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The October Messenger Issue #592
The October Messenger Issue #592
Sep 28, 2017
The Messiah MESSENGER
Oct. 1, 2017 -- Issue #592
FROM THE PASTOR
Brothers and Sisters of Messiah,
Oct. 31 marks the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, which is an opportunity for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) to bear witness to the hope and joy we have through Jesus Christ. Many people will be asking about the significance of what happened 500 years ago when Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses. This action started a dialogue that changed the way we receive and share the gospel which continues today. This anniversary is an opportunity to communicate the Lutheran Reformation’s significance for faith and life in the 21st Century and the freedom we have in Christ that liberates us to joyfully serve our neighbors.
Leading up to 2017, all ELCA members have participated in activities that prepare for this milestone anniversary. These activities allow us to give thanks for the Word’s power to free, renew and unite all creation in Christ. At the same time, we have an opportunity to emphasize the continuing work of reconciliation in the Christian church with our ecumenical partners.
So what does this mean AFTER Oct. 31?
The Lutheran witness of Jesus Christ won’t stop on Nov. 1, 2017. Together we can carry the Lutheran witness forward in church and society into the 21st Century, shining light on the writings by which we have been shaped, such as Luther’s Small and Large catechisms. All are welcomed and encouraged to join in this ongoing work!
Here at Messiah, the John 17 Fellowship is an ecumenical group of Catholics and Lutherans that meets every other month. The churches include St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church in Niles, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Glenview, and Messiah Lutheran Church.
John 17 meets to discuss our compatibility and differences and how we can all come together in the Body of Christ. Last year, we started with a Service of Prayer for Christian Unity themed “You Are the Salt of the Earth” at St. Isaac Joques. We have continued discussing the book “One Hope Re-membering the Body of Christ” at each of the churches. We also share fellowship with potluck dinners and participate annually in the Chicago Metro Week of Prayer for Christian Unity prayer service in June.
This is an exciting time to be alive as we commemorate 500 years and continue to pray that “All May Be One.”
Yours in Christ,
Local Reformation Events
Saturday Oct. 14, 3-5 p.m.
Presentation on Catholic/Lutheran Marriage, Sheil Catholic Center of Northwestern University, Dan Olsen, Moderator 2110 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL
Contact: Brigitte Bell at email@example.com
Thursday Oct. 26, 7 p.m.
A special viewing of the Rick Steves film “Luther and the Reformation,” plus Q&A with Tim Frakes, of Tim Frakes Productions.
firstname.lastname@example.org / 847-823-6984
Tuesday, Oct. 31, all day
ELCA from Washington, DC Livestream: http://bit.ly/2tUflJ1
Tuesday, Oct. 31, 7 p.m.
Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, and Bishop Wayne Miller of the ELCA’s Metropolitan Chicago Synod, lead Ecumenical Prayer Service to renew the 1989 covenant between the two local churches, held at Holy Name Cathedral. All Archdiocesan priests, synod pastors and deacons, parishioners, employees, and supporters are invited to attend.
Register at http://bit.ly/2glKvke.
More information: renewingcovenant.com
CALL FOR COMBINED CHOIR
A Combined Choir is being assembled for the Ecumenical Prayer Service at Holy Name Cathedral on Oct. 31.
The choir will be limited on a first-come, first-serve basis. Because of the limited rehearsal time, choral music reading skills are necessary. There are two mandatory rehearsals: please choose from the dates listed. In addition, call on the day of the service is 6 p.m.
Contact Wendy Silhavy, Office for Divine Worship, Archdiocese of Chicago, with any questions: email@example.com; 312-534-8011.
Please bring a black, 3-ring binder for your music, if possible. Musical scores will be provided for all singers.
Attire: white tops and black slacks or skirts for women, white shirt with tie and dark jacket for men.
Choose one rehearsal time from the options below:
Monday, Oct. 16: 7-9 p.m.
Grace Lutheran Church
7300 Division St.
River Forest, IL 60305
Tuesday, Oct. 24: 7-9 p.m.
Our Lady of the Brook Catholic Church
3700 Dundee Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
A second rehearsal mandatory for all choir members is set for 7-9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, at:
Holy Name Cathedral
730 N. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
Parking for rehearsals is available in the Holy Name Cathedral parking lot, accessed on Superior Street in between State and Dearborn.
