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“You Won’t Go Hungry” In the middle the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus taught us to ask for our “daily bread.” We understand, as Luther explained in his Small Catechism, that this includes a number of material blessings that have “to do with the support and needs of the body, such as food, drink, clothing, shoes, house,” etc. It also includes a couple things that have been particularly on everyone’s mind these days, namely “good weather,” since we’ve been suffering such a severe drought this summer, and with the anticipation of the primary election coming up on August 7, “good government.” I find it comforting that our Lord Jesus invites us and encourages us to bring to our Heavenly Father these concerns for physical things, for it reminds me that God knows and cares not just about my soul but also about my body. As Psalm 103 says, “The Lord has compassion on those who fear Him; for He knows how we are formed, He remembers that we are dust” (vv. 13-14). At the same time, our Lord Jesus reminds us that, “Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God” (Deuteronomy 8:3, Matthew 4:4, and Luke 4:4). While we have physical needs, to be sure, we also have Spiritual needs and there are times when our Spiritual longing and emptiness is more acute and alarming than our physical. But often we don’t recognize that what we are really hungering for is not just something physical but something Spiritual. Sadly, we often try to fill this Spiritual void with food, drink, sex, play, work, and various physical things that never really do satisfy our deep down desires because, as Jesus said, “man does not live on bread alone.” We need Him, and a personal relationship with Him that comes from a regular devotional life of prayer, Bible reading, and corporate worship. We need God the Holy Spirit to use His means of Word and Sacrament to give us faith to be able to take His gifts. We need Jesus. We need Him who called Himself “the bread of life” (John 6). Throughout the month of August we’re going to be feasting on Jesus as the bread of life. The Gospel readings for the first three weekends are all taken from this lengthy discourse in the sixth chapter of John’s Gospel. It’s a dialogue between Jesus and the crowd of thousands of people whom He had miraculously fed with just two small fish and five loaves of bread. Calling out their shallowness, Jesus said to them, “I tell you the truth, you are looking for me, not because you saw miraculous signs but because you ate the loaves and had your fill. Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you” (John 6:2627). Now certainly Jesus wants people to work in order to provide for their daily bread, even as St. Paul said, “He who does not work, neither shall he eat” (2 Thessalonians 3:10). But He also wants us to put the things of this world into proper perspective and to realize that this life on earth is not all there is. It’s important, but it’s not of ultimate importance. It matters, but it’s not what matters most. There is yet another thing that Jesus called “the one thing needful” (Luke 10:42) and that is hearing, believing, and responding to the Word of God. As we wrap up this summer I pray we would continue to make a habit of spending time with the Lord in prayer, feasting on His Word, worshiping Him in His house, and eating that bread and wine which is also His true body and blood, sacrificed for us on the cross for the forgiveness of our sins. There is not a greater banquet where we can get our fill of what we are truly longing for. As Jesus also said in John 6, “I tell you the truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood remains in Me, and I in Him. Just as the living Father sent Me and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on Me will live because of me (vv. 53-57). Continued next page


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And by the way, even as we had just one combined Sunday morning worship service on July 29, so also we plan to do it again on August 26. It will again be a 10:00 am, only this time the service will be of an alternative style of music. It too will be followed at noon by a cook-out and a church picnic with carnival atmosphere, accompanied by the calypso sounds of the Gratitude Steelband (www.gratitudesteelband.com), who will also contribute to the worship service that morning. It will sure be a great time and great way to wrap up the summer as we head into a new school year. But no matter what the time of year, Jesus is always the main course. Jesus is always served here. Come and get Him, and I promise you won’t go hungry.

