The Week of November 29 at CTS & FLC

WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY – November 29

9 AM – Worship Service at First Lutheran, Chariton
11 AM – Worship Service at Christ the Servant Lutheran, Corydon

PASTOR MARK MATTES will be with us on Sunday, November 29, while Pastor Dick is on vacation.

DUE TO THE GOVERNOR’S UPDATED MANDATE, WE ARE REQUIRING MASKS FOR ALL PEOPLE WORSHIPING.

DECEMBER 6 DRIVE-THRU COMMUNION AT FLC ONLY:  On Sunday, DECEMBER 6, at First Lutheran, we will have drive-thru communion starting at 8:45 am.  There will not be a worship service at FLC on this day.  Please listen to the sermon on the radio at KCCI – 96.7 fm at 10:30 am.

MID-WEEK ADVENT SERVICES:  We will have Mid-week Advent Services on Wednesday evenings, December 2, 9, & 16, at 7 pm, at FLC.  We will focus our worship around a new liturgy – “Joyous Light” and lessons from the prophets (Isaiah, Zechariah, and Daniel).  We hope you’ll join us for these festive services!

THANK YOU to our church family for all of the prayers, thoughts, phone calls, texts, cards, and well wishes that were sent our way following my back surgery, and then to support us through the COVID virus. We are so fortunate and thankful for our church family. We are doing much better and are back to work. Blessings to you all!  Here’s to 2021!   Deb and Hunter Clark

THANK YOU to everyone who attended the special congregational meeting.  It was a unanimous vote yes at FLC and CTS to sell the parsonage.  Keep the Executive Committee in your prayers as we move forward.  We will keep you informed of progress.

THANK YOU for the cards, texts, and most importantly the prayers offered to our family these past weeks.  We most certainly felt the love of our church family helping us navigate the days.  Peace be with you all of you.   Merry Christmas too! – Denny & Patti Bisgard

PASTOR DICK will be on vacation November 25 – December 1.  In case of emergency, please call Gayle Bortz at 641-203-0677.

WENDY WILL BE ON VACATION December 1-3.

THE NEW DIRECTORIES ARE READY!!  They are available in the narthex at First Lutheran and the basement of Christ the Servant Lutheran.  They will also be available during Drive-Thru Communion at First Lutheran on Sunday, December 6.

There are also Advent devotionals for both adults and young people in the narthex at First Lutheran and in the basement at Christ the Servant Lutheran.  For the adults there is a devotional entitled “Our Greatest Gift, A Wonderful Life in Christ” and for the young people a devotional on praying through Advent, “Jesus’ Family Tree.”   We encourage you to pick up one or both of these devotional booklets prior to  the beginning of Advent, and pray you’ll enjoy the daily devotionals.
If you would like to pick up one of these during the Drive-thru Communion at First Lutheran on Sunday, December 6 – please ask for it as you drive through.

DECEMBER IS DENTAL HEALTH MONTH for the Ministry Center.  Examples would be toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, dental floss, etc. Thank you!

THE SNOW REMOVAL SIGN-UP SHEET is posted on the bulletin board in the Fireside Room.  Please check your schedule to see when you may be able to help with this ministry!

A SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER IS STILL NEEDED for Sunday, April 25, at FLC.

THE RADIO BROADCAST OF PASTOR HUTTON’S SERMONS WILL BE AN ONGOING MINISTRY OF FIRST LUTHERAN and CHRIST THE SERVANT.
Ways to listen: 
*  KIIC Radio – 96.7 FM out of Albia
*  The radio stations website:  kiicradio.com (click on the “Listen Live” button)
*  If you miss the broadcast on Sunday, you can also catch it as a podcast on the church’s website:  firstlutheran-christtheservant.org
THANK YOU for your support of this ministry!! 

The Week of November 22 at CTS & FLC

WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY – November 22

9 AM – Worship Service at First Lutheran, Chariton
We will celebrate the baptisms of Carson & Alex Oxenreider during worship at First Lutheran.

