NOVEMBER AMBASSADOR

We are a Christian community dedicated to doing God's work. God gathers us in a loving and healing environment to explore the mystery of our faith.

Pastor’s Perspective


Thought to Ponder


PER CAPITA

Please consider contributing of $40.00 per member to the Presbytery per capita required to be paid by each church in the Presbytery. Year to date only $409.00 has been contributed to this account for our church.

The purpose of the per capita apportionment by the Presbytery is to support the essential ecclesiastical functions of Homestead Presbytery. These include the offices of the executive presbyter, stated clerk, treasurer, Homestead Presbytery meetings, and operating expenses of all units. Some of the functions performed by the corporate church include the administration of pension and health insurance plans for active and retired ministers.

Thank you for your thoughtful consideration of this matter.

Merle Ehlers

Stewardship Chair



FOOD PANTRY

We are in need of the following items: Sugar, coffee, plastic milk containers, laundry soap, dish soap, shampoo/conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, diapers (size 3-4). Thank you for your continued support of this mission.

LIBRARY NOTES

This month there are three new books on the reading table, but as a reminder, there are many books in the library that have not been featured in the newsletter. If you are interested in books other then the monthly suggestions, browse the shelves in the library.

The Songcatcher by Sharyn McCrumb introduces the reader to Lark McCourry who has been haunted by the memory of a song. As a child in the North Carolina mountains, she heard this song and knows this was in her family since 1759. The song came from Scotland to the United States with nine year old Malcolm MacQuarry. The memory of this song and it’s history and certain circumstances create the opportunity for Lark to return to North Carolina to attempt to preserve her family legacy and the adventure begins.

Melody Carlson is the author of Back Home Again, the second book for the month. Daniel Howard, The minister of Grace Chapel passes away and his spirited three daughters return home to remember their father and to discover they have inherited his run-down Victorian house. The squabbles begin about what each daughter thinks should be done with the house. Finally, a brilliant solution is reached and a new life begins for each sister.

O Help, Lord! I’m Having a Senior Moment by Karen O’Connor has notes to God on growing older. “Like it or not, senior moments happen. We might as well laugh about them and thank God for the way they add interest to our lives”, is a quote from O’Connor. She recognizes that not all moments are funny, but we can tell God about them because He cares for us. This has been designated as a must read by many seniors.
















1ST PRESBYTERIAN MEMORIAL FOUNDATION

Our Foundation board would like to thank all those who participated in the program presented by Mary Minner Serovy.

Mary is our representative from the Presbyterian Church U
SA Faoundation. Mary has spent over a year with our board to establish one endowment process and guideline for our congregation that can allow all of us to build a legacy to support and expand our ministry and mission. The program she presented was our kick-off for the endowment program.

The PC USA Foundation has many opportunities for individuals and organizations to invest for themselves/family/church or charity. There are many possibilities.

We focused on Convenant Funds. These are mutal funds that require a minimum of $500.00 investment. These funds belong to the NAMED OWNER. You have access to your funds. You choose whether to reinvest dividends & interest or to have those paid to you or to another person or organization. You also designate where funds go upon death. You can add to funds and take out funds as the owner of the account. This is a private account between the owner and PC USA.

Our hope as a church is that you will see this as an opportunity to join together to build a legacy for the generations who come after us.

Session is in charge of using the funds that are given through dividends or interest as designated by the owner of the fund.

We hope to build funds to support and grow

Ministry Outreach and Mission

Music and Worship

Scholarships

Christian Education for children and youth

Undesignated

Please feel free to contact anyone on our Foundation board or Session if you need more information. We can also put you in touch with PC USA Foundation via Mary Minner Serovy.

Please consider this investment opportunity. It truly can be a win/win for you, your family and the work of this congregation as we reach out to community and the world doing the work God calls us to do.





USHERS FOR NOVEMBER 2018

4 CINDY NABER

GALE BARNHILL

KAREN BARNHILL

LINDA TOMS


11 DALE OLSON

NANCY WALFORD

DALE KAHLA

LORI HESER


18 DALE NIEMANN

BETH NIEMANN

STEVE NICKEL

CINDI NICKEL


25 GREG BERGEN

LYNDA ZIEG

CARYN EICKHOFF

LINDA TOMS


COMMUNION SERVERS

NOVEMBER 4

BETH NIEMANN

DALE NIEMANN

ORVILLE DAVIDSON

DONNA EHLERS

GARY HALL

JUDI NORDLUND

GAIL NORDLUND

KARL SHERMAN

STAN JENSEN

CHRIS TIETMEYER


DECEMBER 2

KEN GALE

SUSAN GALE

LYNDA ZIEG

SUSAN BEAUCHAMP

JIM BARR

STAN JENSEN

CINDY NABER

KAREN BERGEN

CINDI NICKEL

STEVE NICKEL


DECEMBER 24

CINDY NABER

CINDI NICKEL

STEVE NICKEL

NITA WORKMAN


GREETERS FOR NOVEMBER 2018

(E) CINDY NABER

(K) ANGIE TIETMEYER (W) LINDA TOMS


11 (E) DALE NIEMANN

(K) BETH NIEMANN

(W) JIM BARR


18 (E) STEVE NICKEL

(K) CINDI NICKEL

(W) GREGG HEIDEN


25 (E) KARL SHERMAN

(K) JACK GARNER

(W) STEVE SHERMAN


COFFEE FELLOWSHIP

4 CINDY NABER

11 LORNA CLELAND

18 ANN PHILSON

25 KAREN BERGEN


CANDLELIGHTERS

MADELYN HEIDEN

11 RENEE KUCERA

18 CAMILLE ERDMAN

25 EMMA NOLAN


THE CHARGE

CINDI NICKEL

11 CYNDI ATCHISON

18 ANN EDDY

25 SUE HODGE


SOUND SYSTEM

4 GALE BARNHILL

11 JOHN HOLMES

18 CARYN EICKHOFF

25 MARTIN WORKMAN


LIVE

FORWARD,

GIVE

FORWARD

Live Forward, Give Forward is about making a choice to live and give toward making a better future for those we care about!