Pastor's Weekly Update
October 10, 2019
Worship Focus:
We continue our five week focus on the 6th chapter of Mark as we “See our Savior Work.”  So far we have seen how he does his work among undeserving people (like you and me!), and that his gracious gift of salvation that has rescued us is something he wants others to enjoy so the Savior works through workers (like you and me!).  This Sunday our focus is on the attitude with which Jesus works for us and through us.  We See the Savior work…with compassion. (Mark 6:30-35).
                Scripture this week: Jeremiah 23:1-6/Hebrews 13:7-8,17-21/Mark 6:30-34
Prayer Notes:
We pray for our nation that all citizens might see themselves as blessed to live in our country and celebrate the freedoms we enjoy to God’s glory and for the good of others. 
We pray for our government leaders that they might carry out their work with wisdom and justice, and that the Lord would stop all evil intentions and actions that seek to undermine good government and useful rule of law, so that we might continue to enjoy God’s gift of peace and freedom.
Highlight Notes:
SUNDAY (9:30-10:15 a.m.)…
Youth (K4-4th grade) Sunday school: The Giving of the Law
Pre-Confirmation Class (grades 5-6): Law & Gospel
Confirmation Class (grades 7-8): The Public Use of the Keys – What does that look like?
Teen/Adult Bible study meets in the Fellowship Hall (9:30-10:15 a.m.) Psalm 58
WEDNESDAY (10:00 – 11:00 a.m.: No study on the 16th (Fall break)
FRIDAY (9:30 – 10:30 a.m.): No study on the 18th (Fall break)
10 for 10 Commitment cards/envelopes were collected last Sunday.  If you were out of town, you may bring your envelope this Sunday and place it in the offering plate.  We are now in week 2 of our 10 weeks.
Pumpkin Patch truck comes on Sunday and we will unload at 12:30 p.m.
Sign up to sell pumpkins.  We have three spots left this coming week (the 3-5 p.m. slots on Monday, Wednesday and Friday).  If you can fill one or more of those times, please email me.  Thanks.
NEW!  Pumpkinfest 2019 is coming soon.  You are invited to help.  See the entryway table to sign up to help with the hayride, pumpkin chunkin’, bake sale, and more.
Other Notes:    
APA Chick fil-A Spirit Night was Tuesday – Thank you to the many who are “more chicken.”
The Food Pantry is in desperate need of food, especially canned fruit.  We usually use November as our push to “fill the truck” with food but consider starting early.  Bring your non-perishable food items to the kitchen.
Food packing team for the 19th: Ward, Ballentine, Tenorio families
See the new APA Readers Quilt on display by the library in the Fellowship Hall. 
Bring in brown paper grocery bags for our charity food drive this year.  Also, consider signing up to deliver and/or pick up the bags.  We will use the food to help us fill the truck during our annual month of collecting food.
Birthdays/Anniversaries for the weeks of October 13-20, so you can extend a greeting, if you wish:
Celebrating a birthday: Leah Sparks, Karen Hawkins, Katie Swanson, Brian Mooney, Melissa Gaylo, and LeeAnn Wetzel
Congratulations! Celebrating a wedding anniversary: Michael & Alma Morgenroth, Trent & Jill Culp, Kevin & Ami Ward, and Brandon & Debra Hood.
                Note: If I am missing a birthday or anniversary, please let me know.
Serving this Sunday:
Greeters: Lyss (E), Anderson (L)                                    
Acolyte: Isaiah Hartzell (E), Alyssa Skory (L)
Ushers: Jesse Hartzell, Dave Frey (E), Jeff & Luke Skory, Curt Fisher, Rich Martin (L)   
Organist: Doug Rall                                                          
Snacks: Maguire, Schmidt
Childcare: Pam Pierson                                                    
Flowers: ________
Altar Guild: S. Stephen (E), M. Skory (L)                       
Soloist: Amy Golinski
See you on Sunday!
- Pastor