Serving the Lord

Elder Rotation Schedule:

1st  Ray Soucheck
2nd Richard Eicksteadt
3rd  Scott Cleveland
4th  Duane Hengst


Greeter Schedule:                                                                           

Dec. 3       Tom & Annette Turnbull
*Dec. 6  midweek Advent       Scott & Margaret Cleveland
Dec. 10     Wes & Keri Wempner
*Dec. 13 midweek Advent      Teri Carson & Beth Gefaller
Dec. 17     Pat Runge and Doris Cook     
*Dec. 20 midweek Advent      Ray & Amy Soucheck and family
Dec. 24     Dick & Pam Miller and family
*Dec. 24 Christmas Eve          Brian & Terrie Bacher
*Dec. 25 Christmas Day          Steve & Karen Paulsen                       
Dec. 31     Tom & Annette Turnbull

Jan. 7       Wes & Keri Wempner
Jan. 14     Doris Cook and Pat Runge
Jan. 21     Ray & Amy Soucheck and family
Jan. 28     Dick & Pam Miller

Feb. 4      Brian & Terrie Bacher                       
Feb. 11    Steve & Karen Paulsen
*Feb. 14 Ash Wednesday    Tom & Annette Turnbull
Feb. 18    Wes & Keri Wempner
*Feb. 21 midweek Lent      Scott & Margaret Cleveland & family
Feb. 25    Doris Cook and Pat Runge
*Feb. 28 midweek Lent      Ray & Amy Soucheck and family

March 4     Dick & Pam Miller     
*March 7 midweek Lent      Brian & Terrie Bacher           
March 11   Steve & Karen Paulsen
*March 14 midweek Lent    Tom & Annette Turnbull                    
March 18   Scott & Margaret Cleveland and family
*March 21 midweek Lent    Wes & Keri Wempner
March 25 Palm Sunday       Ray & Amy Soucheck and family
*March 29 Maundy Thursday   Brian & Terrie Bacher
*March 30 Good Friday       Steve & Karen Paulsen

Please Note: If you are unable to greet at your scheduled time please find a replacement. Also, if you wish to be removed from or added to the greeter list please let Beth Gefaller know.

Thank you for your service to the Lord's house!

Cleaning Schedule:                                                                     

Dec. 11-23  Steve & Karen Paulsen, and Roger & Chris Abbott
Dec. 25-Jan. 6  Duane & Stacey Hengst, and Ray & Amy Soucheck

Jan. 8-20  Wes & Keri Wempner, and Nikki Waldeck, and Teri Carson
Jan. 22 – Feb. 3  Scott & Margaret Cleveland, and
                                                Tom Lantry, and Richard Eicksteadt
Feb. 5-17  Roger & Chris Abbott, and Duane & Stacey Hengst
Feb. 19- March 3  Ray & Amy Soucheck, and Steve & Karen Paulsen
March 5-17  Dick & Pam Miller, and Wes & Keri Wempner
March 19-31  Duane & Stacey Hengst, and
                                                      Nikki Waldeck, and Teri Carson


  •  Cleaning teams will have a 2 week time slot for cleaning the church.

  •  Please contact your other team members to plan your cleaning.

    If you are unable to clean at your scheduled time please find a replacement. Also, if you wish to be removed from or added to the cleaning list please let Beth Gefaller know.

    Thank you for your service to the Lord’s house!

Hospitality Ministry: 

December:  Stacey Hengst
January:  Margaret Cleveland
February:  Doris Cook
March:  Beverly Bucklew
April:  Stacey Hengst 
May:  Margaret Cleveland
June:  Doris Cook


Lawn Care Schedule 2017:

For the month of October, trim and mow AS NEEDED.

Date                         Trimming                Mowing

Sept. 17 – 23                 Wes Wempner             Roger Abbott

Sept. 24 – 30                 Bill Wunrow                 Richard Eicksteadt
Oct. 1 - 7                       Duane Hengst             Tom Turnbull
Oct. 8 - 14                     Gary Petty                  Ray Soucheck
Oct. 15 - 21                   Tom Lantry                  Roger Abbott
Oct. 22 - 28                   Richard Eicksteadt       Wes Wempner

Facilities Committee:
Tom Turnbull  760-520-3242 
Tom Lantry   817-485-8371
Richard Eicksteadt  817-739-3528

Provide lawn care sometime during your assigned week.

