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<strong>Creator</strong> Lutheran Church and Preschool<br />

<strong>Creator</strong> <strong>Connection</strong><br />

JUNE <strong>2023</strong><br />

Welcoming all to Worship, Grow, and Serve in God’s Grace.<br />

Pastor’s Corner<br />

A message from Pastor Horacio<br />

Grace and Peace to you from God our Father<br />

and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.<br />

Summer is finally here!<br />

This is a time we look forward<br />

every year, and even maybe<br />

ALL year long. Summer is a<br />

time when the weather is much<br />

nicer, kids and parents alike get<br />

a well-deserved school break<br />

and driving around becomes<br />

much more pleasant when<br />

school traffic goes away for<br />

some time, not to mention we<br />

can finally garden, enjoy the<br />

scenery, and lastly but by no<br />

means least, we can get away,<br />

travel and finally get some rest<br />

from our everyday routines.<br />

This time of rest and relaxation<br />

is very important and needed.<br />

It is a time to unplug and<br />

unwind. But, for however good<br />

this idea of rest and relaxation<br />

might sound, every time we go<br />

on vacation or just changing<br />

pace, we end up being busier,<br />

running around anywhere and<br />

everywhere, and finally, when<br />

we come back from vacation,<br />

we need a vacation from having<br />

been on vacation!<br />

Another aspect of our lives<br />

that is affected during summer<br />

is our time with God, our time of<br />

devotion and meditation, prayer<br />

and Sunday worship where and<br />

when we hear God’s favor for<br />

each and every one of us. On<br />

the one hand, church is like<br />

family, we know that when we<br />

go away, it will be there for us<br />

when we come back with arms<br />

wide open. We are assured that<br />

we can take a break from church<br />

life because our relationship<br />

with our brothers and sisters in<br />

Christ, and with Christ Himself,<br />

can resume as if we were<br />

never gone. And this is in fact<br />

Continued on pg. 4


Table of Contents<br />

Ministry<br />

Pastor’s Corner..................................................<br />

Pastor’s Corner cont..........................................<br />

A Message from the Pastors:<br />

Church Communication....................................<br />

Fellowship<br />

Church in Society..............................................<br />

Thoughts on Stewardship,<br />

Altar Guild, Summer Service Schedule............<br />

Children, Youth, and Family<br />

Youth Mission Trip Participants.......................<br />

Preschool News..............................................<br />

News and Education.................................<br />

Birthdays and Reminders.......................<br />

Calendar............................................................<br />

1<br />

3<br />

4-5<br />

8<br />

VBS................................................................... 9<br />

<strong>2023</strong> Graduates.................................................. 10-11<br />

6<br />

7<br />

12<br />

13-17<br />

18<br />

19<br />

Staff<br />

Pastor:<br />

Amanda Olson de Castillo<br />

pastoramanda@creatorlutheran.net<br />

Associate Pastor: Horacio Castillo<br />

pastorhoracio@creatorlutheran.net<br />

Office Ministry: Donna Reynolds<br />

office@creatorlutheran.net<br />

Music Director:<br />

Nancy Betz<br />

Communications Coordinator:<br />

Marion Gil<br />

communications@creatorlutheran.net<br />

Bookkeeper: Marcie Reid<br />

creatorbooks@creatorlutheran.net<br />

Custodian: Leslie Noborikawa<br />

Nursery Attendants: Debbie Eikland<br />

and Cynthia Lowe<br />

Sunday School Coordinator:<br />

Kate Wire<br />

Preschool Director:<br />

Andrea DeDominces<br />

Preschool Teachers:<br />

Andrea DeDominces, Ragan Allen &<br />

Cheri Farrer<br />

Funeral Coordinator:<br />

Janee Theleman<br />

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Ministry teams and program leaders, please think ahead about what is coming up and<br />

submit information, pictures or stories of impact to office@creatorlutheran.net by the 20th<br />

of each month. Our Office Ministry Coordinator, will collect, format, and get the newsletter<br />

out to the congregation by the first of each month. If you have any further questions,<br />

please feel free to call the office (253) 862-7700.


