FLAMe

Firelands Lutherans Active​ in Mission

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Firelands Lutherans Active in Mission

We write it FLAMe and call it "flame"!

We are a coalition of north-central Ohio congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America located on the historic Firelands Tract. We have been sharing ministry together since 2002, making Christ known and facilitating God's work on earth.

Our calling is to faithful witness and loving servanthood. Our shared mission is declaring the saving grace of God through faith in Christ Jesus, and showing unity in our service to the world. We believe God is calling us into that world – together.

God's Work. Our Hands.





Mission PARISHES


203 S Washington St.
Castalia, OH 44824
419-684-5059


Rev. Kathleen
Suggitt


Sunday: 9 a.m.

209 South West St.
Bellevue, Ohio 44811
419-483-5442


Rev. Juli
Lejman-Guy


Saturday: 5 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m.

106 Scheid Rd.
Sandusky, OH 44870
419-625-2192


Rev. Stacy
Lauer-Scovanner


Sunday: 10:30 a.m.

2211 Mill St.
Sandusky, OH 44870
419-625-6800


In the
Call Process


Saturday: 6 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m.

243 Benedict Ave.
Norwalk, OH 44857
419-668-2856


Rev. Anita (Ann)
Marshall


Saturday: 5:30 p.m.
Sunday: 8 & 10:30 a.m.

502 Bardshar Rd.
Sandusky, OH 44870
419-626-0204


Rev. Philip
Gardner


Sunday: 8 & 10:30 a.m.

930 S. Main St.
Huron, OH 44839
419-433-4711


In the
Call Process


Sunday: 8 & 10 a.m.

503 Columbus Ave.
Sandusky, OH 44870
419-625-2112


Rev. Dr. Eric L.
Bodenstab


Saturday: 6 p.m.
Sunday: 8 & 10:30 a.m.



Mission PLANNING



The Installation of Pastor Eric L. Bodenstab at Zion Sandusky, March 16, 2017

FLAME BOARD MINUTES FOR 2017

Firelands Lutherans Active in Mission (FLAMe)
www.flame-elca.com
Board Meeting Minutes
January 16, 2017
 

Attendance: Bob Krawetzki, Judy McEowen - VP, John Mears, Karen Munsterman, Darlene Janka, Jane Ann Cummings, Cathy Wobser - Sec, Lori Schlick, Brent Gardner, Dee Ridenour, Michelle Schaffer - Tr, Pastor Stacy Lauer-Scovanner

The meeting was called to order by Vice-president Judy McEowen

Devotion: Cathy gave a New Year devotion reminding us to stay focused on God’s work.
Secretaries Report: Motion by Dee, second by Judy. Approved
Treasurer’s Report: Checking: $3,275.30, Savings: $4,432.63. Motion by Bob, second by Dee. Approved


STANDING REPORTS

JOY Time: Cathy shared that gifts were provided to all the JOY Time friends at the Christmas gathering. Pr. Scovanner visited the group in December and Pr. Jacobs visited during the January gathering.

Stephen Ministry: Short discussion about the program. Karen reminded the Board how important and essential it is for pastors to be trained in Stephen ministry. Carolyn Steinfeldt is available to answer any questions from pastors or others interested in a new class.

Giving Garden: No report until spring.


OLD BUSINESS

500th Anniversary Observance: FLAMe is a silver sponsor for the Opening Night of the Firelands Symphony Orchestra (FSO). The date is Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 7:30. An invitation was sent to Bishop Beaudoin and his wife to be FLAMe’s guest at the concert and reception. Discussion followed on the dedication of the concert and the half-page add. The Treasurer was asked to send a check for our sponsorship.

There was additional discussion on a community gathering and one service. Reformation Sunday has been reserved for the hymn fest at the State Theater so there will not be a joint service on Reformation Sunday. Discussions will continue.

The Board was reminded of the Lutheran–Catholic service being held during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity on January 22 at Zion. There was expression of the reluctance of area Catholics to join in planning joint activities.

Dinner Church: The January meeting drew 32 people to Chet and Matt’s Pizza. Discussion followed and suggestions were made to host at the same place with scheduled dates to allow for increased publicity. No future date is set at this time.

FLAMe Banner: The new banner was unveiled. The Board is pleased with the results. Jane Ann shared a tip on hanging the banner and will proceed to purchase the needed clamps and cords.

Rules and Governance Revision: The Board still needs input from our pastors before publishing the new documents. The Board decided to mail the documents to our pastors for input prior to the February meeting.


