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Wednesday Meal Teams

We are looking for Wednesday Night Supper teams or people who could help with current teams. Please see Ruth Reynolds.

 September  5 LeFebre/Geidel LeFebre/Geidel Severson
  12 Severson Becky & Daren LaFebre Tim & Peggy Severson
  19 Burg Ruth Sperlich Pastor Al & Sarah Sutton
  26 Reynolds Kim Geidel Sandi Davis
      Ardela Berg Alan & Heidi Aker
October  3 Wilburn Megan Mitzel  Joni Rohrbauch
  10 Sturzenbecher Darla Senger  Maria Kitchens
  17 Seifert    
  24 Hurdle Reynolds Wilburn
  31 Rathert Ruth Reynolds Lois Wilburn
      Leota & Gordon Quam
Dawn & Scott Haskell
November 7 McKinstry / Ristau Mary & Walt Ricker Bev Johnson
  14 LeFebre/Geidel Kellie Hanson Mike & Dana Reiprich
  21 Severson LaDel Jankord Marjorie Bittner
      Seifert Hurdel
December  5 Reynolds Lynn Seifert Tom & LeAnne Hurdel
  12 Wilburn Randy & Linda Kramer Becky Eisenbraun
  19 Sturzenbecher Mel & Bobbi Geidel Red & Loreeta Pepper
  26 McKinstry/Ristau Doug & Max Hill Wayne & Lori Marks
      Tom & Lou Schroeder Lori Cookston
        Tanya Knapp
      McKinstry / Ristau  
      Earl & Janell McKinstry  
      Steve & Dawn Ristau  
      Jay & Ruth McKinstry  
      Kathy Swan  

Quilters and Sewers Wanted!


Yes, we have a quilting group at Divine Shepherd Lutheran Church and we would invite everyone to join us on Wednesdays at 1 p.m

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We are an extension of the LWML (Lutheran Women's Mission League) at our church and our purpose is to make quilts for the Orphan Grain Train, which distributes these quilts overseas to be used as bed coverings, wall dividers, and even possibly floor coverings.  We use donated material and make the quilts nice but not beautiful, as the beautiful ones are confiscated and sold on the black market!

Our other purpose is to make a quilt top for each confirmand every year.  These are nicer quilts and incorporate Christian symbols, a Bible verse for the confirmand, and some personal information.  We display these quilts on confirmation day and for a few Sundays following and then they are put away until the confirmand graduates from high school.  At that time, we finish the quilt and present the quilt to the senior.  We hope that wherever they go after that, the student is covered with a quilt from Divine Shepherd Lutheran Church to remind him of God's love through the Christian symbols and his/her confirmation verse.

You do not have to be a good seamstress or quilter to join us! 

We need people to cut out squares with the help of our tools and even ironers! This is not a serious group by any means, either.  We have a lot of fun and love the idea of creating things whether for a mission quilter for our students! So, come and join us any Wednesday!  Need more information? Talk to Leota Quam, Loretta Rohrbauck, Janell McKinstry, Bev Johnson, Kelly Hanson or Connie Rathert!

Chimers to Begin Ringing!


null  Yep, it’s that time of year---“BACK TO CHIMING!!”

Ten of the 11 ringers will be returning again this year to pick up their chimes on Monday, September 10th at 5:30.

In looking at my notes, the chimes were donated by Pastor Schwan several years ago and we began using them in 2011.

Ringers who have played since the beginning are Leota Quam, Cheryl Brandt, Vonda Sturzenbecher, Diann Dobbs, Judy Uecker, Randy Wombold, and Rick Rathert. Kathy Roling also played then and has since become our permanent sub!! Over the past couple of years, Brenda Price, LeAnne Dyer, and Kathy Swan have joined us. Kayla Thompson played the past few years and opted to drop out this year, her senior year in high school, and we will miss her young enthusiasm!! Madison Dyer will be stepping in and we welcome her youth as well!

Music choices this year will include:
  • “Just As I Am”
  • “We Gather Together”
  • “O Holy Night”
  • “Canon of Grace” and
  • “What A Friend We Have In Jesus”.

As usual, we don’t have a schedule of Sundays we will play, as it all depends on what Sunday all the ringers (and the director) will be here. But, I’m blessed to have these dedicated ringers and we look forward to praising God with our music!

Connie Rathert, Director 

Fall Choir Schedule

   We would love it if you could join us for practice every Monday at 6:30pm.  You don’t need to know how to read music, we’ll help you with that. 

We have new choir risers (thanks to Mike) and it will be so wonderful to fill them with singers. Below is a list of other events besides Monday rehearsals.


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  • Sunday, October 14th just for fun
  • Wednesday, October 31st for Reformation
  • Wednesday, November 21st for Thanksgiving
  • Sunday, December 2nd for 1st Sunday in Advent
  • Wednesday, December 12th for Advent service
  • Wednesday, December 19th for Advent Service
  • Monday, December 24th for Christmas Eve
  • Tuesday, December 25th for Christmas Day

In Christ,
Diann (431-1593)