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The Good News of of GRACE

September 2013

Grace Lutheran Church Waseca, MN

Starting this September, my newsletter covers are going to look a little different. The covers will have 2 parts to them. The first will be to share with you a resource that can spark how you think about faith, God, or the church. We all have unique learning styles, so this may be in the form of a book, music, videos, or websites. The second is that if a resource is featured here, we want to try to get it into your hands so you not only read about it, but also practice it. So to kick things off this month, Id like to introduce you to a movement in the church called FAITH5. Stop in and talk to me if youd like a copy of this book for your home as a gift from the church. About the book Imagine a home where every person feels loved, valued and heard. Imagine a family that seeks Gods wisdom, will and Word together. Imagine an intimate, affectionate community where every night is an experience of caring, sharing, comfort and peace. You can make this beautiful picture a reality in your home. But it wont happen by accident, you need a plan! Holding Your Family Together is a workable, powerful plan based on a simple nightly routine: Share, Read, Talk, Pray, Bless. This is the FAITH5, and it has transformed families around the world. No matter your childs age or your familys unique situation, the FAITH5 can work for you. Inside youll find everything you need to get your family into a nightly habit that will open your hearts to each other and to God. Does this sound like an impossible dream? Its not, and you can start . . . tonight. The Faith 5 1. Sharing highs and lows of the day 2. Reading a key verse of scripture from Sundays preaching/ teaching 3. Talking about how the highs and lows relate to the Scripture and asking What is God saying to my situation? 4. Praying for one anothers highs and lows 5. Blessing one another before turning out the lights on the day

September 1
Brenda Bernhardt Pam Gullickson Sondra Herman Lori Weller

September 3
Sheryl Dahle Grace Petersen Matthew Scholljegerdes

September 4
Jennifer Rohl George Schuneman

September 5
Michael Sorenson

September 6
Diane Beckmann Lynn Connors Marcella Hanson Judy Hoffman Jackson Kilian Shane Malecha Michelle McMurphy

What were your highs and lows of the summer? Blessings, Pastor Paige P.S. You dont have to be in a home with kids to practice the FAITH5. Find some friends or people in church and take a few minutes to go through them.
Sunday, September 8th Schedule 9:00 am Worship 10:00 am Service Events Rally Sunday Picnic! Sunday, September 15th Schedule 8:00 am 9:15 am Worship Something Else during the Education Hour 3rd Grade Bible Presentation During worship service on Sunday, September 8th

John Underwood

September 7
Kirsten Brenden Judy Buenger Gracie Morgan Patrick Nelson

September 8
Todd Breck Gary Francis Merideth Johnson

10:30 am Worship

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September 9
Brian Britton Noah Gode Connie Larson Jack Vetsch Olivia Wendland

The Good News of

SENIOR PASTOR: Roger Haug ASSOCIATE PASTOR: Paige Whitney STAFF: Robin Dulas Administrator Marty Aberle Youth Director Tricia Vasquez Grace Garden Director Shannon Cliff Office Assistant Craig Brenden Choir Director Linda Berndt/Karen Brenden/Helen Nelson Organists COUNCIL OFFICERS: President-Duane Rathmann, Vice-President-Marilee Reck, Secretary-Connie Larson, Treasurer-Isaac Thompson COUNCIL MEMBERS AT LARGE: Paul Nelemans, Ivan DenOuden, David Kilian, Linda Berndt, Jodie Thompson, Brad Wendland Ralph Schmidt

September 10
John Metz Reese Olson Cheryl Storby

Pastoral Acts for August 2013

August 17, 2013 Pastor Haug performed the funeral service of Curtis Nesdahl (non-member)

Fall Worship Schedule Begins on Sunday, September 15th 8:00 am Worship 9:15 am Something Else Education Hour 10:30 am Worship

Fall Church Office Hours Monday Friday 8:00 am 5:00 pm

September 11
Gary Berdan Brooke Tramp

September 12
Penny Anderson Brody Bakken Shirley Fette Trent Jellum

August 18, 2013 Grace Lorraine Elizabeth Lageson was baptized at the 9:00 am worship service Parents: Ben & Hope Lageson Sponsors: Liz Lageson, Robin Headline

