccine we get as children can weaken or wear off over time. In Africa a child dies every 45 seconds of malaria
That’s why it’s important to get another “booster” as an adult. Oth- and malaria accounts for 20 percent of all childhood
er vaccines are recommended as you get older because your body deaths. That means that 3,000 children under the age of
needs more protection from illnesses such as pneumonia and shin- five die of malaria every day. Think about what you can
gles. All of these vaccines prevent serious illness. For example, do to support the Malaria Campaign. Making a donation
tetanus can lead to death in 1 out of 10 cases. You can get tetanus
can save a life. A donation of $10 buys an insecticide-
from a deep cut, such as stepping on a nail or cutting yourself on a
treated bed net; $25 pays for indoor residual spraying;
piece of metal. The tetanus vaccine will protect you from infection.
$50 buys malaria medicine for 25 people; $1,000 pays for
Stay up-to-date on your tetanus vaccine. Don’t wait until you get a
a traveling education team. If you make your donation
through Incarnation (checks payable to LCI, memo Ma-
Do I need any other vaccines to help me stay healthy? laria), your donation will appear on your financial state-
You may need other vaccines if you: ment and your donation will be forwarded to ELCA Ma-
• Didn’t get all of your vaccines as a child laria Campaign.
• Have certain health conditions like heart, lung, or liver disease
• Are pregnant Be Proactive
• Work with young children or older adults
This is a prepublic announcement for Incarnation mem-
• Work in a school, hospital, prison, or health clinic bers to make an appointment for a LifeLine Screening
• Travel outside the United States at Incarnation on Friday, October 28. There are five
Ask your doctor or nurse if you need any other vaccines at painless, noninvasive screenings: carotid artery (stroke)
your next checkup. disease; atrial fibrillation; abdominal aortic aneurysm;
peripheral arterial disease; osteoporosis (bone loss).
Take Action These screening are recommended for anyone 50 and
Keep a copy of your vaccination record. You and your doctor are older or 40 and older with cardiovascular risk factors.
the only ones keeping track of the vaccinations you receive. Ask Make your appointment for one or all screenings at
your doctor to print out a record of your vaccinations. Keep this www.lifelinescreening.com/community-partners or 1-
record in a safe place. 800-653-6441. Test results are mailed directly to you.
—Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Incarnation Taco News
Lutheran Third Avenue Charitable Organization
Preschool The annual benefit for TACO, “Bread upon
the Water,” will be held on September 24,
In September for a while, I will ride a from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Southwestern
crocodile, down the chicken soupy Nile. Yacht Club, 2702 Qualtrough Street, in Point
Paddle once, paddle twice, paddle Loma. There will be a live and silent auction
chicken soup with rice. and a delicious autumn harvest supper. Tick-
-Maurice Sendak ets are $75 or six for $300. RSVP by Septem-
ber 15. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 619-235-9445 X-124.
We are excited and ready to go back to school! We
are also pleased to announce after two years of economic
Calling All Women
down-turn, the preschool is full again. Enrollment is up Did you know the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ameri-
and we are pleased to be able to continue serving the com- ca has a magazine just for women? It is called Gather. Ac-
munity in this ministry. The teachers have been hard at tually, it is called Gather in big bold letters and then un-
work to get classrooms filled with paper, crayons, and art derneath that bold title is a row of smaller text that finish-
projects. We will be singing songs, reading stories, going es the title: “For Faith and Action.” Lutheran women have
to chapel, and diving into our A, B, C’s and 1, 2, 3’s! a long history of gathering for Bible study, prayer, service,
Our pumpkin patch is doing well so we will have and advocacy. It is the editor’s hope and prayer that this
jack-o-lanterns to look forward to in October. Our back- magazine will continue to support and encourage women
to-school Open House will be from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on in their faith journeys, wherever and however they gather
Tuesday, October 11. Everyone is welcome. together: in small groups, in worship, informally, electroni-
cally or only in print.
Each issue is filled with stories of faith and service,
ideas and opportunities to learn, articles and columns that
Support Cancer Research inform, challenge, comfort and encourage, as well as a Bi-
ble study to read on your own or with one or more other
Pastor Karla has been a long time volunteer with the people. (The Bible study focus for the 2011-2012 program
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training year is on the gospel of Mark.)
raising funds for cancer research and patient/family sup- Learn more about it at www.gathermagazine.org or
port (educational materials and programs, support call 1-800-328-4648. Subscriptions are $12 for 10 issues
groups, financial aid, etc.) for those with one of the blood per year. Pastor Karla encourages all women to subscribe.
cancer family, specifically leukemia, myeloma or lympho- She says, “Read it cover to cover and it will be the best $12
ma. you ever spent!”
She and her daughter Kendra are currently
training for the Disneyland Half Marathon, which will be
held Sunday, September 4. They are raising funds in Classic Music Society
memory of Pastor Karla’s mother, Audrey Seyb and
Louise Doty, both who died this summer of multiple mye-
Announces 2011-2012 Season
loma, which is cancer of the bone marrow. They also are The Music of Friends Series will be offered at 2:30 p.m. at
running in memory/honor of a whole host of other people, Incarnation in the sanctuary on the following dates:
including members and friends of this congregation who
have had or are battling one of the blood cancers. October 2: Camarada Trio—Flute, Piano, Viola
While the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society pro- November 2: Hausmann String Quartet
vides patient and family support for blood cancer pa- January 22: Daniel Wnukowski, Pianist
tients, their research investment often makes gains in February 19: California Consort
treatment of other kinds of cancer as well. In fact, re- April 22: Romantic Trio—Horn, Oboe, Piano
search advances for the various blood cancers has led to Concert tickets are $25/adult, $5/student, and are availa-
improvements in the care of all kinds of cancer. ble for purchase at the door. An annual membership of-
All members and friends of the congregation are fers the five concerts at $100, a 20% savings with a flex
invited to make a contribution for this cause between benefit allowing you to use the tickets at any concert. For
now and September 19. Make your check payable to LLS example, if you miss a concert and have an extra ticket,
or Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and place it in the you could bring someone with you to one of the other con-
offering plate or present/send it to Pastor Karla at the
certs. To purchase a membership or to make a donation to
church office. Thank you in advance. support the series, send your payment to: Classic Music
Society, PO Box 28144, San Diego, CA 92198.