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The Bethlehem Beacon ~ February 2010 Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Ulen, MN. Steve Dahl, Pastor - email@example.com 218-596-8352; Fax: 218-596-8269 firstname.lastname@example.org Website: bethlehemulen.com Matthew 6:7-14 which I hope will create an atmosphere of warmth and an opportunity to reflect more deeply on the gift ‘When you are praying, do not heap up empty of this prayer which is so much a part of our worship phrases as the Gentiles do; for they think that life. they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father What are the implications of praying, “Hallowed be knows what you need before you ask him. thy name?” How might we discern some truth about God’s will? What are some healthy ways of thinking ‘Pray then in this way: about daily bread? What does Jesus have to teach us Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your about forgiveness? How does God’s presence and name. Your kingdom come. care factor into times of temptation and trial? Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive This is a great opportunity to grow together in faith us our debts, as we also have forgiven and knowledge and to discover ways to pray this our debtors. And do not bring us to the time of prayer with deeper meaning and understanding. trial, but rescue us from the evil one. For if Please plan your schedule to include participation in you forgive others their trespasses, your Lenten worship. Let us grow together. It is much heavenly Father will also forgive you. better than growing apart! Dear Friends, During Holy week, we will focus on the gift of Holy Communion as we celebrate first communion with Soon the Lenten season begins. Ash Wednesday, our 5th grade class. They will continue this theme of February 17th marks the beginning of the season with Lenten instruction as they delve more deeply into the a worship service including Holy Communion and mystery and the gift of Christ’s presence in this imposition of ashes at 7:00 p.m. amazing sacrament. What a terrific opportunity we have to partner with them and their families in our The season of Lent began as a period of instruction Maundy Thursday worship, focusing on God’s grace for adults who were learning the basics of Christian and recognizing the power of this sacrament in their faith as preparation for baptism at the Easter vigil. walk of faith. Over the years, the tradition of instruction during the Lenten season has persisted and even grown. In May God’s blessings be with us all as we walk this Lutheran circles, we often observe this tradition with Lenten journey together. some exploration of Luther’s catechisms. So this Lenten season at Bethlehem will be in keeping with that tradition. In Christ, Midweek services will be based on the petitions of the Lord’s Prayer. I have planned Vespers Services Pastor Steve 1 COUNCIL OFFICERS 2010 COMMITTEE MEMBERS Bethlehem Lutheran Church—ELCA Ulen, Minnesota PASTOR Steve Dahl P.O. Box 277 Ulen, Minnesota Office: 596-8352 Par: 596-8546 Home: 218-758-3430 OFFICERS President Bob Klemetson 596-8644 Vice President Kim Syverson 596-8100 Treasurer Sarah West 701-361-0313 Secretary Debbie Ashmore 596-8809 COUNCIL MEMBERS 2013 Ed Anderson (2nd Term) 596-8605 2011 Roy Sorensen 596- 8424 2013 Ron Evans (2nd Term) 596-8440 2011 Cris Anderson (2nd Term) 962-3340 2013 Jim Amundson (2nd Term) 596-8792 2012 Diane Syverson (2nd Term) 596-8307 2013 Pete Shae (2nd Term) 596-8802 2012 Janet Maesse (2nd Term) 596-8270 2011 Darrell Klemetson 596-8272 2012 Lyle Ranstrom 962-3490 COMMITTEE MEMBERS Stewardship Committee: Social Concerns Committee: Youth and Family Committee: 2013 Arlene Lauf 2013 Barry Houglum 2013 Stacy Klemetson 2013 Carol Lockhart 2012 Angie Steichen 2012 Melinda Weerts 2011 Arlys Matson 2012 Melanie Kjos 2011 Ronda Peterson 2012 Wendy Lien [Roy