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!!