WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR WEEK OF September 17

Garden of Elim Harvest Celebration is this Sunday, following worship, out on the lawn!  Get your hands dirty and stock up on fresh veggies!

YOUTH & FAMILY
Confirmation Orientation | Wednesday, Sept. 27 | 7:00pm | Upper Room
All Ninth Graders, and students prepared to celebrate Confirmation in October, have an orientation meeting Wednesday, September 27 at 7:00pm in the fifth floor meeting room.
Confirmation Dates Reminder: 
Saturday, October 28 at 9:30am Brunch
Sunday, October 29 at 9:30am Worship
 
Youth Planning Meeting | Sunday, Oct. 1 | 10:30am | Fireside Room
Parents and youth entering grades 6-12, please join Pastor Marcia in the Fireside Room to plan activities and service projects for the 2017-2018 year.  Questions, please call Pastor Marcia at (763) 537-8481.
 
Save the Date! On October 1, Bibles will be distributed during worship to our 3rd graders.
 
Children’s Choir | Begins Wednesday, October 4 | 5:30-6:15pm | Chapel
Calling all children kindergarten to 5th grade!  Children’s Choir will begin October 4 from 5:30-6:15 in the chapel.  The Children’s Choir will sing in worship one Sunday per month.  A choir member does not need any prior experience.  All are welcome!  We will have fun singing, clapping, dancing and worshipping together.  I hope to see you there!
 
ElimKidsGO! | Oct. 8 | 1:00pm
This is a new social group for Sunday School children and their families, with fun family events and activities. The first activity for this new program is at the Fall Harvest Orchard in Delano. We will meet at the orchard at 1:00pm. Refreshments will be provided.  This is a FREE event! Questions, please call the church office at (763) 537-8481 or visit our website at www.elim-robbinsdale.org/elim-kids-go.

FAITH FORMATION
Philosophers’ Book Group | September 17 | 11am | Fireside Room
We will start the book “The Mind of the Maker” by Dorothy Sayers and read through chapter 3.  This meeting will also be mostly a get to know you/how was your summer/and some discussion of the workings of the book group.
 
1st Sunday Adult Education | October 1 | 11am | Parlor
Celebrate the Reformation: Katarina Von Bora, Much More Than Luther’s Wife
Presenter: Dr. Mark Tranvik, Augsburg College
 
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE! 
Join Us Every Wednesday-All Welcome-No RSVP needed
5:00-6:00pm Dinner-Tacos (free will offering) and open gym
5:30-6:15pm Kids Choir (begins October 4)

  Education hour: (Nursery care available. Please call to make reservations)
  • 6pm Confirmation: classes for grades 7-8 in Upper Room
  • 6pm Senior High Bible Study: for grades 9-12 in Fireside Room
  • 6pm Adult Fellowship in Reception Room
  • 6:15pm Kids’ ROCK: fun and Bible learning for K-6 in Gym/Youth Room
6:15pm Card making (Sept. 27)
6:15pm Elim Ringtones rehearsal
7:15pm Elim Choir rehearsal 

 

GROUPS & GATHERINGS
Veteran’s Luncheon | Monday, Sept. 18 | 11am
Come hear the story from Paul Thompson and the Escape from the Nazis.  Paul went through several Army programs and trainings before finding himself a soldier on the Siegfried Line on the border between Germany and Belgium. It was supposedly a safe spot on the front line for the green 106th Division. But a few days later, the German Army came crashing across the perimeter, and the Battle of the Bulge had begun.  A lunch is served following the presentation. Cost is $5 per person.  Call for reservations: (763) 537-8481.  Bring spouses and guests!

Installation of Pastor Dan Doerrer | Sunday, September 24 | 9:30am
Bishop Ann will officiate the installation of Pastor Dan Doerrer as Elim’s next Senior Pastor.  A reception will follow the service in the Parlor.

Funeral Planning | Sunday, October 8 | 11am | Elim’s Parlor.  Special speaker Anne Morehouse. A local funeral director will be available to answer questions, and information will be available for planning a service with Elim.  This event is sponsored by the Elim Lutheran Church of Robbinsdale MN Foundation, Inc.
 
Organ Recital | Sunday, October 15 | 3pm
In recital: Prof. Dean Billmeyer, University of Minnesota Organist, teacher, and nationally renowned recitalist. Free and open to the public.

Women’s Bazaar | Saturday, October 21 | 9am-2pm
Donations of homemade craft items are needed.  Bring items to office and please include your name, phone number, and the cost of materials. Please contact Darlene Knealing at 763-535-3613 for more information.

Women’s Retreat | October 6-8 | Luther Park

Come and join us for a weekend of relaxation at Luther Park! The weekend is yours to do what you want—read, catch up on sleep, enjoy the outdoors in the fall, renew old friendships and make new ones, and just enjoy the quiet solitude of Luther Park. All women are welcome! Cost is $76 for two nights lodging in the Log House and four meals (three on Saturday and brunch on Sunday). Call Janet Nelson at 763-438-6895 to reserve a spot by September 29. 
 

SERVICE & MISSION
Free Produce Distribution:  PRISM staff and volunteers will be located at Elim Lutheran Church to distribute free, fresh produce.  The next distributions will occur from 11:30am to 1:30pm on September 19 and October 3 (weather permitting; will be canceled in inclement weather).

MN FoodShare’s Harvest Campaign through Sept. 24, 2017
Elim is joining to support our local food shelf, NEAR. ​ Fresh, locally grown produce donations, other healthy food options (dry beans, rice, whole grains, nuts) and cash donations can be made to NEAR during the Elim worship offering.  Drop off in the food shelf wagons. Perishable donations are delivered to NEAR on Mondays by the Shirley Mork, and non-perishable food will be delivered Tuesdays by Gerald Shoultz.

PACK THE PEWS | Sunday, September 24
Elim is joining Minnesota FoodShare and faith communities around the state to increase donations of healthy food to Minnesota food shelves.  Support this final Harvest Campaign weekend by bringing locally grown produce to worship service on Sunday, September 24.  Volunteers will take them to the food shelf.

Families Moving Forward | October 22-29
We need individuals, families, and ministries to help with various activities, such as serving a meal, helping with evening activities, staying overnight, or even helping set up the rooms before our guests arrive, and clean up when they leave at the end of the week.  Sign up is available on our website at www.elim-robbinsdale.org/families-moving-forward or you may call the church office at (763) 537-8481.

Submit your announcement using the following link found on our website: www.elim-robbinsdale.org/submit-announcements