December 2014 - La Crescent United Methodist Church

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December 2014
La C r esce nt Un it ed Me th odis t C h ur ch
“Waiting and Watching”
Suddenly it is Advent, and
the years begins for the
Body of Christ. Every year I
experience the dissonance
between the season of
“waiting and watching” and
the time of doing and busyness. I long for an advent
season without distractions,
a time when I can immerse
myself in silence and
vacancy. Years ago I read
Henri Nouwen on being
vacant for God, making
space for God to be born in
and through me. Instead I
fall victim to the need to fill
all corners, speak in every
silence, do it myself.
In the midst of a busy day,
one of my colleagues said,
“I ran today where Jesus
walked.” Think about it .
We are valued for our
accomplishments, presumed
important because we are
busy, trained to be productive. On the other hand
Jesus models a different way
of living.
The Gospels show us a man
who maintained a rhythm of
action and reflection, who
was aware of the outsiders
and the dangerous ones, who Please invite your
friends, neighbors
feasted and touched and
and family to La
Crescent and
walked and prayed. Jesus is
Dakota Riverside
the model for faithfulness,
United Methodist
churches to
not success.
Each of us is a womb, a place
for Christ to be born again,
into our hearts and out
through our living. May the
star of Bethlehem shine in
you this season.
Yours and His,
Pastor Greg Nelson
worship together
this season of
Christmas.
Inside this issue:
Birthdays & Anniversaries
2
Library News
3
What’s Happening
Cookie Walk
December Events
4-5
6
7
Children & Youth Ministry
8-9
Dakota Events
10
Church Council Minutes
11
Calendar
14
Sunday Volunteers
15
Stephen Ministry
Service of Remembrance
Saturday, Dec. 6 at 11:00 a.m.
Anyone who has lost a loved one, especially in
the last year, are invited to come to this service
of remembrance with an ornament that reminds
them of their loved ones to put on the memory
tree. After the service a light lunch
will be served.
Bake, Bake, Bake
Our Cookie Walk and
Craft Bazaar is coming up soon.
Mark your calendars for
December 13.
You can also help out by
providing your favorite baked treat for the
luncheon or the cookie walk.
We welcome helpers also.
Please sign up in the narthex.
Our Pastor’s morning sermons
are available online.
Go to lacrescentumc.com and follow the
directions to download the message to
listen at your convenience.
December Birthdays and Anniversaries
La Crescent Birthdays
La Crescent Anniversaries
Dec. 1– Lynne Johnson
Dec 2– Charlie Hinders
Dec.11– Alison Lintelman
Dec 15– Gary Hill
Dec. 2– Nikki Gile
Dec 21– Joann Harlos
Dec 23– Rick Thrune
Dec 24– Dixie Slayton
Dec 28– Larry Brostrom
Dec 29– Mike Ryan
Dec 30– Todd Van Berkum
Dec 16– Tim and Penny Szobody
Dec 20– Connie and Rich Schuh
Dec 21– Sandy and Charlie Hinders
Dec 23– Jeff and Lavon Court
Dec 28– Dan and Alyson Dahlquist
Riverside: Dakota Birthdays
Dec 5– Sue Gelatt
Dec 9– Mya Brand
Dec 10– Xavier Kohlwey
Dec 12– Shelly Soper
Dec 12– James Wagner
Dec 15– Joyce Henderson
Dec 20– Benjamin Christensen
Dec 29– Nicholas Kohlwey
La Crescent United
Methodist Church is now
on facebook! Join us as
another way to keep
track of the activities we
have going on in our
Church.
Find your friends and church
members on Facebook.
If you have any church photos to
share…. Recent events,
Meetings, ….etc.
you can post these on our website
through Shutterfly.
Send a holiday greeting!
Go to lacrescentumc.com
and check it out.
Library News
December Library Book Focus
One Month to Live:
Thirty Days to a No-Regrets Life
One Shenandoah Winter
In the early 1960s, residents of Hillsboro in the Shenandoah Valley are thrilled when a doctor agrees to settle
in their community especially Connie Wilkes, the
town's assistant mayor, who has
worked long and hard to convince any doctor to relocate to
the town. The reputable Dr.
