Weekly Announcements

WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 24, 2017

CARPET CLEANING MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25If you are able to help move furniture following service on Sunday, 09/24, it would be greatly appreciated.  We are having the carpets professionally cleaned on Monday.  Thanks!

CONGREGATIONAL ANNOUNCEMENTSIf you would like to make an announcement at the end of worship, please let Pastor Brian know prior to the worship service.  You may call the church office, 414-421-3543 or contact Pastor Brian at pastorbrianhooper@gmail.com.  Thank you!

HURRICANES HARVEY & IRMA RESPONSEWhile keeping our brothers and sisters in prayer, if you would like to make a donation to help, we are responding with Lutheran Disaster Response.  You can write checks to SSM and designate “Hurricane Response” on the memo line, or go to elca.org/disaster to donate.

H.E.L.P. (Houston ELder Project) HOUSTON...HELP Houston is a drive to obtain new items for the elderly people who were swamped by the horrendous rains from Hurricane Harvey.  Everyone saw the nursing home picture with residents walking and sitting in knee deep water.  This prompted the drive.  Here are some of the items needed: toiletries (toothbrushes and toothpaste, soap, disposable razors) new adult underwear and disposable underwear, hand sanitizer, nutrition drinks, bottled water, cotton socks, and wash cloths.  Cash or gift cards are also welcome. This effort is being supported by Thrivent.

MOVIE “MILWAUKEE 53206” MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, AT ASCENSIONThis is a powerful documentary, telling the story of those affected by mass incarceration in America’s most incarcerated ZIP code, 53206.  Doors will open at 6:00 pm. Please RSVP to the church office, 414-421-3543, if you plan to attend.  It is not too late!

BLESSING OF THE PETS, SEPT. 30, 12:00 NOON-DOWNTOWN GREENDALE“All Creatures Great and Small”  All pets and their owners are invited to participate in the annual “Blessing of the Animals.” The event celebrated the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, which honors St. Francis who lived in the Thirteenth Century and is celebrated in the church as a patron saint of animals and the environment.

WELCA “THANKOFFERING” WEEKEND, SEPTEMBER 30 – OCTOBER 1“Thankofferings” are given as an expression of the many blessings we have been given:  our home, our family and friends, our clothing, our church, our nation, our health or our ability to cope with health challenges…Please help support the Women of the ELCA and their work with your contribution.  Use the special giving envelope enclosed for your “Thankoffering”.

NEW MEMBER INTRODUCTION SESSION, OCTOBER 8 @ 10:45 a.m.Would you like to find out more about SSM? Grow in faith, spirituality, and service? Come and learn about SSM and our ministries, and ways you can get connected. There is no pressure at the introduction, and you can get as involved as you want.  Please call or email Pastor Brian at pastorbrianhooper@gmail.com if you plan to attend or have questions.

32nd ANNUAL CROP WALK, OCTOBER 8, 2017 @ 1:30 P.M.Join walkers from SSM for the 32nd annual Greater Milwaukee CROP Hunger Walk.  People of all faiths come together and walk to raise funds and increase awareness of hunger in Milwaukee and throughout the world. You can also bring non-perishable food items for the Hunger Task Force to the start of the walk at McKinley Marina.   For more information, contact Kelly Sachse at (ksachse15@gmail.com or (414) 453-6597) or stop by the CROP Walk table.

 “CHURCHES CARING TOGETHER”, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14We will be participating in many service projects in the community.  One project will be putting together 250 care packages for deployed military personnel.  For the care packages, SSM will be collecting 250 drink mix packages (Gatorade, lemonade, iced tea and Crystal Light packets) and 250 Easy Mac packages.      

BOOK DISCUSSION, OCTOBER 14, 4:00 P.M.Our next reading will be Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson.  In this book, the young Alabama lawyer provides a window into the lives and cases of some of the people he has defended.  We think this will provide a compelling backdrop to the movie Milwaukee 53206 that we will watch at Ascension on September 25th.

YOUTH CHIMESSSM’s Youth Chime Choir is seeking new members. Students in 3rd-8th grades are welcome to participate. Rehearsals are Sunday mornings from 10:40-11:30 in the sanctuary (10/22, 11/5, 11/19, 12/10). Any student interested in joining should sign up in the gathering space or contact Denise Sanders (the.family.sanders@gmail.com or 414-423-0608).  Chime Choir for returning participants will have rehearsals on 9/24, and 10/1, (plus those listed above) 10:40-11:30 in the sanctuary.

CRAFT AND BAKE SALE ITEMS NEEDEDThe annual Craft and Bake sale will be held in mid-November this year. “Thank you” for the many baskets donated so far. Now we need items to put in them!  Please consider donating new items to fill these – such as local sports team memorabilia, gift cards (purchased from our Scrip program), kitchen items, themed food items, holiday décor, small appliances, yard games, kid themed activities, board games…Not sure?  Contact Bonnie Daleness or Julie Starks for more information. Please, bring your items to church by October 20th!  Thank you!

Service Times

Saturday, 5 p.m. Worship
Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Worship
Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. (Sept. thru May)

Address

6101 S 51st St
Greendale, WI 53129
Phone: (414) 421-3543
Fax: (414) 421-3543

Daily Bible Verse

Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.