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Worship Bulletin – Epiphany 2023

 

January 29 2023

 

January 29, 2023

Epiphany 4

Welcome to long-time Lutherans, to Christians from every tradition, and  to people new to the faith.

Welcome to you who have no church home, or who want to follow Christ, have doubts,

     or do not know for sure what you believe.

Welcome to new visitors and old friends

Welcome to people of every age and size, color and culture, every sexual orientation and gender

     identity, socio-economic status, marital status, ability and challenge.

We welcome your questions and your beliefs

Welcome to Lebanon

All are welcome in this place

Readings for  today:  Micah 6:1-8, Psalm 15, 1 Corinthians 1:18-31,  Matthew 5:1-12.

       Readings for next week, Isaiah 58:1-9a [9b-12], Psalm 112:1-9 [10], 1 Corinthians 2:1-12 [13-16], Matthew 5:13-20.

        Try reading these ahead at home and see if  you can find  what holds them together.

       We need  a volunteer reader for Sundays.

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Did you know..that you can always watch recent worship services on our website, and find the Yellow Pages for each week there too?

www.lebanonlutheranchurch.com

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   Worship on the Web  & in person –  Sundays at 10:15am

   Stay tuned to our Facebook page for more updates when then occur.

  Bible Study via Zoom on Thursday evenings at 7pm. Please email Pastor Ogden or Kathy Keller ( Kellerk2@msu.edu) for the link

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Prayer Concerns and Announcements

It is an important part of our ministry to be constantly praying for one another.

We add names to the prayer list with consent in order to maintain privacy and confidentiality.

Prayers for those who are homebound: Our Minister

Helen Bartlett, at home

Mary Bernhardt, at Robinswood Assisted Living #115 (Kay Snell)

Erma Hinze, with health concerns

Marlene Holmstrom, at home

Elaine Liska, at White Lake Assisted Living – Whitehall

Ruth Nurmi, with health concerns

Nancy Peterson, at Heartland , Room #405 B

Bernie Weidner, now at McCauley Place  (Danielle Jacobs)

Marty Windbacher, at home

Special Prayer Concerns:

Cindy Albert, with health concerns

Jennifer Snowden Bossi, 34,  (Ardy Bulthouse’s granddaughter) diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.

Lucas Carlson, (Terry and Mary Beekmans grandson) for new treatment.

Diane, (friend of Cheri Crouch) diagnosed with cancer.

Karl Glass, with health concerns

Donna Jacobs, (Don Jacobs mother) with kidney and heart issues

Shawn Jeffery, Corneal transplant issues

Lauren Kerkstra, (Darrel and Jeanette Otto’s granddaughter), recovering slowly, able to walk and take commands. Remains non-verbal .

Donna Knoth, with heart issues.

Jeff Knoth, recently diagnosed with cancer

Amy Jean Knorr, ( Brian Holmblades aunt in Tucson) turns 106 years old on November 28.

Judy Kurtz, with health concerns

Mary, (Meg Eatons mother) with health concerns.

Dwight Mead (Paula Moreau’s brother-in-law), non-hodgkin lymphoma mantel type (stage four).

Shirley, (friend of Barb Aardema) had stem cell replacement in early May and is working through the healing process

Bob Palmatter ( Cindy Albert’s brother), with breathing difficulties.

Roger Silk, with health issues.

Jon Stark (Erin Lewallen’s brother-in-law), non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.

Jan Troeger, (Cindy Albert’s sister), suffered a stroke.

Our hearts grieve with Curt and Cheri Crouch, Mallory & Keith Lothschutz, Molly & Greg Mooren, and Megan Crouch, on the death of their mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Cora Hendrick.

For our partners in faith, our companion synods in Salud para la Vida in San Pedro Sula, Honduras for their mission and ministry in their place as we fulfill our mission in our place; for all the churches of the Lutheran World Federation, for people of the gospel throughout the world

Each week we pray for one of our members or families. This week we pray for :  Amy & Matthew Swope

Congregation Prayers for February 2023 : Jackie Martin; Christie and Charles Phillips & Lynzie; 

Ann and Mark Brooks; Jordan and Katie Vandebunte, Townes and Delia

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Praying for Elizabeth Eaton, Presiding Bishop, ELCA and Craig Satterlee, Bishop of the Northwest Lower Michigan Synod. Salem Lutheran, Flint and Pastor Monica Villareal.  

As Jesus calls us to be one even as he and the Father are one, please remember these leaders, and judicatories in prayer on Sunday mornings.–

Today we pray for Feast of Victory Lutheran Church / Acme; Rev. Carolyn Heider.   

Next week we pray for: Immanuel Lutheran Church / Allegan; Rev. Christopher Laughlin. 

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Hand sanitizer is located at several stations as well as masks

As of 3/22, Masks in the church building are optional with the exception of  the sanctuary balcony during worship.

Adult Forum at 9:00 am. Coffee will be on!  Please join us each Sunday!