Nathan Reynolds, who sees tiny
Hillsboro and its residents as
hopelessly backward, isn't the
most pleasant of men, but the
town begins to accept him when
his new techniques save the life
of the local minister's baby. Even
though the doctor does not share her strong belief in
God, Connie finds herself growing closer both to him
and to God when her beloved uncle is diagnosed with
cancer.
Are you suffering from “someday” syndrome—always
waiting for someday when your schedule calms down,
your finances improve, or your kids grow up so you can
begin to live the life you’ve always dreamed of? What
if you learned you had just one month to live? Without
a doubt, you’d stop living on autopilot and determine
to make the most of every moment. You don’t have
any time to waste.
Why wait to answer the
longings of your heart?
In One Month to Live,
Kerry and Chris Shook
show you how to stop waiting for
“someday” and start now to make
each day really matter.
Who Moved My Church? - A Story About
Discovering Purpose in a Changing Culture
From Fallen To Forgiven: A Spiritual Journey
into Wholeness and Healing
After an international modeling career, Hollywood
fame, and eight marriages, Jennifer O'Neill finally
found out what she had always been
looking for - a true love affair with Jesus
Christ. She candidly discusses her own
trials as a lost soul looking for satisfaction in the things of this world. Jennifer's
passion in life and the purpose of this
book is to share with women the awesome depths of God's grace and challenge them to truly make Jesus Christ
Lord of their lives
Women’s Book Club will be
meeting in the fellowship hall
on Thursday, December 18
at 11:30 A.M
How would people respond if they showed up at
church one Sunday morning only to discover someone
or something had actually, physically moved it? Undoubtedly, they would go out and find it! And that's
what four unforgettable characters from Who Moved
My Church? set out to do! But how they go about
locating it and then how they respond—and what they
do—once they find it is so different, you'd never guess
they attend the same church. Ultimately, Nappa's
parable will spur church attendees to tackle one of the
enduring questions of Christian history: How is the
Church to interact with culture? The question is all the
more pressing for pastors and
laity in light of dramatic and rapid
changes taking place in society on
what feels like a daily basis.
AGAPE - Ebola Response November 19, 2014
We thank God for all who have donated to this emergency . Donations have made it possible to distribute
disinfectant, hand soap, basins/buckets, and the
World Health Organization information sheet on how
to prevent the spread of Ebola. The Liberian UMC has
used the funds to purchase these items and continue
to distribute them to families and churches throughout Liberia. Many lives have been saved and many
people have experienced Christ's love, encouragement, and hope through your generous donations. A total of $4398.00 has been raised to date.
emergency has expired allowing businesses to begin
opening and allowing the people to move about. It is
hoped that schools will be able to open by the end of
the year. New cases continue to be reported in Sierra
Leone, Guinea, Senegal, and Mali. Please pray that
new cases will not increase with the more relaxed
restrictions.
Please consider a donation so we may continue to
support our brothers and sisters in Liberia. We will
continue to collect donations until the crisis is over.
There is still much need for the supplies to enable the
prevention of Ebola in Liberia. Donations can be made
to AGAPE-Ebola Response and placed in the offering
plate, given at the church office, or sent to AGAPE, La
Crescent UMC, 520 N. Elm Street, La Crescent, MN
55947. Questions can be addressed to Linda Thrune.
Thank you !
Since March, 2014 the Ebola virus has killed 5,160
people with more than 14,000 infected cases reported. These are the reported cases, but it is believed the
actual numbers are much higher. The number of new
cases has stabilized in Liberia and the state of
Mosher Potluck and Gift Wrapping
will be on Thursday, December 4
hosted by Debbie and Pastor Greg.
Would you like to
help out?
Please??
Bring a small dish to share for dinner at 6:00;
wrapping and fellowship at 7:00; followed by
dessert. Beverage and dessert provided. Please
RSVP to Sheri 895-6782 by November 30.
Come for all or part of the evening.
We are in need of volunteers in the
following areas:
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Help with Hospitality on Sunday Mornings
We will really need some volunteers to help us
make the fellowship time happen on Sunday
mornings. Contact Mike Ryan to sign up.
