2600 Wade Hampton Blvd, Greenville SC
Phone: 864.244.2836
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FEBRUARY 2018

NEWS YOU CAN USE FROM LCOS!

 

LCOS Interim Pastor

The Reverend Bruce Booher (Pastor Bruce) is our interim pastor.  This interim hire will be in place until we call a new pastor. Please welcome Pastor Bruce and his wife Penny to our congregation!

 

If you need pastoral care, please call Pastor Bruce at 864/482-8425
(please note: this is a long-distance call to Seneca, so be sure to dial
1 + the area code).

 

 

As February begins, the Church is in the Time after Epiphany. This season focuses on God being made manifest – revealed in the person and ministry of Jesus. It begins with the Baptism of Our Lord. This church season closes with the Transfiguration of Our Lord, which we celebrate on February 11. Join us for a Pancake Supper on Shrove Tuesday, February 13 at 6:30 p.m.

 

On February 14, Ash Wednesday, we will begin our Lenten Journey with Jesus to the Cross and his Resurrection. During Advent we heard the cry of John the Baptizer, “Prepare the way of the Lord!” As we read the Gospels, they describe Jesus as always being on the way, moving forward. Jesus was on a mission. He lived with clear, guiding purpose in his life. And he calls disciples, calls us to join him on the way, to allow his life and his mission to become our life and our mission. As we follow Jesus, we find out that the “way of the Lord” is not what we might expect. It is a path of loving service that leads to the Cross. Jesus tried repeatedly to tell his disciples this, but they never really understood it. It was only after Jesus’ resurrection that they began to understand.

 

The “way of the Lord”, the way to the cross and resurrection, is not the path that we would choose on our own, certainly. We still struggle to understand it. But we travel this path because we follow Jesus. Jesus has called us, and we have experienced at least enough of his love and life to realize that no one else, nothing else can, offer us what Jesus offers us. Because it is Jesus who leads us, we dare to follow this path, and we experience God’s grace in new ways. We find that because this is the path that Jesus took, the way of the cross truly is the way to new, abundant life.

 

Beginning Ash Wednesday, we will have Wednesday services at 6:30 p.m. during Lent. There will be a light meal following the 5 Wednesday Lenten services beginning on February 21. During these services I will be focusing on Biblical Non-Sequitors. Non-sequitor is a Latin phrase meaning “it does not follow”. There are times when God’s grace breaks into life in ways that completely surprise us. Join us as we look at these powerful experiences of God’s life transforming grace.

 

Pastor Bruce 

 


Church Council minutes – January 14, 2018

 

Attending: Josh Rodgers, Liv Osby, Perry McKain, Tammy Pursley, Clint Eastham, Laurette Saffy, Fran Mathewes, Paul Anderson, Mary McKeen, A.J. Stratton, Chris Strom, Todd Scott, Pastor Bruce Booher, Mackenzie Scott, Lisa Fuller, Mary Rose.

 

The meeting was opened by Council Chairperson Clint Eastham.

  1. New Council members were welcomed – Josh Rodgers, Mary Rose, Todd Scott, AJ Stratton, Chris Strom.
  2. Proposed Council assignments were approved as suggested.
  3. Fellowship – Mary McKeen & Tammy Pursley
  4. Learning – Josh Rodgers & Mackenzie Scott
  5. Ministry Development- Clint Eastham & AJ Stratton
  6. Service – Liv Osby & Mary Rose
  7. Support – Perry McKain, Paul Anderson & Todd Scott
  8. Witness – AJ Stratton
  9. Worship – Chris Strom & Fran Mathewes
    1. Lisa Fuller was elected Council Chairperson and Clint Eastham was elected Council Vice Chairperson.
    2. Annual Reports are due to Debbie Rheaume in January.
    3. Gene Bratton and Gail Robbins finished their terms on Council.
    4. Laurette Saffy was appointed Treasurer and Chris Strom was appointed Financial Secretary.
    5. Josh Rodgers was appointed as Council Secretary.
    6. Clint Eastham and Mary McKeen were elected to the Executive Committee accompanying Lisa Fuller, Laurette Saffy, Pastor Bruce and Josh Rodgers.
    7. Todd Scott was appointed to the Personnel Committee.
    8. Lisa Fuller was appointed as Representative to the OSCM/School Board.
    9. The December 2017 Treasurer’s Report was approved with the removal of one Columbarium account. The general account ended the year with a negative balance of -$13,992.
    10. The revised December Council minutes were approved. [see pages 5-6 of this newsletter]

Old Business:

  • The Church Calendar has been reviewed as currently scheduled; all events should be registered with Debbie to avoid scheduling conflicts.
  • One cabinet estimate of $4,090 has been received with the sink costs of $270 upwards, two additional estimates will be sought. The Council has approved a maintenance fee of $40 to fix outlets and breakers that have not been correctly installed.
  • The years of 2016 and 2017 will be audited at the same time after the books for 2017 are closed. Ministry Development will lead this.
  • An assessment will be made on current church software and computers in the first quarter. Clint, Laurette and Lisa will work with Bob Thompson.
  • The OSCM is in a good position as they have covered the Day School financial shortage for 2017.
  • Documents were submitted to the IRS in response to the 2014 tax issue. In general, all taxes were paid on time and all revised documents were submitted in 2015 and twice again in 2016 by our accountants. We expect resolution and agreement from the IRS in 2018.
  • The Ministry Site Profile (MSP) has been reviewed and approved by Council with three adjustments. The document was revised and submitted to the ELCA and Synod on Monday 1/15/2018. This is a key milestone in the Call Process.
  • The counting process has changed with utilization of a new safe, new lock box, code, and procedure in place. The next step is to officially train the counters.
  • No action will be made in regards to The Messenger [newsletter] distribution due to possible significant mailing cost impacts.
  • The Worship Board will evaluate questions related to the designated memorial.
  • Josh will reach out to Debbie Rheaume and Bob Thompson to obtain a password for the Church sign.
  • A building maintenance list has been made; the Support Board will prioritize the necessity of each item.

