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

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

<strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

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

Pastor’s Corner<br />

A message from the Pastors<br />

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

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

I AM THE GOOD SHEPHERD<br />

Scenes of Jesus as the Shepherd are sweet;<br />

The tiny lamb in his arms are cute.<br />

Though all we know of lamb today is meat,<br />

Sheep are not among the most astute.<br />

What they do is hear their shepherd’s voice<br />

And follow him. If they wander off,<br />

Away from him, the shepherd has no choice<br />

But to search for them up through crags and bluffs<br />

To find them before predators, like wolves,<br />

Sharp-toothed and hungry, slay them and eat them<br />

up.<br />

He lays down his life to find us silly fools,<br />

Bleating in the darkness, hoping against hope;<br />

He’ll reach into our terror and take us back<br />

To the green pastures where we will nothing lack.<br />

John 10:7-18; Luke 15:1-10; Pslam 23<br />

Jesus the Harmony: Gospel Sonnets by Gracia Grindal<br />

Continued on pg. 4


Table of Contents<br />

Ministry<br />

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

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

Fellowship<br />

Church In Society..............................................<br />

Council Highlights............................................<br />

Advent Clothes..................................................<br />

Thoughts on Stewardship,<br />

Apple Cup Food Drive......................................<br />

Children, Youth, and Family<br />

Slime Games, Fall Retreat................................<br />

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

1<br />

3<br />

4<br />

5<br />

6<br />

7<br />

8<br />

9<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 />

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 />

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

10-17<br />

Preschool Director:<br />

Andrea DeDominces<br />

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

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

18<br />

19<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 />

<strong>November</strong> brings to us All<br />

Saints Day, Elections, Veteran’s<br />

Day, Thanksgiving and the<br />

beginning of Advent — secular<br />

and religious days that intertwine<br />

at least in our thoughts and<br />

prayers. Throughout the month,<br />

we are called upon to remember.<br />

Throughout the month, our<br />

struggles and how we can lose<br />

our way or become anxious<br />

threads its way through our days<br />

but thanks be to God, our Good<br />

Shepherd has a good word for<br />

us that eclipses the darkness.<br />

For All Saints Day, we name<br />

our beloveds that have died. We<br />

speak their names, remember<br />

their lives and our hearts contract<br />

maybe more, maybe less than<br />

the years or months before. In<br />

worship we gather, so that our<br />

Good Shepherd can put in our<br />

hearts his voice. Reminding<br />

us that God remembers his<br />

promise, that God has prepared<br />

green pastures in his presence,<br />

that our Good Shepherd gathers<br />

his sheep to himself.<br />

For our Election season, the<br />

divisions can seem to be the<br />

dominate theme. Hope is placed<br />

in change or fear grows in the<br />

prospect of change. Like many<br />

areas of our lives, every final tally<br />

and declaration can been both<br />

good or bad news depending<br />

on who you had placed your<br />

hope in this season. It is easy<br />

to demonize, dehumanize the<br />

other sheep in our fold whether<br />

it be the congregation or the<br />

community for differing opinions,<br />

divergent philosophies. So<br />

many voices declaring the way<br />

becomes a cacophony of noise<br />

and divides us. So we pray for<br />

God’s will to be done in the<br />

matters of the world, for God<br />

to provide our daily bread and<br />

that of our neighbors through<br />

whoever is elected. And over<br />

all the other voices our Good<br />

Shepherd’s voice is known to<br />

us.<br />

For our Veteran’s, we<br />

remember their vocation called<br />

to protect and serve. Asked<br />

to defend our country with<br />

their lives, their willingness to<br />

sacrifice and that of their families<br />

are lifted up. They are not our<br />

Good Shepherd but like our<br />

good shepherd that are asked to<br />

