1 CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH, FILEY S Page 1 The Messenger October 2014 Greetings, In the evening quails came up and covered the camp; and in the morning there was a layer of dew around the camp. When the layer of dew lifted, there on the surface of the wilderness was a fine flaky substance, as fine as frost on the ground. When the Israelites saw it, they said to one another, What is it? for they did not know what it was. Moses said to them, It is the bread that the LORD has given you to eat. (Exodus 16:13-15) Grace and Peace to you from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! In my sermon this past week, I spoke to the importance of having the Exodus story as a reminder and a witness to God s relationship to God s people. God s stance to God s people was one of great patience, providence, and love. When they cried out, which they did often, God responded by giving them the things they needed. No one people, nation, or culture knows the fullness of God and God s love for us, but with our collective stories, we get a bigger picture and sense for the nature and nurture of God. God calls all of us into the story (into relationship) with Him so that his name will be exalted over all other gods we create and so that we know how precious we are to Him despite the vastness of the universe. As we are on our own journey, discovering our God s relationship to us, it is important for us to gather together to share our story. As a congregation, we have selected the following passage to be a guiding path for our walk together in mission and ministry over the next year: For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them. (Matthew 18:20) To begin our discussions and our story, I d like to highlight a meditation I received this week from Fr. Richard Rohr about gathering a gathering in which we are all very familiar. He writes: The Last Supper of Jesus was a Passover meal of deep table fellowship with Jesus and his closest followers that evolved into the formatted, ritualized meal of bread and wine that many of us enjoy today. The first disciples soon came to understand it as a way of gathering, as the way to define their reality and their relationship to one another and with Jesus. It became, already in the first centuries after Jesus death and resurrection, a powerful symbol of unity, of giving and sharing, of allowing the breaking of self and giving the self over for the world. It was the secret ritual by which the community defined itself and held itself together in its essential message. Frankly, most people have never been ready for its radically demanding message of solidarity with both suffering and resurrection. Yes, we are to recognize Jesus himself in the Eucharist, but we are also to recognize the living Body of Christ, too (1 Corinthians 11:29). There is no true Eucharist without a living assembly. The Eucharist was meant to be a sacrificial meal in which the Body recognized itself, defined itself, and declared its social identity and its central purpose, which was to continue the life and body of Jesus in space and time, to live in a new world order of true sisterhood and brotherhood (meal), and of redemptive suffering and solidarity (sacrifice). It is not just Jesus own sacrifice that we are recalling, but also our agreement to participate in the same! It is not just the human incarnation in Jesus that we are remembering, but that this mystery of incarnation is continued in space, time, and the physical universe itself (e.g., ordinary elements of bread and wine). (continued on page 2) Christ Lutheran Church, Filey s Pastors Letter Birthdays & Anniversaries Evangelism President s Message Fellowship Notes Financial Reports Announcements Highlights Inside this issue: Thank You s Shut ins & Prayer List Council & Serving List Events & Opportunity List Calendar Kid s Corner
2 CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH, FILEY S Page 2 Baptism Anniversaries October Creedin Paulus 4 Sarah Myers 8 Robin McCann 11 Joanne Keeny 12 Mike Davis 17 Tom Gruber 18 Carrie Allen 26 Birthdays Paul deeply understood the entire force field of the Body of Christ because of his astounding conversion experience where he heard a voice saying, Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me? He finally realized that Jesus was fully identifying the people Paul was killing with himself! They were one and the same! This deep identity between human beings and the body and soul of the earthly Christ became absolute and then practical truth for Paul. Then this was communicated and experienced by sharing in the ritual meal of Eucharist: We eat who we are! as St. Augustine so boldly put it. (Richard Rohr s Daily Meditation, The Living Body of Christ, Sept. 22, 2014) Often we believe that we can experience God on our own out on the golf course, hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, playing e-box or play station, lying in bed, but that isn t true. To