New Business:

  • The Support Board has asked that all requests be placed in the Support Board box or by email. 
  • The Learning Board will seek to remove Sunday school materials from the computer room after checking with Mary Anne Sahms and Kim Weaver. 
  • Both services on Feb. 11 will acknowledge Lutheridge and Lutherock programs by Temple talk. Mary McKeen-8:30, Josh Rodgers-11:00. 
  • Our church will participate in Habitat for Humanity alongside other participating churches. 
  • Congregational meeting dates have been approved for March 25 and Oct 21.  
  • Council will meet on Feb. 18 and May 20 instead of the second Sunday.  
  • 2018 contracts for lawn, custodian and music will be reviewed.
  • Council installation will be held on Jan. 28 at the 11:00 service.
  • Fran Mathewes and Mary McKeen have been appointed to the Nominating Committee. Congregation members (2) will be presented to council by March for approval.

Pastor’s Report:

  • Two memorials (Pam Kendig, Russell Hudson) have been performed
  • Dates of absence requested: April 15, 22 and July 1. (Worship Board will seek supply pastor)

Board Reports:

  • Fellowship – WELCA Lenten meals, Pentecost Potluck will be scheduled
  • Learning – Duck Derby (May 5), Lutheroad  (June 11-15), Chili Cook-off (Feb)
  • Ministry Development
  • Service – Habitat home dates (April-June)
  • Support – Fire extinguishers replaced, HVAC contract to be evaluated
  • Witness
  • Worship – One service evaluation continues

Please review Board Monthly task list and contact volunteers for your Boards.

 

The meeting was closed with prayer by Pastor Bruce Booher.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Josh Rodgers

Council Secretary

 


Treasurer’s Report

 

Memo To:      LCOS Council                                    Date: January 13, 2018

From:              Laurette Saffy

Subject:         December, 2017 Financial Reports

 

  • Offerings were $14,244 under budget for the month.  Receipts for Facilities Support were $141 over budget for the month.  The non-budgeted receipts include $45,153 of quarterly growth in our Scottrade account which has greatly affected our positive cash flow.  Expenses for the month were under budget by $32,005 which also affected the positive cash flow.
  • The General Operating Fund has a negative balance.  On January 1, 2018 we will consolidate all the negative accounts into the General Operating fund, so as of that date the negative will become $13,992 to start off 2018.
  • Giving for OSCM Pantry and World Hunger combined were $2,081.
  • Other non-budgeted receipts included $1,000 for disaster relief, $675 for Good Gifts, $646 for Poinsettias, $2,485 in Memorials, $2,200 in columbarium receipts, $1,884 for Building Initiative, and $4,072 for Spanish Ministry.
  • The BB&T Checking Account has been reconciled as of the date of this report.

 

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Laurette Saffy, Treasurer

 

 

DON’T FORGET!  Please remember that we offer a direct deposit option for your offerings.  A set amount can be withdrawn from your checking or savings account and sent directly to the LCOS account for any amount you choose, on any schedule you choose.  Call the church office at 864/244-2836 for a direct deposit form to complete, or see page 12 of this Messenger for e-giving options.

 


The December council minutes were revised in two areas due to errors for which we apologize. The first is regarding the Day School. We erroneously reported a loss of 4 students as the reason for the budget deficit. In reality, the student total remains constant and the financial deficit is based on the difference between the number of actual students (26) compared to the budget projection of 30 students. The second is related to the financial support payment for Pastor Alejandro was sent to the ELCA rather than the SC Synod.

 

Church Council minutes – December 10, 2017 (as revised)

 

Attending: Josh Rodgers, Liv Osby, Perry McKain, Tammy Pursley, Clint Eastham, Laurette Saffy, Fran Mathewes, Gene Bratton, Paul Anderson, Mary McKeen, A.J. Stratton, Chris Strom, Todd Scott, Pastor Bruce Booher.

 

Absent: Lisa Fuller, Mackenzie Scott, Gail Robbins.

 

The meeting was opened by Council Chairperson Clint Eastham.

 

The November Council minutes and Call Committee membership completion vote were approved by email vote.

 

The Treasurer’s Report was approved. Offerings were $11,558 under budget for the month resulting in a negative $14,211 for the month. An HVAC payment also contributed to the negative balance and the General Operating Fund has now increased to a negative $23,071 for the year. Special funds for Family Life Ministry, Pastor’s Discretionary Fund, Day School Scholarships, Reimbursed Exp- Church Programs, and Lutheroad which have a current negative balance accumulation will be zeroed out for yearend 2017. This will increase the deficit to approximately $29,000 as of Dec 10. 

 

Old Business:

  • Kitchen cabinet designs have been presented and estimates will be sought by the Support Board.
  • Support board will investigate the HVAC expense and evaluate for a new contract opportunity.
  • Audit committee formation is in progress. The plan is to audit current and prior year in a single effort.
  • Church Windows upgrade will be discussed and planned with Bob Thompson. Laurette Saffy will initiate the discussion
  • (Revised) OSCM financials for the Day School are decreasing because actual income is less than the original budget projection. This results in a shortage of $1,500 monthly. Plans are to use reserves for the balance of the year if necessary,
  • NS Memo of Understanding has been signed by Clint and Pastor Alejandro. The agreement will be forwarded to the Synod for Bishop Yoos signature and will be reviewed annually. 
  • The 2014 tax response will be completed and submitted by January.
  • Synod Meeting results and call committee letter to congregation have been completed and distributed.
  • The safe is now ready for use with a combination. A new documented procedure will be created by Todd Scott for use by the ushers, counters and office staff.
  • The Christmas mailing opportunity is in development and the executive committee will make a final decision.
  • Carols and Cocoa will take place on December 23 beginning with a trip to the homebound and ending in the Fellowship hall.
  • Acolyte volunteers and assistance with calling are needed.

(December 10, 2017 Revised – continued)

New Business:

  • The Call Committee has met. Doug Bell is the elected Chair, with Elaine Bruce the elected Secretary. Installation will be at the 11:00 service on December 17.
  • The Pilkenton family (Eric, Stephanie, Jenna, Lexie) transfer to St. Luke’s Summerville has been approved.
  • Julia Sapek’s reinstatement to LCOS has been approved.
  • (Revised) Balance of payment ($2500) for 2017 Nuestro Salvador mission support will be paid to the ELCA. Funding for this payment and the 2018 payment will be supported from the Unencumbered Memorial Fund.
  • The Basket Guild dates for Fellowship Hall use in 2018 have been approved.
  • The Messenger will be distributed by preference (email, hard copy, website) and will continue to be created on a monthly basis. A bulletin insert will be used to request family distribution preference for Messenger delivery.
  • The Church Council will meet on January 14, 2018.
  • The Worship Board will consider other Christmas Eve services (11PM) for the 2018 year.
  • Designated Memorial of $2,000 has been assigned to the Worship Board to answer additional questions asked by Council.
  • The children Sunday school will be re-opened in the beginning of the 2018 year. The team has been invited to the Worship Board meeting to discuss plans.  
  • Pastor Booher’s wife Penny has been experiencing physical ailments that could affect Pastor Booher’s attendance in the future.
  • An inquiry of interest and scope for a Habitat for Humanity project in 2018 will be assessed by Liv Osby and reported back to council.
  • Details in the recognition of Lutheroad and Lutherock retreats during a February service is being investigated by Josh Rodgers.
  • A transfer of $85.60 from the Special Gifts fund to the Facility Endowment fund will be made by the Treasurer for year-end accounting cleanup.
  • A list will be prepared in regards to facility maintenance by the Support Board.
  • Year-end bonus discussion and amounts were agreed to and will be reported to our accounting firm for the payments.
  • Board Reports are set to be due in January.

