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MAY 2009

n o i t c e Conn KINSMEN LUTHERAN CHURCH

12100 Champion Forest Drive

Houston, Texas 77066

281-444-3126

281-444-1733 FAX

www.kinsmenlutheran.org Inside This Issue Music Ministry News

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Campus Management Team

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Boy Scouts

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May Noisy Offering

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LSS Astros Night

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Senior Adult News

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Gracious Generosity

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Kinsmen in Pictures

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May Birthdays

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“I am thinking, This is good!”

Dear Friends in Christ: I have shared my lasting memory of Easter will be from the end of the last of eight Holy Week services singing the Hallelujah Chorus when I asked Grace Merkel, a 10-year-old, red haired acolyte, ―What are you thinking?‖ I usually know what Grace is thinking because we play catch in the cul-de-sac, and along with her mother and Candace, we watch movies together. I really did not know what Grace was thinking. There was a grin on her freckled face, but she looked deep in thought. As we sang, Grace answered, ―I am thinking, this is good!‖

The next week we laid to rest Jack Richardson, our dear member who I learned looked forward to the Hallelujah Chorus every year. Grace Merkel and Jack Richardson’s moments of passionate worship are excellent illustrations of what the first half of our new mission statement compels us to do: ―Inspire every generation to experience and share God’s grace in Jesus Christ! And ―I am thinking, this is good!‖ is the perfect summary of Easter and experiencing passionate worship. We have heard from others who have experienced passionate worship. One of our newest members e-mailed the staff, ―Thank you all so much for a truly

wonderful worship experience for Easter! Please also thank the Youth, the Brass and anyone else who was a part of Sunday's service. The senior choir anthem was lovely ... the kids were so cute when they sang … the brass and organ intros, interludes and variations added so much. And we loved singing the entire Hallelujah Chorus with the choir. One of the truly memorable moments in life is always singing the great Easter hymns with an enthusiastic congregation. Thank you for all your hard work.‖ - continued on page 6 -

Youth News

And More!

WEEKEND SCHEDULE Saturday

Sunday 9:30 AM

5:30 PM

8:15 AM & 11 AM

Informal Worship

Traditional Worship

with Communion

with Communion on 1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday of each month

Classes for all ages

9:30 AM

9 - 11 AM

Contemporary Worship

Fellowship Breakfast

with Communion

Community Life Center

Education Hour

8-11


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SUNDAY SCHOOL’S LAST DAY IS MAY 17 God’s Global Barnyard Every Sunday an offering is collected during the opening of Sunday school. The Sunday School offerings for the spring semester have been dedicated to God’s Global Barnyard — an ELCA World Hunger ministry. Through April 5, 2009, we have collected $493.16. This is almost enough money to purchase a cow! One cow is $500; $250 buys fish to build and stock a community fish farm; $50 provides a goat for a family; $30 buys a pig for a family to break the cycle of poverty; $25 adds a turkey to a family’s yard and $10 provides 10 chicks to build an egg business. Sunday School Teachers A special thank you to this year’s

Jim Hughes, Rebecca Jones, Jennifer Kaurich, Tammy Lehmann, Cody Miller, Shamera Simpson, Sharon Smith, Lantz Toney, Sandi Toney, Kathy Turnquist, Mechelle Vindiola, Eric Wietstruck, Gretchen Wietstruck, Ana Woods, Jared Woods, Michael Woods, Kasey Zabadal, Wendi Zabadal and Molly Zoril.

dedicated Sunday school staff, which include: Candace Alvestad, Steve Bessier, Sue Clark, Yvonne Dean, Daniel Ehlers, John England, Sheri England, Grace Elijah, Allison Feldman, Eric Fidler, Liz Fidler, Diana Grobe, Kathy Hanson, Mark Hanson, Jill Henze,

These volunteers will be recognized during the May 9 - 10 worship services. Please take the opportunity to thank these individuals personally for their commitment to this very important ministry. Sunday School Celebration The last day of Sunday school will be May 17 and a scavenger hunt will be held. Make plans to join the fun on this day.

music notes When In Our Music, God is Glorified. The year is coming to a close for all of our performing groups. Thank you to all those involved in our music ministry here at Kinsmen: Alleluia Choir, contemporary band, Kinsmen Brass, Kinsmen Ringers, Morning Glory Choir, Sunshine Singers, Tuesday Ringers and Youth Ringers. Kinsmen has had a great season full of music making, fellowship and glory to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Music Ministry Sunday is May 17. Come celebrate the Psalms and all of our faithful servants in the music department.

