OWLs - Older Wiser Lutherans
OWLs are members of Immanuel age 55 and over. They are young at heart "seniors" - Christian folk who give a hoot! No business meetings, officers or dues. Come join in the fun and fellowship! owls
 
OWLs Events

 

6th Annual Seed Scooping event


Our 6th Seed Scooping event took place in the Great Room on Tuesday, September 24, from 4:00-7:00 PM. We supported Day 3 Seeds, a new outreach created by Mike and Jean Mueller at their farm in Bertrand, Missouri. On hand for our event were Mike, along with Rev Raymond Kaija of Uganda, Africa.


Our group of 44 volunteers packed 6000 packets in two hours! Many of these are already in Uganda at Raymond’s mission stations and in refugee camps. Our collection totaled $822. Any further donations may be sent to Day 2 Seeds, Inc, 2959 W 404th Rd, Bertrand, MO 63823. They will accept any memorial gifts as well as your Thrivent Choice Dollars.


After the packing session, the group was treated to a delicious pulled pork BBQ supper with trimmings. We thank all who donated time and resources to make this another successful event. Thanks, too, to Thrivent Financial who provided an Action Team grant.

 

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Volunteers fill seed packets while D3S director Mike Mueller outlines the mission of this new venture.

 

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Okra seeds are being harvested by this energetic group of volunteers, young and older. In the photo is Rev Raymond Kaija of Uganda.

 

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Volunteers help Rev Raymond in presenting a traditional Ugandan praise song.

 

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Volunteers were treated to a pulled pork BBQ supper.

 

Orphan Grain Train

ORPHAN GRAIN TRAIN - Michigan Branch is in full operation in the former Satow Furniture Store in downtown Sebewaing. To learn more about OGT, OWLs sponsored a program on Sun, Oct 6, featuring our local administrator, Rev David Reed. After viewing a powerpoint presentation in the Great Room, we trekked to the warehouse to see and hear about the progress of this exciting venture.


You are invited to the facility during operational hours, 9:00-noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Donations of clean, used clothing, medical supplies, bicycles and more are welcomed at that time. Volunteer help is always welcome. For further information contact Pastor Reed.

 

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A tour at Orphan Grain Train headquarters for Michigan branch, led by Pastor David Reed.

 

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Over 20 persons learned about the humanitarian mission located in our backyard.

 
Christmas Caroling 
 
Christmas Caroling….. OWLs will be caroling on Thurs, Dec 12 and Tues, Dec 17. Watch for further details in the Newsletter and Sunday bulletins. Mark your calendar and join in spreading the Good News on either one or both of these days.
 
 
 

Ongoing

Wednesday Bible Study 

in the Great Room 9:30-10:30 am, Sept-June

Wednesday morning Bible Class is led by Pastor Kuhl in the Great Room.  The current study is a review of the Ten Commandments
 

Worship at Medallion Village

10:30-11:00 am, 3rd Tuesday of every month

Spiritual enrichment for all ages, but especially for seniors:  Use your daily devotion guide, Portals of Prayer. Each issue contains a treasury of prayers along with the daily readings.  Also, watch "WORSHIP ANEW".  This fine Lutheran program is shown every Sunday morning at 11:30 on channel 49, as well as on Comcast (ch 8 or 237HD), on DISH network (ch 49), and DIRECTV (ch 377).  It's also on the web at WorshipAnew.org.

Members of the OAM committee:  Doug Forsberg - chairman, Richard Wrobleski, Pastor Bahr, Sally Rievert, Fran Davis, Barb Neuman, and Vic and Kathy Engelhardt.