The Chrysalis

Current news from Holy Redeemer Lutheran Church 
-- a place of safety --
December 1, 2016                           Vol. 17, Issue 5
  Greetings!

You have just received the December 1, 2016 Chrysalis - the newsletter of Holy Redeemer Lutheran Church - please read through it for information concerning events during the coming month. Chrysalis will be published by the office staff, in this form, near the first of each month -- with special editions during the month as warranted.

If you desire a printed copy of the Chrysalis you may print this email version (as with any email you receive). In the future there will also be a few printed copies in the narthex for visitors and for members of HRLC who do not have printing capabilities -- thbis will begin in January 2017.

Should you accidentally (or deliberately) delete this email, in the future you may also find the Chrysalis on our web site (www.hrlcsj.org), beginning in January 2017
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Christmas Services

December 24 at 10:00pm
Candlelight Service with Communion

December 25 at 10:00am
Celebrate the Birth of the Child! 

Annual Meeting Notification

The 2016 Annual Meeting of Holy Redeemer Lutheran Church will take place on Sunday, December 18, beginning at 11:30am. All voting members of the congregation are urged to be in attendance.
Proposed Agenda

Call to Order/Quorum Announcement
Opening Prayer

Adoption of Minutes from December 20, 2015 Meeting
Adoption of Minutes from July 31, 2016 Meeting

Pastor's Report for 2016

Election of Officers for 2017
Adoption of Budget for 2017
Adoption of Changes to the Constitution of HRLC

Additional Added Business Items
Closing Prayer
Adjournment
Ministry Activity Contacts for December

Literatsi on December 3 from 9am to 10:30am
Pastor John
Change Paraments and Sanctuary Decorating on December 3 from 11am to 12pm
K athy Wiese
Putting on Christmas Tree Lights on December 3 from 12pm to 1pm
Leslie Stobbe
Pack Food Bags on December 4 from 11:45am to 12:15pm
Carolyn Keck
Outing to San Jose Stage Company from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Pastor John
Outing dinner at 5 Guys from 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Pastor John
Budget TF Mtg on December 6 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Marcia Freesemann
Praying And Sharing on December 10 from 9am to 11:00am
Pastor John
Christmas Tree Ornament Decoratiing from 11am to 1pm
Leslie Stobbe
Budget TF MTG on December 10 from 1pm to 3pm
Marcia Freesemann
The Food Pantry Distribution on December 10 from 2pm to 4pm
Mary West
The Closet Distribution on December 10 from 2pm to 4pm
Leslie Stobbe
Budget TF Mtg on December 13 from 7pm to 9pm
Marcia Freesemann
Business Leadership Team Mtg on December 15 from 6:pm to 8:30pm
Leslie Stobbe
Christmas Sanctuary Decorating on December 17 from 12pm until 3pm
Pastor John
The Food Pantry and Christmas Cheer on December 24 from 2pm to 4pm
Marcia Freesemann and Pastor John
Choir Practice on December 27 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Brad Bryant
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(Weekly) Those Who Serve --
                            December 2016
Dec 4:
  • Usher -- Leslie Stobbe
  • Reader -- Kay Ammon
  • Comm. Asst. -- Kathy Wiese
  • Altar Prep. -- Marcia Freesemann
  • Refreshments -- M. West & J. Neider
  • Counter -- Kathy Wiese

Dec 11:

