Immanuel Lutheran Church
                     of Almelund, Minnesota


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Monday, December 3th, 1:30 - Rehearsal Thursday, December 7th, 2:00 - North Branch Ecumen Veteran’s Christmas Program, please be there by 1:45 to get organized.

IMMANUEL QUILTERS SEWING DAY-No meeting in December. We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY-No Meetings in December. On Nov. 25th we dedicated many shawls! Thank you to the prayer shawl ladies for your beautiful work!

PUT THE 125th ANNIVERSARY COOKBOOK ON YOUR LIST FOR HOLIDAY GIVING! Cost: $12 each and are available anytime from just outside the church office. Put money in the offering plate or slip it under the office door noting it is for a Church Cookbook. All proceeds go to the General Fund.

Immanuel’s Circle Meetings

Naomi Circle -Tues., Dec. 11, 9:30 a.m. at Gina Sapp’s home Sarah Circle - Alice and Katie in charge

River Valley Christian Womens Connection invites women of all ages to the CHRISTMAS 11:30 LUNCHEON on MONDAY, December 10 at Chisago Lake Lutheran Church, 1 Summit Ave., Center City, MN 55012. Reservation deadline by Tuesday noon December 4. Call/Text Diane 651-808-8579. $12 at door.

SPECIAL FEATURE: Holliday bow making and creating outdoor winter pots, MUSIC and SPEAKER: Radio Personality Joyce Harley, speaking on "The Gift of Love". Invite a friend.

I’M THANKFUL FOR YOU! Special thanks to Linda Mielke, Linda Peterson, Vickie Johnson, Joanne Johnson and Tracy Tolzmann for volunteering their help in checking in our congregation members as they came for their picture taking on Nov. 15-17th, and to Vickie for help in calling and setting appointments. I was so happy to see the photography schedule fill up with our members! Thank you to everyone who partici-pated! Thank you to Mark Weslander for spending time on updating records in our church management system. You have made a big job less BIG! I look forward to seeing our new directory. It will be given out at our annual meeting in February. Merrie Tolzmann, ILC Admin. Asst.


By Request...

the chicken recipe from the Almelund Sampler Dinner.

Kota Kapama (Chicken in cinnamon-flavored tomato sauce)

3 to 3-1/2 lb. chicken, cut into 8 serving pieces


freshly ground black pepper

4 TBLS. butter

1/4 cup olive oil

1-1/2 cup finely chopped onions

1 TBSP. finely chopped garlic

1 cup chopped, drained, canned tomatoes

2 TBSP. tomato paste

1/2 cup chicken stock, fresh or canned

1 4-inch long cinnamon stick

Pat chicken dry with paper towels. season it liberally with salt and

pepper. Melt butter in the oil over moderate heat in a large skillet.

When the foam begins to subside, add the chicken a few pieces at a time, starting them skin side down and turning them with tongs. Regulate the heat so that the chicken colors quickly and evenly. As the pieces brown, transfer them to a plate.

Pour off all but a thin film of fat from the skillet and add the onions

and garlic. Stirring frequently, cook for 8-10 minutes, or until the

onions are lightly colored. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato paste, chicken stock, cinnamon stick, 1/2 tsp. salt and few grindings of pepper. Bring to a boil, then return the chicken to the skillet and baste it thoroughly with the sauce. Reduce the heat to low, cover tightly and simmer, basting occasionally, for about 30 minutes, or until the chicken is tender. Taste for seasoning. Serves 4.

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