Happenings Fall Fest 2014 St. John’s Lutheran Church October 2014

S t . J o h n ’s L u t h e r a n C h u rc h
October 2014
Fall Fest 2014
Fall Fest—October 25, 2014—4:30 to 6:30p.m.
Trunk or Treat—6:30p.m.
Food, Fellowship, Games, Crafts, Music,
and Costume Contest. New This Year,
Dessert Bake-Off and Fall-Themed Baskets
for Silent Action. Invite Your Friends and
Neighbors to Join Us.
Volunteers Needed: See sign-up sheet in Narthex.
Soup Luncheon Begins
Oct. 6 from 11:30-12:30.
Come join us for free soup lunch.
October is Pastor Appreciation Month
We are looking for a
few good people who
would be willing to
serve the church by
being elected to
Church Council.
You would be nominated and if elected
serve a two year
term. If you are
interested please
see Pastor Edd,
Teresa Hoffart or
Wayne Ralston.
We here at St. John’s Lutheran Church would like to say THANK
YOU PASTOR EDD for ALL that you do for us and the
community. You go way beyond “the call of duty”, and most days
we never show our appreciation but just want you to know that we
do APPREICATE all that you do for us and you always remain in
our hearts and prayers.
On October 12 our third graders will receive Bible in our Worship
Services as part of the Milestone Ministry. The children receiving
their Bibles are: Tyler Beazzo, Evan Gallway, Alexis Kepley,
Brenden Lucas, Justin Peavy, and Clayton Dennison.
Church Council Highlights:
Full reports available in office
Reports Received:
Upcoming Events:
…..LAMP 10/1
Total Assets……………...$49,205.64
…..Men’s Breakfast 10/4
Dedicated Fund………….$14,671.14
Undedicated Funds………$34,534.47
…..Soup Lunch 10/6
…..Council 7:00 10/6
Joyous Arrival
…...Women’s Bible Study 10/9
Reid Michael Newton, son
of Stacy & Randy Newton
Born September 6, 2014
…..Synod Leadership Gathering 10/11
…...Crop Walk 10/12
…...Need Cookies for Brazos Valley Campus 10/16
…..Fall Fest 10/25
…..Afternoon Fun 4-8 grades 10/29
…..Thankoffering Service 11/9
…..Thanksgiving Dinner 11/9
Sunday School
The Story:
I hope that you are enjoying your reading adventure in “The
Story.” During this month we will be reading Chapters 4, 5 and
6. I hope that God’s Word speaks to each of you in new ways.
A post card will be arriving this month with some questions and
thoughts to ponder.
George Bartges, Judy Asa, Amy Stublar, Jo Parker, Debra Harrison, Marilyn Damon,
LaWanda Crane, John Taggart, Elsa Hoff, Rozetta Guess, Dorothy Bremer, Heidi Comeux,
Bill Thompson, Irene Means, Elizabeth Barefield
Helen Baumgartner, Dora Braun, Irene Means, Rozetta Guess,
Ida and Albert Hadamek, Karina Johnson, Fortis Fitting
Williamson, Family, Breaux Family
Anniversaries and Birthdays:
October Wedding Anniversaries:
Scott & Stephanie Bush
Ida & Albert Hadamek
Butch & Jackie Bremer
Jane & David Wilkinson
Reese & Susan Hart
Carl & Dawn Kies
David & Kathy Eckermann
George & Cherie Bartges
Chris & Irene Nichols
October Birthdays:
10/ 1 Rafe Loya,
10/3 Beverly Gunderson,
10/7 John Frey. Sr., Bryan Lovett ,
We are still collecting Christmas shoe boxes
and money for Operation Shoe Box. We will collect these through October. You may fill a
shoe box and bring it to the Church or donate
$20.00 for us to fill your box for you. If you
have any questions please see Angela or Teresa
10/8 Gary Hackler,
10/9 Laurie Bettis, Andy Frey
10/12 Johnnie Braun,
10/13 Carol Tesch
10/14 John Fletcher
10/15 Charlie Burt, Curtis Hold,
10/16 Rachael Parsley, Teresa Wilson
10/17 Justin Peavy,
10/20 Sandra Hold
10/25 Jessica DeClaris,
10/27 Evan Gallway, Tim Friedel
10/29 Dorothy Friedel,
Oct. 1: Sloppy Joes/Tater Tots
10/28 Jason Gallway,
Oct. 8: Chicken Nuggets/Mashed Potatoes
Oct. 15: Breakfast-Eggs, Sausage & Pancakes
Oct. 22: Tacos, Beans & Rice
Oct. 29: Soup/Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Please remember we ask for a dollar donation
for meals each week.