Continued from pg. 1<br />

the good news of belonging to a<br />

community of faith, where God’s<br />

people, our brothers and sisters<br />

in Christ are there for us, and<br />

God’s Word is readily available<br />

to be given to us over and over<br />

again. On the other hand, being<br />

away might become a little<br />

too familiar and comfortable,<br />

and going back to church just<br />

becomes another thing we have<br />

to do and we need a break from<br />

being on summer break. Before<br />

we know it, we can’t remember<br />

when was the last time we were<br />

gathered in our community of<br />

faith hearing that God is for us<br />

and with us.<br />

But then, in the midst of our<br />

longing and search for rest and<br />

relaxation, we are reminded of<br />

Jesus’ words in Matthew 11, “28<br />

Come to me, all who labor and<br />

are heavy laden, and I will give<br />

you rest.” Once again, we see<br />

that even though rest and time<br />

away from our routines is very<br />

important and necessary, the one<br />

place where we can and actually<br />

get real rest is in God’s Word.<br />

When we want to unplug, and<br />

we in fact are able to unplug from<br />

our daily routines, God does not<br />

unplug and unwind from us and<br />

our lives. God is always there, as<br />

He promised, to be with us until<br />

the end of time (Matthew 28:20),<br />

and this also means everything<br />

in between. This is also when<br />

Ministry<br />

we are reminded of the Third<br />

Commandment and Luther’s<br />

explanation of it: “Remember<br />

the Sabbath day, to keep it<br />

holy.” Yes, it is a command, and<br />

a command by definition is not<br />

“restful” because it is expecting<br />

something from us. However,<br />

God is giving us this command<br />

wherever we go, because He<br />

goes with us, and what better<br />

way than to hear what God has<br />

to say than to dwell in His Word<br />

for you? Luther says, “We are<br />

to fear and love God so that we<br />

do not neglect his Word and the<br />

preaching of it, but regard it as<br />

holy and gladly hear and learn<br />

it.”<br />

I hope that this summer you<br />

do get this well-deserved rest<br />

and relaxation, that you are able<br />

to unplug and unwind from your<br />

everyday routine, and when<br />

you are around and/or able to<br />

connect with your community of<br />

faith, either in person or online<br />

(I guess technology comes in<br />

handy once in a while!) you can<br />

hear and are assured of God’s<br />

promises for you, that He is<br />

merciful and forgives your sins<br />

and the sins of all believers in<br />

Christ. Go and enjoy summer,<br />

with the full and complete<br />

certainty that God does not<br />

unplug or unwind from you and<br />

your life, but that He goes before<br />

you, He goes behind you, He<br />

goes beside you, He goes always<br />

with you and never leaves you<br />

nor forsakes you. And what is<br />

best, rest assured in the Good<br />

News of God in Christ Jesus,<br />

that He is pleased with you.<br />

God’s continued blessings<br />

be with you now and always,<br />

Pr. Horacio<br />

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Ministry<br />

A Message From the Pastors<br />

Church Communication<br />

29 Let not any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as<br />

fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. Ephesians 4:29<br />

Communication is part of our<br />

everyday life, and whether it is<br />

verbal or non-verbal, both are<br />

important and inevitable. We<br />

have been created by God to be<br />

social people and whether we<br />

are introverts or extroverts we<br />

need both time with people and<br />

rest away from people. Since<br />

communication is so important in<br />

every aspect of our lives, we need<br />

to be aware of what we say, how<br />

we say it, where we say it, and<br />

what are our practices around<br />

communication. As technology<br />

has advanced, we have a myriad<br />

of options how to communicate:<br />

over the phone, video calls,<br />

email, letters (yes, they still<br />

exist!), in person, text messages,<br />

social media, etc. and everything<br />

is at the tip of our fingers. And<br />

yet, there are only two main<br />

types of communication: Healthy<br />

Communication or Unhealthy<br />

Communication. At times we<br />

might run into a hybrid of healthy<br />

and unhealthy communication,<br />

but if we are not careful, we<br />

end up sliding into unhealthy<br />

communication practices<br />

because it might seem “the way<br />

we communicate,” “easier,” or<br />

even “more effective.”<br />

This year at <strong>Creator</strong> Lutheran,<br />

we want to start focusing on<br />

how we communicate and being<br />

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aware of it so that the ministry<br />

