09 September Encounter 2016

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09 September Encounter 2016
September 2016
The Pastor’s Pen
Whether we’re ready for it or not, summer
is almost over. Vacations have come to an end;
children have returned to school; autumn’s chill
will soon be in the air.
With the coming of fall, many of us find
our lives settling into a more “normal” – and often fuller – routine.
We find ourselves returning to the often busy schedule of the school
year.
Life at St. Andrew is no exception. September means the startup of programs and activities that were put on hold for the summer.
Sunday school, confirmation, choir, Bible studies, the adult forum
– all the ministries of the church are once again functioning at full
speed. The life of the congregation gets busier.
... a vehicle
for helping
us to live
out our
Christian
faith.
Hopefully, however, the programs and
activities are more than just opportunities
for us to be busy. Hopefully we see them as
opportunities to grow in our relationship with
God and to carry out our calling to be God’s
servants and witnesses.
Our life together as a congregation ought
to be a vehicle – a vehicle for helping us to live
out our Christian faith. By gathering together
for worship and other congregational activities,
each of us is enabled to be a more faithful
follower of Jesus. Participating in the life of the congregation
strengthens and equips us for the tasks God has given us to do.
As we begin another year of ministry, I encourage all of us to
think seriously and prayerfully about where we can “plug in” to the
life of the congregation. Each of us is needed for our congregation
to be all that it can be. And each of us can benefit from the support
and fellowship that the congregation gives.
By God’s grace may this be a year of growth, enrichment and
service for us all!
Many Activities
and Information
Inside!
• Quilters’ Crossing
• Scripture Readings
• Treasurer’s Report
• ELCA World Hunger
• Bible Journaling
• Memorial Fund Report
• People Power Schedule
• STEWARDSHIP
• Flu Shots at St. Andrew
• Ministry Leaders 2016
• KFC Fall News
• New Sermon Series
• September Movie Night!
• Sunday Morning Adult Forum
• Wednesday Morning Bible Study
• Women’s Saturday Morning
Breakfast Bible Study
• September Calendar
• Prayer Ventures
• Women’s Fellowship
2016-2017 Schedule
• For Our Young Readers
See you in worship.
Pastor Selbo
St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Mundelein Illinois 60060 www.standrewmundelein.com
Quilters’ Crossing
Scripture
Readings
for September
FALL QUILT RAFFLE
OCT 16, 2016
Sunday, September 04, 2016
16th Sunday after Pentecost
Deuteronomy 30:15-20
Psalm 1
Philemon 1-21
Luke 14:25-33
A free raffle ticket will be given for each item or
package received -Tickets and drop off will be Oct 9th
and 16th - before and after both services.
T - SHIRT CHALLENGE
Sunday, September 11, 2016
17th Sunday after Pentecost
Acts 4:13
Luke 7:36-50
Needed . . .
300 + men’s T-shirts
• Size L and XL - slightly used, any color.
• Bath size mild bars of soap (i.e. Ivory)
• Large safety pins to be used for diaper pins.
• Any baby care items from our list below
are also welcome and will receive raffle tickets.
If items have been or will be dropped off during August, September
and before October 9th and 16th, please put your name and phone
number on the item and you will also receive your raffle tickets.
There will be a box and a QUILTER in the narthex October 9th and
16th to collect donations and to give you your raffle tickets.
Other Baby Care items on our list include
size 6 – 24 mos. Sleepers, T-shirts, blankets, sweater
or jacket, hat, hand towel
Sunday, September 18, 2016
18th Sunday after Pentecost
Exodus 32:7-14
Psalm 51:1-10
1 Timothy 1:12-17
Luke 15:1-10
Sunday, September 25, 2016
19th Sunday after Pentecost
Amos 8:4-7
Psalm 113
1 Timothy 2:1-7
Luke 16:1-13
Family, Friends, Neighbors would be a good source.
If you are into garage sales that would be another source.