10/30 Cyndi Frey
10/31 Berry Harrison, Sr.
Youth and Family
Upcoming Fundraiser. Back by popular demand, we will be selling TX Roadhouse yeast rolls, peanuts, and cinnamon butter again this year! However, we will be selling them in October and delivery will be the Monday, November
24th…just in time for Thanksgiving! Sales begin October 5 through November 2 nd. Order forms will be available in the
Narthex. Don’t forget to buy for Christmas, too! Proceeds help to defray costs of youth programs.
Crop Walk. Youth of all ages and their families are invited to participate in the annual CROP Hunger Walk scheduled for Sunday, October 12th at Holdt Park in Brenham, Texas! It is an opportunity for our church family take a stand
against hunger in our world. We will be collecting donations from our congregation on Sunday, October 5 th and 12th.
These donations benefit WARM and Lutheran World Relief. Immediately after second service on October 12th, we will
head to Holdt Park and complete our walk! After our participation, we will celebrate at CiCi’s Pizza and be home by
5:00pm. Youth 4th grade and under must be accompanied by a parent. Youth in the 5th grade and up may participate
without a parent; however, 5th graders will be required to walk with one of the sponsors attending the event. Parent
consent forms will be required and drivers will be needed! A sign-up is in the Narthex.
Junior High Retreat Registration Deadline. Registrations and $65 deposits are due on October 5th for all 6th-8th graders planning on attending the Junior High Retreat at Lutherhill in November.
National Youth Gathering Registration Deadline. Registrations and $150 deposits are due on October 15 for all 9th12th graders planning on attending the National Youth Gathering in July, 2015.
Church Under the Bridge. High school youth and adults are invited to serve the homeless in Houston on Sunday, October 19th. See newsletter article for additional information.
Fall Fest! Plans are underway for our fun-filled Fall Fest! In addition to games, crafts, costume contest, and concessions, we will be adding a dessert bake-off and fall-themed silent auction baskets! Proceeds benefit WARM. Come
join the fun on Saturday, October 25th beginning at 4:30pm! Trunk or Treat will be from 6:30 – 7:00pm!
Wednesday Afternoon Fun! Waller ISD has another Early Release scheduled for Wednesday, October 29th! We will
again have afternoon activities planned for 4th – 8th graders! Please sign-up in the Narthex.
Happy Hour! We wish to remind our parents and youth of the Happy Hour activities on Wednesday evenings! There
are special activities planned for elementary, junior high, and high school youth! Don’t miss the fun and the fellowship!
Dinner is at 6:00pm and activities are from 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Potato Bake. A special thank you to all who participated in the Potato Bake on Sunday, September 21st! Whether you
donated items, worked in the kitchen, baked and/or purchased a meal, we thank you so much! A total of $1,000 was
Important Dates and Upcoming Activities
Sunday, October 5
Sunday, October 12
Wednesday, October 15
Saturday, October 25
Wednesday, October 29
Sunday, November 2
Sunday, November 9
Friday-Sunday, Nov. 21-23
Monday, November 24
TX Roadhouse Fundraiser Begins
Junior High Retreat Registration and $65 Deposit Due
Nat’l Youth Gathering Registration and $150 Deposit Due
Fall Fest / Trunk or Treat
Afternoon Fun! Early Release
Parent Meeting: 2015 Spring and Summer Planning
Texas Renaissance Festival Outing
Junior High Retreat at Lutherhill
TX Roadhouse Product Pick-Up
6th-8th Graders
Youth and Family
High School Youth
4th – 8th Graders
High School Youth
6th - 8th Graders
IN MEMORY OF Edna Mikeska: Hilda Dodd, Georgia Stephan
IN MEMORY OF Barbara Fritzsching: Berry & Eunice Harrison
Join Us and Serve!
