In addition to the parish agreement, each congregation will be voting on changes to their constitutions that were approved at the ELCA’s Churchwide Assembly last summer. These changes are required to be approved to keep our church constitutions in alignment with the ELCA Constitution.
The primary changes in the document relate to the merging of the three lay rosters into a roster of Ministers of Word and Service. These provisions should be added even if your congregation does not currently have under call a person on one of the lay rosters. Chapter 20 is be important for those congregations that are part of a parish agreement.
A document containing all of the changes is available at the back of each church's sanctuary and downloaded below.
Given the snow we currently have, and the extreme cold we are supposed to get, I have received a number of calls and messages asking about the Joint Sunday School Program tomorrow (December 18) at Our Savior's at 10 am.
At this time, I am suggesting that everyone use their best judgment if you and your family feel comfortable in traveling in the morning. We will have a service with whomever is able to make it, with the children performing what they can.
Take care, stay warm. -- Pastor Brian
Due Dates for Submitting Materials for Annual Reports
With the end of the year comes the beginning of the next. Part of that preparation includes Annual Meetings and Reports.
Emmanuel’s Annual Meeting is on Sunday, January 15 following the 11 am worship service. Reports for the Annual Report are due to the Parish office by Tuesday, January 2.
Our Savior’s Annual Meeting will be Sunday, January 22 following the 9:30 worship service. Submissions for the Annual Report are due by Monday, January 9.
Nazareth’s Annual Meeting is Sunday, January 29 following the 8:00 worship service. Submissions for the Annual Report are due by Friday, December 23.
The Parish Agreement Committee met for the final time on November 29 to complete an agreement they support that will be presented to each Council for December meetings. There were only minor changes to the agreement published in last month’s newsletter. Copies of the final agreement will be available at each church later in December.
Members of the PAC will provide opportunities to discuss the agreement after worship services at each church on Sundays in January, prior to church’s annual meetings. When it is available, please review this agreement, and if you have questions, please contact the members of the PAC from your church to get more information.
Thanks to Lois Himes, Cathy Langreck, Brenda Noah, Donna Olson, Kaj Petersen, Art Petke, Donna Rasumussen, Kay Roe & Lyle Roe for their work in developing this agreement.
Updates about what is going on at
Our Savior's, Nazareth and Emmanuel.
Nazareth + 8:00 am
Our Savior's + 9:30 am
Emmanuel + 11:00 am
ONE in Christ
on Social Media
Our Savior's Facebook
Our Savior's / Emmanuel: 715-267-6142
Nazareth's Office: 715-229-2051
Most Recent Newsletter