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NEW HOPE NEWS - Messiah New Hope Lutheran Church
Messiah New Hope Lutheran Church
5001 E. Madison Street
Sioux Falls SD 57110
NEW HOPE NEWS
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Published for members and friends of
messiah new hope Lutheran church
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OCTOBER 2016
You Are Invited!
Soup and Pie Supper
Worship With Us!
Sundays
Sunday, November 6
4:00—7:00 pm
8:15 AM Traditional Worship
9:30 AM Sunday School
10:30 AM Contemporary Worship
Adults: $6.00
Children 6-12: $3.00
kids 5 and under free
(kids meal available)
Wednesdays
4:00 PM Open Gym
6:00 PM Community Supper
6:30 PM Church School,
Rt. 67, Confirmation
8:00 PM HS Youth Group
Looking Ahead
@ Messiah New Hope
October
October
October
November
November
November
November
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November
December
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MS Corn Maze
Confirmation
Trunk or Treat
Soup and Pie Supper
All Saints Sunday
Consecration Sunday
Thanksgiving Eve Worship
And Pie Social
Decorating for Advent
A Down Home Christmas
Please see sign-up
sheet in the Narthex for volunteers to bring soup, pie and for set-up and
clean up. Bring your friends! Join us!
Inside this issue:
Pg 2 August Giving Report
Pastor’s Letter
Pg 3 Governing Bd Highlights
Community Prayers
Whole-life Wellness
Milestones 4 Keys
Pg 4 Serving Schedule
Attitude of Gratitude
2nd Half
Wed Community Supper
Pg 5 October Calendar
CONFIRMATION
Reformation Sunday
OCTOBER 30
10:30 am
Pg 6 Food To You
Bread Break
All Saints Sunday
Reformation Tour
Pg 7 Youth & Family Update
ADULT BIBLE STUDY
Pg 8 Looking Ahead
Please join us, and pray for our
young person confirmed that day:
Ashley Moen
www.messiahnewhope.com
Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study will begin
on October 9.
Pastor Don will be leading a study on the
Book of Revelation.
5001 E Madison St • Sioux Falls, SD 57110
MESSIAH NEW HOPE STAFF
Don Salberg Interim Pastor
Home 605-359-1864
[email protected]
Jes Carson, Youth Ministry Director
605-470-0120 [email protected]
(position open) Contemporary Worship Director
Del Hubers, Organist, Choir Director & Traditional Music
605-789-1524 [email protected]
Susie Oberg, Wednesday Supper Coordinator
605-940-1287 [email protected]
Church Office, 605-333-0971
email: [email protected]
Messiah New Hope Governing Board
Jon Moeller, President
John Nordlie, President-Elect
Jeff Eidenshink, Treasurer/Finance
Beth Hallstrom, Secretary
Open position Building & Grounds
Jesse Goebel, Communications
Aaron Moen, Youth & Family
Linda Albrecht, Worship
Leon Stoel, Discipleship
Charlie McIntyre, Service & Mission
Ginger Pelley, Community Life
254-4922
360-6384
271-0607
339-4664
941-8854
321-9485
201-1519
332-8517
582-6044
330-9361
August Giving Report
$20,000.00
$18,000.00
$16,000.00
$14,000.00
$14,370.00
$12,807.00
$12,000.00
August
$10,000.00
$6,882.00
$4,963.33
$8,000.00
$6,000.00
Budget
$4,000.00
$2,000.00
$328.34
$0.00
General
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Capital
Free to Serve
Youth and Family
October Pastor’s Letter
GRACE ABOUNDS
It was a lively and stimulating conversation
between me and my longtime friend who is
skeptical and not all that sure he wants to be part
of the church. Yet he is still searching and
wonders,so he seeks and asks “What do all these
churchy sounding words mean for me and for
anybody for that matter; what does the church
have to say to our post-modern age; what does
grace mean for me or anybody”?
So we talked and many cups of coffee later I
still wasn’t sure that I had calmed and satisfied
his questioning spirit. So it is; I ask you, dear
readers, how would you respond to his questions.