God has called us into at <strong>Creator</strong><br />

Lutheran and out into the world<br />

continues to happen well, and if<br />

need be, improving. Below you<br />

will find three different types of<br />

this unhealthy communication<br />

that happens intentionally<br />

or unintentionally anywhere<br />

we go, with family, friends, at<br />

work, at church, etc. no matter<br />

where you go, where there is<br />

people, there is communication,<br />

and there is a potential for<br />

unhealthy and hopefully healthy<br />

communication. The terms used<br />

here might be familiar to you<br />

whether in practice or theory, or<br />

you might be hearing about them<br />

for the first time. Either way, we<br />

hope this helps.<br />

First, we have Triangulation.<br />

Triangulation communication is<br />

just what it sounds like. There are<br />

three people involved in this type<br />

of communication, however not<br />

all of them are in the loop of the<br />

communication channel, which<br />

creates the problem. How does<br />

it work? Person A communicates<br />

with person/group B a feeling,<br />

opinion, personal issue, or<br />

complaint about person/group<br />

C with the hope this message<br />

is communicated somehow to<br />

person/group C without having<br />

to address the person and issue<br />

at hand directly.<br />

Second, we have Passthrough<br />

communication. This<br />

type of communication, like<br />

Triangulation, still involves three<br />

parties (individuals or group).<br />

How does it work? Person A<br />

communicates to person B a<br />

feeling, opinion, personal issue<br />

or complaint requesting person<br />

B to communicate this (feeling,<br />

opinion) to person C without<br />

taking responsibility for the<br />

message being communicated.<br />

Unfortunately, this type of<br />

communication, more often than<br />

not, turns into the children’s<br />

“telephone game.” Messages can<br />

be distorted, miscommunicated,<br />

misinterpreted, etc. not<br />

necessarily because the person<br />

passing the message through<br />

intends it this way but because<br />

they might not remember<br />

everything said.<br />

And lastly, we have<br />

anonymous communication.<br />

This type of communication<br />

is used by people to avoid<br />

accountability for the content of<br />

the message. How does it work?<br />

Person A shares a complaint,<br />

accusation, opinion with person/<br />

group B about person/group C<br />

but requests for name/identity<br />

not to be shared. Famous<br />

phrases that accompany this


communication can be: “Some<br />

people say,” or “I agree with you,<br />

but other people are not happy.”<br />

Unfortunately, with this type<br />

of communication resolutions<br />

cannot be accomplished<br />

because the subject at hand<br />

and anonymous person cannot<br />

be addressed, and there cannot<br />

be clarification, resolution,<br />

or healing. You cannot talk<br />

to “anonymous,” you cannot<br />

address an issue with “some<br />

people,” or “people,” because,<br />

who are they? We don’t know.<br />

All these different types<br />

of communication are still<br />

communicating something, but<br />

rather than helping, they hinder<br />

relationships, work, and ministry<br />

that is happening. So, how do<br />

we address these issues? With<br />

only one simple solution: direct<br />

and effective communication.<br />

Notice here that simple does not<br />

mean easy. Communicating our<br />

feelings, concerns, opinions, and<br />

even complaints is difficult. We<br />

are putting ourselves “out there,”<br />

we are being vulnerable, and we<br />

are afraid that we might come<br />

across as “the negative person”<br />

in the group. However, this is<br />

important and hard work we all<br />

need to do if we want to continue<br />

to grow as a people of God and<br />

as a community of faith. Direct<br />

and effective communication<br />

is not easy, especially when<br />

we view direct communication<br />

as “confrontational.” But direct<br />

and effective communication<br />

is so important for self-growth,<br />

for nurturing relationships, for<br />

healing broken relationships,<br />

for a thriving community and<br />

ministry that we all have been<br />

called to carry on together.<br />

