EVENTS: Sunday, December 3 – Frist Sunday of Advent 5:00-6:30pm – Mamrelunds Chicken Ala King fundraiser dinner. Cost is $10 Adults; $8 Students; $3 Under 5. Everyone is welcome! Monday, December 4 9:00am – Hope’s Early Birds potluck at church 6:00-7:00pm –Dinner Church at Hope. Invite your friends and neighbors! Tuesday, December 5 9:00am – Coffee & Conversation “C&C” food at Bethesda 9:30am - Coffee & Conversation Bible Study at Bethesda 6:00pm – Hope’s Twilighters at Bonnie Magnuson’s home Wednesday, December 6 3:30pm – Bethesda’s Sunday School Christmas practice 5:00pm – Hope’s Sunday School Supper 6:00-7:00pm – Hope’s Christmas program practice 6:30-8:00pm - Confirmation 7th-9th grade at Pastor Thul’s little farm 6:45-7:45pm – Monson Lake Sunday School Thursday, December 7 9:30am – Bethesda’s Esther Quilting Circle Saturday, December 9 1:00-4:00pm – Hope’s Fiddle ‘n practice 4:00pm – Hope’s Fiddle ‘n Christmas program. Coffee & Cookies to follow! Sunday, December 10 - Second Sunday of Advent 8:15am – Buffalo Lake Blue Christmas Service 8:15am – Monson Lake Worship & Communion 8:15am –St. John’s Worship 10:00am – Bethesda Worship with Sunday School Christmas program/9:15am Sunday School 10:00am – Hope’s Sunday School Christmas program, followed by Potluck Dinner/8:30am Breakfast/9:00am Christmas program preparation/9:15am Coffee 10:00am – Mamrelund Christmas program/9:15am Sunday School /11:00am Coffee 4:00pm – Monson Lake Blue Christmas followed by supper Monday, December 11 6:30pm – Mamrelunds Council meeting Tuesday, December 12 9:00am – Coffee & Conversation “C&C” food at Bethesda 9:30am - Coffee & Conversation Bible Study at Bethesda 11:00am – Bethesda’s WELCA planning & potluck lunch Wednesday, December 13 10:40am-2:00pm – ACT Parish serves dinner at Campus Life Ministry across from Willmar Ridgewater College. 6:30-8:00pm - Confirmation 7th-9th grade at Pastor Thul’s little farm 6:45-7:45pm – Monson Lake Sunday School Friday, December 15 10:00am-5:00pm - Bethesda Foundation, 901 Willmar Ave. SE, Willmar, presents, “The Sweetest Christmas Soiree” in the Carrie’s Chapel. Featuring a Bake Sale and Holiday Bazaar Gifts will also be available for purchase. Preview Gifts Baskets & Gifts Certificates and a $5 Meat Raffle tickets are also available. The meat raffle includes: $250 gift certificates from Hultgren Farms, Raymond; $80 pork pack from Wicks Meat Shoppe, Kandiyohi and six packs of two turkeys from Jennie-o, Willmar. The meat raffle drawing will be at 5:00pm and need not be present to win. At 7:00pm view on Bethesda’s YouTube channel and Bethesda’s Facebook page. Enjoy an evening of local and regional musicians, alongside your opportunity to bid on Christmas Baskets, Gift Certificates and Handmade Quilts. Sunday, December 16th- St. Johns Bake Sale at Uptown Mall, 9:00-2:00 Sunday, December 17 – Third Sunday of Advent 8:15am – Buffalo Lake Worship 8:15am – Monson Lake Sunday School Christmas program followed by a brunch. 8:15am –St. John’s Worship & Communion 10:00am – Bethesda Worship & Communion/No Sunday School 10:00am – Hope Worship & Communion/8:30am Breakfast/9:00am Sunday School Christmas Party! /9:15am Coffee 10:00am – Mamrelund Worship & Communion/9:15am Sunday School /11:00am Coffee 5:30pm – St. John’s “Soup & Sandwich” and 6:30pm Christmas program. All proceeds will go to the Salvation Army.
Monday, December 18 6:00-7:00pm –Dinner Church at Mamrelund. Invite your friends and neighbors! Tuesday, December 19 9:00am – Coffee & Conversation “C&C” food at Bethesda 9:30am - Coffee & Conversation Bible Study at Bethesda Wednesday, December 20 4:30pm – Mamrelund’s Women’s Bible Study at Lori Carlson’s, studying the book of 1st Thessalonians. Please bring a dish to share for the Christmas potluck supper. 6:30-8:00pm - Confirmation 7th-9th grade at Pastor Thul’s little farm 6:45-7:45pm – Monson Lake Sunday School Thursday, December 21 7:00pm – Blue Christmas service at St. John’s Sunday, December 24 - Christmas Eve Service 8:15am Monson Lake with Pastor Daryl and Pastor Jennie 10:00am Hope with Minister Nancy Carlson/9:15am Coffee 2:30pm Old Mamre with Pastor Daryl and Pastor Jennie 4:00pm Hope with Pastor Jennie & Old Mamre with Pastor Daryl 5:30pm Monson Lake with Pastor Daryl & Bethesda’s Candlelight Worship with Pastor Jennie 8:00pm St. John’s with Pastor Daryl and Pastor Jennie Monday, December 25 – Christmas Day Service 9:00am – Buffalo Lake Tuesday, December 26 No Coffee & Conversation “C&C” at Bethesda ACT Parish Skiing and Tubing at Powder Ridge, Kimball, MN. Sunday, December 17th is the last day to sign up with your Parish Activities Task Force Member which is: Hope: Kala Rudningen & Jean Rood Monson Lake: Tara Morrison Bethesda: Carla Olson & Leah Claussen Buffalo Lake: Trista Kavanaugh Mamrelund: Heather Schultz St. John’s: William Lindquist Wednesday, December 27 No Confirmation
Sunday, December 31 8:15am-Buffalo Lake Worship with Nancy Carlson 10:00am–Hope Worship/Communion with Nancy Carlson/No Breakfast or Sunday School/9:15am Coffee