Treasurer’s Report For July 2016
Income
Jul-16
Budget
YTD ‘16
YTD Budget Annual Budget
REGULAR GIVING
$24,098 $19,662 $166,379 $155,257 $272,670
SEASONAL GIVING
$- $- $4,546 $6,840 $13,500
DESIGNATED GIVING
$1,333 $40 $4,730 $2,440 $4,400
MISCELLANEOUS INCOME
$80 $50 $930 $1,700 $3,300
BENEVOLENCE INCOME*
$2,231 $2,500 $17,930 $17,500 $30,000
* (Must Be Designated on Envelope)
Total Operating Income
$27,743 $22,252 $194,514 $183,737 $323,870
Total Expenses
$21,815 $25,113 $182,551 $189,862 $323,814
Building Fund Balance:*
* (Must Be Designated on Envelope)
$59,191
St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Mundelein Illinois 60060 www.standrewmundelein.com
ELCA World Hunger
Nearly 800 million people – that’s 1 in 10 people in our world today
– are hungry.
As members of the ELCA, we are called to respond. We are a church that
rolls up our sleeves and gets to work. Working with and through our congregations, in the United States, Puerto
Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands Lutheran churches overseas and other
partners, ELCA World Hunger is uniquely positioned to reach communities in need. From health clinics to microloans, water wells to animal husbandry, community meals to advocacy, your gifts to ELCA World Hunger
make it possible for the ELCA to respond, supporting sustainable solutions
that get at the root causes of hunger and poverty. Hunger facts:
• 795 million people around the world – that’s 1 in 10 – can’t access the
food they need to live active, healthy lives. [1]
• 1 billion people live in extreme poverty on less than $1.25 per day.
That’s 14.5% of the world’s population. [2]
• At some point in 2014, more than 48 million people in the United •
States were unsure where their next meal might come from. [3]
• 46.7 million Americans were living in poverty in 2014. For a family of
four, this means their annual household income was below $23,850. [4]
We, at St. Andrew will be participating this fall with an appeal to raise
money for a water well. Please watch for further information in upcoming
issues of the Encounter and in Sunday announcement sheets in the bulletin.
In addition to giving through the congregation, individuals can also give
directly to the challenge at www.elca.org/Our-Work/ Relief-and-Development/ELCA-World-Hunger
[1] Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2015
[2] The World Bank, 2015
[3] USDA, 2015
[4] US Census Bureau, 2015
Memorial Fund Report
MEMORIAL GIFTS RECEIVED
Donn & Tana Hamm In memory of Paul Gerjol,
Grace Obermeyer &
Carlene Fitz-Hugh
Joe & Jenny Prescia
In memory of
Carlene Fitz-Hugh
Ann & Gary Burchardt
In memory of
Carlene Fitz-Hugh
Bible Journaling
Group
Have you heard of Bible
journaling? If not, it is a new way
to be connected to scripture by
using the creative gifts God gave
us to worship Him and express
our faith. It is also a growing
community of brothers and
sisters in Christ who are excited
to document what God is doing
in their lives through writing,
coloring and using other hands-on
techniques.
It might be fun
to start a Bible
journaling
group at St.
Andrew--a
space for us to
gather together,
so we can
share ideas,
be creative
and have fun.
No artistic skills or experience
required--just a desire to share our
love for God.
If you are interested in being a
part of a Bible journaling group or
have any questions about it, please
contact Kristin Dugenske (847371-1837 or [email protected]
com). If there’s enough interest
in starting a group like this, we’ll
share more information.
Gift/Memorial Fund A memorial gift is a way to let the
bereaved family know that people
care and wish to remember the
deceased in a special way. An
honorarium is a way to remember
a special occasion such as a
birthday, anniversary, wedding,
graduation, baptism, etc.
St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Mundelein Illinois 60060 www.standrewmundelein.com
PEOPLE POWER – 8:30 am – SEPTEMBER 2016
Sunday, September 4
8:30 a.m.
Assisting Minister:
Stan Sanderson
Lay Reader:
Kris Bacci
Acolyte:
Tyler Mann
Welcomer:
Laurel Caldara
Greeter:
Tom Girmscheid
Ushers:
Ed Arroyo, Lew Boyd, Steve Jacobson, Roger Bacci
Sound Tech:
Tom Girmscheid
Nursery Attendant:
Phone Receptionist:
Anita Pahlman
Altar Guild:
Judy Boyd
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Counters:
Andrea Ammons & Carol Clark
Sunday, September 11
8:30 a.m.
