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The January 2021 Messenger #631
The January 2021 Messenger #631
Jan 5, 2021
January 2021 Messenger
FROM THE PASTOR
Ready for The Epiphany
An “epiphany” is an “a-ha” moment, when we suddenly realize something about the world or about ourselves. We don’t manufacture these moments of insight—they come to us as a gift. Our eyes are opened.
An epiphany can take many forms. It can be the sudden realization that the doctor is right, we do need to lose weight. Or the moment in an argument when one spouse realizes that they are the one who needs to repent and seek forgiveness. Or the moment of insight when a white person gets a fresh glimpse of the racism that blacks confront on a daily basis.
The season of Epiphany begins January 6 with the celebration of the journey of the wise men to Bethlehem. The wise men followed the light of the star to find the child, and their eyes were opened to who the child was.
Epiphanies can’t be manufactured, but as the wise ones show us, there are ways to be ready for them. The wise ones displayed three traits that put them in a position to see what God is doing in Jesus.
First of all, they were alert. They paid attention to the sky and therefore were in a position to know when a new star appeared.
Second, the wise ones were committed to learning about what new thing God was doing—so committed that they set out to follow the star. The wise ones could not have been the only people to have seen a curiously bright star in the sky, but they were the ones committed enough to follow it.
Finally, the wise ones were humble. They were not too proud to ask for directions on their way to Bethlehem, and when they met the Christ child, their response was to bow down and offer their gifts. They knew that they were not the center of the universe, Jesus was.
We don't know what “a-ha” moments await us on our journey with God in 2021. But we can be ready to have our eyes opened by imitating the wisdom of the wise men.
Like those wise ones, we can pay close attention to what is happening in the world and in the lives of those around us, because that is the arena in which God makes himself known. Like them, we can use our hands and feet to follow the directions God has given us, trusting that we will learn more about God along the way. Like them, we can be humble enough to know that our role is to be servants and learners—and to drop to our knees whenever we get a glimpse of God’s glory.
Faithfully, Pastor David
Jeanne Dumerer We pray for the family of Jeanne Dumerer who went to her eternal home on December 23rd. Jeanne grew up in Chicago, went to West Leiden High School and Triton College, She married Larry in 1982, Jeanne and Larry had two children, the late Kevin and Lisa and four grandchildren who Jeanne loved dearly. Jeanne and Larry joined Messiah on November 3, 2013. They came to Messiah through their son, Kevin who was involved with Assistance Ministry. In spite of multiple health issues limiting her attendance at church, Jeanne also loved the members of Messiah and always wanted to pray for them and the staff. We remember Jeanne as having a loving, beautiful spirit.
Don Kovach We also pray for the family of long-time member Don Kovach who went to his eternal home on December 29th. Don is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mary Jane, son Brad and daughter-in-law Pat and grandsons Daniel and Kevin. He retired as a dentist in Chicago after almost 50 years of practice. Don and Mary Jane joined Messiah in February 1962 when Brad was 9 months old. They have been active in all aspects of Messiah through the years, with particular involvement in the choir and musical programs for over 57 years. Don enjoyed all aspects of music and played the piano from an early age. Don was a faithful member of Messiah who loved the church and always expressed his desire for it to do God’s work to the best of its ability. Don loved his family dearly, including his church family and friends. He enjoyed spending time with all and always showed interest in others and what they were doing. By the time this edition of the Messenger is published, the service for Don will have taken place. The family suggests donations be made to Messiah Lutheran Church.
David Lindberg We learned that former member, Pastor David Lindberg died on November 16th at 90 years old. David joined Messiah during his retirement and was instrumental in organizing our archives prior to our 50th anniversary celebration before moving to California. Pastor Lindberg served on the faculty of Lutheran School of Theology Chicago (LSTC} from 1963 until his retirement in 1995 as associate professor of world missions and world religions. From 1969-95 he served as director of field education. He served as a missionary in Japan from 1955-63 for Augustana Lutheran Church in Yanai and Fukuyama. In retirement he took on the project of organizing the archives for LSTC and its predecessor schools.
A NEW SEASON OF HOPE
What Are the 12 days of Christmas?
By Cory Driver
Christmas, according to the liturgical calendar, isn’t just a day, but a season. Many Christians know the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas” or recall that Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night is about the last night of Christmas. But what defines the Christmas season?
