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    Ministry Staff

    Pastor Mark Docken 507-923-1696 Pastor Nissa Peterson 507-867-8010 E-mail: Administrative Assistant Michell Hovelson 507-867-4721 Office Hours: 8:00-3:30 Website: Facebook: Chatfield Lutheran Twitter: @chattyluthyouth

    September Highlights September 3rd 8:00a & 10:00a Worship/Communion/Choir 9:15a Adult Choir practice Blessing of School Backpacks September 5th 6:00p Stephen Ministry September 6th 3:40p WELCA Board meeting 6:30p Confirmation (no meal) 6:30p Meal & GaGa Ball Grades 10-12 @ Mill Creek Park September 10th Rally Day & Dedication Sunday 3rd Graders receive Bibles 8:00a & 10:30a Worship 9:15a Sunday School/Adult Bible Study 11:30a All Church Picnic/-Food Provided September 12th 5:30p Property Committee 6:00p Stewardship & Education Committee 6:30p Worship Committee 7:15p Business Management Committee 7:15p Spiritual Life & Growth Committee September 13th 1:30p Mary/Deborah Circle 3:15p-4:30p TMTs (5th & 6th Grade) 6:00p 7th Grade 6:00p Confirmation meal 6:30p Confirmation 7:00p Naomi & Sarah Circle September 14th 2:00p Prayer Shawl September 16th 8:00a Mens Bible Study September 17th 8:00a & 10:30a Worship/Communion/Choir 9:15a Sunday School/Adult Bible Study Adult choir practice 11:30a Youth Gathering Meeting September 18th 6:30p New member orientation 7:00p Executive Council September 19th 6:00p Stephen Ministry September 20th 6:00p Confirmation meal 6:30p Confirmation September 24th 3 y.o. Receive Story Bibles 8:00a &10:30a Worship 9:15a Sunday School/Adult Bible Study 9:15a Youth and Family Committee 9:15a Parents and Littles Sunday School September 27th 3:15p-4:30p TMTs (5th & 6th Grade) 6:00p 7th Grade 6:00p Confirmation meal 6:30p Confirmation Sept 27th-30th Pictorial Directory Pictures September 28th 2:00p Prayer Shawl September 29th 11:30a HON Seasoned Senior lunch October 1st 8:00a & 10:30a Worship/Communion/Choir 9:15a Sunday School, New member orientation 9:15a Sunday School/Adult Bible Study

    Sunday, September 10th

    Rally & Dedication Sunday

    Worship 8 and 10:30am

    Dedication of New Addition and Landscaping

    Start of Sunday School

    3rd Graders receive Bibles

    Special Offering for Chatfield Emergency Ministerial Fund

    All Church Picnic-Food provided

    Congregational Picture

    Rooted in Christ, together we

    reach out to serve faithfully, love

    unconditionally, and grow joyfully.


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    Sunday, September 10th 8:00 and 10:30am Rally Sunday and Dedication Sunday. What a day to celebrate!

    We will dedicate the completed building addition and landscaping and rededicate ourselves to our ministry

    together in Jesus name. We will be taking a family picture at 11:30am outside the main entrance, followed by

    a short encircling of the building for a blessing. This will be followed by a great meal of BBQ Pork loin, hot

    dogs, bananas, baked beans and desserts. We will have a bouncing house for the younger crowd. We will be

    eating inside to avoid the bees, but outdoor seating will be encouraged so bring your own lawn chair. This will

    be glorious. God is working in and through us to love and serve Chatfield and the world!

    Esther Circle is collecting School kits August & September. 4--70 sheet notebooks wide or college ruled, no

    loose paper, 30 centimeter ruler, pencil sharpener, blunt scissors, unsharpened #2 pencils with eraser (secure

    with rubber band), box of 16 or 24 crayons, 2 1/2" eraser, sturdy drawstring backpack style cloth bag approx.

    14x17 with shoulder straps, no standard backpacks. If you cannot donate all of the items, any of them are


    Confirmation Classes will begin Wednesday, September 6th at 6:30p. No meal served until September 13th.

    Blessing of School Backpacks will be on Sundays, September 3rd, and September 10th.

    Sunday, October 29th Reformation Sunday Festive Worship 8 and 10:30am- The reformation is all about

    worship. Gathering in the free and undeserved favor of God, we are set free to confess our sin, receive

    forgiveness, offer praise, hear Gods Word, receive the Lords Supper, and go forth in service. Gods grace

    opens us up to the new life in Christ and the community of love and service. Our worship service will be

    opened up with music, skits, and holy hilarity.