Assisting Minister:
Dave Bender
Lay Reader:
Harold Hanson
Acolyte:
Angelina Rizzo
Communion Assistant:
Tana Hamm
Welcome Team:
John & Rose Felde
Greeters:
Bill & Laurie Turner
Ushers:
Jean Fagerstrom, Steve Jacobson, Gary Schuessler, Lew Boyd
Sound Tech:
Carl Schoenfield
Nursery Attendant:
Phone Receptionist:
Anita Pahlman
Altar Guild:
Judy Boyd
Counters:
Andrea Ammons & Bob Hernquist_ ___
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Sunday, September 18
8:30 a.m.
Assisting Minister:
Judy Boyd
Lay Reader:
Merv Beyersdorf
Acolyte:
Jasper Winter
Greeter:
Laurel Caldara
Ushers:
Dave Bender, Tom Girmscheid, Steve Jacobson, Vern Potillo
Sound Tech:
John Bestler
Nursery:
Phone Receptionist:
Altar Guild:
Judy Boyd
Counters:
Andrea Ammons & Julie Kangas__ ___
Sunday, September 25
8:30 a.m.
Assisting Minister:
Leslie Parriott
Lay Reader:
Debbie Jacobson
Acolyte:
Karly Richlinski
Welcome Team:
John & Rose Felde
Greeters:
Diane Sanderson & Dee Kratz
Ushers:
Laurie Ann Bender, Laurel Caldara, Lois Laedtke, Debbie Jacobson
Sound Tech:
Ray Potillo
Nursery:
Altar Guild:
Judy Boyd
Phone Receptionist:
Anita Pahlman
Counters:
Andrea Ammons & Laurie Nielsen___
If you have a schedule problem, or can volunteer, please contact the following:
Acolyte:
Nancee Erickson
Assisting Ministers/Lay Reader/Greeters/Phone Receptionist:
Anita Pahlman
847-566-8081
Nursery Attendants (Both Services)
Jessica Beyer
847-566-0474
Ushers:
Lois Laedtke
Sound Tech:
Tom Girmscheid
847-814-5401
Counters:
Andrea Ammons
847-548-8092
St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Mundelein Illinois 60060 www.standrewmundelein.com
PEOPLE POWER – 10:45 am – SEPTEMBER 2016
Sunday, September 4
Worship Leader:
Welcome Team:
Greeters:
Phone Receptionist:
Nursery Attendants:
Ushers:
Altar Guild:
Counters:
Sunday, September 11
Worship Leader:
Greeters:
Phone Receptionist:
Nursery Attendants:
Ushers:
Altar Guild:
Counters:
Sunday, September 18
Worship Leader:
Welcome Team:
Greeters:
Phone Receptionist:
Nursery Attendants:
Head Usher:
Altar Guild:
Counters:
Sunday, September 25
Worship Leader:
Welcome Team:
Greeters:
Ushers:
Nursery Attendants:
Altar Guild:
Phone Receptionist:
Counters:
10:45 a.m.
Jenny Prescia
Mivelaz Family
Jackie Schmidt and Elissa Towle & Family
Anita Pahlman
Tom Beyer, Bob Adams, Elissa Towle
Judy Boyd
Andrea Ammons & Carol Clark
10:45 a.m.
Bill List
Danny & Cindy Mivelaz
Anita Pahlman
Tom Beyer, Kari Payne, Tim Mivelaz
Judy Boyd
Andrea Ammons & Bob Hernquist
10:45 a.m.
Jenny Prescia
Mivelaz Family
God Squad
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________
Tom Beyer
Judy Boyd
Andrea Ammons & Julie Kangas_____________
10:45 a.m.
Jenny Prescia
Danny & Cindy Mivelaz
Green Family
Tom Beyer, Phil & Teresa Maki, Bob Adams
Judy Boyd
Anita Pahlman
Andrea Ammons & Laurie Nielsen
If you have a schedule problem or can volunteer please contact the following:
Worship Leaders/Lay Reader/Greeters/Phone Receptionist:
Nursery Attendants:
Ushers:
Counters:
Anita Pahlman
Jessica Beyer
Tom Beyer
Andrea Ammons
566-8081
566-0474
566-0474
548-8092
St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Mundelein Illinois 60060 www.standrewmundelein.com
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STEWARDSHIP –
“Is it YOUR WAY OF LIFE?”
Over the next few months, please:
WATCH AND LISTEN!!!!! How does God want you to be a part of
our St. Andrew family and our community?
“Gracious God, draw me close to you through the cross
of Christ and help me see that I am a gift. Lead me in
the direction I should go to work to your Glory.”
