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The Monthly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church
June / July 2013
FROM PASTOR MARK THOMPSON
Lauryn: Allison: Lauryn: Allison: Lauryn: Austin: Lauryn: Allison: Austin: Lauryn: Allison: Lauryn: Austin: Allison: Lauryn:
Allison? Allison! Are you listening to Pastor Mark? What? No. I must have spaced out for a little bit. What do you think about all this? All what? You know, Confirmation, Church, Jesus, God, everything. You two are kinda loud, I think people can hear you. Sometimes I can follow what he says, you know, it's interesting. But sometimes it's just too long. Yeah, I hear you. What do you think about the rest of worship? If you ask me, the music is not that exciting. It's not bad, but I'd like to hear more music from other cultures. Some of the music is OK. I would like to hear more modern songs sometimes, though. I'd like that, too. Me too. I do like taking communion all the time. Yeah. I also like the sharing of the peace. You know what we need, more sermons where people act out stuff.
This dialogue comes from the narrative the Confirmation Class presented on Pentecost Sunday, 2013. It helps to illustrate the reality that in today's world, Churches and Congregations need to use many different styles of ministry, and worship, to feed people spiritually. The current time, style, format and music of the 9:00 am Sunday Worship Service at Memorial is appreciated by some, tolerated by others, and un-inspiring for some. To continue to meet the changing and growing spiritual needs
of people, especially families with school-age children, an alternative worship
time and style must be imagined and launched, in addition to the current 9:00 am service. Please consider how you might be part of this planning and watch for opportunities this summer to gather and discuss the future of ministry and worship at Memorial.
See you in church on Sunday . . .
OFFICE: 414-352-1160 FAX: 414-352-1775 Office Hours
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00am - 12:00pm WORSHIP Sunday: 9:00 am PASTOR Rev. Mark Thompson Office Hours: By appointment OFFICE MANAGER Nicolle Grassl [email protected]
PARISH NURSE Eileen Weller [email protected]
Office Hours: Tuesday, 9am-11am ORGANIST [email protected]
SUNDAY SCHOOL COORDINATOR Megan Kutchenriter [email protected]
CUSTODIAN Jasmin Radisevic APPOINTED POSITIONS Financial Secretary- Kathy Cormany Treasurer - Linda Byrum CHURCH COUNCIL John Blaha Sam Eiers Steve Koenig Cheryl Miller Darcy Peterman Mary Schuett Cyndi Schulz Bob Siegel 7701 N. Green Bay Avenue Glendale, WI 53209 414-352-1160
FROM THE PARISH NURSE
TORNADO SAFETY With the tragic tornado in Oklahoma this month, we know that the risk is great for injury and loss of life in the event of a tornado. Wisconsin is in a geographic area known to be at high risk for tornadoes from April through August. Being prepared means getting informed and having a plan. "The takeaway from this tragedy is that everyone needs a sense of urgency. When you hear the warnings, take action immediately. It is critical that we're all ready for severe storms and tornadoes", says Tod Pritchard, Wisconsin Emergency Management
. "You may only have minutes to react and seek shelter. Don't waste that time." Tornado Watch Tornadoes are possible. Remain alert for approaching storms. Watch the sky and stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio , commercial radio, or television for information. Tornado Warning A tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar. Take shelter immediately. Tornado Facts Tornadoes are nature's most violent storms. Spawned from powerful thunderstorms, tornadoes can cause fatalities and devastate a neighborhood in seconds. A tornado appears as a rotating, funnel-shaped cloud that extends from a thunderstorm to the ground with whirling winds that can reach 300 miles per hour. Damage paths can be in excess of one mile wide and 50 miles long. Every state is at some risk from this hazard. Some tornadoes are clearly visible, while rain or nearby low-hanging clouds obscure others. Occasionally, tornadoes develop so rapidly that little, if any, advance warning is possible. Before a tornado hits, the wind may die down and the air may become very still. A cloud of debris can mark the location of a tornado even if a
funnel is not visible. Tornadoes generally occur near the trailing edge of a thunderstorm. It is not uncommon to see clear, sunlit skies behind a tornado. The following are facts about tornadoes: Wisconsin averages 23 tornadoes a year. The peak tornado season in Wisconsin is April to August, but tornadoes can occur any time of year. Tornadoes can occur any time during the day or night, but are most frequent between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. About 80% of tornadoes that hit Wisconsin are relatively weak, with winds under 100 mph. Only 1% are violent with winds over 200 mph. They may strike quickly, with little or no warning. They may appear nearly transparent until dust and debris are picked up or a cloud forms in the funnel. The average tornado moves southwest to northeast, but tornadoes have been known to move in any direction. The average forward speed of a tornado is 30 MPH, but may vary from stationary to 70 MPH. Waterspouts are tornadoes that form over water. What to do Before a Tornado Be alert to changing weather conditions. Listen to NOAA Weather Radio or to commercial radio or television news casts for the latest information. Look for approaching storms Look for the following danger signs: Dark, often greenish sky Large hail A large, dark, low-lying cloud (particularly if rotating) Loud roar, similar to a freight train. If you see approaching storms or any of the danger signs, be prepared to take shelter immediately.
