Notes from the O.B. Meeting – August 6, 2019

Those members who were present include:  Bruce, Larry, Kathy, Laura & Mike, Pastor & Marty, and Dawn.

Pastor opened with a devotion about promotions in the military, in like manner, Jesus issues “promotion orders” to those who confess Him unto death.   An example of this is the criminal hanging on the cross who gave a dying prayer of confession and hope in Jesus. So It is the job of Operation Barnabas to bring the joy of Jesus to those who feel depleted and defeated.  

We discussed the Stand Down next Thurs., Aug. 15 at Grand Lux Hotel located at 1365 W. Grant Rd.  It runs from 9:00-2:00. We will be leaving my house at 7:00 A.M. so we can be set up by 8:00. Bruce will be giving Vicar a ride and Marty will be riding with me.  Fifty adult care bags were packed along with 15 children’s bags. Thanks to Chris’s suggestion, we have a great way of packing the bags with a lot less effort. Two door prizes are being donated by our Chapter.

A $100 donation was made by a member of our congregation to purchase items for the care packages.  

Efforts are being made to connect with our active military members.  Karl who is based at Guam would like emails from our members. We have also committed to corresponding with Nathan when he goes through basic training for the Air Force.

We received a thank you letter for our past donations to the Old Pueblo Community Services.  They serve veterans who are homeless due to lasting effects of combat.  

Pastor said we can keep up with deployments and returning soldiers by going on the website-patriotguard.org.   They are a motorcycle group who honor Veterans at funerals and other events like “Wreaths Across America.”

Our next meeting will be Sept. 12 at 10:00 at the Church.

Pastor closed the meeting with a prayer.

Family Vacation Bible School – July 16-20, 2018

Make a Joyful Noise!

Prayer, Praise & Thanksgiving in Scripture & Song

Register now for Family VBS 2018 –  Dinner will be served each evening at 6pm, followed by worship, study, art, and music. Please join us as we all “Make a Joyful Noise.”

If you are not able to attend with your child, it is still open for them and at no cost, just contact us (vbs@catalinalutheran.org) or drop off at the church.

We look forward to seeing you here!

Operation Barnabas News

The Congregation supported our Pickle & Jam Sale last Sunday with $426 worth of support.  Praise the Lord for their kind hearts.
There’s more information about the Hope Fest and where it is being held.  It will be inside the Tucson Convention Center on October 28 from 9:00-2:00.  There will be no charges for the Veterans to have their tables.  We have two tables & 8 chairs reserved for Operation Barnabas.  Bag packing will take place on Oct. 17 at the Church. It will be a busy day on October 28 with the Hope Fest in the morning and the Reformation picnic at church in the late afternoon.
Russ & I were moved by an incident at the Family General Store in Catalina.  While we were in line paying for 75 puzzlebooks for the Veterans, a couple came up to us and handed us a $9 donation to use towards filling the care packages.  It was totally unexpected.
On Nov. 4, we will have a table or two at the Vendor’s Fair at CLC.   We will have a raffle for the large planting pot that was donated to us by Pottery Fiesta in Catalina.

Pottery

There will still be pickles & jams for sale and I plan to make peach, apple, and cherry pies and crisps.  If anyone else wants to donate some other baked goods like brownies, bars, breads, etc., that could add to our sales.
Claire, at Claire’s Café, has given us permission to hold the Memorial Service out on the patio and to hand out the $10 food tickets for Veteran’s meals.  We could also have a fund-raising raffle held there, if we don’t sell enough tickets on Nov. 4.