Amen.
Flu Shots at
St. Andrew on
October 9
Through a partnership between
Advocate Health Care and
Walgreens Pharmacy, flu shots
will be offered at St. Andrew
on Sunday morning, October 9,
from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon.
There is no cost for the shots.
Those wishing to receive a shot
are asked to bring their insurance
card, although no one will be
turned away for lack of insurance
coverage. Everyone who is ten
years of age or older is eligible.
St. Andrew Ministry Leaders 2016
Below are the officers and ministry team liaisons for 2016. You are encouraged to reach out to
these people with questions, suggestions, or to volunteer for one of our ministries.
Executive Team:
President: Vice President: Secretary: Treasurer: Leslie Parriott
Bob Hernquist Dawn Camp
Gary Burchardt
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
Ministry Team Liaisons:
Christian Education: Dawn Camp
[email protected]
Communication:
Bruce Dir
[email protected]
Evangelism: Bob Burchard [email protected]
Finance:
Bob Hernquist [email protected]
Memorial:
Chris Binversie
[email protected]
Parish Life:Tim [email protected]
Property:
John Bestler [email protected]
Social Ministry:Lisa [email protected]
Staff Support:Leslie [email protected]
Stewardship:Keith [email protected]
Worship and Music: Wendi Kelly
[email protected]
Youth: Corrine McGonagle [email protected]
St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Mundelein Illinois 60060 www.standrewmundelein.com
KFC Fall News:
Sermon Series
Movie Night!
Along with the book of Titus,
the New Testament books of First
and Second Timothy are commonly
called the Pastoral Epistles. Written
by a veteran pastor to his younger
colleague, Paul’s letters to Timothy
provide a glimpse into some of the
issues and challenges that were
being faced by the early church.
Even though these letters were
written over nineteen hundred years
ago, they address some of the same
issues that followers of Jesus are
confronted with today, including
the issue of how to remain faithful
to God in a world that can easily
pull us away from our faith.
Beginning on Sunday,
September 18, and continuing for
the next five Sundays, I will be
preaching on selected passages
from First and Second Timothy.
(These passages are the assigned
New Testament Readings for each
of these Sundays.)
If you would like to be reading
ahead, here are the passages that
we will be looking at:
Sept. 18:... 1 Timothy 1:12-17
Sept. 25:... 1 Timothy 2:1-7
Oct. 2:....... 1 Timothy 6:6-19
Oct. 9:....... 2 Timothy 1:1-14
Oct. 16:..... 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5
Oct. 23:..... 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18
You are welcome, of course,
to read each of the letters all the
way through. That would help give
you an even deeper understanding
of the issues that the writer of the
letter is addressing.
As always, I appreciate
receiving feedback on my sermons.
As we spend some time with First
and Second Timothy, I would
love to hear your questions and
observations.
Pastor Selbo
Registration: The first day of Sunday School begins on September
11! Please don’t forget to register your child for our program that is
offered for ages 3 through 5th grade.
Pet Blessing (Oct 2): We will be having a Pet Blessing in between
services on October 2. Children are invited to bring their pet, picture of
their pet and/or a stuffed animal to be blessed on this day. The children
will also be working on a fall service project to collect used blankets,
towels, paper towels, dog food and toys for a local animal shelter. PADS (Oct 22): KFC families and friends are invited to help set-up at
PADS on Sat, Oct 22 from 4-6pm. We will be teaching the kids how to
serve the poor by setting up beds, dinner & packing lunches.
Halloween Fun & Trunk-Or-Treat (Oct 30): KFC children are
encouraged to invite a friend to church this day for some Halloween
fun during the Sunday School hour and to stay for our 2nd service. We
invite the entire church after 2nd service in the parking lot to participate
in our annual Trunk-or-Treat. The kids will go around trick or treating
for those that wish to participate by filling their trunks with nut-free
candies/snacks for the children. We hope many families join in this fun
event for our children!
Tina Routledge
Food served from 5-6:15 pm, Movie at 6:30
September 17, 2016
Teacher, Grace Wesley, responding to her student
Brooke’s question about Jesus and His teachings
as they relate to the nonviolent teachings of Martin
Luther King Jr. and Gandhi. Grace’s response
acknowledges that “the writer of the Gospel of
Matthew records Jesus as saying, ‘You have heard
it said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’
But I tell you, love your enemies, and pray for
those who persecute you.” In response to another
student’s comment, she adds some additional commentary about those
who would die for what they believe.
