Spirit Alive Church
April, 2018
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We see a welcoming family, living the Gospel of Grace. We see a family where people can safely seek, question, and be revived.  We see a family energized by the Spirit alive in our midst.
 
" Jesus told her, "I am the resurrection and the life.[a] Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying."
 
John 11:25 (NLT)
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In this Issue of the Spirit Alive Newsletter: notebook_coffee.jpg

  • Needs for the ELCA Outreach Center
  • "Save the Date" bike blessing
  • Noisy Offering continues for the ELCA Good Gift Program
  • Monthly "Family Fun" with St. Paul's
  • Fireside Theater Event with St. Paul's
  • Craft Day with St. Paul's
  • May 18th Comedy Night
  • Check out the Spirit Alive bulletin board
  • Pastor's Hours
  • ELCA Milwaukee
  • Small Groups and Teams
  • Youth Group Information
 
ELCA Outreach Center Collection soap-leaves-stilllife.jpg
 
For the month of April the ELCA Outreach Center is collecting socks again. Because we do a large collection of socks in October, we will also collect personal hygiene items such as deodorant, soap, etc. Of course all donations are always needed and welcome. There will be a box in the Narthex for collecting these items. Karl and the Outreach Center truly appreciate our ongoing support.
  

 
Bike Blessing - Save the Date

We are invited to join St. Pauls' for the Lake Shore HOG's 29th Annual Blessing of the Bikes on Sunday, May 6th, 2018.

We will gather at Lake Shore Harley-Davidson (14000 W. Rockland Road, Libertyville, IL) at 10 AM, and kickstands will be up at NOON where we will ride to St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Kenosha, WI.

Need more information?
Please call: Corey Johnston @ (217)259-3112 or John Sweeney @ (847)651-4469

Noisy Offering
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Once a month after the Children's Message, the youth will have a "noisy offering." They will pass a container to collect coins (or bills) from the congregation. Our Youth will use this offering to "buy" gifts (Doctor
appointment, piglet, chicks, etc.) thru the ELCA Good Gift Program. The next noisy offering is Sunday, March 4. Please give generously!
Family Fun Activities 
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The members of St. Paul's invite us to join them for Family Fun. Each month is a new activity and a great way to meet new friends. Following are the next two activities. If you have any questions, please call the office at St. Paul's: 262-694-3101.
  • April 22 - 4:00 p.m. - Candy Bar Bingo
  • May 20 - 4:00 p.m. - Movie Madness - movie and treats
Fireside Theater Event 
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We are invited to join St. Paul's for a Fireside Theater outing on Saturday June 23 - leaving the church at
9 a.m. and returning around 5:30 p.m.

The play is entitled, " A Second Helping: The Church Basement Ladies' Sequel." Please see the attached flyer for all the details. There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex.


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On Saturday, April 21 St. Paul's is hosting a craft day. It will begin at 9:00 a.m. and run until 5:00 p.m. (but come when you can, leave when you must.) Bring a lunch or order out. This is held in Fellowship Hall. It is a great time for fellowship.
 
Spirit Alive Hosts Comedy Night 
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Friday, May 18th -  Couples Date Night Comedy Event in the Fellowship Hall from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Childcare will be provided for children under 12. Seating is limited. Contact Mike Crabb (262-412-0589 or mcrabb1@wi.rr.com) for details and to reserve your seats.
Spirit Alive Bulletin Board 
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We now have a Spirit Alive bulletin board just outside the office, next to the Pastor's News bulletin board.  Check it out!  We will have copies of our Church Directory, Daily Devotion material and other flyers of interest. 
 


 
 
 
Pastor Sue:  Cell: 414-587-1479   Home: 262-886-3286
     Email: smruehle@sbcglobal.net
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Office hours for April:
 
Wednesdays:
The week of April 1 Pastor Sue is on vacation
April 11, 18 and 25 - from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Stop in to chat or have a cup of coffee.
 
 
 Jesus says -- "Love one another as I have loved you." Let's work together to live that commandment. 

ELCA Greater Milwaukee Synod

For information on what is happening in the Greater Milwaukee Synod, check out their website.

Small Groups and Teams 
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Consider joining one of our on-going small groups that are always open:
 
Wine and Women  - Leader Roxann Crabb, Meets the 3rd Thursday of every month, at 7:00 p.m.

Koinonia
 - Leader Donna Johnson, Meets the 2nd Tuesday  of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Donna Jensen's home. (Koinonia means "Christian fellowship.") 

Messy Spirituality
 - Leader Donna Johnson, Meets the 3rd Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Donna Jensen's home. 

Fab 50 Fellowship  - Leader Corlis Hachey, 
Fab 50 Fellowship meets the second Thursday of each month at a local restaurant at 6 p.m. for food and fellowship.  For information, contact Corlis Hachey at chachey5744@gmail.com or on Spirit Alive! website under small groups.

Quilt Club -The Quilt Club is currently taking a break. Questions:  
see Corlis Hachey after church service, or email at chachey5744@gmail.com. 
 
First Impressions - We know that first impressions are important and Spirit Alive wants to welcome ALL people and let nothing get in the way of that. Everything from Greeters to Ushers to Information Table to following up with guests...this team is a BIG part of welcoming God's people on Sunday morning. There are many tasks to be accomplished, but even if you simply want to be a friendly face and a welcoming smile, then let us know and join the 1st Impressions effort!

Care Team -
A big part of our walk with God is caring for each other. The Care Team visits members in their homes, the hospital and wherever they need us to offer spiritual support, prayer and communion. Are you interested in learning how to care for others in a Christian Community in this way? Maybe God is calling you to this ministry but you don't know how to start. Join US!  Your care team members are ... Carl Johnson, Donna Johnson, Donna Jensen, Joan Hisel, Karen Thomas, and Becky Tucker. For all spiritual care requests please call Donna Johnson at 262.605.4830 or admin@spiritalivechurch.com.    
 
 
 
Youth Group Information

BREW: Meets Sunday at 9:15 @ Starbucks on 39th Ave.

The Youth of Spirit Alive are invited to join St. Mary's Youth Group  FUSION!

High School - Adultish:  Wednesday from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.                        ( 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. snack hour and hang out)
Middle School - ChAngent:  Monday from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
BREW:  Every Sunday at 9:15 a.m. at Starbucks on 39th Avenue.

Questions - Contact:  admin@spiritalivechurch.com 


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