Published 9:00 am Saturday, October 13, 2018

Duplicate Bridge

Eleven teams played Duplicate bridge on Oct. 1. Winners were Larry Crowe and Jim Fisher, first place; Vandy Newman and Bud Higgins, second place; John Liesen and Rick Stroup, third place; Barb Engebretson and Orrin Roisen, fourth place; Judy Bungum and Dave Solomonson, fifth place; Joyce Crowe and Bill Momsen, sixth place.

Nine teams played on Oct. 2. Winners were Gail and Ray Schmidt, first place; Vandy Newman and Ron Peters, second place; Loren Cleland and Bud Higgins, third place; Tom Flaherty and Stan Schultz, fourth place; and Larry Crowe and Jim Fisher, fifth place.

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Duplicate Bridge is played at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and at noon on Wednesdays. Players come from Adams, Austin, Albert Lea, Rose Creek, Northwood and Mason City. All bridge players are welcome to come and play. 

First Lutheran Church Women

First Lutheran Church Women met at 1:15 p.m. Sept. 12 in Bethany Hall with Co-President Karen Hovde welcoming members. Prelude music was provided by Joan Holt.

Jo Hanson gave the devotions from the book, “When God Winks at You.”

As a group, the attendees read the organization’s purpose statement.

The program was a musical presentation by Carol Purdy and Jan Reshatar. They sang a number of hymns and a few popular tunes of the past. They were accompanied by several stringed instruments, including guitar and banjo. Some of the selections were “Let Me Tell You about Jesus,” “I’ll Fly Away,” “God on the Mountain, God in the Valley,” “You are My Sunshine,” and “God will take Care of You.”

Hovde called the meeting to order. The secretary’s report was approved as printed with a motion from Donna Ludtke and seconded by Hazel Senske. Motion carried.

Bonnie Trampel, corresponding secretary, reported a note of thanks was received from Good Earth Village for the monetary gift of $50. We received an invitation to the Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge Gala Thursday at Rochester International Event Center.

Global Health Ministries sent their newsletter. These items will be placed on the bulletin board near the library.

DeAnn Berglund from the Rock gave a report on the muffin program, which began in 2013 with 32 students. Today there are an average of 135 students attending weekly, and over the five years, 22,500 muffins have been served to the youth. The Breakfast Club meets at Southwest Middle School weekly on Wednesdays for muffins, juice and Jesus.

There were 37 in attendance at the shut-in service Aug. 16 with rolls and coffee served at 9:30 a.m. and the worship service at 10:30 a.m.

Lefse making is Oct. 23 through Oct. 25. Volunteers are needed for this project.

The group was asked to continue to bring in school supplies for the local schools and for the Lutheran World Relief school project. Members were reminded that there are some differences in the items listed for the LWR and the local schools.

The group’s Thankoffering will be collected at the Nov. 14 general meeting.

The program committee is working on the programs for 2019, and they welcome suggestions.

Sheri Nicol presented a new shop idea for the Holidays Ahead. It will be Accessories Avenue and include like new purses, jewelry, scarves, ties, hats, gloves, hair bows, etc. Items may be left at the church office.

During the offering collection, the group sang the hymn, “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.” Hanson gave the offertory prayer.

Hovde thanked ushers Marge Moine and Gen Monte; greeters Jan Overgaard, Bonnie Schneider, Hazel Senske and Trampel; wheelchair attendant Jan Overgaard; and hostesses Deb Hanson and her committee of Judy Kropp, Helen Lovik and Eunice Hatleli.

Caring and Sharing Co-Chairpersons Helen Lovik and Arlis Smith and their committee served three funerals in August.

The meeting closed with the Lord’s Prayer and singing of the table prayer. The group also sang “Happy Birthday” to Lovik on her 85th birthday.