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Last Week at Lebanon 

 

Budget………………………………… ……          1,112.00

Non-Budget………………………………              593.00

In & Outs……………………………………              30.00

Total Deposit………………………………         1,735.00

Fund of the Month  – Quilting Group         390.00

 

2022 Budget                                                                      196,575.00

Actual budget giving through  12/25/22                     196,632.75

Amount over budget                                                                  57.75

Counters for January 2023 : Meg Eaton and Sarah Schmalz

Counters for February : Curt Crouch and Wietse Schaafsma

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Food Pantry Numbers for January 25 :  77 families and 171 individuals

NOTE: NEW PANTRY HOURS ARE 9:30 AM TO 10:30 AM UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.                                     _______________________________________________________

             DONATE RIGHT FROM YOUR SMARTPHONE

Giving through our Vanco Mobile app is an easy and convenient way to donate to our church.

It only takes a moment to set up and account:

  1. Download the free Vanco Mobile app from the App store or Google Play.
  2. Find our Church by searching for our Church name: Lebanon Lutheran Church
  3. Donate: to the General Fund

                   Thank you for your generosity!

 

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Take home – Prayer Ventures  January/February  2023 

These petitions are offered as guides to prayer for the global, social and outreach ministries of the ELCA.

Thank you for your continued prayers for the life and mission of this church.

 

29 Reconciling in Christ Sunday  Give thanks for the ongoing work of welcoming, including, celebrating and advocating

for LGBTQIA+ people in the life of the church, and pray for ministries and organizations that walk with us as we strive

to love and affirm all people.

30 Draw a deep breath and thank God for specific things that give you joy and hope — loving relationships, acts of kindness

and generosity, natural beauty, signs of progress and healing in the world, and communion with others to pray, worship

and encourage one another’s faith.

31 “What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” (Micah 6:8).

Pray that we will take to heart the prophet’s explanation of what God calls us to do in the world.

1 Black History Month  Give thanks for the gifts, accomplishments, influence and witness of our African-descent neighbors

and siblings in Christ — we stand together to glorify God as partners in the gospel, doing God’s work in the world together.

Though unified as siblings in Christ, we ask God to guide our church in its pursuit of racial justice, socioeconomic equity,

racial reconciliation and an end to hatred and mistrust.

2 Give thanks for older adults, whose diverse gifts, life experiences, perspectives and wisdom are essential to the life, vitality and

leadership of our congregations and communities.

3 Pray for leaders of children, youth and family ministries as these leaders gather for the ELCA Youth Ministry Network Extravaganza

in Anaheim, Calif. Give thanks for their commitment, gifts and concern for the faith and well-being of young people.

4 Give thanks for staff and volunteers who help congregations function smoothly, grow and thrive, including administrative assistants,

accountants, property managers, program coordinators and communications staff.

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The Scrapbook Committee will meet at Lebanon on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month at 1:00 pm. to work on the scrapbooks and photo albums.

Everyone is invited to join us!

Next meeting is February 10, 2023.

This Week’s Calendar

1/29/23            10:15am                                  Communion

SUN                    9am                                       Adult Forum

SCOUTS

1/30                         

MON         10:30 am                                   Quilting Group

5:30 pm                                     Scouts (Lions)

6:00 pm                                    Scouts (Bears)

6:00 pm                                    Webelos 1

1/31               9am-1pm                                   Office Hours

TUE              6pm-7pm                              AA Group ( Upper Hall)

                       6pm-7pm                             Girl Scouts ( Lounge)

 

2/1                 9am—1pm                              Office Hours

WED             9:30am-10:30 am                 Food Pantry ( Drive-Thru) 

12:30-3:30pm                        Homeschool Group ( Upper Hall)  

10:30 am                                 Wesco Check Presentation / Food Pantry

2/2                  9am-1pm                               Office Hours

THURS         6pm-7pm                           AA Group

2/3                  9am-1pm                              Office Hours

FRI

2/4

SAT

 Next Sunday

 February 5                  10:15am Communion

9am Adult Forum

 

2/10/23 – 1pm – Scrapbook Committee meets

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Lebanon Lutheran Church

1101 S. Mears Avenue

Whitehall, MI 49461

  (231) 893-5745

Rev. Douglas M. Ogden

              www.lebanonlutheranchurch.com

     #llcsignsofgrace

     Websites of Interest

             www.lebanonlutheranchurch.com

             www.mittensynod.org

          www.elca.org

            www.whitelakescouting.com

              www.whitelakechorale.com

                  www.hopescarves.org

                    LivingLutheran.org.

                  www.samaritas.org

                   Suicide Hotline 1-800-273TALK.org

                          www.co.muskegon.mi.us/cmh suicide_prevention

                 Every Woman’s Place

                      231-722-3333 or www.everywomansplace.org

                  The Trevor Project

                      1-866-488-7386

                                   The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization

                                     for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) young people.

January 22 2023    January 22, 2023  – Epiphany 3

Annual Meeting  & Potluck

Welcome to long-time Lutherans, to Christians from every tradition, and  to people new to the faith.

Welcome to you who have no church home, or who want to follow Christ, have doubts,

    or do not know for sure what you believe.  