Respectfully submitted,

Josh Rodgers

 


News and Notes

 

 

Thank you!!

Thank you to everyone for your kindnesses to me during mom’s decline and her passing.

Special thanks to all of you who sent Christmas greetings to us. Christmas cards were just too daunting of a task for me this year as mom’s health entered a rapid decline. But she and I looked at and enjoyed every single card together and I thank you for that memory.

Special thanks to all who provided the wonderful lunch following the memorial service. Thank you, Sharon, for making the calls. Thank you, Diane Harrison and Mary Rose, for setting up and serving. And thank you to those who stayed after and cleaned up. Thank you to all the wonderful cooks. Who made the banana bread?!  I want that recipe!!

Thank you to Debbie Rheaume for her patience with me getting the bulletin together. And thank you to Dru & Carl Yount and Sandy & Tom Wise who are always so helpful in getting a worship service together.

Special thanks to BeWell Home Services and Lutheran Hospice for the care and support they provided to our family and who made it possible to fulfill Mom’s wish to die at home.  Before mom qualified for hospice care, BeWell Home Services, a part of Lutheran Homes of SC, provided her with well qualified care givers who helped her maintain herself, her home and cat Pepper.  When it became apparent that mom’s time here on earth could be measured, Lutheran Hospice came in and worked in conjunction with BeWell.  Hospice is NOT about dying.  It is about living the time you have left here on earth with as much joy and dignity as possible.  It would honor Mom’s memory if, when you or your friends or family come to a time near the end of your life here on earth, you would call Lutheran Hospice and let them help you on this journey.  (Any hospice may be good.  LUTHERAN Hospice is EXCELLENT.) Their professionals provided wonderful physical care for Mom as well as emotional and spiritual support for all of us.  We will be eternally grateful to them.

When I retired two years ago to help with mom’s care, I never imagined the journey would last two years. Our time together was joyful, frustrating, uplifting, educational. So many of you helped me along the way and I cherish you all. Thank you!

~Karen Fivecoat

+ + + +

Thank you all so very much for the lovely reception after the service for Russ. He would have loved both the service and reception.

~Anne Hudson

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☺  A great big thank you to the group that came to my home to sing Christmas carols. You were all great, especially the two little angels that came with you!

☺  Many thanks to Sharon Schulz & her team for the delightful gift bags that they brought to the homebound.

☺  The Golden Group gets thank you’s for the many Christmas cards they distributed – I miss the meetings and the potlucks.

~Evelyn Melder

 

 

Congratulations to the Cerniglia family!

Pastor Mark’s family is excited to share these announcements:

♥ On December 31, Thomas Maia Cerniglia was born to Adam & Lorena Cerniglia in Honolulu, Hawaii.

♥ On January 11, Joseph Cerniglia & Tiffany Minter were married in New York City.

 


New address for the Christian family
Tom & Debbie moved to a new address:

1479 Amanda Park Ln.

Charleston, SC  29412

 

 

Call Progress Update

The Call Committee has completed the Ministry Site Profile which is a key input from the congregation and committee for the Call Process. At the recommendation of the committee, the document was approved by Council on Sunday 1/14/18 and submitted to the Synod on Monday 1/15/18. We now are in a waiting phase while the Synod determines candidates that match our profile. We will get up to 3 candidates in the near future as the Spirit continues to lead us to a new pastor.

 

Church Council Update

Congratulations Lisa Fuller!! At the recommendation of Clint Eastham, the council has elected Lisa Fuller as the Council Chairperson for 2018. Clint will continue to serve as Vice Chair and a member of the Executive Committee during his last year on council. The reason for the recommendation is to enable new leadership, provide guidance & support, and work together through transitions as we welcome and support a new pastor. The council looks forward to these changes as we move into 2018.

 

Thank you outgoing council members and welcome to our new members!! 

We thank Gene Bratton and Gail Robbins for their three years of service on council and to this congregation. Gene served as a leader of the Worship Board and Gail served as a leader of the Service Board. We look forward to their continued involvement in the ministry of this congregation.

 

We welcome Josh Rodgers, Mary Rose, Todd Scott, AJ Stratton, Chris Strom, and Mackenzie Scott as new members of council. Josh and Mackenzie will be leaders on the Learning Board; Mary will join Liv Osby as leaders of the Service Board. Todd Scott will join Perry McKain and Paul Anderson as leaders of the Support Board. Chris Strom will join Fran Mathewes as leaders of the Worship Board. AJ Stratton will lead the Witness Board and also join Clint Eastham as a leader on Ministry Development. The Fellowship Board will continue to be led by Mary McKeen and Tammy Pursley. We thank all members of council for serving. Council Installation will be Sunday, January 28 at the 11:00 a.m. worship service.

 

Financial Update

We ended 2017 with an improved financial balance yet we missed supporting our weekly expenses with our weekly contributions. We ended 2017 with a deficit of -$13,992.  While we temporarily cover this amount with our savings, council will continue to manage our expenses closely in 2018 and improve this amount to zero or positive. On the savings and investment portfolio, we had a very successful year. The investment account currently exceeds $845,000 and our total savings is $920,933. This includes almost $426,000 in our building initiative and over $415,000 in our capital and facilities endowment fund.

 

 

Name tags

If you have an LCOS-issued name tag, please wear it on Sundays to help Pastor Bruce make name/face associations.  If you do not have a name tag, disposable stick-on ones with a couple of Sharpies are available in the Narthex.  Please use them!!