Sorensen Council Rep] [Darrell Klemetson Council Rep] [Cris Anderson is Council Rep] Evangelism Committee: Property Committee: 2011 Bonnie Shaw Lutheran Memorial Home 2013 Roland Atwood 2011 Toni Holman Delegates: 2013 Lila Krabbenhoft 2012 Shannon Chounard Chuck Stotts 2013 Carl Shaw Council Appointed Joyce Stotts 2011 Janet Maesse [Ron Evans is Council Rep.] 2011 Mari Grafsgaard Synod Assembly Delegates: [Jim Amundson is Council Rep.] Christian Education Carol Lockhart 2013 Andrea Yarbrough Mike Lockhart Music and Worship: 2013 JoLonna Larson 2011 Carol Lockhart 2013 Bridget Atwood Synod Assembly Delegates 2012 Sue Anderson 2013 Carla Halvorson Alternates: 2012 Jenny Anderson 2011 Laura Tweten Muriel Klemetson 2012 Barry Houglum 2011 Chrissy Jacobson Justin Klemetson [Janet Maesse is Council Rep]] 2011 Kristi Mickelberg Nominating Committee: Cemetery Committee: Memorials Committee: 2011 Deb Ashmore 2013 Duane Amundson 2013 Susan Hughey (Treasurer) 2011 Christy Stall 2011 Justin Klemetson 2011 Vickie Hansen 2011 Debbie Helgedalen 2012 JoNeil Schultz 2012 JoAnn Shae [Ed Anderson is Council Rep.] [Pete Shae is Council Rep.] Mutual Ministry Committee: Laura Tweten Finance Committee: Viking Manor Committee Jolonna Larson Pete Shae 2011 Lila Krabbenhoft David Christensen Caroline Lokken [Diane Syverson Council Rep] Bob Klemetson Mike Lockhart Bridget Atwood Cris Anderson Dan Watland [Lyle is Council Rep] 2 BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN CHURCH – ULEN, MN STATISTICAL REPORT 2009 Baptisms: (11) [Pastor Aanestad] [Pastor Dahl] Cole Christopher Brenna Carson Kory Shae Allyson Kay Botzet Teigan James Lunder Aiden John Mena Grant Orton Keith Anderson Jackson Carl Lunder Ty Anthony Holte Hunter Bradley Anderson [Pastor Jill Steichen at Atlanta] Makayla Diane Bjorgan Jonathan Bruce Theising Confirmations: (0) Funerals: (14) * Of these 14, 5 were non-member funerals. [Pastor Aanestad] [Pastor Dahl] Emma Hammer* Bernice Wang Inez Pearson Donald Lauf Henry Dretsch Harvey Hilde* Brandon Taylor* Alice A. Hilde Doris Eklund Conrad Christianson Larry Sather* Olga Bjerke* Vernon Rasmussen Leonard Burtness Weddings: (2) [Pastor John Lee] [Pastor Dahl] James Alen Askelson and Kaia Ekeland Lucas Walstrom and Heather Struble Members Received by Transfer/Affirmation: (10) Chrissy Mae (Mattson) Brenna James and Jennifer Troska and sons Justin Christopherson, Jacob Rolle Carmen and Zachary Nelson with children Christopher, Gunner, and Emmalee Members Transferred to Other Congregations: (14) Barry Shaw Travis Amundson Gordy and Cathy Nichols Kory and Kristi Shae Carson Kory Shae Jim and Laurel Yost Jeri Wilmore Naomi Agnew Chelsey Austinson Avery Austinson Schultz Aiden John Mena Membership Summary: Baptized Members Confirmed Members Dec 31, 2008 605 459 Dec 31, 2009 603 453 Net Change -2 -6 Average Weekly Attendance 133 What does this mean? Our total membership declined by 2 members in 2009. There were no confirmations, so confirmed membership declined slightly. Our demographic became generally younger in 2009 than in 2008. Confirmed membership should rebound in 2010. Respectfully Submitted, Interim Pastor Steven C. Dahl Bethlehem Lutheran Church Council FELLOWSHIP: (unapproved) EVANGELISM: As Ron discussed above~Church’s United. The Bethlehem Lutheran Church Council met on CHRISTIAN ED: Discussing cost of Akaloo, etc. Bible Wednesday, January 13, 2010 @ 7 pm with the School will be between April 11 and May 9. following members present: President Bob Klemetson, MEMORIALS: Carol made up a (draft) brochure of the Vice President Laura Tweten, Diane Syverson, Pastor 6 funds we currently have. Regarding the $15,000 we Steve Dahl, Pete Shae, Janet Maesse, Lyle Ranstrom, have one bid in for kitchen remodeling and are awaiting Ron Evans, Deb Ashmore, Roy Sorenson, Pamela Walsh, one more bid. (church secretary) and Sarah West (church treasurer). YOUTH & FAMILY: Motion made (Pete/Laura) and Also present were Nellie Holm and Darlene Braseth. carried to accept resignation of Lorie Borgen-Doran on the Youth & Family committee. It was discussed that President Bob called the meeting to order. the youth and their parents feel that the Lenten DEVOTIONS: Chris absent; will give devotions next suppers have dwindled. It was suggested that perhaps month. the Worship & Music and Evangelism committees may 5 MINUTES OF GOOD NEWS: We welcomed Sarah want to take over that project this year and consider West as our new church treasurer. We are excited to using the income generated for the kitchen have her with us. Propane for both the church and renovation/midi, etc. parsonage have been purchased (and paid for) already MUTUAL MINISTRY: this year. A (beautiful) letter was printed in the VIKING MANOR: Will be making shirt protectors. January newsletter received from Eunice Wold. Thanks to Orell Mesker for repairing the outside Darlene Braseth and Nellie Holm were present and railing. Ron reported that he has heard from Church’s requested permission to purchase new chairs for the United and we are on a waiting list for serving there. basement fellowship hall area. Motion made SECRETARY’S REPORT: Motion made (Pete/Ron) and (Janet/Ron) and carried for Nellie and Darlene to carried to accept minutes as printed. explore purchasing up to 100 new chairs for fellowship TREASURER’S REPORT: Motion made (Roy/Diane) and hall. carried to appoint Sarah West as church treasurer. OLD BUSINESS: Motion made (Pete/Roy) and carried Pastor Steve suggested that we give 10% of each to proceed with kitchen remodel giving the executive Sunday’s offering to Benevolence; write a check committee (Pastor Steve, President Bob, Vice weekly; set it aside, and pay it monthly. ELCA synod is President Laura, and treasurer Sarah West authority behind in their budget so would appreciate any to proceed as funds are available. $15,000 gift was donations before the end of January. Pathways also received and one bid has been received in the amount have financial needs. Any and all contributions for this of $16,900 (plus electrical). are also welcome. PASTOR REPORT: First Communion instruction to NEW BUSINESS: Motion made (Laura/Roy) and begin in February for 5th and 6th grade (they will do a carried that Pastor Steve and Ronda Peterson be review). First Communion to be on Maundy Thursday. allowed as signatories on the LYO checking account. This year’s Lenten services focus is on the Lord’s Motion made (Ron/Lyle) and carried to approve Prayer. Decision was made by Pastor and Jim presenting proposed budget at annual meeting this Amundson to replace the toilet as well as the flooring Sunday, January 17 following 10:30 am church services. in the bathroom near the kitchen. To meet treasure’s needs, church software will be COMMITTEE REPORTS updated. STEWARDSHIP: FINANCE: Committee met on December 20 and made up the proposed budget for 2010. ADJOURNMENT ~ LORD’S PRAYER PROPERTY: WORSHIP & MUSIC Minutes submitted by Deb Ashmore, Council Secretary CEMETERY: February 28 Janet & Brian Maesse Darcy & Jessie Burnside Scott & Jill Theis Tony & Tracey Holte FEBRUARY FEBRUARY LECTORS: February 07, 2010: Stacy Klemetson Serving Group #2 February 14, 2010: Cris Anderson Melissa Schreder………………..596-8630 February 21, 2010: Chrissy Brenna Lesa Hilde……………………….596-8303 February 28, 2010: Arlys Matson Joan and George Wells 596-8483 Ellie Kluver 596-8409 Julie and Randy Braseth 596-8824 FEBRUARY ACOLYTES: Melissa Schreder and Rudy Braseth 596-8630 February 07, 2010: Lacey A. and Shelby B. Chrissy and Chris Brenna 596-8144 February 14, 2010: Cole P. and Tanner H. Lesa and Mike Hilde 584-8308 February 17, 2010: Brittany W. and Hailey K. Clayton Ormbreck/Paul Ormbreck 596-8365 February 21, 2010: Nathan D. and Brandon E. Kizzy Asleson 596-8329 February 24, 2010: Shelby