Christmas at the Mosher Home;
Caroling starts at 12:30
On December 14th
followed by serving cookies and cider and
distribution of their gifts. Your cookie donations
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Cooks and Kitchen Help for
JOLT!!!!!
are appreciated--look for the cookie box at the
LUMC Cookie Walk
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Sunday Servants (liturgists)
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Small group leaders for JOLT—do you
have a talent you would like to share or an
area of interest– we welcome your ideas.
Please remember these veterans in your prayers
during the holidays.
Send a holiday greeting to our veterans
And please...
ALSO REMEMBER OUR SOLDIERS WHO ARE
AWAY FROM HOME THIS
CHRISTMAS
Please call the church office to volunteer (895-2373)
To my church family,
Thank you and blessings to Pastor Greg,
Debbie, and my church family for prayers,
cards, flowers and calls during my illness.
It has been much appreciated
Love, Dorothy Olson
Again this year, the
United Methodist Church
will be participating with
Care-n-Share of Houston
county by sponsoring the
“Angel Tree”
Thank you for your
generous gifts and
pledges this year.
We appreciate your continued
support of the ministry at
La Crescent United Methodist
Church
with your time, your
talents and your treasure.
All are deeply appreciated.
Please have any final remittance for 2014
in to the office no later than December 29
to receive full credit for this year’s giving.
The Angel tags on the tree are marked with
either “boy” or “girl” along with an age–
starting with newborn going through age 18.
The tags for the “Angel Tree’ are for students/
children in the La Crescent/ Hokah School
District. We are looking for new toys and an
article of clothing or outfit for the ages on the
tags. Please try to not exceed a value of $20 on
each toy. We have put together a suggestion list
for some of the “pre-teen” and “teen” ages. This
list can be found near the Angel Tree in the
narthex. If you would like to be a part of this
program, please choose a tag and return that
along with a new, unwrapped gift to the church
by December 14th. The gifts will be collected
after the 10:10 service on that date. If you have
any questions, please feel free to contact
Lisa Massman at 895-5058 or 895-8414.
Thank you for you support and generosity!
The deadline for ordering poinsettias in honor/or in memory of someone special to you
is coming soon- December 15.
They are $18.00 each and are available in red or white.
Please indicate your preferences and return to the church office on or before
December 15th with your check payable to La Crescent UMC.
In Memory of
__________________________________________________________________________________
In Honor of _______________________________________________________________________
From ____________________________________________________________________________
Color/ number
Red ____________
White ________________
20th Annual
Christmas Cookie Walk,
Silent Auction and Craft Bazaar
Saturday, December 13
9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Cookies are
$6.00/pound
Hundreds of Christmas Cookies, Christmas Crafts
& Gifts, Silent Auction, Soup and Sandwich
Luncheon (served from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.)
Cinnamon Rolls, Dessert and Coffee
(served from 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.)
La Crescent United
Methodist Church
520 North Elm Street
DECEMBER EVENTS
Life Line Screening– December 2
In the Fellowship Hall
Mosher Potluck and Gift Wrapping
will be on Thursday, December 4
hosted by Debbie and Pastor Greg.
Supper at 6:00 p.m.
wrapping at 7 p.m. followed by dessert.
Please RSVP to Sheri 895-6782 by Nov. 30
Christmas Caroling
Wednesday, December 17
5-7:30 p.m.
Pizza party ,music and fellowship!
Stephen Ministry
Service of Remembrance
Dec. 6 at 11 a.m.
Anyone who has lost a loved one, especially in the last
year, are invited to come to this service of remembrance
with an ornament that reminds them of their loved ones
to put on the memory tree. After the service we will
have a light lunch.
Christmas Eve
Candlelight Service
5:00 La Crescent UMC
6:30 at Dakota/ Riverside
The Mosher Christmas Party is
Sunday, December 14
As you bake your cookies this year, please consider donating a dozen to the Mosher Ministry. You
can leave cookies in the church kitchen--mark them
for Mosher. Or, better yet, bring them up to the
Mosher Home and join us at 12:30 for the party.
Church Cookie Walk and Silent Auction
December 13
9 am– 2 p.m.
Join us for lunch too!
Children’s Christmas Program
Sunday, December 14 at 10:10 a.m.