  • Usher -- Mike Hagaman
  • Reader -- Mike Hagaman
  • Comm. Asst. -- Marcia Freesemann
  • Altar Prep -- Kathy Wiese
  • Refreshments -- Marcia Freesemann
  • Counter -- Leslie Stobbe
Dec 18:
  • Usher - Mary West
  • Reader -- David Smith
  • Comm. Asst. -- Mike Hagaman
  • Altar Prep -- Marcia Freesemann
  • Refreshments -- Carolyn Keck
  • Counter -- Carolyn Keck
Dec 24 (Christmas Eve Service):
  • Usher -- Needed
  • Reader -- Carolyn Keck & Kay Ammon
  • Comm. Asst. -- Needed
  • Altar Prep. -- Needed
  • Worship Prep. -- Needed
  • Prelude Music -- Needed
Dec 25:
  • Usher -- Kathy Wiese
  • Reader -- Carolyn Keck
  • Comm. Asst. -- Carolyn Keck
  • Altar Prep. -- Mike Hagaman
  • Refreshments -- Leslie Stobbe
  • Counter -- Marcia Freesemann
(Monthly)Those Who Serve --
                            December 2016
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Bake Bread -- Awic Smith
Buy wine -- Leslie Stobbe
Buy Juice -- Awic Smith
Worship Space Prep. -- Julie Neider 
Worship Service Prep. -- Usher of the Day
Healing Prayers -- Carolyn Keck
Prelude Music -- Pastor John
Choir Prep -- Carolyn Keck
Food Pantry
&
Christmas Cheer

December 24
2pm to 4pm

Handing out of Food Bags
&
Sharing of Christmas Treats and Gifts

Contact Marcia Freesemann or Pastor John to help!
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Christmas Decorating

Gather on December 3 at noon for the beginning of the Christmas decorating. On that morning our tree will be delivered and the congregation is invited to come to help put the lights on and to prepare the sanctuary for decorating. See the SignUpGenius to let Leslie know that you will help

[We will continue on December 10 with putting on the tree ornaments, and on December 17 with putting up the decorations in the sanctuary. Register to help on SignUpGenius!]
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Happy Birthday!

December
December 08 -- Mary West
December 11 -- Kay Ammon
December 12 -- Charlotte Paulsen
December 13 -- Julie Neider
December 13 -- Bill Paulsen
December 19 -- Pia Smith
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Flower Donors

Dec. 4 -- Christmas Season -- No Flowers
Dec. 11 - Christmas Season -- No Flowers
Dec. 18 - Christmas Season -- No flowers
Dec. 24 - Poinsettias from Cong. Members
Dec. 25 - Poinsettias from Cong. Members

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Sanctuary Lamp
Donors

Dec. 4 -- April Kellett -- i n Celebration of                            Pua's birthday
Dec. 11 - Julie Neider -- J ust because
Dec. 18 - Leslie Stobbe --  Let the Love of                          Christmas Shine Forth!
Dec. 25 - Kathy Wiese -- In Celebration of                        Connie & Ginger's birthdays

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Sister Parish Support
  Dec. 4 -- Lisa/charlotte -- Celebration of                           my mother, husband and                           daughters birthdays
Dec. 11 - Kay Ammon -- Kay's birthday
Dec. 18 - April Kellett -- In Loving Memory                          of Susie & John Kellett
Dec. 25 - Pastor John -- In Memory of the                       Wounded Knee Massacre                           (12/19/1860)  
December 2016 Calendar

