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October 16, 2011 2101 S. Hacker Road Brighton, MI 48114-8764 Phone: 810-227-5099 Fax: 810-227-3566 School: 810-227-6473

2011 School Auction "Get your auction tickets here!!!!" Please consider attending the SOTL school fundraiser auction on Nov. 5th at 5:30pm. There will be tons of silent auction items up for bids along with several awesome live items. Appetizers and desserts will be served as well as an "Are you smarter than a 5th grader" entertainment portion. Tickets are $18 each with on site childcare available for $5 per family. Deadline for ticket purchase and childcare registration is Sunday, Oct. 30th. Contact Gail Milatz at See page 4 for more information!

Nicaragua Short Term Mission Team Information Meeting Tuesday, October 18 at 7:00 pm in the Youth Room Come learn more about this one week mission team forming at SOTL. No special skills necessary. Training will be provided. Men & Women needed. Project: Water Outreach, Health & Hygiene Dates: August 3 - 11, 2012 Find us on Facebook. Search for Shepherd of the Lakes and Shepherd of the Lakes School *** If you’re not getting the “Shepherd’s Voice Weekly” each Thursday, leave your email address on your worship registry card. *** Both pastors take Friday as their day off. They are both available in case of emergency.

Have you or someone you know lost a loved one in the last two years? Please allow us to help! A Grief Support Workshop will be held at Shepherd of the Lakes on Saturday, October 29 from 9am - 12pm.

Editor: Lori Gaines

Service Times: Sunday 8:30 am Classic Faith Service Sunday 11:00 am Faith Alive Service Monday 6:45 pm Classic Faith Service Deadline for submission to News & Notes is noon the Monday prior to the weekend the article will be published.

What’s Inside

Children & Youth Ministry Page 2 Christian Education Classes Page 3 Compassionate Care & SOTL School Page 4 News From Our Boards & Odds and Ends Page 5

This is open to all (consider inviting anyone who would benefit) and the cost is free. Topics Include: The Grief Journey, Pitfalls Along the Path, But I’m Not Angry, Overcoming Guilt & Depression, Holidays & Other Special Days, Letting Go – Not Forgetting, and Moving on with Hope. To register contact Suzanne Biddix at or through the church office.

Thank you to all the sponsors, volunteers and participants in our 1st Annual Storm Run! We were blessed with beautiful weather, and the race was a great success. We couldn’t have done it without your support! Thank you to all of the businesses that advertise in our News & Notes. Because of your support we are able to provide this publication at no cost to the church. Please support these businesses! If you have a business and are interested in advertising in our News & Notes please contact Lori Gaines in the church office (810)227-5099.

EVERY SUNDAY AT 9:45 For All Ages Check at the Children’s Ministry Booth for more information!

It isn’t too late! You can still register and participate Wednesdays from 5:30p - 7p See the Children’s Ministry Booth

Friday, October 28 at 6:30pm Next 56 degree event: TURKEY BINGO! Have some fun and help others at the same time. Friday, Nov.11th, 7:00-8:30 p.m. here at SOTL. The entry fee is a nonperishable food donation (or several) for Gleaner’s Food Bank or a hygiene product for the Personal Needs Pantry here at SOTL. Sign up outside Mrs. Colley’s office ASAP or e-mail A couple of adult chaperones will be needed, please call or e-mail to volunteer.

-participants park cars with trunks open and decorated, hand out candy or small trinkets (there will be separate parking for those who come just to participate in the fun without a decorated trunk). -all kids are welcome, and we’d love for the empty-nesters, singles and grandparents to be a part of the fun too (costumes for adults are optional but encouraged, why let the kids have all the fun?!)

THE POWER OF A SIMPLE GIFT “Operation Christmas Child is a great way to bring joy and the Good News of Jesus Christ to children in need of hope.� Franklin Graham, President, Samaritan’s Purse

- invite friends & neighbors! Re: trunks & costumes: nothing too gory or scary please – small children will be present! 6:30 – 7:00 p.m. 7:00 - 7:30 p.m. 7:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Cars arrive and set up Games and hayrides Trunk-R-Treating! Outdoor movie (bring a blanket or chairs) FREE popcorn and beverages

For millions of children, Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes are tangible expressions of God’s love and constant presence. Whatever they may be facing – poverty, war, or disaster – these boys and girls are reassured that they have a heavenly Father who cares. And that’s a gift that endures forever.

Mission Trip 2012

Students who are currently in 9th - 12th grade are invited to join us as we travel to Linville NC for our 2012 Mission Trip. We will be working with Habitat for Humanity, hosting VBS for abused and neglected children and participating in a field day/picnic for disabled adults. This is sure to be a wonderful experience for all who participate. Information is located at the Youth Booth in the Commons. Registration forms and $100 deposit are due by November 1st. If you have any questions please contact Lori Gaines or Pastor Vogel at (810)227-5099.