11 AM – Worship Service at Christ the Servant Lutheran, Corydon

DUE TO THE GOVERNOR’S UPDATED MANDATE, WE ARE REQUIRING MASKS FOR ALL PEOPLE WORSHIPING.

NOVEMBER 22 IS THANKOFFERING SUNDAY AT FIRST LUTHERAN: The Women of the ELCA will present their Thankofferings that will be sent to the Women of the ELCA of America to support their programs.  Our offerings are given to represent the many good times and/or things we have been blessed with this past year.  If you write a check for your Thankoffering, please make the check out to The Women of the ELCA.

THANK YOU to everyone who attended the special congregational meeting.  It was a unanimous vote yes at FLC and CTS to sell the parsonage.  Keep the Executive Committee in your prayers as we move forward.  We will keep you informed of progress.

THANK YOU for the cards, texts, and most importantly the prayers offered to our family these past weeks.  We most certainly felt the love of our church family helping us navigate the days.  Peace be with all of you. Merry Christmas too!                                Denny & Patti Bisgard

PASTOR DICK will be on vacation November 25 – December 1.  In case of emergency, please call Gayle Bortz at 641-203-0677.

THE CHURCH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON THANKSGIVING DAY

THE NEW DIRECTORIES ARE READY!!  They are available in the narthex at First Lutheran and the basement of Christ the Servant Lutheran.  They will also be available during Drive-Thru Communion at First Lutheran on Sunday, December 6.

There are ALSO Advent devotionals for both adults and young people in the narthex at First Lutheran and in the basement at Christ the Servant Lutheran.  For the adults there is a devotional entitled “Our Greatest Gift, A Wonderful Life in Christ” and for the young people a devotional on praying through Advent, “Jesus’ Family Tree.”   We encourage you to pick up one or both of these devotional booklets prior to  the beginning of Advent, and pray you’ll enjoy the daily devotionals.
If you would like to pick up one of these during the Drive-thru Communion at First Lutheran on Sunday, December 6 – please ask for it as you drive through.

MID-WEEK ADVENT SERVICES:  We will have Mid-week Advent Services on Wednesday evenings, December 2, 9, & 16, at 7 pm, at FLC.  We will focus our worship around a new liturgy – “Joyous Light” and lessons from the prophets (Isaiah, Zechariah, and Daniel).  We hope you’ll join us for these festive services!

THE MINISTRY CENTER IS IN NEED OF ½ GALLON MILK BOTTLES.  They can be left at First Lutheran.

DECEMBER IS DENTAL HEALTH MONTH for the Ministry Center.  Examples would be toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, dental floss, etc. Thank you!

THE SNOW REMOVAL SIGN-UP SHEET is posted on the bulletin board in the Fireside Room.  Please check your schedule to see when you may be able to help with this ministry!

NEW SHRUBS AT FIRST LUTHERAN!
Hopefully you will notice and admire the new shrubs that have been planted at our main entrance at First Lutheran.  This was made possible by a Thrivent Action Team Grant. Strong backs were needed to break up the hard dirt and do the planting.  Thanks to all who were involved. 

A SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER IS STILL NEEDED for Sunday, April 25, at FLC.

THE RADIO BROADCAST OF PASTOR HUTTON’S SERMONS WILL BE AN ONGOING MINISTRY OF FIRST LUTHERAN and CHRIST THE SERVANT.
Ways to listen: 
*  KIIC Radio – 96.7 FM out of Albia
*  The radio stations website:  kiicradio.com (click on the “Listen Live” button)
*  If you miss the broadcast on Sunday, you can also catch it as a podcast on the church’s website:  firstlutheran-christtheservant.org
THANK YOU for your support of this ministry!! 

