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The June Messenger Issue #540
The June Messenger Issue #540
May 31, 2013
Wednesdays all Summer at
FROM THE PASTOR
ONE BREAD, ONE BODY
The time after Pentecost Sunday is also known as “Ordinary Time” and is signified by green banners and paraments in our worship space. This is a time to learn, grow and reach out with the Good News of Jesus Christ! As it was true in the early life of the church, it is also true today as well.
This summer, we will be focusing on the Apostle Paul’s letters, beginning with Galatians. Martin Luther especially liked Galatians and claimed it as his favorite epistle (letter) authored by Paul. As we begin, Paul stresses that God's good news is available to all people. Paul's letter, written to the Christians in Galatia around 50-55CE, declares that the grace of God given through Christ is available to both Jew and Gentile. Paul had a very radical message for those times and this message, sadly, is still considered counter-cultural today.
Paul had called the Christian community to live beyond generalizations, stereotypes and categories. Ethnic categories of Jew and Greek were dominant points of contention in the first century. The distinctions of "slave and free" came in the nineteenth century, and issues relating to "male and female" continue into the twenty-first century.
Here at Messiah, we strive to be a respectful Christian community of believers from differing ethnic, social, gender and economic backgrounds.
When we come together through Jesus and the Cross, we become one body of Christ.
As a demonstration of our goal to be one, we will begin to share our campus with 3 Christian ministries this month! Hope Advent, a Russian speaking congregation, continues to worship here on Saturdays; Hope Korean continues to worship here on Sunday afternoons; and Parivar International will be using the parsonage weekdays for counseling and teaching the local South Asian community. Parivar’s stated vision is:
“To help build strong marriages and families through teaching, counsel and practical help so that we can reach and serve every family, community and world in Jesus's name for the glory of God.”
We give thanks to God for opening our hearts and minds to learning and sharing with people of different backgrounds!
“One Bread, one body, one Lord of all; one cup of blessing which we bless, and we, though many throughout the earth, we are one body in this one Lord.”
MAP ON THE MOVE
The MAP Committee met on May 14 to review the bids from the five general contractors who bid on our project. One contractor backed out at the last minute.
All bids were higher than expected – by 20 to 50%. Factors causing the higher bids include size of our project and materials cost
Our architect, David Lindquist, has been working with the low bidder to find ways to bring the bid into line with our budget expectations. They are working on changing some of the specifications to lower the cost. More updates will be available in the near future.
Highlights from the May 21st meeting:
• Parivar International to begin use of parsonage on Saturday June 1st, and their dedication is to be Saturday June 8th.
• Voted on a 8'x12' shed for Child Care Center for storage.
• Child Care Center scholarship to be set up.
4/7=79, 4/14=64, 4/21=74, 4/28=73
April Giving (Gen. Fund)
4/7=$2715, 4/14=$3914, 4/21=$1285, 4/28=$1518
NEW PROPERTY EMAIL ADDRESS
David Hanson has accepted the position of Property Coordinator, and as such he has a new email address. You can send comments, requests, or questions about our campus in general to Property@messiahparkridge.org.
If you notice any property repairs and are NOT an email user, please complete an orange Work Order Request form found in the Property mailbox in the Workroom. After completing the form, put it backin the mailbox. We will hold a Property Team meeting in June, date to be determined.
2013 SYNOD ASSEMBLY
Metro Chicago Synod Assembly will be held in Tinley Park Friday 5/31 and Saturday 6/1. Rich Levy, Steve Yager, and Pastor Lynne will be attending on behalf of Messiah.
We welcome Parivar International to our campus beginning June 1st. Parivar will offer marriage and family counseling to the Southeast Asian Indian community Monday through Fridays in the parsonage. Classes will run between 11 am and 7 pm weekdays.
Parivar’s Vision Statement is: To help build strong marriages and families through teaching, counsel and practical help so that they can reach and serve every family, community, and world in Jesus's name for the glory of God.
• To APPLY time-tested principles and values for marriages and families.
• To ASSIST individuals, families and communities to thrive amidst the challenges of contemporary realities.
• To ADVOCATE the institution of marriage and sanctity of life.
• To ALERT the families about forces that threaten families.
