• COOKBOOK FUNDRAISER - December 7 is the last day to submit your favorite recipes for our DR cookbook. We have over 280 submissions so far but would love to have yours. HURRY and submit yours!  Orders for the cookbooks will begin Monday, Dec. 7 and will be available for pick up at the end of March!  Visit for placing your cookbook order. 
There are (3) ways to submit recipes until Monday, December 7:

 1) Fill out the electronic form on our website at:\cookbook

 2) Drop off a hard copy recipe in the collection boxes located in Narthex or cafeteria 

 3) Email recipes to:  Karen Nipko


• Advent Season is every Sunday (regular worship times) and every Wednesday at 6:30 PM. The many names for Jesus recorded in the Bible allow us to know Jesus more fully.  Join us as we learn who Jesus really is in our new sermon series: HELLO! HIS NAME IS... These services will also be live streamed and may be found on our YouTube channel.


• DECEMBER 6 - Annual Voters’ Meeting will take place at 11:45 AM in the GYM for the election of positions for the Board of Directors and the Committee of Lay Elders. The candidates that have been nominated are President Elect:  Ken Saydel; Board of Directors (2 open positions) Chelsea Chandler, Paul Fischer, Tracy Holt, Bob Mikulec, Gary Peppel; Committee of Lay Elders (3 open positions) Jim Braun, Dave Georgson, Jim Healy, Rick Johns


• DECEMBER 12  outdoor live nativity event to take place from 5-7 PM.  FREE tickets are available and are per family!  Live animals & actors, illuminated walk, hot chocolate, and the Gospel message will make a great family-friendly and Jesus-focused Christmas event!  25 tickets (1 per FAMILY) for every ¼ hour are available.  Find tickets here: We are also looking for volunteers. Contact Stephanie Cutler if you are interested. Stephanie Cutler


• DECEMBER 13 Join us for the 21st Annual Christmas Concert “The Nativity” at the 8 AM & 10:30 AM Worship Services. Please join us as we celebrate the Nativity with Voices of Praise Choir, Divine Ringers, and orchestra. 

• December 20 All Kids Connection students (3K through 6th grade) sing December 20 in the 9:15 AM service in the Gym. Please join us and invite your family and friends!  (The children have regular classes after they sing.) 


• CHRISTMAS WORSHIP SERVICES and TIMES: Thursday, Dec. 24, 1 & 3 PM Gym; 1,3,5,7 PM Sanctuary. Friday, Dec. 25, 9 AM Sanctuary. 


• Gym set up people are desperately needed to set up the Gm for Worship. Team A: needs 5 people; Team B: is good; Team C: needs 3 people; Team D: needs 3 people; Team E (does not exist right now): so we need 10 people. Each team sets up one time per month. Unless we can form a 5th team which would, of course, allow for a break every month and a half. Set up is anywhere from Friday after school to Saturday afternoon and takes about 30- 45 minutes. Each team decides. Please contact Stacy Bader if you are interested. 


• CHRISTMAS SHOPPING AND YOUR AMAZON ORDERS THAT HELP DR: This is a great opportunity for Divine Redeemer Lutheran Church and School to increase AmazonSmile donations by reminding you to support us as you do your holiday shopping on-line. Visit for the same great Amazon products. We recently received a quarterly check of over $300 from supporting shoppers!