“Christmas Comes to LIckety-Split
Followed by the Red Barn Dinner
Tickets will be available in the narthex
Christmas Day Dinner
Potluck at noon in the
fellowship hall
Hosted by Jay and Connie Schnoor
Meat course is provided,
Please bring a dish to pass!
Women's Bible Study with Sheri
We'll be finishing up our study of 1 John on
December 4. Our winter session will begin
on January 6 and will last about six weeks.
The format for this study by Kay Arthur,
Beth Moore and Priscilla Shirer, titled
Faithful, Abundant True will be a DVD and
discussion of the
homework. Spring of 2015 we'll be studying
Paul's letter to the Ephesians.
December Mission Project
A NOTE FROM MINDY
Jake hit it on the head when he said his move
to fulltime ministry was bittersweet. I think we
as a congregation should be excited and proud
of him and Crystal both for moving into bigger
ministry opportunities. With that said, I know
there is a lot of sadness watching them move
on, knowing how much they have contributed to
the lives of our youth and our congregation. I
am certainly not the first to say thank you to
them for that, and I am sure I won’t be the last.
But, I might be the first to thank all of you for
hearing the call for help and stepping up to
spread the workload out. I can’t express my
gratitude enough for everyone who has asked
what can be done to help out, or made sure
there was enough help at JOLT. As we say
goodbye to Thanksgiving and enter into the
season of Advent, I am thankful for this congregation and your concern for the kids and youth.
I pray that this season is one in which we can
all grow closer to each other as we grow closer
to the Lord. Happy Advent to you!
During December, we will be collecting items for the La Crosse
Warming Center. Items needed include: adult sized winter coats,
socks, hats and gloves, along with
breakfast items like cereal, soft granola and fruit bars, oatmeal, bottled juice, coffee,
creamer, and hand and foot warmers.
We are signed up to make a meal for the warming center on Tuesday, January 6th. Families are
invited to come to the church at 4:30 to prepare
the food. We will then eat dinner together before
delivering our meal to La Crosse. Please sign up
with Mindy if you are interested in helping. There
is also the opportunity for someone to deliver the
meal if you would like to check out the Warming
Center yourselves.
Thank you to everyone who supported the
Operation Christmas Child
project in the month of
October. We donated a total
of 43 shoebox gifts, which
just may be our biggest donation ever! Thank you so much
for your contributions of
items and money for shipping
costs!
Mark your calendars for the Children’s Christmas Program:
“Christmas Comes to Lickety-Split”
Sunday, December 14th
10:10 am
Yee-haw! Join us for a knee-slappin’ good time! Lickety-split is just a
quiet little western town getting ready for a nice little Christmas
when the Corn Puddin’ gang comes around. Find out what they
learn from the kids in town about what real Christmas looks like.
And then, join the Youth Mission Trip team for their
Red Barn Dinner
11:30 am
Tickets are $8/adults and $3 for kids ages 5 and under
The food’s a mystery but there will be no lack of fun!
December 21 and 28—NO Sunday School. Merry Christmas!
Mission Trip News
December Youth Calendar
The Senior High Youth Mission Trip team is headed to
Sunday, Dec. 7—Youth Group, 6-7:30
Atlanta, GA this sum-
mer! Mark your calendars
for July 17-26 to head on a
Youthworks trip to the former summer Olympic city!
All youth currently in grades
8-12 are invited to participate, as well as friends from outside the church.
Please get a mission trip contract from Mindy and
return it to the church by December 7 to reserve
your spot. The approximate cost of the trip will be
$600, but that will be finalized after we know how
many people are going. Our next mission trip meeting will be Wednesday, January 14th at 7:30 pm for
both youth and parents.
Middle School students and parents— Stay tuned for
news about your summer mission trip. You are invited to also attend the January 14th meeting where
we will be discussing upcoming fundraisers for the
trip. We will have more info about trip location and
dates by then.
Fri. Dec. 12— Set up for Craft booth, 4-6
Sat. Dec. 13— Cookie Walk Craft Booth
Sun. Dec. 14— Red Barn Dinner, 11:30;
**No Youth group that night
Wed. Dec. 17— Caroling Bus & Pizza,
5- 7:30 pm
Sun. Dec. 21— Middle School Christmas
Party at High Rollers, 12-2
Senior High Progressive Dinner
Party, 4-7. Meet at church at 4.
