Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news. Please note that due to the thanksgiving holiday I have an early deadline next week.
Weather news after a cold end to the week, the weekend and this week has brought some nice temps. Most corn is picked; fall field work is done, although some farmers have a few more days of work to finish up for the year
St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: Kongsvinger fall festival is on November 19th starting at 11 a.m. on the menu is grilled pork chops, salads plus there will be a bake sale featuring Norwegian goodies (i.e. lefsa) and a raffle.
Thanksgiving eve worship will be held on November 22, at 7:00 p.m. at Kongsvinger. Cash offering and designated checks will be given to the Stevens County Food Shelf. There will be a time of fellowship and a light lunch served following the service. Everyone is welcome to attend.
St. John’s and Kongsvinger will be providing Hat and Mitten trees – for Toys for Tots and scarves, hats and mittens, for those in need, during the last week in November and the first two weeks of December. Be watching for more information coming soon.
November is also food shelf month in the parish
ST. John's, is sponsoring a "where's the beef dinner?" raffle. Drawing will be held December 3rd at 10:30 a.m. at St. John's Church
KONGSVINGER POINSETTIA GARDEN - We are changing things up a bit for our Memorial Garden this year. We will have our Garden displayed throughout the Advent season. There is a signup sheet in the narthex for you to order your poinsettia and add your memorial information. The cost will be $12.50 per plant-payable to Kongsvinger KLCW. Deadline to order is Sunday, November 26. You are welcome to take your plant home after the Christmas season.
ST. JOHN’S POINSETTIA GARDEN - We are changing things up a bit for our Memorial Garden this year. We will have our white poinsettias displayed for the first Sunday of Advent and all of our poinsettias displayed throughout the rest of the Advent season. There is a signup sheet in the narthex for you to order your poinsettia and add your memorial information. The cost will be $12.50 per plant. Deadline to order is Sunday, November 26. You are welcome to take your plant home after the Christmas season.
ADVENT WREATH READERS/LIGHTERS: We are looking for families/couples/individuals from both congregations willing to read a short prayer and light the Advent Wreath one Sunday during Advent. Dates are December 3, 10, 17, and 24. Please contact the Parish Office if you are willing to help us out@ 320-246-3211
On November 26th advent decorating will take place at Kongsvinger following services and at St. John’s following services and a potluck dinner afterwards
Gslc news: annual meeting following services on November 19th followed by a dinner, Thanksgiving Eve services on November 22nd at 7 p.m., advent services start November 29th at 7 p.m.
Other church news: Most churches in the area will have a thanksgiving eve service on November 22nd (Federated November 21st)
Trinity Lutheran in Cyrus is having our annual Fall Mission Fest on Sunday, November 19th starting at 11:30a.m.
Community news: Donnelly fire department meets on November 20th at 7 p.m. at the fire hall
Tip night at pizza ranch-Morris on November 20th to benefit the Salvation Army from 5-7 p.m.
Herman red hats Christmas party December 4 at 9 a.m. at AJ'S in Herman
“Two little eyes, one little nose, ten little fingers, ten little toes...Boy or Girl? Nobody knows!” Please join us for an open house Baby Shower for Baby Kampmeier, child of Mac and Sydney (Beyer) Kampmeier on November 19 from 1:00-3:00 at the Morris Senior Center. Baby K is registered at Target. Everyone is welcome. Parents are Joe and Jamie Beyer; grandparents are Carol and the late Sid Wilcox of Morris. Sid was a former Donnelly resident
Open house baby shower for baby Livengood! Dec. 2nd 9 a.m. -12 p.m. faith Lutheran Morris Kody and Alisha (Roske) Livengood are the expectant parents. Her parents are Russell Roske of Donnelly and Holly riley. She is a former Donnelly area resident
Death notice: Dustin Backman of Donnelly passed away on November 8th survivors include his parents Brad and Jonna Backman of Donnelly and their family, his grandmother Liz Aschman of Morris
Mark Koepke & I had dinner together on Nov 14th at don’s café
Past wk. dress for success exhibit at museum, umm choir concert at 1st Lutheran, adult Ed and bible study at Gs (w Eystad’s), Backman visitation at funeral home