ST. MICHAEL LUTHERAN CHURCH SPECIAL VOTERS’ MEETING AUGUST 19, 2012 We will have a special Voter’s meeting Sunday, August 19,2012 at 11:45 in the sanctuary. The agenda is as follows: 

Opening Prayer

Approval of the previous Voters’ Meeting minutes (Copies available in the South Narthex)

Vote on Call of Jason Toman

Financial Reports

Approval of 2012-2013 School Portion of the Unified Budget

Adjournment & Closing Prayer


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St. Michael Lutheran School

SMLS PTL – Supporting-Fostering-Contributing

St. Michael Lutheran School and Christ for Kids Childcare have been blessed in many ways over the years by its Parent-Teacher League (PTL). This group consists of dedicated parents that work to support the school ministry of St. Michael Lutheran Church by: Supporting the educational needs of students, parents, and teachers Fostering fellowship among school and church families Contributing to the physical resources of the school ministry Through fundraising efforts the PTL has been able to help with the purchase of a whole host of items including desktop computers, circle-time rugs, playground equipment, bleachers, the CFK remodel, as well as more recently helping to purchase new banquet tables and table racks for the church. This dedicated group of parents also works to promote fellowship among school and church families with fun events such as the Bingo Night and the Snowball Dance. Because of their efforts, I don’t believe there is a student in any of our programs that has not been positively impacted by this group. While school has come to a close, the school ministry continues to be blessed by the PTL’s efforts this past year as we make purchases in preparation for the up-coming school year with funds raised by our PTL. It would only seem appropriate to recognize those dedicated parents who make up this supportive group as a way to show our appreciation and gratitude for all they have done. While other parents, who would be too numerous to mention, have helped with specific events this past year, the list below represents the core of the 2011-2012 PTL: Tim Palmer Jennifer Pangburn JuLea Stolsky Debbie Netz Kelley McNees Christie Sidwell Mark Chilcott Theresa Klepser Tiffany Newson Cindy Forster Barbara Schubert – Teacher Representative We thank God for sending us these hard working, dedicated individuals who have given so much in support of St. Michael’s school ministry programs.

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Adopt a St. Michael Lutheran School Classroom The board of CELL Ministry, through a suggestion from June Kucks, would like to share with SMLC CELL groups, other SMLC groups, or individuals at SMLC the exciting opportunity of adopting a SMLS classroom. We talked to Greg Johnson about the possibility of such an adventure and he was excited. He will be presenting this idea to the staff when they meet later in August. At this time he will ask each teacher to prepare a wish list, which could consist of helping prepare classroom materials, helping purchase supplies or items in teaching, tutoring, building or painting things, extra hands for events or field trips. If any of the wishes involve working in the classroom during school hours background checks of those individuals are necessary. Watch for further updates with the teachers’ wish lists and get ready to “adopt a room”. What a great way to minister to our school along with having a great time serving the Lord! - Jan Chilcott

End of Summer Celebration A Combined Worship Service August 26th—10:00 am There is no 8:30 am service. There is no 10:30 am service. Followed by a Cookout and Carnival at Noon

Featuring “The Gratitude Steel Band”


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Jesus Loves Kazoo

THANK YOU Many thanks to all of you who donated your time, your talents, your prayers, and the many generous contributions for the JESUS LOVES KZOO, 2012 Mission. St. Michael was well represented by all age groups and true to our Mission; To make disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ by building up one another in the faith and reaching out to others with the Gospel.

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Linda and Erin Brown Carolyn Burns and Family Mark, Janet & Mariah Chilcott Jon Forster & St. Michael Youth Group Wendy and Nathan Johnson Jon Jurhs Thersea Krieger & Alex Wojewoda June Kucks Jerry Kuss Mayhew Family Minger Family Rev. Paul and Dana Naumann David and Donna Roach & Family Vicar Jason Toman, Maya and Ellery Van Bennekom Family Arlan and Lynne Wenzel

Our prayer is that this sharing of the Good News and Love of Jesus will continue to impact the city of Kalamazoo for the glory of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Carol Eaton

August Events

The following is a partial list of the participants and my apologies to any whose names were inadvertently omitted.

Two special events are coming up this month that you will want to be a part of:

Another Welcome to Neighborhood Event is planned for August 18. Meet in Allan Hall at 10:00am for prayer and send off. This event is a way to introduce our neighbors to SMLC by personally delivering information packets.

