Announcements Distributed at December 6 Service

Untitled2WELCOME 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.

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.

NEW BEGINNINGS IS OPENING OUR DOORS TO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS studying for finals. We will provide study space on Sunday, December 13 from 5-10 pm and Monday – Thursday, December 14-17, from 3:30 – 10:00 pm. Please sign up on the sheet in the Narthex to monitor a shift. Monitors welcome the students, answer questions about the facilities, and help keep things orderly. This would be a great time to catch up on some paperwork or read a book. Also, donations of snacks would be appreciated. For more information contact Nichole Jessup, 621-2693, or Bobbie Schnitkey, 898-0358.

CELEBRATE THE ANCIENT SONGS OF SCRIPTURE that share the good news of Jesus’ birth in a special Advent worship series, Hark the Glad Sound. Service 2, The Song of Mary, based on Luke 1:46-55, declares that the Lord has remembered his covenant with us through his Son, making this a melody of remembrance. We join with Mary in singing a melody of remembrance for all the ways the Lord has recalled his covenant with us through his Son. Let the words, Scripture verses, hymns, litanies and prayers of this worship service serve as music to your soul as you hearken to the glad sounds of Jesus’ birth.

Join us Wednesday for a potluck supper at 5:45, with worship at 6:30. Come for food, fellowship, and worship!


Ways to avoid destructive disagreements will be explored at Lifetree Café on Thursday at 11:30 am in the Pool House at Candlewood.

The program titled, “‘I Disagree!’ How to Have a Healthy Argument,” explores common causes of disagreements and offers practical tips for preventing arguments from damaging relationships.

“Conflict is inevitable, but there are certainly ways to fight fair,” said Lifetree National Director Craig Cable. “This Lifetree episode will dive into the reasons arguments can turn ugly and will provide do’s and don’ts for resolving conflict in healthy ways.”.

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!

THE ANNUAL CHICKEN NOODLE DINNER will be held next Sunday, December 13, after the service. Volunteers are needed to provide desserts. Please stay and enjoy this wonderful dinner and the fellowship of our church family.

CHRISTIAN RECORDING ARTISTS, FINDING FAVOUR, will bring their City Night Tour to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 802 E. Douglas, in St. Joseph, on Thursday, December 17th, beginning at 7pm. All are invited for a great evening of contemporary Christian music and Christmas favorites performed by one of today’s most popular groups.

Tickets are $10 at the door. Doors open at 6pm. Seating is limited. For more information contact Chuck Sims at 217-788-4193 or Bring family and friends for an unforgettable evening of music and fellowship with Finding Favour!

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29th attendance was 130 and total offering was $3,361.00.

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