Announcements — November 16, 2014

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The following announcements were made at the November 16th service.

WELCOME TO NEW BEGINNINGS LUTHERAN CHURCH: We are glad you are worshiping with us today.

COMMUNION: All are welcome to receive the Lord’s Body and Blood who are baptized in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and believe that Jesus Christ, crucified and risen, is truly present in, with and under the forms of bread and wine for the forgiveness of sins, life and salvation.  The center section of each Communion tray has two types of glasses. There are glasses with white grape juice, and also glasses with a lesser amount of wine. Please feel free to take which ever will best meet your needs. The communion bread is gluten-free.

PLEASE STAY FOR FELLOWSHIP: After worship you are invited to join us downstairs for refreshments and fellowship. An elevator is located at the end of the hall.

LIFETREE CAFÉ TONIGHT: Tips and strategies for losing weight and becoming healthy will be shared at Lifetree Café. The program, titled “Hard to be Healthy: TV’s ‘Biggest Loser’ Weighs In,” includes a filmed interview with Jaron Tate, a contestant on NBC TV’s The Biggest Loser. Tate shares his secrets for losing over 150 pounds and keeping the weight off.

THE SUNDAY MORNING CLASS IS STUDYING THE GOSPEL OF JOHN. We have learned much about Jesus during this study, not the least of which is His great love for us, love we will see in its fullness as He willingly goes to the cross to redeem us. We always review, so feel free to join the class at any time. We meet upstairs in the Adult Sunday School Room.

FEARLESS CONVERSATION SUNDAY SCHOOL meets Sunday mornings at 8:45 in the Café downstairs. JH students through adults are welcomed to join the conversation on Matthew and Luke. Come be a part of the dialogue and get to know God and each other better by exploring “wondering” questions and looking to the Bible to seek answers to our questions.

JESUS AND ME (JAM) SUNDAYS AT 8:45 AM. Preschoolers through 5th graders are invited to join us in the Nursery and Confirmation room for a faith activity, snack and lots of fun.

THE WEDNESDAY NOON BIBLE STUDY/THE BOOK OF ROMANS, This is a great time to join the study! Come with ideas and a desire to learn more about the Lord and to grow in faith!

AMPED (Active Ministry Producing Energized Disciples) MEETS WEDNESDAYS FROM 5:45-7:30 PM. The AMPED evening begins with an inter-generational meal at 5:45 followed by small groups for preschoolers-1st, 2rd-5th grade, Confirmation, High School, and adults.

ADVENT ANNOUNCEMENT The Advent series this year is entitled Comfort and Joy. The Advent services will be Wednesday, December 3, 10, and 17 (Christmas Eve is Wednesday Dec. 24th) at 6:30 p.m. We will gather for worship around the themes of: The Peace of Christ, the Pardon on Christ, and the Presence of Christ. Plan to come and hear what Isaiah prophesies regarding Christ.

FREE CPR & FIRST AID CLASSES at Immanuel Lutheran Church-Flatville on November 13 & 20, 2014 starting at 5:30 p.m. to register please call (217) 694-4156.

THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION! Join us on Thanksgiving Day at noon for an intergenerational Thanksgiving dinner and fellowship here at church. The purpose of this celebration is to provide an extended family to those that might not be with theirs on Thanksgiving. If you are interested, please let Bobbie Schnitkey, 898-0358, or Laura Magyar, 649-7170, know or sign up on the board in the Fellowship Hall.

QUARTERLY OFFERING STATEMENTS are available in a basket on the table in the narthex.

ATTENDANCE for Sunday, November 9th was 97. The undesignated General Fund offering was $2,077.00. $100.00 was designated to the mortgage payment and $40.00 to repairs in the Building Fund.

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