be willing to lay down their lives,<br />

to face the predators and wolves<br />

on our behalf. This month, we<br />

are asked to care for them as<br />

they mourn fellow soldiers who<br />

lost their lives or who bear the<br />

wounds of battle. This month, we<br />

are reminded of the importance<br />

of mental health support and the<br />

Ministry<br />

value of each life. This month we<br />

are thankful for our veterans and<br />

we hope for the day in which war<br />

is no more.<br />

For Thanksgiving, we gather,<br />

we eat, we watch some football.<br />

We keep up traditions and we<br />

are asked to reflect on what we<br />

are thankful for this year, this<br />

month, this day. Some years it<br />

is easy, other years it is hard to<br />

answer. We might wonder if we<br />

are serving our traditions or if<br />

our traditions are serving us. Our<br />

Good Shepherd reminds us that<br />

when we wander off, when we<br />

are lost, when we are in danger<br />

that he comes to us, finds us<br />

and brings us home. We are<br />

reminded that in Christ Jesus<br />

our Good Shepherd we nothing<br />

lack. We indeed have much to<br />

be thankful for this year.<br />

For Advent, our need for<br />

hope, joy, peace and love are<br />

answered by the Light who has<br />

come into the world, our Good<br />

Shepherd who has claimed us<br />

silly fools and called us beloved<br />

children. Throughout this month,<br />

the voice of your Shepherd is<br />

calling, is coming to you, is lifting<br />

you up and is bringing you home.<br />

Peace be with you,<br />

Pastor Amanda<br />

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Fellowship<br />

FOCUS ON FOOD<br />

Church<br />

In Society<br />

<strong>Creator</strong> distributed funding to the<br />

following:<br />

Funds distribution: $619.16 carryover from<br />

October and $1345.33 approved by the Church<br />

Council...................................................$1964.49<br />

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

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

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

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

The <strong>Creator</strong> Lutheran Church-in-Society<br />

team met on October 18, <strong>2023</strong>.<br />

October is a busy month for <strong>Creator</strong> members<br />

serving the community and many of the<br />

upcoming events involve food: donating,<br />

preparing, and delivering.<br />

October 20th - Volunteers will prepare,<br />

deliver, and serve a hot meal prepared by<br />

congregation members to Peace Lutheran<br />

Church located in the Tacoma Hilltop area.<br />

Knitters at Cedar Ridge Retirement Home<br />

are making and donating hats and scarves<br />

for local kids. These items will be picked up<br />

and delivered by <strong>Creator</strong> to local agencies<br />

so they can hand them out to the kids during<br />

the Christmas holidays.<br />

The CIS team is providing snacks for<br />

students who are working with the Habitat<br />

for Humanity program on October 28th.<br />

We will be organizing the Apple Cup<br />

Food Drive during <strong>November</strong> for the local<br />

food banks. Members can place donated<br />

food in boxes located in the narthex for their<br />

favorite school or donate money to the food<br />

bank. We will announce the winning school<br />

at the end of <strong>November</strong>.<br />

Our monthly New Hope Lunch food drive<br />

will be on <strong>November</strong> 3rd. Donated food will<br />

be delivered to New Hope Resource Center<br />

in Puyallup to help feed the hungry and<br />

homeless.<br />

We will be sponsoring Christmas Families<br />

again this year and our Ministry Teams will be<br />

helping to organize and collect the donated<br />

items. We will also have an ad hoc team so<br />

people can sign up in the narthex to help.<br />

Lutheran Community Services<br />

Immigration and Refugee Services.............$400<br />

Carryover for <strong>November</strong>..........................$564.49<br />

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Fellowship<br />

Church Council Highlights<br />

The Council meeting for<br />

October was called to order on<br />

October 17th, at 6:00pm.<br />

Pastor Horacio opened the<br />

meeting with a discussion about<br />

change and restructuring, and<br />

how that can bring positive<br />

change for the Church.<br />

Mattew 6:25 was read and<br />

he spoke about striving first for<br />

the Kingdom of God and that<br />

everything else will come from it.<br />

Total benevolence $2,242.22<br />

