Thoughts From Pastor Glen

Pastor Glen is on vacation. Thoughts From Pastor Glen will return on October 25th!
Hello From Michael
Many of you have called or stopped by the office, asking if we have received an update from Michael Snyder, our former 8:45 Worship Service Pianist. We are happy to let you know, that we heard from Michael last week, and he asked us to pass the following on to you: 

I miss you all and I love hearing from everyone.  I currently reside in McAllen, TX, and have a new one-bedroom apartment about two miles from the schools where I work. I wake up to a car laden with dew every morning, which I have to wipe off the windshield---something that didn't EVER occur in AZ. I would take the dry heat over this ANY day!! We're all going through changes and adjustments, and I hope we make it through to the other side. I hope to see everyone at Christmas!

Sunday Service Times Are Changing October 22nd
Just a reminder that starting on October 22nd, our Sunday Service times will change to 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. 
Parking Lot Closure
Our parking lot will be closed all day on Monday, October 30th, as it is being re-sealed and re-striped. As a result, our staff will be working from home that day, so the church and office will be closed on October 30th and will re-open at 8:00 a.m. on October 31st. Thank you!
Thanksgiving Meals For The Homeless
We are blessed because we can help the needy! Let's open up our heart and show our love by donating Thanksgiving meals for the House of Refuge homeless families. Donation food tags will be posted in the Narthex this coming weekend. All food items need to be returned to the church by November 12th.
Any questions, feel free to contact Mary Murray at
God bless and thank you from the bottom of my heart!
** Congregational Meeting Topics **

1. Elect People To The Congregation Call Committee
2. Discuss Current Financial Situation And Future Projections
Food Update: Only 17 Vegetables, 11 Potatoes and 5 Rolls & Butter items are left to sign-up for and we will have made our quota for the Retirement Roast! Please see the sheets in the Narthex to sign-up to bring one of these dishes...Thank you.

Volunteers Needed!

A pancake breakfast will be served at Grace Lutheran Church in Phoenix on Sunday, October 29th. 

Families are welcome to serve, so please sign up in the Narthex or contact Tina Gilson, Outreach Team Chair, with any questions.

     Numbers For October 7-8, 2017     

Giving $4,861
Attendance 217
Our Weekly Goal Is: $5,540

Would you like to text us a donation?

You can do so by simply indicating the dollar amount you'd like to donate. Example: $250 and text 480-725-1140

To text a donation to a particular fund is also very easy to do. Simply indicate the dollar amount you'd like to donate and leave a space followed by the fund name. Example: $100 VBS or $50 TAG or $200 Mortgage Fund and text 480-725-1140 

If you are interested in becoming an e-Giver, visit this 
blog post  on the SOH website, for step by step instructions.
Readings For This Coming Weekend
Phil 4:1-9 and Matt 22:1-14
This Weekend's Worship Assistants
5:00 p.m. Service Coordinator: Wendy Sontag
8:45 a.m. Service Coordinator: Dick Schultz
10:15 a.m. Service Coordinators: Sylvia Humleker & Linda Wilcox

October 14th 5:00 p.m.
Set-Up: Nicki Krafft & Dave Stelzner 
October 15th 8:45 a.m
Altar Assistants: Jim & Karen Gowan
Communion Servers: Mary Myer, Delores Burchill, Wayne Schmidt, Larry Snyder 
Greeters: Larry & Sonja Snyder
Reader: Brian Blad 
  Ushers: Drew Myer, Keith Hackney, Ron & Barb Vogel
Sound Booth: Josh Keck

October 15th 10:15 a.m. 
Communion Servers: Linda Wilcox, Patty Nicholson
Greeters: Darryl & Sherry Branham
Reader: Patty Nicholson
   Ushers: Michael Nicholson & Ardis Johnson
Week At A Glance

October 12th
9:00 a.m. 
Seniors Rock
1:00 p.m. 
Women's Bible Study

October 13th

October 14th
9:30 a.m. 
MOMS Group
5:00 p.m. 
The Lift Service
6:00 p.m. 
8:00 p.m.
The Forge

October 15th

8:45 a.m. 
Blended Service
10:15 a.m. 

October 16th

October 17th

October 18th

6:00 p.m. 
Nite Lite & Confirmation
7:00 p.m. 
8:00 p.m. 
Young Adult Bible Study

October 19th
9:00 a.m
Seniors Rock
1:00 p.m. 
Women's Bible Study

October 20th

Ernie R, Karen J, Marlene N, Carol L, Pat B, Becky, Paul, Kevin, Jim prayers for healing from cancer
Warren H prayers that medication can be regulated
Brayden G prayers for healing and comfort during chemotherapy (12 yrs. old)
Debbie T prayer of thanks
Sharon, Deb & Jim, Ruthie & John, Linda V, Dar S, Larry prayers for strength and healing
Las Vegas Victims & Families prayers for comfort and strength
Dorothy prayers for a quick recovery
Steve prayers for healing and awareness of God's presence and the Holy Spirit
Larry, Fran, Martha, Linda, Lee, Leigh prayers for strength
Cynthia prayers for safe pregnancy
Phuong prayer of thanks for avoiding an accident in the parking lot
Brayden G, Dan V, Gloria T, Brittany M, Hurricane Victims, Family, Our Country prayers
Addiction Victims prayers for all those suffering from this disease
Pastor Glen & Lee prayers for safety as they travel
Ermal & Paula prayers for safety while traveling, mercy for South Korea in October, more shows in this area
Caiya C prayers for blessings and God's grace in knowing what is next in her work and college
Lori prayers for positive cancer results
Delores prayers for guidance for the surgeon during her surgery on Tuesday and healing and strength in the days that follow
Rusty prayer of thanks for his thought provoking sermon and awesome job he did this weekend
Myrna prayers for peace
Lindsay, Mike B, Mike J prayers for healing
Claudia & Lo prayers for strength and courage
Ginger prayer of thanks for all she does
Pastor Deb prayer of thanks for helping this weekend
Steve & Bonnie O prayers of thanks for our daughter and her boyfriend staying safe after a fire
Darlene prayers for healing from extensive foot issues and her kitten who is paralyzed
Bruce prayers for a sign from God that I should go to Puerto Rico to help them rebuild (my heart tells me to go)/prayers for guidance as I search for a new place to rent (I've received 60 day notice from current landlord)
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