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As We Gather

Upcoming
November
29
2020
We begin a new Church Year boldly begging for the advent of our risen Lord Jesus, His final coming to rescue and save us. Our boldness, however, is tempered with the humility of faith that says, “Nevertheless, Thy will be done.” For we know and even expect that His answer to our prayer will be hidden in mystery. It may be the mystery of our continued cry for mercy or the surprise of His final advent as victorious Lord and Judge of all. We know what followed our Lord’s humble entry into Jerusalem that great and holy week of His passion, namely, the mystery and surprise that His victory and the glory of God should be displayed for all the world on a cross. So today we pray with bold humility and confidence, for His coming and deliverance will always have a note of surprise—blessed surprise.

Voter's Meeting

Upcoming
December
6
2020
12:00 PM
Held in the Sanctuary, after the 10:45 AM Service, is the annual voter's meeting ostensibly to review and approve the 2020 Ministry Budget. For more information email: Garry Haase.

Flowers

Upcoming
November
29
2020
Flowers are given to the glory of God in memory of Charles and Elizabeth Haney and in celebration of Bob Farmer's birthday.




Lifetree Cafe

Upcoming
December
1
2020
7:00 PM

Why is there often a rocky relationship between faith and science? Find out how a world-renowned geneticist, who helped lead the human genome project, balances a belief in God and a trust in science? This week at Lifetree Café.

Stewardship

Upcoming
November
29
2020

1 Corinthians 1:9 “God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

The faithfulness of God is our great comfort. He has made promises to us and He will keep them. He is kind and loving toward us and will not break faith with us. This gives us the confidence to step out in faith, to leave fear behind. So when it comes to following the Lord’s commandments for our daily lives: we know His will is best for us because our God is faithful.

Children Sunday School

Upcoming
November
29
2020

Students in Sunday School explored the story “God Forgives David.” Just as God accepted and forgave King David and other great saints who committed grave sins, so He accepts and forgives us, all for the sake of Christ. Parents could ask, “Who reminds you of your sins? Who tells you about forgiveness?”

Lutherans For Life

Upcoming
November
29
2020

“Christians engage in adopting not only because we desire to raise children but also—and above all—because the Most High desires their survival and salvation. We adopt because we have been so adopted. We adopt because little ones need homes. We adopt because we have homes and families to share. Life issues mean more than just political debates. Life issues involve more than just personal choices or someone else’s problems. Life issues are always people and Gospel.” Rev. Michael W. Salemink, Executive Director of Lutherans For Life – A Life Quote from Lutherans For Life • www.lutheransforlife.org

Youth Jr

Cancelled
December
6
2020
12:00 PM

Youth Jr, a youth group for elementary age kids.


1st and 3rd Sundays (Normally)
Noon

The Congregational Voter's Assembly is displacing our Dec 6th meeting.

Youth Group

Upcoming
November
29
2020
6:00 PM

Sr High Youth Group meets Sundays @ 6:00-8:00 - Nurturing discipleship by building a community focused on the Word of God with food, studies, games, crafts, and cultural commentary.

Christmas Lights

"The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it." - John 1:58

For more information email: Family Life Minister Curtis.

American Heritage Girls (Meeting Dates Changing)

Update
November
18
2020


American Heritage Girls Troop 1517

Meeting dates to change in January to Monday Nights so families are no longer feel conflicted with other Wednesday night church events and activities.

For more information email: Laura Nimmo.

Christmas Cookies

Upcoming
December
13
2020
9:30 AM


Christmas Cookies Exchange/Walk is an opportunity to eat and take home delicious cookies made with love and maybe a few made by faceless bakers bought in a chain store. Satisfy your Christmas cookie appetite and help support the youth group.



Confirmation Saturdays

Upcoming
December
5
2020
9:30 AM

Confirmation is a lifelong Christian education and relational experience, within the congregation, that began when you came to faith in Jesus Christ.


Unit Promises
Goal: With the help of the Holy Spirit, students can come to understand that the promises made by God are fulfilled in Christ Jesus.

Promises 4 - Moses
Lesson Objective: Given Scripture references TLSB, SC, and class discussion, students will...
1. explain how Jesus fulfills the terms of the covenant given on Mt Sinai.

2. compare and contrast the priestly role of Moses and that of Christ.

3. relate their own disobedience with the behavior of Israel.

4. know that the promise given to Moses was that we would be God's People.

Confirmation Thursdays

Upcoming
December
3
2020
5:30 PM
Confirmation is a lifelong Christian education and relational experience, within the congregation, that began when you came to faith in Jesus Christ.
Small Catechism

We didn't meet these Lesson Objectives in our last lesson so... part 2.

Unit Promises


Goal: With the help of the Holy Spirit, students can come to understand that the promises made by God are fulfilled in Christ Jesus.

Promises 4 - Moses


Lesson Objective: Given Scripture references TLSB, SC, and class discussion, students will...
1. explain how Jesus fulfills the terms of the covenant given on Mt Sinai.

2. compare and contrast the priestly role of Moses and that of Christ.

3. relate their own disobedience with the behavior of Israel.

4. know that the promise given to Moses was that we would be God's People.

Hand Bells

Upcoming
December
3
2020
7:00 PM
Christmas Hand Bells are ringing. Bell ringers are rehearsing for the Christmas Eve service on Thursdays.



For more information email: Lois Henry.

American Heritage Girls (Upcoming Meeting)

Upcoming
November
18
2020


American Heritage Girls Troop 1517

Meetings on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesdays of the month (dates changing in 20221) at 5:45 PM

"I have a serious concern to bring up with you, my friends, using the authority of Jesus, our Lord. I’ll put it as urgently as I can: You must get along with each other. You must learn to be considerate of one another, cultivating a life in common." - 1Cor 1:10 (The Message)

* Please bring your Wreaths Across America MONEY, CHECKs, and FILL out your Tally Sheet

* Only girls in PROPER and FULL uniform can be on color guard.

For more information email: Laura Nimmo.

Youth Christmas Party

December
13
2020
6:00 PM


The Youth Christmas Party is another mystery dinner where we are the citizens of Hollyberry Town. A group, by-the-way, who desperately needs to hear the good news of the Savior's birth. See Curtis for your character assignment.

Lacey Kringel has once again agreed to host the annual Kringel’s Block Party for the neighborhood of Holly Hills.  The usual suspects will attend the get together and a few invites were handed over just to keep the peace and prevent hostile gate-crashing.

The gossip grapevines of Hollyberry Town have been seething with scandals over the past year.  Stories of blackmail, backstabbing, and treachery have circulated around this ‘once peaceful’ town. You’ve seen the RSVP list for this year, and you are concerned. In fact, you would bet everything you have that there will be drama!

You also have an ax to grind with a few people who will attend this party, so you’re more than ready to see what happens.

This is where your story begins…
For more information email: Curtis.

Christmas Trees

November
28
2020
9:30 AM


The Altar Guild is beautifying the sanctuary this saturday. This includes setting up and decorating Christmas trees with Chrismons. We are also placing the poinsettias on the altar and elsewhere.

For more information email: Jean.