News & Announcements

Newsletters are mailed out to members each month. They are also available to view online here.

Big Bend Lutheran Church Newsletters



bulletin announcements

january 20, 2019

second sunday after epiphany

Reader today: Sandy Lye
Next Sunday:

Greeters today:
Next Sunday:

Readers & Greeters: there is a sign up sheet on the table in the narthex to sign up for a day that works for you.

January Shepherding Group: Group 2 with Deacon of the month - Luetta Ellingson

Quilting on Wednesdays at 9 am. All are welcome.

“Spirit Led Innovation,” the 2019 Equipping Congregations Day, will be held Saturday, Feb. 23 in Willmar. All are welcome. See flyer on the bulletin board for details. There is also a sign up sheet.

“What If?” When Crisis or Tragedy Strikes the Community and/or the Local School. Crisis Training Workshop Thursday January 24, 2019, 9 am to 12 noon at Lac qui Parle Valley High School Theater. Topics: Defining Crisis and Disaster, and Coordinating Local Response Resources. Workshop is especially for school staff, law enforcement, firefighters, ambulance members, hospital and health care workers. There is no cost to attend. CEUs available. The workshop will be presented by Steve Breitbarth and is sponsored by the Appleton Area/Milan Ministerium.

“Hope in the Heartland.” Kviteseid will be hosting a livestream of this event on Sat., Feb. 2. Eight synods from across the Midwest will be participating at 21 local gathering sites. The workshop will run from 10 am to 4:30 pm. See your January newsletter for more details.

Midwinter Concert—An afternoon of entertainment and a benefit for the St. Martin’s Fund—will be held at Salem Lutheran Church, Montevideo, on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 2 pm. Coffee and dessert will be served. The St. Martin’s Fund is a Montevideo community supported emergency assistance fund. This event is free and open to the community.

The Milan Cancer Crusaders 2019 Relay for Life Team invites you to our Relay for Life  2019 kick off meeting, Mon., Jan. 28, 2019 at 6:00 pm, in the  Montevideo Public Library.  This is an informational meeting and everyone is invited to attend.  We will be discussing the 2019 Relay for Life to be held on Friday May 17, 2019 at the Smith Park, Montevideo, MN.  This is a community event and is open to anyone, regardless if you are on a team or not.

Prairie Five RIDES is seeking volunteer drivers. More details and contact information on the bulletin board.

If you or someone you know is currently in an abusive relationship, help is available. 24 Hour Crisis Line. 1- 800-792-4201. Free, Confidential, Available 24/7.  (Safe Avenues)

Reminder: Please check your mailboxes on a regular basis. 

Notice to members: Please remember to turn off the lights as you
leave the church. Thank you!

In our prayers… Family and friends of Venoie Jacobs, Dave Evens, Tony Roiland, Eloise Valentino, Jerry Tvedt, Carleen Snyder and Renae Gunderson

Names on prayer list will remain on one month and then removed. Family and friends can request longer time frame. Please contact Beatrice Olson.

 


bulletin announcements

january 13, 2019

baptism of our lord

Reader today: Adrian Golden
Next Sunday: Sandy Lye

Greeters today:
Next Sunday:

Readers & Greeters: there is a sign up sheet on the table in the narthex to sign up for a day that works for you.

January Shepherding Group: Group 2 with Deacon of the month - Luetta Ellingson

The Annual Meeting of the church will be held next Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, at 8:30 am in the church basement. Coffee and rolls will be served. There will be no Sunday school that day.

Our sympathies to family and friends of Venoie Jacobs who passed away Sunday, Jan. 6. Funeral services were held here Friday.

Mission Support offering today will go to the Swift County Food Shelf. Donations may be left in the basket by the sanctuary door.

Quilting on Wednesdays at 9 am. All are welcome.

“Spirit Led Innovation,” the 2019 Equipping Congregations Day, will be held Saturday, Feb. 23 in Willmar. All are welcome. See flyer on the bulletin board for details. There is also a sign up sheet.

Prairie Five RIDES is seeking volunteer drivers. More details and contact information on the bulletin board.

If you or someone you know is currently in an abusive relationship, help is available. 24 Hour Crisis Line. 1- 800-792-4201. Free, Confidential, Available 24/7.  (Safe Avenues)

Reminder: Please check your mailboxes on a regular basis. 

Notice to members: Please remember to turn off the lights as you
leave the church. Thank you!

In our prayers… Family and friends of Venoie Jacobs, Dave Evens, Tony Roiland, Eloise Valentino, Jerry Tvedt, Carleen Snyder and Renae Gunderson

Names on prayer list will remain on one month and then removed. Family and friends can request longer time frame. Please contact Beatrice Olson.

 


bulletin announcements

january 6, 2019

epiphany of our lord

Reader today: Sandy Lye
Next Sunday: Adrian Golden

Greeters today:
Next Sunday:

Readers & Greeters: there is a sign up sheet on the table in the narthex to sign up for a day that works for you.

