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Bi-weekly news of Augsburg Evangelical Lutheran Church, Winston-Salem, North CarolinaAugust 8, 2018The mission of Augsburg Evangelical Lutheran Church is to glorify God by proclaiming thegospel of Jesus Christ through worship, witness, education, service and fellowship.During the week of July 30-August 3, we had our annual Day Camp. Day Camp is Augsburg's version ofVacation Bible School, but we partner with Lutheridge to bring the camp experience to our church home. Thecounselors come prepared with songs, skits, funny dances, crafts, Bible Studies, and a curriculum thatteaches our campers about God's Love. We had seven Lutheridge staff, who worked with 12 volunteers fromAugsburg to provide a full week of fun! This year, we had 60 campers, 28 of whom aren't even from Augsburgfamilies (and we started the week with a wait list of 15 more children from non-Augsburg families!!). This wasthe biggest Day Camp we have had so far, and it was unbelievable fun, energetic, and engaging. Thank youfor each of you who helped to provide snacks and supplies.

G.I.F.T.: meets on Sunday mor nings at 10:00 a.m. We are studying the Reformation.Continue in My Word: Welcome to the Monday Adult WeeklyBible Study, in the Youth Area from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. We are studying Acts. Bring your Bible.Save the Date: Sunday, September 9, 2018This day is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as the ELCA- onechurch, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. Augsburg SocialMinistry team has planned activities for September 8th and 9th to serve ourcommunity. Details of the service opportunities and sign up sheets willstart in August. More information will come. Please save time on yourcalendar for “God’s Work. Our Hands.”With shopping for the new school year not far away, it’s also time to beginpreparing school and personal care kits for Lutheran World Relief. Kits will bedistributed to families around the world who cannot afford to purchase thesesupplies on their own. Bags for the school kits, containing instructions forfilling them, will be available outside the Gathering Room, outside the churchoffice, and in the children’s Sunday school auditorium. Loose copies of the instruction sheets detailing the items forthe personal care kits will also be available at the same locations. Personal care supplies should be rolled up in a bathtowel, but not placed in any type of bag. With school supplies already hitting store shelves, now is a great time to doyour shopping. Please return filled bags and personal care kits to drop off boxes at any of the three pick up locations.Collection will continue until mid-October. There are children around the world depending on our generosity.Dinner for Six is a great way to meet folks from church that you may not know and to get toknow your church family better. You share meals at participants’ homes or at a local restaurant(going “Dutch”). The hosts contact those in their assigned group and decide a time and place tomeet. When meeting in homes the host provides the main course and drinks while the guestsbring the appetizers, side dishes, and desserts. The dinners are filled with fine fellowship and food.If you have questions about Dinner for Six or if you would like to participate in the Fall session(September, October, and November) please contact Margee Nolting at 336-940-3404or [email protected] by August 15.READINGS FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUSTAug. 5Aug. 12Aug. 19Aug. 26Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15I Kings 19:4-8Proverbs 9:1-6Josh. 24:1-2a, 14-18Psalm 78:23-29Psalm 34:1-8Psalm 34:9-14Psalm 34:15-22Eph. 4:1-16Eph. 4:25—5:2Eph. 5:15-20Eph. 6:10-20John 6:24-35John 6:35, 41-51John 6:51-58John 6:56-69

Thank you for the beautiful altar flowersdelivered to me after service yesterday (8/5/18).They were greatly appreciated.Sincerely, Charles WhiteGod’s Work. Our Hands. Augsburg’s Social Ministry Team will be hosting activities on Saturday, September 8in the community and on Sunday, September 9 here at the church.Since 2013, thousands of ELCA congregations have participated in this dedicated day of service, gathering toserve communities in ways that share the love of God with all of God’s people. The event has quickly becomean anticipated way to be “church together” and “church for the sake of the world.” All of life in Jesus Christ –every act of service, in every daily calling, in every corner of life – flows freely from a living, daring confidencein God’s grace.“God’s work. Our hands.” Saturday and Sunday is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as the EvangelicalLutheran Church in America (ELCA) – one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. You workevery day to make your community a better place. Let’s do this work together!Join us on these days of service for one of the following outreach activities.Saturday, September 8Let’s play bingo at Trinity Elms (needs 3-8 volunteers!)SECU Family House Clean Team and Cookie Baking (needs 5-15 volunteers!)Plant Flowers at Trinity Glen (needs 2-6 volunteers!)Sunday, September 9Deliver Cookies to Our Public Servants (needs 15 volunteers!)Package 10,000 Meals for the Hungry (needs 40-80 volunteers!)Find out more on Augsburg’s website, and in upcoming beacons and inserts. Signup through the website orat the table outside the Gathering Room on Sundays in rk-our-hands/

