Sunday bulletin



                   Karlstad, Minnesota



Presider                                             Pastor Caitlin Jensen

Organist                                                        Kirstin Olson

Greeters              Bonnie Johnson & Mackenzie Berggren

Acolytes                 Isabelle Renstrom & Bryleigh Nelson

Ushers                                   Steve Olson & Keith Britten

Setting Two                  Evangelical Lutheran Worship


Prelude and Announcements

Confession and Forgiveness                       pages 116-118


Greeting and Kyrie  Setting2                      pages 120-121

Canticle of Praise “Blessed Be the God of Israel”    #250

                                                                    Vs. 1 & 3

Advent Wreath Lighting

“Light One Candle to Watch for Messiah”  Vs. 2    #240

Prayer of the Day (page19)                                               page 124


Middle River Cantata                          


Offertory Hymn

Offertory  Prayer                                                 page 129

Lord’s Prayer (right column)                                  page 134







DECEMBER 9,  2018


Tuesday:              7:00 First Council                                    

Wednesday:         3:30 Confirmation

                              7:00 Choir rehearsal

Friday:               10:00 Communion at The Meadows

                              2:00 Communion at Oakwood Homes

Next Sunday:       9:30 Sunday School Christmas Program

                                       Youth Sunday




First Lutheran Church  will hold their annual meeting on January 20, 2019 after the church service.  Church will be at 11 a.m.  Sunday School will be at 9:30 on that day.  We wll also have a pot luck dinner on that day.  Time to think about writing your reports for the annual report.  Turn them into the office when you have finished.


Hollis, Carolyn, family and friends  will again be serving a Christmas Day Dinner at Karlstad Korner.    The dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on December 25th.  Please RSVP.  Takeouts and delivery in Karlstad.  Leave your phone numbe


Pastor Caitlin turns another year older on Friday, December 14th.  Remember to wish her a Happy Birthday!


Next Sunday will be youth Sunday at First Lutheran and also the Sunday School will present their Christmas program; “The Christmas Story!  The same yesterday, today and tomorrow.


The local Kittson unit of The Salvation Army is looking for individuals or groups to help with their annual Red Kettle Drive.  To volunteer or request more information,  call Jeff Hane at (218) 843-3686 during the day  or (218) 843-2045 in the early evening.  A list of bell ringing openings is on the bulletin board.


First Lutheran is looking for someone to direct and organize Vacation Bible School.  If you are interested in this position, please contact the church office.


We pray for Gerda Hams, Taylor Koland, Bonnie Loveness, Vivian Jacobson, Jackie Anderson,   Tim Nordin, Tom Duray, Beth Grandstrand,  Judi Spilde, Harlan Gustafson, Carol Carlson, Bob Carlson,     Brett Anderson,   Audella Stamnes, Arlen Anderson,  Eunice Larson,   Mark Peterson,   Rodney Nelson
















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