November Special Giving
Special Giving for month of November will go to the Hartford Food Pantry. In addition to using your monthly Special Giving envelopes, please bring the designated non-perishable food items as listed for each Sunday:
November 2nd – Cereal
November 9th – Canned Green Beans
November 16th – Cans of Tuna
November 23rd – Granulated Sugar
November 30th – All Purpose Flour
(You may also bring other items as well – Syrup, Pancake Mix, Brownie Mixes, etc. are also needed. No glass containers or expired food items, please.)
Place your donations in front of the altar. Pastor Marcia is hoping for to have a huge mound of food which will be taken to the Hartford Food Pantry.
26th Annual Holiday Christmas Cookie Fair
In order to take more ownership of the needs of our church we are working on a Giving Tree. Please check out the tree on the wall in the Narthex. There are tasks and donations large and small needed by the church that you or your family can do or donate to.
Some needs are:
– Fill in sinking area of the parking lot.
– Repair floor tile in storage room off the kitchen.
– Paint the shed
– Rake leaves in October or November
– New faucet in kitchen
We are in dire need of lectors for the 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services. At this time, we have only 13 active lectors out of over 200 members. Please consider serving your church by volunteering. It only involves 4-6 Sundays a year. Come join us at our orientation meeting in October and find out how you can get involved and be a part of doing “God’s Work, Our Hands”. We can always use more ushers too!!
There will be an orientation meeting for new ushers and lectors on Sunday, October 12th and 19th at 9:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary. New ushers and lectors should plan to attend one of the sessions to go over procedures and have any questions answered that you might have. If you cannot make either of these times, please talk to Shirley Gintner or call her at 673-5759 or the church office at 673-2550. All current ushers and lectors are welcome to attend too!
Colorful Year of Sunday School Begins
On September 15th the Redeemer Sunday School started off on a trip to “Follow and Obey God’s Colorful Way”. First we started with a parent meeting at 9am where the kids and parents met their teachers Ms. Natasha (3K-4K), Ms. Kristy (K-2nd grade), Ms. Brianna (3rd -5th grade) and Alex (helper). Then the kids went to the choir loft where they met music leader Ms. Shannon, who started teaching them the new song about Rainbows! After singing, kids and teachers went to their class areas and worked on Rainbow Projects, look for them decorating the hallway outside the office and Sunday School Classrooms. When crafts were done, all classes got together to play with the parachute and enjoy and rainbow snack. It’s going to be a very COLORFUL year in Sunday School.
Sycamore Tree Fencing Available
We plan to remove some of the old Sycamore Tree fencing just east of our parking lot. If someone would like this and would remove it themselves it is FREE. The fencing “we” remove will be sold at a price. If you or someone you know is interested in all or some of this fencing please call Matt Nettesheim at 262-844-7923.
Fall Book Study
Pastor Marcia is planning a book study for the Fall. The book is Reclaiming The “L” Word. This would be a monthly book study. If you are interested, please let Pastor Marcia know.
Pictures From Our Recent Events
Sunday Adult Forum
The Adult Forum meets between services at 9:15 a.m. in the Fireside Room. We will discuss subjects of interest to the group including items from Bible Study, Lutheran Theology and Faith, Issues in Contemporary Faith and Life. Consider joining us. You don’t have to be there every Sunday so please come when you can.
Community Free Lunch
Served the last Saturday of each month at St. Aidan’s starting at 11:30 a.m. Come for community fellowship and a good meal. If you are interested in volunteering, please talk to Barb Menden.
Food Pantry Sunday
The third Sunday of each month has been designated as Food Pantry Sunday. Please bring non perishable items and place them in the barrel in the Information Area.