Today’s Prayer

May God himself, the God of Peace, sanctify you through and through.  May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. —1 Thessalonians 5:23 (NIV)

Dear God of Peace, come and be my dwelling place.  As I hide myself in you, give me wisdom so I may see you clearly directing my life in everything I do.  Lord, as I totally relinquish my body, soul, and spirit to you, guide my steps, my words, and my actions—keeping me blameless and in touch with your Spirit.  Prepare me and keep me prepared for the coming of Jesus Christ at all times.  Jesus, Prince of Peace, hear this prayer. Amen.


Christmas Worship Schedule

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.


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.


Midweek Advent Dinners

Thank you to all who came, brought a dish to share, or hosted the dinners before the midweek Advent worship services.



Thank you to all who purchased a poinsettia for the altar area: Charlotte Plautz, Boyd & Marlene Recknagel, Mark & Colleen Schneider, Michael & Pearl Viehweg, Pastor & Jenilee Voss, Bill & Kathy Walter, Nancy Wilson-Kedzie, and Wade & Katie Wollermann.


2019 Offering Envelopes

Please pick up your offering envelopes for next year in the narthex.


2019 Schedules

The Usher Schedule for January-June 2019 and the communion setup schedule are available in the narthex.


Scrip Order

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 Sunday, January 6.


January Newsletter

Please submit items for the January newsletter by Sunday, December 30.


Secretary Office Hours

Janeen Roska 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. 



     Pianist: Tracy Hankwitz
     Sunday School Teachers & Students & Musicians
     Greeters: John & Chris Reichert
     Fellowship Hosts:
     Ushers:  Team 1: Duane Cleven, Bob Leverenz, Ryan Moldenhauer, Art Plautz

     Ushers:  Team 3: Jim Mertz, Troy Moldenhauer, Josh Moldenhauer, Jim Prochaska
                        Team 4: Dave DeAngelis, Brian Haag, Craig Scherbarth, Matt Timm

     Ushers:  Team 1: Duane Cleven, Bob Leverenz, Ryan Moldenhauer, Art Plautz

     Greeters: Bob & Julie McGill
     Flowers:  Needed
     Fellowship Host:  Needed
     Ushers: Team 2: Steve Shantz, Noah Shantz, Wade Wollermann





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 or tap on “Apply Now” on Shoreland's website,, 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, 2018.  


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.