Saturday, March 19, 2011

m s-t news

Next edition Mar 19th-25th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news. This week’s edition is dedicated to the memory of my mom who passed away Mar 14, 1994
Weather news: After what (hopefully) was winter’s last hurrah over the weekend spring may finally be on the way as temps are starting to moderate and the snow is melting some. Many activates over the weekend were canceled and /or ppd. due to blizzard conditions on Fri eve and Sat no travel was advised for a while and some roads in the area were closed. After digging out for the umpteenth time this winter on Tue I parked my tr. in the shed with the hope that I will not need to do that anymore. Thanks to my neighbors and friends for blowing out my driveway and the other help they gave me this winter.
STJ/KONG PARISH News: Lenten services continue each week alternating between Kong (23rd) and St J (30th) ` at 7 pm with a lunch to follow The offering will be used for the cups of compassion; the lunch money will be used for the elca Malaria inactive. The Lenten quarter offering will divided between the SA and Red Cross for flood relief
The KLCW birthday dinner will be held on Mar 20th following services about noon. Dinner is potluck, please furnish a hot dish or salad, desert will be furnished.
There will be joint services at St J on Mar 27th at 11 am with the ss kids singing.
GSLC news: services will continue to be held in the cougar room at the Prairie Inn in Morris at 9 am until the planned move to the church site on 480th avenue on palm sun Apr. 17th
The Mar mission of the month is the Lutheran theological seminary in Brookings SD, the lunch money during the month will be given to the Aaron Luthi benefit.
Lenten services continue at St J of rural starbuck with supper at 6 pm and services at 7 pm
Mar 20th is new member Sun this will be your last chance to become a charter member
St Pat’s day dinner at assumption Catholic Church Morris on Mar 20th from 11 am until the food is gone.
Grief share program begins on Mar 21st at 6:45 pm at the Morris E Free Church and continues for the next 13 weeks
Earl Severance of Herman passed away on Mar 4th. A sister Arlys (George) Pederson of Donnelly is among the family members that survive her.
Susan Kay Pickett passed away on Feb 8th. Her mother Alice (devick) Hallman is among the family members that survive her
Ruth Busse of Appleton passed away on Mar 10th. Among the family members that survive her, is her son Jim (Julie) Busse of Appleton
Julette Banister of Donnelly passed away on Mar 10th in TX her funeral will be held today (sat) at 11 am at Kong.
There will be an open house baby shower for Angela Halbe and Cody Rutherford, today (Saturday), from 2 to 4 .m., First Lutheran Church Morris. A baby boy is on the way. Her parents are Steve and Jeanne, grandmother is Arlene Gulbrandson
Congratulations to: Thelma Leegard who named queen of the good Sam home in Hoffman on Feb. 14th;
Congratulations to the h-n usat team that finished 2nd in st Cloud. Keaton Long and Levin Strand are members of that team;
Congratulations to Samantha Larson who was named to the honor roll at h-n h.s.
Congratulations to Brady cardwell who won third place in the weboles division of the cub scouts annual pinewood derby on Feb. 13th at heartland motors,
Congratulations to the h-n FFA crop team that finished 5th in the Holdindgford competition, Landon Strand is a member of that team and he finished 10th in individual competition.
Congratulations to hair reflections (Amy Kloos) and Coldwell banker/crown realty (Kelly Frank) who recently became members of the Morris area chamber of commerce
On 10 March the Kopacek family attended the funeral in Robinsdale MN for their cousin Jessica Vallis who was killed by a drunk driver 5 March. Jessica was a family member of the late Leonard Aanerud of Donnelly

Verle Dunn and I attended the annual open house and dinner at Pederson’s agri serv in Herman on Mar 11th. After dinner I attended the open house at Larson’s farm supply, visited with Selma Bruse at her apt. and finished the day by attending the Kmrs/kkok spring expo at the Lee center.
Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended services at GSLC on Mar 13th. After lunch I attended services at First Lutheran where I had an opportunity to hear seminarian Erik Rundquist preach. After church I spent some time visiting at the wwv before heading to Cyrus for the Glacial Ridge conference assembly at Trinity Lutheran church. Erik is one of the seminarians the conference is sponsoring.
Rev Joyce Graue and Rev Linda Petersen of the synod office spoke about some of the ministries and happenings in the synod office and our companion synod in South Africa. Jerry Wright chairman of the LCM-Morris board talked about some the changes that will be occurring with the ministry as they transition from being directly connected to the LCM of Minnesota campus ministry to becoming a standalone ministry that will employ the Campus Pastor with annual grants from LCMM and SW MN Synod to support the program. Rev Kristine Lee Braaten has accepted a call to Northfield and will be leaving in mid Apr. there will be a farewell party for her on Apr 5th at the Christus house in Morris
Arlene Henrichs of Hoffman and I visited Bev Hurlbut at LL during the past week.
While shopping in sv on Mar 15th I ran into my former neighbors Delano and Linda Meyer of Chokio who were enroute home after spending several months doing mission work in Africa. Later I attended the visitation for Tammy McNally at the funeral home. Her brother and sister in law are friends of mine.

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