Announcements for the Week of October 6, 2019


Blessing of the Animals – will be this Sun. Oct. 6th at the 8 am and 10:15 am Eucharist services.

Centering Prayer Group – Tuesday, October 8th from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. in the Chapel. Contact: Maria Rosa Galter at

Men’s Wednesday Breakfast – Wednesday, October 9th at 8:00 a.m. at Lakeshore Café. Contact: Larry Kilborn at

Men’s AA Group - Wednesday, October 9th in Douglas Hall from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Camino Divina – Practice “Walking the Divine Way” on Thursday, October 10th from 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. at Alderfer Ranch (by the barn).  Contact: Maria Rosa Galter at

COT Grief Group – Transfiguration will be facilitating a grief group for members who are mourning the death of a loved one. We will meet on Thursday. October 10th in Douglas Hall from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. The group will be facilitated by Kit Snyder and Meg Greeley. Contact: Kit Snyder at or Meg Greeley at for more information or to sign up.

Choir Practice - will be Thursday, October 10th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Contact Cindy McCool at

Hike-a-Palians – The next hike will be on Friday, October 11th (always weather permitting). Come experience God’s cathedral of nature. Hikes usually last 2-4 hours and are never too difficult. Contact Tom Marker at

Men’s AA Group - Saturday, October 12th in the Sanctuary from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m.

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser – This Fundraiser will benefit the Outreach committee and will be on Sat. Oct. 12th at 5:30 p.m. in Douglas Hall. $10 for adults and $5 for kids under 10. You can sign up and pay at the church or on our website.


COT Grief Group – Transfiguration is facilitating a grief group for members who are mourning the death of a loved one. We will meet each Thursday from September 19th in Douglas from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. through October 31st. The group will be facilitated by Kit Snyder and Meg Greeley. Contact: Father Michael at; Kit Snyder at or Meg Greeley at for more information or to sign up.

Women’s Labyrinth Retreat – This event has been re-scheduled for Sat. October 19th from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Registration cost will be $25 and a light Breakfast and materials will be provided. Sign up in the back of the church or by going to our Events page. Contact Maria Galter at

Soup Ministry – Fall is quickly ascending upon us and that means it’s time for our Soup Ministry to start up again. Soup for EChO is made the 3rd Sunday of the month. Sign up on the white board in the church kitchen. Contact: Jennifer Francis at and Georgine McCarthy at

Evergreen Shelter Program – starts up on Mon. Nov. 4th if the temperature goes below 32 degrees. Volunteers and meals are needed. Contact Michelle O’Laughlin at or Pat Magerkurth at

The Alternative Gift Fair – will be Nov. 9th and 10th at Evergreen Lutheran Church off Hwy 73. The new representative from CoT is Carol Zimmerman. Kit Snyder will be in charge of volunteers and the bake sale. Contact Carol Zimmerman at and Kit Snyder at


Annual Coat Drive – Our 4th annual coat drive, which benefits our EChO clients, is in full swing! Please bring your gently used coats, hats, sweaters, gloves and scarves to church and place them in the Coat Drive Box by November 24th.

Reminder when Locking up Buildings – If using the key from the lockbox to get into a building, please remember to shuffle the tumblers to ensure the box is locked!

Sunday Social Time – A Big Thank You to Pat Magerkurth who has volunteered to be the new SST Coordinator. If there are kitchen supplies that are needed, please contact Pat at or write the needed item(s) on the clipboard hanging on the wall in the kitchen.

8 AM Service Lectors Needed – The 8 a.m. service is in need of more Lectors! If you are interested, please contact Larry Kilborn at

Transportation Ministry - There are a few dear folks in our church who are no longer able to drive themselves to and from church.  In order to bring them to worship with us, there is a group of us who sign up to volunteer for a once a month "duty" to bring them to church for the 10:15 service and take them home.  Our committee is growing smaller and we are needing more volunteers.  Please consider help out with this important ministry for our aging folks! Contact Marcia Younger at

InReach Program at COT – In our Apr. Newsletter, we talked about starting an organized structure for caring for people in our community by assisting with meals and other short-term needs. There are two ways you can help – one is to be on the email list that will go out for an identified need and two, you can sign up on Sign up Genius to help. Contact Pat Magerkurth, Georgine Mccarthy, or Kit Snyder  to let them know of people who need an extra hand.