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8 AM Men’s breakfast, church


 

ALL DAY clean up


 

All DAY-yard sale CC


 

7 PM Worship at CC


 


 

 


 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 8 


 

9 AM  UMW/M&M


 

3-7 PM Giddis Grad Party,
  Ch


 

7 PM  Worship at CC


 

 

9 9 AM SS, Ch


 

10 AM, prayer &
  Communion


 

10:15, Hymns & praise
  music


 

10:30 Worship


 

11:30 Fellowship


 

12:00 Grad Party, Church


 

 


 


 

 


 


 

 


 

 

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8 AM Men’s Breakfast at Ch


 

7 PM  Worship at CC


 

 

16 Father's Day


 

9 AM SS, Ch


 

10 AM, prayer &
  Communion


 

10:15, Hymns & praise
  music


 

10:30 Worship


 

11:30 Fellowship


 

 


 

 


 

 

 


 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 
 

 


 

 

 


 

 


 

 

22 9 AM  UMW/M&M


 

7 PM  Worship at CC


 

 


 

 

23 9 AM SS, Ch


 

10 AM, prayer &
  Communion


 

10:15, Hymns & praise
  music


 

10:30 Worship


 

11:30 Fellowship Strawberry
  Social


 

Benefit HTHM


 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

29


 

7 PM  Worship at CC


 

  PM, Snyder, B’Day Celebration, Fellowship
  Hall


 

 

30 9 AM SS, Ch


 

10 AM, prayer & Communion


 

10:15, Hymns & praise
  music


 

10:30 Worship


 

11:30 Fellowship


 

 


 

 


 

 

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8 AM Men’s breakfast, church


 

ALL DAY clean up


 

All DAY-yard sale CC


 

7 PM Worship at CC


 


 

 


 

 


 


 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 8 


 

9 AM  UMW/M&M


 

3-7 PM Giddis Grad Party,
  Ch


 

7 PM  Worship at CC


 

 

9 9 AM SS, Ch


 

10 AM, prayer &
  Communion


 

10:15, Hymns & praise
  music


 

10:30 Worship


 

11:30 Fellowship


 

12:00 Grad Party, Church


 

 


 

 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 

 


 
 

 


 

 


 

 

 


 

 


 

 


 

Life Screening


 

 

 


 

 

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8 AM Men’s Breakfast at Ch


 

7 PM  Worship at CC


 

 

16 Father's Day


 

9 AM SS, Ch


 

10 AM, prayer &
  Communion


 

10:15, Hymns & praise
  music


 

10:30 Worship


 

11:30 Fellowship


 

 


 

 


 


 

 


 

 
 

 


 

 


 

 

 


 

 


 

 

 


 

 


 

 

22 9 AM  UMW/M&M


 

7 PM  Worship at CC


 

 


 



 

 

 


 

 


 

 
 

 

 


 

 

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7 PM  Worship at CC


 

  PM, Snyder, B’Day Celebration, Fellowship
  Hall


 

 

0 9 AM SS, Ch


 

10 AM, prayer & Communion


 

10:15, Hymns & praise
  music


 

10:30 Worship


 

11:30 Fellowship


 

 


 

 


 

 

 


 




 

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Holidays Calendars: Jul 2013, Aug 2013, Sep 2013



 

 



 

 



 

 



 



 
 



 

We rejoice in the servants
God has sent to us!



 

 



 

 



 



Pastor Devon – We will miss you and send you off with our love and
best wishes!



 

 

  Pastor Mike – We look forward to getting to know you as we join in
ministry in Lake Ann!



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6  8 AM Men’s Breakfast Trip To
  Cabelas


 

7 PM Worship at the CC


 

 

 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 

 


 

 


 

 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 

 


 

 


 

 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 

13 9 AM M&M/UMW, Ch


 

7 PM Worship at the CC


 

 


 

 

14  9 AM, SS, Ch


 

10 AM-Prayer and Communion


 

10:15, Hymns and Praise


 

10:30 Worship


 

11:30 Fellowship


 

4 PM-JH-SH Youth


 

 

 

 


 

 


 

 

 


 

 


 

 
 

 


 

 


 

 

 


 

 


 

 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 

20 8 AM Men’s Breakfast, Church


 

7 PM Worship at the CC


 

CMU at CC all day


 

 


 

 

21  9 AM, SS, Ch


 

10 AM-Prayer and Communion


 

10:15, Hymns and Praise


 

10:30 Worship


 

11:30 Fellowship


 

4 PM-JH-SH Youth


 

 

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27 9 AM M&M/UMW, Ch


 

7 PM Worship at the CC


 

 


 

 


 

 

28 9 AM, SS, Ch


 

10 AM-Prayer and Communion


 

10:15, Hymns and Praise


 

10:30 Worship


 

11:30 Fellowship


 

4 PM-JH-SH Youth


 

CMU @ the CC


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 


 

 

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LAKE ANN UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH  

OCTOBER NEWSLETTER
2013


<>< Our hurch exists to share God’s love and nurture growing relationships with Jesus Christ. <><

In his first inaugural speech FDR proclaimed “All we have to fear is fear itself.”  This is a great  statement by a person who is seeking to be leader of a nation and wants to portray fearless leadership abilities.  And we certainly cannot let fear rule our lives or nothing will ever get done.  However, there is much to be concerned with in our volatile world today.  Unstable regimes are working toward, and possibly have, terrible weapons of mass destruction.  Once again the threat of unthinkable cataclysm rears its ugly head in our world.  The horror that is the Middle East turmoil seems to go from bad to worse, with unthinkable atrocities splashed across the network news on an almost a daily basis.
Our leaders struggle to respond to international and local problems that change minute by minute. The assault on local law enforcement and public safety personnel who are simply doing their jobs is rampant.  The polarization between haves and have nots in our society continues to grow.  With so much discord, violence, and uncertainty in our world how can we not succumb to fear?