B. and Taylor A. Twilia and Ron Evans 596-8440 February 28, 2010: Cole P. and Logan H. Lisa and Mick Denenny 596-8876 Arlys and Philip Matson 596-8706 FEBRUARY USHERS: Tori and Lovette Spencer 596-8209 Donne Hansen Lonnie Anderson Carol and Elwin Maki 596-8882 Carl Lokken Pete Shae Deb and Kerry Walton 596-8711 Jessica and Travis Krabbenhoft 596-8477 FEBRUARY CANTOR: Harald Moen 596-8873 Ron Evans Erin and Nick Braseth 596-8212 FEBRUARY COMMUNION HELPERS: FEBRUARY COFFEE FELLOWSHIP Mike Lockhart Colton Green David Christensen Caitlin Green February 7 Jim & Stacey Anderson Julie & Randy Braseth Mike & Lesa Hilde Billy Burnside Please keep the following people and February 14 their families in your thoughts and prayers. Please Melinda & Bryan Weerts remember our Call Committee and Congregation Roy & Julie Chounard in our search for a new Pastor. Justin & Shelly Thordal Ed & Sandra Begg BETHLEHEM’S PRAYER LIST: Family of Afton Braseth; Family of Clarice Hilde; February 21 Family of Clarice Jahr; Family of Olga Bjerke; Lyle & Kellie Ranstrom George Wells and Kenneth Steichen Cassie Matson Mike & Shana Olson All of our members pursing education Justin & Kristie Mickelberg January Memorials to Bethlehem Building & Improvement Fund In loving memory of Clarice Hilde; From Sandra Hogenson and Cliff Hjelmer and In loving memory of Clarice Jahr; David and Nancy Bahe. From David and Karen Lien and Chuck and Joyce Stotts. In loving memory of Clarice Swanstrom; From Kathryn Nelson. Campers Fund MUSIC MINISTRY FUND In loving memory of Clarice Jahr; From Jim and Wanda Ashmore. In loving memory of Olga Bjerke; From Lonnie and Sue Anderson. MEMORIAL FUND In loving memory of Clarice Jahr; In loving memory of Olga Bjerke; From Lonnie and Sue Anderson, Leon and From Bonnie Shaw, Brian and Janet Maesse, Karen Anderson, Cris and Jenny Anderson, Justin Twilla Hilde, Clarice Hilde, Elna Thorson and and Muriel Klemetson, Fern Andersen, Bonnie Shaw Arloween Eklund. and Mike and Carol Lockhart. In loving memory of Clarice Jahr; In loving memory of Clarice Hilde; From Sunshine Fund, Leo and Yvette From Mike and Carol Lockhart. Hogtvedt, Elna Thorson, Adeline Corwin, Robert Klemetson, Brian and Janet Maesse, Gene and Orpha In loving memory of Afton Braseth; Schultz, Judy Oistad, Ken and Ione Schultz, John and From Barry and Jeanine Houglum and Bonnie Gwen Nodsle and Barry and Jeanine Houglum. Shaw. In loving memory of Clarice Hilde; In loving memory of Don Lauf; From Sunshine Fund. From Mike and Carol Lockhart. In loving memory of Afton Braseth; In loving memory of John Oberg; From Loretta and Bud Braseth, Arloween From Lois Oberg. Eklund, Arthur Wenner and Julie Gregerson. In loving memory of Floyd Warling; In loving memory of Elaine Hook; From Bonnie Shaw. From Arloween Eklund. Sunday School Fund QUILTERS FUND In loving memory of Clarice Jahr; In loving memory of Olga Bjerke; From Milo and Ruby Craik. From Jim and Wanda Ashmore, Gary and Marie Wang and David and Nancy Bahe. In loving memory of Olga Bjerke; From Sandra Hogenson and Cliff Hjelmer and Kerry and Debbie Walton. In loving memory of Clarice Jahr; From Lila A. Anderson. In loving memory of Clarice Hilde; From Owen and Darlene Braseth and Kerry and Debbie Walton In loving memory of Afton Braseth; From Ken and Ione Schultz, Brian and Janet Clarice Hilde Maesse, Orpha Braseth, Jim and Wanda Ashmore, Our sincere Christian sympathy is extended to the Cortland and Avis Ashmore, Angie Steighen, Bruce family of Clarice Hilde, whose Service of and Linda Tinjum and Eugene and Donna Tangen. Resurrection was held in Bethlehem on Wednesday, December 30, 2009. In loving memory of John Oberg; From Lois Oberg Your Rod and WELCA – Kitchen Fund your staff…. they In loving memory of Olga Bjerke and Clarice Hilde; comfort me From David and Nancy Bahe Baptism Cemetery Fund Reese Gordon Krabbenhoft In loving memory of