Welcome to new visitors and old friends

Welcome to people of every age and size, color and culture, every sexual orientation and gender

    identity, socio-economic status, marital status, ability and challenge.

We welcome your questions and your beliefs

Welcome to Lebanon

All are welcome in this place

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Readings for  today: Isaiah 9:1-4, Psalm 27:1, 4-9, 1 Corinthians  1:10-18, Matthew 4:12-23.

        Readings for next week, Micah 6:1-8, Psalm 15, 1 Corinthians 1:18-31, Matthew 5:1-12.

       Try reading these ahead at home and see if  you can find  what holds them together.

       We need  a volunteer reader for Sundays.

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Did you know ….that you can always watch recent worship services on our website, and find the Yellow Pages for each week there too?

www.lebanonlutheranchurch.com

_________________________________________________________

   Worship on the Web  & in person –  Sundays at 10:15am

     Stay tuned to our Facebook page for more updates when then occur.

Bible Study via Zoom on Thursday evenings at 7pm.

Please email Pastor Ogden or Kathy Keller ( Kellerk2@msu.edu) for the link

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Prayer Concerns and Announcements

 

It is an important part of our ministry to be constantly praying for one another.

We add names to the prayer list with consent in order to maintain privacy and confidentiality.

Prayers for those who are homebound: Our Minister

Helen Bartlett, at home

Mary Bernhardt, at Robinswood Assisted Living #115 (Kay Snell)

Erma Hinze, with health concerns

Marlene Holmstrom, at home

Elaine Liska, at White Lake Assisted Living – Whitehall

Ruth Nurmi, with health concerns

Nancy Peterson, at Heartland , Room #405 B

Bernie Weidner, at Sanctuary of the Oaks. (Danielle Jacobs)

Marty Windbacher, at home

Special Prayer Concerns:

Cindy Albert, with health concerns

Ken Ahrenholz, (Megan (Aardema) Ahrenholz’s  father-in-law) with health concerns

Jennifer Snowden Bossi, 34,  (Ardy Bulthouse’s granddaughter) diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.

Lucas Carlson, (Terry and Mary Beekmans grandson) for new treatment.

Diane, (friend of Cheri Crouch) diagnosed with cancer.

Donna Jacobs, (Don Jacobs mother) with kidney and heart issues

Shawn Jeffery, Corneal transplant issues

Lauren Kerkstra, (Darrel and Jeanette Otto’s granddaughter), recovering slowly, able to walk and take commands. Remains non-verbal .

Donna Knoth, with heart issues.

Jeff Knoth, recently diagnosed with cancer

Amy Jean Knorr, ( Brian Holmblades aunt in Tucson) turns 106 years old on November 28.

Judy Kurtz, with health concerns

Mary, (Meg Eatons mother) with health concerns.

Dwight Mead (Paula Moreau’s brother-in-law), non-hodgkin lymphoma mantel type (stage four).

Shirley, (friend of Barb Aardema) had stem cell replacement in early May and is working through the healing process

Bob Palmatter ( Cindy Albert’s brother), with breathing difficulties.

Roger Silk, with health issues.

Jon Stark (Erin Lewallen’s brother-in-law), non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.

Jan Troeger, (Cindy Albert’s sister), suffered a stroke.

For our partners in faith, our companion synods in Salud para la Vida in San Pedro Sula, Honduras for their mission and ministry in their place as we fulfill our mission in our place; for all the churches of the Lutheran World Federation, for people of the gospel throughout the world

Each week we pray for one of our members or families. This week we pray for :  Marlene Windbacher

Congregation Prayers for January 2023 – Amy & Matthew Swope

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Praying for Elizabeth Eaton, Presiding Bishop, ELCA and Craig Satterlee, Bishop of the Northwest Lower Michigan Synod.

Salem Lutheran, Flint and Pastor Monica Villareal.

As Jesus calls us to be one even as he and the Father are one, please remember these leaders, and judicatories in prayer on Sunday mornings.–

Today we pray for Sudanese Christ Lutheran Church/Wyoming; Rev. Julie Winklepleck.

 Next week we pray for: Feast of Victory Lutheran Church / Acme; Rev. Carol Heider.

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Hand sanitizer is located at several stations as well as masks

 

As of 3/22, Masks in the church building are optional with the exception of  the sanctuary balcony during worship.

Adult Forum at 9:00 am. Coffee will be on!  Please join us each Sunday!

Last Week at Lebanon 

Budget………………………………… ……          2,165.00

Non-Budget………………………………           2,235.00

In & Outs……………………………………                0.00

Total Deposit………………………………       4,400.00

Fund of the Month – January 2023 – Quilting                            330.00

 

2022 Budget                                                                                196,575.00

Actual budget giving through  12/25/22                               196,632.75

Amount over budget                                                                            57.75

Counters for January 2023 : Meg Eaton and Sarah Schmalz 

Food Pantry Numbers 1/18– 84  families and food for 191 individuals.

NOTE: NEW PANTRY HOURS ARE 9:30 AM TO 10:30 AM UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.                                     _______________________________________________________

             DONATE RIGHT FROM YOUR SMARTPHONE

 

Giving through our Vanco Mobile app is an easy and convenient way to donate to our church.