By the end of the day, Grace finds herself facing the wrath of the principal,
the school board, and even her union representative. Somehow a text
message from another student has turned into a threat from Brooke’s
freethinking parents. Offered the chance to apologize for mentioning Jesus
in the classroom, Grace refuses, asserting that she had done nothing wrong
in answering the question. In short order, she is put on leave without pay
and assigned a public defender (Tom) by the teachers’ union to face trial
for quoting Scripture in the classroom.
First and Second
Timothy
St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Mundelein Illinois 60060 www.standrewmundelein.com
Sunday Morning Adult Forum
We recite the words almost every Sunday in worship: “I believe in
God, the Father almighty . . . I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our
Lord . . . I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church . . .” But
what are really saying when we recite those words? Do we know what the
words mean?
Beginning September 11 in the Adult Forum, we will be watching and discussing a 17-part DVD series on
the Apostles’ Creed. The series features a variety of speakers, including the Lutheran church historian, Martin
Marty, and the Anglican New Testament scholar, N. T. Wright. Produced by the Christian History Institute, the
series traces the origin of the Apostles’ Creed, placing it in its historical context, and the scholars and theologians
discuss each phrase of the Creed, emphasizing its relevance and application to our lives today. You are invited to
join us for this extensive and in-depth look at the church’s central statement of faith.
The Adult Forum meets upstairs in Nelson Hall each Sunday morning from 9:45 to 10:30. Talk to Pastor
Selbo if you have questions or would like more information.
Wednesday Morning Bible Study
For the past year and a half in the Wednesday morning Bible study we have
been reading and discussing the Gospel of Luke. (We’ve been in no hurry to
get through it!) After taking a break for the summer we resume our study on
September 7th. Even if you haven’t been part of this Bible study in the past, you
are most welcome to join us.
It is in Luke’s Gospel that we hear the stories of the Good Samaritan and the
Prodigal Son, that we meet Zacchaeus the tax collector, and that we find the one leper (out of ten) returning to
give thanks to Jesus for having healed him. Sometimes called the Gospel to the Gentiles, Luke focuses on Jesus’
ministry to “outsiders.” Luke emphasizes that Jesus is not only the Messiah of Israel, but is also the Savior of the
world.
Led by Pastor Selbo, the study meets upstairs in Nelson Hall on Wednesday mornings from 10:00 to 11:00
a.m. No prior knowledge of the Bible is required, just a desire to learn and grow in God’s Word. We would
welcome your participation!
Women’s Saturday Morning Breakfast
Bible Study Opportunity
Begins September 24
Women of St. Andrew please join our Saturday small group Bible Study as we
begin our 17th year of meeting once a month for breakfast (we take turns hosting), Bible
Study and fellowship. We use the Bible Study series published in Gather magazine—
which is sponsored by the ELCA. (The annual subscription is $15.) This year’s session
has three parts. The Fall Study (September- November) considers “when God isn’t fair.”
The first session reviews the story of Jonah and the whale. In December, we will have
an advent devotional. January – May is a study of the book of Galatians, which was a
favorite of Martin Luther.
We meet in Nelson Hall from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. the second Saturday of each month. However, this year
due to schedule conflicts we will meet in September on the 4th Saturday, 9/24. In subsequent months, we will
return to the second Saturday. Please call Pam Haley at 224-360-2183 for more information. We look forward to
welcoming you (and your friends!) to our group!
St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Mundelein Illinois 60060 www.standrewmundelein.com
September 2016
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
1
9 am Quilters
8:30 Traditional
4
5
LABOR DAY
10:45 Contemporary
6:30 pm Early Bird AA
WORK CAMP
SUNDAY
11
12
6
7 pm Evangelism
10 am Bible Study
7:30 pm Troop 198
8:30 pm Mund. AA
7:00 pm Choir Reh.
13
8 am Men’s
Breakfast (Hillside)
8:30 Traditional
6:30 pm Early Bird AA 7 pm Council Mtg
9:40 Adult Forum
9:45 KFC Resumes 7 pm Kirk Players Reh.
