Announcements for the week of Dec. 29, 2019

WELCOME AND THANK YOU to Pr. Dennis and Sally Meyer for leading worship today! We are blessed by you being with us in worship.

“DEGREENING” THE CHURCH Next week after worship we will “degreen” the sanctuary as we complete the 12 Days of Christmas and begin the season of Epiphany; the Day of Epiphany being January 6th.

THANK YOU Kathi and Pr. Oman would like to thank all of you for your kind words, cards, and gifts during this season. You are a blessing to us, and we give thanks for all of you. The Lord bless you.

NEXT WEEK we will install the 2020 Leadership Team during the worship service. Thank you to all who serve.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED We are in need of offering counters on Sunday morning. If you are willing to help, please contact the church office.

THE SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY WILL RESUME NEXT SUNDAY. We will be looking at several individuals in the Bible, such as Joseph. It’s a good time to join us at 8:45 a.m.!

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.

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.

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!

LADIES FIRST FRIDAY LUNCH will be Friday, January 3rd at 11:30am at The Wok.

ATTENDANCE for Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019 was 86. Attendance for the Christmas Eve Candlelight Service was 110.

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