112 E Annabelle St. Brandon, SD 57005
605.582.5030
spiritoftruthlutheranchurch@gmail.com

Monthly Newsletter

SEPTEMBER 2019 NEWSLETTER

Spirit of Truth Lutheran Church 

PO Box 481, 112 E Annabelle St, Brandon, SD  57005   605-582-5030

spiritoftruthlutheranchurch@gmail.com    |    www.spiritoftruthsd.org

RALLY SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 8th
Sunday School Pre-K through High School will be starting Sunday, September 8 @ 10:30 AM! It’s going to be a GREAT year!!!

STAFF NEWS
We are pleased to announce, effective August 12, the hiring of Financial Secretary, Jeanne Jensen. Jeanne comes to us with many years of experience working in a church setting as well as working with financial reporting. She will be responsible for the monthly newsletter, weekly bulletin, various financial and membership reports and generally working with the Deacons and Pastor on day to day support of the congregation. We are very excited to welcome Jeanne and encourage everyone to come in during the week to introduce themselves or plan to stay for coffee and conversation with Jeanne after church on August 25. Jeanne’s hours are flexible but we anticipate regular office hours to be Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 9-5. 
Jeanne lives in Brandon with her husband, Skip (#1 Iowa Hawkeye Fan), and has 2 wonderful adult daughters, Merissa Kringen, a first grade teacher at Fred Assam and Lindsey/Bobby (wonderful son-in-law) Hedeen, who live in Arizona. She LOVES spending time with family and friends, playing cards, golfing, decorating, and singing to her flowers. She’s a HUGGER and loves to share God’s love with you!

CALL COMMITTEE
 Jane Ellis (Chair), Dan Larson, Wyatt Sundvold, Tana Clark, Alice Jacobson, Caleb Flier, Phil Toft, Tim Scherb (Deacon Liaison)
On behalf of the Call Committee, we thank you for your confidence in us as we move forward with extending a call for Spirit of Truth. The call committee has met twice and we respect what a huge responsibility lies before us. We now come before you and ask for additional support so that we might serve to the best of our abilities.

Foremost, we ask your continued support through prayer. Please pray not only for the committee members but for our congregation as a whole to continue to work together as a church family. Pray that God’s Will be accomplished through this call. Pray that God will be working in the heart and life of the pastor He wishes to be our next pastor and for the pastor to be open to the working of the Holy Spirit.

We ask for patience. We want to be intentional about this being God’s process and not our own. Our goal is to allow God’s will to unfold in such a way that the Call Committee, council and congregation recognize and receive the pastor whom God is calling for us. The call process is about revealing God’s will, not completing the process as quickly as possible. We also ask for understanding as we may be dealing with confidential information and are unable to share certain things until the time is right. We invite you to visit with the members of the committee but respect that we may not always be able to comment. We promise to update the council and the congregation as we can and as regularly as we can. And finally, we may ask for your help. Some of you have financial and membership information that we need to fill out our congregation profile. All of you have opinions as to what you enjoy, what we might improve and what you hope for in our next pastor. We need to hear these things. The committee has not made any formal decisions at this point but in the very near future we may be putting forth a survey, hosting table discussions or perhaps conducting personal visits. We ask that you openly and honestly participate in these events if they occur.

In Psalm 27, we read, “Wait on the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait on the Lord”.

Thank you.

 

WEEKLY SERMONS
The sermon from Sunday is broadcast on Alliance on your local channel on Fridays @ 6:30 PM.

 

WEEKLY ACTIVITIES

Sundays, 9:30 AM Worship 

Sundays, 10:30 AM Coffee Fellowship

Sundays, 10:30 AM Sunday School

Sundays, 7 PM COMPASS Beginning September 8

Tuesdays, 9:30 AM Women’s Bible Study @ Bethany Meadows. We welcome all ladies to join us! We are studying Acts.

Wednesdays, 7 AM Text Study. We will study the upcoming lectionary for the next Sunday.

