Homecoming and Reformation Sunday

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Reformation Sunday is also Homecoming. Let’s pull out the stops to get all of our members here for:

9:00am Dedication of our new windows in the education wing
Each room will be visited and blessings prayed for each person honored—as well as the persons who gave the window. There will be no Sunday School.

10:00am Reformation Service of Worship
Wear red!

11:30am Covered Dish
Bring a dish or two for a luncheon following worship.

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Vespers

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Sundays at 6:00pm
620 West Kivett Street
Asheboro, NC

The first Vespers Mission of the North American Lutheran Church was Sunday, September 1, 2013. Thanks to all who came out in support.

Services the first year were held weekly at 6:00 PM in Greensboro’s, NC. Due to renovations of that facility, we had to move elsewhere. We are now meeting at the Ryman’s home (address above) for a lovely Vespers service. Nevertheless, we are looking for a new space for the mission in Alamance county.

Our worship follows the Service of Evening Prayer (Vespers) in the Lutheran Book of Worship. The vision of the Vespers Mission is twofold: to shine the light of Jesus Christ in the darkness and to form new mission congregations of the North American Lutheran Church.

Please join us some Sunday evening.

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Fall Festival Update

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Our team passed out 1,700 Gospel puzzle books and pens, and 100 New Testaments by 3:00PM yesterday. We are all out of supplies. The result is that we will not staff our booth today. Thanks to everyone who volunteered.

It was a great day for us as we ventured out with the Gospel. Please pray with us that the Holy Spirit would increase the kingdom with these humble seeds.

Photos from our outreach are available here.

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Visitors

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We sure have had a lot of visitors lately. We’ve had almost 20 just these past two Sundays. We had another visitor this morning—on a Tuesday!

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Asheboro Fall Festival

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Saint John’s will have a booth at the Asheboro Fall Festival, Saturday and Sunday, October 4–5. We will be booth number 817, near the corner of Academy and South Fayetteville Streets.

Our purpose in being there is to hand out Scripture puzzle booklets and ballpoint pens. The booklets contain puzzles like what you see each Sunday in our bulletins. Each booklet contains wordsearch puzzles from the entire Sermon on the Mount, as well as the Great Commission, and some word jumbles of individual verses.

Our goal is to hand out 1,600 booklets and pens. We will also have a laptop computer with a slideshow of photos from the life of Saint John’s. Additionally, we will be signing up folks for a Bible study about the Sermon on the Mount. Everyone who signs up will be given a New Testament at the booth. We have 150 New Testaments to hand out. We are a hopeful bunch!

The Witness Committee is sponsoring this outreach. If you would like to help them by volunteering an hour at the booth, please call the church office for available times remaining. The booth will be staffed Saturday from 10am to 6pm and Sunday from Noon to 6pm. Stop by to see us—and send your friends!

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Oktoberfest

Thanks to all who came out to support and work our Oktoberfest. We raised about $1,000 for Christians United Outreach Center.

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Uganda Sunday School

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These are photos of Sunday School children and their teachers in Uganda sent by Kule Colonel. Saint John’s has been providing them with Scripture puzzle booklets that they use to teach their children and youth. This new booklet is set to ship to Uganda next week.

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SJLC, C-T & CUOC

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Pr. Ryman and Dianne Winnemuller, the publisher of the Courier-Tribune, are both members of the Randolph Rotary Club. In fact, Dianne is the president of the service club this year. So, last week at Rotary, she announced a “stuff-the-truck” event for the upcoming Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours. The monthly event would be held at the Courier Tribune and the food brought to stuff their truck would go to Christians United Outreach Center.

Saint John’s secretary, Susan Ryman, sent an email to the membership asking them to bring non-perishable to church Sunday so it could be delivered to the Courier-Tribune. They responded with enough food that the pickup truck above pulled into the newspaper parking lot with a load of food.

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Photo: Paul Church, Courier-Tribune

More than 150 people attended Business After Hours held Thursday evening at The Courier-Tribune. Each month, the Asheboro/Randolph Chamber of Commerce sponsors the networking events at local businesses. Guests were treated to food from a variety of restaurants. Publisher Diane Winnemuller greeted guests and introduced them to the newspaper’s staff and its products. Those include the monthly magazine Thrive: Life in Our Town and Beyond, and the newly revamped entertainment magazine Get this! which now will contain a full TV channel guide.

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Young Adult Class

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One person is missing. Oh! Their teacher, Mike Harrelson, is taking the photo.

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Boxed Pasta and Sparse Shelves

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We just delivered a good deal of macaroni and cheese to Christians United Outreach Center (CUOC). They were very grateful to receive it since their shelves are somewhat bare at this time of year. Folks tend to remember food pantries at Thanksgiving and Christmas but this is the time of year when our help is really needed.

CUOC is asking Saint John’s to bring boxed pasta during September. It would be terrific if we could fill up the van with twice what is pictured above. They also need plastic grocery bags and something else very valuable. CUOC needs volunteers. When we delivered our mac and cheese last week, only one person was working receiving. Alice Pope informs that volunteers are desperately needed everywhere at the center. If you can help, call Alice and ask how. Or call CUOC directly at 625-1500.

It would be great to see you working there when we deliver a van-load of pasta at the end of the month.

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