John Oberg; We rejoice with the family of Reese Gordon From Lois Oberg Krabbenhoft. In loving memory of Afton Braseth; Reese was baptized in Bethlehem during our morning From Lyle and Lois Syverson and Willie and worship on January 31, 2010. He was born to parents Joyce Matson. Jessica and Travis Krabbenhoft on November 27, 2009. Baptismal sponsors of Reese are JoLonna and Tape Ministry Fund Rick Larson and Craig Syverson. His grandparents are Kathy & Mark Syverson and Lila & Darrell Thank you to Women of the ELCA Krabbenhoft. Building and Improvement Fund Welcome, Reese, to the family of Bethlehem Thank you to Women of the ELCA Susan Hughey, Memorials Treasurer Parish Records Funerals Sunday School Afton Braseth Our sincere Christian sympathy is extended to the FEBRUARY SUNDAY SCHOOL SCHEDULE: family of Afton Braseth, whose Service of February 07, 2010: Sunday School Resurrection was held in Bethlehem on Thursday, February 14, 2010: No Sunday School January 21, 2010. Our thoughts and prayers go out to February 21, 2010: Sunday School the Braseth family. February 28, 2010: Sunday School Clarice Jahr Our sincere Christian sympathy is extended to the family of Clarice Jahr, whose Service of Resurrection NO CONFIRMATION CLASSES was held in Bethlehem on Wednesday, January 6, DURING THE LENTEN SEASON 2010. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Jahr family. United Are you the primary caregiver for a loved one? We Services Blood hope you’ll enjoy an afternoon of refreshment for soul and Drive body on Monday, February 15 at Holy Rosary Catholic February 15th Community. The Becker County Caregiver Support Team God’s love has produced many miracles, large and will be hosting a Cowboy Coffee/English Tea Garden small. One of these is the life sustaining power of experience from 2-4pm. Seating is limited, so please blood. We have the ability to share this miracle of respond by February 5 to Karen Lenius at life. Please take time to share your miracle on 218.847.1385. Respite care for your loved one is offered Monday, February 15, 2010 in Felton. Please call free of charge, but you will need to register by 2/5 with Karla at 218-937-5709 to set up your either Amy Dallmann at 218.844.9445 (Emmanuel in-house appointment. day services) or Home Instead Senior Care in-home services at 1-866-521-8093. “Helping Haiti” In addition to what your chapter may be planning to help JANUARY earthquake victims in Haiti, Thrivent Financial for ATTENDANCE & OFFERING Lutherans is launching a national $3 million “Helping Attendance Offering Haiti” effort at Thrivent.com/helpinghaiti. Jan. 03, 2010 94 1,278.27 We will contribute $1, up to $1 million, for every $2 in Jan. 10, 2010 117 2,005.00 donations members make by March 31to the following: Jan. 17, 2010 161 1,528.00 Jan. 24, 2010 101 1,867.00 Lutheran World Relief Jan. 31, 2010 ELCA Disaster Response LCMS World Relief/Human Care WELS Committee on Relief WELCA That means a potential of more than $3 million for relief TOWEL DRIVE efforts: $2 million —or more—from members and the added $1 million. If you have questions about this disaster response, please call the Fraternal Service Center at 800- The Bethlehem Women 236-3736. of the ELCA will hold their annual Workshop of Thursday, February 25th at 9:00 a.m. We invite all women to come and help with the project of Jamaica Mission Trip making clothing protectors for the Viking Manor. We have done this for Alissa Stall is going to Jamaica through a program several years and appreciate the called Justice Journeys. It is through Concordia and they will be going on February 20-27. When they go help we get to make these very they will be visiting and staying at a boy’s orphanage, useful and appreciated protectors going to a nursing home, a homeless shelter, and for our loved ones at Viking Manor. maybe an infant orphanage. We are looking for any Servant Group is