January Shepherding Group: Group 2 with Deacon of the month - Luetta Ellingson

The Annual Meeting of the church will be held on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, at 8:30 am in the church basement. Coffee and rolls will be served. There will be no Sunday school that day.

Council will meet after worship this morning.

Our sympathies to family and friends of James Lye who passed away Sunday, Dec. 30. Funeral services were held here yesterday.

Mission Support offering today will go to the Swift County Food Shelf. Donations may be left in the basket by the sanctuary door.

Quilting on Wednesdays at 9 am will begin Wednesday, Jan. 9.

“Spirit Led Innovation,” the 2019 Equipping Congregations Day, will be held Saturday, Feb. 23 in Willmar. All are welcome. See flyer on the bulletin board for details. There is also a sign up sheet.

Address for Pr. Doris - 659 Brianna Drive, Unit 3, Sartell, MN 56377. Home phone #320-217-2668.

Prairie Five RIDES is seeking volunteer drivers. More details and contact information on the bulletin board.

If you or someone you know is currently in an abusive relationship, help is available. 24 Hour Crisis Line. 1- 800-792-4201. Free, Confidential, Available 24/7.  (Safe Avenues)

Reminder: Please check your mailboxes on a regular basis. 

Notice to members: Please remember to turn off the lights as you
leave the church. Thank you!

In our prayers… Family and friends of James Lye, Venoie Jacobs, Tony Roiland, Eloise Valentino, Jerry Tvedt, Tony Burmeister, Carleen Snyder and Renae Gunderson

Names on prayer list will remain on one month and then removed. Family and friends can request longer time frame. Please contact Beatrice Olson.

 


bulletin announcements

December 30, 2018

first sunday of christmas

Reader today:
Next Sunday: Sandy Lye

Greeters today:
Next Sunday:

Readers & Greeters: there is a sign up sheet on the table in the narthex to sign up for a day that works for you.

Janurary Shepherding Group: Group 2 with Deacon of the month - Luetta Ellingson

The Annual Meeting of the church will be held on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, at 8:30 am in the church basement. Coffee and rolls will be served. There will be no Sunday school that day.

Council meeting will be next Sunday, Jan. 6 after worship.

Quilting on Wednesdays at 9 am will begin Wednesday, Jan. 9.

Address for Pr. Doris - 659 Brianna Drive, Unit 3, Sartell, MN 56377. Home phone #320-217-2668.

Prairie Five RIDES is seeking volunteer drivers. More details and contact information on the bulletin board.

If you or someone you know is currently in an abusive relationship, help is available. 24 Hour Crisis Line. 1- 800-792-4201. Free, Confidential, Available 24/7.  (Safe Avenues)

Reminder: Please check your mailboxes on a regular basis. 

Notice to members: Please remember to turn off the lights as you
leave the church. Thank you!

In our prayers… Venoie Jacobs, Tony Roiland, Eloise Valentino, Jerry Tvedt, Tony Burmeister, Carleen Snyder and Renae Gunderson

Names on prayer list will remain on one month and then removed. Family and friends can request longer time frame. Please contact Beatrice Olson.

 


bulletin announcements

December 23, 2018

fourth sunday of advent

Readers & Greeters: there is a sign up sheet on the table in the narthex to sign up for a day that works for you.

December Shepherding Group: Group 1 with Deacon of the month - Kirk Sandven

The Annual Meeting of the church will be held on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, at 8:30 am in the church basement. Coffee and rolls will be served. There will be no Sunday school that day.

Address for Pr. Doris - 659 Brianna Drive, Unit 3, Sartell, MN 56377. Home phone #320-217-2668.

Christmas Eve worship with communion tomorrow at 4:00 pm.

Prairie Five RIDES is seeking volunteer drivers. More details and contact information on the bulletin board.

If you or someone you know is currently in an abusive relationship, help is available. 24 Hour Crisis Line. 1- 800-792-4201. Free, Confidential, Available 24/7.  (Safe Avenues)

Reminder: Please check your mailboxes on a regular basis. 

Notice to members: Please remember to turn off the lights as you
leave the church. Thank you!

In our prayers… Venoie Jacobs, Tony Roiland, Eloise Valentino, Jerry Tvedt, Tony Burmeister, Carleen Snyder and Renae Gunderson

Names on prayer list will remain on one month and then removed. Family and friends can request longer time frame. Please contact Beatrice Olson.

This week’s happenings:

Mon., Dec. 24 Christmas Eve worship with Communion, 4:00 pm

Tue., Dec. 25 Merry Christmas

Sun., Dec. 30 Worship, 10:00 am

 

Thank you to those who have given poinsettias

In memory of Dennis Olson from his family

Pete, Laurie, Jordan & Paige Lyngen in memory of Diane Berven

 Diane Welling & family in memory of Vince Welling

Inez Golden in memory of Ray Golden

Reed & Jody Molden family in memory of Ron & Vivian Molden

In memory of Ron Ochsendorf from his family

Tracy, Jill, Mike & Sara, and Coleen Wagner in memory of
Dale & Vernette Ehrenberg

 Waunita & Floyd Kanten in memory of loved ones

In memory of Virgil & Mavis Larson from their family

Ken & Carol Olson family in memory of Wally & Ruth Olson,
Doris Olson and Art & Tillie Olson

Pete & Missy Ervin in memory of Art & Tillie Olson

John & Cheryl Sandven in loving memory of
our grandson Breck Liestman and our parents

 


bulletin announcements

December 16, 2018

Third sunday of advent

Reader today: Adrian Golden
Next Sunday:

Greeters today:
Next Sunday:

Readers & Greeters: there is a sign up sheet on the table in the narthex to sign up for a day that works for you.

