The Vine Newsletter
Maybe you have plans to get back out on the water this month. May holds the opening of fishing season and the time we look forward to hot sun and warm breezes. Even though half the time at opening fishing, we’re wearing two coats, our winter gloves and fighting snowflakes, my family always enjoys getting out on the lake. Our family will be together for Mother’s Day way up north on Lake Burntside, where the ice just went out this week. It is a huge lake and we always take care when deciding to go out because the wind can come up so quickly.
May always feels a little like a big lake on a windy day. It is always a busy month for families. There are many obligations that pull us in many directions. Whether we get back out on the water or not this month, we can begin to feel like a boat that is not anchored; a boat that is out in too windy conditions. We can end up going wherever the wind blows us.
Just as the water currents are subtle but very strong, the world’s currents are as well. We need an anchor in our lives to secure us against the dangers of the world to our souls. Jesus is our anchor. He keeps us from being crashed against into the rocks, or run aground in our lives.
As we begin the busyness of summer I invite you to keep attached to Jesus, your anchor. Maybe it means you attend church when you are at the cabin or camping and of course come to Christ Lutheran when you are home. We hope you will remember Christ Lutheran financially throughout the summer and perhaps consider signing up for automatic giving.
As Minnesotans we all love the warmer weather. This year it is truer than ever for me. It feels like winter has lasted too long. I hope you catch lots of fish if you are into fishing and that you enjoy the sun and warmer weather. My prayer for you is that you would meet Jesus in the midst of this busy month and allow Him to anchor you.
~ Pastor Carol
"For where two or three are gathered in my name, there I am in the midst of them." Matthew 18:23
KEEP IN PRAYER
Kevin & Connie Glarner
THANK YOU: to the choir for singing on Confirmation Sunday.
to Michelle & Luke for playing during the service.
to Tod Vaudrin for making the wonderful crosses, for each confirmand.
to Deb Smits & Melissa Bauer for helping with the confirmation breakfast,
to Tod Vaudrin for organizing the painting of the church, Tod is painting the offices, and kitchen himself and if you would be willing to help, please talk to Tod.
to everyone who gave to help defray the cost of the painting $980 was gifted to the project, thanks.
WOMEN'S SUPPER & STUDY: Bible study, May 13th, at 6pm. Hosted by Melissa Bauer here at Christ Lutheran. Just started a new study, if you would like to join us, we would welcome you.
LECTOR: New list will be going up this week. Please fill in the dates that you would be willing to lector.
QUILTING~ Saturday June 8th , 9-4pm, please bring a dish to share.
Good Earth Village: Christ Lutheran Week is July 21 - 26th (but if that doesn't work for you…please look at the other options). Open to k-12
go to Goodearthvillage.org to see more information & to register
We are asking/looking for a female member of Christ Lutheran to be a delegate to attend the South East Minnesota Synod Annual Assembly in Rochester, Friday May 31 & June 1st. Please talk to Pastor Carol if you would like to volunteer.
Summer Stretch packets are ready to pick up. On Wednesdays ,for 6 weeks youth 6-12th will be doing a servant event followed by a fun event . Cost is $85 for all 6 weeks.
Youth Summer Mission trip ~for all youth(6th completed - 12th grade) wanting to go on this great summer trip. Heading to South Dakota.
All Stars For Jesus~. Please mark your calendars for VBS which will be August 5-9th, 5:30-7:30pm. Also, many of the young children will be eligible to go to Good Earth Village, the summer camp in Spring Valley MN. We picked July 21-26th for "our week", but if that doesn’t work, look at their web site. goodearthvillage.org/summer for information & to register.
HERITAGE DAY~ June 15th. We are looking to have a float again this year in the parade. We need a truck and a flat bed trailer. We ideally need the trailer about a week early to get it decorated. Please let the office know if you can help.
GRUBBY SUNDAY~ is May 19th, we have a newly painted inside, it would be nice to get the grounds outside ready for the summer. Come ready to work. Thanks.
NEEDED for the week
Monthly Worship schedule for May
Communion set up~ Linda Foellmi & Deb Smits
Please feel free to step up and help us serve each other.
May 5th Confirmation _______ 9:30am
Acolytes: Lane Tinaglia & Reid Wildgrube Cross/candle bearer:
Sophie Sanders/ Marisa Parkos
Ushers: Luke Havumaki Lector: Mark Freeman
Money Counters Jenny Coulsey & Liz Tinaglia
Communion Assistants : Neil & Jenny Whannel & Doug Tinaglia
Council Hosts Tod Vaudrin
May 12th Mother's Day 9:30am
Acolytes: Jones Stricker & Aubrie Havumaki Cross bearer: Hunter Mueller
Ushers: Brian Gunderson Lector: Jane Voit
Money Counters Nita Kramer & Linda Hesse
Council Hosts Liz Tinaglia
Acolytes: Ashlin Havumaki/Lily Dube Cross bearer: Mason Delaney
Ushers: Lector: Luke Havumaki
Money Counters : Jenny Coulsey & Linda Hesse
Communion Assistants : Tod Vaudrin, Paul & Linda Foellmi
Council Hosts Neil Whannel
May 26th_________________Volunteers Needed___________________9:30am
Acolytes: Cross bearer: Tyler Heintz
Ushers: Lector: Dan Brewster
Money Counters ; Jenny Coulsey & Linda Hesse
Council Hosts : Dan Tinaglia
Please note that the acolytes will be exiting the church with the candle holders lit, showing the light of Christ going out into the world.
Please remain seated till they leave the sanctuary.
Neil Whannel May 2nd
Lane Tinaglia May 5th
Kelsey Johnson May 6th
James Parkos May 6th
Ken Mueller May 9th
Mark McKenna May 12th
Matthew McKenna May 12th
Tracy McGilberry May 13th
Drew Pilon May 13th
Linda Hesse May 14th
Kathy McKenna May 14th
Jane Livingood May 15th
Cheyenne Wenker May 17th
Theresa Schweisthal May 18th
Sandy Flom May 18th
Luke Havumaki May 18th
Anna Havumaki May 19th
Kellsey Meyer May 19th
Danny Tinaglia May 20th
Joanne Omtvedt May 21st
Sam McGilberry May 24th
Elizabeth Tinaglia May 24th
Shirley Drentlaw May 25th
William Drentlaw May 27th
Alyssa Sanders May 31st
May Wedding Anniversaries
Mike & Brenda Crissinger May 10th
TJ & Becky Mueller May 12th
Neil & Jenny Whannel May 14th
Pastor Carol Sinykin contact information: Office at 507-334-8821.
Pastor Carol's cell : 507-301-2438
Email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday May 18th
You can bring your 'treasures', Wed-Thurs May 15th - 17th
Please note we are not selling shoes, clothing, TV's or any electronics
Volunteers are always needed to help set and help out setting up and on the day of the sale.
America Legion Omelet Breakfast
Sunday June 2nd 8-noon
Fundraiser for Christ Lutheran Church Holy Smoke events
Tickets: Adult $10 at the door (presale $9)
Children U12 $5 at the door (presale $4)
Pre sale tickets available here at church every Sunday morning from Sally & Wally Walburn.