Frenzy! - All Saints Lutheran Church
MARCH 2 015
VOLUME 16, ISSUE 3
All Saints Lutheran Church -
Our High School Youth created the cross shown
here during the EDGE worship service in
February. The youth wrote on the stones things
that keep them from having a full relationship
with God and then glued them to the cross face
down as a gesture of repentance. They then
surrounded those stones wtih reminders of John
3:16 to represent that our sins are erased in
the sacrifice of Christ, who became human and
accepted death on the cross for our sake. During
Lent, join us on the Journey of Stones.
More on Lent, page 2
Find out more
Fish vs. Fowl
Daylight Savings Time
Set your clocks ahead Sunday, March 8
Lenten Food Drive
through March 29
Palm Sunday, March 29
Traditional: 8:15, 9:30 & 11 a.m., The Gathering: 9:30 a.m.
Maundy Thursday, April 2
Worship 7:30 p.m., Sanctuary
Good Friday, April 3
Worship 7:30 p.m., Sanctuary
2 Pastor’s Page
6 Financial Report
10 Parish Directory
PA G E 2
Ask God deep inside during Lent
“Oh Lord, throughout these forty
days you prayed and kept the fast.
Inspire repentance for our sins and free
us from our past.”
We sang these words on Ash
Wednesday to begin our Lenten
journey. Throughout Lent we take the
time to look deep inside ourselves to
the places we wish to keep hidden. We
look at those places so we can expose
them and be able to build a closer
relationship with God and others.
“There’s nothing wrong with
me,” the man says.
“But sir, you’ve just been in
a terrible car accident. You’re
bleeding and have some deep
bruises. There may be internal
“There’s nothing wrong with
“At least have a doctor check
you out, sir. We have an
ambulance right here – it
wouldn’t take very long.”
“I told you, there’s nothing
wrong with me!”
Then the man walks away from
the car accident. His wife picks
him up and drives him home.
Later, he dies from internal
If this man had allowed someone
to help, to look deep inside at the
hidden places, his life might have been
During Lent, God wants to go deep
inside with us, to bring to light those
sins we believe we’ve buried and no
longer affect us. God longs for us to
be free from our past and the sins that
keep us bound. As we approach the
foot of the cross we remember that
Jesus bled and died for us so that we
no longer need to be captive to our
sins. We can be free, if we so choose.
My prayer for each of us is that
we don’t let Lent pass us by. In the
busy-ness of life it is too easy to begin
something, never to bring it to fruition.
May our Lenten journey, begun on Ash
Wednesday, be 40 days of intentionally
allowing the great Physician to see
inside us so that we might be saved
from ourselves. Pastor Bonnie Gerber
Lent 2015: Journey of Stones
All Saints’ mid-week sermon theme for Lent 2015 is
Journey of Stones, which draws on the rich imagery of rocks
and stones in Scripture and the dichotomy of their use not
only as a metaphor to represent a strong foundation in God
but also as a metaphor for the weight of our sins. Below is
the schedule for 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays in Parish Hall and
for 7:30 p.m. Maundy Thursday and Good Friday in the
Sticks and Stones, John 8:1-12
Hearts of Stone, Luke 11: 37-52
Upon this Rock, Matthew 16:13-20
Crying Stones, Luke 19:29-40
April 2, Maundy Thursday
Stones to Bread, Matthew 4:1-11
April 3, Good Friday
The Final Stone, Matthew 27:60
Wednesday evenings during Lent, All Saints will gather
for a “Simple Supper” of delicious soups, salads and breads.
All are welcome to drop in for the informal meals beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesadys through March 29. The suggested
donation is $5 for adults and $3 for children.
To contribute soup or salad, or to help set up, serve or
clean up, sign up on the sheets posted in the Gathering Area.
For additional information, please contact Ruth Ford at
614-885-0112 or [email protected]
On the fifth Sunday of Lent, March 22, the All Saints
Chancel Choir and Chamber Orchestra, directed by Jan
Arthur, will present Faure’s Requiem.