Although the ensembles take a welldeserved break over the summer months, music is still strong in our worship services. If you are interested in providing a musical offering during one of the services during the summer, please contact Elizabeth LeMay at elemay@kinsmenlutheran.org or 281-444-3126, ext. 22. Kinsmen would love to hear you.

Attend church on May 17 and show your appreciation to these individuals who have assisted each week in providing passionate worship.

On this day, all of Kinsmen musical ensembles — Alleluia Choir, contemporary band, Kinsmen Brass, Kinsmen Ringers, Morning Glory Choir, Sunshine Singers, Tuesday Ringers and Youth Ringers — will perform at the three Sunday worship services.

Children’s Choirs: Did You Know? There were 30 children who participated in Kinsmen’s Children’s Choir Ministry for the 2008-2009 school year. The Sunshine Singers (4-year-olds through first grade) presented 16

different anthems for 17 different worship services or concerts. The Morning Glory Choir (second grade through fifth grade) presented 18 different anthems for 17 different worship services or concerts. These choirs are under the direction of Lynnae Schatz. Thanks be to God for these children and their parents for sharing the gifts God has given them.


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Campus Management Team news Kinsmen soon will replace its current monument sign with a new digital one. Installation should be completed within the first two weeks of June. The old sign will ―begin a new life‖ at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Posey, Texas. The Campus Management Team is pleased that the sign will be donated to another house of worship. The church has had several unexpected expenses recently including roof repairs, and the purchase of a condenser for the walk-in flower cooler and a doubledoor freezer for the kitchen. A few much-needed repairs on the air conditioning systems, including replacement of insulation that was damaged by animals, are also being made.

On Friday, April 17, the Synod presented a class on ―Disaster Preparedness.‖ The main focus of this session was the development of a congregational Rapid Response Team (RRT). The team would function not only in a congregational emergency, but would also be available for service within the community. The Campus Management Team would like to begin recruiting a RRT. This is different from school emergency procedures and storm preparation procedures, both of which are already in place at Kinsmen. Beautification of the grounds for Easter was handled by Dr. Al Agard and Rwenzori Service. We would like to thank the following for donating mulch and flowers for the grounds:

Church Members (5 flats of Begonias)

$175

The LETCO Group, LLC 12202 Cutten Road (15 cubic yards of mulch) $750 RCW Nurseries, Inc. 15809 Tomball Parkway. (5 flats of Petunias)

$175

Rwenzori Service (5 cubic yards of mulch) (5 flats of Begonias)

$250 $175

If you have an interest in serving on the Campus Management Team or a Rapid Response Team, please contact Susan Converse at 281-444-3127, ext. 17, or Kevin Edwards at 281-444-2879.

C a m p Lu t h e r h i l l n e t wo r k i n g , f e l low s h i p e v e n t Calling all youth ministers, youth volunteers, pastors — anyone who works with students in the congregation or community. On May 7, Camp Lutherhill will host a networking meeting for participants to enjoy God’s creation and a relaxing day with each other and their friends from the Southwest Texas Synod. Wear comfortable clothes, bring items for the pool and enjoy the ropes course. You choose your own fun!