140 days until Christmas .and Augsburg’s Christian Education Ministry Team is already “shopping” for artists, poets andactors to participate in an intergenerational Christmas Pageant to be held December 9! Here’s howto get involved:First, we are looking for original art (sketches and paintings) to use in a power point which will serveas digital scenery for the pageant. The scenes needed are:Mary & Joseph coming to Bethlehemthe manger scene with animalsthe angels rejoicingthe shepherds going to the stablethe Wise Men following the starthe baby Jesus being worshipped.Secondly, the pageant incorporates original poetry from the perspectives of the Innkeeper, aShepherd, an Angel and a Wise Man. These poems are read in the show by the characters as theyreact to Christ’s birth.Next, there are 6-10 reading parts with no lines to memorize and only one rehearsal (during SundaySchool on December 2.) We are looking for a cross-section of our congregation (young and old) tonarrate these roles.Finally, audience participation will be an important part of the celebration this year. We hope kids ofall ages will come and join the performance on December 9, 2018 during the Sunday School hour!If you would like to sign up to be a reader or to contribute poetry or art work, email Debbie Byorickat [email protected] or call her at 828-577-1093.“The Keeping in Touch Ministry is a group of caring andconcerned Augsburg disciples whose visits bridge the gapbetween the congregation and those who may not be able toregularly attend church, by acting as an extension of the pastoralstaff through visits, calls and prayer.”We listen, we share stories, we talk together about experiences that have brought joy.Sometimes we are simply present, sharing Christ’s love as only the Holy Spirit can. With everyvisit we are reminded of how much love people have to share and how much joy being partof a community like Augsburg brings these folks. To be able to stay connected in this waymeans so much, both to those we visit and to us as KIT visitors.

Stephen Ministry Training Opportunities!Main Street United Methodist Church in Kernersville will be offering a trainingopportunity for prospective Stephen Ministers starting in October. Specifics arestill in the works but the 50 hours of training will generally be broken down into 2½ hour sessions. Augsburg Stephen Minister Lee Fowler shared how the StephenMinistry training program has left a lasting impact on him. “The Stephen Ministrycourse was a way that I became more aware of my own thoughts of how we asdisciples of Christ can live our lives helping people in need. Throughout thecourse we were challenged to express our faith in difficult situations: the death ofa loved one, illnesses, separations and other changes in one’s life.” Lee alsodescribed how Stephen Ministry has helped him to nurture his faith by “getting toknow someone who is suffering and letting them know that they are not alone,but instead have someone caring for them that is willing to listen, to laugh, to crywith and to pray.”We know that there are disciples out there that would make great StephenMinisters and Augsburg is currently looking for candidates. Please reach out toDon Eppert, Jeanne Brickhouse or Matt Brown if you have an interest in learningmore about the upcoming training course.If you are instead interested in learning more about the Stephen Series Leader’sTraining Courses, a week-long offsite program to become a Stephen Leader, the2019 offerings have been set. Don, Jeanne and Matt can provide additionalinformation on these opportunities as well.

Augsburg Disciple, Suzy Perkins, will be playing the violinand invites you to attend the concert.

26Ashley HartmanCollin MenzelMadeline TippetteSue HollandWhitney LynchCheryl MilitelloVicki Strandhoy272019Robert MulhearnAmy CollinsJenna CollinsPat Youngren13Adam FernbachColleen Sills12Maria GillespieEmerson Paschold6Abbey LinnellOwen Zeller5MondayJordan MartinSundayJim AmwegJosie BrittRandy RookerPaul PentoKasey RevisRoger RiggsFrank WilliamsTuesday28211472922Emma NagelCaroline SchneiderJon SouthernJulie HaynesKyle VoigtCathy Revis815Donald JohnsonOlive SeebaCaroline BostianRandy MillsSarah Peatross1AUGUST 2018Wednesday923023Matt CovingtonSeth CovingtonBella Dunlap16Joyce DellingerKathie EppertBrenda FruchtTina TolleyDavid CarrAbby HartmanThursday3Robbie LyerlyBobbi BakerEdith EubanksAnn Ragan31241710Marlow AndrewsJane PentoFridayDina AlmeriniDavid JohnsonIsaac LuntzChuck HouskaGene MerchantJack StrandhoyRichard BevisMax Britt4251811Hillary NelsonKarla SimmonsSaturday

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Augsburg Lutheran Church845 West Fifth StreetWinston-Salem, NC 27101Telephone: 336-722-8144 / Fax: 336-722-2731www.augsburglutheran-ws.orgA member congregation of the NC Synod of theEvangelical Lutheran Church in America.Non-Profit OrganizationU.S. Postage PaidPermit No. 19Winston-Salem, North CarolinaADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTEDThe Beacon is the bi-weekly newsletter of AugsburgEvangelical Lutheran Church.The Staff:Rev. Paul A. Wollner, Senior [email protected] Lori H. Carter, Pastoral Associate for Congregational [email protected] Emily Norris, Dir. of Student and Social [email protected] Timothy Olsen, [email protected] Tippette, Youth Music and Handbell [email protected] Anna Voigt, Dir. of Children's [email protected] Welch, Youth [email protected] Carbone, Parish [email protected] Wirth, Parish [email protected] Jackson, SextonStephanie Hickman, SextonCarl Davis, Substitute SextonItems for the next Beacon must be received by9:00 A.M.Friday, August 17, 2018

know your church family better. You share meals at participants' homes or at a local restaurant (going "Dutch"). The hosts contact those in their assigned group and decide a time and place to . or [email protected] by August 15. God's Work. Our Hands. Augsburg's Social Ministry Team will be hosting activities on Saturday, September 8