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Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Inside this issue: Greetings from Pastor Sean Worship Schedule Consecration Sunday Report

...from Pr. Hemke

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Council Notes 4/5

Adult Education

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Board of Fellowship Wednesday Worship

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Parish Education/ Youth

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Women’s Advent Cookie Walk Trees & Tea

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Poinsettia Order Form

Thrivent

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Carol-a-long Organ Update

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Preschool Kroger Rewards October Birthdays

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Serving in October 14

October Calendar

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On Christmas morning, when our children were very very young, they would be given presents wrapped in pretty paper with pretty bows attached to the top. They would sit in our laps so we could help them open the presents and they would be enthralled with the shiny bow or the crinkly paper. They would grab at the paper, try to put the bow in their mouth, and focus all their attention on that which we were soon throwing in the garbage. It was funny to think that the kids would have been seemingly as happy with a pile of ribbons as a twenty-five dollar toy. However, that would be short lived. Even though they found the decorative paper and ribbons fascinating, their interest would not have lasted more than a few minutes when the soggy paper would have come apart in their mouth or the sticky ribbon would have attached itself to their face. It wasn’t the wrapping that was important nor the bright shiny bow, but it was the gift inside, the present that was given that really mattered.

When I think about those days I realize that I behaved probably in the same way when I was their age and in many ways that has not changed. I am not so much into eating wrapping paper and ribbons but I can be easily distracted by the shiny things in the world, that which may look good but isn’t what is really important, what really matters. Christmas reminds us what of what really matters what is eternal. What matters is us to God. We matter so much that He sent His Son, Jesus Christ into the world for our salvation. What matters is Jesus to us. In Jesus born in Bethlehem we find our life, our forgiveness, and our eternity. Come and join in worship and hear God’s word for you. Know that Jesus has come into this world because you matter and in the babe born in Bethlehem find life and salvation. Come and rejoice in what truly matters. May God’s peace fill all of us this season that we might know that the Lord has come and we are His. Yours In Christ<>< Pastor Sean REMINDER - ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING DECEMBER 4 following 11:00 a.m. service.


WORSHIP SCHEDULE: Sundays 9:30 a.m. (Holy Communion every Sunday)

WE’RE ON THE WEB

11:00 a.m. (Holy Communion 1st & 3rd Sunday and special Sundays)

www.feelc.org

6:30 p.m. Wednesday evening service Children’s Christmas Pageant—December 18 at 11:00 a.m. Christmas Eve Services - 5:00 p.m. - Special Children's Time 7:30 p.m. - Festival Worship 11:00 p.m.- Worship with Holy Communion Christmas Day Service at 10:00 a.m.

MISSION STATEMENT ‘GO, MAKE DISCIPLES’

CONSECRATION SUNDAY REPORT Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:7 Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much Helen Keller, Author and political activist On Sunday, November 6, 2016, we celebrated Consecration Sunday. Consecration Sunday is a time when we praise God by pledging to use our time, talents, and monetary resources in service to the Lord. As we talked about during the last month, our gifts are used to support both the ministries within First English, as well as to serve the community outside of First English. On Sunday, we received 75 Estimate of Giving Cards from our congregation. Of those, more than 1/2 pledged to increase their giving from last year’s level. What a wonderful blessing! We are thankful that our congregation continues to display such great generosity and faithfulness. We estimate that our income for 2017 will be $485,000.00, which is approximately a 17% increase from 2016. Your response allows us to create the budget, grow in mission and develop a strong and responsible plan for the congregation’s finances. We look forward to continuing to grow as stewards of our time, talent and treasures that we may fulfill our mission

First English Ev. Lutheran Church 800 Vernier Road Grosse Pointe Woods, 48236-1530 Phone: 313.884.5040 FirstEnglish@feelc.org Fax: 313.884.4460 www.feelc.org

Senior Pastor Rev. Sean R. Motley pastorsean@feelc.org Minister of Discipleship Rev. Dr. Philip Hemke

For those who did not yet turn in an Estimate of Giving Card, you will receive a letter in the mail with an Estimate of Giving Card for you to prayerfully consider supporting the ministry of First English. We hope that many of you will return your card to the church and will consider increasing your support to First English. And this is not only for monetary support, but also to volunteer your time and talents. The cards include blanks for both types of contributions.

