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

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

<strong>April</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />

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

God’s<br />

Promises<br />

Pastor’s Corner<br />

A message from Pastor Amanda<br />

Endure<br />

This last few days the sunshine<br />

and warmth turned to rain and<br />

cold once again and every time<br />

I have put on a pair of socks and<br />

begun to walk around my feet<br />

have been cold. Each time, I sit<br />

down and lift my foot up to see<br />

that yet another pair of socks<br />

has gone threadbare on the ball<br />

and heel of the foot. Yet another<br />

pair of socks to be thrown out—<br />

darning them would do no<br />

good at this point! Pretty soon,<br />

I am afraid that I will not have<br />

any socks left to put on at all. If<br />

this was summer, I would just<br />

transition to only sandals but we<br />

still have springs ups and downs<br />

ahead of us— sandals need to<br />

wait!<br />

My socks are not the only thing<br />

that are threadbare these days.<br />

Two of our newer small groups<br />

are Grieving with Grace<br />

groups. The times we gather are<br />

holy time of mutual care and<br />

consolation just as they show<br />

clearly just how prevalent grief is<br />

in our lives.<br />

Our confirmation students in<br />

their inquisitiveness are asking,<br />

“how do we know that God<br />

is faithful to His promises?”<br />

They are hearing the promises<br />

of God, and they are living<br />

lives as they mature and notice<br />

what is happening in the world<br />

around them just how worn and<br />

worrisome life is as well. They<br />

want to know, to hear, that God<br />

is faithful.<br />

The cold temperatures in<br />

February froze many pipes at<br />

<strong>Creator</strong> including our sprinkler<br />

system. It has been disheartening<br />

to see the generosity of the<br />

congregation in December and<br />

Continued on pg. 3


Table of Contents<br />

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

Adult Eduction ................................<br />

Children, Youth and Family ...........<br />

From the Ministry Teams<br />

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

Foundation .............................................<br />

Thoughts on Stewardship.......................<br />

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

Alter Guild ...............................................<br />

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

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

Fellowship Events ............................<br />

Reminders .......................................<br />

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10<br />

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11<br />

13<br />

14<br />

16<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:<br />

Donna Reynolds<br />

Megan Collins<br />

Brieanna McCarty<br />

office@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 />

Calendar ......................................... 17<br />

* Please use<br />

office@creatorlutheran.net<br />

for all office communications to ensure<br />

your emails are attended to.<br />

communications@creatorlutheran.net will<br />

continue to be monitored for a time *<br />

2<br />

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 />

Ministry<br />

January be used so quickly to meet<br />

these emergency needs of our<br />

church building. We are finally<br />

back on line as we reach the end of<br />

Lent and move into Easter.<br />

In Pastor Horacio and my home,<br />

we have had to make the difficult<br />

decision to put down our beloved<br />

dog, Mello. His threadbareness<br />

has gotten to a point in which he<br />

can no longer lift himself up. Our<br />

hearts are heavy even as we prepare<br />

to hold onto the promise of a new<br />

heaven and new earth even as we<br />

only see and feel loss and grief.<br />

Lent has a way of exposing the<br />

places where we are worn thin and<br />

exposed to the elements of sin,<br />

death and the devil. Granted these<br />

spring up as anxiety, stress, overfunctioning,<br />

giving-up, isolation<br />

and hopelessness but the root is<br />

still in these three powers that work<br />

against God and the life that God<br />

has gifted us with.<br />

Easter Monday may have fallen on<br />

<strong>April</strong> Fools day this year, moving<br />

us from Resurrection into a day<br />

for fools, but we are not fools to<br />

have hope in the midst of our<br />

threadbareness. The world does<br />

consider us fools for trusting… for<br />

hoping for a today filled with life<br />

and light… but that is exactly what<br />

we do have.<br />

Christ the Power and Wisdom of God<br />

1 Corinthians 1:18-31<br />

18 For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing,<br />

but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 20 Where is the one<br />

who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not<br />

God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21 For since, in the wisdom of<br />

