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The March 2021 Messenger #633

Mar 1, 2021

The March 2021 Messenger

Practicing Faith

There once was a monk who prayed to God to cure him of his fiery temper. He prayed that he would be given patience so he could live peaceably with his fellow monks.

But every day as he left the prayer chapel, he inevitably ran into a certain young monk who especially irritated him. This young monk uttered words of such foolishness that the older monk would soon break into a rage.

The older monk prayed, “Why, O Lord, do you keep putting this foolish fellow in front of me? I am asking you to give me patience.”

God replied, “And that’s why I am giving you so many opportunities to practice.”

That story sums up the purposes of Lent. Lent is when we deliberately embrace the struggle against evil and against whatever leads us away from love of God and neighbor. Through prayer and practice, we seek to be the disciples God calls us to be.

Of course, part of the struggle of Lent and the struggle of the Christian life is to identify where that struggle is taking place in our lives. How does the evil one gain power over us, and in what forms? What can we do to fight against it?

Christian tradition suggests these paired disciplines as helpful in the struggle: self-examination and repentance, prayer and fasting, sacrificial giving and works of love. These are all ways of learning to be truthful about ourselves, to deny our own wants when necessary, and to give of ourselves and our resources for the sake of our neighbors and the well-being of the world.

We enter into these disciplines without illusions about ourselves, but with confidence in God’s embrace of our struggles. We are preparing ourselves to more joyfully celebrate the resurrection of our Lord, whose triumph over sin and death enables us to live even now in truth, peace, and hope.

Faithfully, Pastor David

PS: I urge you to consider as one possible recipient of sacrificial giving in this season a donation to support the unbudgeted $23,000 expense for repairing the furnace at Messiah. This is an unexpected but necessary cost to enable the building to remain a reliable site for ministry. Every contribution will reduce the draw on the church’s endowment fund, and so free up funds for future ministry.


March brings us into the heart of Lent. Lent represents the time Jesus spent in the wilderness, enduring the temptation of Satan. Lent is a time of repentance, fasting, and preparation for the coming of Easter. It is a time of self-examination and reflection. In spite of not being able to meet in person, we still use this time to try to find deeper meaning in our relationship with God. It is such a great time to spread love, goodness, and kindness to the world – even from our homes. This year, like many seasons and activities of the church this past year, Lent will be a little different. However, maybe it can be even more meaningful.

Lenten Bible Study
One opportunity we have is to deepen our understanding of the book of Exodus with Pastor David:
Israel’s Liberation and Ours: Exploring Exodus

Pastor David will lead an online Lenten Bible study for the six weeks of Lent, beginning Sunday, Feb. 21. The class will meet virtually over Zoom on Sunday mornings at 9 am. A Zoom link will be sent out each week prior to each class.

The book of Exodus recounts some of the major and fundamental stories of the Bible—the enslavement of Israelites in Egypt, the rise of Moses, the liberation of the people, the crossing of the sea, and the giving of the Ten Commandments. Exodus reveals who God is, who human beings are in relation to God, and how humans should act in God’s world.

This class will look at some key passages in Exodus. As we consider how God’s people in the past responded to the challenges of life, we are better able to see how God longs to relate to us now.

What a great way to help us explore our own relationship with God!

Easter Lilies
We will be ordering lilies for Easter this year. If you would like a lily please mail a check to Messiah in the amount of $11.00. All orders are due to the office by 9:30 am, Monday, March 15th. You will be able to pick up your plant on Monday, April 4th.

Lenten Service Project
A Tisket A Tasket…
Help us Fill a Special Easter Basket!!
During the pandemic there has been a lot of discussion about taking care of ourselves to endure each day during this unprecedented time. Some days taking a shower and getting dressed is the best way to start and make it through another day. Now, imagine not having the resources to even do that! There are many people these days who don’t have these basic self-care items.

So, help us share some of these items with our fellow citizens through the Night Ministry of Chicago and our own Assistance Ministry.

You can help by collecting the following travel or sample size items each week in March, placing them in a 1-gallon plastic Ziploc bag and depositing the bag in the Special Easter Basket at Messiah by Friday, March 26th. Or you can also donate individual items and we’ll assemble bags for you.