Ed./Youth Coordinator Renata Conger renata@feelc.org

We would be remiss if we did not try to acknowledge and thank everyone who made Consecration Sunday a success. Many folks were involved in the preparation for and events on Consecration Sunday, and it was truly grateful to see the generosity and support of our members. And while there is always a chance of missing someone, we would like to try to acknowledge those who worked so hard.

Music Coordinator

First, Pastor Phil and Pastor Sean who provide inspirational guidance to all of us and especially with regard to our obligations as Christians to support the church’s ministries. Second, Sherrill Wolford, Director of Board of Stewardship took a lead role in organization and recruitment of the team who worked toward and on Consecration Sunday. Our leadership team included: John Nyquist our Financial Secretary, Pat Milne who helped coordinate the callers, Waynette Hostetler for organizing the lovely brunches on Consecration Sunday, Pam Balle who organized the brunch reception cards, Sue Vallone in the office who did innumerable administrative and organizational tasks, Colleen Motley who helped with the letters, and Dan Rustmann and Diann Ohman who spoke to the Congregation. (Continued on page 3)

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Bob Foster rhfosterjr@comcast.net Director of Bell Choirs Christina Judson cejncj@aol.com Pastors Emeritus Rev. Paul Keppler Rev. Dr. Walter A. Schmidt


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We also had a large group that volunteered to call members of the Congregation to invite them to Consecration Sunday and the brunches that included: Pam Balle, Tonya Bricker, Rose Bush, Christine Dinverno, Eve Feldman, Jim Feldman, Mark Fett, Deborah Garrisi, Mike Garrisi, Jeff Gates, Claudia Gramm, Nancy Heaphy, Kathy Jensen, Judy Leo, Tom Liebold, Cheryl Liebold, Nancy McCarthy, Marlene Miller, Pat Milne, Claudette Momenee, Sean Motley, John Nyquist, Diane Ohman, Pat Palm, Dan Rustmann, Alice Rustmann, Carol Sauter, Al Sauter, Susan Ulmer, Roger Ulmer, Sherrill Wolford. Finally, Waynette Hostetler coordinated our wonderful celebration brunches on Sunday, and we had over 100 members attend. Judy Leo, Alexandrea Anna, and her boyfriend Keith helped set up all the tables, chairs and prepare much of the food the day before the brunches. Sue Ulmer, Karen Bezel, Nancy McCarthy, Sherrill Wolford all volunteered their time on Sunday to bake and serve the brunches. If we forgot anyone is was not intentional and we hope you will forgive us. It was our honor to serve as the Chairs of Consecration Sunday. We had a chance to meet and get to know so many of our fellow members and look forward to growing our Christian fellowship with all. This is truly a loving and welcoming congregation, with active ministries and potential for expanded and new ministries. We feel blessed to be a part of First English. And we want to thank everyone for their support, prayers and contributions to our Church. Kathy and Steve Lang

Growing Deeper and Wider “Enlarge the place of your tent; Stretch out the curtains of your dwellings, spare not; Lengthen your cords, and strengthen your pegs.” Isaiah 54:2 Want to see our congregation grow? The advice from the bible is to grow Disciples of Jesus who will grow deeper in the faith of Jesus (Strengthen your pegs) and who have a desire to widen the tent to be open to more people who want to learn about Jesus( Lengthen your cords). This is taking place in many ways at First English: Friendly Callers are widening the tent- church: We are seeking Disciples (You) to invest 2-3 hours a month of time. Friendly Caller- Member: will meet once a month to call on our own members to “check in”, share information, listen, and gather info from those we call. We have 400 families and we are seeking to grow our relationship. We have 3 callers and desire at least 5. Friendly Caller- Communion: These people are trained to take communion to those who cannot come to worship on a Sunday-Wednesday. We have 7 and seek to have 12 Friendly Caller- Guests: these Disciples are committed to calling on our visitors. We have several callers but are always in need of more. Friendly caller- 3: These are those who are readers of this article who come to worship on a Sunday. Please commit to taking at least 3 minutes of your time to greet someone who you do not know very well or who seems to be a stranger. Listen to them for 3 minutes of undivided attention. This gift of time will change how we treat each other in our community.

