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Worship to the Glory of God Sunday, December 15, 2013 8 & 11 am

Faith Lutheran Church

Saturday Worship & Praise: 5 pm (Communion 1st Saturday of month)

5443 Sunset Rd New Port Richey, FL 34652 (727) 849–4418

Sunday Worship: 8 & 11 am (Communion: 1st & 3rd Sun. @ 8 am 2nd & 4th Sun. @ 11 am)

The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

Rev. Gilbert Kuehn Vacancy Pastor e-mail: frontoffice@faithnpr.org

Sunday School & Adult Bible Classes: 9:30 am website: faithnpr.org


CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS WITH FAITH Saturday, December 21st at 5:00 pm Christmas Concert presented by Faith Factor Worship & Praise Band Tuesday, December 24th at 6:30 pm Sunday School children present their program “Christmas Jubilee” Tuesday, December 24th at 11:00 pm Christmas Songs, Communion, Candlelight and a message from Rev. Gilbert Kuehn “We Need a Little Christmas” Wednesday, December 25th 10:00 am Festival Service” Christmas Songs Communion Sunday, December 29th 8:00 & 11:00 am New Year’s Celebration

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THE THIRD SUNDAY IN ADVENT December 15, 2013 – 8 & 11 am The Pre-service Music The Chimes The Welcome and Announcements Opening Hymn

“Joy to The World”

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CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTION Pastor: People:

In the name of the Father and of the  Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Pastor: People:

Look! He is coming with the clouds. Every eye will see him, even those who pierced him.

Pastor: People:

All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.

Pastor:

Lest that Day surprise us unprepared, let us make confession of our sins, imploring our heavenly Father to have mercy on us for the sake of Jesus Christ. (Silence for reflection and self-examination)

Pastor: People:

Most merciful God, we confess to you all our sins and iniquities with which we have offended you--in our thinking, in our speaking, and in our doing. By ourselves we cannot stand in the brightness of your withering judgment. We beg your forgiveness for the sake of Jesus Christ, and seek the help of your Holy Spirit. Amen.

Pastor:

Born among us in fulfillment of God’s promises, Jesus Christ showed mercy on the blind and deaf, the lame and mute; he gave his life for the healing of the world. For his sake your sins are forgiven. He is the One who is to come. Patiently we wait; we seek no other. Amen.

People:

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Responsive Litany for Advent III Pastor: People:

Once filled with hope, we still feel hopeless in the face of death. Fear and doubt quickly replace the light of peace.

Pastor: People:

A third candle burns, a flame that even death cannot defeat. This is a light of joy, shining with the promise of victory over death and the hope of resurrection to new life.

Pastor: People:

“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.”

Pastor:

The light of our salvation grows brighter and even the darkness of the tomb cannot overcome it. The Savior once wrapped in swaddling clothes left behind the trappings of death so that we will share his resurrection life.

People: Pastor: People:

“In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”

Pastor:

Lord Jesus, Light of light begotten, by your death and resurrection you overcame the darkness of sin to lead us into the light of eternal life. Jesus, our Savior, as we light the Advent candles and remember your resurrection, fill us with the light of joy!

People:

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Please be seated for

Hymn of Praise

tune: Love Divine, all Loves Excelling

As we make our Advent journey Let us walk as in the Lord; Pilgrims with a holy calling Trav’ling, strengthened by God’s word, Toward the stable, toward the manger, Toward the gift of God made flesh. Spirit, fortify our journey; May this trek our souls refresh.

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In the desert, blooms and blossoms Mark the Way of Holiness, And we travel with rejoicing, Strengthened, ransomed, undistressed. Blind and halting, deaf, not speaking, We had been enslaved to sin; Now restored by water springing From the Lord, we new begin. --written by Randall Haedge

The Prayer of the Day Pastor: The Lord be with you. People And also with you. Pastor: Let us pray…”Heavenly Father, as we make our Advent journey to the manger this Christmas, may your Holy Spirit guide our hearts to see the Christ child as the stable influence in all that we do.” People: Amen.