 


Friendly Visitors

To better accommodate the individual needs of both our homebound and our Friendly Visitors team, we have introduced new flexibility into our schedule:

 

The two-person teams will be assigned a group of homebound members that they will contact through either a phone call and/or arrange a home visit if desired. This will be a mutually convenient day and time for both parties. It is our intention to contact all individuals at least every six weeks, or more frequently as the schedules permit. These contacts can be either through a visit, telephone call or written cards. We want to make sure that all of our homebound members will routinely feel the love and care of the congregation. This is an especially important ministry as we are transitioning to a new pastor.

 

The Friendly Visitor teams continues to meet on the second Tuesday of each month to receive updates and exchange concerns of our members. We welcome anyone who is interested in joining this outreach ministry of LCOS. Please contact Doug Bell at 864/325-0615 or dougbell864@gmail.com.

 

 

If you know of a member of our church family who is in need of help, please let the church office know! We cannot help if we don’t know of a problem!! You might be the ONLY person to know that another has a problem or concern. Please share these with Pastor or me. I can PROMISE you that we will keep your information in strictest confidence. But again, remember, if we don't know, we can't help!

~Debbie Rheaume, Church Secretary

 

 

LCOS Website and Facebook Page

You know we have a website right? LCOSgreenvillesc.org

You know we have a Facebook pageHave you liked it?

 

Do you know that you can request information to be added to either site?

 

If you have a calendar request – contact Debbie in the church office. Our complete church calendar is always up-to-date and on the LCOS website.

 

Do you want to write an article and include pictures? Take some pictures, write some content and send to Clint at jcemet123@yahoo.com

 

How easy is that!!!

 

 

Make a Difference – be a Hospice Volunteer!

Volunteers are needed to visit Lutheran Hospice patients residing in local Nursing Homes. Volunteers make a difference with Lutheran Hospice patients and with their families.  Please contact Debbie Hoopes, Volunteer Manager for Lutheran Hospice, at 864/263-4063 to learn more about a role in their non-profit ministry.

 


Additional Choir members are still needed!

The Chancel Choir welcomes any new members, male and female, young and old, who are interested in making a joyful sound enhancing the worship experience of others. We have fun too!  If you would like to explore this opportunity to praise the Lord through your music, please contact Bob Chesebro – or better yet, just show up for Choir rehearsals on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 (September through May)!

 

and we are also seeking ONE MORE Handbells Player!!

Have you ever thought you might like to learn to play handbells or maybe just try ringing? Now is the time. Handbell rehearsals are on Monday nights at 7:00 in the choir room (September through May).  Anyone is welcome to attend this rehearsal. If you have ever thought that it looks like fun then come and give it a try: we will be glad to give you a demonstration and let you do some ringing.  Come join us for a fun filled evening! 

 

 

Healthier Lifestyles

 

Keep this telephone # handy.

Share it with family & friends.  Help prevent suicide.

 

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number:
1-800-273-8255

 

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

 

For more information visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org

 

You are loved!

 

 

 

 

LCOS sponsors SMART meetings
for anyone struggling with any type of addictive behavior

 

SMART (Self-Management And Recovery Training) offers free face-to-face and on-line mutual self-help groups to assist people with recovery from ALL types of addictive behaviors, including alcoholism, alcohol abuse, drug addiction or abuse, gambling addiction, and addictions to other substances or activities.

 

Meetings are on Mondays nights at 6:00 in the Parlor – even on Mondays that are holidays!

 

 

February’s Healthy Cooking class will be on Tuesday, February 20 at 6:00 p.m. Please let Pat George know if you plan to attend (scpenguin528@bellsouth.net or 864/201-1684).

 

Blood Pressure & Diabetic checks will be on Sunday, February 25, following the 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. worship services. No appointment is necessary.  If you have any questions, please contact our Parish Nurse, Tammy Pursley.

 


WELCA

 

Bold Women’s Day is observed annually on the fourth Sunday of February. We celebrate all Lutheran women who have acted boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ. Some women are bold in their unceasing prayers. Other women are bold in their service to those in need. Still other women are bold in their advocacy or through their hospitality. No matter where we live out our bold story of faith, our faith compels us to make a difference in the lives of others. We Lutherans have a theology that gives us great freedom to be risk takers. Our ability to act boldly is rooted in our baptism and continually enabled, empowered and supported by God’s Grace (excerpted from “Celebrate Bold Women’s Day”, a resource of Women of the ELCA.)

We have a lot of “Bold Women” at LCOS: Elaine Finkelstein, Mim Voet, Nancy Carter, Karen Moose, Mary Ann Sahms, Sandy Wise, to name a few. In the past, we have used all women for a Bold Women’s Sunday worship service; this year there will be a litany in the bulletin as part of the service on February 25.  Pray boldly for all the women in our congregation to grow in grace and be empowered to carry out their call to discipleship in Christ.

WELCA is again sponsoring the Lenten meals after the midweek evening worship services on February 21 & 28 and March 7, 14, & 21. This is one of the 2 projects each year that help us do benevolence and be involved in the SC WELCA Convention. We will be enlisting women and some men to help with set-up, clean-up, food donations, etc. Do you have a favorite soup or dessert you would like others to try? Call Mary at 864/561-3229 or e-mail her at mommamac1943@live.com to volunteer that item.

Forms for the Camp Kinard and Isle of Palms Women’s retreats are on the WELCA bulletin board in the crossways. Pastor Bruce is facilitator for the Camp Kinard retreat this year.

Foothills Conference Spring meeting is in March at University Lutheran in Clemson, with the exact date to be announced. Let’s get a group together for this meeting!

SC WELCA convention is June 8 & 9 at Redeemer Lutheran in Columbia. I would love to have two delegates and visitors attend.  Also, would love to have a first-time attendee and a young woman guest be nominated to attend. Let’s see the women of LCOS involved in the Foothills conference and Synod leadership.

~Mary McKeen

 

 

Winter weather policy

 

We want everyone to stay safe when we have hazardous conditions during the winter.  If the weather is threatening and driving is difficult on a weekend, call the church office 244-2836 to check the recorded message on the phone about whether worship services will be held at LCOS.  We will change the recording to reflect cancellations of services and events if there is electricity so that we can make the recording!!!  WYFF Channel 4 and News Channel 7 will also be advised of our scheduling plans – again if we have power and phone service to do that.  PLEASE use your own best judgment about going out during inclement conditions!