I would suggest we seek council from one who faced rejection, betrayal, unjust persecution, and uncertainty with great courage and resolve.  “O Lord, how many are my foes!  How many rise up against me!  Many are saying of me, ‘God will not deliver him.’ But you are a shield around me, O Lord; you bestow glory on me and lift up my head.  To the Lord I cry aloud, and he answers me from his holy hill.  I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the Lord sustains me.  I will not fear the tens of thousands drawn up against me on every side.  Arise, O Lord! Deliver me, O my God! Strike all my enemies on the jaw; break the teeth of the wicked.  From the Lord comes deliverance.  May your blessing be on your people.”  (Psalm 3)  

David certainly knew what it was like to have his world crash down around him.  Pursued unjustly by the king he served faithfully, his throne usurped by his own son, he seeks and finds comfort, peace, and security through his relationship with God.  You and I would do well to emulate David’s surrender to the power, will and authority of God.  Anxiety and fear will always be a part of our lives; but we do not have to let these emotions rule our lives.  We know the one who watches out for us, who cares for all His children and no matter how dire the circumstance are in our lives we can know peace and rest when we have placed ourselves completely into His care. 

Some will believe we should seek God’s power against our enemies using vs. 7b as a template.
However, Jesus taught us a better way, the way of love.  “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your
neighbor and hate your enemy.’  But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you…” (Matt. 5:43-44) Jesus lived out this teaching of loving your enemies.  He did not return violence for violence, he prayed for the forgiveness of his tormentors.  You and I cannot be where all the trouble is; but we can be in prayer for the people and situations wherever they may be occurring.  We are not to be about seeking God for OUR side; but to seek His wisdom His resolution, even if His will is not the same as ours.

We may never alleviate fear altogether from our lives “But perfect love drives out fear…” (1 John 4:18b) Praying for God’s wisdom and His will in all situations and placing ourselves completely and confidently in the will and power of our God can calm our fears and bring peace to troubled hearts.  My prayer for you this day is that you may find comfort and rest in the face of your ten thousand foes in the loving arms of God.

Blessings

Mike

If you’re new here this info will help! 

Saturday Night Worship
For those of you who have busy Sunday schedules,

plan to worship at the
Community Center on Saturdays at 7 PM.
Saturday night worship
is contemporary and comfortable as we worship God in song and prayer in a relaxed atmosphere.

Sunday Worship in the
Village  

REGULAR WORSHIP SCHEDULE!  

Sunday morning:

9-10 am = Youth and Adult Sunday School  

10:20-10:30 = Time of Praise and Worship  

(Hymns, Praise Songs, new & old!)

10:30-11:30 = Worship (Children’s SS following the Children’s Sermon)

11:30 = Fellowship   

 

FALL WEDNESDAY

DINNER SERVED FROM 5:30-6:30 PM,
fellowship hall

OPEN GYM 6:30-8 PM, CC

BIBLE STUDY 6:30-8 PM, fellowship hall

Come home from work and school tired and worn out on Wednesdays?   Here is the perfect answer to those crazy busy schedules. 
Come have dinner with your friends, visit and share together.

After dinner, burn off some of that energy at Open Gym or stretch your mind at a Bible Study.

All are welcome, come and bring your family and friends. 

Dinner $3 per person or $10 per family.  

Menu for October:

2 Chicken pot pie

9  Sloppy Joe

16 Mac and Cheese and Hot Dogs

23 Spaghetti

30 Soup and Salad

BONUS…Breakfast after church – October 13

YOUTH GROUP WILL BEGIN MEETING EVERY SUNDAY AT 4 PM.  MEETING LOCATIONS AND
SPECIAL EVENTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED. 
COME FOR A TIME OF FUN, LEARNING AND
GROWING TOGETHER.
ALL YOUNG PEOPLE, 6TH GRADE AND UP ARE INVITED. 

 

Halloween is coming soon!

In the past our church has hosted a
community Halloween or fall carnival event for our neighborhood.  The evening has included games, treats,
concessions and more and has been a great opportunity to share with ALL our
neighbors.

We would like to do something
similar this year on Halloween from about 5:30 to 7 PM.

We have people to help, but, we need
someone who would be willing to organize the event and pull it all together.

ARE YOU THAT PERSON!!

Contact the church office if this is
something you would be interested in leading or co-leading with a friend.

CROP WALK

The annual Crop Walk will take place
Sunday, October 13th at 2 PM

 Civic Center in Traverse City.

End hunger one step at a time!

Plan to pray, walk or sponsor a
walker.

See Emma or Shelly VanderMeulen for more information.