 Please be seated The First Lesson

Isaiah 35:1-10

The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad; the desert shall rejoice and blossom like the crocus; 2 it shall blossom abundantly and rejoice with joy and singing. The glory of Lebanon shall be given to it, the majesty of Carmel and Sharon. They shall see the glory of the LORD, the majesty of our God. 3 Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees. 4 Say to those who have an anxious heart, “Be strong; fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you.” 5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped; 6 then shall the lame man leap like a deer, and the tongue of the mute sing for joy. For waters break forth in the wilderness, and Streams in the desert; 7 the burning sand shall become a pool, and the thirsty ground springs of water; in the haunt of jackals, where they lie down, the grass shall become reeds and rushes. 8 And a highway shall be there, and it shall be called the Way of Holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it. It shall belong to those who walk on the way; even if they are fools, they shall not go astray. 9 No lion shall be there, nor shall any ravenous beast come up on it; they shall not be found there, but the 5


redeemed shall walk there. 10 And the ransomed of the LORD shall return and come to Zion with singing; everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away. Reader: This is the Word of the Lord People: Thanks be to God The Second Lesson

James 5:7-11

Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains. 8 You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. 9 Do not grumble against one another, brothers, so that you may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing at the door. 10 As an example of suffering and patience, brothers, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. 11 Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful. Reader: This is the Word of the Lord People: Thanks be to God All: (please rise as we sing)

tune: Angels From the Realms of Glory

Alleluia! Come, Lord Jesus! Hear your people as they pray, For the herald’s voice, resounding, Calls us to prepare the way. Alleluia! Alleluia! Anxiously we wait the Day! Written by Arden W. Mead.

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The Holy Gospel Pastor: All:

Matthew 11:2-15

The Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew, the 11th chapter. (sung) Glory to You, O Lord

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when John heard in prison about the deeds of the Christ, he sent word by his disciples 3 and said to him, “Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?” 4 And Jesus answered them, “Go and tell John what you hear and see: 5 the blind receive their sight and the lame walk, lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised up, and the poor have good news preached to them. 6 And blessed is the one who is not offended by me.” As they went away, Jesus began to speak to the crowds concerning John: “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind? 8 What then did you go out to see? A man dressed in soft clothing? Behold, those who wear soft clothing are in kings' houses. 9 What then did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. 10 This is he of whom it is written, 7

“‘Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way before you.’ Truly, I say to you, among those born of women there has arisen no one greater than John the Baptist. Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. 12 From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and the violent take it by force. 13 For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John, 14 and if you are willing to accept it, he is Elijah who is to come. 15 He who has ears to hear, let him hear. 11

Pastor: All:

This is The Gospel of the Lord. Alleluia! Alleluia! God’s abiding Word now hear. Alleluia! Alleluia! See the Son of Man appear. Alleluia! Alleluia! Our redemption drawing near!

Tune “Angels from the Realms of Glory”

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Please be seated

The Hymn of the Day

“Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming”

The Message The 8 am service continues:

359 Rev. Gilbert Kuehn Vacancy Pastor

 Please rise for The Nicene Creed

(back of hymnal)

The Prayers (The Pastor will end each petition with “Lord, in your mercy …” and the congregation will respond with hear our prayer.)

 Please be seated for The Gathering of the Offerings

 As the offerings are brought forward the congregation rises to sing:  The Offertory Tune: On Jordan’s Bank the Baptist’ Cry With joy, O Lord, our gifts we bring, A tribute to our Advent King, Who comes within our midst to dwell As God with us, Emmanuel. Employ, O God, the gifts here shared That in the world may be prepared The way of Christ, whose name we bless, Who comes, the Lord our righteousness.