The combined worship service will be held on August 26 at 10:00am. This will combine the early and the late services and will be followed up by a church social involving grilling and carnival games.


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LAMP Thank YOU

LAMP Highlights

The second LAMP missionary trip has been completed, and the LAMP team would like to express a huge thank you to the St. Michael Community. This is indeed a St. Michael Mission trip which would not be possible without all of the help of our St. Michael Congregation and school. There would be no Mission trip to Lac Brochet, Manitoba without all of these people and groups: 

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming

August 18 - Welcome to the Neighborhood Event 10:00am Allan Hall

August 26 - Combined Worship Service 10:00am

Craft preparation: Jolene Kennedy, Carolyn Hornev's CELL group, Susan and Emily Newkirk, Emily Manick's 5-6th grade class, Lisa Lam's 4th grade class, Philip Naumann, Rachel Hurd, and Caleb Calnin. Song CD for our accompaniment: Melissa Taylor, Annie Buchanan, St. Michael Lutheran School choir. Snack and craft donations: St. Michael school children. Prayer partners: Virgene Price and Marianne Wiersma for getting the prayer requests out. Our financial supporters who are giving their treasures to make this mission possible. Croft Christian Ministries Support Fund for their grant these past two years. Special thanks to: Zoe Miller and June Kucks for their encouragement for the new team (thanks to Zoe for teaching us how to make balloon animals). Also to Pastor Naumann, Jon Forster, Jan Jett and Greg Johnson who are so helpful and supportive in all our preparations.


Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace UniveRsity We at St. Michael are privileged to be one of a handful of Lutheran Churches that is Piloting the Financial Peace University through a new partnership between Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and Dave Ramsey. 

What is it? Financial Peace University is an educational “program that teaches you how to beat debt, build wealth and give like never before!”

Who is it for? Anyone who wants to be a good steward of God’s money and to control your finances instead of allowing them to control you.

When is it? Starting Sunday, September 16 2012, it will run for 9 consecutive Sundays. Class time will be from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

What does it cost? $89.00 per family plus $6.00 shipping, which provides class materials and membership.

Where can I register or find out more? Contact the church office or register on line at www.daveramsey.com.

Starts September 16


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SIMPLY LOVE ONE ANOTHER Recently we spent a weekend tent camping. Talk about getting back to nature, to a simpler way of life. We didn’t even have cell phone coverage! We had to walk 5 minutes to get to a restroom! Very little privacy, meals made over a campfire, loud neighbors, sleeping on a semicomfortable air mattress and no air conditioning. Of course, with Bud along, we met new people and had wonderful conversations around a campfire. Also, getting up earlier than everyone else gave you an opportunity to enjoy your surroundings and spend some time feeling even closer to God in this natural setting. We learned three very important lessons while camping: Fellowship. We camped with family and a couple of their friends (and families) from their church. So we were able to spend time with the familiar and making new friends (along with the folks that Bud would stop and talk to on our walks). There is something about spending two days with these folks, talking around the campfire, sharing meals and seeing each other at our morning “best” that creates a deeper connection. Family. Take away the phones, television, computer, housework and yard work. All excuses removed for why you can’t spend time together as a family. Camping returns a family back to the basic of enjoying each other in simple ways. Faith. Something about spending time outside in God’s glory that brings you closer to Him. With little effort, relaxing comes when the simpler life is allowed to simply run its course even if only for a weekend. Just one tiny step, maybe turning off the cell phone or putting down that file from work, and the relaxation that camping easily consumes. Spending time alone can open a personal line to God when you remove all of the outside distractions and just commune with Him. There are times that you need the company of others, especially family members, and friends. At other times, you may need to have someone just to talk to – one on one. A Stephen Minister is always ready to listen whenever you feel the need to open up and just unload. Don’t let things churn inside you until it starts to affect your health. Call a Stephen Leader and arrange for a caring, Christian individual who will share your load with you, who will walk with you and listen to you with complete confidentiality. “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. (John 13:33-35) God’s Blessing, Virginia Hetrick


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WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP MINISTRY Happy Summer Everyone!