God, the world did not know God through wisdom, God decided, through<br />

the foolishness of our proclamation, to save those who believe. 22 For Jews<br />

demand signs and Greeks desire wisdom, 23 but we proclaim Christ crucified,<br />

a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, 24 but to those who<br />

are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the<br />

wisdom of God. 25 For God’s foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and<br />

God’s weakness is stronger than human strength.<br />

26 Consider your own call, brothers and sisters: not many of you were wise<br />

by human standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth.<br />

27 But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose<br />

what is weak in the world to shame the strong; 28 God chose what is low<br />

and despised in the world, things that are not, to reduce to nothing things<br />

that are, 29 so that no one might boast in the presence of God. 30 He is the<br />

source of your life in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God, and<br />

righteousness and sanctification and redemption, 31 in order that, as it is<br />

written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”<br />

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Ministry<br />

Where Lent exposed our need,<br />

Easter brings the dawn of hope. The<br />

resurrection brings the Alleluia into<br />

each moment when our limits are<br />

made so clear. God has overcome<br />

the world for you, for me, for the<br />

sake of the world. God comes into<br />

each moment when we see that we<br />

are threadbare and careworn and<br />

rather than say try harder or do<br />

better or think of every possible<br />

outcome or whatever else we hear<br />

or tell ourselves. God says I have<br />

overcome this for you as well. It<br />

is not who you are for you are my<br />

child.<br />

We are the Body of Christ <strong>Creator</strong>.<br />

God has provided for us all that is<br />

needed.<br />

If you see or hear the evidence<br />

of someone in our midst that is<br />

threadbare, you are invited to<br />

name it and to pray. Why have you<br />

noticed? Has anyone else noticed?<br />

How might God be calling you<br />

to bring God’s gift of new life and<br />

hope to the threadbare among<br />

us? You are called to be present,<br />

to serve, to care, to live into your<br />

calling to be part of the Body<br />

of Christ at <strong>Creator</strong>. Just as the<br />

confirmation youth are learning<br />

to put trust and put to use God’s<br />

promises, you too you given this<br />

same gift in God’s grace poured out<br />

for you.<br />

Peace, Pastor Amanda<br />

He is Risen<br />

Alleluia<br />

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Children , Youth and Family<br />

Parables of Jesus<br />

<strong>April</strong> 7, 21 and 28<br />

In <strong>April</strong> we will explore some the<br />

parables of Jesus distinguishing<br />

the law and the gospel in each<br />

text together.<br />

<strong>April</strong> 14 Mother2Many founder Joan Wittler<br />

(info from Cindy or other member of CIS)<br />

Wednesday, <strong>April</strong> 3<br />

No confirmation class<br />

Every Wednesday night we provide a<br />

meal for Confirmation and Highschool<br />

Bible Study. Pizza, tacos, lasagna,<br />

pancakes, chicken nuggets, other<br />

family favorites? Show your care for<br />

our kids by providing a meal this year!<br />

The meal begins at 6:30pm.<br />

Sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B044AAFAB28ABFC1-44930760-wednesday#/<br />