Helping Hands is a new ministry. We are seeking a point person/ or team in each of the following areas:  Prayer team to pray for the ministry, leaders, members and friends of FE.  Transportation to assist members who might need a ride.  Meals to members who need a meal in a time of need.  Funeral Meal to assist our point person Gerry Udell in this effort.  Food Pantry support for those in need.  The Unknown ministry that you see that has not been done by First English. Friend Small Groups: We seek individuals who will be the facilitator for small groups in our congregation. The bible says in Galatians 6:10 “Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers”. Yes, we should care for all people but let’s not overlook the household of faith. As I like to say to my kids and grandkids and to those I know, “I HAVE YOUR BACK.” Every family/ individual that is part of the First English ministry should know we have their back. Every family/individual that is part of our ministry should also ask how I can help where there is a need. I am confident that God provides. Looking forward to hearing from you. Philip Hemke Minister of Discipleship First English Ev. Lutheran Church 248-219-9707 or pehemke@gmail.com

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OFFICERS - 2016 (Officers are members of the executive committee) **President – Roger Ulmer rwulmer@comcast.net **Vice President—Jeff Gates Gator613@hotmail.com **Secretary – Waynette Hostetler whostetler814@gmail.com **Treasurer – Pam Southard milady724@gmail.com

**Financial Secretary – John Nyquist jnyq@yahoo.com

Boards & Council Members Church Properties **Gordon Bush, Dir. **Matthew Nyquist, Asst. Dir. Marc Simone Mark Fett Jeff Gates Jim Nelson

Parish Education **Randie Kohler, Dir. Patrick Glynn Andrea Glynn Trevor Clor Cindy Jevons Amy McIntyre Fellowship **Sue Ulmer, Dir. **Carol Sauter, Asst. Dir. Karen Bezel Miranda Berkesch Alexandrea Annas Robbin Vitale Stewardship & Finance **Sherrill Wolford, Dir **Waynette Hostetler, Asst. Dir. Curt Sylvester Dan Rustmann Craig Kohler Tom Liebold Steve Lang

Evangelism **Patty Foster, Dir. Caryl Litzenberger Margot Kahl Renee Strobl Kathy Lang June MacMichael

Youth Ministry **Liz Nyquist, Co-Dir. **Heidi Feldman, Co-Dir. Eve Feldman John Nyquist Sandi Smith

Social Action **Diann Ohman, Dir. **Penny Damore, Asst. Dir. Yvonne Winston Pat Thomas Shawn Vinson Kay Butler Berkesch Virginia Ditty Claudia Gram Pat Milne B.J. Decker Sue Reck

Worship & Music **Jane Stevens, Dir. **Chris Judson, Asst. Dir Mark Fett Sandy Ford Dave Conger Yvonne Winston Kyle Clor Women of the Church **Waynette Hostetler, Pres. **Denotes member of the Church Council