December Shepherding Group: Group 1 with Deacon of the month - Kirk Sandven

Address for Pr. Doris - 659 Brianna Drive, Unit 3, Sartell, MN 56377. Home phone #320-217-2668.

Thank you to the Sunday school for their gift of music this morning. All are invited downstairs following worship for some Christmas goodies provided by the Sunday school families.

The confirmation class is collecting winter items for the Salvation Army. Any winterwear is accepted but our focus is on hats, gloves and scarves. Items need to be new or (clean) gently used. Items may be left in the box in the narthex by December 21st. Monetary donations will be given directly to the Chippewa County Salvation Army.

Order your Poinsettias from Bergen’s Prairie Market (Milan) or Country Floral (Appleton) in memory or in honor of a loved one. Poinsettias will be used to decorate the sanctuary through Christmas, after which, you may take them home. If bringing in a poinsettia on your own, please fill out an information slip (on the counter in the narthex) and leave in church secretary mailbox.

Christmas Eve worship with communion will be at 4:00 pm.

Newsletter deadline for the January newsletter is due Tuesday at noon.

Prairie Five RIDES is seeking volunteer drivers. More details and contact information on the bulletin board.

If you or someone you know is currently in an abusive relationship, help is available. 24 Hour Crisis Line. 1- 800-792-4201. Free, Confidential, Available 24/7.  (Safe Avenues)

Reminder: Please check your mailboxes on a regular basis. 

Notice to members: Please remember to turn off the lights as you
leave the church. Thank you!

In our prayers… Tony Roiland, Eloise Valentino, Jerry Tvedt, Tony Burmeister, Carleen Snyder and Renae Gunderson

Names on prayer list will remain on one month and then removed. Family and friends can request longer time frame. Please contact Beatrice Olson.

 


bulletin announcements

December 9, 2018

second sunday of advent

Reader today: Cheryl Burmeister
Next Sunday: Adrian Golden

Greeters today:
Next Sunday:

Readers & Greeters: there is a sign up sheet on the table in the narthex to sign up for a day that works for you.

Our sympathies to family and friends of Erma Catlin who passed away last week. Funeral services will be held here Saturday, Dec. 15 at 2 pm.

Church council will meet following worship this morning.

December Shepherding Group: Group 1 with Deacon of the month - Kirk Sandven

Address for Pr. Doris - 659 Brianna Drive, Unit 3, Sartell, MN 56377. Home phone #320-217-2668.

The confirmation class is collecting winter items for the Salvation Army. Any winterwear is accepted but our focus is on hats, gloves and scarves. Items need to be new or (clean) gently used. Items may be left in the box in the narthex by December 21st. Monetary donations will be given directly to the Chippewa County Salvation Army.

Order your Poinsettias from Bergen’s Prairie Market (Milan) or Country Floral (Appleton) in memory or in honor of a loved one. Poinsettias will be used to decorate the sanctuary through Christmas, after which, you may take them home. If bringing in a poinsettia on your own, please fill out an information slip (on the counter in the narthex) and leave in church secretary mailbox.

Sunday school Christmas Program will be held Sunday, Dec. 16 during the worship service.

Christmas Eve worship with communion will be at 4:00 pm.

Holiday Craft & Bake Sale at United Methodist Church, Montevideo, will be held Sat., Dec. 15 from 9 to 11 am. Coffee & rolls, crafts and baked goods.

Christmas at Trinity - Come join us to celebrate Christmas, Sunday, Dec. 16 at 4 pm. Two meat meal with all the fixings will follow program. Adults $12 - all tickets sold in advance - call the church office 289-1342 or go online www.trinitychurchappleton.com. Proceeds from the meal will be used for various local missions.

Prairie Five RIDES is seeking volunteer drivers. More details and contact information on the bulletin board.

If you or someone you know is currently in an abusive relationship, help is available. 24 Hour Crisis Line. 1- 800-792-4201. Free, Confidential, Available 24/7.  (Safe Avenues)

Reminder: Please check your mailboxes on a regular basis. 

Notice to members: Please remember to turn off the lights as you
leave the church. Thank you!

In our prayers… Tony Roiland, Eloise Valentino, Jerry Tvedt, Tony Burmeister, Carleen Snyder and Renae Gunderson

Names on prayer list will remain on one month and then removed. Family and friends can request longer time frame. Please contact Beatrice Olson.