The Vine Newsletter
July 2nd, 2019
We celebrate the Fourth of July this week, the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.
We fly the flag, put up red, white, and blue decorations, march in parades, watch fireworks displays and enjoy picnics. Throughout all of our celebrations, we are reminded of the gift of our freedom as a nation. Just as I mentioned last Sunday, we enjoy a host of wonderful freedoms—freedom to worship when and where we like, freedom to assemble, freedom to elect our leaders and so many more freedoms.
Galatians 5:1 reminds us of another kind of freedom: For freedom, Christ has set us free.” This freedom is even more amazing than the freedoms guaranteed by the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.
You and I have the freedom to draw near to God, to tell God anything, without holding back. Our God want to hear not only our joys but also our sorrows, not only our assurance but also our struggles, not only our pleasure but also our anger. Nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus. This is an amazing freedom.
We have incredible access to God. The creator of the universe, the King of kings and Lord of lords, the God of all wisdom and justice, this God invites each of us to speak our mind, to share our thoughts, feelings, fears, and dreams. It is a beautiful and amazing gift.
As we celebrate this 4th of July, we give thanks to God for the freedom we have in this country but also for the freedom Christ has given. We can always approach God with deep confidence. Let’s thank God together for this amazing freedom given us.
"For where two or three are gathered in my name, there I am in the midst of them." Matthew 18:23
We are collecting, winter gloves, hats, mittens & coats,
Please bring your clean, in good repair
items to church & we will get them to St Vincent DePaul in September
KEEP IN PRAYER
Anna & Phoebe Havumaki
Bryson & Christina Havumaki, Brody ,Ashlin, Aubrie, Brynn & Griffen
THANK YOU ~ to the gardening crew, looking really nice around here.
WOMEN'S SUPPER & STUDY: Bible study, July 8th, at 6pm. Hosted by hosted by Linda Meyer at her home, we will car-pool from church at 5:45pm.
QUILTING Saturday, July 20th, 9-4pm, please bring a dish to share.
COLORADO PEACHES: are being sold as a fundraiser for the youth of First English Lutheran Church and the Community Cathedral Café. Pre-orders for peaches are being taken now through Aug. 2nd A 20-pound case is $32, half case is $16.Order yours today to support the youth of First English. Stop in at First English 8 am-1 pm or call the First English office at 334-4389
LECTOR: New list will be going up this week. Please fill in the dates that you would be willing to lector.
QUILTING~ Saturday June 29th, 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
TREAT LIST IS UP~ If you would be willing to supply treats for Sunday fellowship please sign up on the sheet in the hallway.
Vacation Bible School: Please mark your calendars for VBS which will be August 5-9th, 5:30-7:30pm.
Summer Stretch. July 10th….leaving church at 9am for the Owatonna River Spring Water Park. Bring swimsuits, towel, sunscreen & water bottle. Later back to
church to help with Holy Smoke preparations. Done at 4:30pm.
Each Wednesday in July 10am - 1pm
Come up to church & weed, trim, plant whatever….lets get the place looking great.
VALLEY FAIR~ the Summer Stretch program's last event of the season is on August 7th, a day at Valley Fair. In order to get a 'deal' we would like to invite summer stretch youth to invite a friend, & /or families, to go with us. We will be able to take some single youth (who have completed 4th grade)they will be paired with an adult or TIM for the day. Cost is $29 per person. Bring a bag lunch, extra $$, swim wear & towel & rain poncho! Please sign up on the youth board in the hallway ASAP. We are looking for adults to help & drivers.( please sign up with the number of youth you can take transport)
June 9th FINANCIALS:
NEEDED for the week
As we get into the busy summer months, please remember
to continue to support your church on the hill with your offerings.
You can donate through the web site, clcfaribault.com. or set up a
giving plan through the church office, or text (507) 593-7701
Thank you finance committee
Monthly Worship schedule for July
Communion set up~ Melissa Bauer & Sally Walburn
Please feel free to step up and help us serve each other.
July 7th 9:30am
Acolytes: Reid Wildgrube & Lane Tinaglia Cross bearer Mason Delaney
Ushers: Luke Havumaki Lector: Jane Voit
Money Counters : Jenny Coulsey & Liz Tinaglia
*Communion Assistants : Neil & Jenny Whannel & Doug Tinaglia
Council Hosts Neil Whannel
July 14th 9:30am
Acolytes: & Aubrie Havumaki Cross bearer: Hunter Mueller
Ushers: Brian Gunderson Lector: Pat Freeman
Money Counters Nita Kramer & Jenny Coulsey
Council Hosts Dan Tinaglia
July 21st ________ ____________ 9:30am
Acolytes: Ashlin Havumaki/Lily Dube Cross bearer: Sophie Sanders
Ushers: Wally Walburn Lector: Dan Brewster
Money Counters : Liz Tinaglia & Luke Havumaki
*Communion Assistants : Tod Vaudrin, Paul & Linda Foellmi
Council Hosts Danielle Schuler
July 28th 9:30am
Acolytes: please Volunteer Cross bearer: Amellia Delaney
Ushers: Kelly Livingood Lector: Mark Freeman
Money Counters : Jenny Coulsey & Dan Tinaglia
Council Hosts : Tod Vaudrin
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.
Doug & Liz Tinaglia ............................July 4th
Roger & Jodi Buescher.........................July 22nd
Vanessa Smits July 1st
Sue Sanders July 2nd
Doug Richter July 4th
Tammy Blegseth July 5th
Kevin Glarner July 7th
Connie Glarner July 8th
` Dave MacRunnels July 9th
Courtney Simpson July 10th
Brent Barsness July 11th
Sue Cochran July 12th
Peter Tinaglia July 17th
Dan Tinaglia July 23rd
Troy Imberg July 27th
Tyler Murphy July 29th
LeeAnn Zak July 30th
Pastor Carol Sinykin contact information: Office at 507-334-8821.
Pastor Carol's cell : 507-301-2438
Email is: firstname.lastname@example.org