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NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS
Nov 2 – Ross Braun
Nov 2 – Evie Liesener
Nov 4 – Joan Mallow
Nov 6 – Cole Braun
Nov 10 – Tim Neu
Nov 11 – Andrew Braun
Nov 12 – Bridget Rettler
Nov 14 – Stacey Sterr
Nov 17 – Jerry Weber
Nov 24 – Lester Damrow
Nov 24 – Greg Mallow
Nov 25 – Kristin Neu
Nov 25 – Joyce Wiese
Nov 26 – Brenda Scharrer
Nov 27 – David Schaefer
Nov 29 – Terri Walters
GREETERS FOR NOVEMBER
Nov 2 – Irene & Harold Wittnebel
Nov 9 – Sue & Allen Runyard
Nov 16 – Elvira & Roger Kehl
Nov 23 – Rose & Jerry Yauck
Thanksgiving
Nov 27 – Vangie & Roger Kuehl
Nov 30 – Ginny & Bruce Walters

If you can’t greet on your scheduled day,
please call someone else on the list to switch.

NOVEMBER WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES
Nov 3 – Dale & Linda Hesselink
Nov 30 – Walter & Nancy Wendorf

MEALS ON WHEELS FOR NOVEMBER
Nov 6 – Roger Kuehl
Nov 13 - Sara Weber
Nov 20 – Paul Wagner

USHERS FOR NOVEMBER
Roger Kuehl
Joshua Tillmann
Rachel Tillmann
Gerry Guenther
Lance Mueller
Chris Sterr

ELDERS FOR NOVEMBER
Nov 2 – Lorn Mueller
Nov 9 – Lance Mueller
Nov 16 – Robbie Sterr
Nov 23 – Alan Runyard
Nov 30 – Pete Williams


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Can You Lend A Helping Hand?

LCMS World Relief is there in times of tragedy such as what we are currently witnessing in the Philippines. Our Church makes simple quilts that are given to those in need of a little warmth around the world. We need more hands to accomplish this task. Please lend your hand to help this important ministry.
How can you help? Join us when we meet to quilt. Don’t sew? That’s fine; we just need your willing hands. There is plenty of work that does not involve any sewing. Check the Church calendar for meeting times. Don’t have two hours to spare? That’s fine too; come for the amount of time you can. We welcome your help; many hands make light the work.
Can’t join us? How about donating some fabric? We make use of old sheets, pillow cases, blankets, quilts, curtains, tablecloths…anything with some yardage of material. Donated material can be left on the cart in the room next to the kitchen where the freezers are located.
If you would like to learn more about our quilting ministry please consult Vangie Kuehl (920-474-4181), The next scheduled quilting time will be Tuesday, January 14 beginning at 6:00 p.m. Hope to see you there. Thank you for your help!

Thrivent Members:
It’s that time again! Please call Thrivent 800-847-4836 to redirect your Thrivent Choice Dollars for the 3rd Quarter. For the additional $20.00 dollar campaign we received $280.0. To date we have received $1951. Thank you!!

PLEASE REMEMBER the families in need in our community by donating to the Ashippun Bread Basket. Just pick up an extra item while you are out shopping, and place it in the cart in the Narthex. Current need suggestions are soup, peanut butter, cereal, and canned fruit. Thank you!


A BIG THANK YOU
We would like to thank our church family for supporting us in work for Ashippun Bread Basket by attending the Soup/Salad Lunch and Silent Auction to enjoy eating some delicious soups and salad, bid on the silent auction and receiving some of the items in return, and also by donating desserts.
Thank God for the beautiful weather! Thank God for
all the customers that we had! Thank God for all the
cakes received! Thank God for ALL the people who worked,
because without all their help we would never be able to
have this social! Everyone working together has helped
make the social a great event! Thank you!

From the Ice Cream Social Committee Meeting October 2nd 6:30.
All lades are welcome and encouraged to see what the Ladies
Aid is all about.

MEMORIALS NOVEMBER
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The Article 10 – Marriages and weddings will be voted on at our Annual Meeting in January

ARTICLE 10 – MARRIAGES AND WEDDINGS
A. Either the Bride or the Groom must be an active member or
our congregation.

