October 4, 2019
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In this week's E-Herald edition:

  • Scripture for this upcoming Sunday
  • Life and Death, an educational series for October
  • This Week's Birthdays
  • Upcoming Events

On the way to Jerusalem, Jesus instructs his followers about the power of faith and the duties of discipleship. He calls his disciples to adopt the attitude of servants whose actions are responses to their identity rather than works seeking reward.

Scripture for this Sunday
Life & Death: an Educational Series
Jesus said: “I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, so that where I am, there you may be also.” John 14:3

In the first days following a loved one’s death, the family makes an average of 200 decisions. During such an emotional, stressful and demanding time, plans that have been made earlier lighten the load after death. If you’ve not made advance plans, this series will be helpful to you as you make arrangements for end of life care, services and burial of your loved one. 

No Registration Needed.
First Communion Class October 17 & 24, 6:45-7:45pm
Meet by Pastor's office

10/17/19 - 10/24/19

Is your child curious about Communion? Come for a 2 week parent/child class with Pastor to see if they are ready for their First Communion.
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Blessing of the Animals
Come one come all for an afternoon of praise, prayers and pets!

All creatures great and small are welcome to a wonderful, worshipful creation celebration outside in the grass on Sunday, October 6 from 4-5pm behind AdventELC's parking lot. After the short worship service a pastor will walk around and personally ask for God’s blessings and favor upon your animals!

We do ask that you use your good judgement on whether or not your animal will do well in an environment filled with other animals. If you don't think your pet will do well, please come anyway! Perhaps bring a picture of your pet from your phone and the pastor will pray for that pet then and there, trusting that God knows where your pet is ;)

Pet food donations will be collected and will go straight to Lutheran Social Services Food Pantries to help people care for their furry and feathery friends.
2020 Altar Flowers
The Flower Chart is located in the Narthex above the usher's stand. All vases are still just $17.00 each. Dedicate the altar flowers to that someone special, in memory of someone, or just because... Sign up for your special weekend.
"Everything Pumpkin"
On Sunday, October 6, 1st Sunday Fellowship will be served between the services. This Sunday's theme is "Everything Pumpkin". If you can, please bring something "pumpkin" to share. Contact Norma Pitts with any questions.
Fifty-two quilts for Lutheran World Relief project reflect the work by many hands from fall 2018 to early October 2019. The team of Brenda Wheeler, Barbara Murphy, Sylvia Wallace, Norma Pitts, Norma Foell, Jeni Lahman, and Jan Borkowski were involved in some or all processes of making the quilts.

Others who helped by cutting squares were Carl Lahman and Larry Carpenter. Parts of two quilts were worked on by campers enrolled in a service camp which Brenda and Norma resourced at Lutheran Memorial camp. 

We thank all who contributed fabric, sheets for backing and other supplies. In addition, we wish to acknowledge and thank Thrivent Cares, from which we received a grant to help with equipment and supplies and to council and congregation for support of Social Concerns and Isabel’s Quilters Ministry.

Isabel’s quilters meet the 1st and 3rd Tuesday from 9-12 at the home of Brenda Wheeler and Glenn Sharp. If you do not have this much time to invest, we welcome people to cut fabric squares, donate good used sheets, provide fabric for quilt tops, or donate dollars for supplies such as thread and fiber fill or to cover shipping costs of completed quilts.

Come Sunday to see the quilts and participate in the “Blessing of the Quilts” at both worship services.
For an afternoon of family fun, don’t miss the Lutheran Memorial Camp’s 45th Apple Butter Festival October 13, 2019 from 11:00-4:00 pm. This afternoon of food, fun and games for the entire family will provide “Camperships” (financial assistance) to children who want to participate in the camping experience. Best of all, there is no admission charge!
This festival has activities for all ages. Take a hayride around camp and try fresh apple butter made at LMC. When you get hungry, enjoy homemade bean soup cooked over the fire and freshly baked goods. Hang around for some music , while the kids play in the children’s area. We hope you can make the trip out and join us for our Annual Apple Butter Festival and Silent Auction (noon-3pm). Browse through Artisan's Alley for exceptional Americana home decor and jewelry for sale, all quality, all hand made, many from found or recycled sources. There is no need to register; food and activities are set at a reasonable price with proceeds benefiting camperships. 

Lutheran Memorial Camp is located at 2790 State Route 61 , just ½ mile south of Fulton, Ohio. Information and applications for auction donations, volunteers, and craftspeople are currently available online at www.lomocamps.org. Check under Events. Questions may be emailed to lmc@lomocamps.org, or you may call the office, weekdays from 9am to noon: 419-864-8030.
Confirmation/Reformation Sunday

On Sunday, October 27 after the 11:00 service, we will be having a brunch of finger foods in celebration of our Confirmands and Reformation Sunday. A poster is up in the Narthex to sign up for finger sandwiches, fruit and veggie trays and cookies. A cake will be provided. Contact Susan Phillips with any questions.
Rice Bowls
Sunday School Offering
Help the Sunday School stomp out hunger. Starting Sunday, October 6, each Sunday School student will get a rice bowl bank. The students and their families are asked to put any spare change in the rice bowl bank. On November 3, All Saint's Sunday, we will collect the bowls and see how much money we have collected to feed the hungry.

Rice bowls feed over 1775 kids in countries all over the world. With the money that is collected, over 19 million meals are provided. The money that is collected will be sent to various countries so they can buy fresh food locally, supporting their own communities and businesses.