12/2/2018 5:54:51 PM
December 2, 2018
Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths.
Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. —Psalm 25:4-5 (NIV)
Dear heavenly Father, teach me your ways. Open my heart to hear your voice as you encourage me to make right choices. When I must make choices, help me to seek answers from your Word—the Bible—and from other Christians. As you teach me your ways, may I observe and listen closely. Lord, it is only through knowing your truths and following them am I able to profess you to others. Encourage me to teach all I know about you to my children, grandchildren, extended families, friends, and neighbors. To God my Savior, whose hope is in me all day long, be the glory! Amen. Amen.
Thanks to our Guest Preacher
We thank Pastor Wayne Shevey for sharing the gospel with us today and for leading us in Bible study. Pastor Shevey serves as a campus pastor at Wisconsin Lutheran College in Milwaukee and lives with his wife and four children in Muskego. We wish God's blessings on his ministry at WLC! Pastor Voss will be back in town Monday, December 3. Until then, he can be reached via call, text, or email.
Please pick up your December newsletter in the narthex.
Please use the bags with the invitations and candy to invite family and friends to our Christmas for Kids event and our Christmas services. Please take as many as you need.
The Names by which He Will be Called
Beginning this week, 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. The dinner on December 5 is a potluck hosted by Senior Moments. A chili dinner will be hosted by Elders on December 12. The meal on December 19 will be hosted by WinGS. There are sign-up sheets in the narthex.
Advent by Candlelight
Ladies, please join us, today, December 2, beginning at 4:00 pm for Advent by Candlelight for an evening of delicious treats, great conversation, and meditative worship.
Christmas for Kids
Help children both, from our church and the community, learn "the good news of great joy" about our Savior's birth. Volunteers are needed with our Christmas for Kids outreach event THIS SATURDAY, December 8 from 9:00 am. - noon. Kids will participate in learning the Bible story, crafts, music, games, and snacks, and help can be used in all those areas. If you're willing to help, please sign up in the narthex. Thank you for considering and for your prayers for this part of our congregation's ministry!
Open Forum & Voters Meeting
An Open Forum and Voters Meeting will be held next Sunday, December 9 after worship. The 2019 budget and elections for congregational president, financial secretary, and education chairman will be items on the agenda. A list of candidates is on the bulletin board in the narthex.
Decorating for Christmas
We will be decorating the church for Christmas next Sunday, December 9, during the Voters Meeting. Anyone who would like to help is welcome to join us!
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.
Members once again have the opportunity to purchase poinsettias to adorn the altar area for Christmas. The cost for a poinsettia is $15. Order envelopes are available in the narthex. Orders are due Sunday, December 16.
Whether giving gift cards as Christmas gifts or using gift cards to buy Christmas gifts, you can raise funds for our Tuition Assistance Fund by using scrip. Scrip is a program where you buy gift cards, and a percentage of the gift cards is donated to Living Water. Those funds are added to our Tuition Assistance Fund. Order forms are available in the narthex. Orders are due today, Sunday, December 2.
The Usher Schedule for January-June 2019 and the communion setup schedule are available in the narthex.
THANK YOU FOR SERVING
Guest Preacher: Pastor Wayne Shevey
Organist: Janeen Roska
Greeter: Dorothy Young
Flowers: The Roska Family—in memory of Janeen’s dad
Communion Setup: Renee Steffens
Fellowship Hosts: Mark & Colleen Schneider
Ushers: Team 2: Dennis Banaszak, Steve Shantz, Noah Shantz, Wade Wollermann
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5
Ushers: Team 4: Dave DeAngelis, Brian Haag, Craig Scherbarth, Matt Timm
NEXT SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9
Greeters: John & Virginia Wiederhold
Fellowship Hosts: Needed
Ushers: Team 3: Jim Mertz, Troy Moldenhauer, Josh Moldenhauer, Jim Prochaska
AROUND THE WELS
Christmas Concerts & Events
Living Nativity at St. Paul's Muskego
December 2, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.
Koiné Christmas Concert
Waukesha Expo Center
December 8 at 5:00 pm
Christmas at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary
December 9, at 3:00 and 7:00 pm
in the WLS campus auditorium.
Free admission, a free will offering is appreciated