We're already looking forward to September hosting a Concert with Potluck Dinner following the late Service on September 16th. The Potluck Dinner will be in the gym about 12:45pm. Table service and beverages are furnished. Please bring a dish to share.

At 2:00pm meet in the Sanctuary for a SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY performing popular tunes from the thirties and forties. Free admission. For some this will be a history lesson, but for all it will be a great afternoon of exciting music, featuring Paul Franklin and Mike Stoline (the old Heartland Band) and John Speeter (Schlitz Creek Band). Watch for the posters and information coming soon.

Salad Supper and Program (plus

Bible Study)

October 15th, 6:30pm Allan Hall Table service, beverage and dessert furnished. Please bring your favorite salad or side dish to share. For information contact June Kucks, 269-649-4529


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St. Michael Lutheran School

“Mighty Angels” Annual Golf Outing

Sponsor a hole for $100 and receive prominent advertisement at a tee and at the luncheon.

Karl Mueller Scholarship Open

Saturday, October 6, 2012 9:00 am Co-ed Team Scramble   

Schedule

$80 per person for 18 holes with a power cart. Co-ed, 4 person team scramble Drinks, awards lunch, and prizes included.

Registration Time

8:00 AM

Registration forms are available in the school or church offices. Registration

Opening Prayer and Directions

8:45 AM

Please return registration forms to:

“Shotgun” Start

9:00 AM

Luncheon

2.00 PM

Deadline is September 30, 2012.

St. Michael Lutheran School 7211 Oakland Drive Portage, MI 49024


What’s Happening with St. Michael Junior & Senior Youth

Jesus Loves Kalamazoo St Michael adults and youth joined with several other churches to serve others as part of Jesus Loves Kalamazoo. We walked through neighborhoods talking to residents, praying for them and inviting them to a picnic. Several youth were able to participate in a separate prayer vigil that was being held in one of the neighborhoods.

Night of Throwing Things The High School Youth Group had a full night playing disc golf, sling shooting marshmallows at each other, watching a movie, sleeping overnight at the church and having breakfast together. A good night of summer fellowship.

OUT FOR A SUMMER DRIVE The Jr Youth went to Craigs Cruisers in Grand Rapids for a day of fun, food and cars. We had great weather, but had to wait for a break in the driving action so we could hear each other for a devotion.


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Jr Youth Camp Out Middle School youth will have an overnight camp out at Green Acres, Lee and Dana Greenacres place, that is. There will be swimming, games, a campfire and sleeping in tents on Monday August 6. We will meet at Greenacre’s at 6:30pm on Monday night with youth being picked up by 9:30am on Tuesday. If youth need a ride home on Tuesday morning, please let us know and we can make arrangements.

Overview of Adult Bible Class September 9 Save the Date! Sunday September 9 is the beginning of the new Sunday School year. Between services classes will be held for ages 3 to 93. There will be many offerings for adults this year, and on this first Sunday, all of the classes will be reviewed in Allan Hall. We encourage you to come (after dropping your kids off in their classes) and choose a class for yourself to study God’s Word with others.

DIRECTOR OF THE BOARD OF PARISH FELLOWSHIP NEEDED DO

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LUTHERANS FOR LIFE NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2012 AUGUST 3-4 WESTIN CHICAGO NORTHWEST (register online at www.lutheransforlife.org)

Keynote Speaker: Rev. Ken Klaus, speaker emeritus of The Lutheran Hour Our other speakers and workshop leaders include: Carol Tobias, President of National Right to Life Dr. David Reardon, Director of the Elliott Institute Jill Stanek, Illinois columnist and blogger JT Eschbach, Pro-life Action League Carl Schroeder, J.D. Barb Kinast, R.N. Doug Merkey, Churches for Life LFL State Presidents panel Dr. Jeff and Renee Gibbs, Concordia Seminary