or on the website<br />

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Ministry<br />

The Auburn Pregnancy Aid Layette<br />

drive at <strong>Creator</strong> was a big success! Thank<br />

you to all for supporting mothers-to-be<br />

and new mothers in our community with<br />

much-needed clothes and supplies for their<br />

newborns.<br />

Mother 2 Many -- Please join<br />

us on <strong>April</strong> 14th when Joann Wittler,<br />

founder of Mother 2 Many will speak to<br />

our Adult Ed class about the hunger facing<br />

youth in our community. Mother 2 Many<br />

is one of the agencies that your donations<br />

help to support. This agency feeds youth<br />

at local skateparks and youth centers. The<br />

volunteers at Mother 2 Many want each<br />

person they help to know that they matter<br />

and are not forgotten.<br />

Church<br />

In Society<br />

Peace Lutheran dinner – <strong>April</strong> 26.<br />

Once again <strong>Creator</strong> will be hosting a lasagna<br />

dinner for approximately 75 members of<br />

the Hilltop community in Tacoma. We will<br />

need volunteers to provide food items<br />

and also to help serve the dinner. This is a<br />

family-style sit down meal where <strong>Creator</strong><br />

has an opportunity for fellowship with the<br />

community members. Watch for the email<br />

to sign up for this event.<br />

<strong>Creator</strong> supported the following agencies in February <strong>2024</strong>:<br />

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

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

GoodRoots Northwest Food Bank --------------- $200<br />

GoodRoots Northwest Backpack Program ----- $300<br />

Lions4Kids -------------------------------------------------- $300<br />

White River Community Outreach ------------ $300<br />

New Hope ---------------- $300<br />

Mother 2 Many ------- $300<br />

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Ministry<br />

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

<strong>Creator</strong> Lutheran Foundation <strong>2024</strong> 1st Quarter Update & Grant Applications Available:<br />

It was another exciting year of GIVING in 2023 for the <strong>Creator</strong> Lutheran Foundation Team supporting social<br />

ministry projects, stewardship opportunities and mission / community focused outreach programs for $28,590.<br />

A reminder, for all, is the Foundation Fund is separate and not a part of regular giving or the 6% Benevolence in<br />

<strong>Creator</strong>’s budget. Additionally, “Legacy Gifts” to the church that are not specified for any specific ministries are<br />

allocated to the <strong>Creator</strong> Lutheran Foundation Fund for distribution.<br />

A few examples of how the Foundation Team provided support to <strong>Creator</strong> Lutheran Church in 2023 was with<br />

a new furnace financial donation ($5,000), the Youth Mission Trip ($2,000) and Pew Chair cleaning project<br />

($690).<br />

Also, the focus for community services in 2023 was an all-time high with grants to Sumner / Bonney Lake<br />

Food Banks ($5,500 each), ELCA World Hunger ($1,000), Plateau Outreach Enumclaw ($1,000), Pregnancy Aid<br />

Auburn ($1,000) and many more.<br />

Projects for <strong>2024</strong> at <strong>Creator</strong> Lutheran must fit within the following criteria for a<br />

Grant Request:<br />

1. Missions: Local or Regional.<br />

2. Youth: Support ministry for youth of all ages.<br />

3. Community: Assess the needs based on the Mission of <strong>Creator</strong> church.<br />

4. Worship: Support <strong>Creator</strong> worship activities.<br />

5. <strong>Creator</strong> Capital Projects: Support <strong>Creator</strong> administrative and infrastructure<br />

projects.<br />

6. Education: Seminary college education.<br />

If you have any interest in a Foundation Fund Grant Request please contact the Church office to acquire a<br />

form or the Church bulletin board to view the Grant Request form or our website https://creatorlutheran.net/<br />

foundation-fund-donation/. Grant Request are reviewed throughout the year with funds disbursed by year end<br />

annually.<br />

Also, to donate to the Foundation Fund, please see the Donation link on our website https://creatorlutheran.<br />

net/giving/ or forms at the Church Office or on the church bulletin board. We thank you for your kind<br />

consideration to be a part of the <strong>Creator</strong> Lutheran Foundation Fund giving process.<br />

Our Foundation Team at <strong>Creator</strong> is excited to serve you in <strong>2024</strong> so contact us if you have any questions (Judi<br />

Richardson, Sherry Nye, Janee Theleman, Jan Shabro, Chris Grigg, Jill Monson and Jeff Dunn).<br />