 

During the week, the church office will operate on the same schedule as the Greenville County School System.  That is, if school is canceled, the office will be closed.  If the schools operate on a delayed opening, the church office will open later than usual.


     Scan to give to LCOS

 

LCOS has begun new giving options from the web and your phone!

These are secured and PCI-compliant sites supported by Vanco (our current electronic giving vendor). Each option allows you to create a secured ID and password for current and future activity. This creates a profile in the secured Vanco sites (HTTPS) for your security and protection of your personal information. This is VERY important to LCOS, Vanco and your church council. 

 

Above is a Quick Response (QR) code that Vanco created specifically for LCOS.  You can use this QR code to link to the mobile version of our web page.

 

What is this QR code and why use it?

When you scan this barcode-like QR code image with a smartphone's QR decoder, it will instantly connect you to the mobile version of our web page. Try it yourself! To individuals who are familiar with QR codes, it will provide a quick and easy way to access our web page without having to type out our web address and locate our link.

 

QR (Quick Response) codes will be printed in our bulletins, the Messenger, and posted in various locations at the church. You can scan the QR code with your phone and access a secure mobile site also hosted by Vanco.

 

Need a QR Decoder on your smartphone?  No problem!

Free applications are available from your phone store to download a QR decoder.

 

No smartphone?  No problem!

If you have access to a computer, the LCOS website home page has a button labeled DONATE NOW.  This will allow you to set up ongoing and one-time electronic giving from a credit card or bank account.

 

Not Tech-savvy?  No worries!

Contact the church office to request help or a paper form to fill out & return to sign up for automated giving options.  Call Debbie at the church office (864/244-2836) if you would like to sign up for this option.

 


Church Activities & Events for February

 

WEEKLY MEETINGS

 

     Monday:

       6:00 p.m. SMART recovery (Parlor)

       7:00 p.m. Jubilate Handbells

     Tuesday: 12:30-2:30 p.m. OSCM Pantry

     Wednesday:

     11:00 a.m. Kairos Bible Study (temporary break)

       7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir

     Thursday:

     12:30-2:30 p.m. OSCM Pantry

       5:10 p.m. Praise Singers

     Saturday: 10:00 a.m. OSCM Pantry food packing

     Sunday:

       8:30 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion

     10:00 a.m. Confirmation Class (temporary break)

     10:00 a.m. Sunday Church School

     11:00 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion

       3:00 p.m. Nuestro Salvador Sagrada Comunión (Spanish worship)

 

 

  Share a little love with our homebound members!

We continue collecting Valentine’s Day cards in early February to be taken to our homebound members who cannot attend church as often as they would like.  Put the recipient’s name on the envelope and drop your cards in the Valentine’s mailbox in the breezeway for delivery on Valentine’s Day, February 14.

 

February 4:

•  Something NEW!! First Sunday Coffee Hour:  We will once again be holding a bounteous breakfast on the first Sunday of most months.  This begins on Sunday, February 4, from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. & will include breakfast casseroles, rolls and donuts, fruit, biscuits, sausage grits or oatmeal, OJ, coffee, tea, milk.  If you are willing to provide an item, e-mail Mary McKeen at mommamamc1943@live.com or call her at 864-561-3229.  Mary is willing to do the set-up and clean-up for these meals.  Come join us in the Fellowship Hall for laughter, love and conversation.

•  Souper Bowl of Caring – Tackle Hunger!  Our annual Souper Bowl of Caring will be at both the 8:30 and 11:00 services: LCY will again be collecting donations and canned food for the OSCM Pantry. This is our 15th year of participation at LCOS!!!  We have collected over $4,600 and over 3,700 food items over this time period. Please help us achieve $5,000 and 4,000 food items as our goal. That’s only $400 and 300 food items for this year. Thanks for your support!

February 8: Golden Group potluck dinner – NEW TIME!!!

Our Golden Group will meet in the Fellowship Hall on Thursday, February 8, with dinner beginning at 6:00 p.m. It was suggested we try to meet earlier so people can get home earlier. It was voted on to move the meal to 6:00 p.m. The meal will be followed by a program by Gayle Chesebro. We promise an evening of fun and fellowship and would love to have you join us. If you didn't sign up to bring a dish, just bring something to share. We hope to see you there! If you need a ride, call Jean Bratton, 864/268-1873.

February 9-10 – WELCA Retreat at Camp Kinard: Pastor Bruce will lead this retreat. Cost $60. See WELCA bulletin board for details.

February 13:

• Friendly Visitors monthly team meeting, 2:00 p.m.

• Shrove Tuesday – annual Pancake Supper, 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall:

Invite your family, neighbors, friends, and co-workers.

Bring your “Sweetie” a day early to celebrate Valentine’s Day –
what could be a sweeter treat than Maple Syrup?!

Don’t miss out! All are welcome!!

A love offering will be taken for the meal.

 

 

February 14 – Valentine’s Day & Ash Wednesday
Lent season begins: 
LCOS will hold a Noon worship service,

with a light lunch in the Fellowship Hall following the Noon service.

Evening worship will begin at 6:30 p.m., and a service in Spanish will be held at 7:30 p.m.
Services will include imposition of ashes.

Midweek Lent services at 6:30 p.m. on February 21 & 28 and March 7, 14 & 21,
based on the Holden Evening prayer.
WELCA will provide a soup & sandwich meal (free will offering) in the Fellowship Hall

following these midweek Lent worship services.

 

March 29 Maundy Thursday service at 6:30 p.m.

 

March 30 Good Friday service of Tenebrae at 6:30 p.m.

 

 

February 15: March Messenger items are due!

February 16-18: Winter Retreat for grades 11 & 12 (see page 20)

February 18: Church Council meeting, 12:30 p.m.

February 20: Healthy Cooking class, 6:00 p.m. (see page 10)

February 21 (tentative): Worship Board, 5:30 p.m.


February 22: Golden Group fellowship lunch, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Golden Group sponsors a monthly friendship lunch, open to anyone of any age who would like to come. The restaurant for our February gathering will be announced at our February Supper meeting, in the bulletin before February 22, and in the daily e-mail communications for a week prior to the luncheon. The lunch is “order from the menu” and Dutch Treat. The restaurant is reserved for 2 hours to allow for visiting among the participants. No individual reservations are required.  If you don't see the announcement, please call Jean Bratton at 864/268-1873.

