Opportunities to Fellowship
The time has arrived to sign up for our small group dinners at Trinity Lutheran. Every year we enjoy this opportunity to get better acquainted with another group from our church family eating in different homes for each of the 3 dinners; November, January, and March. To be involved you must sign up. Our computer mixes names so each couple or pair of 2 will be hosts one time, co-hosts one time, and be guests one time. Sign up sheets will be in the Narthex in October. Deadline for sign-ups is October 18. Everyone is invited to join in the fun.
Happy Lunch Bunch
Happy Lunch Bunch meets Tuesday, October 20 at noon for our Special Senior Saints Celebration. We will honor our 4 Trinity Senior Saints who turn 90 years old in the year 2015: Mildred Asplin, Alma Clark, Vienna Lund and Marcella Oberg. Remember we also invite all former Senior Saints who have been honored in previous years to join us that day. Mark your calendar for Oct. 20 and make plans to come and be part of the celebration. First time visitors come as guests, and all others are asked to bring one item for the food table; hot dish, salad, or dessert. (If you don’t cook any more just pop an extra dollar in the donation basket.) We will provide Octoberfest sausages, buns and all the toppings. Please join us!
Trip for Fun
We will enjoy some “Scandinavian Fun” on Friday, October 23 starting at 10:15. We will travel in our church van to the Sons of Norway Lodge at 2400 Grant St in Vancouver. There we will meet some expert Scandinavian cooks. They will demonstrate how to make beautiful Norwegian lefse and we will get to taste some of it…and buy some to take home if you wish. After a tour of the Scandinavian pictures and books in the Lodge, we will hop in the Van and head for a Scandinavian meal at Ikea just over the 205 bridge into Oregon. Sign up for a seat in the van. Thank you!
Holden Village Report
We thank God that Holden Village emerged safely from the forest fire that encircled the village for several days. And we thank the brave fire fighters and the few Holden staff that were allowed to stay up there. However the blackened trees around the village and all the 10 miles up the road will create a different view for visitors when operations open up again. And the road was damaged by fire and heat that is creating a new challenge. Of course the first 300 or so people back up in the village will be the workers still needed to complete the clean up of the mine wastes. We all wait for information about when guests can again visit the village. Donations are always gratefully received to help make sure our Lutheran Retreat Center high in the Cascade Mountains wilderness will once again become a blessing to hundreds of visitors. Holden Village HCO Box 3 Chelan, WA 98816-9769