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FEELC COUNCIL MINUTES OCTOBER, 2016 Meeting was called to order by President, Roger Ulmer, at 7:45 pm. Pastor Sean spoke on the church’s mission statement. He asked everyone to give a brief account of ways that their board/group reached out to make disciples. Pastor Sean offered the opening prayer. NEW BUSINESS -None OLD BUSINESS - None SECRETARY REPORT – Pam Southard moved to approve September, 2016 minutes as corrected, Gordy Bush seconded and the motion carried. TREASURER REPORT - Pam Southard had not prepared financial statements as all closing statements have not been received. BOARD OF STEWARDSHIP AND FINANCE – Sherrill Wolford reported the board is beginning the 2017 budget preparation. Pastor Hemke gave an overview of the board’s stewardship of time and talents of the congregation. He also gave an overview of Consecration Sunday’s events. On October 30, there will be a meeting for instruction of the calling teams for Consecration Sunday. FINANCIAL SECRETARY REPORT – John Nyquist is planning to have the third quarter statements issued in the next week. BOARD OF CHURCH PROPERTIES – Gordy Bush noted more patching has been done to the parking lot and are considering adding a drain next summer. BOARD OF EVANGELISM – No report BOARD OF SOCIAL ACTION – Diann Ohman thanked all for the donations of bar soap and baby wipes for Lutheran World Relief. The entire month of November will be devoted to bringing in the harvest to stock the Angel Pantry. BOARD OF FELLOWSHIP – Sue Ulmer –working on 8 for 4 groups 8 people for 1) faith, 2) fun, 3) fellowship and 4) food. Thanksgiving eve service will be November 23, 2016. The board will prepare a light supper before the Carol-A-Long. A tentative coffee hour schedule was distributed. BOARD OF PARISH EDUCATION – Randie Kohler – Fall Fest is October 23, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. The Christmas pageant is December 18, 2016 at the 11:00 am service. BOARD OF YOUTH MINISTRY – Heidi Feldman noted the youth meet every Wednesday evening. The Open Mic Night was a success with 42 attendees, and the admission fee is going to benefit World Vision. The youth are having a pumpkin sale. They will be leaf raking for the community on November 6, 2016. They are beginning registration for the Gathering in Lansing on December 27-30, 2016. The board is researching a work camp in July, 2017 for a South Dakota Indian Reservation. BOARD OF WORSHIP AND MUSIC – Jane Stevens reported a Bell Festival on October 29, 2016 at 2:00 pm. The musical “Annie Warbucks” is November 11, 12 and 13, 2016. WOMEN OF THE CHURCH – Waynette Hostetler –Faith Circle is selling 2017 calendars. The October event of two authors Nancy McCarthy and Jayne Vallee was well attended and the authors were pleased to sell many books that evening. SENIOR PASTOR REPORT – Pastor Sean Motley – Was pleased to announce the preschool has a new director and has nine students this year. Requested that every board be represented with information in the Gathering Area. Consecration Sunday is progressing well. Friendly Member Callers and Communion volunteers are scheduled for training on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm Chris Judson moved to adjourn, Pam Southard seconded and the motion carried. Roger Ulmer offered a closing prayer. Respectfully, Waynette Hostetler, Secretary

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Sunday Morning Bible Study

Sunday morning Bible study will resume in January. THURSDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY

We continue our journey with the people of Israel via the prophet Isaiah and our journey with God’s word for us. We now find the people of Judah being prepared for captivity under the Babylonians and the hope that still remains because God is faithful and just. Come and join us as we continue and conclude reading and studying the word of God given through Isaiah.

All are welcome!

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY

Grace Circle - Fourth Monday at 7:00 p.m. Peace Circle - First Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. Faith Circle - First Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Women’s Bible Study - Wednesday’s at 7:30 p.m. Check the calendar at www.feelc.org

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-The 2017 Coffee Hour Schedule is now posted in the lounge kitchen and on the Fellowship bulletin board. Please write your changes on the lounge copy if you trade Sundays with another group! Also, since Christmas Day, December 25, falls on a Sunday this year we are looking for a volunteer to provide the coffee hour following the one service at 10:00 a.m. Please contact Sue Ulmer or Carol Sauter. -Holy Chair Yoga on Friday’s at 9:45 a.m. will continue through December. Holy Yoga with Myreya will resume in January! -8for4 Small Groups have started, but it’s not too late to jump in. Please see Pastor Sean or Sue Ulmer if you’re interested or want to know more. -Get in the mood for Christmas with our traditional Carol-a-long, Sunday, December 4. Why cook that night? Come and eat a light supper starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Luther Center, enjoy the Carol-along at 7:00 in the sanctuary, and come back to the gym for punch and cookies served by the Board of Worship and Music. This is a fun night for the whole family and an opportunity to invite relatives and friends! -With the inclement weather coming we are offering Walking in the Gym, 8:00-10:00 a.m., Monday through Thursday. We measured the gym and 10 times around is about a half mile. 20 times and you've done a mile! Bring a friend and join the walkers this fall and winter. (No walking December 14-15.) -And finally…a great big thanks from the Fellowship Board! Thanks to all those who hosted coffee hours this past year. Also, thanks to all who hosted either a Lenten Lunch or a Dinner in 2016.

