June 2019

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Pastor Nikki's Notions

Dear Friends,

What happens when our world falls apart? What do we become when our identity—or the path we’re on—comes undone?

Unraveling is not always the end we fear it will be. When the worst has happened, when death or tragedy has undone us and the vision we had for our lives fades out, we come to an end, but it is not the end. Our story continues. We must find a way to keep going, even in the times of our deepest grief. Sometimes, our undoing becomes an opportunity—to untangle ourselves from broken patterns or toxic situations, or to become unwound from a path or identity that no longer serves us.

We don’t have to dig deep to think of moments when our life hasn’t gone as planned. One day we’re moving through the world with hopes and dreams on our sleeves. The next, we’re laughing out loud, or are lost in a wave of grief, for the way life has unfolded around us. In our unraveling, sometimes life surprises us with unexpected joy, love, and hope—with a new beginning we couldn’t have imagined. Most people connect the concept of things falling apart to feelings of anxiety, confusion, exhaustion, and fear. However, if we pause, if we are brutally honest with ourselves, we can come to the conclusion that we’ve never really had anything truly together in the first place. Framed this way, unraveling, or coming undone, can be understood as a practice in trust and a much-needed release. Sometimes we need God to unravel us, for we long to be changed.

This summer, beginning on June 16, Delafield Presbyterian Church will begin a summer sermon series, which will explore 12 stories of unraveled shame, identity, fear, grief, dreams, and expectations. These are stories where God meets us in the spiraling, unraveling of our plans—and makes us into something new. Please join us to explore this important theme!

Here’s what you can expect each week in worship:

· June 16: Mark 5:1-20- Jesus heals a man unraveled by a legion of demons.

· June 23: Job 28:12-28- Job seeks understanding when everything has fallen apart.

· June 30: John 4:1-29- Jesus unravels the shame of a Samaritan woman at the well.

· July 7: Jeremiah 29:1-7- Jeremiah comforts people undone by exile.

· July 14: Matthew 14:22-33- Peter sinks into uncertainty.

· July 21: 2 Samuel 3:7, 21:1-14- Rizpah’s grief inspires action.

· July 28: Numbers 11:1-15- Moses is undone by exhaustion.

· August 4: 1 Kings 19:1-18- Elijah is unraveled by fear.

· August 11: Book of Jonah (Selected Verses)- Jonah is enraged by God’s grace.

· August 18: Exodus 1:22, 2:1-10: Jochabed’s plans for her son fall apart.

· August 25: Luke 19:1-10- Zaccheaus' career comes undone.

· September 1: John 5:1-9- A man’s identity is transformed by God’s grace.

Yours in Christ,

Pastor Nikki





For many years, Cynthia Hennig has poured her heart and soul into creating one-of-a-kind, personalized quilts for each of our high school graduates to take with them on their future adventures. She has seen to it that they are able to take a quilted hug from their church family wherever they may go. On June 16, we will present our graduates with Cynthia’s final batch of quilts. So, we at Delafield Pres extend our sincerest congratulations to our graduates, Evan Marsh and Scott Saddler. And we offer our deep and heartfelt thanks to Cynthia for this display of love and care over the years.

Congregational Meeting June 9
Session has called a congregational meeting to be held on Sunday, June 9, immediately after worship. The purpose of the meeting is to approve the slate of new officers as put forth by the nominating committee. The slate is as follows:

             Class of 2022:
                       Sue Schiller
                       Denise Wilcox
                       Meg Yost
              Class of 2020:
                        Cynthia Hennig
               Class of 2022
                         Chrys Gregoire
                         Al Wilcox
                 Class of 2020
                         Sydney Marsh (Youth Representative)
Nominating Committee:
                  Lynn Marsh
                  Stacia Faith
                  Ed Marek
Grounds Clean-Up

