Announcements on November 9

Untitled1WELCOME TO NEW BEGINNINGS LUTHERAN CHURCH: We are glad you are worshiping with us today!

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.

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 & 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.

WHY IS GRACE SO AMAZING? We will not meet today or next Sunday. For more information, contact Bobbie Schnitkey, 898-0358.

WEDNESDAY 12:30 BIBLE STUDY has decided to study 1 Corinthians. All are invited to join the study. We always review, so come join us.

ADVENT WILL SOON BE HERE! This year the theme for our Wednesday evening Advent services is Hark the Glad Sound, and we will be hearing from the song of Zechariah, Mary, the angels and the Church. There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex for various parts of the service. Please sign up and add to the Advent worship services. The services will be at 6:30 again this year.

WE WILL BE STARTING A ROOTS OF OUR FAITH CLASS IN THE NEAR FUTURE. The Roots of Our Faith class is designed for new members who do not have a Lutheran background, and for those who would like a refresher course in what we believe as Lutherans. If you would like to be in the class please let Pastor Oman know so that we will have enough materials available

LIFETREE EXPLORES WHETHER EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON Wednesday at 6:30 pm in our café and Thursday at 11:30 am in the Pool House at Candlewood. The program, titled “True or False: Everything Happens for a Reason,” features filmed interviews with Brittney Andrews, the recipient of a heart transplant, as well as with the family of the heart donor. Both share their perspectives regarding the tragic murder that made a heart available for transplantation.

“Somebody had to die for me to live,” Andrews says. “I’m living my life, and he has no life. I have to live his legacy on and show his family that I’m going to make everything work.”

THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE CONGREGATION is today, November 8, 2015, following the worship service. The agenda will include election of council members, the budget, and action on an amendment to the NALC Constitution.

WALK TO BETHLEHEM UPDATE: We are traveling thru Turkey on the last leg of our journey to Bethlehem. It’s hard to believe we have traveled 6,000 miles since the beginning of summer. We will be enjoying some Jewish foods on Nov 23 as we complete our walk to Bethlehem.

THANKSGIVING DINNER BAGS – The Lincoln Trail school Social Worker has identified 14 families that can use assistance with dinner this Thanksgiving. SOC will deliver dinner bags for these families again this year on Nov 23, the Monday before Thanksgiving, to the school to be picked up by the families. Look at the “Turkey Board” in the narthex and pick a leaf or two for donations of non-perishable food items. We are also getting vouchers at the IGA for the families to pick up a ham or turkey. The price of the vouchers are $10 each. If you would like provide a voucher put a check in the offering plate designated for SOC dinner voucher. We will be picking up the vouchers on the weekend before delivering the dinner bags. Please have your donations to the church by Sunday, Nov 22.

HEALTH KITS ARE BEING MADE FOR HELPING HANDS. These bags will be for men, women and children. There are lists for items needed in the kits on the bulletin board in the classroom hall. We have placed a flowered plastic bucket by the coat rack to place these items in. If you save grooming items from hotels when you travel these make perfect items for the kits.

THE FELLOWSHIP COMMITTEE is sponsoring a Spaghetti Dinner on Sunday, November 15, following the church service. The dinner will help raise funds to benefit the Helping Hands Ministry located here in Mahomet. A free will offering will be taken for the meal which will assist in filling their shelves with food for those in need. Spaghetti, meat balls, Italian sausage, salad, and bread will be served. Volunteers are needed for desserts. We would like to bless this area ministry, especially as holiday time approaches, so your participation is encouraged. Please sign up if you plan to attend and if you can bring a dessert to the meal. We need to know if you will attend to determine how much food we should prepare. The sign-up sheet will be in the narthex.

HELPING HANDS IS COLLECTING WINTER CLOTHING for needy people in our community. Please put items in the box in the narthex.

LINCOLN TRAIL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL VETERANS DAY ASSEMBLY: The students and staff at Lincoln Trail Elementary School will host their annual Veterans Day Assembly on November 11, 2015. We would like to show our appreciation to the veterans and active duty personnel who have made, and are making sacrifices for our country. The assembly will include music performed by the students as well as recognition of veterans and active duty personnel in attendance. Join us at 9:15 am in our cafeteria to enjoy coffee and cookies with fellow veterans. The ceremony will begin at 10:15 am in the Lincoln Trail Gymnasium. Please join us for this special tribute to our veterans.

YOU ARE INVITED to Emilie Steffey’s 80th birthday celebration open house on Sunday, November 22, from 2 – 4 pm, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Flatville. No gifts please. If you would like to send a card or note, please send to: Emilie Steffey, 300 Twin Lakes Dr., #25, Rantoul, IL 61866. Please see the poster on the bulletin board in the education wing for further details.

LIFETREE CAFÉ HAS BRANCHED OUT! Join us Thursdays at 11:30 am at our second location, in the Pool House at Candlewood Estates, 363 Randolph St. Our Wednesday evening café will continue also. We are looking for silk trees or large silk plants to add to the ambience of our new location. If you have a tree to donate or see a reasonably priced one at a garage sale please let Laura Magyar or Bobbie Schnitkey know.

2nd ANNUAL 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 sign up on the board in the Fellowship Hall.

ATTENDANCE SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25TH was 121 and total offering was $5,638.

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