Announcements for the week of Dec. 22, 2019

THANK YOU to Nichole Jessup and Tara Buhrman for organizing and planning the chicken and noodle dinner last Sunday! And thank you to all who helped in so many ways. It was great food and fellowship.

THANK YOU to Cheryl Heinold and all who participated in the annual Christmas pageant this year. It was special to hear the background of many of the Christmas season traditions, and to hear the Christmas story.

NO BIBLE STUDY There will be no Bible study this week or next week. Bible study will resume after the new year.

PASTOR OMAN WILL BE ON VACATION December 26 – January 2. Feel free to call his cell phone: 217-621-8697, or Pr. Jim Lehmann, 217- 417-4156 in the event of a pastoral emergency.

THE CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE will be Tuesday, December 24th, at 7:00 p.m. Come and celebrate the birth of Jesus, our Lord and Savior!

JUST SAY CHEESE Our church photo board in the Narthex is missing some smiles. Over the holiday season, take a quick photo and share it with your church family. The board provides an easy way to put faces with names, as well as, provide visual connections. Place your labeled photo in Lisa Schwarzentraub’s church mailbox and it will be posted.

THANK YOU for your contributions to New Beginnings Lutheran Church. The end of the calendar year will be December 31. Please have your financial contributions given by that day so that the financial records for 2019 can be completed. Also, please submit all forms and bills for reimbursement by December 31. And, feel free to use the envelopes in the pew racks for your offerings. If you give cash, and would like a record for taxes, please fill out the contact information on the envelope.

OSF HEALTHCARE HEART OF MARY MEDICAL CENTER FAITH IN ACTION “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10
OSF HealthCare Heart of Mary Medical Center Faith in Action is looking for volunteers to provide transportation to seniors 55+ in Champaign County. Flexibility to work around your schedule. To learn more about volunteer opportunities please contact Volunteer Services at 217-337-2378 or Faith in Action at 217-337-2778.

CHRISTMAS BOX A wrapped gift box has been placed in the Narthex. It will be given to Pastor and Kathi after Christmas Eve services. Please feel free to place your Christmas greeting &/or gift in the box. We are blessed to have Pastor and Kathi Oman as part of our church family.

WINTER GIRLFRIENDS’ GETAWAY Wishing to escape the Illinois winter? Then “pack your bags” for Saturday, January 25th and a trip around the world (also known as then 2020 NBLC Women’s Retreat). More details coming but hold the date and spread the word!

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