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.
WELCOME TO THE MSHS MADRIGAL SINGERS who will be singing during worship today! Thank you for being with us and adding to the worship service as we give glory to God!
THE HELPING HANDS ORNAMENTS ARE ON THE TREE IN THE NARTHEX. Please feel free to take one to help children in our area who are in need. The instructions are on the table next to the tree. Thank you for your generosity.
CELEBRATE THE ANCIENT SONGS OF SCRIPTURE that share the good news of Jesus’ birth in a special Advent worship series, Hark the Glad Sound. Each service in the 4-part series focuses on a Biblical melody that God’s people sang as they awaited the Savior. Service 1 (The Song of Zechariah), based on Luke 1:67-79, reveals how Zechariah’s song about his newborn son, who will prepare the way of the Lord, serves as a melody of repentance for us.
We will have a potluck supper at 5:45, with worship at 6:30. Come for food, fellowship, and worship! Advent services begin this Wednesday.
WEDNESDAY EVENING LIFETREE CAFÉ WILL TAKE A BREAK DURING ADVENT. We will resume in January. Feel free to join us at Candlewood on Thursdays at 11:30 am.
WRONGFUL IMPRISONMENT EXPLORED AT LIFETREE CAFÉ. The consequences of being too quick to judge will be examined at Lifetree Café on Thursday at 11:30 am at the Pool House in Candlewood,
The program, titled “Wrongly Accused: A Rush to Judgment Destroys a Life,” features a filmed interview with Tim Masters, who spent 10 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit.
Masters tells how he was targeted as a suspect and how the justice system failed him. And what it was like to serve a life sentence as an innocent man.
“I was a law-abiding citizen. I gave up eight years of my life serving this country in the Navy. But there I was, locked up for something I didn’t do, and people would shoot me if I tried to leave,” says Masters.
THE 2015 ADVENT CALENDARS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE NARTHEX. Please take as many as you want, and feel free to give them to others. These daily calendars are a great way to help get us into the Advent season and prepare us for Christmas!
WE EAT AND DRINK EACH DAY TO STAY HEALTHY. We also need to be daily fed spiritually in order to stay healthy in our discipleship in Christ. The January – March 2016 Portals of Prayer devotion books are available in the narthex. Please take one and use it. Along with the Bible readings and meditations there are prayers for morning and evening each day and special occasion prayers.
Also, on the New Beginnings website is a list of Daily Bible Readings. The new year of Daily Bible Readings begins today, so it is a good time to start. This year the Daily Bible Readings will be reading significant portions of the Old Testament, and all of the New Testament. This is a good time to begin. If you prefer a printed copy, they are available in the narthex.
MEDICAL EQUIPMENT – Do you have medical equipment sitting around your house that you don’t use or need anymore? SOC/Parish nurse will take this equipment and store it at the church for others to use. Let Cheryl Heinold know if you have any items you would like to donate.
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.
HELPING HANDS IS COLLECTING WINTER CLOTHING for needy people in our community. Please put items in the box in the narthex.
EMILY STEFFEY WOULD LIKE TO THANK everyone who came to her 80th birthday celebration or who sent cards. You all helped make her day extra special!
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22ND attendance was 70 and total offering was $3,570.00.