Today’s Prayer

Let them sing before the Lord,
    for he comes to judge the earth.
He will judge the world in righteousness
    and the peoples with equity. —Psalm 98:9 (NIV)

Dear heavenly Father, not all people are the best singers, but on the day that you make your final appearance, all who have been anticipating your reappearance will certainly shout for joy at seeing your coming.  Father, we joyfully anticipate this coming day, for we know that on that day we will be judged by Christ our King, who judges in righteousness and equity, and your righteous people will be called home.  Father, keep me in your care and ready for this coming. Come, Christ our King, come.  In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.


December Newsletter

Please pick up your December newsletter in the narthex.


Camp Phillip Door Offering

There will be a door offering to support the ministry at Camp Phillip today, Sunday, November 24.  Camp Phillip provides “Renewal in Christ and Relaxation in Creation” through school field trips, summer camp programs, and weekend retreats. For more information on their ministry, visit



Thank and praise God for his many blessings.  Thanksgiving Worship will be held this Wednesday, November 27 at 6:30 pm.  A pie social will be held following the service.  Enjoy a slice of pie while visiting with fellow church members.


Advent Worship

When the time comes to celebrate Christmas with family and friends, you know what to expect and do.  But do you know what to expect and what to do when it comes to celebrate the spiritual reason for Christmas?  Midweek worship services will use Galatians 4:4-5 to help prepare us.  Midweek services will be held on Wednesdays, December 4, 11, and 18 at 6:30 pm.  There will be a free, fellowship dinner each of these Wednesdays beginning at 5:30 pm.  Senior Moments will host a potluck on December 4.  Elders will provide a variety of chili on December 11.  Sign-up sheets are in the narthex.


Open Forum & Voters' Meeting

An Open Forum & Voters' Meeting will be held on December 15 after fellowship. Elections for open positions and the 2020 budget will be on the agenda. 


Advent Devotions

An Advent devotion book is available in the narthex.  The devotions, one for each day December 1-25, focus on the four candles in the Advent wreath.  


Christmas Parade

We will participate in the Waterford Christmas parade on Saturday, December 7.  We are looking for volunteers to walk in the parade and hand out invitations.  We are also looking to borrow two wagons.  There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex. There are bags of invites and treats to stuff into baggies for the parade.  Please consider taking one home to help prepare the handouts.  Please contact Dan Hanke with questions.


Advent by Candlelight

Ladies, join us on Sunday, December 8 at 6:00 pm for Advent by Candlelight.  Enjoy beautiful Christmas decorations, delicious desserts, and an evening of meditative worship.  Table hostesses and desserts are needed.  Please RSVP on the sign-up sheets on the narthex bulletin board.  


Senior Moments Church Tour

Senior Moments will tour First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Racine on Thursday, December 12. We will meet at Living Water at 9:00 am to carpool and the tour will begin at 10:00 am.  We’ll enjoy a noon lunch at Well Brothers Restaurant.  A sign-up sheet is in the narthex.


Christmas for Kids

Our Christmas for Kids event will happen on December 14. This is a chance for kids prekindergarten - 6th grade to have free fun and, more importantly, to hear how and why Jesus was born to take away our sins. For parents, Christmas for Kids can be free babysitting, freeing you up to do some errands or have a quiet cup of coffee somewhere. We could use a few more volunteers on that Saturday.  Some donations are also needed.  There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex. Contact Dan Hanke with questions.   You can register your child to attend here.


Gifts from Friends of Jesus

is a charitable toy drive which will supply gifts to families in inner city Milwaukee, such as at Christ and St. Peter Lutheran Churches. More information and a collection bin are in the narthex. The bin will be collected on December 8.


Scrip Order

Scrip orders are due Sunday, December 1.


Church Secretary Office Hours

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, Janeen Roska will be in the office on Wednesday, November 27 during the day.  She will not be in the office on Friday, November 29.  Please feel free to contact her outside of these hours.



Upcoming Christmas Concerts

“Comfort & Joy”—Lutheran Chorale of Milwaukee, December 1, 2:00 pm, Trinity Lutheran Church, Waukesha

Seminary Christmas Concert—Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary Chorus, December 8, 3:00 and 7:00 pm, WLS Campus, Mequon

“Visit the Manger”—Shoreland Lutheran HS, December 13, 7:00 pm, SLHS, Somers