The Women’s Retreat on<br />

Grief was successful with 24<br />

participants attending.<br />

Supporting CYF: 4th/5th<br />

grade retreat held, and all the<br />

confirmation kids signed up for<br />

the retreat.<br />

There are a lot of Church<br />

celebrations coming up soon<br />

and this is a busy time of the<br />

year, and work is being done on<br />

liturgy.<br />

Old Business<br />

The contract has been<br />

signed and the deposit paid for<br />

replacing the flat area of roof at<br />

the rear of the Church. Materials<br />

are scheduled to arrive October<br />

23, and the roofers are hoping to<br />

begin work within the next day or<br />

so after that, weather permitting.<br />

Thanks to the Property Team,<br />

Dan Totten, Mark Friesthler, Joe<br />

Jessup, and Shawn Reid for all<br />

their help in bringing this project<br />

to completion.<br />

Shawn Reid volunteered to<br />

inspect the roof to make sure<br />

that all is in order and will sign<br />

off on the contract when the roof<br />

is completed.<br />

There was a discussion<br />

about replacing the remainder<br />

of the roof, which is tentatively<br />

scheduled for the summer of<br />

2025. There are a lot of details<br />

to be worked out - project teams<br />

to be designated/scope of work<br />

decided upon, etc. and the<br />

Council is moving forward on<br />

getting these plans in place.<br />

There was a discussion of the<br />

need for additional information<br />

about any upcoming capital<br />

expenses pertaining to the<br />

building, as well as discussion<br />

for funding the second stage of<br />

the roof replacement.<br />

New business<br />

Two budget options were<br />

presented and it was decided to<br />

accept the budget proposal<br />

that is using actual<br />

expenditures in trailing 12<br />

months.<br />

Staff reviews are in progress.<br />

One of the goals of this year’s<br />

Council is to go over all of the<br />

Ministry Teams and review their<br />

roles and responsibilities, since<br />

these have not been updated in<br />

a long time.<br />

This month the Property<br />

Ministry Team is being reviewed,<br />

and a special meeting of the<br />

Council was called for October<br />

24th from 6-7pm.<br />

The meeting was adjourned<br />

in prayer at 8:45pm.<br />

The Financial Report was<br />

presented and approved.<br />

Treasurer Report<br />

Total income..............$22,422.21<br />

Total expenses..........$32,443.20<br />

Net loss......................10,020.99<br />

Total cash balance sheet (line 10<br />

00)..........................$124,366.28<br />

Less designated funds (line 301<br />

0)..............................$70,016.80<br />

General fund before benevolence<br />

.................................$54,349.48<br />

Benevolence Contributions (Line<br />

4000)........................$22,422.21<br />

Local benevolence (6%).............<br />

...................................$1,345.33<br />

Synod (4%)....................$896.89<br />

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Fellowship<br />

Advent <strong>2023</strong>: The Clothing of the King<br />

Worship Come to worship on Wednesday evenings at 7pm throughout Advent, to be clothed in the<br />

Word of God’s Grace for you. We will sing together Holden Evening Prayer and hear God’s good<br />

news for us.<br />

SCRIPTURE AND PRAYER<br />

The Clothing of the King Daily Devotion<br />

From December 1 through 23 you are invited to a time of daily advent devotion. Copies are available<br />

at church starting Sunday, <strong>November</strong> 19th or you can download a copy of the PDF to your device.<br />

LEARNING AND FELLOWSHIP<br />

Intergenerational Activity on Sunday, <strong>November</strong> 26th between services<br />

Together we will learn about the season of advent and work on a craft project that will help families<br />

and individuals of all ages bring the word of peace, hope, joy and love into your homes this season.<br />

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Thoughts on<br />

Fellowship<br />

ANNUAL APPLE CUP<br />

FOOD DRIVE<br />

It's that time again for the Annual Apple Cup food drive!<br />

You'll see boxes in the narthex representing the Huskies,<br />

Cougars and Others. Please place your food donation in<br />

the box and help lead your school to victory. In the event<br />

you'd rather make a cash donation you'll find envelopes<br />

in the back of the pews. This event runs till the end of<br />

<strong>November</strong>.<br />

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Children, Youth, and Family<br />

