Messenger Reading God’s Word! The Lectionary Scriptures for this month are: April 2 - Maundy Thursday Exodus 12:1-4, 5-10, Psalm 116:1-2 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, John 13:1-17, 31b-35
April 3 - Good Friday Isaiah 52:13-53:12, Psalm 22 Hebrews 10:16-25, John 18:1-19:42
April 4 - Holy Saturday Job 14:1-4, Psalm 31:1-4, 15-16 1 Peter 4:1-8, Matthew 27:57-66
April 5 - Easter Sunday Acts 10:34-43, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, John 20:1-18
April 12 Acts 4:32-35, Psalm 133 1 John 1:1-2:2, John 20:19-31
April 19 Acts 3:12-19, Psalm 4 1 John 3:1-7, Luke 24:36b-48
April 26 Acts 4:5-12, Psalm 23 1 John 3:16-24, John 10:11-18
Our Church Staff Rev. Jason Emmerson……….……………..Pastor Pam Bryant .....………………….Office Manager Peggy Williams………....………Church Organist Guy Schreck……….….…Chancel Choir Director Susie Rowan…………….….Praise Band Director William Petersmeyer…….…...Bell Choir Director Alana Owenby……...…....Kids Choir Co-Director Clinton Owenby…….…...Kids Choir Co-Director Ned Quest…………...……..………..Accompanist
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Trivia Night The Mission Team is having a Trivia Night on April 11 at 7:00 p.m. The cost is $10 a person for teams of up to 10 players. There will be raffle baskets, 50/50 drawing, heads or tails, and birthday game. Soda and candy will be available to purchase. Teams are welcome to bring their own snacks. It’s always a fun night so get your team together!! Call Kristi at 456-7483 to reserve a table. We’ll be limited to about 15 tables so call and reserve your spot as soon as possible.
The youth will be going to Grant’s Farm on Saturday, April 18. We will meet at church at 9:30. The cost is $5 per person. Please see Kristi to sign up. Deadline to sign up will be April 8.
The Mission Team will be having another Movie Night on May 2. More information will be in the Sunday bulletins in April.
Mother’s Day Raffle Baskets The Mission Team will be selling raffle tickets for Mother’s Day baskets starting on April 26. Winners will be drawn on May 10. Tickets are 1 for $1, 6 for $5, and an arm length for $10. Tickets will be on sale before and after services on April 26, May 3, and May 10.
2015 Youth Activities April: Grant’s Farm May: Paintball June: Ziplining
Dine to Donate at Pizza Hut The Mission Team is tentatively scheduled to have a Dine to Donate at Pizza Hut on April 28. The Mission Team will receive 20% of proceeds for customers that turn in a flyer. Flyers and more details will be in upcoming Sunday bulletins.
Upcoming Youth Events April 11 April 18 April 26 April 28
Trivia Night Youth Trip to Grant’s Farm Raffle ticket sales start for Mother’s day baskets (tentative) Dine to Donate at Pizza Hut
April Birthdays 01—Debbie Groeper Nathan Nordwald 04—Cindy Hans Jenna Moeller 05—Eli Boos 06—Joshua Handlang Adam Hachman 07—Gloria Luecke 08—Angela Hunke 09—Tony Lanzone Rachel Polston 10—Benjamin Owenby 11—Kenneth Toerper 12—Torrie Frye 13—Clinton Owenby 14—Tammy Gebhardt 16—Allan Miller 17—Claudia Kimbel Jill Nordwald 18—Kevin Ockerhausen Bill Petersmeyer
21—Kathy Bade Jeffery Nelson 22—Rebecca Baker Shalene Blackwood 23—Marie Knapheide 24—Gloria Avis Lynn Joyce Kristin Schneider 25—Edwin Albright Christy Bonstell Andy Dwyer Malinda Niermann 28—Kyle Darnell Morgan Greer Nancy Mudd Helen Pherigo 30—Robert Hill
April Anniversaries Years Alan & Claudia Kimbel Dale & Ginnie Schoen Mel & Lena Stiegman Darrell & Joyce Dothage Glennon & Barbara Welge Jeffrey & Janet Butcher
30 years 49 years 54 years 49 years 61 years 39 years
NOTE: If your special date is not listed, it is because we do not have the information in our Servant Keeper program. Please let the church office know if we need to add your date. Thanks!
Fellowship Fishin’ Mission
Come enjoy the day at the Tappmeyer Farm on Saturday, April 25 from 11:00 – 4:00 for the Spring Fishin’ Mission. There are many ways you can participate! Show up and participate (bring a lawn chair) Bring a dessert Pray for good weather Put a donation in an envelope marked ―Fishin’ Mission‖
The Social Ministry is hosting Easter Breakfast on April 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The menu will consist of breakfast cakes, fresh fruit, egg casserole, milk, chocolate milk, orange juice and coffee. Thanks to everyone who signed up to donate the food and to prepare, serve, and clean up the meal. Please celebrate Easter Sunday with your church family in the fellowship hall. There is no charge for the meal.