The Week of November 15 at CTS & FLC

WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY – November 15

9 AM – Worship Service at First Lutheran, Chariton
10 AM – Congregation Meeting at First Lutheran, Chariton

11 AM – Worship Service at Christ the Servant Lutheran, Corydon
NOON – Congregation Meeting at Christ the Servant Lutheran, Corydon

DUE TO THE GOVERNOR’S UPDATED MANDATE, WE ARE REQUIRING MASKS FOR ALL PEOPLE WORSHIPING.

SPECIAL CONGREGATION MEETING:  At the request of the Executive Committee and the Church Council, a special congregation meeting will be held this Sunday, November 15, 2020, at 10 am at FLC and Noon at CTS for the purpose of approving the selling of the parsonage and secondly to grant the Executive Committee authority to accept the highest offer.   Thank you.
                                 Gayle Bortz, President

CINNAMON ROLL SUNDAY is this coming Sunday, November 15.  We thank you as you continue to support our youth planning for the next ELCA Youth Gathering.

THANNKOFFERING SUNDAY: Next Sunday, November 22, the Women of the ELCA will once again present their Thankofferings that will be sent to the Women of the ELCA of America to support their programs.  Our offerings are given to represent the many good times and/or things we have been blessed with this past year.  If you write a check for your Thankoffering, please make the check out to The Women of the ELCA.

DECEMBER IS DENTAL HEALTH MONTH for the Ministry Center.  Examples would be toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, dental floss, etc. Thank you!

THE SNOW REMOVAL SIGN-UP SHEET is posted on the bulletin board in the Fireside Room.  Please check your schedule to see when you may be able to help with this ministry!

NEW SHRUBS AT FIRST LUTHERAN!
Hopefully you will notice and admire the new shrubs that have been planted at our main entrance at First Lutheran.  This was made possible by a Thrivent Action Team Grant. Strong backs were needed to break up the hard dirt and do the planting.  Thanks to all who were involved. 

ADVENT – A NEW BEGINNING    
                Our lectionary year changes (begins) with the first Sunday of Advent, November 29th.  Advent is a time for us to prepare for the celebration of Christmas; to prepare, we will have Sunday and Mid-week Advent Services (Wednesday evenings Dec. 2, 9, & 16 at 7:00 pm).  For the Mid-week services, we will focus our worship around a new liturgy – “Joyous Light” and lessons from the prophets (Isaiah, Zechariah, and Daniel).  We hope you’ll join us for these festive services!
                On the first Sunday of December, the 6th, and on Christmas Eve, December 24th, we will have Drive through Communion at First Lutheran – 8:30-10:00 am on Dec. 6th and 4:00-5:30 pm on Dec. 24th.  Also, there will be Candlelight Services at First Lutheran on Christmas Eve at 6:00 pm and at Christ the Servant Lutheran at 7:30 pm.
                Now, as we prepare, there are Advent devotionals for both adults and young people in the narthex.  For the adults there is a devotional entitled “Our Greatest Gift, A Wonderful Life in Christ” and for the young people a devotional on praying through Advent, “Jesus’ Family Tree.”   We encourage you to pick up one or both of these devotional booklets prior to  the beginning of Advent, and pray you’ll enjoy the daily devotionals.
                May the wonder of Advent fill you with hope and joy!

THE MINISTRY CENTER IS IN NEED OF ½ GALLON MILK BOTTLES.  They can be left at First Lutheran.

A SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER IS STILL NEEDED for Sunday, April 25, at FLC.

THE RADIO BROADCAST OF PASTOR HUTTON’S SERMONS WILL BE AN ONGOING MINISTRY OF FIRST LUTHERAN and CHRIST THE SERVANT.
Ways to listen: 
*  KIIC Radio – 96.7 FM out of Albia
*  The radio stations website:  kiicradio.com (click on the “Listen Live” button)
*  If you miss the broadcast on Sunday, you can also catch it as a podcast on the church’s website:  firstlutheran-christtheservant.org
THANK YOU for your support of this ministry!! 

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