It only takes a moment to set up and account:

  1. Download the free Vanco Mobile app from the App store or Google Play.
  2. Find our Church by searching for our Church name: Lebanon Lutheran Church
  3. Donate: to the General Fund

               Thank you for your generosity!

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Take home – Prayer Ventures  January 2023 

These petitions are offered as guides to prayer for the global, social and outreach ministries of the ELCA.

Thank you for your continued prayers for the life and mission of this church.

 22 Ask the Spirit to help us respond when we are called to follow Christ into unfamiliar places and situations,

attending to the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of our neighbor.

 

23 Pray that we might press forward with the ELCA Future Church priorities to be a welcoming church that engages new,

young and diverse people; a thriving church rooted in tradition but radically relevant; and a connected, sustainable church

that shares in a common purpose and direction.

 

24 Thank God for the ELCA’s special relationship with the United Church of Christ, a full communion partner since 1997.

Pray for the church, its members and its leaders, that together we will find strength and resources for the work of sharing

the gospel and serving our neighbor.

 

25 Conversion of Paul  All things are possible through God, even the transformation of our heart, spirit and identity. Ask God

to shape us for participating in God’s work in the world and to make us faith-filled agents of change, healing and renewal

for the sake of humanity.

 

26 Ask God to bless directors for evangelical mission, who coordinate the partnerships between ELCA synods and churchwide

ministries to guide “new start” ministries, congregational renewal, Mission Support and stewardship, and missional vision and planning.

 

27 Pray that the Spirit and our siblings in Christ will embolden us to proclaim, “The Lord is my light and my salvation” (Psalm 27:1).

Pray that, through our words and actions, we will invite people to trust in the life-changing good news of Jesus Christ.

 

28 Ask the Spirit to help us plant seeds of faith, hope and grace in our communities and the world; pray that we will tend those seeds with

care and patience and, as the French theologian Pierre Teilhard de Chardin wrote, “trust the slow work of God.”

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THRIVENT MEMBERS:

Don’t forget to direct Choice Dollars by March 31, 2023

It’s CHOICE DOLLARS time again! Eligible Thrivent members who have 2022 Choice Dollars have until the end

of March 2023 to direct them. Through the Thrivent Choice charitable grant program, you can contribute to organizations

and causes you care about, including helping to support your church. Don’t let your 2022 Choice Dollars expire!

You can direct them by going online to Thrivent.com/thriventchoice and click on Direct Choice Dollars OR by calling

the Thrivent home office at 800-847-4836 and say “Thrivent Choice” after the prompt. Press 1 and a representative will work with you.

Your Whitehall Financial Advisors, Marci Bentz and Tony De Nicolo can be reached to assist with questions by calling 231-894-8886,

texting 231-760-8246, or email whitehalloffice@thrivent.com

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Curt and Cheri Crouch would like to thank everyone for the kind words, prayers and support in regards to the passing of his mother, Cora Hendrick.
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Looking for volunteers for office coverage on the following dates:

             March 23 and 24

             March 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31

I will be traveling to Georgia to attend my son’s retirement ceremony.

Please let Margaret know if you can cover any of the above referenced days.

Thank you !

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                                         This Week’s Calendar

1/22/23            10:15am                         Communion

SUN                   9:00am                         Adult Forum

                                                                  SCOUTS

                                                                  ANNUAL MEETING/Potluck

1/23/23                    

MON                 10:30 am                    Quilting Group

5:30 pm                        Scouts (Lions)

6:00 pm                       Scouts (Bears)

6:00 pm                       Webelos 1

6pm-9pm                     WL Chorale Potluck and Rehearsal

 

1/24/23 9am-1pm Office Hours

TUE                    6pm-7pm                  AA Group ( Upper Hall)

                             6pm-7pm                 Girl Scouts ( Lounge)

                                                                  Pastor Ogden gone through 1/28

 

1/25/23               9am—1pm                Office Hours

WED                     9:30-10:30 am        Food Pantry ( Drive-Thru) 

12:30-3:30pm          Homeschool Group ( Upper Hall)  

 

1/26/23               9am-1pm                  Office Hours

THURS                6pm-7pm              AA Group

 

1/27/23                9am-1pm                  Office Hours

FRI

1/28/23
SAT

 Next Sunday January 29

10:15am Communion

9am Adult Forum

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Lebanon Lutheran Church

1101 S. Mears Avenue

Whitehall, MI 49461

  (231) 893-5745

Rev. Douglas M. Ogden

              www.lebanonlutheranchurch.com

     #llcsignsofgrace

     Websites of Interest

             www.lebanonlutheranchurch.com

             www.mittensynod.org

          www.elca.org

            www.whitelakescouting.com

              www.whitelakechorale.com

                  www.hopescarves.org

                    LivingLutheran.org.

                  www.samaritas.org

                   Suicide Hotline 1-800-273TALK.org

                          www.co.muskegon.mi.us/cmh suicide_prevention

                 Every Woman’s Place

                      231-722-3333 or www.everywomansplace.org

                  The Trevor Project

                      1-866-488-7386

                                   The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization

                                     for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) young people.