10:45 Contemporary
7:30 pm Troop 198
6 PM Head to the
8:30 pm Mund. AA
Heart (6-8 graders)
18
8:30 Traditional
9:40 Adult Forum
9:45 KFC
10:45 Contemporary
19
20
7 pm Worship &
Music Mtg
6:30 pm Early Bird AA
8:30 Traditional
10:45 Contemporary
6 PM Head to the
Heart (H2H)
26
6:30 pm Early Bird AA
27
8 am Men’s
Breakfast (Hillside)
7 pm Kirk Players Reh
7:30 Mund. Coin Club
7:30 pm Troop 198
8:30 pm Mund. AA
8
28
10 am Power of Praise
Rehearsal (POP)
9
10 am POP Rehearsal
10
7:30 pm Kirk Mtg
15
9 am Quilters Brown Bag Lunch
ENCOUNTER
6:30 Lucky Ducks 4-H ARTICLES DUE
7:00 pm Choir Reh.
7 pm Kirk Players
7 pm Women’s
Reh.
Fellowship
7 pm Troop #198
7 pm Kirk Players
Reh
10 am Bible Study
3
5:30 pm Early Bird
AA
10 am Bible Study
21
2
5:30 pm Early Bird
AA
7:30 pm Kirk Mtg
9 am Quilters
14
7:00 pm Choir Reh.
7 pm Kirk Players
Reh.
7:30 pm Troop 198
7 pm Kirk Players Reh 8:30 pm Mund. AA
25
7
Sat
9 am Quilters
9 am Quilters
7:00 pm Choir Reh.
7 pm Kirk Players
Reh.
7 pm Kirk Players
Reh
23
8:30 am Women’s
Breakfast Bible Study
9 am Quilters
5:30 pm Early Bird
AA
29
MOVIE NIGHT!
17
“God’s Not Dead #2”
5 pm Dinner
6:30 pm Movie
5:30 pm Early Bird
AA
22
7 pm Kirk Players
Reh
10 am Bible Study
16
10 am POP Rehearsal
30
5:30 pm Early Bird
AA
St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Mundelein Illinois 60060 www.standrewmundelein.com
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PRAYER VENTURES
September 2016
These petitions are offered as guides to prayer for the
global, social and outreach ministries of the church. Thank
you for your continued prayers for the life and mission of
this church.
1
We remember in our prayers college and
university students, seminarians and leaders studying
through the ELCA International Leaders and International Women Leaders programs. We pray the Spirit
will guide their studies and discernment and prepare
them for lives of service and enriching communities.
2
We turn to God in prayer as we face daily
experiences and threats of violence and terror in the
world and ask that we not be discouraged or seek vengeance but that God will renew our hope and faith and
guide us to solutions that lead to peace, healing and
justice rather than deepening hatred and division.
3
We give thanks to God for the season of fall
and the ways in which it reminds us of new beginnings, abundant harvests that feed the hungry, anticipation of change and hope.
4
Being a disciple and follower of Jesus is
not an easy endeavor. We ask God to strengthen our
resolve to follow, no matter the cost, and grant us
courageous faith alongside the challenges, doubts and
questions we experience.
5
We ask God to bless the labors of those who
work to sustain their families and contribute to their
communities, and we pray for new opportunities, fair
wages and a sense of value for people who are seeking
employment.
6
We remember in our prayers, especially during National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month,
those who live with the darkness of loneliness, isolation of mental illness and question the value of their
life. We pray the healing love of God displaces the
darkness and that we learn to better recognize the pain
of people around us and respond with skillful care and
the embrace of community.
7
God knows us and knows our ways and yet
shows us mercy and love. We pray that our actions,
words and ventures speak clearly of God’s love and
presence that others may also know this good news.
8
We remember in our prayers the Rev. Michael
Fonner, Leslie Weed-Fonner and Elizabeth Hendrickson, ELCA missionaries serving in Nairobi, Kenya,
and ask God to bless their work in parish ministry and
communications.
9
ELCA Campus Ministry serves students,
faculty and staff at more than 180 colleges and universities and partners with congregations serving 400
campuses nationwide. We pray God will bless their
ministries of bearing witness to God’s grace and promoting community, discipleship and service.
10
We pray God will grant those pastors seeking or awaiting new calls or who are discerning their
ministry and vocation a special measure of patience,
clarity and alertness to the Spirit’s guidance.
