Announcements of 
Christ Lutheran Church 
of Marine on St Croix, Minnesota, USA

Nov 19 - 26


Operation Christmas Child Dedication Sunday
Parish Nurse Office Open
8:30 AM  & 9:45 Holy Communion
9:30 AM  Coffee Hour
9:45 AM  Education Hour
9:45 AM  3rd Grade Bible Class
10:45 AM  D & D


Office Hours 9-3 PM Monday - Friday
    9:00 AM  Parish Nurse Office Open
9:15 AM  RBPS
6:30 PM  Church Council   


9:15 AM  RBPS
6:30 PM  Violin Recital for Don Mitchell's students
7:00 PM  Bible Study
8:00 PM  AA/Al-Anon


9:15 AM  RBPS
10:00 AM  Families Together
10:30 AM  Bible Study
12:30 PM  Staff Meeting
7:00 PM  Thanksgiving Eve Service


Thanksgiving Day
Office Closed
5:00 PM  Hope House


Office Closed
6:30 AM  Men's Breakfast


11:00 AM Operation Christmas Child Distribution Center


8:30 AM  & 9:45 Word & Prayer
9:30 AM  Coffee Hour
9:45 AM  No Sunday School

Today is the last Sunday of the Youth Christmas Candle Sale. In conjunction with our very own Sandy Mondor, our youth will be selling candles to raise funds for our Youth events such as the Mission trip to Guatemala and AMR next summer. Please look for our display in Nyman Center after both Sunday services. Thank you for your support!
The Homerunners meeting is on Monday, November 20th, 6 pm at CLC.

The Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service will be held on Wednesday, November 22nd at 7:00 PM. Local food donations brought to the church will be distributed to the food shelves. Checks may be given to World Hunger Appeal. Pumpkin desserts are needed for after the service. Please sign up on the kiosk.

Sign up Today for the Operation Christmas Child Distribution Center: Saturday November 25th. 11:00a.m. to 3:00p.m. Anyone age 13 and older is welcome to help. We will be taking the church bus and leaving at 11am. Our Shift to help is from 12pm. to 2:00pm and we will return to the church at 3pm. Sign up on the kiosk TODAY and fill out a volunteer waiver form in the office or on the youth board. This is an opportunity for youth and families or individuals to do together. Everyone is welcome to sign up. Questions? Talk to Teri Fick or Beth Kromer.

New Members will be received next Sunday, November 26th at the 8:30 AM worship service. Please call Pastor Haug for a visit.

One of today’s bouquets is from Pastor Melodi’s family in honor of her birthday. Happy Birthday, Pastor Melodi from Aunt Becky and family.

College Student Check-in, November 22nd at 8:00 (after the worship service):  All college age people are invited to gather together at the Steiner’s on November 22nd, after the Thanksgiving eve service. This is just going to be a time to see how life is going for everyone and share stories.  It’s going to be a blast to see everyone.  Email David at if you are able to attend. Parents you may want to send this to your college student.

No Confirmation Wednesday, November 22nd.  We will meet again Wednesday, November 29th.  This week would be a good time to catch up on Sermon notes with two worship services this week, Wednesday night and Sunday.  Also, think about how you can serve your neighbors or family members this week to catch up on your service hours. 

Christmas Tree Sale, December 2nd 8:00-11:00:  Begin the celebration of Christmas by bringing a beautiful tree into your home.  Once again this year the youth of Christ Lutheran will be selling Christmas trees as a fundraiser for their many trips, camps and activities.  Trees of all shapes and sizes will be available.  Stop by and check them out.

Mark your Calendars for Mon. Dec. 4th. 6pm.-8pm. Effective Parenting. An evening with Jan Rossbach: Parent Facilitator and Educator. "Ever feel like the world is trying to erase everything you've tried to instill in your kids?" It's not easy being a parent today, but this class will give you practical ideas you can use to help raise children who follow God's will. Topics include: Building Strong Family Bonds, Disciplining Effectively, Building your Child's Self Esteem, plus more. Sign up on the kiosk if you are interested in attending this class. Suggested Donation: 10$ individual/or 15$ per couple.
It’s time to bring new books, caps and mittens for Community University Health Clinic and gifts for the Christmas Gift Sale at Plymouth Christian Youth Center. Your donations can be delivered to the basket near the office. The Washington County Chapter of Thrivent makes a matching gift for these programs. Please contact Peg Arnason with any questions.

Your 2007 Offering Envelopes will be available for pick up on Wednesday, November 22nd. Please continue to finish using your 2006 Envelopes until the end of the year. Thank you!

Pies for Parmly are needed for Tuesday, November 21st. Please make your pies without nuts and bring to CLC by 10 AM on Tuesday, November 21st. There is a sign up on the kiosk and if you have questions call Val Johnson at 651-351-2832.
Neal and Leandra Christmas Concert, December 2nd at 7:30:  Neal and Leandra are fantastic songwriters and performers.  They have blessed our congregation with many opportunities to hear them over the years.  This year, they are very excited to have the opportunity to share their first Christmas program.  This is going to be a wonderful concert. Tickets can be purchased in the Nyman center between services or in the church office during the week.