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PRAYER CHAIN Pray Continually Sue Beese Gabbie Elliott Bill Geier Virginia Geier
Char Hiller Steve Koenig Ruth Scharf Bob Schuette
Beulah Star Pat Witt Ruth Wood Pat Zaferos
We care about you! Please keep us informed of your recovery progress. If you would like to be a Prayer Partner or add a name to the Prayer Chain list, please contact Gabbie Elliott, 759-4712 or the church office
Prayer Chain Message: Whether you speak, sing, whisper or think your prayers, our God hears them all. Prayers sent --- Prayers received. ALWAYS.
THIRD QUARTER MISSION: divine intervention
Our third quarter mission is for July, August and September. It is called DIVINE INTERVENTION. It is located at Tippecanoe Presbyterian church
in Bay View. They have a coalition (including Unity Lutheran and St. Mark's Lutheran) which provide dinner, sleeping and breakfast during the coldest months for 25-30 people. Look for more information on this mission later in the summer. CHANGE FOR CHANGE! Don't forget our "Change For Change" container located in the narthex each Sunday. Our current mission is BLANKET OF LOVE. Julia Means from that group was at church on Sunday, May 5th to talk about this group which helps pregnant teen agers in how to have prenatal and postnatal care of babies. Members enjoyed a wonderful question and answer session after church. Don't forget, the Endowment Fund will match monies given to the "Change for Change" jar at the end of June! SUMMER WORK PROGRAMS ARE AGAIN COMING UP! Information on the Summer Work Programs at both Hephatha and Reformation Lutheran Churches, which we are supporting, will be forthcoming in July. We will also have photos on a bulletin board
in the narthex for your perusal. We are hoping that some of our members will want to attend these programs. We will have either the date of July 10th or July 17th for this. These are Wednesday morning
s and we will be at both Hephatha and Reformation Lutheran churches on that morning. We will leave Memorial at about 8:35 AM on that day and return by around 11:30 AM. More information on this will be forthcoming soon. Watch the bulletins! 3 | JUNE/JULY 2013 Discovery
MEMORIAL GROUPS MARY MARTHA CIRCLE Mary Martha Circle will have their Spring Salad Luncheon on Thursday, June 6th at noon. Please bring a salad or dessert (or both if you're so inclined) to share. There will be no Bible study
, just lots of good fellowship and good food! New members are always welcome. Bring a friend! We will break for the summer and our next REGULAR meeting will be Thursday, September 5th at noon.
The next BOOK CLUB meetings will be June 25 and July 30 at Memorial 7:00 pm . 6/25 - The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal
- David McCullough (Memorial) 7/30 - The Realm of Hungry Spirits - Lorraine Lopez (Memorial) COMING UP August - No meeting 9/24 - The Lemon Tree - Sandy Tolan (Memorial) 10/22 - Something Wicked This Way Comes - Ray Bradbury (Memorial) 11/19 - Unbroken - Laura Hillenbrand
(Memorial) December - No meeting New members are always welcome! Come every month or only when the book interests you. Contact Connie Rudolph or Richard Siebers with questions.
A POINT OF CONTACT The Fellowship Committee is always looking for hosts for the Coffee Hour after church. In Fall, Winter and Spring, hosting consists of making coffee, providing a treat, and a brief clean-up afterward. Please consider assisting Memorial's fellowship efforts in this way. During the summer, the committee will be providing lighter fare: cookies and lemonade. We would really appreciate your help with hosting. Contact Barb Carroll, Pat Schuette, or see anyone on the Fellowship Committee if you have questions. Or, you can just choose a Sunday and sign up on the sheets in Bruemmer Hall. Thanks!
