Congregational Update: 11/22/2023

Dear Church Family,

Wednesday, November 22nd:
Thanksgiving Community Service
St. Joseph Catholic Church.  
Wednesday November 22nd, 7pm

-No Activities at First Lutheran Church-
Thursday, November 23rd:
  • Happy Thanksgiving! 
  • No Bible Study or Quilters

Church Office will be closed Thursday and Friday 

Sunday, November 26th:
  • Sunday worship at 9am.
  • 10am Choir
  • No Sunday School program Practice
  • Please join us and invite others!

Wednesday, November 29th:
  • We will resume our meetings with:
  • Handbells at 5:15
  • Supper at 5:30 
  • Sunday School program practice and activity from 6-7pm.
  • Confirmation 6-7pm

December 3rd!

Advent begins Sunday December 3rd. We have Advent Calendars with matching Advent Studies available for pickup.   Calendars and studies will be taken to our shut-ins the weeks of November 27th. If you want one delivered please call or email the office.

are due back at church by Sunday, December 3rd. Please DO NOT WRAP them, but do attach the tag to the gift so the committee knows which family it goes to. Thanks so much for your generosity!

Mary Lou Wold has prayerfully decided to retire as WELCA President at the end of December. In appreciation of her 30+ years of leadership with WELCA, there will be cake in the fellowship hall following church on December 3rd. Please join us in celebration and thanks for all that she has done.
WE THANK You:   In November, Shayne Curtis is our Lector; Dave & Shayne Curtis are providing Communion Bread, and Doug & Bev Gunderson are ushering.

Looking ahead to December, Gerri Bieniasz-Smith will be our Lector, and Jim & Linda Kuchenmeister will be our Ushers and provide Communion Bread.
Happy Birthday Blessings!
27 Becky Elbing, Jen Lee, Becky Nicholas
30 Melinda Forrest, Eli Johnson, Amanda Wold, Char Yetter
Dec. 1 Adam Johnson
2 Max Emerson, Mick Larsen
St. Croix Valley Christian Community Choir
"Love Was Born A King" Dec. 3, 2pm at Balsam Lutheran Church.
St. Croix Valley Orchestra Winter Concerts: 
  • Sunday, Nov. 26, 3pm at United Methodist Church in Taylors Falls. 
  • Saturday, Dec. 2, 7pm at Unity School Auditorium. 
  • Sunday, Dec. 3, 3pm at Immanuel Lutheran in Almelund.
ATTENTION LEFSE MAKERS! Lake Wapo Bible Camp is looking for volunteers to make lefse for their Dinner Theater. If you are interested and can help, please call Kathy Christenson at 715-554-3655. They will need lots of lefse for all the performances!
SALVATION ARMY RED KETTLE BELL RINGING!!  Ringers are desperately needed! Register now to ring bells for the Salvation Army from November 16th-December 23rd. Go to Register to Ring or call Patty Gallaty at 715-554-4928. There is a special need for ringers the week of Thanksgiving.
Pastor Tim & Karen

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