Announcements & Upcoming Events


Joy to the World. Angels We Have Heard on High. O Come All Ye Faithful. Go Tell it on the Mountain. These are some of the hymns we sang Christmas caroling last year in Monroe. Join us this year after Christmas for Kids on Saturday, December 21st.

After lunch, we will go caroling to local nursing homes and shut-ins beginning at 1:00pm. We plan to have supper together afterwards. Sign-ups can be found in Luther’s Court.

For more information, contact Pastor Ewings at 608-535-6531 or


Please join us for the congregational Christmas party to be held on Friday, December 20th at 121 Northlight Way, Fitchburg, at 6:30pm.

Each person attending should bring a wrapped, white elephant gift if you’d like to be involved in the gift exchange. Also, please bring an appetizer or dessert to share and your favorite beverage. Invite your Vine & Branches friends to join you!

There is limited parking, so please consider carpooling to and from the event. There is parking available in the lot by the clubhouse. There are two spots each available at condos #103, 112 & 114 in the driveways. There is no parking allowed on the street.

For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact Ned Reimer at

December 22 & 29: Regular Morning Services:

9am - Verona
10:30am - Monroe

December 24:

6:30pm Christmas Eve Service - Verona
7:00pm Children’s Christmas Service - Monroe

December 25:

9:00am Christmas Day Service - Verona
10:30am Christmas Day Service - Monroe

December 31:

7:00pm New Years Eve Service - Monroe
 Games & fellowship follow the service
 * Monday & Thursday worship will be at the regular times *
 December 23, 26, 30


Any articles, photos, announcements etc. that you would like in the newsletter need to be submitted to the Ministry Coordinator (Kathy) by Monday, December 16th.


Is there church if weather is bad?

If weather is bad, be safe. Stay home if you don’t feel safe coming to church. We do not cancel church for bad weather. Pastors can make it to the church and will do so. Be safe. Stay home if you don’t feel safe coming to church.

If you have a duty that day, such as ushering, greeting, bringing treats, we can cover it. And there will probably be less of a need in bad weather.

Be safe. Stay home if you don’t feel safe coming to church.

Watch and/or read the sermon at if you can’t make it to church.


  • SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14: Christmas for Kids in Verona, 10:00-11:30am. Children ages 3-10 are welcome. Volunteers are needed.

  • SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21: Christmas for Kids in Monroe, 10:00-11:30am. Children ages 3-10 are welcome. Volunteers are needed.

Note: Speak to Vicar ( for more information or to help out with Christmas for Kids.


Anyone interested in singing one or two simple pieces for the Christmas Eve service on
December 24, contact either Kathy Delikat (262) 443-0010 or Ellen Andrews (920) 382-
0511. We will meet after the Thanksgiving service in the choir loft to determine the best
time for practice.


We have posted an Opportunity List on the bulletin board showing the various ways you can serve Jesus here at the Verona campus. If you are able to help in this way, we’d love to have you join us. For more information, contact the person indicated for each category, or call the church office at (608) 848-4965, or email Kathy at


We have many different denominations of Kwik Trip cards on hand for all your travel needs. Plus, if you make a purchase inside a Kwik Trip store, we get an additional 10% back for our youth group. The money is used to send teens to the youth rally. The youth group has also used profits to purchase food for the Badger Prairie Needs Network food pantry. Please see Denise Reimer (608) 225-0902 or Katrina Meinel (920) 382-6696 for Kwik Trip cards.


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