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THE PEACE MESSENGER JANUARY 2019

Called to Receive and Share God’s Peace

Grace and Peace to You Dear sisters and brothers in Christ this Epiphany Season!

Please welcome the newest members of Peace Lutheran received on December 9 th. We welcome Connie VanDriessche, Taavi and
Amanda Korpi and their children Milo and Maija and Elizabeth Opsahl and her children Olivia, Isabella and Amelia. May we be a
blessing to you as your presence has already blessed us immensely! WELCOME!

This Advent Season the church council opened our worship with an Advent Liturgy and we invited the children to come forward and
gather around our baptismal font. As we spoke our Advent liturgy of hope and lit candles in the darkened sanctuary, the children
were a visible reminder of gathering this season as a community and sharing the story of Jesus with them and our worship of the
Triune God.

And finally our Christmas Eve worship service and singing Silent Night, Holy Night accompanied by guitars as it was 200 years ago
in Austria. We sang the other three forgotten verses…

Verse 5) Silent Night! Holy Night Sleeps the world in peace tonight. God sends his Son to earth below. A Child from
whom all blessings flow. Jesus, embraces mankind. Jesus, embraces mankind.

Blessing Flow and Blessings Grow! Pastor Donna

Pastor Donna Rutten: Cell—715-815-0897; Pastor Email: pastorpeacepoplar@gmail.com


Mailing Address: PO Box 345 Poplar, WI 54864 Office Phone: 715-364-2593
Website: www.peacepoplar.org Church Email: peacepoplar@gmail.com Facebook: Peace Lutheran Church, Poplar, WI
THE PEACE MESSENGER
Called to Receive and Share God’s Peace JANUARY 2019

Support Peace Lutheran at Amazon Smile


http://smile.amazon.com/ch/39-1460868
When you select Peace Lutheran and shop at Amazon they will donate a portion of their proceeds to us! Sim-
ply log out of your Amazon account and log in at above link. IMPORTANT: You need to designate which
charity you want to support. There will be a search window on the log home page. Type in: Peace Lutheran,
Poplar, WI, then hit select. A window will pop up to confirm you found us, “Peace Lutheran Church, Poplar,
WI, ELCA, and that is it! Everything else should be the same as the regular Amazon site. See Rick Rutten
if you have any questions about this.

2018 Children’s Program “Stories of the Savior”

Asher, Gunnar, Ian, Luke and Sasha helping with the readings during the program.
THE PEACE MESSENGER JANUARY 2019
Called to Receive and Share God’s Peace

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE


FOLLOWING MEMBERS

Jan 04 Hailey Gilderman

Jan 04 Gunnar Olson


No Anniversaries in January
Jan 07 Jack Needham

Jan 08 Elizabeth Opsahl

Jan 09 Fred Swanson

Jan 20 Beth Pflug FUND RAISER


RECYCLING PRINTER INK CARTIDGES
Jan 21 Kathy Johnson
THANK YOU FOR bring in your
Jan 23 Grace Schmidt empty printer ink cartridges to the church of-
fice for recycling. Keep them coming!
Jan 30 Paul Kalin
HEWLETT PACKARD, LEXMARK, DELL,
CANON, SHARP, SAMSUNG, PITNEW
BOWES, CELL PHONES, CAMERAS,
(see list on bulletin board). Any questions,

USDA Rural Development has left us flyers with information on available services and programs through
504 Program Summary and Direct Program Summary.
These flyers provide guidelines for amounts of loan, fees, terms, purposes, applicant guidelines, and
property guidelines.
Summary sheets are available on table in the Narthex. Please help yourself.

