The Chrysalis

Current news from Holy Redeemer Lutheran Church 
-- a place of safety --
September 1, 2017                 Vol. 18, Issue 9
  Greetings!

You have just received the September 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). 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 newsletter and does not paginate the way a non-email newsletter 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). Go to the Member "Home" tab, then the "Communication" tab, and then click on "Newsletter" to find the month you are seeking.
Movies with Pastor John 
Movies with Pastor John will meet one final time during September, to conclude our series on(Some) Great Musicians who Died to Young. The final movie will be Selena , starring Jennifer Lopez.

As always popcorn with the fixin's and trail mix is free. Bring your own candy and soft drinks. Water, Coffee and Hot Chocolate is also available for the asking.

[In 2018 Movies with Pastor John will meet on 4 Saturdays and will provide viewing of four movies concerning King Arthur. Watch for the sign up to arrive on your computer during the month of November or December.]
Ministry Activity Contacts for September
(for information about an activity call the Ministry Activity Contact)

Literatsi on September 2 from 9:00am to 10:30am
Pastor John

Pack Food Bags for Food Pantry on September 3 from 11:45am to 12:15pm
Carolyn Keck

Praying and Sharing on September 9 from 9:00am to 10:30am
Pastor John

Food Pantry Distribution on September 9 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Mary West

The Closet Distribution on September 9 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Leslie Stobbe

Spaghetti Dinner on September 16 at 3:00pm
Lisa and Charlotte Paulsen

Pack Food Bags for Food Pantry on September 17 from 11:45am to 12:15pm
Carolyn Keck

Conversations Around the Table on September 20 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Pastor John

Food Pantry Distribution on September 23 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Julie Neider

Pack Hygiene Kits for The Closet on September 24 from 11:45am to 12:15pm
Leslie Stobbe

Food and a Friend at on September 30 at 6:00pm
Mary West

  Food and a Friend in September
Our next Food and a Friend outing will take place on September 30. The placed will be one of the Olive Garden Restaurants in San Jose and the time has yet to be decided (we may go early as Olive Garden does not take reservations and can get very busy).

Watch for a SignUpGenius invitation to arrive from Mary West soon ... and please respond to her so that she knows how many will be in attendance.

( Weekly) Those Who Serve --
                   September 2017
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September 3:
  • Usher: Leslie Stobbe
  • Reader: Mike Hagaman
  • Comm. Asst: Kay Ammon
  • Altar Prep.: Mary West
  • Refreshments: M West & J Neider
  • Counter: Kathy Wiese
September 10:
  • Usher: Mike Hagaman
  • Reader: Leslie Stobbe
  • Comm. Asst: Kathy Wiese
  • Altar Prep.: Kathy Wiese
  • Refreshments: Marcia Freesemann
  • Counter: Leslie Stobbe
September 17:
  • Usher: Mary West and Julie Neider
  • Reader: Awic Smith
  • Comm. Asst: Marcia Freesemann
  • Altar Prep.: Mike Hagaman
  • Refreshments: Marcia Freesemann
  • Counter: Carolyn Keck
September 24:
  • Usher: Kathy Wiese & Evan Dowling
  • Reader: Carolyn Keck
  • Comm. Asst: Mike Hagaman
  • Altar Prep.: Julie Neider
  • Refreshments: Carolyn Keck
  • Counter: Marcia Freesemann
If there is a problem with the weekly listing of Those Who Serve please notify the church office so that it can be corrected when we publish the weekly worship materials.

If you are unable to fulfill a task on the date assigned please procure a replacement and notify the office concerning the arrangements you have made.
(Monthly)Those Who Serve --
                   September 2017
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Bake Bread -- Carolyn Keck
Buy (Merlot)Wine -- Larry Estes
Buy (White Grape) Juice -- Kathy Wiese
Worship Space Preparation -- Pastor John
Worship Service Preparation -- Mike Hagaman
Healing Prayers & Imposition of Oil -- Leslie Stobbe
Recorded Prelude Music -- Pastor John
 
If there is a problem with the monthly listing of Those Who Serve please notify the church office so that it can be corrected when we publish the weekly worship materials.
Conversations Around the Table

September 20 at 6:30pm

Fellowship and Tapas

Discussion of pages 145 to end
of 
"Reading the Bible Again for the
First Time"

Pastor John's
Dinner and Study

2018
1st Wednesday of the Month
January thru August

6:30pm to 8:00pm

Native Peoples of North America


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Happy Birthday
in
September

September 12 -- Carter Imel

September 17 -- Daniel Smith

September 19 -- Awic Smith
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September Flower Donors

09/03 -- No Flowers (Available)

09/10 -- Kay Ammon -- in Celebration
of Carter's birthday

09/17 -- No Flowers (Available)

09/24 -- No Flowers (Available)
September Sanctuary Lamp
Donors

09/03 -- Mike Hagaman -- In Thanksgiving
for blessings

09/10 -- Mike Hagaman -- in Thanksgiving
for blessings

09/17 -- Mike Hagaman -- in Thanksgiving
for blessings

09/24 -- Pastor John and Marcia -- In
C elebration of Lara and
Russell's anniversary
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September Sister Parish Support
09/03 -- Lisa and Charlotte -- in Celebration
of Salanoy's anniversary

09/10 -- Pastor John -- in Memory of
Steve Biko

09/17 -- Lisa and Charlotte -- in Honor of
Tyler's birthday

09/24 -- Leslie Stobbe -- Rainbow Creation
and Love
July 2017 Calendar

September 01
  • Pastor John Early Morning and Afternoon Off
  • Office Closed
  • 2:30pm - Pastor John -- Muchaca Rehearsal (Castro Valley)