Directions: Take the service road in front of WalMart to State Hwy W. Go north on W for 5.5 miles to Tappmeyer Farm on the right. There will be a big sign in the front yard of a blue two story farmhouse.
You will be able to drop off food on Saturday morning April 4 between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. and beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday April 5.
Morning Men’s Fellowship
Dorcas Women’s Fellowship th
Dorcas Women’s Fellowship met March 11 . 18 members were present. Al Holden from Glass Garden in Truesdale was our guest speaker. He told about their stain glass business. Artists design custom stain glass pieces large and small and also restore damaged stain glass. We had a successful lunch stand at the Dustman auction on Feb. 18th. We were treated to St. Patrick’s Day refreshments followed by Bingo. The Eastern Mid-South Conference of UCC’s annual Quilt Show will be Saturday, April 18 th at St. Paul’s in Gerald. Information will be posted and in the office. Pat Mossop, Secretary
Join the Morning Men’s Group for faith, food, and fun! The Men’s Fellowship group meet for coffee / breakfast Tuesdays at Denny’s in Warrenton. All men of the church and their guests are welcome between 7:30 am – 8:30 am. Hope to see you there!
Bits & Pieces April Choir Performance Schedule April 2 April 5 - 8 am April 5 - 9:30 am April 12 April 19 April 26
Memorials Harlan Wolff Howard & Betty Kehlenbeck Dale & Ginnie Schoen
Doris Dustman Ronda Sprick
Wilfred Knapheide Marie Knapheide
Chancel Choir Chancel Choir Bell Choir Special Music Chancel Choir Bell Choir
Our CHANCEL CHOIR practices on Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm. If you are interested in joining, please contact Guy Schreck (636-2971890). The KIDS CHOIR practices on Sundays after first services. If you have any questions please contact Clinton or Alana Owenby. The CELEBRATION BAND plays each Sunday for the contemporary service. They practice on Tuesdays @ 6:30 p.m. If you are interested in participating in the band, please contact Susie Rowan (314-210-2503). The BELL CHOIR practices on Thursdays @ 5:30 pm in the conference room. If you would like to join the Bell Choir call Bill Petersmeyer (636-4560542).
February / March Pictures Tied to Discipleship Sunday
Celebration Band members Steve Toerper (top left), Susie Rowan (top right), Sue Stewart (center), Rich Hilton (bottom left), Robert Gentry (bottom right).
April Servants 9:00 am Worship Service
11:00 am Worship Service
HEAD USHERS Gilbert & Sherry Nordwald USHERS Janis Meyer, Roy Dothage, John Hewitt Eileen Boehm GREETERS April 5 Larry & Karen Bade April 12 Ervin & Ellen Herbel April 19 Dolores Owenby, Eileen Boehn April 26 Dillard & Erin Harrelston LITURGIST April 12 Kim Moeller April 19 Kathy Gebhardt April 26 Brandon Moeller ACOLYTES April 5 8 am Maci Nordwald, Marissa Roy April 5 9:30 am Jenna Moeller, Kinsey Bakameyer April 12 Josh Handlang, Danny Dothage April 19 Vincent Schutte, Grant Handlang April 26 Emily Hill, Megan Greer NURSERY April 2 7 pm Bailey Ressegger April 3 7 pm Bailey Ressegger April 5 8am Katie Moreau April 5 9:30am Paula Dooley April 12 Kim Moreau April 19 Kayla Moeller April 26 Rita Mackenberg
April 5 April 12 April 19 April 26
USHERS Dennis & Peggy Williams Ed Roach & Becky Boehle Bill & Toni Hawley Jeff & Jodi Bakameyer
April 5 April 12 April 19 April 26
GREETERS Ed Roach & Becky Boehle Dennis & Peggy Williams Jeff & Jodi Bakameyer Bill & Toni Hawley
April 5 April 12 April 19 April 26
NURSERY Kerri Hill Kerri Hill Bailey Ressegger Bailey Ressegger
FELLOWSHIP COFFEE HOUR There is no fellowship coffee hour this month. Easter breakfast will be held at that time instead.