THE SERVICE OF THE SACRAMENT  Pastor: People:

The Lord be with you. And also with you

Pastor: People:

Lift up your hearts. We lift them to the Lord. 8


Pastor: People: Pastor:

People:

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is good to give him thanks and praise. In this Advent season as we prepare for Christ’s birth at Bethlehem, we rejoice as the wise men with exceeding great joy. Therefore with angels and archangels and all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify your glorious name, evermore praising you and singing. tune: Angels From the Realms of Glory

Lo, the heav’nly host rejoices: ‘Holy, holy, holy Lord!’ Lo, God’s people join their voices: ‘God of hosts, by all adored, Heav’n and earth proclaim your glory, Sing your praise with one accord!’ Blest is he who now draws near us In the name of God the King! Blest is he who comes to cheer us— Let our welcome joyful ring: ‘Hail! Hosanna! Hallelujah!’ Highest praises echoing. The Lord’s Prayer The Words of Institution Pastor: People:

The Peace of the Lord be with you And also with you.

The Lamb of God

Tune: On Jordan’s Bank the Baptist’ Cry

O Lamb of God, you take away The sin of all. Now hear us pray: The saving faith in us increase; Have mercy on us; grant us peace.

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The Distribution (Please be seated)

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Faith’s statement of faith regarding communion is printed on the reverse side of the Fellowship Card. Those who desire to commune are invited to come forward in the order indicated by the ushers. At the front of the church, follow the ushers’ directions to the communion rail. Receive the bread from the elder either on the tongue or in the hand. Receive the wine either in the individual or the common cup. If you prefer the individual cup, take one from the proffered tray, place the empty cup in the basin as you return to your seat. If you prefer the common cup or chalice, please assist the serving pastor by guiding the cup to control the flow. When all in your group have communed, return to your seat by the side aisle. If you desire to commune and are physically unable to come forward, please inform the ushers who will assist you. Children who are not yet confirmed will be received at the altar rail for a special blessing.

The Hymn sung during the Distribution:

“O Come, O Come Emmanuel”

The Hymn of Thanks

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tune: Angels From the Realms of Glory

Thank the Lord, his praises voicing For his promised faithfulness! All who seek the Lord, rejoicing, Tell his love, his name confess, For he leads us, with thanksgiving, In the paths of righteousness. The Prayer of Thanks Pastor: We give thanks for You, Almighty God, that You have refreshed us through this helpful gift, and we implore You that of our mercy, You would strengthen us through the same in faith toward You and in fervent love toward one another; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, Our Lord, who lives and reigns with You, and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. People: Amen. 10


The Benediction Pastor: People:

Go in peace. Serve the Lord. Thanks be to God.

The Closing Hymn

“Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates”

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Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates! Behold, the King of glory waits. The King of kings is drawing near; The Savior of the world is here. Life and salvation He doth bring; Therefore rejoice and gladly sing. To God the Father raise Your joyful songs of praise.

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Fling wide the portals of your heart; Make it a temple set apart From earthly use for heav’n’s employ, Adorned with prayer and love and joy. So shall your Sov’reign enter in And new and nobler life begin. To God alone be praise For word and deed and grace!

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Redeemer, come and open wide My heart to Thee; here, Lord, abide! O enter with Thy grace divine; Thy face of mercy on me shine. Thy Holy Spirit guide us on Until our glorious goal is won. Eternal praise and fame We offer to Thy name.

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The Post-service Music The Apostles’ Creed

The 11 am service continues:

(back of hymnal)

The Gathering of the Offerings  As the offerings are brought forward the congregation rises to sing: The Offertory

Tune: On Jordan’s Bank the Baptist’ Cry

With joy, O Lord, our gifts we bring, A tribute to our Advent King, Who comes within our midst to dwell As God with us, Emmanuel. Employ, O God, the gifts here shared That in the world may be prepared The way of Christ, whose name we bless, Who comes, the Lord our righteousness. The Prayers (The Pastor will end each petition with “Lord, in your mercy …” and the congregation will respond with hear our prayer.) The Lord’s Prayer The Benediction Pastor: People:

Go in peace. Serve the Lord. Thanks be to God.

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The Closing Hymn

“Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates”

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Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates! Behold, the King of glory waits. The King of kings is drawing near; The Savior of the world is here. Life and salvation He doth bring; Therefore rejoice and gladly sing. To God the Father raise Your joyful songs of praise.