Faure (1845-1924) was an outstanding organist and
teacher, as well as a composer, who went against the
European (Austro-German) tradition by limiting himself to
more intimate musical forms resulting in a more austere
style, a characteristic which labeled him somewhat minimalist. Today all of his music is valued, and the All Saints
Chancel Choir and orchestra attest to the beauty of his
PA G E 3
Council elects 2015 officers
During its regular business
meeting Feb. 9, Congregation Council
elected officers for the coming year.
Council approved the recommendations of the nominating committee
The 2015 officers:
• Carolyn Eselgroth, president
Adult Sunday School continues
a series on Dr. Walter Taylor’s book
Paul, Apostle to the Nations through
March 29. This seminary-level course
is geared toward laypeople. Cheryl
Frasch will lead.
Jewish Foundations of Faith
Pastor Mike Weaver continues the
interactive study Jewish Foundations:
Sacrifice, Worship and the Messiah
at 11 a.m. Sundays through March in
You’ll take a look beneath the
surface to discover the groundwork of
Christianity and gain insights into the
Jewish sacrificial system, spiritual principles, symbolism of the Jewish temple
and the promise of the Messiah.
Discover how the Old Testament laws
point to hope, healing, and a future
through the person of Jesus Christ.
Pastor Bonnie Gerber continues
to lead the 5:30 p.m. Thursday Cross
Training class on The Rest of the Story:
Volume 1 - The Parables of Jesus.
Please contact Pastor Bonnie at [email protected] if you would
like to purchase a book for $10.
• Derek Stout, vice president
• Mona Deringer, secretary
• Mike Williams, treasurer.
Council also welcomed new
members Tom Weeks and Fred
Lockwood, who replace outgoing
Council members Lori Ramirez and Al
In addition, Council appointed
representatives to the following:
• Support Committee: Mike Williams
• Endowment Committee: Tom Weeks
• Preschool Board: Mona Deringer
PA G E 4
March Service Opportunities
Fish v. Fowl Frenzy
Fair Trade Coffee
Laurels Nursing Home Worship 10:20 – 11 a.m.
(contact [email protected])
Lutheran Social Services Food Pantry
10 a.m. -3:30 p.m.
The Welcome Table
Lutheran Social Services Food Pantries
Most Needed Items
Sugar-free items for diabetics
Diapers, all sizes
Toothpaste and toothbrushes
Coffee in small jars, or 1- and
Tea bags, individually wrapped
or small boxes
Canned fruits and vegetables
Pasta or rice side-dishes
Ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise
Healthy foods are always in
demand at the food pantries as
well. Many clients have dietary
restrictions, while some are simply
trying to enjoy a healthier lifestyle.
Low-fat, low-sodium, sugar-free
and gluten-free items are always
Place food in the collection
cart at the Lay Ministry Supply
Room (near the office).
No opened boxes of food.
Please do not bring clothing
donations to All Saints.
Call Furniture Bank of Central
Ohio (614-272-9544) for home
pick-up of furniture, appliances
and household items.
Fish vs. Fowl
Our Lenten food drive, the Fish vs.
Fowl Frenzy, continues through March.
This fun, ‘noncompetitive competition’ asks that you bring in canned
protein, always a popular item, for the
Lutheran Social Services Food Pantries.
Men are asked to bring salmon;
women are asked to bring tuna; and
Who will come out ahead at the
end of the Frenzy?! Fish, fowl? Either
way, the food pantry and those who
rely on it for help in feeding themselves and their families win!
Eye Glasses: Lions Club
Toner Cartridges: Benefits MidOhio Food Bank
Campbell Soup Labels: Benefits
Oesterlen Services for Youth. All
that is needed is the UPC code
from any Campbell’s product.
Pop Can Tabs: Benefits Ronald
McDonald House at Nationwide
Habitat for Humanity Re-Store:
Building materials, cabinets, lights,
appliances, more. For more information or to schedule a pick-up,
call (614) RESTORE (737-8673).
Star House: The Serving You
Small Group collects items for
homeless teens at Star House. If
you have clothing or unopened
toiletries, please drop them off in
the purple bin outside the office.