April Snow Removal Team Bob Day Matt Handlang Dennis Williams Jason Emmerson
April Mowers: April 2, 3, 4 April 9, 10, 11 April 16, 17, 18 April 23, 24, 25
Kole Hammerberg David Chilson Dennis Williams, Ed Roach Gilbert Nordwald
Les Bakameyer Joe Lucks
Operation Orange Bag AGAPE is beginning a new program designed to collect needed food and personal hygiene items in a way that is easy for donors and recurring for the organization. Operation Orange Bag starts with donors keeping a reusable orange bag in their home or business and placing at least one non-perishable food item in the bag each week. Neighborhood Captains recruit groups of neighbors, friends or co-workers to become food donors. Every other month, the Neighborhood Captains pick up the food from their food donors and leave them a new bag. AGAPE is currently looking for volunteers to join the program as Neighborhood Captains, Food Donors and Receiving Team Volunteers. The Receiving Team helps process the orange bags at the food pantry in Warrenton on the 4 th Saturday every even numbered month. You can sign up to be a part of Operation Orange Bag online at AGAPEMO.ORG or by calling 636-4564645.
Oragami Owl Party Join host Lisa Ham at her Oragami Owl Party on Tuesday, April 28 from 5:30 8:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Snacks and drinks will be provided. All commission from sales at this party will be donated to Relay for Life.
Please place your donations in the narthex. Food-filled backpacks are sent home with students of at least 120 families that do not have enough food over the weekends.
April: Fruit Cups
Agape Meal of the Month Can of Spaghetti with Meat Can of Peas Muffin Mix Box of Kleenex
Patriot Packages wants every Active Duty and National Guard member deployed from Missouri and Southern Illinois to receive a care package in appreciation for his/her commitment to duty. For more information, see the website, patriotpackages.org. The President of the organization is Robert Braendle who can be reached at 636745-9492. The collection box is in the narthex.
April: Travel Sized Tissue
Members of Council have committed to increasing their financial giving as a show of their faithful discipleship and dedication toward Jesus Christ and the ministries of Friedens. We ask you to follow our example. Why Giving Matters: We give because God gave first. (1 John 3:16-18) God wants us to give because it shows that we recognize He is the Lord of our lives. (James 1:17) We are blessed when we give. (Acts 20:35) When we give freely to God, we receive freely from God. (Luke 6:38) Open hearts, eyes, and ears feel, see, and hear God better. The picture of our financial giving reveals a reflection of our lives surrendered to God. (Romans 12:1) How Much Should We Give? Believers should give according to their income. (1 Corinthians 16:2) The value of our offering is not determined by how much we give, but how cheerfully we give. (Mark 12:41-44; 1 Corinthians 9:7) In What Way Are Our Financial Gifts Used? Gifts support ministries (Christian Education, Worship, Evangelism and Missions) that benefit all church members and the community (Benevolences: OCWM, Agape, Emmaus, etc.) for which God has called us to serve. Gifts offset the recurring expenses associated with insurance, property, utilities, salaries, and printing. We Want To Help You Honor Your Commitment If you need a little reminder each week, then please consider using envelopes for your giving. Envelope packets for the entire year are available in the church office. Friedens also has an electronic giving option. Go to our website: http://friedensuccwarrenton.com/ Find the button on the front page and follow the instructions for setting up an account and then determine your giving. You can also sign up for electronic giving in the office.
February: 2013 - 2015
Monthly Financial Report Monthly Operations February Income $16,573.65 February Expense $17,911.73 Net Gain/Loss -$ 1,338.08
Thurman Street Property balance as of March 2015: $14,726.11
Attendance These numbers are recorded from the Usher’s attendance report and are approximate. Sundays March 2015 03/01 0 (church cancelled) 03/08 186 03/15 216 03/22 203 03/29 unknown Average Sunday Attendance for March 2015 ~ 201 March 2015 February 2014 March 2014
Total: 605 ** Total: 773 Total: 972
** Not a final number for March.
Midweek Ministry—April Schedule Midweek Meal Teams April 1 Becky Boehle, Paula Dooley Suzy Cosgrove, Debby Pettig
Midweek Meal Menus April 1 Tacos (Soft Tortillas), Nachos, Taco Salad, Fresh Fruit & Veggie Platter, PBJ
Becky Boehle, Paula Dooley Suzy Cosgrove, Helen Pherigo
April 8 Spaghetti, Sauce with and without meat, Ground Beef, Green Beans, Salad, Fresh Fruit & Veggie Platter, PBJ
Becky Boehle, Paula Dooley Suzy Cosgrove, Beth Luecke
April 15 Pulled Pork, Dollar Rolls, Mac N Cheese, Green Beans, Salad, Fresh Fruit & Veggies, Grilled Cheese, PBJ
Becky Boehle, Paula Dooley, Suzy Cosgrove
Becky Boehle, Paula Dooley, Suzy Cosgrove
April 22 Chicken Nuggets, Corn, Mash Potatoes, Salad, Fresh Fruits & Veggies, Grilled Cheese, PBJ April 29 Hot Dogs, Potato Salad, Slaw, Chips, Fresh Fruit & Veggies
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