WEDNESDAY WORSHIP At First English we know that Tuesday Means Pizza. But did you know that Wednesday Means Worship. We will be continuing Wednesday evening worship from the summer into the fall and winter. Worship will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will end at 7:15 p.m. The worship services will not be sung liturgy but we will pray, sing, read scripture and celebrate Holy Communion. The messages, lessons and hymns will be different than on Sunday so you can attend worship on Sunday and Wednesday and hear something new each time. We will also be inviting our youth into leading different parts of our worship time on Wednesday and also on Sunday.

Again, this year, Faith Circle will be selling calendars for 2017. The price will be $7.00 and will be available after services on Sunday. You may also get them from the office during the week.

Come and see why Wednesday Means Worship.

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N O T E S F R O M R E N ATA Children’s Ministry

Middle & High School Ministry

Join A Board!

Bibles & Bagels

This is a call for anyone with a heart for children, youth, families, or education to consider joining the Board of Parish Education (or the Board of Youth Ministry). Thank you to all the excellent people who serve on the boards currently: Sandi Beatty, Trevor Clor, Eve & Heidi Feldman, Andrea & Patrick Glynn, Cindy Jevons, Randie Kohler, and John & Liz Nyquist. Please speak with any of them (or Renata, of course) if you’d like to learn more about what we do.

Make Mondays a little better this season with Bible study and breakfast before school starts. If you are in high school, please join us in the lounge on Nov 28 and Dec 5, 12, & 19 from 7:30-8:15am. There will be bagels, lattes, fruit, and more—friends welcome! Not an early riser? Then be sure to attend Youth Group on Wednesday nights!

Children’s Christmas Pageant This year’s Pageant will take place during the 11:00am service on Sunday, December 18th. We hope all members can be present to witness the children’s efforts to share the good If you haven’t done so already, please contact Randie or Renata if you would like your child to participate. Please take note of these important dates:

Caroling & After Party The middle and high school youth will visit four local nursing and rehab facilities to sing Christmas carols and share Jesus love. On Friday, Dec 9 at 5:00pm, meet in the Gathering Area to carpool! Friends and family are welcome! Annual permission/medical forms are required for all 19-and-under attendees. A pizza dinner will be served at 8:00pm (so eat a snack before you come), followed by the high-school-only After Party from 9:00pm-midnight. Please RSVP to Renata by Dec 8.

Important Dates Nov 28, 7:30-8:15am Bibles & Bagels (HS only) Dec 1, 6:30-8:00pm Mission Team Meeting

November 27 No Sunday School Dec 4, 11, and 18, 9:45-10:30am Rehearsal During Sunday School

Dec 5, 7:30-8:15am Bibles & Bagels (HS only) Dec 9, 5:00-9:00pm Caroling at Nursing Homes (MS & HS)

Dec 10* and 17, 10:00-11:30am Saturday Rehearsal (snack provided)

Dec 9, 9:00pm-midnight After Party (HS only)

*only those with speaking roles attend on the 10th

Dec 12, 7:30-8:15am Bibles & Bagels (HS only)

Dec 18, 11:00am Children’s Christmas Pageant

Dec 19, 7:30-8:15am Bibles & Bagels (HS only)

December 25 No Sunday School

Dec 27-30, 7:30-8:15am Michigan Gathering (HS only)

January 1, 2017 No Sunday School 8


CALLING ALL BAKERS: We would appreciate your baking/donating 4-5 dozen (or more) of your favorite Christmas cookies for the annual Cookie Walk event. Please bring your cookies either Saturday. December 17 or Sunday December 18, 2016 in the morning before the 9:30 church service. The annual Cookie Walk will be held December 18, 2016 after both the 9:30 am and 11:00 am services. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

THE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE WALK AND TEA â&#x20AC;Ś...will be held Wednesday, December 28, 2016. Come and enjoy the nearly 50 Christmas trees and other decorations of our facility, then stop in the Luther Center for a Christmas tea with delicious goodies. This event runs from NOON to 4:00 pm. We look forward to seeing you then, and please invite your friends and family.