If you have any questions, contact the church office!
Thanks for your help!

Week 1 March 1-5

Week 2 March 8-12
Lip Balm

Week 3 March 15-19
Wash Cloth
$5.00 Jewel Gift Card   

Week 4 March 22-26
Shaving Cream
Body Lotion


Holy Week March 28 to April 3
Holy Week Services
All Holy Week services this year will be conducted online. Please check email announcements for the links to the services that are broadcast on Messiah’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Palm Sunday
Service: 10:15, Sunday, March 28th

Palms for Palm Sunday
Palms will be available to pick up on Friday, March 26th from 4:00 – 6:00 pm. Please come to door G, the circle drive, to pick up your palm. The palms will be used during the virtual Palm Sunday worship service on March 28th.

5 Things about Palm Sunday that Remind Us Christ is King
Excerpt from www.crosswalk.com

1. God's Word tells us the people cut palm branches and waved them in the air, laid them out on the ground before Jesus as He rode into the city. The palm branch represented goodness and victory and was symbolic of the final victory He would soon fulfill over death.

“O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” 1 Cor. 15:55

2. Jesus chose to ride in on a donkey, which directly fulfilled Old Testament prophecy of Zech. 9:9. In Biblical times, it was common for kings or important people to arrive by a procession riding on a donkey. The donkey symbolized peace, so those who chose to ride them showed that they came with peaceful intentions. Jesus even then reminded us that He is the Prince of Peace.
"Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey." Zech. 9:9

3. When the people shouted "Hosanna!" they were hailing Christ as King. That word actually means "save now," and though in their own minds they waited for an earthly king, God had a different way in mind of bringing true salvation to all who would trust in Him.

"Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD!" Ps. 118:26

"If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved." Rom. 10:9

4. The Bible says that Jesus wept for Jerusalem. In the midst of the praise of the moment, He knew in His heart that it wouldn't be long that these same people would turn their backs on Him, betray Him, and crucify Him. His heart broke with the reality of how much they needed a Savior.

"As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it, and said, "If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace--but now it is hidden from your eyes." Luke 19:41-42

5. Palm Sunday reminds us that the reign of Christ is far greater than any the mind of man could ever conceive or plan. Man looked for someone to fight their battles in the present day world. Yet God had the ultimate plan of sending His Son to fight the final battle over death. This is the greatness of why we celebrate this week. Because of Christ's ultimate sacrifice, we can be set free of death.

"Jesus said to her, 'I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies,'" John 11:25

We have so much to be grateful for this week. The enemy knows that, and you can bet, he's going to do everything he can to try and distract us away from the true meaning of what this Holy Week means. Don't let him win.

In this Holy Week, may God direct our thoughts and attention towards what matters most, Jesus Christ our King...

Let's choose to focus on worshipping our Lord, thanking Him for the gift of His sacrifice, celebrating the power of the Resurrection, and the new life found in Him alone. Grace.

"Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!" 2 Cor. 9:15

Maundy Thursday
Service: 7:30, Thursday, April 1st
Note: This service will be conducted over a live video link. Please check email announcements in Holy Week to locate the link.

Online service on Maundy Thursday will include Holy Communion.

As part of that service, worshipers are invited to participate in Holy Communion from their homes by supplying the elements of bread and wine from their own household and partaking of the elements at the appropriate moment in the communion liturgy.

An Explanation of Maundy Thursday Communion
Our Lutheran theology stresses that the body and blood of Christ are present in, with, and under the bread and wine as it is shared with the baptized in the liturgy of Holy Communion. Lutherans are for good reason therefore uneasy with the notion of “virtual” communion or any move to make the sacrament either a private affair or an activity in which some participate and others watch.

For that reason, Holy Communion has not been part of the pre-recorded services or the services broadcast and archived on Facebook during the Covid pandemic.

However, we have learned during the pandemic that the gathering of people over a live Zoom call or other video conference call creates a genuine community, not an imaginary one. In these gatherings, we see each other’s faces and hear each other’s voices. We occupy the same moment in time, and effectively—through the means of modern technology—occupy the same space. We are gathered together in Christ’s name.

