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Sunday, September 19th Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
9:00 a.m. Sunday School
10:00 a.m. Worship w/Holy Communion
Presentation by representative of Someplace Safe
Doughnuts and Coffee Fellowship following worship
Wednesday, September 22nd Confirmation
6:00 p.m. Supper – Taya Arvidson family serving
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Class
Sunday, September 26th Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
9:00 a.m. Sunday School
10:00 a.m. Worship
1-4 pm 100th birthday Open House for Lorraine Truax
at her home on 640th Ave. Eagle Bend
News and Notes
Our Stewardship/Evangelism Emphasis of the month is Someplace Safe. Kalyn is here this morning to remind us all about the services they can provide for anyone in this situation; or how we can help, if we know someone who needs help. There is a canister in the back to take any donations you may have for Someplace Safe. Someplace Safe is a nonprofit agency offering a myriad of services to victims and survivors of crime, families, and communities in a nine-county region in West Central Minnesota. Someplace Safe works to assist victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, sex trafficking, labor trafficking, and other crimes (including; stalking, elder abuse, identity theft, robbery, theft, etc.), as they navigate the social, emotional and economic impacts they face as victims on the path to becoming survivors.
You are invited to an Open House to celebrate Loraine Truax’s 100th birthday. The open house will be held on September 26th, (Lorraine’s actual birthday) at her house on 640th Avenue Eagle Bend. The open house will be from 1-4 pm. Your presence is the only gift she is requesting. If you would like to send a card: Lorraine Truax 1220 Nokomis St. Apt. 242 Alexandria, MN 56308.
Esther Lutheran has had a table at the Domestic Violence Luncheon for several years. The Luncheon is scheduled for Wednesday, October 20th from 11:30 to 12:45 at Arrowwood. There will be a speaker and it is a time to honor all those who have been killed during domestic violence incidents. If you are interested in attending the luncheon, the tickets are $20.00 each. If you want to attend please let Luella Thom know, and she will pick up the tickets for everyone and make the reservations for the ESTHER table that day.
Informational Congregation Meeting on Sunday, October 3rd. This meeting is being held to explore the possibility of the Calvary Partner Network. Information was mailed to each household. A potluck lunch will follow the meeting. Carpets will be cleaned on October 4th, so anyone willing to help get all carpets clear of furniture after the potluck, would be greatly appreciated. Cleaning task lists will also be out for people to pick tasks to do before the WELCA Gathering. Thank you in advance for any help you can provide!
The WELCA Fall Conference 8 Gathering with up to 33 churches attending will be Thursday, October 14th. Register begins at 8:15 AM at Esther. We would appreciate any help from ALL women possible that day. We will be serving quick breads, muffins, juice, coffee as they register. These items will be provided by Esther.
Our theme is the Eagle’s Healing Nest from Sauk Centre. Melony Butler, who started it is schedule to speak for us. She had promised her dad she would do something to help out the Veterans. We are collecting any donations of items on their list. We would appreciate any items you can donate. All the other churches will be bringing items as well. (list of items needed is found in the bulletin)
Could you please let Luella know if you are able to help out the day of the event so we can put people at the different areas needed. We will need people at the registration desk, kitchen help, set up help between registration and lunch, and clean up people. The event will be done about 1:00 PM that day. We will be decorating with red, white, and blue to honor these veterans.
We decided to cater most of the items for the lunch to make less work for any of the kitchen crew that day. Sue is going to make the mashed potatoes; she brought a sample of hers and we were hooked. We are doing Linda’s pumpkin dessert as she brought a sample; it too was excellent.
Registrations are to be in by October 1st so we can finish the planning for the event on how many will be attending.
Eagle’s Nest General Items
Hay for Horses
Laying chicken Feed
Garbage Bags (All sizes)
Arts & Crafts supplies
Clock Radio/Alarm Clocks
Video Game Consoles
Brooms and Dustpans
Manila File folders (Letter Size)
HP Printer Ink #60
Kodak Printer Ink #30
Batteries (All sizes)
Flash Drives for Computers
Eagle’s Nest Kitchen Items Needed
Commercial and Residential size refrigerators
Commercial and Residential size freezers
Stainless steel bowl – all sizes
Stainless steel baking sheets
Stainless steel cooking utensils
Stainless steel serving utensils
Stainless steel strainer
Stainless steel pots and pans
Stainless steel steam table food pans and lids
Stainless steel rolling food prep table
Stainless steel double sink
Stainless steel flatware cylinder and holder
Commercial grade kitchen knives
Commercial grade thermo plastic cutting boards
Commercial grade stainless steel NSF storage racks
Commercial grade dishwashers
Green Scratch Pads
Large Garbage Bags
Non-perishable food items
Food Storage Containers