Direct and effective<br />

communication does not have<br />

to be confrontational; it can<br />

be if we slide into unhealthy<br />

communication, but it does<br />

not have to be. We have an<br />

advantage as the people of God,<br />

we have been given the ministry<br />

of reconciliation through the<br />

forgiveness of our trespasses,<br />

which we all fall into. But thanks<br />

be to God that in Christ Jesus we<br />

Ministry<br />

are called to live as a community<br />

of faith that, in the midst of a<br />

broken and sinful world, we<br />

have the conversation and<br />

consolation as God’s children.<br />

And we can speak a word of<br />

truth in the love of Christ as St.<br />

Paul says in Ephesians 4:15-<br />

16: “15 Rather, speaking the<br />

truth in love, we are to grow up<br />

in every way into him who is the<br />

head, into Christ, 16 from whom<br />

the whole body, joined and held<br />

together by every joint with<br />

which it is equipped, when each<br />

part is working properly, makes<br />

the body grow so that it builds<br />

itself up in love.”<br />

Let us continue to go forth in<br />

peace together as the community<br />

of faith we all have been called<br />

into, <strong>Creator</strong> Lutheran Church,<br />

in the name of Christ.<br />

God’s continued blessings be<br />

unto you, your family, and our<br />

ministry together,<br />

Pastor Amanda<br />

Pastor Horacio<br />

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Fellowship<br />

PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH – Thanks to<br />

<strong>Creator</strong> members who provided food and/or<br />

helped serve dinner at Peace Lutheran Church<br />

on April 28. We served a lasagna dinner to<br />

approximately 50 members of the Tacoma Hilltop<br />

community. It was a big success and a rewarding<br />

experience for those who served. We have<br />

signed up to provide dinner again on October 20,<br />

<strong>2023</strong>.<br />

NEW HOPE – CIS appreciates all of you at<br />

<strong>Creator</strong> who continue to provide food for New<br />

Hope. We will continue this program the first<br />

Friday of every month and throughout the summer<br />

months too.<br />

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY – The CIS team<br />

provided snacks on May 19 to the college students<br />

working on Habitat for Humanity projects. We may<br />

participate in another college week in October.<br />

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Church<br />

In Society<br />

<strong>Creator</strong> distributed funding in May to<br />

the following:<br />

Sumner Food Bank......................................$200<br />

Sumner Backpack program.........................$300<br />

Bonney Lake Food Bank.............................$200<br />

Bonney Lake Backpack program................$300<br />

Mothers 2 Many............................................$500<br />

Lutheran Community Services Immigration<br />

and Refugee Program..................................$500<br />

LIONS 4 KIDS – We will again be participating in<br />

the Lions4Kids Back to School event in August.<br />

Last year we had approximately 10 <strong>Creator</strong><br />

members who worked this event. It was well<br />

organized and a very worthy cause to support.<br />

SERVICE PROJECTS/FOOD DONATIONS<br />

THIS PAST YEAR – Our team reviewed the<br />

food scarcity/service projects <strong>Creator</strong> has done<br />

over the last year: Monthly New Hope lunches;<br />

Lions4Kids back-to-school event; God’s Work,<br />

Our Hands (Prairie Ridge Community Center<br />

yard work and projects); Habitat for Humanity<br />

lunch/snacks; Peace Lutheran sack lunches;<br />

Apple Cup Food Drive; Advent Adventures (for<br />

Mothers 2 Many backpack program); Gifts for 6<br />

Christmas families; Auburn Pregnancy Aid layette<br />

drive; Peace Lutheran Community dinner.<br />

CREATOR MONETARY DONATIONS (Housing,<br />

food scarcity, etc.) -- $28,000 during 2022.<br />

OVER THE SUMMER -- Team members were<br />

asked to look out for other service projects. We<br />

may also check into service opportunities at senior<br />

centers and/or assisted care facilities. Also, team<br />

members may meet with some of our non-profit<br />

agencies to find out their needs and see how we<br />

can better serve them.