Schedule: 10:30 AM Gathering time in Chapel 11 AM

Worship in the Chapel

12 PM

Lunch in the Dining Hall

1 PM

Swim; High Ropes

4 PM

Inaugural Youth & Family Ministries ―Color Me Plaid‖ Golf Outing

The ―Color Me Plaid‖ golf outing will be held at the Frisch Auf National Golf Course in La Grange, Texas. The format is a nine hole, two- or four-person

scramble depending on the number of players. All participants must wear plaid and have their own clubs. Cost is $20 and includes cart, prizes and an awards dinner. Lodging will be available at Camp Lutherhill after the awards dinner. RSVP for lunch and golf no later than Friday, May 1, to Matt Kindsvatter at matt@lutherhill.org. To learn more about Camp Lutherhill, please visit www.lutherhill.org.

M ay N o i s y O f f e r i n g : K r au s e c h i l d r e n ’ s C e n t e r The Noisy Offering for May is Krause Children’s Center, which is owned and operated by Lutheran Social Services, the social service arm of The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. This organization specializes in treating abused, neglected and troubled boys and girls, ages 11 – 17. Monies will be collected at worship on May 9 & 10. For more information on

Krause Children’s Center, please visit www.krausechildrenscenter.org. GLIMPSES OF GRACE April Noisy Offering Partners in Global Mission

$1,874.50

April Synod/ELCA

$10,109.00

April TOTAL

$11,983.50

2009 TOTAL

$48,027.50


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Kamp kinsmen registration still open trips, including ones to Collins Park, Moorhead Blueberry Farm, Lonestar College Theatre, PJ’s Pizzeria, Houston Museum of Natural Science, Children’s Museum of the Woodlands, Old McDonalds Farm and Mountasia.

Kamp Kinsmen 2009 June 8 - August 14 Rising Kindergarten - Rising 7th Grade Our summer program kicks off with a special art camp that includes artist, Bette Gibson. Other weeks, summer camp specialists from Lutherhill, a Lutheran organization based in LaGrange, Texas, will oversee the camp.

Camp Hope, our annual vacation bible school, will be held for three weeks beginning June 29. Children will not want to miss this opportunity. Kamp Kinsmen will be open the week of August 17, but it will not be a typical camp week, as there will be no field trips scheduled.

Weekly Fees Camp Day (9:15 AM - 3:45 PM) $80 per child Before Care (6:30 - 9:15 AM) $25 per child After Care (3:45 - 6:30 PM) $25 per child Registration Forms Available through the church office or Web site. For More Information Contact Gundi Talbert at 281-444-3127, ext. 35, or gtalbert@kinsmenlutheran.org.

Kamp Kinsmen will have many field

S c o u t s e n d y e a r w i t h m a n y m ay ac t i v i t i e s April was a busy month for Pack 440. The first weekend of the month, the scouts camped at Quintana Beach County Park. They practiced their Leave No Trace principles by picking trash along a two-mile stretch of the beach. After lunch, fishing and kite flying occupied the remainder of the day. April 18 was the Scout Fair, a council event that brought troops, packs and crews from all over the Sam Houston Area Council to the Reliant Arena for a

full day of scouting activities, games and food. April 25 was the Pack Field Trip. The scouts went to the San Jacinto Day re-enactment. While touring the battleground, the scouts were able to earn the San Jacinto Badge. May is the last month of the scouting year. Scouts will cross over to their next rank at the end of the month, and the pack committee will be planning the summer time activities. As usual, this group will participate in the Fourth of

July parade, but other possible activities include Raingutter Regatta; Fishing Derby; placing flags at the Houston National Cemetery on Memorial Day and a Rocket Derby. For information or questions about scouting, please e-mail Pack440@comcast.net.

“ ta k e m e o u t to t h e b a l l g a m e ” o n J u ly 2 5 Come out on July 25 and support the home team on Lutheran Social Services Night with the Astros. Join the fun as Lutherans take over Minute Maid Field to see the Houston Astros battle the New York Mets. Game time is 6:05 p.m., and the Lutheran Chorale will sing the national anthem. Ticket prices are discounted for this Lutheran Social Services fundraiser: $23 for Field Box; $16 for Bullpen Box; $13

for Mezzanine; $10 for View Deck I and $8 for View Deck II. The Kinsmen bus will be available for transportation. Contact Lynnae Schatz at 281-444-3127, ext. 43, or lschatz@kinsmenlutheran.org if you are interested in attending. For more information on Lutheran Social Services, visit www.lss.org.