    Root River Conference Reformation Celebration Celebrating 500 years!

    October 29, 2017 3:00pm at Christ Lutheran Church in Preston, MN. This will include all 32 churches in our

    conference. Plans for the day are as follows:

    *Speaker from Luther College


    *Drama: Katie & Martin portrayed by PASTOR NISSA & PASTOR MARK

    *Honey Bee display

    *Enjoy samplings from Katies Pantry

    *Childrens play area available.

    Watch future newsletters and announcements for further information!

    Greeters needed for every Sunday! If you would be interested in being a greeter for Sunday mornings. We

    would like to have greeters for both services. There is a sign up sheet on the welcome table in the Gathering

    space. Please sign up as you are able or contact Michell 867-4721 in the church office. Thanks!

    Chatfield Lutheran Church Lifetouch photography event is set up and ready for your use, so families, please

    schedule your appointments for photography at any time.

    The online scheduling site accessed via this link.

    You can also schedule by calling the church office at 867-4721. We encourage the retired members to try to

    schedule during the daytime hours.

    Our Church Photography Dates: Wednesday-Saturday September 27th-30th

    Tuesday-Saturday October 24th-28th

    Hours: Weekdays 2:00 - 9:00 PM Saturday 9AM-3:30 PM

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    New Member Orientation and Reception

    Anyone interested in joining our ministry and mission family is invited to two orientation sessions:

    Monday, September 18th at 6:30pm when we will learn about the ministry of our congregation.

    Sunday, October 1st at 9:15am when we help discover gifts for ministry and the Lutheran way of living and

    speaking of the faith. Then on Sunday, October 8th we will receive new members in worship.

    Mens Bible Study, Sat. Sept 16 8:00-9:00am Chatfield Lutheran Conference Room

    No Experience Necessary! We will use the Serendipity Bible with easy to participate discussion questions.

    Mens Bible Study, Saturday, September 16th 8:00-9:00am Chatfield Lutheran Conference Room

    No Experience Necessary! We will use the Serendipity Bible with easy to participate discussion questions.

    Sunday. September 24th 3 yr olds will receive Spark story book bibles in worship. Pastor Mark will lead a

    workshop with parents and 3 yr olds between worship.

    Because of Gods Abundant Grace

    Our Stewardship theme this fall is Because of Gods Abundant Grace We are celebrating the 500th

    Anniversary of the Reformation in which the exceeding grace of God was proclaimed: We are saved by grace!!

    Our relationship with God always begins with BECAUSE. Because of all that God has done for us. Gods

    mercy is always first. Everything we do is a response of gratitude and generosity. Because of Gods Abundant

    Grace, Therefore we are free to love and serve in gratitude and generosity. We give, because God first gave

    to us. And we give through the church to our children, to our families, to our elders, to our neighbors, to the

    hungry, to the powerless, to all the world. Thank you for your generosity, because of Gods abundant grace.

    Sun, Oct 22 Because of Gods Abundant Grace Sunday

    Sun. Oct 29 Reformation Sunday- Therefore we are free

    Sun. Nov 5 All Saints Sunday- Therefore are forgiven sinners

    Sun. Nov 12 Commitment Sunday #1- Therefore we are thankful

    Sun. Nov 19 Commitment Sunday #2 Therefore we are generous

    Stephen Ministry-Getting to know on another at Chatfield Lutheran Church is one of the blessings available to

    this church family. Faith, caring and compassion all for the flame of Christs love in our hearts. How do we

    share this love? There are many ways, perhaps for you it make be deciding to become a Stephen Minister.

    Faith commands us to love one another. Call Mike Thieke 507-951-9874, Pastor Mark 507-923-1696,

    Pastor Nissa 507-867-8010 if interested in joining a class for training.

    Thank you for all your support and prayers and acts of kindness during Lois chemotherapy treatment. Gods

    family is such a gift. - Mark & Lois Docken

    Ironwood Springs Luther Hostel, September 11-15

    Join Adult Lutherans Organized for Action (ALOA) for a time of learning, reflecting and connecting with

    others at Ironwood Springs Ranch near Stewartville, MN. Experience the Reformation without going to

    Germany. There will be speakers on the Reformation,