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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


Our men’s group meets the third Saturday of every month.  We start off with breakfast at 8 A.M. and then we have our Bible study.  Currently we are looking at men in the Bible who are also fathers.  Our focus this month on September 21st will be Abraham.  If you are a guy please come and join us and invite a friend.  This is a great time of eating and open discussion. 


We are also going to be re-starting our men’s Bible study that gets together at the bar.  We are going to meet at Capers at 6 p.m. on Tuesday September 10th and 24th.  Come and join us as we eat and drink together and discuss guy stuff. 


We will be serving dinner at the Rescue Mission on September 15th.  You can meet here at the church at 4 p.m. or at the mission at 4:30.  Please come and join us as we service Jesus through serving others. 


We are having one service on Sunday September 29th the service will be at 9:30 A.M. followed by a meeting to vote on the new constitution and we will have lunch afterward.  Note 9:30 is our usual Sunday school time.


Dr. John Kleinig, who wrote the curriculum for Doxology, will be teaching at St. Michael’s Lutheran church in Fort Wayne on Monday September 30th.  He will be speaking on the topic of Generosity – A deeper look at giving in our churches.  The event starts at 8:30 in the morning and ends at 3:15 in the afternoon and the cost is $45 per person and includes lunch.  We need to register before September 16th.  We would like anyone interested in stewardship to go.  Please contact Pastor Fred about this. 


There are two things to mark on your calendars for LWML:

Our next NOISY OFFERING will be on the third Sunday of October – the 20th.  My mite box is filling up sitting next to me in the car – I put the coins in it that I receive in change when I drive through a fast food place.  I can give thanks to God for having enough to spend on a lunch with some left over.

There will be a Toledo Zone Fall Rally on Saturday, October 5th.  This time it will be help at Trinity on Glendale Avenue.  Breakfast will be served at 8:30 am.  I will have more details about the speaker soon.


Free full size cabinet in the Learning Center work room.  It must be gone by September 30.  If interested see Wanda.

There are still some open dates on the flower chart for the remainder of the year.  Please consider signing up for a Sunday.


The new concept for Sunday School this year is “Family-Centered.”  We have always held that Sunday School was for everyone, but this year we are encouraging everyone to participate in the opening.  We also encourage parents or grandparents to accompany their elementary and preschool children to class.  The hope is that when Mom and Dad know what was studied, they will have the opportunity to remember it and discuss it later at home - and even perhaps use some of the “At Home” suggestions that are given in the lesson materials.

There will be an offering each Sunday during the opening.  We need to demonstrate to our children that our gifts to God are given in thanks for what he has given us.  If your child receives an allowance, try to give it to her or him in such a form that she/he can give a part of it to God on Sunday morning.

The first day will be September 8th.  The opening will begin at 9:30 am.  There will be singing and prayers, occasionally a video, and the offering.  It will not last longer than 10 minutes.  Then we’ll all go to our various classes.

Pastor Hearn will start the year with the Adult Bible class while Ted Ware will teach the confirmands.  Tomeka Shum will have the high school class, Vivian Nelson will have the elementary school children, and Darla Hearn will have kindergarten and pre-school children. See you on the 8th!


Dear Sisters in Christ,

It’s almost time to get “Back to Class”!  Our Ladies Bible Study will begin on Tuesday September 10.

I have enjoyed my summer, but I can honestly say I haven’t been as faithful to my personal Bible study as I would have liked. I am looking forward to being “more in his word” as I prepare Bible lessons to share with our group.  Our group meets on Tuesday’s from 6:30-8:00.  We have light snacks and tea and fellowship together.  Our first Bible study is published by LWML and will last for about six weeks. This study titled, “Whatever….keeping your heart in tune with whatever life brings”, encourages women to allow God’s truth to humble our hearts and live in awe of him. Please email me, or text/call me 419-654-8870 to let me know if you will be attending so that I have enough materials prepared. 

If Tuesday nights do not work for you there is another group of ladies that meet on Friday mornings at 9:45.  The TGIF group would welcome you to their Bible study as well. 

Please join us as we engage our hearts and mind in the things of God.  - Wanda Snyder  


Do you know who is in our Quilt Circle?  We have been quilting here since 1991.  Currently our quilters include:  Joan Bierley, June Davis, Kathy Ewald, Nancy Hardin, Sharon Schwanke and Alice Strieter.

If you are interested in quilting and you are able to stop by to see us quilting, we quilt every Tuesday 9:30-11:30 a.m.  The quilt room is behind the altar on Detroit Ave. side.

We are about half way with stitching on Karen Rupp’s quilt.  Lots of stitching on a large quilt takes time to finish, but we love it. Any questions about quilts just ask me and I will get you an answer.  See you around the frame! - Kathy Ewald, Quilt Circle Chairman


Psalm 105:1 “O Give thanks unto the Lord; call upon his name:  make known his deeds among the people.”

This is a great time of the year.  Soon the leaves will be changing colors and the garden’s bounty of tomatoes and zucchini is winding down.  Our flowers are still blooming and the air conditioner is needed less.  Pull out the blankets that you have stored away because the nights will be getting chilly.  An Attitude of Gratitude for all that God has provided then share your bounty (food, money, clothing) with others.

Psalm 126:3 “The Lord hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad.” - Bill & Kathy Ewald


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