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.
"For where two or three are gathered in my name, there I am in the midst of them." Matthew 18:23
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.
KEEP IN PRAYER
Kirk & Brenda Neuman
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:
NEEDED for the week
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
SUNDAY MORNING TRIVIA TOURNAMENT
Cass Gilbert was the major developer of what type of building?
January 26th - Feb 23rd
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)
Sign up on the hallway board………….and lets have some fun!!