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Schedule and Announcements for December 16

Schedule

  • Saturday, December 16 @ 4-9 p.m. – Paul & Dan’s Christmas party
  • Sunday, December 17 @ 9 a.m. – Music Sunday/Worship Service
  • Thursday, December 21 @ 5:30 p.m. – Community Caroling
  • Sunday, December 24 @ 9 a.m. – Christmas Eve Service
  • Monday, December 25 @ 11:30 a.m. – Community Christmas Dinner, Granite Falls Lutheran Church

Joys and Concerns

  • Concerns: Healing for Hazel; Harold Anderson; Margaret Johnson; Liz DeBlieck; turmoil in Mideast around Jerusalem; wildfires in southern California.
  • Joys: Peggy Kvam’s nephew is back playing hockey after recovery from injuries; Land Stewardship Project was honored for winning frac sand mining ban in SE Minnesota; beautiful sunset last night.

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Next week’s readings:

  • Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11
  • Psalm 126
  • 1 Thess 5:16-24
  • John 1:6-8, 19-28

Schedule for December 3

Schedule

  • Sunday, December 3 @ 9 a.m. – Worship Service; 10:15 a.m. – Choir Practice; 10:30 – Memorial, Bequests and Special Gifts Committee
  • Wednesday, December 6 @ 4:30-7 p.m. – Hazel Run Oyster Stew
  • Saturday, December 9 @ 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Festival of Nativities at Clarkfield Lutheran Church
  • Sunday, December 10 @ 9 a.m. – Worship Service; 10:15 a.m. – Budget Brunch
  • Tuesday, December 12 @ 6 p.m. – Circle of Stones at Pearl’s
  • Sunday, December 17 @ 9 a.m. – Music Sunday/Worship Service

Schedule and Announcements for November 26

Schedule

  • Sunday, November 26 @ 9 a.m. – Worship Service; @ 10:15 – Choir practice
  • Saturday, December 2 @ 9 a.m. – Decorate church for Advent & Christmas
  • Sunday, December 3 @ 9 a.m. – Worship Service; @ 10:15 a.m. – Choir practice; @ 10:30 a.m. – Memorials, Bequests and Special Gifts Committee
  • Sunday, December 10 @ 10:15 a.m. – Budget Brunch

Joys and Concerns

  • Concerns: Family of LaVonne Welter; Peg’s great-nephew Brock in ATV accident; Liz DeBliek; Margaret Johnson; Terry’s friend who is traveling to visit a friend dying of cancer.
  • Joys: Laura’s plans to study abroad required a personal visit to Bulgarian consulate in Chicago; LaVonne & DuWayne’s anniversary Saturday.

Schedule and Announcements for November 12

Schedule

  • Sunday, November 12 @ 9 a.m. – Worship Service; @ 10:15 a.m. – Choir practice; @3 p.m. Pipe Organ Recital at Clarkfield Lutheran Church
  • Wednesday, November 15 @ 5:30 p.m. – Pastoral Relations Committee
  • Thursday, November 16 @ 7 p.m. – Circle of Stones at LaVonne K,’s home

Joys and Concerns

  • Concerns: Terry’s friend Mary Sue N. broke her neck; Lois B. is dealing with cancer; Steve & Vic’s daughter. Margaret.
  • Joys: Pastor Dan’s logger hat; Kvams’ joy of having adult children home; YME musical “Kiss Me Kate” this coming weekend; Koenens’ grandson hunted with DuWayne; Sharon enjoyed helping son Brad at art show in Minneapolis; Prairie Arts Chorale concert in Granite Falls next Saturday.

Next week’s readings

  • Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25
  • Ps 78:1-7
  • 1 Thess 4:13-18
  • Matt 25:1-13

Schedule and Announcements for November 5

Schedule

  • Sunday, November 5 @ 9 a.m. – Worship Service; @ 10:15 – Choir practice
  • Wednesday, November 8 @ 6:30 p.m. – Youth Food Drive, Council Meeting
  • Sunday, November 12 @ 9 a.m. – Worship Service; @10:15 – Choir practice; @ 3 p.m. – Pipe Organ Recital at Clarkfield Lutheran Church

Joys and Concerns

  • Concerns – Bea Read’s brother, Harold Anderson, has been in the hospital; family of Jack Masters; family of Sandy Finnes.
  • Joys – Two Somali women have joined the St. Cloud Apollo swim team; Terry’s grandnephew is interested in farming; Peggy spent time traveling with Katie and Julia; thanks to Terry & Peggy for stepping up to do today’s service; Helen’s friend Becky is home after surgery for a brain aneurism.

Next week’s readings

  • Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25
  • Ps 78:1-7
  • 1 Thess 4:13-18
  • Matt 25:1-13

Schedule and Announcements for September 24

Schedule

  • Sunday, September 24 @ 9 a.m. – Worship; Choir Rehearsal following worship
  • Wednesday, September 27 @ 4 p.m. – Confirmation
  • Thursday, September 28 @ 6:30 p.m. – Joint Council Meeting
  • Sunday, October 1 @ 9 a.m. – Worship; Choir Rehearsal following worship

Joys and Concerns

  • Concerns: Wildfires in the west and floods in the south; Sue K. is leaving for Arizona Wednesday – joy and concern; health issues and added casts they bring; genocide of the Rohingya people in Myanmar.
  • Joys: Council voted to send disaster funds to MN conference; Bill & Sue’s Arizona pastor in D.C. lobbying on boarder issues; people before us had wisdom to set land aside from development.

Schedule and Announcements for September 17

Schedule

  • Sunday, September 17 @ 9 a.m. – Worship; Choir Rehearsal following worship
  • Wednesday, September 20 @ 4 p.m. – Confirmation; 5:30 p.m. – Pastoral Relations, Highway Clean-up
  • Thursday, September 21 @ 7 p.m. – Circle of Stone @ Kvams
  • Sunday, September 24 @ 9 a.m. – Worship; Choir Rehearsal following worship

Joys and Concerns

  • Concerns: Hurricane and flood victims of the Gulf Atlantic coastal areas; Pearl Lenzen for the loss of her brother Ralph; Earthquake victims in Mexico; all those who struggle with mental illness; wildfires in the western US; Molly Jaenish; Tom Agre.
  • Joys: Having Emily Wright here to share her story; the choir is back; thanks to Steve for fixing the shed door; Laura B. accepted to Univ. of Bulgaria for study; new school year.

Schedule and Announcements for September 10

Schedule

  • Sunday, September 10 @ 9 a.m. – Worship; Choir Rehearsal following worship
  • Wednesday, September 13 @ 4 p.m. Confirmation; 6:30 p.m. – Council Meeting
  • Sunday, September 17 @ 9 a.m. – Worship; Choir Rehearsal following worship; @ 5 p.m. – Community Meal at the Granite Falls Lutheran

Joys and Concerns

  • Concerns – Beulah Miller; Pearl & her brother’s family as he passed away; family of Dale Arneson; Slettedahl family in the loss of Bob & Dave’s sister Barb; Cathy Schaub; Gulf Coast people dealing with flooding & devastation
  • Joys – Pearl’s birthday – September 6th; Karen Halling birthday – September 6th; 55th class reunion for Duwayne & Sally; choir sings next Sunday; Dick & Sharon went to Chanhassen; Barb Gustafson says hi