experience God we need to gather gather with others in a common meal, or study, or worship, or work, or prayer. Exodus tells the story of a God who responds in community. As Richard Rohr points out, Eucharist is an excellent way in which we build relationship with the living God, Jesus Christ, and each other. There are other ways to experience a God who is among us now and not just a God who lived in the past. There are several studies (Book and Bible) going on right now. What other ways might we gather and build relationships? This is our challenge over the next year finding ways to gather in Jesus name to build relationships with each other and experiencing our living LORD in our midst. If you think of ways in which we are already doing this or ways in which you would like to gather in Jesus name, please let someone from council know so that we might pursue it. And if you experience a gathering in which you felt God s presence among the group, please share that with me and with others. This is our call to witness in the world to a God who is not dead, but very much alive, listening to our cries, and providing us with manna the bread from heaven. October Melanie Lighty 2 Miriah O Conner 5 Gina Staton 5 Carrie Schrift 6 Steven Morret 13 Robert B. Shultz 13 Joyce Chronister 13 Jeanine Fortney 15 Carrol Kauffman 16 Joanne Keeny 19 Benjamin Lightner 20 Kenedy Kieffer 21 Linda McCullough 22 Leil Fortney 26 Kathleen Kniss 27 Sandra Books 30 Your sister in Christ, Pastor Debbie Evangelism Blessed are those who give without remembering and receive without forgetting. (from Words to Live By) November Newsletter deadline is October 21 Submitted by Jerry O Sullivan
3 Answer: D (See Leviticus 16:10, 21, NIV.) CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH, FILEY S Page 3 President s Message Greetings! One of our goals is to increase the membership in our congregation. At a time when many congregations are losing membership, we are thankful for everyone s efforts to gain new members. Our congregation has an open door policy and all of God s children are welcome. We know that only God is perfect; the rest of us have to work at it. As a congregation, we share our burdens and gain the understanding that with all of our faults. God s love is always there for us. And as we pray and fellowship together we help each other to draw closer to Christ, from whom all blessings come. God Bless You All, Jerry O Sullivan Fellowship Notes October 5 we will celebrate October Baptism anniversaries and birthdays with Fall Treats. Bring a special fall dessert to share during fellowship time. October 4 - Hunt and Bytof Wedding October 11 Rhoads and Morret Wedding October 26 - Pumpkin Carving The schedule is a bit light for October so we can participate in all the local festivities and prepare for the busy November and December schedule. Memorial and Tribute Giving: The Memorial and tribute list has been updated to reflect our current needs. Thanks to everyone who has so generously donated the items that we needed for our building. Prayer Shawls: Now that cooler weather is arriving and the sun is setting earlier and earlier, take some time to relax, pray and create a beautiful prayer shawl for someone who is facing a health or life crisis. A shawl made with love and prayer can surround them with God s healing love. Computer Ink Cartridges: Please remember to recycle your ink cartridges at the church. The rewards for these returns help with the church office expenses. This is an easy way to help the church and recycle at the same time. Thank you. Beth will be on vacation October 6-9. Pastor Debbie will be on vacation October Please contact Pastor Roy Stetler for any emergencies at the office , cell or Bible Quiz What modern expression comes from the practice, described in Leviticus, of a priest confessing Israel s sins over the head of an animal and sending it (and the sins with it) into the desert? A. hogwash B. from the horse s mouth C. monkey business D. scapegoat
4 CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH, FILEY S Page 4 Financial Reports Stewardship Be hospitable to strangers. You have been a stranger yourself, and you will be again. Extend yourself. On the other hand, your home is your home; it isn't the bus station. Scripture says to give all you have to the poor, but if you did, then you would be poor and they'd have to give it back, and so on and so on. But anybody can afford to give 10 percent. by Garrison Keillor Rising from the Ashes Capital Campaign Update The Capital Campaign has received monetary offerings of $132, toward the total pledged amount of $165,000. Thank you for your continued generosity. Special Envelopes 2014 January Youth Events $25.00 July Monaghan Twp. Fire Co $62.00 February New Hope Ministries $45.00 August New Hope Ministries $ March Guest Musician Fund $85.00 September Youth Events April New Hope Ministries $67.00 October Community Asst. Fund May Youth Camping $90.00 November World Hunger June Youth Camping $72.00 December New Hope Ministries Treasurer s Income Statement for 2014 Income Expenses Profit/Loss Budgeted Inc. Budgeted Exp. January $ 8, $13, ($5,433.00) $8, $13, February $ 8, $14, ($5,600.00) $8, $13, March $12, $13, ($1,009.00) $8, $13, April $12, $11, $1, $8, $13, May $10, $13, ($3,561.00) $8, $13, June $13, $12, $1, $8, $13, July $8, $14, ($6,679.30) $ $13, August $13, $13, $ $ $13, September October November December A signup sheet is on the bulletin board. Please try to help regularly. The more people who share the job, the easier it is on everyone. Total $88, $107, ($19,224.00) $70, $105,770.00