We are excited about this ministry outreach and blessed to have the ability to offer them space on our campus!
IN MEMORIAM VIV BEYER
May 15, 1919 – May 12, 2013
Viv passed away on Mother’s day – just four days shy of her 94th birthday. Joining in 1958, she was a long-time member of Messiah, active in quilting, teaching, and fellowship. Despite the distance after moving to Bensenville she stayed in touch with Messiah, receiving (and often responding to) her newsletter via email. Viv was a loving presence to many and is now enjoying the company of her dear departed husband Bill, and with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Viv is survived by her children, William (Margareta) Beyer, Thomas (Susie) Beyer, Mary (David) Reed, and Charles (Sylvia) Beyer; nieces Leslie Knapp and Kathleen Heyser; 13 grandchildren; a grand nephew; and 20 great-grandchildren … each one her favorite. Buoyed by a generous, grateful, and uncomplicated Christian faith, Viv joyfully saw her vocation as daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. She also enjoyed a 20-year career as a Maine Township High School South staff member, retiring as Bookstore Manager.
PLEASE check with church office before you schedule an event – there is a room assignment calendar maintained by the Office Administrator
Sunday, June 2
We will recognize our Sunday School, Child Care, and other teachers, as well as graduates from Kindergarten, Middle School, High School, and/or college. This is a chance for us to say “well done!” and “thank you!” to the teachers and students in our midst.
GRADUATING FROM DIAKONIA:
Sat., June 22 at 2pm
The service will be held at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2328 Central Rd in Glenview. Honored guests will include Wayne Miller, Bishop of the Metropolitan Chicago Synod, Rev. John Schumacher, preacher, and Rev. Robin Brown, presiding minister. A reception is to follow. Congratulations to Jennie!
OBERWIES DAIRY DAYS FOR CCC
Tuesday, June 18th
The third Tuesday of every month is Oberweis Day! A portion of your purchase at the Park Ridge Oberweiss Dairy will be given to Messiah’s Child Care Center as a fundraiser. Just mention Messiah when you go in to enjoy delicious ice cream! (on NWHY in PR)
REMINDERS FOR JUNE
Women's Service Group Sunday, June 30th until 3pm. Everyone is welcome - we actually don't do any sewing on the Sundays we meet, so don't worry if you don't have any sewing skills! We prepare quilt materials and assemble kits - and enjoy each other's company!! Come join us!
Watch for upcoming details about a summer LWR drive (also known as “Angel Kettle!”)
Brotherhood Breakfast – Saturday, June 8th at 9am. All men at Messiah are invited! We meet at Just Like Home, 8501 W Dempster Street in Niles. Good conversation and good food.
COMING IN JULY
Church Family Picnic, July 3rd
(no WoW that night)
THIS MONTH IN WORSHIP
June 2 Second Sunday After Pentecost
Lesson: Galatians 1:1–12
Gospel: Luke 7:1–10
June 9 Third Sunday After Pentecost
Lesson: Galatians 1:11–24
Gospel: Luke 7:11–17
June 16 Fourth Sunday After Pentecost
Lesson: Galatians 2:15–21
Gospel: Luke 7:36—8:3
June 23 Fifth Sunday After Pentecost
Lesson: Galatians 3:23–29
Gospel: Luke 8:26–39
June 30 Sixth Sunday After Pentecost
Lesson: Galatians 5:1, 13–25
Gospel: Luke 9:51–62
Sunday School, CHAT Room, and
Confirmation Class will return Sunday, September 8
Meanwhile, enjoy the summer,
and join us for WoW (see below)
with a VBS component for kids every week May 29-August 28
at 6:30 PM!
Wednesdays all Summer 6:30 pm
Come as you are, and
VBS crafts for kids, and fellowship following the service. Check out the lighter side of worship this summer!
Sunday, June 9th
St. Isaac Jogues Parish in Niles is journeying to St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Cathedral (5000 St. Charles Road in Bellwood) for the 13th Annual Ecumenical Prayer Service for Christian Unity. Refreshments and conversation start at 4pm, followed by the Prayer Service at 5pm. The plan is to provide a bus to St. Thomas if enough people are interested. We would leave about 2:45 p.m. and return about 7 p.m. A donation of $5 would be asked for the bus (if you are able). Let Pastor Lynne know if you are interested in attending. There will also be an Inter-religious Dialog Meeting with this same group at Messiah on June 25 at 7pm.
