August 30, 2020
Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Late August by Ency Bearis
Heat still sizzles in the fields
In August summer still yields
The sun shines to no regret
Wind sauntering ’til sunset
‘though heat is being cool off by the rain
Preserving flowers, and meadow – green
But summer still taking what it brings
The August incense with fugacious wings
Bounty blooms, butterflies, bees are insane
Birds, crickets sing and the night listens
Summer’s sky, bright burst so clear
It’s the late August in summer’s fair
Summer in August still in standby
Sooner balmy weather is coming by
The hot temper will bicker with cool air
With soothing breeze here comes September
Our Church Calendar is Listed Below.
Friday, August 28, 10 a.m. – No Coffee Chats with Pastor Sarah this week or next week!
Sunday, August 30, 10 a.m. Live Virtual Worship through Zoom
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Coffee Fellowship Time will follow our service.
You can watch our services after they happen on our YouTube Channel. Click here!
Tuesday, September 1, 5:30 p.m. Social Ministry Committee
Tuesday, September 1, 7 p.m. Building and Grounds Committee
Wednesday, September 2, 9:30 a.m. – Pastor’s Bible Study Join us as we gather weekly via Zoom as we walk through the life of David.
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Thursday, September 3, 10 a.m. – Prayer Time Pastor Sarah will lead a brief time of prayer every Thursday at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Perfect for those of you at home or work who need a quick “lift” for the rest of the day.
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Sunday, September 6, 10 a.m. Recorded Worship on YouTube
Please NOTE! We will have a very special service for this Sunday that will NOT be Zoom but will be loaded to our YouTube Channel. Continue reading our Beacon for more information!
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Ways to Grow and Learn
Bible Study continues…
We gather on Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. via Zoom for our Pastor’s Bible Study. All are welcome, and no preparation and previous knowledge is required.
We are walking through the life of David, King of Israel. Come and learn more about this complicated man. And we are getting to the “good stuff”—that is, topics and realities of David that you normally don’t hear in a homily on Sunday. Join us!
Pastor Sarah will lead a discussion on the book, Dear Church: A Love Letter by Lenny Duncan on Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. via Zoom. We will walk through the discussion questions found in the back of the paperback edition. Please, this discussion is for those who have read at least half of the book by Sept. 9th. We hope to have an honest conversation about the book, the author’s points concerning the ELCA and more. If you have any questions, please connect with Pastor Sarah. A Zoom link will be shared after September 1.
We will be taking a break from our discussion, Troubling the Waters, until Thursday, September 17, 7 p.m. The planning committee felt we needed to wait until fall schedules were in place for our families and for members to return from their vacations. Please make a note in your calendar to join us again on Sept. 17.
Link to Materials:
Ways to Love, Serve and Give
Pastor Sarah will “ride” for Outreach for Hope’s main fundraiser during the month of September. Like last year, she has set up a fundraising page for this Lutheran charity here in Milwaukee. Support local ministries of our synod through supporting Outreach for Hope. Click here to donate to her page directly.
“What fun this has been to see the donations come in after making it personal! And yes, I will definitely be walking the 10+ miles during the month of September—and if I reach 500% of my goal—and we are close—I will double my miles to 20!” – Pastor Sarah
Do you wonder what Outreach for Hope does? It is the arm of the synod which coordinates partner ministries like we have with Hephatha. We are one of many churches that support sister churches in Milwaukee—Hephatha has over 20 ministry partners like us. Watch this great video from Pastor Mary Martha, made by OFH!
Turn off your engines.
Rather than idling when you are stopped for more than a minute – when dropping kids off at school, waiting for a train, or chatting with the neighbors. This limits the emissions that pollute our air and cause respiratory illnesses like asthma.
Our 2020 coffee import is shipping from Tanzania. Your online coffee orders are helping to support the coffee farmers on Mt Meru. Even though the international coffee market is at its lowest price for years the Mt Meru Coffee Project continues to pay the consistently high price it has paid for years. This additional income is improving the standard of living in the Meru Diocese. Free shipping of coffee extended to August 31! Visit mtmerucoffee.org to order today!