You can be a voice of prayer praying for our Church, our country, hurting people. You can be a voice of service reaching out to those who need an encouraging word, a helping hand, a comforting presence. You can be a voice of education helping others understand how God’s Word of truth and grace connects to the life issues. You can be a voice of witness pointing people to the true source of rescue. You can be an activist voice participating in Life Chains, Marches for Life, and prayer vigils. You can be a political voice practicing Christian citizenship and bringing your influence to bear through the political process.” Rev. Dr. James I. Lamb, executive director of Lutherans For Life – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life · www.lutheransforlife.org


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LET THE GAMES BEGIN!!! That might be a good slogan for the Olympics, but not for a marriage! A Marriage Encounter Weekend shows couples how to be straightforward and honest in their communication, thus building a foundation for the kind of trust and love every marriage deserves. The next weekend will be held in Kalamazoo, September 28-30, 2012 at the Country Inn & Suites on Portage Rd. Space is limited so please sign up as soon as possible. Go to GodLovesMarriage.org to apply or call Fred & Barb Roush at 1-517-852-0119. If you have any questions about the weekends, please feel free to call Brian & Donna Zelner at 269-226-4703, we would love to talk with you.

THANK YOU WINDOW WASHERS! The Board of Properties would like to thank those people who helped us clean windows on Saturday, July 21. They included: Bill Burns, Mary and Matthew Wright, Matt Heintz, the McNees family, the Freeman family, and Mark and Mariah Chilcott. We were able to do them all, so we are very appreciative of your hard work. Blessings to you all!


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Lutheran Ministries Media, Inc. 5 Martin Luther Drive Fort Wayne, IN 46825-4996 “Worship for Shut-Ins” Summary Sheet

August 5, 2012 – John 6:22-35 "Bread of Life" by Rev. James L. Elsner, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church~Hudson, IN Bread: it's a mainstay of human nutrition. Jesus offers you the "Bread of Life" - Himself - to fill your spiritual hunger and thirst.

August 12, 2012 – John 6:35 "Designer Bread" by Rev. Harry Therwanger, 1st Immanuel Lutheran Church~Chicago, IL Various artesian breads have become popular pointing to our desires for something authentic. Jesus, the Bread of Life, is what we really crave.

August 19, 2012 – John 6:51-69 “Eating Christ” by Rev. Dr. Daniel J. Brege, St. Paul Lutheran Church~Decatur, IN Jesus offers a strange thing: "Eat my flesh and drink my blood." First, this is accomplished as we hear the Word of Christ and believe in Him. This is "spiritual eating". In addition, Jesus uniquely offers His people His body and blood in the Sacrament of the Altar. This is "sacramental eating", and by it our bodies are assured of God's love now, and the resurrection of the body on the Last Day.

August 26, 2012 – Ephesians 5:23-33 "The Christian Family" by Rev. Harry Therwanger, 1st Immanuel Lutheran Church~Chicago, IL The Christian family has as its model the love Christ has for His church and the church’s response to His love. Following this example blesses the Christian family.

Effective June 14, Public access channels 19 & 20 moved to channels 96 & 97.

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PORTAGE AREA & WORLDWIDE TV MINISTRY YOU CAN TRUST!

30-Minute Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod worship service Produced by Lutherans for the homebound, hospitalized… Includes the Gospel, Epistle, and Sermon by LCMS pastors Music by choirs, soloists, and small groups

Access the Portage Charter Cable Channel 97 Mon. at 10:30 am; Wed. at 2:00 pm; Thurs. & Fri. at 8:30 am Access the Kalamazoo Charter Cable Channel 96 Sun. at 4:00 pm; Mon. at 2:00 pm; Tues. at 3:00 pm; Wed. at 5:00 pm

