January 2011 Newsletter

Shepherd In The Pines Lutheran Church in Big Bear Lake, CA

Shepherd In The Pines Lutheran Church

 

 

THE

SHEPHERD’S

VOICE

VOL: 2

ISSUE 1

January 2011

Tracy Marker and Sharon Teeter, Editors

 

 

To all of our Family at Shepherd in the Pines,

 

First of all, Cyndi and I would like to thank you for the very kind Christmas gift.  It’s hard to believe that so much time has passed so quickly.  This May it will be 10 years since we received our call at Concordia Seminary to this wonderful church on a mountaintop.  High on the mountaintop, these words continue to ring out and echo throughout our experience, from evacuations and fires, road closures, mud slides, continued avalanche of boulders, the bark beetles, skiers, flatlanders, yes a mountaintop we never would have imagined ten years ago.  Neither would we have imagined ten years ago our friendships and companionships, the joys and sufferings that we have shared our love of Christ.  We thank you for your love and friendship, your faith and your devotion to Christ and His church.  Both Cyndi and myself wish you the greatest blessings and peace in this New Year as we continue to grow together in the Word of God.

 

Sincerely;

 

Pastor Gene and Cyndi

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FROM THE ELDERS:

 

A. NEW SERVICES:

 

There are four new services each week with Communion here at S.I.T.P’S.

 

1.    There is a High Communion Service on Wednesdays at 9 AM,

2.     A Low Communion Service on Thursdays at 10 AM,

3.     A High Communion Service Fridays at 12 Noon,

4.    And a High Communion Service on Saturdays at 9 AM.

 

We want to invite everyone to attend.

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YOUTH CORNER:

 

This month’s child is Tyler.

My name is Tyler.  I go to Baldwin Lake Elementary School.  My favorite thing to do is to play sports.  My favorite sport is basketball and if I’m not hanging out with my friends, I like to play video games.  My favorite game is Call to Duty Black OPS online.  One favorite player is Kobe Bryant because he is really a good player and also in the Hall of Fame.  I have a Wii, a Playstation, and a X-box 360 Elite, which is my favorite game of all.  My favorite thing about church is being an acolyte and our fellowship afterwards.

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FUTURE EVENTS:

 

A. ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE:

On March 9, 2011, we will be having our annual Ash Wednesday Service with Communion starting at 7 PM.  We want to encourage all who can attend to please mark your calendars of this special service.

CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING:

 

On February 10th at 5 PM there will be a Church Council Meeting at church.

 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY:

 

The Women’s Bible Study will be from 11 AM to 1 PM on Tuesdays, (weather permitting.)  Please see Sharon for a study form.

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE SHABBAT SERVICES:

The Friday evening, February 4th the Shabbat/Study/Meal Service was held on the first Friday evening of each month and it is from 6 to 8 PM.

The Shabbat Service started up again on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 10 AM.  Everyone is welcome to attend these interesting and informative services.

 

2011 OFFERING ENVELOPES:

 

The 2011 Offering envelopes are in the Narthex.  Please feel free to pick up your envelopes after the service if you haven’t already picked yours up.  Thank you.

 

SUNDAY MORNING PRAYER GROUP:

At 8:20 AM each Sunday morning we have prior to the service, there is an opportunity to gather together to lift our voices to the Lord in prayer.  This is a good way to begin your day and your week.  We will pray for you, Pastor, the community, the nation, those who in need, and for the work of the Holy Spirit.  All are welcome to join in at 8:32 AM.

 

 

HELPING HANDS:

 

A big thank you to all those who have volunteered, by bringing in food items, or donated money.  Please pray that we stand mindful of those in need and continue our efforts to help them.  Donated food can be placed in the baskets in the narthex.  You may also donate money for Helping Hands by

 

YOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING:

 

Every Thursday afternoon, from 2 to 2:30 PM, the children are invited to participate in our Youth Leadership Training class.  Please mark your calendar of this class. 

 

AMERICAN HEROES:

 

If anyone has anyone they want to remember for our American Heroes board, please feel free to submit the name, and the picture of a service man, a firemen, and policemen so that Bev can add them to the board.  Thank you.

 

MANY THANKS:

 

Many thanks go to Lorna for making a complete set of altar paraments for us. 

 

ADDITIONAL NEWSLETTER INFORMATION:

 

Tracy Marker and Sharon Teeter would like to invite anyone that would like to submit any information for our newsletter to please contact either Tracy or Sharon.