NEW BUSINESS

February Meeting: Letters need to be sent to FLAMe pastors and Council to ask for representatives to attend a special meeting in February. The Board is hoping for input into our 2017 goals and agenda as well as approval of the FLAMe revised Rules and Governance documents. Several congregations may have confirmations or other events that may make the February 12th meeting an overload for some pastors. The Board asked that another representative be sent if the pastor is unable to attend. The Board discussed and made arrangements for desserts at the meeting. Pies will be brought by Judy, Cathy, Jane Ann, Dee, Bob, and Lori.

Lenten Devotionals: Lent is too early to get this arranged.

Audit: Pastor Katie will be asked to audit the FLAMe books. Jane Ann and Michelle will work towards this.

Thank you:  Brent asked that a thank you be sent to past President Barb for her years of service as our former President.

March for Meals: Jane Ann shared information on this event for Erie County Senior Center. Our congregations are being asked to set aside March 19th as “Pass the Plate” Sunday to set aside an offering for the Wheels on Meals program. Additional March events will be posted in our letter to the congregations.

Huron County: Michelle reminded the Board that our activities need to reach out to Huron County if we expect that area to be full participants in FLAMe. One suggestion she had was a presence in Norwalk’s Bicentennial celebration. The Board encouraged Michelle to make us aware of projects to support. We will rely on the St. Peter’s congregation to present FLAMe with projects for the Norwalk area. Bob mentioned the deliveries from the Giving Garden as one example of our outreach to the Norwalk area.

FLAMe Dues Structure: The Board discussed the cost of dues. Discussion included Fremont’s LIFT organization’s plan to pay as you are able. Others mentioned all church budgets are in need. With no major events, the caliber of Day Break, in the near future, perhaps we could not collect dues. Discussion was postponed until the February meeting when our pastors would be present.

Lutheran Schools Week: Visit Norwalk St. Peter’s Christian Day Nursery School on March 6th or 7th for the Open House and Art Extravaganza at 7 P.M.

Adjourn: Motion by Cathy, second by Brent. Approved. Closed with the Lord’s prayer.


ANNOUNCEMENTS AND FLAMe CHURCH NEWS:

NEW!!! Men in the Morning. The last Wednesday of every month this group meets at the Lunch Box in downtown Sandusky for opportunities for spiritual growth..
Sunday, February 12: St. John’s 6 pm all FLAMe Pastors and Church Council members are invited to a special FLAMe meeting.
Tuesday, February 14: Gencross Lutheran Services- Sandusky Campus, Valentine’s Day Waffles and bingo, multipurpose room, 10 am. Come join in for delicious waffles, exciting bingo, and the opportunity to tour the building.
Sunday, February 26: St. Paul’s, Sandusky Welcome Table 12-1:30.
Saturday March 18: Rocking Chair Marathon at Sandusky Mall for Erie County Senior Center.
Sunday, March 19: Pass the Plate Sunday for all Erie County Churches to support Meals on Wheels.
Tuesday, March 21: Texas Road House, Sandusky, Dine to Donate for Erie County Senior Center
Saturday, April 8: St. Paul, Sandusky, The Eastern Conference Women of the ELCA: Spring Gathering
Saturday, September 30: Faith Lutheran Church , Fremont The Eastern Conference Women of the ELCA Fall Retreat

Next meeting: Sunday, February 12, 2017 - St. John’s, 7 pm. Devotion: Barry Note the date change. This is a special meeting with our Pastors and church leaders invited as guests.


Dinner CHURCH

 


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Dinner church is a community fellowship meal. We gather together for informal worship, as we eat a common meal inside the sharing of Holy Communion—all as a community of faith.

Dinner Church is open to everyone—and we do mean everyone—members and non-members, alike. Come hungry for your daily bread and hungry for the Bread of Life!

Dinner Church meets the third Sunday of each month at Chet and Matt’s Back Room at 5 pm. Dinner Church is an alternative worship experience. The evening includes a meal, communion, singing, and praying. If you have trouble making Sunday morning worship, give Dinner Church a try and suggest it to family and friends

 
Join us at Chet and Matt’s Pizza, 1013 E. Strub Rd. Sandusky for Dinner Church., January 15th at Chet and Matt’s Pizza, 1013 E. Strub Rd. Sandusky Sunday, January 15th at 5:30 p.m. at Chet and Matt’s Pizza, 1013 E. Strub Rd. SanduskySunday, January 15th at Chet and Matt’s Pizza, 1013 E. Strub Rd. SanduskSound Interesting? Call 419-626-0204 or email us.