THIS MONTH IN WORSHIP
June 2 June 9 June 16 June 23 June 30
10:15am 10:15am 10:15am 10:15am 10:15am
Acolytes Michael Y Nikolaus R Samantha F Alesha S Arden S
Comm. Asst. Floyd Y Larry R Jennie R Cynthia S Debbie S
Readers Larry R Laura H David S Ravi P Dottie B
Worship Asst. Vikki H Cindy N Susan R Karen B Diane B
Projection Jim H Jim H Jim H Jim H Jim H
Ushers Steve Y,
Cheryl E Steve Y,
Cheryl E Steve Y,
Cheryl E Steve Y,
Cheryl E Steve Y,
Greeters Millie A Millie A Millie A Millie A Millie A
Altar Guild Cindy N Cindy N * * Kathi S
Bread Providers * * * Penumaka *
Counters Paul H, * Paul H, * Paul H, * Paul H, * Paul H, *
IMPORTANT NOTICE for READERS – your readings will now be emailed to you the week before you read, and a hardcopy left for you in the Sacristy that Sunday. We hope this makes it easier for you so you don’t have to remember to bring your reading with you.
FLOWERS AND BULLETINS
Sunday Flowers are given … Bulletins are given …
The sign-ups for flowers and bulletins are in the narthex by the hall to the Educational Wing. Flowers are $30, and the Bulletins are $10. Envelopes are provided next to the sign-up calendar, or you may simply write “Flowers” or “Bulletin” on your regular envelope in the Other box.
REMEMBER TO PAY FOR YOUR FLOWERS OR BULLETINS!
June 2 by Brad & Pat Kovach in honor of all graduates by Panil.
June 9 by Brad, Pat Kovach in memory of Joan Miller. In memory of Uncle George by the Hauser Family.
June 16 by Daniel and Kevin Kovach in honor of Pat’s birthday. by Penumaka Family
June 23 by Daniel and Kevin Kovach in honor of grandma Mary Jane’s birthday. Available.
June 30 by Brad, Pat Kovach in honor of Jerry Miller. Available.
See website for calendar dates
Our friend, seminarian Kwame Pitts, will preach the Good News of Jesus Christ on Sundays June 9 and July 14 before she heads off to Texas for her internship year!
Manna Order Dates
June 2 – order due
June 13 – cards available
Check out gift cards for summer travel – car rentals, hotels, and Disney, just to name a few!
FIREWORKS PARKING PASSES
ONLY 40 PARKING PASSES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THE BACK (EAST) LOT FOR JULY 3RD. PROCEEDS FROM THIS FUNDRAISER WILL GO TO THE MAP BUILDING PROJECT SO WE ARE SUGGESTING A DONATION THIS YEAR OF $10 FOR EVERYONE TO GET THESE PASSES, WHICH GUARANTEE A SPOT. IF YOU WANT A PASS, CONTACT THE CHURCH OFFICE SOON, THEY ARE LIMITED AND WILL GO QUICKLY. THE MAIN (NORTH) LOT WILL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ON THE 3RD FIRST COME FIRST SERVED.
NOTE: DEPENDING ON CONSTRUCTION THIS SUMMER, PARKING SPOTS MAY BE LIMITED!!!!!
ST. LUKE’S CAMP ALLEGRO MUSIC CAMP 2013
Mon-Fri June 10-14 fom 9-12pm, children from K-6th grade are invited to learn about “Music of Eastern Europe.” The camp is $50 per child or $120 per family. Contact Melinda Hoiland at 847-825-6659 or email@example.com. Online registration is available at stlukespr.org.
Christ in our Home … and in our Mailboxes!
Many of our members enjoy their free copy of “Christ in Our Home,” the daily devotional provided by Augsburg Fortress. Please let the church office know if you would like us to drop your copy in your mailbox when they come in so that you are certain of receiving one.