Year-to-Date Financial Report
Actual Budgeted Receipts 13,367.08
Actual Budgeted Surplus/(Deficit) Surplus/(Deficit)
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MEMORIALS & SPECIAL GIFTS March 17- May 19
Al Abraham Memorial Cheryl Miller Blanket of Love Ruth Ann Wood Bicycle Ministry Mary Martha Circle Bluegrass Concert John and Debby Blaha Jim and Phyllis Frank De Paul Meal Program Buzz and Barb Althoen ELCA World Hunger Pat Zaferos Endowment Fund Kimberly Cramer Flags Buzz and Barb Althoen Good News In Action Buzz and Barb Althoen Cheryl Miller Labyrinth Judy Schulz Richard and Sherry Siebers ... in honor of Quinn Siebers Lutheran Magazine Lila Haines Pat Zaferos Mai Garden Marian Meyer ... in memory of Rick Meyer
Repairers of the Breach Bob and Pat Schuette ... in honor of the Good News in Action Committee Roof Repair Sue Biondich ... in memory of my parents John and Debby Blaha Jim and Kathy Cormany Kim Cramer Mike Dobbe Bill and Donna DuBois Jim and Phyllis Frank Marvin Fry Charlotte Ghazarian Lila Haines Ruth Ann Wood Solar Collector Kim Cramer Charlotte Ghazarian Gary and Char Hiller Ruth Ann Wood Summer Work Program Hephatha Mary Martha Circle Summer Work Program Reformation Mary Martha Circle Sunday School Johanna Joppich Yard Care John and Debby Blaha
Mission Trip Jessica Luecke Cheryl Miller
Parish Nurse Program Pastor Jon Breimeier ... in honor of the seven great confirmation students who will graduate this year: Dana Eisner, Andy Searles, Jessica Luecke, Nolan Wagner, David Bach, Sean Cramer, Elijah Johnson-Breimeier and in thanks for Christy Siebers, Trent Cybela, and Chris Guthrie, with whom I taught.
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IMPORTANT DATES & UPDATES Memorial Lutheran Church is pleased to welcome Rev. Joe Ellwanger, recipient of the Fred L. Shuttlesworth human rights
Award in 2008, as a Guest Preacher
on Sunday, July 21, 2013 @ 9:00 am. Rev. Ellwanger & his wife Joyce have been in Milwaukee for many decades, after serving congregations in Alabama in the 1960's. Pastor Joe served at Cross Lutheran in Milwaukee for 34 years and currently works for social justice statewide with WISDOM, a network of nine congregation-based organizing groups in Wisconsin. On March 12, 1965, Rev. Ellwanger was asked by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King
, Jr if he would accompany Dr. King to speak with President Lyndon Johnson
and 14 other clergy. Three days later, President Johnson made a speech to Congress and the American people, paving the way for the Civil Rights
Act to end legalized segregation. All are welcome to worship and hear from Rev. Ellwanger. LABYRINTH & LEMONADE Join others for a peaceful night of prayer, fellowship and the great outdoors at Memorial's Prayer Labyrinth. Lemonade will be provided on the following evenings at 7:00 pm: Wednesday, June 12 & Wednesday, June 19; Thursday, July 11 & Thursday, August 1 Wednesday, August 14 FATHER'S DAY ice cream
SUNDAES Stay during coffee hour on June 16 as we honor all fathers and celebrate with ice cream sundaes. Fathers show their children how to have healthy and positive relationships
with other people. They encourage academic achievement
, independence and self-control. They are protectors. And most importantly they urge their children to have a strong connection with our God. For these reasons, and many others, we are instructed to honor our fathers. ALAN ABRAHAM MEMORIAL LEARNING CENTER Please join Memorial on Sunday, June 23 as the remodeled space in the basement of the Church is dedicated during the 9:00 am Worship Service. Members of Al's family, along with the owners of the North Shore Preschool & child care
, will join the congregation in dedicating this renewed space and call upon God's blessing for all the children that will be cared for in the years to come. FAITH CONVERSATIONS Sunday, June 23 or Wednesday, June 26 - Why does Jesus talk about money so often? Sunday, July 7 or Wednesday, July 10 - Sexuality - Can we talk about that in Church? Sunday, August 4 or Wednesday, Aug 7 - Discipleship - Will it work in 2013? Sunday Classes will take place following worship. Wednesday Classes will be at 7:00 pm. Parents wanting to attend should contact Pastor Mark ahead of time so child care can be provided. LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST Sunday August 4 @ 8:30 am. Family Worship at 10:00. PET BLESSING- Wednesday, September 11 @ 6:00 pm. Members and friends of Memorial are invited to bring their pets for this annual fun event! FALL FAITH FAIR Sunday, September 22, 2013 This year's Fall Faith Fair will kick off the education ministry for 2013-2014. The Faith Fair will include games and a picnic on Sunday. Plans are being discussed of adding an Art Fair on Saturday. The families of the North Shore Preschool & Child Care will be invited guests. If you are interested in planning the fair or displaying artwork, please contact Pastor Mark Thompson.