Fall Middle<br />

School Retreat<br />

N O V E M B E R 1 0 T H 6 P M T O N O V E M B E R 1 1 T H 4 P M<br />

W E W I L L G A T H E R A T C H U R C H A T 6 P M F O R P I Z Z A A N D T H E N<br />

H E A D T O B L A C K D I A M O N D R E T R E A T C E N T E R F O R T E A M<br />

B U I L D I N G , C O N N E C T I N G W I T H G O D ’ S P R O M I S E S F O R U S I N<br />

S C R I P T U R E , G A M E S A N D S P E C I A L A C T I V I T I E S O F F E R E D B Y<br />

T H E R E T R E A T C E N T E R .<br />

P A R E N T S C A N P I C K T H E I R Y O U T H U P A T C H U R C H A T 4 P M<br />

O N S A T U R D A Y . C O S T I S $ 1 0 0 . 0 0 E A C H . S I G N U P W I T H<br />

P A S T O R A M A N D A A S S O O N A S P O S S I B L E S O T H A T W E C A N<br />

R E S E R V E O U R S P O T S !<br />

SLime<br />

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Games<br />

MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL<br />

NOVEMBER 1ST, 7PM<br />

Come ready to get slimy and sticky! Chocolate sauce, apple sauce, whip cream, it’s going to be a mess!<br />

We will have slime games from 7-8:30pm on <strong>November</strong> 1st.<br />

Come in clothes than can get messy with a change of clothes or a blanket to protect your car when<br />

you go home.


Preschool<br />

Preschool News<br />

October <strong>2023</strong><br />

Dear Parents,<br />

October was a fun, “learning filled” month. We learned about<br />

harvest time, owls and bats, farms (country) versus city. We carved<br />

pumpkins and then enjoyed the seeds we toasted. Our field trip to<br />

Thomasson Farms was a highlight and SO much fun for the children.<br />

Our <strong>November</strong> shapes will be square and cube, the number will<br />