FORGOTTEN MAN MINISTRY

  Forgotten Man Ministries will host a banquet
and fundraiser on Tuesday, October 15 at Traverse City Central High
School.  This is the organization that
supports jail ministry in our area, See Kathie Brand if you are able to attend
or support this group. The evening includes a great meal and inspiring stories
from former inmates who have been able to turn their lives around through
knowledge and help received from the jail ministries program.

5th Annual
Lake Ann UMC Arts and Craft Show and UMW Bazaar

Saturday, October 26, 9 AM – 3 PM, Community Center

A wide variety of artists and crafters will be at the show this year.

UMW and M&M groups will have bazaar and bake sale items for sale.

Food concessions throughout the day.

Please contact Bev Felkey or Jim Schwind if you can help in any way, especially setting up and
tearing down!

Silent Auction
items are still needed and can be dropped off at the church office no later
than October 24.  Item suggestions:  Like new books, puzzles, hand crafted items,
business certificates or certificates for services.

The UMW Bazaar
will also be part of the Arts and Craft Show on October 26.  Items needed for the bazaar sale:  craft items, nearly new items, and baked goods.  If you have items you would like
to donate please talk to Julia Deemer or Mary Gonder, or call the church office.

ANNUAL CHURCH CONFERENCE

  Our conference will take in a new format this
year as we combine the event with Grawn, Grant and Epworth (Brethern) UMC’s.  The meeting will take place at Grawn on
Tuesday, November 5, with Lake Ann’s Staff Parish Committee meeting with
District Supt. Anita Hahn from 5 to 5:30 PM.
The business portion of the meeting will take place from 5:30 to 6:15
PM.

Because of this format change, the Administrative Council feels it is important to share our reports with the congregation as we have in the past.  Consequently, we will
have a congregational potluck and meeting, immediately after church on Sunday,November 3.

During this time reports will be shared with everyone.

BLOOD DRIVE

The next regular scheduled blood drive will take place this month, on Tuesday,
October 22 from 3 to 7 PM. 

The youth were able to make $350 this summer with our drives in June and
August!  But, we still need your regular donations.  The more we give the more
lives we can impact and save.  Please call the office if you would like to set up an appointment, which allows you to go to the head of the line on arrival!

Also, please let the office know if you’d like to help by bringing some homemade
cookies, or by spending an hour or two in the canteen.

TheYouth Group Needs Your POP CANS!

Thank you for your recent donations to our pop-can drive.  It is amazing how quickly a 10 cent can turns into adequate funds for the youth trips.  There is a trash bin at the Village Church for your cans, as well as a box in the entryway of the Community Center.  We  appreciate your continued donations. 

Get involved in a GROWTH GROUP!

If you are not yet participating in a small group, “Growth Group” and are interested in having the opportunity, please contact the office and let us know.
These groups are a great way to build relationships and faith!  We can find a group for you! 

Growth Group Updates

As fall approaches we want to make sure everyone has up to date
information about growth groups.  Please let the office know day and time your group meets, who is in your group and what you will be studying if you know.
Also, let us know if you are unable to add any new members to your group.

Thanks for your help! 

Watch for more information this fall about regular
scheduled Benzie Bus trips from Lake Ann to Traverse City.

UPDATING RECORDS

Were you baptized or received into membership during the past year?  Did you receive a certificate or record of that event?  We are updating records at the church and want to  make sure everyone has their certificate.  Please contact Susie at the church office (275-7236) if you have not received your certificate of membership or baptism.

Nursery Care:  Ages Infant through Age 3

Marla Priest is our nursery staff
person, assisted by church volunteers, from 10-11:30 AM.  We are grateful to all who have served our
children in the nursery and Sunday School.
Thank you for saying yes, planting seeds, and sharing God’s love!

If you are interested in serving in
this way, we are eager to include you as part of our children’s ministry
contact Susie in the church office or contact Barb Keelan at 275-2919.

Nursery and Sunday School Schedule for October:



Nursery:  Children through age 4 will be cared for during the 10:30 am worship service in the nursery room on the lower level of the church in the village. 

Children's Sunday School: Children ages 5 through 5th grade will go downstairs to the One Room Sunday school room for their lesson each Sunday after the Children's Sermon.

 



Assisting Marla      NurseryVolunteer            S.S. Team Leader                             S.S. Volunteer


October 6             Becky Willsey                  Sue Agge                                  Nathan Buchanan

October 13           Amanda Deemer              Sue Agge                                  Pauline Rosa

October 20           Mae Crawford                  Sue Agge                                  Susie Harold

October 27           Amanda Nahgahgwon       Sue  Agge                                 Shelly Clemens-Gray  

If you are unable to work your scheduled date, Please arrange to switch your time
with another worker.

 

DECEMBER 15TH CHRISTMAS PAGEANT REHEARSALS BEGIN

Calling all children ages 4 – 5th grade!  Our Christmas pageant needs you!  Sue Agge will begin rehearsals Sunday, October 20th from 10-10:15am in the children’s Sunday School room. All rehearsals except the dress rehearsalare in the children’s Sunday School room from 10-10:15am.

Sunday rehearsal dates are:  October 20, 27; November 3, 10, 17, 24; December 8 and 15.
There will not be a rehearsal December 1st (Thanksgiving weekend).

THE DRESS REHEARSAL IS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14th from 10 – 12 noon.

