Serving the Lord

Elder Rotation Schedule:

1st  Ray Soucheck
2nd Eric Foster
3rd  Scott Cleveland
4th  Duane Hengst


Greeter Schedule:                                                                           

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

*April 1 Easter Sunrise   Scott & Margaret Cleveland and family
April 1 Easter  Dick & Pam Miller
April 8     Tom & Annette Turnbull                    
April 15   Brian & Terrie Bacher           
April 22   Steve & Karen Paulsen           
April 29   Ray & Amy Soucheck and family

May 6      Wes & Keri Wempner
May 13    Dick & Pam Miller
May 20    Brian & Terrie Bacher
May 27    Tom & Annette Turnbull

June 3     Scott & Margaret Cleveland and family
June 10   Dick & Pam Miller     
June 17   Steve & Karen Paulsen
June 24   Ray & Amy Soucheck and family

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:                                                                     

March 5-17  Dick & Pam Miller, and Wes & Keri Wempner
March 19-31  Duane & Stacey Hengst, and
Nikki Waldeck  

April 2-14  Scott & Margaret Cleveland, and Steve & Karen Paulsen
April 16-28  Roger & Chris Abbott, and Ray & Amy Soucheck

April 30-May 12  Duane & Stacey Hengst, and
                                             Tom Lantry, and Richard Eicksteadt
May 14-26  Wes & Keri Wempner, and Nikki Waldeck

May 28-June 9  Ray & Amy Soucheck, and Dick & Pam Miller
June 11-23  Steve & Karen Paulsen, and
                                             Tom Lantry, and Richard Eicksteadt
June 25-July 7  Scott & Margaret Cleveland, and
                                                                 Roger & Chris Abbott                             


  •  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: 

January:  Margaret Cleveland
February:  TBD
March:  Beverly Bucklew
April:  Stacey Hengst 
May:  Margaret Cleveland
June:  TBD


Lawn Care Schedule 2018:

Date                         Trimming                Mowing

April 1 - 7               Roger Abbott            Russell Butler

April 8 - 14             Richard Eicksteadt    Duane Hengst
April 15 - 21            Eric Foster               Tom Lantry
April 22 - 28            Gary Petty               Ray Soucheck
April 29 - May 5       Tom Turnbull            Wes Wempner
May 6 - 12               Bill Wunrow             Roger Abbott
May 13 - 19              Russell Butler          Richard Eicksteadt
May 20 - 26             Duane Hengst           Eric Foster
May 27 - June 2       Tom Lantry               Gary Petty
June 3 - 9                Ray Soucheck           Tom Turnbull
June 10 - 16            Wes Wempner           Bill Wunrow
June 17 - 23            Roger Abbott            Russell Butler
June 24 - 30            Richard Eicksteadt    Tom Lantry

Facilities Committee:
Russell Butler  817-724-7753
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: April 2018-August 2018

Easter Dawn   April 1, 2018        Pastor G.   First Lesson Isaiah 12:1-6
                                                                 Second Lesson 1 Corinthians 15:51-57

           Day    April 1, 2018        Pastor G.    First Lesson Isaiah 25:6-9
                                                                 Second Lesson 1 Corinthians 15:19-26

Easter 2         April 8, 2018        Scott C.      First Lesson Acts 3:12-20
                                                                  Second Lesson 1 John 5:1-6

Easter 3         April 15, 2018      Duane H.     First Lesson Acts 4:8-12
                                                                  Second Lesson 1 John 1:1—2:2

Easter 4         April 22, 2018      Ray S.         First Lesson Acts 4:23-33
                                                                  Second Lesson 1 John 3:1, 2  

Easter 5         April 29, 2018      Brian B.       First Lesson Acts 8:26-40
                                                                Second Lesson 1 John 3:18-24
Easter 6         May 6, 2018        Pastor G.     First Lesson Acts 11:19-26
                                                                  Second Lesson 1 John 4:1-11

Easter 7         May 13, 2018      Scott C.       First Lesson Acts 1:15-26
                                                                  Second Lesson 1 John 4:13-21

Pentecost       May 20, 2018      Duane H.     First Lesson Ezekiel 37:1-14
                                                                  Second Lesson Acts 2:1-21  

Pentecost 1    May 27, 2018      Ray S.         First Lesson Isaiah 6:1-8
                                                                  Second Lesson Romans 8:14-17

Pentecost 2    June 3, 2018       Brian B.       First Lesson Deuteronomy 5:12-15
                                                                  Second Lesson 2 Corinthians 4:5-12    

Pentecost 3    June 10, 2018     Pastor G.     First Lesson Genesis 3:8-15
                                                                  Second Lesson 2 Corinthians 4:13-18

Pentecost 4    June 17, 2018     Scott C.       First Lesson Ezekiel 17:22-24
                                                                  Second Lesson 2 Corinthians 5:1-10  
Pentecost 5    June 24, 2018     Duane H.      First Lesson Job 38:1-11
                                                                  Second Lesson 2 Corinthians 5:14-21

Pentecost 6    July 1, 2018     Ray S          First Lesson Lamentations 3:22-33
                                                                 Second Lesson 2 Corinthians 8:1-9,13,14
Pentecost 7    July 8, 2018        Brian B.       First Lesson Ezekiel 2:1-5
                                                                  Second Lesson 2 Corinthians 12:7-10

Pentecost 8    July 15, 2018        Pastor G.     First Lesson Amos 7:10-15
                                                                  Second Lesson Ephesians 1:3-14

Pentecost 9    July 22, 2018      Scott C.       First Lesson Jeremiah 23:1-6
                                                                  Second Lesson Ephesians 2:13-22

Pentecost 10  July 29, 2018      Duane H.      First Lesson Exodus 24:3-11
                                                                  Second Lesson Ephesians 4:1-7, 11-16

Pentecost 11  August 5, 2018      Ray S.          First Lesson Exodus 16:2-15
                                                                  Second Lesson Ephesians 4:17-24

Pentecost 12  August 12, 2018   Brian B.        First Lesson 1 Kings 19:3-8
                                                                  Second Lesson Ephesians 4:30—5:2

Pentecost 13  August 19, 2018  Pastor G.     First Lesson Proverbs 9:1-6
                                                                  Second Lesson Ephesians 5:15-20

Pentecost 14  August 26, 2018  Scott C.       First Lesson Joshua 24:1, 2a, 14-18
                                                                  Second Lesson Ephesians 5:21-31

Pentecost 15  September 2, 2018  Duane H.     First Lesson Deuteronomy 4:1, 2, 6-8
                                                                  Second Lesson Ephesians 6:10-20

    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

"We are Christ's love in action!" ~ 1 John 3:18