Monroe Clinic Grief Support Group
Heal grief and education group offers 6 weeks of sessions open to anyone 18 years and older who has experienced death of someone special. Our 6 week series will begin September 4th through October 9th. We will meet from 6-7:30pm at the St. Camillus Center 2101 6th Street, Monroe WI 53566. To register or for more information please call Monroe Clinic Hospital office at 608-324-1230 or toll free 800-367-8406 or you can register online at www.monroe clinic.org
Soup Supper & Harvest Sale/Auction
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church will be hosting there annual Soup Supper & Harvest Sale/ Auction on Wednesday, October 2nd. Serving from 4:30-6:30pm, with Harvest Sale/Auction following. Adults are $7, Kids 12 & under are $4. Menu includes: Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup, Chili, Cheese, Homemade Breads, Bars, Pie Ice Cream & Beverage. Everyone Welcome.
A big thank you to Denny & Renita Berget, Joe Hartwig, Ron DeNure, Quentin & Tracey Rood for doing all the landscaping around the church. We really appreciate all your hard work. Thanks also to Denny & Renita Berget for donating all the new plants. It looks great!
Thrivent Generosity Days
The Thrivent Generosity Days is coming soon! If you would like to help in providing items for the cancer care bags that we give to the Monroe Clinic hospital for cancer patients going through treatments you can help in a couple of ways. First, if you would like to be a part of the event the date is September 14th from 9:00am to 1:00pm on the square in Monroe. Secondly, you can help by bringing the items listed below to church to help fill our gift bags. This is certainly doing good for others i.e., helping cancer patients struggling with their chemo and radiation treatments. Please bring the items listed to church and place them in the box labeled Generosity Day:
Small bottles of Hand Sanitizer
Carnation Breakfast Drinks
Lip Balm (preferably with sunscreen)
Hand Cream (small bottles)
Sun screen (small tubes)
Cross Word & Word Find books
The Mutual Ministry Committee will be sending out a survey this month to help us review Pastor Dennis' ministry in our congregations. It will be sent to your email address if you have provided it to the church office. If you do not have or use email, you will be able to pick up a hard copy at the church.Please take the time to thoughtfully answer the questions and return it to the church by mail or you can drop it in the box provided in the entry of both churches. Deadline to return the survey will be Oct. 1.
Clothes of Compassion
Gratiot Evangelical Free Church has asked for our help in their efforts to provide free clothing to families in need, within the Black Hawk School District. Donations of clean, gently used clothes for Men, Women, or children, in all sizes would be appreciated. If you would like to donate clothes there will be a donation bin marked “clothes of Compassion” in the coatroom at Our Savior’s. Thank you.
Clothes for Compassion is located in the lower level of the old Black Hawk middle school in Gratiot. Appointment only please call 608-922-6444 if you are in need of clothes. Now accepting ONLY gently used clean kids clothes for ages 4-18. Clothes can be donated in bin provided in the coat room at Our Savior's church.
Clothes of Compassion
Gratiot Evangelical Free Church has asked for our help in their efforts to provide free clothing to families in need, within the Black Hawk School District. Donations of clean, gently used clothes for Men, Women, or children, in all sizes would be appreciated. If you would like to donate clothes there will be a donation bin marked “Clothes of Compassion” in the coatroom at Our Savior’s. Thank you.
News from the Food Pantry
The need in our community for help with groceries seems to be growing. In August we served 21 families with a total of 57 family members. We have been fortunate this summer to have received several meat donations: a steer, hog and several chickens. We were able to share this meat over and above the amount we usually give to the 21 families. The chickens are gone, but we still have pork and beef to share.
Food Pantry Sunday for the next four months will be: Sept. 15, Oct. 13, Nov. 17 and Dec.8. The earlier date in December will enable us to include your donations in the Christmas boxes we make up for the holidays. Last year we had 45 families who received boxes. Please check the list in the narthex to see what items are needed for the food pantry. Make shopping a family affair with each member choosing something to bring on Food Pantry Sunday. Thank you to everyone who supports this ministry with prayers and donations.
