May 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 5

May 2011

 

 

 

Tracy Marker and Sharon Teeter, Editors


YOUTH CORNER:

May’s youth corner recognition is Dacoda.

I am 11 years old and will be turning 12 on June 7th.

I attend Big Bear Elementary School, and my favorite subject is Math.

I have 1 brother, and 1 sister.

My favorite hobby is riding my bike.

I like everything about attending church.

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PAST EVENTS:

YARD SALE:

Our annual yard sale which was held on May 27th and 28th was very successful this year.  The proceeds for this event will go towards the purchase a new furnace for the church.  We want to thank Bonnie and all the volunteers for all their help setting up and participating in the actual sale.  About $3000 was raised so far in the yard, and bake sales towards the new furnace.

BAKE SALE:

The ladies of the congregation baked and donated lots of goodies for our annual bake sale.  We want to specially thank Linda and her volunteers for making the bake sale a wonderful success this year.

YOUTH WATER SALES:

On both days of our youth’s drink sales they sold sodas, water, pickles, & candy.  The money that was raised will be used towards a Disneyland trip for the youth of our congregation sometime this year.  We also want to thank all our youth that participated in this year’s sale.  We also want to thank Donna for providing all the items and lunch for our youth.

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FUTURE EVENTS:

ADDITIONAL SABBATH MEAL/STUDY SERVICE:

An additional Sabbath Meal/Study Service will be added on the third Friday evening from 6 to 8 PM staring on June 17th.  We want to invite everyone who can attend to come to this very inspirational service.  This is in addition to the Sabbath Meal/Service that is regularly done on the first Friday of each month from 6 to 8 PM.

ADDITIONAL CHRISTIAN SYNAGOGUE SERVICE:

There will be an additional Christian Synagogue Service starting at 10 AM on the third Saturday of each month staring on June 18th.  Everyone is encouraged or invited to attend this very inspirational service.

ADDITIONAL FUNDRAISER EVENTS FOR OUR YOUTH:

Later on in the year additional events will be planned for our youth towards their trip to Disneyland.  A movie night will be planned to help our youth towards the trip.  Additional information will be included in future newsletters.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

MID WEEK COMMUNION SERVICES:

Staring on June 17th, the Communion Service on Fridays will resume at 12 Noon.  We want to invite everyone who can, to try to attend this worthwhile service.

A BIG THANK YOU GOES OUT TO MARK GAINES AND HIS VOLUNTEERS:

A big thank you goes out to Mark and his volunteers for the highly successful community Easter Egg Hunt held on April 23rd.  A wonderful and Blessed time was had by all.  Lots of prizes were given out to all the children that were present.

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY:

The Women’s Bible Study will be held from 11 AM to 1 PM on Tuesday, May 10th.  They are presently studying the Women of the Bible.  All ladies of the congregation are invited to attend.  Please see Sharon for more information.

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WE NOW HAVE A SUGGESTION BOX:

We now have a suggestion box affixed to the wall by the main doors into the narthex.  Please feel free to write down and place any suggestions you might have in the box, and a big thank you to David Strandberg who built the box for us.

HELPING HANDS:

The Helping Hands project is one of the things we do here at Shepherd in the Pines, and it is very important to us.  We are in need of more food items. You may bring food and leave it in the narthex or if you need food please talk to Pastor or an Elder.  You may also donate money to Helping Hands.  Please use the yellow envelopes in the pews.  Thank you.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

If anyone has any additional information to submit for the newsletter, please see or call Tracy or Sharon so they can include your request in the newsletter.  Thanks.