Wednesdays, 6:30 PM Confirmation Beginning September 11

Wednesdays, 7:30 PM MAPS Beginning September 11

Thursdays, 10:30 AM Men’s Bible Study. Resume on September 5. Studying Genesis.

 

UPCOMING DATES TO REMEMBER:
September 2: LABOR DAY 
September 5: Stewardship Meeeting @ 4 PM
September 8: Rally Sunday, Sunday School Begins @ 10:30 AM
September 11: Quilting @ 9 AM – NOON. Potluck Lunch. All are welcome. Please contact Eleanor Burkman with questions.
September 17: Spirit Lifters @ 1:30 PM. Contact Claudia Abraham with questions.

 

YOUTH September Schedule 

*No Youth Group September 1 and 4

Confirmation Meeting September 4 @ 6:30 PM All 7th & 8th Graders along with their parents are invited to attend this information meeting to get the year started!!! If you have any questions, please call Diane Schroeder @ 605-321-7235

Thunder Road Late Night |Sept 6 | 7:30 PM – 1:30 AM | All Youth

Meet at the church at 7:30 PM or at Thunder Road in Sioux Falls at 8 PM. Pick up at church at 1:30 AM or at Thunder Road at 1 AM. No cost to students, they may bring one guest along. Looking for parents to help drive to and from Thunder Road. RSVP!!

CONFIRMATION | Grades 7-8 | Wednesdays | 6:30 – 7:30 PM
MAPS |Grades 6-8 | Wednesdays | 7:30 – 8:30 PM
COMPASS |Grades 9-12 | Sundays | 7 – 8:30 PM

 

BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES FOR SEPTEMBER, 2019

Anniversaries

   

Birthdays

 

 

LARSON, Dan & Deanna

09/01

 

NELSON, Joy

09/10

 

NELSON, Rob & Joy

09/01

 

RIEF, Emily 09/12  

BRUGET, Jim & Roberta

09/03

  FREITAG, Cadence 09/13

 

CLARK, Tana & Doug

09/05

  SCHERB, Mary 09/15

 

BAHR, Nancy & Jim

09/12

  CLARK, Tana 09/18

 

LEIDHOLT, Phil & Krista

09/14

  RIEF, Allison 09/20

 

ARLT, Jeff & Karla

09/17

  SWENSON, Sylvia 09/22

 

FESTE, Dan & Amanda

09/17

  DAWLEY, Taylor 09/23

 

HANSON, David & Sonja

09/19

 

MUTSCHELKNAUS, Mark

09/24

 

BURKMAN, Dan & Heather

09/22

  SWANSON, Barbara 09/24

 

BJORUM, Brenda & Brian

09/24

  BAHR, Jamilee 09/25

 

NEUENFELDT, Glenn & Shirley

09/24

 

SWANSON, Dean

09/26

 

DAWLEY, Trev & Barbara

09/25

  VERMEER, Edgar 09/26  

ERICKSON, Deb & Mike

09/25

  LARSON, Dan 09/28

 

DEJONG, Amy & Jeff

09/26

 

TOFT, Rhonda

09/28

 

      ERICKSON, Abbey 09/29

 

Birthdays     CLARK, Doug 09/30

 

OHNSTAD-EIDE, Elaine 09/02   ELLIS, Lara 09/30

 

ELLIS, Kerry

09/04        
LINDSTAD, Lars 09/07      

 

HANSON, Sonja

09/09

     

 

EBRIGHT, Carolyn

09/10

     

 

JOHNSON, Mary

09/10

     

 

 

CHECK OUT THE NALC AUGUST NEWSLETTER:  https://thenalc.org/wp-content/uploads/News/NALC-August-2019.pdf

 

STAFF

Clarissa Lindstad, Director of Youth Ministries

clarissap582@hotmail.com   605-254-2985 (text or call)

Jeanne Jensen, Financial Secretary

spiritoftruthlutheranchurch@gmail.com  605-582-5030

Claudia Abraham, Music Coordinator

 

But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on His own;

He will speak only what He hears, and He will tell you what is yet to come. ~ John 16:13