The Vine Newsletter























                                                                                                                                                                   January 8th, 2020


When do you say that Christmas decorations must be put away?  I usually can’t make it all the way to Epiphany, on January 6th, even though it is the classic end of Christmas.  My tree usually goes down on January 1.  In Scandinavia, Christmas trees are allowed to stand until January 13th.  As the tree is carted away, the last cookies and sweets are eaten.  That won’t work at my house either, cookies and sweets never last that long!

There is one other traditional date for marking the end of the Christmas season and that is Candlemas, February 2nd.  It is also known as the Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord. The infant Jesus was brought by Mary and Joseph to the Temple in Jerusalem. According to the law of Moses, this was the 40th day since Jesus’ birth. 


It was during this visit that the prophets Simeon and Anna, who had been assured that they was to see the Messiah before death, saw the couple and their infant son Jesus walking across the Temple courtyard.  Simeon took the child in his arms and announced, “Now, O God, I can leave this world in peace- for I have seen my salvation.”  He then spoke the prophecy that Jesus would be the light for all of the world. 


Candlemas has been celebrated in memory of that event since around 500 AD and includes a procession and blessing of candles.


Because Candlemas falls on a Sunday this year, we will celebrate with candles, a procession of lights and the blessing of the candles. 

Children are invited to gather with me in the Narthex as the acolytes will lead us in a processional into worship.  I hope you can join us celebrate this ancient day that is the hinge between Christmas and Easter.

Pastor Carol


"For where two or three are gathered in my name, there I am in the midst of them."      Matthew 18:23




Tool Box

Youth retreat~ Urban Plunge,


            for 7-8th graders, January 24-25th. Leaving from church at

                                       5:30pm         (eat before you come),

                             back in Faribault around 5:30pm.





Kirk & Brenda Neuman

Dawn Nuss


THANK YOU: to all who attended the annual meeting & those that provided food.


 Please consider signing  up for one or two of these much need tasks.


SNOW SHOVELLING LIST IS UP~ please consider signing up to clear the front sidewalks and the back patio. Sign upon the hallway board.


LECTOR: Please sign up if you are willing to lector this month. Sign up on the hallway board


TREAT LIST IS UP~ If you would be willing to supply treats for Sunday fellowship please sign up on the sheet in the hallway.



WOMEN'S Monday Night SUPPER & STUDY:  Next Bible study will be January 27th , at Christ Lutheran church hosted by Pat Walter.                


MEN’S SATURDAY MORNING BREAKFAST & BIBLE STUDY~ 7:30- 9:30am. All are welcome.


Habitat for Humanity has asked that we supply lunch on the first Saturday of the month Feb - May. See sign up on the hallway board.


ALL DAY QUILTING~ February8th , 9-4pm. Bring a dish to share







Trivia tournament- Starting this Sunday,  January 26th, and going through to the end of February each week after worship.  Get a team together of 4-5 people,(6 if you have a youth 15yrs or under on your team.) Pick a team name~ we have one team already formed, "The Moron Tabernacle Team"!!  Sign up on the hallway board or talk to Jenny Coulsey.                                                                      

Not on a team, but want to be….come on Sunday and you will be on a team.



TUBING at BUCK HILL~ Friday Night, February 7th, Leaving from Christ Lutheran at 6pm Snow tubing for two hours and back in Faribault by 10pm. Sign up on hallway board, and take a waiver form (need it signed & returned for you to tube! Children in 1st-3rd grade that want to go need an adult to go with them.  Need drivers for this event!

No children under 5. All participants must be at least 42″ tall. No chains – one tube per lane, per run. Hill may close temporarily for grooming or changing conditions. No ski boots allowed on snow tubing hill. Only Buck Hill tubes allowed on the tubing hill. No snowboards, skis, sleds, toboggans, or tubes other than the tubes supplied by Buck Hill, are allowed.




