The Chrysalis

Current news from Holy Redeemer Lutheran Church 
-- a place of safety --
January 1, 2017                               Vol. 18, Issue 1
  Greetings!

You have just received the January 1, 2017 Chrysalis - the newsletter of Holy Redeemer Lutheran Church - please read through it for information concerning events during the coming month. Chrysalis will be published by the office staff, in this form, near the first of each month -- with special editions during the month as warranted.

If you desire a printed copy of the Chrysalis you may print this email version (as with any email you receive). In the future there will also be a few printed copies in the narthex for visitors and for members of HRLC who do not have printing capabilities. [Note: This is an email and does not paginate the way a non-email might.]

Should you accidentally (or deliberately) delete this email, you may also find a link to the Chrysalis on our web site (www.hrlcsj.org).
Annual Meeting Notification

The 2016 Annual Meeting of Holy Redeemer Lutheran Church will take place on Sunday, January 29, beginning at 11:30am. All voting members of the congregation are urged to be in attendance. [This is a change from the originally published date.]
Proposed Agenda

Call to Order/Quorum Announcement
Opening Prayer

Adoption of Minutes from December 20, 2015 Meeting
Adoption of Minutes from July 31, 2016 Meeting

Pastor's Report for 2016

Election of Officers for 2017
Adoption of Budget for 2017
Adoption of Changes to the Constitution of HRLC

Additional Added Business Items
Closing Prayer
Adjournment
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  Movies with Pastor John

January 7 at 9:00am
in the Bangsund Room

The Buddy Holly Story
starring
Gary Busey

The popcorn is on Pastor John
Bring your own candy and soft drinks

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Ministry Activity Contacts for January

Choir Practice on January 3 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Brad Bryant
Dinner & Study on January 4 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Pastor John
Movies with Pastor on January 7 from 9am to 12pm
Pastor John
Fellowship SGM Meeting on January January 7 from 12pm to 1pm
Pastor John
Pack Food Bags for Food Pantry on January 8 from 11:45am to 12:15pm
Carolyn Keck
Conversations Around the Table on January 11 from 6:30pm to 9pm
Pastor John
Praying and Sharing on January 14 from 9am to 10:30am
Carolyn Keck
Change Paraments and Decorate Sanctuary on January 14 from 11am to 12pm
Kathy Wiese
Year Round Stewardship SGM Meeting on January 14 from 11am to 12pm
Pastor John
Food Pantry Distribution on January 14 from 2pm to 4pm
Mary West
The Closet Distribution on January 14 from 2pm to 4 pm
Leslie Stobbe
Sister Parish SGM Meeting on January 21 from 10am to 11am
Pastor John
Activists.com SGM meeting on January 21 from 11am to 12pm
Pastor John
Spaghetti Dinner for the Hungry and Homeless on January 21 from 3pm to 5pm
Lisa Paulsen & Charlotte Paulsen
Pack Food Bags for Food Pantry on January 22 from 11:45am to 12:15pm
Carolyn Keck
Evangelismn SGM Meeting on January 28 from 10am to 11am
Pastor John
Food Pantry Distribution on January 28 from 2pm to 4pm
Marcia Freesemann
Food and a Friend at 5 Guys Burgers and Fries on January 28 from 6pm to ???
Pastor John
Pack Hygiene Kits for The Closet on January 29 from 12:45pm to 1:15pm
Leslie Stobbe
  Pastor's Dinner and Study

Wednesday, January 4

6:30pm to 8:30pm

Bring your own dinner

We will be studying the saga of
King Arthur

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(Weekly) Those Who Serve --
                            January 2017
Jan 1:
  • Usher -- Leslie Stobbe
  • Liturgy Asst. -- Carolyn Keck
  • Reader -- Carolyn Keck
  • Comm. Asst. --  Carolyn Keck
  • Altar Prep. -- Mary West
  • Refreshments -- Mary West
  • Counter -- Kathy Wiese

Jan 8:

