Because it is a great tradition of reaching out to others this Holiday Season, we will once again be collecting Non-Perishable Food Items for the Manchester Community Resource Center (CRC), during the month of November. Non-perishable items such as soups, pastas, cereal, baking items, etc. Especially appreciated are items for holiday baking! There is a table in the overflow room for your donations. How many tables can we fill? This is being sponsored by the Outreach Committee.
Roger L. Korte, age 73, passed away on November 4, 2015, with family by his side at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI. He was born on April 13, 1942 the son of Christian and Lena (Ehmen) Korte in Saline, MI. On November 25, 1991 he married Nevie Armstrong and they shared 28 years together. Roger graduated from Tecumseh High School, the class of 1960. He retired from General Motors Powertrain after 34 years as a journeyman machine repairman and was a committee man of UAW for many years. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bridgewater, MI. He belonged to the Adrian Moose and helped a lot with the Clinton Jaycee’s in their events. Roger was an avid reader, loved to golf, and played the keyboard after retiring. He loved living on Dewey Lake, a true prankster but his greatest enjoyment was spending time with all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be missed by many family and friends. Roger is survived by his wife, Nevie, his son, Eric Korte of Tecumseh, daughter-in-law, Jodi Korte of Ann Arbor, stepsons; Gary (Collen) Armstrong of Tecumseh, Douglas (Pat) Armstrong of Britton, Walter (Amy) of Saline and John (Annette) Armstrong of Brooklyn, stepdaughters; Sally (Barry) Abshire of Comstock Park, MI, Mary (John) Hadley of Tecumseh, Patricia (Terry) Benedict of Tecumseh, brothers; Ron (Mary) Korte and Gary (Sylvia) Korte both of Clinton, 18 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, his son Jeffrey in 2006 and a sister, Beverly Ann in infancy. Visitation for Roger will be held on Sunday, November 8, 2015 at the Tecumseh Chapel of Handler Funeral Homes from 2-4 pm & 6-8 pm with a prayer service at 7:30 pm. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, November 9, 2015 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bridgewater, MI at 2:00 pm with visitation from 1:00 pm until the time of the service. Memorial Contributions may be made in honor of Roger to Hospice of Lenawee or to St. John’s Lutheran Church.
St. John’s will host the Manchester Community Thanksgiving/Music Festival on Sunday, November 22nd at 3:00pm. Vocal and Bell Choirs will be participating from our Manchester Area and surrounding churches. The theme for this gathering will be “Giving Thanks and Bringing Praise”. A free will offering will be received and will go to the Manchester CRC. A fellowship/coffee/treat hour will be held after the service. Join us! For this time of Thanksgiving and Music!
The Mary Martha Circle with the help of the Men’s Group will be sponsoring a free Thanksgiving Dinner for the entire congregation on Sunday, November 15th after services. Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, rolls and beverages will be furnished. Families attending are asked to bring a salad, vegetable or dessert. Please RSVP on the sign-up sheet in the overflow room or to Sue Weidmayer or Louise St. Clair by November 8th if you plan on attending.
Beth Moore Bible Study – 7:00pm.We will meet every other week for 8 sessions (finish by the end of January).The study is titled “James: Mercy Triumphs” and is a study based on the book of James.Some of the topics covered in the study are joy, hardship, faith, reversal of fortune, wisdom, and the dangers of the tongue, humility and prayer.Please bring a friend and join us for an evening of fun, fellowship, and great biblical teaching.Please let Deb Ellison know if you are interested.
The Mary Martha Circle is sponsoring a Silent Auction in conjunction with the Education Appreciation Sunday/Promotion Sunday and Picnic on September 13th. All are encouraged to donate something to the auction. Baskets, restaurant coupons, crafts, etc. are some ideas. You can bring your items anytime and place in overflow room for review and bidding. Forms are in the overflow room for you to complete and place by your donation. The items will be available on September 13th and the final bidding will take place on Sunday, September 20th with the winners announced after church.
“Back to Church Sunday” – Education Appreciation Sunday, Worship 10:30am in church, followed by picnic, fun and games in the pavilion. Meat, beverages, and treats will be provided by the Sunday School. Please bring a dish to share and your own table service….and your friends and neighbors! Come, enjoy the day of SS student recognition, good food, good fellowship, games and treats!! See you there!!!
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