Following an awesome combined worship service, the congregation met for the Bi-Annual Congregation Meeting. At the meeting, Paul Christensen, Marc Duclos, Carrie Escamilla, Ben Setzer and Mary Tucker were elected to 2 year terms on the Congregation Council. Carlie Epstein was elected for a 1 year term as youth member of the Council. Amendments to the GSLC Constitution, Bylaws, and Continuing Resolutions were approved to bring the constitution in line with the ELCA Model Constitution for Congregations. Other agenda items included the consecration of stewardship commitments, a report from the Safety Task Force, an update on Phase 1 and Phase 2 Renovation Projects, and a preview of a Fellowship Hall/Kitchen Renovation Project. The congregation voted to move funds not expended on Phase 1 and Phase 2 Projects to Phase 3. The day concluded with an amazing Thanksgiving feast.
We are thankful for all of our members who were present for this wonderful day. Special thanks go to our musicians for the great worship service and to our Fellowship Committee for the celebratory lunch. Extra special thanks goes to our retiring Congregation/Council President, Barb Blanke, who has led us so strongly and capably for the last two years.
Thanksgiving is a unique American holiday established in the last century to not only thank God for our many blessings, but to specifically thank God for our many blessings as Americans. Though we may do that in our gatherings with family and friends, it is also an appropriate time to gather for worship. Our Thanksgiving Eve service, Wednesday, November 21, 7:30 p.m., will lift up our thanks to God and bless us once again with God’s gifts of Word and Sacrament.
We have lots of opportunities for all ages. Traditional Sunday School for ages 4-12th grade and 3 adult bible study small groups. Faith Stories, Coffee and Conversation and Men in Mission. Come and pick the class that works for you. Contact Janice Swinford, our Sunday School Superintendent if you have any questions.
Coffee & Conversation
Sunday Mornings at 9:45 am. Meeting in room 111. Please bring your coffee and join the conversation with Augsburg Adult Bible Studies. Upcoming topics include: Justice in the New Testament and God’s World and God’s People. Contact Lori Peters @ email@example.com for more information.
Men in Mission
Sunday mornings at 9:45 am in room 116. An ELCA sponsored mission for men that provides support and guidance for men of all ages. Stop in or contact Jamie Escamilla at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Sunday mornings at 9:45 am in room 117. This group focuses on in-depth discussions of various faith-related topics, usually using a book to guide our study. Contact Mary Tucker at email@example.com for more information.
Tuesday Lunch & Learn
We meet at noon with lunch and begin our discussion around 12:30. Studies usually last 6-8 weeks. We haven’t selected anything yet, but would love new faces. Contact Margaret Mixon, Angela Renner, Emilie Gudger, Nancy Coupland or Brenda Kviten for more information.
Word on Wednesday
Looking for a mid-week Bible Study? We’d love for you to join our small group at 9:30 a.m. We are currently studying 40 Day Journey with Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Contact Lori Peters @firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Thursday Morning Bible Study
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Deuteronomy 10:14 Heaven and the heaven of heavens belong to the LORD your God, the earth with all that is in it.
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