Fellowship<br />

SUMMER SERVICE HOURS<br />

Summer is here! What does that mean for <strong>Creator</strong>? It means we'll be shifting to one service for the<br />

duration of summer!<br />

Starting <strong>June</strong> 11th, we will be going down to one worship service on Sunday mornings at 9:30 am.<br />

Services will continue to be live streamed on Zoom and <strong>Creator</strong>'s Facebook, with the service recordings<br />

being posted on our church's YouTube channel at a later time for you to view at your convenience.<br />

A number of ongoing church meetings are also on pause for the summer, so check the calendar to<br />

see what is on break for now and what is still going on. You are also always free to contact the church<br />

office to ask any questions you may have.<br />

Have a wonderful summer <strong>Creator</strong> family!<br />

We are looking forward to a beautiful summer and with only ONE service at 9:30AM, it is a<br />

perfect time to learn about the duties of Altar Guild, from set up to clean-up. We would love to<br />

add more members to our ranks. Please contact Linda Reed via call or text at (253) 820-1757<br />

or send an email to 84lkreed@gmail.com for answers to your questions or to set up a training<br />

appointment. Peace to you!<br />

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Children, Youth, and Family<br />

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Children, Youth, and Family<br />

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Children, Youth, and Family<br />

CLASS OF <strong>2023</strong><br />

CELEBRATING OUR GRADUATES<br />

Dakota Grace Farrer<br />

Whitworth University, Spokane<br />

Dakota graduates Summa<br />

cum laude with a Bachelor<br />

of Arts in English and a<br />

minor in Psychology<br />

Jack Ryan Farrer<br />

Montana State University, Bozeman<br />

Jack graduates Summa cum<br />

laude with a Bachelor of<br />

Science in Bioengineering<br />

and a Minor in Biomedical<br />

Engineering<br />

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Children, Youth, and Family<br />

Nathan Halaas<br />

White River High School<br />

Nathan did part time Running Start so<br />

he only has two quarters left to finish<br />

his Associates Degree. In the fall he<br />

is going to Green River Community<br />

College to finish his Associates and<br />

transfer to a university. He wants to do a<br />

career in the STEM field.<br />

Lauren Hinkley<br />

Bonney Lake High School<br />

Lauren graduates from Bonney<br />

Lake High School with a<br />

Career Readiness Cord (CTE).<br />

She plans to attend Central<br />

Washington University for<br />

Business and Finance.<br />

Noel Rogen<br />

Sumner High School<br />

Noel is going to Pierce<br />

Community College for two<br />

years then transferring to a four<br />

year school. She wants to go to<br />

school to be either a counselor<br />

or a preschool teacher.<br />

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Preschool<br />

Preschool News<br />

<strong>June</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

<strong>Creator</strong> Preschool completed the 2022-<strong>2023</strong> school year with an enrollment of 57 students. This is<br />

quite an achievement in a pandemic year! At the same time, we are very humbled that so many families<br />

put their trust in us.<br />

The Preschool finished the year with 34 children moving on to Kindergarten.<br />

Please look for information about the upcoming school year in our August newsletter.<br />

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News and Education<br />

FALL<br />

WOMEN'S<br />

RETREAT<br />

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH<br />

THROUGH<br />

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH<br />

PASTOR AMANDA WILL BE LEADING US THROUGH GRIEF,<br />

RESURRECTION AND MAKING MEANING . WE WILL END THE<br />

DAY WITH COMMUNION AND PRAYS AROUND THE CROSS.<br />

THIS IS A GREAT TIME TO CONNECT AND REST IN CHRIST<br />

WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS, PLEASE INVITE OTHERS TO JOIN<br />

