Donnelly News 121413
Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news. It has been very cold the past week with temperatures below zero and strong winds making for some dangerous wind chills. There was enough snow to keep the snow removal equipment busy.
In St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: The Sunday school program will be held on Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. followed by a time of fellowship. There will be only one performance this year.
There will be joint services at St. John’s on Dec. 29 at 10 a.m. There is no Sunday School on Dec. 22 and 29.
From Good Shepherd Lutheran Church: The Sunday School program will be held on Dec. 15 during the regular church services at 9 a.m. In the afternoon, there will be an open house from 1-3 p.m. to showcase the new addition and other improvements to the church. Classrooms, a lounge, and a bathroom were added in addition to expanding the dining area.
The newest member of our Good Shepherd Lutheran Church family is Easton Anthony Hufford who was baptized on Nov. 30.
St. John’s, Kongsvinger and Good Shepherd Lutheran churches are among the churches in the area that have a hat mitten/scarf tree for the Salvation Army again this year check with your church for details and deadlines
A community Christmas meal will be served at First Lutheran Church of Morris at noon on Dec. 25. Everyone welcome, and a free will donation will be collected.
A community hymn sing will be held Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. at First Lutheran Church of Morris. Hymn sings are planned at Faith Lutheran of Morris in January, at the Assumption Catholic Church in February and at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in March.
There will be a community dinner at the town hall in Donnelly today (Saturday), sponsored by the community club and served by the Threshing Bee royalty beginning at noon. Santa will be at the hall at about 1 p.m.
An open house 86th birthday party for Les Bertram will be held at the Eden Reformed Church in Herman today (Saturday) from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Congratulations to Heather Schneider, who was named Morris Area School’s teacher of the year. Her husband Tom works at the Donnelly Co-op.
Kody Armstrong was named to the A honor roll at West Central Area High School. Be sure to check out the honor roll list from Morris Area in last week’s edition of the Morris Sun Tribune as there ware too many to list here.
Rayna Maye Olson was born on Oct. 9 to Cindy and Brian of Carver. Grandparents are Vernal and Janet Olson of Hoffman and great-grandmother is Rosie Sax of Elbow Lake.
On Dec. 8, I brought cake for coffee hour at Good Shepherd in honor of Mark Koepke’s birthday on Dec. 15.
During the past week I have attended the funeral for Al Schmidt -- his son Doug was a classmate of mine; the spaghetti supper fundraiser at the Morris Area elementary school; the activities at the Prairie Renaissance Cultural Alliance, the Museum, senior center and Federated Church; the service of remembrance at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris; the open house at the New Horizon’s office in Morris and advent services at Good Shepherd.