11
It is God that seeks us, gathers us in and gives
us the gift of new life in Jesus Christ. We give thanks
and praise in our prayers for God’s undeserved attentiveness and mercy in our lives.
12
We give thanks for the special work of the
Evangelical Lutheran Education Association and for
their support of Lutheran educators, ELCA schools and
early childhood centers.
13
We remember in our prayers rostered and lay
leaders who preach and teach the gospel and pray the
Spirit fill them with a love of Scripture, wisdom, an
enduring desire to learn and enthusiasm for sharing
what God reveals for the world’s sake.
14
Our congregations are blessed with Sunday
school teachers and Bible study leaders committed to
faith formation, witness and connecting God’s word
with daily life. We ask God to help us affirm their
faithful service and cultivate their skills.
15
National Hispanic Heritage Month We give
thanks for and honor the gifts and contributions of
Hispanic and Latino Americans, and we pray for the
growth of ELCA Latino ministries as they share the
gospel and serve their neighbors in many different
community contexts.
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We give thanks for God’s abundant love and
patience with us and for creating in us faith and abilities that enable us—even with our personal flaws,
weaknesses and appalling histories—to serve as leaders, workers and witnesses sharing the good news.
Hildegard, Abbess of Bingen (died 1179) We
remember in our prayers women throughout history
who have influenced the church, served as leaders and
spiritual guides, and witnessed to the gospel through
their faith, service and vision.
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We ask God, in the midst of our wealth and
abundance, to remind us of our neighbors living in
poverty, hunger and illness and to not turn from their
needs but to love, serve and respect them as our brothers and sisters in Christ, created in God’s image.
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We remember in our prayers civil servants,
legislators and politicians and pray their work, deliberations and decisions consider the diversity of humanity, factors that contribute to communities flourishing
and the well-being of people with critical needs.
20
We persist in bringing to God our concerns for
peace and reconciliation in the world, especially where
wars and violent conflicts continue to cause suffering,
destruction and loss of life.
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We pray for the Moravian Church, a full communion partner with the ELCA, and for the continuing
growth of our relationship as together we share the
gospel and do God’s work in the world.
We remember in our prayers grandparents
who surround their grandchildren with love, care, attention, and words and actions that witness to God’s
gift of love through Jesus Christ.
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We ask God to teach us the differences between want and need, between greed and generosity,
between self-interest and mutual care.
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We give thanks for our partners in doing God’s work in the world, especially companion
churches in other countries, The Lutheran World
Federation, the World Council of Churches and other
ecumenical and inter-religious organizations.
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We pray that we will—in the name of Jesus
Christ—stand for justice for the oppressed, work to
feed the hungry, welcome strangers as friends and
demonstrate unwavering concern for all in need.
29
Conference of Bishops We remember in our
prayers our 65 synod bishops gathered in Chicago
to discuss our mission in the world and advise our
church. We pray the Spirit will guide their efforts and
God will grant them strength and wisdom in their work
back home with their congregations, leaders and communities.
Matthew, apostle and evangelist Matthew
grew from being a distrusted tax collector to being a
fervent believer in Jesus Christ, follower and public
witness. We pray our lives will also be transformed
through faith to make us spirited witnesses to God’s
powerful love and presence in the world.
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We remember in our prayers ELCA missionaries serving in Madagascar—Kirsten Laderach, Hannah Kaitschuk, the Rev. Lancelot Themba and Kwena
Mkhabela. We pray God will encourage and further
their work in theological education, evangelism, interfaith dialogues and the Young Adults in Global Mission program.
Worship Attendance for July
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By grace we have been saved through faith.
We praise God for this gift of salvation through Jesus
Christ and for welcoming us into the body of all believers through our baptism.
erome, translator, teacher (died 420) We give
thanks to God for people who have gifts of speaking, writing and translating languages for the sake of
serving others and sharing God’s word in our diverse
world.