On Sunday, October 19th, high school youth and adults
are invited to serve the homeless in Houston. Through
1000 Hills Ministries, we will be providing a meal and
participating in the worship service at the Church Under the Bridge, 2800 St. Charles Street. If this is your
first time to participate, please attend one of the prepa-
Welcome to our new members:
David & Jane Wilkinson
14603 Guy Road, Waller, TX 77484, phone:
832-557-9932. David enjoys attending Waller
football and baseball games. Jane enjoys
reading and spending time with their
ration events on Wednesday, October 8th or 15thbeginning at 6:00pm, during Happy Hour. On Sunday, October 19th, we will leave immediately after second service
and return by 6:30pm. Sign up sheets are in the Narthex .
How can you help? We plan to provide a meal. We will
receive direction from the 1000 Hills Ministry team who
is at every service. We need high school youth and
adults to:
…...contribute meal items, including food, paper
plates, napkins, and plastic wear,
…...work in our church kitchen to begin meal
preparation on Saturday, October 18th and on
Sunday morning, October 19th,
…...transport our church volunteers and meals to
2800 St. Charles in Houston,
…...help with set up and tear down at the Church
Under the Bridge,
…...serve the meal,
…...hand out meal/prayer cards,
…...lead prayer and/or read scripture,
…...pray with the homeless, and
I would like to thank our congregation for
their prayers and well wishes for my
grandmother, Elizabeth Barefield, who
was in the hospital in late September.
I am happy to report she is back at home
and is doing better.
A special THANKS to Pastor Edd for
visiting her, you made her day!
Robin Blankenburg
Dee Abrams
31719 Rochen Road, Waller, TX 77484 phone:
936-372-5157. Dee enjoys Crafts, Art, Cooking
and Dancing.
I want to thank everyone who has sent me
cards or come by for visits. It means so much to
still be part of my church family. I have all the
cards displayed in my room and enjoy looking at
them everyday. God bless you all for your love
and concern.
Thanks to everyone who sent cards and flowers
and Best Wishes to me.
God Bless you,
Elsa Hoff
St. John’s Lutheran Church received a Thank You from
the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. They wanted to Thank the Women of St. John’s for
the 2013 Thankoffering contribution of $1943.00. They
stated that the impact of this money will be multiplied
over and over, expanding the reach of your Thankofferings and our shared response to God’s love.
WARM Sunday 10/12/14
We will once again be collecting food items for
WARM. This month we are collecting:
Soups & Ramen Noodles, and Canned Beans
(like Ranch or Pork & Beans)
Thursday Evening Bible Study:
Starting on Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. we will begin a
study of the award winning book by Phillip
Yancey: “What’s So Amazing about Grace?”
The cost of the books will be $15.00.
The study will last for 10 weeks focusing on
experiencing the impact of Grace. If you are
ready to discover grace as more than just a
word, jump in and buckle up as we journey
to the heart and soul of Christianity.
The Adult One Sunday School Class will
begin a new Study on October 5. We will be
studying the Book of Ephesians. This letter of
Paul is an invitation into a world of grace that
sweeps each of us into a vision of what God’s
eternal plan of redemption is for all of God’s
creation. Come and join us on this new learning
If you have a name that you would like to add to
the All Saints List, please call the church office.
We are in need of Communion Assistants to
serve in our Worship Services. If you would
be interested in helping please call
Pastor Edd, or the church office.
Once again on October 16, we will be
supporting Brazos Valley Campus
Ministry in Brenham by providing
See sign-up sheet in the Narthex.
All Saint’s Day Hymn and Beer Fest
November 2, 2014
At Brazos Valley Brewing
Tickets $20.00 a person
If you would like to attend please sign up and
purchase your ticket from Pastor Edd.
Proceeds benefitting Lutherhill Ministries-Zion
Retreat Center
Look for the 2015 Flower Schedule later this
month. Flower arrangements for each Sunday
in our worship service will remain at the cost
of $75.00 for the two arrangements.