December 01 -- Pastor John on Vacation
                                    Office Closed
December 02 -- Pastor John on Vacation
                                    Office Closed
December 03 -- Prayer Vigil for Active and Inactive Members
                          Literatsi at iJava -- 9:00am
                                  Changing Paraments & Sanctuary Decorating -- 11:00am
                                    Christmas Tree Decorating (Lights) -- 12:00pm
December 04 -- Pastor -- Afternoon Off
                                    Benevolence/Ministry Offering for Families in Need Ministry
                                    Celebration and Communion Worship Service -- 10:00am                                                                  Fellowship Time -- 11:15am
                                    Pack Food Bags -- 11:45am
                                    Outing to The San Jose Stage Company -- 2:00pm
                                    Outing Dinner at 5 Guys -- 5:30pm
December 05 -- Pastor -- Day Off
                                    Office Open -- 9:30am to 3:30pm
                                    Announcements Due in Office-- 12:00pm
December 06 -- Office Open-- 9:30am to 3:30pm
                                    Office Staff Meeting -- 10:00am
                                    Budget TF Mtg -- 7:00pm
December 07 -- Office Open -- 9:30am to 3:30pm
                          Personal  Meditation and Communion Service -- 10:00am
December 08 -- Pastor -- Morning and Early Afternoon Off
                                    Office Closed                                    
                                    Pastor --Union Activity -- 5:00pm
December 09 -- Pastor -- Early Morning and Late Afternoon Off
                                    Office Closed
December 10 -- Pastor -- Afternoon Off   
                                   Praying and Sharing Service -- 9:00am
                                   Christmas Tree Decorating (Ornaments) -- 11:00am
                                   The Closet -- 2:00pm
                                   Food Pantry -- 2:00pm
December 11 -- Pastor -- Afternoon Off
                                   Health Care.Hygiene Kit Offering
                                   Celebration and Communion Worship Service -- 10:00am
                                   Fellowship Time -- 11:15am
December 12 -- Pastor -- Day Off
                                    Office Open-- 9:30am to 3:30pm
                                    Announcements Due in Office -- 12:00pm
December 13 -- Office Open -- 9:30am to 3:30pm
                          Office Staff Meeting -- 10:00am
                                    Pastor at ICEJ LWW Mtg -- 1:30pm
                                    Budget TF Mtg -- 7:00pm
December 14 -- Office Open -- 9:30am to 3:30pm
                          Personal Meditation and Communion Service -- 10:00am
December 15 -- Pastor -- Morning and Early Afternoon Off
                                    Office Closed
                                    BLT Mtg -- 6:00pm
December 16 -- Pastor -- Early Morning and Late Afternoon Off
                                    Office Closed
December 17 -- Pastor -- Afternoon Off
                                    Christmas Sanctuary Decorating -- 12:00pm
December 18 -- Pastor -- Afternoon Off
                                    Food Pantry  Offering
                                    Celebration and Communion Worship Service -- 10:00am
                                    Annual Meeting &  Fellowship Time -- 11:15am
                                    Pack Food Bags --12:15pm
December 19 -- Pastor Planning Day
                                    Office Open -- 9:30am to 3:30pm
                                    Announcements due in Office -- 12:00pm
December 20 -- Office Open -- 9:30am to 3:30pm
                                    Office Staff Meeting -- 10:00am
December 21 -- Office Open -- 9:30am to 3:30pm
                                    Personal  Meditation and Communion -- 10:00am
December 22 -- Pastor -- Morning and Early Afternoon Off
                          Office Closed
December 23 -- Pastor -- Early Morning and Late Afternoon Off
                                    Office Closed
December 24 -- Prayer Vigil for Peace in the Middle East
                                    Christmas Cheer -- 2:00pm
                                    Food Pantry Distribution -- 2:00pm
                                    Christmas Eve Candlelight Service -- 10:00pm
December 25 -- Pastor -- Off in Afternoon                 
                                   T he Closet Offering                                   
                                   Celebration and Communion Festival Celebrating the birth of the Christ                                       child -- 10:00am
                                   Fellowship Time -- 11:15am
                                   Pack Hygiene Kits for The Closet -- 11:45am
December 26 -- Office Closed for Christmas to New Year Holiday
                                    Announcements Due in Office -- 12:00pm
December 27 -- Office Closed for Christmas to New Year Holiday
                                    Choir Practice -- 6:30pm
December 28 -- Office Closed for Christmas to New Year Holiday
                                    Personal Meditation and Communion -- 10:00am
December 29 -- Office Closed for Christmas to New Year Holiday
December 30 -- Office Closed for Christmas to New Year Holiday
December 31 -- Holiday -- New Year's Eve
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  HRLC Staff

Revd. John L. Freesemann, Pastor
Rev. Pascal Mugambage, Sister Parish Pastor
Sara Calkins, Administrative Assistant
Brad Bryant, Music Director

Holy Redeemer Lutheran Church | (408) 296-4040 | (408 (296-4044 | HRLC95126@aol.com | HRLCSJ.org
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