YOU.<br />

PRE-REGISTRATION IS APPRECIATED TO HELP WITH<br />

PREPARATION AND FOOD PLANNING BUT IS NOT<br />

REQUIRED. CONTACT JANICE PENDERGAST<br />

JANICEPEND@YAHOO.COM OR 253-202-4460 TO<br />

REGISTER OR FOR QUESTIONS.<br />

MEET AND GREET FRIDAY EVENING SEPT 29TH 6:30<br />

OUTDOORS AROUND A FIRE PIT–-POTLUCK FOOD/DRINK<br />

SATURDAY SEPT 30TH FROM 8:30 – 15:00 LIGHT<br />

BREAKFAST, LUNCH PROVIDED<br />

COST: FREE WILL DONATION TO CREATOR WOMEN’S<br />

RETREAT DESIGNATED FUND #3470<br />

WHERE: SUSAN BYERSDORF’S (JANICE PENDERGAST AND<br />

KAREN HELMOLD’S SISTER) WHERE IT WAS IN 2021)<br />

21101 112TH ST E<br />

BONNEY LAKE, WA 98391<br />

DETAILS:<br />

OUTSIDE BUT WILL HAVE TABLES AND LOTS OF POP<br />

UP COVERINGS – OPTION TO MOVE TO CHURCH<br />

MULTIPURPOSE ROOM IF WEATHER DICTATES.<br />

PASTOR AMANDA WILL BE LEADING SESSION UNDER<br />

COVERED, RAISED PATIO<br />

LIGHT BREAKFAST AND LUNCH INCLUDED<br />

DRESS WARMLY AND BRING OWN CHAIR AND BIBLE<br />

PLEASE JOIN THE FRIDAY EVENING PRIOR FOR A<br />

CASUAL MEET AND GREET AROUND A LARGE FIRE PIT.<br />

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News and Education<br />

Ladies Night Out<br />

at <strong>Creator</strong><br />

SATURDAY, JUNE 3RD<br />

AT 7 PM<br />

LADIES,<br />

JOIN US FOR THE ANNUAL LADIES NIGHT OUT AT<br />

CREATOR<br />

SATURDAY, JUNE 3RD 7:00-9:00PM<br />

AT CREATOR LUTHERAN CHURCH<br />

WE WILL BE CRAFTING 2 PRESSED FLOWER<br />

LANTERNS.<br />

COST: $16/PER PERSON<br />

BRING A DESSERT TO SHARE, A BEVERAGE OF YOUR<br />

CHOICE, AND A FRIEND.<br />

(THIS IS A 21+ EVENT)<br />

SIGN UP AT CHURCH OR CHECK YOUR EMAIL FOR<br />

THE LINK TO SIGN UP.<br />

CHILDCARE WILL BE AVAILABLE: PLEASE INDICATE<br />

HOW MANY KIDS AND AGES WHEN YOU SIGN UP<br />

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News and Education<br />

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News and Education<br />

Grieving with Grace is taking a break for the summer. However, the group will be meeting<br />

monthly for lunch and fellowship over the summer. The next meeting is on <strong>June</strong> 14th at noon,<br />

the Grieving with Grace group will be having lunch together at Haagan’s here in Auburn (1406<br />

Lake Tapps Pkwy SE, Auburn, WA 98092).<br />

This will be a time for fellowship and comfort and to keep in touch with those group members<br />

