N3099 Smith Road † Poynette WI 53955 † 608-635-7200 † dekorra@dekorralutheran.org
Church Office Hours Mon, Tue & Thr - 8:00am - 4:00pm Fri - 8:00am - 2:00pm --- Closed Wed
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Saturday Evening Worship at 5:00pm
Sunday Worship will be at 8:30am
Coffee after Sunday worship

Sauk Columbia Area
Habitat for Humanity



		    
Dec	11	12:30pm	Christian Education Meeting
		7:00pm	All Committee
Dec	12	1:00pm	Women’s Bible Study (Joy)	
		   ~~~Pastor’s Day Off~~~
Dec	13	6:30pm	Confirmation / Mentor’s Christmas Party 
				                      at Pastor Ryan’s House
Dec	14	1:00pm	Quilting
		4:45pm	Bible Study 
  		7:00pm 	Council
Dec	15	   ~~~Newsletter Deadline~~~
		9:45am	Bible Study
		8:00pm	AA     
Dec	16	5:00pm	Worship			
Dec	17	8:30am	Worship
		9:30am	Coffee Fellowship
		9:30am	Sunday School Christmas Program Practice
    	        10:30am	Sunday School Christmas Program
		5:00pm	Youth & Family Christmas Caroling - Meet at Church
  
 

Worship Assistants

9th/10th of Dec 2017 ~ SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT
       Isaiah 40:1-11
       Psalm 85:1-2, 6-13 antiphon v # 13
       2 Peter 3:8-15a
       Mark 1:1-8

13th of Dec 2017
Lucy, martyr, 304

14th of Dec 2017
John of the Cross, renewer of the church,1591

9th/10th of Dec 2017 ~ THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT
       Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11
       Psalm 126 antiphon v# 3 OR Luke 1:46b-55 antiphom v# 52
       1 Thessalonians 5:16-24
       John 1:6-8, 19-26

PLEASE REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS
Rev. Larry & Evelyn Gedde (sister & brother-in-law of Claudine Hanson) Ruth Kohlmeyer; Jean Kutzke (mother of Jon Kutzke); Greg Ayers; Joanna Hall (daughter of Mary Dibble); Lisa Hohlstein (daughter of John & Ruth Nelson); Margie Knuteson, LeRoy Breneman

PRAYERS FOR THOSE SERVING OUR COUNTRY IN THE MILITARY
Deontá Backovitch; Nicholas Paske (great nephew of June Fiske); Dustin Hoiten (nephew of Ted Koch); Bill Warren (son of Cheryl Lytle); Quinten Case (great-nephew of June Fiske); James Wampole (nephew of Gene & Betty Hehl); Moira McCormack (granddaughter of Renate Lokotz); Kole Purtell (grandson of Chuck & Penny Judd).

NEW MEMBER CLASS
If you are interested in becoming a member of Dekorra there will be a New Member class TODAY at 10am.

YOUTH AND FAMILY EVENT
Who: Youth, Families, Anyone with a Voice - What:  Christmas Caroling When: December 17  5:00 – 6:30 PM - Where:  Our House and Good Samaritan Nursing Homes Why: Spread Christmas Cheer! Please plan to Carol with us to spread the joy of Christmas. Thank you!

CHRISTMAS ANGELS
The Angels will be hung on garland decorating the sanctuary. Each Angel is $5.00. Please leave your completed form along with your donation in the basket in the back of the church. Today is the last day to get your Angel.

CHRISTMAS POINSETTIA PLANTS
The Altar Committee will take orders for Poinsettias through Sunday, December 17. Please place your orders early! Each poinsettia is $15.00. The order forms will be in the back of the church and in this newsletter if you wish to provide flowers for the worship area. Make your check payable to Dekorra Lutheran Church and place it along with your order form in the basket at the back of the church. Do not leave the forms in the church office. Orders cannot be accepted after December 17. The flowers may be picked up after Christmas morning worship service or left to share with the shut-ins. Call Lorraine Knuteson with questions.

THERE WILL BE A SECRET SISTER REVEAL,
recruitment, and ornament exchange on December 17th after worship. Coffee and treats will be provided and the mystery of the secret, caring, gift giving lady in your life this past year will finally be revealed!  If you haven't been a part of this wonderful ministry please consider joining us this year. We will also talk about what it means to be a secret sister and you can decide if this group is for you.  It is such a great feeling to know you have a secret sister in the church remembering you and keeping you in her prayers. Come and find out more info and see how much fun we have together! 

YELLOW BAG PROJECT
in these days before Christmas, please don’t forget those less fortunate than we are. Take a yellow bag and help provide food for the needy. Share the spirit of Christmas!

LIBRARY GIVING TREE
Would you like to help grow the Dekorra Lutheran Church library? Here is your opportunity! Check out the library to find the Giving Tree which contains envelopes with book suggestions to give to the library collection. There are two ways to give: Choose an envelope or ornament, acquire the book – new or gently used and place it in the basket in the library. OR.. Choose an envelope/ornament and place a donation towards a book in the envelope and put it in the offering plate. In addition, the entire “Wish List” will be in the basket and you may find others that you wish to contribute. Multiple copies of books are great! Thank you in advance for helping to grow your library collection!  

THANKS TO THOSE WHO SERVED TODAY
**** Servers for Sunday, December 10****
Sharon Hatch - Music
Phil & Vicki Nugier - Stewardship
Everyone - Altar Guild
Garrett Thurston - Acolyte
Margo Holzman - Worship Assistant
Lisa Bothun - Lay Reader
Whitnee Parsons, Bev Trygstad - Greeters; Bill Statz, LeRoy Reidel - Ushers
**** Servers for Sunday, December 17****
Sharon Hatch - Music
Sharon Kampen & Holly Priske - Stewardship
Everyone - Altar Guild
Sammy Nyffenegger - Acolyte
Kip Nordstrom - Worship Assistant
Ellen Keller - Lay Reader
Melissa Serwe - Communion Assistant
Madeline Shaw & Lorraine VanEtten - Greeters
Darryl & Sherri Knuteson - Ushers

 

N3099 Smith Road † Poynette WI 53955 † 608-635-7200 † dekorra@dekorralutheran.org


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