This page is dedicated to giving thanks to God for special things and momemts
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- December 2017
- Jan 2018
- Feb 2018
- Mar 2018
- April 2018
- May 2018
- July 2018
December 1. 2017
My son, Nicholas, is currently serving overseas in the Army. He told me that he received a package from your church and that he was overwhelmed by your generosity and kindness. I want to thank you for doing this for my son. Being overseas during the holidays will be hard for him, and your package will bring a bit of home to Nick and his fellow troops. May God bless all of you! Merry Christmas!
Tim S., Connecticut
January 19, 2018
Thank you, thank you, to all the ladies who are responsible for making a very attractive, Prayer Shawl for me.
I feel its warmth as I sit in my favorite chair with it draped over me. I like the colors. I really appreciate the comfort you ladies brought to me. I thank all of you so very much. Your thoughtfulness is very much appreciated!
May God bless all of you!
January 24, 2018 12th Night - From the Manger to the Star
I awoke early one morning with an idea. (I'm sure it was from the Holy Spirit.) I started counting on my fingers.. 25, 26, 27, 28... Jan 5. January 5! It's a Friday. That's the 12th day of Christmas. We could do it! It's still considered Christmas. We could still play Christmas music. The music the bells couldn't play at Christmas or before Christmas because it is Advent. So, I went to the bell choir to see if that would work. Because I need 100% bell ringer participation we had a choice of 3 days, Friday, Sat or Sunday. As it turned out Sunday is the day that worked for everyone. Then with the blessing of the Worship & Music committee it came to be. January 7th, 4 pm.
This little spark of an idea caught Sandy August on fire. Enthused about the idea as I was, she researched 12th night... and found it to be quite a celebration. So she said... let's make it a party. We'll invite everyone to participate and to come. And revive the favorite "potluck suppers" of old. And indeed everyone participated. The music was amazing. The dinner was amazing. The fellowship was amazing.
On behalf of Sandy and myself we'd like to thank the Lutheran Bells, Tom and the chancel choir, the youth choir, all the Sunday school children, Dave and Coming With the Clouds. And the whole congregation for singing and ringing.
Thank you to the brotherhood and Joe Dymek for setting up the parish hall and dinner. Thanks to Karen Jennings and Lynn Bassler for help with Sunday school participation. Thanks to Barbara Ball for the craft project and to Dave Riethmiller for setting up the telescopes outside.
Also thank you to Kerry Griffin for advertising the 12th Night event! And for Pastor Carolyn and Eric Domaas for their support. And a thank you to Valerie and Steve Groff for hanging their lighted star to glow in the back of the church during the event. Thanks everyone for making this little idea come to life in a big way.
From the Manger to the Star…
May the Lord Bless you wherever you are!
Altar Guild Thank you
Thank you, Donna Beall and Patrick Thompson for December 21, 2017 Thurday's Service Chapel Support while I was out of town.
February 16, 2018
Many thanks to everyone who ordered subs and made donations for the Sub sale! We raised money toward the trip to Houston for the National Youth Gathering!
Pastor Carolyn and the Youth
March 16, 2018
Thank you all for your generosity for two collections we have had in recent months. We collected for a family in our congregation who needed some assistance with unexpected medical and other expenses.
We also collected for the Caribbean Synod which will be added to donations from our Synod to help congregations in Puerto Rico with their rebuilding process.
Your generosity is far-reaching and much appreciated!
Thank you for all the Good Wishes and Congratulations on the birth of my Second Grand Child, “Nari” (Korean for Lilly) in Portland. Liz and I will be visiting her for the for first time over Mother’s Day.
I want to extend my thanks to all parishioners for their prayers and to Pastor Gerry and Pastor Carolyn who visited me.
May 20, 2018
Many thanks to those who attended the Mother's Day Breakfast and donated funds towards the expenses for the trip to the Youth Gathering in Houston!
Pastor Carolyn and the Youth
July 23, 2018
On behalf of the Potter family, I wish to extend her deepest thanks for all the expressions of sympathy shared with the family during our time of bereavement.