If you have any questions about doing the lawn care, speak with someone from the facilities committee.

If you cannot make your scheduled date, please arrange for someone to take your place.
If you are unable to help with the lawn care and wish to be removed from the list, let Beth Gefaller know. Thank you.

Sunday Reader Schedule: December 2017- March 2018

Advent 1     December 3, 2017      Scott C.     First Lesson Isaiah 63:16b,17; 64:1-8
                                                                   Second Lesson 1 Corinthians 1:3-9

Advent 2     December 10, 2017    Duane H.    First Lesson Isaiah 40:1-11
                                                                   Second Lesson 2 Peter 3:8-14

Advent 3     December 17, 2017    Pastor        First Lesson Isaiah 61:1-3,10,11  
                                                                   Second Lesson 1 Thess. 5:16-24

Advent 4     December 24, 2017    Brian B.      First Lesson 2 Samuel 7:8-16
                                                                   Second Lesson Romans 16:25-27

Christmas 1 December 31, 2017   Ray S.        First Lesson Isaiah 45:20-25
                                                                   Second Lesson Colossians 3:12-17
Epiphany 1  January 7, 2018        Richard E.   First Lesson Isaiah 49:1-6
                                                                   Second Lesson Acts 16:25-34 
Epiphany 2  January 14, 2018      Scott C.       First Lesson 1 Samuel 3:1-10
                                                                    Second Lesson 1 Corinthians 6:12-20

Epiphany 3  January 21, 2018      Duane H.     First Lesson Jonah 3:1-5,10
                                                                   Second Lesson 1 Corinthians 7:29-31

Epiphany 4  January 28, 2018      Pastor         First Lesson Proverbs 25:6,7
                                                                   Second Lesson Hebrews 13:1
Epiphany 5  February 4, 2018      Ray S.         First Lesson Job 7:1-7
                                                                   Second Lesson 1 Corinthians 9:16-23

Transfiguration February 11, 2018 Richard E.  First Lesson 2 Kings 2:1-12a
                                                                  Second Lesson 2 Corinthians 3:12–4:2   

Lent 1         February 18, 2018     Scott C.      First Lesson Genesis 22:1-18
                                                                   Second Lesson Romans 8:31-39

Lent 2         February 25, 2018     Duane H.     First Lesson Genesis 28:10-17
                                                                    Second Lesson Romans 5:1-11  
Lent 3         March 4, 2018          Wes W.       First Lesson Exodus 20:1-17
                                                                   Second Lesson 1 Corinthians 1:22-25

Lent 4         March 11, 2018        Brian B.       First Lesson Numbers 21:4-9
                                                                   Second Lesson Ephesians 2:4-10    
Lent 5         March 18, 2018        Ray S.        First Lesson Jeremiah 31:31-34
                                                                  Second Lesson Hebrews 5:7-9

Palm Sun.   March 25, 2018        Richard E.   First Lesson Zechariah 9:9,10
                                                                   Second Lesson Philippians 2:5-11

    Elder Responsibilities
  • Sunday Elder Responsibilities:
    On Sunday morning the serving elder should aid the pastor and congregation in the following areas:
    • Ensure greeters, ushers, and acolyte have arrived
    • Greeting members and visitors
    • Assist at Baptisms
    • Assist at Communion
    • Attend Bible Study
    • Ensure the offering is securely deposited in the office
    • Lock the church building and turn out the lights
    Note: If you must leave early please ensure someone completes your duties.  Thank you!
    Greeter Responsibilities
    “Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing!” Psalm 100:2
    Responsibilities for greeters include:
    1.) Be at the front door at least 15 minutes before service starts.
    2.) Greet everyone and distribute bulletins.
    3.) Greeting visitors:
    a.)  Ask visitors where they are from and invite them to sign our guest book.
    b.) Direct WELS and ELS visitors to speak with Pastor or an elder regarding communion.
    c.)  Assist visitors in locating the sanctuary, the bathrooms, the cry room, and the Sunday School/Bible Study areas.
    d.) Invite visitors to our fellowship time in the kitchen after worship.
    4.) Please wear “Greeter” badges provided (located in the “Ushers” drawer in the hallway).
    Thank you for your service to the Lord’s house!
    Acolyte Responsibilities
  • To Be An Acolyte
    The acolyte makes a valuable contribution to the worship service.  The appearance of the acolyte in the chancel is a signal to the congregation that God is in His house and among His people.  Therefore, the acolyte must be aware that everything and everyone in the Divine Service exists to exalt God and aid in the communication of the Gospel.
    The acolyte serves in the presence of God.  Therefore, the acolyte’s service should honor God and keep His altar holy.  The attitude of the acolyte should be one of simple humility and reverence. 
    When the acolyte enters the sanctuary and moves about the chancel, the acolyte should walk reverently.  While serving in the Lord’s house, the acolyte should remain quiet.  Ask questions in a soft tone and a polite manner.  Conversations are brief and softly spoken in reverence to God.  When crossing in front of the altar, bow in respect to God. 
    Reverence for God also includes showing respect for the things set apart, especially for worship.  The altar, the consecrated bread and wine from the Sacrament of the Altar, the water used in Baptism, are all reminders of the presence of God and treated with care.  Even the pastor, because of his office, receives reverent respect.
    The role of acolyte is one of a number of roles that God’s people are invited to fill in service to Christ and His Church.  Always remember, it is an honor and a privilege to serve in God’s house.
    “Serve the LORD with gladness; Come before His presence with singing.” (Psalm 100:2 NKJV)

