Why are we called Heartners?
previous Ladies Aid
meeting, it was decided that the new name for the ladies group would
be "Heartners". At that meeting, an excerpt entitled "Howdy,
Heartner" was read from the book "Squeeze the Moment" by Karen
O'Connor. Karen and a friend call themselves "heartners", which is
their code word for "partners of the heart". "Heartner" to them
means that "they will support one another at work, at home and in
the community with ongoing prayer, a listening ear, a heart of love,
advice when solicited and silence when it's not".
Heartners sweatshirts with the
Heartners logo and St. Matthew on them are available for purchase.
Contact the church office at
(608) 378-3233 if you would like more information or if you would
like to purchase a Heartners sweatshirt.
involved in many FUNdraising Activities. A few of those activities
With the fruits
of their labor, the women of Heartners were able to donate $6,000.00 towards the
purchase of an industrial-size dishwasher for the kitchen.
Other items they have raised money for are glass display cases
in the narthex for historical items from our church history, new
communion tray tables for the sanctuary, altar flower
stands for our Christmas and Easter flower displays, cookbooks,
missions and the list goes on..
The women also
redecorated the Nursery with a fresh coat of paint, colorful decals
on the wall and benches for storage and sitting.
Served meal for Pastoral Conference
Send welcome cards to new members
Cookies for Sunday treats
Serves and bakes for funerals
Treats for Vacation Bible School
Help with Easter Breakfast
Church deep cleaning
Help with 'Drive Your Tractor to Church' Sunday potluck
Fleece blankets for all graduating high school students
Blankets or prayer shawls for shut-ins, hospitalized members
or someone who needs remembering during stressful times
Maundy Thursday pie social
Provided desserts for Warrens community meal
Blankets for all babies baptized
Donation to Youth Group
Food Pantry collections
Carpet cleaning after Soup Supper
PURCHASED FOR CHURCH
Dishes for kitchen
TV and TV stand
Website training (Thank you! LP)
Display cases in narthex
Plant stands (on altar)
Postage for Operation Christmas Child
Postage for care packages for college students
Christmas gifts for shut-ins
Yellow 'sandwich' signs
Replacement tree for confirmation class
Permits and space - Warrens
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From the March 2018 St. Matthew
Definition of a missionary...
a person sent by a church into an area to carry on evangelism, or
other activities, such as educational or hospital work.
Supporting a mission or
individual missionary is important because it is part of God's plan
to bring new believers, from all corners of the world, to the
knowledge of Christ as our Savior. Jesus, himself a teacher during
his earthly ministry, also commanded his apostles to never stop
preaching and teaching the good news that Jesus is the Christ.
Heartners has decided to
support two LCMS missionaries in 2018 (there are over 100 to
Following are brief biographies
of the missionaries:
Sarah Kanoy is a
missionary in East Africa, based in Kenya. She is a registered
nurse, providing health and hygiene education to the local people in
their communities, homes, schools, and churches.
During her interactions with
these individuals, she shares the Good News of Jesus Christ and
helps to connect people to their local Lutheran church. She also
works with and supports the Mercy Medical Teams that serve East
Rev. Duane and Elizabeth
Messsner serve as missionaries in Belize (formerly British
Honduras, on the east coast of Central America). In this role,
Duane's objective is to plant the very first Lutheran church in that
country. He also supports LCMS human care and mercy projects in the
Duane and Elizabeth have four
children - Marcy, Maverick, Ayana, and Abigail.
What can we do to help?
Heartners plans to pledge $500 to
each missionary in 2018. Since many missions are 100% supported by
donations, the ladies of Heartners are issuing a challenge to the
congregation to match the funds! The first door offering will follow
the service on Sunday, March 28, 2018.
Plans are for a display to be set
up in the narthex, so the congregation can learn more about each
missionary and the work they do.
"Declare his glory among the
nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples!" 1 Chronicles
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