E-News 9-6-17

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E-News for the Week of 9-6-17

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This morning the church copy machine was in constant use…because we have so much to share with you! We bid good-bye to summer and hello to another season of faith formation, education, and worship.  There are so many ways for you to get involved, grow closer to God and to serve your neighbor.  If you want to hear more (a lot more!) be sure to be present for Rally Sunday this Sunday and to get a taste of all that is to come read all the way through this ENEWS!

Teach me, O Lord, the way of your statutes, and I will observe it to the end. 
Give me understanding, that I may keep your law and observe it with my whole heart. 
Lead me in the path of your commandments for I delight in it.  Psalm 119:33-35

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Rally SundaySeptember 10thEaster 2017

9:30am Worship

10:30 am Prayer Partners, Sunday School Parent Meeting

10:30 am Pancake Breakfast for Everyone! 

11:00 am Confirmation

11:00 am Congregational Conversation: Pastor Elizabeth will interrupt your pancake feasting with a review on the year that has been and a look forward to ministry focus for the year to come.  Your voice and spirit are needed, be there! 

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New Member Evening & Installationmemoriallutheran

Interested in joining this church family? We will be holding a “New Member Evening” on Wednesday, October 25th. Dinner will be provided, you will hear about Lutheran basics and how we live out our beliefs here at Memorial. This will be an evening to be fed get informed and connect with some other folks here at Memorial. New Members will be installed on Sunday, October 29th during worship. Please contact Pastor Elizabeth if you are interested in becoming a new member this fall!

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525262_10151601766055971_547811137_nHolden Village Planning Meeting

So many have expressed interest in a church trip to Holden Village, so we’re moving forward! We will have a planning meeting on Sunday, September 24th at 8:30 am in the church fellowship hall (bright and early!).  If you were unable to attend the interest meeting held a few weeks ago, it’s not too late to jump in.  If you would like to continue moving forward with the trip but are unable to attend this meeting, please email Pastor Elizabeth and let her know. You will then receive an email back with pertinent questions regarding the timing of this trip.

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Interim Bell Choir DirectorHeadshot

We are so pleased to welcome Anthony Afful to our music ministry team! Anthony will be leading a bell choir beginning in October until Advent Vespers on December 3rd.

Born in Chicago, Anthony was raised in southwest Minneapolis where he attended the International Baccalaureate program. He then went to study music and physics at Gustavus Adolphus College and has just earned his Master’s of Music Performance from Bowling Green State University. Happy to be in his native land of Minnesota and to share music and general enthusiasm, you may often find him riding his bicycle at all the junctures of the Twin Cities!

The bell choir will have around 6 rehearsals all leading up to ringing at this year’s Advent Vespers.  All people are welcome to ring and make beautiful music to the glory of God!

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Service and Stewardship Opportunities

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Family Place Meal Servicefam place

September 24, 20173-6:30 pm

This shelter for families without permanent housing provides a number of services. We will be preparing, serving, cleaning up and partaking in dinner with shelter guests.

5-7 volunteers are needed. Please contact the church office, or Nick (youthdir@memoriallutheran.org) to volunteer.

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uisrUrban Immersion Weekend Retreat

November 17-19, 2017.

All adults and youth (6th grade and up)

Register HERE.

Thanks to a generous grant from the Endowment Fund, we are able to offer this retreat through Urban Immersion Service Retreats. 

Urban Immersion Service Retreats (UISR) is a program of the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches that creates and facilitates retreats focused on educating participants about the complexities of poverty through a lens of faith and service in their community.

Following the retreat, participants will be asked to plan a service opportunity in our community over the following months.

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