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Ministry<br />

Ministry<br />

Team<br />

Shining the Light on<br />

Helping Hands House<br />

Each year, a portion of our church’s tithe goes to<br />

support Helping Hands House.<br />

Thank you for helping us support this ministry<br />

Helping Hand House was founded in 1984 by Margie Addington who saw a need to help families<br />

facing homelessness in the local community. Helping Hand House has since been providing<br />

emergency shelter and supportive services for the past 30 years to help families with children<br />

experiencing homelessness move from crisis to stability and self-sufficiency.<br />

“Three days after Christmas, my 3 kids and I were forced<br />

from our house because of a foreclosure notice served on our<br />

landlord. We were shocked and scared. Helping Hand House<br />

put us into an emergency home and gave us all the resources<br />

and supplies we needed to be successful going forward. We<br />

are now back on our feet, in our own home, and doing well<br />

because of Helping Hand House.” — NICOLE<br />

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Ministry<br />

Helping Hands House Values<br />

Urgent Relief. We respond with immediacy<br />

and agility.<br />

Trust. We are helpful, confidential, ethical and<br />

professional.<br />

Dignity. We treat everyone with respect,<br />

and we help people move toward a deeper<br />

understanding of their possibilities and<br />

potential.<br />

By the Numbers:<br />

145 Families served through one of their programs.<br />

275 Children moved from unsafe housing conditions<br />

into a safe place to call home.<br />

7 emergency homes to provide temporary housing for<br />

families with children experiencing homelessness.<br />

Helping Hands House Programs:<br />

Open Hearth Ministries provides immediate respite care for families with children experiencing homelessness<br />

in Pierce County. During a brief motel stay, families receive light case management, resource referrals, and<br />

encouragement as they work toward their next stable housing solution.<br />

Emergency Shelter provides temporary housing for families with children experiencing homelessness. Families<br />

stay in one of seven agency-owned or contributed homes and receive case management tailored to the specific<br />

needs of the family. During their stay, HHH helps the family work to secure permanent housing through HHH’s<br />

Rapid Rehousing Program and provides referrals to other agencies to help overcome other life obstacles.<br />

Rapid Rehousing Program provides training and financial assistance to families experiencing homelessness<br />

to secure a new permanent housing lease in their own name with minimal assistance. Once a new home is<br />

secured, HHH provides financial resources for application fees, move-in costs, and rental and utilities assistance<br />

for a limited time.<br />

Permanent Supportive Housing Program helps chronically homeless families in which a family member has a<br />

permanent disability. Unable to fully-support the entire cost of housing, the client family pays a portion of their<br />

monthly income toward rent. Additional support received is focused on enhancing the family’s career potential<br />

with the goal of assisting the family to attain as much self-sufficiency as possible.<br />

(Note: the above is from the Helping Hands Website, used with permission.)<br />

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Ministry<br />

Church Council Highlights<br />

Pastor Amanda opened the meeting with a reading from<br />

John 9. Finding vision through the mud and relating it<br />

to the work of council.<br />

The ongoing review of ministry teams roles and duties<br />

was discussed with Church and Society being the focus.<br />

February giving was down. It was proposed that<br />

Stewardship address and check in with the congregation<br />

in <strong>April</strong>.<br />

There was discussion in regards to the ongoing leak<br />

with the fire suppression system. The parking lot has a<br />

few new areas of repair. Estimates are being gathered for<br />

both the parking lot and fire suppression.<br />

The meeting closed with the Lord’s Prayer<br />

FEBRUARY FINANCIAL<br />

INFORMATION<br />

Income: $27,834.00<br />

Expenses: $41,193.00<br />

Net income/Loss $13,358.00<br />

Benevolence: $2,753.00<br />

YEAR TO DATE<br />

Income: $67,657.00<br />

Expenses: $78,939.00<br />

Net income/Loss $11,281.00<br />

Benevolence: $6,851.00<br />

Altar Guild was blessed to support<br />

worship throughout Lent, Holy Week and<br />

Easter. Two new servers from the group<br />

of new members used their skills from their<br />

previous churches to serve and contributed<br />

beautifully. Thank you!<br />

Decorating the sanctuary with flowers was a time to rejoice as Karen Helmold coordinated<br />

the tulips and Janee Theleman and Leah Ramberg used their artistry to replace the darkness of<br />

