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December 16, 2018
The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing —Zephaniah 3:17 (NIV)
Dear heavenly Father, yes, you are with us! You sent your son, Jesus, born on Christmas day, to live among us. He lived on earth to show us the way to heaven and then died and rose again to be our salvation. You loved us so much you sent us salvation himself. Father I know you created me so I can know you, love you, and serve you. I stand in awe of this fact; you love me so much, that you rejoice over me with singing. Me? I am a sinner and do not deserve to stand in your presence. But while you sing, sing louder, Lord. Sing so loud that the devil and all temptation will flee from my presence. May the sweet melody of your song refresh my life and keep me focused only on you. Come, Lord Jesus, come. Amen.
The Names by which He Will be Called
In preparation for Christmas, a midweek Advent Worship service will be held this Wednesday, December 19 at 6:30 pm. A dinner will be held each week before the service beginning at 5:30 pm. Ham and rolls will be provided by WinGS this week. There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex for side dishes and desserts.
Christmas Worship Schedule
Sunday School Service, Sunday, December 23, 9:00 am
Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24, 6:30 pm
Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25, 9:00 am
Sunday, December 30, 9:00 am
NO Evening Worship Monday December 31
Christmas Worship Invitations
Invitations for our Christmas services are available in the narthex for you to share with family members, friends, and acquaintances. Please take as many as you are able to give away! Please also pray that God will bless our efforts to share his Word with our community.
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 today Sunday, December 16.
All ladies of the congregation are invited to come to the WinGS meeting held today beginning at 11:30 am.
Christmas Carol Sing-Along
Join the Jesus Cares students for a Christmas carol sing-along tomorrow, Monday, December 17 before the evening worship service. We will begin singing around 6:50 pm.
Foundations of the Christian Faith
Do you know someone who has questions about the Bible? Do you have questions? Or do you just want a refresher of key Christian doctrine? Then participate in this twelve session evening Bible study! Led by Pastor Voss, Foundations of the Christian Faith is a great way to introduce your friends to Christianity, grow your own faith, build deeper relationships with old friends, and make new ones. Sessions will run 6:15-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays from January 15 through April 2. Sign up here.
Open Forum & Voters Meeting
An Open Forum & Voters Meeting was held last Sunday, December 9. At that meeting, voters approved the budget for 2019. Elections for three offices were also held. Mike Graffenius will begin serving as congregational president in 2019; Craig Scherbarth will continue serving as Financial Secretary, and Brian Haag will continue to serve as Education Chairman. We pray God would continue to bless our ministry in the new year.
2019 Offering Envelopes
Please pick up your offering envelopes for next year in the narthex.
The Usher Schedule for January-June 2019 and the communion setup schedule are available in the narthex.
Secretary Office Hours
Janeen Roska will be in the office this week on Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 pm and on Friday from 12:00—4:00 pm. She will not have her usual office hours between Christmas and New Year’s. She can be reached via email or her cell phone during that time.
THANK YOU FOR SERVING
Organist: Janeen Roska
Soloist: Tracy Hankwitz
Greeters: Ryan & Kristen Moldenhauer
Fellowship Hosts: Wollermann Family
Ushers: Team 4: Dave DeAngelis, Brian Haag, Craig Scherbarth, Matt Timm
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19
Ushers: Team 2: Dennis Banaszak, Steve Shantz, Noah Shantz, Wade Wollermann
NEXT SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23
Greeters: John & Chris Reichert
Fellowship Host: Needed
Ushers: Team 1: Duane Cleven, Bob Leverenz, Ryan Moldenhauer, Art Plautz
AROUND THE WELS
Christmas Concerts & Events
Luther Preparatory School
December 16, 3:00 pm
December 20, 10:00 am
in the LPS gymnasium