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to proclaim the gospel to others, and to strive for unity in Christ.

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113 South Jefferson Street
P.O. Box 87
Minneota MN 56264

(507) 872-6446 Church Office
(507) 872-5215 Kitchen

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Leaf Issues

As Fall approached and leaves began to drop off the trees, the need for a lot of raking soon became evident.  But health issues were telling us we may not get it done this year.

A quiet Saturday approached and mid-morning we became aware of shadows in our yard.  Not only people, but lawn mower with a pickup rake, a pickup hitched to a wagon and lots of activity.

Wade and Terri Myhre, sons Tyler and Cole and Scott Anderson were quickly picking up leaves from our yard.  One on the mower, three raking and one loading into the trailer.  This was their second stop of the morning and some two hours later they were on to a third stop.

Your “random act of kindness” will never be forgotten.  Thank you for your hard work and caring attitudes.

       Pete and Gayle VanVooren

HLCW Christmas Dinner

The Hope Lutheran Church Women will hold a Christmas potluck dinner on Thursday, December 13th in the church Fellowship Hall.  All are asked to bring a dish to pass, plus a Christmas goodie to share.

This dinner will begin at Noon, with buns and beverage furnished.  A short program will be held and a sharing of Christmas memories will be enjoyed by all.

Share this date and come for the food and fellowship.

Potluck Dinner December 13th,
Noon At Hope Lutheran

Jubilation Notes

Youth—you are reminded that you are welcome to join the Jubilation Choir as the rules have been changed.

 All youth grades 7 and up are now invited to join Jubilation as they prepare music for our worship services.

The choir meets on Wednesday night immediately after GLOW for a short practice.  They then provide music on all Sundays except the second one each month, which is led by the Praise Band.

Come and share your voices with the current members.  You will be warmly welcomed.

October 14, 2018, Mission Sunday speaker Marie  Henriksen, shown below alongside the quilt she made and uses as a guide to present “Walking Thru the Bible with 12 Remarkable   Women.”

Dinner A Big Success

The church was buzzing with activity as the Annual Meatball Supper approached on November 4th.

The planning, the phone calls, the ordering of food and serving supplies, and many volunteers helped to make it a big success.

We acknowledge Sandy Tolk and Marilyn Kompelien for their skills in the kitchen for the meal was delicious.  And we thank Rita Dovre for her work in the dining area, Judy Hagen for her work with the donated items that were bid on, Becky Peterson and Fran Fier for their time at the bake sale, and Gayle VanVooren and all the lefse rollers who spent time making this Norwegian delicacy.

Six of the ladies spent one morning making the famous meatballs and this year when the event was over there were no meatballs for sale.

We cannot forget all the volunteers who wrapped silverware, set tables, cut desserts, made desserts, washed dishes and helped with cleanup.  It is a big undertaking and everyone worked so well together.

There were a few fun surprises during the evening.  We greeted friends and neighbors from Marshall, Cottonwood, Canby, Porter, Ivanhoe and Taunton, as well as from Minneota.  And we learned of the winners from our drawings.

Sandy Josephson was the lucky winner of the Dresden Plate quilt that was stitched together by Ona Olevson, using vintage prints.  This beautiful quilt/bedspread was then finished by Rita Dovre using an intricate design to put it together.  

Others winning prizes included:

Sue Buysse—basket of Belgian Cookies

Shirley Gladis—large orange cement leaf

Judy Hagen—gray afghan

Corky DeCock—casseroles

Marcia Johnson—sawblade

Marilynn Pagel—Christmas boxes

Becky Peterson—toaster

Thank you to all the leaders, all the workers and to all who donated food items.  You are awesome!