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MARTIN LUTHER PLAY

Join us on the Oct. 14 & 15 for part 1 and Oct. 21 & 22 for part 2 of a play about Martin Luther. The play will be performed on Saturday evening and at late worship. Early worship will follow a more traditional service.


FALL GROWTH GROUPS 

So what’s all the fuss about The Reformation? It happened a long time ago! This fall, our growth groups will look at what was happening in the world that led to one of the most significant events in history. “A Man Named Martin” is a DVD study about the religious, cultural, and political conditions of the time and how God worked through Martin Luther to direct the growth of His Church. Please sign up on the sheet on the Wittenberg Door

Group A: Meets on alternating Mondays at 9:30 AM beginning Oct. 9 in the Teen Room.

Group B: Led by Kathey Drennan will be held on alternating Sundays evenings. The next meeting is on Oct. 8 at 287 Silver Creek Circle, Clifton Springs.

Group C: Led by Roxann Muller will be held Oct 9, 23, 30, Nov. 13, 20 at 7 PM. This group will meet at 84 Arlington Park, Canandaigua

Group D: Led by Pastor Don will be meeting this Wednesday evenings at 7 PM. This group will meet at church.


REFORMATION PLANS 

This year is the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and some great plans are underway for the fall! We will be doing the drama “The Trial of Martin Luther.” This will give us insight into the amazing ways God worked through this simple monk to grow His church.

Our plan is to do the play during worship on Sat., Oct. 14 @ 5:30 PM and Sunday, Oct. 15 @ 10:45 AM. The second half of the play will be on Sat., Oct. 21 @ 5:30 PM & Sun., Oct. 22 @10:45 AM. This is part of our Reformation Celebration. On Reformation Sunday, Oct. 29 we’d like to encourage you to join us for Late Worship @ 10:45 AM, where we’ll be singing the liturgy. Following the service you’re invited to a Potluck supper. How about bringing a German dish? Bring a mug and we’ll provide the root beer! More details on this will be coming. Help us celebrate by stepping back in history to the beginning of our denomination.


DRESS A GIRL – SAT. NOV 4 – 10 AM - 3PM

A national mission project is finding a new home at Good Shepherd. “Dress a Girl” is a sewing project which creates dresses for girls in need someplace in the world. We are happy to be providing a work site for this worthy mission. All who are interested in sewing or contributing to this cause, please contact Roxann Muller. The dresses are very simple in design and sewing.


ELECTION DAY BAKE SALE – Tuesday, Nov. 7 

Election Day is about a month away, but Pastor has already had people asking if we’ll be having a Bake Sale. He even had someone who don’t vote here ask about it. So, warm up your ovens and get ready, the Election Day Bake Sale is in the works. We need people to both bake and then work that day. The signup sheet is on the Wittenberg door. Last year was tremendous. We know this year’s election is not quite as big, but every dollar we raise helps to feed those in need. We thank you for your support.


“LUTHER” MOVIE, NOV. 10

As a wind up to our Reformation Celebration we will be showing the movie “Luther” on Friday, Nov. 10 at 7 PM – Martin’s birthday! You can sign up on your connection card this week.


CHRISTMAS MUSICAL REHEARSAL NEWS!

Musical rehearsals began this past weekend! Wow – that snuck up on us! This year we are doing “Josie’s Jinglicious Dream Lamp.” Performances will be on Dec. 2 & 3. We need actors, readers, set helpers, back stage helpers and costume makers. We ask that the actors and readers be present at least 8 out of the 10 rehearsals. 100% attendance works even better! If you are interested in having a little musical fun while spreading the Gospel in a delightful way, please join us on October 1 at 12:30 to get started.



Community Events


FAITH ARK ENCOUNTER TRIP, OCT 11 – 13

Have you ever considered a trip to the Ark Encounters and Creation Museum in Kentucky? A group from Faith Lutheran Church, Penfield will be making the trip in October. Lyle Heggemeier, their Director of Christian Education, is going to be leading a Bible study while en route, focused on both the Creation & Noah’s story. To view the sign please go to www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4_AP0MiwKA. The cost of the trip is $391 pp/dbl, seniors over 60 $375. The deposit of $100 is needed by August 20th (extended date) with the balance due August 27. We have an itinerary and registration form in the office if you are interested. There are only 14 spots left so if you are interested please register soon.


WINE & BEER AT PIONEER! 

The 10th Annual Wine & Beer Tasting Auction Fundraiser will be held on Fri., Oct. 27 from 6:30 – 9:30 PM at Kloc’s Grove in West Seneca. There will be a theme basket auction, wine tasting, beer tasting, and a time of fellowship. There will also be a short presentation giving an update on Pioneer and ways in which to support the camp. Tickets are $50 per person and must be purchased by Fri., Oct. 13 by contacting Pioneer at (716)549-1420 or info@pioneercamp.org. If you would like to donate a basket or make a monetary donation please contact Nancy Errett at the above phone number and e-mail address.


“PICTURE PERFECT”

Come view the beautiful pictures taken by the Creative Imagers, including our own Jean Bucher! The photos will be on display at Wood Library in the Community Room on the 3rd floor through Oct. 20.


PASTA PALOOZA, SATURDAY, OCT 14

St. John’s Lutheran in Pumpkin Hook, 153 Church Ave., Farmington, will be hosting

A Pasta Palooza on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 5 – 7 PM. The dinner will include ziti, meatballs, salad, bread & drinks. There is no cost for the meal but there will be a cash dessert bar on site. A free will offering will be accepted to go to Disaster Relief.

 

 “LUTHER AND THE DEVIL” - SUNDAY, OCT 15TH, 4 PM

As we approach the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, we often see this through a statement nearly as old as the Reformation itself – “Luther discovers the Gospel.” One of the foremost Reformation scholars said this age-old statement should be changed to “Luther discovers Satan.” Satan was very real to Luther. He felt himself to be part of a cosmic struggle between Christ and the devil. Lutheran Pastor and former director of the RIT Center for Religious Life, Dr, Jeff Hering, leads this discussion on Luther and Satan, the enemy whom Luther called the “Master of the Conscience” and, for the true Christian, the “Doctor of Consolation.”


50TH ANNUAL KIWANIS SPAGHETTI SUPPER

Tuesday, Nov. 7

Join the members of our community in casting your vote and eating spaghetti on Election Day. The 50th annual Kiwanis Spaghetti supper will be served at the Canandaigua Academy cafeteria from 4:30 – 7:30. Tickets are Adults, $9, Children, $6 and Seniors, $7. They are available from Marie Blair, Bill Fuge or Pastor Don in our congregation or any Canandaigua National, Community or Lyons National banks. Come support our community organizations.