Pastor's Page~


Here it is, January 2018 ? another new year begins.  As I write this, it is -12 degrees, a time for a good pair of wool mittens and a stout scarf!  At least if you must be outside for any time at all!

And, if you pay attention to the length of daylight hours, it should start to be lighter longer ? although, it seems to take forever.  Sadly, it is the time of the year when many people suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD) due to the lack of sunshine and being cooped up inside for such long periods.  My mother used to call it ? cabin fever.  Whatever you want to call it, it is a reality for many people.  People start to get cranky and despondent.  Children get ?bored.?  Christmas seems to lighten things up a bit, but when the holiday is over and the gifts and decorations put away, things are back to ?normal? again. 

To counter this phenomenon, I would like to make some suggestions ?

* Do try to get outside (when the temperatures are not too bad!) even if it?s just for a few minutes.  You will be surprised at what a difference that can make. 

* For each day of the month, think of things for which you are grateful.  So, for instance, on the first day, be thankful for just one thing.  The second day, two things ? well you get the idea.  You can already guess that it will become more challenging as the month goes on.  Involve the whole family. It can be a game!

* Clean out a closet.  Rearrange your furniture.  Try a new recipe.  Anything that will change your routine.  You will be amazed at how good this will make you feel.

* Get out the board games.  These are especially fun on winter days ? when everyone is bored.  Soon, the whole family is laughing and having fun. 

* Read aloud a book ? even a chapter a day ? from the Bible would be even better.  Children will soon get into the spirit and begin to look forward to that time of the day when everyone sits down and listens.  Family members can take turn reading aloud ? to make it even more special. 

Well ? you get the picture.  I?ll bet you can come up with even more possibilities ? like visiting someone who is homebound.  The ladies I visit each month certainly would welcome a friendly face ? even more if children are involved ? when they bring something special that they have made. 

Before you know it, the month has gone by and we hardly noticed. 

Anyway, thank you for a beautiful and bountiful year past and I look forward to exploring new ways and possibilities to share the love of God with those around us and follow Christ together. 

Happy New Year!  And may God bless each of you with joy and goodness this new year. 

Pastor Susan



 





 


        


 




 



 



 


 

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18   Kirby Olson & John Gunderson

 

Altar Guild

 

Vicky Smetana

Communion Asst.

 

11 Jodi Hassemer

Lectors

11 Jodi Hassemer

18 Mary Anderson

25 Nate Splett

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Food Pantry

1-4 pm

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4 Pentecost -

Worship Scananavian Church 10:30 -

no worship

at Our Saviors

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Children?s Time

5:30   dinner

6:00   Movie

8

Lydia Fellowship

5:30

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Food pantry

1-4 pm

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11  Trinity Sunday

Worship with HC 9:00

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

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14 Flag Day

+Ecumenical Service

North Park

6:00-Potluck 7-music

+ Pastor Susan 25th Anniversary

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Food Pantry

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18 Father?s Day

 

Worship with Bruce Metcalf 9:00 am

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First Day of Summer

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Children?s Time

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Church Council

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Worship with Nate Splett 9:00 am

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Tue

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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

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2

 

Food Pantry

1-4 pm

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4 Pentecost -

Worship Scananavian Church 10:30 -

no worship

at Our Saviors

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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

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16

Food Pantry

1-4 pm

 

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18 Father?s Day

 

Worship with Bruce Metcalf 9:00 am

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First Day of Summer

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Children?s Time

5:30   dinner

6:00   Movie

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Church Council

5:30

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Food Pantry

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Worship with Nate Splett 9:00 am

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28

Children?s Time

5:30   dinner

6:00   Movie

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Food Pantrry

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