not needed, potluck type of donation to bring down there with us. The will be served donations can include anything from toiletries, clothes for the homeless, school supplies for the Here are the following ways you can help our towel drive: boys at the orphanage, or even just money or gift cards to local stores which we will use to 1. By donating a medium to large sized bath towel purchase any other supplies we think they will of any color (not too heavy or thick, but medium weight.) need. We are also accepting non-perishable food items. I am very blessed to be going down to 2. A gift of money for our bath towel drive. Please Jamaica and that I am able to help those in need in designate check to Towel Drive. other countries as well. A collection box is placed in the Narthex of the church. – Alissa Stall 3. Helping out on Thursday, February 25th at 9:00 a.m. in Bethany Hall June 25th we met at Viking Manor. We honored our members who are 80 years and older, A collection box is placed in the Narthex of the church. each honored lady received a pretty corsage made by Beverly Amundson. The Ueland sisters entertained us with several instrumental selections. VALENTINE’S DAY In July Pastor Steve was our guest speaker. IS FEBRUARY 14TH He brought us up to date on his family and told of DON’T FORGET YOUR some of his experiences. We welcome Pastor Steve SWETHEART! back with us. August 27th was our meeting day. Janet Maesse was our guest speaker. She is a teacher of the year at Ulen-Hitterdal. She told of her experiences and those who inspired her along the FUNDS ARE STILL NEEDED way. September and October found us planning THE CASE OF THE MISSING MIDI our fall dinner, bazaar and silent auction. School If you heard that we were soon to be doing without a MIDI kits were brought to our meeting and displayed for at Bethlehem, would you think that dress styles had changed? It might be a good guess, but in this case MIDI LWR. Our Joyful Giving came to $6,100. We are means Musical Instrument Digital Interface. pleased to be able to present this money to so many The MIDI is a device attached to the organ that enables it causes. to double as a string section, a flute, a grand piano, or just We decided to give Christmas goodies to shut- about any instrument you might imagine. The MIDI that ins and elderly. 18 boxes were prepared and came with our organ (somewhere around 1990) is no longer functioning and beyond repair. We have been using delivered. a loaner over the past few weeks, but that loaner will soon Our December meeting was a family night, have to be returned. there were several readings, musical selections and The cost to replace the MIDI device is $2100. There is no the program ended with Susan Green singing the money budgeted for replacement of the MIDI, but the Lord’s Prayer. Worship & Music Committee would like to invite you to consider making a gift of money to help replace the MIDI. We have had a good year. We thank our If you would like to learn more or designate a gift, please presidents – Darlene Braseth and Nellie Holm for contact Sue Anderson or Pastor Steve. their leadership and guidance. WELCA Secretary, Muriel Klemetson Women of the ELCA Highlights – 2009 The Bethlehem Women of the ELCA had a busy year in 2009. At our January meeting Pastor Rolf was our speaker. He gave us a show and tell presentation about North Dakota pottery. In February we held a work day where we made 128 clothing protectors for Viking Manor. A great gift idea! Orders are being taken by Later, in April we made 107 more. The April Darlene Braseth 596-8601. meeting was dedicated to our graduating high school seniors of Ulen – Hitterdal. Lorilie Rude was FEBRUARY WELCA PROGRAM our guest speaker and performer. Eleven out of 14 graduates were there. February WELCA Workshop will be In May one of the high lights of our meeting February 25th at 9 a.m. No business was