It is on this basis that Pastor David and the Executive Committee have endorsed celebrating Holy Communion on Maundy Thursday. Though the bread and wine will derive from different households, we are gathered together in the presence of God to hear God’s promise: “The body of Christ, given for you; the blood of Christ, shed for you.”

Good Friday
Service: 7:30 pm, April 2nd
The service link will be sent at a later date.

Easter    Celebration Service
10:15 am
Sunday, April 4th
The service link will be sent at a later date
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!

EC Corner
It has been decided that services will remain virtual until the state of Illinois reaches Phase 5 in the reopening plans. We will strive for outdoor services when the weather permits. Holy Week services will be a combination of live Zoom services and pre recorded services. More information regarding the services is listed in the Holy Week section.

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! 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, Simply Giving, Amazon Smile and Good Shop. Over the last several months Messiah has collected donations from several outlets and, to clear up some confusion, an explanation of the different giving avenues is provided below.

Facebook: Facebook users can donate via Facebook by going to Messiah’s “business page” https://www.facebook.com/messiahparkridge (as opposed to our “group page” https://www.facebook.com/groups/MessiahLutheranPR). To make regular donations to Messiah’s general fund click on the Donate button on the right of page. For specific fundraisers (such as Bucks for the Boiler) click on the Fundraiser title under the header for specific information. Under Fundraisers you’ll note last year’s Facebook Giving Tuesday. Donations made to Messiah on this link totaled $1220.00 and Facebook donated an additional $90 in matching funds. Donating through Facebook is a simple contribution method.

Pay Pal: Pay Pal is another online giving tool accessible through Messiah’s website. Pay Pal is a payment system that is linked to your personal account and you can securely personalize your giving as you see fit. You can set up Pay Pal giving by clicking the Contribute tab on the homepage of Messiah’s website, www.messiahparkridge,org.

Amazon Smile: 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.

Good Shop: 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.

Bucks for the Boiler
Our boiler is leaking and needs service to keep the building warm. The cost to replace it is $23,000. The congregation voted to replace this very necessary equipment.

Please join us in supporting a good cause! Your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps.

You can donate via Facebook (as previously explained) and it pays all the processing fees for you, so 100% of your donation goes directly to Messiah. Please use this link to donate: https://www.facebook.com/donate/226901515835604/

You can also send a direct donation to church and indicate that it’s for the boiler.
Thank you for your support.

Communication With Church & Each Other:

Let’s remember to stay in touch with church and with 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 office@messiahparkridge.org or Pastor David at messiahpastor1605@gmail.com. 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! And let’s stay in touch with each other!
If you have information to share with all members, submit it to the church office for the weekly Messiah Message Board!

March 2021 Virtual Activities!

Men’s VIRTUAL Brotherhood Breakfast
Men’s Brotherhood will hold a Virtual Breakfast gathering on Saturday, March 13th at 9:00 a.m. All Messiah men are invited to participate. 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 next virtual book club will meet Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 7:00- 9:00 pm on FB Messenger Rooms. The next selection is Perfect: A Novel written by Rachel Joyce.

Summary: Byron Hemmings wakes to a morning that looks like any other: his school uniform draped over his wooden desk chair, his sister arguing over the breakfast cereal, the sound of clicking heels as his mother crosses the kitchen. But when the three of them leave home, driving into a dense summer fog, the morning takes an unmistakable turn. All are welcome to attend and if you have questions please contact Paul Holzer.


Check out Pastor Knutson’s blog at southernafricanconnections.wordpress.com

Music Ministry: The Chosen
(Note: Technically, this article doesn’t focus on the music of faith. It’s about a new TV series called The Chosen that some of you may find interesting.)

“I Love to Tell the Story” is a classic hymn of the Christian faith. First published in 1869, it obviously has staying power. Congregations have been singing it for 152 years! However, the staying power of this hymn, and, most particularly, the story the hymn points to, have not been lost on U.S. moviemakers.

Many moviemakers have re-told the story of Jesus on the silver screen. Some of us grew up with King of Kings (1961), The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), and Jesus of Nazareth (1977). Rock and folk composers brought the story to younger audiences through “Godspell” (1973) and “Jesus Christ Superstar” (1973). And these are only a few.