On Saturday, June 8th at 9:00am we will meet to finish sprucing up the exterior, mulch, weed and plant some shrubs.  If you are available please come and help out. It shouldn't take too long.
Fish Fry Recap
Thanks to everyone who helped to make our 2019 Fish Fry & Auction a success. It was a beautiful night and we had good participation the night of the event which made for a very smooth running evening. We had a number of terrific auction items and although bidding was down slightly (1%) from last year we managed to make $4593 on the auction. Great job Brenda and Lynn for your hard work on the auction. Thanks also to everyone who donated, chased donations and bid on the items.
Thanks also Carol Buech who organized the Bake Sale and to everyone who provided the desserts. The Bake Sale made $261 compared to $442 last year. Clearly too many have changed their eating habits.:) The 50/50 Raffle sales generated another $304. Lastly, thanks to Sue for her efforts with the Fish Fry.  As for Fish Fry ticket sales and ticket donations, we were  down 2.5% from last year.  Our total profit for the evening from all sources was $6101. It’s our lowest profit number since 2015 but regardless it was a wonderful evening and thanks again to everyone for their participation and generosity. Next year’s Fish Fry date is May 1st. Put it on your calendar now!
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For Local  Food  Pantries
LIVE MUSIC - Featuring
Mike Aspan & Mike & Kathy Gallenberger
(rain or shine)
11:00 am – 3:30 pm
New Summer Sessions for Little Dresses
We’re not taking the summer off this year!  Little Dresses will meet monthly this summer on Wednesdays June 19, July 17, and August 21 from 12-4 in the conference room.   We will be sewing dresses, cancer scarves and winter hats.  Your help is welcome for a variety of sewing and non-sewing jobs.   Come join us!

Sunday School
June 2nd - Regular Sunday School
June 9th - Celebrate Pentecost, the birthday of the church. Also the last day of Sunday School
June 16th - Handmade quilts (made by Cynthia Hennig) will be presented to graduating seniors from our congregation.



Suicide Prevention Training
Learn to recognize the risk factors and warning signs associated with suicidal thoughts and how to offer hope and help with QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Gatekeeper Training.

We will host QPR training on Sunday, June 2nd at 2:30 pm. It is available to parents, friends and teachers, anyone who wants to know more about keeping the ones they care about from dying by suicide.

QPR Training is led by a Certified QPR Gatekeeper Trainer and is not recommended for someone who has recently lost a loved one to suicide.
Back to School
for our “Knoll Crest Kids”
Look for the “Apple Tree” in the gathering area July 14!  We will be providing school supplies and gift cards for our “Knoll Crest Kids” who will be attending local schools in the fall.  The supplies will be due back on August 18. More details to follow. Contact Jane Lurvey with any questions…

Communion Served
Communion will be served this month on Sunday, June 9th.

Host the DPC Summer Picnic
Do you have some great outdoor space? Considering hosting the DPC picnic. If you are interested please contact the church office at delafieldpres@centurytel.net.
June Food Pantry

For the month of June we will be collecting items for a picnic.  Bring donations any Sunday throughout June.  Our main collection will be June 23!


The first Sunday of each month is designated loose change Sunday.  All loose coins and bills received go to the Deacons Fund to support their missions.  As always, your generosity is appreciated!
                                         JUNE 2 - SHERRIE SAVAGEAU
                                         JUNE 9 - JERYL HANSEN
                                         JUNE 16 - DOROTHY MCGLYNN
                                         JUNE 23 - PATTI ROJAS
                                         JUNE 30 - LORI PETERSEN

                                       JUNE 2 - STEVE AND CATHY JOHNSON
                                       JUNE 9 - LARRY AND CAROL SNYDER
                                       JUNE 16 - STEVE AND PAM BERGUM
                                       JUNE 23 - JIM AND SHERRIE SAVAGEAU
                                        JUNE 30 - ANGELA RUDER AND MARY ESSER
Worship Team will notify you when you are scheduled.
Please be responsible in fulfilling your time-slotted assistance.
*If you cannot make your date, please call someone ahead of you on the list and switch!
Thanks, Session
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