THE CHURCH COUNCIL will meet on Monday, September 11, at 6:30.

THE BOARD OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION will meet on Wednesday, September 6, at 5:00. 

THE OWLS will begin their monthly meetings and potlucks again on Thursday, September 7th, at 11:30. The OWLS is a fellowship/service group open to our members who are 55 years of age or older.

A BUDGET PLANNING MEETING  for the Church Council members will be held on Tuesday, September 12, at 6:30.

SUNDAY SCHOOL AND TEEN BIBLE CLASSES begin September 10, after fellowship time. Moms and Dads, we want all of our children ages pre-school through 8th grade to be involved—please encourage your children to come!

ADULT BIBLE CLASS also begins on September 13, and is held right after the fellowship time. Come to learn, to share, and especially to GROW in your faith!  The class will be led by lay leaders for the first several weeks.  Pastor Weiland will begin leading the class sometime in early October, when the vacancy at St. Andrew comes to an end. 

WEDNESDAY BIBLE CLASS begins meeting on Wednesday, September 13, at 9am. We’ll have doughnuts and coffee to feed your body, and the Word to feed your soul. Come join us! 

CONFIRMATION CLASS begins Wednesday, September 13th, from 3:30-5:00. All 6th through 8th graders from our congregation are required to attend this class, which helps to train them in the truths of our Christian faith, and prepare them for communicant membership in our congregation. 

HIGHWAY CLEAN-UP: On Saturday, Sept. 9, from 9-11am, we will need volunteers to help out with our  highway clean-up on Hwy. G, just east of town. Having at least 8 volunteers would get the job done nicely. A sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board.

FELLOWSHIP TREAT SIGN UP:  Next week we will start our post-worship fellowship time! A sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board. We need volunteers to make cookies, bars, cupcakes, etc. and set up for this much-appreciated time. Can you help?

THE LATEST ISSUE OF  Forward In Christ  is on the narthex table. Take one home with you!

SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWS:  The installation of our Sunday School teachers will be in the worship service on September 10. This year’s Sunday School teachers are:

Pre-K-K:     Mrs. Colleen Schult
Grades 1-3: Mrs. Ellen Cerney 
Grades 4-6: Mrs. Sandra Abbrederis 
Grades 7-8: Mrs. Jennifer Heisinger
Teen Bible Class (Grades 9-12):  Mr. Mike Huth

500 CELEBRATION:  A special celebratory service will be held to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. It will be at the Dane County Coliseum, Madison, on Sunday, October 29, 2017. The special celebratory service will be held starting at 4 p.m. and will feature mass choirs of adults and youth, as well as wind instruments of our district.  A special hymn sing will be at 5:30 p.m. Please see the flyer on the bulletin board for more information, and to sign up to attend. Deadline to sign up is September 24.

ST. ANDREW VACANCY NEWS:  As Mr. Ken Bittorf has received the divine call to re-enter the public ministry and serve as the Pastor at St. Andrew, Goodrich/St. Peter, Medford, the vacancy that Pastor Weiland is currently serving will come to an end around early October. We thank the Lord for providing a full-time shepherd to these Christian congregations!

SCRIP SALES: Mrs. Kathy Schuch will be in the narthex every Sunday after the worship service to take subscriptions for the Scrip Program. Need the “program” explained to you? Kathy will be happy to tell you about it!

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