being entertained by the three Ueland sisters. meeting. Potluck will be served, Servant Group is not needed. FEBRUARY BIBLE STUDIES Elizabeth Circle- Meets. Wednesday February A Big Thank to the following people for getting your 3rd at 9:00 a.m. in the cafe annual reports in: Pastor Steve Dahl, Bob Klemetson, Sarah Green, Carol Lockhart, Susan Hughey, Deb Ashmore, Duane Amundson, Muriel Klemetson, Edith Mary Circle- Meets Monday February 8th Dunham, and Shirley Wentz. Your work at Bethlehem at 12 p.m. in Viking Manor is truly appreciated. for birthdays in February. Thank you to all who attended the Annual Meeting and Naomi Circle- No meeting in the month of helped with food and service at the delicious pot luck February dinner. Dorcas Circle- Meets Wednesday February Annual Report time is when Don Lauf would come up 10th at 1 p.m. in Orpha’s home, to the office with his paperwork and Budget Hostess Orpha Braseth.. Worksheet in hand, just insanely driven, a nervousness and anxiousness vibe he would bring with him-yikes a complete whirlwind. He just wanted to get the thing completed and to have everything add up, he would February 17th have me triple check everything so neither one of us would have to stand up to explain a mistake or Ash Wednesday miscalculation during the Annual Report Meeting, he Worship at 7 p.m. with would say, “yah Pamela that is one thing we want to Imposition of Ashes & avoid”. We would sit with the adding machine in the middle and all our papers around us, I would always Holy Communion. get them mixed up and Don having the patience of a saint would put them in neat piles & then stick his in his Annual Report cover far away from me. I would tease him about missing his sweetheart Arlene, that’s NEW CHAIRS FOR why he was in such a hurry to get home, so he could chase her around the house and just give her squeezes, BETHANY HALL then he would say she chases me. Not too much silliness though because he was all about business at Bethlehem’s Women of the hand, a complete task master, we always had our ELCA would like to see lifeline Arlene that we would pick up the phone on the Bethany Hall get some new chairs to go with first ring, wait I mean 1/2 ring. He would tell me call the new tables that we will be getting. home, Arlene knows the answer!!! He would stay until I would tell him go home to Arlene, I could do Donations are now being accepted for our the rest and that it would be o.k., that I would be o.k. new chairs. More information to come but if What a guy! This it was nice to reflect on the year we can purchase 50 chairs that would be behind us & take time to remember our dear friend fantastic. How nice that would look for Don. Bethany Hall!! Darlene Braseth or Nellie Holm can answer any questions you may WHAT A WONDERFUL CONGREGATION WE HAVE have. —Trish Wentling Making the most of a meal Eating healthy on $5 a day Fill it up Ilga Winicov Harrington, a Latvian- born immigrant to the U.S., Lutheran school helps cover a dome floor with food still recalls growing up poor and barely having enough money for Food stacked up at Oak Grove Lutheran School, Fargo, food as a college student. N.D. Not only did students collect stacks of canned and nonperishable items — 14,340 pounds, in fact — but they Still it took plenty of research and stacked the food to create planning when she revisited that buildings. reality while writing How to Eat Healthy and Well for Less than $5.00 a Day: The Smart and Frugal Food Oak Grove, an ELCA-affiliated Plan. school, held a CANstruction competition for its middle- and It wasn't easy, said Harrington, a high-school students as an member of Nativity Lutheran Church, incentive to collect a lot of food for Rockport, Maine, and a retired Fill the Dome. Each grade chose research professor from Arizona State University, Tempe. But she was able eight students to create a structure to create menus