MUSIC MINISTER UPDATE Memorial Lutheran Church (ELCA) is seeking a motivated leader to guide the ministry of music. This is a part-time position, with primary emphasis on leading the music portion during a 9:00 a.m. Sunday Service. There are opportunities to re-develop a Bell Choir along with forming a Worship Choir. The person sought will be one who can encourage the different musical gifts the congregation offers as well as encouraging vocal leadership. We seek a music minister who works well with other musicians, clergy, and staff. Skills desired include: · Proficient in piano and organ · Adaptability to different musical genres · Willingness to learn, or have knowledge of, ELW & WOV liturgy and nuances · Knowledge of contemporary and traditional liturgical music
In addition to Sunday Worship and special services music, the desired candidate will redevelop a Bell Choir as well as form a new Worship Choir. CONGRATULATIONS QUINN & CHRISTY SIEBERS!! Quinn was a part of the Whitefish Bay High School
Math team that earned the chance to go to State competition. The team placed 2nd in State competition. He also competed in Solo Ensemble Music competition playing a Class A Alto Saxophone solo, "Bachiana Suite." Quinn earned a starred first at District which allowed him to compete in State Solo Ensemble at UWM where he also earned first place. Quinn became a member of the National Honor Society. Quinn is in the process of earning his Eagle Scout Award. He is waiting to hear back from the Boy Scouts of America for official approval. Christy completed her 3rd year at UW-Stevens Point where she is a BFA major in Theater-Design and Technology. This year Christy received the Mary Lou
Holls Scholarship for Costume Design. Christy was a finalist for the Allied Design Technology Award at KCACTF for her hair and makeup design in "The Importance of Being Earnest," a play by Oscar Wilde
. The play also earned national ranking of Best Reproduction of a Classic Comedic Play which was awarded to the entire Theater Department at UW-Stevens Point. Christy works as a costume design assistant for the Theater Department at UW-Stevens Point. She costume designed the play, "The Producers," by Mel Brooks in May, 2013.
Please be advised that beginning June 3, 2013, Memorial members, friends and guests will not be allowed entrance into the lower level of the Church at any time during normal business hours of the North Shore Preschool and Child Care -- Monday through Friday, 6 am- 6 pm. This includes not walking through the space to access the Furnace Room or any other area of the lower level. Should you require access to any area during those hours, please contact Pastor Mark Thompson or Nicolle Grassl, Parish Administrator. There are no exceptions to this licensing requirement. Thank you for your cooperation.
AUGUST/SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER SUBMISSIONS DUE JULY 22!
Please note that the August & September newsletter will be combined into one issue that
will be distributed August 1. Please plan accordingly when you are submitting your article(s)
for the Discovery and any events that you would like listed on the monthly calendar.
Submissions for the August/September newsletter and calendar are due Monday, July 22
and can be sent via email to [email protected]
or put in Nicolle's mail slot.
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MEMORIAL LUTHERAN CHURCH · GLENDALE, WI JUNE/JULY 2013 DISCOVERY
MONTHS AT A GLANCE
2 Sun 9:00 Worship w/ Holy Communion
4:00 dePaul Meal Program
7 Sun 9:00 Worship w/ Holy Communion
9 Sun 9:00 Family Worship & Gathering
Summer Bible Series
12 Wed 7:00 Labyrinth & Lemonade
4:00 dePaul Meal Program
16 Sun 9:00 FATHER'S DAY
10 Wed 7:00 Summer Bible Series
Worship w/ Holy Communion
11 Thur 7:00 Labyrinth & Lemonade
19 Wed 7:00 Labyrinth & Lemonade
14 Sun 9:00 Worship w/ Holy Communion
23 Sun 9:00 Worship w/ Holy Communion
21 Sun 9:00 Worship w/ Holy Communion
NSCC Blessing & Dedication
28 Sun 9:00 Worship w/ Holy Communion
Summer Bible Series
30 Tues 5:20 Serve at Serenity Inns
26 Wed 7:00 Summer Bible Series
30 Sun 9:00 Worship w/ Holy Communion
GD Thompson, KH Michel, RC Yao