_____________________________________________________

January 15 2023

January 15, 2023  – Epiphany 2  

Welcome to long-time Lutherans, to Christians from every tradition,

and  to people new to the faith.

Welcome to you who have no church home, or who want to follow Christ, have doubts,

or do not know for sure what you believe.

Welcome to new visitors and old friends

Welcome to people of every age and size, color and culture, every sexual orientation and gender identity,

socio-economic status, marital status, ability and challenge.

We welcome your questions and your beliefs

Welcome to Lebanon

All are welcome in this place

________________________________________________________________

Readings for  today: Isaiah 49:1-7, Psalm 40:1-11, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9,

        John 1:29-42. Readings for next week, Isaiah 9:1-4, Psalm 27:1, 4-9,

        1 Corinthians 1:10-18, Matthew 4:12-23.

       Try reading these ahead at home and see if  you can find  what holds them together.

      We need  a volunteer  reader for Sundays.

_______________________________________________

Did you know …..that you can always watch recent worship services on our website,

and find the Yellow Pages for each week there too?     www.lebanonlutheranchurch.com

_________________________________________________________

   Worship on the Web  & in person –  Sundays at 10:15am

     Stay tuned to our Facebook page for more updates when then occur.

Bible Study via Zoom on Thursday evenings at 7pm. Please email Pastor Ogden or Kathy Keller ( Kellerk2@msu.edu) for the link

_______________________________________________

Prayer Concerns and Announcements

It is an important part of our ministry to be constantly praying for one another.

We add names to the prayer list with consent in order to maintain privacy and confidentiality.

Prayers for those who are homebound: Our Minister

Helen Bartlett, at home

Mary Bernhardt, at Robinswood Assisted Living #115 (Kay Snell)

Erma Hinze, with health concerns

Marlene Holmstrom, at home

Elaine Liska, at White Lake Assisted Living – Whitehall

Ruth Nurmi, with health concerns

Nancy Peterson, at Heartland , Room #405 B

Bernie Weidner, at Sanctuary of the Oaks. (Danielle Jacobs)

Marty Windbacher, at home

Special Prayer Concerns:

Cindy Albert, with health concerns

Jennifer Snowden Bossi, 34,  (Ardy Bulthouse’s granddaughter) diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.

Lucas Carlson, (Terry and Mary Beekmans grandson) for new treatment.

Diane, (friend of Cheri Crouch) diagnosed with cancer.

Donna Jacobs, (Don Jacobs mother) with kidney and heart issues

Shawn Jeffery, Corneal transplant issues

Lauren Kerkstra, (Darrel and Jeanette Otto’s granddaughter), recovering slowly, able to walk and take commands. Remains non-verbal .

Donna Knoth, with heart issues.

Jeff Knoth, recently diagnosed with cancer

Amy Jean Knorr, ( Brian Holmblades aunt in Tucson) turned 106 years old on November 28.

Judy Kurtz, with health concerns

Mary, (Meg Eatons mother) with health concerns.

Dwight Mead (Paula Moreau’s brother-in-law), non-hodgkin lymphoma mantel type (stage four).

Shirley, (friend of Barb Aardema) had stem cell replacement in early May and is working through the healing process

Bob Palmatter ( Cindy Albert’s brother), with breathing difficulties.

Roger Silk, with health issues.

Jon Stark (Erin Lewallen’s brother-in-law), non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.

Jan Troeger, (Cindy Albert’s sister), suffered a stroke.

 

For our partners in faith, our companion synods in Salud para la Vida in San Pedro Sula, Honduras for their mission and ministry in their place as we fulfill our mission in our place; for all the churches of the Lutheran World Federation, for people of the gospel throughout the world

Each week we pray for one of our members or families. This week we pray for :  Donna & Joni Will

Congregation Prayers for January 2023 –  Marlene Windbacher; Amy & Matthew Swope

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Praying for Elizabeth Eaton, Presiding Bishop, ELCA and Craig Satterlee, Bishop of the Northwest Lower Michigan Synod.

Salem Lutheran, Flint and Pastor Monica Villareal.

As Jesus calls us to be one even as he and the Father are one, please remember these leaders, and judicatories in prayer on Sunday mornings.–

Today we pray for Christ Lutheran Church / Wyoming; Rev. Robert Schmidt

Next week we pray for: Sudanese Christ Lutheran Church / Wyoming; Rev. Julie Winklepleck.

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Hand sanitizer is located at several stations as well as masks

As of 3/22, Masks in the church building are optional with the exception of  the sanctuary balcony during worship.

Adult Forum at 9:00 am. Coffee will be on!  Please join us each Sunday!

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Last Week at Lebanon 

Budget………………………………… ……            1,614.00

Non-Budget………………………………                700.01

In & Outs……………………………………                  0.00

Total Deposit………………………………           2,314.01

Fund of the Month – Jan 2023 – Quilting Group      165.00

 

2022 Budget                                                                         196,575.00

Actual budget giving through  12/25/22                        196,632.75

Amount over budget                                                                     57.75

Counters for January 2023 : Meg Eaton and Sarah Schmalz

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Food Pantry Numbers for Jan 11— 99 families and food for 228 individuals.

