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In Memoriam

Donna Riemer died on Thursday afternoon, November 14. A memorial service will be held at Eernisse Funeral Home sometime in December.


• 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 Tuesday, October 22.

• To Raymond Allen Manderscheid, son of Meghan and Wes, and grandson of Bruce and Janet, who was baptized into the Christian faith on Saturday, October 26.

• To Graham Victor Phillips, son of Katie and Patrick, who was baptized into the Christian faith on Sunday, October 20.

Special Thanks

• To Joshua Jacque and his family for providing Nursery Care on Sunday morning, November 17.

• 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 Madeline Schlehlein and her family for providing Nursery Care on Sunday morning, November 10.

• 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.

• To the Fellowship Team for hosting the Open House in celebration of Jeff on Sunday afternoon, October 27. Thanks to the many folks who brought an appetizer or dessert and helped out!

• To Brett Dimmer for preparing the 15 minute slideshow shown at the Open House.

• To Kay Rego for helping to create the interactive Timeline for the Open House.

• To the Fellowship Team for hosting Fellowship Hour after the 10:00 service on Sunday morning, October 27.

• To Karen Oftedahl for singing Go Now In Peace at the end of the 10:00 service on Sunday morning, October 27.

• To Tracy Bretl and Phil Stepanski for hosting Fellowship Hour after the 8:00 service on Sunday morning, October 27.

• To Jane Spalding for creating a Liturgical Calendar altar flower arrangement for the last Sunday in October.

• To Mike Spalding for helping to assemble and install our new Liturgical Calendar.

• To Jane Spalding and Jane Suddendorf for coordinating the Liturgical Calendar Church School project.


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The Church Council has selected Interim Minister, Rev. James McKenzie, who began serving the church the first week of November. Jim looks forward to meeting each of you, and invites you to call or stop by. Welcome, Jim!


Jim has requested that we help him learn names by wearing nametags the next few Sunday mornings. We have nametags available as you enter the Sanctuary. We all might learn a few new names as well!


We are planning to set up the Christmas Tree Lot this coming Saturday morning, November 16, starting at 8:00. If you are able, please bring your work gloves and come lend a hand.


Our annual Christmas tree sale begins the Friday following Thanksgiving 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.


Rev. Franz Rigert, our Conference Minister, met with the Search Committee on November 6. The Committee received the first set of Ministerial Profiles (sixteen to be exact!). They plan to meet again on November 20 to discuss the first handful of candidates.
Meet the Search Committee


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 annual Fall Congregational Meeting has been scheduled for Sunday morning, November 24, immediately following the 10:00 service. The main item of business is the presentation of the proposed 2020 Church Budget. Remember, we don’t vote to approve the budget until our Winter Congregational Meeting at the end of January.


All five churches have agreed to contribute $5,000 per year to support the Lighthouse Youth Ministry. Our church contributed $2,500 from our Mission Fund earlier this year, and we challenged the congregation to raise the other $2,500. A board was covered with tags indicating various dollar amounts from $10 to $100. We are pleased to report that all tags were taken. Congratulations and thanks to those who contributed!


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, November 24.

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 Sunday morning, December 8. The kids will be making Advent Candle Table Wreaths.


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.


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 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.


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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