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KINSMEN Kids Preschool/Mother’s Day Out Kinsmen Kids Summer Care 2009 June 1 - July 3; July 6 - August 7 Plan A: Mother’s Day Out Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 9 AM - 2:30 PM Cost: $285 for five weeks Plan B: Full-time Care Monday through Friday 7 AM - 5:30 PM Cost: $760 for five weeks There is a 10-percent sibling discount. Registration fees are waived for current students or those registered for the fall 2009 program. New students will be charged $50. Kinsmen Kids will be closed the week of August 14 to allow its staff vacation

time. The program also will only be open August 17 - 28 for those students enrolled in before and after care. To register, contact Sherri Botker at 281-444-3127, ext. 23. Bikes, Trikes and Tikes — Oh My! On April 23, 55 Kinsmen kids participated in a trike-a-thon in the church’s back parking lot. The fifth-annual event, a fundraiser for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, teaches these children that no one is too young to help others. Their goal was $2,000.

The 3-years-old class, at right, lines up ready to begin their ―trek around the track.‖

S u m m e r p l a n s a n n o u n c e d f o r s e n i o r a d u lt s FRIDAY, MAY 15: The day includes a tour of the Port of Galveston aboard the Sea Gull II, a visit to the Lone Star Flight Museum and lunch at the Fisherman’s Wharf. The cost of the trip is $13 per person, plus lunch, and the bus will depart the church at 8:45 a.m. FRIDAY, JUNE 12: Be a part of one of the first groups in Houston to see the Terra-Cotta Soldiers at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. The trip also includes admission to the Butterfly exhibit. Cost is $15 per person, not including lunch. The bus will leave the

church at 9 a.m. FRIDAY, JULY 17: Come explore Houston’s Chinatown with a guided tour by Houston Asian Heritage Tours. Included is a visit to the Hong Kong City Mall, a tea ceremony, the Buddhist Temple and a dim sum lunch at Ocean Palace restaurant. The cost for this trip is $28 per person, and the bus will depart the church at 8 a.m. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12: Due to several requests, the bus will leave the church at 9:30 a.m. for a repeat trip to

the Gulf Greyhound Park and its Senior Day. Cost is $9 per person — which includes bus trip, park admission and a buffet lunch. Reservations for the May trip may be made by contacting Peggy: 281-469-1372; Hélène: 281-444-7948 or Grace: 281-440-4213. Please do not make reservations by voice mail — speak to one of these ladies personally. For any additional information, contact Larry Liveringhouse at livering3606@yahoo.com.

Summer school is cool!

G R AC I O U S G E N E RO S I T Y

Interested in some leisure learning this summer? Kinsmen has a class for you!

Kinsmen recognizes members Dave Boggs and Bob Fox for their recent carpentry work in the Community Life Center's Gymnasium.

Kinsmen Summer University will be held June 10, 17 and 24 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. Classes, taught on the Kinsmen campus for those aged 13 and older, will include Genealogy, God and the Movies, Marathon Training and Stained Glass. Look for more details to be announced in the coming weeks.

These two members purchased, cut and stained top trim to add to the baseboards, which were chipped and broken from many years of physical activities in the gym. Do you have a Kinsmen Gracious Generosity story to share? Send it to Susan Emfinger at semfinger@kinsmenlutheran.org.


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Crawfish boil: bugs, beer and cheer! Photos courtesy of Kevin Hughes

“I am thinking, this is good”

(continued from page 1)

At least 20 people told me it was the most powerful Palm Sunday they had experienced --- one friend told me in her 71 years! Bob Fox said, ―I don’t normally get emotional at Lutheran services, but that one got to me.‖ Pastor Mark, Elizabeth, Linda, Kristen, Timothy, Lynnae and I want worship to ―get to you‖ so you will be passionate worshipers at whatever service you attend.

