Church News & Events
Red Cross Blood Drive-
Tuesday, May 8 1:00- 6:45 pm
Congratulations and God’s Blessings to Matt and Nicole Voss, whom the Lord has blessed with the gift of a healthy daughter, Madeline Renee, born on Sunday, April 15th. Congratulations and God’s blessings also to Nick and Michelle Hagewood, whom the Lord has blessed with the gift of a healthy son, Benjamin Isaiah, born on Sunday, April 15th. May the Lord bless and keep young Madeline and Benjamin in His gracious care, and cause them both to be born again of water and the Spirit in Holy Baptism!
“Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness… It is He who made us, and we are His; we are His people, the sheep of His pasture” (Psalm 100:1,3).
Quarterly Voters Meeting/WSC Meeting: The voters of the congregation will meet on April 22, following the late service. Women Serving Christ will be meeting in the Fellowship Hall at the same time.
Teacher Call Accepted: As announced last Sunday, Miss Rachel Nottling, after prayerful deliberation, has accepted the call that we extended her to come and teach grades 3-5 here at DGLS. She will finish out the year at Bethany Lutheran School in Port Orchard, Washington, and will move to Lake Orion this summer. Thanks be to God for having answered our prayers! We are looking forward to welcoming Miss Nottling into our Divine Grace family!
Quarterly Contribution Summaries were placed in mailboxes this past week.
Church Work Day: This year’s spring work day is scheduled for April 28th. Please take a moment to sign up for the event. Many hands make light work. If you are unable to be here, consider giving to the Property and Maintenance fund or see me about scheduling another day to take care of a task. Kevin Krueger – Chairman of the Property Committee.
Blood Drive: Divine Grace will be sponsoring a blood drive on Tuesday, May 8th, 1-6:45 pm. Donating blood is such an important gift. If you decide to donate, remember you gift will cost nothing but it WILL last a lifetime! Please consider donating. You can make your own appointment on-line at www.redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor code: divinegrace, or sign up on the Women Serving Christ bulletin board. You will be giving a gift that money can’t buy but will last a lifetime. If you have any questions, please contact Joy Jorgenson.
Mom2Mom Sale – June 16: Divine Grace will host a Mom2Mom sale on Saturday, June 16, from 8:00-1:00. If you are interested in having a table, please fill out the Table Contract and return it with payment by June 1. Pick up a contract from the church entryway. Extra fliers advertising the event can also be found in the entryway. For more information, please contact Kirsten Ostermann at firstname.lastname@example.org or 989-928-0857.
Adults- Mark Your Calendars for Oktoberfest!!! We’re planning on some fall fun and need you to save the date! Oktoberfest will be taking place September 15th! So brewers…pick a special recipe and brew to your heart’s content! Everyone, try to locate your favorite German recipes (for the potluck) and of course, your lederhosen and dirndl! More info to come as the date gets closer. Questions? See Ron or Joy Jorgenson.
Scholarship Awards: Our Board of Elders recently awarded tuition grants to 8 of our members who will be enrolled in one of our Synod’s four ministerial education schools next school year (MLS, LPS, MLC, WLS). Thanks to your generous gifts to the Divine Grace Scholarship Fund, each student will receive a gift of $800 towards their tuition. Thank you not only for your Christian generosity, but for your eager willingness to help more young people prepare for the ministry as called pastors and teachers. To God be the glory!
Camp Killarney: Summer 2018 registration forms are available on the Fellowship Hall bulletin board. Camp Killarney is a WELS Camp, located in Onsted, Michigan, in the scenic Irish Hills. Check out the second page for more information on the different camp sessions available. Early Bird Registration (10% discount) ends April 30th. You can also register on- line at www.killarneycamp.org.
The LWMS Alpha Circuit Spring Rally: You are invited to the Spring Rally of the LWMS (Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society) Alpha Circuit, which is on Saturday April 28th at Cross of Glory Ev. Lutheran Church in Washington, MI. Registration starts at 9 am and the Rally starts at 9:30. Please join us. Pastor Tim Matthies will be our featured speaker and he will tell us about his mission work in China.
CAMM Donation Request: CAMM (Central Africa Medical Mission) is looking for pill bottle donations for the Zambia and Malawi Health Clinics. Please remove all labels and if you can, wash and dry them completely. They are used to send creams, ointments or syrups home with patients. The clinics have no other way of getting these needed supplies without our donations. They are not available in these areas for purchase. Please place your donation in the box located in the church entryway by May 30. If you are interested in helping to defray shipping cost, please talk to me. Thank you! Kim Davies – CAMM Contact Woman
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day: The DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will occur on April 28, 2018 – 10am to 2pm. This annual event aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. You may drop off items at the Lake Orion Police Department, 2525 Joslyn Rd, Lake Orion, MI 48360. Be sure to empty your pills into a plastic bag, and then donate your empty bottles to CAMM (see above)!
Together Newsletter: Copies of the WELS e-newsletter are available on the credenza. Topics include: Conference of Presidents Spring 2018 Meeting Summary, Home Missions Approves New Mission Starts, Cameroon Mission Update, Deadline Approaching for Hymns Feedback.