Pastor’s Corner
Greetings all,

‘Where can I go from your spirit? Or where can I flee from your presence?’
(Psalm 139:7)

Summer is a wonderful time of year. We travel to forests, lakes, family reunions, weddings, throughout the country and the world. We take pictures, make movies and memories. The warmth of the sun beckons us to come outside and enjoy the Creation.

One of the favorite activities at the lake is fishing. People on small boats, big boats, standing on the pier or on the shore seek “the big one.” People will wait for hours to catch that one fish which will be the subject of the story that will be told for years. Would you believe the fish swimming in the lake is similar to us living in God?

‘In him we live and move and have our being’ (Acts 17:28) We are in relation to God, and with God, every moment of our lives. We sleep, wake, move, breathe and do everything in God. We are like the fish in the water. God is our water and we live within God. God is all around us. We cannot live without God. God is not far away having started the world and then stepping away to watch what happens. God surrounds us.

The Psalmist says that wherever we go we cannot find a place where God is not already there. No lake deep enough, remote enough, no forest dense enough is free of God’s presence. No matter where we go this summer, we will never be outside of God’s love and care.

If you catch “the big one” or a few small ones or maybe don’t catch any fish, bask in the knowledge that you live in the presence of the Living God.

Enjoy the rest of the summer.
Church Doors
Please note that with the new security system, the doors are programmed on Sunday morning as follows:

7:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m. - open
8:51 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. - closed
9:46 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. - open

If you have any questions about the current door schedule, please contact Pastor Mike. If you need the doors adjusted for a specific date/time, please contact the office.
Office Hours
Summer Office Hours run Memorial Day - Labor Day: Tuesday - Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Regular Office Hours resume on Tuesday, September 3: Monday - Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Tables all set up for the July 10 Ice Cream Social Supper!
The 2nd Edition Polka Band from Wittenberg provided music on Sunday, June 30!
EUCC has a Whirlpool range for sale; this is from the Parsonage and is in working condition! See Ken Lisowe if you're interested!
EUCC Ushering Schedule
Below is the upcoming ushering schedule; please note that the church office does not find a replacement, but we are happy to help you get in contact with possible subs! Please let the office know when any changes are made.

August 4: Council
August 11: Kelly Brown Family
August 18: Ralph Schmid, Mark Rusch, JoAnn Lakin, Karen Cmejla
August 25: Don & Donna Pingel, Kimberlee & Jennifer Pringle

September 1: Council
September 8: Eric & Jamie Plate Family
September 15: Robert & Sheri Van Beek Family
September 22: Ken & Shirley Lisowe, Kelly Brown Family
September 29: Steve & Chris Stenz, Don & Connie Waldvogel

If you have any questions about your ushering duties, click here for the instructions.
Ice Cream Social Supper Thank You!
Thank you to everyone that helped to make the Ice Cream Social Supper a success: the organizers, poster distributors, lawn sign advertisers, food preparers, grillers, food servers, carry-out workers, kitchen/clean-up workers, pie bakers, ice cream scoopers, pie cutters, table decorators, cashiers, and Fellowship Hall and carry-out set-up/take-down helpers (if we’ve missed anyone, we apologize). Also a thank you to anyone who made monetary contributions.

We want to especially thank everyone that attended the Ice Cream Social Supper despite the hot and humid weather conditions, and to those that took carry-outs home. It was great to see the Fellowship Hall filled with church members and guests enjoying themselves, and to see the carry-out workers busy as well. At this time, we do not have a total of money raised, but will have an amount for September’s Eagle!

On behalf of the Ebenezer Women’s Guild, again, thank you everyone for your support!
Joan Woelfel and Ruth Aebischer
Sunday School Corner ...
Throughout the Bible, God provides for his servants whom He called to do His work. Noah had everything he needed to build the ark, Moses was able to lead thousands of people for 40 years without running out of necessities and the disciples had more than enough fish to feed 5000 people. 
“Yeah, so what?”, you say. If you would be willing to volunteer to teach Sunday School in the fall, God will provide what you need to do that as well. We will be needing 2, maybe 3, teachers beginning in September and you can choose what age level you would like to work with. There is prepared curriculum, as well as many additional resources, so you can work with a lesson plan that you are comfortable with. 
Psalm 20:4 says “May God give you the desires of your heart and make all your plans succeed.” And Luke 10:2 says, “The harvest is plenty, but workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into His harvest.”
That is what I am doing: I’m asking for workers for God’s harvest. Don’t feel as though you don’t know enough about the Bible to teach. I’ve learned so much more through my years of teaching than I ever did as a student. I will also always remember what I was told many, many years ago: “The kids won’t remember what you teach, but they will remember their teacher.” Please consider stepping forward and being part of this important children’s ministry. 