Hospitality, Adventurous Service, Intentional Faith Formation, Sensitive Evangelism and Extraordinary Generosity. This was most evident to the staff when we attended a luncheon hosted by the Thursday Morning Women’s Bible Study. It was almost as if their leader had been alongside the Vision to Grow team during the whole process ---- what a fine example of PRAISE disciples!

Lent, Holy Week and Easter Sunday have been seasons of renewal --- as they are designed to be. I have been impressed by the way people are discussing Passionate Worship, Radical

We have spent quality time addressing such things like mission, vision, values, strategy, mission measures, growth barriers and branding. They really are all like the sounds of noisy gongs and

clanging symbols if we don’t get worship right, and I am thinking we are getting worship right --- but this doesn’t mean all worship services can’t become more inspiring and meaningful. But Grace Merkel summarized some things I have been thinking ---- I’ve been thinking, worship is good! Thanks be to God! See you in worship!

Jeffery Alvestad


May

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Birthdays Carter Roth Joshua Menk Emma Holsberg Peter Jeremenko Shala Gradoni Kyle Zabadal Duane Miller Paul Feldman Amber Bean Tim Schroeder John Hjerpe Grant Kirkwood Bob Stave Carol George Bruce Erickson Dawn Harvey Steve Niemuth Michael Mc Coy Pastor Mark England Benjamin Slater Ashley Strickler Chase Hardy Kimberly Dogotch Kara Hambrick Sunetha Lueders Abigail Parr Jennifer Woody Mattison Maisel Callie Groth Dave Metting Stephanie Abt Rex VanHoose Katelyn Fox Matthew Dankert Winona Herwig Erik Ashmore Jeanne Nelsen Paul Botker Chris Stone Carolyn Snyder

5/1 5/1 5/1 5/1 5/1 5/2 5/2 5/2 5/3 5/3 5/3 5/3 5/3 5/3 5/4 5/5 5/6 5/6 5/6 5/6 5/6 5/6 5/6 5/7 5/7 5/7 5/8 5/8 5/8 5/9 5/9 5/9 5/9 5/9 5/10 5/10 5/10 5/11 5/11 5/11

Sean Tobin Annslee Pelton Kade Bryant Michelle Wehring Susan Converse Kyra Benesh Betty Smith Colby Williamson Amanda Hart Leora Bean Jimmy Ebner Jeanne Tobin Sherry Gatewood John Vindiola Monica Colson Melesa Cook Justin Clifford Edward Nielsen Jane Nordaker Shirley Rudy Jeffrey Watson Amber Holzman Maureen Maeschen Dale Parr Tiffany Osmon Carter Childress Aidan Nelsen Jason Lockhart Adam Niemuth Paul Blanda Olivia Wilson Andrew Chow Chuck Nott Haily Heppner Morghan Zbranek Gina Gradoni Colby Hall Diane Nott Carol Boller Shelly Meyer

5/11 5/11 5/12 5/12 5/12 5/14 5/14 5/14 5/15 5/16 5/16 5/16 5/16 5/17 5/17 5/17 5/17 5/17 5/18 5/18 5/18 5/18 5/18 5/18 5/18 5/18 5/19 5/19 5/19 5/19 5/19 5/20 5/20 5/20 5/20 5/21 5/21 5/21 5/21 5/21

*This list is compiled from church records.

Amber Ratliff Doug Groth Amy Hambrick Kayla Mulkey Kyle Ashmore Jonathan Smith Sarah Smith Eric Fidler Amy Gibson John Bean Kathy Horst Ryan Parliament Dennis Burt Timothy Timmerman Jr. Grace Petrucciani Robert Madsen Carma Gordon Colette Edwards Susan Dunens Bob Kloppenburg Lois Raschke Laura Maisel Tyler Wells Lila Garlin Joan Krueger Megan Cook Layne Luderman Katelynn Botker Nathan Bair Kate Sullivan Shannon Funke Ken Yeats Duane Meyer Zachary Roth Corrigan Roth Michael Fredrick Ford Sylvia Alewine Shawn Horst

If your name is missing or the information is incorrect, please notify the church office.