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I am a Chaplain assigned to a FOB in Afghanistan with XXXX Soldiers to care for on a daily basis. We do not have a PX but we are trying to offer a FreeX for Soldiers that have needs. Our FreeX is being monitored by my assistant and a half a dozen other Soldiers to make sure that it is well maintained and not taken advantage of by anyone. We do have some microwaves throughout the FOB with a very small number of refrigerators. All Soldiers have electricity within their living areas. I do have some Soldiers that are not receiving care packages from the States (for whatever may be the reason) and I know that they can benefit greatly from this outreach. Since we do not have a PX at our disposal, any items that are sent will be a great use and very much appreciated. Thank you for what you do to help us have a better deployment. May God bless you, Chap Davids Hello, I’m writing today from COP XXXX about a group of fun loving guys from Michigan who all chose to be here because we all LOVE our Country. Thanks for considering and hope to hear from you soon. We are located in RC east and our COP is pretty well established but we are still without a lot. Our location does not have a PX to buy the little things we need. Our tents have a lot of leaks and let both water and the cold in. So we are having trouble protecting our computer we use for entertainment. I’m representing my squad and am looking out for 9 other guys. We are looking forward to any help you can give us. Thank you and if you are reading this you are already doing enough. Thanks again We have a fridge and microwave. Please send as much Top Ramen or Cup of noodles as possible. We live off the stuff, also any packaged chicken or tuna. Peanut butter is always enjoyed, Cans of Hormel Chili without beans please. We have enough issues over here without giving our guys more beans:). Any hard candy we could get is always appreciated and we share with the local children as well. Also any Little Debbie snacks always get our minds off things for a few. Razors are a huge thing as well as Gillette Fusion is our favorite especially for those of us that shave our heads. Anything you can do will help and thanks for thinking of us. Cpl Terrance

WE LOVINGLY SERVE! THANK YOU to our GREETERS! Every week these servants of God arrive early to the worship service in order to greet each and every person with a smile and a handshake. They make sure everyone comes through the doors safely, and they answer any questions that a first-time guest may have. They enjoy making our church feel loving and open to all. If you would like to serve in this way, contact Virginia Hetrick at 744-0944.

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Donut Hour Coordinators CELL Board Director Parish Fellowship Members and Director Greeters Property Board Members

Contact Jan Jett at the church office at 327-7832.


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June Financials 8/1/11-6/30/12 Church Revenue School Revenue Total Revenue Total Expenses Net Surplus (deficit) Budget

$597,143 $646,136 $1,243,279 $1,126,745 $116,534 $1,134,206

Under/(Over) Budget $ 7,461 Avg. 2012 Attendance. . . . . . . . . . . 367 Special Offerings Since August 1, 2011: Trust Fund $ 1,552 Church Worker Scholarship $ 275 LWR $ 650 Good Samaritan $ 4,796 Memorials $ 1,475 Covenant Sr. Program $ 1,180 Mortgage Reduction $ 10,170 Mission Forward $87,110 School Music $ 453 Tuition Assistance $ 22,992 School Improvements $ 9,828 Quilting $ 365 Sunday School $ 649 L.A.M.P. Mission Trip $ 8,260

Mission Forward Update Total Committed: $668,614 Accumulative Receipts as of 7/22/12 Offerings: $593,788 Matching Funds: $36,748 Percent of Commitment Reached: 94% Mortgage Balance: $445,993

St. Michael School has collected many labels and box tops this year thanks to you. Thank you for your continued support. If you haven’t helped yet or you have more labels and box tops to give, drop them off in the South Narthex, the childcare center, or at the school office. As far as box tops go, we have collected $1,471.50. This is almost to our goal of $1,766, so keep up the good work. We are doing great with labels for education too! We have collected 15,165 points, which is 165 points past our goal. With your points so far this year, you have help purchase walkie talkies for the school as well as other gym and art supplies. Just a reminder, if you are turning in labels for education, I need the bar code to be whole or complete so that I can read it, and please cut the label as small as you can near the bar code. This makes packaging them so much easier. Also if you are turning in box tops, I must have ones that are NOT expired, the expiration date has to be visible, and any coupon box top certificates MUST be ORIGINALS not copies or expired. Thanks again to everyone who is earning us money and points! Dana Greenacre

