Food Pantry Focus
Hunger affects many in Black Hawk School District. School children, families, singles, elderly and home bound can all be affected and there is an ongoing need for food items. You can help! Each month we will be collecting food and health care items on the 1st & 2nd Sunday of the month. Please check the list below and purchase items needed by those in our area experiencing hard times. Place items in the box in the coat room at Our Savior's or on the table at Jordan and they will be delivered to the food pantry before the third Thursday. You can also take items directly to the South Wayne fire house between the hours of 9 and 11 Monday through Friday. If you know of anyone that could use help, please let them know about the food pantry. Why not make this a family affair? Each member can choose an item to donate each month.
Our Savior's is responsible for taking care of the food pantry in May and August. If you are interested and have the time to volunteer, please contact Carol Stoudt at 482-3708. 2-3 volunteers are needed each of those months.
Black Hawk Area Food Pantry is open the third Thursday of the month from 3 – 6pm at the South Wayne Fire House.
Please clip the following list and keep it with your grocery list as a reminder to purchase for the food pantry.
Saltine crackers Spaghetti noodles
Elbow macaroni Instant potatoes
Spaghetti sauce Rice mix
Mac & cheese Hamburger helper
Canned pasta (ravioli, spaghetti, etc)
Tuna fish Baked beans
Pancake mix Syrup
Peanut butter Jelly
Cake or brownie mix Canned fruit
Jello and pudding Toilet paper/bar soap/shampoo/toothpaste
Corporate donations keep the food pantry stocked with canned vegetables so there is no need at this time for those items.
Mercy Mats update
At the end of December 5 mercy mats were delivered to Porchlight in Madison. Along with the mats food, blankets, reading materials, and personal hygiene products were donated.
Porchlight offers housing at 24 locations. One of the locations is a 24 bed, single room occupancy for single men who are military veterans. Did you know that 1 out of every 3 homeless men has put on an uniform and served this country? Unfortunately, homelessness is still a problem. Mercy mats provide a way of not sleeping directly on the ground.
Volunteers meet Wednesday mornings at Our Saviors from 9am-12pm. You can't come every Wednesday or the entire 3 hours --that's OK. Please come when you can. If you can cut plastic bags or crochet a single stitch ( or are willing to learn), please help. Mercy mats can be worked on in your home when it is convenient for you. All volunteers are welcome. You don't have to be a member of OSJ to help. So grab a friend, pair of scissors, or crocheting hook and join us. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Kinley Marie Ray, daughter of Lance & Shannon Ray was Baptized at Our Savior’s on Saturday, December 23rd, 2017.
Kinley was born Sunday, March 13th, 2016.
Grandparents are Jim & Mary Mau and Dave & Becky Ray. Prayers for God’s Blessings.
Pink or Blue
Look Who’s New
Welcome to Kylie Elizabeth Berget. Kylie’s parents are Casey Berget and Ashely Stahmer, South Wayne. Kylie was born Wednesday, January 31st, 2018, at 1:05pm. She weighed 7lbs 9oz and was 19 1/2 inches long. Kylie joins big brother Jackson-10 and big sister Madi– 4 1/2.
Grandparents are Ron & Mary Berget, the late Sandy Berget, JoEllen Vick, and Ken Stahmer. Great Grandparents are Jerry & Jean Stahmer, & Shirley DeNure and the late Alvin DeNure. Congratulations!
In Memory of Lilies
Easter services this year there will be a time to remember loved ones by bringing an Easter Lily. Starting March 4th, there will be sheets in the Narthex of each church, Please fill out a sheet in the Narthex with whom you would like to remember and who it is from (please print) and leave in Narthex of church. Easter Sunday there will be an insert in each bulletin with all names listed. You may also email the office with your request at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mercy Mats committee meets every Wednesday morning at 9am, everyone is welcome to come join in on the fun. The committee is looking for more plastic bags. Plastic bags may be dropped off at either church in the Narthex.
1- Kenneth Frei
6- Christopher Luhman
6- Brenda Engeli
6- Todd Lelle
8- Shirley Seffrood
9- Jan Kiel
12- Zoey Keepers
14- Mike Ritschard
15- Marcia Foley
17- Tony Engeli
20- Chuck Montgomery
22- Gordon Bergemann
22– Lois Meinert
24- Tyler Keepers
25- Richard Lelle
25- Matthew Priebe
29- Marvin Rosenstiel
30- Connie Engeli
30- Lana Pulver
30- Shane Hartwig
3/84-John & Brenda Engli
6/65– Charles & Linda Chapman
29/85– Dan & Ruth Vosberg
JORDAN TREASURER'S REPORT
Jordan Treasurer Report
Previous Balance 1/20/18 $11,936.55
S WI-Coop refund $28.25
O/S Shared Expense-copier $109.38
Total Income: $5,151.13
Total Income w/Balance: $17,087.68
Cell Phone $20.00
Continuing Ed. $99.50
Office Supplies $24.50
Telephone & Internet $50.55
Wycliffe Bible Translators $1,500.00
Wycliffe (Naomi Emberson) $800.00
Lutheran World Relief $500.00
Reaching the Unreached $400.00
Gas Card $100.00
Total Expenses: $8,038.15
Balance as of 2/20/2018 $9,049.53
If you find any family information in the newsletter wrong or misprinted, please contact the church office. Phone: 439-5358, or email email@example.com.