Saturday, December 22, 2012


Next edition Dec 22nd-28th
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
  Weather news: some snow and freezing temps on the 15th turned our area into a “skating rink”.  some sun shine ,warmer temps ,and hard work by city ,county, and sate crews have made the streets and roads better but one still has to be careful when walking around outside. Temperatures have not been too bad in the last week.
ST John’s/Kongsvinger News: Christmas Eve candlelight services with Holy Communion at Saint John’s @ 9 pm; Christmas day services at Kongsvinger at 10 am
There will be no Sunday school on the 23rd or 30th and no confirmation on the 26th.
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
There will be joint services at Kongsvinger at 10 am at Kongsvinger on 12/30.
The parish secretary has announced that she has resigned her position effective Dec 31st
Good Shepherd news:  The Sunday school program will be held on the 23rd at 9 am the choir will also sing, communion service to follow the program. 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 poinsettia garden this year contact either church for more info.
Living nativity services at Faith Lutheran at 3 and 5 pm on Dec 24th
The Ophoven family will be in concert at the Morris Evangelical Free Church on 12/24 at 4 pm
There will be a community Christmas dinner at First Lutheran in Morris on 12/25 at noon
Most Donnelly area business will close early on the 24th (the elevator will be closed that day) and the 31st and be closed all day on the 25th and the 1st
There will be an open house at the bank in Donnelly on Dec 28th. This will be the last one there as the bank will close for good on the 31st
Della Dunn was the grand prize winner in the St John’s “where’s the beef supper” raffle
Jeanne Ennen and I attended the Thrivent open house on Dec 13th. I also stopped at the open houses at the Riverwood and Bremer banks that day.
Nov 14th I traveled to Glenwood to see the Canadian pacific holiday train. Enroute home I stopped to visit my friend Inga Mae Urke in Starbuck
 John and Joan Kopacek and I were among those who attended the Sunday school program at ST John’s on Dec 16th.
Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended the final advent service at Good Shepherd on Dec 19th.
Funeral services for Jerry Henrichs of Anoka were held on Dec 14th at Mount Olive Lutheran church in Anoka.
Mark Koepke will be spending some time at my house during the holidays. If any of you are interested in visiting with him while he is here feel free to stop by my house or give me a call.  He is still hoping that he can move back down here sometime next year.
A reminder that if you are going to be gone over the Holidays or flying south for the winter you can read my news on-line at
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