September 02
  • Pastor John Afternoon Off
  • Prayer Vigil (all day) for active and inactive members 
  • 9:00am - Literatsi
  • 11:00am - Education TF meeting
  • 3:00pm - Pastor John - Muchaca Wedding (Castro Valley)
 
September 03
  • 13th Sunday after Pentecost
  • Pastor John Afternoon Off 
  • Benevolence/Ministry Offering
  • Recycling Collection
  • 10:00am - Celebration and Communion Service
  • 11:15am - Fellowship
  • 11:45am - Pack Food Bags

September 04
  • Labor Day Holiday -- Office Closed
  • 3:00pm - Announcements Due

September 05  
  • Pastor John on Study Leave
  • 9:00am - Office Open (until 12:00pm)
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September 06
  • Pastor John on Study Leave 
  • 9:00am - Office Open (until 1:00pm)

September 07
  • Pastor John on Study Leave
  • 9:00pm - Office Open (until 12:00pm) 

September 08
  • Pastor John on Study Leave
  • Office Closed

September 09
  • Pastor John Afternoon Off
  • 9:00am - Praying and Sharing Service
  • 2:00pm - Food Pantry Distribution (until 4:00pm)
  • 2:00pm - The Closet is Open (until 4:00pm)

September 10 
  • Pastor John Afternoon Off
  • Health Care/Hygiene Kits Offering
  • 10:00am - Celebration and Communion Service
  • 11:15am - Fellowship Time

´╗┐September 11
  • Pastor John on Study Leave
  • 9:00am - Office Open (until 1:00pm)
  • 10:00am -- Announcements due

September 12
  • Pastor John on Study Leave
  • 9:00am - Office Open (until 12:00pm)

September 13   
  • Pastor John on Study Leave
  • 9:00am - Office Open (until 1:00pm)

September 14
  • Pastor John on Study Leave
  • 9:00am - Pastor John -- Book Study in Angels Camp
  • 9:00am - Office Open (until 12:00pm)

September 15  
  • Pastor John on Study Leave
  • Chrysalis Deadline 
  • Office Closed 

September 16
  • Pastor John on Study Leave
  • 3:00pm - Spaghetti Dinner  
  • 3:30pm -- Pastor John -- Miller Wedding in Fairfield

September 17
  • Pastor Afternoon Off 
  • Food Pantry Offering
  • 10:00am - Celebration and Communion Service
  • 11:15am - Fellowship Time
  • 11:45am - Pack Food Bags

September 18  
  • Pastor John Day Off 
  • 9:00am - Office Open (until 1:00pm)
  • 10:00am - Announcements due

September 19
  • 9:00am - Office Open (until 12:00pm) 
  • 10:00am - Office Staff Meeting
  • 5:30pm - Music Staff Meeting

September 20    
  • 9:00am - Office Open (until 1:00pm)
  • 6:30pm - Conversations Around the Table

September 21    
  • Pastor John Morning and Early Afternoon Off
  • 9:00am - Office Open (until 12:00pm)
  • 5:00pm - Pastor John -- Union Activity

September 22 
  • Pastor John Early Morning and Late Afternoon Off
  • Office Closed 

September 23 
  • Pastor John Afternoon Off  
  • 2:00pm - Food Pantry Distribution
  • 4:30pm - Pastor John -- Ochoa Wedding in Escalon

September 24  
  • Pastor John Afternoon Off
  • The Closet Offering
  • Prayer Vigil for Peace in the Middle East
  • 10:00am - Celebration and Communion Service
  • 11:15am - Fellowship Time
  • 11:45am - Pack Hygiene Kits for The Closet 

September 25
  • Pastor John Planning Day
  • 9:00am - Office Open (thru 1:00pm)
  • 10:00am - Announcements due

September 26  
  • 9:00am - Pastor John - Book Study in Woodland
  • 9:00am - Office Open (until 12:00pm)

September 27
  • 9:00am - Office Open (until 1:00pm)
  • 10:00am - Office Staff Meeting
  • 4:00pm - Service Music Task Force Mtg

September 28  
  • Pastor John Morning and Early Afternoon Off 
  • 9:00am - Office Open (until 12:00pm) 

September 29
  • Pastor John Early Morning and Late Afternoon Off
  • 11:00am - Pastor John -- Yu Rehearsal in San Jose 

September 30
  • Pastor John Afternoon Off
  • 9:30am - Movies with Pastor John
  • 5:00pm - Pastor John - Yu Wedding in San Jose
  • 6:00pm - Food and a Friend at Olive Garden
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You are the God of all things new.
You lurk on Saturday night in silence
just as you lurked
at the edge of that old deportation.
And then you leapt up on Easter morning with new life,
just as you enunciated homecoming for our ancient people.

You refuse the power of death
and have broken open our displacement with new possibility.

We give thanks for your promises you have kept among us,
and for your promises still under way,
promises of a new heaven,
a new earth,
a new Jerusalem, and
a new covenant.

We watch with eager longing
for your newness
that will outrun all our losses.

Emancipate us from our anxiety to watch for your gifts of newness
and to receive the strange forms
that your new beginnings may take among us.

At the far edge of our exile,
just as the new day breaks,
we will shout with glad elation,
"He is risen indeed."
                                        W alter Brueggemann, Cincinnati, 2011

        [reproduced from Embracing the Prophets in Contemporary Culture]
  HRLC Staff

Revd. John L. Freesemann, Pastor
Rev. Pascal Mugambage, Sister Parish Pastor
Iris Amerson, Administrative Assistant
Richard Umbarak, Music Director


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