located in historic Hartford, Wisconsin.
25th Annual Cookie Fair a Success!
Thank you to everyone who helped make this another successful Cookie Fair: Stollen Bakers, Christmas Cookie Bakers, Candy Makers, Cheeseball Makers, Set-up people, Callers, Workers on Friday and Saturday. We cannot do this without the help of many, many people.
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!
Proceeds from the sale totaled $4,238.00. 10% will be tithed to an outreach program to be determined at our January wrap-up meeting which will be on Wednesday, January 15th.at 6:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room. Please join us with your suggestions, ideas and comments.
Christmas Bulletin Sponsors Needed
We need bulletins sponsors for our Christmas Eve Services at 5 p.m. ($25.00) and 7 p.m. ($20.00) and Christmas Day ($15.00). If you are interested in being a sponsor in memory or honor of a loved one, please call the office (673-2550).
Once again, please consider donating a beautiful Poinsettia plant to beautify our Sanctuary this Christmas. Plants may be taken home or donated to a shut-in. Look for the order form INSERTED IN THE BULLETIN. Please fill one out, attach your check and drop it off at the office or place it in the offering plate. We get our beautiful Poinsettias from Blacks. The cost this year is $10.50 per plant. Deadline for orders is December 15th.
December Special Giving
Our December special giving will go to our Redeemer families who need a little extra help at Christmas.
Christmas Services at Redeemer
Hartford Christmas Committee Christmas Project
Look for the Community “Giving Tree” in the Narthex. Pick a tag to help a needy family at Christmas. Each tag has up to 3 gift/clothing items requested by the recipient. Any person taking a tag can buy 1, 2 or all 3 gifts listed. It is entirely up to you. (Do not deviate from the items that the recipient has requested). You MUST clearly and correctly put the number and letter found on the tag (Example: 1A) on each gift purchased. All gifts MUST be UNWRAPPED AND NEW. All gifts MUST be brought in by Monday, December 9th so that we can get them all to the Hartford Town Hall no later than Friday, December 13th.
Operation Christmas Child
Since 1993, more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child. Samaritan’s Purse works with local churches and ministry partners to deliver the gifts and share the life-changing Good News of Jesus Christ. See the bulletin insert sheet for more information on items needed.
Boys & Girls Club Volunteers Needed
The Boys & Girls Club is looking for volunteers anytime between the hours of 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. to help kids with their homework, technology, art, etc. Please contact Katie at 262-670-6222 if you are interested in helping.
2014 Advanced Giving
Please note that all advanced giving for 2014 must be into the office by December 31, 2013 in order for you to get credit on your 2013 Statement of Giving. All giving for 2013 must also be in the office by December 31st.
2014 Offering Envelopes
You can pick up you 2014 offering envelopes in the Gathering Room. As a cost savings, confirmed youth have been given a small quantity of envelopes instead of the booklets given households. Look for them with your name and number on them tied with red ribbon.
Contribute to Philippines Typhoon Relief
Members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) are offering prayers and financial contributions to support immediate relief efforts among communities affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan that struck the central Philippines Nov. 8th. The typhoon is the one of the most powerful storms recorded, causing massive destruction and forcing more than 700,000 people to flee their homes.
Lutheran Disaster Response, in partnership with Action for Churches Together Alliance, will work to assess immediate and long-term needs and provide survivors with food, water, clothing, shelter, medicine and other materials. The ELCA is a member of the alliance.
Financial gifts to Lutheran Disaster Response will be used 100 percent to support relief efforts for all survivors impacted by the typhoon. Click on the image above for details regarding how to give.
Seeds of Ministry Tree Display
Please check-out the Seeds of Ministry tree display in the Narthex. New items will be added through-out the month. Please check to see if you or your ministry team can help. If your group or area in the church can use some help please contact me to get a leaf. email@example.com or 262-370 – 4871. – John Burton
Substitute Sunday School Teachers
Please consider serving as a substitute teacher for our Sunday School program. Sometimes our regular Sunday School teachers can’t be here and we need someone to fill in. Call the church office if you are interested or talk to one of the teachers. Thank You!
Young at Heart – Old Folks Game Day
We are planning a Game Day on Sunday January 5, 2014 ( unless the Packers play). There will be a potluck lunch right after the 10:30 a.m. service with card games and other types of games to follow — with fellowship when appropriate. Please let us know if you are interested — and what games you would like to play by CIRCLING the letter “G” on your communication card.
Second Annual Women’s Retreat – 2014
Planned for Friday, February 7th and Saturday, February 8th. This is a two-nighter! Everyone who attended last February enjoyed it so much that Pastor has decided to add a day/night. We need to know how many will attend so we can reserve the rooms asap.
Food Pantry Sunday
The third Sunday of each month has been designated as Food Pantry Sunday. Please bring non perishable items and place them in the barrel in the Information Area.