The 12 days of Christmas are a reversal of the season of Advent. Traditionally, Christians have fasted during Advent as we await the celebration of the birth of our Savior. The period from Christmas Day to the day before Epiphany (the celebration of the magi visiting Jesus, the baptism of Jesus and the beginning of his earthly ministry) is a period of daily feasting. This is surprising, given the reason for celebrating several of the days.
The first day of Christmas, the Feast of the Nativity, is obvious enough as a reason to celebrate. The Messiah has been born into the world! The next day, however, is the feast of St. Stephan, the first Christian martyr, who was killed under the authority of Saul of Tarsus/Paul (Acts 8:1). The emotional whiplash of celebrating the birth of the Savior and then the next day celebrating the life and martyrdom of the first person to die for Christ is stunning. However, tradition calls for a joyful feast to celebrate the faithfulness of Stephen, even unto death.
The next day, the third of the 12, celebrates the life of St. John the Apostle. He was, traditionally, the only disciple who wasn’t martyred. Tradition holds that John took care of Mary, the mother of Jesus, made disciples, grew old and finally died a natural death in Ephesus.
The fourth day of Christmas is the most shocking. The Feast of the Holy Innocents commemorates the death of all boys in Bethlehem, aged 2 and under, at the hands of Herod the Great’s soldiers (Matthew 2:16-18). Again, we feel the emotional rollercoaster, as we’re reminded that the Christian life isn’t simply one of sweetness and joy, but also of pain, hardship and injustice. Nevertheless, the fourth day of Christmas is the Feast of the Holy Innocents, rather than a fast, because we celebrate the One who has conquered sin and death and doesn’t surrender these precious little ones, or any others, to the grave forever.
The following days celebrate Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Becket’s resistance to injustice; the holy family; Pope Sylvester, who resisted the Donatist and Arian controversies (in many Germanic-speaking countries, New Year’s Eve is still called “Sylvester”); the circumcision of Jesus; St. Basil the Great and St. Gregory Nazianzen, who defended the doctrine of the Trinity; Jesus’ presentation and naming in the Jerusalem temple; the hermitage of St. Simon on the pillar; and even two American saints: Elizabeth Ann Seton and John Neumann.
These 12 days help Christians remember that the life of faith is full of challenges and hardships but also contains plenty of reasons to celebrate as we remember the heroes and heroines of the church, and most importantly, our Lord and Savior.
Taken from What are the 12 days of Christmas? - Living Lutheran
A NEW SEASON OF HOPE
The Epiphany season is a liturgical period following the Christmas season. The ELCA celebrates the revelation of Christ to all nations as represented by the magi who came to worship Jesus on January 6th, the day of Epiphany. The church calendar recognizes the season of Epiphany from Jan. 6 until the last Sunday before Ash Wednesday which is celebrated as the Transfiguration of Our Lord. Among the principal themes are: the revelation of Christ to all nations, Jesus' baptism in the River Jordan, and Christ as the light of the world. The colors of the season are white and green. White is the color associated with the festivals of Christ and suggests gladness, joy and light for the day of Epiphany. White is used the first week after Epiphany when the baptism of our Lord is celebrated and the last week of the season of Epiphany when the Transfiguration of our Lord is celebrated. The color green, reminiscent of living things, suggests spiritual growth. It is used during the heart of the Epiphany season between the day of Epiphany and Transfiguration.”
PRAYER FOR EPIPHANY:
Father God, the star that led the Magi to the stable announced to the world that its Savior was born. Today we live in a world that is still covered by darkness, and still needing to make that journey to the stable door. May our lives reflect your light day by day, as we seek to serve where you have placed us. That we might be the means through which others can encounter Jesus Christ. Amen
This Year – Keep Your Joy!