5/22 5/22 5/22 5/22 5/23 5/23 5/23 5/24 5/24 5/24 5/24 5/24 5/25 5/25 5/25 5/25 5/25 5/26 5/26 5/26 5/27 5/27 5/27 5/27 5/27 5/28 5/28 5/28 5/28 5/29 5/29 5/29 5/29 5/30 5/30 5/30 5/31 5/31


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On Sunday, May 3, at the 11 a.m. worship service, we will be celebrating the Affirmation of Baptism through the Rite of Confirmation for the following youth: Alexis Agard Kyra Benesh Justin Blackbourn Kellen Cook Michael Crocker Kennedy Dankert Alex Fidler

JB Harvey Ben Holloway Colin McCoy Dylan Niemuth Thomas Sell Anika Sutter Robert Weber

We give our heartfelt thanks to their Small Group Leaders Keith Cook, Eric Fidler, Ben Harvey, Steve Niemuth and Patti Benesh for faithfully shepherding their groups for three years. We hope our Confirmation Ministry is a blessing to Kinsmen. Throughout their three-year journey, our Confirmation Youth participate and lead in many and various ways in the life of Kinsmen. Our Confirmation Youth participate in inspiring worship on Sundays and Wednesdays. They lead Children’s Sermons and participate in dramas; they take sermon notes during Advent and Lent; they read lessons and prayers and they give musical offerings to enhance our worship experience. Our Confirmation Youth experience family through their small groups as they learn God’s saving stories in the Old and New Testament; study the basics of our faith through the Small Catechism; share their joys and struggles in the faith and pray for one another. Our Confirmation Youth learn to share grace through service projects, volunteering at Kinsmen and through Confirmation projects. Our Confirmation projects this year included making banners and crosses, visiting the homebound, leading a group to clean and organize youth ministry resources, leading a group to “share grace” in the neighborhood, writing brief messages for worship, writing and leading a children’s sermon and offering musical selections during worship.

The Confirmation banquet was a wonderful experience for all who attended. Thank you to Mary Collins, Mike Ford, Stella Franklin, Joan Horner, Linda Martens, Jan Rall and Marianne Timmerman for making it a truly special evening.


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30 Hour Famine The Junior High event will be Friday, May 15 - Saturday, May 16. Youth groups from all over our Synod will be joining us for the 30 Hour Famine to raise money and awareness to fight world hunger. If we get 50 Junior High youth to participate, our own Steven Pate and Evan Anderson will drink a horrible smoothie of our choosing. Sign up on the Messenger and pick up a packet soon!

Jr. High Happenings in May Even though Confirmation has ended, our fun has not. Join us on Wednesdays, May 6 and May 13, at 7 p.m. in the Great Room for worship and then in the CLC for Cross Training . Our activities will end at 8:15 p.m. Jr. High Sunday school continues in the Great Room through May 17.

WIN a Starbucks Gift Card Thrivent will be here on Sunday, May 17, as a follow up to the workshop Teens, Parents and Money Matters. The top two savers will win a STARBUCKS GIFT CARD for their favorite drink on the lesson taught about stewardship in saving, spending and sharing. The winner of the contest will be the one who has saved the most from March 29 until May 17. Be sure and tally up your money and document the amount saved in your cash cache! Meet Thrivent following the Sunday School Scavenger Hunt in the Great Room. See you May 17 for the results.


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Attention Class of 2009: High School and College Graduates We would like to recognize you in our June newsletter. Please send your name and school to mengland@kinsmenlutheran.org so your achievement can be shared with the congregation.

Zach Menk, Steven Pate and Evan Anderson have been busy assembling our 2009 summer staff. We are receiving applications for support staff through May 10. Support staff are rising eighth and ninth grade youth who are interested in serving as volunteers. Please pick up an application from The Messenger, and once completed, submit it to Pastor Mark.

