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Week of November 24th thru 30th

20 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 Jerry Daniels in memory of his wife Jean.

MEETINGS: None

THANKSGIVING EVE SERVICE this Wednesday, November 27th at 7PM with Holy Communion.

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

2020 CONTRIBUTION ENVELOPES are in your mailbox!

ADVENT SERVICES will start Wednesday December 4th at 7PM. Fellowship with cookies and coffee will follow the service.

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

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 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 will be up in the east entrance on Wednesday Thanksgiving eve the 27th. Please return the gifts wrapped with tags attached by December 15th. Any questions please see Elizabeth Pfafman.

2020 ALTAR FLOWERS CHART is up!! 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

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; October – December 2019 Portals of Prayer; Lutheran Witness; Cross Connection; Thrivent Dollars information; Lutherans for Life.

LAST WEEK’S STATISTICS: Worship Attendance – Sunday – 79 + Jesus God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:7

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

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – The measure of your thankfulness is found in what you say and do.