Weekly Update July 25, 2019
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Jul. 27 - Habitat for Humanity Home Dedication - 519 Tampico 3 p.m.
Aug. 17-18. Trip to Cristo Rey-Pharr to deliver school supplies

Aug. 23-25--WELCA Synodical Convention, Phlugerville
                      Aug. 25 - Congregational Vote on Juan Seguin Property 
Oct. 5—“Blessing of the Animals” with St. Andrew’s Episcopal and Emanuel’s Lutheran, Central Park,  10 a.m., Saturday
Oct. 20 —Outdoor Worship, Seguin Outdoor Learning Center, 10 a.m., Potluck
Jan. 24-26, 2020  - Spirit of Joy Retreat at HEB Foundation Camp


Anyone interested in helping to plan this year’s God’s Work, Our Hands event should plan to gather at Emanuel’s Family Life Center, 3rd Floor next Monday, July 29th at 2:00 pm.  August will be on top of us before we know it and there are some details that need to ironed out. Contact Pastor Marcus  Bigott at Emanuel’s with any questions (379-5046). 



August 15, 2019 between 10:00 am and Noon has been set aside to pack backpacks with school kits for Cristo Rey.  Please sign up on the clipboard set up at the Resource Table.  We can use all the help we can get. 
Thank you.




Team Doerr worked the Cupboard on July 20th and served sixteen families comprised of 47 individuals. A total of 582 pounds of food items were handed out while the Cupboard took in 291 pounds in donations.  A great work day serving our community.  Thank you.

2nd Quarter 2019 GIVING Statement

If you desire a printed or e-mailed copy of your 2nd Quarter 2019 Spirit of Joy Giving Statement, please let Cynthia know.  Thank you.


The 519 Tampico Home will be dedicated Saturday, July 27 at 3:00 p.m. All congregants are welcome.  The choir is especially invited as the theme song “All Are Welcome” will be sung.  Refreshments to follow short service.


Beginning in July. and continuing through the first week in August, we will be collecting backpacks and monetary donations for school kit supplies for our mission church Iglesia Cristo Rey.  Our goal last year was 50 stuffed backpacks and we were successful. As we are better able to buy in bulk and get the best bang for our buck, we are asking for specific donated supply items be limited to backpacks, 1”, 2” and 3” binders and monetary donations.  Please make checks payable to Spirit of Joy with a “school supply” notation in the memo  section. Contact Cynthia Points with any questions. Thank you so much for your generosity.  Additionally, we are recruiting congregants to go with us on this trip.  If you are interested in spending a weekend in South Texas, let us know.  It is a joy to worship with Pastor Alma and the Iglesia Cristo Rey  community.


July 28

Assisting Minister: Sandra Moline
Readers: N/A
Communion Assistants:  Bobbie Maddox, Pam Sagebiel, Babs Kiel
Communion Assistants—Youth: Mason Matocha, Alexsa Say
                   Children’s Sermon: Malcolm Hoffman
Ushers:  Rick Ehlers, Karen Sturm
Setup/Takedown:  Charlie Behal, Dave Legore
Host:  Jennifer Ehlers
Children’s Corner:  Rhonda Behal
               Flowers:  Nick and Heidi Franzen
Refreshments: Diane Lippe, Sharon Frels
 Altar Setup:  Judy Hoffmann, Nancy Hartfiel
Council Member Lock-Up: Judy Hoffmann

August 4

Assisting Minister: Karen Wallock
Readers: N/A
Communion Assistants:  Jennifer Ehlers, Rick Ehlers, Bobbie Maddox
Communion Assistants—Youth: Eleanor Crettenden, Abigail Crettenden
                   Children’s Sermon: Pastor Megan
Ushers:  Craig Wagner, Darren Dunn
Setup/Takedown:  Pete Silvius, Nick Franzen
Host:  Jennifer Ehlers
Children’s Corner:  Denise Crettenden
               Flowers:  Arlynn and Nancy Hartfiel
Refreshments: Diana Ball, Sharon Villalpando
 Altar Setup:  Patti Buckley, Rick Ehlers
Council Member Lock-Up: Dave Legore


