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In Memoriam

Betty Ewig died on Wednesday evening, November 27. A memorial service was held at the church on December 3. Rev. Jim McKenzie and Rev. Don Niederfrank conducted the service.

Donna Riemer died on Thursday afternoon, November 14. A memorial service will be held at Eernisse Funeral Home in Cedarburg on Saturday morning, December 7 at 11:30. Visitation will be from 11:00-11:30.


• To Sarah and Matt Riemer on the birth of their third child, Colin Matthew, born on Monday morning, November 4.

• To Kim and Sven Olsen on the birth of their second daughter, Elva, born on Thursday, October 24.

Special Thanks

• To Lainey Holmes and her family for providing Nursery Care on Sunday morning, December 1.

• To Phil Stepanski and Tracy Bretl for providing Special Music on Sunday morning, December 1.

• To Brett and Jennifer Dimmer for hosting Fellowship Hour after the 8:00 service on Sunday morning, December 1.

• To the dozens of high school students who unloaded our Christmas trees (almost 400!) on Tuesday, November 26. Special thanks to Ralph Perez for coordinating their participation! 

• To Joe Rychtik for directing the unloading of the Christmas trees and for organizing the lot.

• To Joe and Bev Mueller for completing a number of fix-it projects throughout the church.

• To Tessa Yandry and her family for providing Nursery Care on Sunday morning, November 24.

• To Dave and Julie Eslinger and Jon and Sandy Crain for hosting Fellowship Hour after the 10:00 service on Sunday morning, November 24.

• To Jim Clements and Jeanne Mantsch for making a pot of chili, and to Sherrie Dimmer and Pastor Jim for baking cookies, for our Confirmation Class Adventure to Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity.

• To Julie Eslinger, Sandy Crain, Jim and Brook Holmes and Julie Schlehlein for serving as Parent Drivers and Helpers for our Confirmation Class Adventure to Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity. Special thanks to Savannah Anderson for being the group leader.

• To everyone who helped set up our Christmas Tree Lot: Bill Bond, John Karrels, Angelo Lopez, Jeanne Mantsch, Ralph Perez, Joe Rychtik, Matt Schlehein, Scott Symes and Chris Wach.

• To everyone who purchased pans of Mac and Cheese from the Church School kids. Over $400 was raised for Lighthouse Youth Ministry!

• To Tom and Shandy Roehrig for coordinating the Mac and Cheese Sale for our November Church School Service Project, and to Savannah AndersonSarah Bloemer, Jennifer Dimmer, Ella Gilhooly, Tina Olson, Dawn Rychtik and Joe and Grace Wilsnack for helping out.

• To John and Christa Karrels and Ralph and Beckie Perez for hosting Fellowship Hour after the 10:00 service on Sunday morning, November 10.

• To the following folks for their service either through meals or overnight accompaniment for our Family Promise guests the first week of November:
Dave and Jeanne Mantsch, Terry McManus, Mark and Terry Sdun and Jane Spalding.

• To Mike and Sherrie Dimmer for hosting Fellowship Hour after the 8:00 service on Sunday morning, November 3.


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Our annual Christmas tree sale is underway and runs through 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 512 and 19, you are invited to join Jim for an Advent experience and Communion. We gather in the church sanctuary at 6:00 and are on our way by 6:30. Please help spread the word!


Church School meets on the second Sunday of each month at 10:00. All children 4K through 7th grade are invited to participate. Our next Church School Sunday is this coming Sunday morning, December 8. The kids will be making Advent Candle Table Wreaths.

We celebrate a Family Service on the fourth Sunday of each month at 10:00. The service includes the participation of our 8th Grade Confirmation Class and Children's Choirs. Our next Family Service is Sunday morning, December 22.


Our annual Stewardship Campaign is now underway. Members and friends of the church are asked to make a formal pledge to support the church financially in 2020. Please visit our Stewardship Page for more information.


Our Interim Minister, Rev. James McKenzie, began serving the church the first week of November. Jim has enjoyed meeting each of you, and invites you to call or stop by anytime. Welcome, Jim!


Rev. Franz Rigert, our Conference Minister, met with the Search Committee at the beginning of November. The Committee received the first set of Ministerial Profiles (sixteen to be exact!) at that time. They met on November 20 to discuss the first five candidates, and again on December 1 to discuss the next five candidates. They plan to meet on December 11 to discuss five more candidates.
Our Completed Church Profile
Meet the Search Committee


Harborview Cleaners in Port Washington is hosting their annual Holiday Coat Drive for the Port Washington Food Pantry. You may bring coats to the cleaners now through the end of the month. They will clean the coats free of charge and deliver them to the Food Pantry. Harborview Cleaners is owned and operated by Barb Bahr, a member of our church.


As many of you know, Jeff retired at the end of October. His last Sunday was October 27. He will be missed beyond words!
Jeff's Farewell Letter


Our church partners with four other churches in Port Washington and Saukville to support the Lighthouse Youth Ministry for middle and high schoolers. To learn more about the group, visit their website and check out Lighthouse - Port Washington Saukville Ecumenical Youth Ministry on Facebook. Click here for their calendar of events.


Lighthouse Youth Ministry has a goal to raise $25,000 by the end of December to purchase furnishings for their newly renovated Lighthouse Headquarters. Please consider supporting Lighthouse by making a donation or purchasing something from their new Amazon Wishlist!


Every 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 safe and secure.


We host a Fellowship Hour following our 8:00 service on the first Sunday of each month, and following our 10:00 services on the second and fourth Sundays of each month.


Every Wednesday at Noon, you are invited to meet with our Interim Minister, Jim, 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 provided, but please bring your own lunch.


Men in the church are invited to gather for breakfast every Thursday morning, at 8:00. The group meets at The Beacon restaurant in The Harborview hotel in downtown Port Washington.


With winter upon us, we want to remind you of the snow cancellation policy for our Sunday services. If it should be necessary to cancel one or both of our Sunday services, we will put a message on the church answering machine by 7:00 on Sunday morning. Please call the church office, 284-2022, if you have any doubts about the weather.


A 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


A meditation class is held in Fellowship Hall every Wednesday evening from 7:00 - 8:00. The cost is $10 per class. For more information, please contact Kierstin Cira at


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

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