Holy Week and Good Friday with the renewed life of spring in anticipation of the triumph of Jesus’<br />

victory over death on Easter Sunday.<br />

Easter was truly a time of celebration at Driftwood Point Park and at the church. Two of our<br />

own, Leslie Noborikawa and Leah Ramberg, stepped up to organize and lead the Easter Brunch.<br />

Thank you and to all those who contributed!<br />

We are delighted to serve and support Pastor Amanda and Pastor Horacio and know that<br />

more events like Confirmation and Pentecost are right around the corner. We are looking forward<br />

to spring and would love to add more members to our ranks, especially for the 11AM service.<br />

Please contact Linda Reed via call or text at (253) 820-1757 or send an email to 84lkreed@<br />

gmail.com for answers to your questions or to set up a training appointment. Peace to you!<br />

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VACATION<br />

News and Education<br />

BIBLE<br />

July 28 - August 2nd<br />

9 AM - Noon<br />

SCHOOL<br />

Preschool to 5th Grade<br />

Youth Leaders and Adult Helpers<br />

Registration and helper sign up<br />

open now<br />

on the Website<br />

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News and Education<br />

<strong>Creator</strong> Nursery<br />

<strong>Creator</strong>’s nursery is OPEN!<br />

Our wonderful and loving<br />

attendants, Cindy and Debbie<br />

are excited to provide a fun and<br />

safe space for the ltttle ones<br />

during worship (8:30 am and<br />

11:00 am on Sunday mornings)<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>April</strong> 5th<br />

<strong>2024</strong>. aNew 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 />

12<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.


Preschool<br />

<strong>Creator</strong> Preschool<br />

March <strong>2024</strong><br />

Dear Families,<br />

Finally, Spring is here! We ended the month of March with the arrival of spring and<br />

now welcome <strong>April</strong> with hopes of more sunshine and less rain. We also celebrated the<br />

miracle of Easter on March 30th and the new life that Spring brings.<br />

There will be no school from <strong>April</strong> 8-12 due to Spring Break. We will resume<br />

classes on Monday, <strong>April</strong> 15.<br />

Our field trip to the Tacoma Childrens’ Museum is on Thursday, <strong>April</strong> 18 and Friday,<br />

<strong>April</strong> 19. More information to follow.<br />

The T/Th and T/W/Th<br />

classes will be combined<br />

and meet at the museum at<br />

1:00pm on 4/18.<br />

The Wed/Fri and Mon/<br />

Fri classes will be combined<br />

and meet at the museum at<br />

10:00am on 4/19.<br />

The letters for the month of <strong>April</strong> are Y,y, K,k, and Q,q. Our color is purple, and our<br />

shape is oval. The younger classes will study the number 8 and the older classes will<br />

study the numbers 17 and 18.<br />

As the end of the school year approaches, we thought it would be helpful to know of<br />

some important dates in advance. Therefore, please mark the following dates on your<br />

calendars:<br />

*May 9 and 10*: Mother’s Day Tea (last 30-45 minutes of class)<br />

May 9: T/Th class at 11:00am and T/W/Th class at 2:15pm<br />

May 10: W/F class at 10:45am and M/F class at 2:30pm<br />

May 27: No School for Memorial Holiday<br />

*May 30 & 31*: Last day of school<br />

Graduation Ceremony/ Moving Up celebration (last 30-45 minutes of class)<br />

It is hard to believe that the school year is almost at an end. It has been such a<br />

blessing to have your children with us this year.<br />

Your teachers:<br />

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

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Fellowship<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 />

No meeting <strong>April</strong> 4.<br />

All are welcome to come<br />

learn and enjoy the camaraderie<br />

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

family!<br />

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The <strong>Creator</strong><br />

