Outdoor Work May 21

A work crew is needed to rake and seed the dirt in front of the church
building on Saturday, May 21, at 2:00 p.m. Those that want to plant flowers
can also assist with the bed by the front door. Please come for the
fellowship and enjoy the warmer weather.

Church Door Input

The front doors of the church need repainting and Jim Craney has offered to do
the job.

The church board would like input about changing the color of the front door
from brown to red. Please let a board member know your opinion.
The tradition of red doors dates back centuries. There are several meanings
associated with red doors.

Red symbolizes the sacrificial blood of Christ that saves those who come to him.
Red is also a reminder of the Passover and a sign of the Holy Spirit. Church doors
began to be painted red as a way of remembering the ultimate sacrifice that others
had made for their faith.

The red doors of churches traditionally signaled a place of sanctuary, refuge, and
safety. Those in need would not be captured or harmed inside the holy walls of the
church, which offered physical and spiritual protection. Some believe that the doors
of the Wittenberg Cathedral, where Martin Luther posted his 95 theses, were red.
Red doors on Protestant churches indicate their roots in the Reformation.

Updates on communion, fellowship, and offertory

COVID-19 is considered an endemic, and the board decided to change
existing protocols.

Beginning June 5, Reverend Denise and another person pass the
communion elements from pew to pew. Members can remain seated, and
the bread and juice will come to you!

Fellowship resumes on June 5 with treats and refreshments following the
worship service. A Keurig machine makes coffee and other hot drinks
located in the fellowship room. If you are interested in making treats and
being on the fellowship schedule, please let Mike Meland know.
We will continue to have the offering plate in the exact location each

Brat Fry June 11

The first brat fry of the year is Saturday, June 11, at The Shoe Box. There
are still three openings for the last shift from 2:30 – 5:00. Please get in
touch with Mike Meland if you can work the ending shift.

Attention all pie makers

Our annual pie sale will be held Saturday, June 11, from 9 a.m. to approx.
noon. We need help with set-up (at least three people) at around 8:15 a.m.
that morning, and then we need help with selling. Of course, we also need
pies – lots of pies baked in disposable tins. Please drop them off by 9 a.m.,
cover them with plastic wrap, and put a label on the wrap telling the flavor.
Double crust pies are not always easy to guess the flavor. Most requested
flavors? – apple, cherry, blueberry, peach. Please contact Karen Kroll if you can
help or if you are bringing pies.