October 2010 Newsletter

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

Shepherd In The Pines Lutheran Church

 

THE

SHEPHERD’S

VOICE

VOL: 1

ISSUE 5

OCTOBER 2010

 

Tracy Marker and Sharon Teeter, Editors

 

We here at Shepherd in the Pines wish to thank the Elders, and the Deaconesses for all their work that they give to the congregation.

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FROM THE BOARD:

SOCIAL MINISTRY:

 

Social Ministry serves you the wonderful people of  S.I.T.P.    Cards, plants, and flowers are sent to those who are ill, recovering from surgery, or if a loved one who has died.

Meals are coordinated and deliveries for those who have had surgery.

The Food Bank falls under Social Ministry and is there first for our members in need.  Thank you to all of you who have given to this ministry.  Any questions contact Cyndi.

Cyndi would like to thank all those who provided dinners for Debbie and Denis.  The meals were greatly appreciated.

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CHILDREN’S CORNER:

 

This month’s child is Kaleb

Kaleb is five years old and attends Smiley School in Redlands.  He is in Kindergarten.  He enjoys school and is learning to read.

He loves cars and motorcycles like his Papa.

Kaleb now enjoys Sunday School with his new friends Samuel and Cody.  He loves being a part of our Big Bear Family here at S.I.T.P.

 

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JOKES:

 

If anyone wishes to submit a Christian joke for our monthly newsletter, please feel free to contract either Tracy or Sharon T.  Thanks.

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PAST EVENTS:

 

PROGRESSIVE DINNER:

 

This year’s Progressive Dinner was held on October 23rd from 5 PM.  It started with Howard and Judy, who volunteered the Salads and Appetizers , and then the group went to Raejean’s for the Main Dish, and then on to George and Bev’s for the desserts.  All those who attended this event had lots of fun and enjoyed themselves.

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

FRIDAY EVENING SABBATH EVENING MEAL/SERVICE/STUDY EVENT:

On the first Friday of each month there will be a Sabbath evening Meal/Service/Study that will be held from 6 to 8 PM at the church.  Please mark this on your calendars.  We hope to see you there.

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS POTLUCK DINNER IN DECEMBER:

 

On the first Saturday, December 4th, S.I.T.P will be hosting our annual Christmas Potluck Dinner beginning at 5:30 PM.  The Fellowship Committee will be providing the food for this very joyous occasion where there will also be singing of Christmas songs to be sung by all.

A sign-up sheet is in the Narthex for families to sign up, and a choice of three categories and they are a Main Dish, Salad, or a Dessert to choose from.  Please sign up.  Thank you.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

AMERICAN HEROES:

 

If anyone knows of any names with their pictures to submit for the American Heroes Bulletin board, please submit them to Sharon until Bobbi returns in the spring so that she can add them to the board.  They can be names of people what serve in the military or emergency workers like policemen/women that serve the public.  Thank you.

 

YOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING:

 

Every Thursday afternoon there is a Youth Leadership Training Meeting starting at 2 until 2:30 PM.  All of our youth from ages 4 to 12 years of age are encouraged to attend.

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY:

 

Every Tuesday morning at 11:15 AM there is a Women’s Bible Study headed up by Sharon.  All women are encouraged to attend.  Please pick up a study sheet from Sharon after church each Sunday so that you can prepare for the lesson.  This month the Bible Study class will be held for the first three Tuesdays at Virginia’s house, then for the other two Tuesdays it will be held at Bev’s house.  All women of the congregation are welcome to attend.

HELPING HANDS:

 

It is very important to us at S.I.T.P’S.  You may have noticed the food stuffs in the Narthex for those S.I.T.P’S families or friends that are in need.  Please feel free to take what you want.  You may also donate money to Helping Hands.  Please use the envelopes marked “Helping Hands” in the pews, and put your envelope number and your name on the outside of the envelope and place it in the offering basket.  Thank you for your generosity.

FLOWER CHART:

 

We want to specially thank all those who gave towards the Altar Flowers this year.

EUCHARIST SERVICE ON THURSDAYS EACH WEEK:

This is a very special service that will bring one closer to Jesus.  We hope to see you there.

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ANY INFORMATION OR SUBMISSIONS FOR THE NEWSLETTER:

 

Please feel free to submit any information like jokes or any other information to either Tracy or Sharon.  Your input for the newsletter would be greatly appreciated.

May the Lord’s blessings be with you all.