Date 8:30 10:45 Total
7/3 69 95 164
7/10
73 75 148
7/17
68 68 136
7/24
91 70 161
7/31
73 67 140
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Women’s Fellowship
2016-2017 Schedule
We have an excellent calendar of events for this
Rib: The Heartwarming Story of a Woman of Courage
and Devotion by E. Jane Mall (copies will be available at
church for $13.00) Have it read by 11/10 for a thoughtful
discussion about “Kitty” and how she enhanced Luther’s life
with the joys and fullness of family living. upcoming year. Not only will we be having some of
our annual activities, we will also be hosting some
guest presenters and having a couple of “field trips.” All meetings at the church are @ 7:00 PM on the
SECOND Thursday of each month. Please plan on
joining us and invite your friends, neighbors and
family members. Thursday - December 8 Christmas Caroling to Shut Ins
Thursday, September 15 Beatrix Potter Visits
Ready for laughs, stories, and memories? What will be in
the “unique” gift pile for Bunco this year. This is no skill
or talent necessary to play this dice game. Plan ahead to
what “white elephant” gifts you might like to donate to this
exciting evening. (please note that this is the 3rd Thursday) History Coming
Alive again with Paddy Lynn, who is our local storyteller
and Kirk Player will share the life story of Beatrix Potter
who was a writer, illustrator and conservationist. She is best
remembered for her best-selling children’s books, such as
The Tale of Peter Rabbit. There will be stories that combine
both her love for animals and the English countryside. We
have been captured by Paddy Lynn’s portrayals in past
years. You won’t want to miss this performance!
Thursday - October 13 Debbie’s Floral Shoppe Designs Each Sunday our altar is adorned with a beautiful flower
arrangement from Debbie’s Floral Shoppe and this evening
we will have the opportunity to learn about flower arranging
and how to artistically design beautiful bouquets. Sunday- October 23 - Brunch and Field Trip to Fort Hill Museum
We are going on a field trip! After sharing brunch together
after the 2nd service (everyone bring a dish to share); we
are going to visit Mundelein’s Historical museum. The Fort
Hill Museum is celebrating its 60th anniversary (founded
in 1956) - let’s visit our town’s local history! The museum
functions as an educational connection, highlighting
Mundelein and its many exciting points of interest. The
small, one-story structure is a former train depot that once
served as Mundelein’s stop on the Soo Line Railroad. A
train caboose from the late 19th century also sits on the
grounds. The museum also features antique furnishings and
other items which create a fascinating snapshot of life in the
community and from around Lake County.
Thursday - November 10 Book Club - Honoring 500 years Martin Luther, Reformation 1517
We have been wanting to have a “Book Club” and what
better book to read but about Katherine Luther, the woman
behind Martin Luther. Pick up the paperback Kitty, My
This is our annual and special tradition that continues to
grow each year. We will share Christmas music and cookies
with our senior St. Andrew members. This truly gets
everyone in the joyous Christmas spirit. Thursday - January 12 - Annual Fun Bunco Night Thursday - February 9 Game Day
When was the last time that you had time to just relax and
play a board game with friends? Bring your favorite games
- cards, board games, dice to share with our group. Maybe
you have games from your childhood that you would like
to share with others. Maybe you will learn a new game
that you have not played before. This should be a fun-filled
evening that you will love!
Thursday - March 9 Feed My Starving Children - Service Project!
Field Trip to Feed My Starving Children, 742 East Park
Avenue (176, Libertyville, 6:00 - 7:30 PM (please note
earlier time!) Feed My Starving Children® is a Christian
non-profit organization committed to feeding God’s
children hungry in body and spirit. The approach is simple:
children and adults hand-pack meals specifically formulated
for malnourished children, and we ship these meals to our
distribution partners. FMSC meals have reached nearly 70
countries around the world in our history. Thursday - April 13 - Wise Moves, Allison Wilmes Experienced yoga and movement therapist Allison Wilmes
will guide us through “chair exercises” to reduce shoulder
and neck stiffness and help with suggestions for lower back
pain. With simple, targeted movements, she can assist with
ideas to reduce pain. What a great idea to prepare us for our
spring gardening and outdoor activities. Saturday - April 29 11th Annual Ladies’ Tea 2:00 PM
Looking forward to Leslie Goddard’s one-woman show. More details to follow. It will be an amazing event. Save
the date!
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Worship Schedule is:
Traditional Service:
8:30 a.m.
Contemporary Service:
10:45 a.m.
St. Andrew Lutheran Church (ELCA)
10 South Lake Street
Mundelein, IL 60060
www.standrewmundelein.com
Telephone No.: 847-566-8081
Our mission as a congregation is to Share Christ. More
specifically, it is to help people come to know Christ, to
grow in their relationship with Christ and his Church,
and to be equipped to serve and witness in Christ’s name.
We would love to have you join us in this mission.
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