Pastor Mary is retiring!
     After more than ten years of loving service to our congregation, Pastor Mary Strom is retiring at the end of December. Her final service with us will be at 9am on Sunday, December 29th. A potluck brunch of celebration and farewell will follow. Please note upcoming announcements in the weekly bulletin and sign-up sheets in the narthex to contribute to the festivities. Make sure to join us on the 29th in wishing Pastor Mary farewell and Godspeed into her well-deserved retirement!
 
A new columbarium is coming next year!
     At our Fall Congregational Meeting on October 27th, the membership voted unanimously to fund the construction of a new columbarium, to be located on the northwest corner of our grounds. A committee has been formed to move the project toward completion, with a Fall 2020 target date. If you are interested in participating, please call committee chair Bob Papendieck at 715-505-9611, or email at bobpapendieck@gmail.com.
 
Poinsettias for the holidays! 
      Poinsettias are available now for pre-order, just in time for the holidays! The pot size is 6.5", and the cost is $8.50. Pick up an order form at church, or call the office for more info. 
 
 Bad weather?
      Sure, it happens up here.  If worship services are cancelled because of bad weather, an announcement will be made on radio station WJMC in Rice Lake (96.1 FM or 1240 AM), the Sunday School will be notified to call their students and the prayer chain will be activated to notify parishioners by telephone. During the week, when school activities are cancelled in Spooner and/or Rice Lake because of severe weather, all church activities will be cancelled as well, and the church office will be closed. In case of heavy snowfall and the schools are delayed or not closed, the church office will not open until 10:30 a.m. in order to give the plows or sanding trucks an opportunity to open the roads for travel.
 
Help us make a joyful noise unto the Lord!
    We have room for you in the Celebration Singers choir and the Joyful Ringers tone chimes choir! Contact our Director of Music Ministry, Kris Knutson, by calling the church, or you can send her an email: adlibk2@hotmail.com