  • Usher -- Mike Hagaman
  • Liturgy Asst. -- Janece Pederson
  • Reader -- Leslie Stobbe
  • Comm. Asst. -- Kathy Wiese
  • Altar Prep -- Kathy Wiese
  • Refreshments -- Marcia Freesemann
  • Counter -- Leslie Stobbe
Jan 15:
  • Usher - Mary West/Julie Neider
  • Liturgy Asst. -- Carolyn Keck
  • Reader -- Awic Smith
  • Comm. Asst. -- Marcia Freesemann
  • Altar Prep -- Mike Hagaman
  • Refreshments -- Carolyn Keck
  • Counter -- Carolyn Keck
Jan 22:
  • Usher -- Kathy Wiese/Evan Dowling
  • Liturgy Asst. -- Janece Pederson
  • Reader -- Mike Hagaman
  • Comm. Asst. -- Mike Hagaman
  • Altar Prep. -- Julie Neider
  • Refreshments -- Leslie Stobbe
  • Counter -- Marcia Freesemann
Jan 29:
  • Usher -- Leslie Stobbe
  • Liturgy Asst. -- Carolyn Keck
  • Reader -- Pastor John
  • Comm. Asst. -- M. Freesemann
  • Altar Prep. -- M. Freesemann
  • Refreshments -- POTLUCK
  • Counter -- Kathy Wiese
(Monthly)Those Who Serve --
                            January 2017
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Bake Bread -- Carolyn Keck
Buy wine -- Larry Estes
Buy Juice -- Kathy Wiese
Worship Space Prep. --  Mike Hagaman
Worship Service Prep. -- Mike Hagaman
Healing Prayers -- Janece Pederson
Prelude Music -- Carolyn Keck
Choir Prep -- Carolyn Keck (1/2 & 1/8)
Ministry Meetings During January

If you are a part of the ministry team for any of the following small group ministries or task forces, January is the month for the annual meeting of your ministry group. Please plan to be in attendance so that plans can be made and ministry options explored.

Fellowship SGM -- January 7 at 12:00pm -- plans will be made for Food and a Friend, Fellowship Outings during the year, the Brunch Bunch and Trippin' with Pastor John.
Year Around Stewardship SGM -- January 14 at 11:00am -- a discussion of the variety of Stewardship offerings during the year will be held.
Sister Parish SGM --  January 21 at 10:00am -- a discussion of how to garner better support from the members of HRLC and how to have better communication and interaction with our sister parish in Nyagatare, Rwanda.
Activists.com SGM -- January 21 at 11:00am -- a review of what we have done in preparation for what we want to be and do in the coming year.
Evangelism SGM -- January 28 at 10:00am -- a discussion of both internal and external evangelism and how each will be undertaken in the coming year.

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Happy Birthday!

January
1/2 - Janece Pederson
1/3 - Leslie Stobbe

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Flower Donors

1/01 -- Kay Ammon -- for Jenny and Brian                 celebrating 10 years of marriage
1/08 --  Date available -- donor wanted
1/15 -- Kay Ammon -- in Celebration of                        Griffin's 2nd birthday
1/22 --  Date available -- donor wanted
1/29 --  Date available -- donor wanted

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Sanctuary Lamp
Donors

1/01 -- Leslie Stobbe -- Jesus Loves Us                                All!
1/08 --  Date available -- donor needed
1/15 --  Date available -- donor needed
1/22 -- Pastor John -- in memory of his                                  parents
1/29 --  Date available -- donor needed

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Sister Parish Support
1/01 -- April Kellett -- in hopefulness
1/08 -- Leslie Stobbe -- may it be a Year of                  Happiness for our Sister Parish!
1/15 -- Pastor John -- in memory of Dr.                                       Martin Luther King, Jr.
1/22 -- Date available -- donor needed
1/29 -- Date available  -- donor needed
                               January 2017 Calendar

