The Information on this page mirrors the weekly bulletin Church Notes, as well as Concordia Connections, our monthly newsletter. It is updated weekly with the latest news and information.
January Calendar – 2019
January 7 – Relative Caregivers ~ 6:30 PM
January 8 – Trail Life Meeting ~ 6:30 PM
January 9 – Music Theory Class ~ 5:30 PM
January 12 – Elders Meeting ~ 8:00 AM . LWML Meeting ~ 10:00 AM
YOUTH SERVICE PROJECT
Do you have a job around your place …… and could you use a hand?
The youth are ready, willing and able to provide help. If you are interested and want to hire one or more of the youth, just email Jackie Narr at Jackie.Narr@gpreinc.com OR call the church office to set a date and time.
Kroger Community Rewards
Concordia has completed its enrollment in the Kroger Community Rewards program. Kroger will contribute an amount of its charitable contributions toward Concordia based upon the number of people who identify Concordia as their organization of choice. Members who have “Kroger Plus” cards may go online at Kroger.com and make that designation. Sign in to “my account” at kroger.com, left click on “Community Rewards”, and choose Concordia as your “Donation Organization”. Please note: You must create an account if you do not already have one. If you have any questions please contact Mike Rapp.
Care & Concern Committee
Thanks to the generosity of our members, Concordia continues to distribute and average of over 30 lunch bags each month, plus a handful of hygiene bags and grocery supplements each month. Our members who distribute these items from the food pantry also give encouragement and prayer to those asking for help. If you choose to donate food items for the pantry, consider bringing meat snacks (1st Sunday), cheese or peanut butter cracker packages (2nd Sunday), small drink packages (3rd Sunday), snack bars (4th Sunday) and small packages of chips (any 5th Sunday). Clothing and household items may also be donated, and they will be taken to RIFA for distribution.
With Pastor’s encouragement, I make regular visits to members who are unable to attend service. Upon requests from the congregation, I will prepare “get well” cards to mail to members who are having challenges in their lives. Thanks to all in our congregation who stay in contact with members who are absent.
Mike Rapp, Chair
LWML will be placing a large mite box in the narthex on the first Sunday of the month as a convenience to members who were not able to attend our meeting. Mites are used to fund the Mission Grants of our Mid-South District and National LWML. They are not used for local expenses, but always sent out to be used for missions. Any member of the congregation is welcome to add to the mite box to support district and international mission projects. Thank You, Sharon Rapp.
REMINDER: Concordia’s recycling program is now taking computer hard drives. (not monitors or keyboards) All information will be totally erased and all recyclable parts will be recycled. You may leave it in the recycle building at the corner of the parking lot or give it directly to Rick Ribble. All funds gained from recycling are applied to our portico mortgage.
Be a good steward of your trash!
We take clean food cans, aluminum drink cans, old tools/screws/nails, old metal gutters, aluminum siding or windows, old brass plumbing or fixtures, copper wire/piping/fittings, old bicycles/ceiling fans/vacuum cleaners, washers/dryers/kitchen ranges—even the lids off glass jars (i.e. pickles, relishes, spaghetti sauce lids). We also take old car/tractor batteries and computer hard drives. Nothing is too small, or too big! If you can’t bring it to our recycle shed, call our in-house recycle guy, Rick Ribble, and he’ll come get it.
Plastic shopping bags (especially colorful ones) are useful for our plastic mat project. And cardboard is a staple in our recycling efforts! It helps us if you flatten those cereal/cracker/facial tissue/pop tart and other small cardboard boxes, layer inside a larger cardboard box, then bring in the larger one when it is full of cardboard!