Schedule and Announcements for January 18


  • Wed-Wed, Jan. 18-25 – Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
  • Sunday, Jan. 22 @ 9 a.m. – Worship
  • Wednesday, Jan. 25 – ENCOUNTER Newsletter articles due
  • Wednesday, Jan. 25 @ 6 p.m. – Potluck; 6:30 p.m. – NO Choir Practice; 7 p.m. – ANNUAL MEETING
  • Sunday, Jan. 29 @ 9 a.m. – Worship

Joys and Concerns
(from the week of January 15)

  • Concerns: For those traveling, especially through ice storms; Bredeson’s; Those suffering with flu and other seasonal maladies.
Joys: Nicer temperatures this coming week; All the drivers for Dinner @ Your Door this week; Church snow shovelers; MN Conference news of the travelers sharing their stories of the trip to the Holy Land.

Joys and Concerns
(from the week of January 22)

  • Concerns: Women who gathered to stand-up for their rights; Ray Gildow, Patrick dealing with cancer; Garrett having surgery; Those dealing with dementia issues, including their families; Joan Macatee; Dan and sleep issues; Those who struggle with SAD in all this gray weather; Grumpy children and youth.
  • Joys: Meredith attended Honor Band program, Becky played well!; Katie K attended Women’s March in St. Paul; Inclusivity of those Women’s Marches across MN and around the world; Meredith getting back into the classroom.


  • NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING AND POTLUCK: The 144th ANNUAL MEETING of the Granite Falls United Church of Christ will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 6pm meal, 7pm meeting. Your presence is needed and wanted.
  • SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR NEXT WEEK: Micah 6:1-8; Psalm 15; 1 Corinthians 1:18-31; Matthew 5:1-12
  • FAT TUESDAY CAJUN and MEATBALL MEAL: is on February 28. The committee is at work, so start watching for donation and job opportunities to make this a great church and community event.
  • CHURCH RESPONSIBILITY CALENDARS for 2017 are ready. They will be in the ENCOUNTER and a few will be available here at the church. Cleaning and Fellowship.
  • SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR NEXT WEEK: Micah 6:1-8; Psalm 15; 1 Corinthians 1:18-31; Matthew 5:1-12

The results are in!

Our church and confirmation group raised $694.85 for the food shelf, in addition to collecting 77 food items.

Well done all!

Joys and Concerns for the Week of January 8

Joys and Concerns:

  • Concerns – Those who struggle with depression and its management; Those who are homeless.
  • Joys – Maddy visiting Grandpa and Grandma, Steve and Vicke Z; Terry V’s friend has an article in the Rochester, MN newspaper about ending sand fracking in the area; Family gatherings and being home for Christmas; Christmas generosity; That 2017 will be a better year than 2016.