Mercy Mat Update
It is time to bring out the crochet hooks and plarn balls! Mercy Mat meetings will begin Wednesday, Sept. 11 and continue throughout the fall, winter and spring on Wednesday mornings. We meet at Our Savior's from 9-12 and welcome new members to our group. You don't need any experience to join the group, just a pair of scissors and a willingness to learn the steps in making the mats. Please join us if you have the time and interest. If you can't join us please donate clean, used plastic grocery bags to our effort and keep us in your prayers. We take finished mats to either Porchlight or The Beacon homeless shelters where they are given to homeless people to use as sleeping mats or blankets. There is always a need for the mats.
After School Program Update
The After School Program committee is making plans for the food stand at the car show
during Homecoming October 12. Last year was our first time doing this as a fund raiser and it was a learning experience as well as a huge success! We are increasing the amount of food we buy as we sold out of most everything by 12:30 last year. Andy Hill has applied for and received a grant from Thrivent to use for buying soda, water, and other necessities. If you would like to volunteer at this fund raiser, please call Carol at 482-3708.
Please keep the After School Program in your prayers as we are still looking for a teacher. If you know of someone who might be interested, have them call the number above and leave a message. There is a real need for this program in our community. Please help in any way you can. Thank you.
Jordan Local Missions—Winter Clothing Drive
We will be collecting winter clothing that will be donated to the Monroe School District. This year we will be collecting the following items in new or used if in good condition.
Snow Pants sizes 4T-12 in both girls and boys
Winter Coats sizes 4T-12 in both girls and boys
Boots sizes 13 to 8 in both girls and boys
Hats/Mittens sizes small and medium kid sizes both girls and boys
We will start collecting items at church September thru October. Jordan Lutheran Church will also be purchasing some items as well through Local Missions. We will deliver these items to the Monroe School District the first week of November.
If you have any questions, please contact any member of Local Missions.
Local Missions Committee-
Pastor Dennis, Connie Thorson, Amie Ballard, Sally Gordee, Lois Meinert, Shelle Holland-Severson, Teena Fey, Tonya Briggs and Stacy Hill
List of Coming Events:
September 9th– Jordan Local Missions meeting, 6pm.
September 11th, 18th, 25th– 3rd grade Confirmation, Our Savior’s, 6:30pm.
September 11th, 18th, & 25th– Mercy Mats meets at Our Savior’s, 9am-Noon.
September 14th– Men’s Breakfast, Swiss Alps, 8am.
September 14th– Generosity Days, Monroe Square, 9am-1pm.
September 15th– 5th grade Confirmation, Our Savior’s, 4pm.
September 15th– Our Savior’s Food Pantry Sunday.
September 26th– Prayer Shawl meeting, Argyle Fiber Mill, 6pm.
September 29th– Joint church service at Jordan with a potluck following. Please bring a dish to pass.
The Seeds of Faith is a monthly newsletter of Jordan and Our Savior’s Lutheran Church.
We welcome you to worship with us and to experience the joy of having
fellowship with other people who believe in the love of God and the teachings of Christ.
Mailing Address for both churches
PO Box 300
South Wayne WI 53587
W9006 Smock Valley Rd.
Browntown, WI 53522
Our Savior's Lutheran
407 E Center St.
South Wayne, WI. 53587
Pastor: Dennis Perger
Home # 608-966-3030
Cell # 608-695-1509
Teena Priebe-Fey- Administrative Assistant
Web page osjlutheran.org
Church service times:
January– March April-June
Our Savior’s– 8:30am Our Savior’s-10:30am
Jordan—10:30am Jordan– 8:30am
Our Savior’s– 8:30am Our Savior’s– 10:30am
Jordan– 10:30am Jordan– 8:30am