Thank you for your continued to support of Bay Shore during this difficult time.
Our mission and ministries are funded solely on the offerings we receive. Please continue to mail your offerings to the church. Or, to make an offering online using a debit/credit card right now, you may do so here.
BAY SHORE NOW HAS TEXT TO GIVE!
You can quickly and easily make a one-time or recurring donation to Bay Shore!
Click this link for a short video about Vanco’s Give+Text.
To date, we are holding our own! We have kept our commitments to Hephatha—sponsoring summer scholarships and providing 30 backpacks. We also met our goal for the Special Summer Appeal — $15,0000!—to update our AV capabilities for virtual worship this Fall. Watch for more information which will be shared in our quarterly statement mailing coming out in early September.
To assist globally, Lutheran World Relief is on the front lines in many places across the globe. You may help globally here.
Another place that can use our help locally is Hunger Task Force. You may remember Pastor Sarah sharing how in August she is not purchasing un-needed items and she is funneling funds to HTF if she forgets— well, she is up to 78.50 so far!
Ways to Connect and Share
Join us on Sundays for our Virtual Coffee Hour
immediately following our worship service.
Stay online and chat with friends. We will have small group break outs for more intimate fellowship, and we will also have conversation starter questions, too. We hope to create a virtual time like our “coffee fellowship” was on Sundays when we were in the building. Stay, drink a cup of coffee, and reconnect with friends.
More Community News to Share:
A very special invitation to our community is at the very end of our newsletter this week. Our member, Adria Zucarro, has some exciting news to share and we are invited to join her in this special event.
While our church staff continues to work remotely, you may reach us at any time through email, or by leaving a message on the church’s voicemail.
A couple from our Bay Shore family is seeking onsite childcare for an 18 month and 5 year old in the Greenfield area. The hours would be M-F, 9 am to 1 pm. If you know someone who is available and may be interested, please have them email [email protected]
We are looking for Hymn Requests! Please email Dulcie Shoener at [email protected] with your suggestions!
Our love and sympathy go to Sandy Lee and son Paul in the recent loss of Sandy’s mother-in-law earlier this summer. If you would like to send a card:
4616 N. Ironwood Ln. Glendale, WI 53209
The Bay Shore Lutheran Church Foundation (BSLCF) is accepting grant applications until September 30, 2020. Grant requests should reflect the religious, charitable and educational responsibilities of Bay Shore Lutheran Church (BSLC), including furtherance of its spiritual ministry, care of its physical properties, implementation of educational responsibilities, and support of organizations and groups within the congregation. Grants from the BSLCF are intended to supplement, not substitute, financing provided by the normal BSLC operating budget. Grant applications can also be considered for support of agencies and activities outside of the BSLC congregation which have, in the opinion of the Foundation, a clearly identifiable Lutheran character and emphasis, complementing the ministry of BSLC and/or providing services to its membership. These grants should also reflect a religious, charitable and educational responsibility and focus. The grant application form is available now by contacting the church office at [email protected]
Prayer of the Week: Prayer for our time
Dear loving God, for all whose day starts with anxiety,
as they leave the security of home
worrying about the risk of infection;
particularly those whose health
or age classifies them as vulnerable.
Loving God, be close, keep them safe,
along with all whose tasks today
includes the care of frail and elderly.
And for all of us, grant wisdom
to make sensible choices, not just
for ourselves, but for everybody. Amen
Click here to see our Sunday’s Order of Worship to be used at home. It includes our hymns, too.
Stay in Touch
Pastor Sarah Stobie [email protected]
Kate Yelvington, Parish Admin [email protected]
Dulcie Shoener, Minister of Music [email protected]
Daniel Ellis, Choir Director [email protected]
We use our “stories” page on our website to share the Beacon,
our weekly online activities and more.
Please see the next page for a special invitation to our community!