who have come to understand each other’s unique grieving situations.<br />

For questions or concerns, please contact the church office.<br />

Men’s<br />

Fellowship<br />

The monthly dinner meeting<br />

of the <strong>Creator</strong> Men’s Club will<br />

be held on Monday, <strong>June</strong> 5th<br />

at 6:00 pm. Location to be<br />

determined.<br />

Please contact Monty Euston<br />

for more details on where this<br />

meeting will be held.<br />

All church men are invited to<br />

attend.<br />

During “All things Covid”<br />

the Wednesday night<br />

Men’s group has been<br />

using Zoom. The meetings<br />

start at 7:00 PM and get<br />

over by 9:00PM. If you<br />

are interested in joining<br />

the meeting please contact<br />

Scott Perkins with your<br />

email address and he will<br />

send you a link for Zoom.<br />

Scott.perkins@hotmail.<br />

com or 253-230-3416<br />

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News and Education<br />

New Hope Resource Center Meal<br />

THANK YOU to everyone<br />

who donates food for Hope<br />

Resource Center. Our next<br />

lunch will be Friday, July 2nd,<br />

<strong>2023</strong>. New Hope Resource<br />

Center is providing 40-50 sack<br />

lunches M-F for our homeless<br />

neighbors. New Hope has<br />

asked that we help by donating<br />

food appropriate for the sack<br />

lunches. Please see the list of<br />

food needed on the attached<br />

link.<br />

All food should be dropped<br />

off at the church no later than<br />

Friday morning at 10:00 AM.<br />

<strong>Creator</strong> members will pick up<br />

the food from church and deliver<br />

it to New Hope in Puyallup.<br />

Volunteers at New Hope will<br />

prepare and distribute the sack<br />

lunches. Please sign up below.<br />

You will get a reminder email.<br />

Volunteer sign up link:<br />

https://www.signupgenius.<br />

com/go/20f044fa8ac2ea5f85-<br />

newhope<br />

**** On the sign-up sheet<br />

click the “sign up button” next<br />

to what you want to bring, then<br />

go to the very bottom of the<br />

page and click “Submit and<br />

Sign up” and there you will<br />

enter your information. New<br />

Hope Resource Center is in<br />

downtown Puyallup and serves<br />

the unhoused in Pierce County.<br />

The mission of New Hope is to<br />

assist homeless adults in their<br />

efforts to find safety, health, and<br />

stability.<br />

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Birthdays and Reminders<br />

Remote Worship<br />

Worship will continue to be live-streamed on Facebook Live and<br />

Zoom. To join via Zoom, follow the link below:<br />

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89375602512?pwd=M3hPK0pIMGIz<br />

Z2M0eEhmTitoM3NQdz09<br />

Meeting ID: 893 7560 2512 Password: 435230<br />

One tap mobile:<br />

+ 12532158782,,89375602512#,,,,0#,,435230# US (Tacoma)<br />

Call in option: Zoom offers the option to call in to listen to the<br />

service. Call into worship while it is open - usually a minimum of<br />

five minutes before 9:30am until 11:00am - +1 253 215 8782 and<br />

enter the meeting number: 89375602512 when prompted. You<br />

will be able to hear the worship service.<br />

CREATOR LUTHERAN NEW GIVING APP<br />

<strong>Creator</strong> Lutheran is changing our mobile giving app! Vanco,<br />

our eGiving provider, has launched an updated mobile app called<br />

Vanco Mobile to replace GivePlus Mobile. You can download the<br />

Vanco Mobile app for free from the App Store or Google Play.<br />

Download Vanco Mobile by September 30. Vanco will<br />

remove GivePlus Mobile after this date.<br />

If you have questions or need assistance with our new mobile<br />

app, please contact the church office at (253) 862-7700.<br />

Pastoral Emergency Fund<br />

<strong>Creator</strong> has a fund available to be used at the discretion of Pastor<br />

Amanda to support congregation members and the community<br />

as needed. If you or a member another member of the <strong>Creator</strong><br />