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Saint Michael Lutheran Church and School 7211 Oakland Drive ✝ Portage, MI 49024-4151 (269) 327-7832 ✝ Fax: (269) 327-3148 website: www.mightymessengers.org E-mail: stmike@mightymessengers.org Staff Members, Board of Directors, and Other Leaders *Paid Positions

Senior Pastor * . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Rev. Dr. Paul R. Naumann Office Hours: Tues-Fri. 9 am -12 noon E-mail Address: naumann@mightymessengers.org Director of Christian Education * . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jon Forster Office Hours: Mon.-Thurs 9 am - 12 noon E-mail: jforster@mightymessengers.org Vicar *. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jason Toman Office Hours: Wed. Noon – 4:30 pm Church Secretary * . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Virgene Price, Marianne Wiersma Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5:00 pm Director of Ministry Operations * . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan Jett Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 am-3:00 pm School Principal/Teacher * . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Greg Johnson Saint Michael Lutheran School - Kindergarten Teachers * . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Brenda Heintz Saint Michael Lutheran School - First Grade Teacher * . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barbara Schubert Saint Michael Lutheran School - Second Grade Teacher * . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Annie Buchanan Saint Michael Lutheran School - Third Grade Teacher * . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Kimberly Lockwood Saint Michael Lutheran School - Fourth Grade Teacher * . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lisa Lam Saint Michael Lutheran School - Fifth/Sixth Grade Teacher *. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Emily Manack Saint Michael Lutheran School - Seventh/Eighth Grade Teacher * . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jessica Lonc Saint Michael Lutheran School - Secretary * . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sharon Robinson Christ for Kids Childcare Director * . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vacant Technology Coordinator and Teacher* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christie Sidwell Sextons* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Chapman, Bud Hetrick Stephen Ministry Leaders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carol Conklin, Pastor & Dana Naumann, Arlan Wendzel and Virginia Hetrick Stephen Ministers . . . . . . Zoe Miller, Jenny Wedel, Lynne Wendzel, Nonie Knight, Heather Bigelow, Mike Conway, Marilyn Smith, Ailene Buchtrup, Christine Boone, Carolyn Freeman, Barbara Williams, Kelley Crawford, Mara Kudelski President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jesse Hogue Vice President/Board of Lay Ministry Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Rich Conklin Sound & Lighting Technician . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vacant Prayer Ministry Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vacant Recording Secretary . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vacant Treasurer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sandi Champion Financial Secretary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brad Hunter Newsletter/Bulletin Publications * . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marianne Wiersma Board of Parish Education Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Laura Van Orman Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mary Wright Adult Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vacant Vacation Bible School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lorraine Dudash Board of Early Childhood & School Ministries Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Karen Taylor Board of Evangelism and Missions Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dana Naumann Cradle Roll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cindy Hunter Board of Parish Fellowship Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Vacant Women’s Fellowship Chair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June Kucks Board of Church Properties Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Howard McNees Board of CELL Group Ministry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Vacant Covenant Senior Day Program Board Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Kurlowicz Covenant Senior Day Program Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lauren Fitzmaurice Board of Stewardship Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mark Chilcott Volunteer Ministry Committee Chair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vacant Board of Youth & Young Adult Ministry Director . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Theresa Krieger Senior High Youth Group Leaders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jeff Burnett, Jerry Kuss, Emily Manack, Jon Forster Junior High Youth Group Leaders . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jeff Burnett, Jerry Kuss, Jon Forster


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7211 Oakland Drive Portage, MI 49024 Church Phone: 269-3277832 School Phone: 269-327-0512 Fax: 327-3148 stmike@mightymessengers.org

KALAMAZOO, MI PERMIT NO. 5

DATED MATERIAL

RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED

Our Mission at St. Michael Lutheran Church is to make disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ by building up one another in the faith and reaching out to others with the Gospel. We call this “Making Mighty Messengers for Christ.”

August 16-17 Cheer Camp August 18

New Neighbor Welcome

August 19

Voters’ Meeting, 11:45 am

August 26

END OF SUMMER CELEBRATION Combined Service, 10:00 am - Cookout and carnival, noon

September 4 First Day of School


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