Announcements for the week of Nov. 18, 2018

THE ADVENT WEDNESDAY EVENING WORSHIP SERVICES will begin on Wednesday, November 28th, at 7:00 p.m. The theme this year is: God With Us. Week 1: Our Potter; Week 2: Our Shepherd; Week 3: Our Living Branch; Week 4: Our Guide.

DECORATE FOR ADVENT/CHRISTMAS We will decorate the church for Advent/Christmas on Sunday, December 2, after worship. Plan on staying to help decorate for the Advent/Christmas season!

THE CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM will be during the worship service on Sunday, December 9. The annual chicken and noodle dinner will follow worship that day. Contact Nichole Jessup to volunteer to help.

IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH IN FLATVILLE is offering a Crossways overview of the Bible on Saturday, December 1st. It is an all-day event. The cost is $20. It’s a great way to get a quick overview of the Bible.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD – Thanks to everyone that brought items for the Christmas shoeboxes for Samaritan’s Purse. Your generosity is overwhelming! The B.O.B. kids and their parents packed about 40 boxes that were delivered Friday.

THE HELPING HANDS ORNAMENTS for the children of Helping Hands are available in the narthex. Feel free to pick up one or more ornaments, and please return the gift by December 9. Please leave the gift unwrapped, and tape the ornament to the gift so that those who distribute the gifts know what gift goes to whom.

NEXT SUNDAY, Christ the King Sunday, will include the MSHS Madrigal singers. Come and hear their music!

THE EMPTY TOMB CHRISTMAS GIVE AWAY is coming Dec. 7-8, 2018, and there is much that needs to be done in preparation for it. Cindy Gates is overseeing the event and she is looking for volunteers to help her. Empty Tomb already has hundreds of gift items; volunteers are needed to put together theme baskets for children to give to their parents, and to clean and organize toys. In general, volunteers can help on Tuesdays and Saturdays anytime between 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Sundays between 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., as well as Nov. 22 (Thanksgiving Day) between 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. If you are able to help, please call empty tomb and leave a message for Cindy at 217-356-7913 (not a public number). Thanks!

THE GLENWOOD ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY is looking for volunteers to do activities with the residents-crafts, games, conversation, etc. See Pastor Oman for details.

ATTENDANCE for Sunday, Nov. 11 was 66.

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