February 25:

•  BP & Diabetes Clinic following the 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. worship services (see page 10)

•  Annual Chili Cook-Off & Bake-Off fundraiser following the 11:00 a.m. worship service, to benefit Lutheroad

 

Bring your recipes for the best Chili or the sweetest Dessert

for our annual Chili Cook-Off & Bake-Off!!!
Prizes will be given out for the best of the best!
FREE to enter your item into the contest.

 

To eat: $5.00 per person 10 and older; $2.00 per child under age 10

 

Sign up to participate in the contest – the sign-up sheet will be on the Sunday School bulletin board.  Please see Lisa Fuller, Josh Rodgers or Mackenzie Scott with questions.

February 26:  WELCA bible study, 10:00 a.m.

 

Save these Dates (and watch for updates)!

March 16-18:  Middle School Winter Retreat (see page 20)

March 25:  Annual Spring congregational meeting following one worship service at 10:00 a.m.

March 25 – Palm Sunday: Easter Egg Hunt, following the 11:00 a.m. worship service

March 29: Maundy Thursday service at 6:30 p.m.

March 30: Good Friday service of Tenebrae at 6:30 p.m.

April 1 – Easter Sunday:
  7:00 Sonrise service; breakfast follows in the Fellowship Hall
11:00 Easter festival service

April 2-3: Church office will be closed for holiday

April 20-22, Spring into Action (see page 20)

April 27-29 – WELCA retreat at Isle of Palms Coastal Retreat Center.
Cost $120, includes 2 nights & 4 meals.

May 5: Reedy River Duck Derby at Falls Park. Race time is 2:30 p.m.

May (date to be determined): Graduate Recognition breakfast

May 20 – Pentecost Sunday: Potluck meal following one worship service at 10:00 a.m.

May 31-June 2:  SC Synod Assembly at Columbia Metro Convention Center

June 11-15:  Lutheroad at LCOS

June 15-17, LCY Convention (see page 20)

June 27-July 1:  2018 ELCA Youth Gathering (Houston, TX)

July 1: Red White & Blue Picnic/Veteran’s Salute following one worship service at 10:00 a.m.

July 8-15: Isle of Palms Family Beach Trip

June 8-9: SC WELCA Convention at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Columbia SC

July 15-20, Camp HUGG (see page 20)

July 22-27, Bridge Building Camp (see page 20)

August 5: Favorite Hymns Sunday

August (date to be determined): Blessing of Backpacks

September (date to be determined): Pig Pickin’

October 21: Annual Fall congregational meeting following one worship service at 10:00 a.m.

October 27: Trunk or Treat

October 28: Reformation Sunday

November 4: All Saints Sunday

November 22: Thanksgiving Feast following one worship service at 10:00 a.m.

December 22: Caroling for our homebound members followed by hot cocoa & carols, Noon to 4:00 p.m. (details will be announced later)

 

 

Do you need to check the most up-to-date LCOS calendar?
You don’t have to wait to call the office!
You can find out anytime by visiting our website at  www.lcosgreenvillesc.org/Calendar.asp

 

 


Our Saviour Community Ministries Pantry

(formerly known as God’s Pantry II at LCOS)

LCOS and friends are stocking our food pantry to serve our neighbors in need. We need a continual supply of shelf-stable foods, including pasta (1 & 2 lb. packages), soups & ramen noodles, canned vegetables and any low-sugar, high-protein item such as baked beans, mac & cheese, etc.

 

Each week of the month, OSCM Pantry will focus on collecting a Weekly Food Item to expedite this process:

  • Week One – peanut butter
  • Week Two – breakfast foods, including dry cereals, “complete” pancake mix (add water only) & grits
  • Week Three – canned spaghetti sauce/tomato products
  • Week Four – canned fruit
  • Week Five (also an ongoing need) – canned vegetables

 

This is a suggested guide; however, we will accept any shelf-stable item at any time.  A great asset will be store sale items and buy one, get one free foods: buy one for you, give one to God via OSCM.  Our goal is to develop our bargain shopping skills so please feel free to pass along “great buys”!  So far, the lowest price & sugar content found for dry cereal is Aldi’s at $1.19 per box while Wal-Mart has the lowest price for grits at $0.88.

 

At this time, our pantry days and hours remain the same: Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:30–2:30 p.m.

 

We need a minimum of 20 bags for 1 person in household, 20 boxes for 2 people in household and 20 boxes for 3 people in household to “OPEN” each Tuesday and Thursday

 

Four volunteers are needed to pack our bags/boxes in the Parish Nurse office once or twice a week to ensure OSCM is “ready” for our clients.  This is currently a work in progress, complicated by “buying” excursions.  Are you eager to help anyway?  Call me, email me or sign up on the form provided on the Parish Nurse Office door.  It’s FAST fun…really!J

 

Elayne Finkelstein:  864/268-7635 (H#)      864/238- 6737 (C#)   or     lillief70@gmail.com

 

When shopping at Ingles, please thank them for the free milk boxes: the food pantry is using up to 80 a week!  If you are out and about early, feel free to scoot by Ingles and check out their free box pile and grab any that seem clean and dry!  The boxes are usually closed on one side of the top ... this is great because we need less tape to close them!

 

When shopping at Publix, please thank them for the free paper bags they are sharing with us: we need 40 per week!

 

When shopping at BiLO, please thank them for the free paper bags they are also sharing with us!

 

We are blessed by the support of our community!  I want them to be constantly reminded of how many Lutherans trade with them on a regular basis.....and how this relationship is mutually beneficial!  Thank you!!  Elayne


Update from OSCM Pantry

During the month of December, the Pantry served 137 clients with households of 422 people.  Of these 137 clients, 26 were new to us and their households included 137 people.

 

The total volunteer time we spent in supplying and operating our Pantry was 227.02 hours.  This included 82.13 hours working at the Pantry itself and 143.88 hours doing the 'behind the scenes' work of buying, sorting, packing and reporting.

 

Additional information on our clients and their households is posted outside the church office.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Paula Mackintosh

 

 

The OSCM pantry needs volunteers to share the load and would welcome help from our fellow congregants as your schedule allows.  Help is needed in the following areas:

  • ·    Distributing food to recipients in the pantry from 12:15 to 3:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and logging the transactions.
  • ·    Help loading food from Harvest Hope on Tuesday mornings around 10:30 and unloading it again at LCOS.
  • ·    Help unloading food on Thursday and Friday afternoons around 4:00 p.m. on an as-needed basis. (You'll be called only when help is needed.) 
  • ·    Help scheduling the packers, who fill boxes on Saturday mornings, so there is even coverage every week.
  • ·    Occasional help picking up boxes on Thursday or Friday afternoons and delivering them to LCOS.
  • ·    Also, a co-coordinator for the pantry to help run fundraisers two or three times a year would be welcome.