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Fling wide the portals of your heart; Make it a temple set apart From earthly use for heav’n’s employ, Adorned with prayer and love and joy. So shall your Sov’reign enter in And new and nobler life begin. To God alone be praise For word and deed and grace!

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Redeemer, come and open wide My heart to Thee; here, Lord, abide! O enter with Thy grace divine; Thy face of mercy on me shine. Thy Holy Spirit guide us on Until our glorious goal is won. Eternal praise and fame We offer to Thy name.

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The Meditation The Post service Music

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Those Serving Today: Vacancy Pastor: Rev. Gilbert Kuehn Duty Elder: 8 am: Larry Roach; 11 am: Lamar Miller Assisting Elder: Larry Roach Acolyte: 8 am: Jessi Smith; 11 am: Brittany Morrison Altar Care: 8 am: Mary Oles & Freda Steinke; 11 am: Edie Knudsen & Debbie Lackey Lay Reader: 8 am: Yvonne Burkee; 11 am: Grace Selkow Audio Assistant: 8 am: Keith Allard; 11 am: Rose Wegner Video Assistant: 8 am: Tim & Yvonne Burkee; 11 am: Barbara Hahn Ushers: 8 am: Norm Braun, Barb Goodhue, Adele Burke & Kathy Hoback; 11 am: Neil Finkenstadt, Jack Greenlee, Marian Malmgren Flower Angels: Clarine Greenlee, Jack Greenlee Fellowship Cards: Tom & Donalee Ogorzelec

Thank you for worshipping with us at Faith. We pray that you were blessed by having been here. We hope to see you again.

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Our Purpose The love of Christ compels us to reach out and make disciples who seek the lost, strengthen the weak, and serve those in need while giving glory to God. When Holy Communion is served: Anyone having difficulty walking to the front of the church for Holy Communion may sit in the front pew on the lectern side. The Pastor will bring Holy Communion to the pew. An appropriate personal prayer for before receiving the Sacrament can be found on the page opposite the inside front cover of the hymnal. Stewardship Sentence: Isaiah 35:4 “Say to those who have an anxious heart, "Be strong; fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you."� The return of our Lord at the Last Day is a cause of joy and anticipation for us believers. We know our Lord and His love, and we look forward to His Second Advent. Indeed, how we live our lives here and now flows from our certain hope of resurrection and eternal life.

A Measure of Our Devotion Saturday & Sunday, December 7th & 8th Weekend Worship Attendance

189

Mid-week Advent Dinner / Devotions Communion

78 103

Sunday School

28

Youth: CIA and Weekday Confirmation Sunday Teachers & Adult Bible Studies / Weekday Studies Total Receipts

Light the Way Campaign Total

9 26 $4,393.20

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:  THE “HANGING OF THE GREENS” A huge THANK YOU to those who gave of their time and talent to decorate the church last Sunday: Kim & Ryan Barraclough, Jerry & Colene Brock, Jeannette & Bob Brown, Melodi Kasberg, Sandy & Steve Thompson and Aiden, Barbara Hahn, Pastor Hu & June Temme, Angie & Briana Salazar, Alexis Rauschenberger, Hazel Wickman, Betty Holland, Kathy Hoback, Lewis Fowler & Campbell, Christine McKinney & Christianna, Bob Ferguson, Chris Christopher, Sharon Rubia, Larry DeBlasi, Sue Leader, Pastor & Pam Arndt. Check out the pictures in the narthex.  Nomination forms are due back to Rose Ann TODAY.  CHRISTMAS CONCERT: This comiong Saturday, December 21st at 5:00 pm the “Faith Factor Band” will present an evening of Christmas songs as part of our Saturday Worship & Praise service. Plan to attend and be uplifted. Join our group and help pass out invitations to our upcoming Christmas events.  “WEDNESDAY ADVENT GATHERINGS” – We hope you were able to join us last week as we continued our mid-week Advent services. Our final one will be Wednesday, Dec. 18th at 6:30 pm, with a light meal provided by our Executive Council. It will include “Spuds and Suds”, salad and desserts. Come join us as Pastor David Brockhoff concludes our series with “A Star of Unity”. A free-will offering will gladly be accepted from those who are able to help defray the cost. All ages are welcome.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS: Our Sunday School will be hosting our annual Happy Birthday Jesus Party next Sunday December 22nd during the 9:30 Sunday School hour. All children are invited to attend and enjoy the special visit from Saint Nicholas too! Bring your camera for those "Kodak moments".  CHRISTMAS PARADE: On Saturday, December 14th our very own “Faith Factor Band” delighted the crowds with their musical presentation of the Gospel. Many thanks to them for their fine work.  ANGEL TREE: A special Thank You to everyone that participated in this year’s Angel Tree. You have surely shown the love of Christ to these families. 16


