WELCA News-December 2018

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR. Soon it will be 2019. It is our hope for peace and love in our world.

On December 2 we will hold the annual WELCA thank offering at each service. This tradition goes back to the 1800’s. Offerings are given in gratitude for the blessings we all receive. Money received is used to support the many life-changing ministries of Women of the ELCA. Thank you for your offering this year. (There are no envelopes for this offerings.)

Have a blessed holiday season,
Leah Wichmann Hinz, President of WELCA

WELCA Board Meeting-Dec. 5th – 5:30pm at church Rebekah Circle -Dec. 13 -10:30am JoAnn Ring home

(Note time change)
Naomi Circle -Dec.13 9am Carolyn Bartlett home

Ruth Circle – 8am Bridget’s café

No guilting in Nov. or Dec.
And no QUILTING either!!

Sunday School Program Practice

The United Redeemer Christmas program is set for Sunday December 16th at 10:30am

We have 1 very important practice coming up Saturday December 15th at 9-11:30am.  This is a Special Saturday Practice, we’ll have a break during this time with snacks & a short Christmas movie – “Frosty”!

Try & practice your songs at home too kids! 

Nursery – Kindergarten: Away in a Manger
1st & 2nd Grade: Angels We Have Heard on High
3rd & 4th Grade: Silent Night
All kids together sing: Oh Come All Ye Faithful & Joy to the World/Our God Saves

Look on YouTube for help practicing with your kiddos:

CLICK HERE for Away in a Manger
CLICK HERE for Angels We Have Heard on High
CLICK HERE for Silent Night
CLCIK HERE for Oh Come All Ye Faithful
CLICK HERE for Joy to the World/Our God Saves on YouTube

See you at the Program!

November Church Council Notes


  1. Pastor Marggi reported on her continuing ed trip to Cuba and noted that she will present highlights at one of the upcoming fellowship forums.
  2. Roger Rueckert noted that the annual report preview is scheduled for Sunday January 20 at the fellowship forum with the annual report business meeting set for Sunday January 27 also at the fellowship forum.
  3. It was noted that the church staff evaluations will be conducted during December.
  4. The council reviewed a recommendation from the Southeastern Minnesota Synod that the United Redeemer Lutheran church increase their membership fee from $6000 to $7200 for 2019. It will be reviewed during the budget process.
  5. The snow removal contract for this winter was approved for Countryside Lawn & Landscape of Zumbrota.
  6. The council reviewed the outcome of the council open forum held November 11 and thought the communication process was well received. Strong consideration will be given to scheduling such meetings next year.
  7. Next meeting set for Monday December 17.