March Encounter

Please see attached for the March 2019 Encounter.

Within this Encounter you will find the recently-updated Fellowship serving list for 2019

Please feel free to contact the Church office if you have any questions about the schedule. The duties will be listed in each month’s newsletter and are also included in the bulletin every week. The Church office also strives to contact members via email or phone (if you don’t have an email address on file) to help make sure everyone is notified in a timely manner of their opportunities to serve.

Note: The cleaning list will be in the next issue of the Encounter.

March 2019 Encounter.pdf


Schedule and Announcements for February 17


  • Sunday, February 17 @ 9 a.m. – Sunday Service; 10 a.m. – Choir Practice
  • Wednesday February 20 @ 5 p.m. – Worship, Sanctuary, Membership Committee meeting
  • Sunday, February 24 @ 9 a.m. – Sunday Service, Allen Gislason Preaching; 10 a.m. – Choir Practice

Joys and Concerns

  • Concerns : People traveling & keeping roads open and helping others; Allen & Jane on the loss of their dog, Bear; Pearl’s granddaughter Jenny; Dick and Sharon.
  • Joys: Peg & Bryan’s grandson James is here; Myracle & Braylee also here; YME boys beat Minneota; YME Danceline goes to State again.

Duties for February 24, 2019

  • Liturgist: Helen Stukel
  • Fellowship: Cindy & Cheri Fjermestead, Bea Read
  • Ushering: DuWayne & LaVonne Koenen
  • Cleaning: Gail Rohlik

Schedule and Announcements for January 20


  • Sunday, January 20 @ 9 a.m. – Sunday Service (Communion, Noisy Offering Sunday); 10:30 a.m. – Choir Practice
  • Wednesday, January 23 @ 6 p.m. – Potluck Supper; 7 p.m. – Annual Meeting
  • Sunday, January 27 @ 9 a.m. – Sunday Service, Terese Tomanek preaching; 10:30 a.m. – Choir Practice

Joys and Concerns

  • Concerns: Sue R., Hazel C., Liz DeBlieck Family, the government; and Michael K.
  • Joys: Jane is getting better and becoming more patient; Jayme Closs found alive and is back home; Next Sunday is noisy offering Sunday; Joel’s cousin Michael airlifted, stents put in and he is home.

Next week’s readings: January 27, 2019

  • Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10 Psalm 19
  • 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a Luke 4:14-21

Duties for January 27

  • Ushers: Bryan & Peggy Mooney
  • Fellowship – Bryan & Peggy Mooney
  • Liturgist – Sue Selden

Note: February 1, 2019 First planning meeting for Fat Tuesday Meal! Starting at 2 p.m. If you can’t be there and want to be involved let Peggy K know.

Schedule and Announcements for December 9


  • Sunday, December 9 @ 9 a.m. – Sunday Service, Communion, Allen Gislason Preaching; 10:30 a.m. – Choir Practice
  • Tuesday, December 12 @ 7 p.m. – Council Meeting
  • Sunday, December 16 @ 9 p.m. – Sunday Service, Allen Gislason preaching; 10:30 a.m. – Choir Practice

Joys and Concerns

  • Concerns: Mae Peterson; Sue Rollins; Hazel Carter; Faye Kuznia; Liz Deblicek; Molly Jaenisch; Wayne “Sam” Anderson; Sue Selden’s Neice Courtney, Difficult Pregnancy; People affected by the earthquake in Alaska, and those affected by the fire and mudslides in California.
  • Joys: All the help for decorating the church inside and out at the church yesterday; nice to have snow for the first Sunday in Advent; Peggy & Spencer helped cut wood.

Schedule and Announcements for December 2


  • Sunday, December 2 @ 9 a.m. – Chrismon Service; 10:30 a.m. – Choir Practice
  • Sunday, December 9 @ 9a .m. – Sunday Service, Communion, Allen Gislason preaching; 10:30 a.m. – Choir Practice

Joys and Concerns

  • Concerns: Mae Peterson; Sue Rollins; Hazel Carter; Faye Kuznia; Liz Deblicek; Molly Jaenisch; Dire Warning – Climate Change
  • Joys: Birthdays – Peggy M, Bryan M, Jeff I; Happy to have Terese, Steve, and Marc here; Thanksgiving with family; Sunshine today; Steven Kvam is now head coach of the Bertha-Hewitt Girls Basketball team.

Schedule and Announcements for November 18


  • Sunday, November 18 @ 9 a.m. – Sunday Service, Rev Larry Olson Preaching; 10:30 a.m. – Choir Practice
  • Wednesday, November 21 @ 7 p.m. – Thanksgiving Eve Service, Pastor Larry Olson preaching
  • Sunday, November 25 @ 9 a.m. – Sunday Service, Pastor Terese Tomanek preaching (Pastoral Candidate)

Joys and Concerns

  • Concerns: Liz Deblicek, Faye Kuznia, Sue Rollins, Hazel Carter, Allen Clausen, Peggy’s mom, Jane Shoulder surgery; California Wild Fires; Continued Mass Shootings; Problems in Yemen;
  • Joys: Thankful for Veterans; the high school musical; No more political ads on TV; Prairie Arts Concert; Lots of activity at Pearl’s; Deer hunters safe.