be 3 for the three year olds and 4 and 5 for the four/five year olds.<br />

The color will be brown. We will also study the letters E,e, T,t, and<br />

C,c. Along with being thankful for what we have, we will also be<br />

talking about ways we can help others in need. Watch for handouts<br />

with further information. Transitioning into the fall season will also<br />

be part of our studies in <strong>November</strong>.<br />

We hope you have been enjoying our curriculum. The older<br />

children will be working on putting some of the letters we have<br />

learned into three letter words, such as, Mom, map, man, pan,<br />

etc. The younger children are learning to recognize the letters and<br />

sounds and some may grasp the concept of putting the sounds<br />

together. The children are also working on writing their names the<br />

“Kindergarten” way. Kindergarten teachers like the children to be<br />

able to write their names with the first letter in uppercase and the rest<br />

in lowercase. Parents can help by encouraging, but not pushing.<br />

Many preschoolers are just developing readiness for writing, so we<br />

will help each child as they develop. It would also be helpful to have<br />

them practice on lines.<br />

Because <strong>November</strong> is a short month, we have decided to<br />

consider our Thanksgiving feast day our in-house field trip. Please<br />

bring your child to school at the regular time and then return 45<br />

minutes early for the “feast and celebration” we have prepared.<br />

Please do not expect too much, because we are using the term<br />

feast very loosely. We will be having turkey, but not of the meat/bird<br />

variety. We do promise it will be fun! More information to follow.<br />

We are looking forward to <strong>November</strong> and the wonder of<br />

beautiful colors. We wish you God’s Blessing this fall and want<br />

you to know how thankful we are for your continued support and<br />

encouragement. If you have any questions or concerns, please let<br />

us know.<br />

Your Teachers,<br />

Andrea (Mrs, D), Cheri (Mrs. Farrer) and Ragan (Mrs. Allen)<br />

Important<br />

Dates<br />

• Friday, <strong>November</strong> 10th:<br />

Veterans Day Holiday – NO<br />

SCHOOL<br />

• Monday, <strong>November</strong> 20th:<br />

M-F class Thanksgiving<br />

Feast (last 45 min of class)<br />

• Tuesday, <strong>November</strong> 21st:<br />

T-Th and T-W-Th classes<br />

Thanksgiving Feast (last 45<br />

minutes of class)<br />

• Wednesday, <strong>November</strong><br />

22nd: W-F class:<br />

Thanksgiving Feast (last 45<br />

minutes of class).<br />

• Wednesday, <strong>November</strong><br />

22nd: NO afternoon class<br />

• <strong>November</strong> 23rd and 24th:<br />

Thanksgiving Vacation –NO<br />

SCHOOL<br />

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News and Education<br />

CALLING ALL CREATOR MUSICIANS<br />

Calling all <strong>Creator</strong> Musicians — meeting on <strong>November</strong> 5th between services in the sanctuary<br />

Advent is coming quickly with Christmas shortly behind! We want to bring together you all in order to<br />

enhance and enrich our worship with your voices and instruments and hear from you what you are<br />

interested and able to add to our congregational song!<br />

Where we are: we have settled into a rhythm of Nicole Harris accompanying the congregation three<br />

weeks a month and Jessica Andersen accompanying one Sunday a month. We have added 1 cantor<br />

to the 1st service and Dean, Phil and Ron practice with Nicole most Thursday afternoons and support<br />

Sunday singing most Sundays. They could use help and a break!<br />

On <strong>November</strong> 5th will we be discussing.<br />

1. Thanksgiving Eve Worship<br />

2. Advent Holden Evening Prayer (we have the pianist but need to discuss practice and who will be<br />

interested/available to sing.)<br />

3. Supporting Sunday Morning Singing (rotation of people, practice together or at home)<br />

4. Special Music for Advent and Christmas a) a choir (who would be interested in leading, what to<br />

sing, how often and when to practice) b) other special music duets, solos, instruments, etc<br />

5. Song selection for each season —schedule/ format<br />

We look forward to gathering to tend our congregational song and the talents that God has given each<br />

of you. Let Pastor Amanda and/or Pastor Horacio know if you have any questions or ideas in case you<br />

are not available on <strong>November</strong> 5th.<br />

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News and Education<br />

CREATOR ROOF UPDATE<br />

There was a congregational<br />

meeting this past Sunday to<br />

discuss the repairs needed to<br />

the roof which has been leaking<br />

for some time and is in urgent<br />

need of repair to prevent further<br />

damage. The council asked the<br />

congregation to accept the bid<br />

from NW Preferred Roofing for<br />

$23,000 to tear off the existing<br />

roof, replace up to 14 sheets of<br />

plywood, and install 60 mil PVC<br />

membrane over approximately<br />

2000 sq ft of roof. In the event<br />

additional work is necessary,<br />

council has permission to<br />

spend up to $45,000, with<br />

funding from capital reserves,<br />

roof repair funds and general<br />

fund. This proposal was passed<br />

with by a unanimous vote. The<br />

congregation will be updated as<br />

the project progresses. Feel free<br />

to ask questions to any members<br />

of the church council.<br />

ADULT EDUCATION<br />

<br />

OFFICE OF THE KEYS<br />

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News and Education<br />

ENJOY THE FAMILY-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES<br />

4 NOVEMBER<br />

SATURDAY<br />

2:00PM-4:00PM<br />

CREATOR LUTHERAN CHURCH<br />

ARTS & CRAFTS - CARNIVAL GAMES - CANDY,<br />

CIDER, POPCORN & MORE<br />

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC<br />

ALL AGES WELCOME<br />

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CREATOR LUTHERAN CHURCH<br />

