Ministry
Celebrating and sharing God's love for over 123 years!
 Welcome to Sunne!

 We encourage you to check us out, both  
 here on the website and in person at the church.  Come and
 experience the presence of God.  We believe that we cannot
 earn God's favor, God's love, or our way into heaven. 
 Instead, we are completely dependent upon God's grace. 
 We live our life in response to God's love.

 On our website you will find all sorts of information
 about God's work at Sunne and who God's people are at
 Sunne.  But most importantly, we hope that you will feel
 welcome to explore how God works throught the family of
 God that gathers at Sunne.

 Sunne is a community that welcomes all people - regardless
 of age, sex, color, religious background, or sexual expression. 
 The community of Sunne enjoys worshiping God, laughter,
 fellowship, singing, praying and learning are all part of who
 we are.

 We hope you enjoy your jouney around Sunne. We invite
 you to experience God's presence in the lives of the family of
 God that gathers at Sunne.  And, if you are so inclined, we
 warmly invite you to experience God's presence first hand
 by visiting Sunne in person.

Pastor Paul Schauer -
sunnerev@bektel.com
Sunday Worship Services at
8:30 AM and 10:30 AM
Sunday School and Confirmation Classes
9:30 AM
Broadcast LIVE on BEK Channel 26!

 Events

 Jan 1
 Communion Service
 at 10:30
 No Sunday School
 or Confirmation Class

 Jan 8
 Winter Rally Sunday

 Jan 11
 Redwood 2 PM
 Church council 7:30

 Jan 19
 Food Distribution
 2 - 4 PM

 Jan 29
 Annual Meeting 9:30
Located 6 miles east of Wilton on Highway 36
PO Box 217                       Wilton, ND  58579
                     
 Pastor Paul Schauer      Office   701.734.6485
                                   Parsonage   701.734.6605


Living in God's amazing grace
Sunne supports the Wilton Food Pantry,
 located in the basement of the Senior Center. 
Donations of food can be dropped off between
9:00 AM and Noon, Monday thru Friday.
Currently open the third Thursday
of the month for distribution.

         Volunteers are always
appreciated on delivery days
as are cash donations.
Any Hours you are available
 from 1 - 6 PM, just stop in and help.
        Make checks payable to Sunne and
write "Food Pantry"  on the memo line. 
Contact Pastor Paul 701-734-6485 or
Sandy Peterson for more information.

We are mission partners with Camp of the Cross Ministries.
HOSPITAL VISITS
Both local hospitals have made it extremely difficult for pastors to find out who is in the hospital.  If you, or someone you know,
 is hospitalized and would like Pastor Paul to visit, you can reach him at 391- 0584. 
Also, if you are a patient at Sanford, please indicate your church as "Sunne".
Campbell's Labels or Education

We, along with hundred of other Lutherans around the country, collect labels from Campbell's products for the Navajo Evangelical Lutheran Mission in Rock Point, Arizona.  The Rock Point Mission then uses these labels to purchase needed items for the Mission.  In past years, several 15 passenger bans have been purchased.  The container for these label is located near the telephone in the narthex.
WILTON DOLLARS FOR SCHOLARS
The Wilton Dollars for Scholars organization is seeking donations for its scholarship fund.  The organization provides college scholarships for Wilton High School graduates.  If you would like to make a donation, please send it to:
 Wilton Dollars for Scholars
 PO Box 392  Wilton, ND  58579.


SPONSOR A BULLETIN
If you are interested in sponsoring a Sunday bulletin in memory of a loved one, please fill out the following form.  Cost is $10.00 per Sunday.  You may sponsor as many Sundays as you wish.  Sponsorships will be taken on a first come, first served basis.  Sponsorship announcements will be printed in the bulletin.
  The announcement will read, "Today's bulletins are given in memory
.
If any of our college students would like to receive our Sunne Newsletter, please let
Bev Hausauer know and we will send it to them each month.

The congregation is invited to take part in a discussion with Western North Dakota Synod Bishop Mark Narum related to DAPL and the protesters on Sunday, January 15th between worship services at Sunne.  An invitation letter will be sent to the congregation which will include copies of ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton's letter and Bishop Narum's response.  In the meantime, copies of both letters are available at www.wndsynod.org http://www.wndsynod.org   Please plan to join the conversation.


The Annual Meeting will held at 9:30 AM on January 29th.  All reports are due now.  Copies of the Annual Report will be available on Sunday, January 22nd.  To include your jinistry team reports in the Annual Report, please get them into the office before the end of December. Sunne Lutheran Youth (San Francisco group) will serve pancakes and sausages between worship services and hold a silent auction.  A freewill offering will be received with proceeds helping to fund the 2017 Faith Adventure to San Francisco

Your 2017 offering envelopes have been distributed.  Please begin using these envelopes beginning January 1st.  Please throw away you old envelopes at that time.  Using your envelopes helps the financial secretary greatly.

If you are interested in serving on one or more of the ministry teams in 2017, please sign up at the table in the narthex.  The ministry teams are Worship, Education, Church Property, Parsonage Property, Cemetary, Evangelism, Altar Guild, and Harvest Festival.  Explanations of the teams are available at the table.  The Usher signup is also available.

Quilting meets
Jan 5, 12, 19 and 26
from 10 AM to 3 PM
All are welcome
Winter Rally Sunday is January 8th
We will be watching movies, singing,
and enjoying pop and treats.
See you there!