NOTE: NEW PANTRY HOURS ARE 9:30 AM TO 10:30 AM UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.                                     _______________________________________________________

             DONATE RIGHT FROM YOUR SMARTPHONE 

Giving through our Vanco Mobile app is an easy and convenient way to donate to our church. It only takes a moment to set up and account:

  1. Download the free Vanco Mobile app from the App store or Google Play.
  1. Find our Church by searching for our Church name: Lebanon Lutheran Church
  1. Donate: to the General Fund

 

                    Thank you for your generosity!

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Take home – Prayer Ventures  January 2023 

These petitions are offered as guides to prayer for the global, social and outreach ministries of the ELCA.

Thank you for your continued prayers for the life and mission of this church.

 

15 Pray for a faith grounded in Jesus Christ, our source of hope, direction and sustenance amid turmoil, uncertainty and suffering.

16 Martin Luther King Jr. Day  Remember in prayer the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and others who have gone before us in

proclaiming all people to be children of God, deserving of freedom, equality, opportunity and respect. Pray that we will draw inspiration

and courage from their lives, the word of God and our siblings in Christ as we work to right the injustices that continue in our nation

and throughout the world.

17 Give thanks and praise to God for listening to our cries and for leaning into our complicated lives with empathy, comfort,

love and the support of our siblings in Christ.

18 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity  Throughout this week, we join our siblings in Christ from diverse cultures, traditions, faith

communities, and confessions around the world in praying for the unity of the church, so that, together, we can share the good news

of Jesus Christ as we “seek justice, rescue the oppressed, defend the orphan, plead for the widow” (Isaiah 1:17).

19 Give thanks for the generosity and planned gifts of individuals and families and for the work of the ELCA Foundation

to ensure that our gifts continue God’s work in the world, today and well into the future.

20 Pray that, when we experience disagreement in our communities of faith, we will turn to the word of God and

be reminded of what unites us as siblings in Christ and of the values and behaviors that bring healing and reconciliation.

21 Pray for ELCA missionaries serving with our global companions in the Middle East: the Revs. Gabi and Meghan Aelabouni,

the Rev. Jordan and Rev. Adam Miller-Stubbendick, and the seven young adults serving in the Young Adults in Global Mission

program in Israel/Palestine.

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This Week’s Calendar

1/15/23            10:15am         Communion           
SUN                9am             Adult Forum           
                                   SCOUTS 
1/16/23                     
MON               10:30 am        Quilting Group
                   5:30 pm        Scouts (Lions)
                   6:00 pm        Scouts (Bears)                     
                   6:00 pm        Webelos 1
1/17/23         9am-1pm Office Hours 
TUE 6pm-        7pm AA Group ( Upper Hall)   
                6pm-7pm Girl Scouts ( Lounge) 

1/18/23         9am—1pm Office Hours
WED             9:30am-10:30 am Food Pantry ( Drive-Thru)  
                12:30-3:30pm Homeschool Group ( Upper Hall)  
1/19/23 9am-1pm Office Hours
THURS   6pm-7pm AA Group
1/20/23 9am-1pm Office Hours
FRI 
1/21/23 
SAT 
  Next Sunday January 22
10:15am Communion
9am Adult Forum
Potluck / Annual Meeting

   

Lebanon Lutheran Church

1101 S. Mears Avenue

Whitehall, MI 49461

  (231) 893-5745

Rev. Douglas M. Ogden

              www.lebanonlutheranchurch.com

     #llcsignsofgrace

     Websites of Interest

             www.lebanonlutheranchurch.com

             www.mittensynod.org

          www.elca.org

            www.whitelakescouting.com

              www.whitelakechorale.com

                  www.hopescarves.org

                    LivingLutheran.org.

                  www.samaritas.org

                   Suicide Hotline 1-800-273TALK.org

                          www.co.muskegon.mi.us/cmh suicide_prevention

                 Every Woman’s Place

                      231-722-3333 or www.everywomansplace.org

                  The Trevor Project

                      1-866-488-7386

                                   The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization

                                     for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) young people.

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January 8 2023
January 1 2023

January 1, 2023 – New Year’s Day

  

Welcome to long-time Lutherans, to Christians from every tradition, and to people new to the faith.  

Welcome to you who have no church home, or who want to follow Christ, have doubts,

     or do not know for sure what you believe.

Welcome to new visitors and old friends

Welcome to people of every age and size, color and culture, every sexual orientation and gender identity,

     socio-economic status, marital status, ability and challenge.  

We welcome your questions and your beliefs  

Welcome to Lebanon

All are welcome in this place

Readings for  today: Isaiah 63:7-9, Psalm 148, Hebrews 2:10-18, Matthew 2:13-23.

        Readings for next week, Epiphany of Our Lord : Isaiah 60:1-6, Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14,

       Ephesians 3:1-12, Matthew 2:1-12. Try reading these ahead at home and see if  you can find 

       what holds them together. We need  a volunteer reader for Sundays.

