The Fourth Sunday in Advent

December 23rd, 2018

The Fourth Sunday in Advent

Hope’s Calendar

Sunday, Dec 23            8:15 a.m.        Bible Class

                        8:30 a.m.        Sunday School

                        9:30 a.m.        Divine Service

Monday, Dec 24            7:00 p.m.        Christmas Eve

                                    Lessons & Carols

Tuesday, Dec 25            9:30 a.m.        Christmas Day

                                    Divine Service

Sunday, Dec 30            8:15 a.m.        Bible Class

                        8:30 a.m.        Sunday School

                        9:30 a.m.        Divine Service


Dec 29 Roy Young

Dec 29 Billie Whyers

Receiving the Lord’s Gifts Last Week
Divine Service 73 Communion 61

          Sunday School N/A Bible Class 5


Bible Class We continue our Bible 101 class on both Sunday and Wednesday. Join us as we discuss Genesis 39 and Joseph’s rise and fall in Potiphar’s house.

Thank You to the Sunshine Circle and all who baked and helped with the cookie walk. It was a great success.

Thank You to all who helped with the lunch for Doris’ funeral.  Your work and support of the family is greatly appreciated.

Advent/Christmas Devotional Books are available in the narthex.  The Higher Things Reflections offer daily readings and devotions for everyday of Advent and Christmas.

Congregational Catechesis in an attempt to refresh our memories of Luther’s Small Catechism, we will be reciting portions of the Catechism every Sunday prior to service.  For more explanation, please read the Catechism insert or see Pastor’s December Anchor article.

A Simple Explanation books can be found in each pew.  The Christian faith (Luther’s Small Catechism) and the Divine Service are explained briefly and simply.  Please feel free to take these with you or grab a copy in the narthex.

Church Basement Ladies a Christmas Musical Comedy, will be held Nov. 8th – Jan. 6 at the Playhouse in Westport Plaza, St. Louis.  For more info, contact Joan or info is in office.

Higher Things youth have decided to go to Higher Things at Concordia University, Mequon, WI from July 16-19.  If any confirmed youth or confirmed member would like to go, please see Pastor for a registration sheet.  Registration sheets are due back before Jan. 1.

Season of the Church Challenge

Final Numbers

% of Members in Worship76% (0%)
# of Visitors in Worship39(↑0)
% of Members in Bible Class19%(↑ 0% )

*If you have any announcements that you would like printed in the bulletin, please contact Pastor or Trish.

Helping in the Lord’s House

Sunday, December 23rd

Music:    Trislers   

Ushers:   Rick Angel, Eric Trisler, Kris McGuire, Tim Van Hoveln   

Acolyte:  Emily Strubberg

Monday, December 24th

Music:     Jeanne Roth

Acolyte:   Carter Raines  

Tuesday, December 25th   

Music:     CDs

Sunday, December 30th

Music:      Trislers

Ushers:     Tim Van Hoveln, Travis Trisler

Acolyte:    Ella Roberts

Serving in December

Lead Elder:   Jim Sharich      Assisting Elder: Rick Whyers

Altar Guild:  Gary & Jan Kallal     Altar Guild Helper: Samantha Strubberg

                 Mary Ann Husmann

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