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Pastor's Message - November

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Video PlayerNOVEMBER 17th Josiah – The boy king who took over at age 8 and reformed the entire nation.  When the book of the Law is found in the temple he has it read to the people and puts the nation back on track.  He is unfortunately killed in battle by the Pharaoh Neco of Egypt when he doesn’t listen to God’s advice. 


Saturday, November 16th is our Men’s Breakfast and Bible study at 8 A.M.

Sunday, November 17th we will be recognizing all the past Board of Director members and also installing the new Parish Planning Council in the second service.

Friday, November 22nd we will be serving the teachers at Beverly Elementary lunch.

Wednesday, November 27th we will have our Thanksgiving Eve worship service with communion at 7 P.M.

Tuesday, December 10th the annual senior Christmas lunch will be held at Black Pearl Restaurant on Heatherdowns Blvd. at 11:45 a.m.  Order from the menu.  Please RSVP to Nancy Hardin by Sunday, December 1.


Ladies Bible Study every Tuesday night at 6:30 P.M.

Men’s Bar and Pizza Bible study at Capers the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 6:00 P.M.  The dates this month are the 12th and the 26th.  Come and join us as we eat and drink together and discuss guy stuff. 

TGIF Bible study on Fridays at 9:30 A.M. 


We quilt every Tuesday 9:30-11:30 a.m. in room behind the altar on S. Detroit Ave. side. 

Recently several quilters from Concordia went to Karen Rupp’s church for their annual quilt show.  There were a lot of beautiful quilts large and small on display.  A few unique wall hangings were made for people with Alzheimer’s.  It had buttons, zippers, keys, locks, everyday items as Alice S. said you could find in your junk drawer.  These wall hangings were to stir memories of familiar objects they may have seen or used.

Two rooms at the quilt show had material for making quilts and other sewing projects and the other room was filled with quilt pattern magazines, stencils, buttons, quilt frames, etc.  A donation at the door got you into the quilt show and all the money collected went to their special project – filling a room with school supplies where teachers could go once a month to pick up free supplies for their classroom.

We need quilts to work on.  Let me know if you have a quilt to put on our list.  See you around the frame! - Kathy Ewald, Quilt Circle Chairman


Malachi 3:10-12 “and pour you out a blessing,”   We started handing out the pledges for your giving for next year on 10/27/19. Hopefully you can turn them in on 11/10/19. (Special cases allowed.)

Pastor Fred, June, Kathy and I traveled to the “Cultivating Generosity” Presentation in Fort Wayne. I summarized the talk in an article below. If you would like to read the printed presentation of

Dr. Kleinig and Pastor Bruzek - just ask me and I will give you a copy.

Luke 6:35-36 “But love your enemies” ”hoping for nothing again;” ”Be ye therefore merciful.”

Summary of September 30, 2019 Stewardship Talk given by Dr. John W. Kleinig and Pr. Scott Bruzek at St. Michael Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, Indiana -Sponsored by Doxology-U. S. A.

The Gift of Generosity

1. 1st Peter 2:3 ”You have tasted that the Lord is generous. “We are recipients of His hospitality, His body and blood, His word and everything that we have.  We have also received His workers -pastors, teachers, missionaries, parents, relatives and the list is endless.

2. Matthew 6:33 We should Rely on God’s generosity.

“Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well.“ 3.  Other Bible Verses to read to help summarize the talk.

    A. Acts 20:35 “It is more blessed to give than receive.”

    B. Ephesians 2:4-7 Church with Jesus demonstrates God’s generosity

    C. Ephesians 4:32 Congregational generosity

    D. Luke 6:27-36 Love your enemies-be merciful

    E. Matthew 6:19-24 “You cannot serve both God and Mammon (Money).“

           1. The contrast between earthly and heavenly treasure

           2.  The connection between the heart and the eye

           3. Greed-calculating, mean, possessive eyes-Prov23:6&28:22; Mt. 20:15

           4. Basic picture: healthy eyes as lamps for our bodies

      F. Paul’s teaching on Generosity in 2nd Corinthians 8-9

           Give according to your means

           God’s Grace

           God’s Love-a cheerful giver

           God’s aim -enrich us

           He wants us to give

           He wants our heart first

      Psalm 31:19 “God’s hidden stores of generosity for those who fear Him and take refuge in Him.“

      Psalm 34:8 “Tasting God’s generosity by participation in the divine service.“

      Romans 2:4 ”God’s generosity in delaying judgement.“

      Romans 11:22 “God’s generosity to those who continue in His generosity.“

      1st Timothy 4:4-5 Offerings

      Titus 3:4 “The generosity of Triune God in baptism with its bestowal of our inheritance from Him.“

There are many more Bible Readings that were used in the presentations of Dr. Kleinig and Pr. Bruzek and we will see them in the Stewardship Committee‘s work in the future.  The last statement of Dr. Kleinig was:  “Why aren’t we giving to our missionaries every Sunday?”

Bill and Kathy Ewald

Stewardship Committee


This is a new sermon series that I am going to be starting on Sunday September 8th and go through November 17th.  We will be looking back at Jesus’ ancestors and see what they have to teach us about God’s grace and mercy. 

SEPTEMBER 8th Abraham – All nations will be blessed through him?  The man whose great faith almost causes him to sacrifice his own son? 

SEPTEMBER 15th Isaac – His name means laughter, well who wouldn’t laugh if you were born to parents who were close to 100 years old. 

SEPTEMBER 22nd Jacob – A very complex man who could exhibit great faith one minute and great deceit the next.  He had 12 sons but not great parenting skills.  He showed favoritism to one which led to trouble, which then led to salvation. 

SEPTEMBER 29th Judah – The man who sold his brother Joseph into slavery and then slept with his daughter-in-law who he thought was a prostitute.  Yes this really happened.

OCTOBER 6th Rahab – A foreign prostitute who saves some Israelite spies and then marries into the nation and becomes an ancestress of Jesus.

OCTOBER 13th Ruth – An immigrant from a foreign country who comes to Israel to work in the fields to support her mother-in-law and ends up marrying the son of Rahab the prostitute.  Yes this really happened also.

OCTOBER 20th David – The great grandson of Ruth, and greater grandson of well you know, Rahab.  A king after God’s own heart who establishes the nation of Israel and also sleeps with his neighbor’s wife and has her husband killed to cover it all up. 

OCTOBER 27th Solomon – The wisest king that ever lived whose life ended in foolishness.

NOVEMBER 3rd Rehoboam – He was as foolish as his dad Solomon was wise and ended up splitting up the kingdom of Israel into two separate nations.  Daddy would not have been pleased.

NOVEMBER 10th Hezekiah – A wise and pious king who stands up to the evil Assyrian king Sennecherib and defeats him.  Facing death he prays that God would lengthen his life and God gives him 15 more years. 

NOVEMBER 17th Josiah – The boy king who took over at age 8 and reformed the entire nation.  When the book of the Law is found in the temple he has it read to the people and puts the nation back on track.  He is unfortunately killed in battle by the Pharaoh Neco of Egypt when he doesn’t listen to God’s advice. 

- Pastor Fred


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