Announcements for Sunday, January 9th

JANUARY MISSION ENVELOPES are designated to assist our sister congregation, St. Paul Lutheran Church, in Beecher, Illinois.  In September, while celebrating their Octoberfest in a tent set up on the church grounds, the congregation watched in disbelief as smoke began to pour from the steeple of the church.  Despite the response of 31 fire companies to truck in water from the closest fire hydrant (over a mile away), their historic 150 year old wooden church burned to the ground.  Only a cross and a chalice survived the fire.  Check out the pictures near the parking lot entrance.  St. Paul plans to rebuild.  All donations received will go directly to St. Paul to support their construction efforts. 

SOCIAL MINISTRIES REMINDER–Today’s meeting has been postponed and will be held at a later date.

GIVING STATEMENTS – If you have not yet received your year-end giving statement and would still like a copy please see Erin in the church office.

COMMUNITY BOARD – Don’t forget to check our the community bulletin board outside the church office for upcoming events, letters and cards including a heartfelt note from Crystal Michel thanking Grace for her birthday cards and wishes.

THE ALTAR GUILD is currently looking for members to join. The guild is run on a monthly commitment and you will be matched with a current guild member and/or trained on the weekly guild duties. Please contact either the church office or Erika Tuscher if you are interested.

The 2022 FLOWER CHART is now hanging in the narthex. Cost for a centerpiece is $45, or you can choose two vases at a cost of $56. When you sign 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 Monday before your date.

BEYOND THE SURFACE: Christian education Wednesday, January 12th at 10:00am. We will be looking at the following verses: Isaiah 62: 1-5, 1 Corinthians 12: 1-11, and John 2: 1-11.