Today’s Prayer

For Christ did not enter a sanctuary made with human hands that were only a copy of the true one; he entered heaven itself, now to appear for us in God’s presence —Hebrews 9:24 (NIV)

Jesus, is that you, appearing before your Father with our requests?  Do you really care that much for us to take all our requests seriously and then place them in the hands of your Father – morning, noon or night, 24/7?  I am so unworthy of such great love, care and protection!  Yet, through your death and resurrection, my sins are forgiven, and the Father calls me son.  Father, I know you love your children, even me, and you wait for us, even long for us, to come into your presence and bring all our requests, large or small.  Come, Holy Spirit, and fill us with thanksgiving for all you have done and still do for us. Amen.

 

Thanksgiving

Thank and praise God for his many blessings.  Thanksgiving Worship will be held on Wednesday, November 21 at 6:30 pm.  A pie social will be held following the service.  Enjoy a slice of pie while visiting with fellow church members.  Please consider baking (or purchasing) an extra pie to share that evening.  A sign-up sheet is in the narthex.

 

WinGS Meeting

The next meeting is today,  Sunday November 11. Topics of discussion will be what we would like to do for Love Inc. and Tomorrow's Choice. We will also discuss ways we can brighten up the women's bathroom for the holidays.

 

Senior Moments

We will be going to see the Christmas Magic Dancing Horses show next Sunday, November 18th. We plan to leave immediately following Bible class at 11:30 a.m. and will carpool to Delavan.  Doors open at noon and the Horse show begins at 1:00 p.m. If you're interested in going, but did not sign up or if you have any questions, talk to Bob or Julie McGill. We may be able to get additional tickets.

 

The Names by which He Will be Called

In preparation for Christmas, midweek Advent Worship services will be held on Wednesdays, December 5, 12, and 19 at 6:30 pm.  Each worship service will focus on a name of Jesus.  A dinner will be held each week before the service beginning at 5:30 pm. 

 

Advent by Candlelight

Ladies, please mark your calendars for Sunday, December 2 for Advent by Candlelight.  Join us for an evening of delicious treats, great conversation, and meditative worship.  Hostesses are needed for the evening.  Hosting a table includes providing decorations, including candles, and place settings.  Desserts are also needed for the evening—it can be cakes, cookies, pies, or fruit.  Please sign up on the bulletin board in the narthex or contact Tracy Hankwitz or Janeen Roska for more information.  You can also RSVP your plans to attend in the narthex.  Please invite family and friends to join you.

 

Jesus Cares Supplies Drive

WinGS is sponsoring an opportunity to donate food and supplies to James Cares which is an adult family home with 12 residents. The majority of these folks come to Jesus Cares at Living Water every month and are so glad to be served by our Jesus Cares’ ministry.  Please consider supporting these wonderful children of God, through not only your prayers, but also by giving of canned food items or paper products.  A full list of suggested items can be found in the narthex.  A box for supplies will also be in the narthex for the rest of the month of November. Thank you in advance for your generous contributions.  

 

Gifts from Friends of Jesus

is a charitable toy drive coordinated by a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Big Bend. Donated toys go to families in inner city Milwaukee, such as at Christ and St. Peter Lutheran Churches. More information and a collection bin is in the narthex. The bin will be collected on December 9.

 

Good Samaritan Opportunity

Would you like to volunteer and reflect Christ's love and mercy for you to a couple in Wind Lake? Interim HealthCare approached Living Water about providing respite care for a husband who needs to provide full time care to his home-bound wife. So that this gentleman can run errands, you would simply sit with his wife twice a week from 9 am - 1 pm. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Pastor Voss. Thank you for considering!

 

THANK YOU FOR SERVING

TODAY
     Pianist: Tracy Hankwitz
     Greeters: Craig Scherbarth
     Flowers: Bruce & Kathi Boziel
     Fellowship Host:
     Ushers:  Team 3: Jim Mertz, Troy Moldenhauer, Josh Moldenhauer, Jim Prochaska

NEXT SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18
     Greeters:  Joyce & Roxie Grimmer
     Flowers:  Needed
     Communion Setup: Nancy Gitzel
     Fellowship Host:  Needed
     Cleaning: Team 4
     Ushers: Team 4: Dave DeAngelis, Brian Haag, Craig Scherbarth, Matt Timm

THANKSGIVING, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21
     Ushers: Team 3: Jim Mertz, Troy Moldenhauer, Josh Moldenhauer, Jim Prochaska

 

AROUND THE WELS

Prelude to Christmas Concert

The Lutheran Chorale of Milwaukee present its annual “Prelude to Christmas” program entitled “My Lord Has Come” on Sunday, November 25 at 2:00 & 4:30 p.m. at Abiding Word Lutheran Church located at 9420 W. Capitol Dr. in Milwaukee. The organ prelude presented by Lynn Kozlowski will begin twenty minutes prior to the concert. Additional information can be found at  www.lutheranchorale.org

 

Suicide Prevention Training

Grace Lutheran Church in Waukesha is hosting QPR Suicide Prevention Training on Saturday, December 8 at 10:00am.  Each day, on average, 20 military veterans died by suicide.  QPR (modeled after CPR) is a "first response" training to be able help someone who is at risk of suicide.  Training involves learning to listen and to know EXACTLY what to say to a person who needs help and knowing who to contact for help. There is NO COST for this training but you MUST register to attend (www.bit.ly/GraceWaukeshaQPR).  The training is conducted by the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs as a part of its suicide prevention initiative.   The event is open to EVERYONE who is interested in knowing what to do when a family member or friend needs help (not just for Veteran families).