DEVOTION: Philippians 1:2-11 English Standard Version (ESV)
2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
3 I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, 4 always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. 6 And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. 7 It is right for me to feel this way about you all, because I hold you in my heart, for you are all partakers with me of grace,[a] both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel. 8 For God is my witness, how I yearn for you all with the affection of Christ Jesus. 9 And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, 10 so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, 11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK:
Wed- Supper 5:30; Worship 6:30; Choir 7:30
Thurs- Alzheimers Support group 1pm; Karate 6:15-7:45
Sun- Adult Bible Class 8:15; Worship 9:30; Disciple Makers 10:45
Organist- Barb Dreyer
Acolyte- Nova Luebke
Ushers- Kent Jacobsmeyer, Rich Talbert, Tom Linke, Don Hance
Fill Candles- Don Hance
Organist- Barb Dreyer
Acolyte- Cierra Figura
Ushers- Don Turnure, Dave Burmeister, Brent Davis, Larry Schulze
Altar- Set up- Ruth Walters; Clean Up- Sandy Robine
Communion assistant- Jason Cluver
Greeters- Don Nolte
Projectionist- Terry McKenzie
Lay Reader- Lois Boeger
TODAY'S QUIZ: How many letters did Paul write to the Christians in Corinth?
ADVENT WEDNESDAYS BEGIN TONIGHT!!! They will continue Dec. 5, and also Dec. 12 and 19
On December 5 and 12 we will have our regular potluck dinners with fried chicken as the main course, followed by worship at 6:30 in the sanctuary. You will receive a postcard when you are supposed to bring a salad, side dish, or dessert to share!
On Dec. 19th we are going to have a Christmas party in our downstairs fellowship area. Everyone is asked to bring an appetizer or dessert to share. We will have a Christmas hymn and carol sing, games, cookie decorating, and a Christmas photo booth for you and your family to get a nice (or goofy) picture taken.
Please make plans now to join us for this wonderful preparation of our Lord's birthday!!
GET YOUR GIVING TREE GIFTS IN ASAP!
They absolutely have to be in by Sunday, but if you have trouble with forgetting things, like I do, bring it in as soon as you can so you don't forget it!
BLOOD DRIVE—THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13—3-8pm!!
What better way to celebrate the season of giving than to give blood! Do it! Call the church office to make an appointment or just come in!
LADIES CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON ON WED., DEC. 12 @ NOON @ THE TRUXTON EXIT DENNY'S
All the ladies of the congregation are invited! Instead of white elephant gifts this year, they will be collecting money donations for a charity. Sign up on the sheet on the counter in the narthex or call the church office!
GET YOUR CHRISTMAS CARDS FROM CHURCH!!!
They are $6 a box. They're on the glass cabinet in the fellowship hall. Please put the money for them in the box on the cabinet, or in a marked envelope on the office desk.
LITTLE LAMBS IS STILL COLLECTING PLASTIC CAPS FOR THEIR BENCH!!
Any plastic lid will do! They need 300lbs total! There are boxes in the narthex and in Little Lambs.
OPERATION BACKPACK CONTINUES!!
There are hundreds of kids in need in Warrenton. Many of them go to homes without food, especially on weekends. The food that is collected from us gets put into kids backpacks discreetly on Fridays and sent home with them on Fridays. This month's collection is individually wrapped snacks and packets of oatmeal.
For ROGER KLAUSTERMEIER, (pastor's dad) as he hurt his shoulder last week and may need to have surgery on it.
For LEO BADER, having surgery today after being hurt in a farming accident last week.
For GEORGE HOELSCHER, as he has a trial cancer treatment every Monday at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis.
For HOWARD LINKE, brother of Bob Linke, who remains hospitalized with complications from a triple bypass. .
PRAYERS FOR OUR MILITARY PERSONNEL:
For CONNER FIGURA going through tech training for the Air Force. .
For DAVID TATE stationed in Japan, and ALEX WALTERS, stationed in Tennessee. That God would bless their service to our country and keep them safe as they all await possible deployment.
For CALEB FIGURA AND VINCE MASTERS who are both serving our country in the National Guard and take time out of their