Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news:
Weather news: Last week was sunny and mild it rained most of Monday ,and Tuesday of this week. Most beans are done, a fair amount of the corn has been picked too, and a friend said yields have been good so far.
ST John’s/Kongsvinger news: Mark and I and are sponsoring the Kongsvinger services, that will be broadcast on KMRS at 11 a.m., on October 20th, in memory of our parents Stan and Elsie Koepke, and Emil and June Anderson. This will be the service from October 5th featuring Rev Paul Dumke from Willmar and with special music the Kongsvinger men's trio
Confirmation faith statements will be on October 25th at Kongsvinger at 7p.m. with confirmation on October 27th during joint services at Kongsvinger at 11 a.m.
There will be joint services at Kongsvinger on November 3rd at 11 a.m. followed by a welcome dinner for PR. Mary
Sign up is under way for the parish picture directory you can sign up before or after services at either church, or contact Sandy Dunn or Karen Janachovsky
Good Shepherd news: a study on Luther’s large catechism will be starting soon; you can order one from the church, if you do not currently have one.
Operation Christmas Child is now underway, pick up a box and fill it up with supplies (sheet included in box) and return it to the church by November 18th
Other church news: John Michael Talbot in concert at Assumption Catholic church on October 27th-29th @ 7p.m. each night.
Rev John Smith pastor of Trinity Lutheran in Cyrus is retiring. His last service will be November 3rd. There will be a worship service at 10:45 A.M., followed by a dinner and program at 2 p.m.
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is sponsoring 2 upcoming seminars on October 22nd" you legacy" from 12-1 p.m. at St Paul’s Lutheran in Morris and keeping the farm in the family from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Old # 1 Southside Morris. Call 589-1731 for more information or to RSVP
Community news: the school board will meeting in Donnelly on October 21st at the town hall at 7 p.m.
There will be a nonprofit expo at the Morris are high school gym on October 28th from 5-7:30 p.m.
Cemeteries of MN will be presented by Doug Ohman at the Morris public library on October 23 at 6 p.m.
Celebrations Cammi Aanerud was named homecoming princes at M state in Fergus falls
Savannah Aanerud finished 5th in the West Central conference cross country meet
Levin Strand recently earned several more badges at the Boy Scout court of honor in Morris.
William Lesmeister (Cassie and Danielle) was baptized at Faith Lutheran in Morris on October 13th
Ryker Brae Johnson was born on September 12th at Stevens Community Medical Center, Morris, to Ashli Kramer and Robert Johnson of Morris. Grandparents are Ray Kramer of Morris and Roni Kramer of Brandon and Brian and Janae Lundebrek of Clontarf. Great grandparents are Joyce Kramer and Maynard Koehntop.
0ct 11th Mark and I traveled to McDonalds in Fergus falls where we met his ex-sister -in -law Shirley Koepke for lunch and a visit. Also joining us was her daughter Sabrina; en route home we stopped at the Erickson smith funeral home in el to visit with his former social worker Dianne Kapphahn .Shirley was married to Mark's foster brother Bobby.
October 12th Karen long and I attend the fall bazaar at Zion Lutheran in Morris. In the aft Mark and I attended the golden wedding celebration for Virgil and Theresa Fults at assumption. Afterward we visited Ruth Strand at her home in Morris. She recently attended a 90th birthday for her sister Palma Johnson. Later we attended the legion fund raiser dinner at the legion in Morris
Jim and Lou Eystad attended the adopted grandparents’ event at Kongsvinger on October 13th
October 14th the Donnelly community club held their monthly meeting due to a lack of quorum it was decided to have another meeting on November 11th
October 15th I attended part of the “Gather in the Park” event at the Someplace Safe Headquarters, moved indoors due to the rain, before heading out to Good Shepherd for a meeting.
October 16th Jim and Lou Eystad and I attended the ARC bazaar in Morris earlier in the day I attended bible study at Good Shepherd.
My “mailbox” at the PO has disappeared I will take the one out of HD &CO and put in there until I can (hopefully) find it back.