5 CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH, FILEY S Page 5 Choir Practice Announcements Pumpkin Carving Thursdays Sunday, October 26 7:30 8:30 pm 11:30 am Bring your carving gear Church Directory Church Directory Please be part of our new family directory program. We need you to make our new family album complete. Photo sessions will be October 7 & 8th from 2:00 9:00 pm. Sign up is easy! Just look for the sign-up table in the lobby or call the church office at (717) Each family receives a complimentary 8x10 portrait and directory for participating. Church Directory Helpers Needed on October 7 & 8th. Please consider giving your time to welcome and guide individuals and families during the photo process. Two volunteers needed from 1:45 to 5:30pm & from 5:15 to 9:00 pm. See Bulletin board for sign up. Pinchot Park CROP Hunger Walk October 12, :00 p.m. Registration 1:30 p.m. Walk begins Don t miss out on this event to help fight hunger. Why not join the walk? Be sure to pick up your donation envelope and start raising money today. If you aren t able to walk, why not help by sponsoring a walker? Make checks payable to CWS/CROP. See Pastor Debbie if interested. Walk will begin at 1:30 p.m. at Pinchot Park at the Conewago Day Use area off Alpine Rd. CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide events sponsored by Church World Service and organized by religious groups, businesses, schools and others to raise funds to end hunger in the U.S. and around the world. Visit for more information about Church World Service. AGAPE Concert! You are invited to a concert at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 130 Nittany Drive, Mechanicsburg on Saturday, October 4th at 7:30pm. Tickets are $5.00 at the door. AGAPE is a hip hop artist who combines dancing, rap and storytelling to spread the message of God s love through Christ. Don t miss a great event! AGAPE has been touring full time for 10 years Spreading God s love through hip hop. He has a passion for young people and for helping them realize their worth and see themselves through Jesus eyes. Check out AGAPE at There will be a covered-dish and a chance to meet the artist at 6:00pm. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share and come meet Dave Scherer (AGAPE) before the concert. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Pastor Naomi Sease Carriker Blessing of the Animals On Sunday, October 5 at 3:00PM, you & your animal friends are invited to Emmanuel Lutheran, 2 Water St., Dillsburg (outside) for a Blessing of the Animals. All of your critters are invited for a blessing as we commemorate St. Francis of Assisi day, patron saint of animals & ecology.
6 CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH, FILEY S Page 6 Saturday, Oct. 11 th, 7 PM, 2014 Judy Cornman, High Praise, The Faithful Men, The McCurdy Sisters and The Good News. Gospel Music at it s finest! Sponsored By: Faith United Lutheran Parish At; Emmanuel Lutheran Church 2 Water Street Franklintown, Pa There is NO admission, however a free-will offering will be accepted, with ALL proceeds benefitting New Hope Ministries. Light refreshments upon conclusion! Additional information Call Wally Foreman, This is our 23rd Music Fest, and all are a fund raiser for New Hope Ministries. Featured this Fall is a terrific line up of musicians and vocalists. Please plan to attend!
7 CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH, FILEY S Page 7 The KNIGHTS of COLUMBUS Council Proudly presents: SHROUD of TURIN CONFERENCE A fascinating study on the SCIENCE, HISTORY and CONTROVERSY of the most important relic in the history of Christianity. October 17, 2014 (FRIDAY) 3-9 p.m. October 18, 2014 (SATURDAY) 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the historic SACRED HEART BASILICA 30 Basilica Drive, Hanover, PA REGISTRATION FEE: FRIDAY session (DINNER included) - $20.00 SATURDAY session (LUNCH included) - $30.00 FRIDAY and SATURDAY (MEALS included) - $50.00 GUEST SPEAKERS: Dr. JOHN JACKSON Founder, Turin Shroud Center of Colorado Lead Scientist, 1978 Shroud of Turin Research Project (STURP) REBECCA JACKSON Co-founder, Turin Shroud Center of Colorado Convert. Born in NYC of Orthodox Jewish parentage Specializes in the first century Jewish background of the Shroud The Shroud of Turin - an "ancient paradox" is