Bountiful Support Makes Holiday Bazaar a Success
WELCA and the Bazaar Committee would like to thank all of you who supported this year’s Bazaar and Bake Sale. All of the wonderful items that were lovingly made and crafted became treasures for the many of you that supported us by shopping and of course eating! We sold over $6900.00 worth of delicious and delightful items!  The matching funds from the Washington County Thrivent Chapter and the Sundance Family Foundation allowed us to increase our global mission support. The money will be used to “bring light the church in Ugesa” and to provide scholarship support to students in Tanzania.  The remaining funds will be used to support local project and regional mission programs. Also, a heartfelt thanks you to all the volunteers who came and helped throughout the whole week and day of the bazaar. It takes many, many hands to make this event a success and your time and efforts made it more fun and lightened the workload for all! Thank you!!

The Adult Fellowship Christmas Progressive Dinner will be held Saturday, December 9th at the festive, welcoming home of Jim and Cheryl Reinitz. Appetizers again will be served at 5:30. Please sign up on the kiosk to host a dinner or to bring appetizers or desserts. The cost is $15 for all non-hosting participants.

For ALL Families-Save the date: Thurs Nov. 30th the 3rd Annual Family Advent Fair for all ages and all families. We’ll have lots of Make-it, take-it crafts, (great Christmas gifts), Live Music and Clogging, Holiday Treats and Goodies and new this year~ a yummy Bake sale. Bring your camera! Fun for the entire family is from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Torgeson Hall. A suggested donation of $5 per child would be appreciated. 
Shared Ministry
Please see the New Shared Ministry Bulletin Board:  All sign up sheets i.e. flower charts, coffee hosts etc. are now posted across from the Fireside Room on the Shared Ministry Board.  Only special WELCA event Volunteer opportunities will be posted on the Kiosk in the Nyman Center.  Please check often for Monthly Highlights!

Coffee Hosts and Sponsors are needed for several Sundays in December.  Please sign up on the shared Ministry Board across from the Fireside Room.

New Fellowship Hour Committee:  Do you enjoy coffee hour and enjoy baking or being a part of what makes Sunday Morning Fellowship hour so welcoming to New and Old Members?  Please join this Ministry team and come to our first official meeting on Wednesday, November 29th to find out more about how and when you can help.  There will be jobs for all schedules and talents.  Call Ila Munkholm with questions.

Ushers and Greeters:  If you have not done so, please pick up and fill out today your December/Holiday availability form so that the schedule can be completed for the November Steeple.  Blank forms can be found in Jennie Lundeen’s mailbox. Please return your completed form to the same mailbox. 

On December 1st CLC Adventurers will leave at 8:45 am to attend the Velkomenn Jul Service and Tea at Augsburg College. Following, we will go to the Minneapolis Institute of Art to tour the period rooms decorated for Christmas, and then on to Keys for pie in White Bear Lake. Cost: $15.00. Sign up on Adventurer’s board.

Christ Lutheran Church
150 Fifth Street, Marine, MN 55047
Office Phone: 433-3222, Fax 433-3882

Regular Office Hours: 
Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Regular Church Building Hours:
Monday through Friday, 7 am - 10 pm
Saturday, 7:00 am - Noon
Sunday, 7:30 am - 11 am

Church Office    10    433-3222
Arden Haug, Pastor    14    439-2542
Melodi Hagen Intern Pastor    12    433-1468
David Krinke, Director of Y & F 17    982-6579
    (, cell phone    303-7293
Susan Foss,        433-4081
Financial & Membership Secretary
Carla Swanson, Parish Nurse    20    426-4915
Sue Knefelkamp, Custodian         433-2149
Bob Waedekin, Organist        748-1882
Charlene Gulbrandsen, Steeple Singers    433-2859   
Denise Dellinger, Earthbound Angels    433-5673
Neil Johnson, Almost Angels         715-294-2944
Sandy Urgo         430-9024
    Accompanist, Almost Angels       
Jennie Lundeen     18    433-4721
    Interim Director of Shared Ministries
Beth Kromer,    21    433-3760
Red Bridge Site Director and Sunday School  Coordinator (
Red Bridge Teachers    21   
    Laura Albertson        439-4291
    Sharon Remund        433-5428
    Susan Foss        433-4081


Christ Lutheran Church

150 Fifth Street, Marine, MN 55047

Office Phone: 433-3222, Fax 433-3882




Staff E-mail
Ext. Home Phone Cell Phone

Arden Haug, Pastor

14 439-2542  
David Krinke, Director of Youth & Family Ministry

12 982-6579 303-7293
Rebecca Cahill, Youth Intern

Jennie Lundeen, Congregational Life Associate and Office Administrator
10 433-4721  
Carla Swanson, Parish Nurse

20 426-4915  
Sue Knefelkamp, Custodian

Bob Waedekin, Organist

Charlene Gulbrandsen, Steeple Singers

Denise Dellinger, Earthbound Angels and Senior High Choir

Neil Johnson, Almost Angels

Sandy Urgo, Accompanist, Almost Angels

Susan Foss, Financial & Membership Secretary

Lisa Holt, Worship Secretary

Beth Kromer, Red Bridge Site Director and Sunday School Coordinator

21 433-3760  

Red Bridge Teachers:

Laura Albertson

Susan Foss       

Sharon Remund





Christ Lutheran Church

150 Fifth Street

Marine on St Croix, Minnesota 55047




FAX 651-433-3882

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