Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: well after a fairly nice weekend it has turned cold and I write this it is snowing and blowing and drifting.
Correction: advent services are at Good Shepherd Lutheran church-Morris not St. John’s –Kongsvinger-Donnelly
St. John’s Kongsvinger news: **Hat and Mitten Trees – St. John’s and Kongsvinger will once again be providing Hat and Mitten trees – during the last week in November and the first two weeks of December. Be watching for more information coming soon.
Christmas card club runs through December 18th donations for Lutheran Campus Ministry can be given to either Gertie Werk or Bertha Larson
Sunday school programs will be held at St. John’s on December 11th at 9:45 a.m. and at Kongsvinger on December 18th at 5:30 p.m. with light lunch to follow
Parish office will be closed thru December 12
Christmas Eve services at St. John’s at 9 p.m., joint services on December. 25th at 10 a.m. at Kongsvinger
The newest member of Kongsvinger is Thorstien Larson (David and Hannah) who was baptized on December. 3rd at Kongsvinger.
Donnelly youth club at St. John’s on December 21st 4-6 p.m.
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church news: please be in prayer for Freddy Hanson; Pr Mike and Pr Martha’s 3 year old son who has been diagnosed with cancer his caring bridge website is: https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/freddyhanson
His addresses is Ronald McDonald House Freddy Hanson--Room 221
850 2nd ST SW Rochester, MN 55902
Regular church actives i.e. adult Ed, Tuesday a.m. bible study etc. will resume when Freddie gets better
Reminder the services are broadcast every Sunday at 10:35 a.m. on KKOK 95.7 FM
Advent services continue through December 21st at 7 p.m. at the church
Christmas Eve services at 5 p.m.; Christmas day at 10 a.m. at the church note the change of time from what is listed in the December newsletter
Other church news: cookie factory at Faith-Morris today (Sat) starting at 9 a.m.
Faith Lutheran Morris Sunday school program December 18th during 11 a.m. worship service First Lutheran Morris Sunday school program on December 11th at 10:30 a.m.
Living nativity will be held at Faith Lutheran-Morris at 3 and 5:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve
Community events: Christmas dinner at First Lutheran Morris on December. 25th starting at noon
Habitat for humanity Stevens County will be having a community impact fundraiser at the pizza ranch Morris on December 12th from 5-8 p.m.
Edward Backman of Kensington passed away on November 27th survivors include his son -in -law Jeff Harstad of Donnelly granddaughter former Donnelly area resident Kayla (Josh) Erdahl of Alexandria
Celebration Morris Area High School students of the quarter Austin Raths citizenship award
Tiger gymnastics: Tiger invitational (4th) Savannah Aanerud placed 4th in all around ,tied for 5th in vault, tied for 3rd in vault, Katie Geise (vault and beam) and Shannon Kill (beam )also placed in the meet
December 3rd I stopped into McCollar Jewelry to wish Wally McCollar a Happy birthday
Past wk. visitation and funeral for Marvel Wagner at the funeral home, visit to my aunt Pearl, supper with Santa at eagles, open house at museum, sr. citizen’s bazar at sr. center; some of the Santa stroll activities in Morris ;baptism for Thorstien Larson at Kongsvinger Christmas party at Minnewaska Lutheran home, dinner with Mark Koepke, Pearl Diers and Peggy Wishnack at Detoy’s