Join us Wednesday, November 27, at 7 PM for our Thanksgiving Eve Service. Special music will be sung by the Valley Gospel Singers (directed by Helen Peterson) with a message from Pastor Steve. There will also be a special offering taken for nonperishable food items to be donated to the Rushford Food Shelf, thank offering to the RLCW, and your Thanksgiving offering to the church. Come give “thanks” to our God!
The Membership Committee will be setting up the Giving Tree with tags shortly before Thanksgiving.
Celebrating the 30th Year of Takkefest, Thanksgiving Day, November 28th at Rushford Lutheran Church. Doors will open at 11 AM. Everyone is welcome. An RSVP if possible, to 864.7593 or 507.458.6897, or just walk-in.
Sunday, November 24th, 11:15 AM Thrivent Financials’ Tom Bjerke (and Steve Halvorson) will have a soup and sandwich charitable giving talk on “Blending Faith, Finances and Generosity” in our Fellowship Hall. Everyone is invited. Thrivent helps Christians be wise with money and live generously. For more than a century, they have helped over 2 million members make wise money choices that reflect their values, provide opportunities for people to be even more generous where they live, work and worship.
Rushford Lutheran Church is looking for a part-time custodian. Hours can vary (up to 20 hours a week) as long as the work is completed. In addition, must be available to set up for funerals, weddings and special events and cleanup afterwards. Opening and locking of the church daily. Moderate lifting is involved. Wage depends on experience. Interested persons can submit a resume to RLC, Attn.: HR Comm., PO Box 399, by Nov. 27th.
Rushford Lutheran Church Women
ANNUAL FALL BAZAAR
Crafts and Bake Sale
Saturday, Nov. 9th
10 AM – 1:30 PM
Come have a delicious meal including hot turkey sandwiches, chips, beverage, lefse, sweet soup, rommergrot. All for $7 adults; $3 children ages 6-10; and free for ages 5 and under.
Take home delectable baked goods featuring rosettes, stroll, hard tack, and flatbread.
|RLCW is having a Silent Auction on a recently made quilt. Check it out downstairs in the Fellowship Hall. Get your bid in by the 9th.|
In joyful expectation of the resurrection to life eternal, we remember those relatives, friends, and fellow members who have gone before us in faith. We offer thanksgiving for the gift of faith and hold fast to the certainty of God’s promise. Listed below are those Individuals who have become saints since last year’s All Saints’ Day. We recognize these people at the Sunday, November 3rd worship service.
Rod Anderson, Nora Darleen Johnson, Norman Ebner,
Annabelle Haugen, Carolyn Johnson, Agnes Mierau, Donald Woxland, Mervin Stennes, Joyce Lee,
Diane Nielsen-Pagnoni, Kieth Evenson, James Johnson, Patricia Bestul, and Linden Johnson
Get your RLCW Cookbooks! They are available for purchase, $15. The cookbooks can be purchased after church in the Fellowship Hall or in the church office during business hours.
Here are 5 ways to get involved: 1) Pack a shoebox, 2) Provide an item for the shoeboxes, 3) Donate dollars for shipping, 4) Pray for our project, and 5) Volunteer.
COFFEE: November Fellowship Coffee will be served by Martha Circle.
QUILTING: No quilting in November and December.
MEETING – Miriam Circle has the program for the November meeting. They have invited Wellhouse Ministry to discuss their plan for the old school.
It will begin at 1:30 p.m. with lunch being served by the board.
Rushford Lutheran Church Women
October 2, 2019
President Corrine opened the meeting by welcoming everyone and giving an opening prayer. The table prayer was sung, and a wonderful brunch was served by the Adah Circle. After brunch, the program was turned over to the Martha Circle. The ladies sang, “Jesus Loves the Little Children”. Jeaneen Engrav then gave devotions reading Under Her Wings followed by a prayer. Karen Nelson then gave a trumpet solo called “The Gift of Love.” Our guest speaker was Susan Nelson Langlois who has been on two mission trips to Costa Rica. Seven from her area went on the last trip. They focus on the youth from the area because they have fallen away from the church. The church if they attend is a pole barn. These youth only have a half day of school which leaves them with too much free time. The first year they went they built a kitchen so the kids would get a meal as they may or may not get a noon meal. They teach Vacation Bible School while they are there. They bring soccer balls, jump ropes, and other activities to keep the youth busy. They also bring food and supplies to the families of the youth they teach. The children now bring the adults in where they wouldn’t before. Following Susan’s presentation, the ladies sang, “I Love to Tell the Story”.
President Corrine called the business meeting to order. The secretary’s report was read and approved. The treasurer’s report was read and approved showing a balance on hand of $2,506.59.
Old Business: Marlene Boehmke reported the cookbooks are in and the cost is $15 each. Roberta Anderson reported that the salad luncheon went well and was very well attended. Corrine noted that we still need volunteers to sign up to help with the cleanup after the Cod Fish Supper. Also, if you are bringing cookies, please mark your container with how many dozen you brought so we can keep track of what we will need for next year. It was noted that apple pie baking will start at 8:00 on Friday, October 4th. Any ladies that are interested in helping with Norwegian bakings for the bazaar we will be starting on Monday, October 14th at 8:30 am making either hardtack or flat bread. We are also looking for other baked goodies, candies, or craft items to sell at the bazaar if you would like to help in that way. We are updating the RLCW book for the coming year; so if you have any changes, please let Corrine know.
New Business: Sunday morning coffee treats were brought up and it was mentioned that there were to many different kinds of treats. It will be left up to the discretion of each circle as to what they wish to do for the Sundays they serve. Thank Yous were read. Corrine thanked Linda Paulson and Sandy Skalet for the beautiful job they do on the bulletin board. Corrine also noted that we needed prayers for someone to take her place next year as President as she would like to step down. They were answered as Marlene Boehmke said she would accept that office. There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.
Announcements: Birthdays, anniversaries, and prayer requests were noted. The next meeting will be on November 6th at 1:30 pm. Miriam Circle has the program; Martha Circle has the lunch and Sunday morning coffee will be the Martha Circle. Corrine closed with prayer and the Lord’s Prayer.
Rhonda La Fleur, Acting Secretary