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Did you know…..that you can always watch recent worship services on our website,  and find the Yellow Pages for each week there too?

www.lebanonlutheranchurch.com

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 Worship on the Web  & in person –  Sundays at 10:15am

 Stay tuned to our Facebook page for more updates when then occur.

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**Due to illness, the January Newsletter will be published a few days later than usual.

    We apologize for this delay and thank you for your understanding.

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Bible Study via Zoom on Thursday evenings at 7pm. Please email Pastor Ogden or Kathy Keller ( Kellerk2@msu.edu) for the link

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Prayer Concerns and Announcements

It is an important part of our ministry to be constantly praying for one another.

We add names to the prayer list with consent in order to maintain privacy and confidentiality.

Prayers for those who are homebound: Our Minister

Helen Bartlett, at home

Mary Bernhardt, at Robinswood Assisted Living #115 (Kay Snell)

Erma Hinze, with health concerns

Marlene Holmstrom, at home

Elaine Liska, at White Lake Assisted Living – Whitehall

Ruth Nurmi, with health concerns

Nancy Peterson, at Heartland , Room #405 B

Bernie Weidner, at Sanctuary of the Oaks. (Danielle Jacobs)

Marty Windbacher, at home

 

Special Prayer Concerns:

 

Cindy Albert, with health concerns

Ken Ahrenholz, (Megan (Aardema) Ahrenholz’s  father-in-law) with health concerns

Jennifer Snowden Bossi, 34,  (Ardy Bulthouse’s granddaughter) diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.

Lucas Carlson, (Terry and Mary Beekmans grandson) for new treatment.

Diane, (friend of Cheri Crouch) diagnosed with cancer.

Cora Hendrick, (Curt Crouch’s mother) diagnosed with cancer

Donna Jacobs, (Don Jacobs mother) with kidney and heart issues

Shawn Jeffery, Corneal transplant issues

Lauren Kerkstra, (Darrel and Jeanette Otto’s granddaughter), recovering slowly, able to walk and take commands. Remains non-verbal .

Donna Knoth, with heart issues.

Jeff Knoth, recently diagnosed with cancer

Amy Jean Knorr, ( Brian Holmblades aunt in Tucson) turns 106 years old on November 28.

Judy Kurtz, with health concerns

Mary, (Meg Eatons mother) with health concerns.

Dwight Mead (Paula Moreau’s brother-in-law), non-hodgkin lymphoma mantel type (stage four).

Shirley, (friend of Barb Aardema) had stem cell replacement in early May and is working through the healing process

Bob Palmatter ( Cindy Albert’s brother), with breathing difficulties.

Roger Silk, with health issues.

Jon Stark (Erin Lewallen’s brother-in-law), non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.

Jan Troeger, (Cindy Albert’s sister), suffered a stroke.

For our partners in faith, our companion synods in Salud para la Vida in San Pedro Sula, Honduras for their mission

and ministry in their place as we fulfill our mission in our place; for all the churches of the Lutheran World Federation,

for people of the gospel throughout the world

Each week we pray for one of our members or families. This week we pray for :  Nicole and Tim Farrar

Congregation Prayers for January 2023 –  Jon & Jane Blyth; Arin & Dan Bowen, Ethan , Zachary and Hannah; Donna & Joni Will;

Marlene Windbacher; Amy & Matthew Swope

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Praying for Elizabeth Eaton, Presiding Bishop, ELCA and Craig Satterlee, Bishop of the Northwest Lower Michigan Synod.

Salem Lutheran, Flint and Pastor Monica Villareal.  

As Jesus calls us to be one even as he and the Father are one, please remember these leaders, and judicatories in prayer on Sunday mornings.–

Today we pray for Grace Lutheran Church / Vassar; Rev. Paulette Cummings

Next week we pray for: Lebanon Lutheran Church / Whitehall; Rev. Douglas Ogden.

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Hand sanitizer is located at several stations as well as masks

As of 3/22, Masks in the church building are optional with the exception of  the sanctuary balcony during worship.

_______________________________________________________________

Adult Forum at 9:00 am. Coffee will be on!  Please join us each Sunday!

**No Adult Forum on January 1, 2023! 

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Last Week at Lebanon 

Budget………………………………… ……          5,658.45

Non-Budget………………………………           1,130.00

In & Outs……………………………………               0.00

Total Deposit………………………………       6,788.45

 

2022 Budget                                                                             196,575.00

Actual budget giving through  12/25/22                            196,632.75

Amount over budget                                                                         57.75

Congratulations Lebanon, Thank You for your giving this year!

Fund of the Month / December – Worship & Music               130.00

Counters for January 2023 : Meg Eaton and Sarah Schmalz

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Food Pantry Numbers for December 28 will be published in next weeks insert. **

NOTE: NEW PANTRY HOURS ARE 9:30 AM TO 10:30 AM UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.                                     _______________________________________________________

             DONATE RIGHT FROM YOUR SMARTPHONE

Giving through our Vanco Mobile app is an easy and convenient way to donate to our church.

