Saturday, December 15, 2012

donnelly news

Next edition Dec 15th -21st
Welcome to another edition of the of the Donnelly news
Weather news: Our “mild” winter came to an abrupt halt over the weekend with snow, cold and stormy weather.  It started snowing some on Fri am and continued off and on the rest of the weekend with about 7 inches when all was said and done. Blizzard conditions on the 9th caused most services and other events in the area to be ppd or cancelled, Monday it was time to put the shovels, snow blowers, scoops, etc. back to work again.
ST John’s/Kongsvinger News: Service times will switch on the 16th with Kongsvinger worshiping at 8:30 a.m., and Saint Johns at 11 a.m.
The first edition of the Sunday school program will be held on 12/16 @ 9:45 am at Saint John’s the 2nd addition will be held on 12/ 20 at 7 pm at Kongsvinger
There will be no Sunday school on the 23rd or 30th

Christmas Eve candlelight services with Holy Communion at Saint John’s @ 9 pm; Christmas day services at Kongsvinger at 10 am
The Kongsvinger Church Lutheran Women are once again having a Christmas card club with donations going the Lutheran Campus ministry in Morris; deadline is Dec 23rd
Contact the parish office (246-3211) for more info on either of these events
Good Shepherd news: The final advent service will be held on December 19th at 7 pm. The theme is: Witness, Mercy and Life Together in Advent: A Midweek Preaching Series.
The Sunday school program will be held on the 23rd at 9 am the choir will also sing.  Christmas Eve services with Holy Communion will be at 5 pm; Christmas day @ 10 am
Good Shepherd and St John’s /Kongsvinger parish will both have a hat /mitten tree this year they will also have poinsettia gardens contact either church for more info.
There will be a cookie factory at Faith Lutheran today (Saturday) from 9 am – noon
Living nativity services at Faith Lutheran at 3 and 5 pm on Dec 24th
The Ophoven family will be at the Morris Evangelical Free Church on 12/14 at 4 pm
There will be a community Christmas dinner at First Lutheran in Morris on 12/25 at noon
Former Donnelly area resident Jerry Henrichs passed away Dec 9th
Nov 29th I traveled to Breckenridge to hear Doug Ohman give a presentation on “Byways of Minnesota”
Elaine Harstad and I were among those who attended the prayer service for Florentine Erickson on Nov 30th at the funeral home and her funeral at Kongsvinger on Dec 1st.
Jim and Lou Eystad were greeters for the Halbakken- Tatge wedding on October 20th at first Lutheran
Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended advent services Good Shepherd on Dec 12th.
Algene Larson was presented with her honorary pin at The Kongsvinger Lutheran Church Women’s brunch on Dec 6th at the parish hall
Dec 7th I traveled to the Fargo Moorhead area where I met Mark Koepke for lunch at the west acres mall then I went to Concordia for the annual Christmas carol concert.  It is possible that Mark may come visit me for Christmas and he is still hoping he can move down here sometime in the near future
Vedar Harstad and I attended the “Angles among Us” presentation by Wayne and Donna Jo Kopietze at faith on    Dec 8th   
Ennen Repair (Dale Ennen) is now the owner of triple t towing in Morris  
a reminder that if you are going to be out of town during the holiday season or flying south for the winter you can read my column online at  –Columns-Donnelly news
My contact info is 585-6435; e-mail aeanders@ fedtel net; snail mail 11 e 9th st; and there are mailboxes in Donnelly and McCollar Jewelry in Morris  
Delano Meyer, Pearl A. Anderson and PR. Mike Hanson visited me when I was in the hospital for some tests.

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