Weekly Update Aug 8, 2019
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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 
Sep. 8-God's Work, Our Hands - 9:00 a.m., Emanuel's
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


Plan to stay after this Sunday's August 11th church service for a mid-year financial update and additional Juan Seguin information. Thalia Patlan Stautzenberger will share her thoughts about the history and significance of the Juan Seguin property.  Her words will surely have an impact on us all.  Please plan to stay for breakfast tacos and information! Thank you.


September 8th will be "God's Work, Our Hands" Sunday. There are many different        volunteer opportunities for Sunday, September 8th.  These include:  LWR quilts, LWR school supply kits, LWR hygiene kits, trash pick-up, Christian Cupboard sorting and stocking, and thank you cards and notes.  All activities will be at Emanuel's except for the trash pick-up and Christian Cupboard work.  A sign-up sheet will be available on the     Resource table each Sunday until Sept 8.  If you would like to order a t-shirt for the event, please order them with Grace Mueller.  Orders must be turned in by August 12.  The fee for the shirt is $12  
There are donated items needed to fill School Supply kits and/or hygiene kits for Lutheran World Relief (LWR). Hygiene kits will also be packed for the Interfaith Welcome Coalition in San Antonio.  Please bring items to church before Monday, August 26.  Monetary donations can be made to this cause as well.  Please make a notation that the check or money is for LWR school or hygiene kits. 

School kit list:  Unsharpened pencils, pencil sharpeners, pink erasers, ball point pens, crayons: boxes of 16 or 24, rulers, spiral notebooks-80 pages.
LWR hygiene kit:  1 medium weight bath towel-52X27", 2 bath size soap bars, 1 adult size toothbrush, 1 comb, 1 metal nail clipper. 
Interfaith Welcome Coalition Asylum Seeker hygiene kit:  1 wash cloth, 2 toothbrushes, 1 comb,  1 deodorant, 1 travel size toothpaste
A shared worship at 10:30 and lunch at Emanuel's will conclude the day's activities.




We are in need of volunteers for altar flowers coming up the end of August, through the end of the year. Please note the sign-up sheet on the Resource Desk to add your name to the list where an opening appears.  This is a wonderful opportunity to honor a loved one or to celebrate a special occasion.  Please see Cynthia Points with any questions. 



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.  We will be traveling down on the afternoon on Aug. 16 anD returning Sunday after worship.  It is a joy to worship with Pastor Alma and the Iglesia Cristo Rey community. We plan to work at the Respite Center during our stay.


August 11
Assisting Minister: Jim Germann
Readers: N/A
Communion Assistants:  Cissie Warncke, Nancy Doerr, Judy Hoffmann
Communion Assistants (Baskets): Landry Mendoza, Addie Dunn
                   Children’s Sermon: Pastor Megan
Ushers:  Diane Lippe, Larry Lippe
Setup/Takedown: Stephen Doerr, Arlynn Hartfiel, Calvin Points
Host: Pamela Bounds
Children’s Corner:  Bobbie Maddox
               Flowers:  Jon & Sandra Moline
Refreshments: Judy Hoffmann, Cynthia Points
 Altar Setup:  Patti Buckley, Nancy Hartfiel
Council Member Lock-Up: Rhonda Behal
August 18
Assisting Minister: Rhonda Behal
Readers: N/A
Communion Assistants:  Arlynn Hartfiel, Nancy Hartfiel, Linda Snooks
Communion Assistants (Baskets): Mason Matocha, Alexsa Say 
Children’s Sermon: Bobbie Maddox
Ushers: Pete Silvius, Jim Germann
Setup/Takedown:  Sharon Frels, Chris Frels 
Host:  Rodrick Shao
Children’s Corner: Monica Matocha
               Flowers:  Carol Skogman
Refreshments: Karen Wallock, Jennifer Ehlers
 Altar Setup:  Patti Buckley, Grace Mueller
Council Member Lock-Up: Monica Matocha


Prayer Group - 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

Lucille Brown (Great-Granddaughter of Wilbert and Jeanette Doerr), 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), Amie Calhoun (Niece of Nancy Kempf and Lynna Kraus),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)

Family of Heath Hartund who passed through death into eternal life last week,
Jennifer Bauerkemper (friend of many), 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), 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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