Notes from the Music Corner ...
Thank you to everyone that submitted their favorite hymns to be used for the July pre-service Sing-Alongs. This is a perfect opportunity for the congregation to make their wishes known for hymns they like, and it was great to have a wide variety of suggestions. 

The 15th Annual Voices of Peace Gospel Music Fest will be held in Hilbert on Friday, August 16 and Saturday, August 17. Brochures listing the various groups that will perform can be found on the table in the Narthex. One of the singers, Larry Delawder , and his family will participate in our worship service on August 18. In addition to singing, Larry plays the harmonica and the drums. He has traveled with various gospel groups and comes from Branson, MO. It is always invigorating to have a variety of music, so do not miss it!

Ebenezer Brass handbell choir will begin their season with rehearsal on Wednesday, September 4. NEW, as well as returning, ringers are encouraged to attend. You need not have prior musical knowledge. It is a wonderful opportunity to contribute and enjoy the camaraderie of the group. Call director Jill Sippel at 920-418-1534 with any questions.  
Karen Cmejla and Claudia Brown recently returned from an invigorating time at the National Handbell Convention in St. Louis, MO, and have a great deal of ideas and enthusiasm to share!
Interested in Ebenezer Brass?!
Ebenezer Brass is in search of more ringers! The choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings beginning September 4 - May from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., and they perform at least 2x/month (once at EUCC and once at St. John). They also do a Christmas Concert and Fellowship in December. It is NOT necessary that you know how to read music! More ringers for Ebenezer Brass will allow the choir to rotate ringers for performances, and enable them to perform at other venues. If you're interested in learning more or joining, please contact Don Waldvogel (920-853-3494) or Jill Sippel or ( 920-418-1534)!
Ebenezer Church Council
Meeting Minutes: July 22, 2019
Opening: The meeting of the Ebenezer Church Council was called to order at 5:06 p.m. by Kari Meyers.
Present: Colleen Marx, Kari Meyers, Zach Platner, Barbara DeKerf, Vern Gasch and Ken Lisowe. Absent: Pastor Mike and Andy Hofmeister.
Approval of Agenda: Ken Lisowe made a motion to approve the agenda. Barb DeKerf seconded.

Approval of Minutes: The June 2019 meeting minutes were previously approved via email.
Treasurer's Report:
Colleen Marx made a motion to accept the June financial report. Ken Lisowe seconded. The motion carried. 
Minister’s Report: Attendance is 67 on average for a Sunday (this is calculated over the year). Reviewed Pastor’s monthly visitation log.

Committee Reports:
  • Christian Education and Music: Sunday school starts September 8 with Rally Sunday. There will be a 3-year-old class this year. Sunday school is in need of 3 new teachers.
  • Evangelism: No new news.
  • Mission: No new news.
  • Property: Trees will be trimmed by the parsonage. Will be re-keying the two entrances to the church on Reed avenue.
  • Stewardship: No new news. 
  • Membership: No new news. 
Continuing Business:
Church Security: Correction to the June 2019 minutes: The church doors are programmed on Sunday mornings as follows: 7:00 - 8:50 a.m. they are open, 8:51 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. they are closed, 9:46 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. they are open again. The council reviewed the proposed security software upgrade and decided not to upgrade at this time. Will revisit if there is a need in the future.
New Business: Safe Church forms: Zach Platner will review.

**Next council meeting is on August 18 at 8 a.m.**

Adjournment: Ken Lisowe made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Barb DeKerf seconded. The meeting was adjourned at 6:15 p.m.

Minutes submitted by:
Colleen Marx 
Approved by: The Church council via email. 
Tod ~ Jeff ~ Steve ~ Lorraine ~ Beverly ~ Betty
Da’Nisha ~ Janice ~ Arlene ~ Rebecca ~ Sarah
Vern ~ Marlene ~ Ryann ~ David ~ Rod ~ Diana

Due to privacy laws, last names cannot be printed on the prayer list because the Eagle goes on the church website which can be viewed by anyone on the Internet. 