Indeed, what is Grace? Before you answer I
suggest that you read Romans Chapter 5.
As St. Paul clearly reminds us grace can only
be given, never do we by ourselves claim it.
There is no way to earn it, deserve it or bring it
about any more than we bring about our own
peculiar birth. Yet when you stop and think about
it the same observation can be made about a
good nights sleep, the smell of newly cut hay,
refreshing rain and so goes the list. There seems
to be no end to grace. Somebody loving you is
grace just as you loving somebody is grace as
well. It can be said I believe, that the first and
most important truth of Christian faith is the
assertion that we are SAVED BY GRACE which
simply means that there is nothing we HAVE to
do, there is nothing we HAVE TO DO!
I might have never been but I AM because God
in his wisdom decided his creation wouldn’t be
complete without me. He has given me his world
which most of the time is beautiful, yet at times
ugly. But in and through it all HE is with me and
in more ways than I can count; in more acts of
love and mercy than I can comprehend, He
assures me that I am loved. There is one catch
however. Like any other gift, the gift of grace can
only be mine(ours) if I(we) reach out to receive it
which when we stop and think about it, the
reaching out and receiving is gift as well.
FOR BY GRACE WE HAVE BEEN SAVED
THROUGH FAITH—THIS IS NOT OUR OWN
DOING; IT IS GOD’S GIFT TO US! And so it is
and ever shall be!
May your October days be filled with joy and
delight. Pastor Don Salberg
As we look forward to celebrating the
500th anniversary of the Reformation in
October of 2017, we recognize those who
have been educated in the Lutheran Catechism and in the Scriptures. Ashley Moen
will be confirmed on Sunday, October
30th.
We find Christian education—more specifically—Lutheran education, to be very
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important to the Ministry of Messiah New
Hope. As we approach the end of our first month of classes for the year, it is important that the teachers of the
Scriptures be acknowledged. Thank you to those who are spreading Christian education and the gospel to the
youth.
Jes Carson, Youth & Family Ministry Director
Trunk-or-Treat
Monday, Oct 31
5:00-6:00 PM
Middle School Corn Maze
October 8
7:00 PM
Heartland Country Corn Maze
Email [email protected] to let us
know you’re coming!
Confirmation
Bring your vehicle, decorate it however you’d like, and pass
out candy.
Hot dogs, hot chocolate, and lots of candy.
Trick-or-Treaters welcome.
Email [email protected] to let us know how
you’ll be decorating your vehicle.
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Ashley Moen will be confirmed on Reformation
Sunday (Oct. 30).
Ashley will be presenting her faith statement
during the 10:30 AM service on that day.
Pastor Olaf Roynesdal, East Side
Lutheran Church, is hosting a 10day Reformation Tour to Germany
May 23-June1, 2017 as part of the
500th Anniversary of the
Reformation. Cities/towns to be
toured include Berlin, Juterborg,
Wittenburg, Torgau, Leipzig,
Eisleben, Erfurt, Eisenach, the
Wartburg Castle, Mainz, and
Worms. The deadline for
registering is December 1, 2016.
For more information you may email him:
[email protected]
PLEASE PRAY
God's Healing for …
Steve Graf (friend of Mike & Jean Bauman)
Grant Stahl (friend of John Nordlie)
DW Duhacek (friend of Chuck & Deb Heimes)
Pam Boehman (cousin of Amy Bullis)
Randy Clark (friend of Roger/Jean Tiede)
Pam Eastman (dtr of Kay Nordlie)
Laurie Button (Katie Willer’s sister))
MNH sponsors
the November 10 Food To You
distribution.
We will need 15 to 20 volunteers and 200 jars of
peanut butter for the Food of the Month. Donations
can be left in the cart outside the MNH office and sign
up sheets will be available in the narthex.
Financial Well-Being
We will also be serving our holiday meal for the
guests at the December 8 distribution.
Extra volunteers and servers will also be needed for
this special meal.