When you listen to a great choir sing the Hallelujah Chorus, you realize that Handel was inspired by God. He wrote the entire Messiah in three weeks. He said the music literally ‘came to him’ in a flurry of notes and motifs. He wrote feverishly, and as if driven by an unseen composer to put pen to paper. Yet he wrote it when his eyesight was failing, and he was facing the threat of dying in a debtors’ prison because of a mountain of outstanding bills. Most of us find it difficult to create under stress, especially when physical or financial problems are at the root of that stress. And yet Handel did. How? He credits the completion of his masterpiece to one thing: joy. He is quoted as saying that he felt as if he would ‘burst with joy’ at what he was hearing in his mind and heart. Instead of dying, as he thought he would, he lived to see his oratorio become a cherished tradition and a popular work. And he also saw it succeed in raising vast sums of money for the poor and destitute. The Bible says, ‘The joy of the Lord is your strength.’ And one of the first things Satan will attack is your joy. He knows it’s the spiritual and emotional fuel you run on. Jesus said, ‘These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full’ (John 15:11 KJV). Note the words ‘remain in you’. So: no matter what happens this year, keep your joy! Lutheran Church Charities Daily Devotion for January 1, 2021
Online Church Services Continue:
As a reminder, all of the church services can be viewed through two different avenues. All of the services are posted on the Messiah Facebook page as well as our YouTube channel under the name Messiah Park Ridge. The YouTube channel can be found at this web address, https://www.youtube.com/user/holzerp. Services are posted at 10:15 am Sunday mornings, but can be watched at any time. If you need help accessing either viewing platforms please reach out to the church office and we can help. Thanks to Paul Holzer for making sure we can participate virtually in worship for the last 3 years!
Message from Paul Holzer, Congregation President:
I have good news on the PPP loan and other news regarding some unplanned expenses related to infrastructure at Messiah Lutheran Church and Child Care Center.
1. The SBA Decision process has been completed as of December 7, 2020. The SBA concluded review of your forgiveness application and approved a forgiveness amount of $136,126.
2. The server used by the both the church and child care center failed and needed replacement.
3. One of the boilers has begun to leak and needs to be placed.
4. A car drove through the fence around the playground at the Northeast corner of the property.
Insurance will help cover the expense of the damage to the playground fence, but the other unbudgeted items need to be paid for from General Funds. Please consider setting aside some money to make an extra donation to Messiah in 2021 for these expenses. Further details will be available at our Annual Congregational meeting to be held on-line in February.
I'll close with the news that the first Reverse Advent Calendar was a success. The Friendship place was crowded with donations from the Child Care Center families and members of the congregation. Thanks to everyone that participated.
The Executive Committee, with Pastor David, continue to meet virtually on a regular basis – in addition keeping a continual eye on local, state and national developments. We thank them for continuing to lead us through this difficult time.
Ways to Donate
Messiah still needs your support! There are still bills to pay to continue to operate plus unexpected expenses as Paul mentions! Besides the traditional check or cash donation/offering (which can be mailed to the church office), there are various other ways to support Messiah. Check out Messiah’s website on ways to contribute: https://www.messiahparkridge.org/contribute.html
A variety of avenues to contribute are outlined including via Messiah’s Facebook page, Pay Pal (https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/2770654), Simply Giving, Amazon Smile and Good Shop. For those who do holiday shopping online, check out these online shopping opportunities that also support Messiah:
As more of us are doing our shopping online please remember to use AmazonSmile when shopping on Amazon. With Messiah designated as your charity of choice, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate a portion of every qualifying order to Messiah. If you need instructions on how to set up your AmazonSmile account, please reach out to the church office and we can assist you. We have received money from AmazonSmile thanks to member purchases.
Many of us are quite familiar with online shopping through AmazonSmile and how Messiah receives benefits from users shopping. We would also like to once again bring light to another form of giving that also benefits the shopper, Goodshop. The Goodshop is an online source that offers coupon codes to online shoppers all while giving a percentage back to the shopper’s charity of choice. Win, Win! Once you have created an account and selected your charity of choice, all you have to do, before starting your online shopping, is to first go to the www.goodshop.com and find the coupon code of the store you will be ordering from. You then copy the coupon code, do your shopping, and paste the code in the appropriate area during check out. That’s it! Messiah will receive a percentage from your order directly from Goodshop. The percentage amount is listed alongside the code.
SOUPER BOWL OF CARING
Traditionally our confirmation/youth spearhead our annual collection for the Maine Township Food Pantry beginning in January. Because of the pandemic and the successful Reverse Advent collection, we won’t be collecting additional food this winter. However, if you would like to make a monetary donation you can send it directly to the Maine Township Food Pantry.
ANNUAL REPORTS DUE! It’s time for the compilation of our Annual Report highlighting Messiah’s activities in 2020, Even though we were limited by the pandemic, Messiah ministries found different ways to remain active! Please submit your report to Alaine in the church office by January 11th!
Communication With Church & Each Other:
Phone messages, regular mail and email continue to be monitored throughout the week. If you are in need of pastoral care, please leave a message on the church phone or send an email to the church at email@example.com or Pastor David at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will get back to you as soon as we can. Pastor David and the church office are sending out several emails each week to help keep the people of Messiah connected during this time. If you have an email address that you receive messages from church, please be sure to check it regularly so you don’t miss any updates. If you know someone who doesn’t have email or doesn’t check it regularly, please keep them up to date!
