Again this year, Good Shepherd’s Sharing Tree will
be supporting the Plainview-Elgin Area Food Shelf.
You can help put a smile on a young child’s face
by bringing a new, unwrapped toy for a child, ages
10 years old or younger. We will also collect gift
cards from area merchants to be distributed to
the families. Please take a gift tag or two from the silver tree in the narthex and return it with the
unwrapped gift and place under the large tree near
the altar. All items need to be under the tree by
Wednesday, December 11th. Any questions can
be directed to Betty Fahrenz or Bonnie McMillin.
2014 Ministry Support Statement of Intent
Your generous support of our shared ministry is
so important-thank you! Please pray and share
with us your intended support for our work
together this next year. We hope that your giving might increase as we move forward into a new chapter of life for our church. In February we will
be sharing with you our Building for Ministry
Appeal, which will be your opportunity to support
the important building plans you have been
hearing about. Again, thank you for your
partnership in our ministry!
4th Annual Chili Cook-off
We had 30+ awesome chili recipes entered with
Jim Mason winning the vote for best amateur
recipe and Cheryl from St. Isidore's winning the
vote for best professional recipe. We raised $200
for a local family in need and over $500 for the
PEM food shelf in thanks to those that attended
and donated generously.
December 7th, 2013
7:30 – 11:00 a.m.
COOKIES, COOKIES, AND MORE COOKIES!!
Rushford Lefse will also be for sale!
Do you know what you plan on baking for the cookie walk? If not, start planning now, as it is only about
a month away.
We ask each family to donate between 12-15 dozen Christmas cookies. They can all be of one recipe or
a variety of recipes. Please concentrate on cookies. Breads, candies, fudge and other treats don’t
seem to sell as well as cookies; however, we won’t turn any of these items away. We need the cookies delivered between 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. on Friday evening, December 6th so we can have them all placed on the tables and ready to go by 7:00 a.m. Saturday morning.
We also need a lot of helpers for this event. It is a very short time commitment and it is actually very
fun. Youth (4th grade and up) are encouraged to help. Contact Franny Schwantz 507-876-2253 if
you have any questions.
Parents and young children are invited to gather on Thursday, December 12th at 5:30 p.m. at church. We will be having food and then decorating Christmas cookies with the kids. We ask that families attending bring 2 dozen sugar cookies already baked. Some can bring frosting and plastic wrap.
The kids will decorate them. We will deliver them to people in need of holiday cheer. Carole will plan on bringing her nativity figures so the kids can tell the Christmas story. Kids of any age are welcome, especially infants through 3rd grade. Please RSVP
to Marty Hassig at firstname.lastname@example.org so we
have enough food. We will chip in together to cover the costs.
Operation Christmas Child
Thanks to all who donated shoe boxes and $ to send them. Operation Christmas child gives hope to children around the world. http://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/pack-a-shoe-box/
We are an ELCA congregation located on
Highway 42 between Elgin and Plainview, MN. You
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