Sun. Dec. 28— No Youth group
Alive!
Galatians 2:20
Extreme Snow Days at Ironwood Christian Ranch
January 30-February 1
For youth in grades 7-12
Cost is just $95 per youth
Register by December 21
What to Expect:
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Challenging speakers
Interactive worship
Snow tubing
Snow games
Heated facilities
Indoor basketball hoops
Outdoor trails
Breakout sessions
Group games
And so much more!!
Events at Dakota
Giving Tree
ORDER YOUR POINSETTIAS
There will be a giving tree at Riverside UMC -with names available
the first week of December. Please
contact Marsha Reynolds if you
know of any additional needs that
should be added to the tree.
For anyone that would like to
purchase a poinsettia in memory
of- or in honor of– someone this
year, please contact Marsha
Reynolds at 643-6097 no later
than December 18.
CHRISTMAS EVE
SERVICE
at
Dakota Riverside
United Methodist
Church
Dakota Christmas Program
Sunday, December 14
Rehearsal will be on
Saturday, December 13
Paul Molling with coordinate this
event.
6:30 p.m.
Pizza and a Movie
The movie for the month of December is The Nativity Story. It will be showing on Saturday,
December 20th at 7:00 p.m. We will have pizza before the movie starting at 6:30. Here is a
synopsis about the movie:
The journey of a lifetime, a story for all time
The Nativity Story chronicles the arduous journey of two people, Mary and Joseph, a miraculous pregnancy, and the historydefining birth of Jesus. The dramatic and compelling film traces
the perilous journey of a young couple who must travel from
their home in Nazareth to Bethlehem, Joseph's ancestral home,
to register for a census ordered by King Herod. It is a journey of
over 100 miles, through treacherous terrain, made much more
difficult by the fact that Mary is nine months pregnant.
LA CRESCENT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
COUNCIL MEETING NOVEMBER 19, 2014
Attendance: Pastor Nelson, Doug Nelson, Cal Krzebietke, Penny Szobody, Linda Thrune, Jake Hanson,
Sandy Hinders
Devotions were led by Doug Nelson. The minutes of the last meeting were approved as written.
FINANCE: The stewardship pledge cards are being turned in starting on Nov. 16th. A report can be generated
by the office to assist with budget planning. The financial reports were reviewed. The total income for October
was $26,853.94 with expenses of $25,157.84. This is without paying apportionments for October.
Salaries have not been set yet by SPRC. The salary package for the Pastor has to be set, approved, and in to
Conference by Dec. 1st. SPRC are meeting this week.
The Endowment Committee was discussed. The committee members are: Cal Krzebietke, Finance Chairperson;
Penny Szobody, Trustee Chairperson; Pastor Greg Nelson, Mike Cunningham, Curly Newcomb, and Sandy
Hinders. They will be meeting to set up the distribution of the Beranek Estate and the Trust Fund money. The
parsonage loan has been satisfied which frees up the Trust Fund money to be reinvested into the Minnesota
UMC Foundation where it will earn a higher rate of interest. The committee will decided how the "readily available" accounts will be set up within the Foundation. A report will be made to the Council on a regular basis by
the Endowment Committee. The Mission Committee will be making a recommendation to the Endowment
Committee and Council on the distribution of the 10% designated for missions.
YOUTH: Jake joined the meeting to give his final report and bid the Council good-bye. He will be starting his
new job with the Osseo, MN UMC December 30th. He reported that there are new kids coming to youth group
because our kids have invited them. He stated the youth of this church are awesome. Pedro Lopez and Mike are
helping with the middle school children in this interim period between youth leaders. Mindy will be taking the
role of youth leader until a new person(s) can be found.
Christmas ads for the newspaper were discussed. There will be an ad in the La Crosse Tribune, the Houston
County News, and the Foxy Shopper for the Christmas services.
There are four members of the Trustee committee who's terms expire this year. There is no one on the Council
going off. We still need a Worship chairperson. The Committee On Lay Leadership (COLL) will be working on
filling those empty positions. Please keep this process in your prayers.