revered by many as the genuine cloth that wrapped the dead body of Jesus Christ. But it is also dismissed by skeptics as a fraud. As the greatest Christian relic, it has undergone the most thorough scientific scrutiny possible. CONFERENCE TOPICS: FRIDAY: * Introduction to the Shroud * History of the Shroud - Antiquity through the modern scientific age SATURDAY: * Science of the Shroud : The 1978 STURP Expedition The 1988 Carbon Dating * Jewish aspects of the Shroud including influence of the ancient temple of Jerusalem on the Shroud s religious & ethnological symbolism * Theology of the Shroud: The Shroud and the Triduum - Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday * Questions and Answers The Shroud, because of its perfect coincidence with Evangelists accounts, can well be considered the Fifth Gospel of the Passion and Resurrection. Orazio Petrosillo, Author The Shroud is an Icon written in blood; the blood of a man who was scourged, crowned with thorns, crucified and whose right side was pierced. Every trace of blood speaks of love and of life. Pope Benedict XVI REGISTRATION and TICKETS: Call LUZ SOCRATES Cellphone: Segovia Court, Hanover, PA 17331
8 CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH, FILEY S Page 8 New Sunday Evening Worship Does 9:00 a.m. come awfully early on Sunday mornings? Join CLC, Filey s for a Sunday evening worship service at 5:00 pm. This service will be an abbreviated service of word and sacrament. The Lutheran Camping Corporation of Central Pennsylvania Capture the Flag Spectacular at Kirchenwald - October 5 Book Study Retreat at Nawakwa - October 7-9 Bible Study at The Wittel Farm - October 8 Fall Foliage Day at Kirchenwald & Nawakwa - October 19 KirchenGolf Retreat at Kirchenwald - October Register online at: or call It's time to cast your vote! New Hope Ministries is partnering with the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank to win a $60,000 grant from Walmart's Fighting Hunger Campaign. Fifty Feeding America member food banks, including the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, will be eligible to receive a $60,000 funding award to support general hunger-relief initiatives, which directly supports New Hope Ministries! Award recipients will be determined based on the number of votes received in their consumer voting campaign. Only Facebook members can vote - once a day through October 5th - so please click here to vote or visit #/ today and every day. Thanks so much for helping through this campaign! We are off to a great start with some fantastic children. Thank you to all who are praying for us. Also thank you to everyone who has donated snacks and supplies. It is greatly appreciated. If you would like to help out for the month of October we could use napkins, 5 oz. cups, juice, crackers, and pretzels. Remember we do have peanut and tree nut allergies, so please check the packages. New this year if you signed up your card last year, you do not have to signup again this year. If you haven t signed up your Giant Bonus Card for the Giant Aplus rewards program, please do so to benefit Filey s Nursery School. If you prefer, you can give your Bonus Card Number to Janet Davis, and she will sign you up. Thank you for your help. Last year you helped us earn over $1, Thanks! Janet Job Opening Part-time Kindergarten teacher needed. Contact Kelly
9 CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH, FILEY S Page 9 Highlights Have you ever wondered where the money goes when we as individuals or as Lower Susquehanna Synod congregations make donations to Lutheran Disaster Response International? Boots on the Ground! Lutherans wish to respond generously to global emergencies when we become aware of them, yet often we do not know the best avenue to get our funds where the need is most critical, and we wonder how effective our giving really is. Well, guess what? When you give to organizations such as Lutheran Disaster Response International and Lutheran World Relief (LWR), you can be assured that your generosity is making an immediate difference. For example, LWR already has "boots on the ground" in the response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. The Ebola outbreak has already Photo credit: EC/ECHO/Jean-Louis Mosser, on Flickr.com resulted in 2,288 deaths in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, a roughly 50% mortality out of the 4,269 cases of victims infected with this virus. Lutherans have long made a difference in Liberia. In fact, both the Curran and Phebe hospitals were established in Liberia in the 1920's by the Lutheran Church. The Phebe Hospital is the largest public health facility in Liberia. Today, both facilities are right in the middle of this epidemic and struggling to maintain effective staffing. In August the ELCA gave $10,000 in humanitarian assistance to the Lutheran Church in Liberia, including personal protective equipment, allowing the medical staff to be protected from the virus as they care for victims. This money was given through the Lutheran Disaster Response International to the Lutheran Church in Liberia. The facilities that give the care, established by the Lutheran Church, ARE already present in these countries. Donations we give go to where the need is. Remember the global mission field in your giving. To learn more you can visit ELCA Global Links on their website at global-links/ or their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/globallinks