In 2019, The Chosen appeared. It is not a movie but a TV series. It is the brainchild of a moviemaker from Illinois named Dallas Jenkins who grew up in Elgin. Season one was released in 2019. (Season two was in the making but Covid-19 shut filming down.) Season one has eight episodes ranging from a half hour to about one hour. This makes it different from many of the classic films of yesterday that lasted two to three hours and were shown only in movie theaters.

The title, The Chosen, has a two-fold meaning. Jesus is God’s chosen, the anointed one who fulfills the messianic prophecies of the Hebrew Scriptures. The “chosen” are also the first students of Jesus, his disciples. “…The Chosen allows us to see (Jesus) through the eyes of those who knew him,” as stated on the website of The Chosen).

It’s significant that the producers are focusing on how the disciples first saw Jesus. They want us to understand that these first students had questions and doubts but they also were magnetically drawn to him. The scriptwriters take the original biblical story seriously, but also have created a story line that allows the viewer to see the disciples and other characters in the Scriptures as human beings confronted by the challenges of life. They faced health concerns, the ups and downs of family life, ostracism from others because they didn’t fit in, job concerns, and the basic unfairness of life meted out by religious and secular authorities and the traditions of the times. Not unlike what you and I face today.

Women and people of color play significant roles. Nicodemus plays a pivotal role: he is both one of Israel’s most respected teachers as well as one whom some might call a “seeker.” He seems open to the words of Jesus even as Jesus deeply challenges his well-thought-out beliefs. In addition, characters sing the psalms using authentic Jewish melodies and Jesus spends lots of time with children, knowing how to be both playful and, at the same time, pointing them to God.

At this time, one can view it for free. Check out the series’ website at The Chosen (https://studios.vidangel.com/the-chosen). Watch it on your computer or mobile device or on the “ReDiscover Television” channel. One interesting fact about this series is that Hollywood investors did not fund this series. The producers used crowdfunding, raising more than $10 million for season one from 16,000 individuals (Wikipedia, The Chosen_(TV_series) .

Filming the story of Jesus will never be an easy task. As we observe Lent and Easter, perhaps The Chosen can shine new light on that “old, old story of Jesus and his love” (refrain to “I Love to Tell the Story”).

Bill Decker, Music Coordinator

Assistance Ministry

February has been difficult for our Assistance Ministry guests. The snow and bitter cold has made it difficult for our guests to visit on Mondays.

We were able to share some of our donated foods with local food pantries and still have a wonderful assortment of foods for our guests.

One of our guests was hit by a car and is in rehab. If we were able to take him clothing, a bag on wheels, toothbrush and toiletries and he was deeply touched and thankful.

We now have insulated bags for our lunches to go and that has been very helpful. Although we are not able to have in person lunches, they do appreciate the fact that we serve a hot meal.

Thank you for remembering our guests in prayer. This has been a difficult winter and we pray that our guests are able to find shelter and
stay warm.

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. If you see any sales, on any of the items for kit or supplies for quilts let us know where the sale is! Also, we are happy to take donations of new or gently used 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. The new photo is a picture of the LWR Quilts & Kits Affinity Pin created to celebrate the 75th anniversary of this ministry. To order a pin go to https://lwr.org/qkpin.
Trudi Handzel & Carol Hrodey

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 February Newsletter for details on the Child Care website: www.messiahchildcare.com
Registration for the summer program is now open.

Pennies for Lent
During Lent, a time of sacrifice and reflection, Messiah Child Care is, once again, collecting pennies (nickels, dimes, dollars, are welcomed, as well.) for the Messiah Lutheran Church Food Pantry. Each classroom has a penny jar. The children may bring in their coins from Ash Wednesday (2/17) until Maundy Thursday. (4/1). For the past 19 years, during the Lenten season, the Messiah children have collected pennies (nickels, dimes, bills, checks, etc.) to donate to the Maine Township Food Pantry.

Child Care Center Fundraiser
The Child Care Center will be hosting a give back night with Lou Malnati’s on Monday, March 22nd. When you place your order at either location listed below, a portion of your order will be donated back to the CCC. All you have to do is mention Messiah Lutheran Child Care Center when placing your order.