If you want someone added or removed, please contact the church office . Thank you.
Visitation List: If you know someone who is ill/homebound that you would like to add to Pastor Mike's Visitation List, please contact the office (include a contact number and address).

Building Use Form: If you would like to use Fellowship Hall, please fill out the Building Use Form and return it to the office. We require a completed form for all events in the Fellowship Hall that are not related to EUCC (if you are planning multiple events, i.e. a recurring meeting, you only need to fill the form out once.)

Newsletter Articles are due to the office on the 3rd Tuesday of the month (unless posted otherwise); be sure to check the calendar for the month’s due date. Please also share any pictures for inclusion!

Weekly Bulletin Announcements are due to the office by Tuesday mornings.
Ebenezer Office Hours:
(Memorial Day - Labor Day)
Tuesday - Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
(Labor Day - Memorial Day)
Monday - Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
(920) 849-4331

Pastor's Ebenezer Hours:
Monday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Pastor's St. John Hours:
Monday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Thursday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
2111 Church St
New Holstein, WI 53061
(920) 898-4259
Pastor's Cell Phone: 920-286-1956

*Pastor Mike will be on vacation August 5-8, and August 12-15*

Please make sure to write a note on the pad on Sunday mornings if you need to communicate with the office. Pastor Mike is a little preoccupied on Sundays, so use this pad to assure these tasks are completed. Thank you!!!

Please schedule any appointments with Pastor Mike through the office .
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Matthew Michels: 1
Gavin Tyson: August 1
Tammy Greuel: August 1
Matthew Winkler: August 1
Tammy Brocker: August 2
David Kloehn: August 3
Mary Thompson: August 6
Donald Propson: August 8
Joan Woelfel: August 8
Aiden Gleason: August 9
Spencer Wagner: August 16
Steve Stenz: August 21
Earl Ploeckelmann: August 22
Julie Ditter: August 24
Noah Brown: August 25
Jeremy Pringle: August 26
Carl Reichwald: August 26
Bernice Ninedorf: August 29
Joseph Van Oss: August 30
Jordan Propson: August 30

May God bless your years and may you continue to bless Ebenezer!
  • Large Print Bulletins are available every Sunday (including music); please see an usher if you would like a copy!
  • The Mission Committee is looking for some new members; talk to Nan, Jeanne, Janet, Ruth or Karen if interested.
  • Giving Statements from January 1 – June 30, 2019, have been mailed. Please contact Jackie if you have any questions of if you didn’t receive yours. 
  • The Memory Cafe meets on the second Thursday of the month at the Chilton Public Library - see the board for details!
  • The Chilton Public Library has many events this summer including Camp Chilton, Tween Nights and Wonderful Wednesdays; see the board for their Summer Calendar!
  • Details for the 60+ “Chair Yoga” Lunch & Learns are on the board!
  • The ADRC is offering Foot Care Clinics offered July and August; see the board for dates/times.
  • St. Martin and Thrivent are teaming up with the Chilton Public School District to “Load the Bus” during August; see the flyer on the board for details. 
  • Register now for the August 5 – September 16 ‘Parkinson’s Movement & Music’ class in Kiel; details are on the board. 
  • The Salvation Army Bread of Life Assistance Center is having their annual "Stuff the Bus" event on Saturday, August 3, at the Walmart parking lot.
  • August 16-17 is the Voices of Peace Gospel Music Fest in Hilbert - grab a brochure off the Narthex table to learn more! 
  • August 18 the Larry Delawder Family Gospel Singers will be here!
  • Sunday, September 8: Sunday School Rally Sunday!
  • Tuesday, September 17: Wired Word begins (10:00 a.m. EUCC)
  • Wednesday, September 18: Confirmation Begins
  • Thursday, September 19: Video Bible Study Begins (St. John)
  • Brochures are on the Narthex table regarding Fairhaven Senior Services.  
  • Information about The Appleton Visually Impaired Support Group is located on the bulletin board for anyone interested in the topic of vision loss. 
  • The September/October Upper Room devotional guide is available in the Narthex book rack. Help yourself!
  • A pew card for those that give electronically is available for placement in the offering plates on Sunday morning. 
  • EUCC will be video recording select worship services; please contact the church office for details. 
The EUCC Calendar can be viewed online anytime at: