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The Bellringer
June 2017


LOOKING AHEAD

June 4
Day of Pentecost
Festival Worship
10:00 a.m.
Recognition of Graduates

June 6, 13, 20, 27
Lesson Study
11:00 a.m.

June 10
Men’s Bible Study at Panera
9:00 a.m.

June 13
Mary Martha Circle
7:00 p.m.

June 14
Lydia Ruth Circle
10:00 a.m.

June 25
Vacation Bible School
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Kindergarten thru 6th Grade
Lunch included

SUNDAY SCHEDULE
Worship Service 10:00 a.m.
Join us for coffee and
conversation in the parlor
before and after Worship.

 

 

From The Pastor

The day of Pentecost has been referred to in many different ways over the history of the Christian Church. Sometimes it is called “The Birthday of the Church.” It is the third major festival of the church year (along with Christmas and Easter) which celebrates the third member of the Holy Trinity, that being The Holy Spirit. It also signals the end of the Easter season, and the beginning of the season of Pentecost, the longest church season of the year, sometimes called “Ordinary Time,” by some Christian traditions. This year we begin our summer months on the Day of Pentecost, June 4.

The Christian festival derives its name from the Jewish festival of Pentecost, observed 50 days after Passover. On the fiftieth day of Easter, we celebrate the Holy Spirit as the power of God among us to heal, forgive, inspire and unite. Images for the day include wind and fire, as the Spirit is poured out on disciples of all nations in Acts 2:1-21. As we gather this year to celebrate Pentecost, we remember that in the one Spirit, we are baptized into the one body of Christ, and whenever we come to the Lord’s table, the Spirit unites us for witness in the world.

Summertime is often used for trips and vacations, and I hope that many of you get the opportunity to take advantage of this time. I will be sticking pretty close to home, but Lucy and Hannah will be travelling to Ireland with Lucy’s mom for ten days toward the end of June. My prayer is that the Holy Spirit will travel with all who travel, and rest upon all who rest. And that the presence of God will be known in real and palpable ways for all of us during this summer season.

Pastor

POTLUCK AND STRAWBERRIES AT FRIENDSHIP GROUP

North Community Friendship Group invites to join them on Wednesday, June 21, at noon in the Fellowship Hall for “Hive and Honey” – presented by Barry and Carmen Conrad. Bees seem to be in the news a lot these days because they are slowly disappearing.
NOTE: Bring your favorite potluck dish but NO DESSERTS as lots of fresh strawberries will be available for your enjoyment. For reservations please call Emmy Camp @ 614-475-7380 or Suzan Jervey in the Church Office @ 614-888-1955.

A THANK YOU TO THE CONGREGATION FOR PHEBE GIFTS

Thank you for your generous gift of $650 to the Phebe Hospital Solar Project. Your faithful generosity is making a life changing difference to the patients, staff and residents at Phebe. The Rural Renewable Energy Alliance installation team arrived at Phebe in March and for 22 days worked side by side with local Liberians constructing a 100Kw solar system. Everything came together well; the system is operational and providing power.
The next step is to arrange training in the US for 2-4 individuals in the installation and maintenance of solar systems so they can care for the Phebe system and install future systems in Liberia. Future donations to the Phebe Project will be used to cover the cost of this training and other items such as energy efficiency upgrades, and providing a backup emergency power supply. Thank you for all your support. None of this could have happened without you and many others across the country.
Mary Jo Mettler, PV For Phebe Promoter, Northeastern Minnesota Synod WELCA

DAY OF PENTECOST

On the fiftieth day of Easter we celebrate the Holy Spirit, through whom and in whom the people of God are created and re-created. On Sunday, June 4, we celebrate the Day of Pentecost with a festival service of Holy Communion. We also will recognize and honor our university graduates – Laura Kelley, Colin Wolfe, Denver Woodward – and high school graduates – Jessie Beach, Sarah Hangen, Michaela O-Brien, Trevor Prater.

Pray we then, O Lord the Spirit, on our lives descend in might;
let your flame break out within us, fire our hearts and clear our sight,
till, white-hot in your possession, we, too, set the world alight.
- M. Hewlett

VBS ADVENTURE – JUNE 25 AND JULY 30

A Cave Quest to follow Jesus, the Light of the World!
For kids in kindergarten through 6th grade
Sunday, June 25 11 -2:00 & Sunday, July 30 11-2:00
Lunch is provided. Register at 440-781-8524

MEN’S BIBLE STUDY

On Saturday, June 10, the Men’s Bible Study will convene at the Panera Bread restaurant on High Street for our time of food, fellowship and study. This month we will look at Luke 22:54-62, the story of Peter denying Jesus. We all blow it at times, and after Peter blew it, Jesus forgave him and blessed him to be a leader in His church. We trust that God does the same for us. Join us as we read and discuss this word of hope together. We meet from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.

JULY RED, WHITE & BLUE

The women of Clinton Heights WELCA are excited to invite you to the annual salad buffet to be held on Wednesday, July 12, at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited – men, women and children. All are welcome. Bring your favorite salad to share and wear your very best patriotic clothes. We will have a contest to see who has the best red, white and blue outfit. Our speaker will be Mary Leavitt, The Flag Lady. Some of you may know her. Her store, The Flag Lady's Flag Store, is right here in Clintonville. Mary has lots of interesting stories to tell about her life and her flags. This will
be a patriotic event for all ages. Come join the fun!

FOOD TRUCKS RETURN

Once again this year we will be hosting food trucks on three of the Saturdays in July. Food trucks are very popular in Columbus, and they offer delicious meals at reasonable prices. We will set up tables on the parking lot and open up the education wing for folks who wish to stay here to eat. Each truck will arrive at 11 a.m. and stay until about 2 p.m.
The schedule is as follows:
Saturday, July 8 Pitabilities – featuring pita-based sandwiches, salads, and fries
Saturday, July 15 Ajumama – they call their style, “Korean Street Food,
fast and sassy!”
Saturday, July 22 Explorer’s Club – A regular on our parking lot which offers international food, especially Latin American flavors
Come join our neighbors for good food and fellowship!

IT’S TIME FOR A SUMMER CHANGE!

Don't be afraid. WELCA will guide you through it. We are changing our summer project from School Kits to PERSONAL CARE KITS for Lutheran World Relief.
LIST TO GUIDE YOU
? One light-weight bath -size towel (20"x 40" to 52"x27"), dark color recommended
? Two or three bath-size bars of soap equaling 8to 9 oz. any brand,
in original wrapping; no mini or hotel size bars
? One adult-size toothbrush in its original packaging
? One sturdy comb, (no picks or fine toothed combs); remove packaging
? One metal nail clippers (attached file optional); remove packaging

FYI FOR SIMPLY GIVING USERS

The Support Committee received a notice that VANCO, the company used by Thrivent to operate automatic fund transfers (i.e. our offerings) has transitioned all users to the "Give+" program for giving options. This is due to a change by Thrivent, which worked in partnership with VANCO, to end this type of service. Thrivent fully encourages us to remain with VANCO.
According to the notice, nothing will change, offerings will process as before. It is unlikely that you will notice any change to the name on your bank statement for the withdrawal, but we wanted to make you aware of this change. Additional services are available including a free mobile app which the Support Committee is investigating. If the committee's review of the mobile app process is positive, we will make an announcement.
If you have any questions, please contact Mary Ellen Franzen (wittgrad1@yahoo.com).


Welcome to WELCA!

June Meetings:
Mary Martha – Tuesday –June 13th – 7:00 p.m.
Bible Study Leader: Mary Jones Hostess: Nichole Botkin
Lydia Ruth – Wednesday – June 14th – 10:00 a.m.
Bible Study Leader: Joan Anderson Hostess: Helen Ish

June Bible Study: Are you brave enough to be part of God’s renewal? It could get messy and might even affect those you love. Are you ready? Let’s talk about this!

Flood Buckets – We filled 45 buckets with cleaning products for LSS Disaster Response. They have been taken to North Community for storage until Disaster Response needs them. Thank you to everyone who donated all those cleaning supplies. Thank you, WELCA, for donating all the face masks and heavy-duty trash bags. This was a beautiful collaboration among all the members of our church family.

Now it’s time to make those health kits! We will be collecting items for health kits throughout the summer. They need to be packed up and delivered by October 6. Last year Clinton Heights contributed NINE big boxes of soap and school kits for Lutheran World Relief, and we are hoping for a generous response this year, too. Each health kit must contain: 1 light-weight, darker colored bath towel; 2 or 3 bath-size bars of soap (equaling 8-9 oz.); 1 adult-size toothbrush in its original packaging; 1 sturdy, wide-toothed comb (no picks or fine-toothed combs); 1 metal nail clipper (attached nail file is optional). If you want to do completed kits, just put all the items in a plastic grocery bag and put it in the bin in the narthex. If you want to donate individual items, that is fine, too. Any money donations will go toward buying items to make complete kits. Tooth brushes can be bought in multi-packs. We will open the package and place individual tooth brushes in business-size paper envelopes. Your donations will certainly make a big difference in people’s lives.

Is the Salad Buffet on July 12th marked on your calendar? You won’t want to miss this relaxing evening of conversation, fellowship, delicious food and a special visit from “The Flag Lady!” Bring a salad of any kind to share. Beverages and cupcakes will be provided. This event is for women and men so bring lots of guests along with you. We’ll see you on the 12th!

Bake sale: WELCA will have a bake sale on Sunday, June 18th. The proceeds of this sale will provide seed money for special maintenance projects for the church. Be prepared to pick up some tasty treats for your generous donation to this project.