Come Play Miniature Golf to Benefit
The Center of Concern
20th Annual Miniature Golf Outing
and Picnic Dinner
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Mountain View Adventure Golf
510 E. Algonquin Road
(west of Wolf Road), Des Plaines
Miniature Golf, Balloon Artist, Raffle Prizes
$15 adults, $8 children under 12
RSVP before June 7, 2013 (847) 823-0453
MAINE TOWNSHIP FOOD PANTRY ALERT
The Food Pantry has issued an alert, calling for donations to help community children during the summer months, when they do not have access to the school food programs. Items always needed are peanut butter and jelly, canned fruits and vegetables, and spaghetti sauce.
Messiah Lutheran Church is a designated drop off point for the Maine Township Food Pantry. You don't have to be a member of the church, just bring non-perishable food items to Messiah during office hours (9-1 M-F) or during worship on Sundays.
The children of our Child Care Center bring canned foods each and every week to Chapel on Fridays, and place their gifts on our altar. All food collected goes to the pantry every week to two weeks.
The Maine Township Emergency Food Pantry provides food on an emergency basis to persons living in the greater Maine Township area. To receive assistance individuals must reside within Maine Township.
The food is donated by individuals, businesses and local organizations such as churches, schools, and Scout programs who hold food drives to keep the food pantry stocked throughout the year. Monetary or food donations may be dropped off or mailed to the General Assistance Office in the Maine Township Hall, 1700 Ballard Rd., Park Ridge, or call 847-318-5200 for more information.
“GLORIA DEI” MUSIC NOTES
On Sunday, June 16, our worship will focus on God’s mercy, and we will sing ELW 588, “There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy.” Written in 1854 by the English Catholic priest Frederick W. Faber, it is one of his most loved hymns. It beautifully speaks of God’s love and mercy, and the healing and grace we received thru Jesus’s blood. In fact, Faber’s original title was “Come to Jesus”. His hymn was 13 stanzas; over time, it has been reduced to the 4 verses shown in ELW. A favorite of mine, this hymn has given me comfort in difficult times. “There is no place where earth’s sorrows, are more felt than up in heaven”, found in verse one, reminds us that as God hurts when we hurt, we are never alone.
~ Sue Fox
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE HYMN? Let Sue know your favorite and why, and we’ll sing it in worship this summer! Use the YES! Sheet, or just drop Sue an email or a note in her mailbox.
Saturday, June 8th at 6 pm
Thanks to Peter Fox and the MLC Youth for planting our Giving Garden. We hope to have good harvests for Maine Township Food Pantry!
(see website for pics)
6/1, Matthew Seggeling
6/2, Christine Ruterschmidt
6/3, Vikki Hanson
6/5, David Tjhio
6/7, Susan Bromstad
6/7, Katharine Scheck
6/9, Jimmy Olson
6/12, Claudine Ward
6/13, Nancy Boomer
6/13, Susan Kopij
6/13, Linda Raymond
6/14, Pat Kovach
6/17, Natalie Norberg
6/19, David Divita
6/22, Barbara Loverme
6/23, Mary Jane Kovach
6/24, Michael Yager
6/26, Floyd Yager
6/28, Jake Saul
6/29, Jessica Saul
6/29, Christian Travis
Neil and Laura Hauser 6/6/1995, 18 years
David and Donna Hanson 6/12/1965, 48 years
Mark and Anne Wiberg 6/18/1960, 53 years
Pastor: Rev. Lynne Morrow
Coordinator/Music Ministry: Sue Fox
Child Care Center Director: Karen Black
Office Admin: Jennifer Schneider
Bookkeeper: Helen Levy
Property Coordinator: David Hanson
President: Rich Levy
Vice President: Neena Penumaka
Secretary: Stephanie Yager
Treasurer: Larry Ryczek
Financial Sec.: Paul Holzer
David Hanson, Rhonda Cady, Bob Bisgard, Karen Black, Carol Hrodey, & Marilynn Duckett
EXTENDED LEADERSHIP TEAM
The CHAT Room: David Swanson/
Altar Guild: Sue Kopij, Cindy Norberg
Brotherhood: Rich Seggeling
CCC Board Chair: Ravi Penumaka
CCC Board Members: Teresa Lippert, Laura Hauser, Pat Fragale, Connie Travis
Sunday School: Julie Jensen
Confirmation/Youth: Floyd Yager,
Manna Coordinators: Kathi Scheck, Diane Wilson
Women’s Service Group: Trudi Handzel,
Property Team Coordinator: Dave Hanson
Stewardship & Mission: Andrew Travis
Worship Assistants: David Swanson
Worship Readers: Rich Levy
WoW Leader: Jennie Read
MEMORIAL REPORT as of May 30, 2013
All gifts to the Memorial Fund are automatically acknowledged to the giver by a personal note, which includes a confirmation of the amount. Unless otherwise designated, all gifts go into the Property Reserve Fund. Addresses and envelope numbers on memorial cards or checks are much appreciated. The purpose of this report is to confirm that gifts are received and properly allocated. If you don’t see your gift listed here after 2 months, please contact Karen Black.
