The Vine Newsletter



                                     July 16th, 2019

This is my Father’s world, the birds their carols raise,

The morning light, the lily white, declare their maker’s praise.


This is my Father’s world: he shines in all that’s fair;  In the rustling grass I hear Him pass; he speaks to me everywhere.


Maltbie Babcock wrote these words in 1901, inspired by hikes around New York, where he lived.

This time, the center of summer, with long days, bright blue skies and a palette of greens in the trees and grasses and fields is just a start to how God speaks.  During a walk at night, fireflies blink on and off, the moon shines bright and a chorus of frogs fill the night with sound.


I am ever amazed at the process of new life.  A little tiny seed becomes a carrot, a tiny bird’s egg—the size of the tip of my finger, hatches and that tiny little bird soon flies around the yard.  The Asiatic lily faithfully emerges from the cool soil each spring and by mid-summer bursts open into a breathtaking sight.  The creation all around is awe inspiring. 


One activity I often do with the youth is to have them identify all the ways and places they have seen God’s presence that day or in their lives.  Often, they mention creation.


And so, it is easy for some to say, “I don’t need to gather for worship, I can see God all around me.’  While being in creation has an emotional effect, it can’t do what worship can do.


Being present in worship is coming together in thanks and prayer and praise to God.  It is an experience of intimacy, joy and peace shared with the whole body of Christ.


For sure worship doesn’t have to happen inside a building.  One of the most memorable worship times for me was on the south shore of Lake Superior.  On that Sunday morning with the strong wind blowing the cool air off the lake, the breath of the Holy Spirit filled the space.


May you experience the power of the Holy Spirit  as you are called, gathered and enlightened together with all the body of Christ in these beautiful summer days!  Pastor Carol


Pastor Carol

"For where two or three are gathered in my name, there I am in the midst of them."      Matthew 18:23



                      Tool Box

VALLEY FAIR~ the Summer Stretch program's last event of the se is on

August 7th,  leaving at  8:45am

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)



Luke & Ruth Havumaki

Jim & Tammy Heintz, Tyler & Nicholas


THANK YOU ~ to the gardening crew, looking really nice around here.

to the great Holy Smoke team, what a work out on the 10th !!! Yeah! looking forward to the  August 14th one! Invite friends and neighbors.



WOMEN'S SUPPER & STUDY:  Bible study, July 22nd,  at 6pm. Hosted by  Liz Tinaglia , at her home 16895 Falk Ave, we can 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.


THIS WEEKEND  we have a  Commissioning of Mission Trip and Good Earth Village Camp Youth during worship.  Along with the baptism of Olivia  Jeannine Tinaglia..



TREAT LIST IS UP~ If you would be willing to supply treats for Sunday fellowship please sign up on the sheet in the hallway.                                      







WEEDING  WEDNESDAY'S   in July  10-1pm. Come help keep the ground looking good. Thanks property committee.


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


Thank You



PARADE~ Because of the storm on June 15th the city is having a parade on  Friday, August 9th . Looking for folks to help  decorate and ride/walk along to parade route handing out water…. Please talk to  Anna Havumaki, who is coordinating this event. 


MARK YOUR CALENDARS~ annual church picnic is coming up!

Sunday, August 18th

right after worship , bring a dish to share and meat to grill


POP MACHINE is in need of Mug, Sierra Mist, Mountain Dew if you

would like to replenish the pop  machine it would b appreciated



COUNCIL MEETS  on August 1st at 6:30pm.. remember it’s a picnic.


         July 7th                              FINANCIALS:


                                                     CURRENT                MORTGAGE


                                                                $2,451.00             $246.00

NEEDED  weekly

                                                              $2,888.00                $150.00


         July 14th


                                                    CURRENT             MORTGAGE




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, 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:     Ashlin & 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.








 July Anniversary


                        Doug & Liz Tinaglia ............................July 4th

                        Roger & Jodi Buescher.........................July 22nd


                             July Birthdays

                        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  

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