Wednesday, December 22, 2010


This fall, the interior of our church was repainted with new colors. The sanctuary, which now features red front walls and beige side walls, was painted by Kautman Painting of McGregor. Click pictures for a larger view.

The red walls really highlight our baby grand piano.

The fellowship hall was freshened up with two shades of blue and light green trim. This job was performed entirely by volunteers, which included Randy Bunn, Donna Reed, Pastor Laura Gentry, LaVern Timmerman Senior, Kerry Rathbun, and Wendy Morris. Thanks to all those who worked on this project.

The kitchen was also done by Kautman Painting. It has the same color scheme as the fellowship hall. New curtains were made and installed by Donna Reed.

We'd also like to thank the paint committee who selected the colors and oversaw the entire project: Donna Reed, Jean Meyer, Sharon Kiesau and Pastor Laura Gentry. All photographs on this blog were taken by William Gentry (

Sunday, December 19, 2010


The Sunday school children and confirmation students of Our Savior's Lutheran Church put on their annual Christmas program on Sunday, December 19th during worship. The performance was called "The Fumbly Bumbly Christmas Angels." Pictured above is the entire cast. Double click for a larger view. Back Row: Kyle Hitchins, Alanna Pleasants, Nicole Vinson, Louis Nguyen, Hallie Vinson, Jazmine Rathbun, Melony Orr, Emily Rethwisch. Middle Row: Zoey Timmerman, Soraya Reyes with Mason Darling, Jay Nissen, Laurel Scott, Emilio Rathbun. Seated on floor: Ethan Schweitzer, Nicholas Rethwisch, Kai Timmerman, Eden James, Jr. (not pictured Jack Schweitzer)

The holy family: Soraya Reyes as Mary, Jay Nissen as Joseph and Mason Darling as Baby Jesus

The boa wearing angels: Alanna Pleasants and Jazmine Rathbun

Pastor with the angels

Emilio with the apple from his Christmas treat bag, a tradition at Our Savior's Christmas programs (this year's bags made by Chris Bolson)

Junior and Melony

The sanctuary with the heavenly set

The coffee hour following the program

Thanks to everyone who helped make this program such a delight!