SCHEDULES & CONTACT NUMBERS Pastor Sean Motley can be contacted by e-mail at Pastorsean@feelc.org. His day off will be on Fridays and in an emergency can be contacted at (715) 297-9991. Pastor Philip Hemke can be reached by e-mail pehemke@gmail.com or by phone (248) 219-9707 . Church office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Monday - Friday) with the office closed for lunch from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Sueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s email is sue@feelc.org

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THRIVENT CHOICE DOLLARS We continue to receive your “Thrivent Choice Dollars” gifts! Thank you to all of our members who have directed their “Thrivent Choice Dollars” to support the mission and ministry of First English. Over $2,000.00 was donated last year to First English through this program. If you are a Thrivent policy holder you are eligible to also direct your support to First English. The rules have changed a bit in that now the gifting of the “Thrivent Choice Dollars” must be done annually. You can direct your gifts to First English by calling Thrivent at 1-800-THRIVENT (800-847-4836) and state “Thrivent Choice” or on line at Thrivent.com. Again, thank you for your support; it is greatly appreciated! 10


Here is an update on the progress on the organ... The keyboards for the MĂśller console (now to be located in the transept) have been returned to the builderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s workshop, after being sent to Boston for their restoration. All of the reed ranks have been completed at Trivo Company, and Mr. Keith is in the process of picking them up from Maryland, so he can finish preparing the wind chests for these reed pipes. The pipes being done at Schopp's pipeworks in Alliance, Ohio are nearing completion also. These are the pipes that are being added to the original Moller pipe ranks as part of the rescaling process, and a few of them will be on display in the Great division. Progress on pipework in the shop continues also. Mr. Keith is currently working on the Pedal Mixture pipes (and their chest) to complete the pre-voicing process, and on the Great 4' Octave also. Other ranks have been completed and have been set aside for delivery. Final plans for the conduit lines to the front organ are in the works, and the Hauptwerk virtual pipe organ installation should begin in the next couple of months

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First English Lutheran Preschool is accepting new students for the 2016-17 school year. Our preschool offers a caring, Christian setting to help parents prepare their three or four year old for their kindergarten and elementary years. Students will develop their social & intellectual abilities as well as a positive self-image. Our program includes*Art

*Music

*Language

*Math

*Science

*Bible lessons

*Beginning reading concepts *Physical development For further information, please contact our new director, Emily Stump at (517) 896-5604 or preschool@feelc.org

quarter, our latest quarterly check (dated

Have you enrolled?? Please take the time to go online and sign-up or renew your card and make your donation designation to First English (#83535). It doesn’t cost you anything. If you don’t remember the email address that you used previously to enroll, you can call (877)576-7587 to remove any email attached to your card number and then proceed to enroll again. Our fundraising efforts, by participating in the Kroger Community Rewards Program, have added up to significant money - just by purchasing your weekly groceries! UP again from the last

08/25/2016)was in the amount of $278.21 UP

$100 FROM LAST QUARTER!! In the beginning we were receiving over $400.00 from Kroger. If you have never signed up – please go to Kroger’s website krogercommunityrewards.com and follow the prompts. You will need your Kroger card. Remember - It doesn’t cost YOU anything (It's A DONATION FROM Kroger)……..the only thing it costs you is a little time to register your card.

