News and Announcements

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

December 1, 8, 15, 22: Pastor’s Wednesday’s Bible study. They meet every Wednesday at 10:00 am to study the upcoming reading for Sunday. Everyone is welcome         

December 1, 15: Catechism class meets at 4:30 – 6:00 pm. Parents please make every effort to have your children at these important classes.

December 1, 8, 15: Midweek Advent services and dinner. Dinner at 6:00 pm followed by services at 7:00 pm.

December 4, 18: Youth Christmas Wrapping at 10:00 am.

December 5: Decorate the Church and pizza lunch after worship. ***Children’s Christmas Program “Jesse’s Tree” rehearsal during Sunday School Hour.

December 9: LWML Christmas Party at 6:00 pm.

December 10: Keenagers meet at 6:00 pm. Come join the fun, bring your favorite finger foods and games!

December 12: Quarterly Voters’ Meeting. Potluck Lunch before the meeting. ***Children’s Dress Rehearsal for Christmas Program, “Jesse’s Tree”.

December 14: Braille- if you would like to help with important mission project, please contact Marilyn Kirk.                              

December 16: will be our next Council Meeting. All Council Members are encouraged to be there.

December 19: The Children’s Christmas program during morning worship.  Youth Day and Gift Exchange afternoon.

December 24: Christmas Eve Services at 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm. With Communion and Candlelight.

December 25, 31: The church office is closed.

  Attention Mission Quilters!

The Mission Quilters will be taking a much needed break during the months of November and December. They will meet again January 3, 2022.

If you wish to donate poinsettias for our Christmas services, please see Cheyenne Green. All we need is your name and the number you want to contribute. The cost will be $8.00 each. This will be a fund raiser to help with off set the cost for the Youth Gathering in July.

LWML CHRISTMAS PARTY will be December 9 at 6:00 pm. Ham and turkey will be provided with everyone else bringing sides or desserts. There is a sign up sheet in the narthex to mark what you will bring. All the women and their husbands of the church are invited. In lieu of the gift exchange, bring a sheet to donate to the mission quilters.

THE LWML are sponsoring a Christmas Stocking stuffer collection for SafeNet. We are collecting small items for Christmas stockings for women, boys ages 1-14 and girls ages 1-9. Item ideas you can include travel size shampoos/lotions, headphones, gas cards, small toys, hair ties, puzzle books, etc. A collection box will be in the Narthex until December 5.

THE YOUTH would like to show their appreciation for your support. We would like to help wrap your Christmas Presents for you so that it is one less thing for you to have to worry about this Christmas season. We will have two days for wrapping, Dec. 4th and Dec. 18th. It will be done in the church fellowship hall, drop off will start at 10 a.m. on the listed dates and we will call when they are done. If you want a specific wrapping paper, please bring it. If you have any questions, please call Cheyenne Green.

 

‘UNTO US IS BORN”

 

“God is faithful, by whom you were elected into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” 1 Corinthians 1:9

      For centuries the Jewish people awaited the arrival of the promised Savior. With grateful hearts, at Jesus birth, we look back at a promise kept for us as well.

      Jesus submitted to His Father’s will for our eternal rescue. He lived a life without sin, proclaimed the “good news” of our salvation and was the “sacrificial lamb” in our place. He rose victorious and assured us life eternal in paradise.

      As we once again celebrate Jesus’ birth may we recall the voices of the angels who proclaimed His birth and the shepherds who kneeled by His cradle and see Baby Jesus laying on a bed of hay. Mary and her husband Joseph also gazed in wonder at the Son of God.

May we seek to walk daily in the footsteps of Jesus and be bold witnesses to others so that they too may have eternal life.                                                                                                                                                               Marilyn Kirk, Evangelism Director