Bulletin Announcements

December 24, 2017

CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT WORSHIP:  Tonight will be our Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship with Holy Communion.  The Service begins at 6:00 p.m.  We continue with our theme of: “The Word Becomes Flesh”.  Tonight’s message: “We Have Seen His Glory”.

CHRISTMAS DAY WORSHIP:  Tomorrow morning will be our Christmas Day Worship Service with Holy Communion beginning at 9:00 a.m.  The message: “The Word Dwelt Among Us”.

THOUGHTS ON STEWARDSHIP:  2 Samuel 7:4 – “But that same night the word of the LORD came to Nathan …”  Nathan thought David’s idea was great, so he blessed it with the Lord’s name.  But later that night, the Word of the Lord set him straight.  The Word of the Lord must be the basis for what we think, say, and do in God’s Kingdom: not our own desires or whims.

NEED A RIDE? If you are unable to drive to church, we have an option that is available.  Please speak with Pastor who has the details.  Thank you.

THE ADULT BIBLE CLASS AND SUNDAY SCHOOL will be from 10:15 – 11:00 a.m. this morning.  The adults meet in the basement and the Sunday School in our Choir Room on the upper level.

PASTOR’S SCHEDULE:  Pastor, Toni, Karson and Holden will be in Wisconsin on Tuesday and Wednesday surviving another family Christmas.  Pastor will be in the office on Thursday.  A Blessed Christmas!

DINNER FOLLOWING NEW YEAR’S EVE WORSHIP SERVICE:  We will be going to dinner at the Ozark House on New Year’s Eve following the 7:00 Worship Service.  Anyone interested going to dinner please see or contact Linda Lange (309) 339-9930.  Thank you.

2018 OFFERING ENVELOPES:  Please pick up your 2018 Offering Envelopes today.  They are located on the table in the narthex.

WE NEED YOUR IDEAS for our new church sign.  Sheets are available on the table in the narthex.  We will take submissions until Sunday, February 11, 2018.  You may drop them in the box in the narthex.  Thank you!

FELLOWSHIP HOSTS:  In order to get more people involved in our Coffee/Donut Fellowship for 2018 we have two separate sign-ups: Donut Pick-up and Coffee Set-up.  We would like to encourage you to sign-up for one or the other.  You may also sign-up for both if you wish.  The sign-up is by the door by the north stairwell.

CAN YOU HELP:  John and Paula Hardy are planning their annual trip to Ft Wayne, IN on Friday, January 12th.  Please bring your items to church by Sunday, January 7th.  The Seminary needs clean usable clothes for men, women, and children. They also accept shoes, coats, and kitchen supplies.    There is a closet located in the hall upstairs where items are collected, and packed for our trip.  If you need help finding it just contact John (309) 310-7917.  Thank you!

THE LUTHERAN HOUR:  “Children Of Promise” is the topic for next Sunday.  The sermon text will be from Galatians 4:4-7.  Our identity as God’s children encourages us to live in His grace,  to embrace the freedom Jesus won and to resist the ways of the world that strive to keep us captive. Reverend Dr. Anthony Cook is the speaker.  Hear this Sunday’s message on the Lutheran Hour on WGN (720) at 6:00 a.m.; WJWR (104.7 FM) and WJWR (90.3 FM) both on Sunday at 3:00 p.m.  Also, if you can receive Lincoln, IL radio station WLLM (1370 AM) the program is broadcast two times on Sunday at 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.  Tune in!  You can also listen to The Lutheran Hour on your personal computer at RealAudio, www.lhm.org.

PRAYER CHAIN:  If you have a prayer request please submit them by email to Mary Anne Kirchner at makirchner@yahoo.com or you may phone a Prayer Request to Mary Anne; her cell phone# is (309) 532-2582.  The Prayer Request box is on the table in the narthex for any written requests.

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