Despite the Frenzy, don’t forget to
Bring One More from the Store!
All year, Bring One More from the
Store encourages the congregation to
buy duplicates of a few things each
week at the grocery store and bring
them to church for the pantry. For
example, if you purchase a box of
cereal, buy two. Toothpaste? Buy two.
Canned fruit? Buy two.
PA G E 5
We’re MARCHing into VBS season
Wanted: OWLs. Can you help?
We will blast off Vacation Bible School in June, and we are on the
lookout for spectacular OWLs (Older Wiser Lutherans) willing to volunteer
their time as we count down to the big event.
Whether you’re more comfortable behind the scenes preparing
curriculum and activities or front and center leading our young youth, we
have a place for you. VBS will be 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 15 through
19 and June 22 to 26. We need volunteers for one or both weeks.
Every year we host between 300 to 350 youth ages 3 through
6th grade, and it takes many hands to make this an enjoyable and
successful event. Our biggest needs now are for a kitchen/snack leader,
craft developer, drama leader, recreation leader and classroom-activity
developer. Look for a sign up board coming soon in the main hallway. Please pray
about how you can become involved in this outreach ministry.
On the Numbers
Y TD Actual
Y TD Budget
$ ( 7,675)
E X PENSES
$ ( 4,387)
$ ( 3,288)
January income came in 88
percent of budget:$64,361 vs. $72,751.
Year-to-date total income came in at
approximately 90 percent of budget:
$67,062 vs. $74,737. In 2014, total
income received was $72,727. The
difference in income of $5,665 from
2014 to 2015 represents a decrease of
January expenses came in at
$71,007,which is 94 percent of the
budgeted amount of $75,394. In 2014,
we had expenses of $78,175, which is
$7,168; 9.2 percent lower than this year.
Year-to-date expenses and revenue
Thank you to the members of All
Saints for their financial support of
the ministries of our church. We are
grateful for our members of All Saints
and appreciate your kindness and
generosity in your continued financial
supportof the ministries of our church.
May God Bless.
PA G E 6
Fair Trade Coffee
Justice Ministry supports the labor
of growers around the world with the
sale of fair trade coffee, tea and cocoa,
usually the first Sunday of each month.
This month’s sale will be March 1.
All Saints Green Team usually
meets the first Thursday of each
month. In March, we will meet March
5.If you would like to help with this
effort, please contact Pastor Bonnie
Gerber at 614-885-0112 or [email protected]
We usually hold our regular 7
p.m. sessions on the fourth Monday of
the month. Our next meeting will be
Monday, March 23.
Guys, how about a great breakfast
that also satisfies your hunger for
Christian friendship? Join us Saturday
mornings at 9:30 a.m. through March
28 in Parish Hall as we explore Dietrich
Bonhoeffer’s Life Together.
Our monthly Wing Night will be
Monday, March 2 at Winking Lizard
Irish Fiddle Fetish
Help Host Simple Supper
Get into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit
with a visit from Dublin Scioto High
School’s Irish Fiddle Fetish at noon
March 4 in Parish Hall. This brainchild
of Director Jim Gray, is “a group of
cool kids who love playing fiddle music
from around the globe!” Sign up on
the bulletin board in the Gathering
Area or e-mail Arlene Belter at [email protected] Cost is $10
for catered lunch and program.
The Seasoned Saints will host the
March 18 Simple Supper that precedes
the Holden Evening Prayer. Set up
begins at about 5 p.m. for the 6 p.m.
dinner. We need volunteers to bring
soup, salads, dessert and to helpe set
up, serve and clean up.