    Acolyte Checklist:
    Before worship
    • Arrive at church 15-20 minutes before worship.
    • Ensure candlelighter has sufficient oil.
    • Dress in a blue robe with white surplice from closet.
    • Ask if there are any special instructions.
    • Pray with pastor 10 minutes before worship.
    Following worship
    • Replace candlelighter in office.
    • Hang robe and surplice neatly in closet.
    • Go to Fellowship and Sunday School.
    Lighting candles:
    When lighting candles, the last candle lit is the first candle extinguished.
    • Candles are lit from left to right.
    • Candles are extinguished right to left.
    • Special candles, such as the Advent Wreath, will be explained to each acolyte by the pastor.
    Cleaning Responsibilities
  • Cleaning Information:

                Cleaning Supplies
                    ° Cleaning supplies are provided in the Janitorial Closet by the sanctuary doors.

                    ° Oil and wax are not to be used on wood products;
                    ° Use only a duster or a clean rag (dry or damp, not wet);
                    ° Dusting is to be done before vacuuming.
                    ° Vacuum cleaners are dry vacuums only;
                    ° Care must be used with the vacuum to raise and lower cleaning height;
                Windows and Mirrors
                    ° Use only glass cleaner and paper towels to clean windows and mirrors.

    Cleaning Responsibilities: 


                    ° Vacuum all carpets;
                    ° Empty all trash receptacles;
                    ° Clean glass in entryways;
                    ° Clean restrooms;
                    ° Clean restroom mirrors;
                    ° Restock all restroom supplies;
                    ° Clean all kitchen counters;
                    ° Wipe down table tops in kitchen;
                    ° Spot mop tile flooring as needed;
                    ° Clean and straighten nursery;
                    ° Dust the altar, pulpit, and chairs;
                    ° Recycle old bulletins and papers (bin is located in the secretary’s office);
                    ° Hymnals are to be centered in the hymnal racks;
                    ° "Our Communion Practice" cards should be upright in front of hymnals;
                    ° Place trash and recycling in dumpsters;
         Bi-weekly (1st and 3rd weeks):

                    ° Clean accessible light fixtures of cobwebs;
                    ° Clean all windows
                    ° Dust window sills;
                    ° Dust offices and library books/shelves;
                    ° Clean and straighten library
                    ° Damp mop bathroom and kitchen floors;

         As needed:

                    ° Replace vacuum cleaner bags;
                    ° Report needed repairs to the Trustees;
                    ° Report needed restocking of janitorial supplies to the Trustees.

    Hospitality Responsibilities:
  • 1. Arrive at least 20 minutes before services to make sure coffee is available for those who wish to drink it before church, as well as after.
    2. Ensure rolls, napkins, etc., are set out for fellowship
    3. Be certain to refill coffee as needed
    4. Wash coffee makers and carafes, clean counters and table tops.

    Lawn Care Responsibilities
  • Mowing: 

    1. Mow around church
    2. Mow around school
    3. Mow field and playground
    4. Ensure all grass is mulched
    5. Clean mower and store


    1. Trim around church building
    2. Trim around school
    3. Trim around trees and flower beds
    4. Trim around out buildings
    5. Trim along walks and driveways

Preaching Christ Crucified! ~ 1 Corinthians 1:23