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Newsletter Article for November 2017           


Dear Friends in Christ,


It?s hard to believe that we?re in the month of November already, but here we are.  After the blustery days, there are few leaves left on the trees and it looks like ? November!  The harvests continue into the early days of winter, so the fields are bare as well.  Some might call it ?bleak,? however, I choose to call it a time of ?rest.?  And all of creation must take time for rest, for it is an integral part of the process of ?creation.? 

No matter what time of the year it is, we continue to do ministry here at Our Savior?s.  As we anticipate activities for November, we look forward to the end of the liturgical year A (the year of the Gospel of Matthew) and the beginning of year B (the Gospel of Mark).  The month begins with the celebration of All Saints? Day (November 5th) remembering those who have died this past year and thanking God for their presence and witness of faith in our lives.  The invitation is also extended to the community to participate as well.  On November 15th, there is gathering at St. John?s Lutheran Church in Eau Claire to hear the Gospel of Mark performed by Phil-Ruge Jones.  It is a rare experience to hear the gospel shared in this way, so I hope that many will take the opportunity to hear it. 

And then, of course, there is Thanksgiving.  We gather as family and friends to give thanks to God for all his love and care.  As an ecumenical community, we will gather on Sunday evening, November 19th, at a location to be announced at 6 p.m. to give thanks as a community of faith.  Please plan to join the worship if you can. 

December 3rd  begins the season of Advent ? getting spiritually ready for the birth of Christ by hearing the prophets speak of the great anticipation.  Traditionally, families in our congregation light the Advent candles on the Sundays of Advent. It is truly a special time. 

I am thankful and was humbled by the card and gift presented to me during the worship service on October 22nd in honor of Pastor Appreciation Month.  You are very kind and thoughtful. 

As the Bible verse says above ?

?Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; his love endures forever.?  1 Chronicles 16:34

I do give thanks for all of you and our partnership in sharing the Good News of God?s Word together and with those we meet.  May we continue by the grace and love of God, following the example of Jesus, and by the power of the Holy Spirit. 

Pastor Susan


 




 



 



 


 

Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thur

Fri

Sat

Ushers

11 & 25  Kirby Olson & Dick Rowe

18   Kirby Olson & John Gunderson

 

Altar Guild

 

Vicky Smetana

Communion Asst.

 

11 Jodi Hassemer

Lectors

11 Jodi Hassemer

18 Mary Anderson

25 Nate Splett

1

2

 

Food Pantry

1-4 pm

3

4 Pentecost -

Worship Scananavian Church 10:30 -

no worship

at Our Saviors

5

6

7

Children?s Time

5:30   dinner

6:00   Movie

8

Lydia Fellowship

5:30

9

Food pantry

1-4 pm

10

11  Trinity Sunday

Worship with HC 9:00

Cake for Pastor Susan?s 25th Pastoral Anniversray 10:00

12

13

14 Flag Day

+Ecumenical Service

North Park

6:00-Potluck 7-music

+ Pastor Susan 25th Anniversary

15

16

Food Pantry

1-4 pm

 

17

18 Father?s Day

 

Worship with Bruce Metcalf 9:00 am

19

20  

First Day of Summer

21

Children?s Time

5:30   dinner

6:00   Movie

22

Church Council

5:30

23

Food Pantry

1-4 pm

24

25

 

Worship with Nate Splett 9:00 am

26

27

28

Children?s Time

5:30   dinner

6:00   Movie

29

30

Food Pantrry

1-4 pm

 

Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thur

Fri

Sat

Ushers

11 & 25  Kirby Olson & Dick Rowe

18   Kirby Olson & John Gunderson

 

Altar Guild

 

Vicky Smetana

Communion Asst.

 

11 Jodi Hassemer

Lectors

11 Jodi Hassemer

18 Mary Anderson

25 Nate Splett

1

2

 

Food Pantry

1-4 pm

3

4 Pentecost -

Worship Scananavian Church 10:30 -

no worship

at Our Saviors

5

6

7

Children?s Time

5:30   dinner

6:00   Movie

8

Lydia Fellowship

5:30

9

Food pantry

1-4 pm

10

11  Trinity Sunday

Worship with HC 9:00

Cake for Pastor Susan?s 25th Pastoral Anniversray 10:00

12

13

14 Flag Day

+Ecumenical Service

North Park

6:00-Potluck 7-music

+ Pastor Susan 25th Anniversary

15

16

Food Pantry

1-4 pm

 

17

18 Father?s Day

 

Worship with Bruce Metcalf 9:00 am

19

20  

First Day of Summer

21

Children?s Time

5:30   dinner

6:00   Movie

22

Church Council

5:30

23

Food Pantry

1-4 pm

24

25

 

Worship with Nate Splett 9:00 am

26

27

28

Children?s Time

5:30   dinner

6:00   Movie

29

30

Food Pantrry

1-4 pm

 



Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thur

Fri

Sat

Ushers

11 & 25  Kirby Olson & Dick Rowe

18   Kirby Olson & John Gunderson

 

Altar Guild

 

Vicky Smetana

Communion Asst.

 

11 Jodi Hassemer

Lectors

11 Jodi Hassemer

18 Mary Anderson

25 Nate Splett

1

2

 

Food Pantry

1-4 pm

3

4 Pentecost -

Worship Scananavian Church 10:30 -

no worship

at Our Saviors

5

6

7

Children?s Time

5:30   dinner

6:00   Movie

8

Lydia Fellowship

5:30

9

Food pantry

1-4 pm

10

11  Trinity Sunday

Worship with HC 9:00

Cake for Pastor Susan?s 25th Pastoral Anniversray 10:00

12

13

14 Flag Day

+Ecumenical Service

North Park

6:00-Potluck 7-music

+ Pastor Susan 25th Anniversary

15

16

Food Pantry

1-4 pm

 

17

18 Father?s Day

 

Worship with Bruce Metcalf 9:00 am

19

20  

First Day of Summer

21

Children?s Time

5:30   dinner

6:00   Movie

22

Church Council

5:30

23

Food Pantry

1-4 pm

24

25

 

Worship with Nate Splett 9:00 am

26

27

28

Children?s Time

5:30   dinner

6:00   Movie

29

30

Food Pantrry

1-4 pm