As the church year comes to an end, we gather to look ahead to the upcoming year of ministry at Messiah. Ministry leaders receive budget sheets and review ministries.
This is also the time for members of the Messiah faith community to meet for the upcoming “prayerful process” sessions. In these gatherings, we join in prayerful discernment for the future leadership of Messiah. We will pray, read Scriptures, share our vision of what God and the Holy Spirit are up to here at Messiah Lutheran Church.
We listen to each other's experiences and prayerfully discern an outcome that offers “the capacity for a shared meaning element or keen intellectual vision” (Webster’s Dictionary definition of “discernment”).
Kicking off on Oct. 22, continuing over the next few months, our prayerful discernment will lead us to new leaders for Messiah. Those new leaders will be asked to prayerfully consider taking new roles in our church. And then we will pray for these new leaders.
This year the PP will lead a session during the ministry gatherings of Gloria Dei Choir, Brotherhood, Quilts & Kits, Assistance Ministry, Youth Group, and Child Care Center. Let Trygve Jensen know if you have questions.
QUILTS & KITS
We beat previous records for the number of quilts and personal care and school kits we’ll send to LWR in October!
65 quilts! 152 PC kits! 153 school kits!
Thanks to everyone who helped this past year!! We do need help on Saturday, Oct. 7 (9 a.m.–noon) and Sunday, Oct. 8 (noon-3 p.m.) for the LWR truck. Other churches bring their boxes of quilts and kits to Messiah to load on the truck, which will then be taken to Downers Grove for shipment to LWR headquarters.
Please let Carol Hrodey know if you can help. Meanwhile, there will be a quilt assembly session on Sunday, Oct. 29, following worship in the Friendship Place.
Remember – no sewing experience necessary! And we have Band-Aids! Join us for snacks and good fellowship. For additional information and to volunteer, contact Carol Hrodey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-828-7819.
SERVICE DAY SUCCESS!
On Sunday, Sept. 10, Messiah Lutheran Church joined other congregations in the ELCA in a Day of Service. Instead of a traditional worship service, 35-40 of us met briefly for communion and a prayer, and then, 46 people went out into the neighborhood and collected 197 non-perishable food items for Assistance Ministry and the Maine Township Food Pantry, while the rest of us stayed at the church to make quilts and health kits for Lutheran World Relief.
Highlights from the 9/18 meeting include:
• CCC Update
• Property review of proposals for concrete/black top project
• Fundraising – Harvest Fest, Pumpkin Patch in conjunction with CCC open house
• Update of mailing list
• Prayerful Process, Budget, Constitution Revision
• Stewardship/contributions, property, pastoral care, Christian ed, assistance ministry, staff updates Aug. Attendance
Wk1=41, Wk2=53, Wk3=38, Wk4=52 *65 unique individuals attended worship between 1 and 4 times in August.
Aug. Giving (Gen. Fund)
MAKE YOUR LIFE A SONG TO GOD
By Roger Turek
Music Ministry Coordinator
How many of you have a hymnal at home? It doesn’t have to be the ELW – any hymnal will do. I hate to tell you how many different hymnals I have. I guess it goes with the territory, but they are a tremendous resource.
Have you ever thought of just reading through the hymns much as you would your bible? There are hymns for every occasion and every emotion waiting to be read.
Please don’t think that hymns are just for singing. Remember they were Psalms and poems long before they had notes attached to them, and because of that they make great devotions and prayers. Some hymns are actually easier to read than they are to sing! I would love to see a hymnal in every home. Refer to it often.
Having a great day? Why not read “Joy to the World” or “Holy, Holy, Holy”?
Find yourself remembering friends or loved ones who have passed away? Take in the words of “For All the Saints” or “I Sing a Song of the Saints of God.”
Are you thankful for God’s blessings? Thumb through to “Now Thank We All Our God” or “God of the Sparrow.”
A little down and need some encouragement? Soak in the words of “Blest Are They,” “Guide Me Ever Great Redeemer” or “O God, Our Help in Ages Past.”
You’re starting to see where the hymnal can be a valuable resource. I’d like to close and share a poem that from a choir member in a previous congregation that I served. I hope it speaks to all of us.