In addition to communicating with church staff, let’s continue to keep in touch with each other. A phone call, an email, a text or even a note via snail mail can make a difference in someone’s day. The pandemic has gone on longer than anyone expected and the winter may prove to be even more difficult for everyone. So let’s make sure we check in with each other and stay connected! “With Christ, Reaching Out……..”
The Messiah Message Board!
If you have information to share—celebrations, prayer concerns, messages or just news of interest to the people of Messiah—please pass it on to the church office via email (send to email@example.com). We will be updating the Messiah Message Board weekly. Please send news to the office by 5:00 pm on Wednesday.
Let’s Get Virtual!
During the pandemic we have been able to participate in online worship, coffee hours, messaging and other ways to stay in touch and continue with God’s mission for Messiah. Everyone is encouraged to take these opportunities to stay connected and learn/practice this technology! We don’t know how long we’ll need to use it – plus who knows what other ministry avenues might the technology might open up! If you need help accessing any of these online opportunities, contact the church office or Paul Holzer.
JANUARY 2021 Virtual Activities!
Men’s VIRTUAL Brotherhood Breakfast
Men’s Brotherhood will hold a Virtual Breakfast gathering on Saturday, January 9th at 9:00 a.m. All Messiah men are invited to participate. Watch your email for notice of how to connect on the 9th! Contact Rich Seggeling or Paul Holzer if you have questions.
Virtual Coffee Hour:
We will continue to have periodic virtual coffee hours after service. The dates and means of accessing will be communicated via the weekly emails and on Facebook. We are trying different access tools to see what works best. Be sure to watch for details and try to join in! It’s another great way to stay connected!
Messiah VIRTUAL Book Club
The Messiah Book Club will be meeting virtually Tuesday, January 26th 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on FB Messenger Rooms. The selection this month is Anxious People by Fredrik Backman. Viewing an apartment normally doesn't turn into a life-or-death situation, but this particular open house becomes just that: a failed bank robber bursts in and takes everyone in the apartment hostage. As police surround the premises and television channels broadcast the hostage situation live, the eight strangers begin opening up to one another.
Book Club is open to anyone who enjoys reading. All are welcome. If anyone has any questions, please contact Paul Holzer at 847-296-0734.
COMING IN FEBRUARY! VIRTUAL ANNUAL MEETING
Our Annual Meeting will be held online in February. Watch for date and instructions on how to access and participate in the meeting!
Annual Report will be sent out via email prior to the meeting.
OUR MISSIONARY: REVEREND DR. PHILIP KNUTSON
From Pastor Knutson’s December Blog:
“2020 has been a difficult and challenging year. The President of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF), and Archbishop of the Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria (LCCN), Dr P"anti Filibus Musa put it well: “My hope and prayer is that state actors and governments will not retreat into themselves in this time of crisis. My call, if I can borrow the theme of the UN Sustainable Development Goals which we are also using, is that no one is left behind, as we begin to hope and see a post COVID-19 period.””
Check out Pastor Knutson’s blog at southernafricanconnections.wordpress.com
Music Ministry: I Wonder as I Wander
I can still see hear Dorothy Pierce singing a solo of the Christmas carol, “I Wonder as I Wander,” from the pews where the adult choir sat. Dorothy had a lovely contralto voice (a female singer who can sing in the lower alto range) and was a member of the choir at Messiah Lutheran Church in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, as was my father.
While “I Wonder as I Wander” is considered a Christmas carol (see #642 in With One Voice), Dorothy usually sang this carol during the season of Lent. Springing from the heart of Appalachia, the lyrics of this carol bridge the birth of Christ with Christ’s passion. Even as we move through Epiphany—a celebration of God’s light for all nations—over the next several weeks, the carol asks us to ponder why the Incarnation of Christ and crucifixion of Christ are inseparable. I wonder as I wander, out under the sky, How Jesus the Savior did come for to die, For poor ordinary people like you, and like I. I wonder as I wander, out under the sky (verse 1).
