Divine Services
8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday
9:30 a.m. Sunday School &
Adult Bible Class

Announcements for December 24, 2017


Here is the Blue Sheet home devotional for the week of Sunday, December 10th. Please download and use in your household to sanctify your home with the Word and prayer this week!


CHRISTMAS EVE AND CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICES ~ With Christmas Eve falling on a Sunday this year, we have several opportunities to hear the Word and receive the Sacrament over the course of 24+ hours!
Advent 4/Christmas Eve – Sunday, 12/24 at 9:00 a.m.
Children’s Christmas Eve Service – 12/24 at 6:00 p.m.
Christmas Eve Candlelight – 12/24 at 8:30 p.m. or 11:00 p.m.
Christmas Day Festival Divine Service – 12/25 at 10:00 a.m.

OTHER FESTIVAL SEASON SERVICES ~ The Christmas season in the Church Year has just begun! There are so many gifts God has to give that one or two days can’t contain them all.
St. John, Apostle and Evangelist – Wednesday, 12/27 at 7 p.m.
First Sunday after Christmas – Sunday, 12/31 at 9 a.m.
The Epiphany of Our Lord – Saturday, 1/6 at 7 p.m.
The Baptism of Our Lord – Sunday, 1/7 at 9 a.m.

LUTHERAN TALK AND MUSIC FOR THE CHRISTMAS SEASON ~ Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken. Upcoming topics include: The Hymn “Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming”, Apparent Contradictions on the Genealogies of Christ, Top Religion Stories of 2017, and many 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.

TWELFTH NIGHT PARTY ~ Let’s get together on the last evening of the Christmas season – the Twelfth Night – for some food and fun! The festivities begin at 6 PM on Friday, January 5th, in the parish hall. We’ll share a potluck dinner, sing Christmas hymns, and play a game or two. Sign-up today!

THE REVELATION TO ST. JOHN BIBLE STUDY ~ Beginning January 7th, Pastor will be leading a study of Revelation in the Adult Scripture Study on Sunday mornings. We’ll learn what comfort this book of the Bible is for us, and how a whole lot of what you hear in Christian media about it misses the mark.

HIGH SCHOOL PROGRESSIVE DINNER ~ Join your friends for a fun and festive progressive dinner on 12/30 from 5:30-8:00. We’ll travel to various hosts for appetizer, main course, and dessert. Sign-up by 12/27. Friends are welcome to join us!

JANUARY SCHEDULING SURVEYS ~ Parents of JH and HS youth, please respond to the Doodle scheduling surveys no later than 12/26.