If you can help, sign up on the
bulletin board outside Parish Hall or
contact Ruth Ford at 614-885-0112 or
Share with Your Sisters
Women’s Night Out
All Saints will
sponsor its second
Mom’s Day Out at First
English from 10 a.m.
to noon March 14. The
Serving You Small Group will again
act as hostesses. We expect 25 women
from the First English community,
and we really need your help to be
sure each gets a special gift from the
We are asking women of All
Saints to bring a gift bag containing
their favorite women’s daily devotion
book (new) inscribed with a personal
message to their First English Sister in
We continue to meet at 7 p.m.
the fourth Friday of each month at La
Chatelaine. Please join us March 27. No
agenda, just fun and conversation. Plan
to buy snacks and beverages from the
Donations must be received by
Sunday, March 8. Look for a sign-up
sheet on the Justice Ministry Bulletin
Board or contact All Saints at [email protected]
All Saints Women’s Ministry plans
to travel to travel to Cincinnati June 26
and 27 for Living Proof Live, featuring
speaker Beth Moore. Beth’s studies are
always popular with our groups, and
our last road trip to see her speak was
a wonderful time.
The program is from 7 to 9:30
p.m. June 26 and from 8:30 a.m. to
12:15 p.m. June 27 at U.S. Bank Arena,
Cincinnati. Tickets are $69. Hotel and
meals will be extra.
Contact Lisa Brooks at 614-8850112 or [email protected] for
PA G E 7
Glad to welcome all, always
We are entering our third year of hosting the Worthington Welcome Table at All
Saints. The last Tuesday of each month, we invite anyone who wishes to come and
enjoy a free supper and conversation.
This ministry continues to grow and serve our community. We average 70
to 80 guests every month, with about 60 regular participants. Every month we
hear comments about the wonderful food, and more importantly, the welcoming,
accepting atmosphere at All Saints.
If you haven’t had a chance to join us, please do!
And if you haven’t had the opportunity to host one of the meals, we are
looking for hosts in June, July, and August. Eight to ten people are needed to help
bring food, serve, and clean up.
Please e-mail Ruth Ford at [email protected] for more information.
Women: We Need You
All Saints’ Women’s Ministry hosts the
March 29 Welcome Table. Contact Ruth
Ford at [email protected] if you
can provide food or help with set up,
serving or clean up.
Concerts at All Saints
7 p.m. March 29
Jim Reed, trumpet; Robert Parton, trumpet; Kimberley McCann, horn; Tom
Zugger, trombone; and Tony Zilincik, tuba are Capital University brass faculty
members who make up Capital Brass.
Their concert in the Sanctuary will include a wide variety of musical styles
from classical to jazz.
We hope you can join us for the final concert of the 2014-15 season. Our
concert series is free and open to the public. We accept a free-will offering during
intermission for this series supported entirely by donors.
Yoga and Pilates are offered on the following schedule. Classes are $5 per
session. Please bring a mat or towel.
6 p.m. Monday in Parish Hall
6 p.m. Wednesday in Parish Hall (no classes in Lent, will resume April 8)
9:30 a.m. Thursdays in Parish Hall, will resume March 5
10:45 a.m. Thursdays in Parish Hall, will resume March 5
Plan for spring!
All Saints Preschool will offer its
annual flower sale in March.
A new vendor, Foertmeyer and
Sons, will provide this year’s flowers.
This means that in addition to our
hanging baskets, annual flats and
planters, we are excited to offer perennials, fruits, vegetables, herbs and fairy
You can find a full-color brochure
online at www.foertmeyerandsons.
com. Find a link under the fundraiser
button in the menu.
Brochures and order forms will be
available in the preschool/church offices beginning March 18. Order forms
will be available after church services
on March 22 and March 29. Order
forms and payment are due by April
10. Order pick up will be Wednesday,
May, 6. Questions? Contact Janine Ellinger
at [email protected] MARCH 2014
PA G E 8
BIRTH THROUGH AGE 3
Lent for Little Ones
Lent is the 40 days and nights
leading up the celebration of Easter.
During Lent, Christians typically fast
and devote their lives even more fully
to God. The idea of Lent and the driving
principles behind it can be difficult
for children to understand. Instead of
telling your child that Lent is about
giving up sweets or refraining from
watching television, spend your time
communicating with your child about
why Lent is important and special to
For more information on Beginnings
Ministry contact Gretchen Wiethe at
614-885-0112 or [email protected]
AGE 3 THROUGH 5th GRADE
Klatte Photography will
take a group photo of our First
Communicants at noon March 1, at the
start of our Jam Brown Bag Bash. If
you would like a photo, please e-mail
Gretchen Wiethe at [email protected]
saintsonhigh.org. Cost is $12 per 5x7
and $25 per 8x10. Final Class
We’ll hold our final First
Communion class at 6:30 p.m. March
26, when there will be rehearsal and
the opportunity to make the bread to
be received during First Communion
on Maundy Thursday.
