CHOIR will rehearse this week and December 15 immediately following the Wednesday Advent service. New members are still welcome to attend these two practices as we prepare for Christmas Eve.
TURKEYS AND HAMS: We will continue to accept donations of turkeys and hams until December 12. They are needed by local soup kitchens for their upcoming holiday dinners. Donations can be stored in the downstairs kitchen freezer. Please ask an usher for assistance to carry your donation if needed.
TODAY is the last Sunday to donate to our November mission envelopes for GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH in Houma, Louisiana. Their minister, Pastor Rudnik, was a seminary classmate of Pastor Bahr. Grace suffered extensive damage from Hurricane Ida. Many windows were broken, the roof needs replacement, and water damage ruined most of the inside which now needs to be gutted and rebuilt. Your donations will be sent directly to Grace to help with construction costs as they move forward.
OUR ADVENT GIVING TREES are available in the chapel and narthex. We are accepting items that will support Heart, Love, & Soul, Lighthouse (Magdalene), and Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission. If you would like to support these agencies, please take a tag (or two) from the tree and bring the items back to the table unwrapped.
PLEASE SIGN UP: This coming Saturday, December 4, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm the Board of Education will host a free pizza and sub dinner in the chapel. EVERYONE is welcome to attend our Enduring Faith Celebration, as we gather for food, fellowship, and fun! Test your Bible knowledge with Bible trivia, cheer on our Enduring Faith students as they are awarded prizes for work they have completed, and do some early Christmas shopping at the display of books and resources that will be available for purchase. There is a sign-up sheet available on the glass case.
GRACE LADIES Christmas Poinsettia sale is currently going on until Sunday, December 5th. Order forms are at both sanctuary entrances, please turn in your order to the church office no later than the 5th. The cost is $8 a piece.
The 2021 FLOWER CHART still has a few dates for the remainder of the year and is hanging in the narthex. Cost for a centerpiece is $45, or you can choose two vases at a cost of $56. If you sign up or already have signed up for a date, please find the altar flower order form outside either sanctuary entrance. Please complete the form and return to the church office no later than the Tuesday before your date. 2022 Chart will be up in the beginning of December.
BEYOND THE SURFACE Wednesday Christian education returns this Wednesday, December 1st at 10:00am. We will be looking at the following verses: Malachi 3: 1-7b, Philippians 1: 2-11, and Luke 3: 1-14.