Men’s Club<br />

dinner meeting<br />

will be Monday,<br />

<strong>April</strong> 1 at 6 p.m.<br />

As a field trip, the <strong>Creator</strong> Men’s<br />

Club has been invited to a genealogy<br />

presentation at the new location of the<br />

Heritage Quest Research Library in<br />

the Linden Park Business Complex,<br />

2102 E. Main Ave., Puyallup, WA<br />

98372. A sandwich supper will be<br />

served, followed by a tour of the facility<br />

and a class by the education staff. All<br />

churchmen are invited to attend. A<br />

signup list will be on the information<br />

desk in the church lobby.<br />

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

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

and how to care for themselves as they work through the<br />

grief of a loved one’s death.<br />

The next meeting is on Sunday, <strong>April</strong> 21, at 12 pm,<br />

after our 11am service.<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


Fellowship<br />

Theology<br />

on Tapps<br />

Resumes on Thursday, <strong>April</strong> 25th<br />

Save the date<br />

Ladies’ Night Out<br />

Friday, May 17!<br />

Details to follow<br />

in <strong>April</strong><br />

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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 />

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

One tap mobile:<br />

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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 />

<strong>April</strong><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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Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday<br />

1 6pm <strong>Creator</strong><br />

Men’s Club<br />

7pm Girl Scout Leaders<br />

Meeting (Carrie)<br />

2 3 4 10am Thursday<br />

Morning Bible<br />

Study<br />

7pm Beyond Human<br />

Aid<br />

5 New Hope<br />

Lunch<br />

6<br />

7 8:30am Worship<br />

Service<br />

9:45am Sunday School<br />

9:45am Adult Ed<br />

11am Worship Service<br />

3:30 Girl Scout troop<br />

41890<br />

8 9 9am Morning<br />

Devotion<br />

5pm Property Team<br />

Meeting<br />

6:30 Women’s Bible<br />

Study<br />

6:30 Finance Team<br />

Meeting<br />

10 Office Closed<br />

11-1<br />

6:30pm Youth dinner<br />

7pm Confirmation<br />

7pm High School<br />

Bible Studdy<br />

11 9am Morning<br />

Devotion<br />

10am Thursday<br />

Morning Bible Study<br />

5pm Fellowship Ministry<br />

Meeting<br />

7pm CYF Team Mtg<br />

7pm Beyond Human<br />

Aid<br />

12 13<br />

9am Beyond Human<br />

aid Workship<br />

14 8:30am Worship<br />

Service<br />

9:45am Sunday School<br />

9:45am Adult Ed<br />

11am Worship Service<br />

15 16 9am Morning<br />

Devotion<br />

Church Council<br />

Meeting<br />

Girl Scout leaders mtg<br />

17 6pm CIS Meeting<br />

6:30pm Youth dinner<br />

7pm Confirmation<br />

7pm High School<br />

Bible Studdy<br />

18 9am Morning<br />

Devotion<br />

10am Thursday<br />

Morning Bible Study<br />

7pm Beyond Human<br />

Aid<br />

19 20<br />

21 8:30am Worship<br />

Service<br />

9:45am Sunday School<br />

9:45am Adult Ed<br />

11am Worship Service<br />

12pm Grieving with<br />

Grace<br />

3:30 Girl Scout troop<br />

41890<br />

22 23 9am Morning<br />

Devotion<br />

6:30pm Women’s<br />

Bible Study<br />

24<br />

6:30pm Youth dinner<br />

7pm Confirmation<br />

7pm High School<br />

Bible Studdy<br />

25 9am Morning<br />

Devotion<br />

10am Thursday<br />

Morning Bible Study<br />

7pm Beyond Human<br />

Aid<br />

26 27<br />

28 8:30am Worship<br />

Service<br />

9:45am Sunday School<br />

9:45am Adult Ed<br />

11am Worship Service<br />

29 30 9am Morning<br />

Devotion


<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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