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In Memoriam

• Darrell Bretl died on Monday evening, November 13.  A memorial service was held at the church on Tuesday evening, November 21, at 7:00.


• To Emily Rae Brunner, daughter of Stephani and Kurt, who was baptized into the Christian faith on Tuesday evening, November 28.

• To Harper Rose Dimmer, daughter of Katie and Evan, and granddaughter of Sherrie and Mike, who was baptized into the Christian faith on Sunday, November 19.

Special Thanks

• To Rev. Don Niederfrank, our Minister of Visitation, for conducting our Sunday morning services on November 26.

• To Pru Palacek and her friends Glenyss Gilliam and Linda Speerbrecher, for providing special music on Sunday morning, November 26.

• To Elijah Perez and his family for providing Nursery Care on Sunday morning, November 26.

• To Joe Rychtik and Chris Wach for stringing the exterior lights in the Christmas tree lot.

• To David Franks and Louise Mollinger for opening the Christmas tree lot on the weekdays, and to Scott Symes for opening the lot on the weekends.

• To Angelo Lopez for wiring our new Christmas Tree Trailer with lights and heat and for installing two new exterior lights.

• To Barb Bahr for coordinating the reception following Darrell Bretl’s memorial service.

• To the twenty three high school students who unloaded our Christmas trees (450!) on Tuesday, November 21. Special thanks to Ralph Perez for inviting them to participate as part of the Port Pride program.

• To Bob Eichner for directing the unloading of the Christmas trees and for organizing the lot.

• To Mira and Annette Stimac for cleaning the inside of our new Christmas Tree Trailer.

• To Makenna Eslinger and her family for providing Nursery care on Sunday morning, November 19.

• To Julie Eslinger, Beckie Perez and Donna Yellen for serving as Parent Drivers and Helpers for our Confirmation Class Adventure to Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity.

• To everyone who helped set up the Christmas tree lot: Bill Bond, Payton Greisch, Brad Katzer, Joe RychtikRay Shupe, Ryan Soerens and Scott Symes

• To Gary Bria and Lyle Falk for installing shelves and a desk in our new Christmas Tree Trailer.

• To Jane Spalding for preparing the beds in the Creekside Commons for our annual Christmas Tree Sale.

• To Brett and Jennifer Dimmer for purchasing a new handheld digital microphone for the church sanctuary.

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Our annual Christmas tree sale began the Friday following Thanksgiving and runs until Christmas Eve. We sell the finest quality trees all grown in Wisconsin! Once again, everyone is invited to help sell trees. Please sign-up online.


Each Thursday evening during the church season of Advent, December 714 and 21, you are invited to join Jeff for a time of silent reflection and prayer followed by the celebration of Holy Communion. We gather in the church sanctuary at 6:00 and are on our way by 6:30. Please help spread the word!


Our annual Christmas Cookie Sale (in memory of Sally Gilson Ziegler) will be held on Saturday, December 16, from 9:00 to 1:00, in Fellowship Hall, in conjunction with the Winter Market. Members and friends of the church are invited to bake and contribute their favorite holiday cookies. Please drop off your cookies anytime on Thursday, December 14. You are also invited to help assemble the boxes of cookies from 5:00 - 6:30 on Thursday evening.


Our annual Stewardship Campaign is underway. Members and friends of the church are asked to make a formal pledge to support the church financially in the year to come. Please visit our Stewardship Page for more information or to complete the online pledge form.


Our Church School meets one Sunday each month at 10:00. We also celebrate a Family Service each month at 10:00. All children 4K through 7th grade are invited to participate. The next Family Service is Sunday, December 10. The next Church School Sunday is December 17. Church School Schedule


Each Sunday morning during the 10:00 service, we provide a nursery for children newborn through 4-years-old. Care is provided by our 8th grade Confirmation students and their families. Parents are required to register their children, and to sign their children in and out of the nursery. We want to do our very best to make the nursery a safe and secure environment.


Many of you have received a set of color postcards to remind you of our church programs and services.  Please feel free to pass them on to neighbors or friends or share them on your Facebook page or other social media.  Additional copies are available on the literature rack in the church entryway.


Each Wednesday at Noon, you are invited to meet Jeff at church for lunch and Bible study. The group always takes time to visit before reflecting upon the lectionary reading for the upcoming Sunday. Coffee is always provided, but please bring your own lunch.


Men in the church are invited to gather for breakfast every Thursday morning, at 8:00, at the Dockside Deli. The group often has fun considering a Question of the Day. If you are able, please come and join the conversation. 


A gentle yoga class is held in Fellowship Hall every Wednesday evening from 5:15 - 6:15. The cost is $10 per class. For more information, please contact Susan Niederfrank at


An AA Group meets at our church every Sunday afternoon at 3:00. For more information, please contact the church office.


We continue to offer a gluten-free option for receiving the Sacrament of Holy Communion. The gluten-free communion bread is purchased commercially, and prepared separately, so that there is no chance of contact with our regular sourdough communion bread.


If you wonder what you missed, CDs of the service are always available in the church office.

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