The Vine Newsletter




                                                                                                March 13th, 2019


Warnings of flooding now screech through the announcers on television and radio.  They pop up on the screens of our phones.  It is the talk around water coolers and across the driveway with the neighbor.  Water is a necessity, a blessing, and a terror.  We can’t live without it but too much is massively destructive.  Even a little water in the wrong place can wreak havoc.  Think the top of your end table.

We pray that the predictions of flooding will be more talk than reality.  Prayers rise up for safety and a slow melt of the snow.

With those thoughts, I think of God’s promise in Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.

He makes me lie down in green pastures;

He leads me beside still waters; he restores my soul

He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff they comfort me. 

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. 

You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life,

and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.


That image of the shepherd brings to mind Jesus, our Good Shepherd, the one who surrounds and cares for us all of our days.  No matter what we walk through, we do not go alone.  We need not fear but know God’s comfort and assurance of a hope filled future.

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

 Christ Lutheran Church is getting a much needed paint job, to help  defray some of the costs. We invite you to consider taking a paint brush off the board. Thanks.

                                                                           KEEP IN PRAYER

                                                                              Bob & Sue Cochran

                                                                          Mike & Brenda Crissinger


HUGE THANKS ~ to  Robin Coulsey & DJ Stricker for all the snow plowing these past  weeks,  and to you all for keeping to side walks & doorways clear of snow.

thanks also to Tod Vaudrin for prepping all the walls ready for the new paint job.

to Char Lowe & the choir for learning &  leading us in the Holden evening Prayer service, please join us each week on Wednesday.


WOMEN'S SUPPER & STUDY:  Bible study is March 18th  hosted by Liz Tinaglia  at Christ Lutheran Church.


HOLY SMOKE MEETING~  March 17th right after worship, come help plan.



CANNON RIVER CONFERENCE  new date, again,  is March 24th ~ Carpooling from Christ Lutheran at 1pm.

  Our delegates are, Jane Voit, Sally Walburn, Shawnee Tinaglia & Dan Brewster                                                      


 CHURCH CLEANING ~ please consider signing up to clean the church once a month. Sign up is on the hallway board.


QUILTING~ Saturday March 16th , 9-4pm, please bring a dish to share.


Good Earth Village:  Christ Lutheran Week is  July 21 - 26th  (but if that doesn't work for you…please look at the other options).   Open to k-12

go to  to see more information & to register


We are asking/looking for  a female member of Christ Lutheran to be a delegate to attend the South East Minnesota Synod Annual Assembly in Rochester, Friday May 31 & June 1st. Please talk to Pastor Carol if you would like to volunteer. 






Peer Ministry leadership~ we invite all 7-12th graders to sign up and go to this conference, with Pastor Carol. Cost $20.  We strongly encourage the youth of CLC to go to this.

Saturday April 27th……9-4:30pm (leaving  from Christ Lutheran at 7:45am) Sign up on the

youth hallway board.


Youth Summer Mission trip ~for all youth(6th completed - 12th grade) wanting to go on this great summer trip. Heading to South Dakota. Planning/ fundraising  meeting Wednesday  March 27th at 5:30pm in Pastor Carol's office.


 Soup suppers served 5:30-6:15pm each Wednesday in Lent


     March 13th        Group 4 serving                         March 20th      Group 3 serving

March 27th      Group 2 serving                             April 3rd            Group 6 serving

April 10th          Group 5 serving

Every member of Christ Lutheran Church is on a    Christian Service group

                        (if your name is not on a list, pencil yourself on one)






             March 3rd


                                                     CURRENT            MORTGAGE


                                                                 $2823.00        $505..00

NEEDED  weekly

                                                               $2,888.00           $150.00


         March 10th


                                                           CURRENT     MORTGAGE


                                                              $1551.20            $375.00

NEEDED for the week

                                                                  $2,888.00       $150.00


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

Pastor Carol's cell : 507-301-2438  

Email is:





 Monthly Worship schedule for March

Communion set up~ Brenda Neuman & Jane Livingood

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



March 3rd                                                                        9:30am

Acolytes:  Lane Tinaglia & Reid Wildgrube        Cross bearer: Sophie Sanders

Ushers:  Luke Havumaki                                       Lector: Nita Kramer

Money Counters Jenny Coulsey  & Liz Tinaglia

Communion Assistants : Brenda Crissinger, Pat Albers ,  Jenny Whannel

Council Hosts  Neil Whannel


March  10th                                                 _______                           9:30am

Acolytes:  Cross bearer: Hunter Mueller

Ushers:  Brian Gunderson                                  Lector: Dan Brewster

Money Counters Nita Kramer  & Linda Hesse

Council Hosts  Dan Tinaglia


March  17th                                                 _______                           9:30am

Acolytes:                                                               Cross bearer: Mae Tinaglia

Ushers:  Wally Walburn                                              Lector: Jan Voit

Money Counters  Luke Havumaki & Liz Tinaglia

 Communion Assistants:  Paul & Linda Foellmi, Nita Kramer 

Council Hosts   Tod Vaudrin



March  24th                                                 _______                           9:30am

Acolytes:  Lily Dube & Amellia Delaney                Cross bearer: Mason Delaney     

Ushers:  Kelly Livingood                                   Lector: Brenda Crissinger

Money Counters Liz Tinaglia & Jenny Coulsey

Council Hosts  Danielle Schuler


 March  31st                                                 _______                           9:30am

Acolytes: Aubrie & Ashlin  Havumaki            Cross bearer: Marissa  Parkos             

Ushers:  Jane Voit                                            Lector:  Jenny Whannel

Money Counters Luke Havumaki & Jenny Coulsey

Council Hosts  Liz Tinaglia



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.









   Phoebe Havumaki                  March 2nd

    Rich Dickison                      March 4th

                 Sheryl Tinaglia                       March 6th

                 Drew Tinaglia                     March 7th        

                 Deb Smits                               March 7th



                  Brenda Crissinger                   March 11th

                  Nancy Gruchow                March 12th

                  Cheryl Anderson                     March 12th

                   Jon Flicek                               March 16th

                            Sherry Lee                             March 17th


                   Catrina Havumaki             March 20th                

                   Mason Delaney                 March 20th

                               Tara Sanders                         March 20th


                    Dana Lee                               March 23rd

     Darlene Pemrick                      March 24th

                    Jena Flicek                             March 25th

                    Jeremy Johnson                     March 29th

                     Hailey Shankey                March 30th








                 Rick & Diane Imberg          March 22nd (‘75)   

                 Peter & Patty Ulrich              March 31st (‘84)




Soup suppers served


March 13th        Group 4 serving

March 20th      Group 3 serving

March 27th      Group 2 serving

April 3rd            Group 6 serving

April 10th          Group 5 serving


Every member of Christ Lutheran Church is on a

Christian Service group

                 (if your name is not on a list, pencil yourself on one)



                          LOOK FOR THE SIGN UP'S ON THE BOARD



We are planning a painting party at


The Upper East Side

on Central Ave


Friday  March 29th

at 6:30pm


cost $25


sign up on the hallway board