Spirit Alive Church
June, 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.
 
" The Lord is like a father to his children,
    tender and compassionate to those
    who fear him
"   
Psalms 103:13 (NLT)
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  • Pastor Sue's last day
  • Congregational meeting
  • Needs for the ELCA Outreach
  • Noisy Offering continues for the ELCA Good Gift Program
  • Fireside Theater Event
  • Website Update
  • St. Paul's layette ministry collection for Shalom Center
  • St. Paul's looking into future video streaming
  • Small Groups and Teams
  • Youth Group Information
 
 


 
 
Ju ne 3 is Pastor Sue's last day!
 
Pastor Sue has been a blessing to us!
 
Thank you -- Pastor Sue. Blessings on you in your next adventure!  
 
Jesus says -- "Love one another as I have loved you." Let's work together to live that commandment. 

 
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. Watch for the next noisy offering, and please give generously!
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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.
 
Website Update 
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The website is updated with a variety of items of note:

1.  The RIC (Reconciled in Christ) symbol is now included right next to the ELCA symbol on our site.
 
2.  Our address is now switched to our new home everywhere needed on the site.
 
3.  Our Church calendar, maintained by Karen, is set up to auto-populate the events page on the site.
 
4.  Additional "About Us" pages have been added. In addition to HISTORY and MINISTRY AND LEADERS, we now feature pages addressing CONTEMPORARY COME AS YOU ARE WORSHIP, OPEN TO ALL RECONCILED IN CHRIST, and OF SERVICE TO OUR COMMUNITY: ELCA OUTREACH CENTER.

Please visit the site and give us feedback. If there is something we should include, or if there is something we should delete, please reach out to Stan Livermore or Roxann Crabb.
 
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During the month of June, we are invited to join St. Paul's in collecting items to make up six layette bags for the Shalom Center. There is a collection basket in the narthex.

We will be collecting items for a new baby. Please try to make items as gender neutral as possible. Items can be new or gently used. There is a board in the narthex listing the types of baby items being collected.
 
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St. Paul's is investigating the cost and procedure for video streaming in the future. They welcome any information on knowledge we would like to share. If so, please contact Matt Johnson at St. Paul's: matthew.johnson@walgreens.com


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   Andrea Buskirk or  admin@spiritalivechurch.com
 

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