Orders can be placed at the following Lou Malanti’s locations:
650 N Northwest Highway 1504 N. Elmhurst Rd
Park Ridge, IL Mount Prospect, IL
(847) 292-2277 (847) 590-1900
4:00 – 10:00 pm 4:00 -10:00 pm

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 Due Available for Pick-Up
March 8th March 11th

Youth: Scouting Report               

Our congregation has been an inspiration to many young men and women over the years and the tradition continues.

Messiah should be proud to Charter Troop 105G and honor the accomplishments of this “small but mighty” group of female Scouts.

It is with great pleasure to announce that two Scouts have earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Congratulations to Adan M. and Ashley S-M. for successfully earning the required 22 merit badges, planning, executing and reporting an Eagle Scout Service Project which is validated by National and local Council certified by the Troop 105G Board of Review.

These young women have learned so much on their journey towards Eagle. The Eagle Rank is rarely earned in Scouting and Messiah is home to two Eagles in the Inaugural Class of 2021 for female Eagle Scouts.

Nationwide there were approximately nine hundred thirty-four female Eagles in 2021 and fourteen female Eagles in local council. The group we charter had two of the fourteen in the Chicago area bringing the percentage to 12% for Messiah Lutheran Troop 105G.

Adan’s project was to create the Friendship Garden along the west side of Messiah and clean-up the whole area of the front side of the church. Adan’s project totaled one hundred forty-four hours of service to Messiah.

Ashley executed her project at the Methodist Campground in Des Plaines. Ashley led her team to restore a prayer garden, built and hung birdhouses in the prayer garden so people can enjoy God’s creation. Her team also designed, built, and mounted a little library in the campground that has an inspirational Bible verse painted on one side. Ashley’s project took a total of two hundred forty-two hours to complete.

Troops 105 G & B also went on a food collection drive in mid-December 2020. There was approximately $1000.00 dollars of food gathered by the Scouts which was donated to the Assistance Ministry of Messiah.

Faith + Hope + Love + Service

Yours in Christ, Timothy Saul
Charter Organization Representative Scout Units 105

All gifts to the Memorial & Honorarium Fund are automatically acknowledged to the giver and donee or family by a personal note. Unless otherwise designated, all gifts go into the General Fund. Addresses and envelope numbers on memorial cards or checks are much appreciated. The purpose of this report is to confirm that gifts are received. If you don’t see your gift listed here after two months, please contact the church office.

The following memorial donations were given in honor of Don Kovach:
Mary Jane Kovach
Marilyn Baalson

THIS MONTH IN WORSHIP The following are the scripture readings for March
March 7th Third Sunday of Lent
Exodus 20:1-17   Psalm 19   1 Corinthians 1:18-25   John 2:13-22

March 14th Fourth Sunday of Lent
Numbers 21:4-9   Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22   Ephesians 2:1-10   John 3:14-21

March 21st Fifth Sunday of Lent
Jeremiah 31:31-34   Psalm 51:1-12   Hebrews 5:5-10   John 12:20-33

March 28th Palm Sunday
Isaiah 50:4-9a   Psalm 31:9-16   Philippians 2:5-11   Mark 14:1-15:47

Holy Week
April 1st Maundy Thursday
Exodus 12:1-14   Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19   1 Corinthians 11:23-26   John 13:1-17, 31b-35

April 2nd Good Friday
Isaiah 52:13-53:12   Psalm 22   Hebrews 10:16-25   John 18:1-19:42

April 4th Easter Sunday
Acts 10:34-43    Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24   1 Corinthians 15:1-11   Mark 16:1-8

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 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 Aaron, Sandi Farley, J.T. & Becky 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 Dorothy Pollack   

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 Schneider, 3/7 Kim Hanson, 3/8 Nancy Magerl, 3/8 Nydia Santos, 3/9 Julie Holzer, 3/10 Vernon Moreno, 3/10 Emma Penumaka, 3/12 Deborah Chervinko, 3/16 Anabell Grove, 3/18
Zachary Loverme, 3/20 Nicholas Boomer, 3/21 Dina Salemi, 3/22 Amalia Santos, 3/22 Kristin Yager, 3/24 William Downie, 3/28 Alan Christiansen, 3/29

Anniversaries this month
Jim & Trudi Handzel, 3/8 (35 years!)




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