CONGREGATIONAL<br />

MEETING<br />

News and Education<br />

For the<br />

church<br />

11/26 - 2024 Proposed Budget<br />

Question and Answer session<br />

Between Services in the Sanctuary<br />

12/3 - Congregational Meeting<br />

to Approve 2024 <strong>Creator</strong><br />

Lutheran Church Budget<br />

Between Services in the Sanctuary<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, <strong>November</strong><br />

3rd, <strong>2023</strong>. New Hope<br />

Resource Center is providing<br />

40-50 sack lunches M-F for<br />

our homeless neighbors. New<br />

Hope has asked that we help<br />

by donating food appropriate for<br />

the sack lunches. Please see<br />

14<br />

the list of food needed on the<br />

attached 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.


News and Education<br />

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

THEOLOGY<br />

ON TAPPS<br />

Pastor Horacio will share what are some of the traditions followed in<br />

Guatemala and what they mean; starting on December 7th with the<br />

“burn of the devil,” to Christmas Eve and Day, and New Year’s Eve<br />

and Day. We will be talking about the different Christmas Traditions<br />

of those who attend. Join us on Thursday, <strong>November</strong> 16th from<br />

7:00pm to 08:30pm at the Nye’s home.<br />

<strong>November</strong> 16th, 7pm: Nye Home<br />

Contact the Church Office for the Nye’s address.<br />

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News and Education<br />

Thursday<br />

Morning<br />

Bible Study<br />

Thursday Morning Bible<br />

Study meets every Thursday,<br />

at 10-11:30 am in Room 4 at<br />

<strong>Creator</strong>.<br />

All are welcome to come<br />

learn and enjoy the camaraderie<br />

and fellowship with your <strong>Creator</strong><br />

family!<br />

<strong>Creator</strong> Men’s Club Meeting,<br />

Monday, October 2, <strong>2023</strong> at 6<br />

p.m.<br />

Brank’s Bar-B-Que, 13701<br />

24th St.E., Sumner will be the<br />

site of the October 2, <strong>2023</strong><br />

dinner of the <strong>Creator</strong> Men’s<br />

Club at 6 p.m. It’s open to any<br />

churchmen. Discussion will<br />

focus on the recent trip to the<br />

LeMay Car Collection Museum<br />

and future Fall cleanup projects.<br />

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Grieving with Grace is a support group led by Pastor<br />

Amanda where adults learn about the grieving process and<br />

how to care for themselves as they work through the grief of a<br />

loved one’s death.<br />

The next meeting is on Wednesday, <strong>November</strong> 8 at<br />

10:30am. Grieving with Grace is currently undergoing a<br />

schedule overhaul, so stay tuned for more details.<br />

Men’s<br />

Fellowship<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


News and Education<br />

Bunco<br />

Game Night<br />

Saturday, <strong>November</strong> 18th 7:00-9:00 pm at <strong>Creator</strong><br />

Join us for a fun and free night of Bunco.<br />

Bunco is an easy dice game . No<br />

experience or skill needed. We will have<br />

prizes for most wins, most losses, and most<br />

Buncos. Laughter required. Feel free to<br />

bring your own dice (3 dice).<br />

RSVP using the QR Code below or at the<br />

Church on Sundays Oct 29-Nov 12<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/86736605706?pwd=Ukc4RStRMlF<br />

yTm0xeXlaNFBWUDJhdz09<br />

Meeting ID: 867 3660 5706 Password: 822676<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>November</strong><br />

