DEVOTION: Philippians 4:4-7 English Standard Version (ESV)
4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. 5 Let your reasonableness[a] be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; 6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK:
Wed- Ladies Christmas Lunch @ Truxton Denny's Noon; Supper 5:30; Worship 6:30; Choir 7:30
Thurs- Blood Drive 3-7pm; Karate 6:15-7:45
Sat- Men's bkfst moved to the 22nd
Sun- Adult Bible Class 8:15; Worship 9:30; NO DISCIPLE MAKERS
Organist- Barb Dreyer
Acolyte- Dulci Rahn
Ushers- Doug Walters, Dave Callies, Kevin Luebke, Dick Peterson
Organist- Barb Dreyer
Acolyte- Loren Howard
Ushers- Lew Feldkamp, Rich Boeger, Brett Nordwald, Scott Schulze
Altar- Set up- Jodi Baldwin; Clean Up- Terry McKenzie
Communion assistant- Roy Bohning
Greeters- Don and Donna Sherman
Lay Reader- Steve McDowell
TODAY'S QUIZ: How long was Paul in prison in Rome?
ADVENT WEDNESDAYS CONTINUE TODAY, WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12 AND 19
On December 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!!
LADIES CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON TODAY, 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!
BLOOD DRIVE—TOMORROW, 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!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR WORKERS TO HELP WITH SECURITY, PROJECTION, AND SUNDAY SCHOOL!!!
WE REALLY NEED PARENTS WITH YOUNGER CHILDREN TO SIGN UP TO BE SUNDAY SCHOOL/KID'S TIME HELPERS!!!
Thanks to Don Nolte for filling up our lists of altar clean up and 9am lay readers!
Here's what is still needed. PLEASE REPLY TO THIS EMAIL TO SIGN UP IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY!!! If you have questions as to what the job entails, feel free to reply or to call pastor for an explanation!!
SECURITY TEAM MEMBERS (It is preferred that you have some security training)
8:30-10:15- two more needed
10:15-12- Two more needed
Monday, 6:15-7:45-- Four more needed
Sunday, 9am-- 2 or 3 more If you're already on the current list, please let us know that you'd like to continue.
Monday, 6:30—2 or 3 more
SUNDAY SCHOOL/KID TIME HELPERS) THIS IS WHERE WE STILL NEED THE MOST HELP!!
10:15 and or 11:15 on Sunday and 6:30 on Monday
(One or two more needed for each service!!)
Here's how it will work-- Kids will go to Sunday school right after the first service until the second service starts. Approximate time will be 10:15-10:45.
Also, halfway through the second service, at approximately 11:15, the kids who are at worship will leave and have a lesson on their own while the rest of the congregation will finish worship.
Monday night will be the same as the late service on Sunday as long as we have people to take kids and help them.
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.
A prayer of thanksgiving for DAVE AND LIL WINTER who are celebrating their 25th anniversary this Saturday,
For LIL WINTER as she is having hernia surgery Christmas Eve.
For CAROL BOEGER AND HER FAMILY, as they mourn the death of her daughter, Marilyn Bax.
For LEO BADER, recovering from surgery 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