The format of the pageant will be similar to last year. Each child is in costume as a character in the Bible’s Christmas story. Since the pageant has Youth narrators, the children do not have speaking parts. The congregation participates by singing carols as the children portray the Christmas story.

During rehearsals, the children will learn a song to sing together as they prepare for the pageant.  Each child’s family will receive a CD of the song for them to listen to and learn at home or while riding in the car!

The children in last year’s pageant did a magnificent job.   We encourage parents new to the pageant
activity to talk to other parents and children who did participate last year. We have a part and a costume for everyone! If your child(ren) aren’t sure about participating, encourage them to come and rehearse a time or two…then decide.

We need middle and high school youth willing to be narrators or musicians for the pageant. Youth participants need to be at the dress rehearsal on December 14th.

Contact Sue Agge, 631-0239 or Barb Keelan, 275-2919 with questions or to volunteer to help. We look forward to another wonderful and meaningful experience with and for your children.

STAYING FIT:

Calling all people interested in walking!

We will continue to walk outdoors as long as the weather allows.

Meet at the Almira Township Park

TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS 9 AM

If weather is inclement we will meet at the CC.

Men’s & Women’s Ministry Groups:

 Men’s Breakfast Group

  On Saturday, October 5 and 19.

Meet in
the Fellowship Hall at the Village Church, 8 AM. 

UMW/M&M

Our combined groups will continue to meet in Fellowship Hall on the fourth Saturday of each month.  At the September meeting
on the 28th we will determine when to meet in October as we prepare
for the Craft Show and Bazaar on October 26.
 We will begin at 9 AM with devotions.  See you there!  


CALLING ALL QUILTERS

For those of you who would enjoy helping with quilt projects, the quilt group meets
at the church in the village every Wednesday, from 9 AM to 4 PM or any time in
between those hours that works for you!  Bring a sack lunch. You may contact Char Hodges, Jean Perkins, Judy Gauld, or Jeane Kalchik for more information.   

MEETINGS IN OCTOBER

o   Trustee Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 1 at 7 PM

o   Staff Parish Meeting is scheduled for Wed., October 2, at 7 PM.

o  Administrative Council meeting will be Tuesday, 15 at the church. 

From the LAUMC Trustees  

There will be a fall work day sponsored by the Trustees on October 19, beginning at 8 AM.  Everyone is invited to participate.  There will be jobs for everyone and every
ability.  See the information board in Fellowship Hall.

If any of you see anything that you believe is unsafe, unpleasant to look at or a distraction from worship, please contact one of the trustees.  We will make every effort to remedy the situation, with resources that are available.

For reference, the trustees for this year are Millie Bean, Dan Herringa, Pat Hodges, Ruth Leckrone, Mark Roper, Dave Stachnik, Todd Hacker, Bill Rayle and committee chairman, Gary Perkins.  Thank you.   

MISSION
NEWS……………………………………………………..



 Habitat for Humanity:    Annual spaghetti dinner benefit will be held at the Frankfort UMC on October 5 from 4:30 to 7 PM.  The meal includes spaghetti with a choice of meat or vegetarian sauce, salad, garlic bread and dessert.  Drinks include the choice of coffee, tea, water or lemonade.  Carry out services will be available.  All proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity of Benzie County.

Don’t forget our continuing ission opportunities: 

OLESON’S FARM FRESH MARKET – COMMUNITY SHARE PROGRAM                                  

 For every $1 you spend at Oleson’s Food Store, our church can receive money. Just save your
receipts and put them in the box on the Missions Table at the back of the
sanctuary.  Oleson’s will accept any receipts as far back as April 1, 1990.
They will give us a penny for every dollar spent.  So, please … Save your receipts and put them
in the box!   Those receipts add up—thank you for turning
them in!

MEIJER REWARD POINTS

If you shop at Meijers you may be able to designate our church to receive rewards. Enrolled
members shop Meijer, and pay with cash, PIN-based debit cards, or linked Meijer Credit Cards. Purchases made with a linked Meijer Credit card earn 1%.  Purchases made with cash or debit card and a wiped Meijer 1 Card earn .5%.  Please consider helping out our church by shopping Meijer.  Thanks to all of you who participate in this program.

CHECK RECEIVED FROM MEIJER THIS MONTH:
$117.75!

UPDATING LISTS

If you are not included
in our weekly email prayer chains, or would like to receive email newsletters
and updates please call and let us know.
We would also like to update the weekly bulletin prayer list and the
birthday list.  Please review the bulletin
prayer list and let us know if there are names that should be removed because
their situation has greatly improved!

(church@lakeannumc.com) or call (231-275-7236) the office. 

  Say Happy Birthday in October to the following!



(Please contact the church office with
additional birth dates to add to list.)


