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ADVENT SCHEDULE

 

December 4, 6:00 pm – Advent dinner

                    7:00 pm - Advent service

 

December 11, 6:00 pm – Advent dinner

                       7:00 pm - Advent service

 

December 18, 6:00 pm – Advent dinner

                      7:00 pm - Advent service

 

December 24, 5:00 pm – Christmas eve candlelight service

                      7:00 pm - Christmas eve candlelight service

 

Redeemer Lutheran mission quilters are taking a much-needed break for the holidays. They will resume quilting January 6, 2020 at the white house. This will be a perfect time for you to join in this mission project. No sewing experience is needed.

The Keenagers will meet on Friday, December 13 at 6:00 p.m. Come join them for a great time with this group!

Our next Friendship Feast will be held on Monday, December 16 at 5:00 p.m. Many hands are needed to help with this very important ministry. If you can help with cooking, serving, or cleaning up after, please let Pastor Mark or Roz Burger know.

The Braille workers will meet December 17 at 9:00 am. at our Savior Lutheran Church, Tulsa. Please consider joining in this worthy mission project. All are welcome!

Pastor Honeycutt is leading a Bible study on Wednesdays at 10:00 am. The study will be based on the upcoming scriptures for the next Sunday’s service. All is invited to delve deeper into God’s word.

The LWML Christmas dinner will be December 12th at 6:00 pm in our Family Life Center. Bring a white elephant gift under $10.00.

LWML Circle 2 will meet January 14, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Daytime LWML will be January 16, 2020 at 9:30 am

LWML Bible study meets on January 27, 2020 7:00 pm

 

The lights dim. A hush spreads throughout the church. The Multitude enters, engulfing the listeners, hummin softly. Thus, will begin the 99th annual presentation of Handel’s “Messiah” by the area’s Lutheran churches. Performances are on Saturday and Sunday, December 7 & 8, 2019. Include yourself in the experience of sight, sound, and a deep and wonderful feeling of telling the Advent/Christmas story using Scripture, beautiful music, drama and pageantry.

 

Advent is about preparing not only for Christmas, but also for Jesus’ return. According to Scripture, that won’t be the calm, silent scene described in Christmas carols.

In 1928, Dietrich Bonhoeffer preached: “It is very remarkable that we face the thought that God is coming so calmly, whereas previously peoples trembled at the day of God….We have become so accustomed to the idea of divine love and of God’s coming at Christmas that we no longer feel the shiver of fear that God’s coming should arouse in us. We forget the serious aspect, that the God of the world draws near to the people of our little earth and lays claim to us.”

God is love: we’ll be in good hands at the end of time. But during Advent, also be in awe of God. Embrace a reverent fear of the Lord that reminds you how profound it is that God chooses again and again to draw near and lay claim to you.

The children of Redeemer will present a Christmas program, Behold the Child on Sunday December 15. You will want to make plans to be there. Parents there will be rehearsals December 1 and 8 during Sunday School. The dress rehearsal will be Sunday December 15 during Sunday School. Please try to have your children at as many of these practices as possible. Thank you! Caroline Honeycutt will be directing this year’s program, if you have any questions or would like to volunteer to help, call Caroline.

Our Next Youth Night is December 8. Bring a friend and join in the fun with games, food and fellowship!

The Christmas parade will be December 7, and we are again participating with a float. Many hands are needed to make this a success. Please see Marilyn Kirk for information on how you can help and to sign up.

What is Christmas without cookies! There will be a family cookie baking day, December 21 at 1:00 pm, here at the Family Life Center. Bring enough dough for 2 dozen Christmas cookies, extra frosting and sprinkles to share. Please bring any cookie cutters you might have. For more information, please contact Caroline Honeycutt.

The church office will be closed December 24 and 25 for Christmas and December 31 and January 1 for New Year’s. Our church secretary will be on vacation starting December 30 and will return January 6, 2020.

Join us in providing bell ringers, December 18, for the Salvation Army at the Walmart store. The hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm. with each shift lasting just one hour. This is an easy and fun way to greet shoppers and help collect funds for people in need. Please sign up on the bulletin board in the church narthex.

If you wish to donate poinsettias for our Christmas services, please see Stacé Morris. All we need is your name and the number you want to contribute. The cost will be $8.00 each.