 

If you’re interested in volunteering for this important mission, please contact Elayne Finkelstein (864/238-6737 or lillief70@gmail.com) or Connie Gawne (864/220-3584).

 

 

 

 

 


In MATTHEW 25:40, Jesus said,

Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.”

 


 

Our Saviour Lutheran School

2600 Wade Hampton Blvd.

Greenville, SC 29615

(864) 268-4714


February will be a fabulous month at the preschool! The kids have enjoyed the start of Art and Character Ed Classes with Mrs. Terri, and Music Class practicing for our End of the Year Program with all the teachers. We are looking forward to Spring and warmer weather!

 

We have started enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year. We have been receiving lots of calls about next school year from interested parents. I feel certain with the number of calls, tours and from talking with parents of students already enrolled with us, we will have another amazing school year for 2018-19 with a lot of precious children.

 

PAWS Wildlife Sanctuary brought their program to our preschool in January: the children were able to see an owl, rabbit, tortoise, opossum, and hissing cockroaches – check out the pictures on our Facebook page! They absolutely enjoyed learning about these animals.

 

We celebrate the 100th day of school on February 6. It’s hard to believe we have completed over half this school year already!

 

Each class will celebrate Valentine’s Day with a party in their classroom. The children are always so excited to get a “Special Snack” day and bring sweet valentines for each of their friends.

 

We also have our annual Spring World’s Finest Chocolate Sale (chocolate Easter bunnies & more!) from February 1 through February 15. We expect it to be another successful fundraiser. We truly appreciate the congregation purchasing chocolates and supporting the preschool through all of our fundraisers.

 

Please come down to the preschool hall anytime and see everything our students have been doing. We love visitors!

 

Sincerely,

Katie Franks, Director

 


YOUTH MINISTRIES

 

We are called, young and old, to be the Body of Christ together. In baptism we receive God’s Spirit, through which we are empowered to answer that call. Together we can do so much more than we can individually. Together, let us share God’s love with all the world!  Together we can make a difference!

 

The purpose of the South Carolina Synod Lutheran Church Youth organization is to be a community in Christ…Rooted in God’s love…Hearing God’s voice…Acting as God’s hands.

 

South Carolina Lutheran Church Youth is…

  • ministry by, with and for youth
  • helping youth to know and share God’s love in Christ
  • making connections that will last a lifetime!

 

For questions, additional information about any of the activities listed below, or to register, please contact Clint Eastham.

 

Upcoming SC Synod LCY Activities – Mark your Calendars

 

February 16-18: 11th & 12th Grade Winter Retreat (Coastal Retreat Center), $50 per youth registrant

March 16-18: Middle School Winter Retreat (Camp Kinard); Adult Group available ($50 per person)

April 20-22, Spring into Action (Camp Kinard), $50 per person

June 15-17, LCY Convention (Newberry College); Adult Groups available ($75 per person)

 

 

 

June 27-July 1: 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering (Houston, TX)

 

 

July 15-20, Camp HUGG (Camp Kinard) ($50 per youth registrant)

July 22-27, Bridge Building Camp (Camp Kinard) ($50 per youth registrant)

 


Attention High School seniors, college students & parents:

 

ELCA colleges and universities have a helpful website – whygolutheran.org – for students and parents as they embark on the college search process. On the site families can:

• Learn more about the value of the Lutheran college experience.

• Read about the distinctive features of a Lutheran liberal arts education.

• Complete one simple form to request college information from individual institutions.


MEMORIALS

 

In memory of Russell Hudson Jr.

Marjorie Fitzsimons

Carol Fore

Charlie Kramer

 

In memory of Pam Kendig

Melinda & Victor Bond

Joan & Charles Henderson

Dinah & William Johnson

Bob & Geneva Larson

Davis & Melodee Rose

 

In memory of Barry Lentz

Dorothy Rimer

 

In memory of BG Koontz

Roberta & David Cathell

Boyce Cockman

Linda Cramer

Mary Johnson

Charlie Kramer

Dorothy Rimer

Nancy & Diana Riskevics (for OSCM Pantry)

Mim Voet & Nancy Carter

Dru & Carl Yount

 

In memory of Happy Miller

Boyce Cockman

Mary Johnson

Charlie Kramer

Nancy & Diana Riskevics (for OSCM Pantry)

 


If you made a memorial donation to LCOS in the past month that was not listed here, please contact the church office so we may adjust our records.  Thank you.

 

We extend our Christian love and sympathy to the families & friends of:

•  Barry Lentz, upon his death

•  Darren Husz, upon his death (son of Debbie Rheaume’s friends)

•  Sally Pittman, upon her death (Diane Harrison’s friend)

•  B.G. Koontz, upon her death

•  Christy Smith, upon her father’s death

•  Happy Miller, upon her death

•  Shay Living, upon his death (friends of Marsha & Robert Johnson, Jan-Pro cleaning services)

•  Dale Sell, upon her death (Richard Campbell’s sister)

 

May all who mourn find comfort in the promise and the power of the resurrection.
Almighty God, source of all mercy and giver of comfort: Deal graciously, we pray, with those who mourn, that, casting all their sorrow on you, they may know the consolation of your love; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

~Prayer from the Lutheran Book of Worship

 

 

Missionary Sponsors and Chancel Flower Donors for 2018

Thank you to everyone who has signed up to sponsor flowers and our missionary
(The Reverend Dr. Jeffrey A. Truscott) for 2017 – and throughout LCOS history!
We appreciate your generosity.

 

Would you like to sponsor a Missionary or be a Chancel flower donor?

Sponsors are needed for missionaries throughout the year: $25 is a small amount to invest in our Missionaries who spread the Gospel & make a difference in the world.

The total cost for a given Sunday’s two chancel arrangements is approximately $85 including delivery fee & sales tax.

 

Please stop by the Narthex & consider adding your name to the Flowers list or Missionary Sponsors list.  Flower donors & Missionary sponsors are announced with thankfulness in the Sunday bulletin & The Messenger when they are known in advance of newsletter publication.