Our focus will be on Financial well being and will lead
into our 2016 general appeal and Consecration
Sunday on November 20. Pastor Don is planning a
sermon series.
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to date
Sunday, November 6
We will be observing All Saints Sunday on Nov. 6.
It is a chance in the church year to recognize those
individuals who have passed away in the previous year
and are now among the saints in heaven.
We will list the names of those who have died in our
bulletin on that day. To help us make sure we
remember all loved ones, please complete the form
below and put it in the offering plate at church by
October 30. Since we have not officially recognized
this Sunday in the past few years, please feel free to
include the name of your loved one, even if it has been
more than one year, so that we can celebrate their
heavenly homecoming.
The Worship Committee
Focus in October and November
Messiah New Hope Lutheran Church
Governing Board Meeting
September 15, 2016
Fundraising for the replacement of the windows is
complete.
First step towards looking for new Pastor is preparing a
church profile. Executive committee will prepare
church profile. Since our meeting, Surveys have been
distributed to the congregation to be used in
completing the congregational profile.
Our constitution states that our Call Committee is to
be made up no more than six members. If interested in
being considered, please let anyone on the Governing
Board know.
Upcoming Events:
Soup & Pie Supper scheduled for November 6th.
November 20th will be Consecration Sunday.
Next Governing Board Meeting will be October 20th
Our August food harvest
picked up and distributed by
Bread Break was 19,647
pounds which is valued at $34,971.
KFC on Kiwanis is expected to begin donating soon,
followed by Einstein’s Bagels on S. Louise.
We are bringing bagels and pastries to Collision, a
student led Christian movement providing a breakfast
one day a week at many area middle schools and high
schools.
We will be included in a Sioux Falls Food Donation
Guide created by the city of Sioux Falls. They are finalizing the website and it should be available next
month.
We always need people to alternate with and
substitute for our volunteers. To add your hands to this
effort, please contact Mike Bauman @ (605-496-9358)
or email: [email protected]
Respectfully Submitted,
Beth Hallstrom
FOUR KEYS
FOR
OCTOBER
The Four Keys are a format for faith formation that
can be used in our homes. All families are different
and the ideas can be adapted to your family.
Traditions Fall is here with the many colorful
leaves. Gather a few leaves or sit where you can see
them. Get a pumpkin and carve it into a jack-olantern and place a light inside or sit by a lighted
candle or other small light. .
Caring Conversations Looking at the warm colors
of the fall leaves remember the many people who
have warmed your life and what they have done to
make it better. Thank those people with a note,
phone call, or in person.
Service Looking at the light from your jack-o-lantern
or other small light think about how the light of Jesus
shines on us and how it shines through each of
us. Chose one small way that you can be the hands
and feet of Jesus.
Devotions Read from your Bible or Story Bible. In
prayer, Thank God for coming and being the Light of
the world, thank him for the many people you have
warmed your days, and ask for guidance on how to
be the hands and feet of Jesus every day.
Nancy Gage- Milestone Ministry Coordinator
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(Name of Saint)
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(Name of Saint)
(Year of death)
(Submitted by)
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(Year of death)
(Submitted by)
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September Serving Schedule
Greeters
OCT. 2016
Sunday 8:15 Service
10/02
10/09
10/16
10/23
10/30
The Moen Family
Bev Heitman, Joyce Lunstra
Katie & Corey Meyer
Kay Nordlie, Amber Clements
Curt Struck Family
Sunday 10:30 Service
10/02
10/09
10/16
10/23
10/30
Layne Nelson Family
Doug & Stephanie Knutson
Delma Beckman, Pat Tuley
Tim & Pam Banwart
The Tolk Family
Servers
Coffee Set Up & Clean Up
3 Dozen Treats
10/02 The Torbert Family
Scott & Jenny Getting
Patti Torbert
Jennifer Schmidt
Jen Ohlenkamp
10/09 Pat Fritz
Pat Fritz
Jennifer Benson
Bev Heitman
Char Johnson
10/16 Jon & Myrna Moeller
Myrna Moeller
Pat Tuley
Joyce Lunstra
Brad Helm
10/23 Scott & Jenny Getting
Jenny Getting
Brian/Amy Mitchell Family Amy Mitchell
Kay Nordlie
10/30 John & Valoy Nordlie
Renae Eidenshink
Valoy Nordlie
Renae Eidenshink
Marlys Madsen
OUR ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE
MNH Gives Thanks to:
Doug Dreke, Jon Moeller, Roger and Jean Tiede,
Charlie and Nyla McIntyre, Lynn & Anna Kimball,
Jon Nordlie and others, for working to obtain and
install our new windows in the sanctuary.