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12/2: Buffy Breckenridge, Trevor Clor

12/16: Susan Mancani

12/3: Cynthia Chantler

12/17: Colin Hassig, Devon LaMagno

12/4: Andrew Bezel

12/18: Douglas Ulmer. Allie McIntyre, Morgan McIntyre

12/5: Virginia Ewart, Addam Ouvry, Skylar Pudlo, Peter Moskaluk

12/19: Carolyn Schmidt

12/6: Melissa Zwicker

12/21: Patricia Hoskin

12/7: Frances Sutherland

12/22 Pat Milne, Renee Strobl

12/8: Jordan DeBruin, Janice Eggly

12/23: Heidi Feldman, Edward Geha, Patrick Glynn, Edward Kenny

12/9: Emily Conn, David Jensen, David Kreutzans, Marilyn McGraw

12/24: Jennifer Reck

12/10: Tylor Clor, Douglas Rouleau, Benjamin Schneedecker

12/25: Patty Foster

12/11: Sara Gierman, Barbara Guest Renata Conger

12/27: Cullin McGraw, John Paluch

12/26: Karen Parsons

12/28: Danielle McGrail,

12/12: Donald Herbert, William Parsons, Olivia Ritchie, Stephanie Sturton 12/13: Anthony Rozycki

12/29: Tyler Nelson, James Pangborn 12/30: Samuel Humphrey 12/31: Kathleen Gates, Lisa Kurtz, David Link, Amber Marchetti, Roger Salomon, Dominic Vitale

12/14: Scott Evers, Melanie Horbal, Jennifer Kamerud, Bryan Nelson, Aaron Rao 12/15: Todd Bauer, Lynda Bock, Christine Simone, Ruth Platts

If your birthday does not appear on this list and you would like it to, please contact the church office at sue@feelc.org with your information in order to update our records. Thank You.

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GREETERS

9:30

11:00

4-Dec

Bezel family

11-Dec

Shirley Lamar

18-Dec

Sue & Marty Bay

25-Dec

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USHER

9:30

11:00 a.m.

4-Dec

Team #6

Team #7

Mark Balle

Ken Kohler

Team #8

Team #9

Charles Jackson

David Zwicker

Team #10

Team #1

Dan Rustmann

Mike Guest

Team #3

Mark Fett

11-Dec 18-Dec 25-Dec

Lay Reader

11:00

4-Dec

Kathy Lang

Joe Warnez

Penny Damore

11-Dec

Jackie Tambourine

Yvonne Winston

Renee Strobl

18-Dec

Kathy Lang

Mark Berkesch

25-Dec

Volunteer???

Volunteer???

COMMUNION ASSIST 4-Dec 11-Dec

5 p.m. Team #2

M. Berkesch

7 p.m. Team #9

D. Zwicker

11 p.m. Team #7

K. Kohler

ACOLYTES

9:30

11:00

4-Dec

RJ Cassar

Elise Nyquist

Kathy Lang

Marti Miller

Steve Lang

R. Yake Patty Foster

Jackie Tambourine Margot Kahl

18-Dec 25-Dec

Dec. 24

9:30

Kathy Lang

Gary Ford

Steve Lang

Sandy Ford Patty Jackson

Volunteer??? Volunteer???

COFFEE HOUR 11-Dec 18-Dec

Lauren Link William Bezel

25-Dec

??

Dec. 24

5 p.m.

Madeline Kohler Luke Kohler

4-Dec

Peace Circle

(Ann. Mtg.)

11-Dec

Grace Circle

(Music Sunday)

18-Dec

Stewardship

25-Dec

??

7 p.m. Colin Burke

COUNTERS

11 p.m.

4-Dec

Team #1

Waynette Hostetler

11-Dec

Team #2

Nancy Heaphy

18-Dec

Team #4

Pat Milne

25-Dec

Team #3

Ruth Engle

ALTAR GUILD Anna Unit:

Ruth Engle/ Carol Logan

Lydia Unit:

Julie Passamani/ Patty Foster

NURSERY

9:30 a.m.

