Spirit Alive Church
February, 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.
 
    
"You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you.."
 
Psalm 86:5
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Pastor Sue:  Cell: 414-587-1479   Home: 262-886-3286
     Email: smruehle@sbcglobal.net
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Office hours for February:
 
Wednesdays:
February 7:  9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
February 14, 21 and 28: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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 

Lenten Bible Study 
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Spirit Alive is invited to join St. Paul's Thursday Morning Exchange small group in reading and discussing the pamphlet "People of the Passion" by Cathy Randall. They will meet at 10:30 a.m. on February 1st, and 15th, March 1st and  
March 15. For questions contact MerriLee Unrath 262-694-7424.
 
Attention Youth!
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Any Youth 6th grade and up interested in being a part of St. Mary's Good Friday service please see Andrea Buskirk.   
 
Ash Wednesday Worship Service
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Spirit Alive and St. Paul's will hold a joint worship service on Ash Wednesday, February 14 at 7:00 p.m.
 

Soup Suppers During Lent
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St. Paul's Evangelism Team is planning soup suppers
at 5:30 pm before each Wednesday Lent Service.
Spirit Alive will again host the last soup supper on
March 21. A sign up sheet is being passed around.
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For the month of February, the ELCA Outreach Center is collecting toothpaste and toothbrushes. There will be a box in the Narthex for collecting these items.
 
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Use of the Building and SNOW


Winter is here!! Olga is in contact with the people that plow the church parking lot. She lets them know when the building is being used and when it is necessary for them to plow or not to plow. It is very important that Olga be informed of Spirit Alive's schedule to use the building.

Olga may be reached at 262-694-3101.

 
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.
  • February 13 - 5:00-7:00 p.m. - Pancake Dinner and Pie Auction
  • March 24 - 10:00 a.m. - Easter Egg Hunt
Women's Retreat 
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The women of Spirit Alive are invited to join St. Paul's Women's Retreat at Siena On the Lake-Racine (5641 Erie Street) on February 9-11, 2018. The cost is $175.00.
A $45.00 deposit due at sign up.  
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8760 37th Ave.
Kenosha, WI
262.658.2433

 
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Recycling 
 
There are bags designated for recycling in the Narthex and in the kitchen. Spirit Alive members are asked to participate in this also.   
 
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