 October 4    Elmer Bisler

October 8  Mike Skarupinski

October 10     Judy Gauld

October 10       Matt Wetmore

October 10             Barb Emerick

October 13     Nolan Deemer

October 13             Jim Schwind

October 15             Gil Rushlau

October 17             Will Carlone

October 20             Mark Roper

October 23             Berniece Gonder

October 23             Don Bridges

October 24             Dick Yarick

October 29             Gary Perkins



 



 



 



 



 





 



 



 






 



 



 

 




 
 



 



 



 



 








 

 



 


 

 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 

 



 

 



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8 AM Men’s breakfast, church


 

ALL DAY clean up


 

All DAY-yard sale CC


 

7 PM Worship at CC


 


 

 


 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 8 


 

9 AM  UMW/M&M


 

3-7 PM Giddis Grad Party,
  Ch


 

7 PM  Worship at CC


 

 

9 9 AM SS, Ch


 

10 AM, prayer &
  Communion


 

10:15, Hymns & praise
  music


 

10:30 Worship


 

11:30 Fellowship


 

12:00 Grad Party, Church


 

 


 


 

 


 


 

 


 

 

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15


 

8 AM Men’s Breakfast at Ch


 

7 PM  Worship at CC


 

 

16 Father's Day


 

9 AM SS, Ch


 

10 AM, prayer &
  Communion


 

10:15, Hymns & praise
  music


 

10:30 Worship


 

11:30 Fellowship


 

 


 

 


 

 

 


 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 
 

 


 

 

 


 

 


 

 

22 9 AM  UMW/M&M


 

7 PM  Worship at CC


 

 


 

 

23 9 AM SS, Ch


 

10 AM, prayer &
  Communion


 

10:15, Hymns & praise
  music


 

10:30 Worship


 

11:30 Fellowship Strawberry
  Social


 

Benefit HTHM


 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

29


 

7 PM  Worship at CC


 

  PM, Snyder, B’Day Celebration, Fellowship
  Hall


 

 

30 9 AM SS, Ch


 

10 AM, prayer & Communion


 

10:15, Hymns & praise
  music


 

10:30 Worship


 

11:30 Fellowship


 

 


 

 


 

 

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1


 

8 AM Men’s breakfast, church


 

ALL DAY clean up


 

All DAY-yard sale CC


 

7 PM Worship at CC


 


 

 


 

 


 


 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 8 


 

9 AM  UMW/M&M


 

3-7 PM Giddis Grad Party,
  Ch


 

7 PM  Worship at CC


 

 

9 9 AM SS, Ch


 

10 AM, prayer &
  Communion


 

10:15, Hymns & praise
  music


 

10:30 Worship


 

11:30 Fellowship


 

12:00 Grad Party, Church


 

 


 

 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 

 


 
 

 


 

 


 

 

 


 

 


 

 


 

Life Screening


 

 

 


 

 

15


 

8 AM Men’s Breakfast at Ch


 

7 PM  Worship at CC


 

 

16 Father's Day


 

9 AM SS, Ch


 

10 AM, prayer &
  Communion


 

10:15, Hymns & praise
  music


 

10:30 Worship


 

11:30 Fellowship


 

 


 

 


 


 

 


 

 
 

 


 

 


 

 

 


 

 


 

 

 


 

 


 

 

22 9 AM  UMW/M&M


 

7 PM  Worship at CC


 

 


 



 

 

 


 

 


 

 
 

 

 


 

 

29


 

7 PM  Worship at CC


 

  PM, Snyder, B’Day Celebration, Fellowship
  Hall


 

 

0 9 AM SS, Ch


 

10 AM, prayer & Communion


 

10:15, Hymns & praise
  music


 

10:30 Worship


 

11:30 Fellowship


 

 


 

 


 

 

 


 




 

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Holidays Calendars: Jul 2013, Aug 2013, Sep 2013



 

 



 

 



 

 



 



 
 



 

We rejoice in the servants
God has sent to us!



 

 



 

 



 



Pastor Devon – We will miss you and send you off with our love and
best wishes!



 

 

  Pastor Mike – We look forward to getting to know you as we join in
ministry in Lake Ann!



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Wed


  

  

Thu


  

  

Fri


  

  

Sat


  

 

 


 

 

 


 

 


 

 

 


 

 


 

 

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6  8 AM Men’s Breakfast Trip To
  Cabelas


 

7 PM Worship at the CC


 

 

 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 

 


 

 


 

 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 

 


 

 


 

 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 

13 9 AM M&M/UMW, Ch


 

7 PM Worship at the CC


 

 


 

 

14  9 AM, SS, Ch


 

10 AM-Prayer and Communion


 

10:15, Hymns and Praise


 

10:30 Worship


 

11:30 Fellowship


 

4 PM-JH-SH Youth


 

 

 

 


 

 


 

 

 


 

 


 

 
 

 


 

 


 

 

 


 

 


 

 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 

20 8 AM Men’s Breakfast, Church


 

7 PM Worship at the CC


 

CMU at CC all day


 

 


 

 

21  9 AM, SS, Ch


 

10 AM-Prayer and Communion


 

10:15, Hymns and Praise


 

10:30 Worship


 

11:30 Fellowship


 

4 PM-JH-SH Youth


 

 

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27 9 AM M&M/UMW, Ch


 

7 PM Worship at the CC


 

 


 

 


 

 

28 9 AM, SS, Ch


 

10 AM-Prayer and Communion


 

10:15, Hymns and Praise


 

10:30 Worship


 

11:30 Fellowship


 

4 PM-JH-SH Youth


 

CMU @ the CC


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 


 

 

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LAKE ANN UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH  

OCTOBER NEWSLETTER
2013


<>< Our hurch exists to share God’s love and nurture growing relationships with Jesus Christ. <><

In his first inaugural speech FDR proclaimed “All we have to fear is fear itself.”  This is a great  statement by a person who is seeking to be leader of a nation and wants to portray fearless leadership abilities.  And we certainly cannot let fear rule our lives or nothing will ever get done.  However, there is much to be concerned with in our volatile world today.  Unstable regimes are working toward, and possibly have, terrible weapons of mass destruction.  Once again the threat of unthinkable cataclysm rears its ugly head in our world.  The horror that is the Middle East turmoil seems to go from bad to worse, with unthinkable atrocities splashed across the network news on an almost a daily basis. 
Our leaders struggle to respond to international and local problems that change minute by minute. The assault on local law enforcement and public safety personnel who are simply doing their jobs is rampant.  The polarization between haves and have nots in our society continues to grow.  With so much discord, violence, and uncertainty in our world how can we not succumb to fear?