FRIENDLY CALLERS

4-Dec

Magill family

4-Dec

Judy Leo

11-Dec

Burke family

11-Dec

Mark Berkesch

18-Dec

Rees-Baker family

18-Dec

Caryl Litzenberger

25-Dec

Horbal family

25-Dec

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9:30 Worship Service 9:30 Sunday School 11:00 Worship Service 12:00 Annual Congregation Mtg. 7:00 GP Young Persons AA

9:30 Worship Service 9:30 Sunday School 11:00 Worship Service 7:00 GP Young Persons AA

9:30 Worship Service 9:30 Sunday School 11:00 Worship Service 7:00 GP Young Persons AA

CHRISTMAS DAY 10:00 Worship Service 7:00 GP Young Persons AA

Monday

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Monday through Thursday Luther Center open for walking

8:45 Preschool 9:30 Exercise Class 3:30 Music Lessons

8:45 Preschool 9:30 Exercise Class 3:30 Music Lessons

8:45 Preschool 9:30 Exercise Class 3:30 Music Lessons

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CLEF ARTICLES DUE

8:45 Preschool 9:30 Exercise 3:00 Music Lessons 7:00 Grace Circle

Tuesday 10:00 GPN Pizza Lunch 10:30 Faith Circle 3:30 Music Lessons 5:30 Exercise Class 7:00 Peace Circle

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10:00 GPN Pizza Lunch 3:30 Music Lessons 5:30 Exercise Class 7:00 Bd. Of Church Property

10:00 GPN Pizza Lunch 3:00 Music Lessons 5:30 Exercise Class

10:00 GPN Pizza Lunch 3:30 Music Lessons 5:30 Exercise Class

10:00 GPN Pizza Lunch 3:30 Music Lessons 5:30 Exercise Class

Wednesday 8:45 Preschool 9:30 Exercise Class 3:00 Music Lessons 5:30 Lord’s Co. Ringers 6:00 Lord’s Co. Singers 6:30 Worship Service 6:30 Youth Group 7:15 Conf. Class 7:30 Women’s Bible Study

8:45 Preschool 9:30 Exercise Class 5:30 Lord’s Co. Ringers 6:00 Lord’s Co. Singers 6:30 Worship Service 6:30 Youth Group 7:15 Conf. Class 7:30 Women’s Bible Study

8:45 Preschool 9:30 Exercise Class 3:00 Music Lessons 5:30 Lord’s Co. Ringers 6:00 Lord’s Co. Singers 6:30 Worship Service 6:30 Youth Group 7:15 Conf. Class 7:30 Women’s Bible Study 8:30 Sports

8:45 Preschool 9:30 Exercise Class 3:00 Music Lessons 5:30 Lord’s Co. Ringers 6:00 Lord’s Co. Singers 6:30 Worship

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Thursday 9:30 Bible Study 3:00 Music Lessons 5:30 Exercise Class 6:30 Good News Singers 8:15 Good News Ringers

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9:30 Bible Study 3:00 Music Lessons 5:30 Exercise Class 6:00 Bd. Of Youth Ministry 6:30 Good News Singers 8:15 Good News Ringers

9:30 Bible Study 3:00 Music Lessons 5:30 Exercise Class 6:30 Good News Singers 8:15 Good News Ringers

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Friday

8:30 Holy Yoga-Level2 8:45 Preschool 8:30 Holy Yoga-Chair 9:45 Holy Yogabeginner

8:30 Holy Yoga-Level2 8:45 Preschool 8:30 Holy Yoga-Chair 9:45 Holy Yogabeginner

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Saturday

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5:00 Worship Service 7:30 Worship Service 11:00 Worship Service

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8:30 Holy Yoga-Level2 8:45 Preschool 8:30 Holy Yoga-Chair 9:45 Holy Yogabeginner

OFFICE CLOSED

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First English Ev. Lutheran Church 800 Vernier Road Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236-1530

OR CURRENT RESIDENT

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OUR WORSHIP SERVICES SUNDAY 9:30 a.m.

Early Worship with Holy Communion

9:30 a.m.

Sunday School (Youth and Adult)

11:00 a.m.

Late Worship

(Communion 1st and 3rd Sunday)

WEDNESDAY

6:30 p.m.

EVENING WORSHIP

Website:

www.feelc.org

Phone:

(313) 884-5040

Fax:

(313) 884-4460 16


CLEF December 2016  
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