I’m Your Hymnal
Hold me with your hands. Touch me with your eyes. I think you’ll be surprised.
My pages will soften the hardships you face. I’m a gift of God’s grace that will set your faith to singing.
The weak and those stronger, the young and those older, the new believer and the more mature
find their story in my pages.
And what is more, I’m a link to the ages of those who lived before.
I’m an encyclopedia of Christian experience. I’m a concordance of confession. I’m a primer of praise.
I’m a diary of doctrinal truth. I’m a one-volume library of devotion.
Handle me with care. Handle me with prayer. Handle me often.
PLEASE check with church office before you schedule an event – there is a room assignment calendar maintained by the Office Manager.
LWR TRUCK PACKING
Saturday, Oct. 7, 9 a.m.-noon
Sunday, Oct. 8, noon-3 p.m.
The LWR truck will be in the parking lot Oct. 7 and 8. We need people on hand to help as other churches bring their boxes of quilts and kits to load into the truck, which will eventually go to the LWR warehouse for distribution. Please let Carol Hrodey know if you can help during the hours listed.
2017 CROP WALK
Benefitting Church World Service and Maine Township Food Pantry
Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017
The Park Ridge/Niles CROP Walk is coming up fast! This year the Start and Finish line is at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 260 N. Northwest Highway, Park Ridge. Pledge packets and signups are available now. You can also donate online at www.crophungerwalk.org. Click on Illinois on the map and find Niles/Park Ridge Walk. Click on that and click “donate,” and type in walkers name or team name (Messiah Lutheran Church) to donate. (Instructions are pretty clear once you get to Niles/Park Ridge Walk.)
HARVEST FESTIVAL, CHILD CARE OPEN HOUSE,
& PUMPKIN PATCH!
The Harvest Festival
with craft vendors will kick off the week on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. This is a return to our popular Harvest Festival of years past – come enjoy a great browsing experience!
Crafters will offer many handmade items, and vendors will offer Tupperware, Tastefully Simple, LuLaRoe, and Young Living Essential Oils.
An Open Mic will be held, noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. Concessions will also be sold 11 a.m.-2 p.m., and a Bouncy House will be open for children 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Also, there will be a CCC Open House with children’s games and crafts, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Pumpkin Patch will start that day and continue through the weekdays until Oct. 29. Pumpkins will be sold during the weekend days and weekday afternoon.
REMINDERS FOR OCTOBER
Brotherhood Breakfast – Saturday, Oct. 14 at 9 a.m. All men at Messiah are invited! We meet at Jimmy’s Restaurant, 1440 Rand Road in Des Plaines. Good conversation and food.
THIS MONTH IN WORSHIP
Sunday, Oct. 1
17th Sunday after Pentecost
1st Lesson: Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32
Psalm: Psalm 25:1-9
2nd Lesson: Philippians 2:1-13
Gospel: Matthew 21:23-32
CHAT Room: 500th anniv. of the Reformation
Confirmation: What is a Lutheran? Along Came Martin Luther
Sunday, Oct. 8
18th Sunday after Pentecost
1st Lesson: Isaiah 5:1-7
Psalm: Psalm 80:7-15
2nd Lesson: Philippians 3:4b-14
Gospel: Matthew 21:33-46
CHAT Room: 500th anniv. of the Reformation
Confirmation: What is a Lutheran? The Sacraments
Sunday, Oct. 15
19th Sunday after Pentecost
1st Lesson: Isaiah 25:1-9
Psalm: Psalm 23
2nd Lesson: Philippians 4:1-9
Gospel: Matthew 22:1-14
CHAT Room: 500th anniv. of the Reformation
Confirmation: What is the Small Catechism?
Sunday, Oct. 22
20th Sunday after Pentecost
1st Lesson: Isaiah 45:1-7
Psalm: Psalm 96:1-13
2nd Lesson: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
Gospel: Matthew 22:15-22
CHAT Room: 500th anniv. of the Reformation
Confirmation: The 10 Commandments Respect for Life
Sunday, Oct. 29
1st Lesson: Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18
Psalm: Psalm 1
2nd Lesson: 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8
Gospel: Matthew 22:34-46
CHAT Room: 500th anniv. of the Reformation
Confirmation: The 10 Commandments Respect for God
PET BLESSING SERVICE
Sunday, Oct. 1
at 1 p.m.