Prayer Group Jul.– Thomas & Linda Snooks/Aug.-The Behal Family
Tuesday Morning Bible Study—6:00 a.m.—El Olvido Hacienda Restaurant
Habitat for Humanity Lutheran Home Build—Aug. 24, 8:00—Noon Location: TBA
Christian Cupboard—1st & 3rd Saturday, 8:45 a.m.—Noon
Women’s Bible Study
Evening—Aug, 13, 7 p.m., Synod Office.
Afternoon– Aug. 21, 2 p.m., Home of Jennifer Ehlers, 499 Lakeview
Choir Practice—On break through end of summer
Hymn Selection—Synod Office, Time and Location TBA

Pastor Megan’s Sermons are available at


Mike Heckmann, Janene Jendrusch, Loren Cordes, Jon Moline,
Nancy Kempf, Dee Pickelman, Katy Wallace, Thomas and Linda Snooks, Linda Canet, Wilbert and Jeanette Doerr, Brenda Engelmann, Lynna Kraus

Family of Sandy Elley (Mother of Colby Elley and Grandmother of Camryn, Lauren and Jackson Elley) who passed through death into eternal life this past week, Samantha Scarlett (Daughter of Joyce Scarlett, Jeanne Behal (Mother of Charlie Behal and Grandmother of Jessie Behal), Mary Lee Alexander ( Aunt of Denise Crettenden), Charlie White (Brother-in-Law of Susie Winterhalter), Don Moline (Brother of Jon Moline), Hilda Zamora (Niece of Sharon and Armando Villalpando), Amie Calhoun (Niece of Nancy Kempf and Lynna Kraus), Judy Semmler,(Sister of Chris Frels and step-sister of Rhonda Behal), Rob Gordon (Brother-In-Law of the Frels/Behals), Dusty Jones ( Brother-in-Law of Karen Jones), Amber Jendrusch (Daughter of Janene Jendrusch), Albert and Ruby Gallas (Uncle and Aunt of Helen Mycue), Jennifer Bulgerin (Niece of Bobbie Maddox), Emily Eastwood (Sister of Sharon Villalpando), Robert and Martha Eastwood (Parents of Sharon Villalpando), Lisa and Ron Vertuyft (Sister and Brother-in-law of Martha Rinn), Judy Saunders (Mother of Kim Saunders/Denise Crettenden, Grandmother of Eleanor/Abigail Crettenden/Cameron Saunders), Lauren Knight (Niece of Katie Dickey)

Jack Lee (Friend of the Frels), Brook Bertling Brown (Friend of Karen Wallock), Doug Bierstedt (Friend of Kathy Yandell), Nellie Robinson (Friend of Mary Ruby), Michelle Faith (Friend of Kristin Moum), TC McCoy (Friend of Calvin Points), Rachel Keller (Friend of Denise Crettenden), Emma Wolter (Friend of Sharon Frels), Mike Taft (Friend of Karen Wallock), Mark Keddal (Friend of Karen Wallock), Heath Hartung (Friend of Sharon Villalpando), Jessica Sauceda (Friend of Sharon Villalpando), Connie Hendricks (Friend of Diana Ball), Jackie Mueller (Friend of Mary Ruby), Clay Hollub (Friend of Karen Wallock), Ethan Bundick (Friend of the Behal and Frels Families), Ramon Salazar (Friend of Denise Crettenden), Donna Boelter (Friend of Kathy Yandell), Amanda Simmons (Friend of Mary Petrosky)

Please contact the church office to have a name added to this list.  We will add all individuals with health, emotional or family/work issues.  We will edit all names for continued inclusion at the end of each month. Please let the Office know if an individual has returned to good health and can be removed from the List.  Thank you.

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