WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR WEEK OF January 13, 2019

What’s Happening at Elim!

This Week’s Calendar at a Glance

  • Men of Elim’s Pancake Breakfast | This Sunday, January 13 | 8:30-11:00am | Gym
  • Youth Group | This Sunday, January 13 | 10:15am | Parlor Stage
  • Women’s Group | This Sunday, January 13 | 10:30am | Fireside Room
  • Ruth Circle | Monday, January 14 | 12:30pm | Fireside Room
  • Bible Study | Tuesdays | 9:30am | meet in Sanctuary
  • Foundation Meeting | Tuesday, January 15 | 5:30pm | Reception Room
  • Wednesday Night Meal (Chili) | January 16 | 5:00pm
  • Grief Support Group | Wednesdays| 5:00pm | Reception Room

 
 
SERVICE & MISSION
  • Become a Reading Buddy!  Please become part of the team of dedicated volunteers from Elim Lutheran Church who recognize the importance of reading and want to be a part of a student’s academic success. Complete the on-line VIP application:  Click here.  A volunteer orientation is scheduled at Lakeview Elementary on January 16 from 3:30-4:30pm. To learn more, contact Jill Kaufman, (763) 504-6991 or jill_kaufman@rdale.org.
  • KidPack Fundraiser | Friday, January 25 | 5–7pm | St James Lutheran Church in Crystal Silent Auction and Dinner!  Your choice of Spaghetti with sauce (meat or meatless) or Terry Swanson’s famous Bean & Ham soup, plus salad, bread, lemonade, coffee and dessert.  ALL YOU CAN EAT just $10 adults, $5 kids. $20 family max. Tickets will be available at church beginning January 6th or at the door. Also, join us for Designer Purse Bingo at the St Louis Park American Legion on Tuesday, February 5th at 7:00 pm!  Look for more KidPack Fundraising events coming soon!

     
 
GROUPS & GATHERINGS
  • Women’s Group | Sundays at 10:30am | Fireside Room
    • Jan. 13 Why do bad things happen to good people? How does faith help us when they happen to us?
    • Feb. 3 (Note date change) Transforming your life through gratitude and joy.
  • Bible Study Group | Tuesdays at 9:30am | Sanctuary on 1/15, otherwise 5th Floor
    • Jan. 15 Seasons of the church year, traditions and the lectionary
    • Jan. 22 Sacraments, their historical and Biblical context.
  • Grief Support Group | Wednesdays, Jan. 9-Feb. 27/Mar. 20-Apr. 24 |5-6:45pm Register by January 7 at office@elim-robbinsdale.org or (763) 537-8481. Cost is $20 that includes the workbook. Bring your Wednesday Night Meal to class with you.  This support group is where you will find a warm, caring environment and will see your group as an oasis on your long journey through grief. Led by Pastor Marcia Rosa.
  • Men of Elim’s Pancake Breakfast | Sunday, January 13 | 8:15-11am | Gym Bring the whole family to the Elim gym for a stack of pancakes and all the fixings! Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for the children.  Come enjoy a great breakfast and support the ministry of the Men of Elim.
  • Veterans Luncheon | Monday, January 21 | 11am | Parlor Elim’s veterans are invited to gather in the parlor for fellowship and companionship. Spouses and guests always welcome. Lunch follows the event and costs $5 per person. The speaker will be Belinda Jensen, a meteorologist for 25 years and Chief Meteorologist for KARE11 News, the NBC affiliate in Minneapolis/St. Paul.  Belinda has been curious about weather since she was in elementary school. She grew up in the upper Midwest, sometimes dubbed the “Super Bowl of weather,” and is a graduate from the University of Wisconsin—Madison in Atmospheric Science. Reservations requested; please call (763) 537-8481.
 
ELIM EVENTS
  • SAVE THE DATE! Names of God Concert | February 24, 2019 | 3:00pm | Elim’s Sanctuary You’re invited to a concert of original composition, hymns and spoken word reflecting the names of God; a perfect blend of education, entertainment and artistic excellence. This concert is free and open to the public.  Performed by The Ebony, Ivory & Spruce Trio: Piano – Charles Kemper; Violin – Nathan Wilson; Clarinet – David Methner, Vocalist – Lila Olson. Their music is an attempt to unify worshipers through thoughtful, God centered performances that are less about ‘me’ and ‘my’ and more about the awesome creator and sustainer of the universe.
 
COMMUNITY
  • Prayer Vigil for Cherish All Children | Thursday, January 31 | 5- 6pm |Faith Lilac Way Cherish All Children is about educating and engaging congregations in action to prevent child sexual exploitation & trafficking. You may be aware that the Super Bowl, no matter what city hosts the game, is a major draw for trafficking of minors over the Super Bowl weekend. Cherish All Children played a significant role in preventing much of the anticipated trafficking in the Twin Cities last year!  Please join us to stand vigil outside the front doors of Faith-Lilac-Way Lutheran Church, 5530 42nd Ave N., from 5:00 – 6:00 pm on Thursday, January 31st.  Candles will be provided. Please bring signs! All are welcome – just show up! Parking on Welcome Ave. or lot behind the church. Questions? Please contact Deacon Kirsten Kessel at deaconkirsten@faithlilacway.org or 763-537-4523.
 
ANNUAL MEETING
  • Annual Congregational Meeting | January 27, 2019 | 10:15am | Parlor Elim Lutheran Church conducts our congregation’s Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 27 at 10:15am.  We gather in the parlor downstairs, immediately following the first  service. The Elim Foundation’s Annual Meeting  will follow at 11:00am.  These meetings will celebrate our shared ministry over the past year and include important votes regarding our direction and leadership in the coming year.  Coffee and treats will be served.
 
CONSIDER BEING A PLEDGING OR SUSTAINING MEMBER We are asking everyone in our community to prayerfully consider your financial support of Elim Lutheran Church when making your charitable giving plans for the upcoming year.  We encourage Elim households to consider becoming Pledging or Sustaining Members at any time and at any level that fits your household’s capacity for giving. Pledging Members are those who have turned in a pledge card with an estimated amount of their household’s financial support for the coming year.  Sustaining Members have set up a reoccurring electronic contribution. Those who commit to supporting Elim Lutheran Church as a Pledging or Sustaining Member will receive a souvenir travel mug** as a reminder of your participation.  Pledge cards are available at either entrance or fill out a form online at our website www.elim-robbinsdale.org/giving.
Submit your announcement using the following link found on our website: www.elim-robbinsdale.org/submit-announcements