10 CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH, FILEY S Page 10 Pastor says, Thank You Thank you to JoAnne, Tom, Al, and Rolla for continuing to serve on the Ventures in Growing Stewards team! Our knowledge of stewardship has grown leaps and bounds, and I know this will impact our own giving and hopefully the stewardship of others as we implement what we ve learned. Thank you to Kris Kiefer for doing the children s sermon while I was away. Thank you Rolla for agreeing to lead the adult Sunday school class through Ecclesiastes. Thanks to Jerry for taking so much personal time and showing the school house before its sale. Jean, I m so appreciative of your help with the second service! You ve been a big blessing to me cleaning up from the first service, setting the table for the second, coming back to help clean up! Thank you for all the little extras you do! Thanks be to God for His continued presence during Bobbie s stay at the rehab center and Tom s cancer treatments, and for the good report that Leil s melanoma hasn t spread. Thank you to everyone who has been a disciple of Christ and visited Bobbie and checked on Tom! You have really taken Christ s call to heart and have rose to the challenge by showing your concern and love toward the other! Continue the good work that Christ sends us to do! Al, thank you for your willingness and stewarding your time to lead Bible study during the week. This really helps to allow those who are busy on Sunday mornings to have an opportunity to study God s word at another time. Carole, you are a blessing to all of us with the talent you bring forth. The guest singers and musicians whom you ve organized have really enhanced our worship and praise not to mention my goose bumps at their lovely voices! Dottie says Thank you A Thank You from the Helen Krause Foundation Linda and Ken McCullough for opening their cabin in Landisburg for our church picnic this year. Thanks you so much for your hospitality. What a wonderful peaceful setting to eat, visit and pray. Thank you to everyone who came out on workday to prepare the church and grounds for the coming winter. Thanks to those who prepared lunch for the workers. Thank you to Al Myers and Sharon Spahr for helping with the refreshments for the Filey s Nursery School s parents.
11 CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH, FILEY S Page 11 Members In Special Circumstances Marlin Bordner Manor Care 1700 Market St. Room 326 Camp Hill, PA Birthday March 1 Sandra Conforti 714 McArthur Dr., Apt.1 Carlisle PA Birthday: March 6 Hazel Fortney 55 South Terrace Drive Dillsburg, PA Birthday: April 16 Clyde Gouse 145 Lancaster Blvd. Mechanicsburg PA Birthday: September 2 Jean Hammaker 26 North York Road Dillsburg, PA Birthday: May 11 Shirley Hartman 820 Lisburn Road #601 Camp Hill, PA Birthday: January 23 Charles & Dorothy Helwig 1271 Gettysburg Pike, Room 214 Dillsburg PA B-Days: Charles May 21 Dorothy April 12 Carrol Kauffman Country Meadows 4833 East Trindle Road Apt 569 Mechanicsburg PA Birthday: October 16 Evelyn Knaub 100 Mt. Allen Dr.Messiah Village, 15W Mechanicsburg, PA Birthday: April 13 Barney (William) Krall 468 Bethany Dr. Mechanicsburg PA Birthday: July 17 Ruth Stevenson 222 Messiah Circle, 8 West Hampton Mechanicsburg PA Birthday: March 11 Sara Stough Church of God Home # North Hanover Street Carlisle, PA Birthday: April 23 Ada Strayer 102 Beaver St., Dillsburg, PA Birthday: June 5 Altar Flowers & Eternity Candles Candles are $5.35 and Altar Flowers are $15.00 each. These items may be ordered and designated to honor or remember those we would like to pay tribute to. If you intend to provide both altar arrangements be sure to specify that information on the sign up form. There are sign-up forms on the bulletin board, please provide tribute information and include payment and remittance information with the designated envelopes. Envelopes can be placed in the offering plate. Your donation tribute will then be noted in the bulletin. Prayers Needed & Welcomed Here Prayers for the sick and hurting Arlene Books Leil Fortney Tom Gruber Doris Keller Kaitie McCann Doug Peck Bret Ritter Ben Roth Kelly Sheibley Bobbie Shuey Brandon Spahr Michelle Spahr Sandy Stevenson Prayers of other nature Pray for Luz Socrates as she travels to Kingston, Jamaica this October to spend a week with the MOP brothers and the residents they care for. She will be purchasing needed medications and supplies that she will take with her.