I would suggest we seek council from one who faced rejection, betrayal, unjust persecution, and uncertainty with great courage and resolve.  “O Lord, how many are my foes!  How many rise up against me!  Many are saying of me, ‘God will not deliver him.’ But you are a shield around me, O Lord; you bestow glory on me and lift up my head.  To the Lord I cry aloud, and he answers me from his holy hill.  I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the Lord sustains me.  I will not fear the tens of thousands drawn up against me on every side.  Arise, O Lord! Deliver me, O my God! Strike all my enemies on the jaw; break the teeth of the wicked.  From the Lord comes deliverance.  May your blessing be on your people.”  (Psalm 3)  

David certainly knew what it was like to have his world crash down around him.  Pursued unjustly by the king he served faithfully, his throne usurped by his own son, he seeks and finds comfort, peace, and security through his relationship with God.  You and I would do well to emulate David’s surrender to the power, will and authority of God.  Anxiety and fear will always be a part of our lives; but we do not have to let these emotions rule our lives.  We know the one who watches out for us, who cares for all His children and no matter how dire the circumstance are in our lives we can know peace and rest when we have placed ourselves completely into His care. 

Some will believe we should seek God’s power against our enemies using vs. 7b as a template. 
However, Jesus taught us a better way, the way of love.  “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your
neighbor and hate your enemy.’  But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you…” (Matt. 5:43-44) Jesus lived out this teaching of loving your enemies.  He did not return violence for violence, he prayed for the forgiveness of his tormentors.  You and I cannot be where all the trouble is; but we can be in prayer for the people and situations wherever they may be occurring.  We are not to be about seeking God for OUR side; but to seek His wisdom His resolution, even if His will is not the same as ours.

We may never alleviate fear altogether from our lives “But perfect love drives out fear…” (1 John 4:18b) Praying for God’s wisdom and His will in all situations and placing ourselves completely and confidently in the will and power of our God can calm our fears and bring peace to troubled hearts.  My prayer for you this day is that you may find comfort and rest in the face of your ten thousand foes in the loving arms of God.

Blessings

Mike

If you’re new here this info will help! 

Saturday Night Worship
For those of you who have busy Sunday schedules,

plan to worship at the
Community Center on Saturdays at 7 PM.
Saturday night worship
is contemporary and comfortable as we worship God in song and prayer in a relaxed atmosphere.

Sunday Worship in the
Village  

REGULAR WORSHIP SCHEDULE!  

Sunday morning:

9-10 am = Youth and Adult Sunday School   

10:20-10:30 = Time of Praise and Worship  

(Hymns, Praise Songs, new & old!)

10:30-11:30 = Worship (Children’s SS following the Children’s Sermon)

11:30 = Fellowship   

 

FALL WEDNESDAY

DINNER SERVED FROM 5:30-6:30 PM,
fellowship hall

OPEN GYM 6:30-8 PM, CC

BIBLE STUDY 6:30-8 PM, fellowship hall

Come home from work and school tired and worn out on Wednesdays?   Here is the perfect answer to those crazy busy schedules. 
Come have dinner with your friends, visit and share together.

After dinner, burn off some of that energy at Open Gym or stretch your mind at a Bible Study.

All are welcome, come and bring your family and friends. 

Dinner $3 per person or $10 per family.  

Menu for October:

2 Chicken pot pie

9  Sloppy Joe

16 Mac and Cheese and Hot Dogs

23 Spaghetti

30 Soup and Salad

BONUS…Breakfast after church – October 13

YOUTH GROUP WILL BEGIN MEETING EVERY SUNDAY AT 4 PM.  MEETING LOCATIONS AND
SPECIAL EVENTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED. 
COME FOR A TIME OF FUN, LEARNING AND
GROWING TOGETHER.
ALL YOUNG PEOPLE, 6TH GRADE AND UP ARE INVITED. 

 

Halloween is coming soon!

In the past our church has hosted a
community Halloween or fall carnival event for our neighborhood.  The evening has included games, treats,
concessions and more and has been a great opportunity to share with ALL our
neighbors.

We would like to do something
similar this year on Halloween from about 5:30 to 7 PM.

We have people to help, but, we need
someone who would be willing to organize the event and pull it all together.

ARE YOU THAT PERSON!!

Contact the church office if this is
something you would be interested in leading or co-leading with a friend.

CROP WALK

The annual Crop Walk will take place
Sunday, October 13th at 2 PM

 Civic Center in Traverse City.

End hunger one step at a time!

Plan to pray, walk or sponsor a
walker.

