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Week of December 1st thru 7th

26 Nov

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL meets 8:30 – 9:20 A.M. each Sunday in the west Sunday School room. The class is studying Prophecy. This Study examines Old Testament promises and fulfillment of those promises in the New Testament. The school of prophets, the end of the world, and much more. All adults are welcome!

FLOWERS – The flowers on the altar today are given to the glory of God by Terry and Grace Housholder.

MEETINGS AND EVENTS: Monday – 6PM Elders, 6:30PM Trustees, 7PM Church Council. Wednesday – 7PM Advent Service

DECEMBER NEWSLETTER is in your mailbox! Save a stamp and pick yours up today!

2020 CONTRIBUTION ENVELOPES are in your mailbox!

2020 JANUARY – MARCH PORTALS OF PRAYER are in the information rack in the east entrance and on the table in the back of the church.

ADVENT SERVICES will be Wednesday evenings December 4th, 11th and 18th at 7PM. This Wednesday will be: “Jesus Is The Son of David” Matthew 1:1, 6, 17. Fellowship with cookies and coffee will follow the service.

DECORATING OF THE CHURCH will be Sunday, December 8th.

CHRISTMAS GIFTS – Would you like to remember our Pastor along with our Seminarians Matthew and David with a special gift at Christmas time? You may place your gift in an envelope, clearly marked with the Pastor’s, Matthew’s or David’s name and put it in the offering plate.

POINSETTIAS – As we have done in past years, we will be placing poinsettias around the altar for our Christmas service. This year you may order your single red poinsettias for $13.00 each or bring you own plant to the church no later than Friday, Dec. 20th.   Anyone interested in ordering your plant there is a signup sheet on the table in the east entrance. Last day to place your order is next Sunday, December 8th. If you order a poinsettia we will place a slip of paper inside the plant with your name on it. Make checks payable to the Immanuel Chancel Society. Place payment in an envelope marked on the outside with your name and note it is for poinsettia flowers and place it in their drawer in the east entrance.  If you bring your own plant be sure to write your name on a slip of paper and place it in the flower pot. Plants may be taken home following the Christmas Eve Candlelight service or at your earliest convenience.

THE CHRISTMAS GIVING TREE – We are going to do the giving tree this year. The Christmas tree with ornament tags is in the east entrance. Please return the gifts wrapped with tags attached by December 15th. Any questions please see Elizabeth Pfafman.

2020 ALTAR FLOWERS CHART is up!! We are in need of the following date: February 2, 16, March 1, 29, May 24, June 28, July 1, October 4, 11, November 1 and December 13. The cost is $30 for the 2 vases. If in memory of someone or in honor of a special occasion, please make a note of that. Make checks payable to Immanuel Chancel Society and place it in their drawer in the east entrance.

BRIDGE BUILDERS will begin our second winter session on Monday, January 6 and continue for ten weeks ending on March 9. We are looking forward to another session with your children and seeing new faces too!

AVILLA FOOD PANTRY – Please don’t forget the needy people in our community. You may place your food donations in the box in the east entrance.

BULLETIN BOARD – Cross Connection; Worship for Shut-Ins; Thank you cards, Coffee and Snacks for Sunday Mornings.

PRAYER LIST- Prayer for the sick & recovering: Judy McKinley, Dan Phares, Georgia Zimmerman, Betty Heiman, Ruth Seidel, Paul DeLong, Ron Smith, Gary Housholder, Randy Hovarter, Carole Bishop, Donna Kurtz, Prayer to be found safe: Tianna Shipe

WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS are now on our website. The announcements in the bulletin each week can be seen on our website under Blog and then correct month.

INFORMATION RACK- last week’s bulletin; extra December Newsletters; Visitors Packet; January – March 2020 Portals of Prayer; Lutheran Witness; Cross Connection; Thrivent Dollars information; Lutherans for Life.

LAST WEEK’S STATISTICS: Worship Attendance – Sunday – 69 + Jesus God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:7

WORSHIP SERVICE NEXT WEEK: Sunday: Sunday School 8:30AM, Morning Worship 9:30AM/HC

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – Lift your heart heavenward. Jesus will come and take you to be with him.