Weekly News
Fellowship Supper

Come enjoy delicious food and great company before the midweek Advent services.  The menu for the supper on Wednesday, December 13 is a variety of chilis hosted by the Elders.  A sign-up sheet for desserts is in the narthex.  The supper on Wednesday, December 20 is a potluck hosted by Senior Moments. A sign-up sheet for this meal is also in the narthex.  Food will be served beginning at 5:30 pm.
Holy Communion Schedule Change

Holy Communion will not be celebrated on Sunday, December 17 or Monday, December 18.  It will be celebrated during the 9:00 am service on Sunday, December 24.
Christmas Hymn Sing

Mark your calendars!  On Monday, December 18 before the evening worship service, we will have our third annual hymn sing with the Jesus Cares students. Please consider attending and praising our Savior.  We will begin singing around 6:45 pm.
Poinsettia Order

Members once again have the opportunity to purchase poinsettias to adorn the altar area for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  The cost for a poinsettia is $15.  Order envelopes are available in the narthex.  Orders are due by Sunday, December 17.
Bible Class Schedule

Bible class will resume next week, December 17, after the Sunday morning service.  There will be no Bible class on Sundays, December 24 or 31. 
Grade School Musicians

If there are any grade school students who are learning an instrument, band or piano, and they are interested in playing a piece of music for preservice, please contact Janeen Roska.

Sharing God’s Love & Blessings

We have several opportunities to share God’s love by sharing our earthly blessings with others this winter season. "They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor; their righteousness endures forever." (Psalm 112:9)
We will be collecting non-perishable food items for one of the group homes that we serve, James Cares.  We will be colleting the items through Sunday, December 17. Food items can be placed in the box in the Fellowship Hall. James Cares is a privately-run home where four of our students reside.  Thank you for sharing your blessings.

WinGS is sponsoring an Adopt a Family clothing and toy drive.  This is in connection with the ministry of Tomorrow’s Choice in Waukesha.  Please see the bulletin board in the narthex for gift ideas and clothing sizes. 

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Shoreland Lutheran High School Christmas Concert

“God Now Abides With You” Christmas Concert will be held Friday, December 15, 2017 at 7:00 p.m at SLHS.  Choirs, strings, band and instruments will perform in the annual Christmas Concert. 
Next Interactive Faith online Bible study

The next Interactive Faith series will begin Jan. 10, 2018, and run each Wednesday night at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. (central) through Feb. 7, 2018. Rev. Daniel Habben, St. John’s, Saint John, Antigua, will lead the study titled “Isaiah: God confronts and comforts his people.” Learn more at wels.net/interactivefaith.