See Emma or Shelly VanderMeulen for more information.

FORGOTTEN MAN MINISTRY

  Forgotten Man Ministries will host a banquet
and fundraiser on Tuesday, October 15 at Traverse City Central High
School.  This is the organization that
supports jail ministry in our area, See Kathie Brand if you are able to attend
or support this group. The evening includes a great meal and inspiring stories
from former inmates who have been able to turn their lives around through
knowledge and help received from the jail ministries program.

5th Annual
Lake Ann UMC Arts and Craft Show and UMW Bazaar

Saturday, October 26, 9 AM – 3 PM, Community Center

A wide variety of artists and crafters will be at the show this year.

UMW and M&M groups will have bazaar and bake sale items for sale.

Food concessions throughout the day.

Please contact Bev Felkey or Jim Schwind if you can help in any way, especially setting up and
tearing down!

Silent Auction
items are still needed and can be dropped off at the church office no later
than October 24.  Item suggestions:  Like new books, puzzles, hand crafted items,
business certificates or certificates for services.

The UMW Bazaar
will also be part of the Arts and Craft Show on October 26.  Items needed for the bazaar sale:  craft items, nearly new items, and baked goods.  If you have items you would like
to donate please talk to Julia Deemer or Mary Gonder, or call the church office.

ANNUAL CHURCH CONFERENCE

  Our conference will take in a new format this
year as we combine the event with Grawn, Grant and Epworth (Brethern) UMC’s.  The meeting will take place at Grawn on
Tuesday, November 5, with Lake Ann’s Staff Parish Committee meeting with
District Supt. Anita Hahn from 5 to 5:30 PM. 
The business portion of the meeting will take place from 5:30 to 6:15
PM.

Because of this format change, the Administrative Council feels it is important to share our reports with the congregation as we have in the past.  Consequently, we will
have a congregational potluck and meeting, immediately after church on Sunday,November 3.

During this time reports will be shared with everyone.

BLOOD DRIVE

The next regular scheduled blood drive will take place this month, on Tuesday,
October 22 from 3 to 7 PM. 

The youth were able to make $350 this summer with our drives in June and
August!  But, we still need your regular donations.  The more we give the more
lives we can impact and save.  Please call the office if you would like to set up an appointment, which allows you to go to the head of the line on arrival!

Also, please let the office know if you’d like to help by bringing some homemade
cookies, or by spending an hour or two in the canteen.

TheYouth Group Needs Your POP CANS!

Thank you for your recent donations to our pop-can drive.  It is amazing how quickly a 10 cent can turns into adequate funds for the youth trips.  There is a trash bin at the Village Church for your cans, as well as a box in the entryway of the Community Center.  We  appreciate your continued donations. 

Get involved in a GROWTH GROUP!

If you are not yet participating in a small group, “Growth Group” and are interested in having the opportunity, please contact the office and let us know. 
These groups are a great way to build relationships and faith!  We can find a group for you! 

Growth Group Updates

As fall approaches we want to make sure everyone has up to date
information about growth groups.  Please let the office know day and time your group meets, who is in your group and what you will be studying if you know. 
Also, let us know if you are unable to add any new members to your group.

Thanks for your help! 

Watch for more information this fall about regular
scheduled Benzie Bus trips from Lake Ann to Traverse City.

UPDATING RECORDS

Were you baptized or received into membership during the past year?  Did you receive a certificate or record of that event?  We are updating records at the church and want to  make sure everyone has their certificate.  Please contact Susie at the church office (275-7236) if you have not received your certificate of membership or baptism.

Nursery Care:  Ages Infant through Age 3

Marla Priest is our nursery staff
person, assisted by church volunteers, from 10-11:30 AM.  We are grateful to all who have served our
children in the nursery and Sunday School. 
Thank you for saying yes, planting seeds, and sharing God’s love!

If you are interested in serving in
this way, we are eager to include you as part of our children’s ministry
contact Susie in the church office or contact Barb Keelan at 275-2919.

Nursery and Sunday School Schedule for October:



Nursery:  Children through age 4 will be cared for during the 10:30 am worship service in the nursery room on the lower level of the church in the village. 

Children's Sunday School: Children ages 5 through 5th grade will go downstairs to the One Room Sunday school room for their lesson each Sunday after the Children's Sermon.

 



Assisting Marla      NurseryVolunteer            S.S. Team Leader                             S.S. Volunteer


October 6             Becky Willsey                  Sue Agge                                  Nathan Buchanan

October 13           Amanda Deemer              Sue Agge                                  Pauline Rosa

October 20           Mae Crawford                  Sue Agge                                  Susie Harold

October 27           Amanda Nahgahgwon       Sue  Agge                                 Shelly Clemens-Gray  

If you are unable to work your scheduled date, Please arrange to switch your time
with another worker.

 

DECEMBER 15TH CHRISTMAS PAGEANT REHEARSALS BEGIN

Calling all children ages 4 – 5th grade!  Our Christmas pageant needs you!  Sue Agge will begin rehearsals Sunday, October 20th from 10-10:15am in the children’s Sunday School room. All rehearsals except the dress rehearsalare in the children’s Sunday School room from 10-10:15am.

Sunday rehearsal dates are:  October 20, 27; November 3, 10, 17, 24; December 8 and 15. 
There will not be a rehearsal December 1st (Thanksgiving weekend).

