Sun., June 20 – Father’s Day
9:00 a.m. Worship
10:00 a.m. Fellowship
Sun., June 27 – 9:00 a.m. Worship
10:00 a.m. Fellowship
Birthdays and anniversaries this week – Tanner Bartelt, Alan & Karli Spaans, Kyanna Clark
Greeters: June 20 – Chris Plamp family; June 27 – Millie Niewenhuis
Readers: June 20 – Jesse Torticil; June 27 – Diane Bartelt
Fellowship Hosts: June 20 – St. Paul Youth
June 27 – Marie Guenthner, Sheryl Wieczorek
**There will be a special offering of June 27 for the Abbott House in Mitchell. Each year our church sends a special offering to help with their programs in residential treatment, therapeutic foster care and independent living for young people between the age of 7 and 23.
**The monthly contemporary service will be June 27.
Happy Father’s Day
To all fathers and those men who are like fathers to so many
Fathers are wonderful people
Too little understood,
And we do not sing their praises
As often as we should…
But fathers are just wonderful
In a million different ways,
And they merit loving compliments
And accolade of praise,
For the only reason Dad aspires
To fortune and success
Is to make the family proud of him
And to bring them happiness….
And like our Heavenly Father,
He’s the guardian and a guide,
Someone that we can count on
To be always on our side.
An Invitation from the South Dakota Women of the ELCA
The South Dakota Women of the ELCA Synodical Board invites all women of the ELCA churches to join in the June 25th Gathering – either in-person at Brandon Lutheran Church or on-line through the live-streamed event.
The yearly “Convention” has been downsized into a “Gathering” with featured speakers including Associate to the Bishop Pastor Renee Splichal Larson, Pastor Rebel Hurd and Pastor Siri Sorenson. The theme is “We Are Called”. The Love Gift is items for “Laundry With Love”. Items to be donated include quarters, dryer sheets, laundry pods, Clorox wipes, post-it notes, sandwich and quart size baggies and sticker name tags or cash.
The 50th Anniversary of the Ordination of Women will be highlighted by Pastor Siri. We invite and encourage as many women clergy to attend with the stoles they may have received in honor of this occasion. A special time in the service will allow you to introduce yourself and view your stole.
The event is free. It begins at 1:00 pm on June 25. Anyone interested in attending in-person should register with Cheryl Lundeen (please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org) to ensure proper CDC guidelines for social distancing.
To access the livestream event or to watch it at a later time, go to brandonlutheran.org web page and click on the “Follow Us” Click Here tab to connect with the YouTube channel. We want to encourage women to watch this virtual gathering.
Pastor Erika Lehmann, Margene Thompson, and Vicki Persson will be attending in person if you wish to send your love gifts with them. Please make arrangements before June 23. We will still deliver love gifts after June 25 to Sioux Falls. Mark your calendars and plan to be there. We need this time together to renew our purpose and refresh our souls. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Margene or Vicki. We are hoping to have women attend. It is a “Gathering” rather than a Synodical Convention because there will be no business meeting or voting, Pastors are encouraged to attend. “We are Called” (ELA #720) – “We are called to act with justice, we are called to love tenderly: We are called to serve one another, to walk humbly with God.”
**Prayer List –those under doctor’s care, those who are home bound and those who live alone
Long term care: Lynn Anderson (cousin of Peggy Hoffman and Gene Tastad), Chris Bartelt, Alex Blom (Ron & Jean Wentland’s grandson), Lowell Bye, Rich Crater, Julie Dykstra, Bob Eggers, Jane Gerlach, Melinda (Safar) Jauert (Roger Safar’s daughter), Eva Lou Plamp, Chad Wentland
In nursing homes and assisted living: Arleen Bye, Jewel Eppendanz, Grace Guenthner, Jim & Cecelia Oakland, George Safar, Edna Sprecher