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December 30, 2018
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich. —2 Corinthians 8:9 (NIV)
Dear Heavenly Father, through your grace you desire for all mankind to be saved. As part of your plan your Son, Jesus, put aside his heavenly splendor and became a poor human, born in a humble stable. He came and lived among us to show us the way to eternal life and make us spiritually rich. Help me Father, to believe this Jesus and to follow his teachings because I also want to be rich -- rich in the grace, mercy, and love of Jesus. Amen.
Foundations of the Christian Faith
Foundations of the Christian Faith is a 12-session course designed to present the core message and teachings of the Bible. If you've got questions about the Bible you've always wanted to ask or if you think you know the Bible pretty well, but just want to learn more, then this Bible study is for you! Consider inviting a friend, coworker, or neighbor who has doubts or objections to the Bible and go through the course with them. Sessions will run from 6:15-7:30 pm on Tuesdays from January 15 through April 2. Sign up in the narthex or online.
Please submit items for the January newsletter by Sunday, December 30.
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.
You can raise funds for our Tuition Assistance Fund through your regular shopping—gas, groceries, and more. 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 next Sunday, January 6.
Pastor Voss to Be on Vacation
Pastor Voss will be out of town on vacation January 8-14. His communication will be limited to intermittent email access, so if you need pastoral care during that time, you are encouraged to contact Pastor John Bortulin (262-232-2202) or Pastor Micah Martin (262-975-0827) from our sister congregation, St. John's in Mukwonago.
Our annual "Game Day" will be on Saturday, January 12 at 3:00 pm. We will be having a Farkel Party! Farkel is an easy to play dice game. It's easy to learn and everyone should enjoy playing. It will be potluck snacks, so start thinking about what you might like to bring. Game Day is always a good time, so plan now to attend. Gary and Renee Steffens will be our hosts for the day.
Secretary Office Hours
Janeen Roska will be in the office on Wednesday from 10:00 am-2:00 pm and Friday from 1:30-3:30 pm.
THANK YOU FOR SERVING
Organist: Sue Gawrisch
Greeters: Bob & Julie McGill
Fellowship Hosts: Needed
Ushers: Team 2: Steve Shantz, Noah Shantz, Wade Wollermann
NEXT SUNDAY, JANUARY 6
Flowers: Art Plautz
Fellowship Host: Art Plautz
Ushers: Team 3: Jim Mertz, Troy Moldenhauer, Josh Moldenhauer, Jim Prochaska
AROUND THE WELS
Shoreland Lutheran HS Freshman Admissions
Shoreland is accepting admission applications for the 2019-2020 school year. If you would like to apply, the online application can be found at http://mytads.com/a/shoreland or tap on “Apply Now” on Shoreland's website, slhs.us, on the main page. Current Shoreland students will be able to complete the enrollment application through a link that will be emailed to them after January 1, 2019.
SLHS Open House
Please join us Wednesday, January 16, from 6:00 pm– 8:00 pm to learn more about how SLHS educates, equips and encourages students for lives of Christian service.
Lutheran Vanguard marching band's PREVIEW will be held January 5 from noon-5:00 at Fox Valley Lutheran High School in Appleton. Vanguard is still recruiting for wind instruments, all percussion (including keyboards), and color guard dancers. Please join us for PREVIEW to see what joys are in store! For more info visit www.lutheranvanguard.org or email LVWmarchingband@gmail.com.