First Communion Meal
First Communicants and their
families may join us for dinner hosted
by Youth Ministry and catered by Buca
di Beppo at 6 p.m. Maundy Thursday,
All Saints will cover the cost of the
meal for our First Communicants, and
Our 3rd- through 5th-graders loved JAM’s February Souper Bowl Sundae, when
we enjoyed subs, soup, sundaes and made blankets for “My Very Own Blanket,”
providing blankets for children in foster care.
children under the age of 3 receive a free
meal. Tickets for other family members and
friends are will be $6 per person.
Please RSVP by March 20 to allow us
to plan. Families are welcome to arrive
anytime between 6 and 6:30 p.m. We will
provide reserved seating based on the
number of people in your party, so everyone needs to arrive at the same time. First Communion Celebration
We will celebrate First
Communion with our 5th-graders
during our 7:30 p.m. Maundy
Thursday Service. On this day that
we recognize Christ’s institution of
the Sacrament, we are happy to
share it with those experiencing for
the first time.
PA G E 9
AGE 3 THROUGH 5th GRADE
Easter Egg Hunt
We’ll enjoy our annual Easter Egg
Hunt from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday,
Join us for a potluck brunch, crafts,
games and the egg hunt! We hope it’s
on the front lawn, but if the weather
does not cooperate, we’ll still have an
indoor egg hunt.
the cost of lunch. Our 5th-graders
will be dismissed at 1p.m. for First
JAM: Brown Bag Bash
Family Movie Night
We invite children in grades 3
through 5 to join us from noon to 2
p.m. We will celebrate the brown bag
with games and fun such as sack races. We also will decorate brown bags for
the children at First English Lutheran
and fill them with snack items for the
kids to eat on the weekends when
they aren’t at school to get regular
meals. We will have a pizza lunch for
everyone. Please bring $5 to cover
More than 50 All Saints’ family
members joined us for Family Movie
Night on Feb. 13. We were so happy
to share the evening with the families
who made it out to enjoy Mr. Peabody
and Sherman, crafts, coloring and
For more information on Children’s
Ministry contact Gretchen Wiethe
at 614-885-0112 or [email protected]
GRADES 6 THROUGH 8
Our Sunday School discussion is currently centered on 1 Corinthians. Thank
you to the Shook family for teaching the following series:
March 1 Get Your Steak On (1 Corinthians 3:1-3)
Your Body, God’s Temple (1 Corinthians 6:12-20)
No Easy Walk (1 Corinthians 9:24-27)
Rising Above (1 Corinthians 10:12-13)
NO SUNDAY SCHOOL – EASTER SUNDAY
April 12 All You Need is Love (1 Corinthians 13:1-7)
We have two Confirmation classes remaining. Please join us March 7 and April
11. Please note that April’s class is the second Saturday due to Easter.
Confirmation Dates for 8th Graders
8th Grade Retreat
Confirmation Rehearsal Dinner
Confirmation Sunday April 18 – 19
For more information on Middle School Ministry contact Lisa Brooks at 614-8850112 or [email protected]
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GRADES 9 THROUGH 12
a moment to check out our ROAD TO
DETROIT display which features all
those who are traveling!And, if you
haven’t yet signed up but have decided
you would like to go, it’s not too late!
Just let me know at [email protected]
First English Lutheran Church
National Youth Gathering
We are about four months away
from traveling to Detroit for the ELCA
National Youth Gathering. Please take
We continue to volunteer at First
English Lutheran Church the second
Saturday of each month for their Kid’s
Camp. Upcoming dates are March 14,
April 11 and May 9.