Community has a particular financial need at this time, please<br />

reach out to Pastor Amanda for support. We are here for one<br />

another at this time. This fund is also open for additional<br />

donations from the congregation.<br />

Recycle Your<br />

Ink Cartridges<br />

Don’t throw away those printer cartridges or used cell phones.<br />

The Youth will recycle them for you. It’s good for the<br />

environment and the youth program receives a small concession.<br />

Just deposit old cartridges in the drawer in the narthex.<br />

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<strong>June</strong><br />

Birthdays<br />

1 - Mat Mead<br />

1 - Cade Stober<br />

2 - Jenny Coleman<br />

2 - Kaitlin<br />

Drennen<br />

2 - Tracy Hoffner<br />

4 - James Kintigh<br />

4 - Danielle Roller<br />

6 - Cathy Crossan-<br />

Vork<br />

6 - Charlie<br />

Johnston<br />

6 - Aurora Thayse<br />

6 - Tony Winn<br />

7 - Donald<br />

Brannan<br />

7 - Jim Wilson<br />

9 - Heidi Dahn<br />

Worley<br />

9 - Megan Filer<br />

9 - <strong>June</strong> Nine<br />

9 - Laura Sarver<br />

10 - Charlotte<br />

Cunningham<br />

11 - Sharon Kraus<br />

11 - Leah<br />

Ramberg<br />

12 - Karen Loreth<br />

13 - Hal Howell<br />

13 - Robert<br />

Thompson<br />

15 - Summer<br />

Stullick<br />

16 - Hunter<br />

Bruckbauer<br />

17 - Kendra<br />

Hemmen<br />

18 - Donald<br />

Eismann<br />

18 - Ashleigh<br />

Heineman<br />

18 - Deon<br />

Knickerbocker<br />

19 - Courtney<br />

Mitchell<br />

19 - Brody Willard<br />

23 - Peggy Olson<br />

23 - Alex Parton<br />

24 - Sam<br />

Suznevich<br />

25 - Jeremy<br />

Coleman<br />

25 - Melina<br />

Kintigh<br />

25 - Kurt<br />

Magnusson<br />

25 - Grace Thayse<br />

26 - Krysta Baxter<br />

26 - Karen Grigg<br />

26 - Damon Mead<br />

29 - Claire<br />

Robinson<br />

30 - Karl Kirn<br />

30 - Doris<br />

Richards<br />

30 - John Ross


JUNE<br />

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday<br />

1 10am Thursday Morning Bible<br />

2<br />

Study<br />

New Hope Lunch<br />

3<br />

7pm Ladies Night<br />

at <strong>Creator</strong><br />

4 8:30am Worship<br />

Service<br />

9:45am Adult Education<br />

9:45am Family Sunday<br />

School<br />

11am Worship Service<br />

5<br />

6pm <strong>Creator</strong> Men’s<br />

Club<br />

6<br />

7<br />

7pm Men’s<br />

Fellowship<br />

8<br />

10am Thursday<br />

Morning Bible<br />

Study<br />

9<br />

10<br />

11 9:30am Sunday<br />

Morning Worship<br />

10:30am Congregational<br />

Meeting<br />

12<br />

13 5:30pm Property<br />

Team Meeting<br />

6:30pm Finance Team<br />

Meeting<br />

14 12pm Grieving<br />

with Grace Lunch<br />

7pm Men’s Fellowship<br />

7pm Kentucky Mission<br />

Trip Meeting<br />

15 10:30am Thursday<br />

Morning Bible<br />

Study<br />

7pm Theology on<br />

Tapps<br />

16<br />

17<br />

18<br />

9:30am Sunday<br />

Morning Worship<br />

19<br />

7pm CYFM<br />

Meeting<br />

20<br />

21 7pm CIS Meeting<br />

7pm Men’s<br />

Fellowship<br />

22<br />

23<br />

24<br />

25<br />

9:30am Sunday<br />

morning Worship<br />

26<br />

27<br />

6pm Church<br />

Council Meeting<br />

28<br />

7pm Men’s<br />

Fellowship<br />

29<br />

30<br />

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<strong>Creator</strong> Lutheran<br />

Church and Preschool<br />

Welcoming All to Worship, Grow, and Serve in God’s Grace<br />

creatorlutheran.net (253) 862-7700 office@creatorlutheran.net<br />

Office Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00AM - 3:30PM<br />

16702 South Tapps Drive East, Bonney Lake, WA 98391

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