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!!