Weekly Update June 6, 2019
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Jun 9-14—Confirmation Camp,Ebert Ranch
Jun. 17-21, Vacation Bible School, Emanuel’s Lutheran

Jun. 23-28 - Youth Service Trip to the Rio Grand Valley
                        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
Vacation Bible School is set for June 17-21, 2019 at Emanuel’s Lutheran Church, 206 N. Travis St., Seguin. Volunteers, cookie bakers, & housing are needed to make this week a success. Karen Jones will have student registration & volunteer forms on the resource table each Sunday. If anyone has any questions, they can reach out to Karen Jones. Thank you.

  • Wednesday, June 12th, 5:30pm - 8:30pm: We will meet at the home of Craig and Lorna Wagner (802 Elm St., Seguin).
  • Saturday, June 15th, 9am - 3pm: Work Day to build our lending libraries (to be installed on the trip) and put together our VBS programming for the kiddos in the Colonias. Location TBA.
  • Wednesday, June 19th, 5:30pm - 8:30pm: We will meet at the home of Marj and Mike Peters (225 Montwood, Seguin).
  • Saturday, June 22, 9am - 3pm: Back-up Work Day if we don't get everything completed on the 15th.
  • Sunday, June 23, 12:30pm: We will meet in Emanuel's Lutheran Church's parking lot to load up and head out on our trip!!
  • Friday, June 28th, mid-afternoon: We will return from the trip and head back to Emanuel's parking lot for pick-up.
  • Sunday, June 30th: Spirit of Joy will be having a worship service led by the students who went on the trip.


June 9
Assisting Minister: Kathy Yandell
Readers: Jackie Silvius, Linda Snooks
Communion Assistants: Linda Canet, Roy Rojas, Gloria Mitchell
Communion Assistants – Youth:  Eleanor and Abigail Crettenden
Children’s Sermon: Pastor Megan
Ushers: Diane Lippe and Larry Lippe
Setup/Takedown: Rick Ehlers
Host: Elly Shao
Children’s Corner: Alfrieda Leiter
Flowers:  Cissie Warncke
Refreshments: Jennifer Ehlers, Cynthia Points
Altar Setup: Grace Mueller, Helen Mycue
June 16
Assisting Minister: Rhonda Behal
Readers: Nancy and Arlynn Hartfiel
Communion Assistants: Nancy Doerr, Judy Hoffmann, Tobin Hoffmann
Communion Assistants – Youth: Neolla and Nancy Shao
Children’s Sermon: Rhonda Westerfield
Ushers: Dave Legore, Pete Silvius
Setup/Takedown: Charlie Behal
Host: Karen Sturm
Children’s Corner: Sharon Frels
Flowers:  Lynna Kraus
Refreshments: Heidi Franzen, Sandra Moline
Altar Setup: Grace Mueller, Rhonda Behal

What Does A Spirit of Joy Mean?
We welcome comments concerning the above.  An article detailing these comments will   appear in the next Welcome Word.  Dig deep and send me your musings.  You might hit on a meaning that others have or a new insight that reaches others.  Be insightful!!  Please respond to Cynthia Points.


“Confetti Stars” Goat Project Quilt Raffle Tickets
Dixie Grill Receipts
Christian Cupboard Donations 
Both monetary and grocery)
Missional River Experiment Collection

Prayer Group - June - The Crettenden Family
Tuesday Morning Bible Study—6:00 a.m.—El Olvido Hacienda Restaurant
Habitat for Humanity Home Build—June 22, 8:30—Noon- 519 Tampico
Christian Cupboard—1st & 3rd Saturday, 8:45 a.m.—Noon
Women’s Bible Study
Evening—June 11, 7 p.m., Home of Lynna Kraus, 196 Middletowne
Afternoon—June 19, 2 p.m., Location to be announced
Choir Practice—On break until end of summer
Hymn Selection—June 4, 7p.m. - Synod Office
Pastor Megan’s Sermons are available at


Pastor Megan, Carter Dunn, Mason Jones, Eleanor Crettenden and Kallyn Goodwin as they experience Confirmation Camp at Ebert Ranch.
Nancy Kempf, Dee Pickelman, Katy Wallace, Thomas and Linda Snooks, Linda Canet, Wilbert and Jeanette Doerr, Elaine Cordes, Brenda Engelmann, Lynna Kraus

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), Randy Hill (Brother of Rhonda Behal and Chris Frels), 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), Mike Hartfiel (Son of Arlynn and Nancy Hartfiel), Judy Saunders (Mother of Kim Saunders/Denise Crettenden, Grandmother of Eleanor/Abigail Crettenden/Cameron Saunders), Lauren Knight (Niece of Katie Dickey)

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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1st Sunday of each month - Wear your SOJ T-Shirts
Offerings - Simply Giving Automated Bank Deposits - see Cynthia  
Personal Information Changes  - keep church office updated
Dixie Grill Receipts  - we get 10% back in donations to Offerings


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