Pastor Nelson and Debbie have agreed to plan the Hanging of the Greens. This is the event where the church
gets decorated for the Christmas season. Keep November 30th on your calendar. It will start with a potluck
right after church and then the building will be decorated by those in attendance.
Thanksgiving Eve service is here this year. The December Council meeting will be held at the parsonage on December 10th at 7:30 p.m. Council members are asked to bring a snack and a "white elephant" gift to exchange.
The Red Barn Dinner is December 14th following the children's Christmas program.
Cookie Walk Craft Booth -Saturday, Dec. 13th.
Motion by C.K and seconded: to pay apportionments for November and December. Passed.
Doug and Cal will cash the Trust Fund CD so that money will be available to move to the Foundation.
The question was asked: what can we do to move the money out of designated funds earmarked for the
Boundary Waters Canoe area? Motion / seconded: to move the money in the amount of $104.66 into the
general fund. motion passed.
There has been money designated for the Skinner Family Mission for several years. They will be asked if
they would like to use it for a mission.
Pastor Nelson informed us of the difficulty he has with getting to visit people in the hospital. Both hospitals
have tight rules the Pastors have to follow in order to find out the room number of the patient and then to be
allowed to go see the patient. He is asking that we all notify him directly of the room number when a loved
one is hospitalized. He can then visit as a friend as well as their Pastor.
TRUSTEE's: The south east door needs repair. The Trustee's will look into it. It may need to be replaced.
MISSION: Linda gave an up-date on the Ebola outbreak in Liberia. It is spreading into surrounding countries now. Korto's parents are doing ok at this time. She also reported on the opportunity to be a host for a
new program which would teach "Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy"clinicians. This would be
done by La Crosse County staff and would be open to parents, foster, adoptive or relative caregivers, law enforcement, medical personnel, teachers, anyone working with children. We would be providing the facility
and perhaps a meal. This is a mandatory program in Wisconsin. Linda will check with Minnesota to be sure
it would meet their requirements since the target audience would be mainly MN residents. The council decided to pursue this opportunity.
The church web site needs up-dating. Cal will pursue this.
The Kwik Trip scrip card program is changing. The rebate will be 5% on gas and could be up to another 10%
on expenditures inside the store. However, they want access to our banking account to do direct deposit for
the rebates. Cal will discuss with Curly and Leanne to see if it would work to set up a separate account for
Kwik Trip to access.
The meeting adjourned with prayer.
Respectfully submitted by
Sandy Hinders, Council Secretary
Christmas Party for
Church Council will be on
December 10 at 7:30 p.m.
at the parsonage.
Bring a snack and
white elephant gift.
Everyone is welcome Come- Celebrate
Christmas Dinner with
your friends.
Again this year there will be a joint Christmas dinner
on Christmas Day.
If you will not be sharing a meal with family or if you
just don't want to cook after getting up in the middle
of the night to play Santa Claus, please join us for a
wonderful time of festive celebration and eating.
Everyone is welcome, including those who might not
be able to afford a Christmas dinner.
Be sure to invite those whom you know.
This tradition began a few years ago and there have
been 30 - 50 folks in attendance each year. The
dinner will be pot luck (with turkey provided) so bring
your favorite festive dish. However, you and your
family are still invited even if you don't bring a
dish to pass.
Wednesday,
December 17
Join in the merriment...
Caroling party
Join us for pizza at
5:00-6:00 p.m. where we will gather our
voices to visit the shut-ins and nursing
home residents.
There will be a bus to pick up half of the
carolers at 5:30 and then returning to pick
up our second group at 6:30 p.m.
We will return for coffee, cocoa and treats
at 7:30 p.m.
If you know of anyone who would like a visit,
Please contact Mindy Kearney.
We will set up the fellowship hall the day before if
you would like to assist. Please contact Jay Schnoor
if you can help with that task. Dinner on
Christmas Day will begin at noon.
We would like to have an approximate count if
you are planning to attend. Please call
Leanne at the church office - 895-2373,
or Connie and Jay at 895-2876.
Great Gift Giving Idea!
Kwik Trip Scrip cards make great stocking stuffers and are available
in several dollar values.
With each card purchase, currently 10% of the value goes towards the
La Crescent Methodist Church general fund.
We also have Festival Gift Cards and cards for Quillins!