 MONEY COUNTERS NEEDED: Please talk to Nita Kramer or Jenny Coulsey if you are willing to do this ministry.




       January 12th                              FINANCIALS:


                                               CURRENT          MORTGAGE


                                                 $2049.00             $315.00

NEEDED weekly

                                                $2,888.00               $150.00


        January 19th


                                                    CURRENT  MORTGAGE


                                                     $1918.00       $370.00

NEEDED for the week

                                               $288800                 $150.00





Monthly Worship schedule for February

Communion set up~ Sue Brewster , Jane Voit

 Please feel free to step up and help us serve each other.


January 26th ________________________                    ___________9:30am         

Acolytes:  Brynn & Aubrie Havumaki                   Cross bearer: Ashlin Havumaki

Ushers:  Dan Brewster                                              Lector:  volunteer

Money Counter: Nita Kramer/ Jenny Coulsey

Council Hosts: Neil Whannel


February 2nd_____________________________________________9:30am         

Acolytes      Amellia Delaney Mariah Lenway       Cross bearer: Mason Delaney

Ushers:                   Brian Gunderson                                              Lector:  volunteer

Money Counters: Dan Tinaglia/ Jenny Coulsey

Council Hosts:  Dan Tinaglia

Communion Assistants:   Doug & Liz Tinaglia & Dan Tinaglia


February 9th  ________________________                    ___________9:30am         

Acolytes:  Brynn Havumaki, Kayla Heselton           Cross bearer:  Hunter Mueller

Ushers:  Kelly Livingood                                                                 Lector:  volunteer

Money Counters: Luke Havumaki /Liz Tinaglia

Council Host: Deb Smits  


 February 16th  ________________________                    ___________9:30am         

Acolytes:  Jones Stricker /Nick Heintz                         Cross bearer:  Tyler Heintz

Ushers:  Wally Walburn                                                        Lector:  volunteer

Money Counters: Linda Hesse/Jenny Coulsey

Council Host: Danielle Schuler 

Communion Assistants:  John & Nita Kramer, Brenda Crissinger 


February 23rd  ________________________                    ___________9:30am          

Acolytes Archer Schweisthal                                        Cross bearer: Mae Tinaglia

Ushers:  Dan Brewster                                                               Lector:  volunteer

Money Counters: Nita Kramer/ Luke Havumaki

Council Host:  TJ Mueller 


Please note that the acolytes will be exiting the church with the candle holders lit, showing the light of Christ going out into the world.

Please remain seated till they leave the sanctuary.


Pastor Carol Sinykin contact information:  Office at 507-334-8821.

Pastor Carol's cell: 507-301-2438  

Email is:






       February Wedding Anniversaries


           Tim & Jeanne Hutchins                        2/4

            Brent & Patty Gulsvig                          2/14    

            Mike & Tracy McGilberry                      2/27


                  Birthday's in February


          Kia Schmitke                                        2/1

            John Smits                                         2/1


            Jonathan Heimer                                 2/4

            Ryan Tinaglia                                      2/4

             Andrew Casper                                   2/8

            Brian Gunderson                                 2/9

            Nicole  Kadrlik                                     2/11

            Bonnie Walters                                    2/12    

            John Baldwin                                       2/12


            Rick Imberg                                         2/17

            Tom Lee                                              2/19

            Kelly Sanders                                      2/20

            Crystal Wendel                                     2/21                            

            Crystel Lee                                          2/26


            Sara Crissinger                                     2/26

            Darien Wenker                                      2/26

            Brenda Nelson                                     2/28







Cass Gilbert was the major developer of what type of building?


January 26th - Feb 23rd

10:30 -11:30am


Get your team together.. you can have 4-5 on a team, (6 if the player is 15 yrs or under).




Rules:   Get a name for your team.

            Quiz master has the final say on any challenges (they can Google ? if necessary)

            No use of phones (other than the quiz master)

             Have fun!





                                            Sign up on the hallway board………….and lets have some fun!!