Birthdays<br />

1 - Celeste Jessop<br />

2 - Margot Bates<br />

3 - Mackenzie<br />

Kintigh<br />

3 - Patrick<br />

Mitchell<br />

3 - Cindy Totten<br />

5 - Beverly<br />

Brown<br />

5 - Judy Moody<br />

9 - Jill Monson<br />

12 - Susan<br />

Carpenter<br />

12 - Doug Finch<br />

13 - Renate<br />

McComb<br />

13 - Payton<br />

Parsons<br />

14 - Carrie Junke<br />

15 - Greg Carter<br />

16 - Sofia<br />

Cornejo<br />

17 - Heather<br />

Euston<br />

19 - Deborah<br />

Anderson<br />

20 - Emil Liedtke<br />

21 - Mitch<br />

Hollenbeck<br />

22 - Kim Adams<br />

22 - Joan<br />

Schroeder<br />

25 - Kyle Winsor<br />

26 - Cheryl<br />

Jessop<br />

27 - Vitani Pena<br />

29 - Karen<br />

Brown<br />

29 - Stephanie<br />

Cornejo<br />

30 - Kennedy<br />

Gillispie


NOVEMBER<br />

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday<br />

1 2 3<br />

6:30pm Youth<br />

Dinner<br />

7pm<br />

Confirmation<br />

7pm High School Bible<br />

Study<br />

7pm Men’s Fellowship<br />

9am Morning<br />

Devotion<br />

10am Thursday<br />

Morning Bible Study<br />

5:30pm Fellowship<br />

Ministry Meeting<br />

7pm CYF Team Meeting<br />

New Hope Lunch<br />

4<br />

2pm Fall Festival<br />

5 8:30am Worship<br />

Service<br />

9:45am Family Sunday<br />

School<br />

9:45am Confirmation<br />

9:45am Adult Education<br />

11am Worship Service<br />

6<br />

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

Club<br />

7 9am Morning<br />

Devotion<br />

6:30pm Women’s Bible<br />

Study<br />

8 10:30am Grieving<br />

with Grace<br />

6:30pm Youth Dinner<br />

7pm Confirmation Class<br />

7pm High School Bible<br />

Study<br />

7pm Men’s Fellowship<br />

9<br />

9am Morning<br />

Devotion<br />

10am Thursday<br />

Morning Bible Study<br />

5:30pm Fellowship<br />

Ministry Meeting<br />

10 Veteran’s Day<br />

Fall Middle School<br />

Retreat<br />

11<br />

Fall Middle School<br />

Retreat<br />

12<br />

8:30am Worship<br />

Service<br />

9:45am Family Sunday<br />

School<br />

9:45am Confirmation<br />

9:45am Adult Education<br />

11am Worship Service<br />

13<br />

14 9am Morning<br />

Devotion<br />

5:30pm Property Team<br />

Meeting<br />

6:30pm Finance Team<br />

Meeting<br />

15 7pm CIS Meeting<br />

6:30pm Youth<br />

Dinner<br />

7pm Confirmation Class<br />

7pm High School Bible<br />

Study<br />

7pm Men’s Fellowship<br />

16 9am Morning<br />

Devotion<br />

10am Thursday<br />

Morning Bible Study<br />

7pm Theology on<br />

Tapps<br />

17<br />

18<br />

7pm Bunco Night<br />

19<br />

8:30am Worship<br />

Service<br />

9:45am Family Sunday<br />

School<br />

9:45am Confirmation<br />

9:45am Adult Education<br />

11am Worship Service<br />

20<br />

21 9am Morning<br />

Devotion<br />

6pm Church Council<br />

Meeting<br />

22 6:30pm Youth<br />

Dinner<br />

7pm Confirmation Class<br />

7pm High School Bible<br />

Study<br />

7pm Men’s Fellowship<br />

7pm Thanksgiving Eve<br />

Service<br />

23<br />

Thanksgiving<br />

Office Closed<br />

24<br />

Office Closed<br />

25<br />

26<br />

8:30am Worship<br />

Service<br />

9:45am Family Sunday<br />

School<br />

9:45am Confirmation<br />

9:45am Adult Education<br />

11am Worship Service<br />

27<br />

28<br />

9am Morning<br />

Devotion<br />

29 6:30pm Youth<br />

Dinner<br />

7pm Holden Evening<br />

Prayer<br />

7pm Confirmation Class<br />

7pm High School Bible<br />

Study<br />

7pm Men’s Fellowship<br />

30 9am Morning<br />

Devotion<br />

10am Thursday<br />

Morning Bible Study<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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