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Risen Savior November 2012 November 2012 November 2012 November 2012 Newsletter The Lutheran Church - Missouri SynodThe Lutheran Church - Missouri SynodThe Lutheran Church - Missouri SynodThe Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod
6770 E. 34th Street North Wichita, KS 67226
Phone: (316) 683-5538 Fax: (316) 683-5536 www.risensaviorwichita.net
Sunday School & Bible Class: 9:15 a.m. Sunday Worship: 8:00 & 10:30 a.m.
CHURCH STAFF Rev.Rev.Rev.Rev. ThomasThomasThomasThomas Harmon,Harmon,Harmon,Harmon, Senior Pastor
Rev. Ron Gloe,Rev. Ron Gloe,Rev. Ron Gloe,Rev. Ron Gloe, Associate Pastor
Arleata HarmonArleata HarmonArleata HarmonArleata Harmon, Parish Worker
Jeana JonesJeana JonesJeana JonesJeana Jones, Bookkeeper
Laurie CaseyLaurie CaseyLaurie CaseyLaurie Casey, Administrative
Assistant & oUTREACH
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I am continually amazed at what God does when we step out in faith and let Him use us to accomplish His will. It is not a coincidence that we have called this part of our journey together “The God Factor.” This month allow me to share some of the accomplishments God has been doing:
–More than 100 families are involved with Financial Peace University and are discovering new ways to be empowered to serve our Lord! –A date was set to have “Cinta” come in a shred documents, a service to the community. 6,000 pounds of materials were shred. A plaque we received from the company says that we saved: 51 trees, 21,000 gallons of water, 6 barrels of oil and 9 cubic yards of landfill! –The crate in the fellowship hall is beginning to overflow with men and women’s winter clothing for the Recovery Center – keep them coming! –You may have noticed the work going on outside of the building. New gutters are being installed and “ice guards” have been put on the roof. Prayerfully this will stop the water leaks we have had and prevent damage to the building. –Daily Prayers are being emailed each day.
When God is at work, sometimes it takes us out of our comfort zones. With many events taking place fall, there is a constant need for volunteers. At the same time illness has hit Pastor Gloe and kept him under the weather. Others too have been hard pressed. This past month we said our earthly farewell to Elaine Guebara as the Lord called her to Himself. The reality is that even through the trials of life, “The God Factor” is having a powerful effect.
Pastor Harmon Harmon
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Around Risen Savior Page 6
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Holiday Schedule Page 13
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QUILTERS!QUILTERS!QUILTERS!QUILTERS! ---- We as a group make prayer quilts, baby quilts, and quilts. We will meet on November 9th at 9:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall at the church. We also welcome anyone who knits or crochets to make lap blankets. If you would like to help with projects or have questions, please contact Vi Bowman.
LWMLLWMLLWMLLWML ---- The Mission of the Kansas District LWML is to nurture, motivate and prepare Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod women to serve the Lord with gladness. We meet on the second Tuesday of each month from 7:00-8:00 p.m. Our next meeting is on November 13, 2012 in Room 106/107 at the church. All women are invited to attend. Please come and join us for an evening of fellowship and Bible study from the Lutheran Woman’s Quarterly. Please contact Set Saathoff at 616-1711 or email@example.com for more information.
RAISING C.A.I.N. (RAISING CHILDRENRAISING C.A.I.N. (RAISING CHILDRENRAISING C.A.I.N. (RAISING CHILDRENRAISING C.A.I.N. (RAISING CHILDREN AFFECTIONATELYAFFECTIONATELYAFFECTIONATELYAFFECTIONATELY &&&& INDIVIDUALLYINDIVIDUALLYINDIVIDUALLYINDIVIDUALLY NURTURED)NURTURED)NURTURED)NURTURED) ---- Moms of young children! This cell group provides you the opportunity to join with other moms to affirm your role as a woman, mom, friend and child of God. This group meets twice a month. In November they will meet on the 8th from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. in Room 104. (CHILDREN ARE WELCOME to join other children to play while their moms find inspiration and encouragement through God’s Word and Christ connected friendships.) Their Bible Study is on the book “The Power of a Positive Mom” by Karol Ladd. Contact Tonya Crawshaw if you have questions.
FOOD,FOOD,FOOD,FOOD, FUN & FELLOWSHIPFUN & FELLOWSHIPFUN & FELLOWSHIPFUN & FELLOWSHIP ---- Food, Fun & Fellowship meets once a month and is a social group with the intent to develop a closer bond with other Risen Savior families. This is a very open and informal group with an opportunity to join at any time. The hosts for November are: C.J. Harper, Tim & Sarah Aschbrenner, John & Jennefer Ragan and Paul & Joyce Taylor. If you have questions, input or suggestions, please contact Bruce and Kathy Trapp (620- 465-3670 or at firstname.lastname@example.org).
STAINEDSTAINEDSTAINEDSTAINED CLASSCLASSCLASSCLASS - This cell group makes the beautiful stained glass windows located in the Multipurpose Room. They will meet on Sundays, October 7th & 21th at 2:30 p.m. Contact Wanita Wright with questions.
POGO!!POGO!!POGO!!POGO!! - (Parents Of Grown Offspring) This Cell Group will meet at the home of Mike & Teresa Tonn (10105 E. Irish Creek Road) on Friday, November 16th at 7:00 p.m. They will
be studying the Book of James. Bring a snack to share and contact Pastor Harmon or Arleata if you have questions.
2222 ++++ GODGODGODGOD - This group is for multiple-time married couples. They have begun a new study on the book of Proverbs. They will meet on Saturday, November 17th at the home of Paul & Laura Wolter (1435 E. Prairie Hill Street) at 6:30 p.m. If you are interested in more information about this group, please contact Paul or Laura Wolter or Bruce or Kathy Trapp.
TOGETHERTOGETHERTOGETHERTOGETHER ININININ HIS WORD HIS WORD HIS WORD HIS WORD ---- This cell group for women meets on Tuesday mornings from 10:00-11:30 in Rooms 106-107. Their gathering time includes prayer, Bible study, fellowship and a freewill offering for our Together In Mission missionaries. Another emphasis of this group is serving. They most recently helped at the Bethesda Resale Store. They are in a study on the Book of John. All women are welcome – bring a friend! Questions? Contact Arleata Harmon at 683-5538.
STRONGSTRONGSTRONGSTRONG &&&& COURAGEOUSCOURAGEOUSCOURAGEOUSCOURAGEOUS LIVINGLIVINGLIVINGLIVING BIBLEBIBLEBIBLEBIBLE STUDYSTUDYSTUDYSTUDY ---- This group will meet on Friday, November 9th at 10:00 a.m. in Room 108. This group, led by Sylvia Carson, is studying Lifelight: Life of David. Anyone is welcome to join us at any time. Contact Sylvia with questions.
W.I.L.D.W.I.L.D.W.I.L.D.W.I.L.D. G.I.R.L.SG.I.R.L.SG.I.R.L.SG.I.R.L.S ---- WILD GIRLS (Women In Lifelong Development Growing In Relationships and Loving Spiritually) is a group made up of caring women desiring to grow stronger in their relationship with God and with each other. As we grow in Christ and are alive in Him we are actively living up in the truth of God’s Word. We are passionate, free, unconventional by the world’s standards and courageous as we live and walk in His plans rather than our own. They are currently in a study of the book, Total Forgiveness, by R.T. Kendall. They will meet on Saturday, October 13th & 27th from 9:00-10:30 a.m. as we minister to each other through the Word, Prayer, Fellowship, Laughter and sometimes Tears. Contact Carol Garrett (944-7228).