of three healthy out of their donations in 20 meals a day for the price of a frozen minutes. The classes were judged coffee drink at a chain café. on creativity, teamwork and spirit. Harrington got the idea after reading a Ilga Winicov Harrington The junior class won with their story in The Lutheran about two replica of the University of graduate students who tried to eat for a week on the average Nebraska's football stadium in Food Stamp allotment of $1 a day ("Food stamp simulation Peter Frei (left) and Lincoln. For their effort, they proves challenging ," February 2008). "They got terribly frustrated received a meal catered by faculty Paul Berg add and quit," she said. "But people without a lot of money can't quit, or they will go hungry." and staff and earned a half day off canned goods to the food pyramid the from school for a class activity. The With the economic downturn, she thought it was the ideal time to class also collected the most food senior class at Oak provide tips on how to save money on food. — 6,589 pounds. Grove Lutheran School, Fargo, N.D., "I wasn't sure it could be done at first, but it can," Harrington said. Oak Grove was one of about 50 constructed for the "And these meals taste good and are nutritious." schools to help cover the floor of CANstruction -The Lutheran competition. The the Fargodome (80,000 square feet) for Fill the Dome. The effort school delivered was started in 2007 when student 14,340 pounds of God Made Everything council leaders from Fargo- food to help fill the Moorhead high schools formed the floor of the Metro Student Council Fargodome on Nov. The trees Ambassadors. To highlight their 23 with items for The sky senior year, they created Fill the local pantries and The bees Dome to supply food to area shelters. The butterflies pantries and shelters. Each snowflake The statistics for Fill the Dome 2009: more than 97.1 tons of food came in and out of the Fargodome; $96,000 was Each blade of grass raised; and 2,800 people signed an online petition Each set of lakes acknowledging hunger is an issue in the area. Each mountain pass This year's event turned out to be a three-peat for Oak Every fish in the sea Grove. It again won in the high school division for collecting Every frog in a bog the most items. The school received $1,000 to give to a Every human, including me, charity of its choice, which will be decided by its student Every cow, goat, horse and hog council. But collecting food is only part of Oak Grove's participation Their numbers grow before our eyes in Fill the Dome. Three students were on the planning Even if we can’t see beyond the blue skies. committee. Student council members were on hand at the But we know how it got that way dome all day to help. The senior- and junior-high classes God made everything, including today. hauled the donations and assisted with covering the floor in Oak Grove's section of the Fargodome. And the fifth-grade class hauled items the elementary school had collected to the dome. –The Lutheran This was found in Clarice Hilde’s Bible after she had passed away. EASTER LILY ORDER Easter lily orders are now being taken. An order form is on our office door or orders can be placed over the FROM_______________________________ phone. We can only take orders until February 28th!!! The following are the flowers you have to choose from. IN LOVING MEMORY OF HYDRANGEA 8” Pink/Blue $15.25 ______________________________________ EASTER LILIES Classic White $7.25 AZALEAS Pink & White $8.50 ASIATIC LILIES Pastel Colors $7.25 IN HONOR OF MUM Pastel Colors $6.50 ______________________________________ Please Designate your check & specify which flower HYDRANGEA 8” Pink/Blue $15.25 you would like ordered. EASTER LILIES Classic White $7.25 AZALEAS Pink/White $8.50 ASIATIC LILIES Pastel Colors $7.25 MUM Pastel Colors $6.50
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