IN JANUARY WE PRAY FOR THE FOLLOWING:

January 6 Isabella Opsahl, Fred Swanson, and Beth Pflug


January 13 Gunnar Olson, Kathy Johnson, and Paul Kalin
January 20 Hailey Gilderman, Rosa Lee Jones, and Shane Sedin
January 27 Elizabeth Opsahl, Virginia Apple, and Cheech Jauch
THE PEACE MESSENGER JANUARY 2019
Called to Receive and Share God’s Peace

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES WITH LIMITED INCOME

DID YOU KNOW there are programs available to help pay for your Medicare costs? Medicare Savings Pro-
grams assist people with Medicare who have limited income and resources. If eligible, your Medicare Part B
premium would be paid for you and you would automatically qualify for low cost prescriptions. That savings
would be over $100 per month! Another program known as “Extra Help” assists qualified individuals with
their prescription drug costs. If you or someone you know is on Medicare and struggling to make ends meet,
contact Brenda Kohel, Elder Benefit Specialist to learn more!

Brenda Kohel, EBS Flyers are available


ebs@seniorconnectionswi.org on the table in the
Senior Connections (T & TH)715-394-3611 Narthex.
ADRC of Douglas County (M & W) 715-395-7533

The Peace Parish Nurses are starting a bereavement card ministry to provide comfort and
support to people in our congregation whose immediate family members have died. Cards will
be sent at the time of death, at 3-month intervals and at special times such as the loved one’s
birthday or wedding anniversary during the first year following a death of a spouse, parent,
child, or sibling. An appropriate Care Notes® pamphlet will be sent with the card. We re-
cently applied for and received a $150 mini-grant from Northern Waters Parish Nurse Ministry
to start the card ministry. We welcome people to be part of this special ministry. Let Jan Ste-
vens know if you want to be involved. Also makes us aware of congregation members whose
loved ones have died.

2018 CHURCH COUNCIL MEMBERS


PASTOR Donna Rutten
The Poplar/Wentworth Lion’s Club
has provided a container to donate
PRESIDENT/Women Tricia Garland
used eye glasses and hearing aids.
VICE PRESIDENT/Men Dale Johnson
SECRETARY/Inreach/Outreach Sherry Jacobson

TREASURER/Worship Tony Garland


Education Jon Kopetzky
Property Ray Larson
Senior Carol Lindahl
Stewardship Amy Sedin
Please bring your no longer needed
items to the container in the Narthex.
Youth/Young Adult Yvonne Kalin
Thanks for helping with recycling.
Inreach/Outreach Rita Garrow
Seniors Gerry Karna
Administration Assistant Kathy Johnson
Financial Secretary
THE PEACE MESSENGER JANUARY 2019
Called to Receive and Share God’s Peace

Sunday Servants Schedule JANUARY 2019

Confirmation Service o/t Word Annual Meeting


Jan 6 Jan 13 Jan 20 Jan 27
READER Amy S Logan Beth Beth

ASSISTING MINISTER Gary Landan Tony Dale


COMMUNION Dale Martin Dale Terry
Terry Gerry Amy J Rusty
GREETER Kalin Arlene Wes Gilderman
Family Carol Bonnie Family
OFFERING Melba Jan Gary Gerry
Lin Ray Lois Rita
ACOLYTE Gunnar Luke Nolan Asher
Ashley Maija Ian Gunnar
FELLOWSHIP Domagala’s

JAPAN MISSION Dale & Lin Kathy


Jack’s BD Johnson

If you cannot assist/serve, you need to find a replacement person and leave a note, or phone message to church office,
715-364-2593 or peacepoplar@gmail.com

MEN’S GROUP Peace Lutheran Women (PLW) -


1st & 3rd Monday, 7:00 pm Altar Guild Team for January is Team #3 Jan Stevens
Jan. 7 & 21 Quilting: 1st & 3rd Tuesday, Jan 15 at 9:30
Ruth Circle: 3rd Wednesday, January 16 at 10:00
Food Shelf : Third Saturday January 19 at 9am to 11:00
PLW Meeting: Sunday, January 6 at 10:30
Evening Circle;:To Be Announced

CHURCH OFFICE HOURS


Sunday Worship Schedule:
Tuesday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Worship Service @ 9:00 am
Wednesday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Fellowship @ 10:00 am
Sunday School @ 10:00am
Thursday 10:00 am to 1:00 pm