Halloween is here and Murdock is ready and in full swing.
Houses are ready for Trick or Treaters. Pumpkins are out, witches are ready.
Don't miss all the scarecrows, how many can you find in Murdock? They are in places you would not expect. Some are easy to find, others are a little hidden.
The Scarecrows have multiplied over the years and just keep getting better and better.
Maybe there will be a scavenger hunt next year. That would be fun.
But all good things have to come to an end.
It has been so fun to see all of the autumn decorations in Murdock but now it is time to put the M.I.T. scarecrows to rest for another year.
Sunday, November 4th at 2 PM, all ages are welcome to meet at the Town Hall.
Please bring scissors or pocket knife to cut the plastic zip ties holding the scarecrows in place. A wire cutter was lost when putting scarecrows up so keep your eyes on the lookout when taking them down.
Scarecrows need to get taken to the old fire barn to be stored. All cornstalks can be taken there as well as the flowers from the planters. Children might enjoy removing the miniature scarecrows from the planters. A wheelbarrow will help us move pumpkins to the outside Town Hall wall.
This take-down can be done in quick time with many helping hands. Volunteers are essential to continue our “events”.
As you may know, Linda Glantz is retiring from M.I.T. after founding MURDOCK PRIDE four years ago.
It will be very workable for events to continue by breaking down tasks into smaller pieces for volunteers. One person will need to be M.I.T. leader to have a name on the bank account to reimburse others for needed purchases. One person has offered to lead next year’s Scarecrow Event. We need someone to chair the upcoming Christmas in Murdock event ASAP. Contact Linda today. It will be exciting to see the fresh ideas in the future!
Remember the old story about something needing to be done and Somebody thought Everybody would do it but Nobody did it when Anybody could have done it. Let’s not let that happen with M.I.T. events. See you Sunday!
Church Bell History and Repair
It is easy to take for granted the sound of the church bell at the beginning of service. It has always been there. Someone is always at the ready to pull on the rope and receive a glorious sound in return.
However, lately pulling on the rope has not been easy, nor as effective. Something was wrong. Church bell experts were brought in to inspect and advise.
This is the first time many, if not most of us have even seen what the bell actually looks like up close. So here are some very interesting photos and diagrams of how a bell actually works and the history.
The Trinity Lutheran Murdock church bell was donated by the women of Trinity Lutheran and installed in 1906.
The bell weighs 1,200 pounds and was cast at the Stuckstede Bell Foundry our of St. Louis.
Over the years age and weather have taken its toll on the bell, the bearings, the bell deck, and the wooden bell wheel. As you can see in the photo below a spoke of the bell wheel is actually broke.
Trinity Lutheran Church loves the sound of the church bell that starts service each Sunday and will be fundraising to repair and restore the bell so it can be enjoyed for many more generations.
A display with more information and photos is located in the church fellowship hall.
This week the theme was "What do you want to leave (LEAF) to Jesus?" What leaves you fearful, worried, and angry. How can you let go, and leave it to God?
Next week I will post our bulletin board of "Leaves"
Please feel free to join us every Sunday
9:15 Sunday School & Bible Class
10:30 am Divine Service
Listen to the weekly sermon anytime at Pastor Brent Kuhlman's Blog
Worship Time: 9:30 am Sunday
Children's Sunday School: 9:55-10:30
(dismissed from worship following the "Children's Chat")
There is a wealth of information on the new Elmwood-Murdock website. It is updated on a daily basis by various teachers and department heads.
This week our Student of the Week Winner is Carter Bornemeier.
He is a senior at Elmwood Murdock High School. His activities include basketball and track. He is the son of Chadd and Lindsay Bornemeier and Samantha Bornemeier.
He was nominated for these reasons:
He is always friendly and polite
He is a very talented athlete
He is liked by friends and faculty
His quiet demeanor and positive leadership are well respected amongst his peers
The next Student of the Week winner will be announced on 11/6/18
Local Veterans Day Schedule
Sunday, November 11
7:00 am - 1:00 pm: Pancakes and More- Elmwood Fire Hall
2:00 pm Veterans Day Salute - FREE Concert
Lofte Community Theatre (Manley)
Monday, November 12th
10:00 am : E-M High School Veterans Day Program
(including Quilts of Valor presentations by Oxbow Quilters)
1:00 pm E-M Elementary Veterans Day Programs
Both the High School and Elementary programs include special speakers and music. Veterans are encouraged and welcome to attend. Parents and veteran family members of students are also encouraged to eat lunch with the students.
(Photos and video of the events will be posted the week after)
FREE PRENATAL CLASSES
A new session of the Sarpy/Cass Health Department’s prenatal education program, “Becoming a Mom”, begins on Thursday, November 1.
The free classes on healthy pregnancy and newborn care are taught by experienced maternal and child health nurses.
The program consists of six classes, and participants may attend any classes they choose. Topics include prenatal care and testing, pregnancy nutrition, stress, labor and delivery, newborn care and breastfeeding, and postpartum care.
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November 10 - Warren Brewer & Friends
November 24 - Josh Krohn & Dirty River Ramblers
December 8 - Christmas Show,
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