Yellow Pages

October 2 yellow pages


October 2, 2022 – Pentecost 17

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: Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4, Psalm 37:1-9, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Luke 17:5-10.

Readings for next week: 2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-15c, Psalm 111, 2 Timothy 2:8-15, Luke 17:11-19.

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?


   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 Wednesday evenings at 7pm. Please email Pastor Ogden or Kathy Keller ( 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 heath 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

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 105 years old on November 28.

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

Tammy, (daughter of Wietse and Melanie Schaafsma) with brain cancer & diabetic. At home.

Jen, (Tammy’s sister ) suffered aneurysm, at home.

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 : Brian and Kara Jaekel

Congregation Prayers for October 2022: Chuck and Anne Nessa; Ruth Nurmi; Bob Palmer; Ray Lathrop.



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:  Faith Lutheran Church / Sidney; Rev. John Auto. 

Next week we pray for: Peace Lutheran Church/South Haven; Rev. Travis Wilson and local congregations and leaders.


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………………………………… ……


In & Outs……………………………………

Total Deposit………………………………

2022 Budget                                                                              196,575.00

Budgeted giving needed through July   (55.5%)                109,099.13

Actual budget giving through July                                         95,142.46

Shortfall……………………………………                                        13,956.67

Fund of the Month / October – Samaritas

Fund of the Month / September – Stewardship        235.00

** updated budget numbers will be available after October 2nd.

Counters for October 2022: Laura Hollister & Sarah Schmalz


Food Pantry 9/28 – 76  families and 194 individuals

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


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!


Take home – Prayer Ventures  October  2022

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.

2 Praise God for the work of the Spirit that equips us for lives of faith and service, gathers us in communities of faith and enables us —

individually and together — to engage in vital ministries for the sake of the world.


3 Pray that we will respond generously to the immediate and long-term needs of people and communities impacted by flooding and

wildfires, and that we will bear hope, encouragement and care to those grieving the loss of loved ones and neighbors and rebuilding their own lives.


4 Feast of Francis of Assisi (1181-1226)  Pray that we will greet each day with a sense of awe, gratitude and respect for creation, for the organisms

and creatures that inhabit the earth and for humanity in all its diversity and complexity — the handiwork of God. Ask the Spirit to inspire us to live

with greater simplicity and to manage wisely all that God has entrusted to our care, use and enjoyment.


5 We are living in times of economic uncertainty, a continuing pandemic, unresolved racism, political turmoil and human suffering.

Pray for God to renew our spirit, calm our anxiety, strengthen our resiliency, draw our attention to the needs of our neighbor and help us make healthy choices.


6 “I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that lived first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, lives in you”

(2 Timothy 1:5). Praise God for mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters and others who invite us to believe in the life-giving love we have

in Jesus Christ and who help us become fearless, faithful and compassionate disciples of Christ.


7 Thank God for our special relationship with the Reformed Church in America, a full communion partner with the ELCA 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, especially in these challenging times.


8 Pray that the wisdom and knowledge of physicians, health care workers and medical researchers will continue to grow and be applied

for the health and well-being of all people, especially those who suffer illnesses and conditions lacking effective treatments or cures.





Thank You to everyone who helped with Pete Damm’s

Memorial. John & Irene Parks, Mary & Terry Beekman, Barb

Aardema, Laura Hollister, Ann Brooks, Mary Koenen, Donna Stacy,

and Wayne Roesler.

Thank You to everyone who donated food.

I couldn’t have done it without you!

Thank You!

Sue Roesler



                                         Scholl Farms

    5955 Eilers Road

Montague, MI 49437

                             Sunday, October 23, 2022

                                      4:30 pm to dark 

Further details to come!



Lebanon Lutheran Church
110 I S. Mears Avenue Whitehall, Ml 4946 l
(231) 893-5745
Rev. Douglas M. Ogden #llcsignsofgrace

  Websites of Interest 



Suicide Hotline suicide_prevention

Every Woman’s Place – 231-722-3333 or

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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