B. Clergy, who are not members of the LCMS, will not be
permitted to participate in the marriage ceremony.

C. St. John’s Lutheran Church of Ashippun, being a member
congregation of The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, is and
always has been consistent with the Synod’s beliefs on marriage.
We believe that marriage is a sacred union of
one man and one woman (Gen. 2:24-25), and that God gave
marriage as a picture of the relationship between Christ
and His bride the Church (Eph.5:32). The official position
of The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, as set forth in
1998 Res. 3-21 (“To Affirm the Sanctity of Marriage and
to Reject Same-Sex Unions”), is that homosexual unions come under categorical prohibition
in the Old and New Testaments(Lev.18:22, 24; 20:13;
1 Cor. 6:9-10; 1 Tim. 1:9-10) as
contrary to the Creator’s design (Rom 1:26-27).
The positions and beliefs can be found on the LCMS
website, along with other statements, papers and reports
on the subject of homosexuality and same-sex civil unions
and “marriage”. Our pastor(s) will not officiate over any
marriages inconsistent with these beliefs.

D. Our church property may not be used for any marriage
ceremony, reception or other activity that would be
inconsistent with our beliefs and this article (Article 10)

AN ATHEIST'S VIEW ON LIFE
I will live my life according to these beliefs
God does not exist
It is just foolish to think
That there is a God with a cosmic plan
That an all-powerful God brings purpose to
the pain and suffering in the world
It’s a comforting thought however
Is only wishful...thinking
People can do as they please without eternal consequences
The idea that
I am deserving of Hell
Because of sin
Is a lie meant to make me a slave to those in power
The more you have the happier you will be
Our existence has no grand meaning or purpose
In a world with no God
There is freedom to be who I want to be
But with God
Everything is fine
It is ridiculous to think
I am lost and in need of saving
VERSUS A CHRISTIAN'S VIEW ON LIFE
(Now…read from bottom to top to see a different view.)

(I thought this is worth sharing, again)
The Station
Tucked away in our subconscious minds is an idyllic vision.
We see ourselves on a long, long trip that almost spans the
continent. We're traveling by passenger train, and out the
windows we drink in the passing scene of cars on nearby
highways, of children waving at a crossing, of cattle grazing
on a distant hillside, of smoke pouring from a power plant, of
row upon row of corn and wheat, of flatlands and valleys, of
mountains and rolling hills, of biting winter and blazing
summer and cavorting spring and docile fall.
But uppermost in our minds is the final destination.
On a certain day at a certain hour we will pull into the
station. There will be bands playing, and flags waving.
And once we get there so many wonderful dreams will come
true. So many wishes will be fulfilled and so many pieces
of our lives finally will be neatly fitted together like a
completed jigsaw puzzle. How restlessly we pace the aisles,
waiting, waiting, waiting, for the station.
However, sooner or later we must realize there is no one
station, no one place to arrive at once and for all.
The true joy of life is the trip. The station is only
a dream. It constantly outdistances us.
"When we reach the station that will be it!" we cry.
Translated it means, "When I'm 18; that will be it! When I
buy a new 450 SL Mercedes Benz; that will be it! When I put
the last kid through college; that will be it! When I have
paid off the mortgage; that will be it! When I win a promotion;
that will be it! When I reach the age of retirement; that will
be it! I shall live happily ever after!"

Unfortunately, once we get it, then it disappears. The station
somehow hides itself at the end of an endless track.
"Relish the moment" is a good motto, especially when
coupled with Psalm 118:24: "This is the day which the Lord
hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it."
It isn't the burdens of today that drive men mad. Rather, it is regret
over yesterday or fear of tomorrow. Regret and fear are twin
thieves who would rob us of today.
So, stop pacing the aisles and counting the miles.
Instead, climb more mountains, eat more ice cream, go
barefoot oftener, swim more rivers, watch more sunsets,
laugh more and cry less. Life must be lived as we go along.
The station will come soon enough.

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