 A MESSAGE FROM JERRY BROCK AND ROSE ANN VERHEYEN REGARDING THEIR MEETING WITH PRESIDENT WALTON. We met with President Walton for two hours this past weekend. Our discussion included everything from a candidate from the seminary to calling a more experienced pastor. We talked about our mission and vision, our challenges and successes. It was a very positive meeting. We gave him the names that our church members provided and he will put those packages together for our review along with others that he feels would be a good fit. We spoke about how we have been running the call, how we are working toward revitalization (we actually have already started). We spoke at great length about the kind of Pastor that Faith needs at this time: a person who is both mission minded (our own neighborhood mission) and a good shepherd. Pastor Walton understands our needs and frustrations and also advised that we are not alone. Many congregations are facing these issues, however, we are doing the right thing – staying focused and positive about the work that Christ has for us here in New Port Richey. Our focus is very clear and President Walton has additional resources that he can draw on to assist us in the process. Our work will continue – We are pleased to see the number of people that are coming forward to help us in our mission. We appreciate all of the little things that are happening that are moving us in the right direction. President Walton is impressed by what this congregation has done without the leadership of a pastor and is confident in our future and so is our leadership team. We are in the right place – look at the opportunities that our community presents – You already know the ultimate gift -saving faith – reflect the light of Christ in everything that you do. We also shared the impact of some of the pastors that our congregation has been in contact with – God uses us in ways we sometimes don’t even know to strengthen His body in the one true faith. So for now we will continue to ask for your prayers and patience. Pastor Walton is working on a new list of qualified Pastors and we will have this soon, we will then deliberate and bring to the congregation for a vote. Thank you for your patience, time and understanding. Let His Light Shine!  THE LADIES BIBLE STUDY with Tami Musgrave will resume in January.

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 2014 GIVING ENVELOPES are in your Narthex mailboxes.  Every year around this time, Faith anticipates and relies on a seasonal increase in contributions. These contributions help support the work of the church now and throughout the year. This Christmas season, please consider acknowledging your own good fortune by making an additional contribution.  TUESDAY EVENINGS WITH BETH MOORE: Another opportunity to explore the life and ministry of St. Paul will be offered on Tuesday evenings at 7 pm starting on January 14th in the CLC. For those of you who do not have the time on Sunday morning, this course will last 11 weeks and conclude on March 25th. The charge for the workbook (homework!!!) is $16.00. Please indicate your interest on the sign-up sheet in the Narthex so we can secure the necessary materials. If you have any questions, please contact Phyllis Miller at phyalama@tampabay.rr.com or 727-847-0959.  FRIDAY EVENING CONFIRMATION CLASS: “Christmas fun at the Thompson’s” is this Friday. Classes will resume NEXT YEAR! Have a blessed Christmas as we celebrate the birth of our Savior.

Birthdays

Anniversaries

15 – Kenny Korchak Jr.