Bring your favorite critter on his leash or in her box, and receive a blessing! We will have a short service, and are often joined by neighbors and friends who wish their special pet to get blessed. This service is in honor of St. Francis of Assisi.
We invite everyone to wear red to celebrate Reformation Sunday. We may even be visited by special guests Martin and Katie Luther!
THIS MONTH IN WORSHIP
Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29
10:15 a.m. 10:15 a.m. 10:15 a.m. 10:15 a.m. 10:15 a.m.
Acolytes Evelyn A Millie D Michaelene M Kyle H Evelyn A & Michaelene M
Comm. Assts. Aly A Mayra D Mary Jo M Laura H Aly A & Mary Jo M
Readers Nick L Andy T Debbie D-S Rich Levy Dave H
Worship Assts. Pat K David S Andy T David S Pat K
Projection Jim H Jim H Jim H Jim H Jim H
Ushers TBD Connie & Dave K TBD TBD Steve Y
Altar Guild Nancy H Marilynn D Sue K Cindy N TBD
Counter Paul H Paul H Paul H Paul H Paul H
FLOWERS AND BULLETINS
The sign-ups for flowers and bulletins are in the narthex by the hall to the Educational Wing. Flowers are $40, 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.
Sunday Flowers are given … Bulletins are given …
Oct. 1 Available. Available.
Oct. 8 In honor of Dan Kovach’s birthday. Available.
Oct. 15 Available. Available.
Oct. 22 In memory of Thomas Perzentka Available.
Handzel by Jim and Trudi.
Oct. 29 In loving memory of Neil B. Hauser Available.
from the Hauser Family
FLOWER AND BULLETIN CALENDARS ARE IN THE HALLWAY.
YMNet is excited to announce that the opening music performer/speaker for our 2018 Synod Youth Lock-in is singer Trey Pearson! Trey was formerly lead singer of the band Everyday Sunday, which scored five U.S. Christian no. 1 singles.
Trey will soon be releasing “Love Is Love,” his first album as solo artist, which features single “Silver Horizon” (music video was filmed at Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Chicago.)
So save the date for this Year’s Synod Youth Lock-In:
Date: Friday, Nov. 10 at 9 p.m. – Saturday, Nov. 11 at 5 a.m.
Place: Enchanted Castle (1103 S. Main St. Lombard, IL 60148)
Cost: $35 per person
There will be no need to travel between locations this year as the entire event will be held at Enchanted Castle (http://enchanted.com). Registration details and more information will be shared as they become available.
NATIONAL YOUTH GATHERING
Only 8 months away, the ELCA Youth Gathering 2018 will be in Houston, Texas, from June 27 to July 1, 2018. Youth eligible to attend the Gathering are those in eighth grade through high school senior at the time of registration.
Pastor Lynne is taking applications for youth interested in attending. Please see the early-bird dates below. It is our intention to secure space for our Messiah Lutheran Youth in the month of October. Pat Kovach will have forms for the confirmation students, but you can review this web site to learn more about this amazing gathering:
There will be fundraising opportunities available, and our church also has some scholarship funds available for students to join in this experience.
From Anne Wiberg: Thanks to all the members & friends of Messiah for cards, gifts and prayers as you walked with us on Mark’s journey with pancreatic cancer. His life is over, and we now live with that reality. The journey continues for all of us, and we thank God! He was a faithful pastor, loving husband, devoted father and fun-loving grandfather to Hayden & Daniel! We will miss him so much! Fondly, Anne
From Bill Decker: Remember when your grade school English teacher would ask you to write a short paper that described what you did during the summer? If I had to do that today, I would write a paper on the great privilege it has been to provide the music of faith to the parishioners at Messiah during a time of transition. Thanks for the opportunity to partner with Pastor Lynne, Rod, Trygve, Paul and all the others who make worship possible at Messiah. Thanks for the opportunity to make music and hear you sing. And thanks for your support and gracious words. It was a joy to be a regular part of your community of faith over the last three months. Christ’s grace and peace be yours.