Our first fellowship event of the year is Saturday, October 22. We will be enjoying some food here in the Youth Room then going to Best Maze in Webberville. Cost is $10, you must RSVP by today. Information sheets located at the Youth Booth. ’…‘Â?‹Â?‰‡†Â?‡•†ƒ›‹‰Š–‘—–Š ”‘—’

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MONDAYS: SUNDAYS: (9:45 a.m.)

Bread of Life Dinner begins at 6pm - Study at 7pm Next Date: Monday, November 14 Genesis Hall October Leader: TBA Contact: Cheryl Fitzpatrick 517-545-7765

Fall Classes “Here I Stand! A Modern Day Look at Ancient Doctrines of the Faith” Instructor: Pastor Milatz September 18 - December 18 Location: Genesis Hall


“Majoring In the Minor Prophets” Instructor: Carl Welser September 18 - December 18 Location: Room 303

Woman to Woman Bible Study 1pm - 2:30pm Bring your Bible and a bag lunch. Join us anytime! Room: Youth Room Topics: Beth Moore - Living Beyond Yourself Contact: Ann Colley 810-227-5099

“Walk Through the Bible” Instructors: Jeff Borchardt and Laura Curtis Location: Worship Center

WEDNESDAYS: Pastor’s In-Depth Bible Study 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. Topic: The Truth about Heaven and Hell Instructor: Pastor Milatz

Exploring Your Spiritual Gifts Instructor: Deirdre Kolm Dates: November 6 & 20 Room: TBD


New Member Class Instructor: Mike Ebel Dates: October 9 - December 18 Location: Old Conference Room

Band of Brothers, Men’s Bible Study 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Study: The Life of Jesus Christ Contact: Jerry Trusty (586)709-3432 or Tom Fitchett (810)227-4892

“Breakfast Club” - Sr. High Youth Instructors: Jeff Colley, Steve Defever & Lori Gaines Location: Youth Room


8th Grade Confirmation - Students Instructor: Lynn Henderson Location: Room 301

Band of Brothers, Men’s Bible Study 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. Study - Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians Contact: Bill Chauvin (810)853-2475 or Denny Weisend (248)446-9512

8th Grade Confirmation - Parents Instructor: Pastor Vogel Location: Room 200 7th Grade Confirmation Instructor: Steve Peplinski Location: Room 302


The Steering Committee for Project Day 2012 is now being formed. If you are interested in being a part of this important team please contact Suzanne Biddix at for more details on each position.

Every hour of every day 10 children per minute die of starvation or malnutrition related disease. Would you like to help?

This coming week our Stephen Minister trainees will learn about Process versus Results in Caregiving.

Please plan to join us on Saturday, November 19th for a meal packing event.

Topics include:

Sign-up & donation envelopes located at the Outreach Booth in the Commons.

How to realize the problems associated with results-oriented caring and relating.

How to distinguish between process-oriented versus resultsoriented caring.

How to value and practice process-oriented caregiving.

The difference between their role as caregivers and God’s role as Curegiver.

Suggested Donations: $28.00 (100 meals) per family $14.00 (50 meals) per individual Individuals, Families and Small Groups Welcome!

Pampered Chef Fundraiser Thursday, October 20 Open House from 4pm - 8pm in Genesis Hall All proceeds will go to support our Personal Needs Pantry

Those who are participating in Stephen Ministry training are excited about what they are learning and about the ministries they are anticipating. We look forward to the work of our Stephen Ministers among us. If you feel that you could benefit from or know someone who would benefit from having a Stephen Minister please contact Suzanne Biddix All requests are kept confidential.

~Bring a Personal Needs Pantry Item and receive a raffle ticket~

Auction News There are several areas where volunteers are needed for the night of the School Auction on Saturday November 5. If you are able to work in any of the following areas please contact Lori Gaines 810-227-5099 or Attention Jr & Sr High Youth, this is a great way to serve!

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Check In Computer Entry Check Out Door Captains Runners Childcare (contact Ann Colley at

Needed!!!! The auction committee is in need of any kind of lantern to borrow for the evening of the auction. They will be used for decoration only and will not be lit. Please contact Gail Milatz at 4

Board of Directors: The BOD will meet on Monday, October 17 at 7pm. Congregation members are welcome to attend. On the agenda will be a governance committee update, endowment committee update, and capital campaign committee update. As always we will review progress in our ministry plan goals. Board of Spiritual Care: The BOSC will meet on Tuesday, November 1 at 7pm. They continue to assist the smooth functioning of worship services, reach out to inactive members, and assist the pastors. The Elders are meeting regularly with confirmation student parents, and assisting in the assimilation of all new members. School Leadership Team: The SLT had their regular meeting on October 6, 2011. The main topic of discussion was expansion of the school to 6th grade next year. Various options are being explored utilizing existing space in the building.


My Legacy Matters Workshop

The next SCRIP order is due October 17. Forms and information can be found at the School Booth in the Commons.