Cards will be available for purchase in the narthex through Christmas
or in the church office.
Please make checks payable to La Crescent Methodist Church.
DECEMBER 2014
La Crescent and Riverside United Methodist Churches
1
Bible Study
10:00 a.m.
8
15
16
Mosher Home
Christmas
Caroling @
12:30
JOLT
19
Women’s Book
Club @ 11:30 a.m.
In the fellowship
hall
20
Family Movie
Night
7 p.m.
Christmas Caroling
5:00 p.m.
Til 7:30 p.m.
23
NO BIBLE
STUDIES
TODAY
29
No Youth
Group
18
Meal at 5:30 p.m.
Small groups 6:30
13
Cookie Walk
and Craft
Bazaar
9am-2 pm
JOLT
Newsletter
Deadline
Youth Group
Progressive
Dinner
No Sunday
school
12
Meal at 5:30 p.m.
Small groups 6:30
Bible Study
10:00 a.m.
22
28
11
17
RED BARN DINNER
AT 11:30 A.M.
21
Remembrance
Service
11:00 a.m.
Bible Study
8:45 am
Nursing Home
@ 2 pm
UM Men’s Group
@ 5: 49 p.m.
Children’s
Program
6
Mosher Gift
Wrapping Party
@ 6:00 p.m.
10
9
5
Meal at 5:30 p.m.
Small groups 6:30
Bible Study
10:00 a.m.
14
4
JOLT
Bible Study
6:30 p.m.
Potluck and
hanging of the
greens @ 11:30
7
3
2
First Sunday
of Advent
30
24
Christmas Eve
Services
26
Christ is
Born!
Office Closed
5:00 at LUMC
6:30 pm at
Dakota
31
NO BIBLE
STUDIES
TODAY
25
Christmas Day
Dinner at noon
at LUMC
27
10:10 Service Volunteers December 2014
Greeters/Ushers
Hospitality
Liturgist
Tech Support
Accompanist
Acolytes
12/7
Mike Ryan, Mike Cunningham
Steve Johnson, Charlie Hinders
Dixie Slayton
Norma Benson
Sandy Hinders
Peter Bell
Diane Cunningham
12/14
Ron and Yvonne Voigt
Barb and Dennis Stone
Mike and Sheri Wert
Tim Szobody
Mike Wert
Jay Schnoor
12/21
Cal and Melissa Krzebietke
Tammy, Michael, Josh Luoma
Laura Krister
Charlie Hinders
Judy Kumpf
Doug and Ben
Nelson
Diane Cunningham Cody and Michael
12/24
Volunteers needed
12/28
Tom and Matt Mason
Tim and Penny Szobody
Volunteers needed
Mike Ryan
Peter Bell
Grace and Evan
Abby and Braedon
Jay Schnoor
need volunteers
.
Jay Schnoor
Bella and Tony
If you would like to volunteer for these positions, please call the Mike Ryan at 895-4009.
If you are unable to volunteer on your scheduled date, please trade with someone else on the list or notify the front office:
HOSPITAL VISITOR
FOR DECEMBER
Please contact the front
office
LUMC Men’s Group
Meets the second Tuesday
of the month.
Next Meeting:
Dec. 9 at 5:49 p.m.
Mosher Home
December 14
12:30
Christmas caroling and gifts
La Crescent United Methodist Church
520 North Elm Street
La Crescent, MN 55947
Phone: 507-895-2373
Non-Profit
Organization
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La Crescent, MN
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Mobile Meals Schedule
Contact: Mike Ryan 895-4009
No mobile meals
deliveries by
LUMC members
for December
Please remember
our homebound this
holiday season.
La Crescent Holiday
Train
December 6
Donations will be accepted to
support the
La Crescent Food Shelf
(donations are optional)
Refreshments at the fire station
Pastor
Rev. Greg Nelson
Administrative Assistant
Leanne Witzig
Children’s Ministry Director
Mindy Kearney
Office Phone
895-2373
Church Office Hours
Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sunday Summer Worship Schedule: La Crescent—10:10 a.m. Riverside—8:45 a.m.
La Crescent Sunday School begins at 8:45 a.m.
(No Sunday School in June, July & August)
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