From Roger Turek: It's GREAT to be here! Although I've been working behind the scenes for the past three weeks, today is the day! Sunday, Oct. 1: my first “official” day at Messiah, and I couldn't be more excited. I am looking forward to the new journey as your Music Ministry Coordinator. What I have learned in these few short weeks is that the Holy Spirit is moving at Messiah and there are so many possibilities that lie ahead for all of us. My goal, in partnership with Pastor Lynne, is to make the worship experience at Messiah the best it can be remembering that what we do is for the Glory of God and ALL of God’s children. Please consider checking out Gloria Dei Choir as a way of sharing your gifts and talents. If you play an instrument or are a soloist, please let me know. Don't be shy; I would love to work with anyone that wants to share their musical talents and gifts in praise to our God.
Linda Stolz, 10/5
Sandra Downie, 10/6
Daniel Kovach, 10/7
Tommy Hanson, 10/16
David Kaufman, 10/26
Tom and Kim Hanson, 10/29/93 – 24 years
Pastor: Rev. Lynne Morrow
Coordinator/Music Ministry: Roger Turek
Child Care Center Director: Karen Black
Office Manager: Rodney Richey
Bookkeeper: Daniel Kovach
Property Coordinator: David Hanson
President: Larry Ryczek
Vice President: Trygve Jensen
Secretary (acting): Carol Hrodey
Treasurer: Rhonda Cady
Financial Sec.: Paul Holzer
Chair: Tim Saul, Erik Grove
Secretary: Kathy Malyszko
Treasurer: Erik Grove
Members: Tim Saul, Pat Kovach, Sue Kopij
Floyd Yager and Jennie Read Robles
EXTENDED LEADERSHIP TEAM
Assistance Ministry: Connie Kaufman
Altar Guild: Sue Kopij,
Brotherhood: Rich Seggeling
CHAT Room: David Swanson,
Cross+Gen: Julie Luck Jensen
Confirmation/Youth: Pat Kovach
Memorials: Carol Hrodey
Women’s Svc. Group: Trudi Handzel,
Spiritual Gifts Coor.: Steve Yager
Worship Assistants: David Swanson
Worship Readers: Rich Levy
Ushers: Larry Ryczek
John 17 Fellowship: David Swanson
Prayer Cards: Jackie Steigerwald
Sign Ministry: Staff
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
Please include the following individuals and families in your prayers this month: Our prayers for healing are with: the Wiberg family, the Hauser Family, the family and friends of Pastor Megan Jones, the family of Jean Johnson, Diane Wilson, the Froderman family, John Francis, Gilbert Garcia (Jeanette's dad), Aly Allemeier (surgery), Dorothy Nagel, Ted Gradt, Judy Jones, Carolyn Morrow, Doris Hay, Nancy Wendt, Ping, Vikki Hanson, Bob Morrow, Michael Baumeister and family, Myra Lusiak, Terry, Ruth, Judith, Betty & Ray Hoyle, Szul family, Lukasz Stechnij, Al Nugnis (recovering from knee surgery), Baby Grace Horton, Jackie Saul, Tom & Berni, Chris, Debby Brown, Beth Perfetti, Diane, Lorraine, Margot, David Swanson, Chuck Powers, Tom Daniels, Piper, Mr. Young, Millie Anderson and family, Nicholas Levy, the Levy family, Auntie Helmke, Nina Lippert, Teri and Bill Muenster, Joe, Mike Kivel, Nancy Maltec (Rhonda Cady’s mom), Tyler, Zander, Chad Adams and Family, Griffin family, Dottie Burger, Terry DeSchepper, Dan S., Helmke Fields, Donna Hanson, Brad Kovach, John, Linda Ostrand, Carol Hrodey, Jeanne Dumerer, Laura Soto, Ruth Perzentka, Tom Jason, Irene Luck, Bob and Justine Bisgard, Barb Loverme, Jeane Reeve, Eva Thoren, Julie Higgins, Maria Raica, Arlene Baranowski, George Krell, those living with cancer, those living with mental illness, Norb Wenson, Cathie Glesener, Diane Brendza, Ron Nytko, Robin Horton, Fran, Chris, Julia Ramsland, Sean White, Jackie Powers, Mary Cvetan, Bill Schuman, Charlie Kizer, Gary Hamilton, Ruth, Sandi, Tom, Tony, Mary, Peg, David, Don, JT, Mary-Jean, Jim, Ed, Nancy, Scott, Mary, Jimmy, Dan, Barb.