About Our Program
All Saints Preschool has
maintained a THREE-star rating
from the State of Ohio’s Step Up To
Quality rating system. Our program
has demonstrated excellence in the
• Lower child/staff ratios
• Curriculum that aligns with the
Ohio Early Learning Content Standards
• Staff trained in current Early
Childhood Education Practices
• Exceeds health and safety
• Continued community
• Continued use of
practices in our classrooms
The Preschool is registering
children for the 2015-16 school year.
Interested parents are encouraged to
make a visitation appointment to learn
more about the Preschool program.
Call 614-846-6080 for more
information or to schedule an
appointment. The office is open from
8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through
Thursdays and 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
You can also learn more about
our program by visiting our Web
site, littlesaintsonhigh.com or
contact Director, Mary Lou Kolloff at
All Saints Preschool plans to
hire a teacher for the 2015-16 school
year. Applicants should have a degree
in Early Childhood Education or related
Please contact Mary Lou
Kolloff, 614-846-6080 or [email protected]
saintsonhigh.org for further
information. The Edge
The EDGE worship service is
always from 6 to 8 p.m. the second
Sunday of the month. Join us for the
next on March 8!
Join us from 6 to 8 p.m. most
Sundays for fun, fellowship and study!
For more information on High School
Ministry contact Lisa Brooks at 614885-0112 or [email protected]
at All Saints
7 p.m., March 29
Jim Reed, trumpet; Robert Parton,
trumpet; Kimberley McCann, horn; Tom
Zugger, trombone; and Tony Zilincik,
tuba are Capital University brass
faculty members who make up Capital
Their concert in the Sanctuary will
include a wide variety of musical styles
from classical to jazz.
We hope you can join us for the
final concert of the 2014-15 season.
Our concert series is free and open to
the public, and we accept a free-will
offering during intermission.
PA G E 1 1
Right Now!: March Focus
All Saints strives to...
Give glory to God;
John Ortberg is a great pastor.
Over the years, I’ve read a couple of
his books, including When The Game
Is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box.
Pastor Ortberg’s perspective on life and
faith has shaped many people around
the world, including myself. That’s
why when the latest study from John
Ortberg All the Places You’ll Go … How
Will You Know showed up on Right
Now Media, I checked it out right away.
I’m glad I did.
Here’s the official description:
Very rarely in the Bible does God
command someone to “stay.” He
opens a door, and then he invites us to
walk through it — into the unknown.
And how we choose to respond will
ultimately determine the lives we will
lead and the people we will become.
In this six-week session, John
Ortberg opens our eyes to the countless open doors God places before
us every day, teaches us how to
recognize them, and gives us the
encouragement to step out in faith
and embrace all of the extraordinary
opportunities that await.
So go ahead—walk through that
door. You just might do something that
lasts for eternity. The study was just released on
Feb. 24. Check it out, and by faith, walk
through the open door in front of you.
Pastor Mike Weaver
Share the Good News of Christ;
Grow in Expression of Faith and Discipleship.
8:15, 9:30 and 11 a.m.
Contemporary (The Gathering)
Office & Program Staff
PAS TOR AL CARE
Carson Joseph, son of Shon and Krista
Holland, Feb. 22
Wesley and Heather Mackan on
the death of Heather’s grandfather,
Donald Rudolph, on Jan. 25; Jeff
and Gretchen Glasgow on the
death of Jeff’s sister-in-law, Pamela
Sides Glasgow on Feb. 19 , Tim and
Georgann Long on the death of Tim’s
father, Norman Long.
Glenn and Janice Beachy to St. Paul
Lutheran Church, Marblehead, Ohio.
ADMINIS TR ATION
ADULT MINIS T RY
OFFICE M ANAGER
CHILDREN’S MINIS TRY
Each month, we recognize couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage
with an anniversary that month.
Jim & Ginny Rogers
Jack & Donna Folk
Mary Lou Kolloff
VOLUNTEER SCHEDUL ES
ORGANIS T S
Mary Jane DeArmond
CHOIR DIREC TORS
Married 50 years ... or more
MIDDL E & HIGH SCHOOL
MINIS T RY