 


THE POWER OF PRAYER

 

Prayer is a powerful gift which each Christian possesses.  Sometimes it is only when we or our loved ones need the prayers of others that we know how very important prayer is!  Our Lord said that we should pray and that we should be persistent in our prayers.   Martin Luther said it didn’t matter when we pray, not how, as long as we do it!  Here is a listing of those for whom we have offered to God our prayers of intercession:

 

Our members who have become ill or struggled with personal issues within this past month:

Ellen Ahlers

Dodie Anderson

Holly Ashworth

Dianna Brown

Kay Carlson

Marion Cole

Martha Compton

Mary Ann Copenhaver

Jean Cummings

Pete Erbskorn

Renee Goldsworthy

Hillary Kingsbury

John Kingsbury

Kristi & Carl Kurtz

Bob Larson

Scottie Moeller

Debbie Ogle

Liv Osby

Liesel Page

Joan Riggs

Sandy Roback

Gail & Lee Robbins

Sharon Schulz

Marlon Scott

Terri Vanselow

Christine & TW Wilson

Doris Wooldridge

Nancy York

 

Our Homebound Members:

Dodie Anderson

Rosalie Burnett

Martha Compton

Toni Counts

Rita Davis

Bill & Linda Dunsing

Richard Hiller

Rachel Kluizenaar

Evelyn Melder

Liesel Page

Marlene Ridgeway

Ruth Wells

Atria Merrywood/Charlotte, NC –

Wally Ring

Autumn Leaves –

               Lois Kurtz

The Cascades –

Virginia Simmons

 

Our church and family members serving in the US military:

Adam Cerniglia

Anthony Coward

Kevin McKeen

Christopher Underwood

 

Our friends:
Gladys Potter, Bradley Cade & family, Grace Paff, Sudy Soltysiak, Debbie Cleveland, Taylor Meister, Michael Cooper, Pat Brennan, Melissa Melton, Clifton Weaver, Paula Whitley, Eva Gunderson, Michael McGrady, Walter Hoopman, Dick Chubb, Jimmy Nix, Elizabeth Christian Pope, Andie Owens, Lily Hicks, Ivan Parra, Noah Smith, Patsy Cooler, Judy Gravley, Cailyn York, Nena Vance, Lori Smith, Michael Cantey, Eli Aurand, Jaxon Hensley, Stephen Landrum, Carolyn Lonkey, Arlene Hellwig, Nikki, Doris Crouch, Roxanne Hazelton, Helen Flanagan, Rhonda Boling, Lance Crawford, Albie Ahlers, Kirk & Jan Patterson, Pam Glass, Jeffrey Jones, Matthew Satterfield, David G., Jeanne Gaines; Mariarosa Saldini, Judy Premont, Judy DeMars, Mrs. Gerry Dilworth, Homer Coker, Phyllis Armitage, Mary Edith Jarvis, Leigh Watson, Debbie Christian, Brenda Fairbanks, Carol & Tommy Head, Cheryl Pearson, Jack Travis, Vivian, Michael Cater, Delynn Sisco Huskey, Crystal Treadaway, Don Joseph, Clyde Floyd, Jim Rohrer, Shirley Walker, Janice Hagan, Ray Riggs, Sarah Cook, Khloe Boykin, Penny Booher, Carol Husted, Rose Ann Patton, Melanie Carmichael, Ruthie Clardy, Ella Culp, Jane Thomas, Louise Gilliam, Leslie Armitage, Martha & Ray Shockley, Robert & Camille Thompson, Connie Weber, Diane Wolff, Vic Kotowski, Latongia Pepper, Benny Pittman, Anj Ramnarine, and Dan Baker who are also coping with health concerns.  Please keep families who are dealing with addictions of any type in your prayers.  Please keep families who are going through separation, divorce, or experiencing marital conflict in your prayers.  Please pray for William & Stacia Nance, Ann Collins, Patsy Goebel, Christine Tallman, Carol Bruss, Pastor Sandy Jones & family, the Voet family, the Honeycutts, the LaTortue family, Cammy Lee, John “J.D.” Vanselow, Gail White, Delana Boggs & her sons, the Kendig & Zint families, the family of Russell Hudson, the Barry Lentz family, Griffin Rohrer, and the Husz family.

 

 

Please call the church office at
244-2836 to update us when you (or family/friend you added) can be removed from the prayers list!

 

 

 

PLEASE remember that hospitals DO NOT notify us when a member is hospitalized. 

 

Please call 244-2836 to let us know!!

 

 



FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS

 

02/01   Elaine Bruce

02/01   Stephanie Clawson

02/02   Rhonda Hunter

02/02   Sami Goetchius

02/03   Allison Norris

02/05   Edith Casey

02/05   Mark Fairbanks

02/08   Pastor Mark Cerniglia

02/08   Charlie Kramer

02/08   Mina Rangel

02/10   Ali Eastham

02/13   Bill Zuber

02/14   Lara Christian

02/15   Diane Harrison

02/15   Jim Lee

02/15   Mack Thompson

02/15   Anna Sorochak

02/16   Nancy Craven

02/16   Jacob Anderson

02/16   Tyler Bruce

02/16   Jordan Pcheny

02/17   Christy Kendig

02/17   Patrick McLaughlin

02/18   Patti Rex

02/20   Rosalie Burnett

02/21   Amy Garner

02/21   Jody Christian

02/22   Danielle Harmon

02/23   Grace Compton

02/24   Kay Carlson

02/26   Heather Dujardin

02/27   Luke Patrick

 

 

Did we miss your special day?

PLEASE call the church office 864/244-2836!

We want everyone to be included!

 

ANNIVERSARIES

 

02/14/90    Elaine and Stewart Bruce

02/15/64    Gayle and Bob Chesebro

02/16/74    Marilyn and Lynn Gerhart

 

 

 

Please, please – if you know of a member of our church family who is in need of help, PLEASE let the church office know!!!

 

We cannot help if we do not know of a problem!! It's hard for us Lutherans to share concerns – we don't want to gossip – but sometimes, you might be the ONLY person to know that another has a problem or concern.  Please share these with Pastor or me.  I can PROMISE you that we will keep your name in strictest confidence.  But again, remember, if we don't know, we can't help!

 

                          Thank you!  Debbie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deadline for FEBRUARY

THE MESSENGER articles

is Thursday, February 15

 

Fax to 268-5169

E-Mail to k5lcos@bellsouth.net

or bring to church office

 

 

 

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