It only takes a moment to set up and account:

  1. Download the free Vanco Mobile app from the App store or Google Play.
  2. Find our Church by searching for our Church name: Lebanon Lutheran Church
  3. Donate: to the General Fund

                   Thank you for your generosity!

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Take home – Prayer Ventures  January 2023 

These petitions are offered as guides to prayer for the global, social and outreach ministries of the ELCA.

Thank you for your continued prayers for the life and mission of this church.

1 New Year’s Day  Praise God for the grace and eternal life we receive through faith in Jesus Christ — gifts

that free us from the dread of death so that we can fearlessly bear the gospel of love and hope into the world.

2 Pray for an end to the war in Ukraine and for peace wherever there is conflict and violence in the world. Pray

that the Spirit will sustain the faith, resilience and endurance of people impacted by war and conflict, and that

we will persistently advocate for peace and provide relief and support to those suffering.

3 Pray for young adults called to serve in the 2023-2024 ELCA Young Adults in Global Mission (YAGM) program

with our companion churches and organizations in nine countries. Give thanks for the yearlong opportunities YAGM

provides them for service, learning and sharing the good news around the world.

4 “O Lord, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth!” (Psalm 8:1). Thank and acknowledge God, creator

of all that exists and source of the grace, forgiveness, hope and new life we experience in Jesus Christ.

5 Pray for those planning the 2024 ELCA Youth Gathering, the Multicultural Youth Leadership Event (MYLE), the new

Young Adult Gathering, and the tAble event for youth living with physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities.

6 Epiphany  Give thanks that, through Jesus Christ’s ministry, teaching and sacrifice, God reveals the vision, wisdom and

values that help us live together as neighbors and children of God.

7 Pray for ELCA missionaries serving with our global companions in Asia and the Pacificthe Rev. Chandran Paul Martin (India);

Hailey Brenden (Nepal); the Rev. Suk Yeon Lee (South Korea); Samuel and McCall Dubbelman (Hong Kong); and the

Rev. Jessica Derise (Thailand).

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Please get your Annual Reports in the church office as soon as possible! Deadline is January 8th!

 

 

This Week’s Calendar

1/1/23              10:15am         Communion

SUN                9am                 NO Adult Forum

NO SCOUTS

Happy New Year!

 

1/2/23                      

MON               10:30 am        Quilting Group

5:30 pm           Scouts (Lions)

6:00 pm           Scouts (Bears)

 

1/3/23              9am-1pm        Office Hours

TUE                  6pm-7pm AA Group ( Upper Hall)

                           6pm-7pm Girl Scouts ( Lounge)

 

1/4/23             9am—1pm Office Hours

WED                9:30am-10:30 am Food Pantry ( Drive-Thru)

 

1/5/23             9am-1pm Office Hours

 

THURS           6pm-7pm AA Group

1/6/23             9am-1pm Office Hours

 

FRI

1/7/23

SAT

 Next Sunday January 8         10:15am Communion

9am Adult Forum

 

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Annual Meeting will be held on January 22nd

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Lebanon Lutheran Church

1101 S. Mears Avenue

Whitehall, MI 49461

  (231) 893-5745

Rev. Douglas M. Ogden

              www.lebanonlutheranchurch.com

     #llcsignsofgrace

     Websites of Interest

             www.lebanonlutheranchurch.com

             www.mittensynod.org

          www.elca.org

            www.whitelakescouting.com

              www.whitelakechorale.com

                  www.hopescarves.org

                    LivingLutheran.org.

                  www.samaritas.org

                   Suicide Hotline 1-800-273TALK.org

                          www.co.muskegon.mi.us/cmh suicide_prevention

                 Every Woman’s Place

                      231-722-3333 or www.everywomansplace.org

                  The Trevor Project

                      1-866-488-7386

                                   The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization

                                     for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) young people.

 

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December 2022 

 

December 25 2022 insert
december 18 insert
December 11 2022
December 4 2022
November 2022
Advent 1 November 27 2022
November 20 Christ The King
November 13 2022
November 6 2022 All Saints Sunday

 

October 2022

October 30 2022 
October 23 2022
October 16 2022
October 9 2022
October 2 yellow pages

 

September 25
September 18
September 11 2022
September 4 2022

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August 28 2022
August 21 2022 
August 14 2022
August 7 2022

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July 31 2022
July 24 2022
July 17 2022
July 10 2022
July 3 2022 – Pentecost 4

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June 26 2022
Father’s Day June 19 2022          
June 12 The Holy Trinity
June 5 2022 Pentecost

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May 29 2022
May 22 Easter 6
May 15 2022
May 8 2022                     
May 1, 2022
April 24 Easter 2
Easter Sunday 2022
Palm Sunday April 10 2022
april 3 2022

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march 27
March 13 Lent 2
March 6 2022

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February 27 2022
February 20 2022
feb 13
February 6 2022

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January 30 2022

January 16, 2022 

January 16

January 9 2022

January 2 2022

 

December 2021

December 26

December 19

December 12

Advent 2 December 5

 

November 2021

November 28

November 21

November 14

November 7 2021

October 2021 

October 31

october 24