Those requesting prayers for other purposes such as emotional, grief, financial, employment, general or unknown are: Anne Wiberg, John Francis, Rochele K., Don and Mary Jane, the people of Rockport, Texas, Debbie Dietrich, Salena Jason, the Jefferson family, Sarah Nugnis, Kevin Kovach, Terry K., Fred D., the family and friends of Jim Leeney, the Krell family, the families and staff of Child Care Center, Julie, Paul, Bonilla Family, Mike Wokisin, Haley Lippert, Eastaven Bargas, Meaghan, EB, Griffin family, Worknesh Deressa, Joann Wood, Penumaka family, Larry Dumerer, Jeane Reeve, Lippert family, Fox family, Victoria Candiotti, Richard Levy, George Krell, Provenzano family, Behl family, Schiaone family, Swenson family Frost family, Kraiger family, family of Jan Ehans, Megan, Fran, Lorenzo, those who are unemployed or underemployed, those living with addiction, those whom are hungry, alone or homeless, our assistance guests, and all of those affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
We want to remember in our prayers military and first responder personnel (those known to us and those serving who are not known to us): Brandon Ajyek, Tim David, Tyler Daye, Bobby Hanson, Tom Hanson, Andreas Johnsen, Jason Koesler, Sam Krawitz, Joey Rosequist, Claudine Ward, Officer Matt McGannon.
We also want to remember in prayer our college students: Art DeSchepper, Tommy Hanson, Melissa Holzer, Kevin Kovach, Paul Song, Brynn Wildenauer, Phil Holzer, Christian Travis, James Shaughnessy.
* We understand that some prayer requests are short term for specific events, while others find ongoing prayers to be powerful.
JOYFUL THANKSGIVING (SEPT.)
• We were blessed to have Rev. Brenda K. Smith leading services on Sept. 3, standing in for Pastor Lynne.
• We were thrice blessed to have William Decker, Donna Hanson and Marilynn Duckett to step in as we confirmed our pick for music ministry coordinator, Roger Turek.
• With joy we welcomed back David Swanson, who returned after a lengthy recovery from an aneurysm.
• On Sept. 10, we were filled with joy as a large group gathered for our Day of Service, to pitch in and work hard.
• And we watched with gratitude as Americans came together to help the people of Florida, Texas, Georgia, South Carolina, Louisiana and the Caribbean affected by hurricanes.
MEMORIALS & HONORARIA FUND as of September 30, 2017
All gifts to the Memorial & Honorarium Fund are automatically acknowledged to the giver and donee or family by a personal note. Unless otherwise designated, all gifts go into the General 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. If you don’t see your gift listed here after two months, please contact Carol Hrodey at email@example.com.
In memory of Neil Hauser: Kathryn Yanku, Christa & Stanley Lohmeier, Linka Jones, James & Heather Larson, Michael & Susan Yadgar, Amy Dooley & George Monical, Kathleen Hagenlocker & Frederick Bliss, Rita & Joe Kotowski, Ed & Sue Kopij, Trisha & Morgan Conlon, Dave & Donna Hanson, Trudi & Jim Handzel, Sandra Hauser, Leonard & Virginia Stoga, Eric & Corinne Wendell, James & Margaret Roche,
Sara Spears, Thomas & Judy Brady, Todd Showalter, Nancy & Joseph Torre, Charles & Margaret Kazmer, Dho Cho, Jackie Steigerwald, Raymond & Victoria Nelson
Sugar Glider Teachers, George & Sandra Karas, Rommel & Carrie De La Cruz, Oneri & Susan Fleita, Angela & Spero Margaris, Carolyn Ford, Scott & Karen Daniels, Laura Hauser, Larry & Moni Ryczek, Connie & Dave Kaufman, Messiah Lutheran Child Care,
Brad & Pat Kovach, Coon's Franklin Lodge, the Hajiharis Family, Tim Saul, Maria Raica, Carol Hrodey, Christine Ruterschmidt, Roberto & Jennifer Cammino, David Swanson, John & Sue Fox, Joel & Sherry Walsh, the Jensen Family, Irene Luck and
Cliff & June Sorensen.
In memory of Mark Wiberg: Mrs. Elaine von Schwedler