On Sunday, November 8, at North New Hope we took some pictures at church where we were practicing our bells for the Christmas program. 
How many times can you work on your Christmas program outside.......in November.......in Wisconsin!
This is one for the books!!!












These are the kids we have in Sunday school at North New Hope and the teachers, Lenore Peterson, Marge Krogwold, Michelle Raddatz and Kimmy Pingel (not in pic.)   

The Kids are Allie and Aubrey Raddatz, Eli and Alaina Richter and Miranda Pingel.
We made fleece blankets last year as our contact at Ascension said they would love the blankets again this year.
We tied 38 blankets which will go to Aspirus and Ascension ER for kids who come in sick.  
We had extra fleece when we cut these out so the smaller pieces were made into blankets for Preemie babies.  
Marge takes them to the Lincoln Center in Stevens Point as she has a contact there who gives them to moms of preemie babies.
Then Marge sews the scraps and corners together to make small mats we will give to the humane society for their cats and even the strips that are left over get braided and become kitty toys so you see, we use every inch of fleece.   
We received a grant from Thrivent and money from the Operation Round UP board at Central Wisconsin Electric Coop to use toward this service project which will benefit Children who are sick and scared and can receive a blanket to snuggle with.







Nick Gburek of North New Hope received this quilt in honor of his High School graduation. Some of the ladies from North New Hope worked on this quilt. It has an outdoor and music theme. Nick is at the right.





Help for the Homeless is a joint WELCA project collecting items for Evergreen Community Initiatives, specifically The Place of Peace which assists people in need.
Pictured from left to right are Betsie Graham, Gail Allen and Tiffany Krueger who was present for the endowment grants at Faith.




For those of us on the Extended Ministries Endowment Fund of Faith Lutheran Church the fourth Sunday of March is probably the highlight of our year.
On that day we are privileged to grant funds to organizations who endeavor to help others thanks to Ralph Colrud who made this possible by gifting the congregation with $100,000 for this express purpose.
Only a constitutionally mandated percentage of interest is used for these grants so the fund will remain solvent in perpetuity.
This year we are pleased to have photos of the distribution.



Back row L-R are Jeremy Higgins, Julie Worzalla, Tiffany Krueger, Torry Jennings, and Craig Anderson (committee secretary)
Front from L-R are Carrie Diamond, Suzi Limberg, Janet Zander (committee chair), Naomi Peuss and Betsie Graham (committee treasurer)



Torry Jennings and Carrie Diamond for Cycling Without Age.



Tiffany Krueger for the Stevens Point, WI, warming center.



Suzi Limberg for a speaker system upgrade at Faith.



Naomi Peuss for One-on-One tutoring provided for through the Portage County Literacy Council.



Julie Wozalla for Destiny Point homes for woman.



Jermey Higgins for the Portage County Boys and Girls Club Rosholt location.



Craig Anderson for damaged monuments at Alban cemetery.



This is the gorgeous raffle quilt raffled for the Faithful Knotters Project Comfort.








Due to its popularity Hops & Hymns will not continue monthly at McZ's Brew Pub, Main Street Rosholt, from 6:30 to 7:30 PM on the 2nd Thursday of every month.


Hops and Hymns is cancelled until further notice.









Thanks to Mark and Tammie Ellingson for the Little Library at North New Hope Lutheran Church. Drive, bike, or walk by to leave or take books. 






Please remember those less fortunate than us.

Baskets are located in the narthex at Faith for the collection of food and other household items.

These items go to the Rosholt Food Pantry who distributes them to those in need.

You might think there aren't many in our area who are in need..........but you'd be wrong.


"Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me."













Faith has a hearing loop and wireless earphone system which works anywhere within the sanctuary.

The system is amazing and will be of great benefit to those who choose to use it.smile emoticon
You can learn more about LOOP systems and whether or not your hearing aid is T-coil (telecoil) equipped and/or enabled by clicking on the link below.

If you wish to take advantage of these systems please ask an usher.




Click on the line below for the






Even in large cities churches that sport handbell choirs are few and far between. The Stevens Point/Plover metro area, which population exceeds 35,000, can claim only two churches that have handbell choirs. They are St. Paul's United Methodist and St. Paul Lutheran Church so it's quite a big deal for a smallish country church to muster enough dedicated folks to staff a handbell choir much less do a good job of it. The proof is at the links below!

The first link is for a video which shows the choir doing a portion of Silent Night.

The second link is an audio only file.


New Hope Bell Choir Silent Night MOVIE


New Hope Bell Choir "Carol of the Bells" AUDIO