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Announcements for November 26, 2017

WEEKLY DEVOTIONS

Here is the Blue Sheet home devotional for the week of Sunday, November 26th. Please download and use in your household to sanctify your home with the Word and prayer this week!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

GAME NIGHT & WHITE ELEPHANT GIFT EXCHANGE ~  Bring your favorite board game and join us for our next game night on 12/1 at 6 p.m. Pizza will be served for dinner, please bring a side or dessert to share. We’ll also have a white elephant gift exchange- see the sign-up sheet for more info!

DECORATE THE SANCTUARY ~ Please come next Saturday, 12/2, at 8 a.m. to help decorate the Sanctuary for Advent and Christmas. Many hands make light work!

ADVENT RECEPTION ~ Pastor and Katie Schuermann would like to say “Blessed Advent” to all of you by providing the refreshments in the fellowship hall on Sunday, Dec. 3. Please join us!

NATIVITY WALK ~ On Sunday, Dec. 3, you are invited to view the nativity set collections displayed by fellow members. If you would like to display a nativity, you may set up on Sat. December 2, between 9-11 am.

SEMINARY GIFT CARD DRIVE ~ Help provide for seminary students and families in Fort Wayne! Bring in $10, $20, or $25 gift cards and deposit in the box on the narthex table. Stores such as Walmart, Target, Meijer, Sears, J.C. Penney, Macy’s, Walgreens; restaurants such as Outback, Olive Garden, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Pizza Hut, Red Robin, Texas Roadhouse, Buffalo Wild Wings, Subway, etc.. Please bring them in by end of day on Sunday, 12/3.

DECEMBER YOUTH EVENTS ~ Opportunities for time together abound in December! On 12/16 JH and HS youth meet for our regular Saturday Youth Night from 6-8pm. Then on 12/23 all are invited to the Lash’s house for our Christmas Movie Marathon from 2-7pm. Lastly, HS youth will meet for a progressive dinner on 12/30 from 5:30-8pm. Friends are welcome at all events! Sign-up today!

YOUTH SPONSORED ADVENT DINNER ~ The youth will serve dinner on 12/20. Please sign-up to donate items needed for baked potato bar and sides.

FAMILY CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE PRACTICES ~ All students in preschool through high school are encouraged to participate in this year’s Family Christmas Eve Service on 12/24 at 6:00 p.m. If you have not already confirmed your child’s participation with Betsy, please speak with her as soon as possible. Practices will be held on 12/3, 12/10, and 12/17 from 11:30-1:00. Please send along a lunch or snack for your child. Questions or concerns? Please speak with Betsy.

PEW SISTERS ~ Looking for sisterly fellowship in the church? Interested in stimulating conversation about theology and how it applies to our daily lives? Then the Pew Sisters book group might be just for you. We meet the last Tuesday evening of every month from 7 to 9 PM in peoples’ homes. Starting in January, we will be reading and discussing the book Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up? by Matthew Richard. Interested ladies – youth and adult alike – may sign up on the bulletin board in the narthex. Further questions? Ask Katie Schuermann at katie@katieschuermann.com

ANGEL TREE ~ Please take a name from the tree in the narthex. Please fill out your contact information and leave it in the basket. Return wrapped gifts by Wednesday, 12/13.

WHERE DOCTRINE IS LIFE ~  Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken. This week’s teachings include: The Advent Season, The Christian Life, God Sends the Holy Spirit, The Patriarch Noah and more. You can listen to what you want when you want at www.issuesetc.org and on the Lutheran Public Radio mobile app.

CAMP CILCA BANQUET ~ You are invited to the Camp CILCA Annual Banquet from 5-8 p.m. on January 28, 2018 at the fellowship hall of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Springfield. The evening includes musical entertainment, dinner, and guest presenter Rev. Dr. Joel Heck who will speak about the importance of Creation for Christian faith and life. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased from the camp office at 217-415-2311 or camp@cilca.org. Child care will also be available for $5.