Sunday, September 8th is Rally Sunday!!!! Worship at 9:00 am

September 13
Hailey Dettmer Kai Edwards Beau Milbrett Bob Priebe Linda Williams
August 29, 2013 Communion @ Lakeshore Inn Communion @ Colony Court

Service Events at 10:00 am Annual Rally Sunday Picnic

New Member Class The next new member class will be held on Saturday, September 22nd from 10:00 am-12:00 pm in Pastor Haugs office. If you know anyone who is interested in joining our newest members of Grace, please have them call the church office at 835.1709 or send an email to: for more information! The new members will be received into Grace on Sunday, September 29th at both services.

September 14
Earlene Amendt Ben Lageson Madison Priebe

Share your love of singing!

If you love to sing, Grace Choir has a spot for you. All you need to do is show up and sing--no audition required. Voices of all shapes and sizes are needed! Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 7:30 to 8:30, beginning September 11th. We would love to see (and hear) you! Questions can be directed to Craig or Karen Brenden - 507-833-6124

September 15
Jaxon Selvik

September 16
Richard Olson Jayde Pederson Jill Thursdale

Be sure to join us for food, fun and fellowship! Dont miss it!!!
Sharing Your Gifts! We are still looking for volunteers to help with Sunday morning Bible study for our youth. If you are interested, please let us know. There is no experience needed and perfection is not expected.

September 17
Nic Remund

Confirmation Information
Sept. 4 5:45 pm 6:30 pm 7th Grade Huddle meeting 8th Grade Huddle meeting

September 18
Steve Bakken Jake Guse

7:00 pm Confirmation Family meeting

September 19
Dylan Bauman Miles Trump

Sept. 11 5:00 PM 7th/8th Grade Large Group Fellowship Event

Grace Lutheran Church

"3rd Gear Wednesday Nights!" Schedule:
09/04 - Pneuma Night/Welcome Freshmen Night @ St John 7pm 09/11 - 3rd Gear Amazing Race - Starting time: 6:30 pm. Fun Night of racing through Waseca with a team of other 3rd Gearians to go head to head with challenging obstacles. First team to finish wins! 09/18 - 3rd Gear in St John's Trinity Hall 7pm 09/25 - 3rd Gear in St John's Trinity Hall 7pm 09/04 - WELCOME FRESHMEN NIGHT! Come find out what 3rd Gear is all about, when we meet, why we meet, and what we meet for! Games, prizes, fire pits, friends, food, and awesome info will be at St John's waiting for you! 09/08 - Missions 2014 Informational Meeting for Parents and Interested Students in Grace's Social Hall starting @ 1:00pm 09/11- The Amazing Race is back in Waseca! Plan on a night of mad chaos as you race through Waseca with a team of other 3rd Gearians as find yourself faced with obstacles and challenges. Make sure you wear very comfortable clothing that you don't mind if they thrown away after this night! Starting time: 6:30pm at Grace! 09/25 - See You At Pole National Prayer Event. Meeting at WHS before school. Watch for more details! Find 3rd Gear Here: Facebook Page AND Group,, and on Twitter!
Memorial donations made in memory of, or honor of someone you care about can be made to Grace Lutheran Memorials and put in the collection plate or dropped off at the church office. Please note who the donation is in memory of and which fund you would like to donate to. Also, please include the name and address of where an acknowledgement letter should be sent. Thank you! Deb Fitzsimmons, Angie Sack, Kathy Parry & Cindy DeRaad GWELCA NEWS

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September 20
Colleen Haley Carol Hanks Amy Swain

9/15 9/21 9/26

New Beginnings Circle meets in the Fireside Room @ 9:15 am SEMN Synod Convention at Grace in Albert Lea GWELCA General Meeting @ 7:00 pm Election of officers Hostess: Grace/Peace