18 – Ryan  Corinne Bageard

17 – Lucille Noveck / DuWaynne Rettke

23 – Frank  Adele Burke

18 – Lamar Miller / Fran Smith 19 – Steve Hartwell / Greg Musgrave 20 – Maria Hulyk / Hank Whitt 21 – Larry DeBlasi / Angi Salazar 22 – Lynne Shaner

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Please remember in your prayers‌ Compassion: Barbara Hahn whose friend Denise Combast passed away this week. Health/Unspoken: Peggy Adams, Clyde Anderson, Nicholas Azzue, Bankhead/Criss Family, Tern Baumann, Robbie Baumgartner, Lucy Beilke, Larry Bolduc, Ray & Barb Bovier, Richard Brown, Ann Carpenter Family, Bobbi Carpenter, Mary Crane, Marti Curran, Pam DeSham, Blanche Fowler, Arlene Gardner, Betty Gauthier, Bob Gould, Gray Family, Vera Grondahl, Bobbie Hain, Baxter Holland, Maria Hulyk, Mildred Jeffers, James Ketner, King Family, Mona Krupicka, Bev Kuhn, Tom Lackey, Eve Langner, Marge LaVallee, Leora Laubaugh, Dottie Maslowski Jim Mattson, Sandy Meyer, Cindy Micklo, Peter Mohler, John & Elaine Nieme, John & Lucille Noveck, Dory Nussbacher, Jimmy Orshal, Joyce Pankner, Perryman Family, Virginia Pohlman, Allen Price, Jim Ramthun, Connie Roach, Larry Roach, Hugo Salmi, Bob & Bea Schurkus, Anita Sharkey, Marian Shirk, Destiny Simon, Southerland Family, Skylar Southerland, Tom Springer, Charles Steinbach, Dustin & Tiffany Shire, Fran Smith, Jean Terkowski, Pastor & Mrs. Mike Thureau, Vern Torkelson, Chris Van Ess, Sherryl Williams, Cole & Kayla Winchell and Marianne Zeltner, all Pastors, those serving our country, the future of America. Military: Leo Ayala, Josh Butterworth, Justin Fivecoat, Tom Hartzell, Brandon Martin, Andrew Murphy, Richard Phernetton, Steve Roy, Jr., Andrew Springer, Vincent Sharkey, Andrew St. John, Alan Stackpoole, Todd Stanger, Tyler Wasson, all veterans, and all servicemen and women in VA hospitals. Homebound: Irene Berlin, Richard Brown, Florine Catt, Marilyn Eggert, Fran Fuller, Betty Gauthier, Vera Grondahl, Bobbie Hain, Lina Hartstein, Pat Hartwell, Selta Heintz, Baxter Holland, Maria Hulyk, Mildred Jeffers, Curt Knudson, Bill Lippert, Ron Long (Brooksville), Dottie Maslowski, Virginia Messier, Evelyn Miller, Kathleen Moore, Dave Noll, Pat Noll, John & Lucille Noveck, Carl Schoebel, Hank & Jan Whitt.

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This Week’s Opportunities to Seek, to Strengthen, and to Serve Sunday, Dec. 15 Monday, Dec. 16 Tuesday, Dec. 17 Wednesday, Dec. 18 Thursday, Dec. 19 Friday, Dec. 20 Saturday, Dec. 21 Sunday, Dec. 22

8:00 am 9:30 am 11:00 am 9 – 11:30 6:30 pm 9 – 11:30 9:30 am 7:00 pm 9 – 11:30 6:30 pm 9 – 11:30 6:30 pm 9 – 11:30 5:30 pm 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 8:00 am 9:30 am 11:00 am

Worship w/Holy Communion SS / Adult Bible Studies Worship Food Pantry Open Sunday School staff meeting Food Pantry Open Willing Workers / GSH Board of Elders Food Pantry Open Advent Dinner / Devotions / CLC Food Pantry Open Narcotics Anonymous / GSH Food Pantry Open Confirmation Class at the Thompsons Worship & Praise Rehearsal Faith Factor Band Christmas Concert Worship SS Happy Birthday Jesus Party Worship w/Holy Communion

PRAYER VIGIL REPORT: Last Thursday on December 12th we held a Prayer Vigil for the calling of a new Pastor. We continue to look for God’s guidance and answer to our prayers. Many thanks to all who participated (over 120 signed up) and a special Thank You to the Board of Elders for being at the doors to greet our members, and distribute the Prayer Booklets.

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