THERE IS NO SUNDAY LUNCH THIS SUNDAY
There will be lunch next Sunday, October 15th provided by Chris and Leann Perkins, Dorsey and Christie Finn, and Tonjia Groblewski. We are grateful to each of them for their support of this ministry. Cost for Adults is $5.00, $3.00 for children and visitors eat free. A sign-up sheet for cooks is posted in the Gathering Area.
(Oktoberfest Day) is fast approaching!! Come to the Spaulding Farm Clubhouse and celebrate Reformation 500 with your SMLC family and friends. Great food, lively music, door prizes. Tickets are available only through October 15 (next Sunday) in the Gathering Area or online from Jenny Lord ( firstname.lastname@example.org). No tickets can be sold at the door. See today’s insert for details. Plan now to join us on October 20!
GLOBAL CHURCH/FOOTHILLS CONFERENCE GATHERING OCTOBER 15
We will have the opportunity to worship with the congregation of Nuestro Salvador at 3:00 pm. We will gather at 4:00 pm to hear from Dan Bierne of the Global Ministries Office of our ELCA, and to discuss together issues of immigration in our country and in the Church. The meeting is at LCOS on Wade Hampton. It will conclude by 6 pm. All are welcome and encouraged to come!
DEAR ST. MICHAEL MEMBERS,
We would like to thank you for the many cards, phone calls, flowers, visits, and food that were sent following Charles’ sudden death. Your concern and prayers were a great blessing to our entire family. Pastor Robert was a source of comfort through this unfortunate episode. God is good! Love and Peace, Janice Castor and Family.
OCTOBER SAINTS ALIVE:
The October Saints Alive meeting will be Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 12:15 in the Social Hall. This will be a pot-luck lunch. Bob and Bonnie Dietrick will present their pictorial visit to The Ark Encounter located in Williamstown, KY. It is a full-sized reconstruction of Noah’s Ark. Their program should be quite enjoyable. Please mark your calendars now and plan to enjoy with your St. Michael family.
THE PUMPKIN PATCH IS RETURNING!
PUMPKINS ARRIVED LAST SUNDAY. Many volunteers are needed throughout the month. The link to sign up is here: http:// www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0d4facaf2aaa8-arcum1. This joint effort of the AR- CUM churches – Augusta Road Churches United for Ministry – supports area servant ministries. Last year The Samaritan House, Pleasant Valley Connection, and The Mother Teresa House each received $1,159.37. We believe this effort has greater po- tential. If you have questions or need more information, please see Dave Cook, Ton- jia Groblewski, or either pastor. We are grateful for our congregation’s partnership in this effort!
TWENTY CAME FOR THE “BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS” OCTOBER 1!!!
We are grateful to you for your support, and for blessing us with your stories!
is a newly forming group which will focus on spiritual nurture in a group setting which shares leadership. Fourteen people attended the initial interest meetings. We are working to merge calendars, and will announce a regular meeting time. This is an OPEN group. If you are interested, please contact Maureen Nelson or Pastor Robert. SPIRITUAL NOURISHMENT AND FAITH-FILLED ENCOUR-AGEMENT are hard to find in the world. Yet God calls some of us to give those gifts to each other. May God bless this new beginning, to be a blessing to the world God so loves!
ADAM MONN, JULIA RHYNE, EMMA STREET, AND SAMANTHA WALGATE WILL affirm their Baptism though the Rite of Confirmation on Reformation Sunday, October 29 at the second service. They are currently meeting with their mentors to develop a life-long faith-nurturing relationship. Please lift them in prayer as they ap- proach this milestone event in their faith journey!
SUNDAY LUNCH COOKS NEEDED
WE NEED SUNDAY LUNCH COOKS FOR OCTOBER 22 & 29! SUNDAY LUNCH IS A FAVORITE ACTIVITY that has been going on for four decades at St. Michael. A hot meal is served in the Fellowship Hall starting about 12:15 on most Sundays be- tween Oct. and the end of Lent. Those who partake have remarked that it is an excel- lent time of fellowship among families, friends, and visitors and the best deal in town for a good meal. Cost is only $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for children, and worship visitors eat for free. You can eat and run or hang and talk, whatever suits you. A sign-up chart for cooks is posted in the Gathering Area. Some have committed to cook on the Time and Talent Sheet and just need to choose a week. Others can sign up with any group on any Sunday that fits your schedule. “Veterans” will be more than happy to have the help of “Newbies” if you want to be part of a team with experience. Or, “Newbies” may want to step up to the “plate” and create a new menu or use some tried and true ones in the cookbook beside the refrigerator. If we have no cooks for a Sunday, there will be no lunch served.
THE SOUTH CAROLINA LUTHERAN
Is published six time each year to connect Lutheran people and ministries across our SC Synod of the ELCA. If you would like a subscription, the cost is $10.00 per year. Please notify Stacey in the church office, and place your marked check in the offering plate or mail it to her. The deadline for 2018 subscriptions is October 27.
KATHERINA VON BORA LUTHER
A study of Katherina Von Bora Luther will be led during the Sunday School hour the month of October by Pastor Newell Nelsen. The group will meet in the worship space. Please see Pastor Newell for more information.
Join us every Sunday morning at 9:45 in the choir room for 15 minutes of song and games. At 10:00 you will be excused to go to your Sunday School class. We will begin working on the Christmas program and, hopefully the choir can prepare some songs for church services. Looking forward to seeing and hearing you! Sandi Nelsen.
THE GATHERING COMMITS TO HOUSTON!!!
Our 2018 ELCA Youth gathering will still meet beginning JUNE 27 IN HOUSTON!!! Hurricane Harvey left the venue intact. Some hotel assignments may have to change. Once again our ELCA youth will have the opportunity to be involved in hurricane recovery work as an embod- iment of servant ministry. Pray for Houston and The Gathering even as you pray for Florida and the Caribbean.
Meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 7pm in the Blue Room as an extension of our congregation’s grief support ministry. We seek to provide a sanctuary of human community in and through which we can move forward through the landscape of grief and mourning. This group is open to anyone at any time. Please help us extend the invitation.
THE JOHNSIE RICHARDSON CIRCLE
will meet at the home of Linda Pennington on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 7:00. Elaine Holland has the program.
THE BERYL HILLER CIRCLE
will meet Tuesday, October 10th at 10:00 am here at St. Michael. Joann Leonard will host and Grethe Bunes has the program.
CONFIRMATION LEVEL ONE & TWO
WILL RESUME MEETING THIS SATUR-DAY! We gather at 9:00 am in the Green Room. We will have a light lunch arrive at 12:30 pm, so that parents can pick up at 1:00 pm. We will begin our year’s work to- gether, and become a new community being Church for one another. Please bring your Bible and something to write with. You may also bring snacks to share.
OUR WEDNESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY GROUP
has worked through the 150 psalms. Now we will spend three weeks “making the psalms our own.” We will be us- ing the framework outlined in Brueggemann’s Spirituality of the Psalms to claim certain psalms as our own. Join us at 10:30 am in the “Green Room” for fellowship and faith- nurturing conversation. There is always room at the table!