THE DRESS REHEARSAL IS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14th from 10 – 12 noon.

The format of the pageant will be similar to last year. Each child is in costume as a character in the Bible’s Christmas story. Since the pageant has Youth narrators, the children do not have speaking parts. The congregation participates by singing carols as the children portray the Christmas story.

During rehearsals, the children will learn a song to sing together as they prepare for the pageant.  Each child’s family will receive a CD of the song for them to listen to and learn at home or while riding in the car!

The children in last year’s pageant did a magnificent job.   We encourage parents new to the pageant
activity to talk to other parents and children who did participate last year. We have a part and a costume for everyone! If your child(ren) aren’t sure about participating, encourage them to come and rehearse a time or two…then decide.

We need middle and high school youth willing to be narrators or musicians for the pageant. Youth participants need to be at the dress rehearsal on December 14th.

Contact Sue Agge, 631-0239 or Barb Keelan, 275-2919 with questions or to volunteer to help. We look forward to another wonderful and meaningful experience with and for your children.

STAYING FIT:

Calling all people interested in walking!

We will continue to walk outdoors as long as the weather allows.

Meet at the Almira Township Park

TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS 9 AM

If weather is inclement we will meet at the CC.

Men’s & Women’s Ministry Groups:

 Men’s Breakfast Group

  On Saturday, October 5 and 19.

Meet in
the Fellowship Hall at the Village Church, 8 AM. 

UMW/M&M

Our combined groups will continue to meet in Fellowship Hall on the fourth Saturday of each month.  At the September meeting
on the 28th we will determine when to meet in October as we prepare
for the Craft Show and Bazaar on October 26. 
 We will begin at 9 AM with devotions.  See you there!  


CALLING ALL QUILTERS

For those of you who would enjoy helping with quilt projects, the quilt group meets
at the church in the village every Wednesday, from 9 AM to 4 PM or any time in
between those hours that works for you!  Bring a sack lunch. You may contact Char Hodges, Jean Perkins, Judy Gauld, or Jeane Kalchik for more information.   

MEETINGS IN OCTOBER

o   Trustee Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 1 at 7 PM

o   Staff Parish Meeting is scheduled for Wed., October 2, at 7 PM.

o  Administrative Council meeting will be Tuesday, 15 at the church. 

From the LAUMC Trustees  

There will be a fall work day sponsored by the Trustees on October 19, beginning at 8 AM.  Everyone is invited to participate.  There will be jobs for everyone and every
ability.  See the information board in Fellowship Hall.

If any of you see anything that you believe is unsafe, unpleasant to look at or a distraction from worship, please contact one of the trustees.  We will make every effort to remedy the situation, with resources that are available.

For reference, the trustees for this year are Millie Bean, Dan Herringa, Pat Hodges, Ruth Leckrone, Mark Roper, Dave Stachnik, Todd Hacker, Bill Rayle and committee chairman, Gary Perkins.  Thank you.   

MISSION
NEWS……………………………………………………..



 Habitat for Humanity:    Annual spaghetti dinner benefit will be held at the Frankfort UMC on October 5 from 4:30 to 7 PM.  The meal includes spaghetti with a choice of meat or vegetarian sauce, salad, garlic bread and dessert.  Drinks include the choice of coffee, tea, water or lemonade.  Carry out services will be available.  All proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity of Benzie County.

Don’t forget our continuing ission opportunities: 

OLESON’S FARM FRESH MARKET – COMMUNITY SHARE PROGRAM                                  

 For every $1 you spend at Oleson’s Food Store, our church can receive money. Just save your
receipts and put them in the box on the Missions Table at the back of the
sanctuary.  Oleson’s will accept any receipts as far back as April 1, 1990. 
They will give us a penny for every dollar spent.  So, please … Save your receipts and put them
in the box!   Those receipts add up—thank you for turning
them in!

MEIJER REWARD POINTS

If you shop at Meijers you may be able to designate our church to receive rewards. Enrolled
members shop Meijer, and pay with cash, PIN-based debit cards, or linked Meijer Credit Cards. Purchases made with a linked Meijer Credit card earn 1%.  Purchases made with cash or debit card and a wiped Meijer 1 Card earn .5%.  Please consider helping out our church by shopping Meijer.  Thanks to all of you who participate in this program.

CHECK RECEIVED FROM MEIJER THIS MONTH: 
$117.75!

UPDATING LISTS

If you are not included
in our weekly email prayer chains, or would like to receive email newsletters
and updates please call and let us know. 
We would also like to update the weekly bulletin prayer list and the
birthday list.  Please review the bulletin
prayer list and let us know if there are names that should be removed because
their situation has greatly improved!

(church@lakeannumc.com) or call (231-275-7236) the office. 

  Say Happy Birthday in October to the following!



(Please contact the church office with
additional birth dates to add to list.)


 October 4    Elmer Bisler

October 8  Mike Skarupinski

October 10     Judy Gauld

October 10       Matt Wetmore

October 10             Barb Emerick

October 13     Nolan Deemer

October 13             Jim Schwind

October 15             Gil Rushlau

October 17             Will Carlone

October 20             Mark Roper

October 23             Berniece Gonder

October 23             Don Bridges

October 24             Dick Yarick

October 29             Gary Perkins