On Sunday, November 20 at 6pm Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will sponsor a workshop called “My Legacy Matters.” It helps participants live their legacy now and understand that their future legacy involves more than money. This workshop will be helpful for all people who are willing to consider how they can continue to make a difference for generations to come. We’ll learn about things like planned giving, endowments, and assess our deepest values so that we can transform the homes of our grandchildren—and even their grandchildren!

Cub Scout Popcorn is Here! Help support the SOTL Cub Scouts by purchasing delicious popcorn products on October 16 before and after services. This fundraiser helps support our Cub Scout activities such as the Pinewood Derby, Blue and Gold Banquet and field trips. Thanks for your support! Focus on Life Dinner

Prime Timers

Together we are making a difference! SOTL has reserved a table at this annual Right to Life event at Crystal Gardens, Tuesday Oct 25th from 6:30-9:30. Pick up a flyer or purchase your tickets at the Adult Ministry booth in the commons after the 8:30 and 11:00 services. Guest speaker is Dr. Richard Alberta from Cornerstone, emcee is Michigan Senator Joe Hune, and the opening prayer will be given by Pastor Milatz.

Prime Timers are going to Howell Community Theatre on November 11, 2011 to see "White Christmas". If you are interested in going please sign up at the Prime Timers bulletin board and make a check out for $13.00 per person, and give to Joyce Quinby. The check should be made out to Joyce Quinby so we can order the tickets.

40 Days for Life

Please join us in reading: The Seventeen Second Miracle, by Jason F. Wright. The book discussion will be on October 28th. @ 1:00 in the church commons.

SOTL Book Club

Livingston County is joining the Largest 40 Days for Life ever! September 28 – November 6 all around the US and other countries people will be praying and fasting to end abortion. SOTL is sponsoring Wed, Nov 2 from 8am to 8pm. Details and sign up are at the Adult Ministry booth. This would be a great "living our faith" event for small groups. As a nation, we need to pray. (2 Chronicles 7:14); so everyday join the vigil with a devotion at .

Would You Like to Sing in the Christmas Cantata? Rehearsals have just begun! Singers who would like to participate in our Christmas cantata this year, “Searching for the King” by David Clydesdale are invited to join our Festival Choir. We are especially in need of men. Rehearsals are at 8:00 – 9:15 pm on Wednesdays, beginning Oct. 12. There are additional rehearsals on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 9:30 am – noon and Friday, Dec. 9 from 6:30 – 10 pm. The performances are on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 4 & 7 pm and Sunday, Dec. 11 at 11 am.

Christmas Decorations We will be decorating the church for Christmas on Sunday, November 27 at 12:30pm. Help is needed, please contact Robin Clifford at (248)245-3693.

For more information contact Keith Dwyer at 5

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October 16 - October 22


Sunday 10/16 8:30 8:30 9:45 9:45 9:45 9:45 9:45 9:45 11:00 11:00 7:00

Worship Wee Worship Sonland Celebration 56 Degrees Confirmation Breakfast Club Here I Stand Majoring in the Minor Prophets Worship Wee Worship Madley Small Group


Monday 10/17 4:00 5:30 6:45 7:00





Girls on the Run Finance Group Worship Board of Directors

Tuesday 10/18 1:00 2:30 6:00 6:30 6:30 6:30 7:00 7:00 7:30

Woman to Woman Holtz Small Group Okamoto Small Group Cub Scout Meeting Adult Handbell Choir PTO Mission Trip Information Meeting Stephen Ministry Peer Supervision AA Meeting

Wednesday 10/19 9:00 9:15 10:45 11:00 4:00 5:30 5:30 5:30 6:30 6:45 8:00

School Moms Bible Study Pastor’s Bible Study Stephen Ministry Peer Supervision Ministry Staff Meeting Girls on the Run Youth Band Jesus Co. Growing in God Sr. High - Worship Wednesday Adult Choir Festival Choir

Thursday 10/20 9:00 9:00 9:30 4:00 4:15 6:45 7:00

Roustabouts Personal Needs Pantry Stephen Ministry Peer Group Personal Needs Pantry Fundraiser Girl Scouts Faith Alive Band of Brothers

Friday 10/21 9:15 6:15

Bulletin Assemblers Ebel/Weaver Small Group

16th - Stephen Johnson, Carolyn Luoma, Lisa Noskowiak 17th - Jordan Fransik, Erika Mantay, William Neuroth 18th - Gregory Gessert, Rachel Houtteman, Jon Luoma 19th -

James Clark, Ronald Gasparotto, Sandra Hoffman, Margaret Hoppe, Sophie Lee, DeAnna Shoults

20th -

Toni Calkins, Jeff Colley

21st -

Anne Conrad, Emily Erickson, Diana Robenault

22nd - Daryl Gallant, Allen Green, Robert Quinby

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6

Saturday 10/22 7:00 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 5:00

Band of Brothers AA Meeting Stephen Ministry Training Altar Guild Festival Choir Jr. High - Corn Maze

October 16, 2011 Hannah Elizabeth Sweda Gabrielle Sophia Sweda 6

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