12 CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH, FILEY S Page CLC, Filey s Staff & Council Minister Pastor Debbie Mahady Administrative Asst. Beth Ice Music Director Carole Knisely Executive Committee Council President Gerald O Sullivan Vice President Jean Wiltrout Secretary Denise Roth Council Members Social Needs Ministry Bobbie Shuey Youth Ministry Emma Strouse Christian Ed. Jeanine Fortney Finance/Stewardship Tom Gruber Evangelism Ministry Jerry O Sullivan Pre-school/Daycare Denise Roth Worship/Music Jean Wiltrout Property Ministry Leil Fortney Financial Officers Co-Treasurers Jane McCurdy Sid Shuey Financial Secretary Tom Gruber Auditors Clarence Spahr, Paul McCurdy, Dottie Shultz Serving God and God s Church 10/5 10/12 Acolyte Crucifer Lector Jeanine Fortney Liel Fortney Assisting Minister Jean Wiltrout Gretchen Strouse 10/19 Jean Wiltrout 10/26 Spots Available Tellers Spots Available Greeters Doris Kniss & June Fortney
13 CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH, FILEY S Page 13 Events and Opportunities List There are so many ways to serve, volunteer and connect with others here at Christ Lutheran Church, Filey s and the community around us. Be sure to check out the announcements in both the bulletin and the newsletter. Some of these opportunities require you to sign up. For your convenience find a list below of events and opportunities. Event/Opportunity Date Time Info./Sign up Choir Practice Thurs 7:30 8:30 pm Book Square Bean Wed 1:00 pm Book CLC,Filey s Thurs 7:00 pm Agape Concert 10/4 7:30 pm Blessing of the Emmanuel Lutheran Directory Photo Sessions 10/5 3:00 pm 10/7 & 10/8 2-9 pm Council Meeting 10/8 7:00 pm Fall Music Emmanuel Lutheran Church 10/11 7:00 pm Pastor Naomi r Crop Walk 10/12 1:30 pm Bulletin Board Shroud of Turin Conf. 10/ pm Shroud of Turin Conf. 10/18 8 am 4 pm Like to read? Everyone has the opportunity to Rent-the-Book for $1.00. Keep it as long as you like and return it for someone else to enjoy. All proceeds will go to the building fund. On the book rental shelves you will find a variety of murder mysteries, romance novels, non-fiction, and inspirational books. If the book you rent is one that the owner wants returned, please note that rental in the little red notebook on the top shelf (next to the money box) so that when it is time to return it to its owner, we will be able to track it down. If the book is to be returned to its owner, the owner s name will be inside the front cover. Do you want to be happy? Read this month's book to help you on your way. October's book is The Be Happy Attitudes by Dr. Robert Schuller Shirley Withjack Pumpkin Carving 10/26 11:30 a.m. Hayride & Chili Cook-off 11/2 2:00 pm Bulletin Board Serving Christ Lutheran Church, Filey s (See Bulletin Board for sign-ups) Sound Crew l Altar Flowers l Eternity Candles l Greeters Serving God & God s Church (Acolyte, Crucifer, Lector, Asst. Min. Tellers) If you guessed Dolores Hertzler, you got it right! Artwork done by her granddaughter Glenda Krall 468 Bethany Drive Mechanicsburg, PA November 2
14 CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH, FILEY S Page Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 1:00 pm Book Study at Square Bean 2 7:00 pm Bible Study 7:30 8:30 pm Choir Practice 3 Hunt/Bytof Rehearsal 4 7:30 pm Agape St. Peter s Mech. Hunt/Bytof Wedding :00 am Worship/Fellowship 3:00 pm Blessing of the Emmanuel 5:00 pm Worship 1:00 pm Book Study at Square Bean 7:00 pm Council Meeting Directory Photos 2 9 pm 7:00 pm Bible Study 7:30 8:30 pm Choir Practice Rhoads/Morret Rehearsal Wedding 7:00 pm Fall Music Fest Beth on Vacation :00 am Worship/Fellowship 1:30 pm CROP walk 5:00 pm Worship 1:00 pm Book Study at Square Bean 7:00 pm Bible Study 7:30 8:30 pm Choir Practice 3:00 9:00 Shroud of Turin Conf. 8:00 am 4:00 pm Shroud of Turin Conf. Pastor on Vacation Farmer s Fair 19 9:00 am Worship/Fellowship 5:00 pm Worship Pastor on Vacation Newsletter Deadline 22 1:00 pm Book Study at Square Bean 23 7:00 pm Bible Study 7:30 8:30 pm Choir Practice Reformation Sunday 9:00 am Worship/Fellowship 11:30 Pumpkin Carving 5:00 pm Worship :00 pm Bible Study 7:30 8:30 pm Choir Practice Pastor s Cont. Edu. LTSG 31 Special dates World Communion Sunday, October 5, 2014 Columbus Day Observance, October 13, 2014 Reformation Sunday, October 26, 2014 Reformation Day, October 31, 2014
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16 CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH, FILEY S Page 16 Christ Lutheran Church, Filey s 15 South Filey s Road Dillsburg, PA Our Mission: Reaching out to the community and world to share the love of God in Jesus Christ through Word, Sacrament, and Service. Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Phone:
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