The three-verse carol was written by John Jacob Niles, a trained musician who was also a folklorist. On a business trip to the Appalachian part of North Carolina in the 1930s, he happened to be outdoors when he heard a sweet voice singing. It was a young girl named Annie Morgan. Niles could see that the young girl was beautiful but also poor. She was wearing tattered and dirty clothing. For a quarter, Annie said she would sing and that is when Niles heard the beginnings of a melody that he would later turn into “I Wonder as I Wander.”
A beautiful arrangement of it can be at I Wonder as I Wander_Cambridge Singers on Youtube. The Cambridge Singers perform this song, arranged by famed English composer John Rutter.
A recording of Niles himself singing the carol can also be found on Youtube at I Wonder as I Wander_Niles.
Bill Decker, Music Coordinator
2020 is almost in the rear-view mirror! As I reflect on Assistance Ministry and the guests we have served, I am reminded of the challenges we have had and of the constant challenges our guests are experiencing.
As we had to do earlier in the year, we made the difficult decision to temporarily close, following the recommendation to stay home and not encourage groups to gather. Our guests were disappointed, but understood.
Our congregation and Child Care families and staff presented Advent boxes full of food, hats, gloves, scarves, socks/toe warmers, etc. The Scouts went door to door collecting food and gave us 12 bags of groceries! They also brought socks as they have done in the past. The scouts took this project on by themselves- how awesome!
Julie has sent texts to those guests who have given us their phone numbers and we have arranged to drop off the boxes or meet the guests to have them pick one up. We are still trying to figure out how to get these generous gifts to more persons who need them.
We have also shared some of the food with local food pantries and have calls out to the Night Ministry and will make arrangements to share hats, gloves, socks, etc. with them.
Assistance Ministry (continued)
If you know of a family in need, please let us know and we will see what we can share with them.
We look forward to Monday Meals in the New Year, as soon as it is safe to do so. We give thanks for the generous people who have assisted in this ministry in so many ways and for keeping our guests in your prayers. You are a blessing to many!
With thanks, Connie Kaufman
Quilts & Kits
While we still can’t meet on Sundays following worship services to assemble quilts and kits, we are still actively working on what we can to prepare for the time we can gather again. So far, we’ve used part of the Action Team Grant from Thrivent to purchase soap for Personal Care Kits. The remaining funds will be used to purchase towels when they go on sale. If you see any sales, pick up a towel or two and let us know where the sale is! Also, if you’ve been spending your quarantine time at home cleaning out closets, we are happy to take donations of flat sheets (any size) or material for our quilts. If you want to check out the Quilts & Kits program at Lutheran World Relief, go to https://lwr.org.
Messiah Lutheran Child Care Center
The Child Care Center is looking ahead to summer and fall registration already! Since open houses aren’t currently possible, evening tours can be arranged for both sessions. Check out the January Newsletter for details:
On Monday, January 18th Lou Malnatti’s will host a fundraiser for CCC from 4:00-10:00 pm.
Lou’s Malnatti’s is located at 650 N. Northwest Hwy in Park Ridge or 1504 N. Elmhurst Rd in Mount Prospect. Lou Malnati’s will donate 20% of total sales to CCC from every order received from Dine-In, Carryout or Delivery (within zone). Make sure to mention the flyer or fundraiser during your phone order. Raise a slice FOR A CAUSE GOOD INCLUDES ONLINE AND APP ORDERING. USE CODE: FUNDMLCC21
For more information on CCC Activities and Programs contact CCC Office at 847-825-3767
or see the website at www.messiahchildcare.com
Upcoming Manna order dates:
Orders Placed By Available for Pick-Up
January 11th January 14th
Reverse Advent Calendar
In true Messiah form, the Reverse Advent Calendar collection was a big success. Messiah Child Care Center families and Church members came through in a big way, donating food and personal items to benefit our Assistance Ministry and Maine Township Food Pantry. Thanks to everyone who participated!! Check out the pictures to see what all was donated!
What is a Liturgical Year – or the Church Year?
The Church Year is a wonderful gift we have inherited from the Christians who came before us. In many ways the church calendar is independent from the calendar we use every day. The Church Year is divided into two halves. The first half of the Church Year revolves around Jesus’ life. It begins in November/December. As we worship through this part of the Church Year we re-live the main events of Jesus’ life. Since most of the important days fall during this period, like Christmas and Easter, it is called the Festival Half of the Church Year. The other half of the Church Year is called the Non-Festival Half, or the Half Year of the Church. It begins in May or June and focuses on our Lord’s teaching which He left to His Church to proclaim in all the world. Here we see what Jesus’ life, death and resurrection mean to us in our everyday lives.