January 01 -- Pastor -- Afternoon Off
                              Benevolence.Ministry Offering
                              Celebration and Communion Worship Service -- 10:00am                                                                 Fellowship Time -- 11:15am
January 02 -- Office Closed for Christmas to New Year Holiday
                              Announcements Due -- 12:00pm
January 03 -- Office Closed for Christmas to New Year Holiday
                              Choir Practice -- 6:30pm
January 04 -- Office Open -- 9:30am
                              Office Staff Meeting -- 10:00am
                              Meditation & Communion -- 10:00am
                              Pastor John Dinner and Study -- 6:30pm
January 05 -- Pastor --Off in Morning and Early Afternoon
                               Office Closed
January 06 -- Pastor --Off in Early Morning and Late Afternoon
                               Office Closed
January 07 -- Pastor --Afternoon Off
                      Evangelism Prayer Vigil for HRLC Members
                              Movies with Pastor John -- 9:00am
                              Fellowship SGM Meeting -- 12:00pm
January 08 -- Pastor -- Afternoon Off
                              Health Care/Hygiene Kit  Offering
                               Celebration and Communion Worship Service -- 10:00am                                                                 Fellowship Time -- 11:15am
                               Pack Food Bags -- 11:45am
January 09 -- Pastor --Day Off
                               Office Open -- 9:30am
                               Announcements Due -- 12:00pm
January 10 -- Office Open -- 9:30am
                               Office Staff Meeting -- 10:00am
                               Pastor -- ICEJ LWW Meeting 1:30pm
                               Music Staff Meeting -- 5:30pm
January 11 -- Office Open -- 9:30am
                               Meditation & Communion -- 10:00am
                              Pastor  Conversation Preparation -- 4:00pm
                               Conversation Around the Table -- 6:30pm
January 12 -- Pastor -- Morning & Early Afternoon Off
                               Office Closed
                               Pastor Union Activity -- 5:00pm
January 13 -- Pastor -- Early Morning & Late Afternoon Off
                               Office Closed
January 14 -- Pastor -- Afternoon Off
                               Praying and Sharing Service -- 9:00am
                               Changing Paraments and Sanctuary Decorating -- 11:00am
                               Year Around Stewardship SGM Meeting -- 11:00am
                              F ood Pantry Distribution -- 2:00pm
                              T he Closet Distribution -- 2:00pm
January 15 -- Pastor -- Afternoon Off
                               Food Pantry Offering
                               Celebration and Communion Worship Service -- 10:00am                                                                 Fellowship Time -- 11:15am
January 16 -- Office Closed for M.L. King, Jr. Holiday
                               Announcements Due -- 12:00pm
January 17 -- Pastor at Book Study in Woodland -- 9:00am
                               Office Open -- 9:30am
January 18 -- Office Open -- 9:30am
                               Contemplation & Communion -- 10:00am
                               Office Staff Meeting -- 10:00am
January 19 -- Pastor -- Day Off
                               Office Closed
January 20 -- Pastor -- Off in Early Morning and Late Afternoon
                               Office Closed
January 21 -- Pastor -- Afternoon Off
                               Sister Parish SGM Meeting -- 10:00am
                               Activists.com SGM Meeting -- 11:00am
                               Spaghetti Dinner for People Who are Homeless/Hungry -- 3:00pm
January 22 -- Pastor -- Afternoon Off                             
                      Gifts for HRLC Offering
                              Celebration and Communion Worship Service -- 10:00am
                              Fellowship Time -- 11:15am
January 23 -- Pastor on Writing Retreat in Angels Camp
                              Office Open -- 9:30am
                              Announcements Due -- 12:00pm
January 24 -- Pastor on Writing Retreat in Angels Camp
                               Prayer Vigil for Peace in the Middle East
                               Office Open -- 9:30am
January 25 -- Pastor on Writing Retreat in Angels Camp
                              O ffice Open -- 9:30am
                               Contemplation & Communion -- 10:00am
January 26 -- Pastor on Writing Retreat in Angels Camp
                              Office Closed
January 27 -- Pastor on Writing Retreat in Angels Camp
                              Office Closed
January 28 -- Evangelismn SGM Meeting -- 10:00am
                              Food Pantry Distribution -- 2:00pm
                             P astor -- Stinson Wedding in San Ramon -- 4:00pm
                      Food and a Friend (Place TBD) -- 6:00pm
January 29 -- Pastor -- Afternoon Off
                              The Closet Offering
                               Celebration and Communion Worship Service -- 10:00am
                               Annual Meeting and Potluck -- 11:15am
                               Packing The Closet Hygiene Kits -- 12:15pm
January 30 -- Pastor -- Planning Day                               
                               Office Open -- 9:30am
                               Announcements Due -- 12:00pm
January 31 -- Office Open -- 9:30am
                              Office Staff Meeting -- 10:00am

  HRLC Staff

Revd. John L. Freesemann, Pastor
Rev. Pascal Mugambage, Sister Parish Pastor
Sara Calkins, Administrative Assistant
Brad Bryant, Music Director

Holy Redeemer Lutheran Church | (408) 296-4040 | (408 (296-4044 | HRLC95126@aol.com HRLCSJ.org
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