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November, 2018

Grand Knight’s Message
I asked many of you to respond and answer Why did you Join? Thank you to those who did. This will assist us with our recruiting efforts.
Thanksgiving is fast approaching and at this time we take some time to remember what we are thankful for and remember those still need that extra special touch to make them feel that same level of thankfulness as us.
So, to see if you are reading this, e-mail me at with a response to … What are you thankful for & why? Your response will earn you 20 entries towards the $60 gift card. Both parts must be answered.
This is also a time of where we remember those who have gone before us. Please continue to pray for their families and share your favorite memories with one another.
Date Changes/Cancellations:- Our Rosaries prior to Mass are CANCELLED. Council Christmas party is on Friday, December 14th. Major Degree we are hosting is on Saturday February 23rd.
Our tentative council retreat is being postponed to later date TBA, as I work out the details with our spiritual advisor, Deacon Tom. Likely to be in January. Watch for flyer in next guidepost.

Jeremy Hadash
Grand Knight

Our council Christmas Party has been moved to Friday, December 14th.

Ladies Auxiliary
A special welcome to Betty Miller who joined us at the meeting. We look forward to our time together serving others.
REMINDER that we WILL NOT be meeting during November. Our next meeting is December 12, 6:30 pm where we will adopt-a-family or 2 from St. Tim’s. We will wrap gifts, so please bring wrapping supplies; and please bring a dessert or Christmas goodie to share.
We gave money to St. Tim’s for Thanksgiving baskets, Fr. George Kolath Scholarship, the new church projection screens and sound system, to Margo for adopt-a-family gifts, and to Bev for Memorial Mass refreshments.
Prayer intentions were made for improved medical health for Jan, Kate, and Chuck, for safe delivery of Kristy’s grandson, for all hunters, for thankfulness of a having a problem solved, and all those intentions thought but not spoken.
May you and your family have a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday.
Yours in Christ,

Jean Ackermann, President

Council #5141 is going green
In 2019 the Guidepost will be going electronic and sent to members via email.
If you wish to continue to receive the Guidepost, via email, PLEASE provide your email address to FS Gerald Arel, ASAP!

Youth Assistance
Our help is needed with the following: - Kristen is looking for 2 people on each night from about 6:30pm-8pm to be leaders of discussion or other small tasks as needed for the night. The dates are… Nov. 7, 14, 28 Dec 5, 12 Jan 9, 23, 30 Feb 6, 20, 27 Mar 27 Apr 3, 10 *There is training & background check needed only if you plan on helping for more than 2 nights. PLEASE CONTACT JEREMY HADASH AT to sign up or if you have questions.

Council Call List
Anyone wants to get on the call list or to be taken off the call list please e-mail me to the address in the above article. The Call List notifies members of the passing of a Brother Knight, wife, or child.
Dick Dols

Prayers Concerns
David Schleeter, James Fortwengler, Teena Badzinski, Ed Bicha, Ken Wallace, Family of Bob Boeding, Family of Raymond A. Sowada, Jonathan Silverdahl, Don Hosford, Jerome Hacker, Jim Jacobson (cousin of Steve Silverdahl), Harold Amiot, Dick Smith, Jorge Slater, Alice Turner (wife of James Turner), Bob Cuddigan’s Daughter, The feast of St. Ignatius, the prayer for life, The Pope’s prayer for peace, All those effected by the storms and natural disasters, All those suffering from depression, All those who are going Family Promise of Anoka County, All Serving Members of the Priesthood, Diaconate, and Religious Life, All serving members of the armed forces.

We Remember...
In the month of November we are reminded of Saints who have gone before us. We also pray for all Souls. With that in mind this is the time we will remember the following members from our council who have died in the last year. Mike Mikrut, Lloyd Ranum, Chuck Horning, Leo Ripplinger, Benjamin Burville, Carroll Vetsch, Bob Boeding and Raymond Sowada. May we take the time to pray for them and the families they left behind. May they rest in peace.

Birthday Wishes
We want to wish the following members of our council a Happy Birthday in the month of November. Herbert Hoppenstedt, John Wilcox, Robert Jensen, Gary Exley, Randy Grachek, Terry Wagner and Jeffry Meek.

4th Degree News
1. St. Tim’s will be hosting a Dinner meeting on Monday March 4, 2019
2. Spring Exemplification will be in April 2019. Details TBA.

Help Needed
Your help is needed to help keep our council records current. Recently, attempts were made to contact members to help at the St. Tim’s carnival and it was discovered that we don’t have current phone numbers for a number of people. If you have changed phone numbers, dropped land lines over the past few years please contact the FS Gerald Arel. Also, please make sure we are aware of any address changes or any lengthy times you are not living at the address we have now.

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