Larry and Beth Hallstrom for the matching funds
challenge and everyone who contributed
financially to the Windows Project .
Mike Bauman for repairing doorstops and the step
leading to the daycare entrance.
Frank Taylor for trimming branches and doing other
clean-up tasks on our grounds
Roger Lunstra, Jon Moeller, Todd Madsen, Doug
Dreke, Roger Tiede, Craig Hanna, Steve Gage,
Leon Stoel, Chad Grev, Dallas Bratton, Mike
Wheelock, Pat Munneke, and Dean Mikkelson for
mowing and keeping our church grounds looking
great.
Sunday
Monday Tuesday
If your treats contain nuts, especially peanuts,
could you put a note on them? We have some
members with allergies and it is not always obvious when foods contain nuts. THANKS!
Wednesday Community Supper
Every Wednesday, 6:00 pm, everyone is invited!
Please join us weekly for good food & fellowship
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Friday
Saturday
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7:00 PM
Lutheran
Women
Today
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4:00 PM Open Gym
6:00 PM Community Meal
6:30 PM Children's School, Rt
67, Confirmation, MNH Choir,
Adults
8:00 PM Sr High Youth Group
MS Open Gym
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7:00 PM
Middle
School
Corn Maze
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8:15 AM Traditional Worship
9:30 AM Educational hour for all
ages
10:30 AM Contemporary Worship
6:00 PM 2nd Half
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4:00 PM Open Gym
6:00 PM Community Meal
6:30 PM Children's School, Rt
67, Confirmation, MNH Choir,
Adults
8:00 PM Sr High Youth Group
MS Open Gym
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6:00 PM
Food to You
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8:15 AM Traditional Worship
9:30 AM Educational hour for all
ages
10:30 AM Contemporary Worship
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4:00 PM Open Gym
6:00 PM Community Meal
6:30 PM Children's School, Rt
67, Confirmation, MNH Choir,
Adults
8:00 PM Sr High Youth Group
MS Open Gym
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6:00 PM
Team Meetings/
Supper
7:00 PM
Governing Board
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8:15 AM Traditional Worship
9:30 AM Educational hour for all
ages
10:30 AM Contemporary Worship
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NEWSLETTER
DEADLINE
7:00 PM
Altar Guild
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4:00 PM Open Gym
6:00 PM Community Meal
6:30 PM Children's School, Rt
67, Confirmation, MNH Choir,
Adults
8:00 PM Sr High Youth Group
MS Open Gym
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CONFIRMATION SUNDAY
NEWSLETTER DISTRIBUTION
8:15 AM Traditional Worship
9:30 AM Educational hour for all
ages
10:30 AM Contemporary Worship
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5:00 PM 6:00 PM
TRUNK OR
TREAT
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4:00 PM Open Gym
6:00 PM Community Meal
6:30 PM Children's School, Rt
67, Confirmation, MNH Choir,
Adults
8:00 PM Sr High Youth Group
MS Open Gym
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October 9 6:00 pm
Thank You for providing treats so generously!
Thursday
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Singing Boys Concert Choir at 8:15
Worship
8:15 AM Traditional Worship
9:30 AM Educational hour for all
ages
10:30 AM Contemporary Worship
2ND HALF
This group for those of us over
the half century mark will meet for a
potluck meal and fellowship. Our
potluck theme is Oktoberfest.
Contact Jean Bauman with questions at 605-743-0039 or
[email protected]
Wednesday
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