It’s a Jungle Out There June 29 - July 2 “Call of the Wild” July 6 - 10 “Born to be Wild” July 13 - July 17 “Walking on the Wild Side”

Prom with Jesus! Who: High School Youth (including current 8th Graders) When: Friday, May 22, 5:45 PM – Saturday, May 23, 7 AM What to Bring: Fancy clothes and money for dinner, favorite game to play, your Bible, sleeping stuff and snacks to share (boys bring drinks, girls bring snacks). You can bring a friend, too. Just sign them up on The Messenger next to your name.

Easter Breakfast — Sunday, April 12 Thank you to Mary Collins and all who helped with the Easter Breakfast. The money raised will help our youth be formed in their faith through meaningful retreats, leadership training and servant events. Thank you to all in the congregation who supported our ministry. We especially thank our Kinsmen and community sponsors. Sam’s Club Food Town HEB at Louetta HEB Vintage Park Walmart Victor’s Delicatessen Party City Schoenmann Produce Nelson Marketing Joan HornerLadies Donna Collins Thursday Bible Study And all our congregation members who baked items for the breakfast.

On Wednesdays @ 7PM and on Sundays @ 10: 20AM


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Happy Mother’s Day May God’s many blessings be yours forever more. And may you know you’re valued and loved by the Lord. Especially on this Sunday that we have set aside To show our appreciation to the Mothers in our lives. Mother’s Day is May 10, 2009

Kinsmen wishes all moms a blessed Mother's Day.

Connection is a monthly publication of Kinsmen Lutheran Church.

Deadline for submitting news is the 15th day of each month or the previous church business day if the deadline falls on the weekend or on a church holiday. Articles are preferred electronically, but may be faxed or hand-delivered to the church office.

Kinsmen Staff

OFFICE HOURS

CONTACT US

Monday - Friday 9 AM - 5 PM

281-444-3127 Phone

Rev. Jeffery Alvestad, Senior Pastor jalvestad@kinsmenlutheran.org — Ext. 18

Timothy Browning, Contemporary Worship Co-Coordinator chosentenor@gmail.com

Rev. Mark England, Youth & Family Ministry mengland@kinsmenlutheran.org — Ext. 24

Joan Horner, Parish Assistant/Hospitality jhorner@kinsmenlutheran.org — Ext. 12

Bruce Elijah, Associate in Ministry belijah@kinsmenlutheran.org — Ext. 15

J.D. McCollom, Media Team Coordinator jd.mccollum@itfidelity.com

Susan Converse, Director of Administration sconverse@kinsmenlutheran.org — Ext. 17

Sherri Botker, Director, Kinsmen Kids Preschool/Mother’s Day Out sbotker@kinsmenlutheran.org — Ext. 23

Julie Hughes, Administrative Assistant jhughes@kinsmenlutheran.org — Ext. 10 Susan Emfinger, Media & Communications Coordinator semfinger@kinsmenlutheran.org — Ext. 21 Irene Baasen, Accounting & Financial Reports ibaasen@kinsmenlutheran.org — Ext. 14 Lynnae Schatz, Coordinator, Children’s Ministries lschatz@kinsmenlutheran.org — Ext. 43 Linda Thomas, Principal Organist lindacthomas99@hotmail.com Elizabeth LeMay, Traditional Worship Coordinator elemay@kinsmenlutheran.org — Ext. 22 Kristen Schulze, Contemporary Worship Co-Coordinator kristen.schulze@cfisd.net

Gundi Talbert, Director, Before & After School Kinsmen gtalbert@kinsmenlutheran.org — Ext. 35 Eileen Edwards, Before & After School Kinsmen Registrar eedwards@kinsmenlutheran.org — Ext. 37 Willie Stewart, Head Custodian Ruben Cervantes, Custodian Lonnie Davis, Custodian

MISSION CONGREGATION Celebration Church 281-758-1279 Rev. Chris Markert, Mission Pastor pastor@click2celebrate.com — 281-840-0195


May 2009