Each season has its own mood and to help bring out that mood we use different colors on the altar. Certain customs also reflect the mood of the season. All these things help emphasize the different/distinct message of that season.
(The Church Year begins with Advent and Christmas and in January we move into Epiphany.)
The Season of Epiphany – Begins on January 6
The epiphany of Jesus is the Lord’s gracious appearance to His people with signs and wonders and favors given at His own expense. Epiphany is about the Magi, the gathering of the Gentiles as God’s people. It is also about the Baptism of our Lord, who prepares the waters of Baptism for us. Epiphany is about Jesus’ first sign or miracle performed at Cana to bless a marriage.
Calendar: Epiphany always begins on January 6th. The length of the season depends on the date of Easter. The last Sunday in Epiphany is always Transfiguration Sunday.
(excerpted from: https://www.faithlutherancorning.org/lutheran-church-year)
THIS MONTH IN WORSHIP
January 3rd Second Sunday of Christmas
Jeramiah 31:7-14 Psalm 147:12-20 Ephesians 1:3-14 John 1:(1-9) 10-18
January 10th Baptism of Our Lord
Genesis 1:1-5 Psalm 29 Acts 19:1-7 Mark 1:4-11
January 17th 2nd Sunday after Epiphany
1 Samuel 3:1-10 Psalm 139:1-6,13-18 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 John 1:43-51
January 24th 3rd Sunday after Epiphany
Jonah 3:1-5,10 Psalm 62:5-12 1 Corinthians 7:29-31 Mark 1:14-20
January 31st 4th Sunday after Epiphany
Deuteronomy 18:15-20 Psalm 111 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 Mark 1:21-28
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE We pray for each other, our congregation, our families, our community, our state, our country and the world during this challenging time.
Those who mourn:
The family and friends of Larry Dumerer as they mourn the loss of Jeanne Dumerer.
Please also keep Mary Jane and the Kovach family in your prayers as they mourn the passing of Don Kovach.
Those who are ill, in recovery, or facing adversity:
The Dumerer Family The Hauser Family Mary Jane Kovach
Trudi & Jim Handzel Bob Kallas Richard Levy Daniel Kovach Carol Hrodey Joe & Nick Levy
Maria Raicia (mother of Laura Hauser)
Sonja Snell (family of Bill and Cindy Decker)
Katie Brandon and Carol Rudy (friends of Dotty Burger)
Domonic & Leah Mareuccilli Family, Anne Flick (Friends of the Lippert Family)
Teresa & José (aunt & uncle of Cookie Bonilla)
Pat & Ted Gradt, Amanda Jensen (friends and family of the Jensen Family)
Ron, Carol, Margot, Maggie, Steve W., Mary, Bruce, and Terry DeSchepper
(friends of David Swanson)
George, Pattie & Chris Aaron, Sandi & Tom Farley, J.T. & Becky, Ann, and Julie (family & friends of the Handzel Family)
Ed & Toni (friends of Rich Seggeling)
Joshua Harady (friend of Tim Saul)
Brady Nelson (family friend of Alaine Wong)
Those who are homebound:
Arlene Baranowski Barb Loverme Dorothy Nagel Eva Thoren
Those serving in the armed services and first responders:
(those known to us & all those who serve)
Brandon Ajyek Tim David Tyler Daye Jarred Engvall Bobby Hanson Jenni Hanson Mikey Hanson Andreas Johnson Claudine Ward Jason Koesler Joey Rosequist Brian Nagel Eric Nagel David Nagel Officer Matt McGannon
Those attending college and graduate school:
Thomas Yager Phil Holzer Nick Levy Novena Christal
Haley Lippert Dina Salemi Arden Sasak Adam Hauser Christian Travis Ryan Hauser Kevin Kovach Trygve Jensen Nikolas Ryczek Michael Yager
Those who celebrate:
Richard Seggeling, 1/2 Paul Holzer, 1/3 Nicholas Levy, 1/4
Ralph Lippert, 1/7 Larry Ryczek, 1/7 Thomas Jason, 1/12
Tait Jensen, 1/12 Ryan Bujalka, 1/13 Kaelyn Yager, 1/16 Raymond Ejnik, 1/20 David Chervinko, 1/22 Heba Penumaka, 1/22
Chris Boomer, 1/23 Karol Kamman, 1/25 Michael Bujalka, 1/28
No Anniversaries this month