Wednesday Advent Worship and Supper
Our midweek 7pm Advent services will begin this Wednesday, December 4th. Our theme this year is “A Royal Wedding” picturing the special relationship that Christ has with us, the Church. Wednesday’s focus is on “The Feast”. Prior to the service, a 6pm supper hosted by the Sunday School staff will be served in the church basement. They will be serving: Mostaccioli, Salad, Garlic Bread, Dessert and Beverage. On December 11th, the Elizabeth Mission Circle will be serving: Hot Ham Sandwiches, Chips, Veggies & Dip, Various Salads/Jello, Dessert and Beverage. Please sign up at the north bulletin board if you plan to attend either meal. Freewill offering. A supper host is still needed for Dec. 18th. If you are willing to help with this, please contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org; or 633-8267.
Choir Christmas Song Service Next Sunday
The Senior Choir’s Christmas Song Service, “Let the Earth Now Praise the Lord”, A Service of Lessons and Carols, will be held next Sunday, December 8th, in both the 8am & 10:45am services. The Christmas Band will be playing pre-service & post-service music for you to enjoy.
Christmas at the Seminary
You are invited to the annual Christmas Concert hosted by Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon which will be held on Sunday, December 8th at 3:00 and & 7:00pm in the seminary auditorium. The 50-voice Seminary Chorus will present anthems and hymns accompanied by organ, piano, and instruments. For more information about the concert, visit the seminary’s website: www.wls.wels.net.
Shoreland Christmas Concert
Shoreland Lutheran High School’s Christmas Concert will be held on Friday, December 13th at 7pm. All are welcome to celebrate the birth of our Savior at this concert entitled, “Love’s Redeeming Light.”
Ladies Aid Cookie Walk is Coming Soon!
Keep Sunday, December 15th on your calendar for the Cookie Walk which will be held after services in the FEC. Your help is needed to bake for this fun event! Please watch for more details coming soon!
Specialties in the FEC!
The Sewing Circle is once again holding a sale of their handcrafted items in conjunction with the annual Cookie Walk. Displayed for sale will be tied quilts (assorted sizes); baby quilts; embroidered dish towels ($5 ea); child’s knitted sweater; crocheted shawl and colorful girl’s hats; Christmas tree skirt and hot pads; and miscellaneous items. Sale proceeds will be used for missions. Come to the First Evan Center to do your cookie and gift shopping on Sunday, December 15th, after each service!
Africa Calling: Nurse Needed for Mobile Clinic
The Central Africa Medical Mission is accepting applications for the Nurse-in-Charge position of the Lutheran Mobile Clinic in Malawi. The nurse-in-charge must be a RN with clinic or hospital experience. The Nurse-in-charge supervises clinic staff and maintains all clinic functions. The desire to learn within another culture is essential. This is a three year term of service. All applicants must be in good standing within WELS or ELS membership. An application may be obtained by emailing email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
employment opportunity at nph
Northwestern Publishing House, publisher for the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, is seeking a candidate to fill a part-time employment opportunity in the order services department. This position will be responsible for managing all customer contact to ensure complete customer satisfaction through all customer service channels other than the retail store. This would include phone, online, fax and mail-in orders, as well as handling all customer service questions and concerns. This position will be approximately 21-24 hours per week, with the possibility of additional hours if required. For more information, a complete job description, and application instructions go to www.nph.net/employment.
Member Assistance Reminder
Keep in mind that a group has been set up to help if members ever find themselves in need of necessities such as food, clothing, etc. If you are in need, you can contact the Member Assistance Team (MAT) for help. Either send an email to email@example.com or drop a written request in the locked dropbox in the church library with your name and contact information. Also, if you would like to be included among those members who are notified when donations are needed, please contact the MAT at the email address listed above.
Shepherding Committee Update
Recently, two informational meetings were held explaining the new Shepherding Committee’s purpose; to welcome new members, encourage the inactive ones, and to reach out to our shut-ins. While we had many willing volunteers attend, we are in need of more people to help share the workload. If you are interested in volunteering or finding out more information, please contact Jim Boehm.
Any teens willing to record our Sunday morning services possibly once a month on a rotating basis, are asked to speak to Pastor Dolan.
Requests from the Sunday School
The Sunday School is in need of various items to store for different crafts throughout the year. If you would like to help by donating any of the items, please feel free. Needed are: glue sticks, glue, crayons, markers, scissors, tape, yarn, felt, aluminum foil, toothpicks, chenille stems (pipe cleaners), craft/Popsicle sticks, clay, string, straws, craft foam, cotton balls, brass fasteners, construction paper, card stock/poster board, tissue paper, transparency paper, old magazines, paper plates, googly eyes, pom poms, clear contact paper, cups, napkins, 3-hole punches, and two CD players with speakers for song time. Also needed are non-perishable snack items like fruit snacks, granola bars, animal crackers, pretzels, etc. for the students during lesson time. Any donations would be most appreciated! There are marked boxes available for the items on a table in the church basement. Thank you!
Forward in Christ Digital Edition
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Forward in Christ, a new digital edition is being released. Beginning in January 2014, your favorite features and articles can be as close as your tablet, computer, or other digital device. Try it today! Experience the Forward in Christ digital edition FREE at www.nph.net/efic now through December 2013. To subscribe, visit the above website or call 1-800-662-6093.
November Outreach Newsletters Available
Our monthly outreach newsletter produced by the Evangelism committee is available. Please take some and pass them out to your family, friends, and neighbors. They are located on the northside bulletin board by the front door and in the downloads page on this site.