Parish Notes November 16, 2014 St. Stephen’s


Parish Notes November 16, 2014 St. Stephen’s
St. Stephen’s
Lutheran Church
Amazing grace, Joyful lives
Parish Notes
November 16, 2014
Vision Statement
St. Stephen’s, an open and loving congregation, will
provide a safe and welcoming spiritual home, so all
have opportunities to worship God and serve others.
Mission Statement
St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church invites all people into a joyful
and faithful relationship with God by following Jesus, teaching,
baptizing, and celebrating the Lord’s presence. We are committed
to share God’s love by caring for each other and for the world around us.
St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church
A member of the ELCA
1001 Olson Lane, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
Church Office: 916.933.1441
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours:
Monday thru Thursday 8:00AM–5:00PM
Closed for lunch: 12:00-1:30
Friday Closed
Two services every Sunday:
8:30 AM - Traditional Service
10:30 AM - Celebration Service
Children’s Sunday School
Begins at 10:30 AM in the Fellowship Hall,
then moves to the sanctuary at approx.
11:10 AM to join in Communion.
Confirmation Class
9:40 - 10:20am
November 27 for Thanksgiving
Lutheran Social Services Thanksgiving Baskets
Donate Today!
It’s that time of the year, please consider
a donation towards the purchase of
Thanksgiving Baskets for families less
fortunate this season.
Please place your donation in the basket
on the table in the Narthex.
Raley’s Scrip Quarterly Donation to St. Stephen’s
Thank you for scanning your cards, we earned $56.38
Memorial Services
All services will be at St. Stephens Lutheran Church,
1001 Olsen Lane, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762. All are
welcome at all services.
Friday November 21, 2014 Masonic funeral at 7:30 pm
with dessert reception to follow in Social Hall.
Saturday November 22, 2014 Celebration of Life and
Military Honors at 11:00 am. with luncheon to follow in
the Social Hall.
All Scouts and Scouters are welcome to wear their
uniforms of course.
In lieu of flowers the family is asking that donations be
given to:
Boy Scout Troop 454 Camper Fund
c/o St. Stephens Lutheran Church,
1001 Olsen Way, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
California Eastern Star Foundation
16960 Bastanchury Road, Suite # E
Yorba Linda, CA 92886-1711
(these donations will benefit the Scholarship Fund)
Lunch Bunch!
Every Wednesday
Bible Study
We will be studying:
May I have This Dance?
It’s a generous invitation to pause, renew, and
surrender to a God who has some wonderful
new steps to teach us.
Bring an item for the salad bar
Save the dates for
Mosaic Friday’s
Nov 21
Dec 5, 19
And by special arrangement
Church Thanksgiving Dinner:
Nov. 23, Sunday 5:00pm
One-Service Sunday—Dec. 7
Dec. 7, 10:00am Oakridge Chorale
Youth and Family Retreat
January 23-25, 2015
Zephyr Cove, on Lake Tahoe
St. Stephen’s members give from their hearts
El Dorado County Food Bank:
The food basket in the Narthex is delivered to the food bank weekly.
You may bring non-perishable items when you come to worship or any
time. Soup, cereal, peanut butter and baby food are highly
Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you
Veterans' Voices
Tell Your Story
A series of writing workshops designed to help
traumatized El Dorado County veterans heal through
Offered at the El Dorado Arts Council,
772 Pacific St, Placerville, CA
(The Historic Fausel House)
Thursday evenings, 6:30-9:30 pm.,
Nov. 13, 20, Dec. 4, 11, 18
& Saturday December 6, 10:00 am-4:00 pm.
Free to Veterans. For more information: 530-295-3496
Frank & Alice are moving…
To be closer to family.
Their new address is:
123 Kristin Drive
Wheatland, CA 95692
Maria Pechenova
Will Insalaco
Linda Mulligan
Payton Wichert
Seth McCracken
Oystein & Carol Lee Solheim 11/20
Once again our sanctuary will be
graced with Poinsettias for the
Advent and Christmas Season.
If you would like to donate a Poinsettia
in honor of a friend or loved one,
please place $10 in an offering
envelope and mark it Poinsettia.
Then be sure to sign
the “Dedication” sheet.
Next Sunday, Nov. 23
Ezekiel 34:11–16, 20–24
Ephesians 1:15–23
Psalm 95:1–7a
Matthew 25:31–46
Al Schmidt
Recuperating—heart issues
Lynne Klyse
Breast Cancer
Judy Jewell
Recovering from heart surgery
The family of TJ Hanson-Smith
Died 11/4/14
Ruth Schedler
Recovering from heart surgery
Frank LaPinta
Blocked Arteries
Pastor Trudy
Healing of Lyme Disease
Alice LaPinta
Physical healing
Jack Reilly
Recuperation and Energy
Jim and Judy Bergquam
Physical healing
Connie Badal
Dialysis complications
Ron Keil
Prayers for continued healing
Our Values Statement
We Value God’s Relationship to Us
“See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and
that is what we are.” 1 John 3:1
We Value the Activities of Spiritual Life
Worship. Prayer. Stewardship. Education. Generosity. Witness. Mutual Care.
“Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, hold fast to what is good; love one another
with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor.” Romans 12:11
We Value Each Other
“Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of
services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God
who activates all of them in everyone.” 1 Corinthians 12:4-6
We Value the World Around Us
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes
in him may not perish, but may have eternal life.” John 3:16
“…and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and
to walk humbly with your God?” Micah 6:8
We Value Forgiveness
“So when you are offering your gift at the altar, if you remember that your brother or
sister has something against you, leave your gift at the altar and go; first be reconciled
to your brother or sister, and then come and offer your gift.” Matthew 5:23
2014 Council Officers
Trudy Franzen - Pastor (916) 835-5092
Bert Terbijhe - President (530) 306-6858
Gary Nelson - Financial Director (916) 939-0845
Bob Dorr - Vice-President (916) 933-1788
Penny Knudsen - Secretary (916) 941-6433
Council Members
Barbara Peterson (916) 984-8210
Jackie McCracken (916) 792-5723
Dan Stein (916) 941-7585
Chris Klyse (916) 933-1755
Seat 9 OPEN
Council Meetings:
Council Meetings are second Tuesday of every month. Members are welcome!
Next meeting: Tuesday, Nov. 11th, at 7:00pm.
Church Staff
Trudy Franzen - Pastor
Arleen Gouine– Church Administrator / Bookkeeper
Kim Stein - Church Administrator / Bookkeeper
Mariia Pechenova—Church Organist / Pianist