Donnelly News 011114
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news.
In St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: Due to the weather the following changes are taking place in the weeks ahead: The open house at the parsonage in Donnelly scheduled for Jan. 12 has been postponed.
The Kongsvinger annual meeting scheduled for Jan. 19 has been postponed to Feb. 2 after the 11 a.m. service. Service times are the same -- St John’s at 8:30 a.m., Kongsvinger at 11 a.m. St. John’s annual meeting is Jan. 26, following joint services at 11 a.m. at St. John’s. Both meetings will be followed by a potluck dinner.
The parish is now on Facebook: https://www. facebook.com/stjklutheranparish
From Good Shepherd Lutheran Church: The annual meeting is Jan. 19 following worship services (about 10 a.m.) with a pot luck dinner to follow.
There will be an open house in honor of Jim and Lou Eystad’s 60th wedding anniversary on Jan. 12 from 2-4 p.m. at Good Shepherd Church of Morris.
A community hymn sing will be held on Jan. 12 at 2 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church of Morris. Other dates and locations are on Feb. 9 at the Church of the Assumption of Mary and on March 9 at Good Shepherd Church.
Habitat for Humanity will hold a pancake breakfast on Jan. 19 from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Morris Legion.
The Bookmobile is in Donnelly on Jan. 20 at 3:30 p.m. at HD & Co.
Jeanne Ennen was elected chair of the Stevens County board of Commissioners.
The following couples have or are celebrating significant wedding celebrations in December and January: Harvard and Karen Jaeck (55 years); Lloyd and Celia Kill (35 years); Kevin and Sherry Wohlers (30 years); Jim and Lou Eystad (60 years); and Ted and Karen Alm (60 years).
Joe Eystad of Morris passed away on Jan. 4. Survivors include his brother and sister-in-law, Dale (Connie Heinrichs) of St. Michael.
I did not get out much in the last week due to the cold. On Jan. 3 I attended the 60th birthday party for Doug Ehlers at Riverwood Bank. Mark Koepke and I attended church at Faith Lutheran on Jan. 5, one of the few churches in the area that had services on Sunday. On Jan. 8, I helped Jim and Lou Eystad with NAPS at the Morris senior center.