No memorials to report in May.
STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS
(in theaters now)
I loved it. Let’s just start there.
I hope they make 10 more of these movies starring these same people.
If you haven’t seen it yet, I don’t want to give away ANY of the plot, because it was very VERY good, so I will keep this simple.
We revisit our intrepid friends of the USS Enterprise about 6 months or so after the end of the 2008 movie. They are still trying to work out some kinks in their relationships, but are already becoming the legendary team they are destined to be. IF you buy into the time-travel/alternate- universe milieu like I do, and accept that because we are now in an alternate universe Star Trek, but that FUNDAMENTAL elements of the timeline cannot be re-written, THEN you will enjoy the many references to past Star Trek episodes and movies. Let me explain … It is perfectly okay to me to have similar events happen to this new set of characters because SOME events are so important that they happen no matter what universe you are in, even if they don’t happen in the same way. So this gives our new crew a whole lot of new ways to play powerful, important scenes. The effect is highly satisfying.
I loved the special effects … as in the first movie, JJ Abrams has an uncanny knack for making the depths of space seem hugely real and immediate.
I loved the directing and the character development … my favorite scene involved Spock, Kirk, and Uhura having a difficult conversation about emotion (or the lack of it) and because of the seating in the shuttle, none of them were looking at each other. Little tidbits of brilliance like THAT is why JJ is one of the best directors we have today.
I loved the villain … ooooh, Benedict Cumberbatch, you are sooooo goooood! Hatred and humanity war in equal parts in this “bad” guy, and Ben is the best man for the job. (I really can’t say any more without blowing it for you!)
Again, a PG13 rating makes this high action film better for the older kids, but seriously, folks … don’t miss it!
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
Please include the following individuals and families in your prayers this month:
Anna P., Bernadette Yacopino, Tom Jason, Ruth Holzer, Martin Ruterschmidt, Cynthia Santos, Janis, Ray Natale, Toni Krawczyk, Maria Raica, Jean B, George Hrodey, Arlene Baranowski, O’Driscoll Family, Cheryl Donahue, Pullaiah and Vijaya, June Albert, Rosalie Lucarelli, Lynn Webb, Harold Hjelm, Kennet, Audrey Krell, Larry and Arlene Johnson, Judie Hernandez, Jairam, Richard Reeve, Gnanamari, Val Bowman, Richard Levy, Aidan Ray, and Minerva.
Rhonda Cady gives thanks for answered prayer – Peter Puleo is recovering from back surgery.
We want to remember in our prayers military personnel (those known to us as well as those serving who are not known to us): Brandon Ajyek, Alex Apostolou, Jason Koesler, Tim David, Lars Johnsen, Andreas Johnsen, Sam Krawitz, Jesse Olesen, Joey Rosequist, Cory Sandford, and Claudine Ward.
We also want to remember in prayer our college students: Julie Berzins, Nick Boomer, Art DeSchepper, Joe Ejnik, Peter Fox, Jenny Hanson, Tait Jensen, Daniel Kovach, Joe Levy, Holly Norberg, Jennie Read, Jake Stolz, and Bryce Wildenauer.
Please let the office know if you are moving! Thanks!
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Kim Bujalka and Family
4645 Calvert Drive
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
1605 Vernon Avenue
Park Ridge, Illinois 60068
Phone: (847) 823-6984
Fax: (847) 823-6996
Child Care Center Phone: (847) 825-3767
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