September 21
Jill Born Landi Dulas Rick Maas

September 22
Kelsey Schmidt

September 23
Jill Johnson Shirley Snow

September 24
Donna Born Tammy Murphy Isaac Potter Sophia Potter Matt Wendland

September 25
Katie Clayton Jazmine Malepsy Autumn Strand Andrea Tangen

DONATION By Larry Torgerson PARKING LOT FUND In memory of Marlene Jensen by Cap & Carol Peterson In memory of Melvin Jeddeloh by Lee & Jacque Storby by Linda Berndt In memory of Stan Broughton by Phyllis Broughton In memory of George Berndt

September 26
Grady Murphy Debbie Selvik

September 27
Jolaine Burmeister Tyler Kolander Collin Rongstad Victoria Sauer

Quilters! We will start quilting Tuesday, September 10th in the social hall from noon until 3pm. Coffee and treats will be served. Old and new members are welcome! At this time, we do not need any fillers due to our lack of storage space.

September 29
Ethan Babcock Madison Dulas

Faith Steps Fall 2013 Schedule 3rd Grade Bible Presentation 3rd. Gr. 2nd Gr. 8th Gr. 7th Gr. Books of the Bible Ten Commandments So What Are You Saying? Characters of the Bible Sun. Sept. 8 Sun. Sept. 15, 22 & 29 Sun. Oct. 6 & 13 Sun. Nov. 3 & 10 Sun. Nov. 17 & 24

by Linda Berndt GRACE GARDEN In memory of Marlene Jensen by Mike & Carmen Klomp

September 30
Jeannie Danberry Myrtle Matz Paul McMurphy

. . . Generations on a journey

September 2013
Grace Lutheran Church 300 East Elm Avenue Waseca, MN 56093 Sunday Worship Times 8:00 am & 10:30 am Church Office Hours Monday Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm Phone: 507-835-1709 Fax: 507-835-3602 E-mail contact:


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Sundays at a Glance
Date Program
8-Sep All Congregation Mission 15-Sep BS 22-Sep BS 29-Sep BS 6-Oct BS 13-Oct BS 20-Oct 27-Oct Mission - Leaf Raking 3-Nov BS 10-Nov BS 17-Nov BS 24-Nov SE Christmas Practice 1-Dec 8-Dec SE Christmas Practice 15-Dec SE Christmas Program 22-Dec Cider and treats 29-Dec 5-Jan BS 12-Jan BS 19-Jan 26-Jan 2-Feb 9-Feb 16-Feb 23-Feb 2-Mar 9-Mar 16-Mar 23-Mar 30-Mar 6-Apr 13-Apr 20-Apr BS BS BS Good Earth Village Mission BS BS All in All - Dad's Celebration BS BS BS Mission - Easter Egg Filling 4 yr 4 yr 1st 1st k k 4 to K 4 to K 4 to K- SING

FS Grade
3rd 3rd 3rd 2nd 2nd


Creation Binding of Isaac Jacob & Esau Jacob's Dream - ladder

Other things to note

Presentation of Bibles

4 to 6 4 to 6 4 to 6 - SING

God's Name - I am Manna Call of Samuel Call of David Solomon's Temple A still small voice - Elijah Amos - Righteousness Isaiah - people in darkness seen a light Jeremiah Fiery Furnace Valley of Bones Return from Exile Word made flesh A voice in the wilderness John baptizes Jesus The wedding at Cana Cleansing the temple Nicodemus Woman at the well Healing stories Bread of Life Living Water Light of the World Raising Lazarus Foot washing Peter's denial Jesus and Pilate Jesus Condemned King, Crucified EASTER Thomas Called into Christ's Service Paul and Silas Sermon at Athens - Senior Sunday

New Member

MEA - No Something Else Confirmation Anniversary Meal

8th 8th 7th 7th

1 to 3 1 to 3 1 to 3 - SING

Thanksgiving - No Something Else

Christmas Vacation - No Something Else

Annual Meeting

Presidents Weekend - No Something Else

4th 4th 5th 5th 5th 5th

1st Sunday of Lent

Palm Sunday Easter - No Something Else

27-Apr Year Recap - Thank you 4-May Mission 11-May All in All - Mom's Celebration 18-May "Graduation" 25-May

Mother's Day

Memorial Day weekend